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 71 Rocky
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.

 
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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

 
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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
 
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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.
 
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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Winner and another Giveaway

Morning everyone, I'm back again with another Giveaway and to announce the winner of last weeks goodies..............


No 13 is Jenni, well done please mail me with your full name and postal addy so I can send your prize.


This Giveaway will run a little longer as our September challenge ends next Wednesday 30th so the winner will be announced along with this months winner on Friday 2nd. To be in with a chance here's what you need to do........
  • Leave a comment on this post (that's where the winner will be drawn from).
  • Make sure you are a follower of this challenge blog.
  • Share either the logo above or prize photo on your own blog and of course link back here.

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Thursday, 17 September 2020

September - Wings with an Anything Goes option

Good morning, on Friday I told you changes were happening and we are mega thrilled to tell you we are the new Chocolate Baroque Challenge, a UK company whose stamps are synonymous with quality, elegance and style.

You can of course use many make of stamp on your entries, please see our rules below.
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! A heads up that Lesley will be on Hochanda at 6pm on Wednesday for a One Day Special.

Apologies it's a bit of a heavy post but as it's our first challenge I need to make sure we all get off on the right foot so mentioning the boring word "rules", they are listed on a page above but as this is our first challenge I will share the basics:
  • We are a stamping challenge and the focal element of you entry must be hand stamped and reflect the months theme.
  • Digital images are not eligible.
  • Any make of stamp can be used on your entry/s.
  • But entries using a Chocolate Baroque stamp will go into the prize draw twice and be eligible for selection in a Featured Designer spotlight.
That's the boring part over, now onto our theme for this month which is a nice and simple one.........

****Wings with an Anything Goes option****

Birds, Butterflies, Bugs and Bees and of course Fairies, or go down your own route with the Anything Goes option. And a fabulous prize of a selection of Chocolate Baroque goodies...........

And a reminder that during September we will be having three Tuesday Giveaways. Please share out logo.

As always the Design Team have come up with some wonderful inspiration to set you on your way

Brenda
Using Chocolate Baroque Make your MarkTangled Garden and Artistic Affirmations

Kath
Using Chocolate Baroque Breath of Spring
Leanne
Using Chocolate Baroque Patchwork Butterfly
Lynn
Using Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Flourish
Mervi
Tracy
Using Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Mind
 
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