Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE OF CARDS

Hi, There!
I like doing this as I always surprise myself at how many cards I have made during the year.  So here is my yearly stroll down my memory lane of cards.  Just a few of my favorites.  Hope you enjoy.
Since I am taking a little mini vacation, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  Thanks so much for visiting me on my blog.  It means a lot to me to know I have friends that like my cards!  I also enjoy visiting with all of you and so - here is to us - for a very creative year in 2014!
Until then, create with love and keep a smile in your heart!
Big Hugs,  CaroleAnn






























         
As always the last card is for my Mom as this blog is in her memory.  
Someone special that encouraged me to create with love!

Friday, December 20, 2013

FAVE MO'S DIGITAL IMAGE CHALLENGE

Hi, There!

This is a hard one because I have so many favorites and surprised myself once I took a look back memory lane on just how many cards I have made with a Mo Manning Digital image!
   
Just love every single one.
But because of how I feel about my sister, I am picking this one that I made for her.  It has a tag tucked inside of it with a message for her.  This was a fun card to make.
 
Thanks for stopping by and sharing all your encouraging comments over the course of this year.
Looking forward to seeing and maybe finding new blog friends for 2014!!

However you celebrate your holidays, I wish you happiness and love.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!  Big Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

This card is for Challenge #214 Favorite Mo Card Made by You for 2013




Monday, December 16, 2013

SNOWFLAKE CAS

Hi, There!
Well, I did not think I would be back with any type of cards but I managed to get some CAS cards done over the weekend so here is one that I created.  Hope you are getting all your projects done and getting things crossed off your To Do List!  I am so behind, I just gave up and decided I can work with what I have done and enjoy the Season for what it is all about!  Family and Friends and Love!  Which is what I wish for all of you!  See you in 2014!  Big Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create  #50 - "Anything Goes/With a Twist CAS"
Addicted To CAS #28 - "Snowflakes"
Allsorts Challenge #237 - "Snowflakes"

I kept the card real simple and just used an embossing folder on the front of the card.  Wrapped around the red and silver ribbon and finished it off with a pretty red and silver snowflake!



Thursday, December 12, 2013

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL


Hi, There!
Just want to take this moment to wish
you and yours a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!
I will be back after Christmas Day.
Be safe, Blessings and Big Hugs
Always
CaroleAnn



Sunday, December 1, 2013

NUTCRACKER SWEET

    PS  This card received an Honorable Mention over at 613 Avenue Create!  Thank you so much - it is my honor to be among so many talented card makers!!!
Hi, There!
I am excited to share this trifold card with you today as I broke down and used some paper that I have been hoarding for a year now!!  I am very stingy when it comes to using my Graphic 45 papers for any card design.  But for this one, I went all out.  I am going to send this card creation to my daughter for Christmas.  The Nutcracker Sweet was one of her very favorites during the holiday season.  Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed your weekend and found time to do something creative too!  Till next time, Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge #172 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #48 - Anything Goes with a Twist of Gift Packaging!
Allsorts Challenge Blog  - Christmas Song - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Crafts and Me Challenge - Christmas Vintage
Front of Card

 Inside View One
Inside View Two

Card Removed From Pocket:

Card Recipe:
Image on Front of Card is a rubber cling stamp 
from Hampton Arts and I colored it with my Copic Markers
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E93  Hair Y23 Y26 Y28
Dress R20 R21 R22 C00 C0 C1 C3  Nutcracker R29 C7 C1 C4 YR21
All Papers and Tags - Graphic 45 The Nutcracker Sweet Collection
Pearls, Snowflakes, Gingerbread, Candy, Candy Cane, Jingle Bell & Holly all from Recollections
Silver Corners and Doily - Live and Love Crafts
Stardust here and there.
Inside: 
The Grandfather Clock was fussy cut so I would have a 3-D effect on that side of the card.  Center of the card I put a pocket so you can take out the card and write a note.
Ribbon to keep card closed is from my stash tied thru the lock tag from the Collection!
The key is inside;)


Sunday, November 24, 2013

ANGEL LOVE

Yahoo!  This card won over at Crafting When You Can Challenge!!!  Thanks so much for picking my card!  I am very proud and honored that you chose my card among so many other talented artists!

