Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday "RECIPE" Challenge

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…
“RECIPE Challenge!”

For this week's challenge you will create a card or project using the following ingredients:  ribbon or twine, pearls or gems, and dies or punches!  Oh…and don’t forget to STAMP!  After all…we don’t call this the STAMPtacular Sunday Challenge for nothing!      
You will have from now until midnight (EST) November 24th, 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:  Winner’s Choice of 7 Digis!



Before I share my recipe with you I need to take a breath. For I am totally caught up commenting on DT challenges and blogs that I follow. And I know, too, that won't last long, like maybe 30 seconds or so. But it feels good right now to just stop and take in the moment. Ahhhh.......

Well, Gary is home--woooohoooo! So glad to see him. (And not just for the sweet gifts he brought from England--some fabulous thin chocolate with shaved toppings--like caramel & nuts--yummy, yummy! And some beautiful eau de toilette: Floris from London Lily of the Valley. Oh, wow, sooo pretty!) The ding-dong dog, Donovan, was delighted, as well, when he heard Gary's car arrive Friday night. You should have heard him--Donovan, not Gary--cry until Gary came into the house. I guess a week away was a little longer than the dog liked. Of course, the honeymoon for the two of them will be over this next Friday. 'Cuz that's the day that Gary takes Donovan in to get his teeth cleaned. Dum, da dum, dum dummmmmm! Better him--Gary, not Donovan--than me, that's all I gotta say.

Other news: I have reached the 100-follower mark! Drum roll, please!!!! I will be putting up a special post regarding that shortly. But I am so tickled that so many of you decided to follow me. (If I only knew where I was going, it would help us all.)

I had a wonderful lunch with my sisters on Friday at Cornish Pasty Co. in Mesa. I was a little stunned when I walked into the restaurant and found that they were doubling the size of it. Business must be good! Actually, it must be very good, as Merrilyn tells me that the original place in Tempe is doubling its size also. Well, serve good food at reasonable prices with good service and they will come. (They as in we, right?)

I did a tiny bit of shopping after lunch--went to get some special shampoo at Aveda in the Chandler Fashion Center. I was shocked at how many people were shopping at 2:30 in the afternoon. It was not a holiday, nor a school break that I know of. So it was surprising to have trouble finding a parking spot close in. Perhaps they were having a big sale at the mall that I was unaware of. At any rate, it was a quick in and out for me, so that I could get home and start another card, which I finished on Saturday. That card will be posted tomorrow.

Now to today's card. I followed the "recipe" with: ribbon, gems, and die cuts. Did any of those items surprise you? Shouldn't have, particularly the die cuts. I am a die-cut addict. I realize that. And so does Gary's bank account.

I like to use design sketches, whenever possible, because they challenge me to create something unique from a basic design. This week I chose Sketch #53 from the November CLP Sketch Challenge for my card.

For my image, I picked Tiddly Inks Wryn Caroling, because I think she is just adorable, and I thought it was about time that I used a Tiddly Inks image. I printed her on Cryogen CS, then colored her with my Copics: W0, W1, G94, G99, R20, R35, R37, R39, E000, E00, E11, E21, E25, E29, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44. I accented her with a bit of white gel pen and Copic Spica Red.

The DP is from Bazzill Basics Paper "Believe" collection. I paired this with Stampin' Up CS for the card base, the sentiment, (from Create with TLC), and the die cuts. Which brings me to the dies that I used:  Whimsy Holly & Berries, Memory Box Treble Clef, Memory Box Snowflake Corner, Spellbinders Grand Circle and Classic Rectangles, and MFT Treble Clef. I used three different laces, all of which I dyed with my Copic ink refills. I also dyed some ribbon from my stash with Copic ink. My gems are from MS Birthstone Gem Stickers.

Besides entering the CLP Challenge, I am entering the following:

Divas by Design Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge Ribbon & Lace
Oozak Winter Vibes Challenge
Penny's Paper-Crafty Anything Goes Challenge
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Punches and Dies

And now, it's over to you! Let's see what you cook up with your "recipe"!


  1. Totally adorable Penny! I'm always in awe of how you manage to put so much wonderful stuff on your cards and they look so fabulous (mine tend to look like a poorly laid out yard sale!)
    Glad you got some nice pressies upon your OH's return :)

  2. It's amazing Penny!!
    love the image , the holly, everything on this card is beautiful!

  3. oh waouh Penny, it's a fab card, love the papers and image beautifully coloured!

  4. Sooooooooo cute. I love that wonderful image, your coloring, the papers, your take on the sketch, and that treble clef. I want that treble clef really badly since I just got a fun music staff die.

    I'm glad your dh is home, that he brought you some goodies, and that he, not you, will take the dog to the dentist.

    BTW, Dawn is lying. Her cards always look fabulous.

  5. Penny your card is so cute and thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday challenge. Love your take on the sketch all those wonderful layers. Your images is just darling and you colored her so nice and all the die cuts I just love. So glad Gary made it home safe and now anytime you go shopping it is going to be busy, I do not like to shop this time of year.
    Hugs, Patricia

  6. Beautiful card, Penny! I love the Wryn image, the sentiment and how you made the sketch into a festive card!

  7. Love this darling card. Penny. the images is so cute, your coloring as always so beautiful and that sketch is fantastic. Your did such a great job on this card. I love everything about it.

  8. Beautiful card and your coloring is fantastic! I keep thinking about those chocolates, yum. Oh, back to the card, I love all the details too. Hugs, Kim

  9. The music notations look so cute on your card
    Dr Sonia

  10. I love love love this card. Caroling Wryn is such a cutie, and you really did her justice! The elements are so perfect, and that green is gorgeous and vintage. :D

  11. stunning card! I am all about the different textures and embellishments and you really achieved that with this card. Great job and thanks for joining our AG challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty this week.
    Tammy DT

  12. Penny, your card is just too cute. You can always pull off those big bows. I want to come to your house and play with all your wonderful die cuts. Perfect sentiment again for this card. I just love the TI images.

  13. another gorgeous card and another adorable image.
    Love the colour combo
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  14. What a darling little card, Penny. Love the adorable image - so beautifully coloured too!

  15. Gorgeous Xmas card Penny in true traditional colours :-)

    Thanks for joining us over at A Gem of a Challenge for our ribbon and lace challenge - good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

  16. Your card is wonderful. Gorgeous Christmas papers and I love the image and colors.

    Thanks for joining us at CLP challenges!:)
    Hugs, Anne.

  17. This card is absolutely wonderful!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  18. Absolutely delightful and fabulous. Beautiful design. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  19. Aww, what a cute girl in this card. She has so much personality. Fun use of the musical accents here! Another great card. :)

    Jon just went to the Tempe Cornish Pasty yesterday and was telling me about both locations expanding. It'll be interesting seeing the Mesa one (which he said is supposed to be done?).

    The past two times I've shopped at Chandler Mall I've had a hard time finding parking. One was on Black Friday, granted, but the other was the Saturday prior to that. Madness. Took a good 10 minutes to find parking.


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