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Tuesday, 1 November 2022

November 2022: Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #105

   

Hello!

A very warm welcome to our November 2022 challenge. 
How time flies - I can't believe we are in the 11th month of 2022 already!
How is your Christmas crafting coming along?
We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month.

Here at Crafts Galore Encore the theme is always 
Anything Goes 
and you can enter up to 3 different projects.
The challenge ends on the 29th November at mid-day GMT.

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*** New DT member ***
We are delighted to introduce another new DT member this month - she's a fabulous, super-creative lady .... it's Sari Aavamaki from Finland, also know in the crafting world as Granne. 
You can find Granne's blog here and here is a little bit about her: 

I'm a Finnish mother of 2 adult girls. I've been stamping since 2011. I got started when my neighbour introduced me to the world of stamping and paper crafting in real life and in blog land; that's how my blog also got it's name: Granne (=neighbour in Swedish). Usually I make cards, but do love making ATCs, Art Journals, altered items, and, and, and ... what ever seems to be fun and inspires me. Sometimes things work out nicely, sometimes not, but I have fun creating.

Welcome to the Crafts Galore Encore team, Sari - we are so happy you joined the team. We can't wait to see what you make!

Would you like to join our DT?
We still have a couple of spaces left to fill on the DT, so if you would like to join us, please add DT next to your entry name in the challenge or email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk
No previous experience is necessary.

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Thank you to everyone who took time to join our October challenge. We had some amazing entries. It is always a pleasure to see what everyone has been creating. 

Are you an October winner?
Check here and, if you are a winner and/or a DT Favourite, please collect a badge from the side bar to proudly display on your blog.

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Back to this month's challenge ...

This time we have no store sponsor, but are offering a 
£15 Etsy Gift Card 
Remember you can enter our challenge up to 3 times with different projects each time.

We're looking forward to seeing your anything goes projects!

Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
You can visit their blogs by clicking on their blog names/images in the side bar >>>>

Happy Creating!

Carole and the CGE DT

xxx

Andree 
using The Paper Shelter digi stamps

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Carole 
using Funky Fossil Clear Stamps 
(Forest Friends)

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Dagmara 
using Vera Lane Studio digis

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Danka


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Helen
using The Card Hut Clear Stamps 
(The Doghouse Collection)

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Ileana 
 using New Friends Snowman digi stamp from Polkadoodles

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Koyel 
using Stampotique Originals 

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Lorraine
using 'Witch's Brew' Stamp set by Chocolate Baroque

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Sari 
using Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps 
(Daisy Flourish and Shrubbery Background)

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Just a reminder ...
If you would like to join our DT, please add DT next to your entry name in the challenge or 
email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk
No previous experience is necessary. 
We would love to have you on our team!


Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #105 
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets £15 Etsy Gift Card 
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 29th November
Maximum 3 entries.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, 31 October 2022

October 2022: Winner of Challenge #104

          Welcome to the Winner's Post for October


Firstly a very big THANK YOU to all who take time to enter our monthly challenges.
Every month one winner will be picked using a random number generator and a sponsored prize will be won.

In addition winners will be chosen on merit (DT Favourites) and all equally placed. Each winner will have been chosen by a DT member.


October 2022 Winner 




We had 205 fabulous October entries 

and the 

Random Winner 

of 2 digi stamps from All Dressed Up

is 
#78 Cards by Beckie




Please Take Your Badge from the Side Bar or the tab above 

Contact Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk to claim your prize. 

Please claim your prize within 10 days. 

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Design Team Favourites for October
These favourites are listed in the numerical order.

Please Take Your DT Favourite Badge from the Side Bar 

Carole chose #1 Diane Louise J
A stunning water coloured, winter card featuring the cutest robin. I love that Diane will personalise her card with the name of the recipient next to the image. Lovely design. 

Danuta chose #50 LorraineB 
Beautiful handbags with a Halloween twist. I love these little ghosts.

Ileana chose #59 Lisa J
The sweet image wonderfully colored stand out on the simple card, and the moon with bats are a beautiful extra touch.

