Sunday, February 01, 2015

Card Design: 12MoC Challenge #2...Optional Theme--I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Hello!  It is time for the February challenge and link up to begin over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  We had a great showing in January and Monica and I hope that you'll continue to spread the word. 

Don't forget that this link up is basically two-fold.  First of all, you are still going to have the opportunity to link up any number of Christmas and December holiday themed cards throughout the month with an anything goes theme. At the end of each month, every person who has linked up a MINIMUM of two (2) Christmas or holiday themed cards will be eligible to receive a specially designed Christmas themed digital paper created by moi. That means that if you submit two cards each month, by the time that the year is done, you will have received 12 free digital papers, all for the low cost of linking up cards you need to create anyway. You do not need to use the digital paper you receive each month in your cards in order to get the next paper. They are strictly meant as incentive to participate.
While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create some other papers to work with based on the theme.  I admit this one was a tough one but I did come up with a couple ideas.  I created a Santa Kisses set with just three images across...

 Then I also created just one of the papers with five images across...

Finally, I put together a set called Hugs & Kisses that will be very versatile...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of February will earn ONE of the digital papers from the Santa Kisses 3x set.  The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post.  If you would like to have a say in determining which colour will be offered, you can answer the poll we've set up in the sidebar on the top right hand side of The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog. 

The second part of the challenge provides even more incentive to play. Each month there will be an OPTIONAL theme to follow. This month the optional theme is I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has something sassy on it. You can find more details over on the Challenge 2 post. You can find that post and the link up by clicking HERE.

Also, be sure to check out all the rules and details on the Challenge Details Page. We have provided examples of a few different scenarios to help explain things and make them a bit clearer, in case there is any confusion. 

This month our wonderful guest sponsor is
Ike's Art...

Check out the fabulous image I got to work with this month for the start of the challenge...
Saucy Fairy!__digital-art-stamps
You can find this image in the 'My Latest Designs' section of the store.  I've linked the watermark to take you to that section.

This latest card makes...

Christmas Cards to date for 2015:  6

...and here it is...

Digital Image Details:
  • Saucy Fairy:  Details and link above.  The image was coloured in with Copic Markers.  I added glitter to the wings to help make them pop a bit.  Unfortunately, I just noticed that I forgot to ground the image.  Oops!
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This great circle sentiment is from Netty's Cards.  You can find it and more fabulous freebies by clicking HERE and clicking on the freebies tab at the top of the page.  If you grab any of them, be sure to leave Netty some love.
Digital Embellishments:
  • I paper pieced some basic shapes with a paper I made.  It has not been released yet.  I will probably make it a textured companion to The 12 Days of Christmas 2014 set. 
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Another fab sentiment created by Paulette from Create with TLC. I picked it up a while back as a freebie. For more great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

Paper Products: 
  • Card, image and sentiment base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products: 
  • I used one of the papers from the The 12 Days of Christmas 2014 set which were recently offered up as freebies.

Challenges I am hoping to enter...

So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for February.  Whether you choose to link up two Anything Goes themed cards simply to earn your free paper this month, or you choose to also follow the theme to have a chance at the sponsor's prize, it is completely up to you!  Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), February 1st - 11:55 p.m. (23:55 hrs), February 28th, 2015.  You can find out all the details for this challenge including the link up by heading HERE.  Monica, I and the design team hope to see you there! 

Until next time!


ike said...

Ooooooh !!! That is sooo beautiful :-) Great colour choice and just the perfect amount of glitter :-D

IKE xxx

Jane said...

Great card Lisa, love the sparkle on her wings.

Donna Ellis said...

wow, Lisa! great card, and such a perfect sentiment to go with it! Your papers look fabulous. I hope you are feeling well and doing well, too! hugs, de

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge and CCAYR February challenge with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DTs - thanks also for entering both of my CHNC challenges - we hope we'll see you again soon x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with more of your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Monica Taylor said...

Wonderful card Lisa. Love it! ♥ Monica
Co-Coordinator of The 12 MOC Link Up!
My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

Renate said...

Leuke kerstkaart! Mooi met je achtergrondpapier, combineert heel leuk! Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate

CreatewithTlc said...

Just beautiful~! Love the touch of glitter and the coloring.