Monday, December 16, 2013

Black/White and a Touch of Red for Christmas

First I'd like to welcome my new followers Chris and Samantha.  So glad to have you and will be by to visit you both soon.

Christmas is only a little over a week away and I honestly have to say I am no way ready.  My cards aren't done, and as for shopping, oh my, I've only bought two presents except for my youngest son and his wife and that's because they were here and we went shopping together.......  How did I get so far behind this year?  I know this next week I have to get tons of stuff done so I may not be around too much till after Christmas.

Guess you all can tell I've fallen in love with the My Besties collection.  Here is img063.  I think she is so elegant.  I've colored her with Copics and added White Velvet Flock for the fur on her coat, muff, and hat.  The lamp post is a B130 die by Cheery Lynn and this new Joy die "Dance to the Music" has just recently been released. I've added Gunmetal Stickles to the note, isn't it gorgeous!  The sentiment is from LOTV and the snowflakes are an MS punch with Stardust Stickles added.  The beautiful square doily is from my friend and teammate Judy in the UK.  The DP is "Tis the Season by Cassandra Cooper".

Here is a quick pic of the inside of the card using part of the Dance to the Music die. EDITED TO ADD PICTURE

Entering the following challenges:
MAWTT - Winter Wonderland - Closes 12/18/13
Allsorts Challenge - Snowflakes - 12/19/13
Besties Challenge - Christmas Glitter - Closes 12/21/13
A Creative Romance - Christmas Sparkle - Closes 1/2/14
Stampbook Society - Anything Goes + Option Christmas - Closes 1/6/14
Jelly Park Challenges - Christmas Theme - Closes 1/6/14
My Besties Aussie Challenge - Christmas - Closes 1/12/14

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

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Stocking Challenge at CCAYR

I'm finally starting to get back in to the swing of things and designing again.  Here is my DT card for the December challenge at "Christmas Cards All Year Round".  Can you believe this is the last challenge for 2013.  We would love to have you join us for this "Christmas Stocking" challenge where your stocking can be paper, image, embellishment, die, so long as there is a stocking somewhere on your card.  For inspiration please be sure to visit our CCAYR Challenge Blog and see our fantastic design team creations..

Peek at the inside

Card Details:

  • Image: My Besties Stocking Stuffer - you can find her HERE - colored with Copics
  • Paper: SU Navy & CM Cranberry
  • Sentiment: LOTV
  • Dies: Joy Winter Wishes 6002/2021-6002/2020-6002/2019-6002/2022; IO Fir Trees DIE084-V; Spellbinder's Classic Oval and Classic Circle
  • Lot of Stardust Stickles, Silver embossing for the sentiment.
My Besties Norge - Theme Christmas - Closes 12/7/13
All Sorts Challenge Blog - Inspired by a Carol or Christmas Song - Closes 12/5/13
My Besties Aussie Challenge - Letter to Santa - Closes 12/14/13
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas - Closes 12/4/13
Jelly Park Challenges - Christmas - Closes 12/31/13

Hope your week and month are full of joy, peace, and lots of love.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Love & Hugs, Carol (Granny)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thank You Note

Why is it we never have a "thank you note" on hand when we need one???  At least, I NEVER seem to have one that fits the occasion and it takes me forever to get it done.  Have been busy this week making some of these to send to the people that sent me flowers, etc., while I was in the hospital.  Told ya, it takes me forever.....

I just love these little Besties with the big eyes.  This image is Hope and can be found HERE.  She is colored with Copics, the flowers are a combination of Magnolia and WOC, the butterfly is a Joy die and distressed with Victorian Velvet and the lace is from LLC.  Oops almost forgot to add the Stardust Stickles to give it that little extra oomp.

Entering Challenges:
My Besties UK Challenge - Use 2 of Something (heart gems/flowers)

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gifts from The Twins & Welcome New Followers

To my new followers, Kaija, Susan, Vicki, Alyce, Delphine, Stitch & Greet, Carol, and Aletha, so glad to have you here and hope you will find a little inspired by what you see and will visit often.  Welcome!

