Wednesday 15 July 2015

Challenge Thirteen- Our First Anniversary!

Hello everyone, and welcome to a very special week on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog, as we are celebrating our one year Anniversary! The first year has flown by and we are so grateful for all of your support and enthusiasm along the way for the challenges. We really appreciate your lovely comments for the Design Team inspiration.  We are very excited to celebrate this special month with you and will have some prizes along the way. More of that at the end of this blog post.

We will be announcing the winner of Challenge Twelve next week, so be sure to check out the announcement to see if you are the winner of our prize.

As a reminder to those of you who have visited our blog before, and for anyone who is new to the blog, our challenges are monthly, based on an inspirational photo and a colour swatch. A new challenge is posted on the third Wednesday of every month. You can use any medium to create your project; ink, paints, pens, pencils, etc., as long as you keep to the colours from the colour swatch in your project.

We are offering a monthly prize of £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps to one lucky winner, who will be selected by from all of the entrants who have used Chocolate Baroque stamps that are currently for sale on the website. We welcome entries incorporating other stamps, but they will not be eligible to win the prize. All entrants will have the chance to be selected as one of our Top Three and can then display our 'I made the Top Three at Chocolate Baroque' badge on their blog.

Now onto this month's challenge, which has been inspired by a piece of original artwork made by Glenda:

The challenge will close at 12.00 p.m. on Tuesday 18th August 2015, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 26th August 2015. Here are some inspirational projects from the Design Team for you:

Thank you Girls for your inspiration. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our challenge blog team. You can get in touch by sending us a private message. Details are at the end of the blog post, below the comments section.

Now, for the first of our Anniversary prizes; the Design Team have very kindly donated some of the cards that they have made across the first year of the challenge blog, and we have a collection of their artwork to give away to one lucky winner.

We have drawn a name from all of the comments that we have received across this first year by, and the lucky recipient of this lovely prize is Veronica. Congratulations Veronica, please get in touch with Lesley on and we will send your prize out to you.

We look forward to seeing your creations using these new challenge colours, and hope that you enjoy taking part in the challenge.

Judith xx


  1. Beautifu lcolours and inspirational cards, and congrats to Veroinica, lucky you, Kate x

  2. Congratulations to all of you who have worked so hard to make this challenge such a success - Judith & Lesley particularly. Thank you too to the DT ladies for all your artwork, it's a pleasure to see the variety of designs using the same colours.
    Enjoy your prize Vronnie.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Congrats Veronica! They are really beautiful all those inspirationcards!

  4. Congratulations on one year of the Challenge Blog, Hugs xxx ps the DT inspiration for the current challenge are gorgeous :)

  5. HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!!! Congratulations!
    Flo x

  6. wow - well done Veronica - what a fabulous prize - and a beautiful challenge again - as always wonderful inspiration! Hugs rachel x

  7. Happy 1st Birthday, well done Vron!

  8. Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary ladies - and congrats to Veronica too!
    Fabulous inspiration from the DT, as always - Hugs to all - Sylvia xxx

  9. Wow, such an amazing collection of cards, congratulations to Veronica!!! :D
    And wonderful samples by Miranda, Julie and Asha for the ne challenge! Coco xx

  10. what a lovely surprise, thank you so much! Even better as have been internet-less for days, got definite blogging withdrawal symptoms as a result.......many congratulations on your first birthday ladies

  11. Well done on your win Veronica and well done Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog on your one year anniversary! Love the new challenge colours and inspiration from the DT.

    Lesley Xx

  12. collected my parcel yesterday, wonderful selection, thank you all

  13. Congratulations on the first year anniversary! And thank you to all past and present design team members - without your inspiration it wouldn't be the same. Always great projects to see, love looking at them.
    Congratulations Veronica! What a lovely and precious prize :).
    I hope the challenge blog will continue for a long time to come still, I love how the challenges force me to try new combinations.
    Debbie. (Daqa)

  14. What a wonderful treasure of art work you have won . Congratulations

  15. How quickly the 1st Year has gone. Lovely samples from the DT...

  16. Thanks for another fun challenge ladies and as always gorgeous DT inspirations Karen x

  17. Lovely inspirational samples from the DT. Lots of stunning entries too. Good luck everyone. Anne (so excited to be joining all the fun as a new DT member) x.


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