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December 27, 2014

Doodle Pantry New Card Challenge & Give-Away

Just a quick post to let you know that Doodle Pantry will be starting a new card challenge starting in the new year. Also, Laurie is giving away some pretty amazing prizes. Also, you need to check out all the stunning digital images in the store. Here is a peek at some of the prizes. Some great stuff here to win. 

Check out the Doodle Pantry Blog to learn about all the changes happening in the new year and for your chance to possible win this wonderful prize. Thanks for visiting. 

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Greetings

Hi Everyone:
Just popping in real quick with a card that I made for some special folks for Christmas.
 I am delighted to say that I had the opportunity to color this image for this card with Spectrum Noir Markers. I watched several tutorials on how to use these markers, and though the process was long, I am happy how it turned out in the end. This year I was determined to make some handmade cards for family and some of my friends. This is what I came up with. 

The bottom portion of the image was colored using distress inks and the snowflake background was also colored using these same inks. Though I am not sure if the night of Christ birth was actually a snow filled night, I wanted to give the feel that it was, thus the use of a Snowflake Embossing Folder. All cardstock was Stampin' Up and the image itself was printed on Neenah Cardstock. When using Alcohol  based markers it is important to use a heavy cardstock as it will seep through on the back of the paper. So it is important to lay an extra sheet of copy paper beneath. 

Close-up of Use of Spectrum Noir Markers. To add highlights, I used the White Big Brush Maker from Faber-Castell to give even more dimension and depth. 

I just love how this donkey turned out and he is a cute little fellow. This digital image comes from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called From Bethlehem. I just fell in love with it soon as I saw it and just had to buy it. No better version of that special time than this one. Mo's Images are amazing and be sure to check out more of her designs at her store. 

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge: Favorite Make of 201
DRS Designs - W, 1E, SIO, #154 Winter Wonderand
Cute Card Thursday - W, C5 - #353 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts W, 2E, C8 #69 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. W, 5E -#291 Anything Goes
Stampavie and More -2W,  JFF - #227 Christmas
Elphine House - M, SIR - #66 Traditional Christmas colors (ends Feb17)
WordArt Wednesdays - 5E ,#155 -  Anything goes (2nd week)
TIME OUT Challenges-2W (W2 of 2) #21 Christmas is Love With All The Trimmings

I trust that you are all enjoying this Christmas season and spending some quality time with your family & friends. For us Christmas really begins today and ends on January 6th, we celebrate Ephipany.  So we have a while yet to visit and still have some fun. It is a green Christmas outside and it just doesn't feel like Christmas without it.

But regardless of the weather outside, or how we celebrate, Christmas will always come. It will be a time when so many receive so much, but hopefully a time to be thankful for all that we have. For all the friendships, all the support, and all blessings we have experienced since our last Christmas. It is also a time to be so thankful for that first Christmas morn when love came down in the form a precious baby. One who would grow up to be the Saviour of the world, and it is this gift that helps us hopefully to be a little more loving, kind, and grateful for all that life brings our way good or bad.  And for this I am forever grateful. Praying God's blessing on your Holiday Season and the whole year through. May the Christ of Christmas fill your hearts & home with love, joy, peace, & happiness today and every day. 

From my family to yours Merry Christmas & Happy New 

May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day

Just a quick note to say "yes" I am still alive and that I have been real busy with schooling. That will soon be over for another year and maybe, just maybe, I will find my creative side again soon. Lol.

 Just wanted to share this video that really encourages us as Moms to not give up.  That when the going gets tough, get tougher. That when the weakness comes admit it and find strength in God. That when sadness comes and you want to just cry, have a real good one, but than start over again. Why, because what we do doesn't require perfection but a heart that is full, that is unstoppable, that is in love with those who have been entrusted to us and because we have been given a heart to serve, to make the world a better place. So today of all days I would like to wish all of you who are mothers and all of you who are not, but still invest into the lives of others, the best day ever. May it be filled with much love, happiness, laughter, and peace.

Until next time, take care of yourself and each other.

March 1, 2014

Doodle Pantry March Release

Just popping in with this card that I made for the new release over at Doodle Pantry.  

This card uses the Carousel Horse 2 Set 

Check it out in the store.

I first started out making a card that used distress inks to create a background scene that
 had the circus tent nestled behind some hills, but it really didn't look that great. After asking the opinion of others, I decided to cut out the portion that I had colored and adhere it to white cardstock and use it again. So in my second attempt, I decided the colored images would look better against kraft card stock which was mounted to a black card stock base. I wanted to give the idea that the Circus Horse broke away from the circus act and was now free to run wild! Not sure that I provided that or not, but I do like how it turned out. I used Ranger Distress Inks, a purple one called Seedless Preserves and Walnut to provide shading around the outside edge of the card panel. Tombow Markers were used to color the horse along with Staedtler watercolor pencils. I used my favorite white marker by Faber-Castell to out line and add highlights to random areas in this creation.  I added pearls to complete the finished product. 

Close - Up of Coloring

Card is being submitted to following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz - 2W, E3 (W2 of 2) # 12 Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - W, 1E, SIO - Make it Simple
Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  2W, 1E, SIO (challenges listed in tab at top) - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays -  Anything goes (must be uplifting, no dark images or themes
7 Kids College Fund - 2W, 3E, SIR - #94 Anything goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #37 Anything goes/Swirls and Pearl
Inklings and Yarns - 3E, JFF - Always Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry Challenge#44

 This tent was a coloring book image I found on Google and isn't a part of 
the stamp set. To see more of the new release make sure to check out the 
company blog here. There is still time to play along with the Doodle Pantry sponsored challenge over at Cupcake InspirationsGreat way to win some digital stamps. 

I trust that your all doing well and enjoying hopefully the last of these cold winter days. I love winter but it is time for some much needed warmer Sunny weather. Just want to let you know that I love your visiting and pray that I have inspired you in some special way. Wishing you many creative days. 


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All the contents of this blog including but not limited to designs, concepts, and photographs are COPYRIGHT 2009-2014 Dana Colbourne. I have put a lot of work in these creations and would appreciate that you use them for inspiration and enjoyment. They are for personal use only and they are not to be copied or used for publications or contest. Thanks for stopping by and supporting me on this fun journey!