Friday, December 12, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring "Gifts" Challenge

Hey, y'all. It's Friday-funday again. Time for a new challenge--this week we are challenging you to color an image that relates to gifts somehow. You can use any coloring medium for your image on your creation. Really looking forward to seeing what you enter!

Our sponsor this month is the inimitable Ppinkydolls Art. The prize for our lucky, randomly-selected participant is a choice of 3 digis. These digis are sooo cute! I heart them; I heart them a lot. I used my image this week for the gift challenge.

My adorable Ppinkydolls Art image is Christmas Gift. (See how bright I am? To use an image for our gift challenge that has "gift" in the title? Can't pull one over on me, I tell ya.) I printed this on X-Press It BC, and colored it with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: Y21, YR23, E15, E18
Scarf: RV21, RV23, RV25, E50
Hat/Boots/Coat: E50, E51, E53
Shadows/Trim: W00, W0, W1
Gifts: RV21, RV23, RV25, YG11, YG13, YG17
Mouse: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, RV00, RV21

My DP is from the Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup collection, and it was paired with Stampin' Up CS. My die cuts were made with Cheery Lynn BAF Embellishments #1 and Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas dies. I added a bit of rhinestone bling and called it a card. (A desperately-needed card for a recipient this year!)

I am trying to simplify my Christmas cards this year for two reasons: (1) I am running out of time to make enough, and, (2) It is easier to mail flatter cards, if you get my drift. I am still going to be woefully short, though, I believe. I beg forgiveness from those friends of mine who don't receive a card this year. I will try, again, to do better next year. 

Since I last blogged, our Arizona Cardinals team, AKA the Cardiac Kids, have won two games. They won at home against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday, as yours truly screamed her bottom off. (If only. I wish. I would love a trimmer derriere. Unfortunately, screaming at a football game just irritates the visiting fans. It does nothing for reducing buttock flab, fyi.) Anyway, it was fun to be at yet another close, exciting win for our team. And then, four days later, they had to travel to St. Louis to face the red-hot Rams. Pretty much nobody picked us to win that game. But win, we did. We now own the state of Missouri. Figuratively speaking, of course. (As a matter of fact, I just found out that the Kansas City Chiefs are from Kansas City, Missouri. I thought they were from Kansas City, Kansas. You learn something new everyday...)

However, our last win was vewwwwy costly. Our Cardinals lost our back-up quarterback during the game last night. For Pete's sake. Unbelievable. Really? Football players are going to quit signing with our team, as they all seem to get hurt playing for us. Good golly, Miss Molly. So we sit at 11-3. With two games left in the season. And have to use a "back-up" to a "back-up quarterback". Whaaaat???? Seriously? Yes, seriously. I am serious as a crutch, whatever that means. Sigh...

And so it goes. On the bright side, our bistro set for the travertine deck should be here by Wednesday. And we are getting the rest of our patio side tables today. The balance of the deck chairs have not yet shipped, but we have them to look forward to. And the lighting guy is installing the lights for all of our palm trees today. Merry Christmas, Penny and Gary. Merry Christmas. 

We are going to a wedding tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. And then will have a champagne brunch. Yum! Our friends that have sat next to us for four years at the Cardinals games are finally tying the knot. I am really happy for them. So I am finishing up their wedding card today. Which I may post at some point in the near future. Or not. We'll see. 

No Cardinals game on Sunday as we played last night. So I can relax and watch other teams instead. I am actually looking forward to that. Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend!

Do check out the great inspiration by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Laine. And then color something with a gift theme and play along, won't you?


  1. Love your interpretation of this cute image Penny. Fab color and detail. Enjoy your wedding on Saturday.

  2. Oh, Penny I have such a wonderful vision of you screaming your bottom off.... such a shame it doesn't really could patent'd be soooo rich!!! (Might be a bit hazardous in a crowded stadium though...stepping over all those screamed off bottoms!)
    Love the card by the way..perfect choice of image for this challenge :), beautifully coloured as always, lovely simple design to showcase it perfectly!
    Have a great weekend, Chris x.

  3. This is gorgeous Penny, such a sweet image and stunning colouring.
    I hope you enjoy your friends' wedding tomorrow and have a fabulous weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. oh wow so gorgeous, as always your coloring is fantastic

  5. This is perfection Penny, lovely image and fabulous coloring!
    Love the colors and the paper.
    Just perfect!

  6. Hi Penny,
    I love the images from Ppinkydolls! They are soooo cute and your colouring is wonderful!!
    I also can not make all the cards that I really wanted to do this year :(
    Wish you a happy weekend!

  7. Beautiful card Penny! That image is so sweet, your coloring is beautiful, and such pretty colors too!
    Enjoy your fun weekend! :o)

  8. I love most of Ppink image and this one is adorable, some eyes look so sad. They are so easy to color and you did a fantastic job, love your colors. I do have several and I do love them. How have things been? Hope you have a great week end!
    Hugs, Pat

  9. You should be happy that you live in Phoenix because (a) it's warm and (b) you're not a Jets fan.

    How fun that your friends are tying the knot and you get to attend the wedding and drink lots of champagne.

    Your card is fabulous. The image is adorable and beautifully colored. The mouse is especially cute and looks soft enough to pet (but I don't like to pet rodents).

    The design is great. CAS really makes your coloring shine! I also love the color palette and the patterned paper you used.

  10. So sweet and great coloring on the image.
    Hugs & smiles, Teresa

  11. Outstanding coloring and fun design.

    Hugs diane

  12. Such a sweet card! I love the pink and green you chose.


  13. Your card is so pretty- loving your coloring. I am not having so much fun watching football this year- the Chicago Bears...well...that probably says enough, doesn't it? You are having a great great year!


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