Tuesday, January 05, 2021

The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: Day Twelve

Well folks, the final day of Christmas is here! I really hope that you have enjoyed the quest during these last 12 days. Thanks to those of you who decided to play along this year! I plan to start sending out the papers to all the people who played this year, some time in the next week. Your patience, as always, is appreciated. And of course you still have a full week to get your TASKS completed and added so there is still lots of time to play.
If you missed day one click HERE to start from the beginning and read all the details. 
Day two: click HERE
Day three: click HERE 
Day four: click HERE
Day five: click HERE
Day six: click HERE
Day seven: click HERE
Day eight: click HERE
 Day nine: click HERE
Day ten: click HERE
Day eleven: click HERE 

As a quick refresher, each day during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th), you're going to be given a task to follow. I'll be asking you questions to find out how the pandemic has impacted your life over the last year--how it has affected you, what things you've had to do differently, how you've had to adjust your life--that kind of idea. 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.

Since this is a busy time of year for most people, you will have plenty of time to complete the quest. It is completely up to you as to when you submit your answers (daily, all at once at the end, or otherwise). AS LONG AS ALL your TASKS are submitted, no later than January 12th, 2021, then you will qualify to receive the paper(s) for whichever day(s) you participate. 
Please note, that while some of you have kept up with your answers, you might not see the set for a few weeks. Unfortunately, I'm rather behind at the moment. I still have 72 comments to go through and copy and then still have to chart who participated on which particular day(s). While I have kept up with the individual credit information for each paper, I also now have to compile it all into one document for those that have earned the full set. All of this will take some time and I have to keep up with my regular duties at the same time. I promise to get the set or individual papers out to those who've earned them, as soon as I can possibly manage. I will post on my blog when I have done so just in case there are any issues with mail.

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: Salted Galaxy and Julie Campbell Designs (both via DesignBundles). 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 clue!!!

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
it is time to earn your very last one.
I hope that the quest was worth it,
and if nothing else, you've had a little fun!!!

Today's task is different. I do really appreciate you playing along this year and painting a picture of how you've handled the past year along with sharing some of the lessons you've learned from your experience. Today however, as I traditionally ask on the last day of each quest, I want you to TELL ME THE NAMES OF YOUR THREE FAVOURITE DIGI PAPERS FROM THOSE PRESENTED DURING THE QUEST. You can click the links above to see each of the different papers offered if you need to refresh yourself as to what they look like. The names of each individual paper is located at the bottom of the white area on the preview images.

So, I'm obviously a bit biased on this one since I made them and they are ALL my babies! 😉 However if I have to choose, I will say that my favourite paper from this year is the A Bird's Christmas one that was offered up on Day 9. It is also the paper that took me the longest to create and at one point I wasn't sure I was ever going to get it completed. It took close to two hours just to come up with the layout of images that I was happy with. However, due to the number of elements involved (believe it or not there are a total of 18 separate images used), Photoshop kept giving me problems with 'scratch disk errors' (which have to do with the drive used for scratch disks being low or out of available space). Instead of grouping things and moving a whole row or more at a time like I typically do (to make sure everything is even), when it came to the last row of the paper, I had to move individual images two or three at a time. Well that took another two hours just to move one group! At that point I actually had to abandon the paper and come up with a different one in order to get one posted on time. That paper was originally intended for Day 7! Then, the next day I couldn't even open the paper so went with a different idea for Day 8 as well. Thankfully, I also have a design program called Affinity Photo that will open PSD files. It was my last chance to get the A Bird's Christmas paper finished. I wish I had thought of it sooner because it opened fine in that program and allowed me to move items as a group. I guess the fact that I put so much time and energy into the paper is the real reason it is my favourite. Up until Day 7 I had been about two days ahead but due to that one paper taking so long I ended up getting behind. For the other two I'll say the Jolly Elf paper from Day 1 (I just adore that image) and the Joyful Gingerbread paper (he really puts a smile on my face). Once again I managed to find some fun and unique images in my collection this year and hope that you all like what I've come up with!

When you come up with a response for today's task letting me know your THREE FAVOURITE DIGI PAPERS FROM THIS YEAR'S QUEST, simply leave your choices 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. If you would prefer to keep your address private, then check out the bottom paragraph from Day 1 for how to send it to me.

Thank you again to those individuals who joined in the quest these past twelve days. Please be sure to follow me so you don't miss any future freebies! You never know when the next one will be offered!

Cheers and best wishes for the year ahead!



Edwina said...

Christmas Flowers
Joyful Gingerbread
Edwina Brown

Marilyn said...

I have enjoyed laying the 12 Days of Christmas Quest. My favorite three digi papers are Joyful Gingerbread pattern paper, A Bird’s Christmas Pattern Paper and Christmas Flowers in a cup Pattern Paper
Have a great day!
mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

Suze said...

On my first run through the papers, I cut it down to 5 so had to go through again to get it to 3.

