Friday, November 30, 2012

Ragged Angel - Little Matchbox Girl

Hi There!
I was saving this image to make a card for my sister.  When we were young our Mom would read us a story about the little matchbox girl - we so loved that story.  And this image by Mo Manning reminds me of the drawings that were in the book.  Now the book was published in England so I have no idea whatever happened to it but I still have the wonderful memories of that Christmas story read by our Mom!  Who knows maybe the book is tucked away somewhere in this house - if I found it - I would read it to my grandchildren.  I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
DP2 Challenge #163 - Favorite Color Combo - Pink and Blue is one of my favorites - I have so many:)
Crafts and Me Challenge #112 - Ribbon or Trim - My little piece of Boa and Silver tinsel
Wild Orchid Challenge #64 - A Child's Christmas - This is my childhood Christmas Image ;)

Side view
Close up
Card Recipe
Image by Mo Manning called Ragged Angel colored with Copic Markers blues and pinks
Lots of stardust and liquid pearls
Rhinestones from Recollections
Snowflake punch from MS
Corner embellishments from Wild Orchard Crafts and so are the roses and rose buds
Boa with silver tinsel from my stash and so is all the paper I used.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Hi, There!
Good Morning and I hope for those who celebrate Thanksgiving that you had a good one and did not knock yourself out with the black Friday shopping.  I have never gotten involved in that yet.  I shop in my PJ's on my computer - love!!  It was good to be together with family and friends but now back down to business and trying to get those last few Christmas cards made.  Lucky for me I don't send many cards  so I only give my handmade cards  to a hand full of loved ones!

Now this sweet image is from Sugar Nellie and called Gingerbread Cookies.  She was fun to color with my Copic markers and lots of star dust and liquid pearls were used.

The paper is from my stash so no information on that paper except I was so happy to find it in my stash box and it is double sided so I just had to fold down that corner to reveal the great cookie paper too!  And the side view shows that yummy looking gumdrop paper!

I used a rose from Wild Orchard Crafts, the ribbon and other flowers are from Ribbon Girl.  Holly is from a flower branch I pulled apart. The gingerbread man is from my stash as is the doily and the candies surrounding the punch out tag I used.  This was a fun card - hope you like it and thanks for stopping by - hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sugar Bowl Challenge #96 - follow Marie Therese's Sketch and optional Sparkle & Shine
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #190 - recipe use twine/ribbon, pearls/gems, die/punch
Crafts and Me Challenge #111 - Circles - my doily and the candies & circle in the tag


Side View

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Hi, There
I love this digital image from DP2 - called Winter Fairy Halla spreading the frost!!  Well, the challenge at Mo's is Lets Chill so I thought this was time to color this adorable image.  This fairy is just so cute there is nothing frosty or chilly about this little guy!!  Hope you like it as I really enjoyed making this card.  I have been in a coloring frenzy so I have images to put into a card design but just have to find the time!  You know how that is ;)  Since this may be my last post till after Thanksgiving, I would like to say to all that celebrate this holiday A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving and to all that may not but I would like to let  you know that you are my online buddies and I wish many blessings to you and yours always. I so enjoy visiting all of you and your comments on my blog mean so much to me - thanks for visiting!   Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for  DP2 Challenge #161 - Lets Chill


Card Recipe
Copic Markers:  Skin - E0000, E000, E00, and E93 and colored pencils for cheeks and eyelashes
His outfit is B0000, B00, B01, B02, B04.  White liquid pearls and gel pen to high lite here and there.  Lots of star dust.  The papers are from Recollections/All Seasons and Graphic 45/Nutcracker Sweet.  From my stash, glitter ribbon and tulle, a sticker I mounted to background paper from Graphic 45, paper quilled snowflakes and the snowflakes I put in with the tulle to resemble his breathe of frosty air are actually from a snowflake branch that I cannibalized by pulling it apart for this card's needs;)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Hi, There!
Okay, I am surprising myself with this one!  Obviously I am not cleaning my house or turkey trimmings shopping.  Another card has been made and about 20 more to go to be made!!  Maybe!!  Here's my card for today.  Thanks so much for taking a peek.  Till next time.  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
Card Recipe
Image is from Sugar Nellie - Girl With Elf - and colored with my Copics and lots of stardust and liquid pearls
Spellbinder label
Papers from Bazzill/ Believe by Margie Romney-Aslett
Flowers from Wild Orchard Crafts
Snowflake stickers from K&C
Sentiment Sticker is from BoBunny that I mounted on some Bazzill basic red

