Monday, 3 August 2015

Calm Colour Create




As a child I would spend hours upon hours colouring in.  Now I have children of my own I love to help them colour in too which usually gets me some funny looks and told to get my own book.  Over the last few months I have noticed an increase of colouring books for adults which are designed to for big kids but they also have another, amazing, reason behind them.  Therapy.
Yes you read that correctly, therapy.  As someone who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks I know how important it is to divert my focus to something more productive and I must admit these books are amazing.



I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Calm Colour Create to review and I absolutely love it.  My copy came with five different coloured pencils.  This is a monthly publication, so you get different colours every month.  



There are plenty of beautiful designs to choose from, flowers, birds and many more. You will also find blank pages for you to make and create your own masterpiece.  I have always loved to colour, paint and draw so this book really is perfect for me.

I noticed, when colouring away quite happily to myself, that I started to relax more and the time just seemed to disappear.  At one point I sat for 2 hours straight without realising. So much fun.

Priced at £4.99 a month it is a small price to pay to help relax your mind and help you feel better too.  The next issue is out on 27th August   You can connect with others who use the magazine, upload your own creations and also get ideas from other people.  You can find the Facebook page here.

Julie Jones, Joint Managing Director commented, “As a specialist in children’s magazines we are well practiced in producing colouring pages, so we are delighted that adults are catching on to what children have known for years – colouring makes you feel good! With Calm, Colour, Create we have produced a monthly colouring title that not only gives readers the therapeutic benefits of detailed colouring, but also a sense of achievement in creating some really stunning patterns and images that they can be justly proud of, with the added benefit of free colouring pencils to get started.”

28 comments:

  1. There are some fantastic adult colouring books around now, I was looking at some yesterday.

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    1. They are a fantastic idea. great to have I think as they are fun and relaxing. I now have 3 lol x

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  2. I've completely fallen in love with colouring in again recently. It's so relaxing.

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  3. I have a few of these books and I do find them really calming and relaxing... until I go out of the lines lol x

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    1. aahh no lol you are so like me then, i dont like going out the lines x

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  4. My dad bought me a colouring book and crayons for my 18th birthday because I always loved colouring in my teens, wish I'd thought of this I could be rich now LOL x

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    1. what an awesome present!! My sister got me a crayola art set for my Christmas last year, I was over the moon lol.
      As for coming up with the idea I think Nintendo owe me a lot of money as I remember saying many many years ago that Mario Kart would be better with actual steering wheels lol then they brought out the wii aahhh

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  5. Wow colouring for adults! Love it!

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  6. Adult colouring is huge right now. I love doing it when the boys are colouring!

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    1. It is incredibly relaxing and fun too. x

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  7. I didn't realise that adult colouring in was such a big thing... I enjoy learning new trends from the blogs I read.

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    1. it as become a big thing over the last few months. I am the same, love reading blogs for new trends and inspiration x

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  8. That looks great, I think I'd find it very relaxing.

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  9. I've heard of these books! I think I should get myself one x

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  10. I have several adult colouring books myself and I brought one with me this summer. I found myself getting busy with it the other day when I got a little bit stressed. It is excellent therapy, indeed.xx

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    1. They are brilliant to have around the house, especially when stressed. even 10 minutes of colouring can make such a difference to your mood xx

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  11. I am not sure adult colouring is for me but love the look of the shapes

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    1. It isn't for everyone :) I love the different shapes throughout the book x

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  12. I still find the idea of colouring books for adults a bit strange, although I'll happily doodle for ages.

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    1. I love to doodle too hehe (and colour in lol) xx

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  13. i loved colouring books as a child too, in fact I remember my favourite childhood birthday present was a huge packet of felt tip pens! I've seen these books around, but I honestly don't think I'd have the time now. I still like a sneaky colour in my kids books though.

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    1. felt tip pens were always a good present! I used to love getting the packs with about 40 different colours hehe. I wait until the kids are in bed and colour in, I also "help" them with their colouring books too lol x

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  14. i love the idea of these colouring books for adults i can see them being very therapeutical

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    1. They are great, I can easily sit for hours and colour in, nothing else gets done right enough lol x

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