Thursday, December 8, 2016

My colouring is featured on the Stamps by Aurora Show Case

I am happy to announce that my colouring of the Snow Queen - Blooms of Ice digi is being featured on the Stamps by Aurora Wings Show Case.  How "cool" is that!

snow queen blooms of ice coloured

You can find all the Copics I used to colour this wonderful digi by following the link

stamp by aurora wings showcase badge

Mitzi has a line of Snow Queen digi's just waiting to be coloured.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Colouring n Carding!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Cards Featuring Reggie & Rory

I hope your not getting tired of Christmas cards yet!  Two more have joined the Christmas card parade.

Once again I am using digital stamps by Heather Valentin.  You can find her stamps along with some awesome colouring books at Lacy Sunshine Stamps.

Watch out!  Here comes Reggie's Winter Sled. 

Christmas card with boy wearing green hat and red scarf on sled

Paper, ribbon and pearl embellishment are from my stash. Snowflake die: Giovanna Snowflake. Digital stamp coloured with Copic Markers.  I used Stampendous Winter Wonderland embossing powder to create snow and add dimension.  Crystal Stickles lend sparkle to the snow and background.  Sentiment was stamped with a clear stamp and Memento black ink. 

Rory is ready to do some decorating!  This is Rory's Decorations.

Christmas card with Rory holding sack of decorations outside in snow

Rory is coloured with Copics and unfortunately I forgot to write down the colours used. Paper and embellishments are from my stash.  Snow flake: Giovanna Snowflake die.  I mixed Stampendous winter Wonderland embossing powder with Recollections Vintage Blue opaque sparkle for the snow and Stickles add extra background sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Colouring!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Standing Under the Mistletoe

I don't know anyone that doesn't like to receive Christmas cards. Do you?

With that in mind I am still in full card making mode.  I try to make all my Christmas cards but unfortunately fall short at times.  I really must start earlier.

Today's card is using a digital stamp from the talented artist Heather Valentin.  I was lucky to have been a past design team member at Lacy Sunshine and have a soft spot for her images. 

Christmas card featuring Rory and Mikey standing in snow under mistletoe
Rory and Mikey Under the Mistletoe

All paper and embellishments are from my stash.  Rory and Mikey are coloured with Copic markers.  Snow flake die: Giovanna Snowflake. Snow texture: Snow-tex.  Stickles added for glitter.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy colouring!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas Card Parade Continues

The Christmas card parade continues with two more completed cards.

The next two cards feature digital images from Aurora Wings .

The digital images were coloured with Copic markers. All embellishments and papers are from my stash. Stickles were used on both cards to add glitter.

christmas card with poinsettia sprite holding a present
Poinsettia Sprite

Copics used E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R29, R59, C5, YR23, Y06. B91, B95, G21, G94, G99
Triple Tear Die from Spellbinder was also used to create fancy circle.

Christmas card with little sprite holding Christmas lights
Christmas Lights Sprite
Copic colours used: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R81, R83, R85. R86, C0, C1, B05, BG01, B000, G05, G03, YG01, Y00, Y06, Y08

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Colouring, Carding and Crafting.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Let's Start The Christmas Card Parade

Are you making your Christmas cards this year?  I have been making mine for a few years now. Some are whimsical, some are cute and sometimes a few traditional ones join the mix.

I use digital images from a variety of talented artists and the ones I have used for these cards can be found over at Mo's Digital Pencil.

Let the Christmas card parade begin!

three carolers Christmas card coloured with Copics
Carolers Three

Carolers Three is coloured with Copics but I didn't keep track of the colours.  I used Snow-Tex to create dimensional snow.  Embellishments and paper are from my stash.

