Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pastels for Spring-Edited

How in the world I managed to forget to include the challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge with this card is beyond me so I'm including it now.  Shabby Chic, Distressing and lots of white.  
Must have been half asleep when I posted..  So sorry all.  


Happy Saturday and Weekend!

Welcome to my wonderful new followers that I haven't gotten around to visit yet, nor anyone else lately.  I tell ya, life is just in the fast lane right now and I don't know how to slow it down.

Oh Geez, I hope you all never experience designer block.....LOL  After 3 days of working on this card it's  still not what I had visioned but I decided to go ahead and post it anyway.  Far cry from posting as I had hoped  but I did get 4 DT May cards done for CCAYR.  

I've used the new Elisabeth Bell image that I won at the Digi Bell's March blog hop.  Her name is Lil Lillian and I think she's almost as cute as my Lil Lilly.  I've been wanting to use some of the new Memory Box, Cheery Lynn, and Poppy Stamp Dies I got a few weeks ago and just got around to it.  Thanks to Selma for the inspiration for this card.  I know I saw something similar awhile back on her blog.  She does wonders with these gorgeous dies and making flowers, so if you haven't been to her blog drop in to see the beauty she has to share.

Inside of card

Haven't got my light box figured out yet so the quality of these pictures are not what I had hoped for but I'll get it figured out sooner or later.  I've always said you are never too old to learn new things, but for sure,  it's not as easy as it used to be.

I'm entering this card in the challenge at Elphine House - Pastels for Spring
Anything Goes - Anything Goes

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

28 comments:

Teresa said...

Good morning Carol,
Hope the sun is shining for you this morning, it's quite bright here today.
Oh this is a gorgeous card, what a cute little image and I love the little window.
Have a great weekend. Teresa xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous little card, love that cute little image. Have a great weekend.....

Selma said...

Hi Carol. I really like how you created the window to look through to the inside of the card to see cute Lil Lillian. I love the way you used all the pretty dies. Have a wonderful weekend.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi dear friend!! It has been a while since I last popped in and blogged. We are now moved into our new home. There is just so much to do but I had to take a moment to pop in some of my dear friend's blogs. Missed you!

Love the design with the window and your soft coloring of the beautiful image.

hugs,
Chris

Theresa said...

Love the window looking in on Lil Lillian. Great design and coloring. Hugs!

Mary Lou said...

Great way to display Lil Lilian~~Peeking thru the window!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!
Happy weekend to you

Pat said...

Cute image and such pretty colours, lovely doily and flower too, super card Carol. Enjoy the weekend.

Pat xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Carol! I think it turned out perfect! I love the little window scene with the sweet EB image!

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is one,super cute image and the window is just perfect,along with the beautiful soft colours,love it hugs Cherylxxxxx
thanks for playing at anything goes,too Hun,xxxxxxxx

Patti P. said...

Hi Carol, I don't know what you envisioned but this is one gorgeous card. I love the fence and window and what a gorgeous stamp!!
Hope you are having a great weekend.
hugs...

Rufus said...

She's a sweetie that's for sure! Sometimes it's hard to put the brakes on...just keep applying steady breaking pressure and eventually you'll get down to the speed you want! (I'll keep some fingers crossed for ya...it's def. hard to do!)
R/

Renkata said...

hi dear Carol,
ohhh you have colour this cute image so beautifully.

Joann Burton said...

What a cute image and your coloring is wonderful. I think the card is amazing. Very nice...joann Sassy Raggedy

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is a very clever design Carol - you've used those dies brilliantly, and Lil Lillian is a real cutie!

I do hope your weather will be better than expected - take care and keep safe my friend.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Carole said...

Awesome cards Carol and you did a wonderful job with your new dies. I think Lil Lillian is adorable and you are right definitely not as cute as your Lil Lilly. Hugs ... Carole

Gail said...

Hi Carol!
Designers block!? Do tell!
I can't believe it!
Gorgeous card!
Almost as cute as your real Lilly!

Lorraine said...

Such a sweet card! I love the window, flower box and fencing on the front of the card, followed by the beautifully colored sweet image on the inside!

Amelia said...

Carol you may have designers block but this card is so pretty! The little window and fence are a beautiful way to frame the cute image inside. Fantastic card my friend. Have a wonderful week.
Amelia x

NanaConnie said...

What a great little window card, Carol! Love the way you used the doily. What a darling image. Gorgeous flower embellie.

Pinkllilac said...

This is just gorgeous Carol,love the colours and your design is beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Janneke said...

What a pretty card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Elphine House Australia ...

Janneke XO

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Carol stunning card and wonderful pic of your little Easter Bunny! cute or what!!
Hugs
Tamara

Marjorie said...

Hi hun, what a beautiful card, love the soft pinks and what a lovely window box..know where you are coming from with photo's had a fight with my camera on my last card, just couldn't get the light right (I do have a daylight light as well, think my lamp is the wrong shape, so it sends out shadows where I don't want them lol!!) Hope you are having a good week:)
Biggest of hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Flowergirl said...

This is so beautiful ,such a sweet image, I love your design x
Wendy x

pooky said...

What a beautiful card! Love the way she's looking out of the window:) Tfs!

Janneke said...

Me again ;o)
Thank you also for joining us at EBWorld last month ..

Janneke XO ;o)

alethea said...

Gorgeous card! Love her peeking through the window!! Thanks for joining us at EBW! HUgsxx

christyp said...

Your work is beautiful,,, i just found you and i love it,,,oxox christy