Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge

This week we are once again sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. There are so many fun images on their website that our winner will surely have a great time shopping!

Hopefully most of you know that our newest issue of TTCRD magazine has been published. If not, please check out Jo's video at the top right of my blog. It's definitely worth a look-see! And with all the wonderful tutorials and digis available, the magazine is certainly worth the price of admission! If you don't have a subscription, please consider getting one. You won't be disappointed!

Hey, last night was opening night for MLB in Phoenix, as our Diamondbacks took on the St. Louis Cardinals. And a very good night it was! We purchased a partial season, 28-game pack, which included opening night! Yay! I had never been to opening night before, and it was fun to drink in the atmosphere at the park.

But what was really fun was watching all the kids work really hard to bring in that first win of the year! Lots of hits by our team--so much to cheer for! We did leave after the 7th inning, because the score was 6-2 by then, (which was the final, btw), and Gary did have to work today. He needed to get home to get his beauty rest adequate night of sleep. So we saw all the true highlights of the game.

Oh, and I took a photo of our pitcher with my new Samsung Galaxy S3, and I have to say the camera is pretty darn good! Got a really cool shot of him in his wind-up. Looks like I actually knew what I was doing. Bwaaaahahahaha! Not!

So I shall enjoy today by remembering last night. And try to forget what is happening tomorrow. BTW, thank you for sending me good vibes for my dental procedure. I shall need them. 'Nuf said.

OK, to today's card. I chose Brat Girl Balloon Sitter. I find that a really odd name, but a cute image. And I knew I could use an extra birthday card for my stash. You can never have too many of those, right?

I printed her on Make It Colour Blending Card and colored her with Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR20, E31, E35
Socks & Patch: Y15, Y18, Y19
Bow, Shoes, & Heart: YR12, YR14, YR15, YR18
Balloon: B0000, B000
Jeans: B93, B95, B97

I added a bit of Wink of Stella Brush Clear to the edges of the die-cut balloons. I used Whimsy Balloon dies to make the balloons and stamped a Whimsy sentiment on one of them. I added a bit of baker's twine to a few of the balloons, but it is a bit difficult to see that. The corner die cuts were made using a Whimsy Corner die. My image was mounted on die cuts, which I made using Spellbinders Marvelous Squares and Decorative Labels 1 dies.

I paper-pieced her shirt using DP from the Basic Grey Picadilly collection. For my card panels I distressed the DP with my Zutter Distrezz-It-All and then with Distress Ink. I paired it with CS from Stampin' Up and DCWV. And that about does it for me. 

However, there are some great cards to see at the challenge, done by my talented teammates. So be sure to check them out before you submit your creations! Hope your week is going great! I'll be back on Friday, knock on wood, with another post. 


  1. wow stunning card Penny. Love the colour combo - amazing
    And the balloons are gorgeous as well
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  2. Sounds like such a great game. My cousin was there with his family and they loved it.

    The card is absolutely fantastic Penny. I am not fond of orange, but I think it looks so nice and bright. :D Love the image - Bugaboo stamps are just so darn cute.

  3. Awwwww such a cute image and coloured so beautifully. I love her pretty top and wonderful balloons
    Hugs Sue xx

  4. Very fun card, Penny! Love the color combo and cute image! The balloons are terrific! Good luck tomorrow!

  5. fab card Penny, love the gorgeous dies and all the baloons

  6. Gorgeous card Penny - love the complementary paper piecing with your fab colouring, looks totally fabby :)

  7. I know you heard this before, but it is a wonderful card Penny!!

  8. As you already know I think this one is fantastic. I love the layers of die cuts and those gorgeous bright colours. Fab colouring and great design, you go girlie! Will be thinking of you tomorrow :)S

  9. Super cute! Love the layered die cuts and that awesomely colored image! tfs

  10. Penny this is just adorable, stunning card and a super design xx

  11. Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous,I got to get me some of these cuties huggles Pops x x x

  12. This is a stunner, Penny! I am loving orange lately. It has become my new red. Gorgeous coloring and awesome design!

    Cyber Hug,

  13. This is really recipes! Love all the dies and your coloring (-:

    Have said a prayer for you today, the dentist chair strikes terror in my heart so hoping all is going well for you today (-:

  14. I hate it when google decides to change my spelling just as you hit publish LOL

  15. Penny, Your bugaboo image is so adorable and I love how you paper-pieced her shirt and loved the paper choice. Your balloons are stunning love all of them. Love the dies super sweet. You colored her so beautifully. Just a darling card.

  16. This is really cute! I love the colors and design, and the added balloons are just to adorable.


  17. Darling card- love the balloon designs and the colors are delightful! I will keep you in thoughts and prayers- and hope the dentist goes well.

  18. Oh, Penny, this is precious! Such a happy, cheerful card.

  19. Hi Penny,
    wow, your card is so lovely!! I like the balloons - nice idea!!

  20. hmm, how about that, my card this week is very similar to yours..i used a different image, but i used balloon paper and a brat girl with a cupcake..and i just saw your card now..we must think a like, Penny..i had my card done up for about a month...that's so awesome they are similar. :)

  21. Seriously cute card. I love that image and the way you colored her. I love the balloon die cuts and especially love that you added the sentiment to one of them.


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