Thursday, 1 November 2018

November Anything Goes Challenge #57


Hello,

 Welcome to our November Anything Goes Challenge!

Thank you for all your fabulous entries last month! As always, the DT had a difficult time narrowing their favourites down to one each!

Are you an October winner?
 The winner's post and DT Favourites can be found in the previous post here.
If you are a winner and/or a DT Favourite, please collect a badge from the side bar to proudly display on your blog. 

This month we are sponsored by Beccy's Place.

 

The lovely Beccy has some fabulous digi sets in her store and her blog has tons of inspiration and tutorials, plus some amazing free digi stamps. Head on over and take a look!

Thanks to Beccy for providing images for the DT and for offering a prize of 1 digi set 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 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


Andree
using Poppies
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Carole
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Claudia
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Dawn
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Greeshma

and using Poppies
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Ileana 
 

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Jackie 
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Monica

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Monika 
 

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Thank you, once again, to 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 #57 sponsored by Beccy's Place
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets 1 digi set of their choice.
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.


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


Wednesday, 31 October 2018

October Challenge Winners

We as a team have decided to place the winners post on the main challenge page. This will give more people a chance to see the winners and to claim their prizes. 



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  2018 Winner

Random Winner of three digis from Limited Runs

#63 - Sherry Gibson

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

Design Team Favourites for October

Greeshma Nithin #9 - Cicci is my favourite I loved the way she colored the background and the image. 

Dawn Morris #50 - Papper Plotter Lottas  -  I'm a OddBall fan... I really like her color choices and the background ink blending.

Claudia Martins #93 - Plony - the coloring and the lace, the layers, the delicacy, anyway, I loved everything in this project ... lol

Carole Jones #111 - J Atterbury Creations  - Jo Ann made a gorgeous centre step card with a charming, beautifully coloured image. The autumnal die cut leaves and flowers are the perfect embellishments

Monica Collins #134 - Bharati - I love the bright colors in the background and the added texture with the paste and the googly eye. Great coloring on the bird.

Ileana Artuffo - My favourite is #135 - Beatriz Blazquez Arraba - I love the image and design! Beautiful choice of colours and laces are wonderful! Gorgeous colouring!

Monika Kobus #160 - Ingunn -  Great colours and textures

Andree Crowe #166 - Beckie - A gorgeous exploding box. Pretty papers and a wonderful cake centrepiece. A fabulous personalised keepsake.




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


Monday, 1 October 2018

October Anything Goes Challenge #56


Hello,
 and a warm welcome to our October Anything Goes Challenge!

Thank you for all your fabulous entries last month! The DT had a really difficult time choosing favourites!

Are you a September winner?
 The winner's post and DT Favourites can be found on the winners page (click on the tab above). 
If you are a winner and/or a DT Favourite, please collect a badge to proudly display on your blog. 


We are delighted to introduce 4 new Crafts Galore Encore DT members. We welcome you to visit their blogs and leave them some love!

Monica Collins
 Sunshine Creativity

My name is Monica and I live in Fort Myers, on the southwest side of Florida. We have eternal summer and I love that. My first love in the crafting world is my set of Prismacolour pencils. Other than an occasional play with some Crayola watercolours or small set of watercolour pencils, my Prismas are my only colouring medium. I am inspired by colour and music and have been doing some form of both all my life. Papercrafting, fabric and yarn arts and mixed media are my favourite pastimes. Thank you for having me.

Dawn Morris
I'm a mother of 3 grown children and one beautiful grandbaby that I adore.
I love crafting, paper, fabric and glass that keeps my spare time thin.  
I love making things for the baby. 
Happy Crafting. 

Greeshma Nithin
Hi all! I'm Greeshma, married and living in Bangalore with my husband and beautiful one year old baby. I love to make pop-up cards and explosion boxes and I sell them online. I keep trying new tricks and techniques and love to keep each of my projects unique.

Claudia Martins
Hello, my name is Claudia. I'm Brazilian, I'm 47 years old, I've been an artisan for 10 years and I've been a scrapper for 1 year. I am married, I have 2 beautiful daughters and at the moment I am still doing college. My time is divided between the family, my college and my projects. I am very happy to be here and share what I know with you!

Welcome ladies!
We are looking forward to seeing your creative makes!

And now on to October's challenge.

This month we are sponsored by the lovely Nikki from Limited Runs Digital Stamps. Nikki's stamps are quirky, fun and exceptional value for money - hop on over to her shop to see what's on offer.


 Thanks to Nikki for providing images for the DT and for offering a prize of 3 digi images to our challenge winner.

We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month and we look forward to seeing your projects! 
Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
Happy creating!

