Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Challenge Thirty-Five, End of an Era

Hello everyone, it is with great sadness that we are announcing that this will be our very last challenge on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. Sadly, we have reached a decision that we are not able to provide an ongoing commitment to the challenge for various reasons, and after almost three years, it is time to close the doors on the Challenge Blog. We hope that you have had fun with us along the way, and that you will enjoy this last month with us, as we bring you five weeks packed full of colourful inspiration, tips and techniques, and one last chance to win a £15 voucher to spend at Chocolate Baroque.

We will be announcing the winner of Challenge Thirty Four next week, and if you entered the challenge, do be sure to check out the post 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. You can use any medium to create your project, inks, paints, pens, pencils, etc., as long as you stick 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 Random.org from all of the entrants who have used Chocolate Baroque stamps currently available from the website. We welcome entries incorporating other stamps and images, but they will not be eligible for the prize. All entries 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 blogs.

We have a beautiful photo and colour swatch for you this month, and we will be sharing lots of stunning inspiration from the Design Team over the coming weeks. Here is this month's colour swatch for the new challenge:

The challenge will close at 12.00 p.m. on Tuesday 20th June 2017, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 28th June 2017. Here are some projects from the Design Team.

We have a very pretty card from Asha, featuring mirror stamping:
Magda has created a watery background, and added just a touch of sparkle to her floral image:

Zoe has used white embossing to show off the lovely flowers on her card against a beautiful background:

Thank you girls for your inspiration using the new challenge colours. We hope that they will inspire you to create something yourselves for this final challenge. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the challenge blog team. You can get in touch by sending a private message, details are at the very end of this post; below the comments section.

We hope that you enjoy the new challenge, and look forward to seeing your projects,

Judith xx




24 comments:

  1. How sad to see this the last challenge. It has always been so inspiring and 'fun' but guess life expects more from us now days. Love the inspiring DT cards and I will surely hope to make my last card but won't be the last of using these beautiful stamps.xxx ♥[aNNie]

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    1. Thank you Annie, we have loved seeing your designs over the past challenges, and hope to see lots more. Pop into our Facebook Group and show us your projects, Judith xx

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    2. Thanks Judith I certainly will..x

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  2. That's such sad news and I've only recently found you! Thank you for all the time that you've given and for your hard work and inspiration. Sandra x

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    1. So glad that you found us Sandra, we have loved seeing your creations. Please keep in touch through the Facebook Group and the DT Blog. You can post your projects on the Facebook page, and we may add challenges there in the future, Judith xx

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    2. Thank you Judith for taking the time to reply, I'll keep in touch x

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  3. A sad time for me as this is a challenge I have enjoyed taking part in. However I realise the constraints and commitments modern business requires and the time in updating and retaining a blog. Best wishes to you all at CB. Shelagh xx ;~}

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    1. Thanks for your comment Shelagh. We have loved seeing your entries into the challenges along the way. Judith xx

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  4. So sorry for the bad notice, I enjoyed play in, even if I'm relatively new and I have only a bit time for crafting. Thanks so much for all the amazing inspirations always founded here, as these that we can see on this post! Great works of art from all the team!! I wish you all good luck!

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    1. Thank you for your support for the Challenge Blog Alice, we have loved seeing your entries, and reading your comments. Judith xx

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  5. Hello all.
    Sorry to hear the challenges are stopping but I'm sure it is a very time consuming process to keep it all up to date. I have enjoyed joining in as it has kept me focused on stamping. It will not stop me visiting the site though and lusting after the lovely stamps. Thanks for all the inspiration you and the lovely DT team give us.
    Best Wishes
    Carole

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    1. Hi Carole, thanks for your message. We have loved seeing your projects over the years and hope that you will continue to enjoy what we have to offer on the DT blog and Facebook. Judith xx

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  6. What a pity. I have always been with pleasure. I will really miss the challenges. Fortunately, I do not have to miss the stamps.
    Greetings Janny

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Janny. We have always loved seeing your entries. Please continue to show us your projects on the Facebook Group. We hope we will see an entry from you in this final challenge, Judith xx

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    2. I would like to join you with the latest challenge. I even made different cards. Greetings Janny XX

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  7. Aw so sad to see this challenge end! I came late to the party but I have really enjoyed seeing all the other talented crafter's pieces and making my own! Im sure I'll keep in touch via the CB Facebook page so hope to be seeing lota more inspirational works if art. Thankyou to you, Judith, for taking the time to comment on my pieces - I really do appreciate it as I do all the other people who have taken the time to comment. Xxx

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    1. Thank you Celia for your lovely comments. We have loved seeing your projects, and look forward to seeing many more on the Facebook Group. Take care, Judith xx

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  8. Gorgeous samples by the design team!This set of colors are all my favorites! How lucky am I!
    So sorry to hear this will be the last challenge, as it is my very first here "(
    I finally received my first Chocolate Baroque stamps and I am soooo in love with them!
    Best wishes to everyone on your whatever may come your way next!
    And good luck to all of the participants on this last challenge!
    Jackie ")

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments Jackie, and great that you have found us. Keep in touch via the Chocolate Baroque Facebook Group, as we are always active there, and good luck in the challenge, Judith xx

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  9. Wonderful DT works and sad that you will close! Good luck and see you in the blogger world.
    Hugs
    Doris
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#5 – May- let your heart speak)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Doris, we are always about in our Chocolate Baroque Facebook Group, and our regular Design Team Blog, take care, Judith xx

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  10. So sad to see you close. Choc Baroque stamps are such good quality and gorgeous and it's great to see them on a Channel that appreciates them!

    Great DT cards, as always. Good luck girls in your future endeavours.

    Lin

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  11. It's only the Challenge Blog that is closing Lin, our Facebook Group and DT blog will still remain very active. We hope that you can join us there. Judith xx

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  12. Fabulous inspiration from the design team, thank you for a great challenge. So sorry to read you are ending the challenges, as I have only just found you. Wishing you lots of luck in the future.
    Janice x

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