Thursday, December 31, 2020

Holiday Birthday


It's time for another post for Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog using her "Mice With Presents".  This is a month where my husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary of 35 years and both of our birthdays, so it's still a party month.  I thought these little mice were so cute.

Used Copics for coloring and paper from my stash, stickles to decorate the packages and ribbon.

It's Anything Goes this month for the blog challenge and we hope to see you there.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Hugs, Granny Carol

Sunday, November 8, 2020

 Pattie Gomez is having a 30% off  sale of all of her digital images, so for a great bargain on some pretty awesome images hop on over and help yourself. 

Pattie's Creations Digital Images

 The coupon code BOOP789.

Looking forward to seeing you at the sale.
Hugs, Granny Carol

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Poinsettia Plant

 Nothing prettier and more festive than a poinsettia plant during the holidays.  This image is from Pattie's Creations.  I fussy cut several poinsettia's as I wanted to give depth to the card, although, the image is perfect without the additional poinsettia's.  The poinsettia's, leaves, and pot are colored with Copics.  The bow and sentiment are from Anna Griffith.

Our challenge theme this month is Anything Goes so hop on over to Pattie's Creations Design Challenge to see what the design team have created for your inspiration. 

Have a great month and Thanksgiving.

Hugs, Granny Carol

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Halloween Is Coming

 Can't believe that it is October already and the next big event is Halloween.  I combined two of Pattie's images from Pattie's Digital CreationsShe has some really cute digi's for you so hop on over and take a look.  The challenge this month is Autumn/Fall

Current challenges I'm playing in:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Granny Carol

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Mallard's - Masculine Card

With fall rapidly approaching and 3 male birthdays coming up I decided to make some masculine cards.  Duck hunting comes with fall so I chose this stamp, "Mallards", from Pattie's Creations.  It's clean and simple with no fuss.

The challenge this September is Anything Goes.

The image was colored with Copics and the paper is from my stash.  Lord knows I have more stash than I know what to do with but can't bear to get rid of any of it.....

Challenges I'm entering:
Have a blessed month and we hope to see you playing along at Pattie's Creations.
Hugs, Granny Carol

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Three Fishing Mice

I'm back to taking classes from Alyce at Kit and Clowder.  This class is June 2019 and the digi stamp is from Di's Digi Stamps named "3 Fishing Mice".  I have to really like an image to feel like I want to color it and I fell in love with these adorable mice.  The classes cover so many different techniques, that like the image or not, it's the techniques that are important that you learn from each class.  This image is colored with Copics and made into a card.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Granny Carol

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Frolicking Frosty

Frolicking Frosty is skating thru the snow and ice to meet his sweetie. Notice that big grin on his face. I just love this image that is from Heartfelt Creations as is the sentiment and background stamps with matching dies from the Frolicking Frosty Collection.  You can barely see the glittery snow on Frosty, the snowflakes and the snow but it is showing up some.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Granny Carol

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Reindeer Christmas

Adding to my Christmas card stash with this adorable stamped reindeer and sled from Heartfelt Creations Merry Little Christmas Collection.  It was colored with chalk inks as was the poinsettia.  Lots of glitter was added to give it that wintery look.  Too bad the glitter and shine isn't showing up.

Playing in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Granny Carol

Monday, August 10, 2020

Kissin' Xmas

     Hi Everyone,  Here I am with another Christmas Card for my list.   I thought this adorable image from LOTV was something I just had to color.   Things seem to be rolling along pretty good and I'm back to taking coloring lessons from Alyce at Kit and Clowder.  It's like starting all over when you haven't colored for so long.  I have all my lessons from the past several years and they are so helpful.      I have a ways to go though before I'm back to where I was 3 years ago but I'm enjoying the challenge.
    I'm entering the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Love & Hugs,
Granny Carol

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Under The Sea Treasure

The challenge and theme this month at Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog is #173, Beach/Under the Sea.  You don't have to use one of Pattie's images but we love it when you do and you can find them here!

Our challenge starts on the first Friday of the month, August 7, and ends Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 1:00 pm EST.  Hope to see your lovely creations in our gallery. Remember, only 3 entries per person.

I used Copics to color the image, added Stickles, Liquid Pearls, and Liquid Gold for the gems and coins.  Colored the background with Distress Inks and added sand to the bottom of the sea.  The paper is from my stash and I have no idea where it came from. The flowers on the card are made by me and are also from my stash.
Be sure to hop on over to Pattie's Creations to see what amazing creations the design team have to share with you.  Also, be sure and pick up the freebie from Pattie.

Challenges I am entering:
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Love & Hugs, Granny Carol

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Going Golfing

Since I come from a family of avid golfers I thought this would be appropriate for a birthday card for my son-in-law as he will probably spend the day golfing with his boys.
If not that day, then on the weekend.  
I just love this image but I can't remember where I got him.  He is LOTV and thanks to those of you that let me know.  If anyone knows where this little guy came from please let me know so I can give due credit,  He is colored with Copics and the going golfing is cut out on my friends Cricuit.  I forgot how to use my Silhouette so she was kind enough to help me out.
Boy, I'm never taking this long of break again! lol
I used a doily from one of my dies and the sentiment stamp from my stash.

