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,

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Challenge 35, Week Five

Hello everyone, and welcome to the final week of our very last challenge on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. Thank you for all of your lovely comments, and for the fabulous entries that you have submitted for this challenge. We really appreciate your support, and we have loved reading what you have had to say. There is still plenty of time to enter the challenge, please do join in if you have the time. You can add your entry using the link in this post.

This week, we are taking a look at some of the entries we have received so far.

We have some inspiration from the Design Team to share with you this week. Magda has created a pretty Spring-themed tag:

Zoe's folk heart, incorporates lots of background stamping, and a quirky little house, perfect as a 'New Home' gift.

Thank you girls for your inspiration as always, and we hope that the designs will inspire you to create something yourselves for the challenge.

Thank you to everyone else who took part in the challenge this month, and we look forward to seeing lots more entries from you before the deadline next week. The winner of this challenge will be announced on Wednesday 28th June, which will be our final blog post.

If you have any questions regarding the challenge, and cannot find the answers on the blog pages, please send us a private message using the contact form located at the very end of this post, you will see it after the comments section.

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Challenge 35, Week Four

Hello everyone, and welcome to another week on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. We still have a couple of weeks to go in our final challenge, so there is plenty of time for you to join in and be in with a chance of winning a £15 voucher to spend at Chocolate Baroque.

This week, we have more wonderful inspiration to share from the Design Team. Our first project comes from Julie, she has created a lovely project combining the new butterfly stencil and stamps from the Patchwork Butterfly stamp set:

Magda has used a firm favourite, Katya, to create her project, adding leftover pieces from her craft table to complete her card. This is a great idea for using up pieces from your craft stash:

Our newest addition to the Design Team, moving over from the Guest Design Team, Brenda has joined us with her pretty card today. The softly coloured poppies, the addition of the extra single butterfly and the subtle background stamping, all add up to a beautiful design:

Finally Vronnie has created a gorgeous textured butterfly using Soft Form Relief Paste, which she has adhered to her CAS style card. The coloured circles add interest, and are cleverly coordinated with the matted layer in the background.

We hope that these projects will inspire you to join in with the challenge. You can add your entries to the link in this post. If you have any questions, you can contact us using the form located at the very end of this post; you will see it after the comments section.

Thanks for stopping by,