Saturday, 18 May 2019

Mid month garden inspiration

Good morning, we have reached the halfway point of our current theme 'In an English Country Garden', it's been rather slow so it might help if I clarify that we are looking for are Flowers, Trees, Birds and not forgetting beautiful Butterflies all of which are all things to be found in our gardens.

The Design team have been busy again and here are their creations...................

Our Guest Designer Kath
Brenda
Using Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee and Birthday Words
 
Using Chocolate Baroque Honeysuckle Butterfly and Words of Inspiration
 Dora
Chocolate Baroque- Spring Bird-Crocus
 
 Joan
Sandra

Tracy
Viv
Using Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee
 
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Sunday, 5 May 2019

May - In an English Country Garden

Good morning and welcome to our May challenge and this month we have a theme to reflect the lovely stamps on offer from this months sponsor Chocolate Baroque, it is very fittingly..........

****In an English Country Garden****

So we are looking forward to seeing all your stamped creations depicting an English Country Garden be it flowers, gardens, butterflies or birds and bees, we are sure you will come up with lots of ideas.

Please ensure you check our challenge rules here before entering, it may save you embarrassment and make sure your entry receives comments from the team and is entered into the prize draw: We run our challenge for fun in our spare time. It is your responsibility if entering to make sure you check our challenge rules, it is not our responsibility to read your posts and remind you if you fail to comply. If you do not follow the rules we will simply ignore your entry.  
Chocolate Baroque is a small independent art and craft company, based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham in the North-East of England and is owned and run by Lesley Wharton. Our resident artist, Sue Page, works from her home in Hampshire where she is inspired, amongst other things, by the natural world, botanical art and early 20th century illustration.

                            English Cottages Rubber stamp sheet - A5              Honey Bee Unmmounted Stamp Sheet - A5              
These two gorgeous A5 stamp sets will be going to our lucky May winner, aren't they lovely.

Our Guest Designer this month is Kath with a beautifully paper pieced floral creation...............

And here is the inspiration from my talented team mates.........................

Brenda
Using Chocolate Baroque English CottagesVillage Life, Town Houses,
Using Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee
Dora
Using Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Dress

Joan
Using Chocolate Baroque Home Sweet HomeSpring Foliage and  Robin the Spruce
Marlies
 Using Chocolate Baroque 'Home Sweet Home' and 'Sunny Sunflowers'
Sandra
Using Chocolate Baroque Wild Meadow
Tracy
Viv
Using Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee
Happy crafting everyone and have fun with our theme.
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Friday, 3 May 2019

April winner and Top 3

Good morning to you all, it's time to announce the winner and Top 3 from our 'April Showers bring May Flowers' theme which was very popular and saw some wonderful entries, our thanks to each and every one of your who joined in.
It was a close run thing this month as the voting was so close, but I can announce that the winner of the £25 voucher from be Creative! is........................

Jane entry no 31

Well done Jane, please mail me so I can arrange for you to receive your shopping voucher.

And our Top 3.................

Jan entry no 57
Maya entry no 39

Mac entry no 41


The following card also received votes from the DT as a Top 3 pick but there seems to have been an issue with Linky and Leanne's entry which was No 94 disappeared and the numbering now jumps from 93 to 95. All very strange and having checked with Leanne that she didn't remove her entry I felt I needed to add an explanation as to why you won't find it in the thumbnail pictures for the months entries, but here is her card.



Congratulations to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

Please pop back on Sunday when we will have a new theme and another super prize.
 
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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Hoping for more flowers than showers over Easter

A very good morning to you all, our 'Showers and Flowers' theme is in full swing and there have been some lovely entries, but there is still plenty of time if you have not joined in yet or would like to share a second or third entry and you have until 1st May to do so.

Here is some more inspiration from the team..................................

Brenda
 Joan
 

We wish you all a happy and peaceful Easter.
 
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