Monday, April 30, 2012

THE CANDY WINNER IS.......................

First I want to thank all of you that left such wonderful comments on the candy page and also the fantastic comments you leave on my posts.  You all have enriched my life so very much and I so appreciate you for sharing your talents with me.

Secondly, I'm amazed at all the new follows as that was not a condition of winning the candy and I hope you all come back often to visit.  If I missed getting to your blog please let me know as I try to visit each new followers blog to say hi and thank you.  At the risk of sounding old..... I think I might have been there when in actuality I may not have been.  Think hubby's dementia is rubbing off on me...








Pat is from Lancashire England, United Kingdom and you can visit her blog HERE.

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

GDT Card for The Digi Bells Team

If you haven't heard, the Digi Bells are having a GDT call that ends April 28. The term is from May 1 till July 31.  Just think, 3 wonderful months to design for the amazing artist, Elisabeth Bell.  Well, you all know how much I love her stamps so I'm throwing my hat in the ring and crossing my fingers....

When I saw this stamp from Elphine House Australia I knew I had to have it for Lilly's mom for Mother's Day. It is named "It's A Girl" and there is "It's A Boy" on the way to my house as I write this.  I left the sentiment off the outside so you could see that it can be used for a variety of cards.  Wouldn't this also make an adorable announcement card for a new baby.

Side View


I am entering the following challenges:
The Digi Bells GDT Call - Use Ribbons & Lace
Elphine House - It's a Girl Thing - Add some Purple and Pink Colors

Card Deets:
  • Stamp -  It's A Girl - Elphine House
  • DP - StampinUp
  • Coloring Medium - Copics
  • Lace, pearls, heart, appliqued flower cluster, butterflies and brad from stash
  • Flower is made from ribbon. My very first ribbon flower (not too bad for first one) and can't wait to make some more.....
A grandiose welcome to my new followers.  So glad to have you and hope to see you back again soon.

I am finally over strep throat and upper respiratory infection - almost back to normal.  Oh boy, that is not something I want to ever experience again and I sure hope none of you do.

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  If you haven't entered my anniversary candy hop on over to HERE and leave me a comment.  Only 3 days left!

"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

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)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sharing My Precious Easter Bunny & News

Happy belated Easter to everyone.

Hope your Easter day was filled with much love, family, friends, fun, good food, and a renewed faith that life is ever lasting if you Believe.  We had a wonderful day with family and in-laws.  My little Easter Bunny Lilly is 6 months of age, sitting up, knows how to get what she wants and let you know what she doesn't want..The minute she sees the cameras come out she is hamming it up for you and full of smiles.

I'm so excited to now have 300 wonderful  followers and congratulations Annie for being #300.  I'll be getting a little surprise in the mail to her once she sends me her addy.  Will also be posting a Follower Candy Only for all my amazing friends and followers as soon as the Blog Anniversary Candy ends, but it won't last long so be sure to check back.  Think I can only keep up with one candy at a time.

I'm devoting the entire day tomorrow to the craft room and getting caught up on some much needed cards to share and some DT cards.  The beautiful weather, me thinks, has given me Spring Fever and I have just been outside puttering around the yard and working on the patio along with some much needed cleaning.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Will be back with a card to share tomorrow.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April DT Cards for CCAYR

First and foremost, I'm so happy to see so many new followers lately and want to welcome you to my blog. If I haven't been around to visit you yet I will do so next week. Gee, if 7 more come come aboard I'll have to have another candy draw for followers only as that will make 300 wonderful sites of inspiration to explore..  You all are going to keep me hopping and I love and adore each one of you.

The CCAYR challenge for the month of April is an inspiration challenge based on the following picture.  We want you to show us your creativity and see what awesome Christmas cards you see based on the picture.  It can be colors, texture, shape, but really, anything goes.   Be sure to stop by the CCAYR Challenge Blog and see all the wonderful projects by the DT.  They have some real beauties to share with you.

Kind of went over the top with my 2 cards and used a six fold pattern that I thought could also be hung on the tree as an ornament.  I love this fold so made 2 of the same thing using different DP and embellishments.  I chose to use colors from the eggs.  I don't know who colored all these but they did a spectacular job of decorating them.  The tutorial for the 6 fold card is by Monique at SCS if you'd like to give it a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I sure hope to see you again soon.  Now don't forget to hop on over to the CCAYR blog and leave my teamies a little love for sharing their gorgeous designs.
The DT will be back April 15th with a more inspiration for our April challenge..

"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)