I would like to enter this card for the following two challenges:
Sugar Bowl Challenge #95  Erika's Sketch - love this sketch but I kept with the holiday colors since I have so many more Christmas cards to make:)
Wild Orchard Crafts Challenge #63  Traditional Christmas - Which I feel is the colors I used and the traditional "Kissing Under The Mistletoe
Side view

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi, There
I hope you are having a good start to a new week.  I have to say when I looked at the calendar and realized next week is Thanksgiving - I was hyperventilating!!!  I have to order the turkey, buy the trimmings, clean the house - oh me oh my!  So I put everything aside and took a BIG breath and decided to make a card!! LOL
This is a free image that was included with my October issue of Cardmaking - love this magazine - it is the UK's #1 card making magazine for sure - but it is mine here in the USA!!!  Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and I hope to be back with one more card before I start running around like a turkey without his head - awful thought :) - but I will still have some on my plate - Big blessings to all and hugs too ~CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - Winter - This image is perfect for this
Live & Love Crafts Challenge #5 Christmas - this is for the Month of November
Crafts and Me Challenge #108 Color Red to be used in your card - easy peasy

Image by Adam Pescott/Christmas Capers Clear Stamp Collection
Colored with Copic Markers - White gel pen used to draw a design on snowman's scarf and the kittie's hat
Lots of stardust
Papers are from BoBunny/Rejoice Collection
Ribbon and Stickers from stash
Martha Stewart border punch
Tag die cut
Closeup of Image - sorry for the not so sharp image but you get to see the cuteness of these critters!
Sideview of card

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Hi, There
I had this image already colored and ready to go so I spent more time on the design and happy with the results.  So without further chatter - all though it is cold here so I think that is my teeth chattering ;)   Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are warm and cozy and sipping some hot cocoa!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Mos Digital Challenge #160 - "C is for - " - easy peasy since I used their image Victoria Caroling
Hooked on Craft Challenge #26 - Christmas - No Red/Green - This works since I had already colored this in blues, burgundy and tan

CLP's SKETCH #53  - this is the last sketch for 2012  so this is open for the Month of November -  a great bit of inspiration check out their site!

Digi Image from Mo Manning "Victoria Caroling" - on spellbinder die cut shaded with chalk
Lili of the Valley sentiment on the little tag using Kraft Journal paper
Copic Markers/E000, E00, E95, E34, E35 and Pro-markers/Midnight Blue, Burgundy, Gold, Burnt Sienna, Tan, Lavender and Ice Grey 1. colored pencils for face shading and lots of sparkle from stickles star dust and crystals
DP - My Minds Eye/Christmas and the snowflake paper is from my stash
The little books I cut out from a collage book I have had for ages called Nostalgic Christmas Artsy Collage  and mounted them with 3D dots
Ribbon and flowers from Wild Orchard Crafts
Lace and button snowflakes from my stash

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Hi There!  And I am so glad to be back online.  I hope everyone in blogland and beyond is okay.  It has been a trip here on the East Coast of the USA!!  So much disaster!  I can't believe some of the images that I have seen.  My prayers go out to all and I hope my post finds you okay.  I had to deal with gas lines in the '70's - you would get gas on the odd or even number days depending on what your license plate ended with and I can't believe that is back in force in the state of New Jersey!!
Well, to my card - I saw this clear stamp image from Katy Sue Design and fell in love with it and it is perfect for my sister so here it is Sis just for you and of course, I would like to enter it for two challenges.  Thanks for stopping by and if you did it means you have access to the internet!  Yay!!  Big Hugs ~CaroleAnn

Crafts and Me Challenge #108 - Bling It Up
Wild Orchid Crafts Week #62 Challenge - Bling It Up

Image and sentiment from Katy Sue Designs
Copic Markers
DP - Sassafra/Cherry Delicious
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts except for the Purple Daisy that is from Recollections
Crystal hearts from my stash given to me by my sister ;)
Side view

She is just so cute!