Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Welcome Little One"

This post is a few hours early because we have been having a lot of storms and power outages and without power for several hours at a time.

For those of you living in the USA, I hope you had a pleasant Memorial Day and were able to pay tribute to loved ones and to those in the military who so bravely defend our freedoms and our country.  We spent a quiet day planting flowers and getting some of my pots planted.  Last year I was so ill that I didn't get anything done in the yard, no flowers planted, and no pots planted, nothing......I really enjoyed the beautiful day and accomplishing something!

Our challenge at Elphine House Australia this date is, "Welcome Little One" .  You have two (2) weeks to joins us.....you MUST use an Elisabeth Bell stamp to be eligible for the prize. This adorable stamp reminds me of my grandsons and how much they enjoy their children.  You can get It's a Boy stamp HERE.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock base SU Espresso
  • DP Maja Vintage Spring Basics
  • Colored with Copics
  • Kort & Godt, Prima flowers
  • TH Stormy Sky DI
  • Heart Lace from Live & Love Crafts
CLP Challenge Blog - Sketch - Ends May 31
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge - New Beginnings - Ends June 24th
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything Goes with a Twist - Ends May 30
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes - Ends June 4
Addicted to Stamps - Bingo - Lace, Flowers, Text - Ends June 7

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Please be sure to stop by Elphine House Australia to see all the wonderful inspiration by the design time.
"Love & Hugs", Carol (Granny)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Layers and Die Cuts

Can you believe it's already the middle of May?  I'm trying to figure out where the first 4 months of the year have gone.  Beginning to think I'm in some kind of a time warp where time fleeting passes by and I have no clue what happened or where it went...

The wonderful challenge at Elphine House Australia this fortnight is Layers and Die Cuts.  The only other stipulation is that you MUST use an Elisabeth Bell image from one of the on-line stores or a digi from the Digi Store to quality for the prize.  Hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  Be sure to head on over to the EHA Challenge Blog for all the details and to see the gorgeous cards and designs by the team.

The inspiration for this card came from Alyce Keegan of Kit and Clowder, and with her permission, I used the sketch from her blog.  I've been working with her tutorials for coloring Copics, love her style, and the depth of her coloring.  As you can see, I need a lot more practice to even get close to what she teaches.  She has some wonderful tutorials on You Tube if you are interested.  Thank you Alyce!

Challenges I'm Entering:
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Live & Love Crafts - 50 Shades of Lilac
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, 3 or More Flowers
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Fashionista Challenge - Shabby or Vintage
  • DP Very Vanilla, SU, card base;  Vintage Spring Basics 6x6 paper pad from Maja Designs.  Distressed the layers
  • Image colored on X-press It Copic paper using Copics - Soon to be in the EHA Store
  • Dies used were Cheery Lynn Doily Die, Fern Branches
  • MS Butterfly Punches
  • Flowers are a combination of Kort & Gort, Prima, and WOC
I'm so late getting this posted tonight and am bushed so I'll wish you all a good night, sweet dreams, and a blessed tomorrow.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs"  Carol (Granny)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gingerbread Love

May Day has arrived and what a beautiful day it is going to be!  Our challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round is a recipe of 3 buttons, gingerbread men/women, and ribbon..  I've had this image colored for a year or two and was going to touch it up but afraid I'd mess it up......LOL  I THINK I got this stamp from Bell's'N Whistles but am not sure since I don't really keep track of where I got them, just the artist.

Oops, my buttons are not showing up under the snowflakes but you should be able to see them in this photo.  See those little green buttons and the other dimensions along with a sneak peek at the inside.

Gingerbread Love stamp by Elisabeth Bell
Paper Doily
MS Snowflake Punch
Colored with Copics
2 Gingerbread cookies cut from K & Company DP.. My mid-month card will have the Gingerbread DP from which I cut these two gingerbread characters.

Be sure to stop by the CCAYR Challenge Blog and see all those wonderful and inspirational creations by the fantastic team.  We look forward to seeing your card for this challenge.  You have until May 30 to post your entry.

Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes

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