Playing in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Granny Carol

Saturday, August 1, 2020

My Christmas Owl

This is the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pine collection.  The poinsettias and leaves are from my stash but are stamps and matching dies from the HFC Poinsettia collection.  I've used Prells for the center if the poinsettias.
Had to revert back to old blogger today as I was totally lost in the new version.  Hard to teach an old dog new  I'm just getting my feet wet with blogging again after so long being gone,

I fell in love with this adorable Owl Santa from Polkadoodles.  Isn't he just the cutest thing! You can find him by clicking on the Polkadoodles link above.
Copics used:  R29, 27, 39, 35, 37, 46
C00, 0, 01, 03, 06, 08, 10
E31, 35, 37, 33
Y6, 23, 5, 21, 19
Designer paper is from Maja 6x6 Its Christmas Time pad I've had for years. 
Challenges I'm entering:
Hope you are having a great weekend and that you'll stop by again soon.
Love & Hugs,
Granny Carol

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Maybe I'll get my Christmas cards done early this year for a change.  I've been using a lot of Heartfelt Creation Collections lately and here is another one from the Snow Kissed Collection.  The paper is from Snow Kissed as is this adorable snowman called Frockling Frosty and the Spruce Tree stamps which were cut out with the  matching dies.  I used Copics for coloring but did use green cardstock for the trees.  The sentiment is from the Merry Little Christmas Collection.

The snow was created with  Ranger Texture Paste, Art Glue Dries White and Crystal Glitter.

Challenges I'm entering:
    Sweet Stamping - Christmas in July
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Christmas in July Week 4
    CHNC Challenge - Anything Goes
    Try Stampin Or Not on Tuesday - Christmas in July
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon.
Love & Hugs,
Granny Carol

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Winter, Cardinals, & Pinecones

Here I am again with another card using Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pine Collection. I love Cardinals, especially in the winter time when they sit on the snowy branches of the tress or on the top of the mailbox.

The image was colored with Memento ink and I added Dries White Art Glue for the snow then Crystal Glitter to give it that glistening look.  The pine cones were colored with Copics.  The sentiment is also part if the Snowy Pine Collection.  I love the new Luxe gold paper from HFC which I cut out the frame for the cardinals and the sentiment.

Thought I would show the inside of the card because that finishes it.  The sentiment and paper are also from the Snowy Pine Collection.

Entering the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Love & Hugs,
Granny Carol

Friday, July 24, 2020

Pinecone & Cardinals

Back again with another Christmas Card as they are my favorite cards to make.  Enjoy!
Using following items from Heartfelt Creations:
     Snowy Pine Cardinals
     Snowy Pine Cardinal Die
     Festive Pine Cone
     Festive Pine Cone Die
     Background Papers
Ornate Ovals Die
Ranger Texture Paste for Snow
Crystal Art Glitter

Challenges I've entered:
      Love to Craft
     Christmas Cards All Year Round
     ABC Christmas
     Craftyhazelnuts Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Love & Hugs
Granny Carol

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Winter in the Country

Blue is one of my favorite colors for winter cards so I used blue cardstock for the base of this cool winter scene.  
Got to play with my Copics for a change and am really pleased with how this turned out.  Was so much fun coloring again!
The image is from Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pine Collection and cut out with the Snowy Pine Cabin Scene Die.
Other die used was the Ornate Oval Die.
Copics:  YG63, YG67,  E53,  E55, E23, E25, E27, R35. R39, B21, B23, C0, C2, C4, C6, C8, C10, 0
The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Candlelight Collection, stamped and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  Love the blue and silver combination.
Challenges I'm entering:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

My First Christmas Card of 2020

I'm so excited, I created my first Christmas card of 2020 and am entering it into some
 fun challenges this week.  Hope you will play along with me.
The sketch #564 was used as the base from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The card is 6 x 6 square.
Then I made the pretty poinsettia flower using Heartfelt Creations Large Sparkling Poinsettia stamp and die set that had been stamped with Stampabilities Embossing Ink, embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, and added the gold Rose Hip Large Stamen.
The papers are from Heartfelt's new Snowy Pine Collection as is the sentiment.

Challenges I am entering are:
A Place to Start - Flowers, floral papers, etc.
Winter Wonderland - Hip to be square
Tuesday Morning Sketches -  Sketch #564
The Holly an Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - N & O are for?
Double Trouble Paper Crafting - Christmas in July / Heart to Heart - Your favorite crafting tool

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Love & Hugs
Granny Carol

Monday, July 20, 2020

Football Season is Coming

In looking around for challenges I came across the Always Fun Challenges blog and they have a challenge going on right now, "Anything but a card".   Today I just finished my Diamond Dotz Chief's helmet project (getting ready for Chief's football) and thought I'd share it with you.  This is for my son-in-law's birthday in August.  He's never on the computer so I'm safe sharing.

Kreative Kreations has all football team helmets if you think you'd like to make one of your favorite team.  It's one of those hobbies where your mind is blank while you are adhering the dots.  I've needed those days where a blank mind was a good thing,,,,,,lol

Enjoy and I'll see you again soon.
Love & Hugs,
Granny Carol

Has it really been 3 years since I've posted anything?  My life has changed so very much in the last 3 1//2 years.  My son and his significant other now live with me, at my request.  My husband has not been well and is suffering from a brain injury he received in Vietnam in the 60's.  He was blown up in a tank, more than once, and has a brain injury that did not show up until just the last 10 years.  That brain injury has caused dementia and he is no longer able to care for himself, nor am I able to care for him, as he needs around the clock care with total assistance.  Now you know why I haven't been around much.  I've spent much of my time going back and forth between the VA home and home. With Covid-19 so prevalent I can no longer go for outside visits and we are back to visiting between windows and doors and not very often.

I'm really wanting to get back into card making and crafting again.  I miss all my crafting friends and creating fun projects.  Maybe I'll even try out for a design team again just to keep me motivated.  I've got to check out what blogs are still active since I've been gone so long and what design blogs are having challenges.

I hope you'll bear with me as I  strive to get back into your world.

With much love & hugs,
Granny Carol