Monday, November 12, 2012

The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge- Craft Your Stash and Trash

Hey there, this month's Greeting Card challenges are sponsored by:

                            Eureka Stamps--Providing 5 Free Digital Images

Stamp-N-Doodle--Providing 3 Free Digital Images

Squigglefly--Providing 3 Free Digital Images

And I have chosen another Christmas image--GASP! Yes, I am doing a lot of Christmas images right now, why do you ask, Grasshopper? I need to make many more cards for this holiday and am running out of time. I do feel like I'm in Wonderland--"I'm late, I'm late for a very important date"!

I  heard from Gary this morning. He spent the day walking around downtown Cambridge, and eating. Yes, eating. He had a Cornish pasty, which he said was very much like the ones we get here in the Valley of the Sun. Yes, for you Brits, we do have Cornish pasties here--and they are delish! (Apparently, the chef moved here from the UK and missed the food from home. So he opened up his own restaurant in Tempe, making many different pasties. Oh, and a scrumptious pudding for dessert. And he was so successful that he opened up a second location in Mesa. But I digress.) Gary said that for dinner he ate at an Indian restaurant; he went to England with another program manager from Phoenix, who is originally from India. Hence, the Indian food. But that's a story for another time. Suffice it to say, Gary was full of good food when he called me, and I am jealous, because I am eating frozen Amy's....

I was able to complete my card for my Tuesday DT on time--hooray! Which you will see tomorrow, although I am writing this on Sunday, which means that you will see it two days from now. Confused yet? I am. I am also hungry since it is dinner time on Sunday, and I have just been talking about food. Well, I suppose I could always drive over to our new McDonald's and get something to eat. Unfortunately, even though our Mickey D's is so new that they opened just this week, they still serve the same crappy food as every other McDonald's. Besides, I am in my jammies--hey, nobody saw me today, and I have worked since I got out of bed. So don't judge me too harshly, OK? (See what happens to me when Gary leaves me alone?)

So, before I go heat up my frozen Amy's entree, I will give you the scoop on my card for today--which is now Sunday, but you are reading this on Monday. So glad I straightened all of that out for you!

My Christmas image today is Stamp-N-Doodle Carollers. And before my fellow Americans give me a bad time about the spelling, please understand that is how the digi is spelled. I assume, (which I should not do, because I make an "ass" of "u" and "me"), that this is a British spelling of the word. Which, since English was their language before it was ours, means that we spell the word incorrectly here in the States. Right? Kind of like the word colour. It looks wrong to me, but my word color looks wrong to the Brits. And they had the word first, so there!

OK, so I chose DP from the Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage collection. I paired that with Stampin' Up CS. I printed my image on Cryogen CS. I chose my sentiment from Create with TLC, printed it on Cryogen CS, and cut it out with a Spellbinders Labels 20 die.  I used a Cheery Lynn Colonial Lamp Post die also. I have a new die, SCACD Alice's Clock Statement Corner, which I used for two corners of my card. The other corner dies that I used, from the Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B collection, were from my just-about-to-trash stash. I seem to cut out way too many pieces and then have a problem storing all of them. So I often just toss them out--I know, I know, baaaad Penny. Anyway, my other crafting-my-trash items were the two finishes that I used--I am tossing both of them out. The Glossy Accents is getting trashed because I cut the tip waaaay too short. When I use it, the stuff goes all over everything! I did manage to carefully add it to the lamp, the little girl's boots, and the eyes & glasses of each character. The other bottle I am tossing is one of Stardust Stickles, just because the bottle just ran empty--I did manage to squeeze the last bit on the trim of the red hat.

I accented the image with a white gel pen after I colored it with the following Copics: YR0000, YR000, Y000, Y00, E000, E00, E08, E09, E11, E19, E30, E33, E35, E37, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, G40, G94, G99, W0, W2, W3, BG90, BG93.

I am entering this card into the following:

CMC All About Kids Challenge
Oozak Winter Vibes Challenge
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Lots of Layers Challenge

That does it for this edition. I am looking forward to your creations from your stash-and-trash collection!


  1. Penny your card is stunning, such a great image and your design is beautiful :-)

  2. Don't care too much for your dinner but this card is fabulous!
    Your coloring is right on and the Dp is perfect as is your design.

  3. Gorgeous creation Penny. Love the vintage feel.
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  4. Penny, Here you go again making us hungry. Glad Gary had some time to get around and see some of England.
    Wonderful job on your card, your coloring spectacular. Love all the elements you used.
    Hugs, Patricia

  5. so gorgeous Penny, love the cute stamp and paper

  6. I love it so much,I'm speechless :)

  7. Best oldest sister BarbaraNovember 12, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Another beautiful card Penny! I also got a little hungry for a pastie! We'll have to go there some time soon. Carollers are some of my favorite Christmas images.

  8. Awesome card, beautiful embellishments and gorgeous coloring. Wow!! You did great on this card, love it all.

  9. Fabulous card, and what a great image. Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog this week, hope to see you for the new challenge tomorrow.
    Mandy x (PPC DT)

  10. Indian food in England is so much better than what we get here on this side of the pond. I miss it. Just sayin'.

    Your card is absolutely wonderful. Great coloring on that image. I LOVE how you used Alice's Clock Statement corner. Looks fab!!!

    I also love the other dies you've used, which is bad because you're enabling me. Again. I guess that's only fair though.

    Or not.

  11. I love everything about this card! The stamped image is so cute, and the coloring is terrific, and the use of die cuts and the papers and the design and ... and ... Did I mention I love everything about it? :)

  12. Love that image and the way you colored it is just wonderful! Thanks for joining the Oozak November challenge... hope you can join us again as a new challenge is up :D

  13. Great creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  14. This is such a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colours also. Hugs Michele x


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