Monday, October 22, 2012

Through The Craft Room Door Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the TTCRD Holiday Blog Hop! Today's card is my contribution to the Hop. Oddly enough, I keep typing Hope instead of Hop. What is that about anyway?

I hope (yeah, yeah, I see now) that you are having fun at each stop on the hop. I know that some of us are doing tutorials and some are giving away prizes. I am giving away stick-figure digital images. Drawn by my dog. He's very talented. And I am just kidding, which I hope, (there's that word again), that you realized. If you didn't, I deeply apologize for my sense of humor...or not. 

Actually, I am giving away a gift certificate to Oozak.com. So be sure to leave a comment before you move to the next person on the hop. Speaking of which, you should have come here from Darlene's fabulous blog. Here is the blog order in case you are lost:

2.  Jo Ham
6.  Penny Mull (you are here)

Before I move on and describe my card, I want to direct your attention to the TTCRD Holiday Issue video at the upper right of my blog. Be sure and watch it, so you can see samples of the content in the magazine. If you do not have a subscription yet, I recommend that you get one. You will get free digital images in each issue, and have access to the previous digis as well. And the magazine is packed with craft and gift ideas for the upcoming holidays. 

Okey dokey, as they say in Minnesota. Not that I would know anything about that--although I did spend almost 10 years of my life there, freezing my behind off in the winters. Brrrrrrrr.......oh, the memories. Sorry, I digress.

I chose a Christmas theme for  my card today. Mainly because I haven't started my Christmas cards yet, and you know, it is getting closer to that holiday! Time to get to gettin', if you know what I mean. And, if you don't, tough. Oooh, that was mean--sorry about that. I digress again. (Somebody must have spiked my iced tea with a bit of nasty today. Shame on her! She's evil, I tell ya, evil.) (BTW, did you know that if you spell evil backwards, you get "live"? That was pointed out to me when I was in high school, about a million years ago. Before there was dirt.) Still I digress. I am so sorry. She made me do it again. Well! Onward, peeps, onward...

I chose an image from the Fred She Said Emma the Caroling Angel digital series. I wish I could tell you why she doesn't have a halo, but I have no idea. I know that one exists. But my angel is without. I hope she didn't cry about it. I printed her on Cryogen CS; the rest of my card stock is from Stampin' Up. My DP is from My Mind's Eye All is Bright collection, which I chose because it had music printed on it--and my little angel has musical notes floating around her head. (Why, you ask? I have no clue. But if I figure that out, you will be the first to know.)

I have used a sketch to construct my card. I chose Sketch #230 from the Sketch Saturday Challenge:


Per usual, I changed a few things, but the main sketch is still fairly intact.

My sentiment comes from the Stampin' Up A Cardinal Christmas set. I printed that on SU card stock. My die cuts are from the following dies:  LaLa Land Crafts
Wings Set and Filigree Corner; MFT Double Scallop Border and Musical Notes; and Memory Box Treble Clef. I also used some lace and some cheesecloth from my stash. 

My image was colored with my Copics: R20, BG70, W0, W2, YR20, C00, E000, E00, E11, E31, E35, E81, E84. I accented her with a white gel pen and applied Stardust Stickles to her wings. Some SU ink was rubbed around the image and Queen & Company pearls were added to three corners. That's it, that's all she wrote. I have no idea who "she" is, but if I find that out, I will email you. Just don't hold your breath. 


Please do leave a comment, because one of you will win a gift certificate to Oozak. That's one website I love giving the business--I mean giving the business to. Rusty has great prices and excellent customer service! And do check back here because I will announce the winner, and will then need that person's email address.

The next hop stop is the talented Jen LeeFlang. Be sure to check out all the stops on our hop and have fun! Or else! (Or else what, I have no idea. But it sounds commanding, right? Right? Oh, whatev.)

Be sure to visit Number 11 at the end of the hop, and put your info into Inlinkz for a chance at the Grand Prize of a 1-year subscription to the magazine. Our hop runs through the 29th, so you have plenty of time to visit us all.

Have a great week!

