Christine Karron–Love, Love, Love!

I’m always looking for new digi artists…

I’ve been colouring digis for years and, to be honest, I’m pretty tired of the standard digis…you know, the cute little girls and adorable puppies. Well, recently, I discovered Christine Karron. Her digital images are beyond superb! Here are a few that I coloured last week and made into cards. I love, love, love Christine Karron’s work! (By the way, I coloured these with my Copic markers).


Aren’t these amazing digis! I had such a great time colouring them. They are so sophisticated and full of details. Try them out, for yourself. Visit Christine Karron!

Colouring a glass bottle…still trying!

I remember when I first started colouring, I really didn’t think much about all the different aspects of an image–things like shading, shadows, depth and texture. These days, I’m focused on learning all the cool techniques to bring my work to life. The image to the left is a free digital stamp called “Cheese and Wine.” It’s available at Digistamps4joy to use in this month’s challenge. By the way, I work primarily with Copic markers, but I also use Prismacolor pencils, gel pens and, on occasion, water colours and pastels.

I hadn’t coloured glass before I tried it on this image. It’s a long way from where I want it to be, but I’ll keep working at it until I get it just right.

Why not head on over to Digistamps4joy, download the free digi and enter the challenge? It’s fun, it’s free and, you might win a prize.

Thinking of You Card

My granddaughter, Ashleigh, lives halfway across the country from me. She has a busy life with her full-time job and her university studies and I couldn’t be more proud of her.

Here’s a card that I made for her just to let her know that I’m thinking of her. Make one for someone you know!

Just as a note, I’ve begun to make my cards clean and simple. Just colouring with my Copic markers and a bit of sparkle glue…no flowers, bows and ribbons! I even create the borders around the image on my computer using my Silhouette Studio software (any software would do). So, much less cutting, measuring and gluing. I like it!

Caffeine, it gives me a kick!

My granddaughter, Ashleigh lives halfway across the country from me, so we couldn’t be together to celebrate her birthday.

I really miss her and wanted to, at least, send her a card and a gift. She’s a big Tim Horton’s fan, so it seemed appropriate to send her a Timmie’s gift card.

This is the birthday card I made for her. Oh, right, I forgot to take a photo of it before I headed out to the post office to mail it, so I ended up taking photos in my car.

The digital stamp is simply called, Coffee Digital Stamp,” by Sweet Escape Digis.

I coloured the card with my Copic markers. Her dress was plain, so I added the stripes. Fun, huh?

Here are the inside and the back panels

I always include my Globug Ideas logo on the back panel.

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Cards of all kinds!

I finally kicked into action this week and made a few cards. It just seemed to happen smoothly, unlike other times when I labour (for what seems like hours) over which image to use with which paper, and so on. You’ve probably been there yourself, right?

It all started when I saw a card on Facebook that had been coloured with Prismacolor pencils on Kraft coloured card stock. I have always coloured with Copic Markers on white stock, and was ready for something new. It was fun and I really like the way the cards turned out. By the way, I also used a white gel pen to add some highlights and a touch of sparkle glue.

That’s it for this week. I hope my cards inspired you to try something new. Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you’ll stop in again, soon.