Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Prepare for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge - July 5th 2016

Hi Everyone, How are you all doing? I have been struggling to make cards lately thanks to some bed time and late night sleeping antics of my children, but I have made some time to get ready for Kathy Racoosin's next 30 Day Coloring Challenge.


If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I've been involved in the last few and I'm a big fan, as I find colouring hugely relaxing and stress relieving. There's no pressure with this challenge at all - 10 minutes a day is all that you need do, and you don't need to take part every day.

I have some pictures of how I'm preparing this time, along with a video on my You Tube channel. Are any of you getting ready?

I have an Ikea Variara box filled with various things, with Sven the Viking leading the charge.


I've filled some cellophane pockets with pre stamped card panels of water colour and Neenah card stock, so that I can just grab and colour as I go.

I've separated out my other blank card panels and card bases with marked up spare bits of white card, so that I know what is what. Some washi tape is a visual reminder too.



I am hoping that this time I'll manage some colouring every day. I mostly post on Instagram as it's a quick and easy way to keep up with what's happening in the challenge and to meet others taking part. 

Here's the video, which you can also watch on my YouTube channel


Below is a list of what I used in this video. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links: 



You can find more information on Kathy's Blog, The Daily Marker, where there will be daily inspiration throughout - she deserves a medal!

I hope you'll be taking part, for some of it at least. 

Keep crafting!

10 comments:

Marianne said...

Wow, you really are well prepared and ready to go. I do have several images prestamped and preprinted, but I have to collect them in one spot. Looks like I need to be cutting up some cardstock this weekend. I'm hoping I can keep up with Kathy this time and blog about it. In the past, I did colour along as many days as I can without posting on my blog. Maybe I should start using Instagram for just this purpose lol.
Marianne x

Lisa Tilson said...

So organised well done! Really hope this helps you get to do a little bit of colouring every day. It's nice knowing that you can just grab a penl and get on with it, it definitely helped me last time but I have done even more this time.... Trying to vary things a bit more. Looking forward to taking part with you 😀😘

Cara said...

I neeeeeed a Viking! Looks like you're very organised. I'm going to try and colour along too. I signed up for Sandy Allnocks copic jumpstart class that was on last month, but still haven't started it - can't get near enough to my printer to print things off! That's my plan for the weekend. Cara x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Sorry I've missed so many of your posts Ruth, but I've been away for three weeks. I have been without internet and I am now frantically trying to play catch up, which I will never achieve! Just wanted to pop in and say, hi, I'm back and I'm hoping to get back to normal soon (whatever that is LOL) Catch up soon! Have a wonderful evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Aileen Ryan said...

Looks like your well organised and ready to go. Saw that a few people are posting about being ready to join in. Will be lovely to see everyones posts.

Nomine said...

Well done for getting that organised... everything in cellophane bags! I have a pile of accumulated printed and stamped images that I must sort through - some of them were done for previous challenges and never got used! Other than that I don't really have a plan, though I might try and take some of the potential stress out of the rest of the year by getting family birthday cards and maybe even some Christmas cards done.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you all organized! You might have inspired me to join along...maybe :) I'll look for you on Instagram

Stéphanie Steph Made It For You said...

When you say "prepare" you really mean "prepare" well done! ;)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I missed that - have to go over to Kathy - thanks, Ruth!

T Cade said...

Can't believe how organised you are 😀 - something I'm working on!! Hope the Holstein are sleeping better - mine isn't!!! Happy crafting 🖌🖍

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