Friday, December 25, 2015

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

'Twas the night before Christmas...literally, as I am writing this on Christmas Eve. We just finished eating a marvelous dinner at Shula's Steakhouse at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. My steak was fantastic! As was the lobster bisque and bread before my meal, the twice-baked potatoes and grilled asparagus during dinner, and the chocolate lava cake after dinner. Yegads, I am stuffed. I am not having a problem sitting up straight to type, as that is the only way I can sit right now. Otherwise, I put too much pressure on my bloated abdomen. Hmm. Not a bad problem to have though, right? Of course, I neglected to take photos of my meal. Sorry about that...

Speaking of food, I now remember why our daughter, Angela, didn't want to fix spaghetti this year for Christmas dinner. It's a LOT OF WORK! I had forgotten, since I have not fixed this recipe for at least 12 years. I was on my feet for 5 hours putting the sauce together to simmer overnight. What was I thinking? Next year, I vote for Jack-in-the-Box. If they are open. Snicker...

Well, this is my last post as a DT for The Outlawz Friday Coloring Challenge. This is our final challenge, not just of this year, but for all time. However, there will be a new challenge on Fridays starting in January, I think. So be sure to look for that. This month our sponsor is The East Wind. So good of Unky to sponsor our last challenge. Be sure to get your entries in this next week to be eligible to win the fab prize of 3 digis from Unky's shop. So many wonderful digis to choose from--go take a peek! Remember, you need to hand-color your image, with the medium of your choice, on your project. I picked another Christmas image for a card I sent out earlier this month.

My image, Sassy Cheryl Reindeer Sally, was printed on X-Press It BC. I colored her with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: YR21, Y26, E44
Antlers: E44, E47, E49
Ornament: Y23, Y26, Y28
Socks/Dress/Headband: G21, G24, G29
Shoes/Trim: E02, E08, E09

I chose DP from the Bo Bunny Silver & Gold collection, paired it with Stampin' Up CS, and used some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Metallic CS also. I added a bit of Wink of Stella Brush Clear on the ornament, some Frantage, and Whimsy Corner die cuts. And that's it for this edition.

Do check out the fab creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Vannessa. I will miss working with them. However, I am so ready for a break right now. I don't expect to be around much for a bit. But you just never know. I may get totally bored and need to come back to at least shoot the breeze, so to speak. 

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! May this Christmas be your happiest ever, and may 2016 be the best year possible for all of you.

Go Cards! 


  1. so cute !!!
    happy christmas

  2. Really wonderful! I love your colouring and the paper!
    Wish you a Merry Christmas!

  3. Penny, Adorable! Love the festive paper and the gold. Hope you had a special Christmas and 2016 will be the best ever!
    Hugs Pat

  4. This is adorable, Penny, and so beautifully coloured. Hugs, Teresa

  5. Penny your card is just precious. Love the gold corner. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

  6. Beautiful card- I LOVE the image and you have colored it masterfully! Love the Gold shimmery gold cardstock. I wonder HOW on earth you do not weigh 400 #'s with all of the wonderful dinners you eat : ) Looking forward to a fab 2016!

  7. Love this Penny! Cutest of images, fabulous colouring!
    So sorry this is your last card for the Outlaws colouring challenge, Fridays won't be the same without enjoying your so entertaining posts and beautifully coloured cards! Don't have too long a break!!!
    I hope 2016 is a great year for you and yours- Happy New Year Penny!

  8. Fab card Penny as always :o)
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!

  9. Your meal is actually making my mouth water Penny. Cant beat a good steak and as for lobster bisque - heaven.
    Your image is just the sweetest and I love the scrummy papers and design.
    Happy New Year.
    I hope that 2016 brings all good things for you and your family.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  10. Such a sweet card! Your coloring is the best. I hope you are having a good new year..


  11. Just popping in to say "hello" and tell you that I'm missing you!
    Hope you're doing well, my friend! :o)

  12. Where are you Penny. Hope you are ok - miss your humorous posts, and of course your cards.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  13. Dropped in to see how you are Penny...missing your posts and your visits. Hope all is well
    Dr Sonia


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