Sunday, March 25, 2012


Happy Monday Everyone!
I'm so excited to be back and share this adorable new image by Elisabeth Bell named Fresh and Fun, just in time for spring..  She is available for purchase at Whimsy Stamps along with 3 of the other new Cottage Girls.  FF is colored with Copics and Spica pens were used for the flower centers.  The sky is done with Color Box Ice Blue Fluid Chalk using a template from Bev Rochester, and flower soft added to the base of the grass.  Teal card stock from Bazzill and Orange from CM, with DP from the Maricopa pack by .DCWV.  Butterfly punches by MS adorned with Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

Peek at inside of card
This card was created for the following challenges:
Bells 'n Whistles - Butterflies
Flutter By Wednesday - Anything Goes (with wings)
The Pixie Cottage - Easter or Spring
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Bingo (lace, glitter, punches)
Elphine House - Rain or Shine

Whoa, can you believe I'm playing in this many challenges at once...........LOL  Think it's my first for this many and probably my last.  Don't seem to be able to get much posting done lately so I'm taking advantage of having the opportunity to play in so many wonderful challenges.  Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again.  
"Love & Hugs"  Carol (Granny)

Don't forget to enter to win my 3rd year bloganniversary candy if you haven't already done so.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Blog Deleted by Unknown

OMG....Someone from Japan got into my blog and deleted it.  How utterly rude.........LOL  Just got it back up and running and now have to go check my accounts and change all of my passwords in case anything else has been compromised.  Boy, just when you think everything might be settling down from just life in general something comes along and smacks ya in the face again...........Hope to be back with a post soon and get around to visit everyone.
Have a wonderful weekend!  "Love & Hugs" Granny

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Apple Blossom for EB World Challenge

Welcome to my new followers.  So glad to have you and hope find a little inspiration for creating and sharing.  Will to be around to visit you soon.

Have you seen these adorable new images from Elisabeth Bell?  OMG, I can't believe how sweet and cute they are. The Little Cottage Cuties are now exclusively available at Whimsy Stamps and you can see them all there..  There are four (4) Cottage Cuties and I am in love with them all.  Have been busy coloring them up and working on my CMC Copic Class 3 so I haven't been posting much.  I really want to finish my class cause I think I'm learning something and I hope my coloring is improving somewhat.  It definitely takes lots of practice.  Sure is cutting down on my blogging time and visiting though.  Hope to be by soon to visit.

This cutie was colored with Copics, Colorbox Chalk for the sky, and Chocolate Spica Pen for the barrel staves and faux stitching.  I used so many Copics that I forgot to write them down for you and apologize. The DP is Glitz-Pretty in Pink with a card base from SU but I don't know the color as it was in a neutral pack.  The adorable little flowers were from Janiel and the flourish die by Cheery Lynn.

 Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge - Stitching and Swirls
CLP - Sketch (I didn't include a sentiment so not sure it will qualify but I'm trying)
Allsorts - Say It With Flowers
Totally Paper Crafts - My Favorite Things
(EB Images, Pink, Flourishes, Flowers, Apples)

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

Monday, March 5, 2012

Friendship Ties by Sylvia Zet

Isn't this just the sweetest image by Sylvia Zet.  Her latest releases are available at SCAD and I just had to have them all......couldn't hardly wait to get her inked up.  I needed a birthday card for a little girl and wanted it to be all girly.  I sure hope she likes it cause she loves fairyland, teddy bears, and butterflies.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and sure hope you can see it with all the embellies I added.

Friendship was colored using the following Copics: Skin, E00-000-0000 R20;  Hair, YR 24, 31, Y21, 11, 00; Branch, E57, 55, 51; Teddy Bear, E33, 31, 30, R30, 110; Ribbon & Blossoms, RV32, 00, 000, 0000, Pink Stickles for center; Hat/Rompers, B21, 00, 000 Colorless Blender - Trim, Y02, 00, 000; Leaves, YG03, 00.  Used Star Dust Stickles over lightly colored wings.

Everything on this card (DP (Basic Grey), pink pom poms, WOC flowers/lace, and corners sprayed white, ribbon/bows, MS branches ) is from my stash box except for the new image.

Challenges I'm entering are:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch #143
Allsorts Challenge - Spread your Wings
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open (butterfly, fairy, or angel)
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (Monthly) - All About Lace

That's all from me tonight folks.  Will be back with additions to the candy on Wednesday so if you haven't entered yet please check out the Blog Candy page, leave me a comment and include your blog address so it's easy to find you if you win.

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

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Easter Bunny DT Card for Nana Vic

Here is the first 2012 digi image "Easter Bunny" by Vickie at Nana Vic's.  Isn't he just adorable all nested in the bed of flowers and surrounded by decorated eggs.  For some reason there seems to be a glare on the picture and everyone I took turned out the same way, camera must be acting up again (nope, never did get a new one).  Maybe it's because of the shiny background DP (from stash).  The doily is from a dear friend of mine in the UK.  Cheery Lynn die flourishes.  Roses are from WOC and the leaves from MS Branch Punch.  Sky sponged with Colorbox Chalk.

Colored with Copics:  BG 57-53-000; RV 55-2-00;  R39-37-35-R20; G28-46-43-40; B26-23-21-0000; V28-22-0000; Y15-06-00-0000 and YR18-15-000
Pink Stickles were added to one of the eggs.

Entering the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
Paper Play Challenges - Something Old & New
(New Digi Image, Dies & Doily - Old DP, Flowers)

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  If you haven't entered the blog candy, I hope you have the time as there are going to be lots of goodies.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Thanks to Janiel & Carole

Happy Saturday To You All

Just popping in to thank Janiel  and Carole for the wonderful candy packages I received  this week.

I see where Janiel has a candy Magnolia stamp up this week so hurry on over to My Little Pieces of Art and leave her a  sweet comment for the gorgeous Wiper card she has made.  She is way too generous with all of us.  Thanks sweetie for that amazing box of goodies.

Carol of Carole's Soulfelt Creations has a beautiful blog and designs gorgeous cards and projects.  If you haven't visited her yet, please go see all her gorgeous creations and inspirational posts.  I was lucky enough to win a Color Reading (my first ever) and was amazed how close my favorite colors matched who I am.  Thanks so much Carole, you hit the nail on the head with this one.  

That's it from me for now.  Will  be back later today with a DT card for Nana Vic showing her newest digi stamp "Easter Bunny".  

"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March DT Card for CCAYR

A very warm welcome to my new blog followers.  I hope you find a little inspiration while you are here and  look forward to seeing you back.  Beware, I'm on my way around to visit you all if I can find you.  Please leave a comment on this post if you have time and I will hop on over as I have not been able to find a link to your blogs.  Been a little under the weather so haven't been on much.  To my very dear and inspirational blogging buddies I'm going to try and  catch up with you all this week

March 1 and I'm back into making Christmas cards again.  Now what better way to get started than playing in the fun challenges at Christmas Cards All Year Round!  Sure hope you can join us this month with this fun challenge sponsored by Tracey.  
Challenge:  #1 GREEN as your main challenge  
 #2  2 Different types of GREEN designer paper
For lots of inspiration jump on over to CCAYR to see the amazing creations by the DT.

Inside of card
The DP is from my stash and card base is Old Olive from SU..  Images are Magnolia Edwin and Heartfelt Creations colored with Copics.  SB round and scalloped dies.  MS Snowflake punch covered with Stickles.

Challenges I am entering:
Winter Wonderland - Glitter and Bling
Jingle Belles - Stuck on You

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