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1/13/2016

Penny Black Happy Birthday Snow

Good evening. Back with another birthday card that took forever to finish (but was fun to color). Some images just seem to color so easily, and ones you'd think would be a breeze, just don't go that well. This is a Penny Black cling stamp, and doesn't this little fella just look as though he's having the most-est fun? Guess I could have taken a better close up view...sorry.



Kai (PB in the snow) - was colored with copics, with a bit of WoS & spica pens. Snowflakes done with a white gel pen, then some Stickles Star Dust. Star Dust on the snow piles. Silver Sakura pen on some of the trims. There's a bit of SnS Twinkling Clouds sprinkled on the snowbanks & the pompoms on Kai's snowsuit for some texture.

- Snippet of glitter paper for the scant black mat, then some SU paper (forget the color) for the 2nd mat. Purple cardbase embossed only at the bottom area, with a snowflake EF, HLS Fun Birthday Sentiments punched out with an SU punch. Used a bit of the snippet black glitter to punch a 2nd layer, cut in half, placed as a semi-mat.

Some rhinestones for bling, and that's it. Very easy card & I don't know why it took me so long to finish it!

Thanks for popping in, and stay cozy where you may be, if the weather is dreadful. See ya soon, big hugs.
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Blogger News:  Here is some news which I copied from another Blog.  Here's the announcement they made on Blogger Buzz:
In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer

44 comments:

Sharon said...

It may have taken you a long time to colour Mary but I can tell you, it was worth it. An adorable image and design.
I have read about Google changing. So far I haven't lost any followers from the changes and I hope I don't. Our followers mean a lot to us don't they.
enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Carol L said...

What a precious little card with that adorable image! I love your coloring too - the blues are just beautiful and perfect for a snowy scene! I hope it's warm where you are - it's been brutally cold here! Brrrrrr!~

Donna Ellis said...

Your coloring techniques are oh-so-beautiful, Mary! The shading in dark blue is great! I'm glad you kept the design simple because your artwork really takes center stage! I know what you mean about how what appears to be simple is actually difficult to color! Hope Joe is feeling better, Mary. Love, de

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is the sweetest card, Mary!! That image is precious!! You colored him perfectly!! He does look like he's having so much fun!! Love this my friend!! It makes me smile!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

An adorable image, beautifully coloured, Mary. A really lovely card. xx

Donna said...

Mary, this is adorable. I bet my little grandson would look like this if he had had a chance to grow up. I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Maxine D said...

Wow Mary this is gorgeous - I'm sure it must really sparkle IRL. It was well worth all the effort this card took for the fabulous result.
Blessings
Maxine

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh what a sweetie!!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous make the image and your colours are sweet.x
 {aNNie}

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a wonderful colouring on this cute little boy, Mary! You have had a very detailed work, full of shadows and lights!The snow looks great with the gel pen and the stickles! Love the double label with the sentiment and the bright colours! Your partial embossing is a great idea to add interest and the half pearls give an extra light to your card! Fabulous work, sweet and so happy!

brenda said...

As always a super creation Mary and so beautifully coloured.

I'm still not sure what Bloggers announcement was all about as from what I can tell he started his tinkering with our blogs about a month ago, at least that's when myself and several fellow DT's saw out numbers plummet. So goodness knows if we have more to come.

B x

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful colouring, Mary. This is such a great image...you must have had fun colouring this one!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Love the card. What a cute image.

Hope it's ok, but I have copied your bit about Google Account, for my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

Have a good day. Sue

Olga Fink said...

Such a cute little image! I love the colorkng and the snow! I love it Mary! Thank you for the info about blogger! Xoxo Olga

dutchess said...

Fabulous colouring Mary...well worth the effort,I love hat image it's so joyful....I gave up with friends connect a few years ago when they first said they were stopping support for it,and now follow everyone's blogs on bloglovin,....still in bed with the cold may get up a bit this afternoon...getting craft withdrawal. Xxxxxxx

Veerle said...

Such a pretty card Mary and yes that image is so adorable. Great coloring. Hugs, Veerle x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

It was well worth the time spent on it Mary, it turned out great. Love this adorable image and your beautiful card.
Lorraine

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a super sweet image Mary my friend and beautifully coloured too! Love it! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pat said...