Lorraine choose #98 Donna's Creations
A beautifully paper pieced image with so many lovely patterned paper layers in the design.

Sari choose #126 Bridget
The green witch looks absolutely scary stunning (awesome coloring all the way), and love the simple layout with great Halloween papers

Helen chose #173 - Life is Good
 I love the colours used for the vehicles and the map in the background. A real fun card x

Dagmara chose #174 Roberta
I have a weakness for Halloween themes, so I really liked Roberta's work. Fantastic colouring, amazing background!

Koyel also choose #174 Roberta
Love the background and Halloween theme

Andree chose #190 Lynne 
A beautiful White-on-White Christmas card. A lovely arrangement of pretty die-cuts and a fabulous textured paper. A perfectly wonderful WOW card indeed!

Don't forget that the new challenge starts tomorrow.

Saturday, 1 October 2022

OCTOBER 2022: Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #104

  

Hello!


A very warm welcome to our October 2022 challenge. 
Autumn is well and truly here now in the northern parts of the world, so it's time for us to cozy up and craft!

Here at Crafts Galore Encore the theme is always 
Anything Goes 
and you can enter up to 3 different projects.
The challenge ends on the 30th October at mid-day GMT.

This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Wendy Burns at

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*** New DT member ***
We are delighted to introduce a new DT member this month - she's such a talented lady .... it's Lorraine Collett
You can find Lorraine's blog here
Welcome to the Crafts Galore Encore team, Lorraine - we look forward to seeing your beautiful projects!

Would you like to join our DT?
We still have a couple of spaces left to fill on the DT, so if you would like to join us, please add DT next to your entry name in the challenge or email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk
No previous experience is necessary.

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Thank you to everyone who found time to join our September challenge. As usual, we had some amazing entries. It is always a pleasure to see what everyone has been creating. 

Are you a September winner?
Check here and, if you are a winner and/or a DT Favourite, please collect a badge from the side bar to proudly display on your blog.

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Back to this month's challenge ...

All Dressed Up is our wonderful sponsor.  
 Please head over to the store to see the gorgeous range of digital stamps. 
You can find All Dressed Up on Facebook.
They have a challenge blog where you can enter your All Dressed Up projects (there's a freebie page too in case you don't have any ADU stamps yet!). 
They also have a Junior Crafters section where under 16s can showcase their work.
All Dressed Up is offering 2 digi stamps to our lucky random winner.
  

We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month. We're looking forward to seeing your anything goes projects!

Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
You can visit their blogs by clicking on their blog names/images in the side bar >>>>

Happy Creating!

Carole and the CGE DT

xxx

Andree 

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Carole 

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Dagmara 
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Danka

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Helen

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Ileana 

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Koyel 

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Lorraine

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Just a reminder ...
If you would like to join our DT, please add DT next to your entry name in the challenge or 
email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk
No previous experience is necessary. 
We would love to have you on our team!

Thank you once again to  
All Dressed Up for supplying these lovely digital stamps to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #104 is sponsored by All Dressed Up 
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets 2 digi stamps.
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 30th October.
Maximum 3 entries.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, 30 September 2022

September 2022: Winner of Challenge #103

         Welcome to the Winner's Post for September


Firstly a very big THANK YOU to all who take time to enter our monthly challenges.
Every month one winner will be picked using a random number generator and a sponsored prize will be won.

In addition winners will be chosen on merit (DT Favourites) and all equally placed. Each winner will have been chosen by a DT member.


September 2022 Winner 




We had 179 fabulous September entries 

and the 

Random Winner 

of a $6 store voucher from Jan's Digi Stamp store

is 
#175 Cards by Beckie




Please Take Your Badge from the Side Bar or the tab above 

Contact Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk to claim your prize. 

Please claim your prize within 10 days. 

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Design Team Favourites for August
These favourites are listed in the numerical order.

Please Take Your DT Favourite Badge from the Side Bar 

Andree chose #78 Anet
A wonderful pop-up box card using great techniques and gorgeous floral die-cuts.

Helen chose #83 Susan Sudbury
This is a great, fun birthday card and I love the extra candles that are popped up on the main design.

