Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Dare to Dream" - Edited to Add Title

Gosh it's Thursday already and the weekend is almost upon us.  Can't believe I've been so busy and having so much fun playing in the craft room this week.  I've neglected getting around to visit the past couple of days as I've been trying to get my 4 cards for CCAYR August challenge completed and still play in other challenges. I've found out that if I take as much time to play and create as I do on the computer I can get a lot more  With that said, this evening I'll be devoting my time to getting around to visit all of you that have left comments and some of you that have probably been as busy I have creating with little computer time on your schedule.

My card today is for the following challenges:
Crafting  Life's Pieces (CLP) - Sketch #38 - Monthly Challenge
Bells'n Whistles - EB Image, Flower & Pearls
Whiff of Joy (WOJ) - WOJ Stamp, Lace & Pearls
Elphine House Australia - EB Image & Lace

I've used 2 stamps from WOJ Spring Stamp Kit, "Dare to Dream" and "Spring Tree", masking the dream stamp prior to stamping the tree and then colored with Copics.  Dress: E99, 97, 95, E01; Hair: E59, 53, 50; Skin: E21, 00, 000, R20; Leaves: YG63, 03, G20; Tree: E49, 47, 44, 42.  Flowers are from WOC, MS Bough Punch. Lace is from WOC with pearls added to the centers. Pearls on dress were made using Viva Decor Ice White Liquid Pearls.  One of the shelves  in my paper cabinet fell and all of my loose 6 x 6 papers are a mess so I have no idea of the name of the  DP but it was distressed with Tattered Rose.  I also added Chocolate Spica to the center of the flowers.

Oh, I almost forgot to let you know that my card for the LOTV challenge made top 3 this week and I am so excited and honored to have been chosen from among so many talented designers.  Almost fell out of my chair and then stood up yelling and jumping for joy.  My hubby thought I'd lost my mind and when I told him he just said, "Oh, good for you".  Not a lot of enthusiasm

Well, got to get back to finishing a couple of cards for August CCAYR.  Hope you have the time to leave me a comment because I WILL get by to visit, if not tonight then soon.  I'm sure I've missed out seeing some wonderful and exciting creations and that I'll be back tracking on some of your blogs so I don't miss anything.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead, stay safe & be happy.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)


The Other Patti Sue said...

This is absolutely delightful! LOVE that lace with the pearls WOW!

Angelica Turner said...

Oh my, this is darling, the image is so sweet and your coloring is perfect. Lovely design.

Vanja said...

What a beautiful card, Carol! I just love that image and your wonderful colouring. The lace is gorgeous and so are theose little yellow roses (my favourite by the way). Lovely, soft colours, too.:)

Thank you so much for joining us in our first EHA challenge and good luck! :)


Grace said...

Hi Carol! Oh goodness how precious is this!!! LOVE how you colored your image and the texture to this card is amazing! Love the lace pearls and roses!!! Just beautiful!!!

Stef H said...

wow carol! this is gorgeous! love the flowers and the lace. perfect touches and so beautifully placed!

woooooo hooooo on making the top 3 at LOTV!

hugs :)

Patti P. said...

Hey there girlie, this is such a pretty image and I love the pearls on her dress and the way your flowers just flow up the paper. So pretty. I am glad you are getting to play and have some fun and congrats on the top 3 win!!! I am excited for you~Yeah!!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhh my Goodness Carol, this is ABSOLUTEY Stunning. I've definitely got to get my hands on that stamp. Thanks so much for join us over at both Belles 'n Whistles AND Elphine House Australia's challenges with this gorgeous creation. =)
Big Hugs,

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi ya darlin!
Your card is gorgeous. I just love the peaches and yellows. So yummy. Such a delightful image and I love love how you put the liquid pearls on her dress it's so pretty. I'm totally scrap lifting that idea! Ooh-La-La lovely lace!
Thanks hun for joining us for this months sketch challenge at CLP you did a fabulous take on the sketch.
Hugs Bonnie

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Carol! I love the little scene that you have created and both these images are beautiful!
Your lace and flowers and pearls all look so pretty!
Thanks so much for joining us at Belles and Whistles and Elphine House!

Carol said...

WOWZER Carol what a stunning creation Hun! Luv that image and the little scene you created. Fabby lo and colour combo too. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us over at Elphine House. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Marion said...

Hi Carol.
Delightful card and a beautiful image. Love the way you did the flowers. Great colour combo.

craftieodmae said...

gorgeous piece of art!! Love the flowers and that lace, awesome!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous! Love the flowers!


Carol, this is totally gorgeous. Your colouring is perfection, and the combination of the two images has created a beautiful scene. Love the delicious lace and the flowers!
Have a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty card! Lovely image and colours, and the lace is beautiful :o) Lisa x

angelwhispers said...

A beautiful card and just loving the colours and design. Had a nosey through your fab blog just love it Chanelle xxxx

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Carol, I love the soft colours & that lace is so pretty (I do like a bit of lace lol).
Have a great weekend :)

Lorraine said...

Another beautiful card, Carol! Love your coloring of that adorable image and congrats on winning top 3 on LOTV!

Pat said...

Fabulous card Carol, love the images, the flowers and the colours, just beautiful. Congratulations on the LOTV Top 3. Have a great weekend.

Pat xx

Eulanda said...

WOW!! Carol this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors you've used and the flower and leaves piece is very pretty!! Congrats on winning top 3 at LOTV. Very deserving!!

Renkata said...

wow Carol,
this is stunning creation.
Such a beautiful layout and colouring.

Kruemel said...

What a great card! Love that scene, the colors you picked and that roses and leaves rank you created!

Thanks for entering the WoJ challenge!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Elly P said...

Beautiful card..gorgeous colouring and layout.

Elly P
x x

Chelsea said...

Hi Carol, wow...this is another gorgeous card! The vine rose is so beautiful and so creative. Love that cute image and your coloring.

Hugs and Love.

Anonymous said...

Hello my dear friend!! :) I love your creation today sweetie!! Gorgeous image (of course!) and your coloring is wonderful!! Great take on the challenges!! Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope your Summer is going well and that you're staying inside the cool air! HUGS

Audhild said...

Your card is beautiful. Gorgeous colouring. Thank you for participating in the EHA challenge

Libby said...

Hi Carol--This card is lovely. I especially like the color scheme and the flowers you added.

Kathy said...

Hi Carol,
Beautiful coloring on this! I love the lace and flowers you used. Happy to have you join us for EHA's first Challenge...good luck! Blessings! Kathy

Selma said...

Carol this is stunning. Everything about it is fantastic. Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous Card!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Carol~~Firstly I want to thank you for your kind and wonderful comments you leave me!!! You truly brighten my day!! This card is Stunning--love the peachy colors and the way you embellished it~~WOW!!! Beautiful Hun
Hugz and blessings

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card! Thank you for entering at CLP this month!