Saturday, 7 January 2012

Beat The Mid-Winter Blues

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! I hope Christmas was good for you and that you're ready and raring to get crafting after the holidays. I've been doing a bit of gentle crafting myself and made this easel card for our challenge this month at Sundays With Crissy. The theme is Beat The Mid-Winter Blues, and it can be interpreted however you like - whether you want to make a summery card, a card in blues, or whatever the theme means to you. There's lots of inspiration throughout the month over on the main challenge blog.

As soon as I saw the theme I knew I wanted to use this image by Crissy - she's called Beach Baby Jayme and I just love her! So fabulous and she really makes me smile☺ She's coloured in Copics (the first time I've picked them up in weeks, it felt strange to be using them again), and I used the colourless blender to dab onto the green colouring to make her dappled froggy skin. The sentiment is by Digis With Attitude, although I don't know if it's available any longer, and I added some flowers and ribbon trims to finish it off. I hope you like it.

I'm getting round to visit everyone bit by bit, so I'll see you soon. Have a good weekend.


CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Carole and what a great image. Cant wait to see more cards!

Doreen said...

Hello Carole,Happy New Year to you, your card is gorgeous love the image that you have coloured perfectly.Glad to see

Renkata said...

Hi dear Carol,
Happy New Year dear!!!!
The card is full with joy and fun.

Janette said...

Oh Carole it's sooo good to see your fabulous work again and to hear your doing abit better, really miss seeing your beautiful creations....I love this card, the image is brilliant and your well Mrs...xxxxxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Carole....and happy new year too hun...!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Carole......and it's lovely to see you back blogging again


Jennie said...

This is amazing Carole!
The colouring is jaw-dropping! Froggy looks so cute :)

Very Happy New Year to you

angelwhispers said...

Happy New Year Carole xx

Love the image she looks so cute and just perfect on your easel card. Chanelle xxx

Hazel said...

Hi Carole

What a fabulous card - love the image and the colours - just great.

Take care

Hazel x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Carole, Happy new year to you, I love your card, the frog is fabulous and made me smile.
Kevin xx

June Nelson said...

Hiya carol nice to see you back and a happy new year to you too, this is a great little card, I always struggle colouring animals etc, you hvae done it brilliantly x

Jackie said...

Brilliant card Carole and wonderful colouring. It is so good to see you posting again :o)
Jackie xx

Mel said...

Oh Carole
This is just fab! So bright and sassy! Love it!
Happy New Year petal
Hugs M xxx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! Lovely to see you here in blog land taking a 'dip' Carole. Gorgeous image! Great colours.

melsanford said...

Hiya! Hope you had a fab Christmas. Gorgeous card. What a lovely image for this time of year! Can’t wait to see what you create in 2012 :-) Love ‘n’ hugs, Mel xx

jeanie g said...

Love this sassy lady Carole. Good to see you in Blogland. Will catch up soon. xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really cute card, love that image
Lindsay xx

coldwaters2 said...

Happy new Year Carole and what a gorgeous, fabulous, fun card I so love that cute frog image and what a lovely design, top notch creation.
Lorraine x

Lin said...

Happy New Year Carole. How fabulous to see you back crafting. I hope this means you have picked up and are feeling much better?

Fabulous creation and as usual your colouring is out of this world!


Joanne said...

TOO, TOO ADORABLE!!! LOVE the image too, so cute! Love the stippled background around her, it really sets her off! So glad you are back and doing better! Hugs, J:)

Crissy Armstrong said...

You did a fabulous job, as you always do! I love your texture on the frog skin -- love that!! Love your card layout design too! Love it all!

Eva Marie said...

ohhh my...this is just fab
Love it!

Joan Ervin said...

It's sooo good to see you crafting again, sweet Carole!!! I'm glad you had a chance to get some much needed rest and hopefully, you are feeling better!!!! Your card is absolutely adorable...your coloring is better than clever to use the blender pen to create the frog looks FABULOUS!!!!!
I finally got my tree down and my front room all cleaned up!! Maybe I should have left the tree up all year..sure would have made it easier next December...LOL!!!! I have been trying to organize my craft's such a daunting task but if I eat lots of chocolate, I'm sure I can get the job done...teeheehee!!! Take care, now, and continue to get lots of rest...inbetween coloring and blogging!! I can't wait to see what your next project will be!!! Hugs!!!

Teresa said...

Oh wow Carole, sensational colouring!
and a beautiful card. Hope blogger plays fair for you today, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
Have a lovely weekend, hugs Teresa xx