Friday, August 28, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring 'Anything Goes/Christmas Twist' Challenge

Well, I am finally feeling like my old self. And that's a problem. Wish I was feeling like my young self again. But beggars can't be choosers. So I will settle for no longer coughing my guts out and using boxes upon boxes of Kleenex. I will probably be ready to go for a swim again sometime next week. That would feel good. Summer colds are the most miserable for me. It's just the wrong time of the year for it, KWIM?

It is time for a new challenge at The Friday Outlawz Coloring group. And we have a favorite of mine--the Anything Goes/Christmas Twist challenge. I like this because I can use it for a needed birthday card that doesn't fit into our other challenge themes. Or I can make a Christmas card like I did this week for my holiday stash.

We are still sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps this week. Our monthly drawing will result in a lucky winner getting the choice of 3 digis from this fab shop. Hope you have joined in the fun with us already, and will again this week!

I have chosen Sweet Pea Stamps Christmas Bird by Elaine Cox for my image this week. I printed it on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: E50, YR31, YR24
Dress/Wings: V12, V15, V17
Leaves/Trees: G00, BG32, BG34
Eyes/Bird/Snowflakes: BG70, BG72, BG75

My color palette was taken from my DP, which came from the Bo Bunny Altitude collection. The paper was paired with Stampin' Up CS. I also used a Spellbinders Grand Circles die and my Zutter for this card.

I know I am keeping this short and simple. I want to get to some blogs to do some commenting again. It will be good to see your creations! 

Please check out the fab cards by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, Vannessa, and Karen. And then join us, won't you? All you need to do is hand-color an image for your creation, using your choice of medium. Looking forward to your entries...

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay healthy!


  1. Gorgeous card Penny, such a sweet image and your colouring really is amazing!
    So glad you are starting to feel better.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Glad you are feeling better Penny. Your card is lovely. Fabulous image and papers.

  3. Beautiful card Penny, such a lovely image, fabulously coloured as always! Love that pretty colour combo too!
    Good to hear you're feeling'll soon be in that pool again!

  4. Glad you are feeling better Penny. Your card is stunning. Hope you have a great weekend and can relax.

  5. Love the colors on your image and card Penny
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  6. I wish I felt like my old/new self again also. What wrong with this, we should be getting younger or do I have that all wrong???? What world do I live in??? So glad you are feeling better. WOW!!!! girlfriend another fantastic card you must be taking classes or doing a lot of practicing she is just stunning but I wish she did not look so sad. She is a stunning winter card!
    Have a great week end.
    Hugs, Pat♥

  7. Wonderful card- love the great color combo you used. So glad you are feeling better- summer colds stink!

  8. Penny you have coloured her so magnificently. Wishing you a speedy recovery from your dreadful summer cold.
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  9. Gorgeous card Penny!! Love the colors! the paper is beautiful and of course, you colored the image like a PRO!!

  10. Loving the purple and green combo on this card Penny! Glad you're feeling better too.

    Hugs, Vannessa x

  11. So glad you are better finally 😉 now Jim has one so I suppose I am next. I love the colors you chose and, with your superb coloring it is very,very pretty!

  12. Another stunning creation! Just fabulous work!



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