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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Introducing our new Design Team Members (by Lesley)

Well here we are at the beginning of a new month and what better way to celebrate than to introduce you to our new Design Team ladies, but I am going to keep you in suspense just a little longer!

First I would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply to be part of the Chocolate Baroque Design Team. We had a huge response to our DT call and the standard was absolutely mind blowing. Gave the judging panels a few headaches I can tell you. There are so many talented people out there and I truly wish we could have said 'Yes' to every applicant. However we couldn't and so, with a very large drum roll, please meet the three ladies who are joining our team as from today.

They are Zoe Russell, Dominike Turpin and Anne Waller. Huge round of applause please!

We are all so excited that they are joining us and judging by their responses when they were given the good news I think they are a mite pleased too. I would also like to thank them for sitting on their secret for quite a few weeks, very difficult when you are bursting to share good news. Anyway the cat is out of the bag now and I am going to introduce each of them in turn. I asked them all the same questions and here are their responses.

Zoe Russell

The first stamp set by Chocolate Baroque I bought was:
Christmas Flourish A4 set.

My favourite style of stamp is a hard one to answer
I'm quite fickle with my styles, however I like versatility with a stamp, I'm not big on colouring in. I love creating colourful backgrounds and trying different techniques using different mediums. So a stamp that can sit nicely on my background without having to colour it in but can equally sit nicely CAS style. I love butterflies, flowers, sentiments with funky fonts, silhouettes, too many to think of lol! It would probably be easier to tell you what I "don't like"

Oh now! My wish list, I could say "all of them" lol but that wouldn't be true, so I've whittled it down to - 
Positive Beauty clear stamp set
Positive Pants clear stamp set
Butterfly Dreams
Butterfly Poppy Collage
Dusky Damask
Fantastic Florals
Tangled Fragments

Oh gosh the hardest bit, describing myself in a sentence - 
I'm quite quiet and thoughtful, I'm told I'm funny and friendly; I'm enthusiastic about crafting, I love colour, techniques and not too much faffing, I like quick results.

Dominike Turpin

What was the first Chocolate Baroque stamp set(s) you owned : 
Just those you send me last week.

What are your favourite style of stamps: 
I’m found of beautiful stamps with a lot of details except naive design. I like texture.

What Chocolate Baroque Stamp set(s) are on your wish list :
I saw on your shop beautiful stamps like your selection for March, April, July...

Describe yourself in a single sentence: 
I’m Dominike, a French woman, married with 2 children and a grand son and a grand daughter. Cheerful and dynamic, I practice aquatic sport, fitness and biking. I like to live near the ocean. I like mixed media which I teach.

Anne Waller

What was the first Chocolate Baroque stamp set(s) you owned:
The Autumn Hedgerow set

What are your favourite style of stamps:
I love scene building, particularly landscapes or underwater seascapes, and adore anything Steampunk or Fantasy. I also love vintage, Oriental and Indian styles, so the collections from Chocolate Baroque tick all the boxes for me.

What Chocolate Baroque Stamp set(s) are on your wish list:
WOW – I don’t think that there is anything that I don’t want. I think I will have to get the Steampunk Funky Fish and Seaworld sets next as they will mix & match with other underwater world sets that I have. I also love this month’s tropical fish scene in ‘A Year of Stamping Issue 7’.

Describe yourself in a single sentence:
I love stamping and experimenting with many different media; paper crafts, 3D items, gift boxes & bags, home d├ęcor and wall art, fabric decorating and jewellery making too.  

Well there you are, three wonderful additions to our team and we can't wait for you to see the projects they have come up with for their debut.

Congratulations Zoe, Dominike and Anne you are now officially part of the Chocolate Baroque Design Team and I hope all our fabulous readers and followers will join me in welcoming the girls on board.


  1. Great news. Congratulations. Looking forward to working with you ladies and seeing your creations using CB stamps.
    Hugs Flo x

  2. Congratulations all of you and welcome to the Design Team. Looking forward to seeing your projects and working with you all, Judith xx

  3. Hi Zoe and Dominike - lovely to read your introductions. Really excited about starting our creative journey together x.

  4. well done ladies - looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Hugs rachel x

  5. Congratulations Zoe, Dominike and Anne - I'm looking forward to your creations, from your descriptions I think they'll suit me very well.
    Fast / backgrounds, fantasy/steampunk, texture and mixed media...
    I wish you much fun and creative mojo on your journey as part of the CB design team!
    Debbie (Daqa)

  6. Will follow you up now that my friend Dominike made me find out your stamps !!

  7. Hello Zoe, Dominike and Anne, congratulations to you all. Lovely to have you on board the team and can't wait to start working with you all. Xx

  8. Well done to Zoe, Dominike and Anne for making the DT. Looking forward to seeing what they make with CB's wonderful stamps in the future.

    Sue xx

  9. Congratulations Zoe, Dominike and Anne! I'm looking forward to seeing your contributions too as I'm sure they will be great!

    Lesley XX

  10. Congratulations to Zoe, Dominike and Anne and look forward to seeing your ideas for using Chocolate Baroque's fabulous stamps. x

  11. Well done to you all. Look forward to seeing your projects.x

  12. Oh, congratulations to Zoe, Anne, and my friend Dominke!!! So happy to see her among the new team members, I know her and she's a very lovely lady moreover, cheerful as she said (she loves colours!...) and very talented in mixed-media in her own style you will see..
    Looking forward to see what she will do as well as the rest of the team..
    Will try to follow you a bit more than these last times, I'm so sorry, but it's hard to visit all my favorite blogs at the present time... Hugs Coco xx

  13. Congratulations ladies, enjoyed reading a little bit a bout you all and looking forward to your inspirational creations, Kate x

  14. Congratulations, ladies and welcome to the team. Looking forward to working with all of you. Hugs.

  15. Better late than never....back from holidays and want to congratulate you all! A warm welcome and looking forward to see your work with the great CB stamps! xxMiranda

  16. So many lovely comments! Thanks everyone xxx.

  17. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments and warm welcomes from the team xx Zoe xx


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