Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Through the Craft Room Door

Before I get to my DT contribution to the TTCRD challenge blog, I have a confession to make.

It's nothing serious, but I did do something Sunday that upset Gary. Not terribly, mind you. But it did, nonetheless. You see, we went to the Arizona Cardinals/Miami Dolphins game. And I begged to leave before it was over. GASP! Yes, yes, I did. And I feel pretty badly about it. We were behind at the time we left, but only by one score. With about 7 minutes left in the game. But I was completely wrung out, having had little sleep Saturday night, and suffering through  a roller coaster ride for the first 3/4 of the game. I just couldn't bear to watch any more of it. So I pleaded with Gary to go home. And my ever-suffering, sweet hubby agreed. Even though he wanted to stay. I love that man.

So, we listened to the rest of the game in the car on the way home. And our team tied it up. Right before the end of the fourth quarter. And then, just like four times last year, we won in overtime. It was a flippin' miracle, I tell ya. A flippin' miracle! And Gary missed seeing it. Would anyone like to tell me how I can make that up to him? 'Cuz I cannot think of anything momentous enough to cover my faux pas. I. am. not. worthy.

OK, now that I got that off my chest--figuratively speaking, of course--I will get back to today's card.

As you know, our TTCRD challenges are always "anything goes". The DT members like to honor our sponsors by using their images during the week of the sponsorship. This week our sponsor, providing 5 digital images, is Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Ergo, I have used a Bugaboo image--Bobblehead hween witch. I think she is really elegant, don't you? No? Really? Well, I never.....

I printed her on MIC Blending Card. I chose a Create with TLC sentiment that I think fits my elegant, gorgeous, oh, all right, goofy-looking witch. I printed that on the same Bazzill CS that I used for the spiders. My card base and embossed panels are created from Stampin' Up CS. My designer paper, from My Mind's Eye Mischievous collection, gave me my color scheme. I decided to use a sketch from the current Willow Sketchie Challenge Quite Simply Favorite Things. I chose this sketch to use:

I decided to emboss the black panels on my card with a Stampin' Up Sizzix Textured Impressions Spider Web folder. Which led me to use my Memory Box spider dies. Then I cut my image out with a Spellbinders Classic Circles die. The last die I used is a Spellbinders Labels 10 for my sentiment. I added Stickles to the sentiment;  the spiders; and the stars, hat buckle, eyelids, and snaggletooth of my witch. I must say she really enjoyed the added bling--look at how happy she is!

After coloring my witch with Copics, (BG70, BG72, BG75, C3, C5, C7, R20, E000, E00, E07, E08, E09, E11, E35, E37, E39, E40, E42, E43, E59), I added a few accents with a white gel pen. And then I sponged SU ink around the image edges. And here she is in all her splendor:

We would love to have you enter your lovely creations in our always anything goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Please remember that only two (2) entries are allowed per person per challenge, and no back-linking is allowed.

And, if you don't have a subscription to the ezine Through The Craft Room Door, please consider getting one. It is a wonderful magazine, filled with creative ideas, tutorials, and free images.

Wishing everyone everywhere a wonderful rest of the week.


  1. Oh I need this image - she is sooooo cute. Fabby card and perfect colours.
    Many thanks for your lovely comments Penny - and I promise I will translate the next posts again *lol*
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  2. Best oldest sister BarbaraOctober 2, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    just FYI, you could make it up to Gary by thinking why your feelings are more important than his the next time this comes up! Don't take advantage of the fact that you can make him do almost anything. Just sisterly advice I don't expect you to follow!
    Now the card, it"s the cutest witch ever, ever, ever! She loves her bling. Wonderful colors as usual too.

  3. Well, I just don't know what to tell you about your game Penny except he will get over it...at least they won. lol!! Love your digi image and you know what I think about your gorgeous coloring. You are so very talented and I love all your cards.

  4. Ah this is so sweet, what a cute card. Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxo

  5. If you are a winner of Robert Jackson images please visit his store http://fineartsbyrobertjackson.com/ , choose your images and email your choices to Chana at cmalkah@yahoo.com

    Congrats girl !!! And thanks for commenting and stopping by my blog today...I also put your blog on my blog list so I dont miss anything you do !!!!!!!! Big Hugs Girl !!

    Amazing coloring. I love your colors too. i replied to you on blog but thought i'd put it here in case you don't see it there !

  6. Fabulous card all the detail you put in to it are great thanks for joining us at willow sketchie challenges x

  7. Delightful and fantastic project. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving the lovely comments. Hugs

  8. We did the same thing at a motorbike race once - thought it was a done deal and it wasn't!! Never mind, there's always another game!
    Love the card - such a cute witch, so beautifully coloured and a fab layout ;)

  9. Fabulous card.Love all the spiders and the grungy distressed look.She is kinda cute in an awkward way,bless.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  10. This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  11. She's beautiful! What a fabulous Halloween card!

  12. So fun and fabulous, beautiful design and coloring. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

  13. Me again, just a note. thanks so much for your visit and leaving the lovely luv. My fave creations are CAS cards. I am delight, that you like it. Hugs

  14. Great card. Fun image, beautifully colored. You sure know how to use those die cuts.

    BTW, you've been married THAT long and don't know how to make it up to your husband? ;-D

    I bet you do.

    BTW, What kind of printer do you use for coloring your digis? My printer(s) have all died simultaneously.

  15. Hehe, this looks great, love everything about it! Beautiful details! Have a great time! Edith

  16. I saw you at Through the Craftroom Door challenge blog and had to stop by and tell you how much I like your card! I've never seen a blue witch, but she is just too darn cute...love those sparkly spiders too!

  17. Hey sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous :0)) Hugs Pops x

  18. Just a note, you are a special and talented lady. I am so blessed to have met you. Thanks for your lovely visit and sweet luv. Hugs

  19. Penny, you are a sweetheart. So glad you grabbed the freebie. Hugs

  20. Fabulous job (as always)! You knocked that sketch out of the park! Love those spiders!

  21. Penny your card is way to ~~FANTASTIC~~ The layout is just wonderful and those spiders are just the best with those long legs (WOW)... What a fun image, great colors and the papers I love. I checked out your other cards I missed they are all so wonderful. I have such a crazy mother-in-law.
    Hugs, Patricia

  22. love those spiders and your cute witch! Awesome Halloween card!

  23. This is my fav Halloween card this season! I absolutely love your coloring AND choice of colors!

    For Gary, cook him his fav dinner and give him a foot massage (oh wait...that's what I I I would want LOL)

  24. That witch is so cute and fun! Love her! You did a great job coloring her, and I love the spiders, too. Nicely done!


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