Hi There!
I am in love with this new paper I received from Live and Love Crafts - Maja Design/Vintage Autumn!!  I almost can't bring myself to use the paper as it is just so beautiful!!  But I made this card for someone special and they deserve the best in products and this paper is just that!!  Hope you like it!  I colored this image last year and never got to use it so here she is Ragged Angel by Mo Manning.  She reminds me of "The Little Match Girl" from years ago:)  I hope you have a great week and I know I will have a great week as I am only working for Monday and Tuesday!!  Thanks for taking a peek at my blog, till next time, - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

613 Avenue Challenge #47 - Anything Goes
Challenge 4 Everybody #34
Crafting When You Can Challenge #58 - Winter
Live and Love Crafts #17 - Christmas Inspiration Collage

Card Recipe
Image is colored with Copic Markers.  Cheese cloth behind the image.  Papers used are all from Maja Vintage Autumn. Sentiment from Lili of the Valley and set in a Spellbinder Decorative Label.  Resin heart, Magnolia blue flowers, ribbon and white corners all from LLC, roses from WOC.  I used Fran-tage shabby white, shabby blue and Aged Marine embossing powder here and there.  Snowflakes and pearls from my stash.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

SNOWFLAKES AND LOVE

Hi There!

This is a card I made using one of Mo Manning's images but I can't use it for their challenge as this is a card and the challenge over there is anything but a card.  But it is such a cute image - I had to use it again.  She is the cutest little baby girl fairy and I love the crystals on her wings.  She is loving her snowflake ball that she made - lots of fun to color.  I haven't had much time to play with all the festivities coming our way - like Turkey Day;) - I am doing all the cooking but I enjoy it!  So if you celebrate Thanksgiving - have a happy and blessed one and I hope surrounded with loved ones.  Thanks so much for stopping by - till next time - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
Wild Orchid Challenge #90 - Snowflakes
Image is colored with Copic Markers.  I used some of my new embellishments from Live & Love Crafts - Magnolia pink flowers, love lite bulb, glass bubbles, - my papers are Classic Elegance/Melissa Frances, paper white roses, silver corners and little pearl heart from Wild Orchids Crafts, the little roses and pearl flourishes from my stash, I used some cheesecloth behind the flower arrangement and used some fran-tage on the papers and the image - aged rose and shabby pink embossing enamel, snowflakes in the flower arrangement and the snowflake garland are from my stash and I sprinkled some Fran-tage - silver halo mix - here and there on the flowers etc.  I tried for some closeups but sorry they are not too clear!

 This shows the love bulb
This I tried to show the snowflake trinkets added to the flower arrangement.
Tried to show you a closer view of the glass bubbles and the sparkle trim along the side.


Friday, November 15, 2013

BLESSINGS TODAY AND ALWAYS

Hi, There!
I have switched back to a Thanksgiving themed card tonight as I needed one more.  So here is Apple Blossom again from Elizabeth Bell - she is cute and fun to color.  I received some new goodies from Live and Love Crafts so I was happy to add some special embellishments to this card. After this, I will need some time to color up some new Christmas images and get going on those much needed Christmas cards!!!  So till my next post, I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for visiting, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #33 - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Autumn/Fall Colors

Card Recipe
Colored with Copic markers added some stardust and liquid pearls.  The fabric flower is from LLC/Prima, apples and pine cone from my stash, roses are from WOC, used a MS butterfly punch, punched a tag and stamped a sentiment from Flourishes, DP is Kraft, and Cherry Delicious/Sassafras, Love clip from LLC, fran-tage shabby white used around the image.

Inside View


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

POST FOR YOU

Hi There!
First -
I have to show you my Candy Apples and then tell you something really funny.
I couldn't eat them - too sticky for my poor teeth!  My grandkids gobbled every last one so that made me happy but it was pretty funny after all this I realized my teeth are too old.  I would have been doing a "Mrs. Doubtfire" - you know the movie scene where the teeth are in the glass!!  LOL

On to my card -  I made another card using Winter Skates Tilda - love this image and I think as she sits on top of her postcard,  she is thinking about what she wants for Christmas with the surrounding postage stamps as images of her thoughts.  As always, thanks for visiting with me and I enjoy all your comments and thank you for taking the time to send me a note or two!  And now I will enjoy some red wine - easier on the teeth:)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Magnolia-Licious - Winter Theme - Snowflakes for me!!
Totally Tilda #84 - Going Postal for Christmas
Card Recipe
Image colored with Copic Markers and lots of stardust
Skin E000 E00 E11 E93
Hair  Y21 Y23 Y26 Y28
Outfit  B00 B34 B39 B41 B45 BG01 BG70
DP Graphic 45 Place In Time and Christmas Emporium
Fran-tage used here and there Shabby White
Martha Stewart Heart
Frostyville Border - Memory Box
Snowflakes from stash
Ribbon, and pearls from Live & Love Crafts
Inside:

