Sunday, 1 December 2019

December Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #70 and DT Call


Hello!

 A very warm welcome to our December challenge.

The theme here at Crafts Galore Encore is always 
Anything Goes and you can enter up to 3 different projects.
This month we are sponsored by the fabulous Gecko Galz.

Thank you to everyone who found time to join our November challenge. We had some fabulous entries and it is always a pleasure to see what everyone has been creating. The DT had a difficult time selecting favourites!
Are you an November 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 it on your blog. 

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Sadly, we are saying good bye to Monica Collins this month. Monica has been with us at Crafts Galore Encore since October 2018 and has mesmerised us with her beautiful pencil colouring. Monica is leaving to pursue other activities, but I feel sure she'll be around blog-land and will pay us a visit from time to time. It has been wonderful working with Monica. She will be missed, but we all wish her every happiness and good fortune in all that she does!

On a different note, we are excited to announce that we have 2 new, very talented DT members joining us in the new year! Kelly Parker and Beverly Cole will be posting their inspiration projects on January 1st. We can't wait to see what they make!

There is still one more DT place available, so if you feel like giving it a go, then please feel free to apply.
Previous experience is not necessary as we will guide you through the steps.

Our DT duties include: 
1. Making one project a month with the sponsors image and writing a blog post about it.
2. Entering challenges to spread word of our challenge blog and the sponsor.
3. Commenting on participants' projects (one number).
4. Choosing your favourite project from the month's entries.
The DT term will start on January 1st, 2020.

We are a welcoming, supportive team and communicate via our private Facebook group.
How to Apply: simply put DT after your name when you enter the challenge OR email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk
What are you waiting for?
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Now onto this month's challenge:
This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Leanne from Gecko Galz. Leanne is offering our winner a whopping $25 store voucher. Pop on over to the store to see the vast array of vintage and retro digital collage images, digital stamps and digital papers and kits. It's a wonderland for all paper crafters!
You might also want to check out the Gecko Galz blog for inspiration.

We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month. We're look forward to seeing your anything goes projects! 
Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
You can visit their blogs by clicking on their images in the side bar.
Happy creating!

Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT
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Andree
made a set of Christmas cards using 
Happy Holidays Collage Set
Merry & Bright Paper Pack
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Carole 
made Christmas cards using 
Merry Little Christmas Digital Stamps
Deadwood Digital Paper Pack

Christmas in Nature ATCs (resized)
Winter Blessings Collage Set

Christmas in Nature ATCs (resized)
Reindeer Way Jewel It Collage Set
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Claudia
made this tag using Snow Man Way Digital Stamps
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Ileana 
made this card using 
Cute Kids Digital Stamps
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Jackie 
made Christmas cards and tags using 
Christmas Filigree Collage Set
Merry & Bright Paper Pack
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Monica
made a cute set of Spring Children ATCoins using 
Spring Charms Collage Set
Charming Words Collage set
Flower Power Paper Pack

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Monika 
made a card using
Asian Splendor Digital Stamp Set
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Tracey 
made a beautiful card using 
Land of Nod Digital Stamp Set
 

Thank you, once again, to Leanne at Gecko Galz for supplying these delightful digital products to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #70 sponsored by Gecko Galz
                                         
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets $25 Gecko Galz Etsy voucher
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 30th December.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, 30 November 2019

November 2019 Challenge #69 Winners


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A big "THANK YOU" to all who take time to enter our challenges.

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Each 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.


November 2019 Winner 



Random Winner of $10 AU store voucher from Beccy's Place is ...

 #8 Karthikha 

Congratulations, Karthikha!

Please Take Your Badge from the Side Bar or the tab above and we would love it if you could link back to our blog when you display it. 

Contact Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk to claim your prize. 
  • Please claim your prize within 10 days. 


Design Team Favourites for November

Claudia Martins chose
#2 Hannapanna
I'm completely in love with Magnolia stamps, and whenever I see projects with them, my heart beats fast. This box with Magnolia dolls enchanted me and, for me, it is one of the most beautiful designs this month. The dolls are beautifully coloured. I loved this project! I'm in love with it!🥰🥰🥰

Andrèe Crowe chose
#11 Beckie
Beckie has made a gorgeous card with a pretty and original design using a variety of lovely die cuts on a fabulous background. 

