Sunday, November 24, 2013


Yahoo!  This card won over at Crafting When You Can Challenge!!!  Thanks so much for picking my card!  I am very proud and honored that you chose my card among so many other talented artists!

Hi There!
I am in love with this new paper I received from Live and Love Crafts - Maja Design/Vintage Autumn!!  I almost can't bring myself to use the paper as it is just so beautiful!!  But I made this card for someone special and they deserve the best in products and this paper is just that!!  Hope you like it!  I colored this image last year and never got to use it so here she is Ragged Angel by Mo Manning.  She reminds me of "The Little Match Girl" from years ago:)  I hope you have a great week and I know I will have a great week as I am only working for Monday and Tuesday!!  Thanks for taking a peek at my blog, till next time, - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

613 Avenue Challenge #47 - Anything Goes
Challenge 4 Everybody #34
Crafting When You Can Challenge #58 - Winter
Live and Love Crafts #17 - Christmas Inspiration Collage

Card Recipe
Image is colored with Copic Markers.  Cheese cloth behind the image.  Papers used are all from Maja Vintage Autumn. Sentiment from Lili of the Valley and set in a Spellbinder Decorative Label.  Resin heart, Magnolia blue flowers, ribbon and white corners all from LLC, roses from WOC.  I used Fran-tage shabby white, shabby blue and Aged Marine embossing powder here and there.  Snowflakes and pearls from my stash.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Hi There!

This is a card I made using one of Mo Manning's images but I can't use it for their challenge as this is a card and the challenge over there is anything but a card.  But it is such a cute image - I had to use it again.  She is the cutest little baby girl fairy and I love the crystals on her wings.  She is loving her snowflake ball that she made - lots of fun to color.  I haven't had much time to play with all the festivities coming our way - like Turkey Day;) - I am doing all the cooking but I enjoy it!  So if you celebrate Thanksgiving - have a happy and blessed one and I hope surrounded with loved ones.  Thanks so much for stopping by - till next time - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
Wild Orchid Challenge #90 - Snowflakes
Image is colored with Copic Markers.  I used some of my new embellishments from Live & Love Crafts - Magnolia pink flowers, love lite bulb, glass bubbles, - my papers are Classic Elegance/Melissa Frances, paper white roses, silver corners and little pearl heart from Wild Orchids Crafts, the little roses and pearl flourishes from my stash, I used some cheesecloth behind the flower arrangement and used some fran-tage on the papers and the image - aged rose and shabby pink embossing enamel, snowflakes in the flower arrangement and the snowflake garland are from my stash and I sprinkled some Fran-tage - silver halo mix - here and there on the flowers etc.  I tried for some closeups but sorry they are not too clear!

 This shows the love bulb
This I tried to show the snowflake trinkets added to the flower arrangement.
Tried to show you a closer view of the glass bubbles and the sparkle trim along the side.

Friday, November 15, 2013


Hi, There!
I have switched back to a Thanksgiving themed card tonight as I needed one more.  So here is Apple Blossom again from Elizabeth Bell - she is cute and fun to color.  I received some new goodies from Live and Love Crafts so I was happy to add some special embellishments to this card. After this, I will need some time to color up some new Christmas images and get going on those much needed Christmas cards!!!  So till my next post, I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for visiting, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #33 - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Autumn/Fall Colors

Card Recipe
Colored with Copic markers added some stardust and liquid pearls.  The fabric flower is from LLC/Prima, apples and pine cone from my stash, roses are from WOC, used a MS butterfly punch, punched a tag and stamped a sentiment from Flourishes, DP is Kraft, and Cherry Delicious/Sassafras, Love clip from LLC, fran-tage shabby white used around the image.

Inside View

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Hi There!
First -
I have to show you my Candy Apples and then tell you something really funny.
I couldn't eat them - too sticky for my poor teeth!  My grandkids gobbled every last one so that made me happy but it was pretty funny after all this I realized my teeth are too old.  I would have been doing a "Mrs. Doubtfire" - you know the movie scene where the teeth are in the glass!!  LOL

On to my card -  I made another card using Winter Skates Tilda - love this image and I think as she sits on top of her postcard,  she is thinking about what she wants for Christmas with the surrounding postage stamps as images of her thoughts.  As always, thanks for visiting with me and I enjoy all your comments and thank you for taking the time to send me a note or two!  And now I will enjoy some red wine - easier on the teeth:)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Magnolia-Licious - Winter Theme - Snowflakes for me!!
Totally Tilda #84 - Going Postal for Christmas
Card Recipe
Image colored with Copic Markers and lots of stardust
Skin E000 E00 E11 E93
Hair  Y21 Y23 Y26 Y28
Outfit  B00 B34 B39 B41 B45 BG01 BG70
DP Graphic 45 Place In Time and Christmas Emporium
Fran-tage used here and there Shabby White
Martha Stewart Heart
Frostyville Border - Memory Box
Snowflakes from stash
Ribbon, and pearls from Live & Love Crafts

Monday, November 11, 2013


Hi There!
This will be a very short post as I am hoping I can make the cut off over at Magnolia-Licious.
Sorry - catch you after this post with a photo of my Candy Apples!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would Like to enter this card in the following challange:
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Anything Goes

Inside View
Colored with copic markers and papers are from Recollections, fran-taged with shabby pink, Jingle Bells paper is from A.T.C. collections, Frosty Border die is from memory box, from my stash - ribbon flowers, silver glitter ribbon, star wire, Martha Stewart snowflake punches, corner and heart pearl from Live & Love Crafts and pink berry bunch from LLC and the little bells from my stash.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Hi, There!   PS - THIS CARD WON TOP 3 AT 7 KIDS CHALLENGE !!  Thank you for choosing my card!!  Yahoo!!

Hope my post finds you well.  Since Halloween, I have been obsessed with the thoughts of red Candy Apples.  I like them just plain - red candied - not with nuts and not with coconuts.  Funny how hard it is to find just one red candied apple.  The supermarkets here sell them but they all have something on them - alas! I will have to make my own so I bought some crisp apples and will be making them this weekend.  So onto my card - This is an Elizabeth Bell  rubber stamp image called "Apple Blossoms" and I love her sweet face and her long pony tails.  She looks like she picked some of the best apples in town!  Thanks for stopping by and till next time, here is to apple picking and red "plain" candied apples:)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue #44 - Anything Goes
7 Kids Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie: Thanksgiving
Card Recipe:
Image has been colored with Copic Markers:
Skin E000 E00 E11 E93
Hair C1 C2 C3 C6
Outfit YR 01 YR02BG09
Puppy E55   Apples R59 R89
Grass G12 G24 G94
DP - Webster's Pages
Memory Box Flourish die in green
Live & Love Crafts - corners, flowers, heart pins, metal postcard charm, clay heart with fran-tage and I put fran-tage on the background papers
Heart Doily
Paper postcard to the left of image and added some butterflies punched from Kraft paper with a Martha Stewart punch  Some cheesecloth has been added behind image
Inside View: