Friday 31 December 2021

December 2021 Challenge #94 Winner's Post

 Welcome to the Winner's Post for December

Firstly a very big THANK YOU to all who take time to enter our monthly challenges.
Every 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 2021 Winner 

Random Winner of $25 store spend at  Gecko Galz 


#141 Gale K

Please Take Your Badge from the Side Bar or the tab above 

Contact Carole at to claim your prize. 

Please claim your prize within 10 days. 

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

Please Take Your DT Favourite Badge from the Side Bar 

Helen Nile chose
#8 Ellie
She has created a beautiful scene and the stamps are so cute.

Kelly Parker chose
#10 Pauline C
I really liked all of Pauline's cards in the challenge, they are beautiful. The simplicity of the cards make them elegant and gorgeous!

Susan Moffatt chose
#52 Carol Gill
Carol's blog post features two of my favourite things, gin and cake. Fab card and the cake looks amazing too.

Ileana chose 
#58 Roberta
I love how bright colours stand out against the light colour of the card and the use of black. Wonderful frame of image.

Robin Francini chose
#72 Angela F
The crow dances off the white background, and those wings ...!!! I read on the blog that they have been layered for dimension! Love that.

Danuta Brzezińska chose
#80 Yvonne
I like this cute gnome and the red reindeer in the background. A very cheerful Christmas card. 

Koyel Saha Chatterjee chose
#95 Ellie
Love the cute Christmas mice and the simplicity of the card.

Tracey Mowbray chose
#113 Marjeta
What a cute image and lovely colouring. 

Andrée Crowe chose
#126 Margaret
This is a delightful Christmas card in pretty pink. Lovely papers, fabulous design and a gorgeous, cute image. 

Cass Stromboli chose 
#127 Pauline C
Stunning card. A beautiful winter scene. Gorgeous colours and it just stood out.

Jerlann Sitton chose
#132 Ellie
The depth that was created with the stark black and white is amazing. The paper-torn, snow covered mountain is also very clever.

Dagmara Gorczyńska chose 
#147 Silke
Cute stamp, vibrant colours, beautiful colouring - it all creates a great clean and simple vibe.

Carole Jones chose 
#152 Paperesse
The snowman is so beautifully coloured and looks fabulous against the patterned paper. The wooden disc secured with twine is a lovely, rustic embellishment. I would be overjoyed to receive a handmade card like this!

Don't forget that the new challenge starts tomorrow.

Wednesday 1 December 2021

December 2021 Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #94 & DT CALL



A very warm welcome to our December 2021 challenge.

Here at Crafts Galore Encore the theme is always 
Anything Goes 
and you can enter up to 3 different projects.
This month we are sponsored by the fabulous
Thank you to everyone who found time to join our November challenge. We had some amazing entries and it is always a pleasure to see what everyone has been creating. 

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 on your blog.

This month we are sad to say goodbye to one of our DT members, Cass Stromboli. 
Cass has been with Crafts Galore Encore for 12 months and has amazed and delighted us with her terrific colouring and card making skills. 
Thank you for all your hard work, Cass - we really appreciated it.
We wish you well for the future.
We are now holding a DT Call and are looking for two or three designers to join our team in the new year. 
If you would like to apply (no previous experience is needed) please add DT after your name in the inlinkz or email Carole at

DT Requirements:
Make one project each month with given digi stamps.
Leave comments on challenge entries.
Select a DT Favourite project each month.
Enter challenges with your DT project to spread the word of our challenge.
A blog is desirable, but not necessary as long as you have other social media accounts.
Our DT group is in a private group on Facebook.
We look forward to hearing from you.


So, back to this month's challenge.
Leanne at Gecko Galz is offering a $25 store voucher to our lucky random winner.  
 Please head over to the Gecko Galz Etsy store to see the wonderful range of digital collage and stamp sets 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 and the CGE DT


using Santa Clause Lane Collage Set

 Cuties at Christmas Collage Set
La Boheme Kit (Background Paper)

La Boheme Kit (Background Paper)

using Santa Clause Lane Collage Set

using Retro Christmas Collage Set

using SnowMan Way Digital Stamps

using Postcards from Abroad Collage Set

using Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set


using Christmas Scraps Collage Set

using Retro Christmas Collage 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 #94 is sponsored by Gecko Galz.

Winner (chosen by gets a $25 Voucher for Gecko Galz
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