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Saturday, 1 January 2022

January 2022: Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #95

   


Hello!

Happy New Year 
to all our followers and crafters and
a warm welcome to our January 2022 challenge.

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


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

Are you a 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 on your blog.

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This month we are sad to say goodbye to three of our DT members: Claudia Martins, Tracey Mowbray and Susan Moffatt. 
Thank you ladies for all your hard work and the most beautiful DT projects. We shall miss you all as you embark on new and exciting adventures.
We wish you the very best for the future.
 
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We do have new DT to introduce.
 
Firstly, we have
Koyel Saha Chattergee
I am Koyel Saha Chatterjee, a teacher (by profession) from Kolkata, India. I was attracted to the creative world from my childhood, but due to lack of opportunities I was unable to fulfil my dream to dive into the colourful art world. My life was going as usual, but then in 2017 I found out about mixed media art from social media. I got highly inspired by the art pages of Marta Lapkowska and Di Gargling. After that I decided to take a few online classes to enrich myself. This is how my art journey started and it's still going. As people say there is no limit of learning new things ... I am still in the process of learning. I participate in many blog challenges. Sometimes I win, sometimes I fail. Failure gives me new energy and enthusiasm to work hard for my upcoming projects.

Next we have  
Helen Nile
I have been a card maker for many years and love using stamps, digi stamps and dies. My favourite products are my Promarkers and patterned papers - I have way more than I will ever be able to use! I work full time as an Activities Coordinator in a care home and crafting is my relaxation as well as a great opportunity to meet lots of people.

And thirdly, we have 
Jerlann Sitton
Crazy Goat Lady and Craft Junkie? That's me in a nut shell! You can either find me in the barn with my Pygora goats or in my studio (rarely, will you find me in the kitchen). I love all things creative. First, I found fabric, then yarn, then thread, then paper and now I have them ALL and I want to share with you. I hope my pieces bring you joy and a smile. 
Till next time, 
Jerlann.

We also have the wonderful Robin Francini joining us next month.

Thank you ladies for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Design Team. We hope you enjoy your stay.

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So, back to this month's challenge.
Digi Doodle Studios is offering 3 digi stamps to our lucky random winner.  
 Please head over to the store to see their 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 January 
and 
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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Jerlann 



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Kelly 

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Koyel 


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Susan 


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Thank you, once again, to Digi Doodle Studios for supplying these delightful digital stamps to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #95 is sponsored by Digi Doodle Studios 

Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets 3 digi stamps.
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 30th January
Maximum 3 entries.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, 31 December 2021

December 2021 Challenge #93 Winner's Post

 Welcome to the Winner's Post for December


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.



December 2021 Winner 




Random Winner of $25 store spend at  Gecko Galz 

is

#141 Gale K



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 December
These favourites are listed in the numerical order.

Please Take Your DT Favourite Badge from the Side Bar 

Helen Nile chose
#8 Ellie
She has created a beautiful scene and the stamps are so cute.

Kelly Parker chose
#10 Pauline C
I really liked all of Pauline's cards in the challenge, they are beautiful. The simplicity of the cards make them elegant and gorgeous!

Susan Moffatt chose
#52 Carol Gill
Carol's blog post features two of my favourite things, gin and cake. Fab card and the cake looks amazing too.

Ileana chose 
#58 Roberta
I love how bright colours stand out against the light colour of the card and the use of black. Wonderful frame of image.

Robin Francini chose
#72 Angela F
The crow dances off the white background, and those wings ...!!! I read on the blog that they have been layered for dimension! Love that.

Danuta Brzezińska chose
#80 Yvonne
I like this cute gnome and the red reindeer in the background. A very cheerful Christmas card. 

Koyel Saha Chatterjee chose
#95 Ellie
Love the cute Christmas mice and the simplicity of the card.

Tracey Mowbray chose
#113 Marjeta
What a cute image and lovely colouring. 

Andrée Crowe chose
#126 Margaret
This is a delightful Christmas card in pretty pink. Lovely papers, fabulous design and a gorgeous, cute image. 

Cass Stromboli chose 
#127 Pauline C
Stunning card. A beautiful winter scene. Gorgeous colours and it just stood out.

Jerlann Sitton chose
#132 Ellie
The depth that was created with the stark black and white is amazing. The paper-torn, snow covered mountain is also very clever.

Dagmara Gorczyńska chose 
#147 Silke
Cute stamp, vibrant colours, beautiful colouring - it all creates a great clean and simple vibe.

Carole Jones chose 
#152 Paperesse
The snowman is so beautifully coloured and looks fabulous against the patterned paper. The wooden disc secured with twine is a lovely, rustic embellishment. I would be overjoyed to receive a handmade card like this!



Don't forget that the new challenge starts tomorrow.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

December 2021 Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #94 & DT CALL

      

   Hello!

A very warm welcome to our December 2021 challenge.

