Monday, May 6, 2013

The Outlawz Greetings Card Mother's Day Challenge (for Angela)

Are you ready for a new week? I think I am. I'll let you know in a day or two or ten. Our challenge this week at The Outlawz Greetings Card is for you to create a Mother's Day card to celebrate a woman in your life. My mother passed away in 2005, so I made my card for my daughter, Angela, who is a mother to two girls. (And, Angela, if you are reading this before we get together, stop now for goodness' sake. I don't want you to see your card before I give it to you.)

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps:
I chose a really cute image from Bugaboo to work with this week. It has a very long name: Bugaboo Stamps Make It Snappy Kidz Mother's Day Girl. See, I told you it was a very long name. But I got a kick out of it when I first saw it, and thought it would be perfect for my daughter. 

I wanted a sketch to use for this week, so I picked  Graphicat Sketch's Challenge #25, and just turned it on its side:

I am also going to enter my card into the Pile It On Challenge this week, since Bugaboo is sponsoring that as well, and it is also a Mother's Day challenge. How's that for coincidence? Or synchronicity, if you prefer. 

I printed my BSMISKMDG image onto MICBC and colored it with the following Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R11, R20
Hair: YR23, E33, E35, E37
Flowers: R00, R01, R02
Leaves: BG90, BG93, BG96
Bouquet Paper and Sentiment: V20, V22, V25, V28

I chose paper from the Prima Nature Garden collection, and paired it with DCWV CS. As usual, I made die cuts, (I know, I know, what a shock, yadayadayada), and used the following dies: MFT Rolled Flower, Fishtail Flags Stax, and Mini Pennant; SCACD Breezy Branches. I added Queen and Co. pearls to the rolled flowers. I also used MIC chipboard pieces. The dragonfly was brushed with Wink of Stella Brush Silver. The branch was colored with my Copics. And that's it!

Before I go, I want to thank all of you for your good wishes on my shoulder. For those of you who don't know, I had surgery to remove a basal cell skin cancer last Wednesday. The incision is over 2 inches long and has 15 stitches. So I look a bit like Frankenstein's monster. Especially with the lovely bruising. I am sore, but it is getting better each day. I expect to be good as new very soon, although with one heck of a scar. The good news is that I rarely (like never) wear clothing that bares my shoulders, so no one will see it. Of course, if you so desire, I can email you a photo of my wound taken two days after surgery. I will refrain from posting said photo here, so that I don't gross everybody out, thus chasing away my followers. 

Do take this opportunity to get a Mom's Day card done and enter our challenge. And be sure to check out the super creations done by my talented teammates! Have a wonderful week!


  1. So pretty. Love the unusual colours. Perfect for any loving Mom.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. This is gorgeous Penny. I love the sweet image, you have coloured her so beautifully and the pretty papers work so well together.
    I am glad you surgery went okay, I hope you have a really speedy recovery.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Hi Penny, this is sooo cute, love the layout and colours. I'm sure your Daughter will love it too.
    Hope you're recovering well.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. This is beautiful Penny. Love the adorable image and the design, papers and embellishments are gorgeous.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  5. Hi Penny - yes we did use the same image - so funny! Love yours though!Have a great week, Elizabeth

  6. Penny, this is a darling card. Love the image, love the colors, love your coloring and love your papers and dies. Do you get the idea that I love your card, I do. It is a great sketch and a beautiful design.

  7. Just read about your surgery. You are in my prayers. Hope you are pain free.

  8. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

  9. Penny, so glad that the surgery went well and you are on your way to recovery, I am sure you are not looking like a monster, but a beautiful lady. Your card is adorable and perfectly colored with amazing corner die and washi tape.

  10. Your card is adorable , as always (-: and great layout....hope you heal very quickly and that they removed it all !
    Hugs GF

  11. Lovely card for your daughter Penny! Great colouring and I love your colour choices on this one. You've used the sketch really well and those papers are so pretty too :)

  12. What a precious card! Love the die cuts and flowers. I hope your shoulder and you are doing well. Have a great week! hugs, Kim B

  13. Wonderful card Penny, Angela will love it :o)
    I hope you are enjoying your week.

  14. Penny, your card is adorable and your daughter will love it. sorry it took me so long to respond I just have to sign into a different blogger. Have a wonderful Mother's Day yourself.

  15. Since I have been remiss in my blurfing, I didn't know you had surgery. I hope it wasn't too painful and that all of your edges are clean. I also hope that it heals quickly.

    Your card is wonderful. Cute image, colored beautifully. As usual, you used the die cuts so effectively. You know I love that Breezy Branches die. I didn't know about the rolled roses one. It does produce some really pretty quilled flowers.

    Oh yeah. Great take on that sketch.

  16. Beautiful card Penny!
    Love the flowers and beautiful coloring on the image!!
    I'm sure your daughter will love it!

  17. What a sweet and adorable card, Penny! Your daughter will cherish it. Hoping and sending get well wishes to you for a fast and speedy recovery! I am also sending hugs and prayers to help guide you through today. I know all too well how it feels to have lost a mommy :( Fill yourself with warm, sweet helps the heart...a little.

    Love and hugs to you, my DT Sistah!

  18. Such a cute card!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    A Little Bit O' Paper

  19. Aw, Penny, this card is so sweet, i love the die branch in the background and how you incorporated the "v" strips from the sketch!


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