Sunday, 1 March 2020

March Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #73


Hello!

 A very warm welcome to our March 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 Morgans Art World.

Thank you to everyone who found time to join our February 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 a February 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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We are delighted to have a new member joining our Design Team.
Let me introduce Dagmara:



Hey! I'm Dagmara! I'm originally from Warsaw, Poland. I dealt with music (piano, flute), photography, writing book and film reviews and making interviews. Only when I couldn't do it anymore did I get interested in crafting. I have been doing paper craft for about 5 years, but I've been practising mixed media for a year. Besides, I also like smash booking, bead embroidery, DP, collages and many more. I love labradors and rats, the most intelligent animals in the world. I trained my own lab to be a service dog for myself. Art is the only occupation I can do alone; it keeps me alive. ðŸ™‚

Dagmara's Blog

Now onto this month's challenge:


This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Morgan from Morgans Art World. Morgan is offering our winner these 3 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

xxx

Andree
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Beverly
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Carole 
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Claudia
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Dagmara
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Danka
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Ileana 
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Jackie 
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Kelly
using Morgan's Teddy World 5

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Tracey 

Thank you, once again, to Morgan at Morgan's Art World for supplying these delightful digital products to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #73 sponsored by Morgan's Art World
                                         
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets 3 Morgan's Art World digi stamps.
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 30th March.



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

Saturday, 29 February 2020

February 2020 Challenge #72 Winners

A big THANK YOU to all who take 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.


February  2020 Winner 



Random Winner of $12 store credit for the Bugaboo Digital Stamps shop is ...

 #23 Terry
Congratulations, Terry!

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 February

Kelly Parker chose
#35 Lesley Turner
I like the simplicity of the card and I like cats.

Danuta BrzeziÅ„ska chose 
#41 Jenny H
I like the design, cats and Valentine's colors. A box full of love.

Monika Kobus chose
#60 Musica
Just beautiful, colourful shaped card!

Ileana Artuffo chose
#68 Cherry Blossom Branch
I love perfect design and how she used tiny birds and heart with printed branch!

Beverly Cole chose
#82 Vivian Foo
So bright and cheerful! I love the gelatin plate background.

Jackie Trinder chose
#96 Lisa J
I love the cute image. The glittering hearts and gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect.

Tracey Mowbray chose
#108 Silka
What a cute image & lovely soft palette.

Andrèe Crowe chose
#126 Twisted Witch - Lin
A gorgeous journal page created with beautiful, soft colours and wonderful quirky images. The fabulous sentiment finishes it off perfectly.

Carole Jones chose
#180 Ingunn
I adore this cheeky, peeking monkey - it really makes me smile! Beautifully blended inking for the background and the bright colours really make the image pop.



The new challenge starts tomorrow.

Saturday, 1 February 2020

February Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #72

Hello!

 A very warm welcome to our February 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 Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

Thank you to everyone who found time to join our January 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 a January 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, Monika has decided to step down from the DT in order to have more time for other pursuits and to take care of her health. We will miss Monika's beautiful pencil work and lovely card designs, but we thank her for her contributions to our challenge blog and wish her well in her new endeavours!


Now onto this month's challenge:

This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Jodie from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. Jodie is offering our winner a $12 coupon code for the Bugaboo Digital Stamps shop.

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!  

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

xxx

Andree
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Beverly
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Carole 
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Danka
using Tulip Hedgie
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Ileana 

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Jackie 
using Tulip Block
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Kelly
using Love Monsters

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Monika 
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Tracey 
using Tulip Hedgie

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

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #72 sponsored by Bugaboo Digital Stamps
                                         
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets a Bugaboo $12 store voucher.
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 28th February.


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

Friday, 31 January 2020

January 2020 Challenge #71 Winners

A big THANK YOU to all who take 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.


January 2020 Winner 



Random Winner of $10 store voucher from Oddball Art is ...

 #142 America
Congratulations, America!

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 January

Kelly Parker chose
#7 Cristina
I love the simple clean design of this card and I love the little Jack, he is one of my favourite Disney characters.

Beverly Cole chose
#36 Lou Sims
It just jumped out at me. The colors are rich, and I love her techniques...quite artistic.

Andrèe Crowe chose
#51 Betta
Betta has used mixed media influences to create a gorgeous altered notebook in an authentic vintage style. Lovely laces, papers and details. A real treasure.

Ileana Artuffo chose
#64 Judy V
I love simple design and image. Beautiful choice of colours (green zebra is so cute!).

Monika Kobus chose
#80  Vicki
Beautifully coloured image plus very cute card.

Carole Jones chose
#96 Cardogram
This fairy scene shaker card is gorgeous. I love the vibrant colours, the whimsical images and the beautiful sentiment.

Tracey Mowbray chose
#141 Sheryl Hare
What a pretty card love the colour combo and layout.

Jackie Trinder chose
#141 Sheryl Hare
This is such a pretty card. The backing paper is gorgeous. I love the flowers and the teacup. The lace is lovely too. All the elements work so well together.
Yes two of us chose the same card 😄

Danuta BrzeziÅ„ska chose 
#154 Nicola Gold
Sweets make the card is so warm and full of love.

The new challenge starts tomorrow.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

January Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #71


Hello!



 A very warm welcome to our January 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 Oddball Art Co.


Thank you to everyone who found time to join our December 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 December 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. 

We have 3 fabulous new DT members to introduce:
Beverly Cole
Danuta Brzezinska aka Danka
Kelly Parker

Beverly
Artsystamper

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
   Originally from Newington, Connecticut, I have always been able to make a mess. Breaking toys to make new ones came naturally to me. In school I had drawing homework, and tried to get away with doing as little as possible...But I did draw a lot!  In college I had a professor who taught me how to create mood in my drawings. That early art education was the foundation for my move into watercolor, pastel and illustration.
    I live in Florida now, with my perfect husband George and my two cats, Nick and JJ. I am a grandmother who loves to visit and make more messes with my granddaughters.
   Winning awards as a watercolorist and pastel artist is fun, but what I enjoy most is seeing others create with my digis. My online business Artsystamper Digitals, along with the Artsystamper Challenge Blog and TheArtsystamperShop on Etsy, make it possible for me to be a part of the stamping community. I am so very grateful for the friends I have made, and for their support.
   Enjoy your creative journey,

   ~Bev

Danka
Creative Passions

Danka lives with her husband in Poland. She has a son, two older grandchildren and two charming granddaughters. She has her own business, but loves handicrafts. She paints angels, butterflies and mandalas and makes embroidery paintings. Danka has been devoted to scrapbooking since 2017 and to Promarkers since 2019.She creates cards, albums, tags and boxes. Every job is different, but everything is done with love!

Kelly
Kelly Parker Designs

I have been creating art for as long as I remember. Art allows me to express my style of eclectic and quirky, clean and simple ideas and designs. I enjoy creating cards, collages and mixed media work. When I'm not working or crafting, I like to read and watch art and craft videos, spend time with my family and actively avoid housework and cooking.

Welcome to the team, ladies! We are so privileged to have you join us!

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Now onto this month's challenge:

This month we are sponsored by the wonderful Lizzy Love from Oddball Art Co. Lizzy is offering our winner a $10 coupon code for the Oddball Art Co. shop.

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

xxx

Andree
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Beverly
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Carole 
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Claudia
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Danka
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Ileana 
***
Jackie 

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Kelly
using Party Girl and Polka Dot Kitten

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Monika 
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Tracey 

Thank you, once again, to Lizzy at Oddball Art Co. for supplying these delightful digital products to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #71 sponsored by Oddball Art Co.
                                         
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets an Oddball Art Co. $10 coupon code.
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 30th January.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter