Sunday 31 December 2023

DECEMBER 2023: Winner of Challenge #118


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 2023 Winner 

The Random Winner 

of the $25 voucher from Gecko Galz 


#4 Pinky (Bright and Cheerful)

Please Take Your Badge from the side bar >>>>

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.

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Sari chose #2 Lisa J
Love the frosty winter scene with the cute image and lovely sentiment. Perfect winter CAS.

Danuta chose #16 Tracy. 
A beautiful winter and Christmas scene. The window makes me look out and see still Christmas.

Koyel chose #38.
Love the Christmas tag.. cute digi, lovely background paper.

Helen chose #43 Francesca 
I loved this idea and I'm sure her daughter loved. She must have put so much work into it. 

Andree chose #65 Carrie
Carrie's mushroom themed card is gorgeous. The fold looks wonderful with the hearts that flip to show the heartfelt sentiments and cute die-cut mushrooms. There are lovely stamped details and pretty papers throughout and the addition of the personalised calendar is a fabulous idea. A lovely keepsake card.

Dagmara chose #76 CarolG
Beautiful CAS card, adorable stamp, very nicely colored, I appreciate the mask work. It seems very difficult to me, so I appreciate it very much.

Carole chose #104 Suze
I love Suze's fancy fold card and the beautiful image with co-ordinating papers.

Lorraine chose #118 Trijntje 
This snowy, card has a beautiful design using the die cut snowflake background to showcase the cute image. The layered trees add depth to the scene too.

Ileana chose #130 Helen 
Beautiful simple design, I love soft colours and image. Wonderful colouring.

Don't forget that the new challenge starts tomorrow.
We'd love to see you there!

Friday 1 December 2023

DECEMBER 2023: Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #118



A very warm welcome to our December 2023 challenge. The last month of the year is here and no doubt, like me, you're all wondering where 2023 went!

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 30th December at mid-day GMT.

Thank you to everyone who took time to join our November challenge. We had some fabulous entries. It is always a pleasure to visit your blogs and see what you've been creating. 

Are you a 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.


Back to this month's challenge ...

This month we are sponsored by

The DT were kindly given a digital products to create sample projects. Our randomly picked winner will receive a voucher for a $25 spend at the Gecko Galz Etsy store. Leanne is always so very generous! Please pop over to the store and take a look at the wonderful selection of digi stamps. 

Remember you can enter our challenge up to 3 times with different projects each time. Please no back linking - all projects entered should be posted for the first time online between the 1st and the 30th December.

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 Christmas In Nature ATC set, Altered Christmas digital collage set and Christmas Scraps collage set
using Christmas In Nature ATC set and Little Christmas Icons digital collage set
using Pixie Children collage set
using  Santa Claus Lane digital; collage set
using Merry Little Christmas digital stamps
using Snow Man Way digital stamps
using Pixie Children collage set
using Christmas Gnomes digital stamps

one on white card:

and one on kraft card:


 Thank you to Leanne at Gecko Galz for her generous sponsorship and thank you to the DT for their amazing designs.

Now it's over to you ...

Challenge #118 ANYTHING GOES
Winner (chosen by gets a $25 spend at 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