Wednesday 28 June 2017

Announcing Our Winners and Time to Say a Fond Farewell.

Hello everyone, welcome to our very last post on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. This week, we are announcing the winners of Challenge Thirty-Five. The winner of the £15 prize to spend at Chocolate Baroque is Cath Stead, whose project was drawn by as the overall winner. Congratulations Cath, we hope that you enjoy your prize.

Please email Lesley on so that she can organise your voucher. The Top Three this month have been chosen by the Design Team, and as always, we have had a tough time choosing from such a fabulous array of entries. The Top Three in no particular order are:

Congratulations ladies, you can display the Top Three badge on your blogs. Details of how to obtain it can be found on the FAQ tab at the top of the page. Well done to everyone who entered our final challenge.

We hope that you have enjoyed visiting the Colour Challenge Blog over the past three years, and have managed to take part in some of the challenges along the way. We would like to thank everyone for your visits, your comments, and your wonderful artwork. Although we have tried to inspire you each month, we have been truly inspired by your talent and creativity each time we have launched a new colour challenge.

Have you had a favourite colour swatch over the years?

I had to include this last one!

Perhaps there was a favourite piece of  Design Team inspiration that inspired you?

This fabulous card from our Challenge Fourteen by Anne, was a stunner:

This beautiful card by Claire from Challenge Seven, was another stand out card:

This stunning book by Miranda, as part of our Challenge Eleven inspiration, was another great memory:

Always with a brilliant eye for colour, Asha has created some wonderful artwork for the challenge blog over the years. This charming card from Challenge Twelve is a real delight:
We also had lots of fun with a series of wonderful download papers from Lesley. I have created a tab at the top of the page, where you can find all of the backgrounds to download and create lots of projects using these beautiful designs. If you want to see some inspiration using the backgrounds, simply type in the label 'Digital Download' in the 'Search This Blog' box, and you will be able to see the posts on the blog that contain the downloads.

The blog is not closing down, it will still be here so that you can look through the pages, and you can always revisit the posts for inspiration. At the top of the page, you will see a tab marked 'Colour Challenge Swatches', and you will find all of the swatches from every challenge in case you feel like a bit of a challenge some time. Just pick a swatch, grab the colours, and off you go, create something inky and fabulous. If you do make something, please let us now via our Facebook page, as we would love to see what you are creating. We have met a lot of new friends through the Challenge Blog, and it would be great if you would still pop along to the Design Team Blog, and to our Facebook Group.

Finally, I would like to thank my lovely Team Mates, for their help in providing their absolutely wonderful projects for the challenge blog. They have given of their time, and been a huge support, enabling me to bring you blog posts full of inspiration. Thank you girls, you are super stars. Thank you Lesley for allowing us the freedom to just get on with things, and for providing the monthly prize for the Challenges each month.

Take care everyone, and thanks for stopping by,


  1. It was a great challenge! One I loved to play in!

  2. Goodbye, with tears, good luck, with happiness, and hope you come back again. I really enjoyed my short time here and congrat the winners...xx

  3. Congratulations to all the winners, amazing cards once again.
    I will certainly miss this challenge, really the only one I joined in with, and I learned so much from the fabulously talented DT and from those people who entered the challenge too. So thank you Judith and your team. Thanks too for the opportunity to win and my work being chosen a few times by the DT, that gave me so much encouragement. It's marvellous to see all your work on Hochanda now. Great stuff, Kate x

  4. Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to the DT for all their fabulous inspiration. Many thanks to you too Judith for all your hard work compiling such informative blog posts with a large dose of your own awesome talent included.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Many grateful thanks indeed to everyone involved in the challenge - and I do mean everyone - Lesley, Design Team, fellow challenge contributors, blog visitors and anyone I have inadvertently missed out. I have thoroughly enjoyed thinking, planning, executing the monthly challenge and only wish I'd joined in earlier. Best wishes to CB and bless you all x

  6. Hi everyone.
    I can only reiterate on the comments already made. The challenges have been great with beautiful colour swatches and samples from the DT. Thanks to all team members for keeping this going as long as you did. It's always lovely to see how other crafters interpret the challenge.
    Very best wishes
    Carole :)

  7. Thank you for the chosen place in the top 3. I'm going to miss the challenges. The beautiful colors challenge was often a really amazing one. Greetings Janny


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