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

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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 Brzezińska 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

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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 
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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

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

December 2019 Challenge #70 Winners


GIF by Omer Studios


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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.


December 2019 Winner 



Random Winner of $25 store voucher from Gecko Galz is ...

 #134 Petra 

Congratulations, Petra!

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 December


Jackie Trinder chose
#5 KT Fit Kitty
This is a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the CAS style. The scene that has been created in the bauble is stunning. I would love to receive a card like this. 

Ileana Artuffo chose
#10 Cristina
Simple tag, but your colouring is gorgeous, image and background are wonderful! I love three little rhinestone on the corner.

Monika Kobus chose
#40 Elaine
Elegant, clean design plus simple layout. Simply beautiful.

Andrèe Crowe chose
#73 Lesia
A gorgeous card with a lovely soft colour palette, wonderful snowy image and delicate die-cuts. A truly beautiful Christmas card.

Monica Collins chose
#88 Lisa J
I love the CAS style of the card and the little pink dinosaur lady is so adorable. The pink sparkly moon behind her is also a wonderful touch.

Carole Jones chose
#96 Alice
Such a sweet robin Christmas card! The beautiful textures, added with embossing folders and die-cuts, and the lovely bright colours make this a wonderful seasonal project. Gorgeous work!

Tracey Mowbray chose
#138 Patsy Long
What a sweet card love the colouring & layout.



The new challenge starts tomorrow.

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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