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 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

 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

using Haunted House (Building 6)
using Winter Fox (Christmas 40)
using Gnome 3 (Christmas 13)
using Monster 1
using Young Love (Love 4)
using Bear with 3 Hearts (Bear 4)
is taking a break this month - we look forward to her returning in November!
using Christmas Carolers (Christmas 39)
using Little Tree (Christmas 27)
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 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 ******