Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge "No Rules!"

This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun!  We can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is a…

For this weeks challenge you will create anything your heart desires!  Oh…and don’t forget to stamp!  After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing! 
You will have from now until midnight (EST) October 27th, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
PRIZE:  $15 Gift Certificate   


PRIZE:  Winner's Choice of 7 Digis   

This week I did not create a card. Gasp!!! I know! Can you believe it? I can't, and I was there!

I actually broke out the old Cricut machine! I haven't used it since last Christmas. I generally use it only for multiples of an item--you know, like stuff for Christmas cards. Anyway, I decided to do a small shopping bag after seeing this fun image on KennyK, called Xmas Shopping. So I cut out the shopping bag from my Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge, using Stampin' Up CS.

I printed the image on Make It Crafty Blending Card and colored it with my Copics: YG000, G20, G99, W1, E000, E00, E11, E50, E53, E57, E59, E81, R20, R30, R32, R35, R37. Then I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the trim on her hat, jacket, and boots, and Copic Spica to her lips and earring. She begged me for some Glossy Accents for her eyes, so I added that, too. (She's a bit high-maintenance, you see.)

My DP came from the Authentique Festive collection. I added a cute Create with TLC sentiment, die cut with Spellbinders Labels 8 and inked with SU ink. My other die cuts came from:  Memory Box snowflakes, snowflake tree, classic and Colette ornament dies; and Whimsy holly & Berries die. A bit of cheesecloth and a bow from my stash, as well as three MS birthstone gem stickers finished my little bag.

I can't wait to see all the fun creations you come up with when there are no rules!

I decided to play some challenges with my creation, too:

CMC A Touch of Red Challenge
Digital Tuesday Warm & Fuzzy Challenge
Inky Impressions Anything But A Card Challenge
Oozak Die-Cuts Challenge
Penny's Paper-Crafty Girls, Girls, Girls Challenge
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Bingo Challenge (die-cuts, designer paper, inks)

This is a brief post; sorry for those who wanted more. I will be back on Tuesday with the TTCRD Blog Hop, so be looking for that!


  1. This is so amazing, Penny! Love the shape and all the fabulous details! Not to mention your awesome coloring of the fun KK image!

  2. Oh Penny this is fab. I love everything about it . What a cleaver idea for the stamp. Just love it!

  3. This is so pretty ! I love the "stuff" on it...the image is super cute too !! wonderful coloring !!! Hugs !

  4. Penny this is fantastic, gorgeous image and colourwork. Joey xx

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie, huggles Pops x x

  6. Awesome Penny and how cool is a challenge that you can make anything you want. Love Kenny K image and the colors are just wonderful and so is your coloring. Your creativity with all those fun dies is amazing and how fun are they. Your card is so festive.
    Hugs, Patricia

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I was just adding to Inky Impressions challenge when I spotted this and had to come take a closer look, it's fabulous!!! XOX Lucy

  8. Awesome creation Penny. I think you do an amazing job with anything you use, cricket or punch. Your coloring is always stunning so you have created a beautiful bag. I love it!

  9. So gorgeous Penny!! Your only problem will be coming up with a gift worthy enough to go in that beautiful gift bag :)

  10. Wow! Stunning project!!! I love all the dies and the colors. Your image is colored so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!


  11. Love this bag and love me some Kenny K! Great design and super fun!

  12. Oh Penny,
    Your Christmas bag is so fantastic! I love all the beautiful details on it! You made a really great job!


  13. Hi Penny
    This is such an awesome project - I can see how much work has gone into it! I love the 'not so traditional' green you used with the red - I will have 'case' that sometime soon, if I may?
    luv'n huggz

  14. WOW!!!! What a work of art this is Penny! You just knocked my socks off with this one. I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before, there is so much attention to detail including making the entire card shaped like a shopping bag itself. Those dies, those papers, that image and of course your colouring talent all goes hand and hand. Thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us over at the Outlawz TT Bingo challenge this week :)S

  15. This is gorgeous, great details.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  16. I love all the die cuts in this. I'm such a fan of Christmas cards. I really love it! Thanks for joining our Girls, Girls, Girls challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty this week.
    Tammy DT

  17. Penny, I have this image and a few others from Kenny K. His digis are real nice. The real beauty is when they fall into your hands and you color them like you did here,and a masterpiece is born. You have
    a wonderful talent for art. I'm alway's amazed at what you come up with. The shopping bag turned out gorgeous. Hugs always!

  18. This is just so adorable and love all the die cuts used. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty challenges.

  19. Hi Penny,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving such a sweet message. I hope this doesn't sound like I'm bragging, but I didn't use a die cut (unless that's just a technique - I'm still new to card designing), I cut the pattern, if you will, out by hand. I thought it had looked that way, otherwize I would have mentioned that.

    Your card is incredibly beautiful, and I am so appreciative of the inspiration from designers like you. As I learn and grow, and build my arsenal of supplies, I hope to be close to this good.


  20. So so pretty! I love your coloring:)Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  21. Wow! wonderful job, love your design, pretty details and coloring. hugs, Frances

  22. Penny - this is just amazing. I just keep coming back to it - it is just so very creative and so many details. LOVE it!

  23. This is gorgeous! I went shopping with my daughter and mother on Sunday and your card is a true inspiration.

  24. wow Penny this is simply stunning. Fabby bag. And the image and all the die cuts - looks amazing
    Doreen xx

  25. I totally love your little bag.

    The coloring on the Kenny K image is spectacular. I also love all the die cuts and great details you added.

  26. You go, girl, busting out that Cricut! Glad you got some good use out of it. Very festive card here. The green ribbon is a nice accent.


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Hugs, Penny