Monday, December 9, 2013

Weekly Challenge #148

Happy Monday everyone!
First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:

  • If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out.  You can click on the links above or:  See "Getting Started"  and "Tutorials
  • To see all the past weekly challenges - click the tabs above
  • Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right  sidebar) to display on your blogs! share the fun!
  • The limit of submissions to the slideshow is TWO, but please feel free to post as many as you like to your blogs.  I will take the first two presented to each challenge. 
  • I know that some of you have told me that the paypal button does not work, and some of you have had no trouble, i'm not sure why it's inconsistent, i've redone the code a few times... If all else fails you can donate to my paypal address which is madam_diva (a t) yahoo (d o t) com

Hello everyone, and Happy Monday!

A quick plug for my post over at Artist Cellar! My post from Friday can be found HERE - as well, all THIS WEEK there will be a giveaway on each day's post for a new set of stencils designed by Jill K. Berry, so you might want to check that out.

Okay, so - here in The Skatch, it has been UNBELIEVABLY cold.  We were dipping down as far as -49C with the wind chill some days.  (that's -56.2F for my Americano friends)

With temperatures like this, you don't leave the house unless you absolutely have to!  And this week, we absolutely *had* to leave the house to go to B-rad's Company Christmas party.

Seeing as i only get to dress up less than 3 times a year, i went all out.

It was a fun night out, away from the boys, even though it was absolutely mind-bogglingly cold outside.

We found a way to stay warm.


Weekly Challenge #148: "Merry Happy"

I decided to take some time off this year for the holidays, so today's challenge will be the last one for 2013.  Everything will be back up and running again in January, with the first Challenge on January 6th!  However, i am posting my favourite holiday songs on my facebook page each morning, as we count down to the big day.  ;)

In the spirit of the Holidays, this week's challenge is to create a piece or tile for your own holidays. Whatever you celebrate, however you celebrate, 

In our house, we are about Santa and Christmas Trees, and Festivus for the Restivus.  We even have an aluminum festivus pole that we put up next the the tree each year.  Both B-rad i grew up in religious homes, so a lot of the Christian Christmas traditions still hold a soft spot for us as well.

Anyway, i did my piece for this challenge based on a 3 second clip from the Television show Community. It makes me laugh...every...single...time.

I am REALLY excited to see what everyone does, and to see how you all celebrate the holidays.

Also, a very Merry Happy to everyone from Casa Diva! and we'll see you back in January!!

If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here)

Also,  please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)

If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will post it here. (send submissions to: weeklychallenge at [not gmail, just mail].  
I just ask that you put in the subject line:  Challenge # ________

The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine.
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam.  PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??


  1. Is it just me...I don't see the linky thingie this week.

  2. I hope you and your family have a wonderful time these last weeks of 2013, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

  3. Tangle vacation!
    I wish you and your family a merry christmas and a inspirational and healthy 2014!
    greetz from Holland.

  4. Wow, knockout dress! You look awesome and relaxed and happy. Have a great break from the blog and a happy holiday with your family.

  5. You look great in red! It's quite a challenge you've set and utterly open so I too am looking forward to what people come up with . Have a very Merry Happy! Axxx

  6. Great to have a picture like this where you look so beautiful. You're quite right to take a break from your tangle blog, a well deserved one!
    Ik hope you and your family will have a very good time with Christmas and for 2014 I wish you health, love, warmth and light!

  7. Love your gorgeous zentangle it is so elegant! I love your dress you looked fabulous! Thank you for the wonderful tangled world of 2013, you give my weeks the perfect start. Happy Merry to you and your family!

  8. You look fab! Stay warm now and enjoy the holidays! Happy Christmas to you and a Merry New Year!

  9. The Merriest of Happy to you and your family, dear Diva, and mayl your 2014 be as gorgeous and glamorous as you in red.

  10. The Diva can and should always wear look great wonderful! Happy Merry and stay warm until 2014.

  11. Laura you look beautiful in red!! :0) It does feel nice to get dressed up! Especially when you don't often get to! (I have three little ones and the most I get dressed up is for church every Sunday!!! ) Anyway, enjoy your time off! You will be missed! Have fun with your lil' ones. They make Christmas so magical!!! Can't wait to start back up in 2014!!! XO Merry Happy!! :0) Peace be Yours

  12. Merry Christmas to you and yours! You look gorgeous, Laura, in that dress!

  13. A merry happy to you and yours! I'm so glad you're taking a well-deserved break.

    You look gorgeous in red--a true diva!

  14. A very merry happy jolly Christmas Season to you and your gorgeous family!
    Loving your tangling and woohoo to your red dress!

  15. Merry Christmas to all my fellow Zentanglers!

  16. Thank you for a fun challenge, Merry Happy to all, and Laura, that dress is KA!

  17. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for giving us such a fun year of tangles and fun. Enjoy your break and we will see you again in the new year. Yes, I agree that you look great in red!

  18. Thank you for your challenges! I've joined for the last couple of months and I enjoy that very much. A merry Christmas to everybody and see you next year!

  19. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for all the challenges that press me to stretch what I would normally do. I think I can handle the Challenge withdrawal for a few weeks. Enjoy your time off.

  20. Merry & Happy to you and your family, Laura! I love the piece you created!!! You look gorgeous in that dress!

  21. Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy, Peaceful (and Prosperous wouldn't hurt) New Year to you and your family; and to all the Tanglers who participate in your wonderful Challenges every week. Laura, you keep us on our toes, and help us learn and grow every week. And you absolutely Rock in that red dress. You look fabulous!

  22. Happy new year! Happy to have stumbled across your blog and challenge!


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