Friday, 1 January 2021

January 2021 Challenge #83 Crafts Galore Encore

  Hello!

A very warm welcome to our January challenge.
Here at Crafts Galore Encore we wish everyone a 
Happy and Healthy New Year!

The theme here at Crafts Galore Encore is always 
Anything Goes. 
You can enter up to 3 different projects.
This month we are sponsored by 
SheepSki Designs.

Thank you to everyone who found time to join our December challenge. We had some amazing entries and 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.

New DT Members
We are very pleased to introduce 2 new DT members. Both are very talented crafters and card makers and we can't wait to see the inspiration they bring to our challenge blog. 

Firstly we have Cass Stromboli:

Hi, I'm Cass. I live in Glasgow, Scotland with my hubby, 17 year old son and crazy dog, Ollie. I was a nurse but now work in a local primary school a few days a week.
I've been crafting in some form since a child, but took up scrapbooking after my son was born in 2003. This progressed to card making which is my main form of crafting now. I have a fabulous log cabin in my garden which is my craft room and is known as the Crafty Cabin.
Outwith crafting, I'm a rock chick at heart and have been a huge rock music fan since I was a teenager. I'm also a bit of a geek chick too.



And next we have Susan Moffit:

I’m Susan. I live in Glasgow, Scotland with my husband and two teenage sons. I’ve dabbled in a lot of crafts since I was a wee girl. One of my earliest memories is asking my Dad for a colouring book if he’d been out shopping! My mum tried, in vain, to teach me how to knit and crochet. However, none of these things were successful and the wee girl who liked colouring won out. Who would have thought that all these years later I’d still enjoy colouring in! 
If I’m not crafting, you can either find me on the sofa reading or in the kitchen baking and usually listening to music which varies from rock music to songs from the shows! 

A very warm welcome to the team Cass and Susan!

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Now onto this month's challenge:

This month we are sponsored by Andrea from SheepSki Designs. Andrea is offering three digi stamps to our lucky random winner. Please head over to the SheepSki Designs Etsy Store to see the delightful range of stamps that are 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, Jackie and the CGE DT

xxx

Andree 
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Carole
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Cass
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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
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Susan 
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Tracey 
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Thank you, once again, to Andrea at SheepSki Designs for supplying these delightful digital products to the Design Team and for supporting our challenge blog! 

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #82 sponsored by SheepSki Designs
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets 3 images from SheepSki Designs.
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

Thursday, 31 December 2020

December 2020 Challenge #82 Winners

Happy New Year's Eve 2020

 Firstly a very big THANK YOU to all who take time to enter our challenges and have stuck with us during this year.

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.


December 2020 Winner 



Random Winner of $10 store voucher from 
Jan's Digital Stamp Shop is...
 #97 - Dina Gerner

Congratulations Dina!

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. 

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

Jackie Trinder chose #5 Kym

This is a great Christmas card. That happy Santa caught my eye straight away. I would be so happy to receive a card like this.

 Ileana Artuffo chose #46 Dina G

I love image and choice of colours, design is wonderful and embellishment are gorgeous.

 Andrée Crowe #101 Judy V

A super seasonal trio of gorgeous Christmas ornaments, each one cleverly crafted with wonderful festive details. It's a fabulously creative entry.

 Carole Jones chose #112 Creative Pixie Designs

I love how Donna took the image and changed it into a faux stained glass window panel. Such a simple technique, but one that I imagine takes much practice. The result is stunning. A most beautiful winter card!

 Danuta Brzezińska chose #121 MeSi

I like the colors and the retro photo itself. The black bottle card contrasts beautifully with the image. The whole thing is very elegant.

I like the brightness of the polar bear against the background of a dark night with stars.

  Dagmara Gorczyńska chose #150  Susan Sudbury

I love the colors and the corgi digi. I'm impressed how she colored his fur!

  


Wishing you all the best for 2021

The new challenge starts tomorrow. 

We would be thrilled for you to join us. 

Best wishes from us all on the Design Team. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

December 2020 Challenge #82 Crafts Galore Encore

 Hello!