Here at Crafts Galore Encore the theme is always 
Anything Goes 
and you can enter up to 3 different projects.
This month we are sponsored by the fabulous
Thank you to everyone who found time to join our November challenge. We had some amazing entries and it is always a pleasure to see what everyone has been creating. 

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 on your blog.

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This month we are sad to say goodbye to one of our DT members, Cass Stromboli. 
Cass has been with Crafts Galore Encore for 12 months and has amazed and delighted us with her terrific colouring and card making skills. 
Thank you for all your hard work, Cass - we really appreciated it.
We wish you well for the future.
 
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We are now holding a DT Call and are looking for two or three designers to join our team in the new year. 
If you would like to apply (no previous experience is needed) please add DT after your name in the inlinkz or email Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk

DT Requirements:
Make one project each month with given digi stamps.
Leave comments on challenge entries.
Select a DT Favourite project each month.
Enter challenges with your DT project to spread the word of our challenge.
A blog is desirable, but not necessary as long as you have other social media accounts.
Our DT group is in a private group on Facebook.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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So, back to this month's challenge.
Leanne at Gecko Galz is offering a $25 store voucher to our lucky random winner.  
 Please head over to the Gecko Galz Etsy store to see the wonderful range of digital collage and stamp sets in store. 


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 images in the side bar.
Happy creating!

Carole and the CGE DT

xxx

Andree 
using Santa Clause Lane Collage Set


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Carole 
using
 Cuties at Christmas Collage Set
La Boheme Kit (Background Paper)


and
La Boheme Kit (Background Paper)


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Cass
using Santa Clause Lane Collage Set


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Claudia
using Retro Christmas Collage Set


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Dagmara 
using SnowMan Way Digital Stamps


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Danka
using Postcards from Abroad Collage Set


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Ileana 
using Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set


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Kelly 
using  



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Susan 
using Christmas Scraps Collage Set


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Tracey 
using Retro Christmas Collage Set


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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 #94 is sponsored by Gecko Galz.

Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets a $25 Voucher for Gecko Galz
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 30th December
Maximum 3 entries.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

November 2021 Challenge #93 WINNERS

    

Welcome to the Winner's Post for November

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.



November 2021 Winner 




Random Winner of 2 digi stamps at Jan's Digi Stamps is:  

#8 Coldwaters2

Congratulations!

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 

Andrée Crowe chose #5 Anet
A stunning Christmas card. Anet created beautiful velum panel backgrounds for the wonderful silver die cuts. There is also a tutorial on how to create the alcohol ink paper and the fabulous balcony card design.

 Susan Moffatt chose #89 Lisa J
Fabulous tag. I love that the reindeer can't see anything from beneath the hat, not sure he's going to be one of Santa's team if he doesn't sort that out!

 Kelly Parker chose #93 Elle-jeanne 
I really like this card because it is a man cars, we don't see many cards for men and this one is fabulous! The design and layout of the card is fabulous.

Cass Stromboli chose #141 Amelia B
Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the traditional red car/truck with the Christmas tree on top and the other trees around it.

Iliana chose #150 Judy V
Wonderful ornaments, with a lot of beautiful details and two shaker ornaments are gorgeous.

Dagmara Gorczyńska chose #183 CarolG
I really like the minimalism of this card and the reference to Japan.

Tracey Mowbray chose #187 Aussie Annie
Winter Lodge - what a stunning silhouette stamp image and background.

Carole Jones chose #191 Ans Gilbert
I love this pink and black birthday card with the gorgeous image and the pretty die cut embellishments. It's a very feminine, elegant card with lots of layers.

   

Don't forget that the new challenge starts tomorrow.  

Monday, 1 November 2021

November 2021 Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #93

     

   Hello!

A very warm welcome to our November challenge.

Here at Crafts Galore Encore the theme is always 
Anything Goes. 
You can enter up to 3 different projects.
This month we are sponsored by 
Thank you to everyone who found time to join our October challenge. We had some amazing entries and 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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This month we are sad to say goodbye to one of our long term DT members, Jackie Trinder. 
Jackie has been with Crafts Galore Encore for many years and has delighted us with her talent and creativity. Jackie also helped with the blog admin and she will be missed by all. 
Thank you for all your hard work, Jackie - we really appreciated it.
We wish you well for the future.

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This month Jan's Digi Stamps is offering 2 digi stamps to our lucky random winner.  
 Please head over to Jan's Digi Store to see the wonderful range of digital stamp sets in store. 


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 images in the side bar.
Happy creating!

Carole and the CGE DT

xxx

Andree 


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Carole 

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Cass


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Claudia
coming soon

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Dagmara 


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Danka


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Ileana 


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Kelly 
using  Sleigh Ride


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Susan 


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Tracey 


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

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #93 is sponsored by Jan's Digi Stamps. 

Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets a 2 digi stamps from Jan's Digi Stamps.
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