Friday, November 16, 2012

Jellypark GDT Part Deux -- I'm Hungry Challenge

This is the second installment of my GDT at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge. Our last challenge--Back to Nature--was not really me. As I explained two weeks ago, "Nature Girl" I'm not. However, "I'm Hungry" is right up my alley. It's in my wheelhouse. It's my middle name. It's who I am. It's my essence.

I love good food. (Who am I kidding? I love food, period.) Which reminds me--I am still eating Amy's frozen entrees. For an entire week now. It has gotten really boooooring. But Gary comes home from England tonight, thank heavens! Not in time for dinner. Well, actually, in time for a very late dinner, but I know my hubby. He will be so exhausted, so jet-lagged, that he will not want to go out to eat. He will just want to come home. And probably fall right into bed--preferably on his side. And he'll sleep for hours. At least we will go out to eat tomorrow night.

But first, I get to go out to eat for lunch today. With my sisters. It was Barbara's turn to decide where to eat. So we are going to meet at Cornish Pasty Co. Yes, I did just talk about it this last week. And my sister reads my blog, and became hungry for the food there. Don't know if I will have a pasty or their fabulous mushroom, walnut & spinach soup. Probably the soup. Because then I will still have room for dessert--they make a wonderful sticky toffee pudding. (The only version that I have had that is better than Cornish Pasty's is the one at St. Francis in Phoenix.) Now doesn't that sound like a great lunch? Real food. I can hardly wait.

Oh, and on Sunday our dinner group is going out to eat. For lunch. Which could also be called dinner by certain people. And then they would call the evening meal supper. But I call lunch, lunch; and dinner, dinner. Anyway, we're going out for lunch with the dinner club. Is that clear as mud? I thought so--it is to me. Can you tell I have spent a week conversing mainly with Donovan, the demented dog? He has destroyed what little clarity I had left. With his endless trips outside. I am so tired of them.

Oh, and did I mention Donovan's sense of humor? It sucks. When he is through outside, he claws at the back door. Well, I guess he doesn't really have claws; he is a dog, after all. He has nails. So he nails at the back door. That sounds stupid. No wonder everyone says a dog claws at the door. Or do they? An inquiring mind has a need to know. Or not.

Where was I? Oh, yeah, Don's sense of humor. It still sucks. He "claws" at the door to come in; then, when I open the door for him, he runs away. And turns around in circles. If I step outside, he runs further away from me. Don't laugh. It's not funny. Even if Donovan thinks it is. Especially when I am in the middle of a card. Or a TV show I am watching while working on a card. And I miss the end of the show. Which has happened. More than once. Like I said, Don's sense of humor sucks. Rotten eggs.

It's a wonder I don't sound like a blithering idiot by now. Cuz I don't. Much. If anyone out there wants a slightly-used, 6-year old Maltese, let me know. I am ready to trade him in. On a stuffed animal. One that doesn't eat, pee, poop, have knee problems, or swallow whole dental chews. As long as the stuffed animal isn't a sock monkey. I can't abide sock monkeys. They give me the creeps. Terrible creeps--and I cannot tell you why. Nor do you care.

Anyway, I was telling you that I love good food, and food, in general. So I thought it would be easy for me to make a card to fit today's theme. Ah, apparently not so much. Turns out, I went off the deep end again. Couldn't stop myself. Heavy sigh....

For my image I chose the sweet, (food reference pun intended), Jellypark Just for You Tag, which I printed on Make It Colour CS. And I had this vision in my head about using lots of tags on the card to go with the image. So I did. Like I said, I overdid it just a tad. Oh well....

My DP was chosen from the Prima Almanac collection. I distressed the DP with my Zutter Distrezz-It-All and sponged the edges with Stampin' Up ink. I combined it with Stampin' Up CS for the card base, die cuts, and tags. I printed a Create with TLC sentiment on one tag, stamped a Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment on another, and stamped a SU Sweet Little Sentiments stamp on a third.