Final selection:
Day 4
Day 12
Day 7

Aimeslee Winans said...


1. HoHoHo Word Art
2. Baubles
3. Joyful Gingerbread

Four11Lady said...

I went through these papers like my life depended on it!! LOL I love all of them and am so appreciative that you go through all this for us. My 3, actually 4 that I narrowed it down to for different reasons.
1. Ho Ho Ho gives me joy. 2. Sweet treats because it's great for homemade treats made for family/neighbors. 3/4...sorry are Green Velvet and Strawberry Gingham because they can be used for occasions other than Christmas........very versatile
And then your New Years paper was a winner too! Can you tell that I have a hard time making choices? lol

Mandy said...

Thanks very much for these prompts each day Lisa, it has been good to look back on 2020 and the many positives it gave us.

My favourite papers have been Days 10, 6 & 3

Thankyou for these lovely papers and all your hard work putting this together.

Love Mandy xxx

Lori m said...

Hi Lisa, all your hard work and love shows in the gorgeous digi papers you create. I'm so sorry you had all those problems with the software issues. On a side note my Adobe Elements was crashing with an odd error after many years too. Strange...and even though I too have Affinity photo and Affinity Designer, I've yet had the time to learn the programs. They are a bit different than Adobe to me. I need to get the books and make it a priority to learn them.

My favorite papers....tough decision all fabulous.
1. Christmas Flowers
2. Bird's Christmas
3. Strawberry Gingham

Thank you for all you do....Hugs, Lori m

Donna said...

This last assignment is always so tough since your papers are all winners, Lisa! But my standout favorite this year was Day 4 the Baubles paper. I love the colors and the shine. It just really jumps off the page and I love brilliant colors on my cards. (You might have noticed that!) After that choice it got much more difficult. However I decided that I couldn't resist the little gingerbread men (Day 10). It looks like he's dancing across the paper; so cute. My third choice was Day 11 the Strawberry Gingham because I thought it was very versatile! It wasn't just for Christmas. Thanks so much for doing this again this year. I hope I didn't miss any days but I'll check back as the comments are loaded just to be sure. Happy New Year!

Julie Odil said...

Thanks for a very fun 12 days, Lisa! I can't imagine how much work this is for you! My favorites are days 2, 3, and 12. However, they are all wonderful. I miss being on the 12 Months of Christmas DT mostly because I miss working with your papers.
Happy new year to you!

ScrappyHorses said...

Ok, first let me say I chose my 3 BEFORE I read you favs! hahaha I LOVE Day 9 Bird's Christmas! I appreciate your perseverance staying with it; it's my very fav of them all! I also am excited to use Jolly Elf! I think that will make a wonderful gift bag!! Choosing just one more is really hard since there are so many I like; but if I must, I would say the Christmas Flowers ....but I also really like the clocks, goats, deer, and Christmas Time Tree....oh, I love them ALL!

ScrappyHorses said...

PS Thanks so much for this fun 12 Days of Christmas adventure! I really did some soul searching through this and it was a great way to start my day during the Christmas season! Happy New Year, my Friend!

Cara said...

Your papers are always so great and this year is no exception! So hard to pick a which three I like best but here goes!

Day 1, Jolly Elf
Day 9, A Birds Christmas
Day 12, Christmas flowers in a cup

Thank you again Lisa for such a wonderful quest. I look forward to this every year and appreciate your sharing!

(Hugs) Cara

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

My choise:
1. Sweet Treats
2. Baubles patternet
3. Joyful Gingerbread.
Thank you.

Hugs Danka

Aimeslee Winans said...

Thanks again for doing this and I completely understand how time-consuming it is, so I'm in no way expecting speed, I'm grateful for the gifts and the thought! But just gonna put it here, I fully believe I've commented answers to all 12 posts...tried to double check myself but you haven't approved the comments. I will make a note to come back on the 10th to make sure I see comments from me on every post. Just hoping you will give us a chance to correct if we inadvertently skipped one. :-) XOXOX

dorsetdawndesigns said...

1 - the dancing gingerbread men
2 - the baubles
3 - the gingham (looks useful)
thanks xxx

Karen Page said...

My fav, hands down is Baby Rudy! It was hard to pic 2 more favs because I loved them all but I guess I'll go with Baubles and Christmas Goats. Eclectic taste, no? The goats are perfect for my homesteading friends, and all the rest of the papers are super versatile! I love reading through the comments each year as much as I love the papers. Glad you continued the tradition this season. Thank you!!! ~Karen, karenpagedave at yahoo dot com Blog: MisplacedMojo.com

Tiggerscraps said...

I really do love them all as well! Thank you for all of the hard work you put into this!

The baby rudy is my favorite since I have to pick one, the Christmas birds is another and the final Christmas flowers in a cup is gorgeous!

Vivian Foo said...

My favorites are: Joyful Gingerbread, A Bird's Christmas and Jolly Elf.
Thank you so much for your Quests I have always enjoyed each year.