Friday, September 26, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Anything Goes/Christmas Twist Challenge

Hello, Peeps. It's Friday again and time for a new challenge at The Outlawz. This week we are challenging you to Anything Goes, with a Twist for Christmas, if you like. I am all about doing the Christmas cards, as time is getting verrrrry short to prepare for the holidays. We are almost to October, after all. Really? Truly. A little terrifying if you think about that too hard. So I won't. Anyway, go ahead and use any medium to color any image you want for this week.

We are sponsored this month by the inimitable Vera Lane Studio, home to really quirky images. Our randomly-selected participant will win one set of images. I used mine last week, and they were really fun to color. So be sure to get your entry in!

This week I chose a Make It Crafty image for my Christmas card. It is called Christmas Eve Countdown. He is an odd Santa, but perfect for a CAS card. I printed him on X-Press It BC and colored him with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Trim/Hair: T0, T1, T2, T4
Suit: B34, B37, B39
Chimney: E08, E09, E18, T1, T4
Belt/Boots: T2, T4, T6, T8
Goggles/Ascot/Sack: T2, T4, T6, T8, YG41, YG45
Watch/Buttons: T2, T4, T6, YG41, YG45

I added a bit of DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer, MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die cuts, and Tim Holtz tiny staples. My DP is from the Docrafts Christmas in the Country collection; my CS is from Stampin' Up. And my fun sentiment is from Create with TLC.

NFL update: we went to the 49ers/Cardinals game on Sunday. So. Much. Fun. OMG! Can you tell we won? Yup, and our little section in the rafters was very happy at the end. I will say, you really get your money's worth if you attend a Cardinals game these days. We are 3-0 right now and are having a bye week. Which is a really good thing, as several of our players are already banged up. They need the time to heal up. And the Cards head to Denver for their next game. Gary wanted to go up there for the game, but I really didn't. So we will watch from home and go to the next home game on October 5th. That gives me time to recover my voice, doncha know. (I am still one of the main screamers in my section. And I wear ear plugs so I can't hear myself. Hardeharhar. I do feel a wee bit sorry for the peeps around me, but they could wear ear plugs, too. So there.)

Things are moving very slowly on the pool front. But at least we got a really good appraisal and we passed our termite inspection. Yay! Still have not picked a pool builder, but are narrowing the selection down. We are currently looking at travertine pavers in lieu of acrylic lace decking. Of course, that's another luxury that we may not opt for. Will post here when we have decided on the main features, other than water, which is seems a bit necessary.

I have almost finished book seven of the Outlander series. I think I will settle down a bit after I finish it. Maybe not read for a week or two. Hmmmmm, so says the addict. Best laid plans and all that. I only have a bazillion books downloaded to my tablet--I keep getting the free ones. I think I have become an ebook collector. But at least they don't take up space in my house or need dusting. There is that.

Hope you all check out the fabulous creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Dawn, Kathi, and Laine. And then play along with us--easy peasy with an AG challenge! Looking forward to what you create!

We are headed to our older granddaughter's track meet tomorrow. She is doing so well in distance running, and it has been really good for her! Go, Kelsey!!! Then Gary will finish out the Diamondbacks season tickets on Saturday and Sunday with his friends. And I get to do whatever I want. Wonder what kind of trouble I can get myself into...

Have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. Your creation is fabulous Penny. Wonderful colour palette and detail.

  2. What a fabulous image, Penny! Love the way you've coloured your cool Santa, he looks very smart in his blue jacket, makes a nice change from his old red one!:) Great papers and design too!
    Enjoy your's a great addiction to have!!!

  3. This is fabulous Penny, such a great image and stunning colouring. I love the papers and brilliant layout too.
    I hope you have a great weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. WOW...just WOW!! What beautiful colouring, Penny! I love the colours you have used on this card, and the papers are fabulous too! Super fun image too! :o)

  5. fantastic!!! as always i totally love your coloring

  6. Your colouring on this fabulous image is amazing. I love the pp strips. They remind me of men's Christmas-themed ties. This card would be perfect for anyone, but especially for a man.
    I know what you mean about needing a break after reading a few books in succession. I am presently making my way through the Oracles of Fire series by Bryan Davis. I've read two books in a row and I am taking a few days off before I dive into the third.
    Blessing hugs,

  7. Wow- always admire your coloring! Loving that Santa image. Your sporting adventures are so fun- we only get to one ballgame a year- lookig forward to retirement.... : ) One year.....far away : ( The pool sounds just awesome- lookijg forward to seeing it one it is installed.

  8. Penny, Amazing job with a CAS card where are all your fantastic die cuts? Your coloring is getting better and better every time I come over, you did a stunning job and your choice of colors I love. Nice touch with the extra sparkle and the washi tape, very inspiring, I never think to use mine but I really do not have much. TLC has so many wonderful sentiments, that was a great choice. Have a super week. Sending Hugs, Pat :-)

  9. Another WOW Penny special edition, from a stunning card to a great update on life in general. Congrats with the athlete in your family.

  10. This is a fabulous image Penny and beautifully coloured. Love the pennant tags and gorgeous papers.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. X


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