Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Some Christmas inspiration

My this month seems to be flying past as it's time for our mid month post already. So many lovely Christmas entries so far, but plenty of time if you have not had time to join in yet, the challenge runs until Wednesday 2nd December.

As usual the Design Team are on the look out for our next Featured Designer selected rom entries using a Chocolate Baroque stamp and the lucky winner selected by Random Org., from all entries will receive their choice of an A4 stamp set or stamps to the value.
As usual our lucky challenge winner will be able to select an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the same value from.................Chocolate Baroque 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 Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's 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 team have all been busy and have some fabulous Chocolate Baroque inspiration to share.........

 
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

November - Christmas

Good morning to you all, I hope you are ready for a new challenge. 

This year Christmas cards and hand crafted items are going to be more important and special than ever before as so many of us will be unable to enjoy a normal family Christmas due to the Global COVID situation. So our theme is simply.........

******Christmas******

Anything Christmas so long as the focal element or your work reflects the theme and is hand stamped (or digital). You can enter up to thee times so more chances of winning the super prize and remember we will be looking for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using a Chocolate Baroque stamp.

We also have an announcement to make..........please join is in welcoming Alice to the team, we are so happy to have her with us and I hope you will pop along to her blog to say hello.  

As usual our lucky challenge winner will be able to select an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the same value from.................Chocolate Baroque 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 Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's 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 are pleased to welcome Hilary as our very first Featured Designer, here is a little bit about her:

"It is such an honour to have been chosen as the feature designer on the very first challenge at We Love Chocolate Baroque. My name is Hilary Wright and I live in a small market town near the Suffolk coast in the UK. I first started making cards when I retired from a career in the NHS, but it took me a while to gain enough confidence to start sharing my creations on my blog (https://myfiddlingaboutpage.blogspot.com). I needn’t have worried though, as I quickly found this wonderful supportive and encouraging community. My first post was in June 2017 and it feels like I have come a long way since then and have met so many other wonderful card makers. I love the fact that there are so many other people just like me, out there making cards. I would say my style is mainly CAS but I have been know to stray sometimes. I really never knew that I had a creative side, so it is wonderful to now be exploring it".

Thank you Hilary, here is the lovely card she has made using English Country Cottages.


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

Using Chocolate Baroque Tangled Birch
Using Chocolate Baroque Serena
Using Chocolate Baroque Christmas Circles 
Using Chocolate Baroque Steampunk Christmas
Using Chocolate Baroque Patchwork Landscape and Home Sweet Home
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque Hark the Christmas Rose
Using Chocolate Baroque Christmas Circles

 
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, 30 October 2020

October winner and Featured Designer

A very good morning to you all, we've had another fabulous month with more really lovely entries, our thanks to each and every one of you who joined in.


Mr Random Org., has done his magic and the lucky winner of a choice of stamps from Chocolate Baroque is...........

Entry no 79 is Christine with this delightful Christmas card

Well done Christine, you win an A4 stamp set of choice or stamps to the same value, please  mail me so I get get things sorted.

Now onto our Featured Designer and Top 3, the Design Team have all voted for their favourites and I can announce that we would be so happy is Helene who was entry no 2 will join us in December. This is the beautiful card she created using Hark The Christmas Rose.


Congratulations Helene, please mail me so I can tell you all about our December theme.

Now for our Top 3..........

Entry no 77 Julie
Entry no 37 Zoe

Well done to you all, please collect your badge from the side bar to display on our own blogs.

Please pop back on Sunday when we will have a new challenge for you.

 
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Flowers, Fauna, Feathers and Fashion

Good morning, time for some mid month inspiration and a reminder that the challenge runs until Wednesday 28th October so still plenty of time to enter or add a second of third creation into this months challenge and you can use any make of stamp or image (including digital).

Our theme is 'Anything Goes' so nice and simple, we have already seen some beautiful creations and really appreciate all your support. One lucky winner will be able to choose their prize 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 Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's 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 have used a huge variety of Chocolate Baroque stamps on their creations, do pop to their individual blogs to say hello................

Using Chocolate Baroque Floral Harmony
Using Chocolate Baroque Autumn Edges
Using Chocolate Baroque Mosaic Flower
Using Chocolate Baroque I Shall Be Your Wings

 
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog.

Sunday, 4 October 2020

October challenge

Good morning and welcome to our October challenge............

******Anything Goes******

A nice simple one, please just remember the focal element of your work must be hand stamped but can be any make of stamp. Blog entries are our preference, but entries from FB, Pinterest, Flickr, and IG are accepted but not all DT's subscribe so may not be able to comment. We have a new Instagram page here so please check it out.

Lesley will be back on our screens on Friday 9th October with brand new stamps.

Now this months prize which is the winners choice of an A4 Chocolate Baroque stamp set, or stamps to the same value. We will also be on the lookout for our next Featured Designer selected from entries using Chocolate Baroque stamps.
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 Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's 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 had great fun playing working with their Chocolate Baroque stamps, for some it was a new experience and they have come up with some fabulous creations, I do hope you will pop round to visit them all, it does mean an awful lot to them.......

Using Chocolate Baroque Poppy Meadow
Using Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque Steampunk Butterfly
Using Chocolate Baroque's Timeless
Using Chocoalte Baroque's Patchwork Landscape and Thistle Butterfly
 
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, 2 October 2020

September winners and Top picks

Good morning!!

It's excitement from us here as we announce our very first winner and my how quickly the month went. But before I say any more, on behalf of myself and the team I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported our first challenge, we had so many encouraging comments and mails of support and a fabulous display of entries, you exceeded all our expectations!!

Our winner as selected by Random.Org......................

No 42 is Tina Chianna

And as this is our first challenge an extra surprise of a Chocolate Baroque stamp which goes to........

No 14 is Helen 

Well done Tina and Helen, please mail me by 8th October with your full names and postal address so I can send your prizes. 

Now for our Top 3 and the crafter we would like to invite as out first Featured Designer. As this is our first challenge I will briefly explain the process we use: The Design Team vote for their favourite four entries from those using Chocolate Baroque stamps in sequential order, points applied to each set of votes (4 for first placed, 3 second, 2 third and 1 fourth), points combined and from that a winner and Top 3 emerge. As all the team have different crafting styles we believe this is a fair way to give every entrant an equal opportunity of being selected.

So that explained, I am very pleased to announce that we have a clear winner who is......


Entry no 108, Hilary using Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee. We loved your card Hilary and we hope you will be our Featured Designer in November, please mail me so I can tell you more about our November challenge.

And our Top 3 which was very close with only a point between you..........

Entry no 33 Jannet using Chocolate Baroque Hanging Flowers
Entry no 41 is Doreen using Chocolate Baroque Eastern Grasses

Entry no 57 is Zoe using Chocolate Baroque Tangled Peacock

A note as it's a question that comes up from time to time, GDPR prevents us including links to winners blogs, but using the entry numbers above you can visit via Inlinkz where entrants have added blog links themselves.

And before I go, the winner of last weeks Giveaway is comment no 34, Marjum, please mail me so I can send your goodies.

I look forward to seeing you all again next month, our October challenge will start on Sunday 4th so see you then.
 
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog.