Sunday, 6 May 2018

May challenge

Good morning and welcome to our May challenge, Spring is such a wonderful time of year so we have a theme to compliment the season.................

********Close to Nature********

So many options here, flowers, trees, wild animals and insects, butterflies and birds, in fact anything associated with the wonders of Nature and the great outdoors which surround us every day.

Please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a hand stamped image which reflects the theme as the focal element of your artwork , this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest
We are thrilled to introduce a new sponsor this month Chocolate Baroque, their wonderful rage of stamps really compliment this months theme so do pop over to their web site and take a look and also watch out for them on Hochanda TV.

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.

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's hand drawn originals, complemented by typography from Lesley.  The rubber stamps are made in house, by David, to our very exacting quality standards. And nothing gets past his eagle eye!

We are pleased to welcome Rachel as this months Guest Designer, she has made a lovely sunny canvas to share with us.

Using Chocolate Baroque Honey BeeFragrant HoneysuckleGlorious Spring and Artistic Affirmations
Using Chocolate Baroque Pretty Poppies and Useful Leaves and Butterflies stencils
Using Chocolate Baroque Kingfisher Song and Spring Foliage
Using Chocolate Baroque Spring Foliage and Wild Meadow
Using Chocolate Baroque Flora Musica
Featuring Chocolate Baroque Wild Meadow
Using Chocolate Baroque Hydrangea Tag Set 
As always we look forward to seeing all your lovely creations.
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Kampin' Karen said...

I can't believe all the beauty captured in each card. What's not to love about nature. I hope to play later. Great job by the Design Team.

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning cards for our inspiration Brenda, and Chocolate Baroque, what can I say, Kate x x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wonderful, beautiful and gorgeous cards DT
Gr Karin

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awwwww..... Amazing inspirational samples!! LOVE all them!

Gerrina said...

Super inspiration again ladies!
And what a great sponsor!!

SusanLotus said...

Stunning and inspiring cards!

Jacqueline said...

Lovely DT Inspiration!

Izzy Scrap said...

A gorgeous array of inspiration from you Ladies ! Thanks so much !

Lady Joyful said...

I just realised that my link back to this challenge in my blog post had somehow disappeared! I've fixed it now, sorry about that.

Ela said...

I don't know if my birth card with the zebra is close enough to nature, if not, please exclude me from the draw. X Ela

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great challenge theme and loving the DT projects. Angela xXx

Karen said...

Thank you for the lovely challenge and your beautiful inspirations x

SewPaperPaint said...

Such gorgeous DT inspiration and entries thus far! Thanks for another great challenge. Big hugs, Autumn

Lorraine said...

Hi I have a new blog called and have entered my first challenge with you the details cards and samples are amazing thanks for a great blog xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the DT makes, they are super, Thanks for the inpiration, Hazelxx