Sunday 1 January 2023

Happy New Year

Hello and Happy New Year. It seems ages since I last posted a card here- a busy week or so has just flown by- Christmas came and went in a flash as it always does! 2023 has arrived and I, for one, am hoping it's a better year than 2022.

I found a box of previously coloured images that I'd forgotten about- some of them coloured up years ago- as this one was! I added a little more depth to the colouring and made it into a card, using various scraps of DP- the orange-y dotted paper looked a lot pinker in the light I have in my craftroom than it does here! The papers are matted onto dark blue card- looks black in  the photo! 

I used this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, (flipped)

the image is from Krista Smith aka Saturated Canary, coloured with Copic markers. The die cut skates are, I think, Studio Light. I added a stamped sentiment - I think the card could be used for Christmas or a winter birthday.

Thanks for taking the time to visit



Challenge entries:

SSW2- December 22 Challenge

avenue613 #202301

cardz4galz fave Challenge of '22 - #175 Die Cuts

Passion for markers #670

classicdesign #1

crafterscafe #292


chrissy xx said...

Super sweetie Chris. GORgeous colours and FABulous hair as always.
Happy New Years to you and yours!

meg said...

Wishing you a Happy Healthy New Year Chris,a beautifully coloured and perfect for a winter birthday

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card Chris. I love the fun image and your colouring is perfect. Really like the layout and your papers are gorgeous. Thank you for taking part in our Mega Christmas challenge over at Passion for Markers and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Bernadet said...

Ooooh what an curie is this Chris!
Love the digi wich you colored awesome.... as always.
Happy New Year to you and your love-ones!!

brenda said...

Happy New Year to you as well Chris and likewise on the hopes for 2023. A very pretty girly card to kick start the new.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, and stunning design and colours. . I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and an even more happy New Year 2023

Janette said...

Beautiful card Chris, love the image and those skates are adorble.
Heres to a sweet new year for all.xx

Donna Ellis said...

Happy New Year, Chris! What a darling image featuring your brilliant coloring skills, and that amazing sketch! Wishing you all the best in 2023, and that things are looking up for everyone!
Smiles and Crafty Hugs,
Donna Ellis
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Chris I too hope that this year will be a lot better than the last, Chris your card is beautiful your colouring of the image is awesome superb work
lorraine x

anne said...

A beautiful card and I love the flip of the sketch. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Anne SSW2-DT

Crafty KJ said...

Such a fab card and that image is gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing and I love the layout as well! Such a perfect die cut to go with the image - just brilliant! Thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

Ella's Design said...

Your colouring of that pretty image is just fabulous, Chris! Great paper and embellishment choices and fab use of the sketch too...
Thanks for playing along with our Mega Christmas challenge over at Passion for Markers, Lisa x

pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris. I agree, Christmas and new year went so fast, can't believe it's all over for another year! Happy New Year to you xx

Lee said...

Loving this gorgeous card.Happy New Year to you.xx

Aunty Sue said...

Chris this is such a stunning card love that die with this image so perfect. Happy New year

cass said...

Pretty card, thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe's Anything Goes challenge.

Linda Mc Enery said...

Your die cut skates are fabulous and I recognise the papers, so I can picture what all the colours actually look like in person. Such a sweet image! How wonderful to have a stash of previously coloured images available to work with! Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers! Good luck in the draw!

OlgaB said...

May you have a blessed and creative 2023!
This is adorable cute!
Thank you for joining SSW 2
Hugs from Africa!

Helen said...

Great card - love your mix of papers!

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

Helen x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. LOVE that image, such a great flash back to early SC images. The wee diecut skates are perfect with it! Love the sketch design too. Gorgeous creation. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Chana Malkah said...

So pretty, and nicely colored! Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
Chana Malkah, Owner
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Kathie said...

Wow what a great find, images already printed and coloured what more do you want. I did the same and found a lot of images already coloured. I loved the Saturated Canary.Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over a Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT