Wednesday 30 November 2022

November 2022: Winners of Challenge #105

  Welcome to the Winner's Post for November

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.

November 2022 Winner 

We had 181 fabulous November entries 

and the 

Random Winner 

of Etsy Voucher is

#60 Lisa J

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 November
These favourites are listed in the numerical order.

Please Take Your DT Favourite Badge from the Side Bar 

Andree chose #19 Betta 
A wonderfully clever gift bag created to look like a handbag and decorated with beautiful papers. The matching card is also gorgeous and the fabulously coloured images on both are delightful. A lovely gift set.
Ileana chose #29 Karen Letchworth
I love original choice of papers and how she made pumpkins. Beautiful design and background.
Sari choose #98 Lisa J
Coloring is beautiful, love the all blue scene and seeing that cute little snowman makes me happy 
Lorraine choose #118 Bernadette 
This is such a beautiful interactive 3D design with lots of fabulous moving elements, a card and a gift all in one.
Dagmara chose #160 Andrea Norris 
I'm crazy about rats! Andrea's rats absolutely charmed me, they are beautifully coloured and decorated, I would love to get a card like this myself!
Danuta chose #172 Diane.
Red and green are great for a Christmas card. And this beautifully colored image. I have already conceived Christmas.
Helen chose #173 - Nicola Gold 
Love the image of the snowman with the wreath and the scene she has created on the card.
Carole chose 181 Priya
I love these cute, three dimensional pieces from Priya. The super fun animal images are beautifully decorated with leaves and flowers whilst the textural trims beneath add dimension and pearls add some shine. Gorgeous work! 

Don't forget that the new challenge starts tomorrow.

Tuesday 1 November 2022

November 2022: Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #105



A very warm welcome to our November 2022 challenge. 
How time flies - I can't believe we are in the 11th month of 2022 already!
How is your Christmas crafting coming along?
We hope you can find some crafty time to enter our challenge this month.

Here at Crafts Galore Encore the theme is always 
Anything Goes 
and you can enter up to 3 different projects.
The challenge ends on the 29th November at mid-day GMT.

*** New DT member ***
We are delighted to introduce another new DT member this month - she's a fabulous, super-creative lady .... it's Sari Aavamaki from Finland, also know in the crafting world as Granne. 
You can find Granne's blog here and here is a little bit about her: 

I'm a Finnish mother of 2 adult girls. I've been stamping since 2011. I got started when my neighbour introduced me to the world of stamping and paper crafting in real life and in blog land; that's how my blog also got it's name: Granne (=neighbour in Swedish). Usually I make cards, but do love making ATCs, Art Journals, altered items, and, and, and ... what ever seems to be fun and inspires me. Sometimes things work out nicely, sometimes not, but I have fun creating.

Welcome to the Crafts Galore Encore team, Sari - we are so happy you joined the team. We can't wait to see what you make!

Would you like to join our DT?
We still have a couple of spaces left to fill on the DT, so if you would like to join us, please add DT next to your entry name in the challenge or email Carole at
No previous experience is necessary.

Thank you to everyone who took time to join our October challenge. We had some amazing entries. It is always a pleasure to see what everyone has been creating. 

Are you an October 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.


Back to this month's challenge ...

This time we have no store sponsor, but are offering a 
£15 Etsy Gift Card 
Remember you can enter our challenge up to 3 times with different projects each time.

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 blog names/images in the side bar >>>>

Happy Creating!

Carole and the CGE DT


using The Paper Shelter digi stamps

using Funky Fossil Clear Stamps 
(Forest Friends)

using Vera Lane Studio digis


using The Card Hut Clear Stamps 
(The Doghouse Collection)

 using New Friends Snowman digi stamp from Polkadoodles

using Stampotique Originals 

using 'Witch's Brew' Stamp set by Chocolate Baroque

using Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps 
(Daisy Flourish and Shrubbery Background)


Just a reminder ...
If you would like to join our DT, please add DT next to your entry name in the challenge or 
email Carole at
No previous experience is necessary. 
We would love to have you on our team!

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #105 
Winner (chosen by gets £15 Etsy Gift Card 
Also DT Favourites are chosen on merit each month.
Inlinkz closes 12:00 GMT 29th November
Maximum 3 entries.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter