Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Through The Craft Room Door

The September-October issue of Through The Craft Room Door online magazine has 90+ pages of fun tutorials and loads of inspiration with over 19 FREE digis that are located in the "Subscribers Only Area"! You will also have access to all previous issues for this year with NO advertisements. The new Holiday issue is coming soon; it also has some wonderful tutorials, holiday ideas, and several new digis, making that well over 25 FREE images. The video to the right was created by Jo Ham and gives you a glimpse of what the magazine has to offer.

On to the new TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge #40. We have three wonderful sponsors this week:

Oozak - $10 Gift Certificate
SandiSamples - 4 digis
Paper Temptress Paper

I have used a SandiSamples image called Bewitching Babe for my card. She is more of a traditional type of witch--not the prettiest gal on the planet, especially with that lovely wart on her nose. But, if you only took the time to get to know her, you'd be surprised at how intelligent and hard-working she is. She spends most of each year mixing potions and lotions, selling them at her village corner kiosk. I have heard that she occasionally flies into the light pole next to the kiosk when going to work, as she is a bit near-sighted, and just refuses to wear glasses. (I think she may have a problem with cataracts, too, but she would never admit to that.)  Sandi seems to have caught her in mid-air here, on her way home from work. The word from the grapevine is that she drinks too many of her potions on Halloween. The next morning she is in no shape to go to work, so she has to stay home, "sleeping it off". I am planning on visiting her this year and doing an interview, before Halloween, so I hope to get the scoop on her extra-curricular activities. I'll let you know when I get that scheduled. In the meantime, here are the specifics of this card:

I printed the Babe on Make It Crafty Blending Card. I used three Create with TLC digis:  the postage stamp witch, the ticket witch, and the witch's brew sentiment--which were all printed on MIC BC. I used DP from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Halloween collection, which I distressed with my Zutter-Distrezz-It-All. I then rubbed Old Paper Distress Ink on the edges of the DP. My card base is DCWV CS.

There were several dies used on this card: Memory Box Typewriter Lower Case Alphabet for the BOO, Spellbinders Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle for the image and cardboard frame, Spellbinders Postage Stamp for the sentiment, and Sizzix Stampin' Up Decorative Corner #3 for the cardboard corners. Distress Ink was also applied to each die cut.

I colored the image with Copics: C3, C5, C7, C9, V12, V15, V17, YR16, R20, E000, E00, E11, E41, E42, E43, E44.  I accented it a bit with a white gel pen. And then I added a SU mini-clothespin, and from my stash: some tulle, ribbon, and buttons. I thought I was happy with this card until I began my blog last night. Then I realized I should have balanced it a bit better, but I think I was too tired when I finished it to notice. Sorry about that. OK, that's it for the Babe.  


Looking forward to seeing your fun creations, whatever you decide to do. It's always Anything Goes, with a limit of 2 entries, and no back-linking. If you are interested in being considered for a Guest DT, please add the letters "GDT" after your name on your entry.

Have a great rest of the week!

25 comments:

  1. Poor Witchy-Poo! She'll be in shock once she finds out you told the world about her little problem... ;D

    Great colors! Love the design!

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  2. That witchy card is just too delicious Penny! Love how you incorporate all the layers and elements - I love the multiple witches and the pretty colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love - I really appreciate you! Big hugs!

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  3. Penny, this is just too cute! I love your witch and how you incorporated all the TLC digis - way to go!
    hugs,
    Marsha

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  4. OMG! you are so funny! You did a fabulous job with this image! Your coloring of her is awesome.
    Huggs

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  5. Penny, this is an awesome card and I love all the little bits of fun that you have added. Gorgeous coloring as always and beautiful design. I love that witch ticket to top it all off.

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  6. Really Penny, you should write a book :)
    I love to read your blog, not only for the cards but also for the way you can describe things.
    By the way, your card is beautiful, love the images( still working on it ) and the lay-out is fantastic!!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  7. Love your card and your story, Penny! Fabulous design and awesome coloring of the cutie witch! This is such a fun card!

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  8. If she starts trying to ride her vacuum, then we will know she has been hitting the potion again ;) Hee hee! You have colored this little witch with perfection! Your entire card design ROCKS!!!

    Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!

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  9. wow totally awesome!!!! Just love all about it. And your story could be put in a book wow you are quite a talented individual!!!! All around artist. Love it :D

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  10. Your near sighted witch is beautifully colored and she looks totally intoxicating- or is that just how she looks when she is drinking potions? Love everything about this fun card!

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  11. Yet another fabulous Halloween card! Love your papers, buttons and I'm totally envious of all your Halloween ticket stamps!

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  12. Love this on so many levels, Penny! You sure know how to put a card together!

    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  13. Awe so sweet and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  14. Penny your card is adorable. Love the paper which looks wonderful with the purple. You put it all together so well!

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  15. You witch is adorable Penny. Wonderful Halloween card.
    Hugs 'n smiles
    Chris x

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  16. Penny.. Your card is so .. Wow!!
    Really fantastic and gorgeous!!

    Love your art!!

    Hugs
    Conny

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  17. Hi Penny, I Just love Love Love this card. That little Witch is adorable. Your diecuts and coloring are always so beautiful. I'm going to check out TTCRD video on the online Magazine. Lots of Hugs!

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  18. Hi sweetie I love this the colours are fabulous, gorgeous creation sweetie, big hugs love Pops x x x

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  19. Penny, Another amazing card, just love the colors and the triple bow. Wonderful paper and corners and a cutie pie witch.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  20. Me again but with a different reason :D Please check out my blog here: http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2012/10/the-liebster-award.html

    Hugs

    Vicky

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  21. Woo, hoo, fabuloso card, Penny! I just love all things Halloween and your card just hits the spot!
    hugz,
    Roxann

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  22. Thanks for another good laugh in the lead up to that fabulous card :D Love the way your blog posts go - so descriptive and chatty, full of loads of bits in the same great way your cards are!

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  23. Thanks for the information about the witch. When you interview her, be sure to try some of her potions, but don't drive home. Take a cab.

    Great card. Fun design. Wonderful coloring on that witch, wart and all. I also love all the diecuts and such.

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  24. You know, of course, how much I love purple, and thus the use of purple on this card. :) Love the backstory on the little witch, too. Great job, as always, on your card!

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