Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stamptacular Sunday "FUZZY Friends!" Challenge

This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun!  We can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is a…
“FUZZY Friends!”

For this week's challenge you will create a card or project using an image with an animal! But, please don’t forget to stamp! After all…we don’t call this the STAMPtacular Sunday Challenge for nothing!      
You will have from now until midnight (EST) March 30th, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:

Hey, it's Sunday again? How did that happen so fast? I blinked and a week flew by. Would somebody mind slowing down the clock just a wee bit for me, please? Oh, thank you, thank you very much.

Gary and I went out to the Blue Hound with the Dinner Club last night. There were 18 of us this time, so we didn't all get to converse with one another, as we were split into two tables. But we really had a fun time and a wonderful meal. Well, except for the fact that the waiter at the other table was Johnny-on-the-spot, and had them fed and desserted, (new word), before our table was done with dinner. So service was a bit uneven. 

We started with wine, caramel popcorn, (yes, it is odd, but yummy), and a really nice cheese platter. We each had a cup of cauliflower soup, which we had the last time we were there. Well, not the same exact cup, of course, but the same kind of soup. However, last time I had the shot-glass size, and I think that was a better size than the cup--gives you a great taste without filling you up. Note to self: next time order the shot of soup.

Then we got our main dishes. Gary had cobia, a fish I had never heard of before last night. I tried it, and it was quite tasty. But not a fraction as good as my mussels. I ordered the small portion--which still ended up being a lot of mussels. And they were heavenly--the flavor was sensational, the broth was fabulous, and I finished all of it. I even ate all the broth by slurping it up through a straw. Which was a little strange--drinking warm soup through a straw. Hey, it wasn't my idea. 

A friend at the other table had the large portion of mussels. And he loved the broth so much that he requested a straw to slurp all of it up. (Why they didn't give us soup spoons with the mussels is a mystery.) So, when he and another friend saw that I had mussels, too, they asked their waiter to bring me a straw for my broth. And he did. I couldn't disappoint my friends, now, could I? I had to finish off my broth with a straw--especially since three people from the other table came over to take my photo as I was doing it. Unfortunately, it got posted on Facebook. What I do for my friends. Sigh...

The only disappointment for food was the dessert. I ordered the pineapple upside-down cake with caramel sauce and ice cream. The cake was so dry that it was hard to swallow. So I didn't. I ate the pineapple, the caramel sauce and the ice cream. I left the cake sitting on my plate. I'll know not to order that again. Of course, the trick is for me to remember  that I shouldn't order it again! I really should have just skipped dessert. Oh well, the evening was still lots of fun--much laughter and, for the most part, really yummy food. 

I need a nap. 

On to my card. The theme this week is "Fuzzy Friends". And this image has a fuzzy-wuzzy bunny. He belongs to Betsy. Who is just as adorable as the bunny. This Rick St. Dennis image, Betsy and the Bunny can be found here. I love coloring Rick's images. They have so much personality and are usually quite detailed. Betsy was printed on Make It Colour Blending Card and colored with Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers: 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Flowers and Bunny: R20, R21, R22
Dress: YG00, TTY41, TTY49
Dress Trim, Gloves, Shoes: BG70, BG72

I used a little Copic Spica for Bunny's eyes. Then I did a confetti background and cut the image out with a Spellbinders Labels 10 die. The DP is from the Basic Grey Konnichiwa collection, and was paired with Stampin' Up CS. My sentiment, from Create with TLC, was die cut using a Whimsy Ticket die, and then sponged with SU ink. The flower was created with the following dies: Cheery Lynn Daisy Strip and Embellishment #1. I added a white brad to hold the layers together. My corner die-cuts were made using La-La Land Crafts Corner die. And my flourishes were die-cut using MFT Leaf Flourish die. Then I added some lace from my stash and some SU ribbon, and called it a card.

Do check out the wonderful creations by my talented teammates! And have a wonderful Sunday! I'll be Bach. You can Beethoven. 


  1. Lovely card Penny!! The colors are beautiful and I love the papers.

  2. Penny, your card is gorgeous! Glad you had a wonderful time with the large crowd.

  3. Penny, I was just telling my bf how we need to come stay with you for a week and hit all your favorite food spots. We love food, and your posts always make me so stinkin hungry!

  4. Gorgeous card Penny. I love the image and the colours are wonderful.
    Take care
    Hugs Sue xx

  5. so fab card Penny, really springy! love the image and colors

  6. This is fabulous Penny. The image is adorable and beautifully coloured. Love the design and gorgeous embellishments.
    I love muscles but haven't eaten them for about 20 years. I went to a restaurant in London the night before I flew to Tenerife and spent 4 days of my holiday suffering with the effects of food poisoning. Didnt come home with a tan from that holiday.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. Mmmmmm. You really ought to be a restaurant reviewer. I want to go to that restaurant and I don't even like mussels. At all. I love the idea of a shot of soup since I love soup, but it's so filling.

    Your card is gorgeous. Great image, colored beautifully. I also love your papers, design, dotty background, and the die cuts. Of course.

  8. Another fabulous creation, Penny! Terrific coloring and wonderful design! Always enjoy your foodie posts! I think it's good I don't live near there! I'd be big as a house!

  9. Another wonderful card Penny! Love the colour scheme - very different and it works so well and you have your usual fab frippery on the card too, gorgeous :)

  10. Penny, I feel as if I had sat right beside you at that dinner as I read your blog.

    The card as usual is fantastic, I almost missed the wee pink bunny because her dress is so beautiful. You're right about Rick St. Dennis images being so detailed too :)S

  11. Penny, She is adorable and so is the bunny and wonderfully colored, all those die cuts add so much to the card. Your background paper is wonderful. Just so stunning.
    Hugs Patricia

  12. I would like to see the pictures of you slurping up your broth...hehehe You are a nut! Love your sweet coloring on your card- love the dotted background!


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