Friday, July 14, 2023

Challenge #143 "Christmas in July" partnering with Jingle Belles "Santa's Hat"

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Top 3 and Random Draw Winners 
for Challenge #142 and previous challenges
can be viewed by clicking HERE

There are several parts to this challenge, 
but the only requirement is to play along with Thing 1. 
We encourage you to add some fun... try our options by participating in 
Twisted Sister's Thing 3 and/or Double Dare's Thing 2 
 to earn additional chances in our random drawing.

WELCOME to Challenge #143  - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Thursday, July 14 thru Thursday, July 27th  
"Christmas in July"  

THING 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "Join us once again for Christmas in July, a fun, and perhaps silly, commemoration of the traditional winter holiday but in the typically warm and sunny month of July. There is no one way to celebrate Christmas in July, but there are a few steps to follow if you intend on having a holly jolly time the Papercrafter's way.

"Why not invite your family and friends into your home for a Christmas Paper Crafting Party? First, seek out a not-too-ugly Christmas sweater or comfy jammies, a Santa hat, and a favorite Christmas drink (hot or cold). Next, head to the craft room, pull out your Christmas Stash, and turn on your radio or click HERE and listen to Christmas carols while creating a Christmas project (cards, tags, ornaments, scrapbook memories, bookmarks, boxes, etc.)."

You can stop here... 
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance in our random drawing.  

THING 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Phew! Those stars and stripes were a challenge! So here's a switch to my twist on this challenge. You had 'Better Not Pout' - and stay 'Jolly By Golly'  because 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'. You can help to keep this challenge 'Merry and Bright' by being 'Santa's Helper' and including at least one Santa Claus hat in your project. We suggest you look through your stash for patterned papers, dies, stencils, and stamps to create your hat. Consider the possibilities - you could even place Santa's hat on a person or critter if you wish."

Optional Twist:  If you have included Santa's hat on your project you will have earned another chance in our random drawing. 

THING 2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have created a Christmas CARD and have included Santa's hat you are eligible to enter your project HERE  at Jingle Belle's Challenge 'Santa's Hat' and you will have earned another chance in our random drawing.  

Special Notes:  Jingle Belles "The Santa's Hat" Challenge will wrap up at 6pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, July 26th; however Double Trouble will be open an additional day, closing Thursday, July 27th at 9 pm MST time (EDT time 6 pm). 

For inspiration... here are our Things: 

along with inspiration from the Sneetches:

July Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin

Now it's your turn... 
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SmilynStef said...

Looks like you have a linky embedded for a different challenge (Color Dare) vs. Double Trouble.

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovey work by the design team

Curly said...

Thank you so much for the fun challenge and the amazing DT inspiration