Monday, April 29, 2013

The Outlawz Greetings Card Anything Goes Challenge

Wow, has it actually been a whole week since I posted anything? It doesn't seem like it, but I guess it has. I have been busy, making an anniversary card for my sister & BIL, which I'll post this week. But I was mostly busy with taking care of Donovan, the dog. Who had a bad week. He developed intestinal problems, poor baby, and on Wednesday night he needed to go out every hour, on the hour. He didn't get much sleep, but neither did I.

He seemed better on Thursday until the evening. Then he started his trots again. Fun. Not. So I gave him some yogurt and hoped he would have an OK night. Which he did, but then had problems again in the morning. So off to the vet we went on Friday. Almost $130 later, we had three medications and a special canned diet for him. But, hey, it was a much cheaper trip than his emergency visit to remove the rawhide chew that was stuck in his esophagus. So there is that. Hmm. I think I have a problem child, don't I. Good thing he is so cute.

He had a good weekend. No more desperate trips outside, thank goodness. Of course, I had to miss the two Diamondbacks games that I was supposed to attend. Couldn't leave him alone for several hours with the situation he was in. I did get to see the games on TV, so there is that, too.

I have to have a surgical procedure on Wednesday to remove a skin cancer from the back of my right shoulder. The doctor found it when I went in for my itchy skin condition. So he did a biopsy, and found that it is basal cell, so no big deal. Just needs to be removed. Except I have no idea how sore my shoulder will be right afterward, so I hope I get my assignments done for the week before Wednesday. I may not feel like it afterward.

OK, now for today's card. Our sponsor this week is Creative Bugs Crafts. I chose the Bouquet and Wine image, which I printed on MICBC. I colored it with Copics, and was amazed by how many colors I used on such a tiny image! I used the following: E0000, E40, E41, E42, E50, E51, E53, E55, RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, W00, W0, V0000, V000, V01, V04.  

I chose DP from the Prima Romance Novel collection. I distressed it with my Zutter Distrezz-It-All. I paired Stampin' Up CS with it. I added several die cuts to this card; they were done with the following dies: Memory Box Macarena Corner, Corner Bow, Victorian Frame, Tender Leaves, and Precious Hearts; MFT Rolled Flower, Mini Rolled Rose, and High Tea Party Doily. I added my own sentiment and the following embellies: clock, MIC dragonfly, wine glass charm, a safety pin, two Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, some netting for a bow, ribbon, cheesecloth, Queen & Co. pearls, and a Prima flower. Lots of stuff for a little image, huh?

Do check out the fab creations by my teamies, and our GDT, Joan LaBelle! Then, be sure to play along with our Anything Goes challenge! And have a great week!


  1. Your card is gorgeous Penny. I love the image and such pretty detailing.
    Sorry to hear about your poorly dog, I hope he is on the mend now
    I hope your surgery goes okay on Wednesday and that your shoulder is not too sore afterwards.
    Take care
    hugs Sue xx

  2. I hope your pooch keeps improving and that your procedure goes well.
    Your card is gorgeous Penny, Love the image (wine and roses - a perfect day) and the design is fab. There are so many beautiful embellishments to bring the card together.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  3. Hi Penny, super card hun, love the layout and the flowers are wonderful.
    Aww, hope Donovan is feeling much better.
    Both my dogs this weekend have had sickness and runs don't know if it can be passed from dog to dog but it's been a bit of a nightmare.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. Penny, another gorgeous card. Love your rolled flowers. Great coloring and what a cute charm. Sorry that Donovan had such a difficult time, it's terrible when our "babies" suffer. Best of luck this week.

  5. Poor Donovan, I hope the new meds and food fix him right up - at least it showed promise over the weekend. Ouch on the basil cells - I can imagine it feeling like a bit sore afterward, maybe like skinning your knee? I should go get myself checked out for stuff like that - I'm riddled with moles on my back, and they keep growing. :(

    As for the card - love it! I'm really digging your use of the tickets. I have ticket stamps and even a kraft sheet full of them, but just haven't played with them as well as you. :D Cheers my dear, have a lovely week!

  6. really gorgeous card Penny! love the dies

  7. Beautiful card Penny!
    I wish you good luck on the surgery and hope you doesn't have too much pain afterwards!

  8. oh no so sorry to hear about sounds terrible! :( :( your card is stunning though...i am loving all of those beautiful dies and it has a really love shabby look to it. :)

  9. Gorgeous card, Penny! Love the colors and beautiful details! Hope Donovan is feeling better now. Hope all goes well on Wednesday and you don't have any pain afterward.

  10. Penny, this card is gorgeous sweet colors and outstanding details on the design.

  11. So sorry to hear about Donovan and glad to hear he is better! I will call about your surgery. Now, about the card - it is one of your best! Great, great, great. Love all the dies and bows etc.

  12. Penny, So sorry about Donovan and I'm so glad he is better, my girlfriend had the same thing happen with her dog last week. The Vet told her to feed him rice and chicken and that sure helped him after some medications also. That was not fun!!! I felt so sorry for her. My goodness surgery... in your area you do have to be careful with skin cancer.
    Fantastic card, lots of awesome elements. Love the theater theme with wine and roses, your charm is amazing, all the sentiments with the die cuts, pearls and so much more.
    Hugs, Patricia

  13. Since I read backwards, I know that you came through the surgery with a nasty scar, but otherwise okay. I also know that Donovan-the-expensive-dog is okay. I kind of like that I don't have to worry because I know the outcome already.

    Your card is wonderful. I really like the very elegant image and love the die cuts and embellishments you used. Especially the wine goblet charm.


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