Sunday, September 15, 2019

Coloring Pages

Pinterest is full of “Coloring Pages” that are actually pirated (stolen) images. For this reason, I never download or share digital images unless I first check the copyright to make sure that I'm not supporting this type of theft. I always cite the source and also ask permission to use the image if I am unsure if they are copyrighted.  That said, I’m happy to share three cards made with adorable images that are available for free download. Two of the cards include adorable images from illustrator and children's book author Elizabeth Dulemba. Ms. Dulemba has created hundreds of digis and coloring pages that she offers for free download!

This first card features an Elizabeth Dulemba image that can be found HERE. I printed off the image, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, then used a circle die to cut the image down to size for an A2 card. The “Believe” sentiment is a digi from Eureka Stamps. You can find it HERE and the inside sentiment is a freebie from You can find it HERE.
I am entering this cute card into several challenges including Spectember Day 9 (Night Sky- I made the sky that surrounds the moon with markers and white gel pen stars) and Outlawz Thursday Twist  Challenge (the twist is Round the Corners and I'd forgotten how this simple action adds such a nice look to a card. 
Entered into: 
Art Impressions- #266 Use Circles                                                        
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday (Twist- Round the Corners) 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #455 Anything Goes                 
Pink Gem Challenge- Week 18 Anything Goes
Spectember Day 9- Night Sky (FB)

This second card features another Elizabeth Dulemba image that can be found HERE. I loved coloring this adorable little Princess Leia and her furry Chewie toy with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from an Imagine That Digi set named “Butter to my toast.” You can find it HERE. The inside sentiment is computer generated. I added some bling to the card with silver photo corners and fun sparkly star stickers. (I like to upcycle the part of the sticker packet that is often tossed- the sparkly edges around each of the stickers. Just use sharp scissors to trim around them to add a fun star outline shape on your creations! I shared a close up of the sticker packet to show what I mean.)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Bling It On                                      
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Sept                                 

My final card features an image from a Dover Publications coloring book. I signed up their weekly newsletter a while ago from and have appreciated that it regularly emails links to a half dozen coloring and activity books, each offering 4-5 pages that are available for a short time as free downloads. These beautiful doves are from the  Creative Haven Birds and Blossoms Coloring Book.  Sign up for the sampler newsletter to start getting your own treasures.] I printed off the image, then colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, using the three colors in the current Tuesday Challenge at Outlaws (pink, grey and yellow plus the twist- wedding.) The LOVE die on the yellow vellum is from Stampin’ Up and the inside sentiments are computer-generated.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Birds of a Feather
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #404-405 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Vellum                                      


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fabulous cards love all the images and great colouring
    carol x

  3. Gorgeous cards, Kathy, all three of them!
    Thanks for playing with us over at The Outlawz Colour Challenge! The dove colouring page is perfect for this fortnights theme.
    The Outlawz DT

  4. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge with your wonderful creation. Hope to see you again.

  5. Lovely set of cards!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
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