Monday, November 11, 2013

WINTER SKATES TILDA

Hi There!
This will be a very short post as I am hoping I can make the cut off over at Magnolia-Licious.
Sorry - catch you after this post with a photo of my Candy Apples!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would Like to enter this card in the following challange:
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Anything Goes

Inside View
Colored with copic markers and papers are from Recollections, fran-taged with shabby pink, Jingle Bells paper is from A.T.C. collections, Frosty Border die is from memory box, from my stash - ribbon flowers, silver glitter ribbon, star wire, Martha Stewart snowflake punches, corner and heart pearl from Live & Love Crafts and pink berry bunch from LLC and the little bells from my stash.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

APPLE BLOSSOMS

Hi, There!   PS - THIS CARD WON TOP 3 AT 7 KIDS CHALLENGE !!  Thank you for choosing my card!!  Yahoo!!

Hope my post finds you well.  Since Halloween, I have been obsessed with the thoughts of red Candy Apples.  I like them just plain - red candied - not with nuts and not with coconuts.  Funny how hard it is to find just one red candied apple.  The supermarkets here sell them but they all have something on them - alas! I will have to make my own so I bought some crisp apples and will be making them this weekend.  So onto my card - This is an Elizabeth Bell  rubber stamp image called "Apple Blossoms" and I love her sweet face and her long pony tails.  She looks like she picked some of the best apples in town!  Thanks for stopping by and till next time, here is to apple picking and red "plain" candied apples:)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue #44 - Anything Goes
7 Kids Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie: Thanksgiving
Card Recipe:
Image has been colored with Copic Markers:
Skin E000 E00 E11 E93
Hair C1 C2 C3 C6
Outfit YR 01 YR02BG09
Puppy E55   Apples R59 R89
Grass G12 G24 G94
DP - Webster's Pages
Memory Box Flourish die in green
Live & Love Crafts - corners, flowers, heart pins, metal postcard charm, clay heart with fran-tage and I put fran-tage on the background papers
Heart Doily
Paper postcard to the left of image and added some butterflies punched from Kraft paper with a Martha Stewart punch  Some cheesecloth has been added behind image
Inside View:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

MWAHHHHHH!

Hi, There!
Beautiful sunny day here and as I promised not a leaf card.  I have bought some new stamps from Stamping Bella and this one is called "Senior-ita" Wanda!  I just love this stamp and I can feel that big kiss coming my way.  This stamp comes with two sentiments - "Mwahhhhh!" such the title of my post and "I miss you so so much!"  Since this is October and "Breast Cancer Awareness" month, I am dedicating this card to my best friend Terry that I lost to breast cancer 6 years ago.  I miss you Terry every day and I prayer that some day we will not be having a month dedicated to this disease.  But now on a brighter note, I am sending this card to my sister because I miss her too and we can not visit each other the way we would like to due to the miles between us but I am hoping Wanda can convey the love I feel for my sister by giving her a big Mwahhhhh!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Case Study Challenge #163 - I am using the pink for my inspiration
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 - Anything Goes
Live & Love Crafts Challenge #16 - Use Pink

Card Recipe:
White card stock and the image "Wanda" was framed with a Spellbinder circle frame and another cut out form DP "Wild Rose Studio" also the inside has a border from the same DP
Wanda has been spruced up with Copic Markers:
Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E11 E93 E04
Hair  C0 C1 C2 C3 and a touch of R81
Outfit  R81 R83 R85  G21 G94 C1 C2 C3
And pearls, liquid pearls and stardust


Thursday, October 24, 2013

OCTOBER/HAPPY FALL

Hi, There!
October!!  I love everything about October!  Even though it means colder weather is coming our way, it is still my favorite month of the year.  I love the colors of nature's fall flowers and the trees bursting with all the vibrant colors you could imagine,  the smell of pumpkin spice in all the coffee shops, wearing my sweaters and sweats and warm fuzzy slippers,  lots of blankets and comforters on my bed, warm apple cider with a cinnamin stick, and I have to mention red candied apples.  Oh, and the most important reason is - it is my birthday month!  LOL
Here is my final fall card for this season. The rubber stamp image I used is just so cute, that this is my second card with this image from Sugar Nellie called Lei-la.  She has been spruced up with my copic markers - listed below.  Thanks for visiting me during this month of October and I hope to be back with something very different from the "falling leaves"!  Take care, till next time, hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #15 - Your Fav Sentiment - "Just for you"

