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)