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.........


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 ( 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
Using Chocolate Baroque Hark the Christmas Rose
Using Chocolate Baroque Christmas Circles

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  1. Lovely makes from Hilary and the DT!

  2. Gorgeous do we add our cards.xx

  3. I think Linky was having a hissy fit this morning, but I've just tweaked it and looks to be showing up now.

  4. Thank you for the warm welcome! :) Hilary's card looks so pretty! Fabulous inspirations from the Team, as always!!

  5. Wow... what Beautiful and amazing DT works! Very nice works and inspirations for this fun theme!

    Hugs and stay safe
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days

  6. Beautiful inspiration from the DT .
    Babs x

  7. Lovely design team samples. Thank you for the Christmas challenge this month. It was fun to play.

  8. Wonderful christmas inspiration from you all xx

  9. Great challenge and fabulous inspiration from the DT.
    Avril x

  10. DT creations always inspire me.Thanks for great challenge