Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Challenge #81 Midway: Opt. Twist… Add some METALLIC

Welcome back crafters! It is the 15th of the month and that means it is time for the midway of our current challenge. I hope that you and your families all continue to stay well in the various regions that you reside.
 
Right now, as we are halfway through the month of September, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their fun images from Beccy's Place, our guest sponsor this month!
 
http://www.beccysplace.com/
 
Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards.

If you are interested in purchasing the image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the creation to head to the page in the Beccy's Place store where it can be found.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/


using an image and sentiment from Sugar and Spice,
also using an image from Here Comes Christmas,
and a sentiment from Tied Up With String
 



using an image and sentiment from Gingerbread
 
 
 
http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/

using an image from The Nativity


So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for September. Below you will find a refresher of the details for this challenge.

Please remember that this is a CARDS ONLY link up. While we've had some lovely tag entries, ornaments and other creative projects in the past, we've sadly had to disqualify them.


Challenge #81

 Optional Twist: Add some METALLIC

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure that your card features something METALLIC. Add the shimmer of metal to your card by way of metallic markers, gold or silver glitter, embossing powder, wire or metal embellishments, or through the use of foil, chrome or other metallic type textures and papers, or any other way you can think of!
  
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 a $10.00AU gift voucher from this month's sponsor, Beccy's Place. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Embossed Metallic: Christmas Edition (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
 

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab. As this is a different kind of link up where we have both an Anything Goes Christmas or other December Holiday option AND an optional twist to follow, be sure to read all the details and rules you need to know in order to participate, by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). I have provided a summary of the most important rules in the right sidebar.


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.


You can find the link up for
Challenge #81 by clicking HERE.


Don't Forget, if everything goes according to plan...

I'll hopefully be publishing the winner announcement from Challenge #80 sometime in the next several days. Then, please join us on October 1st for our new challenge! 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!

the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

 

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Vote for September's Free Digi Paper!

 Hey folks. It is the first of the month and that means our new Link Up has started. As such, it is time to vote on the digi paper from this month's paper pack that will be offered to those linking up two cards.
 
September's set is called Embossed Metallic: Christmas Edition. This month's set features various Christmas patterns done in an embossed metal effect: holly and berries; gift boxes; candy canes; ornaments; pine boughs; snowflakes; stockings; mitts; lights; figgy pudding; stars; decorative Christmas trees and 'Merry Christmas' word art. PLEASE NOTE that the papers in this set are smaller than I typically make. Normally my papers are 3600 pixels by 3600 pixels (or 12 inches). Due to the nature of the technique used this month, it just looked better in a smaller size so these papers are 1800 pixels by 1800 pixels (or 6 inches). They'll still be suitable for card making but for anyone who does 12 x 12 size scrapbooking pages, this month's set won't be up to the job. In order to compensate for the reduced size, I made a full set of 12. Check out the preview... 
 

 Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of September will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set. The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post. 

If you would like a say in determining which one of these papers will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll below. If there is a tie or no votes are cast, an executive decision will be made as to which paper is offered.


DIGI PAPER POLL
Please click "like" to choose the ONE paper that you would like offered up to participants who link up a minimum of two cards during the month of September. Poll will be open until September 30th, 11:59 p.m. ET. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the actual paper looks like by bringing the preview ABOVE up in the lightbox.


Don't forget to join September's link up!


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #81 by clicking HERE.

 
Hope to see you there!
 
 

Ch. #81: Opt. Twist…Add some METALLIC

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first day of a brand new month and time for our latest link up. I hope that you and your families are staying well! 
 
As fall will soon be upon us, the months until Christmas are rapidly dwindling! 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.

Before we get started I just wanted to say a very special thanks to Donna R. who has recently left our team. Donna was an integral part of this team for five years and I'm not sure how I'll survive without her! Not only did she create awesome cards during her tenure with the team, she also helped me out behind the scenes these last couple of years. Donna's life is moving in an exciting new direction limiting her crafting time. She will be missed so very much! I hope that you all will join me in wishing Donna the absolute best as she moves forward with new adventures in her life!!! 

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

Challenge #81

 Optional Twist: Add some METALLIC

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure that your card features something METALLIC. Add the shimmer of metal to your card by way of metallic markers, gold or silver glitter, embossing powder, wire or metal embellishments, or through the use of foil, chrome or other metallic type textures and papers, or any other way you can think of!
  
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 a $10.00AU gift voucher from this month's sponsor, Beccy's Place. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Embossed Metallic: Christmas Edition (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
 
Talking about Beccy's Place, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…

http://www.beccysplace.com/
My paper obsession began with scrapbooking in the late 1990s and has since evolved into card-making and digital drawing. There were a few years of decorative painting, teddy bear making and silk ribbon embroidery mixed in there too! I still dabble in each of those crafts, and many others, but I generally gravitate toward paper, which I find versatile and forgiving.

I started “doodling” little designs for cards back in 2009, which is when I started my blog and began sharing my images with other Cardies. From there I progressed to my very own online store selling digital drawings for cards and other paper craft projects. In 2012, Margaret Myers from Sparkle N Sprinkle contacted me with a proposal to make some of my designs into rubber stamps, which was a very exciting opportunity for me. Four years later, I decided to further expand my business by offering my very own range of clear stamps, which are also sold from my online store. My latest venture is a line of cutting dies that will coordinate with some of my most popular clear stamps. These days, when I’m not hanging out with my husband and kids, I spend a lot of time with other crafters and card makers, enjoying our shared passion for handcrafts. I can’t imagine a day without some sort of creative activity taking place, whether it’s designing a new image, hand-stitching a little toy or just taking some inspirational photographs.