Dagmara chose #136 Lisa Bird
I'm very fond of this cat's digi, and here is the first time I've seen it not in a steampunk entourage, but in a wonderfully colourful summer-autumn one and I love it!

Carole chose #138 Rosi
Rosi's little witch, mixed media card is absolutely fabulous! I love the bright colours and the quirky stamps on the beautiful, embossed gelli print. Brilliant project.

Ileana chose #148 MeSi 
Wonderful fun image. Teared straw silk paper on background is original and gorgeous!

Danuta chose #155 Priya
A very nice and colorful baby card. I love all these details.

Don't forget that the new challenge starts tomorrow.

Thursday, 1 September 2022

SEPTEMBER 2022: Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #103

 

Hello!


A warm welcome to our September 2022 challenge.

Here at Crafts Galore Encore the theme is always 
Anything Goes 
and you can enter up to 3 different projects.
The challenge ends on the 29th September at mid-day GMT.

This month we have are sponsored by the wonderful Jan
at 

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We are sadly saying goodbye to Kelly this month as she has decided to step down from the team. Thank you so much for your brilliant projects, Kelly. We wish you well in your new adventures!

If you would like to join our DT, please add DT next to your entry name in the challenge or email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk
No previous experience is necessary.

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Thank you to everyone who found time to join our August challenge. As usual, we had some amazing entries. It is always a pleasure to see what everyone has been creating. 

Are you an August winner?
Check here and, if you are a winner and/or a DT Favourite, please collect a badge from the side bar to proudly display on your blog.

***

Back to this month's challenge ...
Jan's Digi Stamps is offering a $6 store voucher to our lucky random winner.  
 Please head over to the store to see the wonderful range of digital stamps. 


We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month. We're looking forward to seeing your anything goes projects!

Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
You can visit their blogs by clicking on their blog names/images in the side bar.

Happy Creating!

Carole and the CGE DT

xxx

Andree 
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Carole 
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Dagmara 
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Danka
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Helen
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Ileana 
 using Christmas Ornaments
FREE last month from Jan's Digi Store
(no longer available for sale)
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Koyel 
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Just a reminder ...
If you would like to join our DT, please add DT next to your entry name in the challenge or 
email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk
No previous experience is necessary. 
We would love to have you on out team!

Thank you once again to  
Jan's Digi Stamps for supplying these lovely digital stamps to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #103 is sponsored by Jan's Digi Stamps

Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets a $6 store voucher.
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 29th September.
Maximum 3 entries.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

August 2022: Winner of Challenge #102

        Welcome to the Winner's Post for August


Firstly a very big THANK YOU to all who take time to enter our monthly challenges.
Every month one winner will be picked using a random number generator and a sponsored prize will be won.

In addition winners will be chosen on merit (DT Favourites) and all equally placed. Each winner will have been chosen by a DT member.



August 2022 Winner 




We had 186 fabulous August entries 

and the 

Random Winner 

of a $10 store voucher from 


is 
 
# 117 Trijntje




Please Take Your Badge from the Side Bar or the tab above 

Contact Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk to claim your prize. 

Please claim your prize within 10 days. 

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Design Team Favourites for August
These favourites are listed in the numerical order.

Please Take Your DT Favourite Badge from the Side Bar 

Danuta chose #54 Lisa J. 
The card delighted me with a beautifully colored image of a dog on a white background.

Andree chose #76 Elaine
A gorgeous CAS card that stands out with it's wonderfully interesting textures and pretty, soft colours. It's beautiful in it's simplicity.

Helen chose #113 Rachelle Oltean
I love the way this has been put together to make a great scene and that sentiment is so funny too x

Ileana chose #115 Flower on trellis 
This is a wonderful elegant CAS creation! I love the colour blue touch and flowers! Design is awesome!

Carole chose #138 Kathie
 Kathie's poppy card is stunning. The red and white colour palette caught my eye and the lovely texture from the embossing, die cut frame and ribbon is gorgeous.

Dagmara chose #163 Anet 
A wonderful, beautiful card with humour, detailed in every detail. Fantastic digi and colouring!

Don't forget that the new challenge starts tomorrow.