Saturday, November 28, 2015

PEACE - SPIRALS from Crafts and Me

Hi, There!

I hope those of you that do celebrate Thanksgiving - had a wonderful day.  We did here with all our family together (almost all together - we have one living out in Minnesota and one living down in Florida)  Someday we may all be together for a Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration.

Well enough of that - here is another Christmas card I managed to get done.  I am very slow starting this year!  But I am having fun and that is the most important part of creating cards.

I love these images by Jeremiah-Ketner - this one is called Spirals.  I am thinking I would try her again but in a different monochromatic color!  Back to the drawing board;)
Stay well, until next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Facebook Challenge Crafts and Me
613 Avenue Create - #151 Create Your Own - I have chosen - Square Card/Christmas/Gold
Deep Ocean Challenge - #117 White and one other color - for me - Gold

Card Recipe:
Digital image from Crafts and Me - Spirals
Copic markers
E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02 E93
E81 E84 Y28  Liquids pearls both white and platinum and stardust here and there
Gold rhinestones from Recollections
DP Graphic 45 Christmas Carol/Patterns and Solids
DieCut frame from IO and I used paper from Hanko/Pearl gold metallics for the frames
Sentiment from Inkadinkadoo and embossed in gold

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Hi, There!

My first Christmas card is done!!!!!  Do ya think I will have to work very fast and make some really simple cards going forward?  Oh, well, I had so much fun coloring and that is what it is all about.

I did this image quite a long time ago in hot pink and turq so I thought why not color her up for the Christmas holidays!  And here she is!  You know me, I love to color hair and color it in different colors!!!  F  U  N!!!  Thanks for stopping by and do something just for fun for You!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

613 Avenue Create Challenge #150 - "World Hello Day"
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #10 - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Digital Image called Cali Girl from Crafts and Me
Craft cardstock for background and DP from My Mind's Eye/Christmas 6 x 6 pad
Ribbon from my stash.  Snowflake punch from Martha Stewart - added rhinestones from stash
"Hello" sentiment from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Copic Markers:
Skin E000 E00 E01 E02 E11
Hair G40 G43 G49 G28   Liquid Pearls in her hair
Eyes G40 G43 G29 Glossy Accents on the eyes
Dress R46 R89  Star Dust on her ruffles

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's Your Birthday!!!

Hi, There!

I made a card for a special person that will celebrate her birthday today.  I already sent her this card so no worries that she will see it before she receives it!  This was another fun card to make and I used a panel of watercolor paper and distress inks.  I used two stencils from Tom Holtz layering collection on top of the distress inks.  Sentiment is a freebie that came with my CardMaking Magazine from the UK.  Some sequins here and there.  Graphic 45 background paper and ribbon from my stash.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Hi, There!

This is one of many of my fave images from Crafts and Me.  This one is by Artist Hannah Lynn called Melissa.  I just love how the wolf is looking at her - so adoringly.  This is how my cat looks at me and it always makes me feel so special.

Okay, back to the card.  They are having a Design Team call over at Crafts and Me for their Challenge and Inspirational Blog.  So I am entering this card for that challenge and also entering at their new Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes!  I am so happy to find them on Facebook!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have someone that looks at you so adoringly;)    Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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Card Recipe:
Digital Image: Melissa/Artist Hannah Lynn
Copic Markers:
Skin  E0000 E11 E93 E04
Hair  E11 E13 E15 E19 E18
Sweater Mittens  E37 E39
Wolf C1 C2 C3 C4 - Eyes have glossy accent both for the wolf and for Melissa
Greens G82 G85 G29
Mountains and Snow B0000 B00 BG0000 BG000 - Have stardust added to them
Designer Paper  6 x6 Pad  Maja Design "Walking In the Forest"
White ribbon from my stash
Kept the card real simple - all about the image.  Used some distress ink/Faded Jeans around the craft paper as backing to the DP and the image.  Distressed one of the background papers with my distress tool and shaded with Faded Jeans distress ink.   Popped the image up with foam dots.