Jackie Trinder chose
#15 KT Fit Kitty
I love the design of this card. The white die cuts work so well against the background and the sentiment is perfect.

Monica Collins chose
#108 Faith A.
I love the whole concept of the card, the generated crossword that also doubles as the sentiment. A great combo of digital and traditional elements.

Tracey Mowbray chose
#121 Innes
Just a cute layout and brilliant colouring.

Carole Jones chose
#136 Adry 
Adry made a stunning interactive album, filled to the brim with gorgeous papers, flowers, butterflies and other sweet embellishments. I love the recycled elements in her album: the cover is recycled cardboard and the buttons are from one of her mum's old blouses. If you haven't seen this project, I urge you to hop over and take a look!

Ileana Artuffo chose
#139 Judy V.
It's an original creation. I love how she used the wreath and holiday sign together! Image is beautiful and the Christmas embellishments are wonderful!

Monika Kobus chose
#140 Petra
Amazing colouring. A simple and elegant project.


The new challenge starts tomorrow. 
We hope to see you all there. 🙂

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Friday, 1 November 2019

November Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #69 and DT Call


Hello!

 A very warm welcome to our November challenge.

The theme here at Crafts Galore Encore is always 
Anything Goes and you can enter up to 3 different projects.
This month we are sponsored by Beccy's Place.



Thank you for your wonderful entries last month! It is always a pleasure to see what everyone has been creating. As usual, the DT had a difficult time selecting favourites!
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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We are excited to announce that we have a DT call this month. 
DT duties include: 
1. Making one project a month with the sponsors image and writing a blog post about it.
2. Entering challenges to spread word of our challenge blog and the sponsor.
3. Commenting on participants' projects (one number).
4. Choosing your favourite project from the month's entries.
The DT term would start on January 1st, 2020.

We are a welcoming, supportive team and communicate via our private Facebook group.
How to Apply: simply put DT after your name when you enter the challenge OR email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Now onto this month's challenge:
This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Beccy's Place. Beccy is offering our winner a $10 AU store voucher. Pop on over to the store to see the array of digital image sets Beccy has created.


You might also want to check out Beccy's Place - The Blog where Beccy has her 7th annual 'Month of Holiday Cards Challenge' lasting throughout the month of November. She also has some super card fold tutorials and some free digi stamps!

We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month. We're look forward to seeing your anything goes projects! 
Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
You can visit their blogs by clicking on their images in the side bar.
Happy creating!

Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT
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Andree
using Lady in Waiting from Feathered Nest
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Carole 
using FREE image from Beccy's blog
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Claudia 
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Dawn

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Ileana 
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Jackie 

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Monica
using Road Trip
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Monika 
using FREE image from Beccy's blog
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Tracey 

Thank you, once again, to Beccy at Beccy's Place for supplying these delightful images to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #69 sponsored by Beccy's Place
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets $10 AU store voucher
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.

****** Challenge closes at 12:00 GMT on 29th November******



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, 31 October 2019

October 2019 Challenge #68 Winners

A big thank you to all who take the time to enter our challenges.

Each 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 2019 Winner 

Random Winner of three images from Limited Runs Digital Stamps


#126 - CraftyPaws

Please Take Your Badge from the Side Bar or the tab above and we would love it if you could link back to our blog when you display it. 

Contact Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk to claim your prize. 
  • Please claim your prize within 10 days. 


Design Team Favourites for October

Ileana Artuffo #3 - Granne - I love design and image. Beautiful choice of colours and wonderful colouring.

Monika Kobus #68 - Dreja-  Elegant CAS card plus great colouring.

Andrèe Crowe # 107 - Karthikha - This is a wonderful card with eye-catching colours, lovely design and fabulous sentiment.

Monica Collins #108- Jackie C - I love the brightly colored focal image on the black and white background. The color pops so well!

Jackie Trinder #111 - Jolanda - This is a wonderful project. I love the papers that have been used. What a fantastic piece of home decor.

Carole Jones #123 - Jackie C - I love the bold, pretty image which Jackie coloured beautifully. Nicely framed with a red, die cut mat and pretty papers. The handmade paper flowers and foliage add a fabulous finishing touch. 

