Saturday, October 31, 2015


Hi, There!

Just a card to wish everyone that celebrates Halloween to have a Happy one!  I love Halloween for the colors that surround me during this season but most of all for all the candy - someone has to eat what is left over!!!  Yummy!!!  Have fun!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

And yes, I got to play with my distress inks again and masked a moon for this little witch! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Hi, There!

I drive to work and I marvel at all the colors surrounding me - everything looks so different and all the colors and the simple beauty of it all puts me in a good mood!!!  Imagine that - even driving to work!!!  I plan to take time to see the glory of the Autumn surrounding me as we all know what is coming our way;)

So my card for tonight - it is all about Autumn and what it means to me.  This embossing folder from Cuddlebug says it all for me!  I love it!   I used my distress inks all over it.  Papers are from my stash and so is the cording and wooden button.  Thanks so much for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

This card is for the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #147 Anything Goes- Use Subway Art
The Sisterhood of Crafters - "Fall Is In The Air"
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Hi, There!

Got to play with my distress inks again and after the background dried (I found out very quickly if you do not completely dry your background your embossing powder sticks everywhere!:(  I stamped this great Inkadinkado pumkin stamp and text.  So this was a second time around for this card.  Thanks for taking a peek, hope you find time to play - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Hi, There!

I have discovered my Distress Inks - had them for so long and never really did much with them.  Started watching some Tim Holt's videos and now I am hooked and wish I had more time to just play!  So here is my first card using a Hampton Art stamp. Stamped it in Brushed Pewter Distress Paint and once dry went over with distress inks and a spot of textured paste in the corner. (Not to be too ghoulish, it is suppose to be blood!!)  Fun stuff!
Papers used for background are from Graphic 45 and some mirror paper on the end.  Corner spider webs from Recollections. I have more to post but maybe tomorrow.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Craft Rocket Challenge #2 Spooky
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge The Monster Mash

Monday, October 12, 2015


Hi, There!

I came across these great images at MoMannings and I love them all - could not decide which to color up first.  I posted a card made with the Zombies image on Facebook over at Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse as you can only post one card per challenge on the monthly card challenge.  But I had so much fun making both.  For this card I used Nosferatmew - the vampire cat!!!  Love that image!!!  My cat definitely owns me so I am his - without the fangs;)  So this is for all our halloween kitties - thanks for stopping by and till next time Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Mos digital challenge #256 - anything goes w/Mo Image/optional fall colors

This is an easel card 
Copic Colors Used:
Cat E70 C00
Eyes R26 with lots of glossy accent so they are 3-D from the page
Cape C3 C5 C8 and Spectrum Black Pencil #120
Image is mounted onto stash paper lime green and a sparkle black cardstock from stash
Cutouts are also from my Halloween stash

Thursday, October 8, 2015


Hi, There!

I just received a new birthday present - Brushos!!!!  I have the day off so guess what I did - played with my Brushos!  These are amazing and I first noticed these awesome backgrounds on other cards and just had to do some research.  And of course, it was "I Just Have To Have That"!! impluse!!!  I got the 12 color sample and the product is made in the UK.  They are crystal powders - very rich pigment - and just a sprinkle does it on wet watercolor paper - POW!!!  It never looks the same twice - unpredictable and just awesome and so much fun to play with.  Possibilities are endless!!  I put a couple of my first time samples at bottom of this post.

Image I used is from East Wind called Lucy Loo Spellbound.  I love all the Lucy Loo images so this was a no brainer for me.  I colored her up with my Copic markers!!  So much fun making this card.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening and I hope you get to play some too!!!  Soooo good for the soul:)  Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

Challenges for this card:

East Wind Challenge #40 - Add Texture (my second entry)

613 Avenue Create Challenge #144 Anything Goes or Use Pink

Card Recipe:
Image is from East Wind - Lucy Loo Spellbound colored with the following Copics:
Skin  E000 E00 E01 E70 YG0000
Eyes YG0000 YG01 YG21 YG25
Hair B41 B39 C3 C5 C7 C8 YG01
Book BG000 BG01 B04
Outfit - R27 R39 R59   BV000 BV00 BV01 BV02
Yarn from my crafty stash and background is Brushos - Scarlet  Red  Yellow  Turquoise
Touch of stardust here and there.

Samples of first attempt at Brushos on watercolor paper

This is only using black Brushos as you can see if I added more water it spread more - but look at the colors in this black crystal!!

Monday, October 5, 2015


Hi, There!

We are having some beautiful weather here today - very fall like.  So I am caught up in a creative mood of fall colors. East Wind has some awesome images to color and to get those creative juices flowing!  Naturally I had to get me some of those images and here is one I colored up today.  Thanks for stopping by, till my next post, have a fabulous fall day!!

East Wind Challenge #40 - Texture

The texture part you cannot see so good in the photo but I used a piece of craft cardstock and an embossing folder called Texture/Wood Grain from Crafters Companion.  Image is colored with Copic Markers (listed below) and cutout with a SpellBinders Nestabilities die cut and popped out with foam darts.  I used a scrap of paper from Graphic 45's A Place In Time and the orange background is from Recollections.  Some natural cording around the card and 3D Stickers from Paper House - I love stickers!!!

Colors:  Skin  E000 E00 E01 E11 E93 E95
Hair and Eyes E53 E35 E37
Glossy Accent  on her eyes
Leaves  Y04 Y08 Y38 YR09 YR68 G24
Stardust here and there

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Hi, There! - QKR WINNER !!!  Thanks so much

Like my earlier post of today mentioned I am really in a very autumn creative mode so here is a card that I made from an image over at QKRStampede - so cute - called Scarecrow and Leaves.  He really reminds me of the times my kids would help with the raking of the leaves and then everyone jumped into all the piles!!!  Guess we didn't worry about ticks etc. back then;) - just had fun!

I used a sketch from My Favorite Things to jump start the style of my card.  I turned the sketch around and kind of got loss so I hope it is still acceptable!!  So here it is for the following challenges:

QKR STAMPEDE Challenge #159 Anything Goes

MFT Challenge & Inspiration - Wednesday's Sketch Challenge #248

Colored Up with Copic Markers:
E00 E11 E95
Outfit  Hat and Gloves E30 E31 E34  
Jeans B00 B01 B02  
Shirt BV000 BV00 BV01 BV04
Boots C1 C2 C4 C5
Leaves G82 YG13 YR21 YR27 YR23 Y08 Y26 YR68
Stardust here and there
Corner die used on image.  Background paper is from Chickaniddy/Scrumptious
Paper House 3D Stickers used for the sentiment and leaves.