Little elves swinging on Christmas bulb decorations
Little Elf Pipa, Little Elf Mim, Little Elf Finn

Aren't these elves just the cutest thing!!  All embellishments and paper are from my stash of bits and pieces.  Colouring was done with Copic markers listed below.  I also used Spica Red pen and a Gold gel pen, Sparkles are stickles.
E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22. R29, R59, G09, G12, G24, G94, G99, YG03, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00, C3, C1, C0

ho ho whoa - carrying boxes of Christmas decorations
Ho Ho Whoa

I am sure there a few out there that can relate to this.  Who hasn't precariously carried boxes of Christmas decoration and had to retrieve a few.  Coloured with Copics and touches of Red Spica pen for shine on the bulbs.  The edges of card stock were distressed.  Snowflakes are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Colouring, Carding and Crafting!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sunset Limbo - Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!

Today's share is a card I am calling Sunset Limbo, made for my son's birthday.

He wanted everything to be low key despite it being a milestone 21st birthday.

I think the pub get-to-together the night before may of had something to do with that .. lol.

His dinner of choice, pizza, at home, no fuss.  Yes, we did have presents, cake, candles and singing.

I wish him many future sunset limbos, fun and good times as an ADULT.

Sunset limbo birthday card with gnome doing the limbo in sand holding drink

The digital image Boozy Brian Limbo Gnome Fun is coloured with Copic markers and can be found at Lacy Sunshine. All papers and embellishments are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Colouring!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Flowers, Feathers & Pink Butterflies

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am sharing a card made in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month which means Pink is the theme.  For this card I used Floral Masquerade from Aurora Wings.  So much fun to colour all the flowers here.

Floral Masquerade was coloured with copic markers and cut out using the largest of the spellbinder Triple Tear die set and my Sizzix Big Kick.  I am on a "use up scrap paper mission" so the papers used are from my scrap stash.  I distressed the paper edges to soften the overall look of the card.  The embellishments are also from my stash.  The lace came from Michael's and the whimsical feathers came from the dollar store, I think.  Why the feathers ... they made me smile!

You will find a list of the copic markers I used at the bottom of this post.

card with flowers, feathers, pink butterflies and coloured flora masquerade image

Copics used to colour Floral Masquerade 

E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, E20, R32, 100
B21, B24, B28
V000, V01, V04, V06, V09
R81, R83, R85. R89
YG61, YG 63, YG67
Y11,  Y17
Challenges: Pink Ribbon Challenge 

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Spooky Cute Halloween Card

Today I am sharing a card made using a free digi from Heather Valentin.  Broomkin Troll can be found frolicking with her troll friends over at Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  Don't you think she is a perfect fit for a Spooky Cute Halloween card?

After colouring Broomkin Troll with copic markers I spied some Halloween paper in my stash box along with some black webbing (?) and purple flowers ... Ta Da!  A Halloween card was just a few waiting to be created.

Coloured Troll, orange hair, purple hat with stars, black webbing and purple flowers

The following Copics were used:

E000, E00, E11, E21, R12, R20
E08, YR14, YR18, YR21, Y06
G21, G94, G99
V000, V01, V04, V06, V09, Y11. Y15, Y17
C0, C1, C3, C5

I have entered this card in the October Facebook Challenge at Lacy Sunshine Colour n Craft Community.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Cute Fireman Alert!

Now how cute is this image!   Coloured following the online monthly colouring class from Kit and Clowder.  For the most part, the colours I used are the ones Alyce suggested in class. I did have to sub out a few of the reds.  Can't wait to see what she has in store for us next class!

Here is Fireman Luka from La-La Land Crafts merged with a background created for the Kit and Clowder September class coloured with copic markers.

colouring of fireman Luka with firetruck and bakery fire background

I just might have to make a card out of this one.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

My Colouring of Harvest Elf is a Winner!

I am over the top excited today to learn that Mitzi, from Aurora Wings Stamps pick my colouring of her digi, Harvest Elf for the Artist Choice Award in her September Facebook challenge!!  Happy dancing here. What an honor!  I look forward to colouring more of her fantastic digital stamps.

Coloured Harvest Elf Artist Choice Award winner

ACA blog badge on colours n cards

Winners for the Sept Facebook challenge at Aurora Stamps

Thank you so much Mitzi and a big Congratulations to all September challenge winners!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dart Theme Birthday Card

No flowers!  No bows and lace!  It is so hard to make cards for men! 

