Friday, September 12, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Hats Challenge/RK's Birthday Card

Goodness me, it's Friday again. Time for another new challenge, and this week we are celebrating Make a Hat Day, (September 15). So get out whatever your coloring medium is, color up a hat--or a character wearing a hat--and play along with us!

We are sponsored this month by Vera Lane Studio, home to fun, quirky images. Our randomly-selected participant will win one set of images. And I will be using my set later this month. Vera is offering a coupon special through September 24th for 10% off. Use the following code: TRYVERA10

Before I go into my card, I must give you an update of our trip to the Cardinals Monday Night game at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The night before the game our "Valley of the Sun" was deluged with rain. Rain, rain, and more rain. More rain than we had had since the 1930's. Holy moly, Rocky! Freeways were flooded, to say nothing of the streets; schools were closed; general mayhem rained, or, reigned, whatever. We were worried that we couldn't get to the stadium.

Ah, but never fear. We dropped Donovan the dog at my sister's around 1:00 p.m. on the way to the downtown Phoenix Westin, where we were staying after the game. We checked in, put our luggage in our room, and took off for Glendale, northwest of Phoenix. (The stadium is about an hour from our house in Gilbert.) We avoided the freeway, though by that time I think it was fairly clear. We got out there so early, (about 3:00), that we had to kill some time at Gordon Biersch, because we couldn't get into the stadium until 5:30. One very so-so Margarita and a couple of appetizers later, we drove to the parking area. Since we were so early, we parked in an area closer to the sidewalk than we normally do. Which led to us being lost after the game--we went to the wrong sidewalk in the dark and couldn't find our car. We spent a half hour looking and finally told stadium personnel that our car had been stolen. Then a nice policeman drove up, asked us a couple of questions about where we had entered the parking lot, and proceeded to take us to another parking area, by a different sidewalk. Lo and behold, there was our car. (It's hell getting old and confused.) To top off the experience, we got wet as it began to rain again while we were searching for our "stolen" car. Yeah. Not cool. Well, actually, it was kinda chilly, come to think of it. We didn't get back to our hotel until midnight. And pretty much collapsed into bed.

The next day we both thought we were coming down with colds. No, it was just damaged throats from yelling during the game. On the bright side, the Cardinals made it another really exciting game. On the even brighter side, they won by one point. So it was worth sore throats, getting wet, and losing the car in the parking lot. Can hardly wait for the next game in town!!! (We'll need to check the parking lot numbers to help remember where we park!)

Okey dokey, on to my card. I needed a card for a friend of ours--he was celebrating his 52nd birthday. I figured that Make It Crafty Mad Hatter would be a good "hat" image to use for a guy. (And, btw, he did love his card.) 

I printed the image on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Hat: N4, N6, N9, B32, B34, B37, B39
Teapot/Cup: N0, N2, N4
Goggles: N2, N4, N6, G21, G24, G28
Shirt: N2, N2
Pants/Bow Tie: B32, B34, B37, B39
Jacket: B32, B34, B37, B39, G21, B24, G28
Vest: G21, G24, G28
Shoes: N0, N2, N4, N6, N9

I chose Bo Bunny Zip-a-dee-doodle DP, paired it with Stampin' Up CS, and Zutterized it. I Zutterized the image and distressed it with SU ink. My sentiment came from TLC, and I made die cuts, using the following dies:
Memory Box Typewriter Upper
MFT Always Time for Tea
Cheery Lynn Mini Playing Cards

I finished the card with my tiny stapler, some baker's twine, and an SU Tea Time Trinket. So that's it!

Oh, forgot to mention that I had my physical yesterday--my first as an official senior citizen. And my doctor is very happy with me--my BP was good, my weight has gone steadily down for two years, and I passed the dementia test. He rewarded me by giving me a pneumonia shot and a prescription to get a shingles shot. And still have to have: a mammogram, my fav; a bone density test; and my new favorite, a colonoscopy. Yippee...

I shall practice for my mammogram by lying down on the garage floor and letting Gary drive the car over my boobs a few times. Or else I will run them through a wringer washer. Can't wait. 

That's it from the birds and bugs. Do check out the fab creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Dawn, Kathi, and our newest member, Laine! (And a big welcome to Laine!) Then join us, won't you? 

And have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Fabulous card Penny, such a great image, stunning colouring and wonderful detailing.
    I am pleased your medical check went okay although I don't like the sound of all the other test you are waiting to have!
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Penny, your card is adorable - love that image. Glad you passed your physical. Don't know which is worse the mammogram or the prep for the colonoscopy. Good luck!!

  3. Awesome card and I love this image!!!

  4. Fabulous card, Penny! Love the whole design with the colors and cards and layers! Awesome coloring of the fun image! Good luck with the tests! None are fun, but worth knowing that all is OK. Have a great weekend!

  5. fab card!!! love the embellies you've added

  6. Fabulous card, Penny, amazing colouring as always. Still laughing over your post....the 'stolen car' incident was hilarious, so very glad I ' m not alone in not being able to find where I parked.... and as for the mammogram practice - priceless... still sniggering but don' t think I'll try it:).

  7. Cool, fun image and beautifully colored, Penny. Great design; love the teapot charm.
    I hear you about he mammogram practice. I had it done once and I have refused to go through it ever again. My doctor says, "You know I have to advise you to get it done once a year...." My answer - if men had to subject themselves to having their precious parts squeezed in a vice once a year, scientists would come up with a better test.

  8. This is fabulous Penny. Wonderful image, colour and detail. Thank you so much for the warm DT welcome, so appreciated.

  9. Fantastic card!! I love the image the colours and the playing cards are inspired!!

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Sunday

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  10. Faberooni!! Love this card - colouring awesome, layout terrific and all those embellishments are perfectly themed. Wonderful work :)
    ps your medical comments nearly made me spit out my wine! Can't wait for my first mammogram in a few years!!!

  11. Especially love the tea pot charm-- it matches so perfectly in your card!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  12. Fabulous card Penny!! I love the images of MiC!!
    Glad to hear your medical check went great!!
    And the other checks, they def.need to find another way doing those!!

  13. Amazing Penny, awesome image and colored so spectacular. Love the themes you have going tea, time and cards makes for amazing embellishments. Love the charm. Your color choice wonderful and love all those layers. Gives a feel of I got away with it. Great inspiration.
    Hugs, Pat

  14. Absolutely love your mad hatter card. Your, is as always, superb. Love the playing cards. Glad you passed the med tests with flying colours. Lol, relieved you found your car in the end.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  15. After all the things your Doctor is having you get, I will not allow myself to age! lol What a great visit that was, but very happy to hear you are doing well and healthy! Your card is handsome and a bit whimsy sneaky of a image, which is fun and makes you wonder what is up. Love the cards behind him too.
    Hugs Kelly


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