Friday, January 31, 2014

Jellypark Friends Lots of Love Challenge/Gary's Valentine

I'm baaaaack. Too bad Friday is the only day my DT's post. I clearly didn't think that one through, did I? Story of my life. But it's been a fairly long life so far, so there is that.

I forgot to mention on my previous post that Gary cleaned all of our windows last weekend in preparation for our Super Bowl party. Nearly knocked me over with a feather, I'll tell ya. Even more exciting is that he got out and cleaned up his yard, too. Notice I say "his yard". Because it is. I spend virtually no time out there. After all, it is not on a beach. I cannot hear the ocean. So what's the point? (Insert your own version of shock here.)

I do love the inside of our house, though. I spend most of my time here, unless I am out eating or shopping. 'Cuz you know how I love to do both of those. Although most of my shopping has been confined to the internet lately. It's so easy, isn't it? Yeah, well that's going to come to a screeching halt once Gary retires. Our retirement income just isn't going to stretch as far. I have to get that through my thick head before it happens!

I have been reading a lot lately. Some good, some bad. I just finished Eyewall, by H.W. Buzz Bernard, and I highly recommend that. It's a page turner, for sure! Before that I read some fairly funny and very entertaining mysteries by Cindy Blackburn. There are four of them in her Cue Ball Mysteries Series. The second and third books had me laughing until I cried. So if you like mysteries and humor, check them out.

My iPad seemed to die on me on Monday. Went black and didn't come back. It was the second time that's happened in the past few months. You have to hit both buttons at the same time to get it to restart. Also, when I am browsing on the web, it just drops the internet. Lovely. It does that frequently. The answer: power it completely off, then restart. Well, I am getting about tired of this. So, before Gary retires, I am going to get a new tablet. Maybe even next week. Who knows? I am checking out all the options right now. I don't think I want another iPad. Gasp! I know. Sacrilege, right? Well, I no longer have an iPhone, so I don't need to stick with Apple anymore. So there.

Have I bored you enough with my meaningless drivel? OK, then I guess I'd best get to my Jellypark Friends card for this fortnight. We have gotten so many entries lately--just fantastic! Keep entering! We love to see what you come up with for our challenges. This one is all about love. That's an easy-peasy one, huh?

I chose Nan and Grandad on Sofa for my image. I wanted to make a Valentine for Gary for this challenge, and "Grandad" looks a lot like him. (Gary shaves his head and wears glasses.) Nan doesn't look so much like me, except she does wear glasses. (Don't we all at my age.) I think this image is really cute, and it was definitely fun to color!

I printed the image on MICBC and then colored it with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: W0, W1, W2/Y21, YR23, E33, E35
Sweaters: BG53, B52, BG57/TTR131, TTR139
Dress: Y00, Y11, Y13 
Slippers: TTR131, TTR139
Shoes/Slacks: E53, E55, E57
Pillows: TTGY174, TTGY175

I paper-pieced the couch with my DP from the Basic Grey Hopscotch collection. I added a bit of shading to it with my Copic W2. The DP was paired with Stampin' Up CS. I added a bit of Washi tape and Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, a Poppystamps Dachshund die cut, and a sentiment from the Stampin' Up P.S. I Love You set--punched out with a SU punch. And that's about it.

We have fabulous creations, by my talented teamies, for you to check out at our challenge blog. Please join us this fortnight! And have a great weekend! 


  1. Gorgeous card Penny, such a delightful image coloured beautifully. I love the paper-pieced couch and cute die cut dog too.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Great card, lovely image.

    Android rocks! There are some really well priced tablets around. Mine's lasted 5 years so far, Samsung, lovin it.

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Friday!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  3. This is so sweet, Penny! Love the paper-pieced chair and cute couple! Great coloring!

  4. LOL!! I love your meaningless...uh hem...I mean educational drivel! haha I do thank you for sharing about the mysteries...I'm ordering them from the library as we speak! ;o)
    Your card is beautiful, Penny! The pattern on the couch is fabulous and your colouring is lovely! :o)

  5. Cute and fun card. I love the couch, must of been a job paper piecing it. I love how it turned out though and love the happy couple.

  6. This is so sweet, Penny. What a lovely scene.

  7. That's such a very cute image Penny - fab colouring and a great idea to paper piece the couch, looks fantastic! Sorry to hear about your Ipad troubles, hope you get it sorted out :)

  8. Penny, love the card and I'm sure Gary will too. You are so creative in your paper piecing. At least you got some help with the cleaning, but funny how it takes a party so maybe that's the hint, hehe.

  9. awwww so sweet! great idea to piece the couch...wonderful coloring too!
    know what you mean about those retirement dollars...we are looking at the same guess my hoarding of paper will be a good thing one of these days when we cant afford this little hobby LOL
    enjoy the Super Bowl weekend with clean windows and yard...wish my hubby would get that notion!

  10. This is adorable, Penny. Great coloring & paper piecing.

  11. Super cute image, and great idea paper piecing the couch too. I like your choice of paper as well. I'm sure Gary will get a chuckle and be equally happy that you're considering a lifestyle change. Btw, Apple is over rated, just sayin...:)S

  12. Such a wonderful card! I love this image - the paper piecing is adorable!!
    Wish you a great sunday!

  13. Hi sweetie, wow such an amazing creation hugs Pops x x x

  14. Darling card! Love the paper piecing & the fun image!!!
    Sounds like you have been doing some great reading!!!

  15. Gorgeous paper piecing Penny. Love the colouring and lol this is probably your little family when you retire one day. Just a bit worried about the doggie that might not be good friends with your little penguin family.
    I have been using my Samsung tablet for more than 2 years now and just love it. My hubby has an Ipad, and I know I can do more on my tablet than he can do on his ipad. But then our fields of interests also varies.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  16. What a cute card Penny! Love that sweet retired couple! And thanks for the reading tips - I'm always looking for new books and authors - the cueball series sounds interesting, and I have seen them on Amazon, but wasn't sure if I would like them or not. Now that I have a recommendation from someone I know, I'll definitely check them out. Big hugs to you sweetie!

  17. Awesome creation Penny. Thank you for leaving the DT some love on the Tiddly Inks blog on release day. Hope you come play in the current challenge:

  18. Penny, Just so darling and that sentiment is the sweetest. Fantastic job making a scene and these people are so funny, they remind me of my friend and her hubby they have one of those dogs and they have been married like forever and her hubby sits by her like that.
    Hugs, Pat


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