Here are two gorgeous get-well and thinking of you cards from my favorite blogging twins, Eulanda and Simone. One week I got the lavender (my favorite color) from Simone and the next week, pink from Eulanda for breast cancer awareness.  Since they are twins they decided to use the same image.  I feel so honored to have received these gorgeous cards that I just had to share them with you. They both are on numerous design teams and what fantastic inspiration they have to share.  I hope you will stop by their blogs to see their other amazing works of art.

Eulanda Silvey - Cards and More Cards
Simone Campbell - As My World Turns

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

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Christmas Is Coming

Good Morning and a very Happy Friday to you!  I'm here with a card for a very special person come Christmas.  Time has gotten by me this year and I'm not sure I'm going to get all of my cards done in time but I'm sure going to be working on them and sharing with you.  I have 6 or more of my favorite Besties all colored up and ready to put on a card, so you will be seeing a lot of these little cuties in the next couple of months.

My card today is made using the following:
Image:  My Besties - img956 - colored with Copics
DP: SU Bashful Blue, Reminisce Finished Snow, Paper Pizazz Vellum Dots
Dies:  IO Fir Trees, Joy 6002/2021-6002/2020-6002/2019-6002/2018, Cheery Lynn 123 Fence, Spellbinders Standard and Scalloped Circles
Flowers:  Kort & Godt, Magnolia, and WOC
Other:  DecoArt Snow, Star Dust Stickles

Here is a close up of the image:
Copics: B21, B23, B24, B000
E30, E000, E0000, R20, R11

Entering this card in the following challenges:
My Besties Aussie Challenge - White on White and 1 other Colour
My Besties USA - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes

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

Saturday, October 19, 2013

My Besties Halloween Post It Easel Card

Here is an early wish for you all for a HAPPY HAUNTING HALLOWEEN.  I've had this digi colored for awhile and thought I'd best be doing something with her before the spooky day passes.  I am totally in love with the Sherri Baldy My Besties collection.  The whimsical, big eyed images call me on a daily basis to check in and see what's new.  I've managed to collect quite a few of these adorable images and plan to get them all colored up for my Christmas cards, which is going to consist of most of my future post for awhile.  I'm getting my need and urge to craft back now that I am feeling better.  Little out of my element here as I used more stickers than I normally do, but I think it still turned out cute.

I've used the "Sticky Note" tutorial  by Eulanda Silvey at Cards, Cards, and More Cards.  I love this style and it's so easy to make.  If you don't have the tutorial you can get it HERE.

Different View and Closeup

Challenges I'm playing in:
My Besties Aussie Challenge - Too Cute To Spook - Halloween
ABC Challenges - Halloween - 10/20/13
C is for Challenge - Halloween- 10/26/13
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween - 10/21/13
Paper Take Weekly - Happy Halloween Hues- 10/21/13

I used My Besties IMG 913 Digi, colored with Copics..  Isn't she just adorable.  DP is Bo Bunny and Authentique. Flower was made months ago using tissue paper ad the embellishments are stickers.

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

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October Pink at Live & Love Crafts

I'm so excited to have finished this little thank you sticky note card that I'm jumping with joy tonight.. In honor of breast cancer awareness this month I have chosen this Saturated Canary Digi, Whispy 1, and colored her with Copics.  It's my first SC image and I just love her and those big eyes.  I've followed the "Sticky Note Tutorial" by Eulanda Silvey at Cards and More Cards.  Thanks so very much Eulanda for this cute and easy tutorial.  If I can do it, anyone can do it.  

Here is a closer look at the top of the easel box. The flowers are a combination of WOC,  Kort & Gort, Magnolia berries and leaf dies along with MS Leaf Die.  The Paper Doily is a die from Joy 6003/1002.  as is the beautiful butterfly.  I love the way it turned out.  I've also used Memory box Tiffany Frame and Cherise Label dies.  The sentiment is from LOTV and the lace from Live & Love Crafts.  This beautiful Maja paper is also from LLC.  Oh how I love the Maja DP.....  The pearls are from my stash and you all know how much I love the Stickles for the extra sparkle and shine, especially on her wings.

