Thursday, 1 January 2015

A New Year and A New Challenge! ANYTHING GOES!

Happy New Year to you all! I hope that you all enjoyed a Happy and Healthy Christmas and are ready to face a New Year!
The news that the UK Government has decided to apply tax to digital downloads is not good for our crafting industry and has forced many small companies to close. We are hoping that we can continue our Challenge Blog, although we are reshuffling sponsors as websites close.
Our news is that this month we are joined for the first time by our three new members, Andree, Karola and Wendy and we say a sad farewell to La-Vie and Caroline, we wish you well in your future endeavours.
So, this month our sponsor is Scrapper's Delights and the theme is, "Anything Goes". The winner will receive three digis of their choice, chosen at random and of course we will choose winners based on merit, for a badge.



Our design team really enjoyed working with the images and these are their fabulous projects!
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Crafty 2015,
Denyse, Isobel and the CGE DT
Andree using Honey Anime


Karola using Cupcake Honey


Wendy using Emo Honey 






Denyse using Honey Anime




Beth using Cupcake Honey


Adele using Honey Emo




Dawn using Crafty Honey Markers

Tamie using Honey Emo













Saturday, 27 December 2014

New DT Members!

Thank you to everybody who applied to be on our Design Team. We had a massive response, and whilst it was very difficult to choose our final three, it was great to look at all of your beautiful work.
We have replied to everybody who applied for a position, and a very grateful for the responses we received. 
So without further ado I would like to welcome our three new members.....

Andree, Karola and Wendy!

ANDREE


My name is AndrĂ©e and I've been a freelance card designer and demonstrator since 2007. I don't really have a style of cardmaking, I like to try a bit of everything. I live in a corner of South West Wales where we have spent the past five and a half years renovating an old property so I can have my own craft room .This is my favourite of my recent cards xx


KAROLA

Hi, my name is Karola and I currently live in Cambridgeshire in England, although I'm originally from Finland. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. My Grandma, who worked as a dressmaker, has always been sewing and knitting. She taught me to knit and I can remember knitting clothes for my Snoopy doll when I was young. I also used to knit my way through my lectures at Uni. Over the years I have tried many types of crafts such as glass fusing, knitting, crochet, beading, sewing and cross stitching. Currently my main passion is paper crafting and particularly card making and stamping. I love online card challenges and seeing all the talent, inspiration and encouragement the online community of crafters has to offer. I have also inherited a love for cooking and baking from my Mum and I have lately been attempting to do some gardening, with varying success. I have a crafting blog called InvisiblePinkCards and a food blog called InvisiblePinkFood.



WENDY

Hi I'm Wendy, I've been crafting in some sort or another for most of my life, but have been paper crafting seriously  for about 3 years now. All my crafting is done in the evenings, as I have 2 kids and work full time in the motor trade. My predominant style is vintage and shabby chic, but I do love to experiment with different techniques and genres, particularly taking paper crafting away from cards and using it in other projects. Love this card, coloured using Distress Markers, sooo me!



Monday, 1 December 2014

Merry Christmas and Anything Goes!

Well I can't believe it is December the first and Isobel and I have been working with our lovely DT for a whole year! We would like to say thank-you to all of them for their amazing hard work, stunning creations and friendly attitude!
We are losing the lovely La-Vie this month and wish her well for the future, thank you for your beautiful creations this year la- Vie!
We will be adding the names of our new DT members shortly.
This month we are sponsored once again by Beccy's Place and the prize is 3 digi stamps or a set of digi stamps, of your choice. There are some gorgeous digis to be had so please pop over to Beccy's Place to have a look!

We hope that you can join us for our last challenge of the year, the theme is Anything Goes!
Wishing you all a Happy, Crafting Christmas,
Denyse, Isobel and the CGE DT

La-Vie using Poinsettia Swag



Gemma (Homemade Bath Bomb, box and card)


Ileana using Gingerbread House


Dawn using Snowy Snowflake


Beth using Candy Canes


Isobel


Adele


Tamie using Snowman Fence


Daria using Gingerbread House















Saturday, 1 November 2014

DT Call and Anything Goes!

Welcome once more to the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. This month we start with some exciting news we are having a 



We are looking for some new DT members join us at the start of January 2015. You will need to create one project per month (usually using digi stamps provided by sponsors) and to comment on challenge entries. You are also expected to enter challenges with your projects and promote the challenge where ever possible. You must have an active Blog.

We are a happy band of crafters living across the world, we don't "do", drama and we have lots of fun!
If you would like to join us please add DT next to name on your entry. We will contact a short list of people who will be invited to tell us a little bit about why they would like to join us x

Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Whoopsi Daisy who have offered a prize of two gorgeous digi sheets from the Whoopsi Daisy shop

As our theme is "Anything Goes", you can enjoy yourselves and apply to be a new DT member at the same time!
The DT have been working hard to provide some inspiration for you we hope you enjoy it!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse, Isobel and the CGDT

Beth - Journalling page


Gemma


Tamie




Isobel


Caroline



Adele


Dawn


Ileana


Jo


La Vie

Daria


Denyse


Denyse














Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Trick or Treat? Something Scary or Something Sweet? Challenge #10 (Anything goes in disguise!)

As dark nights (sadly not Christian Bale in leather!) approach it is time for our next challenge here at Crafts Galore Encore.
This month it is "Trick or Treat? Something Scary or Something Sweet?" and you have the option of entering a Halloween project or a "sweet", project (as not everybody likes Halloween!)
Our sponsor is the fabulous Kenny K and our DT have rocked the challenge as usual (very proud of them!)


We are sponsored this month by the fabulous Kenny K and we have two prizes, both are for two digis of choice from the Kenny K website, one will be chosen at random and the other on merit!

We look forward to seeing all your entries but PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK IF YOU ARE A WINNER!(See the tab above!)
This month we also have another bonus prize of a set of Christmas stamps which will go to a chosen winner.



We would like to say a big THANKYOU to Erin for all her hard work, she is leaving us, but we all wish her well for the future,
Happy Crafting,
Denyse, Isobel and CGE DT
XXX

Gemma using Trixie Treat



Beth using Mad Mummy


Caroline using Color Me Janette


Dawn using Elf Queen


La-Vie using Trixie Treat 


Ileana using Elf Queen


Jo using Trixie Treat


Daria using Mad Mummy


Adele using Blaire Blaze


Denyse using Mad Mummy