Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes

And here we are beginning another week of Team A for TTCRD. BTW, have you gotten your subscription yet? If not, you might want to consider doing so--it is really a great magazine; the holiday issue is currently out--check out the video to the right. And another edition is being prepared while I type, so look for that soon, along with new free digis!

This week we are sponsored by Squigglefly, who is providing 3 images, and by Oozak, who is providing a $10 gift card.

Can you believe I am posting again already? I can't, and neither can my brain, fingers, or butt--which are all sore from sitting at the computer too much! Oh, and of course, from creating cards. I desperately need to read a book again--it's been a couple of months now since I have read anything, and I am really going through withdrawal. I must carve out some time for reading soon.

Gary ate at an Iranian restaurant in Cambridge that he loved. He said they made the best hummus he had ever eaten. I had another frozen Amy's. Sigh....hey, any of you out there want to come over and cook for me? (I don't cook, as I think some of you know. Yes, yes, I know--I'm a real catch, aren't I?)

Oh, and I thought I should mention that I gave myself a treat yesterday--popcorn, which I very seldom have at home. I decided to melt some margarine for it. And while the microwave was busy zapping my margarine, I was turned away watching the popper. I was turned away until I heard the loud bang coming from the microwave. Yeah, I zapped the margarine too long. It not only melted, it exploded all over my microwave. No, I didn't cry, and I didn't even swear. I just swung into action to mop up the mess. Quite proud of myself for my restraint. And also confused--where the heck did that come from?

But, as you can see, I need someone here to make my meals. I can't even make popcorn! Gary, where are you? Oh yeah, in England. Eating hummus. Pfffffft!

Well, I have to get back to another card in-process, so I will get on with the deets for this one. Surprise, surprise, I made another Christmas card! Will wonders never cease! I chose Squigglefly Old Fashioned Winter Girl by Inger Harding for my image, which I printed on Cryogen CS. I also printed my Create with TLC sentiment on Cryogen CS. My DP is from the Echo Park Christmas This & That collection, and I paired it with Stampin' Up CS. I distressed my DP with my Zutter Distrezz-It-All and sponged it with SU ink. In fact, I sponged just about everything, except my dog, with SU ink.

My image was colored with Copics: E000, E00, E02, E07, E11, E25, E31, E40, E41, E42, E43, E50, G40, G82, G85, W00, W1. I then used Copic Spica on the skate blades, the holly berries, and her lips. I accented the image with a white gel pen, and added Liquid Applique to the hat and jacket trim. That was the first time I tried this product, and I think I need practice. But I do like the raised effect you get with it.

I cut out my image and framed it with Spellbinders Labels 4 dies. I used Whimsy's Holly & Berries die, as well as Cheery Lynn's Poinsettia 2 die for embellishments. I added lace and red netting from my stash and SU ribbon to finish my card.

Looking forward to your creations this next week. Have fun making them!

That's it. That's all she wrote. The end.


  1. another fab christmas card - so beautiful
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

    Please be so kind and send me your adress ;)
    many many thanks ;)

  2. This is stunning ! I love that image...amazing car Penny !!!

  3. Gorgeous card, Penny! I love the papers and the big festive bow! The image is beautiful and wonderfully colored! Your stories are too funny!

  4. Beautiful image Penny and as always colored so beautifully. Really love how you designed this card, gorgeous papers and awesome sketch. Love it!!

  5. fab card Penny, love the big ribbon

  6. Wow, you have been creative Penny - at least on the craft front if not the culinary one!! Glad to hear your hubby is enjoying the many delights of Cambridge :)
    Great seasonal card with a very apt festive colour scheme!

  7. Beautiful retro holiday card fabulous coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  8. Absolutely beautiful Penny! You certainly have been busy, try the already buttered microwave popcorn next time (hee hee)!

  9. Penny, your card is beautiful! Love all your die cuts and that big bow. What a perfect sentiment.

  10. Best oldest sister BarbaraNovember 14, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    This is such a beautiful card Penny, I love the bow! Where did you learn to tie them that way? I want to learn!

  11. Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous x x x

  12. Oh my dear Penny- your cooking butter story- made me chuckle.....I am having visions.... I wish I lived closer to you.....! I would bring you a good meal and then we could stamp! What a fabulous card- LOVE the image and love the colors and the poinsettia and the ribbon and the sentiment too!

  13. Oh my goodness this is beautiful what a fab vintage card.
    You made me smile today big hugs Elaine

  14. Wow. This is a stunning vintage card, Penny. Love the big bow.
    Blessing hugs,

  15. Penny, What a wonderful image and just love your card. You did a wonderful job with your coloring. Love your beautiful bow, the poinsettia and all those wonderful layers of stunning dp. Sorry about your popcorn but I had to laugh and I do have to say, How can you make bad popcorn????
    Hugs, Patricia

  16. I can't cook popcorn in my microwave either. Last time I tried, it caught fire.

    The card is absolutely gorgeous. I love that wonderful, beautifully colored image, your paper layering, and that gorgeous bow.

  17. Great card! I really like the overall design, as well as the use of that netting. Did you ink the edges of the card stock for the stamped image? Love that green there!


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Hugs, Penny