Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Hi There!
I have gotten all excited with the warm weather we have been enjoying.  So I decided to make a card to celebrate that and the month of April. Now we are being told there is a frost warning for our area here in upstate New York!!!   Well, I am sending this card to my sister since her birthday is in the month of April.  But now it's May!!  Can you believe that?  Guess I will be working on a May card real soon.  Thanks for springing by - LOL - couldn't help myself;)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everyone #19 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #130 - Peaches and Cream
Deep Ocean Challenge #50 - Favorite Color Combo
There She Goes Challenge #205 - April Showers/May flowers

Card Recipe
Image is from Krista Smith/Saturated Canary called "Canary Love"  Love her eyes and hair - image colored with Copic Markers.  I used some Frantage embossing powders as corner embellishments.  DP is from Graphic 45/Place in Time.  I used a tag from the same paper with some shabby blue ribbon from Live & Love Crafts.  A cutout from same paper for top of card and behind image - postage stamps.  Doily and cheesecloth behind image and gold/cream ribbon from stash and blue rhinestones here and there.
Side View and Closeup Photos;

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Hi, There!
Today was such a day!  A lovely day - full of sunshine and warm weather!!  Yes!!  Wish I could say I just enjoyed it but.... I was out there cleaning windows and screens.  But a break came later and then it was such a lovely day looking at my clean windows and screens;)

On to the card -
Image is from Lili of the Valley colored with Copic Markers.  I think she is so cute with her fuzzy sweater.  I used Star Dust on her sweater and her petticoat.  Some liquid pearls in the background here and there.

I bought some Shabby Ribbon from Live & Love Crafts (check them out) and it came wrapped in a piece of script cardboard that I used behind the image and applied some Fran-tage Shabby Pink to it.  Added some Frantage Shabby Pink to my little wooden bird cage and to the Joy corner punch.  Papers are from Lost & Found-My Mind's Eye/Blush. I like how the bird shows behind the bird cage! Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Lace is from my stash.  Little Kite sticker is from MS.

Thanks for taking time to visit and I hope you have a week full of "such lovely days".
 Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this in the following Challenges:
Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge #57 - April's Sketch
Lili of the Valley - Photo Inspiration - which for me are the lovely pink flowers
Live & Love Crafts - Bingo- Lace /Vintage/Pearls (Liquid)

Close Up Photos:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Hi There!
It has been a long time since my last post - just a very busy time for me and my family.  But I would not let my Sister's birthday go without posting a special card for her.  Thanks so much for stopping by - glad you didn't forget me;)  Till the next time, hopefully it will not be so long before I can get back into my craft room!  Hugs, ~ CaroleAnn

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

Challenges 4 Everybody  #18- "Anything Goes"
Inky Chicks - Challenge #2 - "Happy Birthday Girl"
Songbird Challenge #18 - "Stars"

Card Recipe:
Papers from my stash, image is a Whimsy Stamp from Bunny Zoe's colored with Copic Markers.  Used a Spellbinder label behind the image.  Added some paper quilled packages, sparkle ribbon. I made a paper flower that I stamped with some text and finished off with a button and some cording.  Also used some stickers here and there and stamped the text in the corner.  Plenty of star dust on the candles and stars!  Just a fun card to make!