Sunday, March 01, 2015

Card Design: 12MoC Ch. #3...Opt. Theme--Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

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

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 a special set called Snowfest, based on the theme for this challenge.  Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of March 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 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 Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow. In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month,  make sure that snow is represented in some form or manner on your card. You can find more details over on the Challenge #3 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
Scribbles Designs...

Check out the fabulous image I got to work with this month for the start of the challenge...

#874 Snow Fun
 Clicking on the image watermark will take you to its spot in the Scribbles Designs store.

 This latest card makes...

Christmas Cards to date for 2015:  8

...and here it is...

 Digital Image Details:
  • Snow Fun:  Details and link above.  The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. 
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Just one I came up with to lead into the inside sentiment.
  • The cord is Crafts brand and was purchased at Dollarama. 
    Digital Paper Products: 
    • I used one of the papers from the Snowfest set which is mentioned above.  If anyone is interested in purchasing this set, just let me know and I'll add it to the store.

     Digital Sentiment Details:
    • 'Flurry of Fun' was 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.
    • I just added 'this holiday season' to make it more Christmas appropriate.

    • The snowflakes are also Crafts brand and were purchased at Dollarama. 
    Paper Products: 
    • Card, image and sentiment base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
    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 March.  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), March 1st - 11:55 p.m. (23:55 hrs), March 31st, 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!


    Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

    Your snowflake paper is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love this sweet image too. How CUTE are they! Thankfully we haven't had any snow and only a bit of ice. I am ready for SPRING!!!

    Sending smiles and warm hugs,

    Danielle Vincent said...

    Eeeek I love this fun card with the stacked snowmen. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

    Marianne's Craftroom said...

    Fun card thanks for playing at agoac

    Carol S. said...

    Cute fun card. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

    Joann6274 said...

    Such a fun card, love snowmen and these guys are adorable!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack! Enjoy your week!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

    Deborah Frings said...

    LOL!! Your jolly snowman are absolutely adorable and so beautifully coloured. Love the snowflake paper too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    Suze said...

    Loving all the blue with the pops of other colours. Great DP Lisa. Thanks for joining in the monthly challenge at CHNC Extra for March.

    Edwina said...

    Lisa, This card is fantastic! I love the digi and the sentiment is perfect for it. I love the blue snowflake paper. It works so well for winter or Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

    Deborah said...

    Cute!!!! Love the design!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us with our Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

    Anonymous said...

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful cute and quirky card with us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Hugs, Gill xx

    Patricia H. said...

    You did a super job coloring that fun snowman image! (It reminds me of the "Cuckoo" song from The Sound of Music, LOL! :) ) Thanks for bringing a smile to my face and for sharing your card at 52CCT.

    Aurora Aurelia said...

    waaa... cuuteeeeee... love those snowmen.. Thank you for playing along with us at Art by Mi Ran challenge #26.. hope to see you again in the next challenge.. good luck at the draw.. ;)


    Joey said...

    oooooh I love that sentiment! fun card, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Jo x