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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Challenge #103 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist : Winter Solstice - Use A Snowflake

Hello, Crafty Peeps!  Welcome back to  the Neighborhood!  Today is The Winter Solstice
A Few Solstice Facts
The Winter Solstice marks the Pagan Holiday of Yule.
The shortest day of the  year in the Northern Hemisphere.
In the Southern Hemsphere, it is the longest and celebrates the rebirth of the sun 
and beginning of winter. It is one of the oldest winter celebrations known.
In ancient Rome, the weeklong feast of Saturnalia honored the sun god Saturn. Celts believed the sun stood still for 12 days, making it necessary to light a log fire to conquer the darkness. During the Iron Age, the Celts and other ancient Europeans welcomed the winter solstice by feasting, merrymaking and sacrificing animals. Today modern pagans celebrate the holiday by lighting candles, throwing bonfires, hosting feasts and decorating their homes. Egyptians celebrated the return of Ra, god of the sun, on a daily basis. Ancient Greeks held a similar festival called Lenaea. The Roman Empire held Saturnalia celebrations. Scandinavia's Norsemen called the holiday “Yule.”  Families would light Yule logs where they would eat until the log burned out – which could take up to 12 days. Each spark was believed to represent a new pig or calf that would be born in the new year.
We're Anything Goes but this weeks optional twist is to Use A Snowflake(s)
We are anticipating some Amazing Creations.  Snowflakes are just pretty!!

RESULTS FOR CHALLENGE # 102 - ATG W/OPTIONAL GIFT PACKAGING.
WINNER - BUGABOO STAMPS - 7 DIGITAL IMAGES
(PLAYING THE OPTIONAL TWIST)

WINNER - OAK POND CREATIONS - 3 DIGITAL IMAGES
(PLAYING ANYTHING GOES)
DI'S DIGIS 
(Unclaimed from 11/16 being Reassigned)
(Playing the Optional Twist)

Congratulations!   Please remember to grab your badges!
Winners contact us at:  613avenuewin@hotmail.com
OUR NEXT TOP THREE
(Playing Anything Goes)
(Playing Anything Goes)
(Playing The Optional Twist)
HONORABLE MENTION
(Playing The Optional Twist)
(Playing The Optional Twist)
(Playing Anything Goes)

Congrats to our Top Three and HM! Please remember to grab your badges!
OUR FABULOUS SPONSOR THIS WEEK IS
Rick St. Dennis
 The prize is a choice of 2 digis or a 25% discount coupon for Rick's Zibbet shop  (it's the winners choice)
Rick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. 
You can find his full Bio here
His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy .
 Inspiration projects from the Rick St.dennis Elite
 Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog
or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.
Rick also has a personal blog  and on Facebook there is the Rick St.dennis Digi fans and friends group, showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images there to be eligible to win prizes.


DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION 

using North Pole Sign
using Zerbing Christmas
using Mrs. Frosty

 ANYTHING GOES DESIGN INSPIRATION
These projects are here to inspire those who want to create for ATG
From time to time Chana and Kathy may choose to use a sponsor image

Thank you for spending time in our neighborhood!
Kathi, Chana & the DT Ladies

21 comments:

  1. I am floored to be among your top three again this week. Thanks!

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    1. Congrats, Beth! Loved your treat boxes!

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  2. congratulations to the winners and gorgeous cards DT


    gr karin

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    1. Hi, Karin! Always good to see you here!

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  3. Oh wow, I am so honoured to have been once again chosen as one of the Top 3. Thank you so much. Congrats also to my fellow winners. Thank you for hosting such wonderful challenges and for the design team’s inspirational creations. I will display my badge with pride in my sidebar.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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    1. Ccongrats! Your step card was beautifu!

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  4. Thank you so much. 613 is like a second home to me. Big congrats to everyone else too xxxx

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    1. You are welcome! We look forward to seeing you each week!

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  5. I've just tried to link up my entry and have added a link back as usual but kept getting an error message?? Not sure what I've done wrong.

    Helen x

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    1. Helen,
      Your entry is here! Sorry for the inconvenience!
      Hugz

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  6. You have a problem with your linkz, First I linked to this posting, no good, then I link to the full 613 blog, still no good, I have ticked the box for linking after it has been approved.

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    1. Your entry is here! Sorry for the inconvenience!
      Hugz,

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  7. Fantastic design team samples. I love what the team did with the Rick St. Dennis stamps.

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  8. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely cards by the design team.
    Have a very happy Christmas

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  9. Congrats winners - beautiful work DT!!!

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  10. Beautiful, as always projects by the DT. Thank you for choosing my ornament box for the Di's digis..I have sent my email...have a Merry Christmas!!

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    1. You are welcome Diane! Thanks for playing with us. We look forward to your next visit to our neighborhood!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  11. Gorgeous creations from the DT for inspiration! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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  12. Thanks for playing along, Carla! Your project is awesome!

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Kathi, Chana and The Resident Designers