Friday 9 February 2018

A-coloring we go with Jingle Belles

Hello there! I'm thrilled to be making a guest appearance at the Jingle Belles blog this fortnight. Some time last year, when the lovely Jingle Belles were inviting us to come 'a-caroling' with them, I thought it might also be fun to go 'a-coloring' with the Jingle Belles. This idea resurfaced when I was thinking of my crafty goals for 2018. I intend to do more colouring this year, so I decided to send  Lauren and Stephanie an e-mail, and they loved my idea.

I started with this sweet image by Winnie and Walter (Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs) that I had originally watercoloured using Tombow markers. To cover up some spots where the colours had run into each other and to add additional shading and detail, I used coloured pencils. For my background, I first masked off an area of my card base and blended distress inks (antique linen, tumbled glass, shaded lilac) and then added some water splatters and snow (using a snow effect marker). For the snow on the ground, I spread out my snow marks using my bone folder (simply because it was lying next to me lol). The sentiment is from another set by Winnie and Walter (Season's Tweetings with Evelin T Designs).

My card shows that there are many ways to add colour to your card and I'm pretty sure that Lauren and Stephanie will give you even more ideas.
So how about it? Will you come a-coloring with us? Simply create a Christmas card that incorporates any type of colouring medium – markers, pencils, crayons, pastels, inks, watercolours – you name it, and link it up at the Jingle Belles blog.

And when you're done colouring, you could also link up your card at Kathy Racoosin's 30 day colouring challenge.

I'm also linking up my card at:

W&W 4th Birthday Bash - Watercolour with a twist

ATSM -  #278 Holiday

Sparkles Christmas - #85 Outdoor fun

CHNC - #371 Anything Christmas goes

ABC Christmas - C for Clean, D for Distress


  1. A pretty card and colours with that sweet image.

    B x

  2. One of my favourite things to do is colour, I haven't used my pencil crayons in a long while. Your scene is lovely I like that you showcased many ways to colour. Awesome prompt.

  3. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh soooooooooooooooooo pretty

  4. Just a really, really well-done card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

  5. What a great idea, Marianne, and congratulations on guest designing! Your coloring is fabulous and I love the cute bear toting his Christmas tree!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. There's so much to love about this card! Beautiful coloring, sweet image and cute little snowflakes!

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ASTM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Dit is een mooie stempel om in te kleuren. En wederom lieflijk uitgebeeld. Als ik zo je doel lees, wordt het opnieuw een creatief jaar.

  9. This is such a cute card and I love the addition of pencils to your colouring.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  10. Oh what a gorgeous card this is. Pretty colouring and background. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  11. I am so excited that you will be doing more colouring this year. It’s gorgeous! Such beautiful soft colouring and such a gorgeous design ❤️ Xx

  12. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

    Meena DT

  13. Love the little bear picking out a tree :) Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas challenge.

  14. Beautiful inking and such a cute little bear.

  15. This is just so adorable! Congrats on your win at ATSM!