Friday, December 26, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Anything Goes/Christmas Twist Challenge--Tristan's Birthday Card

Well, wasn't that just a mouthful for a title? Obviously I didn't go for the Christmas twist on my card for this week. I thought I would post the birthday card I made for my great-nephew, Tristan, instead.

I hope this finds all of you feeling warm and fuzzy the day after Christmas. Heaven help you if you are out and about shopping today! There are two days I try to not venture out for shopping. The day after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas. I am getting too old and creaky to fight the crowds. (Some peeps might mention that I am getting too old and cranky, but that's another story entirely. Which I will leave alone, doncha know.)

On Monday we took our granddaughter, Brynn, to Rania's Kebob Grill, (a wonderful little Afghani restaurant in Gilbert), for her birthday dinner. We gave her the choice of whatever restaurant she wanted. We were quite pleased with her decision, since we are always up for some yummy food from Rania's! Brynn enjoyed her meal and was such good company! She is growing up so fast. Almost as tall as I am and just turned 11 on the 20th. Oh my! Wherever is the time going???

For our Christmas Eve, we boogied on over to Fleming's in Chandler for a delicious Taste of the Season dinner. It started with yummy Butternut Squash ravioli, which was followed by a tasty chopped vegetable salad. Then we had small filets, beautifully seasoned and grilled, served over a fabulous braised mushroom ragout. And ended the meal with scrumptious almond butter cake with strawberries and a truffle. Did I finish every bite? Does a bear poo in the woods? (Well, not if it is running around in Mesa, like one here has been recently.) And you know, I forgot to take photos of the courses. Chalk it up to holiday exhaustion. (More likely, it was just senior forgetfulness, but don't tell anybody. Let that be our little secret. OK? Okey dokey, thanks.)

We had a wonderful Christmas afternoon with our little family: Angela, Jon, Kelsey, and Brynn. Jon's brother Barry and his partner, TJ, joined us for dinner. (The spaghetti was fabulous, btw.) Our sweet daughter took compassion on me and didn't use veal in the meatballs this year. YAY!

OK, here's the skinny on this week's card. First, our sponsor this month is Ppinkydolls Art, a shop for the most adorable images! Our lucky, randomly-selected participant will win 3 digital images from this fabulous shop! Be sure to color an image for your project, with any coloring medium, and enter for a chance to win this prize!

For Tristan's birthday card, (he turned four and got a guitar for his birthday), I chose LaLa Land Crafts Lil' Rocker Luka. I printed him on X-Press It BC and colored him with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: Y21, E31, E33, E35
T-Shirt/Hat/Jeans: B32, B34
Star/Shirt: YR30, YR31
Guitar: E42, E43, E44, E47, YR30, YR31
Shoes: E40, E41, E42

I added some Diamond Glaze to the Guitar. My die cuts are from Spellbinders Classic Stars and Memory Box Typewriter Upper & #'s dies. My DP is from the Carta Bella So Noted collection and was paired with Bazzill Kraft CS. And that's it!

Do check out the great inspiration by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Laine. (Although one or two may be a bit late in posting.) And then play along with us, won't you?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! We will watch our Cardinals take on the 49ers in SF. Our team was Coyote-awful last Sunday. It was really embarrassing to see how easily they let Seattle run over them. Honestly, it didn't help that we were surrounded by Seahawk fans, doncha know. But I still love our team anyway. I truly do not expect to see another of their games until next fall. But you just never know, do ya...


  1. fab design as usual Penny! and your coloring ... wow !!!!
    happy christmas

  2. Great card, Penny! Your colouring is fabulous, and I really like the wonderful stars!
    Have a great day! :o)

  3. Glad you had a good Christmas Penny. I don't blame you not going to the shops today, I won't either.
    Your card is gorgeous, such a sweet image and stunning colouring. I love the stars too.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. What an adorable little guy. I love how you placed the letters of his name.
    Hugs & smiles,

  5. Penny so pleased to hear you had a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family. Your card is just adorable. So love the little stars and your colouring is as always superb.
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  6. Another fabulous creation Penny. Love the image and color detail. Sounds like a fun time was had by all. Looking forward to seeing your creations in 2015 and reading your fun blog posts.

  7. Sounds as if you had a wonderful time with your family over Christmas!
    Fabulous card, that image is adorable, perfectly coloured as always! Just the right amount of added details to keep the focus on the image. I love it!

  8. Hello Penny,
    glad that you had a wonderful Christmas!
    Your card is so wonderful! I love your colouring!

  9. Hi sweetie, I am always blown away when I come here, gorgeous work as always!! huggles Pops x x x

  10. I love this sweet image- perfect image for a four year old with a guitar....... So, will he bring it with him when he comes to visit you and play for you? Hehehehe? I am taking piano lessons, so cannot talk! Glad you had a fun Christmas- and your meal on Christmas day sounds just delicious!!!

  11. Ha ha Penny you are not too old.I hate crowds too!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  12. Penny, I'm so glad you had a nice time with the grand kids, Your coloring on Luka is stunning, I love the face. Your choice of colors is very nice. We gave Emma a guitar for Christmas, she says she will take lessons and we will pay for the lessons for her also. Whatever she chooses to do she is so good at so I do not think we wasted our money, she is straight A's and a very good student. Can you believed it is almost 2015, never though I would see these years. Pretty sure we are around same age. You have a good week my friend.
    Hugs, Pat

  13. This is fabulous Penny. The image is so sweet and I love the stars. I am sure he will love his personalised card.
    Happy New Year to you and hubby. Will look forward to visiting in 2015.
    Hugs Sharon. x


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