Friday, 18 December 2020

Colourful inspiration

Morning everyone, just popping in with a reminder about our December challenge where our theme is 'Anything Goes', a really busy month so far and some fabulous entries, but still plenty of time if you have not joined in yet or would like to add a second or even third entry.

The Design Team have been inking up their Chocolate Baroque stamps to provide a wonderfully diverse and colourful display of inspiration............

Alice
Using Chocolate Baroque Floral Notes
YouToube video here making this card using Floral Grunge
Using Chocolate Baroque Canary Bird RoseGerbera and Friends 
Using  Chocolate Baroque Celebration Bouquet
Leanne
Using Chocolate Baroque Heath Robinson House and Townhouses
Using Chocolate Baroque Doodle Birds and Words to Dazzle and Sparkle
Mervi
Using Chocolate Baroque A Tomte Christmas
Using Chocolate Baroque Thistle Butterfly
 
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Sunday, 6 December 2020

December - Anything Goes

Good Morning, our last challenge of 2020, a year that has presented unimaginable challenges to the whole World and we pray 2021 will be a better one for everyone. For us as crafters, our hobby has been a great source of comfort and we are grateful to each and every one of you who have continued to support us during these difficult times.

Our theme this month is simply........

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

So cards, gift tags and bags, hand made gifts and so much more, all we ask is that you remember the focal element of your work must be a stamped image, you can enter up to three pieces of work.

Our winner will receive an A4 stamp set of their choice or stamps to the same value. 

Also, entries using a Chocolate Baroque stamp will be eligible for selection as a Featured Designer on a future challenge post.......there may even be an extra prize of a Chocolate Baroque stamp (please note, November entries have been carried forward).
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! 

Our Featured Designer this month is Helene...........

"Hi, my name is Heléne Ericsson and I live in Umea, in the northern part of Sweden. I have been crafting more or less my entire life but started showcasing my work on https://mummylade.blogspot.com in 2009. Looking at early posts you can clearly see how my taste, and hopefully skills, have developed 😊 I love vintage and shabby chic, rough edges, lace and the colour blue and I have more crafted gift bags and boxes than a person of sound mind would keep😇 Crafting is a great way to relax and clear your head, it’s very rewarding to create items from a blank paper and it is REALLY rewarding to be a part of this world wide crafting community with all the love and support here. I’m very honoured to be featured as a designer here on We Love Chocolate Baroque and I hope we’ll see each other again in some form. Hold on, hang in there and keep a healthy distance". 

Here is Helene's lovely card using Chocolate Baroque Mistletoe Script........


And here are the beautifully varied creations from the Design Team..........

Using Chocolate Baroque Woodland Dreams
Using Chocolate Baroque Floral GrungeEphemera 1 and Ephemera 2
Using Chocolate Baroque Canary Bird Rose
Using Chocolate Baroque Breath of Spring
Using Chocolate Baroque O is for
Lynn using Chocolate Baroque 
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Friday, 4 December 2020

November winner

Hello everyone, it's time to announce the winner of our November challenge and what a fabulous month it was with 154 entries which myself and the design team thoroughly enjoyed visiting. It's nice to see some new crafters creeping in and along with our regulars send our thanks to each and every one of you for your ongoing support.

The Random Generator has been spun and came with with...........

That lucky person is Helen

Well done Helen, I know you have been a 'regular' over many years so our thanks for your ongoing support. Please mail me so I can get your Chocolate Baroque prize sorted. Here is Helene's fun Christmas card.........


We are not having a Top 4 this month, but please don't think we have ignored the entrants who used Chocolate Baroque stamps, their work is being carried forward for inclusion in our next Featured Designer selection.

I look forward to seeing you again on Sunday when our new challenge will be anounced.

 
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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.........

 
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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

 
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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.

 
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