Sunday, July 29, 2012


Hi There!
I hope you are doing okay for a Sunday afternoon!  I had some quiet time here so decided to do something in my art room. I wanted to make some quick cards using my stickers and without using any colored images or stamped images!!!  Can you believe that!! But I was able to knock off a few cards by just going thru my "stash" and finding stuff and putting elements together and this is what I have to show you!  Fun and got to use some left over papers and recycled a piece of cardboard - which I will point out to you!  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!  Till next time - thanks for stopping by - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

This is the card that has the cardboard backing on it - it came with some crafting supplies I bought and I designed the card around that one piece of cardboard (it is the tan and blue swirl which was already on the cardboard).  The next four cards are all designed around the Penny Black Stickers I used:

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Hi, There
I have today off so I get to play a little bit today and was lucky enough to finish this card.  I love these images and so fun to color!  I would like to enter this card for the Crafts and Me Challenge #94 Anything Goes.  The image I used is "Forever Rose" - they have so many I love - it is truly very hard for me to settle on one!  And no I did not break my previous blog promise - this is an image I already had - I have lots more to color too;)  Hope you are all having a great day - tomorrow is Friday - end of the work week!!!  Yes!!  Big Smile:)  Have a great weekend!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Copic Markers:  Skin E0000, 000, 00, E93  Hair  and Eyes E53, 34, 37
Rose R89, 39, G12  Globe V0000  Copic black detail pen for a frame around the image
Papers and lace from my stash  Sticker that reads Sweet Memories is from K&C, Pearls and Crystals from Recollections  Stardust on globe

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Hi There
Hope everyone is well today.  I feel for all my blog friends with some of the weird weather you have been getting.  I think Mother Nature is upset - hope she gets over it soon for everyone ;)

Here is my card for the challenge over at ADFD - "Add Some Script"!  I have been wanting to do this image (Fairy Gift)  for quite some time but I have to admit I am drooling over some of the newer digis that are coming out!

But I made myself a promise to use what I have for awhile - maybe - we'll see how long I last with this one.  Can't tell you how many promises like that I have broken - alas, all for a good cause -" an image I can't live without" - "some great DP paper I just have to have now" - you all know what I mean!  Addiction to pretty stuff!!

 Well, enough chatter, hope you like the Fairy Magical card and I wish for you a magical type of day!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Copic Markers:  Skin E0000, 000, 00 E02
Flowers BV000, BG000, RV000 Y11 Grass G20, 21 YG25
Sentiment is from an old stamp I have from Darcie's
DP is Kaiser Craft/Lilac Avenue Collection
Dragonflies from stash
Pinwheel and the "with love" label from my Treasure Box (thanks, Carolyn)

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Hi There!

I found this monthly sketch challenge blog - Crafting Life's Pieces and it was love at first sight!  First of all I can handle something once a month;)  But you can also include two entries which I think is great and they can be connected to another challenge - another big plus!!  So here is my card for the CLP Sketch #49 and I used a great stamp from Crafts and Me and she is called Cali!  I love her eyes and yes I had to color her hair to match those gorgeous eyes!  I feel the urge to color more images and all different hair colors but I will not post them on this blog and be so repetitive with one image.  So  I have decided to post the different color images I incorporate into cards over at SplitcoastStampers so you can find me there too!  Okay - back to this challenge.

This is the Sketch:

This is my card:

A closeup of her face:

Copic Markers:  Skin E0000, 000, 00, Lips R81   Hair and eyes B0000, 00, 01, 02
Outfit B00 and R43
DP from Recollections/Brights
Sentiment from Lili of the Valley on a MS label
Flowers are from WOC
Glass jewels and glitter scrolls from Recollections
Sticker ribbons from Recollections and my wired curly-Qs from stash.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Hi There - Again!

I just had to post this card now!  I love this image and she is from Krista over at Saturated Canary. The image is called Zorana!  Love those eyes - that is bling enough!!  But bling is what I added to this card and did I have fun creating it and best of all the coloring!!  I loved doing her hair!!

I made this another Easel Card so I could add more bling inside! :)

I am entering this card over at Saturated Canary Challenge #21 - Bling It Out

Copic Markers: Skin E0000, 000, 00 E02
Hair: E21, YR27 E19
Outfit: Y23, Y32, BG0000, BG10, BG15, R20, R22, R24 and R46
DP both outside and inside is from Recollections/Today, Tomorrow, Forever
Flowers from Recollections
Crystals on front and corner filigree is from Wild Orchid Crafts
Inside of card is also flowers from Recollection and the wooden button from my Treasure Box
Used my gold gel pen for her bells, and for dots here and there and of course, stardust too!


Hi, There!

I am finally getting to use this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Love these little kids and they are so much fun to color!  This is an Easel Card that is going to someone very special that will be married in August!  The sentiment up in the corner is from Lili of the Valley.  I love their sentiment stamp labels!!

Entering this card in the following two challenges:

Lili of the Valley Challenge - Pretty In Pink - naturally the bride takes front & center ;)
Mo's Challenge #143 - Dancing/Singing - can't you just hear them!!

