One Stitch At A Time Challenge #239

Good Morning,

We have a new challenge over at One Stitch At A Time # 239 Anything Goes/Men.

I chose this very challenging digital stamp by Ike because I want to get my coloring skills up to peak performance again. After having shaky hands from shingles.

This digital stamp is called "Cowboy" and you can purchase it HERE.  I have to admit that it took me three tries to color the horse correctly; but if you love coloring like I do, you will enjoy this challenge!

I know I am dating myself now, but when I was growing up; we did not have air conditioning and when it just got too hot, Dad would take us to the movies and for 10 cents each we could stay at the movies all day.  There would be a ton of cartoons, then some westerns, then the feature film.  I really liked Dale Evens and Roy Rogers.  At the end of each movie, we got to sing "Happy Trails To You".
Click Here To Hear The Song

So years later, when I was a teenager, I was working in a Roy Rogers Restaurant and Roy himself came in!  He signed my hat!  Life is full of surprises!

Here is an Up-Close picture of the colored digital stamp:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

DL ART - #158 For A Man or Boy Ike's World Challenge - #39 - lyrics "Happy Trails To You"
Crazy 4 Challenges -C4C290 - Masculine
Digi Galore - Father's Day
Kraftyhands Blog - June Challenge - For the Dads
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers - SOSS#36 - D is for Dudes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #84 Anything Goes With A Twist/Male
Blogger's Challenge - Masculine
Creative Corner Challenges - Just For Boys
Jo's Scrap Shack - Funday Friday Challenge - Father's Day
Left of Center - Challenge #82 For The Boys
Patties Creations - Challenge #111 Father's Day or Graduation
Simply Create Too - Challenge #87 Masculine

Thank you so much for stopping by my friends!  I hope you will stop by One Stitch At A Time to see what the other Stitchy Angels have created!



  1. Oh I used to love Roy Rogers on the television when I was little and I can remember Dale Evans as well!! Dates me too Chriss! I do really love your card and colouring!! Hugs to you Sue Pxxx (OSAAT Teamie)

  2. Hi Chriss,
    Amazing coloring and a FANTASTIC card my friend!
    I still watch rerun of The Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers. When I wake up int he middle of the night and cannot go to bed her in New York there is a channel that shows reruns and I do not miss it.
    My sister jokes about this to our friends. They ask me if it's true that I still watch reruns of those 2 shows and I say yes. Still my favorites!
    I hope that you are feeling better
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  3. Those 10 cents movies bring back a lot of good memories. I loved Dale and Roy too - and also Hopalong Cassidy! LOL!
    Your coloring on the entire image is just fantastic. I think a horse would be the hardest to color and yet, you nailed it. Fabulous card Chriss!

  4. Remember the days with AC. We survived. could still do it if we had to.
    thanks for sharing a fun design.

  5. Fantastic card! I didn't live in a house with AC until 2013 LOL
    Didn't have it growing up (of course when my brother and I moved out my parents moved into a house with central air!!!)
    Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "D is for Dudes" challenge!

  6. I also remember watching Roy Rogers and Dale Evens on TV...You are so lucky you got to meet him!

  7. This is a fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenge.

  8. WOW! Your card is fabulous! LOVE the image.... I didn't have AC either growing up.... I think we finally got one of those window ones when I was 17... then didn't have AC until I moved out WEST! Ha You really need it here for sure! Have a great day! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  9. fab card thanks for sharing with SBBC Rachel dt

  10. Brilliant card and the images just right for the lyrics .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  11. Wonderful card, and what a great story to go with it! Thanks for sharing with us over at LOC challenges this week.

  12. hey gorgeous!!! <3 I knew I recognized this card! Now I can say - yes horses are near impossible to color and you have done one heck of a job - the coloring is spot on. One day a vid perhaps!!!! Love the creation and so glad you did the lyrics to go and brought it to IKES. Love and Hug for my special Gal, best, Samara IKE's DT

  13. Gorgeous colouring! And yuck about the shingles. :( How cool that you met Roy Rogers! Really great masculine card, love all the different elements. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  14. YIPPEE- I -) what a fun card great coloring Chriss. I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY, challenge #158 “FOR A MAN OR BOY” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  15. Oh Yes - I remember going to the cinema on a saturday morning for 6d LoL :-( That takes me back !! This is a fabulous piece and super colouring on him Chriss. Thank you very much for usinmg one of my images and for coming over to play with us at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-)

    IKE xx

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  16. Fabulous Chriss, your colouring on the horse is awesome treasure :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxx

  17. Thanks for playing in our "Father's Day OR Graduation" Challenge #111!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  18. Sucks that you had shingles but your coloring skills don't seem to have been effected at all! Great card and wow, cool that you got to meet Roy Rogers! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  19. Awesome coloring! I looked at it and my mind went right to The Duke!! I love that you went western with this card -- great job!!

    Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!

    Happy crafting,

  20. Fabulous card! I love that sweet horse image... love horses. Gorgeous layers! Thanks for playing in our Father's day challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  21. Chriss -- This is a fantastic masculine card! You may have dated yourself but I, too, remember no air conditioning and going to the movies to stay cool. I'm so delighted that you chose to play in our "Father's Day" challenge at Pattie's Creations this month. Good luck and come play again, won't you?
    NanaConnie DT

  22. This is perfect for our current challenge “FATHER’S DAY OR GRADUATION” at Pattie’s Creations. What a nice image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  23. How awesome and cool is this?!?!!! Love it and such a fun guy card!!! Love the dimension and texture it has and love the Happy Trails sentiment!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler

  24. Great card - love the colours you have used - Thankyou so much for sharing your project at Patties Creations this month, in our "Fathers day or Graduation" challenge - Vic, DT x


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