Monday, October 15, 2012

CCAYR Mid-Month, Teal & Orange, Non-traditional Colors


Been a busy 2 weeks what with the CKC event at KCI Expo Center, youngest son and wife here for 2 weeks, plus disassembling the ceramic shop so my DIL can open one in Iowa.  Trying to get Conley's workshop so that when you walk in the door you can get to the back 2 levels of the shop.  OMGosh, if I ever get energetic enough we can have a big sale in the shop instead of the garage and not have to worry about weather.  I hate doing garage sales but shop sale sounds like fun....

The CKC is always such a fun event with the workshops and vendor shopping. I got a bunch of new toys and learned some new techniques..  Thanks to my DIL for hauling all the stuff around for us so I didn't get too winded.  Don't know what I'd do without her as she is always such a big help when she is here.  We even got the craft-room updated and  better organized so I'm somewhat rejuvenated and found some much needed mojo.

The challenge at CCAYR this month is your choice of 2:  1) Traditional Christmas Image with non-traditional colors;  2) Non-traditional Christmas image with traditional colors.  It's a fun challenge so I  hope you will join us this month as the prize is from Platypus Creek Stamping & Craft.  The winner as drawn by random.org will receive 2 cling mount stamps from the Artful Stamper range of stamps.  Thanks Tracey for donating this "perfect for the holidays" prize.




The snowman image and sentiment are new and from HFC. The DP is from my stash and the snowflakes were made using the MS Snowflake punch with Stardust Stickles added. The snowman is attached to an oval die cut by Spellbinder's. The card shape was created from a tutorial at SCS by Beate Johns, called Circular Side Step Card. I used my favorite coloring medium, Copics. YR07, YR04 (nose) R30, (cheeks) BG18, BG72, BG70 (scarf and hat). If you haven't tried this BG color combination, you might want to give it a try. The color is awesome and is much different than what you see on the screen. The butterfly was cut from the DP.

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed your visit. Now be sure you head on over to the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Blog to see all the amazing cards by my DT sisters. While there, we would sure appreciate it if you follow our challenge blog and help us reach our goal of 500 followers by the end of 2012. We would love for you to play along with us and share your inspiration. 

Whoo Hoo, I'm even entering some challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge - Snowflakes
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful week! 
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

26 comments:

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - love the teal - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 94 - hope to see you again soon. x

Georgei said...

Well Hello Carol
It nice to see that you make a beautiful card again
beautiful color and love that butterfly and very cute snowman
like how you did your step card
Thank for showing your card it is
perfect
hope to see more cards
and hope that you are doing fine
HUGS

Pat said...

Hi Carol,

Great Christmas card, gorgeous butterfly and design. My but you have been busy but hope you have had time to enjoy your son and DIL's visit. Have a good week.

Pat xx

Olga said...

what an amazing card!!!! I love it, and also love that HFC snowman!!!

Selma said...

This is such a cute card Carol. That is one of my favorite snowmen. Have a great week.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Wonderful card thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan
xx

Gail said...

So pretty!
I did get some done on the weekend!
I'm away til later this week, then I'll link it up....it was harder than I thought!

chrissy xx said...

This is soooo different..
LOving your colours and design.
Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at CSAYL.
Chrissyxx

NanaConnie said...

Incredible, Carol! Love your color combo. The shaped step card is a wonderful idea. I have some of that dp and am now looking at the butterfly in a completely different way. lol

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,this is just brilliant oh I love this and those colours are lush hugs Cherylxxxx

Jacqueline said...

Hi Carol, hope you are well so pleased to see yet another one of your creations,this is beautiful and the colours are lovely.Also love your post 1st October.Take Care Jacqueline.S

Joann Burton said...

I love these colors and the design of your card. Great job. joann sassy raggedy

otomys said...

Your card is beautiful Carol and the colour combo stunning. Love the snowman, so beautifully coloured and placed on the step card. So good to see you back with your amazing cards. Take care and look after yourself.
Amelia x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Carol - sounds like you've been very busy, and it's great to know that you are feeling much better, and back in the crafting groove again!! Your card is awesome - I have never seen a circular side-step card before - it's fabulous!
Take care my friend - Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Mary Lou said...

Hello Sugar!!!! Wow this is such a cute, darling, impressive Christmas Card!!! Love the shaped side step design.......and that image is just tooooo cute!!!!! Glad you had FUN at the CKC event and oh yes it is always so fun to enrich our talents and spark the mojo in us :)
God Bless and hope all is healthy in your home

Heather said...

This is so unique! I would not have chosen those colors for Christmas, but I LOVE that teal! Gorgeous. And your snowman is super cute. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Carole said...

Simply adorable Carol, I love the wonderful design and image. You are so clever my friend and you know how much I love to visit you. Love to the family, hugs ... Carole

Flowergirl said...

Wow! You sound like you've been super busy!
I love this card so much, beautiful colour choice and gorgeous snowman x
Wendy x

Marjorie said...

Wow!! this is stunning Carol..gorgeous design and lovely colouring of that gorgeous snowman!! Lovely butterfly and snowflakes too! It's so heart-warming to see you getting back to your old self:)..so glad Mr. Mojo is back on your doorstep lol!!...Thinking of you...
Love and hugs,
Marjorie
xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh girl!! I really LOVE your step design here Carol!! The colors are just perfect for your non-traditional theme! :) Love that darling snowman!! HUGS

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Carol, Gosh how did I miss this one! Brilliant layout and such a lovely card! Thanks for stopping by my Blog today. Judy x

Fabiola said...

hello, you card is to cute and sweet, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week.

Teresa Abajo said...

Love your choice of colours! They look great together. And the circular step card is unique.

Eulanda said...

Love the non-Christmas colors!! And it's good to hear your craft room got re-organized cuz sometimes that helps the mojo immensely. The only way I could do that is to buy a new house. And that might be an option!! LOL!!

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Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Carol, Just popping a little message in today to wish you well and hope you can keep safe. I do hope you are not affected by Hurricane Sandy! Am thinking of you. Judy x