Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Just Because ... I like to colour

I made this card just because ... I like ... NO! Love ... to colour. 
I think that as a child I must have been deprived of colouring. Possibly I only had the 24 and not the 48 set of pencils. Maybe Santa didn't leave enough colouring books in my Christmas stocking. Probably my older sister secretly hoarded all our colouring 'stuff'. 
I figure that there must be some deep and meaningful reason for my colouring obsession in my adult years ... and if anyone touches my Copic markers I will lay on the floor, cry, kick my legs and scream. :-)

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges: 
Craft us Crazy #26 Fav Stamp Company and/or found inspiration 
(Well I found inspiration by using one of my favourite stamp company images)
Southern Girls #43 Get your Girly on
Kenny K #91 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy #143 Mothers day or Girlie
Ladybug Crafts #59 Birthday
Crafty Sentiments Spots or Stripes
Lollipop Crafts #78 Anything Goes


  1. Hi Jenny

    I love your card! Your colouring looks fantastic!

    There is just something so relaxing about spending time doing a little colouring isn't there.

    The patterned papers you have used all co-ordinate beautifully too.

    Michelle :o)

  2. Jenny your cards of late are fabulous !, sorry for the comment above dont know what it is but your blog page is taking an age to open then its jumping about all over , might be the backing picture , could be too big.
    Your card is fabulous what a stunner , you have coloured her so beautifully , love her face and hair great work hugs Elaine

  3. Just fabulous! Wonderful colouring.

    I kwym about being possessive about your Copics. I once spent 10 minutes trying to find a flesh coloured pencil crayon in my dd's stash for her to use rather than handing her one of my Prismacolors.

  4. Gorgeous! Such pretty colours and fab image - love how you've coloured her :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  5. Fantastic Colouring it's stunning thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week hugs Nikki & DT

  6. Now you'd have really had the life if you got the 72 count box with the built in sharpener in the back!! Gorgeous coloring and the color palette is just gorgeous and love the different DP you've coordinated.


  7. Gorgeous card Jenny, love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  8. You poor baby, I think you should buy more stuff to make up for being deprived as a child, yes! yes! lets go with that idea! I am pretty sure I was deprived too so spending for me also!!!! Anyways, lovely card, those papers are beautiful and I love her hair, wish mine was that color!

  9. Fantastic card, love the colours thanks or joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  10. Can I mention that your niece has the full set of derwents and colours all the time - obviously one of your traits. She has even ordered a colouring book from the USA online because the quality of the paper and items to colour in are so fantastic she couldn't resist.

    1. Dear Miss Anonymous - who I am guessing is my sister. What! She has the whole set of pencils. I am coming to your place to colour with Kimberley and her new paper. Hope that it is Copic friendly too.

      Note to self: check which family members read my blog before blaming them for anything. LOL

      Maybe it was our younger brother who took all the colouring 'stuff' (he wouldn't read this would he?) Love you both lots!

  11. Ah I love it when someone loves to colour, I'm the same. Fab card and lovely image....the way you did her cheeks is gorgeous, and you matched your copic colours to your papers perfectly (so satisfying to look at!). CoB

  12. WOW! Your card is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing... and what beautiful desinger papers! Awesome!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge!

  13. Gorgeous card,love the colours and your colouring as always is fabulous..
    Mandy x

  14. Hi Jenny. Great card and colouring. Love all the Kenny K images. Hope all is well with you.

  15. Like your idea with this card, lovely layout. Smashing image and papers. Thanks for joining us at SGC, good luck, cheers Sue x

  16. Awesome card! Your coloring is fantastic! Love her flawless skin and the DP are just so pretty together.

    I too am looking for the meaning behind my coloring obsession now when I can hardly remember coloring as a kid.

    Thanks for playing along this week with us at KKKG.


    Last day to enter into my KK candy; please hop over to my blog to take a look:0)

  17. Jenny, your passion for your markers shines in what you create. This is so pretty, gorgeous colouring and I like that your card is quite CAS to let the art work be the focus.

    Gorgeous work. Thanks for getting your girly on with us this challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  18. Very very pretty card. Love the papers and your colouring. Such a good idea just to use a bit of the image...I never think of that, so thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Hi Jenny, and it shows! WOW what colouring - it's perfect!! Wonderful card and love your colour choices.


    PS - I would say blame anything you like on your family, isn't that what they are there for????

  20. Oh Jenny this is a fabulous card! Your colouring is AMAZING :) I love this card. Sarah x

  21. Wow!! Just stunning colouring Jenny! :)

    This is awesome hun! :) Fabby papers, cute image and again brilliant colouring!

    Now I am an impatient colourer, too much in a hurry to finish it, as I am scared of making a mistake!

    And I have an aversion to orange, as when I was a kid, I remember my mum going to the corner shop and asking me if I wanted anything, and I always used to ask for a felt tips to colour with. She always came back with an orange pen (my sister had comics lol), and so everything I did was always orange! :D Many years later I told her about this, and she said the shop only had one colour to choose from, and I ended up eventually with the whole box of 20!! :D

    Have a smashing day :)



  22. Well I think your love of colouring shines through, this is stunning! The colours are so incredibly pretty too xx

  23. Oh wooow! You love to colour - well, I love your colouring!! :)
    Thanks for taking part of our girly challenge at the Southern girls - hope to see you again!
    Hugs Siv ~ Norway

  24. Your coloring is amazing, jenny
    Doreen xx

  25. Your post totally made me giggle :) I'm constantly wondering what I can blame my obsession for Copics on- that way I wouldn't have to feel guilty about buying more! I'm sure it definitely had something to do with my childhood- doesn't it always, lol! LOVE the colors you used and, as usual, your coloring is gorgeous! Many hugs, Katie

  26. WOW I love the card and the colours are just yummy



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