So cute and so prettily coloured Mary and the embossed background with the bits of bling finish it beautifully. x

Birgit said...

Love how Kai is coloured. You did a great job and love the combo of colours-so very cute. I haven't seen any changes so hopefully nothing major will happen otherwise I will be scratching my head since i don't know technology so well

Team Clark said...

What a pretty wintry design, Mary! Hugs, Autumn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such chilly blues but that wee one is having a ton of fun. I followed (or re-followed) your blog just so you know I'm not a newbie, but a returning oldbie. Yes, with the google this time.

cuilliesocks said...

How aweet Mary, it's a gorgeous image and a lovely card, Kate x

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Mary
When your card popped up on my blog list I just had to come and take a closer look....I'm so glad that I did - WOW!
Your card is simply adorable and coloured perfectly - well worth the time taken to finish it.
Thanks for sharing.
Eve xx

pam said...

Fabulous colouring on this adorable image Mary, beautiful card.
Not seen any changes as yet!, hope I do not either..
Pam x

Brenda said...

Oh my Momma Mary, this is such a cute, cute card! I love that sweet image and yes, that little fella looks like he is having a wonderful time. I love how you have colored him up and no he doesn't look all that easy to color to me! I love the shading you have done on this one. The black and blues just make this little fella pop. I have a google account so should be good to go with your blog. I also follow by bloglovin and email so I think I have my bases covered. lol Hugs, Brenda

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Mary, those shades of blue are fabulous and your coloring beautiful as always. Hope all is well with you!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Mary and your colouring is fabulous.
So far not lost any.

Kath x

Rita said...

What a cute card Mary and your colouring is always so perfect. Trying hard to catch up with everyone again. Hope your both ok. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Sweet, sweet image- and you have done an outstanding job with coloring. Bet the shimmer of the WOS on the snowflakes is awesome IRL! Beautifully done!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is such a fun image. Totally darling - this little guy playing in the snow. Your coloring is wonderful and love that you've kept everything else simple to let the image take center stage!

Brenda in IN said...

I hope I am still following you. I don't exactly understand what is happening with google so I'm not sure. This is such a cute image and you did him proud. He is colored and shaded well. I'm glad you made it home from Florida and the truck is fixed up. It sounds like daughters dog is okay now. I sure hope so. Does the camera have to come out. Poor thing. I know what it's like to worry about your pet since they can't tell you what is wrong.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh this card is gorgeous, and I love that super image.
Your colouring of it is ace, and wonderful.
I almost felt like I was there watching him play with the snow.
He sure is a cutie too, and I would be wanting to give him a cuddle if he was related to me.
Thanks for the info about google that clears up a lot of worry about what is going to happen.
Lets hope we all keep all of our blog friends.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Bonnie said...

This little guy is delightful! He looks like he's having so much fun! Wonderful job of coloring and a great layout! Hope you are staying warm and dry!

Gerrina said...

Super colouring! Love that stamp (have to dust it of I think...but only 24 hours in a day :) ) The card looks great with the snowflokes. Enjoy the weekend!

Aileen (mum) said...

Wonderful colouring, he looks so cute. Love the layout as well.

Kim Heggins said...

Just so adorable...love your sweet card and that image is as cute as can be.

Sandra Cox said...

What a cute card!
About five of my followers disappeared. I'm assuming it's got something to do with Blogger's new policy.
Have a great weekend.

Mrs A. said...

This is fabulous Mary. Your colouring is so good. That image is a cutie. Hugs Mrs A.

Stampsnob. said...

May look easy but all card makers know how time consuming and difficult it can be It is beautifully colored Mary ...........Lis

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

He's so cute Mary, the snow drives looks like real ones. Job well done!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Pippa said...

What a gorgeous little man, and you are right he does look as if he is having fun.

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous coloring Mary!!! Pretty, pretty, pretty card! Hugz

Anita in France said...

You've captured the delight of this image so beautifully with your wonderful colouring, Mary ... he's adorable! Hugs, Anita :)