Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The 12 Days of Christmas Quest for 2019 Begins Today!

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Happy Chanukkah to all my Jewish friends! Feliz Navidad, Kwanzaa Blessings and Happy Holidays to everyone else!

Today marks the official start of the 12 Days of Christmas for 2019 and it is time for the 12 Days of Christmas Quest to begin!

This year, your tasks are going to be a little bit different. Each day over the next 12 days, I'll be asking you questions to find out a little bit more about you as a designer. You will be able to leave your daily answer in a comment on the post for each respective day. If you follow the instructions for each day, you'll earn a free digital paper.

I know that this is a crazy busy time of year and hopefully the majority of you are off-line and spending quality time with your family and friends; so, be rest assured, that you will have plenty of time to complete each task. AS LONG AS all your TASKS are submitted, no later than January 12th, 2020, then you will qualify to receive the paper(s) for whichever day(s) you participate.

Here is the paper up for grabs today...

This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Creative Fabrica Crafts (via Creative Fabrica) and Marisa Lerin (Pixel Scrapper). In the zip folder that will be emailed should you successfully complete the quest, you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

Play along each of the 12 days and you'll earn yourself the full set! So, how about we get started with today's task?!!

On the first day of Christmas,
it is time to earn paper number one,
So, I hope that you will all join in
and have yourself a little bit of fun!!!
If you could put any ONE CRAFT MAKING TOOL on your Christmas Wish List, what would it be and why? For ex., die cuts, cutting machines, special paper cutter, embosser, punch borders, washi tape dispenser, border punches, fuse tool, special ruler, special mat, etc.

I too have a tool that I'd love to get; however, I have no idea what the name of it is. I want an electric cutter that I can hook up to my computer in order to cut out files that I've purchased. Something that I could use to create decals for glassware and clothing. I'd really love to be able to create my own wrapping paper and fabric as well but have no idea how to go about doing it. Unfortunately, it will more than likely remain on my wish list forever because I could never afford it. That is also why I don't know what the name of the machine is. I don't want to do any research to find it because then I'd just cry everyday knowing just how out of reach it really is BUT there will be no crying at Christmas, so instead it will stay in my dreams.

When you come up with a response for today's task, simply leave your CRAFT MAKING TOOL Christmas Wish List in a comment on THIS POST. Now for many of you, especially those who have played in previous years, the odds are that I should have your e-mail address in order to send out the free paper you earn. If you are new to the quest or are not sure whether I might have your email address, please be sure to also leave your email address in your comment.  Now if you are afraid of being spammed, you can write your address by adding {at} and {dot} in their respective spots (see sample below) so that robot spammers won't grab it from the comments when they are published. If you would prefer that no one else see your email address, then you can send it to me in an email to decossesdynamitedoodles {at} yahoo {dot} ca (be sure to replace 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols) or by clicking HERE to bring up my address in your email program, with the subject heading, "12 DoC 2019: Email Addy for DP Mail Out".

This is a busy time of year for me too and I also want to spend some time with my hubby as well; so, I ask that you please be patient with me. I generally wait until the entire quest is over so that way if someone has participated in all 12 Days, I can just save time and send out the full set at once. So I'll make a list (and check it twice 😉) throughout the 12 Days of Christmas Quest keeping track of who has participated and then work on sending out papers once the event has wrapped up. If someone has participated each day over the next 12 days and has managed to get all their answers in by Jan. 5th, then I'll start mailing as of then. If not, I'll be waiting until the 12th when the deadline is over.

Merry Christmas, my wonderful friends, followers and readers! See you all tomorrow for day number two!!!



Suze said...

This is a hard one as the "tool" that I had wanted was a Gelli Plate but I bought one a few weeks ago. Thinking on it now, maybe a little craft sewing machine for doing stitching on cards.

Donna said...

My die cutting machine is on it's last leg. Every time I put something through it I'm always afraid something will snap and that will be the end of it. I've seen some Gemini die cutting machines that seem kind of cool but I'd have to do more research before I actually decide what I need. Thanks for doing this once again, Lisa!

Julie Odil said...

Hi Lisa, it sounds like you want a Silhouette! I love mine, and I'll say it's one of my favorite tools, but I can't pick just one!

Four11Lady said...

I would like a new Silhouette Cameo machine because my older ones don't work with Windows 10 for some reason, although there is nothing wrong with them.

Edwina said...

Shelves for all my crafting supplies, because It is too difficult getting to things now. Edwina Brown

Cara said...

This sounds a fun quest this year! Thanks you so much for the opportunity to gains some of your awesome papers and have a good time!

I prefer to use a guillotine style paper trimmer and there is one I am interested in. Maricold 2-1 paper trimmer. It is a 12" trimmer with a built in corner punch and many grid lines for measuring. It's not horribly expensive either and has good reviews so I'm going to look into it a bit more

Mandy said...

I consider myself very lucky as there is no tool that I really want. I have been crafting for many years and have bought tools as and when needed. I love my big shot die cutting machine and buy dies as and when I see something I like at a reasonable price.

Our colour printer is probably the only thing I need but that is down to hubby and photo printing is his domain. We haven't used it for so many years it is no longer supported on the new Mac operating system. It's a shame when so called progress makes things obsolete :(

pst said...

Just like you a cutting tool to be linked to the computer is on my wishlist. The gift boxes and decorations are so much easier to create with it and I want to make more of those. My husband just told me to look into it for next years Christmas, so who knows how long it will stay on that wishlist....

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi, Lisa. I would have to say the one thing I'm interested in getting is a Silhouette Cameo. I could buy one but don't because I have so many manual die cutters and also a Cricut I have never used. :-0 So I'd feel guilty. I already have soooo much stuff as it is. xoxo

Vivian Foo said...

I would love to have a die cut machine but shipping is too expensive unless I travel to the US to order it and ship to my hotel thereby saving the hefty shipping fees. Ive been travelling so am late to play the games which I have always enjoyed.