Here is the picture of the inside:

I'm entering this little project in:

Live & Love Crafts monthly challenge - Pink - Closes 10/31
C is for Challenge - Make It Sparkle - Closes 10/14
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes - Closes 10/13
A Creative Romance - Fairy Tale or Winged Creations - Closes 10/24
In The Pink - Luscious Lace - Closes 10/16

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Hope you have the time to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I've really missed you all!
"Love & Hugs"  Carol (Granny)

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Software FREEBIE For Everyone

I know it seems like forever since I posted anything on my blog but I think you are really going to love this FREEBIE!!!  There are no limitations as to who or how many can get this wonderful gift.  You must sign up October 8 through October 15th to capitalize on this wonderful offer.  



Just copy and paste this code as it has to look exactly like the above.  Also, make sure you enter that code in the promo code field before checking out.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  This code is for the download option only, if you choose the physical discs you will need to pay for shipping. 

Well now that I got that out of the way, I'm working on a couple of cards and gift boxes in my spare time.  Seems that since being diagnosed with breast cancer my life has been more than complicated with lots of doctor appointments, surgery, and now trying to decide if I want to do the chemo pill or not.  This next week I have 3 doctor appointments and they are all in Kansas City, so will be running up and down the highway again.

I miss all of you and have been trying to keep up on Facebook with those of you that are on.  I have managed to get around to visit some of you that aren't on FB and will continue to stop by as time permits.  I'm so anxious to get back to creating again.

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

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Camilla and Maja Vintage Autumn Basics and Some News

Here is the new gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics Collection from Maja Designs being given away by the amazing Camilla at Cards by Camilla.  You have until September 30th to enter.  I know I can't hardly wait for this collection to be available to purchase.

I know it's been forever since I've designed and posted a card but I've had so much going on in my personal life everything else has taken a back seat.  I keep up with most of you, and those of you that are on FB, even if I don't leave a comment or take the time to say "Hi".

To my wonderful teamies from Christmas Cards All Year Round and Elphine House Australia, I apologize for not sharing all of the information when I stepped down.  In the last six weeks my husbands Alzheimer's has progressed, my youngest son (48) had a heart attack while working in Georgia, and I've been diagnosed with breast cancer. Will be having a mastectomy next week or the week after.  My oldest son who has been living in Texas for the last several years is coming home tomorrow, will stay until I get back on my feet, and I'm hoping it's really soon.  He can work from home, which is wonderful!

I've been coloring some and found the My-Besties big eye images are so much fun to color that I can't hardly wait to be making some cards with them.

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  
Sending you all my love, hugs, and prayers.
Carol (Granny)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Eulanda's Awesome Love Box and Candy

For more info and details on this gorgeous box please check out Eulanda's blog HERE.

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)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lots of New Goodies

This card has been made for the challenge at Elphine House Australia "Add Some Metal", using this dig image created by the amazing Elisabeth Bell.  After I took my oldest son and only granddaughter to the airport I spent the rest of the day working on this card.  I used the dark card stock for the background because I wanted you to be able to see all the details.  Here is another picture without the dark background.
Yesterday I received my order of the new butterfly dies by JOY Crafts from Ecstasy Crafts and the gorgeous new Maja Design Papers Sopfiero from LLC.  Distressed the edges with TH Milled Lavender DI and colored the image with Copics.  The flowers are a combination of WOC, Magnolia, and LLC.  The metal corner is from WOC and the stick pin creation is my first,  The doily's were sent to me by my friend Judy from the UK and Fran-tiged with Shabby White Embossing Enamel also from LLC.

Entering the following challenges:
Elisabeth Bell World Challenge - A Little Yummy for Your Tummy
Addicted to Stamps - Layers
"C" is for Challenge - Flowers
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Butterflies
Papertake Weekly - Old, New, Borrowed, or Blue
A Creative Romance - Ribbon or Twine
Noor! Design - Butterflies

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you like what you see and have the time to leave me a comment so I come by and visit your blog.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bingo at Elphine House Australia

We have such a fun challenge for you at Elphine House Australia this fortnight.  Let's play "Bingo"!  Use any THREE in a row.  I used Die Cuts, Flowers and Ribbon.

