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)