That being said sometimes a card comes together with the help of the perfect image, a bit of creativity and holding your tongue the right way, lol.  

My hubby plays darts in a dart league, yes ... there is such a thing!  I wanted to have a "darts theme" on his birthday card and found the perfect image at Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  

After colouring Tipsy Timmy with copics it was time to create a "dart" type background.  Using papers from my stash box, I created a pub style background and added Timmy with dimensional dots. Hubby loved it!

tipsy timmy dart pro birthday card on colours n cards

The dart board was from a picture I had, resized, printed and cut using a circle die and the Big Kick.

This card did make an appearance on the Colours n Cards Facebook page but somehow missed being blogged about.

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kick Up Your Heels & Celebrate!

Finally I have a card to share! This card was made for my Dad's birthday.  When it comes to cards for Dad I am always looking for images that are different and quirky. Something that will make him smile.

Bloobel Stamps to the rescue!  If your looking for something different check out this digital stamp line.  The image used on this card is Moustache Ballerina and he was coloured with Copic markers.  I kept the card simple so the image would take center stage among the stars.

Moustache Ballerina Card - Colour n Cards

Inside of Kick Up Your Heels card - colours and cards

Glitter was added to the stars using Crystal Stickles and the edges were distressed with my Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser.

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a comment.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Recent Colourings

Hi all.  I seem to be posting more on the Colours n Cards Facebook page than on the blog these days.

Why?  Well .. I had full intentions of making cards with my recent colourings and posting the cards on the blog but I haven't been "card making" motivated lately.  I prefer to wait until, dare I say .. the crafty planets line up and everything seems to flow from start to finish!   Do you ever feel like that?

In the mean time, I will continue colouring and adding to my "ready to card" pile while I wait for some card making mojo to return.

I was going to add all the colourings to this post but in order to keep it short lets just showcase one artist tonight. I have coloured more than I thought :)

Here are a few coloured digi's from Lacy Sunshine Stamps by Heather Valentin.  If you follow me on Facebook this will be a  deja vu experience for you.

mayde's puppy's bathtime coloured - colour n cardsrory's ornaments coloured on colours and cards

Rory and Mikey Under the Misteltoe colouredcoloured frozen pansy - colours and cards

Mattie Hattie Mer's Tea Party coloured - Colour n Cards

More colouring coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a comment. 

I love to hear what you think.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fantasy Colouring - Dragon Orb

Hi all!  I seem to be on a colouring roll lately.

Today I am sharing Dragon Orb by Molly Harrison Art from the February clouring class at Kit and Clowder.  I've had the image printed for quite awhile but for some reason never got around to colouring it.

How fun are those dragon wings!!

I loved doing this background technique.  Amazing what you can do with 2 Copic refills, a q-tip and rubbing alcohol.

colouring of fairy,dragon with orb on colours n cards

My colours of choice for the background were G21 and BV01 because those were the refills I had that seemed to suit the coloured image. Stars were added with white pen. Coloured with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to add a comment.  I'd love hear from you.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Garden Marci

Today I am popping in to share my version of the August marker class at Kit and Clowder.  If your looking for a reasonably priced class where you can learn new techniques every month and finish a whole project I suggest you check out Alyce's classes. They are easy to follow with both written and video instructions.

This months class used images from La La Land Crafts.  This image called Garden Marci.  I have coloured the barnyard scene with Copic markers and staged the "photo shoot" outside in my garden, which is 2 tomato plants ... lol.

coloured garden marci on colours n cards blog

The sky was intentionally left streaky to blend in with a flaw in the paper that didn't take the colour well.  What I thought was a small flaw was in more than one spot but it all worked out in the end.

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a comment.  I would love to hear from you.
You can find more colouring and cards on the Colours n Cards Facebook page.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Seeanna Mermaid

Whew .... it has been hot outside these past few days!  I have taken over the kitchen table to colour as my upstairs craft room was to warm this weekend. At one point I think it hit 30c!!   

