Coloring Contest and website update.

Wow Wow WOW!!!  The coloring contest has reaped some excellent results.  I find myself having a hard time in choosing the winners for the Children and the Adults.

If you have not had a chance to see the entries then here they are.


6 Years Old:  Kim from the UK

Kim's entry.  6 years old

Kim from the UK. 6 years old. Colored with markers.

Bright colors and good coverage.  I love the red, yellow, and purple flowers in this tree.  I like the colors she has used.  Makes me think of warm spring days and I can almost smell the sweet scent of the flowers wafting on the air 😀

10 Years Old:  From the US

Jasmine's entry

Jasmine, aged 10. Her content entry

Outlining the areas of the image first then coloring them in is a really great technique.  Gives the image more dimension.  I love the colors Jasmine has used.  The pinks and yellows are just right for any Princess 😀

11 Years Old:  From the US

Ariel's contest entry

11 year old Ariel's contest entry.

I must confess.  Tweety Bird is one of my all time favorite cartoon characters.  Ariel has colored him such a nice shade of yellow.

The colors Ariel has used are good and her skills are pretty good.  Some of the areas have other colors smudged in them.  All in all this is an excellent entry.

14 Years Old:  From the US

Will's contest entry

Will's contest entry. Watercolor.

The only boy that entered this contest and I’m thrilled to see his submission.  Those mice are just adorable laying out getting some sun on the beach.  Makes me chuckle just looking at it. Thank you Will 😀

This is a rubber stamped image that Will used colored pencils and a blending pen.  Taking the more difficult route than using crayons.

So we have a sampling of colored markers, crayons, and water coloring.  Tough, tough choice for me to make.  All of these are excellent in their own way.

I have to say that both Kim (6 years old) and Jasmine (10 years old) are the two I have to choose from.  Their entries are clean and clear.  Their colors are bright and not smudged.  I will have to choose Jasmine as the winner.  As much as it pains me to not be able to say each one is the ultimate winner of this contest, I have to choose one.

Congratulations to Jasmine!


I’m not going to be telling the ages.  I don’t know what they are anyway 😀

From the UK:

Lynn's entry from the UK

Lynn's entry from the UK. Markers (I think)

This little mouse diligently out there giving the flowers a touch of color.  This is just adorable!.  I’m not sure if this was done with markers or with water color.

From the US:

Shelly's entry

Shelly's entry. Colored markers

Shelly used colored markers to give this stamped image depth and  highlights.

I love the whimsical entry of Lynn’s.  That mouse is just too cute.  Shelly has been chosen the winner of the Adult part of this contest.

Thank you ALL for submitting your glorious creations.  To assuage my guilt in having to be a meany and choose I will be sending along something extra to each of the entrants that did not win the contest.

Update on my website.

I have completed the section for “Tools”.  I’m thinking of adding the Score Board in the Tools section and will get that added later but for now it is updated.

Any questions or things you think should be added to my website, leave me a comment and I’ll see if I have the stuff on hand to add in.  I’m sure I do have and just forgot something.

Hope your weekend has been a restful one.  Those of you ailing with the recent bouts of flu you are all in my thoughts and prayers for your healing.

Enjoy your day.

Post 2 of 2. Coloring Contest

Starting today – February 5, 2012 and going through February 29, 2012 enter the Coloring Contest.  This contest is open to children 6 years of age and older and adults.  There will be two categories in this post along with the rules and prizes.  Winners to be announced on March 1, 2012.

CHILDREN – 6 years and older:

Get out your coloring books and choose an image you would like to enter into this contest.  Color it all in.  Any color book image you wish to use.  This contest is open to both BOYS AND GIRLS.

Coloring book image of your choice

Coloring book image of your choice





BOYS you can use images from Cars or any other coloring book you wish.


  1. All coloring must be done by the child.
  2. Photos of the completed project must be submitted by email, along with the child’s FIRST NAME and AGE to with “Coloring Contests” in the subject line.
  3. All entries must be submitted by February 29, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time in the US.
  4. Most important Rule – Have Fun!


Each entrant will receive a package of Twistable Crayons.  A $5.00 value.  Click on “Twistable Crayons” to go see what it is.  No more peeling the Crayon paper to continue coloring.  Twist the tube to continue coloring fun.  No more broken Crayons either since they are protected by a plastic tube.


The winning contestant will receive Crayola Color Fillz Mosaic kit.  A $10 value.  Click on the “Crayola Color Fillz Mosaic kit” to see what it is.

Only ONE (1) Grand Prize will be awarded.

Each contestant will be contacted by me through email for a mailing address for the Twistable Crayons.  The contest winner will be contacted by me through email for a mailing address for the Crayola Color Fillz Mosaic kit.


You can use any stamped or digital image you wish to use to color.  You can use Copic Markers or any other kind of marker.  The image does not need to be attached to a card or mounted to anything.  Only the colored image is all that is to be submitted.


  1. Submit the colored image only.
  2. Leave a comment in the section of THIS POST with a link to your blog with a photo of your contest entry.
  3. If you don’t have a blog you may submit your entry by email to Message In A Fold at with “Coloring Contest” in the subject line.
  4. All entries must be submitted by February 29, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time in the US.
  5. Most important Rule – Have Fun!


Each entrant will receive a Color Box Pigment Stamp Pad – Treasure. A $10 value.  A stamp pad with three metallic pigment inks to add pizazz to your projects.

Each entrant will be contacted by through email for a mailing address to receive the Pigment Stamp Pad.


There will only be one (1) Grand Prize awarded.

Spellbinders Grommet Tags AND Spellbinders Lacy Rectangles.  A $45 value.

Both contests begin today, February 5, 2012 and run to the last day of the month – February 29, 2012.  Get started on your entry and get it submitted before the deadline.

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