Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Snow Swirls at Christmas Time & Candy


We have a wonderful challenge this month at Elphine House Australia and so appropriate for the season.  We want to see snow swirls on your card or project.  I filled the swirls in the DP with glue and added Polar White Flower Soft to the glue so it would look like snow and then added falling snowflakes with Stickles.  This adorable image,  newly released by Elphine House, Danny Boy Jingle Bells, was colored with Copics.  REMEMBER... YOU MUST USE AN ELISABETH BELL IMAGE to qualify for the challenge prizes.

Hope you day has been filled with lots of laughter, blessings, good food, family and friends.
Now hop on over to the EH Challenge Blog to see all the wonderful creations by the rest of the very talented  DT.

Challenges I'm entering:
Creatalicious Challenges - Sweet Christmas (avoid red & green)
Christmas Card Challenges - Jingle Bells
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Christmas Candy
For my followers only!  
All you need to do to win this adorable newly released stamp by Elphine House is leave me a comment on this post and I'll let you know who the winner is January 1, 2013.  I found this extra one in my stamp drawer when I was organizing last week and just knew one of you would love to have it.

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

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Santa's On His Way - MERRY CHRISTMAS

This will probably be my last post until after Christmas so with that said I want to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! 

Things have been so wild around here lately with my health that I haven't been around to visit for a while.  Amazing how tests can really do more harm sometimes than good.....  Most of you know I haven't been well for about 9 months, no energy, not able to breath or be very active, etc., etc.  Finally, we have some info.  During the heart test I went into A-Fib which really knocked me for a loop and took 3 hours to get my heart back to normal, next step Cardiologist.  Yesterday I had the breathing tests and found out I have COPD (which I already knew) but now have Asthma too.  They gave me something in an inhaler and for the first time in months I actually felt great, could breathe, was in a wonderful mood, and had the best afternoon and evening.  Today, back to the same old stuff, so I'm calling the hospital tomorrow to find out what that good stuff was.  I WANT MORE!!!  LOL
Enough about me but wanted to let you know what's been going on..

Guess you can tell my DIL is here and designing some of her wonderful cards that I want to share with you for this challenge,  Sure wish I could get her to start blogging!!  The challenge this month at Christmas Cards All Year Round is that Santa must be the main focus of your card,  After all, Christmas is just 10 days away.  Oh yeah, I'm still not anywhere close to being ready.

Here are 2 more cards I hope will inspire you to play along with us this month.  You still have until December 30th to enter to win a wonderful prize.

My DT sisters have some really great cards to share with you so I hope you will hop on over to the CCAYR challenge blog to leave them some love and share your card with us.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
For the first time in several years I will have all 3 of my children together for Christmas, that in itself is a true Christmas Blessing.  May you and your family create wonderful memories this year, have lots of fun and laughter, and revel in the reason for the season.

"Blessing, Love and Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Tic-Tac-Toe with Ebony Christmas Snowflake

First I want to welcome my new followers and let you know how happy I am that you are here and hope you will find some inspiration and warmth from your visits.

What a fun time I had making this card with the adorable Ebony Christmas Snowflake by Elisabeth Bell.  She was colored with Copics, added crystal gems and Stickles to the snowflakes along with flocking to her muff.  She is just so sweet!  I got my great-granddaughter a coat and hat similar to this and it so reminds me of her.  They sent me a picture of her taken in her dress and new coat last weekend, what a little doll!!

Our challenge at Elphine House Australia is

All you need to do is use 3 of the above elements in any row
I used Lace/Gems/Snowflakes
You MUST use an Elisabeth Bell image

A peek at the inside:
So glad you stopped by and hope to see you back again soon.  Please stop by the Elphine House Challenge Blog and leave my wonderful design team sisters some love for the gorgeous cards and designs they have created especially for you.

Challenges I'm entering:
NMWC - Christmas

Sending big hugs and lots of love to Lynda, baby Isabella Rose, and the rest of the family.

"Love & Hugs to all of you!" Carol (Granny)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The GRINCH Escaped AGAIN.....Help Us Find Him

Want to help find that pesky, green, thieving Grinch who escaped again this year?

Click on the link in my sidebar to join us in the chase.

You may just win an awesome prize!

"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Santa's Soon To Be On His Way

Oh my gosh, can you believe it's December 1 and Christmas is only 24 days away.  Ready or not it's gonna be here soon and I've got soooooo much yet to do.  Bet your schedule is just as busy if not busier.

Our challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round this month is that Santa be the main focus of your card. That's about as eeesy peesy as it can get and I'm so hoping you will join in the challenge this month.

I must give credit to my dear DIL for these 2 adorable cards.  She and my son were visiting for a week around Thanksgiving and we took some time to play in the card shack.  Both cards were made with stickers  and DP I've had in my stash for a few years, I don't usually use stickers, Karla works wonders with them.  Thank you my dear DIL for all the help, not only in the card shack but for all you do when you come to visit.

Now hop on over to the CCAYR Challenge blog to leave my teamies some love for all all those Santa inspiration cards.

Card 2

Entering the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
Jingle Bells - Christmas to Remember
Crafty Sentiments - Red, White, and Green
IBSIC #37 - Inspiration Photo, Green, Red, and White

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