Here is a list of Adult Colouring Competitions I have spotted – enjoy and if you spot any more or perhaps are running one yourself please mention it with a link in the comments

Unless otherwise stated these competitions are not affiliated in any way with myself or this blog and are for UK entrants only

Make sure you have entered my current giveaway on this very blog to win £15 worth of Adult Colouring Books – ends 9th April

Win a pack of 5 line painters – ends 8th April


Win Colour Paris and Colour London Adult Colouring Books – ends 8th April

Win a signed copy of Secrets of the Sewing Bee and a set of pastel G-2 pens – ends 11th April


Win Adult Colouring Supplies

My main hobby other than adult colouring of course 🙂 is entering competitions.

I just love the thrill of winning things and thought i’d do a post about where to look for competitions and raffles to win Adult Colouring Supplies.


Search online for brands that make pens/pencils etc.. publishers of adult colouring books and check out their websites as they often run competitions. So do stationers and shops such as ‘the works’ – I’d also recommend checking out their social media pages and competitions run via facebook and twitter pages are very common.

Then there are blogs such as this one – so try a google search for terms such as ‘win adult colouring book’ or similar and you’ll soon bring some up.


Follow this very blog as I will regularly run giveaways of my own plus I will regularly hunt out and compile a nice long list of competitions I’ve spotted to win Colouring goodies.


I have found a wonderful little raffle group on facebook dedicated solely to Adult Colouring.

Just join the group and check out the raffles and comment on the posts to obtain numbers, make payment for your numbers when asked and cross your fingers.

I have already won a nice colouring book and a set of spectrum noir sparkle pens worth a total of about £60 from this raffle group so it is well worth checking out!


Colouring from Colors of Whimsy 2 Book

I did a quick colouring last night from my newly received book Colors of Whimsy 2 by Bev Choy.

This is the first page in the book – I am trying to do them in order

I felt she had a fisherwoman look about her so wanted to run with that giving her sea blue hair and a green simple smock

Coloured using WHSmith basic colouring pencils – a set of 100 cost my £8.99 I believe and my first real issue with the pencils other than having to press quite hard and not much colour from them which I’d expected from budget pencils

My issue was lead breakages – I actually had to throw 1 pencil out as the lead just kept going and even microwaving a few seconds didn’t help. I also had several other lead breakages and had to resharpen the pencils a lot for the very small areas I was working on especially the hair strands.

However this image was lovely and I got so carried away colouring I didn’t check the time and was up til gone 1am with this one

My first attempt at skin tones – I like it but could do with being darker and not sure I’d get the colour depth needed from these pencils so I might revisit this image with some fineliners or my Polychromos Pencils when I get them to see if I can give it a little something extra

If I do I will repost the image and changes I made

I’d love to see your colouring for this image – so feel free to share in the comments


Colors of Whimsy 2 Review and Flip Through

I recent joined a raffle group on facebook and was delighted when I won this book. I’ve not actually coloured anything this intricate and beautiful before so I am greatly looking forward to delving into it.

The book is from Bev Choy and is her second book it is a very thin paper quality – maybe just slightly thicker than standard printing paper like you’d use at home.

Don’t let that put you off though as the images are one sided, beautiful and quite different to a lot of other colouring books out there.

I have done a silent flip through of the book on youtube here

There are a total of 35 images

None go all the way to the spine so the pages could be removed/framed easily

The quality and detail in the pictures is just lovely and the artist has used a fair amount of shading and texturing so these will colour up lovely

Due to the thin paper I would suggest using a sheet of card/paper in behind in case of bleedthrough if planning to use pens

The book is available on for £8.41 at the moment if you’d like to buy it

I will update with some of the completed and coloured in images at a later date

I would give this book a firm 8 out of 10 the thin paper just lets it down a little compared to some other books and the cover could do with being a bit thicker as well


In Pain – So I reached for the Pens!

