Friday, October 9, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring 'Party Time' Challenge/Jenifer's Birthday Card

Another day, another dollar. Another Friday, another challenge...and this one is to honor "It's My Party Day" on October 11th. I really hope you can find a party image and play along with us. You can use any medium you want, just make sure you hand-color your image with it! And you will be entered into our monthly drawing. This month we are again sponsored by one of my favorites: Sweet Pea Stamps! The prize will be the winner's choice of three digis--lucky winner--so many artists, so many images to choose from!!!

Before I get into my card, which features a Sweet Pea Stamps image, Fairy Tea Party, by Katerina Koukiotis, I am going to update you on world affairs. Oh, just kidding. I pay as little attention as possible to news, except sports. (News stories mostly depress me.) And, after the Cardinals' game this last Sunday, I am paying less attention to sports as well. That game sucked. Don't know how to put it in any better terms. It was a terribly disappointing game to attend. Here's hoping the game this week in Detroit goes better for the Cardinals. However, I do feel badly for the Detroit Lions and their fans. They got hosed by the officials in Seattle Monday night. And Seattle won the game as a result. Which, for Cardinals' fans, was really disappointing news...

Enough of that. Gary and I were called Wednesday to pick up our new glasses--his regular frames and my sunglass frames. Very happy with both. I noticed that my eyes were so much more relaxed while riding in the car. I must see so much better in my new sunglasses that I am not straining my eyes. Hallelujah! Perhaps I was wrong. Perhaps you are all just a smidgeon safer if you are on the road when I am driving...

I went outside yesterday and thought I saw a big piece of dog feces on the deck. Sometimes Donovan will poop in the yard, and the last bit falls onto the deck edge as he is running away from his "dumpola".  But this looked like he had started his poo on the deck. Dratted dog. Not. quite. so. fast. It was not dog droppings. Nay. Upon closer inspection, it was actually purple and green instead of dog-doodoo-brown. And one end of it moved slightly. Huh. I asked big Gar to check it out, and he said it was a caterpillar. Really? Well, the moth that thing is going to turn into must be the size of a small airplane. Ick. Gary was kind and picked up the creature and put it out on our rosemary bush in the front yard. Not so sure that was a good idea--it may eat the entire shrub. I think some giant bird must have dropped it while flying by--otherwise why would it suddenly appear in the middle of our deck? Again, ick. Wish I had thought to take a photo, but my brain must have been in first gear at the time. And I am not going to search the rosemary bush for the thing. It might possibly kidnap me. (Shudders....)

Our weather took quite a turn this week. Down into the 80's, so it really felt like fall. However, Gary tells me that we are about to go back up into the high 90's, so there is that. I know my sister, Merrilyn, is celebrating that the temps will go back up. I prefer it a bit cooler at this time of year. Of course, that means that we are not using our pool so much, as it has really cooled off. Need my wetsuit again. Snicker...

OK, about my card for the week. I picked this image for our party theme as it is called Fairy Tea Party. See how I am? I can really connect the dots.  I also chose this for Jenifer's birthday, which is coming up in a couple of weeks. She is a wonderful friend in our dinner club group. I actually have never seen her drink a cup of tea, but hope that she enjoys the image anyway.

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

Skin: YR000, YR00, YR01
Hair: W6, W8, W10
Ribbon/Flower: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Wing/Cup/Saucer/Leaves: G21, G24, G28, BG72
Lips: E02, E07, E09
Eyes: E25, E29, W0, W1

I left the front very simple with just DP from the Bo Bunny Zip-a-dee-doodle collection mounted on Stampin' Up CS.

I do hope you join us this week. Please check out the fab creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Vanessa at the Friday Coloring group on The Outlawz!

Have a wonderful weekend! Go Cards!


  1. Another fabulous read Penny and a great card. Love the colors you have picked to use on this creation. Have a great weekend.

  2. Hi Penny,
    your card is brilliant! I love the paper you used - the colours are great!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Penny, your card is so gorgeous! Love your colors!!! You have such great stories. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Well I love fairies & I love tea! So the perfect card in my eyes :o)
    Have a wonderful weekend Penny.

  5. This is gorgeous, the image is coloured so beautifully.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Your coloring is amazing, Penny. I love how this blends into the background paper.
    PS - Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my blog posts. You really know how to encourage a gal. :)

  7. It's cooled down and it's in the 80's!!! You really need that pool Penny! I'll stop being jealous now! Don't fancy your caterpillar much either....don't go near that rosemary bush! Hoping I don't read in your next post that someone in your neighbourhood has been carried off by a giant moth!
    Your card is stunning, such a gorgeous image, coloured so beautifully and the colours perfectly coordinate with the lovely DP!
    Have a good week...keep away from humongous bugs!

  8. Wow - love the coloring of the hair with the ribbon running through it - perfect!

  9. I love this sweetie I especially love the colours hugs Pops x

  10. Penny, Glad the weather has been nice, it has been beautiful here in Wisconsin also for this time of year it's been in the 70's and sun shining but we really need some rain. The birds will drop big moths or caterpillar and they can be strange but some can be really pretty.
    Your card is just gorgeous and the image is adorable. Love the DP and your colors are stunning as well as your coloring. Hope your week end is good.
    Hugs, Pat♥


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