Monday, September 23, 2013


Woo-Hoo - This card was showcased at Delicious Doodles!  Thanks for choosing my card and congrats to everyone!

Hi, There!

Trying to get some Halloween cards done so here is another card with my Graphic 45/Steampunk Spells paper and another Delicious Doodles Digital Image called Sparkling Cyanide!  I put lots of sparkles in his hair - love his hair!!  And there is a lot of bubbling going on in his apothecary.  I made a Book of Spells that is attached inside the card.  As you know by now, I am in love with these Graphic 45 papers!  Enjoy your evening, and thanks for visiting Dr. Dreadful's lab;) - I am sure he would love to give you a sample or two but lets just settle for a hug ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: for Challenge  #6 - Make it Sparkle
Challenges 4 Everybody  #29 - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles #54 - Gems and Blings

 Card Recipe:
Image is colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut him so that he stands up on the front of the card.  The card front folds flat and then you can open it up and it folds back on itself to stay open but there is more goodies inside - like a book of spells!  Added lots of glitter to his hair and some rhinestones for the bubbles of who knows what brewing from the vials of goodies:)

Open all the way: Book of Spells, and the Dr.'s sign are all from Graphic 45/Steampunk, and I attached some bat stickers and web photo corners from my stash and a die cut label to write a message.  But there is room inside the Spell Book to write a message!

Monday, September 16, 2013


PS  This card won over at the Sugar Bowl Challenge -  Woo Hoo!  I am so excited!!

Hi There!
Surprise!  Second post in one night!  Surprising myself but I will be tired tomorrow.  Needed to finish this card so I could make the Sugar Nellie Challenge in time.  So here is my card and I would like to enter it for two challenges:
Sugar Nellie Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Live & Love Crafts #15 Inspiration Collage

Card Recipe:
Digi Sugar Nellie image called Summer colored with Copic Markers.  DP from Bo Bunny, key from my stash.  Soft white berries and metal corner embellishments from Live & Love Crafts, flower from Recollections, rhinestones from stash.
Inside View:


Hi There!

Going back to work - Monday is not a fun day but I did have fun making this card tonight so that brightened the end of my day.  I actually made three more since I always can use Thank You cards.  Perhaps I will post the others later.  Thanks for stopping by and I am glad tomorrow is Tuesday because it is one more day closer to Hump Day!! LOL  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:

Card Recipe:
Colored the Image "Thank You" with copic markers and framed it in a Spellbinder die cut which I used fran-tage on the corners with copper embossing powder and white shabby powder.
Butterflies are a MS punch and I used liquid pearl on the butterflies.  The border punch is also from MS and I used DP from K&Company, button and ribbon also from stash.
Inside of Card

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Hi, There!
I hope you have some glorious weather to be enjoying.  It is a fall day here on East Coast of USA.  I am loving it and feeling those warm fall moments of apple cider, crisp granny smith apples and pumpkins!!!!  So here is a cute image from Mo Manning called "Bat Cat"!  I think he is so cute - I bet Robin is hiding behind one of those pumpkins.  I would like to enter this for Sketch N Stash Challenge #121 and their optional theme was "time" - so I added a flying clock - because that is how I feel about the time just "flying by" lately!!  I feel like I just said hello to summer and now its good-bye!!  Well, now another season to enjoy - that's the beauty of the changing seasons - each season has its own joys!  Hope you enjoyed stopping by and thanks for visiting.  Till next time, Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following three challenges:
Hobby House Challenge #4 - you have to use one of the Hobby House Artists and my pick is Mo Manning's "Bat Cat"
Sketch N Stash Challenge #121 - Follow the lovely sketch and optional theme is "time" - something new for me is the die cut in the upper corner and my digi image of Bat Cat is new
Wild Orchid Challenge #85 - Add a die cut - my little die cut behind the "flying clock" and wild orchid flowers

Card Recipe
Bat Cat image colored with copic markers and added some sparkle to the mask and liquid pearls here and there around the image.  Matted the image on some Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells papers.  The clock paper is also from Steampunk Spells.  In side of card has more of this great DP along with a stamp that I used from this set - a flying clock!!  Flowers from Wild Orchid.  Die cut from Spellbinders and glitter ribbon from my stash.

