Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Trimming The Tree


This is one of the sweetest images,"Trimming The Tree", available at Elphine House Australia that is designed by Elisabeth Bell.  It has been such a privilege and a dream come true for me to be a designer for these awesome stamps.  I so appreciate the opportunity to have been on such an awesome team with so many fantastic designers.  It is with a lot of sadness to tell you that I have stepped down from the team due to my husband's illness (Alzheimer's) and my inability to stay focused long enough to design on a regular basis.

I didn't have time to get a card made but I did get this adorable image colored with Copics and wanted to be sure to share it with you.  You can get this cutie HERE along with several other adorable images by Elisabeth Bell.

The challenge this week at Elphine House Australia is Christmas in July.  Dig out one of those gorgeous Elisabeth Bell Christmas stamps and play along.  You have two (2) weeks to join in and have the opportunity to win some awesome stamps.  Be sure you hop on over to the team blog to see all the gorgeous Christmas cards and inspiration created for YOU by the design team.  They truly are fantastic designers!

My blog will stay active but I'm not sure just how much time I'm going to be able to spend posting and playing in challenges but you can rest assured that when time allows I will be here.  If I miss your posts here and you post on Facebook I'll be sure and catch you there.

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

15 comments:

Olga said...

Super cute and I love the glitter!

sue w. said...

Hi Carol, how sad I was to read your post hun, I know it can't be easy for you, it's a terrible illness. Look after yourself too.
I'll keep an eye on your blog for when you get the time to post.
Love the image, such a cutie.
Hugs Sue W.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A gorgeous Christmas image Carol, and so beautifully coloured. Love the glitter too.

I am so sorry that you are going through such a difficult time Carol - you will be in my thoughts.
Sending big hugs my friend,
Sylvia xxxx

Carla S. said...

So sorry to hear that you've had to step down for now, Carol. Please know that I'll be keeping you and your husband in my prayers. Praying for your strength in dealing with this terrible disease and all that's associated with it. I'll be on the look-out for your creations whenever you may feel up to it. For now, be sure to take care of yourself, too. Big hugs.

Chrissy said...

Such a sad time Carol..I deal with 5 alzheimers clients several times a day, and I do realise how hard it is to cope with,but especially for you with a loved one..I wish you strength and courage and will keep in my thoughts...
Such a gorgeous card and I love the sweet image and colouring,also the embossed background...take care..

luv CHRISSYxx

Linda Palmer said...

Carol, I am so sorry to hear this news about your husband. It is a scary and sad disease. Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring. I understand that family comes first always. I will be watching for your cards when you are able to create. Your family will be in my prayers.

Selma said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Your work is always so stunning and look forward to your posts. God be with you during this difficult time. Lots of hugs, Selma

Vicki Parson said...

Oh Carol, this is such sad news because I know how much you adore the EB stamps and I know you will be greatly missed on the team! You are a wonderful wife to take care of hubby! HUGS TO YOU!

I do adore this image...I have it in rubber from Sugar Nellie. You've done a gorgeous job coloring in this cutie pie! :0)

Pat said...

Lovely image, beautifully coloured Carol. I am so sorry you have had to step down from your DT and that times are difficult for you. I will keep you and your hubby in my thoughts and prayers and hope to see you posting if only to keep in touch with you.

Pat xx

Carole said...

Oooh Carol, the image is adorable and your card beautiful. I just love how sweet the little guy looks.
Big hugs ... Carole xox

Mary Lou said...

Dearest Carol...my heart sinks as I read your post. You are in my daily thoughts as well as your entire family. I pray God blesses you with strength.....HE Guides us!!!
Your image is adorable and You will be missed on this Team!!!
Love ...Mary lou

NanaConnie said...

Carol, It's sad that you had to leave the team and you'll be missed. I'll keep both you and your husband in prayers. Fabulous coloring job on the image and I adore that embossing folder. One of my personal favorites.

julieprice3 said...

Such a sweet image, just beautiful
We'll miss you sweetie, Big Hugs Julie P

Inkypinkydelights said...

I feel so sad reading this Carol. You know where I am if you feel like a crafty email chat. Love how you have coloured the image. And thanks too for your lovely comment on both my blog and also on Cheery Lynn Blog. This means so much to me and I am pleased you likey. Judy x

Marjorie said...

Hello hunnie, just thinking about you and hope you and your hubby are ok?
Sending you both BIG hugs...
Love and hugs,
Marjorie xx