Store: www.beccysplace.com
Blog: www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.au


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 Beccy's Place store where it can be found. 
 


using an image and sentiment from Festive Baubles



http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/

using an image and sentiment from Jolly Holiday



http://craftinghelen.blogspot.co.uk/

using an image and sentiment from Sing Joy


So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for September
 
Please remember that this is a CARDS ONLY link up. While we've had some lovely tag entries, ornaments and other creative projects in the past, we've sadly had to disqualify them.

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 #80 will be posted between the 10th and the 23rd. Be sure to also join us again on September 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring items from Beccy's Place. 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!

the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

We look forward to seeing you participate!


Link Up Below:
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), September 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), September 30th, 2021 (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.
 
 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Challenge #79 Winner Announcement

Hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  I'm popping in today to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #79 (Anything Goes Christmas). I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy out there in your various locations in our world.

July saw us with 127 entries added to our link up. That has to be a record for mid year! Right now, it is time to get on with the finding out who our winners are.

Are you one of those lucky peeps?! Let's find out!



***See Below***
We did things a bit differently in July. Last month's link up was technically just for fun as we didn't have a guest sponsor lined up. In lieu of a sponsor, I decided to offer up the mini paper kit for that month to THREE lucky winners. Additionally, those who linked up two cards during the month still earn the free digi paper available. To find out who won the paper kits, please check the Digital Papers section below. It just makes more sense to include the winners' names in that section.
 



 
Next, it is time to get on with showcasing the top three. With so many wonderful entries to choose from, it is always such a difficult task for the design team. For Challenge #79, Donna, Susan and Suze are presenting their favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for July:
 

 
Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Kris, Treebug and Birgit, please grab a copy of the badge below for your blog.






Everyone who links up two cards each month is eligible to receive a free digital paper. Papers from last month have previously been sent out. If you were expecting one but haven't received it yet, please leave me a comment and I'll look into it for you.

The individuals who linked up a minimum of two cards each during the month of JULY qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Blue Paillette Stripes Patterned Paper which received the most votes. I have included the preview of the paper, below...
 

To all of you who linked up during July, thanks ever so much! We are so happy to have all of you with us and hope that you'll continue to link up your holiday cards as you begin or continue to work on your stockpile for 2021!!! Papers will be sent to the email address that qualifying participants used when they added their cards to the Link Up, as soon as I can manage!
 
As mentioned above, since we had no sponsor for July, I'm giving away this month's paper kit to three individuals. Here is the preview for the full set...
 
 

 The winners of the  
 Paillette Stripes 1 Mini Kit
from Challenge #79
are
(chosen by MiniWebtool based on all eligible entries)  
 
 
 
  #41. LARISSA
 
 
 
Lena and Larissa, please send an email to the_12_moc_linkup {at} outlook {dot} com (or click HERE to bring the address up in your email program), with the subject, "12MoC Challenge #79 PAPER KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize.

Lazzie, as you linked up a minimum of two cards this month and were entitled to one of the papers from this set anyway, I'll just send out the full mini kit to you at the same time that I send out the individual paper to those who earned it this month.
 
Well folks, that is it for this one! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our current challenge going on now, with the Optional Twist this month of "Warm Winter Wear". There are still two weeks to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Then, be sure to join us again on September 1st when our new challenge will begin!

Until next time,

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Challenge #80 Midway: Opt. Twist…WARM WINTER WEAR

Welcome back crafters! It is the 15th of the month and that means it is time for the midway of our current challenge. I hope that you and your families all continue to stay well in the various regions that you reside.
 
Right now, as we are halfway through the month of August, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their fun images from All Dressed Up Stamps, our guest sponsor this month!


Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards. Granmargaret is sitting this month out.

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


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/


So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for August. Below you will find a refresher of the details for this challenge.

Please remember that this is a CARDS ONLY link up. While we've had some lovely tag entries, ornaments and other creative projects in the past, we've sadly had to disqualify them.


Challenge #80

 Optional Twist: 

WARM WINTER WEAR

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure that your card features WARM CLOTHING suitable for winter, either on its own, or being worn by a human or animal.
  
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, KNITTED TEXTURES 1 (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
 

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab. As this is a different kind of link up where we have both an Anything Goes Christmas or other December Holiday option AND an optional twist to follow, be sure to read all the details and rules you need to know in order to participate, by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). I have provided a summary of the most important rules in the right sidebar.


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.


You can find the link up for
Challenge #80 by clicking HERE.


Don't Forget, if everything goes according to plan...

I'll hopefully be publishing the winner announcement from Challenge #79 sometime in the next several days. Then, please join us on September 1st for our new challenge! 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!

the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

 

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Vote for August's Free Digi Paper!

Hey folks. It is the first of the month and that means our new Link Up has started. As such, it is time to vote on the digi paper from this month's paper pack that will be offered to those linking up two cards.
 
August's set is called Knitting Textures 1. As the name indicates, this month's set features a set of knitting texture backgrounds. Check out the preview... 
 
 
Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of August will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set. The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post. 

If you would like a say in determining which one of these papers will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll below. If there is a tie or no votes are cast, an executive decision will be made as to which paper is offered.


DIGI PAPER POLL
Please click "like" to choose the ONE paper that you would like offered up to participants who link up a minimum of two cards during the month of August. Poll will be open until August 31st, 11:59 p.m. ET. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the actual paper looks like by bringing the preview ABOVE up in the lightbox.



Don't forget to join August's link up!


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #80 by clicking HERE.

 
Hope to see you there!