Sunday, 3 October 2021

October - Anything Autumn

Good morning, I hope you are all ready for our new challenge which this months features on the approaching season here in the Northern Hemisphere........

******Anything Autumn******

We want to see creations using the wonderfully rich and warm colours we associate with the season as Nature puts on a different coat. Please remember we are a stamping challenge and your focal element must be a stamped image.
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! 


Two prizes again this month, a £15 store voucher and a surprise goody bag (the above is just an idea of what the pretty bag could include: stamp, die, inks, stamping card, mixed media items).

And do remember, we are always on the lookout for future Guest Designers who are selected by the Design Team from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.

As always there is a superb display of inspiration from the talented Design Team......

Using Chocolate Baroque  The Gift and Daisy Center Flowerhead
Using Chocolate Baroque Harmony Tree
Using Chocolate Baroque Autumn PoppyEssence of Nature and Fantasy Woodland
Using Chocolate Baroque Fantasy Woodland and Amazing Mackintosh Words
Using Chocolate Baroque Rose Duo
Using Chocolate Baroque Artists Baubles and Words to Dazzle and Sparkle
Using Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Bouquet
Using Chocolate Baroque Orchard and Timeless
Using Chocolate Baroque Woodland, Orchard, Glade, Spinney and Nature Table

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Friday, 1 October 2021

September winners, Guest Designers and Top 3

Morning everyone, after another super month of entries, thank you all who took part, it's time to announce our winners and Top 3, we have some Guest Designers to announce as well.
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! 

This months prizes are a £15 store voucher from our sponsor and a CB Fragrant Honeysuckle stamp and the lucky winners as selected by Random Org., are......

No 11 is Jenny and no 7 is Bunny, well done both of you, please mail me by Friday 8th October from the link on the sidebar with your full names and postal addy's so I can arrange for you to receive your prizes.

Now for our Top 3 is order of voting......

Nonni Entry no 59
Matyann Entry no 94
Pauline Entry no 19

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

And lastly but by no means least our choice of crafters using Chocolate Baroque stamps for their entries who we would like to invite to be Guest Designers, the first Liz who we would like to join us in November and Cathy who we hope will join us in December.

Liz's entry
Cathy's entry

I look forward to hearing from you both so I can tell you more about our themes for those two months.

See you all again on Sunday for our new challenge
 
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Saturday, 18 September 2021

Mid month celebrations

Good morning and welcome to our mid month inspirational post where this months theme is 'Anything Goes with a Celebrations option'. The challenge runs until 29th September so you still have plenty of time to join in with your first or even second or third entry.

I am pleased to announce that Zoe who has been our Guest Designer the last couple of months is joining the team on a full time basis, please join us in giving her a warm welcome.

A reminder that this month we will have two winners, one will receive a £15 store voucher for CB stamps and the second the lovely CB Honeysuckle stamp.
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! 

Just take a look at the beautiful and varied inspiration from the talented Design Team......

Using Chocolate Baroque The Gift of Christmas
Using Chocolate Baroque Chrysanthemum Blueprint and Say it Vertically
Using Chocolate Baroque Ace Card and amazing Mackintosh words
Using Chocolate Baroque Life Is Wonderful
Using Chocolate Baroque Hark the Christmas Rose
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque A Tomte Christmas
Using Chocolate Baroque  Poinsettia Script
Using Chocolate Baroque Rose Duo
 
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Sunday, 5 September 2021

September - Anything Goes with Celebrations option

Good Morning, we hope you are ready to get stamping again as it's time for our September challenge which is......

Anything Goes with a Celebrations option

If you go for the Celebrations option it can be any Celebration, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas and many more. Please remember the focal element of your entry must be hand stamped as our preference (or digital). We still see a few entries where either stencils or die cuts are focal which are ineligible so you can check our rules here

This months prizes will be slightly different, there will be a £15 voucher for the winner randomly selected from all entries and the Honeysuckle stamp below for a second winner also selected at random from entries following the Celebrations option.
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!

Can I also take this opportunity to let you know that there is a special challenge happening at Allsorts next Saturday 11th October in recognition of Kath who was a DT here as well as Allsorts.

Zoe joins us again as our Guest Designer and has created a beautiful Wedding card......

Using Chocolate Baroque Mackintosh Beauty
Using Chocolate Baroque Rose Duo
Using Chocolate Baroque Fragile Wings
Using Chocolate Baroque Christmas Rose Script and Mistletoe Script
Using Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Flourish and Words to Dazzle
Using Chocolate Baroque Lords & Ladies and Words to Dazzle
Using Chocolate Baroque Crackling Rose
Using Chocolate Baroque Nouveau Lovebirds
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque Crackling Rose
Using Chocolate Baroque Holly Script & Poinsettia Script
 
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Friday, 3 September 2021

August winners

Good morning, time for our winners post and a big thank you to everyone who joined in our Favourite Stamps theme. The winner will be able to choose an A4 stamp set or stamps to the same value from......
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 that winner is......
Entry no 40 is Lynne in NI

Well done Lynne, please mail me by 9th September so I can arrange your prize and don't forget to collect our winner badge. In line with our rules, prizes not claimed by the date indicated will be re-drawn.

And our Top 3 in order of voting by the Design Team is......

Entry No 37 Donna
Entry No 88 Helen
Entry No 45 Gail

Well done to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on tour own blogs.

I will see you all agin on Sunday for our new challenge.
 
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