Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Challenge #94 Midway: ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the Optional Twist…Use Patterned Paper

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 November, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to! Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards. As this post [hopefully] publishes, I'm in a car travelling back home from a week away with my parents, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with them. Since I don't have an editing program with layers on my mom's computer, I was unable to frame these pretty cards, as I normally would.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/
 
 
 

 
 
 
http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/

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 November. 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 #94

  ANYTHING GOES with the 

Optional Twist: Use Patterned Paper

Our theme, as always, is Anything Goes Christmas (or in celebration of other December holidays). If you want to challenge yourself, you can always follow our optional twist of: Use PATTERNED Paper. Stripes; dots; floral; with characters on it such a Santa, snowmen, elves or animals; or, any other type of pattern, it is totally up to you!  

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 your choice of TWO Christmas or Winter themed mini kits of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. Following the twist is simply for fun.

Here is a preview of November's paper for those adding TWO cards to this month's link up. Well, technically it is two papers as I couldn't decide whether I liked the green background better or the red one. I figured there might be people out there that would like the green and others that would like the red, so this month's recipients will get both:
 

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.


You can find the link up for
Challenge #94 by clicking HERE.


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

I'll hopefully be publishing the winner announcement from Challenge #92 sometime in the next two weeks (okay so to be honest, that is the goal but I don't know the likelihood of actually getting it done since I have just spent the last week away from home and now desperately have to try and catch up). Then, please join us on December 1st when we'll be back with our last link up of the year! Other special posts may be published throughout the month. Be sure to follow us through Bloglovin' so you don't miss a thing!

the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

 

We look forward to seeing you participate!
 

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Challenge #94: ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the Optional Twist…Use Patterned Paper

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first of the month and time for our new challenge! I hope that you and your families continue to stay well!
 
It is hard to believe but in less than two months, Christmas will be upon us! Whether you are finally looking to get a start on your Christmas and other December Holiday card pile or you already have most of your stash 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, it is time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...
 

Challenge #94

  ANYTHING GOES with the 

Optional Twist: Use Patterned Paper

Our theme, as always, is Anything Goes Christmas (or in celebration of other December holidays). If you want to challenge yourself, you can always follow our optional twist of: Use PATTERNED Paper. Stripes; dots; floral; with characters on it such a Santa, snowmen, elves or animals; or, any other type of pattern, it is totally up to you!  

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 your choice of TWO Christmas or Winter themed mini kits of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. Following the twist is simply for fun.

Here is a preview of November's paper for those adding TWO cards to this month's link up. Well, technically it is two papers this month as I couldn't decide whether I liked the green background better or the red one. I figured there might be people out there that would like the green and others that would like the red, so this month's recipients will get both:
 

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 these wonderful cards.
 

http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/





 

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


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

Please join us again on November 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their awesome cards. If everything goes according to plan, our winner announcement for Challenge #92 will be posted before month's end as long as I can pull it off. Other special posts may be published throughout the month. Be sure to 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), November 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), November 30th, 2022 (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.
 

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Challenge #91 Winner Announcement

Hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy out there in your various locations in our world. 
 
It is time to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #91 (Anything Goes CHRISTMAS with the Opt. Twist of Candy Canes).
 
August saw us with 71 entries added to our link up. Right now, it is time to get on with finding out who our winners for August are. Are you one of those lucky peeps?! Let's find out!




 
Wilma, you are the winner of your choice of TWO Christmas or Winter themed mini kits of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).


Wilma, 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 #91 WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Please note that it may take me a while to get back to you so thank you for your patience. In the interim, please grab a copy of the winner badge below for your blog.
 



Next, it is time to get on with showcasing the top three. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for August:
 


 
Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Darlene, Pam and Carole, 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. Paper for July has now 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 AUGUST qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Candy Cane Duo Patterned Paper. I have included the preview of this paper below... 
 


To all of you who linked up during August, 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 2022!!! 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!

 
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 "Colour Challenge". There is still a little over a week to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE.
 
Please join us again November 1st when we'll be back with our latest link up!

Until then,

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Challenge #93 Midway: ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the Optional Twist…COLOUR Challenge

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 October, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to! Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/

 
 


  
http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/


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 October. 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 #93

  ANYTHING GOES with the 

Optional Twist: Colour Challenge  

Our theme, as always, is Anything Goes Christmas (or in celebration of other December holidays). If you want to challenge yourself, you can always follow our optional twist of: a COLOUR CHALLENGE. There's a lot going on during the month of October. In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving on October 10th. At the end of the month, Halloween is celebrated in many countries around the world. Finally, the autumn season is in full bloom. All of these occasions mean we are surrounded by a rich and warm colour palette. So, in honour of the rich vibrancy of October, use one or more of the following colours in your design: INTENSE ORANGES, DEEP REDS, RICH BROWNS, WARM GREENS, VIVID PURPLES.  

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 your choice of TWO Christmas or Winter themed mini kits of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. Following the twist is simply for fun.
  
Here is a preview of October's paper for those adding two cards to this month's link up:
 
 

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.


You can find the link up for
Challenge #93 by clicking HERE.


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

I'll hopefully be publishing another of the outstanding winner announcements sometime in the next two weeks. Then, please join us on November 1st when we'll be back with our newest link up! Other special posts may be published throughout the month. Be sure to follow us through Bloglovin' so you don't miss a thing!

the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

 

We look forward to seeing you participate!