A very warm welcome to our December challenge.
Here at Crafts Galore Encore we hope that everyone is staying safe and looking forward to a quiet holiday season.

The theme here at Crafts Galore Encore is always 
Anything Goes. 
You can enter up to 3 different projects.
This month we are sponsored by 
Jan's Digital Stamp Shop.

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. 

Are you a 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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Goodbye and DT Call

This month we say goodbye to one of our Design Team members. 
Beverly Cole is moving on to new adventures. We wish her every success and much happiness. Thank you, Beverly, for sharing your talents with us here at Crafts Galore Encore.
As Beverly is leaving, we have a space to fill on the DT. The position requires no previous DT experience, but you would need to use Facebook in order to join the DT admin group. You must have a platform where you can share your projects and you must also be prepared to print out and colour digital stamps in order to make one project each month. You would also be required to comment on participants entries.
If you are interested in joining our DT, or if you just want more information, please send an email to Carole at cardsgaloreencore@yahoo.co.uk 

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Now onto this month's challenge:

This month we are sponsored by the Jan's Digital Stamp Shop and Jan is offering a $10 store voucher to our lucky random winner. Please head over to Jan's Shop to see the range of delightful stamp sets she has in store. The sets have both coloured and black and white images along with sentiments. If you are quick there is a free Christmas bauble digi set to have and some sets are on sale until Christmas.


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!

Stay safe and well and enjoy the holiday season.

Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT

xxx

Andree 
using Tree Scene
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Carole
using Caroling
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Claudia

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Dagmara 
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Danka
using  Toyland Bear
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Ileana 
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Jackie 

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Kelly
using Christmas Skates

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Tracey 

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

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #82  sponsored by Jan's Digital Stamp Shop
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets a $10 store voucher.
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

Monday, 30 November 2020

November 2020 Challenge #81 Winners

 A  very 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.


November 2020 Winner 



Random Winner of $25 Gecko Galz store credit voucher is...
 #123 - Marlene

Congratulations Marlene!

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. 

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

Kelly Parker chose #24 Yasmin

I love the gel print background on this festive card and cole depth of colors are just gorgeous.

 Andrée Crowe #70 Granne

A wonderfully elegant Christmas card created with lovely layers including a beautiful panel of embossed velum.

Jackie Trinder chose #71 Bernadet

All I can say is Wow. This is an amazing project to welcome a new baby. The train is so cute with its adorable bears on-board. It even folds flat for posting. I am sure this will be treasured for a long time.

 Tracey Mowbray chose #81 ScrappyHorses

What a cute image and brilliant colouring and layout.

 Danuta Brzezińska chose #124 Repolainen

I like the idea of using the card as a lantern. The cares are amazing and refined in detail. (I liked it immediately).

 Carole Jones chose #146 Rosina

Rosina has made such a beautifully crafted card with an unusual centre fold. Pretty pastel colours, gorgeous images and feminine lacy and flowery embellishments adorn her card. I can tell this was made with love!

  Dagmara Gorczyńska chose #153  Cat

A beautiful card, the kind with taste, elegant. Beautiful colors, stamps and insane colouring. 

 

Stay Safe and Well in these troubled times. 

The new challenge starts tomorrow. 

Sunday, 1 November 2020

November 2020 Challenge

 

 Hello!

A very warm welcome to our November challenge.
Here at Crafts Galore Encore we hope that everyone is staying safe.

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

Thank you to everyone who found time to join our October challenge. We had some wonderful entries and it is always a pleasure to see what everyone has been creating. 

Are you a 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 it on your blog. 

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Now onto this month's challenge:

This month we are sponsored by the very generous Gecko Galz. Leanne, the owner of Gecko Galz, is offering our challenge winner a $25 Store voucher. Please head over to the Etsy store to see the range of collage sets, stamp sets, paper and ATC packs and complete digital kits that Leanne has in store.


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!

Stay safe and well.

Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT

xxx

Andree 
using Gnome For The Holidays Collage Set

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Beverly
using a free collage sheet from the 2020 Gecko Galz Blog Hop
Beverly has this on her blog (please click her link in sidebar)

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Carole
using Gnome for the Holidays Collage Set

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Claudia
using Peace on Earth Stamp Set


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Dagmara 
using Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set
Dagmara was very busy this month making 3 projects.


and

and


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Danka
using Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set
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Ileana 
is taking a break this month

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Jackie 
using Gnome for the Holidays Collage Set

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Kelly
using Christmas Tangles Stamp Set

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Tracey 
using Merry Little Christmas 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 #81 sponsored by Gecko Galz
 Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets a $25 Gecko Galz store voucher.
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

Saturday, 31 October 2020

October 2020 Challenge #80 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.


October 2020 Winner 



Random Winner of one complete Digital Kit from Artsy Stamper is ...

 #145 - Liliane Carvalho 

Congratulations Liliane!

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. 

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

Andrée Crowe #30 Leslie Turner

A wonderful winter project. This is a gorgeous junk journal made with beautiful vintage inspired papers. Lovely layouts, some with tag pockets, and all finished with fabulous snowflake embellishments.

 Jackie Trinder chose #31 Leslie Turner

I love this decorated cube. Each side is unique and beautiful.

 Kelly Parker chose #60 Rachelle Oltean

Christmas tag I love pinecones and berries plus its a shaker!

 Beverly Cole chose # 70 Rachelle Oltean

Great use of the digital, cropping it before printing. Lush colors and the background adds to the mood.

 Kelly Parker chose #74 Marie Bingaman

 Loved her color and of course, who doesn't love Santa and snowmen!

 Carole Jones chose #86 Judy V

Judy made a gorgeous memory tray, honouring her mum and her mum's two sisters. The black and white photographs are beautiful and are lightly tinted to match the fabulous, floral design paper which was decoupaged to add dimension. Die cut corners and pearls add further elegance to this vintage style tray. I can see this becoming a treasured keep sake!

 Tracey Mowbray chose #110 Chris

So cute love the layout & bright Christmas colours.

  Dagmara Gorczyńska chose #138 Nicola Gold

I love monochrome autumn colors. A wonderfully colored stamp!

 Danuta Brzezińska chose #149 Fit Kitty

I like the idea for a notebook, the use of tracing paper and beautiful cats. I like everything about this project.

 

Stay Safe and Well in these troubled times. 

The new challenge starts tomorrow. 

Thursday, 1 October 2020

October Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #80


 Hello!

A very warm welcome to our October challenge.
Here at Crafts Galore Encore we hope that everyone is staying safe.

The theme here at Crafts Galore Encore is always 
Anything Goes. 
You can enter up to 3 different projects.
This month we are sponsored by 
Artsystamper.

Thank you to everyone who found time to join our September challenge. We had some delightful entries and 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 it on your blog. 

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Now onto this month's challenge:

This month we are sponsored by one of our DT members, Beverly Cole aka Artsystamper. Beverly is offering our challenge winner a complete digital kit as the prize. Beverly Cole’s selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-coloured images for easy, last minute cards. Head over to the Artsystamper Etsy store to see the range of stamp sets, paper packs and complete digital kits that Beverly has in store.


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!

Stay safe and well.

Carole, Jackie and the CGE DT

xxx

Andree 
using Sunny Sunflower Digital Stamp and Paper Kit
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Beverly
using Sweet Spirits Stamp Set
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Carole
using Sunny Sunflower Digital Stamp and Paper Kit
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Claudia
using Coffee and ... Stamp Set

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Dagmara 
using Hello Beautiful Digital Kit
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Danka
using Coffee and ... Stamp Set
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Ileana 
using North Pole Stamp Set
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Jackie 
using Sunny Sunflower Digital Stamp and Paper Kit
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Kelly
using Coffee and ... Stamp Set
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Tracey 
using Hello Beautiful Digital Kit

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

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #80 sponsored by Artsystamper
                                         
Winner (chosen by Random.org) gets a set of Artsystamper 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