My internet is finally fixed and I sure hope it stays this way.  Not only has it been challenging to comment and visit but I've spent most of the last 3 days on the couch struggling to breath with all this humidity and feeling my heart going 100 mph.....  Oh if only I had listened several years ago and quit smoking sooner.  I know, I did it to myself, it was never going to happen to me!!! If there is anything I can ever do to help just one person quit smoking, for sure, I'm here to help.  Don't be another one of those people who says or thinks, "that won't happen to me", because one day it will.

Think I must be going though Christmas card withdrawal as I haven't made any for over a month. Here it is almost July and I'm way behind on getting my cards made.  I hope you like this cause I sure had a lot of fun making it.

Image: Ebony Christmas Snowflakes, Elphine House Australia - Paper Pieced
DP:  Bazzill Palo Verde and It's Christmas Time by Maja Designs
Dies:  Magnolia Doohickey Trees, Memory Box Tiffany Frame and Cherise Label
Misc. from Stash: SnowTex, Lace, Prima Flower, Stickles, Shabby White Fran-tage, pearl string, LLC White Shabby Seam Binding

Some challenges I'm entering:
CLP Challenge Blog - Sketch #59
Totally Paper Crafts - Flowers & Bows
Christmas Card Challenges - Inspiration Photo
Christmas Card Throw-down - Sequins and/or pearls
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Vintage

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

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Internet Connection Acting Up

Hi all you lovely people out there in blog land.  My internet has been down so much lately that we have a technician coming on Monday.  No clue what is going on, got a new modem just this morning but my ISP tech says it will come and go until they find out what's going on with the system.  Of course, technicians don't work on the weekends here........  Just a heads up.  I'm going to try and let my teamies know what's going on in case I can't get on line again until Monday.  Hope it stays up!!!!  Cross your fingers and toes for me....LOL

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 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)


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May Flower Power

Happy May Day and welcome to my new followers.  Don't ya just love this image that has recently been re-released at Elphine House Australia and will be in the store soon.  Our challenge this month is "Flower Power" and I can only imagine how good this cart of blooming flowers would look in my front yard.  

Got to be a short post from me today as I'm off on a mission in just a few minutes. Please hop on over to the Elphine House Challenge Blog to see all the gorgeous cards by the design team.  They truly are stunning and will get those creative juices of yours flowing for your next project.  Also, be sure to check out the prize for this fun challenge

Challenges I'm Entering:
Elisabeth Bell World Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Wags'n Whiskers - May Flowers

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

Sunday, April 21, 2013

With Sympathy-Just Because

A very dear friend of mine lost her mother-in-law this week (age 94).  They lived just across the road from her for many years and she was a big part of their lives. We had hoped to make it to the visitation this afternoon out of town, but it didn't happen.  The funeral is tomorrow at 1 and since Conley has  another dental appointment at 12:30, we won't make that either.  They are in our thoughts and prayers and I wanted to share this card I have made for them.

Inside without my note

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and close friends during this period of mourning.
Thanks for stoppinng by! "Hugs" Carol

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lace and Pearls

OMGosh, can you believe it's already time for another fun and exciting challenge at Elphine House Australia.  We want to see lace and pearls on your creation and you have until April the 29th to submit your entry. For more details on the challenge please stop by the EHA blog.

I've used this adorable "Fairy Faye Make A Wish" stamp by the very talented Elisabeth Bell and you can get her HERE.  Copics used:  Hair E59, 44, 15, 31, 50; Dress E40, 41, 42, 43, 44.  Star Dust Stickles for her wings and accents.  Flowers RV 11, 02, 10, 000.  Here is a closeup of the colored image and I hope you can see the  pearls for the flower centers.
Now a short funny story about how you can be thinking and not thinking at the same time.  I had planned to make a Criss-cross card but when I glued the DP on I also glued the cuts together so now it's a pocket card without the sentiment added.  Not sure what occasion I'm going to use it for but I think it's pretty and I love the DP which is by Kaiser Crafts 6x6 pad Chanteuse Collection.  The small lace is from Live and Love Crafts in Europe. I've used Liquid Pearls for the centers of the MS Eyelet Lace Around The Page punch and distressed the edges with TH Victorian Velvet.  Pearls are from my stash. 