Card Recipe:
Skin  E000 E00 E11 E95
Hair  E33 E34 E25
Outfit  Y35 Y38 Y21 R59
DP - Graphic 45/A Place In Time (love this paper)
Metal corners from Momenta
Flower and leaf from Recollections, Doily and bubbles from my stash
Inside View:


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TILDA WITH CORN HARVEST

Hi, There!

Well, the weatherman on the radio said we will need our hats and gloves before the week is out and now I heard a frost for us tonight!!!  Guess I always new it was coming!  Little Tilda here looks like she is trying to hold onto her bucket of corn with the fall winds blowing around her.  Going to have some more leaves blowing down in all the winds here.  But I am still in wonder over all the beautiful colors.  This weekend we plan to take a fall trip to check out more autumn colors - guess I am stuck in an autumn time warp with my cards too!  Hope it has not been boring.  Till next time, thanks so much for coming by to say hello, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

CLP Sketch Challenge #63
Magnolia-Licious Challenge Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image is a rubber stamp - "Tilda with Corn"  - framed with Spellbinder square, shaded with chalk and mounted with foam dots
Copic Markers Used:  
Skin  E000  E00  E95
Hair  Y21  Y26   
Outfit  R27  R29  R59  BG45  BG49  E55  E84   
Pail  C0 C2  C3  C5
Corn  YR0000  YR000  YR00  YR23  YR27   
Leaves  YR02  G12
DP - Glitz/Happy Travels, Sticker from my stash has a rub-on "happy" and "birthday" is also a rub-on, I used Martha Stewart border punch and used lace/crystal stickers from Prima, flowers and leaves from Prima, sticker in upper left corner from stash and so are the bubble stickers.

Inside:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

HAPPY HARVEST

Hi, There!

The moon is so full tonight and it is very beautiful outside. In fact all day was beautiful with all the autumn leaves.  Now if you are raking the leaves, I realize you could have a different opinion on their beauty - I know that because my son will be telling me so!! LOL  But here is another fall card with sweet "Autumn Tilda with Broom".  She has been framed with a circle die cut and mounted on some foam dots to bring it forward from the background papers. Now I think she has a little magic in her broom so I added some Stickles to show the sparkle and lots of rhinestones too!   Thanks for taking a peep at my autumn leaves!!  Stay well, until next time, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #42 - Anything Goes or Create Your Own Challenge ( pretty neat idea)
Crafting By Designs  - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can #55 - Make It Sparkle

Card Recipe:
Image is rubber stamp "Autumn Tilda" colored in Copic Markers
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E93
Hair E21 E15 E18 E29
Outfit YR82 YR68 YR23 YR27 G21 G99 BG01 BG05
Papers used Marigold from Kaiser Craft and label with stamped sentiment from Verve - Happy Harvest
Magnolia Doohickey diecut "swirl"  and Martha Stewart border punch on background paper and MS Leave stickers.  Flowers are a mix from Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts
Stardust and rhinestone   Ribbon and lace from stash
Inside:



Saturday, October 19, 2013

HAPPY FALL

Hi, There!

I hope you are enjoying some cooler weather and get to see some pretty fall leaves.  I love the trees around us - such beautiful vibrant colors of orange, cream, reds, yellows and golds.  I cant seem to get out of the mold of creating something to do with this time of season - October and November months are my favorite.  Well, on to my card.  I used my prize rubber stamp from Sugar Nellie called Lei-la and isn't she cute!  I loved working her up into the pretty fall colors too.
Hope you like her so Happy Fall to everyone and thanks for taking a peek, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl #109  - November
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image is rubber stamp from Sugar Nellie called Lei-la - colored with following copic markers
Skin E000 E00 EII E93  HAIR E33 E34 E25 E27   OUTFIT YR61 YR 68 YR23  B41 B45
I used a Spellbinders die to frame her and mounted that on some foam dots to raise it from the card base which I covered in my stash papers and paper flowers are from my stash that I added some glitter dots to the centers.  The sentiment and tag are from Verve.  Pearl swirls are from Recollections.
Inside View: I added a few paper leaf stickers