70 comments:

  1. Great job coloring your image. I love all your embellishments... they are perfect accents.

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  2. Penny your card is beautiful, wow girl you've got talent!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Huggs

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  3. Oh, WOW, what a lovely version of the sketch! The image is sweet as can be and I love the addition of the die cuts - perfect for your music/angel themed card! This is beautifully put together, love it!

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  4. Penny, so very pretty - love the wings and music symbol embellishment. I have this image but you did a much better job that I did! Hugz g/f

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  5. Penny your card is gorgeous. Love those wings.

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  6. Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love your colours too hugs Pops x x x

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  7. Hah, I never tire of your digressions. :D I absolutely love this card Penny, every element is so beautiful and coupled with the surprising green, I really like it. :D

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  8. such lovely card Penny. And the colours are really fab
    Hugs
    doreen xx

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  9. Awesome Christmas card. I love the wings and Staff embellishments. Your coloring is fabulous.
    Hugz,
    Christine Garner

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  10. Too funny Penny :) And there amongst all the digressions, another gem of a card! A very elegant Xmas card too :)

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  11. Love everything about your card Penny, It is absoloutely gorgeous. hugs, Ursula

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  12. This is amazing, Penny! I love the sweet image and you've colored her wonderfully! Love the die-cuts, too! Gorgeous card!

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  13. Oh so sweet card, love this image and the details are superb !
    xxx

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  14. Gorgeous, Penny! So elegant. I love your stories, even if you do label them as digressions. :-D

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  15. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh sooooooooo beautiful Penny, you are sooo funny gf, digi drawing dog, evil twin (my words, I know, but...what ev) LMBO Perhaps she has no halo because she is a child dressed up as an angel for the school play???? Heyyyy just a suggestion for next time you pull this stamp out and find yourself once again pondering why she has no halo ;) lol big inky hugs my fellow DTM
    p.s. we just might have to steal your sketch, it's awesome, love it!! :)

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  16. Beautiful card...thank you for sharing it with us!!!

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  17. What a gorgeous card Penny! Wow - I love the shade of green you used! Gorgeous! :D
    Take care,
    Marie XX

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  18. Lovely card Penny! I think she has musical notes around her head because she's a singing angel. Love all the embellishments and the lovely pearls and corner pieces. Great inspiration!

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  19. Your card is so beautiful! You know I love your coloring, always so beautiful. I also love Oozak so thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Soooo gorgeous, Penny! Love the soft greens you used and the wings and musical note are a terrific addition!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  21. Beautiful card and fantastic coloring of the image.

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  22. This angel is divine, Penny. Just so sweet, and what wonderful coloring you've done. Great job, and a VERY fun blog hop. I've been SO inspired at each stop along the way.

    Blessings,
    Karen L
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - My Challenge Blog where I would LOVE to have you (and everyone) play along. Gorgeous!

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  23. I just love your blog, nice coloring.
    cardkat

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  24. Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  25. Another stunning card from you Penny!
    And a great post again :)
    Love the image and your coloring is super!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  26. I enjoyed reading your 'banter' and cute sense of humour. Stunning card, really gorgeous! Off to next blog.

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  27. Best oldest sister BarbaraOctober 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Wow! Just another beautiful card my dear and, as always, a fun read. Very, very pretty!

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  28. What a sweet little angel Penny, you coloured her so well - I love your card!

    Hugs

    Laurian

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  29. Penny I love your sense of humor and your card as well. I am like that too and never know if people take me seriously I hope not cause I am never serious. Love the magazine too great tutorials and great content.
    Linda K

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  30. Your card is gorgeous! I love the image and all the added details. I can't help wonder about your blog title. Want to elaborate? Oh and also, I've lived in Minnesota for 60(something cough, cough) years and my teeth still chatter at the thought of winter being just around the corner.

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  31. Your card is so pretty Penny. I love your music note. Just beautiful.

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  32. Really fun card. I hear you! I have just begun on my Christmas cards and have a loooong way to go.

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  33. You write things so funny. I enjoyed reading your blog. Love your cute card. That little angle is so precious. Love the colors you used. i got to remember to go back and write them down. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  34. Love, love, love this card! The addition of the die cuts gives it so much texture! Thanks for showing us your project.

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  35. Your card is so beautiful, and what an awesome vintage look.

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  36. Wonderful card! I love her shiny wings!

