Coloring Challenge + Surprise Spinner Card

Hi! I am back again with some fun sparkle coloring and surprise spinner cards. I am also participating in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge – more info on that below.


[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I really enjoy stamping a bunch of images and then taking them (along with markers and scissors) on the go. This is a great way to make the best use of my time. Today I used some of those on-the-go-colored-images to create surprise spinner cards.


I got carried away with these cards! I stamped a bunch of adorable Clearly Besotted images and went to town. Clearly Besotted has some of easiest-to-color images in any theme you can imagine. Also, there are many images in a set that can be used together for fun scenes or for simple cards. (I used the Trouble in a Tutu, You’re Purrfect, Cheering for You, Best Friends, Some Birdie Loves You, Cool Dude, Jump for Joy, and Out of This World stamp sets.)


Be sure to watch the video to see all the examples I created. Each card has a simple stamped panel on the front… colored with various colors of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. (I really like the shimmer of these pens. They are fun to take on the go because you can blend them and get watercolor-like coloring. I will have a color chart for you soon!)

In addition to the cheerleading pandas, I also really like the dancing hippos from the new Clearly Besotted Trouble in a Tutu stamp set. Isn’t she cute?


When you open it up, a ballerina pops up and spins. I created this spinning element by stamping, coloring, and cutting two images and gluing them back-to-back with string between. The string is stretched from the front of the card to the back of the card. So easy! However, to have the two images to put back-to-back, the images need to be mirror images of each other. Therefore I did a mirror stamping technique to get the two hippos. But keep in mind – if an image is symmetrical (like the panda above), you don’t need to do mirror stamping – just stamp it twice.


For another video showing mirror stamping, check THIS.

And for all my kitty-loving friends…


The Clearly Besotted You’re Purrfect Stamp Set is so cute! And this jumping/spinning kitten even warms the heart of this dog-lover. ๐Ÿ™‚


Again, be sure to watch the whole video to see all the card examples I created. These are addictive! Oh – and HERE is another video with a similar spinning feature.


This post is part of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop. Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker (one of my besties!) loves to color and is hosting her FIFTH 30 Day Coloring Challenge. The idea is to color something every day – even if just a little! It doesnโ€™t matter what you color or what medium you use. You can find more info in THIS video. Be sure to use the hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day!

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Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start. The next person on the hop is one of my other besties, Kristina Werner! You can always head back to Kathy’s blog, too.


Giveaway time! I am giving away a spot in an Online Card Class of your choice. (Each blog on the hop is giving a spot away!)Leave your comment here by by 11:59pmEST on 7/11/16 telling me if you ever color on the go. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk and from Clearly Besotted. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.โ€จ

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497 thoughts on “Coloring Challenge + Surprise Spinner Card”

  1. i love the idea of on the go coloring but have not managed to put it into action. love these cute cards!

  2. No, I haven’t ever colored on the go – mainly because I hadn’t thought of that! I may need to give coloring on the go a try.

  3. Hi Jennifer ~ I used to take coloring on the go all the time, but now that my kids are grown and have moved away, I don’t color on the run as much anymore. Other mom’s used to chuckle when they’d see me with my bag of goodies to keep myself occupied during practice and/or games. Thanks for the inspiration….this card is unexpectedly fun! ~HUGS~

  4. I have not yet coloured on the go, But I have watched my friend do it a few times. For the birthday she got a colouring book, I can start now ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. No, I have not prepared things to do “on the go”. I guess I am lucky in that I don’t really have waiting around time.

  6. Love these spinner cards…the images are so cute!
    I am trying the 30 day color challenge. This weekend I’m going on a short little get away and I packed a couple stamped images along with some copics. Hopefully I can fit in some color time!

  7. As a pediatric nurse, the children often remind you to take a moment and play. Children instinctively know how to help themselves heal. Keep coloring ?

  8. Thanks for sharing such cute cards! I’m constantly going somewhere, but don’t have anyone to wait on since I’m an empty nester; so I don’t color on the go.

  9. I’m not “contained” enough when I colour, or do any sort of craft, I need a lot of space to spread out. I do it on the couch though!

  10. These are too cute and not too hard to do even though they look complicated. I do not colour on the go much as I don’t go too many places but I do sometimes go to my Mom’s with my colouring books and colour together there. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. I love to color on the go as well! These spinner cards are fabulous, love the sparkle and all the beautiful color to itโ€ฆ Your video was excellent as always and don’t even say otherwise ?!
    God bless ?

  12. These are such fun cards and you make them look so easy to create. I love your videos. I’ve only just started to get into colouring and am about to head overseas. I have my journal and will take some stamped images and pencils with me. Thank you for sharing. Happy days and happy creating happiness

  13. I’m usually not into “cutesy” cards, but these made me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚ I especially love the frog card.

    I’ve thought about coloring on the go, but I usually don’t plan enough ahead to actually do it. I still want to try it.

  14. Love your spinner cards, Jennifer! A friend gifted me with a couple of adult coloring books so, I now take them and colored pencils along. Sometimes I still out on the back patio to color and get some fresh air.

  15. OMG this is too fun and too cute!!! I did some coloring on a plane once. The lighting was not the best, but it helped pass some time.

  16. These are so colorful and cute. They are going to cheer up a lot of people. I’m smiling. TFS. Daria

  17. What a fun idea! I am searching through my stamp sets to sets to see if I have any that would work with this technique. Otherwise, it is dig into the pocketbook to buy one of these darling sets from Clearly Besotted.

  18. I have been coloring for ages! Before it was the thing to do. Before, when you had to search for books. I color almost every day. LOVE IT!

  19. I’ve never coloured on the go but I have cut on the go! I just love these images – they are all so cute, especially the hippo!

  20. Oh I sure do. If I know I am gonna have some time on my hands I grab my Copics to work on my latest project and lately I have been carrying my colored pencils and coloring book.

  21. I have my coloring book packed with my colored pencils. I’ve don’t have the confidence in my copic coloring to take them on the go just yet!

  22. I don’t color on the go. I have thought about it and have even taken a few things with me when I visit out-of-state family but I haven’t used them. Very cute cards, love the spinners!

  23. I’d love to be able to color on the go, but I never go anywhere and if I did, my eyesight is not good enough to color anywhere other than my well lit craft desk with magnifiers handy. I love your spinning hippo!!!

  24. I love those cards! Kathy has inspired me to color more too! But unfortunately the only time I color on the go is when we go camping, once a month in summer. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. These are really cute cards with an element of surprise inside. I don’t really color on the go, but I can see where I could have done that when my kids were still living at home and we were on the go a lot more. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in an on-line card class. I learn so much in these classes and am looking forward to the heat resist one next week.

  26. I haven’t colored on the go but I think I might just start! I have done lots of other crafts while riding in the car or waiting in a waiting room.

  27. I can’t recall if I commented here on the blog!! Love your video, these spinner cards are too adorable and love the stamps you used

  28. i actually got this awesome idea from you a while back and so far i’ve done it few times while waiting for my daughter’s gymnastics.

  29. I haven’t coloured on the go but I may have fussy cut on the go , as well as knitted, cross stitched and assembled cards.

  30. Never tried coloring on the go, but sounds like a great idea! I have done crocheting on the go, and love it! Thank you for all you do!

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