Challenges I'm Entering:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Pastels & something stamped
In The Pink - More pink than any other color

I'm on a coloring frenzy today so back to my lessons on You Tube with another image to color.  Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Be sure you stop by the challenge blog to see all the amazing designs by my wonderful design team sisters.  Have a fantastic weekend!
"Love & Hugs", Carol (Granny)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Punch It"

What a fun challenge we have for you at Elphine House Australia this fortnight - - "Punch It" - - Can't get any easier than this!  Oh my, the fantastic designers at EHA have some gorgeous cards to share with you so be sure to head on over to the EHA blog to see the inspiration and leave them a little love.  

Sneek Peek at the inside:
Ever have one of those days when nothing gells, well, this was my day today as I'm a little late getting this posted and apologize.  Our grandson came up and power washed the house for us, then my son and his wife from Iowa popped in as they are getting ready to move and now be only 2 hours away.  Was a pleasant surprise!

I've colored Carrie Princess On A Swing with Copics; used MS Swirling Lace, Butterfly, and Lattice Punches; the DP is SU and Glitz Pretty in Pink; Memory Box Cherise Label and Tiffany Frame dies; the Songbird Vine Pink is from Prima.  You can get Carrie Princess HERE.

Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Spring Pastels
In The Pink - Spring/Easter in Pink

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Please be sure to check out the EHA Blog to see the prize for this challenge.

"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

OOPS!  I'm a little late getting this posted. Sorry!

Our challenge this month at Christmas Cards All Year Round is all about trees.  In other words, we want to see a tree included on your card either in your paper, a shape, a die, or whatever you chose as long as as we can see a Christmas tree somewhere.  

I chose to keep my card really simple this month and cut a tree out on my Cricut.  Then I found this "Oh Christmas Tree" paper in my stash and thought what an easy peasy card this would make.  Added the stamped and die cut cardinals from HFC and the pine branches from Cherry Lynn and behold, my CAS card with no coloring, no bling, and no glitz.  Oh, so not like me......feeling naked here....LOL

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Christmas Carol or Song

The prize for this challenge is two (2) cling mount stamps from Platypus Creek Stamps:

My wonderful teamies have some awesome cards to share with you so I hope you'll hop on over to Christmas Cards All Year Round and see the innovative and lovely creations they have made to share with you.  They really are a fantastic group!

Have a wonderful week and I'll see you again tomorrow evening with a new post.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wishing You Happiness

Our challenge this week at Elphine House Australia is "Tag It".  We want to see a tag on your card, any size, any style, as long as you use an Elisabeth Bell image from any store or digi from THIS web site.  You must use an Elisabeth Bell image to be included for the drawing and prize.  Now hop on over to the EHA Challenge Blog and see the wonderful inspiration by the DT and check out what you could win for playing along with us.

I've used this beautiful stamp named Kathy Bride and Little Kitty by Elisabeth Bell and you can get her HERE.  She is colored with Copics and framed within one of the new Spellbinder's CHA Timeless Rectangles dies.  The lace and flowers are from WOC.  The tag has a sentiment from JustRite Stamps.  The DP and card stock is SU with the doily being a die from Cheery Lynn sponged with Mulled Laveder DI.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge Blog - Easy as 1 2 3 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Stamp With Fun - Anything Goes

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Will be posting 4th blog anniversary candy for followers April 1 to run through April 20th.  

Have a wonderful week!
Love & Hugs, Carol (Granny)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Candy from Carole

This is just one option of Spring Candy from Carole at Carole's Soulfelt Creations.  Isn't this one gorgeous "lace book"!  You can see more details over at her BLOG.  

Here is the other option:

 How wonderful to receive three sets of DP and embellishments for  that special scrapbook page or card you want to make.  Aren't these  gorgeous!

Hop on over to Carole's to sign up for the candy draw.
Thanks for stopping by!
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Friday, March 15, 2013

CCAYR Mid-Month Inspiration

Our challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round is sparkle and bling.  It can be Stickles, gems, glitter, pearls, or any thing you feel will meet the challenge rules.  If you haven't been to the challenge blog yet this month be sure you stop by to see all the wonderful cards of inspiration by the DT.  They really have some awesome cards to share with you.