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  37. Penny this is beautiful!!!! Your coloring is lovely and I love all of the wonderful details!!

    I just love your humor!!
    Hugs,
    Brenda

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  38. I love the color palette of your card, and you did a great job glittering those wings. Thanks for sharing.

    P.S. Love your sense of humor. I get it. Don't know what that says about your or me, but I do get it.

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  39. Darling card, love the colors and embellies, TFS!
    pdela-torre@wavecable.com

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  40. Your card sings... it´s adorable! Love the colours you have used and all the diecuts. Have a nice day! Hugs Susanne

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  41. I love all the diecuts you have used...Gorgeous!

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  42. What a beautiful card!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  43. You made me giggle with your post...my hubby is looking at me like I'm crazy! Beautiful card... even if your angel doesn't have a halo she is lovely!
    Hugs, Renee

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  44. Hi Penny!
    I am loving your gorgeous card!! I am amazed every week with your gorgeous designs. Way to go Teamie!
    Huggzz...
    Sheree

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  45. What a lovely card. I have enjoyed looking around your blog you have some great things.

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  46. Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  47. Penny, I love the colours you chose for this card...they make me feel warm. I love how you've created a little story without saying anything in particular within it, and that border punch is to die for. Thanks for the opportunity to win...I'm near my blogoversy too, and trying to think of something unique to do to celebrate it!
    :)S

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  48. Penny, what a lovely card! I love those angel wings - well, I love the entire card! You did a great job - I joined your blog and I like your selected background - same as mine! LOL - Have a great week - come visit me - Gail utb01@att.net
    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  49. Penny your card is just wonderful. Love your colors and all your embellishments.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  50. adorable. love it.
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

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  51. I am a new follower and hope to win a stick image made by your dog!! You are too funny! Please come by and follow my blog too. Crossing my fingers and hoping to win. Beautiful card!!

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  52. Penny, you are too much! I laugh all through your posts... Anyway, this card is lovely! The die cuts and coloring are phenomenal!

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  53. Just Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week

    Jen x

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  54. Loved your humouristic post...your card is gorgeous...great colouring and those wings are too cute!
    xxx Margreet

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  55. This is gorgeous, Penny. I love those wings and how you put the sentiment vertically.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  56. Thanks for coming over and commenting on my blog and inviting me to the hop. I love your card, image and those wings.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl

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  57. What a lovely card, I love the extra wings. Thank you so much for sharing her with us.
    Hugs,

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  58. Oh my...you've really created an amazing card! You have such beautiful details to take in and your coloring is wonderful! Love the color combo, and wings with musical note was so very clever! This should be framed!

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  59. Gorgeous card, Penny! Those colors are classic and so pleasing to the eye! I think your angel is so beautiful that she decided to give her halo to someone who needed it :) I have to admit that I am still belly laughing about the stick figures donated by your dog...hee hee...I just love how much your sense of humor gives me a "down to my toes giggle fest". Thank you :)

    Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!

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  60. Great card. Your coloring of that super-cute angel is wonderful. I also love those little birds.

    Not all angels have halos. I certainly don't.

    That "she" you refer to? She is your evil twin, who writes things like " Time to get to gettin', if you know what I mean. And, if you don't, tough. Oooh, that was mean."

    But that's okay. Your evil twin and my evil twin would get along so well together.

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  61. Hi Penny

    Great card. Gorgeous colouring of the angel. Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.

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  62. This is simply STUNNING!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing
    your FAB talent with us ALL!!
    Hugs
    Lorianna

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  63. This is gorgeous Penny. Love the image and the wings look fabulous as does the layout.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  64. OH WOW Penny ... this creation is so unique and adorable! Thanks so much for the fun and chance to win!

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  65. This is beautiful.Love the muted colours and the dimension added with the embellishments.Lovely colouring too.Thanks for the inspiration and the hop.
    Lisa x

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  66. What beautiful coloring - so rich and I love the shading in her dress! Great elements of decoration on the card as well! Thank you for the hop and such a pretty example! with aloha hugs, rosy

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  67. Very nicely done. I really like the color scheme here, and the angel is so sweet.

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Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate the kind comments more than I can say! :^)
Hugs, Penny