Chocolate Baroque Retrospective – winner

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Thank you all so much for your lovely comments last week, it was good to see so many responses and I’m glad to hear it was sparking some ideas.  I hope you all have some downtime around the holidays to get out your craft stuff and play.

I’m delighted to announce the randomly picked winner is Jackie who picked this one as her favourite on day 4:

Jackie, Lesley will be in touch with you to let you know how to claim your prize.

The sentiment comes from the delicious Pretty Poppies stamp set

The trees come from Tall Trees (which I can’t find on the CB website at the moment) and the swirl is from Artistic Expressions.

I blended PanPastels through a circle to create the background and stamped with dye based inks on top.

I’ll finish by saying a massive Merry Christmas to you all and a big huge thank you for all your support throughout 2015, looking forward to an exciting 2016!

Chocolate Baroque Retrospective – Day 5

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments and may I say you all have excellent taste!  Well I made it- five consecutive days of blogging with a feast of Chocolate Baroque eye candy for you.  I know it’s a trip down memory lane for many of you, but for those of you new to stamping or to Chocolate Baroque, I hope it has given you some inspiration.  Again, let me know which of today’s cards is your favourite and this weekend, I’ll use the random generator to pick out a name to pass on to Lesley.

Hope your preparations for Christmas are going smoothly and you are as organised, prepped and utterly chilled about it all as I am – I can honestly say this year is very relaxed and calm.

Chocolate Baroque Retrospective – Day 3

Here we are on day 3 of my Chocolate Baroque retrospective, and today’s gallery features Christmas stamps.

It looks like everyone is far too busy at this time of year to play guessing games, so let’s change things up a bit.  Simply leave a comment letting me know which is your favourite from today’s gallery (or any of this week’s posts) and we’ll make Lesley’s generous offer of a free stamp set go to a random pick from the week’s comments.

 

Chocolate Baroque Retrospective – Day 2

Here’s the Chocolate Baroque gallery for day 2, another selection of images for you to have a go at naming.  See Monday’s post for more details.

EDIT: I realised it’s not the right time to be running a guess the name contest, so instead just leave a comment telling me which one is your favourite and you’ll go into the draw to win a prize from Lesley at Chocolate Baroque.

Remember, just leave a comment below and you could be the winner of a lovely set of stamps yourself from Chocolate Baroque.

Chocolate Baroque Retrospective – Day 1

This is one for the Chocolate Baroque fans today, well all week actually …

You see, I’ve had a few (very sweet) people tell me that they miss seeing my Chocolate Baroque cards, and lately I have been so busy with trying to improve my fine art skills that I have not had any time at all to do any stamping.  No hand made Christmas cards this year which is a real break with tradition for me.

However I was chatting to Lesley over at CBHQ about doing a little “retrospective” of some of my favourite cards and she agreed to the idea of turning it into a little contest with some stamp prizes to be won!

So, each day this week, I will be posting a gallery of images which all feature cards and projects made with Chocolate Baroque stamps.  If you are new to stamping or to Chocolate Baroque, it might give you some inspiration, and I’d love to know which one is your favourite.

EDIT: I realised it’s not the right time to be running a guess the name contest, so instead just leave a comment telling me which one is your favourite and you’ll go into the draw to win a prize from Lesley at Chocolate Baroque.

If you would like to be in with the chance of winning a set of stamps from Lesley, then you can have a go at naming the stamp sets featured in the gallery each day.   All the images you will see come from the days before Chocolate Baroque started doing individual stamps, so you need to work out which sets these stamps have come from.  (Hint: check out www.chocolatebaroque.com for clues!)

So, here’s today’s gallery – recognise any (or all) of these?

 

You can click on any image for a close up and you’ll then have arrows on the left and right of your screen to scroll through them.  Just leave a comment below letting me know your favourite and I’ll pick a random winner at the end of the week.

Have fun!