Denyse, Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT

Andree
using Haunted House (Building 6)
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Carole
using Winter Fox (Christmas 40)
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Claudia
using Gnome 3 (Christmas 13)
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Dawn
using Monster 1
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Greeshma
using Young Love (Love 4)
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Ileana 
using Bear with 3 Hearts (Bear 4)
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Jackie
is taking a break this month - we look forward to her returning in November!
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Monica
using Christmas Carolers (Christmas 39)
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Monika 
using Little Tree (Christmas 27)
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Thank you, once again, to Limited Runs for supplying these delightful images to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you...

Challenge #56 sponsored by Limited Runs
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets 3 digi images of their choice.
Also 5 DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
****** Challenge closes at 12:00 GMT on 30th October ******


Saturday, 1 September 2018

September Anything Goes Challenge #55


Hello,
 and a warm welcome to our September Anything Goes Challenge!

Thank you for all your fabulous entries last month! The DT had a really difficult time choosing favourites!

Are you an August winner?
 The winner's post and DT Favourites can be found on the winners page (click on the tab above). If you are a winner and/or a DT Favourite, please collect a badge to proudly display on your blog. 

Thank you very much to everyone who responded to our DT Call. We are in the process of contacting everyone who applied and we look forward to introducing some new and exciting DT members next month!

Now on to the September challenge.
This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Dmitry from Fabrika Fantasy who is offering 3 digis to our lucky winner, chosen by random.org. Hop on over to the store to see the fabulous selection of digi stamps, both black & white and coloured, and the wonderful selection of colouring pages and books.

https://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.W4Wt9S2ZNjU
Fabrika Fantasy 
We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month and we look forward to seeing your projects! 
Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
Happy creating!

Denyse, Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT


Andree
using Cute Zebra 1

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Carole
using Merry Cow


and

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Ileana 

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Jackie
is taking a break this month
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Monika 

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

Now it's over to you...

Challenge #55 sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets 3 digi images of their choice.


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

August Anything Goes Challenge #54 and DT Call

Challenge #54

Hello, and welcome to our August Anything Goes Challenge!

This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Fred She Said who are offering a $10 gift voucher to our lucky winner, chosen by random.org. Hop on over to see the fabulous selection of digi stamps, both black and white and coloured, as well as papers, decoupage and cutting files.

Thank you for all your wonderful entries last month! The DT had a difficult time choosing favourites!
 The winners post and DT Favourites can be found on the winners page (click on the tab above). If you are a winner, please collect a badge to proudly display on your blog. 

Sadly, we have said goodbye to three DT members. Mary, Kerri-Ann, and Tabitha have had to step down due to personal commitments. We want to thank them for the time they spent with us and we wish them all the very best for the future.

That means we are now looking for two new DT members to join our friendly team. 
Previous experience is not necessary, but we do ask that you be willing to commit to a period of 6 months with the option to stay longer. As we are a monthly challenge this entails making just one project each month.

In order to join us you will need to :-
  • Have a Blog
  • Have a Facebook Account
Be prepared to :-
  • Produce one piece of work each month using the sponsor's digi stamp, photograph it and blog it.
  • Comment on entries to the CGE Challenge each month.
We have a lovely DT and it is a great one to belong to, so please consider joining us!
The DT Call will run for the month of August, with successful applicants joining us for their first Challenge in October.
If you have any questions please ask!

If you are interested in joining our team, please put DT after your name in the inlinkz or, if you prefer, email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk
We look forward to hearing from you!

We hope you can find some crafty time this month and we look forward to seeing your entries! 
Enjoy the following inspiration from the DT.
Happy creating!

Denyse, Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT


Andree
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Carole

and
using Pair of Robins from the Christmas Bird Series

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Ileana 
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Jackie
using Nuthatch
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Monika 
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Now it's over to you...

Challenge #54 sponsored by Fred She Said 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

July at Beccy's Place

Challenge #53

Hello, and welcome to our July Anything Goes Challenge!

This month we are sponsored by the lovely Beccy Muir from Beccy's Place and she is offering a free digi set to our lucky winner. 


Thank you for all your fabulous entries last month! The DT had a difficult time choosing favourites!
Jackie will be posting the winners post and DT Favourites on the winners page (click on the tab above). If you are a winner, please collect a badge to proudly display on your blog. 

We hope you can find some crafty time this month and look forward to seeing your entries! 
Please enjoy this inspiration from the DT. If you wish to see how they created their cards please click on the DT blog links at the right side of the page and leave them some love!

Happy creating!

Denyse, Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT


Andree
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Carole
using Birdsong
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Ileana 
using Silver Bells, a free digi from Beccy

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Jackie
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Kerri Ann
using Hello Foxy
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Mary
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Monika 
using free Poppies and For You 
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Samantha
Unfortunately Samantha has had to step down due to unforeseen circumstances. We send her our love and support!

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Tabitha