Copic Markers
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, E93
Hair - Girl: Y11, 15, 21, 32  Hair - Boy: E50, E34, 35, 37
Outfits - Girl: E04, R00, R01, R02, R12, G12, G21
Boy: B0000, B00, B01, W00, W3, C00, C2, N4
DP from Kaiser Craft/Grandmother
Sentiment in upper corner is from Lili of the Valley and mounted to a MS die label and sentiment stamp inside is from Stampington & Company (1995)
MS butterfly punch
Lace from stash
All flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls from Recollection and I used lots of liquid pearl and stardust here and there :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Hi There

Happy Saturday morning to everyone!  I am going to enter this card for the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge #54 - I think I am in time.  Always late is me :)  I was excited to do this card as the theme of Shabby Chic lent it self very well to all my fairy goodies I received the other day.  So here it is!  Have a great weekend - do something fun ;)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

The first picture is the card itself - but I did some closeups because of all the goodies I used - if you wish to see those - there is some very pretty lace that sparkles with fairy dust, a paper flower which is surrounded by WOC's little roses, a crystal sparkle star pin which is tied with pink & white twine, a flower doily, a bead that I used up in the corner of the WOC's corner filigree, the beautiful image is one of the fairy cards I received that I added some liquid pearls to it and of course, stardust.  The sentiment in the MS label is from Lili of the Valley!  The DP background paper is from Kaiser Craft - Grandmother.  Hope you enjoy taking a peek!  I had fun putting this together - (thanks to Carolyn over at Littlegretel Dolls I have a little box of treasures that I will be going into many times - I am sure!)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Hi, There!
I was so excited today as when I came home from work there at my doorstep was a package - all the way from across the pond!!!  I had to take pictures so you can see what I received from Carolyn over at Littlegretel Dolls!  I won the Fairy Giveaway and oh boy - it was full of fairy dust, stars and so much goodies!  I wish my photography skills were better to do it justice!  Thanks so much Carolyn - I love everything and the box that contained all the little goodies is just gorgeous!  I am assuming you made the box?  Everyone take a peek at my little bit of fairyland that arrived here in the USA!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Hi, There

I finished this card faster than I thought so I actually can enter the challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil! Yeah!  I used Mo's image from the Baby Fairies collection - love these little fairy babies!!  So fun to color!!  Hope you like it - I have a very special couple I am sending this card to this week.  The DP is the Raspberry Road Design papers which was a freebie I received through my Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine subscription - love that magazine!  The papers I received are gorgeous on top of being free;)

Copic Markers:  skin E0000, 000, 00, 01  hair E21, 23  flower E50, 51 Y32, 35, V01
Wings (my favorite part) E21 V01  Outfit G000, 00
I used white gel pen here and there, lots of stardust, pearls, doily and dragonflies from my stash
Corner filigree from WOC

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Day For Daisies Challenge - Anything but a card!

Hi There!
Had a glorious weekend - celebrated a special day yesterday with my cousins - ended today with a beautiful day - bright sun, low humidity, and hubby, daughter and friend in the pool!! Doesn't get better then that!

Here is my tag for ADFD's challenge "Anything But A Card" - I was going to make this a bookmark for me but got carried away with the size because I wanted the beautiful paper (from my stash) to show so it will be a tag for a gift I have to give!  Image is from Birds in my Hair collection! Love those images!  Hope you are having a great Sunday - see you in a few days!  Take care - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Copic Markers:  Skin E0000, 000, 00 01
Hair: E30, 31, 33
Birds: B0000, 000, 01, 01
Flowers:  R20, 21, 22
Ribbons from my stash and Flowers from WOC and MS punch
Lots of liquid pearl around the image too

Friday, July 6, 2012


Okay got to do this one fast as I got to get to work.  But I saw these cards made in my magazine from the UK - Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine.  I need to make up some really fast cards and oh boy does this fit the bill and still look so pretty.  Here is my first one.  The sticker is from collage flowers by Penny Black and the sentiment is from LOV on a MS punch.  Lace and ribbon from my stash.  Great way to make some fast cards and still look like you worked at it;)  Hope you like it and I will post the others as they are done!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn


Good Morning
It seems a cooler this morning but still going to be over 90 but I will be in work where we have some AC pumping!  I made another bear card for my sister - she likes bears and this bear from Lili of the Valley is adorable.  So here is my second card with this little furry friend and I would like to enter it for Wild Orchid Challenge #53

Colored with copic markers - image is from Lili of the Valley - Flowers are Sweetheart blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts, butterfly sticker from stash and the sentiment from Penny Black was stamped on a MS scroll punch, papers and button from Websters Pages.  Stardust on the flower and butterflies in the image - this is a fun image to color!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Hi, There
Hope everyone is okay and those of us caught in this heatwave keeping cool.  I had this day off from work - spent morning in Social Security Office but after that Hubby and I treated ourselves to a grand breakfast and spent the afternoon staying cool indoors and a surprise visit from our son & his family turned the day to a perfect ending for us!    Love those type of days - not planned - just happens:)
Okay - on to the card - I love these bear images from Lili of the Valley and I have collected a few now.  So this one I would like to enter into the Anything Goes Challenge at Lili of the Valley
I hope you like the card  - enjoy the rest of your day - I have two more cards to post so maybe tomorrow.  Take care - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Colored with copic markers, papers are from Webster's Pages, the butterfly stickers and flowers are from my stash and the frame also from  my stash that I shaded with distressed inks.  Used lots of liquid pearls here and there.  The punch is from MS and inked with distressed inks.  Stardust on the butterfly image - Bear image is from Lili of the Valley and the sentiment is from Stamping Up.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Hi There
No card today.  But I thought I would share with you my little portion of my back porch oasis.  Where I will sit to read, sip a cup of java, or just listen to the birds.  I am surrounded by all my fairy friends too ;)  When I am not sitting out here - you will find me in my craft room coloring!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn


Good Morning Everyone
I opened my blog and visited one of my favorite blogs, Littlegretel Dolls and there I was announced the winner of a Fairy Giveaway.  I love everything to do with fairies - I think thats why I am so drawn to all the fairy images.  Love to color those beautiful wings!!  Thanks so much, Carolyn!  I sent you a post.  Have a wonderful day everyone - I get out of work early today!!  And I have tomorrow off so I am in a very happy mood!!  ;)  If you get a chance visit my friend at Littlegretel Dolls!   Lots of Hugs to all  CaroleAnn