Friday, April 1, 2011

April Guest Designer for CCAYR

I am so honored to have been asked to guest design this month for Christmas Cards All Year Round.  The challenge is to use an oval (shape of an egg for Easter) and ribbon somehow on your card. Now it can't get much easier than that and you'll have a fantastic head start on your Christmas Cards for 2011.

Card Deets:
  • DP Webster Pages and CM Cranberry
  • Cardinals are HFC candy from Olga (I've been dying to use these stamps and dies) Thanks Olga!
  • Copics for coloring
  • MS Branch Punch and Spellbinder's oval scalloped die
  • Sentiment is a JustRite Stamp
  • Ribbon and HollyBerries from stash
I debated about putting all 4 cards in one post then decided I'd just share one with  you each week in the hopes it will inspire you to get a head start on those Christmas cards.  Now head on over to the CCAYR blog to see the fab designs by the DTs and other guest designers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have the time to leave me a note so I don't miss out on seeing your wonderful creations and to find out what's going on at your blog.
You're always an inspiration to me!
"Hugs" Carol (Granny)



Congratulations on your well-deserved GDT spot Carol - your card is stunning. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Unknown said...

YIP carol I am so gald for you
and yes you do deserved it
and what a pretty card every thing on it is beautiful
Have a good day

craftieodmae said...

Congrats and your card is beautiful!!!!! I love those stamps and dies, they make gorgeous blue birds too!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is stunning! Love the cardinals! I love doing this challenge... my personal goal to do everyone this year (0;

Patti J said...

What a gorgeous card, Carol! Congrats on being asked to guest design! They are so lucky to have you!!! Have a great weekend...hugs!

Linda . J said...

Love this card Carol you always give me so much inspiration and now seeing this I shall get off my butt and start Christmas cards.
Hugs Linda

Beate said...

Congratulations, Carol! How wonderful! Your card looks great. I am not quite ready for making Christmas cards just yet, but yours looks wonderful.
Hugs and smiles

Pat said...

Oooooh Carol this is a gorgeous Christmas card, so elegant. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Eulanda said...

OH THIS IS GORGEOUS! I'm such a sucker for xmas colors. Great take on the challenge and I can't wait to see the rest!! Hugs!

Renkata said...

Hi Carol ,
congrats dear.
ohh wow your new blog look is very pretty as your card too.

Anonymous said...

Your Christmas card is absolutely stunning Carol. The berries and birds and everything are so beautifully put together on the card. You are a very talented guest designer.
Have a wonderful week,
Amelia x

Patti P. said...

Congrats to happy for you and you are so deserving. Love your paper and those cardinals. Such a beautiful card. Will check this out.

Wishcraft said...

Lovely Christmas card Carol :o) Love the sentiment you've used and the sweet birds. Congrats on your GDT spot! Lisa x

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty and elegant! Well done!

Congrats on your GDT spot.


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TRACEY O said...

Beautiful card. Well done.

Annika said...

What a beautiful, elegant, timeless card! It would be in place of honour on anybody's mantelpiece.