Tracey Mowbray #170- Doscrappers - I love the simplicity of this card.

Yes Jackie C was chosen twice. Well done.


The new challenge starts tomorrow. We hope to see you all there. 🙂

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

October Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #68


Hello and a very warm welcome to our October challenge.

The theme here at Crafts Galore Encore is always 
Anything Goes and you can enter up to 3 different projects.

Thank you for your wonderful entries last month! It was a pleasure to see everyone's projects. As usual, the DT had a difficult time selecting favourites!
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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Now onto this month's challenge:
This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Limited Runs Digital Stamps. Pop on over to the store to see the array of very reasonably priced digital images Nikki has created.


Many thanks to Limited Runs Digital Stamps for offering a generous prize of 3 single digital images to our challenge winner.

We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month. We're look forward to seeing your anything goes projects! 
Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
You can visit their blogs by clicking on their images in the side bar.
Happy creating!

Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT
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Andree
using Lilies
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Carole 
using Zetti 5
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Claudia 
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Dawn
using Elmo The Emu
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Ileana 
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Jackie 
using Mini Snowman
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Monica
using Cuppa Mouse
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Monika 
using Winter Fairy
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Tracey 

Thank you, once again, to Nikki at Limited Runs Digital Stamps for supplying these delightful images to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you...

Challenge #68 sponsored by Limited Runs Digital Stamps
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets 3 single images.
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.

****** Challenge closes at 12:00 GMT on 30th October******



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, 30 September 2019

September 2019 Challenge #67 Winners

A big thank you to all who take the time to enter our challenges.

Each 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 2019 Winner 

Random Winner of three images from Fabrika Fantasy


#15 - Pippa

Please Take Your Badge from the Side Bar or the tab above and we would love it if you could link back to our blog when you display it. 

Contact Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk to claim your prize. 
  • Please claim your prize within 10 days. 

Design Team Favourites for September

Andrèe Crowe # 9 - Lin - Lin has created a gorgeous card. Fabulous stamped centrepiece, wonderfully cheerful colourway, great design and just the right amount of bling.

Jackie Trinder #59 - Pinkclover - This is such a pretty card. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the die that has been used for the pretty border. The whole design works so well. 

Ileana Artuffo #127 - Sherry Gibson - Wonderful image and choice of papers! Beautiful flowers and your colouring is gorgeous.

Monika Kobus #130 - Twórcze -  Elegant wedding card, lovely layout, textures and colouring.

Monica Collins #135- Betta Scrap- I love the interactive aspect of the card and that it can be used as a wall decoration to extend the life of the card. Beautifully assembled.

Carole Jones #146 - America - This is a breathtakingly beautiful card made from vellum die cuts! I love the way America created and coloured the background and the focal point. The design is fabulous and she give an easy to follow tutorial which I would love to try!



The new challenge starts tomorrow. We hope to see you all there. 🙂

Sunday, 1 September 2019

September Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #67

Hello and a very warm welcome to our September challenge.

The theme at Crafts Galore Encore is always 
Anything Goes and you can enter up to 3 different projects.

Thank you for your amazing entries last month! It was wonderful to see everyone's projects. As usual, the DT had such a difficult time selecting just one favourite each!
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. 

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Now onto this month's challenge:
This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Fabrika Fantasy. Pop on over to the store to see the wonderful digital images and colouring pages they supply.


Many thanks to Fabrika Fantasy for offering a generous prize of 3 images to our challenge winner.

We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month. We're look forward to seeing your anything goes projects! 
Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
You can visit their blogs by clicking on their images in the side bar.
Happy creating!

Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT
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Andree
using Little Witch
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Carole 
using Autumn Owlet
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Claudia 

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Dawn
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Ileana 
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Jackie 
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Monica
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Monika 
using Flying Elf
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Tracey 
using Cute Bear (an older Fabrika Fantasy image)

Thank you, once again, to Dmitry at Fabrika Fantasy for supplying these delightful images to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you...

Challenge #67 sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy


Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets 3 single images.
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.

****** Challenge closes at 12:00 GMT on 29th September ******

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter