Monday, November 19, 2018

Challenge #15 - Sweet Treat for the Holidays & More

Click HERE  for an introduction to our challenge and HERE  for complete guidelines.  
Please take time to read so you don't get into trouble.  Consider being a follower and 
use our participant badge or any photo from our post for your blog posting. 

WELCOME to Challenge #15 - Let the Troubles Begin!

While you’re getting inspired…take a minute and leave us a comment of 

your favorite sweet memory about Christmas and earn an extra chance 

to our random draw when you submit your entry for this challenge.

THING 1:  Trouble Maker 
challenges you to make a sweet treat for the Fall/Winter holidays.  Share a card or project that you'll use in the upcoming holidays - for example pumpkin pie, hot chocolate and candy canes, and any sweet thing in your life, etc. etc. etc.  

You can stop here 
Or you can opt to use the Mood Board below for inspiration and have a better chance to see your name on Santa's Nice List.   

THING 3: Twisted Sister 
says, "I only have four weeks until Christmas to make the Nice List.  It's not going to be easy!  Your help last challenge got me off the Naughty List but getting on the Nice List remains questionable.  I still need your help.
Please include "sprinkles on top" - any type of sparkly embellishment will help me."   

Remember this is an OPTIONAL TWIST but it's so easy that we hope everyone will join in. If you do the twist, Double Trouble will give you an extra chance in our random draw. 

THING 2: Double Dare 

asks, "Do you need a little inspiration?" Check out the mood board to motivate your mojo, use your stuff, link your project to Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog #338 and Double Trouble will give you an extra chance in our random draw. 

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Additional Sweet Treat at the 
 2018 Fall/Winter 
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 
Friday Nov 30th - Friday, Dec 7th

There are loads of great prizes for playing along and there are no limits to the number of entries. In fact, the more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random-drawn prizes from over 60 super sponsors! 

"Make it hot, make it now, put a little cream and sugar in, give me coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee" and simply create a Fall/Winter project to include some sort of coffee/tea or cocoa element - how simple is that?

Important that you don't backlink - you don't want to get in trouble.  Link will be available HERE on Friday, Nov 30th, 6 am Pacific time. While waiting for the 30th, start creating! For inspiration, sing along with Frank Sinatra's The Coffee Song. Sneak peek for next challenge is to include embossing and twist snow/snowflakes with the coffee winter theme 

BLOG CANDY for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in addition to the normal random draw prize to Double Trouble, we are contributing a coffee mat and Spellbinder die to 4 recipients also by random draw, if you submit a card here in Double Trouble and make a comment on this post and tell us  "What's your favorite sweet treat during the Holidays.  This will continue in our next Challenge #16 but with a different comment.  Please join us and be a possible recipient of this Blog Candy.  

For inspiration... here are Our Things
(Penguin with glittered candy cane.)

(Sprinkles on Top - Cookies)

(Sprinkles on Top -  Sugar Cookies)

November's Guest Designer - Crazy Cousin
"Sprinkles on Top"

Fall/Winter - Coffee Lover's Inspiration 
Suzanne Reynolds 
How Sweet are Flowers and the smell of pinecones and the Joy of Coffee


KT Fit Kitty said...

Awesome challenge and great "things"! Love the inspiration cards!

Becca Sadler said...

Fantastic!! So many terrific ideas for creative thinking for your blog and the joint competition with UYS!! EXCITING!!!

Becca Sadler said...

My sweet Christmas memory (it's difficult to limit to one!) would be the foods always brought to my paternal grandmother's home while I was a youngster! She always prepared home-made rolls and noodles, mashed potatoes and then my aunt Barb made divinity and fudge and my mom made her vanilla and chocolate caramels!!! Yum!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm back again! Thank you to Sue for letting me know that I missed linking up at Use Your Stuff - not sure where my head is these days but thanks for the nudge - I have now linked up at Use Your Stuff!

As for my favourite sweet memory about Christmas, it would be my Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies. She always made these when we were young, and then after we were older and moved out, she would give us each a can of them at Christmas. Sadly she doesn't bake them any more. They were so yummy!

Debi said...

When I was young, there would always be a Christmas party at the factory where my father worked. They would distribute little items for the workers to take home for their children. And each year we got a nice, sweet, juicy orange. What a treat! (Way back then.)

CG said...

Thank you for the fun challenge(s)! What a fun blog concept. Looking forward to participating more often! Best, CG

Nikki said...

Sweet challenge, growing up in my house my dad would bake Christmas cookies and they would always be laid out and covered over on the dining room table the hoildays. So you know when your little a choice between breakfast and a homemade shortbread which would always be 1st ... shortbread. Hugs Nikki C

Marsha said...

This is my first visit to this blog. Must take time to study it out thoroughly but for now an entry and my drink - eggnog latte.

Lisa said...

My favorite sweet treat during the holidays is homemade cookies. Especially my husband great grandmother recipes.