Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas With A Twist

Christmas is coming oh so very fast and I sure hope you all are further along with your shopping, decorating, and wrapping than I am.  The kids have been here since before Thanksgiving and today they decorated our front porch with lights and greenery, raked the yard, and then burned the waste.  Also got the graves at the cemetery decorated.  The weather has finally turned colder but still a long way from feeling like Winter.

The challenge today at Elphine House Australia is "Christmas With A Twist", and that means we want you to create a Christmas card using non-traditional colors.  I chose to use peach as the main color for this sweet image, Ebony Christmas Eve and you can her HERE.  Used dies by Cheery Lynn, Spellbinders, and Marianne's are embellished with gold gems.  The DP and peach card stock are from my stash.  Ebony is colored with Copics.  TH Distress Tea Rose was used for distressed edges.  Diamond Glaze was used on the bear nose, berries and bell gong.

My teamies have some wonderful cards to inspire you for this challenge so be sure you hop on over to EH to see these beauties and join us in this fun challenge.

Still have a lot of cards to get made and ready to mail.  I've been naughty and sick this year so I'm really way behind......  Would love to see you playing along with us at EH for this fun challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!
"Love & Hugs"
Carol (Granny)


Anonymous said...

Oh wow Carol! This is absolutely darling!! Love how you've cute out this sweet image and layered her upon your gorgeous dies and shapes!! Love what you've come up with for this challenge hun! HUGS :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Carol! I love the non-traditional colors you chose and all the beautiful details! Wonderful coloring, as always! Hugs!

Chrissy said...

So adorable Carol, what a gorgeous wee image and fabulous colouring..
Love all the dies, so pretty.


Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card, love the colours
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

Hi Carol,hope you are well,what a wonderful post,love the image and the colours you have used are beautiful,take care Jacqueline.S

craftieodmae said...

how beautiful!!!! I love the colors too, absolutley gorgeous! Hope yall are well & happy!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Carol this is beautiful. So soft and the coloring and design are wonderful. You are a very talented lady. joann sassy raggedy

NanaConnie said...

What a precious card, Carol. Love the soft hues and that poinsettia is magnificent, to say nothing of the reindeer!

Linda Palmer said...

This is so beautiful. I love the image and love how you colored her with such soft colors. Beautiful card, so sweet. Someone is going to be really lucky to receive this.

Eulanda said...

I just seen your note above about people writing nasty things. REALLY? Cuz there's not something better out there to do? So very rude! Anyway, your card is gorgeous!! I love your dies especially the poinsettia. And that girl is soooo super cute. Great coloring!! Hugs!

Gail said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card!
Sorry to hear you've been getting nasty stuff, good golly!
Love the previous cards too!
I lead a sheltered life, I've never heard of Elisabeth Bell, but I will check her out!
And congratulations!

Marjorie said...

Fabulous card hunnie, love the peach colours, and that little image is so cute!.. You've made some beautiful cards hun, life has been so hectic lately and like you I still have loads to do for Christmas lol!!... We are all going to Germany to be with Steven and family this year so maybe I will get a little break lol!!
Thinking about you,
Love and hugs,

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words, Carol!! You really made my day!

Your card is so darling!! I just love your use of dies, the sweet image, and your gorgeous coloring!! Beautiful!!


This is so delicate and totally adorable Carol. Wonderful colouring and embellishments, and a beautiful layout. Love it!

I do hope you are well, and enjoying your crafting once again.

Big Hugs, Sylvia xxx

CaroleAnn said...

glad to meet you and I love your card and your whole blog - I am a follower! Your coloring and designs are right on perfect! Thanks for sharing your talent with us blogger!! Hugs

Mary Lou said...

Oh my word Carol~~this is so cute!!! Love this darling image and you surely captured the twist with the peachy colors :) Beautiful flower!!!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful Carol!Gorgeous colours and colouring with the most delicate embellishments - amazing piece of work.
Amelia x