Since I wasn't in a position to hit the lake or go swimming I decided to get out my copics and colour a "cool" water scene instead.  

What's more perfect for a water scene than a mermaid digi!  I have used Seeanna Mermaid by Amanda Byron to frolic in the ocean today.  You can find more of her digi's over at Farey Ink.

mermaid colouring on colours n cards

Using some techniques from Kit and Clowder July 2015 Create and Learn class I created this cool ocean background.  I don't have the copic colours I used handy but I can tell you they were similar to the class ones.

I have entered her in the Faery Ink Coloring Challenge on the Markers! Papers! Digis! facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a comment.  I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Snow Queen - Blooms of Ice

Today I finished colouring this lovely image by Aurora Wings.  Blooms of Ice was a bit of a challenge but once started everything seemed to fall into place.  All colouring was done with copic markers, listed below. 

Colouring of digi stamp Blooms of Ice - Colours n Cards

Copic Markers
B000,B00, B32, B34,B91,B93,B95,B99
V000,V01,G000,G00,BG13,YR31,Y000,BLENDER PEN

Image size is 6.75 in tall by 5.5 inches wide.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

VaVa Voom!

Hi! Today I am sharing a recently completed "dude" card. I made this card for my middle son's birthday.  In the past couple of years he has been bitten by the racing bug and drives a truck in the "crash to pass" races.  

After some Googling I found the perfect images at Kenny K Stamps. Merging these two digi's, Cool Trucker and Honey Sparks together created the perfect image for his card.  

Seeing this was cartoonish .. is that even a word, I kept the card bright and minimal. You may not be able to tell from the photograph but I did get some sparkle in using black glitter tape on  two corners and glitter around the "silver" cup.  I know it looks black but it is silver. 

card VaVa Voom colours and cards

This image was coloured with copic markers.  One of these days I am going to remember to write down what colours I used.  Here is a partial list:

E21, E25, E29
Sorry I can't remember the rest :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sharing a couple of cuties today.

Hi all.  Popping in today to share two recent copic colourings.  Both of the shares today were freebies from two of the many sponsors of the Kit and Clowder 10,000 party.  

Up first is Fairy Swing from All Dressed Up Stamps.  Isn't she sweet?  

Fairy Swing on Colours n Cards

This next coloured digi is from East Wind Digi Stamps.  Super Chunky was a bit of a challenge for me.  Like I know how to colour a cat! 

Well .. on came the big girl panties and out came the Copics!  Yes there is room for improvement but one has to start to improve!! Right!

Super Chunky on Colours n Cards

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Don't forget to follow the links and check out the other images available by these wonderful artist.  I promise you won't be disappointed! 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Colouring Crystals

Hi everyone!  It has been forever since I last posted.  Summer days find me hanging outside more and inside colouring less.  As most of you know I am a huge fan of Kit & Clowder and have been taking the online monthly class since ...well, forever.  The beauty of these classes are you end up with a finished project/image and you can do them whenever, no time limit!  

Today I am sharing my progress with the July class using the beautiful digi Crystal by Lineartsy .  First impression seeing this image so beautifully coloured by Alyce ... you got to be kidding!!  I am never going to be able to do that!  

I purchased, sized and printed Crystal, printed out the class, organized my copics then proceeded to find every excuse not to sit down and start colouring!  Maybe I will just read some of the class instructions, after all I wanted to know how to colour crystals. 

That was all it took!  Following Alyce's instructions and working in sections ... Hey, I can do a section ... helped me to finish this beautiful image.

Class colouring started with the crystals
Adding depth to the crystals with outline
Work in progress by Joanne - Colours and Cards
  Next step skin, gems and outfit 

Coloured image of Crystal by Lineartsy

Crystal by Lineartsy 

Coloured following class instructions by Kit & Clowder

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day Card

Hi Everyone. Today I am sharing a Father's day card I made up using one of the unique and quirky stamps from Bloobel Stamps. This stamp is called Bookworm Bob and I am sure he is going to bring a smile to my Dad's face when he receives this card.

