Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hearts & Flowers

What a fun challenge we have for you this month at Christmas Cards All Year Round.  We want to see Red and White in honor of Valentine's day along with hearts and flowers.  I really had fun with this card and the adorable digi image by Elisabeth Bell and you can get Christmas Bells here.

Close up of Bell - she is colored with Copics, stickles for her boot snowballs and Polar White Flower Soft for the fur.  I think she is just precious but then I think All EB's images are precious....

Close up of flower arrangement using flowers from WOC with two small hearts from the die I've used on the side.

My lovely teamies have some gorgeous cards for your inspiration this month and I know you will love them so be sure and stop over at the CCAYR Challenge Blog and leave them a little love.

Challenges Entering:
Christmas Card Challenge - Red, White, Brown
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Hearts & Flowers

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sophie Goes Vintage

The time comes when you just have to say, "like it or not, it's finished".......  I've worked on this card for 4 days and redone it 5 times and still not happy, but it's done and now I can move on to something else.  I love this Sophie on Timber stamp by Elisabeth Bell from Elphine House Australia and been dying to color her.  Going to have to get out my CMC Copic Lesson disks and start practicing my coloring again.  Amazing how when you don't color for awhile your hands don't want to do what you tell them to do....

The challenge today at Elphine House Australia is to create a Vintage style card. You may use ANY Elisabeth Bell design for your card.


If you are using a stamp that is an Elphine House Stamp, You will win 2 stamps of your choice from EHA.  If you use an Elisabeth Bell design from any of the other companies, your prize will be 1 stamp from EHA and will come to you as a surprise package. EHA will choose the stamp for you.

You definitely want to stop by the challenge blog to see all the wonderful cards made by the DT to help inspire you.  They are gorgeous and you sure don't want to miss seeing them.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Pearls

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

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Anything Goes In January at CCAYR

Welcome to our first challenge for 2013 at Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes.  Sure hope your holidays were splendid and you are refreshed and ready for this new year.  We can't wait to see what inspiration you will create for our challenges and wish you the best of luck.  Our wonderful new team has some really tasty eye candy for you so I hope you will stop by their blogs and let each one know how special they are.

Wanted to start out the new year with something I had not tried so I chose to make my first shaker card with Li'l Montana's Christmas Print by Elisabeth Bell from Whimsy Stamps.  I know I'm behind in techniques but I'm getting there.....lol
  • K & Co designed by Elizabeth Brown
  • Dies - Marianne LR0135 (icicles) and Spellbinders Labels 1
  • Green German Glass
  • Gems from stash
  • Stardust Stickles
Challenges I am Entering:
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes as Long as it's Festive
Marianne's Design Divas - Winter or Christmas Themed Creations
Christmas Card Challenge #6 - Rip It, Sand It, Tear It
Be sure to stop by the CCAYR blog for some gorgeous inspiration by our 2013 team and meet our new team mates.  They are really starting off the year with some beautifully creations!

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

Please scroll down to see the Elphine House DT Post and challenge.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fairy Faye - Make A Wish

Welcome to our first challenge of 2013 at Elphine House Australia.  We have some really exciting and fun challenges for you this year and hope you will join in with us.  We want to see a paper doily on your creation for this challenge.  Of course, you MUST use an Elisabeth Bell image to be eligible for the prize and that can be from any source as long is it's a EB image.  Here I've used "Fairy Faye Make A Wish" stamp from Elphine House.  She is just so sweet!

Are you as happy as I am to be getting back into the routine of every day life?  I love the holidays and all the festivities, especially the reason for the season.  All the decorations are now packed up and put away till November and then it will be time to start all over........lol

Challenges:
Cheery Lynn - Winter White
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes

Here's a peek at the inside of the card.
  • Doily's - DL103 Cheery Lynn and the square one is from my friend Judy in the UK
  • DP - SU
  • Flourishes - B1175 Cherry Lynn and Memory Box Madera Corner 
  • Ice Blue Color Box Chalk for clouds
  • WOC Flowers, MS Branch Punch
  • Pearls from Stash
  • Copics
Hope you have time to stop over at the Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog to see all of the wonderful cards by the DT and leave them a little love for sharing those gorgeous creations with you.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs"  Carol (Granny)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR & WINNER

Happy New Year!
We have a winner of the Danny Boy Jingle Bells stamp by Elisabeth Bell now available at Elphine House Australia.....
CONGRATS NANACONNIE
Please email me your postal address and I'll get this adorable stamp in the mail to you this week.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back with a card to share real soon.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

My #1 goal this year is to label all my posts so I can find them easier.....LOL