Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Challenge #67: Opt. Twist…FLIP-A-COIN

Welcome Christmas Crafters!  It is the first day of a brand new month and while our world continues to deal with the ramifications of the virus and its continued spread, there is hope that our ongoing diligence in doing what we can to protect ourselves and those around us by practicing the measures laid out by the health community, will help to ensure that we will keep things from getting worse! Good luck to you all in your various locations around the world.

Right now, it is time for our latest link up. Whether you are finally looking to get a start on your Christmas and other December Holiday card pile or you already have a number of cards completed, we'd love to have you join us and add your cards to our Link Up for a chance to win some goodies!

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I created it under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'Basic Rules Summary'.

Right now, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

Challenge #67

 Optional Twist: FLIP-A-COIN

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that follows our FLIP-A-COIN theme as DESCRIBED BELOW. 

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win TWO images from this month's sponsor, All Dressed Up Stamps. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Eclectic Mix 1 (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

Flip-a-Coin Challenge

For this challenge, let the flip of a coin decide certain aspects of your card. Thanks to Beccy from Beccy’s Place for allowing me to use this ‘Flip-a-Coin’ idea that I saw over on her challenge blog.

Grab a coin and flip it. If it lands on ‘heads’, use the card ingredient listed in the first box under the title, ‘HEADS’. If it lands on ‘tails’, use the card ingredient listed in the first box under the title, ‘TAILS’.

Keep flipping the coin until you have selected items from each of the five rows, then create a card using the five ingredients you flipped for. Then be sure to let us know somewhere in your post, which ingredients you used.

Make a card with 3 layers or less Make a card with 4 or more layers
Make a rectangular or square card Use a fancy fold technique
Add dots to your card Add stripes to your card
Add lace or ribbon to your card Add gems or pearls to your card
Add a frame to your card Use faux or real stitching on your card

This month we're pleased to have a brand new sponsor join us on The 12 Months of Christmas. It is time to learn a little bit about All Dressed Up Stamps

Hi, my name’s Wendy, founder of All Dressed Up. I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children (my inspiration behind the characters) - in particular, my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with trends and all things digital. Day to day, I work as a textile designer working traditionally within childrenswear, fashion and interiors. Although my work is mostly digital, my work process remains hand-drawn which I hope comes across in my artwork.

All Dressed Up was created in 2013 as a place to share my digital stamps which back then was a whole new challenge for me. Since, I’ve been lucky to have discovered a whole creative community and welcomed the All Dressed Up design team who have been amazing to work with. Through our online community and Instagram, the team keep me on my toes to keep on drawing, creating and inspiring. My favourite thing is seeing how my characters are continually given brand new personalities!

On our Facebook and Instagram page we host regular tutorials, challenges (and freebies!) and is the real heart of our community. The stamps are available from the All Dressed Up Etsy shop which is continually updated on a monthly basis with lots of limited edition and seasonal stamps available in particular.

The All Dressed Up community is a friendly bunch (if I do say so myself!) and we would love for you to get involved, see your work and for you to share your stamping tips too! Do get in contact and be sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what we’re creating at the moment.

Now check out what the Sleigh Belles came up with to inspire you. Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the specific details for all these wonderful cards.

If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the All Dressed Up Stamps store where it can be found.

(flips: tails, heads, heads, tails, tails) 

(flips: heads, heads, heads, tails, heads)

using  It's Snowing
(flips: tails, heads, heads, tails, tails)

 using Christmas Pooch
(flips: tails, heads, tails, tails, tails)

So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for July

If you would like a say in determining which digital paper will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll. Click HERE to head there now.

If everything goes according to plan, our winner announcement for Challenge #66 will be posted between the 10th and the 18th. Be sure to also join us again on July 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring images from All Dressed Up Stamps. Other special posts may be published throughout the month. Be sure to sign up to have our posts delivered by email or follow us through Bloglovin' so you don't miss a thing!

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to leave a comment.

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #67

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of GINGHAM below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), July 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), July 31st, 2020 (all times listed are in Eastern Time).  Please click the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page above for all the rules and details. Maximum 10 entries.

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