Friday, 30 July 2021

July winner and Top 3

Hello everyone, after a month of beautiful floral creations from you all it's time to announce our winner and Top 3 and thank you all for taking the time to share your creations with us.

I am pleased to announce the lucky person who can choose an A4 stamp sheet 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!

......as selected by Random Org., is

No 14 Kym

Well done Kym, please mail me from the link on the sidebar ensuring you include your full name and postal address.

And second is......
Rosie
Please note, prizes not claimed within seven days.......by 12th August, will be re-drawn and new winners notified by e.mail or blog comment.

And our Top 3 in a very close run contest in order of votes cast by the Design Team are......

Entry No 34 Pinky
Entry No 40 Lynn
Entry No 53 Dreja

Congratulations to you all, well deserved credit for beautiful creations, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

I will see you all again on Sunday with a new challenge.
 
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Sunday, 18 July 2021

Flowers galore

Morning crafting Peeps, our current FLOWERS theme is in full swing, although not too many entires so far.......and there was us thinking you all loved your flowers as much as we do? But there is still plenty of time to join in as the challenge runs until Wednesday 28th July with the chance to win your choice of 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!

Fiki is our July Featured Designer and has created another pretty card to share with us......

Using Chocolate Baroque Wish Flower

And more inspiration from the Design Team......

Alice Using Chocolate Baroque Rose Stem Script
Anesha using Chocolate Baroque Medici Flower

Using the brand new Chocolate Baroque Polygon Poppies
Using Chocolate Baroque Luv Shack and Rose Perfumery 
Using Chocolate Baroque Rose Duo
Using Chocolate Baroque Fragrant Honeysuckle
Using Chocolate Baroque Poppy ledger and Amazing Mackintosh words
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Rose
Using the brand new Chocolate Baroque Polygon Poppies
 
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Sunday, 4 July 2021

July - Beautiful Blooms (flowers)

Good morning, I hope you are ready for a new challenge. This month we are celebrating our gardens with the theme of........

******Beautiful Blooms (flowers)******

It's as simple as that, we want to see lots of beautiful flowers, so get out those floral stamps and get creating. Your entry can be for any occasion all we ask is that the focal element is stamped (or digital) and has flower/s (not just added non stamped flowers).

Lesley from Chocolate Baroque will be on the craft channel at 9am and 1pm on Friday 9th July showcasing some familiar stamp sets plus three beautiful new sets which I promise you will not want to miss out on.

There will be two winners this month, the first will be able to select an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the same value and a further prize for the second. And don't forget that entries using a Chocolate Baroque image will be eligible for selection in our Featured Designer spot.
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!

Fiki was selected as our next Featured Designer from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps in May, here is a little bio she has written to introduce herself:

"My name is Fikreta but friends call me Fiki. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but I live in Kalinovac, Croatia I'm married and we have one beautiful 18 year old girl whose name is Paola. I'm a big  animal lover. I LOVE cats ! Love anything crafty. started crafting 5 years ago and blogging about 4 years ago. If you ask me why I start to craft I think because I don't go insane LOL ! I'm at home, I do not work, wife and mom so I must do something else. I love paper, stamps (digi too) ink and everything else to make my creations. I love to make anything crafty, My inspiration is everywhere. I'm a big dreamer. And I like to take pictures, especially my cat's. Thank you for having me as Guest Designer! I'm very honoured!"

Thank you so much Fiki. Here is a beautiful card she has made to share with us all......

Using Chocolate Baroque Wish Flower

We are thrilled to introduce two new team members, Lorraine, aka Lolo and Anesha, welcome to you both and together with the existing Design Team have been really busy creating a super display of floral creations to inspire you......

Using Chocolate Baroque Daisy Centre Flowerhead
Using Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Rose
Using Chocolate Baroque Flora and Fauna and Life is so much better
Using Chocolate Baroque Flora and Fauna and Black and White DP's
Using Chocolate Baroque Crackling Rose and Artistic Affirmations
Using Chocolate Baroque Baroque MeadowAce CardRose Duo and Lords & Ladies
Using Chocolate Baroque Poppy Ledger
Using Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Dress
Using Chocolate Baroque Patchwork Landscape and Rose Stem Script
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque Poppy Ledger
Using Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee

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Friday, 2 July 2021

June winner and Top 3

Morning everyone, time to announce our June winner and Top 3, a really difficult task with so many lovely entries, our thanks to you all for taking the time to join us, it's really appreciated.

Random Org., has been put to work and the number he has selected is......

Entry no 56 is Kathy, well done, please mail me from the link on the sidebar so I can arrange for you to choose your prize.

Please note we don't have a Featured Designer to announce this month, but this months entries using a Chocolate Baroque stamp will be carried forward for selection next month and announced with our July winner. 

Our Top 3 in order of voting by the Design Team......

Entry no 42 Tracy
Entry no 47 Dreja
Entry no 59 Heather

Congratulations to you all, please collect your badge from the sidebar to display on your own blogs.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge.
 
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Friday, 18 June 2021

Colourful inspiration

The days roll round and already it's the 18th on the month so time for our mid month inspiration post.

So many beautiful entries so far following our 'Hand Coloured or Paper Pieced' theme, but if you have not joined in yet there is still plenty of time as the challenge runs until Wednesday 30th June for the chance of winning super stamps 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!

Lots of colourful inspiration from the Design Team again......

Using Chocolate Baroque Bold Blooms
Using Chocolate Baroque Italian House and Fresh Florals
Using Chocolate Baroque Sow the Seeds and 8x8 Designer Papers
Using Chocolate Baroque Peony
Using Chocolate Baroque Flora and Fauna
Using Chocolate Baroque Echoes of Italy and Amazing Mackintosh Words
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque Crackling Rose
Using Chocolate Baroque Urban Chic House

 
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