Friday, 18 June 2021

More crafty I love's.....

Morning everyone, we have some more inspiration with the Design Team sharing more of their favourite crafting 'I love.....' styles and techniques.

Our a new sponsor  Helping Hands Craft is offering one lucky winner as £25 store voucher, they have a super web site covering all styles of crafting so do go and check it out. The challenge runs until Wednesday 30th June so plenty of time to join in.

Helping Hands Craft Based in Wales, Helping Hands Craft boasts an enviable range of arts and crafts products for sale, including stamping sets, ink and stamps for all stamping enthusiasts.  The site is the brainchild of Emma, a mother of two and keen amateur artist and crafter.  Frustrated with the lack of affordable arts and crafts goods available under one roof, Emma started helping hands craft in 2018 to help arts and crafts enthusiasts, professionals and parents looking for creative fun with their kids all find the products that they need on one easy to use website.

A wide range of crafty loves from the Design Team......
I love...... making backgrounds
I love...... Making backgrounds, girly images and this sentiment
I love....inks, colour, flowers and inspirational quotes
I love....to combine stamps
I love giraffes
I love......

I love.... trees and fun folds
I Love....Gift Bags, Scenes and Fantasy

 
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Sunday, 6 June 2021

June - 'I love....'

Good morning, welcome to our June challenge where this month our theme is.....

******I love....******

So what are your crafting loves, cute stamps, floral stamps, creating scenes, lots of inks or maybe CAS style. We would love you to share a creation showcasing your favourite style of crafting crafting and please do tell us what it is in your post. As always you can create whatever you like, but please remember the focal element must he hand stamped as our preference (or digital). If you are uncertain about any aspect of our challenge you can check all our challenge rules here .

We are really pleased to welcome a new sponsor this month who are offering one lucky winner as £25 store voucher, they have a super web site covering all styles of crafting so do go and check it out.
Helping Hands Craft Based in Wales, Helping Hands Craft boasts an enviable range of arts and crafts products for sale, including stamping sets, ink and stamps for all stamping enthusiasts.  The site is the brainchild of Emma, a mother of two and keen amateur artist and crafter.  Frustrated with the lack of affordable arts and crafts goods available under one roof, Emma started helping hands craft in 2018 to help arts and crafts enthusiasts, professionals and parents looking for creative fun with their kids all find the products that they need on one easy to use website.

We welcome Alice as our Featured Designer this month and what a beautifully vibrant creation she has made to share with us all......

Guest Designer Alice
I love......Colour, Animals and Nature

As always the talented Design Team have been busy at work and are sharing some of their favourite crafting styles, do pop to their individual blogs to show your appreciation for all their hard work and inspiration......
I love...... Cats and gel plates
I love...... Flowers,  creating backgrounds
I love......Nature, Flowers, inks and bold colours
I love......Farm Animals
I love......Poppies
I love......Pastel Colours, Roses and cute stamps
I love...... Trees
I love...... Projects, Fantasy and creating scenes


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Friday, 4 June 2021

May winners

Good morning, after a super month of Beautiful Blooms it's time to announce the winner, featured Designer and Top 3.

Before I tell you about the winner, myself and the team would like to extend a big thank you for all your warm words of support over the Social Media issues mentioned in our post below. It saddens us all that a crafter can be so malicious feeling the need to have a public vituperative outburst in what is usually such a happy crafting community, but thankfully is in the minority.
                                         
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 and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from 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!

And the winner as selected by Random Or., of the voucher for an A4 stamp set or stamps to the value from Chocolate Baroque is.....


Well done Katrina, please mail me from the link on the sidebar with your full name and postal address so I can arrange your prize. And here is your winners badge......


Now on to our Featured Designer and Top 3, votes have been cast by all DT members, counted and I can announce that the person with the most votes who we wold like to invite to be our July Featured Designer who will also receive a small Lavinia prize is......

Entry 33 Birgit

Congratulations Birgit, please mail me from the link of the sidebar with our full name and postal address so I can tell you more about our July challenge and don't forgot to collect your badge below. 


And our May Top 3......
Entry no 108 Christina
Entry No 13 Rocky
Entry No 24 Janette

Well deserved recognition to you all, your special badge is below to display on your own blogs.


I will see you all again on Sunday for a new challenge.
 
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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Regarding Stamping Sensations

A difficult post to write but one which is necessary due to certain Social Media comments and accusations which have been made with regard to how the challenge is run. 

The aim of the challenge since March 2010 has always been to provide a forum for crafters to share their artwork along with the opportunity to win prizes provided by a wide range of generous sponsors. 

The Design Team, many of whom are long standing members give their time on a voluntary basis, do not receive any form of inducement and each month provide artwork as inspiration for our entrants and take time to comment on those entries.

I and in turn my team will not be intimidated by gossip or false claims about how the challenge is run. If any crafter has an issue about how the challenge is run then they are welcome to send me a personal e.mail from the link on the challenge blog sidebar. Social Media and closed formats are not the appropriate place and I on behalf of the challenge, my team and sponsors will report to the appropriate body, taking into account GDPR regulations, any such dialogue of which I/we have or may become aware.

Our aim is to provide a friendly environment for crafters and to this end we will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour or comments and regularly review those and our rules to ensure all remain in the best interest of our entrants as a whole. 

Brenda

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

More Beautiful Blooms

Good morning to you all, time for some mid month inspiration for this months 'Beautiful Blooms' theme which runs until Wednesday 2nd June so still plenty of time to join in.

Our sponsor this month is Chocolate Baroque offering the winner a choice of an A4 stamp set or stamps of equivalent value.
                                     
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 and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from 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!

Using Chocolate Baroque Movie Strip Collage
Using Chocolate Baroque Chrysanthemum Blueprint

Using Chocolate Baroque Hydrangea Tag

Using Chocolate Baroque's Life Is Wonderful 
 
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Sunday, 2 May 2021

May - Beautiful Blooms

Good morning and welcome to our May challenge with the theme of......

******Beautiful Blooms******

It couldn't be more simple could it, flowers and beautiful blooms any colour or style, we would love to see them all. Please just remember the focal element of your creation must be hand stamped (or digital) to reflect the theme, that means flowers which must be stamped, not purchased pre made additions.

This months lucky winner will be able to choose an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the same value from our lovely sponsor Chocolate Baroque who have two live shows on The Craft Store (Hochanda) on Friday 7th May at 9am and 1pm. Lesley will be showcasing different stamps in each show.
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 and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from 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 welcome Carol who was selected in our Top 3 last month as our Guest Designer, she has created such a pretty and colourful floral card for us......

Using Chocolate Baroque Floral Grunge

And lots more inspirational flowers from the Design Team......

Using Chocolate Baroque Freesia Blueprint
Using Chocolate Baroque Fresh FloralsLife is so much Better and Decorative Edges
Using Chocolate Baroque Pretty PoppiesAce Card and Sow the Seeds
Using Chocolate Baroque August Fairy
Using Chocolate Baroque Doodle Butterfly and Amazing Mackintosh Words
Using Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Rose
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