Monday, December 5, 2016

Challenge #41 Winter Wonderland

Happy December and welcome to the 41st challenge here at Aurora Wings. We're counting down to Christmas and soon winter will be in full swing, at least in the Northern hemisphere, so our new challenge theme is Winter Wonderland. 

This will be our last challenge of the year, as both the Aurora and Stella teams will be taking a much deserved break.  It will run through Saturday January 14th, so we all can enjoy the holiday season and you have plenty of time to play along.

In any case, don't forget our rules.  It breaks my heart when I have to delete a gorgeous creation for lack of compliance, but because we have random winners, that's the only fair thing to do.  Those using an AURORA WINGS IMAGE may enter up to THREE times, but those using a stamp from another company may only enter ONCE.  ALL creations must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp to be eligible.  No backlinking to previously created projects.

Our prizes THIS month will include:

1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge)

1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC)

TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge)

Now lets see what the Stella team has in store for us.

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday December 5th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday January 14th 2017. Entries posted prior to December 5th will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp on their completed project to be eligible. Please follow the chosen theme. ONE entry per person if not using an Aurora Wings image.  You may enter your project in as many other challenges as desired. Please link to your POST address, NOT your BLOG address and link back to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. We would greatly appreciate you removing word verification and switching to comment moderation if you fear spam. In fairness to all, those not following the rules will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding and please have fun. We look forward to your fabulous creations.

Also, because of the difficulties we have experienced with Facebook entries, I regret that we will no longer be accepting them on the Challenge Blog.  Thank you for your understanding. 

However, if you do not have a blog and would still like to enter this challenge,  please email me at donnamundinger(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, a picture of your entry and Aurora Wings Challenge #41 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and the Linky so you can participate. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx

Happiest of holidays to all of you, from all of us
at Aurora Wings.

Challenge #40 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Christmas Challenge.   Such beautiful entries put us all in the Christmas spirit.  We're so happy you were able to take time out of the busy holiday season to join us.  Here are our fabulous winners.  

The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD ($20 GC and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to

#5 Lori Podolsky

In Mitzi's own words, "I LOVE the design of this festive Christmas card with a gorgeous wreath encircling the beautifully colored Sprite. So whimsical and full of holiday magic!" 

The RANDOM WINNER ($20 GC) goes to

#8 Andrea Beecroft

And the Top 3 ($10 GC and Badge) in numerical order as they appeared in the challenge, chosen by the Design Team from ALL the entries goes to

#1 Vannessa

#16 CaroleAnn

#18 Wendy

A huge Congratulations to our fabulous winners! Please e-mail Mitzi at 
studiomiyabi (at) aol (dot) com, with subject line "AW challenge blog ACA winner/top 3/ random winner (*select one that applies to you)" with your list of LINKS (not the titles of the digis) to the digis you wish to receive up to the total amount of your prize.  (all values are in USD, and PLEASE no overages) to receive your prize.


Hope to see you all back for our 41st challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.