Two Inside Views:

Monday, September 9, 2013


P.S. WOW!  This card was Spotlighted at Allsorts Challenge Week 223 "Butterflies"  and at "Delicious Doodles Challenge #52".  Thanks so much for choosing my card - I am honored to be among so many talented artists!!

Hi, There!
This has to be a first for me - no designer paper used!!!  Oh, My Goodness!  Can you believe it - but I wanted to enter a CAS challenge so decided to keep it simple and I am pleased with it.  This is one of my favorite digi images from Delicious Doodles and she is a lot of fun to color up!  I popped the butterflies up with some foam dots.  Text is from my stash and I put it on a tag from Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells.  I love their paper so next card I have to use some of their papers - I was slapping my hand the hold time making this card;)  Thanks for visiting with me tonight - hope you are having a good start to your week - till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles Challenge #52 - Use the colors purple, turquoise and gold
CASE Study Challenge #156
Allsorts Challenge Week 223 - Butterflies
Bunny Zoe's Challenge for the Month of September - Something Blue

Image from Delicious Doodles and colored with Copic Markers and purple stickles were applied on her wings and the butterflies.  Used a Spellbinder die cut to frame her.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Hi There!
  I love this image from  Mo's Digital Pencil.  Appropriately called, Sisters and I am entering it in for Mo's "Anything Goes" challenge #201 and also for CLP Sketch Challenge #62 for the month of September.  This is a great sketch to follow!  I can't wait to send this to my sister!  It has a tag that you pull out and has a message on it.  Fun!   As it was already too dark out on the back porch, I had to take the picture of the card inside.  Not too happy with the results.
Till next time, thanks for spending some time with me today.  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image called Sisters was colored with Copic Markers; papers and stickers are from K&Company/Watercolor; edge die and MS punch; ribbon from stash

Close Up:
Tag Pulled out from behind the image.
 Inside View:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Hi, There!

I had fun with this image from Scrapbook Stamp Society, My Besties digi image called "Nellies Pumpkin".  Now I realize she looks too sweet to be totally wicked - so maybe she's just a little wicked;)  I think she is brewing something in that pumpkin!

Just had to get a Halloween card going as the weather has gotten cooler and I am thinking warm fall colors!  Till next time, thanks for stopping by, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody #28 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #17  Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Digi Image is My Besties called Nellies Pumpkin colored with Copic Markers and added liquid pearls and stardust for her dress.  Used Graphic 45/Steampunk Spells paper; Spellbinders die to make a frame for the cutie and distressed around the edges of the paper; "Spells" and "Love Potion are  clear stamps from Steampunk Spells; inside of card is also a clear stamp; ribbon and crystals from stash; flowers are prima flowers.
Copic Markers Used:
Inside of Card:

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Hi, There
I hope you are enjoying your weekend and for us here in the USA - we have a holiday "Labor Day" for Monday.  I love having Mondays off!!  So I got to create something different  - I changed up my card design with a different fold - called Joy Fold - this is a great card design to use when you have some fun coordinating papers to use!  There are some great card fold ideas at this website - so much information here!  Check it out - At Beccy's Place
  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Till next time, thanks for stopping by, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Colors of Summer
Card Recipe:
Image is from the artist, Elisabeth Bell.  Love her designs and this one is called Sun Kissed.  Colored her up with Copic Markers and used plenty of sparkles and liquid pearls.  Papers used are from Kaiser Craft called Humming Bird.  Now I put the tag up on the corner of the card to hold my card closed.  Tag reads: "A Little Birdie Told Me".   Bottom of stamped text reads:  "Its Your Special Day". Once you move the tag aside, it opens like this:
I put another tag inside so you could write a note to the special person.
Inside of Care:
Used a Birdcage tag - yes there is the little bird I added with a foam dot and I used some scallop designed on top.  Plenty of space for someone to write a message.