Kept my mid-month card simple and easy by using a LOTV Topper matted with Cranberry CM cardstock, the same I used for the base.  The DP is from my stash as are the gems.  The poinsettia was die cut using a Spellbinders poinsettia die, then added glue and red glitter to the embossed veins in the leaves.  Can't get much easier than this.  I love the toppers for making quick cards and so many companies are now offering them for crafters.  You still have 15 days left to enter this months challenge and we'd love to see your creation.

That's it from me tonight folks.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs", Carol (Granny)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Peek & Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday and Hump Day everyone!
The kids have been here for a week taking us back and forth to KC to see our doctors.  It really is a big help as I get so tired of driving.  Conley won't drive anymore because of the dementia and says he is not renewing his driver's license so that just leaves me behind the wheel.  Now that's really scary...LOL

Oh my gosh, I can't believe Easter is only 3 Sunday's away but I'm ahead this year, have most of my cards done, the candy filled eggs ready to put in the baskets, and a new book for Lilly.  They grow up way to fast but it's so much fun watching and yet kinda sad at the same time.

Been a little neglectful about playing in challenges lately but I loved this sketch at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge blog and the new EB stamps I got from Whimsy's a few weeks ago.  Each stamp has an adorable bunny on it that is perfect for Easter or any other special occasion. Well, that's enough chatter from me tonight so on with the details.

A peek at the inside.
Close up of the image.  I just love her!

Challenges I'm Entering:
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything Goes {With A Twist}
Corrosive Challenges - All That Glitters
Wags & Whispers - Go Green
Paper Take Weekly - 1 Stick Pin, 2 Dies, 3+ Roses

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

ps.  Anniversary Blog Candy coming in April for followers

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Introducing a new release by Elisabeth Bell for Elphine House Australia named Katrina My Sister Sasha.  The challenge this fortnight at EHA is "Glitter It UP".   Now who doesn't have glitter or Stickles in their stash....that along with an Elisabeth Bell image is all you need to enter this fun challenge.  Makes me wish I had a sister.  Growing up an only child is the pits!

Be sure you stop by the EHA Challenge Blog to check out the amazing designs by the Design Team and see what the prize is this month.  Be sure to leave them a little love for all their beautiful works.

Card Details:
  • Image: Katrina My Sister Sasha by Elisabeth Bell for Elphine House Australia
  • SU Old Olive and orange card stock, SEI Moonrise Paper Padot 
  • Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Die
  • Spellbinder's Standard Circle Die
  • WOC Flowers with MS Branch Punch
  • Art Glitter Glue annd Pumpkin Ultra Fine Glitter
  • Gems from Stash
  • Copics: Skin; E30-00-000-0000-R02; Hair; E11-15-18, E21-25-27-29 Clothes; G20, YG95, YGOO, E 40-42-43, B91-93-95, YR20-23-27
Challenges I'm entering:
That's pretty much it from me for today other than to let you know how happy I am you stopped by and to let you know I hope to see you again soon.

"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bring On The Bling at CCAYR

Can you believe it's March 1?
OMG, this year is going way too fast for me.

Our challenge this month at Christmas Cards All Year Round is to make a card with lots of sparkle and bling.  This can be glitter, pearls, Stickles, gems or anything else that sparkles.  It can't get much better than this fun challenge and I so hope you will join us this month.  You definitely want to see all the gorgeous and glitzy Christmas cards by the design team so hop on over to the BLOG and be sure you leave them love for all their hard work.  They really have some spectacular cards to share with you.

The DP is by Authentique and it's the first time I've used any of the 6 x 6 package.  I really love how they work together to give the card more dimension and color. The matting and card base is Cranberry by CM.  This adorable image is from LOTV and is a topper that I got from Hobby House.  Added Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes and Christmas Red to the beautiful Poinsettia made from Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn dies.  I thought the teeny heart brad from my stash just gave it that little something extra special for those snuggled up bunnies under the tree.

Our Prize this month  is sponsored by Platypus Creek Stamping & Craft

Fun Challenges I'm Entering:
Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Looking forward to seeing your entry on the CCAYR Challenge Blog with all that Bling!
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)