Sunday, 2 May 2021

May - Bright Sunny 🌞 Colours (and could you be a DT for us?)

A sunny good morning to you all, it's time for our May challenge and we hope our theme matches the weather where you live🌞☀️.......

******Bright Sunny Colours******

The title speaks for itself really, all we ask is that the focal element of your creation is hand stamped (or digital) and your entry is bright and sunny. Don't forget you can enter three different pieces of artwork.......they don't have to be cards either so long as they are stamped.

One of our team Leanne has moved on to pastures new, we thank her for the inspiration she has shared with us and wish her well. This means we are looking for one or two new DT's, however we are not having a DT call, so please DO NOT mail us as it will not influence our choice.

Instead, if you think you would fit into our friendly little team all you need to do is......
  • Enter this months challenge using a Chocolate Baroque stamp/s and put 'DT' against your name when linking. 
We will be visiting the blogs of all those interested and inviting new DT/s from those entrants (yes you do need a blog).

Please note: You must have sufficient Chocolate Baroque stamps to be able to work to our upcoming themes and provide two inspirational pieces each month. Have an active blog and be prepared to comment on entries. In return you will receive Chocolate Baroque stamp/s as a welcome and be entitled to preferential DT stamp purchases.

Moving back to this months challenge, as usual our lucky challenge winner will be able to select 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!

This month we welcome Gerrina as our Featured Designer, we loved her pretty yellow floral creation in March and now she has  a lovely journal page to share......


Here is a little bit about Gerrina:

"I am addicted to stamping since the summer of 2010 and still love to learn new techniques and how to work with new materials. I live in the Netherlands and the last few years I make more Art Journal Pages, but still like to make cards too. I like the CAS style, all kinds of water and pigment/aquarel techniques, some Mixed Media and occasionally make scrapbook pages. Blogging is my way of inspire others and get inspired and meet the most talented kind people. Chocolate Baroque is one of the stamp brands that I love to work with since I discovered it about 9 years ago. I am very honoured to have been invited to be featured designer this month. A huge thank you to the Design Team!"  

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

Using Chocolate Baroque Floral Edges e Woodland Dreams
and Ace Card 
Using Chocolate Baroque Tangled Garden 
Using Chocolate Baroque Canary Bird Rose
Using Chocolate Baroque Bridge House and Rose Stem Script
Using Chocolate Baroque Flora Musica
Tracy
Using Chocolate Baroque Swirl Centre Flowerhead and Butterfly Mind
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Friday, 30 April 2021

April winners

This month seems to have flown past and it's time to announce our winners again. You shared some beautiful Springtime creations with us and our thanks go to all of you who took the time to join in and share your lovely artwork.

Before I move on to our winners, a quiet word in the ear of lovers of Chocolate Baroque stamps.......be sure to check our new challenge post on Sunday😉as we have an exciting announcement that just may be of interest to you!!
Moving on to our winner who can choose an A4 stamp set or stamps to the value from Chocolate Baroque is, as selected by Random Org.,......


That is Lorraine from Raineys Craft Room, well done Lorraine, please mail me with your full name and postal address and I will arrange your prize.

Now onto our Top 3 in order of voting by the Design Team......

Entry no 31 Lia
Entry no 77 Birgit
Entry no 51 Debbie

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

I will see you all again on Sunday and don't forget there will be some news to share.

 
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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Springtime inspiration

Morning everyone, we've reached the halfway point of our Springtime theme so it's time for some more inspiration from the Design Team.  Lots of lovely entries already but remember even if you have already joined in you can do so three times and why now when you can win some 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!

Take a look at what my fabulously talented teamies have created to inspire you.........

Using Chocolate Baroque Rose Duo
Using Chocolate Baroque Spring Muli-buyGlorious Spring and Ace card
Using Chocolate Baroque Snowdrop Script
Using Chocolate Baroque Essence of Nature 
Using Chocolate Baroque Breath of Spring
Using Chocolate Baroque Spring is in the Air and Essence of Nature
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque A Heart Full of Love
Using Chocolate Baroque Thistle Butterfly and Butterfly Perfumery
 
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Sunday, 4 April 2021

April - Springtime

Good morning, Happy Easter and welcome to our April challenge where this month our theme is simply......

******Springtime******

We hope you will join us in celebrating this beautiful season, please just remember that we are a stamping challenge and the focal element of your work must be hand stamped (as our preference) to reflect the theme (or digital).

The prize as usual is the winners choice of an A4 stamp set or stamps to the same value. All prizes must be claimed within seven days of winners being published. Any unclaimed prize will be forfeited, prizes are non transferable and no cash alternatives are available.
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!


The Design Team selected Flo's entry as their Featured Designer from our February entries. She created this beautiful Spring scene for us and although she did not want to share a crafting bio asked that I add the following words from her "I am very excited and honoured to have been invited to be featured designer this month. A huge thank you to Brenda and the Design Team". 

Here are the creations from the Design Team who have really embraced the season......

Using Chocolate Baroque Spring multi-buy
Using Chocolate Baroque Honeysuckle Butterfly
Using Chocolate Baroque A Year of stamping February 
Using Chocolate Baroque Essence of Nature and Just Butterflies
Using Chocolate Baroque Snowdrop Script and Amazing Mackintosh Words
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque March Fairy
Using Chocolate Baroque Thistle Butterfly and Life Is So Much Better

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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Friday, 2 April 2021

March winners

Good morning and Happy Easter to you all.

It's been another super month of entries and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to join in our 'I love...' theme. 

                                   

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!

The winner of our first prize goes to..........

No 54 is Carol
And winner of the second prize.......

Entry no 49 is Hazel

Well done to you both, please mail Friday 9th April  from the link on the sidebar with your full names and postal addresses.

Now for the Design Teams favourite from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps, that person is Gerrina and we would love her to join us in May as our Featured Designer. Please mail me Friday 9th April so I can tell you all about our theme for that month.

Entry no 101 Gerrina

The Design Team have voted for their favourites from all entries and their selected Top 3 which is actually a Top 4 this month as there was a tie for third place, are in order of voting........

Entry no 98 Marjeta
Entry no 30 Carol
Entry no 34 Tina
Entry no 2 Christine

I look forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for our new theme for April.
 
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Thursday, 18 March 2021

More crafting 'Loves......'

Good morning, I hope your week is going well. We are half way through this month challenge of 'I Love......' were we are asking you to share your crafty loves with us for a chance of winning this months prize of your own choice of stamp's 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 always the talented Design Team have been busy coming up with lots more inspiration and sharing some of their personal crafting loves with you, please do pop over to their personal blogs to see more of their work...........

I love Nature, flowers and inspirational quotes
Using Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Bouquet and Life is so much Better
I love Nature, a bit of grunge and bold colour palettes
Using Chocolate Baroque Fragile Wings and Just Useful
I love Christmas and Tomtar 
Using CB A Tomte Christmas 
I love Bright and Bold colours 
Using Chocolate Baroque Celebration Bouquet
I love nature, flowers and the tones of blue and brown
Using Chocolate Baroque Glorious
I love the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Using Chocolate Baroque Mackintosh Beauty Mackintosh windows 
Mervi
I love spring, summer, flowers and fairies
Using Chocolate Baroque March Fairy
I love Inkyness and Butterflies
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