After colouring up Bookworm Bob with my copic markers I decided the image looked a little bare and added in the background.  For me adding a background is much easier  than fussy cutting around an image.  I have ruined more than one colouring fussy cutting!!

The card was created using papers and embellishments from my stash of supplies.

fathers day card by colours n cards

Colouring of Bookworm Bob

Bookworm Bob colourng by Joanne on Colours n Cards blog

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a comment.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Holy Smokes! Valcanoes, Cute Kids & a Dinosaur!!!

Hi Everyone!

I know it has been a while since I have posted  ... along with the sunny weather arriving so have the outside chores!  

Between washing the deck and playing in the dirt with bedding plants I did find time to finish the April Create and Learn Class by Kit and Clowder.
Today we are heading back in time to the land of dinosaurs and smokey volcanoes.

The cute image used for this class is called Best Friends Dinosaur by Polkadoodles.  Usually I draw in the background following Alyce's instructions but this time around I took the quicker option and used the digi and background combo.  All colouring was done with Copic markers.

In these 2 WIP images things were coming together nicely, in the beginning .....

Dinosaur scene background colouring in progress Colours and CardsDinosaur scene background near completion - Colours and Cards

Then ..... colouring turned into a challenge!  I was experiencing the frustration of multiple markers going dry.  Of course it was ones I wanted to use and had no refills for!  And if that wasn't frustrating enough I was having to change colours, in the middle of colouring!!  Needless to say the image turned out a bit different than expected but all in all it seems to have worked out.

Valcanoes, Dinosaur colouring with copics - Colours and Cards

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to post a comment.  I would love to hear from you.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Colouring Hydrangeas with Kit & Clowder

Happy Saturday everyone!  I just realized I forgot to put the hydrangeas I coloured from the Kit & Clowder Elements of Nature Class on the blog.  If you follow my blog you know I am taking a few of Alyce's classes. 

They were posted on the facebook page but not the blog... my bad.  I have coloured these with my favourite markers, Copics, following Alyce's lesson.  

I think a touch  of pink might be nice next but I do like the finished results.  What do you think?

Here is a look at the WIP ... flowers are coloured, time to start on the pot.

... and here is the finished colouring.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lil Hot Mama Scootabug Card

Today is my day to post for Lacy Sunshine using Lil Hot Mama Scootabug by artist Heather Valentin.  What a fun digi stamp this is!  

I also used the Gnome house from the Digi bits sheet, found under the Gnomes of Willow Pines  line for this card.

Hot Mama Scootabug Card by Joanne

Lil Hot Mama Scootabug

close up of coloured Lil Hot Mama Scootabug

I must admit to taking a creative twist with theses two images by merging the two together and creating this scene.  I coloured everything with copics, added the googly eyes and  a bow to the caterpillar.  In my stash of "interesting stuff to use on day" were some lightly shaded plastic dots that fit perfectly in Mama's glasses. White highlights were added with a gel pen.

recipe of copic colours used

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Colouring!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sweet Flower Gnome Card

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a card made using Sweet Flower Gnome by artist Heather Valentin.  

I pictured her in a meadow type setting surrounded by flowers and grass rather than a cultured garden.  All colouring was done with copic markers with the exception of the small white accent dots in the grass.  Those were done with white pen.  Stickles glitter was added to the butterfly on the flower she is holding.  Copic colours used can be found at the bottom of this post.

sweet flower gnome card created by joanne - colours and cards

All papers and embellishments are from my stash box.

close up of coloured sweet flower gnome on colours and cards

Isn't she cute!

copic colours used on sweet flower gnome - colours and cards

Need more gnomes ... head  over to the Anything Goes Challenge blog at Lacy Sunshine and check out all the wonderful Gnomes on the blog today.  Add your creations for a chance to win.