Sadly with Fibromyalgia and various other medical conditions including Carpel Tunnel i’m just not up to colouring by pencil as the pressure needed to get a good amount of colour (especially with my WHSmith basic pencils) can be quite painful

So when I feel a bit too much pain I reach for the pens instead – I currently use Stabilo 68’s which are quite thick nibbed and tricky to use on very small and details colourings

I am quite pleased by the results though and these 3 colourings were completed over the last 2 nights whilst in a bit too much pain to do much else

As I started to feel better last night I also did a nice pencil and pen mixed colouring which I am particularly proud of – I chose Peacock type colours and quite like the result


Sadly I cannot tell you which books these images are from as when I first started colouring I had a very bad habit of unbinding all the books and storing all the loose pages together – so I now have a large bundle of images and no idea where they are from

I have splashed out today on some gel pens and fineliners so am looking forward to receiving them over the next few days and will post soon with what they are like and some colourings with them

I also have my eyes on some Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils on as reviews are super for them and hopefully they will be much softer for me and less painful to use and provide a better colour with less effort – I will keep you posted!

I’d love to hear what pens/pencils you use and especially any really nice soft and easy to use ones that may help with my pain condition


GIVEAWAY – Win Colouring Books worth £15 ENDS 9th APRIL 2016



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Coffee and Colour Morning – Ashburton

I’d like to offer any local adult colouring enthusiasts Ashburton/Devon area to a coffee morning with a nice colouring twist

It will be at my home for our first meeting and then once I know numbers I will arrange a venue

I will supply tea/coffee, snacks and even colouring supplies if needed.

Would just be nice to meet and get to know a few like minded people and share colouring tips, advice and show off our art works

If you are interested in coming along – please comment with the best day of week and time for you to attend

Limited Palette Project

I’ve never done a colouring with a limited palette before so I got my husband to pick an image and a small selection of colours for me to work with


The pencils are from WHSmiths and the image is from Colour to Create Magazine Vol5

It’s quite hard going for me using these pencils – as i’m having to be quite firm with them and it is causing problems with my Carpel Tunnel and Fibromyalgia making it painful to colour for longer then maybe 30 minutes at a time

But this is how I’ve done so far


The colours are very very pale – but I quite like it and I totally love this image

Finally completed – this one has taken me a good 3-4 evenings to complete – very happy with the outcome. The WHSmith pencils did ok but were hard work and I had to use an awful lot of pressure to get the amount of colour I wanted and would ideally have liked a more intense colour.

Here is the finished colouring


Review: Colour to Create Magazine Vol 5

This is the first time I have seen this magazine after sending husband out to WHSmiths to get me some Pencils on our recent short break as I had forgotten to take mine he came back with this as well and I must say I am quite impressed and taken by it.

It appears to be a monthly magazine and costs £5.99 there are 48 images which are A4 in size and single sided.

The paper is good quality and fairly thick but you do get a little bleed through when using pens but as the images are one sided I did not find it too much of an issue.

Images are varied and include animals, plants/flowers, mandalas and pretty patterns.

Among my personal favourite images are: A parrot on a flower background, A fairy in amongst some plants/flowers and some very cute lizards

I have included some images of the cover and some colourings I have completed and some works in progress

Pencils lay down well on the paper and I will definitely be colouring many more images from this magazine and buying future issues.

I would like to see some slightly more detailed and finer images and less of the generic pattern images – but other than that I give this magazine a solid 8/10

  • This magazine was purchased by myself and is a personal review – I have not been paid or requested to write it and all opinions and views are my own.


Fairy Fun

I have just finished this cute fairy pouring a teapot in a woodland/flower background.


It has taken me 4 days to colour in

This image is from Colour to Create Magazine vol 5

For this project I am using pencils and pens purchased on holiday from WHSmiths – just a standard 100 mixed pencil pack and mixed 24 felt tip pens – so nothing special or expensive

I am very please with how the fairy turned out and I coloured and shaded her quite heavily and used pens to make her pop a little from the background.

I think it works well and my sister who is fairy mad has claimed this colouring wanting it framed for her wall.