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)