Saturday, March 1, 2014

Side-step Winter and an Announcement


March is going to be a FANTASTIC month, coming in like a LION here and I hope going out like a LAMB!!  We have 6-10" of snow forecast for Saturday and Sunday. I'm sure I'm not the only one sick of winter and snow, but it is what it is, and soon we can complain about the heat of summer...

Our challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round this month is "Step Cards".  I chose to make a side-step card and used my Silhouette Cameo (for the first time) to cut it out.  OMG, it's so easy that I went crazy cutting out step-cards and now just need to embellish them.  I think I'm going to like my Cameo a lot better than I did my Cricut.  The image is a My Besties image colored with Copics. These cuties have captured my heart.  The flowers are from Prima.  The two trees, sleigh and reindeer are from Southern Ridge Trading Company and have been coated with Gesso, added some snow and Diamond Dust. Finally got to use a couple of the pine cones from Canada and my sweet friend Eulanda..  The DP is from SU.

I hope you will join us this month.  Be sure to stop by the CCAYR Challenge Blog and see the amazing designs by my wonderful DT sisters who have put up with me being sick and MIA for a long while.  They have stood by me and encouraged me while I've gotten better.  They are a wonderful and caring group to be a part of and I want to thank them all so very much.

Entering the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Pink and White
Everybody Art Challenge - Ribbon or Lace
Sweet Stamps Challenge - Favorite Color ( I used Pink)
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes with Pearls
Crafty Creations - Keep It Simple
In The Pink - Pink + One
Totally Paper Crafts - Make It Shine
Aussie Bestie Challenge - Pearls/Bling/Bestie Image

**ANNOUNCEMENT**

Opening today, Southern Ridge Trading Company blog. I hope you will stop by and meet the amazing and multifaceted design team.  So honored to have been asked to be a part of the team and really looking forward to working more with chipboard.  We also have a Facebook page and I hope you will visit us there to see the latest releases.

That's it for me tonight.  I do what to thank you for stopping by and I so hope to see you again soon.  Please visit us at CCAYR and at Southern Ridge Trading Company.
Love & Hugs, Carol (Granny)

21 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful.

gr karin

Jackie said...

Hi Carol!
I saw your comment over @ Kit & Clowder and came right on over!

Your cards are so very pretty & I think your coloring is awesome! I'm now your newest follower & I'd appreciate you following me as well!!!

Dewi Lestari said...

Ahh, so pretty! Thanks for joining at Addicted to Stamps Challenge: pink/White
Hugs
Dewi

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Carol! I love the pink and the Cameo cuts are marvelous. Congrats on the new team!

Elly P said...

Gorgeous card Carol...love It!!..will take a look at the new blog,and thanks for stopping by.

hugs
Elly P
xx

vicki said...

Oh this is soooo beautiful what a gorgeous card and all the added details look stunning :)
Hugs
Vic x

Marjorie said...

This is a beautiful card Carol, love your image and beautiful embellishments.. stunning card hun!
So pleased to hear you are on the mend, have been thinking about you:)
Take care,
Love and hugs,
Marjorie xx

Pat said...

Hi Carol, Your card is gorgeous, love the design and the cute image and all your embellishments. Hope you are having a good weekend, whether you had the snow or not. We haven't had any snow at all this winter which is most unusual but the temperatures have not been too cold so it's been lots of rain!!

Pat xx

Judy Corner said...

This is fabulous Carol, I love the side step shape. Oooo and you have a Cameo. What a treat! Lovely to hear you are pleased with it. Drop me a line and tell me all about it, I would love to hear from you. HUGE congratulations too on your DT post. I am so pleased that you are out and about again. I have missed you. Judy x

Judy Corner said...

This is fabulous Carol, I love the side step shape. Oooo and you have a Cameo. What a treat! Lovely to hear you are pleased with it. Drop me a line and tell me all about it, I would love to hear from you. HUGE congratulations too on your DT post. I am so pleased that you are out and about again. I have missed you. Judy x

Laurel said...

So fun! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Heather said...

An adorable card, a great design and such an sweet image.......lovely embellishments!!!

Thanks so much for joining both Everybody Art Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Carole said...

Beautiful work Carol and I was so happy to see you drop by. Congrats on being asked to join Southern Ridge Trading Company, well deserved.

julieprice3 said...

Such a pretty card, I love the sweet image. Congrats on the new team, I'm off to take a look
Hugs Julie P

Kat W said...

A gorgeous card - love the side stepper design and the snowy touches :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink!
Hugs, Kat x

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card .
Thank you for playing along at My Besties Aussie challenge .
Hugs Rose DT

DesignerDiva said...

This is just adorable I love it! Great design and beautiful colouring
Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

Glittertastic said...

This is a wonderful example of a side stepper card and I love how you have used pink - a really girly card. Thanks for playing along this week at Totally Papercrafts

Sharon
x

Engelchen said...

Beautifull.
Thank for joining at the My Bestie Aussies Challenge.
LG Geesje

rudlis said...

Carol, your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing at SweetStamps.

Judy Corner said...

Great Side Step Card Carol. Thanks for stopping by my Blog with such a lovely comment and good luck with my candy. Judy x