Sunday 1 December 2019

December Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #70 and DT Call


 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. 

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
What are you waiting for?
We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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
made a set of Christmas cards using 
Happy Holidays Collage Set
Merry & Bright Paper Pack
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
made this tag using Snow Man Way Digital Stamps
made this card using 
Cute Kids Digital Stamps
made Christmas cards and tags using 
Christmas Filigree Collage Set
Merry & Bright Paper Pack
made a cute set of Spring Children ATCoins using 
Spring Charms Collage Set
Charming Words Collage set
Flower Power Paper Pack

made a card using
Asian Splendor Digital Stamp Set
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 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


  1. Hello there and thank you for a new challenge with an awesome sponsor! You and your team have made some beautiful cards and projects! I was just going to link up but I noticed your linky has ended early. I hope you can fix it. I will try to remember to come back and link up - thank you!

  2. Something seems to be wrong with the linky so my card is here x

  3. Opps Something is wrong with the post for the challenge.....Fabulous DT cards!

  4. Ooops, it's saying the linky is closed already! My entry can be found here:

  5. Merci pour ce nouveau challenge et le magnifique travail de la DT.

    Thank you for this new challenge and the wonderful work of the DT.

  6. Sweet design team samples. Thank you for the challenge.

  7. Such a fun sponsor! Great DT makes!

  8. Carole, I have already sent two messages, I did not have an answer. Of course I still want it very much. Please check spam

  9. Thanks for the Fun challenge and the fabulous DT inspiration. xo Nancy

  10. Ciao DT
    grazie per le sfide proposte sempre stimolanti e complimenti per i vostri progetti, bellissimi.
    A presto Taty di Doscrappers