Thursday, November 24, 2011


Wishing you all a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

To my friends from afar that do not celebrate Thanksgiving, may you be thankful for what you do have and relish in the spirit of the holidays and forth coming Christmas.

Due to some family issues I have not had the time to visit you or blog for a few weeks and will probably not be back for a little while longer.  Most of you know that my husband has not been well for quite some time and we are in the process of jumping another hurdle. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you don't forget me while I'm gone.  I'll be around as soon as I can to visit.

"Love & Hugs" Carol

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last CCAYR card for November

This is my last CCAYR card for November and ya all still have plenty of time to submit your five for this months prize.  Easy peasy sketch challenge this month and I'd love to see your wonderful creations on the CCAYR Challenge Blog.  I'm loving my new Heartfelt Creations goodies.

Card Deets:
  • HFC 3419 Holiday Poinsettia Candle stamped 3 times then cut 2 extra candles and a poinsettia from the other 2 stamps
  • Sentiment ODBD
  • Paper Doily sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist for a little added shine
  • DP SU Neutral and My Mind's Eye Holiday Glitter Book
  • Copics: BG000, 0000 - Y11, 00, 000 - R39, 37, 35 - G28, 24, 21
  • Other:  Texture Paint, Art Glitter Jocquil, Art Glitter Glue dries clear, Gold German Glass Glitter for center of WOC Poinsettia Flowers & MS Snowflake punch with Stickles added, pop dot for dimension
Here is a picture of the inside:
Have a wonderful week!
"Love & Hugs"  Carol (Granny)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

White on White Christmas Card

Almost December everyone and time to get those Christmas cards done and ready to mail.  Hope this is a little inspiration to get you going and inspired.  The challenge this month at CCAYR is a sketch challenge and you can find it here.  Sure hope to see some cards there by you all cause I need some inspiration for next month...LOL  Really, I would love to see you play along with us cause it gives me another reason to come visit and see what's new with you.

The card stock is SU Whisper White with gold metallic behind the die frame by Cheery Lynn along with one of the Christmas tree dies by them.  I added lace around the edges of the frame and used poinsettia dies from HFC along with silver German Glitter Glass for the center.  The star on the top and the ribbon for the bow is from stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Monday, November 7, 2011

November CCAYR Sketch Challenge

The challenge this month at Christmas Cards All Year Round is a sketch challenge, no twists, nothing difficult, and one we hope you you like.  Remember there are only 40 days until the post office wants you to have your cards mailed so they arrive at their destination on time.  Now that's scarey.....what's worse is Christmas is only 55 days away.........YIKES!!!  Better get hopping on those cards or you'll be making a quick dash to somewhere to catch up.

***Remember if you do 5 cards this month following the challenge, your name will go into a draw for a prize at the end of November! (This challenge CAN be combined with any other blog or forum challenges that you do this month.)

This digital card was made using My Memories software with a variety of papers and elements from CoolScraps Digital. 
Short post this time cause I'm moving to get things done before the season begins.  I've scheduled this post and I sure hope Blogger is being good and it gets done on time....  Have a good one!
Be around soon to see you.
"Love & Hugs" Carol

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Planting Some Love

Gee, can you believe it's Wednesday already and the first week of November.  I don't know about you all but our weather is crazy here.  Yesterday it was almost 80 and today it's in the 50's, rainy, possibly snow tonight, and colder than I'd prefer....  Needed a break from Christmas cards and I had never colored this adorable image from Bells'n Whistles so decided to "think" spring cause I'm not a big fan of winter.

I made this card for 2 challenges today,  Bells'n Whistles Pins and Pearls Challenge and Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge, Pink, Purple, Pearls, and Pretties.

Close up of front

The stamped image is from Bells'n Whistles by Elisabeth Bell named "Planting Some Love".  Flowers are WOC as is the metal corner and pins.  She is colored with Copics.  The butterflies are a MS Butterfly Punch with pearls from stash added.  The bows on each side of the sentiment are also from stash.  Don't have a clue what paper pack the DP is out of but I think it's from Kaiser Kraft.  So dark and dreary here and apologize the picture is not all that great.  Light Box is on my Christmas Wish List...

Thanks so much for stopping by and I sure hope to see  you again soon.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Congrats - Candy Winners

Special thanks to all of my followers that left a comment on my candy post.  Wish I had something for all of you sweet people other than my admiration for sharing your wonderful talent and for your support.

My wonderful hubby drew the following candy winners:

Linda and Mary Lou, if you will email me your addy I will get your dies in the mail this week.

Scroll down to see my most recent post with one of the HFC stamps.
"Hugs" Carol (Granny)

It's A Sketch Challenge at CCAYR

What a fun time I had with this card.  Decided to try something a little different for me with these HFC stamps I got a CKC.  Oh how I'm lovin these new stamps and what you can do with them.  The workshops were so much fun and for sure you will be seeing all of the new stamps I got before years end.

The challenge this month at CCAYR is a sketch challenge and if you'll hop on over to the challenge blog you'll see what an easy sketch they have for you this month and some wonderful inspiration by the design team.  Christmas mailing time is just a skip and hollar away and will be here before ya know it.  I usually include a Christmas Letter with my cards so sometimes you won't see a  place on the inside to add a note.  That is when I get them mailed out.......Last year I did not mail one Christmas card and boy did I hear about it from some of our dear friends, so this year I'm sending them out early.

Card Deets:
  • HFC 3347 Cardinal Bird Feeder & HCPC 3432 Magnificent Spruce Trees
  • DP SU Cherry Cobbler & Bo Bunny Father Christmas 6x6 paper pad
  • Go Create XXL Frilly Frame (chipboard) & Spellbinder's Long Classic Rectangle
  • Memento Black and Green Verte Verde ink for the trees - Color Box Ice Blue Chalk for clouds
  • Copics G28, 24,21, 20 - E59, 57, 55, 53 - C7, 1
  • Other:  Crystal Dust, Snow-Tex, White flat paint, Clear embossing powder, Polar White Flower Soft, micro glitter, and pop dots for dimension
  • Card shape - Center step card
That's all from me today folks.  Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  If you have the time to leave me a comment I will come visit.  I've tried to get around to visiting everyone but in case I missed you, your comment will definitely warrant a visit from me.  Have a wonderful day!
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)