My tags were die-cut from the following:  Memory Box Distressed Tag die, Magnolia Doohickey So Wrapped Lovely Heart Folded Tag die and Vintage Tag die. I also used a La-La Land Crafts corner die for the pretty corner die cuts.

The tags were tied with Copic-dyed ribbon, lace, or tulle. I added MS Pearl Stickers to three of the tags, including the image. I layered the DP with tags stuck behind the layers.

My image was accented with a Copic Spica pen and a white gel pen, after coloring it with Copics: R00, R01, R02, R20, YR00, YR01, W2, W4, W6, W8, W10, E000, E00, E11, E13, E53, E55, E57, E59.

Like I said, I went nuts, (food reference pun also intended), again with this card. Sometimes I just can't help myself. CAS I am not.

Looking forward to seeing what you create. Be sure to check out the fab DT creations!


  1. Penny this is gorgeous and very creative. Love the interactive tags. Wishing you a fab Friday.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Wow! Tagtastic!! This looks fabulous Penny and I do love the vintage feel it has. Hope you enjoy a yummy lunch today :)

  3. Hey sweetie this is just amazing, huggles Pops x x x

  4. Fabulous card Penny, love the image, the colors and the shape of the card!!
    It's Pennylicious :)

  5. Penny, WOW!!! I love your tag, super great job... Love all those layers with the most sweetest sentiments and your little girl is just darling. Love the vintage look and the way you tied with Copic-dyed ribbon, lace, or tulle that is wonderful.
    Hugs, Patricia

  6. You freakin' crack me up. Totally.

    The card is fabulous and definitely not CAS. I love all the tags and die cuts and of course, that seriously cute image that is beautifully colored.

  7. And why didn't you go to England with Gary? Then you could have had pasties by the ton and they would have been authentic and everything.

  8. Wow! Fabulous project, Penny! Super creative design (as always)! Love the colors and vintage look and the image and sentiments are adorable! Enjoyed my visit here immensely! Have a great weekend!

  9. Wow penny this is incredible!!! Love all of those layers and what beautiful tones. Such amazing work! I am finally back to blog hopping!! Glad to see your lovely work :) xx

  10. What on earth are Amy's frozen dinners. I meant to ask the other day when you mentioned them. Did someone named Amy make you some dinners or is it a brand name? IF a brand name we don't have them in Oklahoma. I do love your card that is made out of tags..great job on the entire group of tags. Great idea again!!!

  11. I love this! The colors and all those tags..looks fantastic! How could you not get carried away. Beautiful!

    Judy :)

  12. Simply beautiful Penny! I chuckled when I read your post for I just like you have a wonderful relationship for food! My mouth drooled when I read about the soup you are getting for lunch! So happy to have you aboard at Jellypark Friends!
    Have a great day with your sis !

  13. Gorgeous! I love all the details!

  14. Wowsers! This is just gorgeous, Penny. I am still looking at all of the layers and details on this card. I hope to play along with the Jellypark ladies this weekend. Sounds fun!

  15. Best oldest sister BarbaraNovember 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Dear darling sister, it was so much fun to see you, if only briefly, yesterday! And now to your card.......fabulous!!!!! I have looked, then looked again and again and again....well you know. Can I come over some afternoon just to see the cards and ask you a couple of questions? If I Only went into your craft room and nowhere else? And left right after so you can work? Huh? Huh? Huh?

  16. Penny, this is a beautiful project, beautiful colors and design with fabulous layers. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  17. Yet another amazing creation. In fact I added this to a personal "inspiration" folder in my Evernote, just so I can ooh and ahh it at leisure. I love how intricate it amazing Penny!

  18. What a fun card! Love all of those tags and the colors you chose. Very nicely done! But about Donovan ... I'll trade you for a slightly used, 2ish beagle. He's never swallowed a dental chew.


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