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 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


 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


“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,


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 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!

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



using Party Girl and Polka Dot Kitten


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 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