Monday, February 24, 2014


Hi, There!

Friendships!  The fabric of our lives - like a quilt - all the pieces of our lives woven together to tell a story.  If you have experienced good friendships in your lifetime, you are well blessed.  I have been lucky enough to be blessed a number of times by the special friendships that have come into my life.  So this card is dedicated to all those friendships of present, past, and future!  Thanks for stopping by and visiting, have a great week!  Until next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

 613 Avenue Create Challenge #60 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - USA colors
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #204 - Spots or Stripes
Pile It On Challenge #8 - Thinking of You
QKR Stampede Challenge #76 - Friends Are Special

Card Recipe:
Image is from QKR Stampede - Girl Friends - they look like the best of friends - such an adorable image and so much fun to color.  I used both Copic and Promarkers to color these cuties.
E0000 E000 E00 E11 E93
Red  Tan  Coral  Sunkissed Pink  Cinnamon  Lavender  Leaf Green  Ice Grey 1  Pumpkin  Buttercup  Sunflower  Gold
The paper is from Webster's Pages, the sticker letters are from Tim Coffey Papers
The label on top is a die from Martha Stewart along with the border dies that I used to mount the image.  I hand wrote the saying on the label and I fussy cut out the image to mount with foam tape so they would be 3-D.  Heart, ribbon, and buttons from my stash.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


This card has been spotlighted in the Top 5 over at QKR Stampede - Thank you for liking my card!!
Hi, There!
I have a special person that will receive this card and I think it will make her happy.  She is going thru a rough spot in her life right now so this will be a little surprise for her - along with maybe some chocolate!  Chocolate the answer to all dilemmas!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

613 Avenue Create Challenge #59  Anything Goes with optional twist for National RAK day!

QKR Stampede Challenge #75 - Sentiment Only

Pile It On Challenge #7 - Sentiment As The Focus

Card Recipe:
Sentiment is a Verve stamp and the die is from Spellbinders, the flowers and rhinestones from my stash and the lace butterfly is from MS.

Monday, February 17, 2014


Hi, There!

This is my second card with using an Aurora Wings digital image - Flower Ballerina!  I absolutely love these digi images and they are certainly fun to color.  She looks so graceful and I can just imagine the petals floating all around her as she dances!  Hope you like it!  Stay warm - we have more snow coming our way tomorrow!  I will just think about flowers for awhile:)  Thanks for visiting - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Month of February - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can Challenge #63 - Lots of Bling
Crafts and Me Challenge #145 Month of February - Photo Inspiration
Stamping for the Weekend - Flower Power

Card Recipe:
Image is Flower Ballerina/Aurora Wings colored with Copic Markers - 
Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E93
Flower  R00 R11 R12  C00 C0 C1 C2
Liquid Pearls and Stardust
Papers used from Hot Off The Press/Music & Roses
Ribbon and glitter tulle from my stash
Flowers from LLC & WOC
Corner filigree and ballerina charm from LLC
Inside Peek:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Hi, There!

I love this image of this little mouse and he is definitely twitterpated!  Who could resist him and his little flower present.  He reminds me of the character in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" in a scene that the line of "I am not bad, I am just drawn that way" was said - everyone was twitterpated with Mrs. Roger Rabbit! LOL  I was excited to post this for the challenge at QKR Stampede as a good friend of mine is a member of the design team!!!  Go Sherri!!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
QKR Stampede #74 - Hearts and Kisses
Deep Ocean Challenge #71 - Love Is All Around
Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge #96 - Love Is

 Card Recipe:
Image is called Kissed from QKR Stampede and colored with Copic Markers.  Papers used are from BoBunny, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, heart doily and heart charm from Live and Love Crafts, rhinestone hearts and ribbon from my stash.  I put some sugar kisses on the side in Versamark ink - not sure you can see them that good in the photo.
Inside view:

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Hi, There!

I have had this image for awhile now and it was time to put her to the test for a card!  I did cannibalize my designer paper which I was cringing the whole time cutting it apart.  But I did want those extra butterflies from the background paper.  This image from Crafts and Me has such a dreamy look - I love it!  Used some copic colors together that I haven't tried yet and I like the combo.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday afternoon.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit - till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

613 Avenue Create Challenge #58 - Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge Week 245 - Colors Beginning with "B" - ( bluegreens)

 Card Recipe:
Image from Crafts and Me/Butterflies of Hope colored with the following Copic markers:
Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E11 E93
Hair  BG10 BG15 BG49
Butterflies RV00 RV63 RV66
DP Butterfly Glade/ Wild Rose Studio/ Ribbon from LLC, Liquid pearls and stardust and rhinestones from my stash
Inside View

Monday, February 3, 2014


Hi, There!

Well, I absolutely adore fairies, elves, and anything in the realm of "fantasy"!  So when I discovered this great blog called Aurora Wings - it was love at first sight!  I can't wait for their first challenge - which will be in March.  In the meantime, here is an image I worked up from the fantasy line art by Mizti Sato-Wiuff of Aurora Wings!  She has such a dreamy look and perhaps she is looking for her Prince.  So I think there is some love in the air with her.  Hope it takes you away to some fantasy realms of your own!  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Craft Little Fairies Challenge - Lavender & Lace
Deep Ocean Challenge #70 - Fantasy
Delicious Doodles Challenge #73 - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Live & Love Crafts Challenge #20 - Love and Lace
Pile It On Challenge #5 - Use of Ribbon

Card Recipe:
Image is Elven Princess/Aurora Wings colored with my Copic Markers as follows:
Skin E50 E 51 E53 E01
Hair  C1 C2 C3
Flowers  BV0000 BV000 BV00
Image has been framed in Spellbinders Decorative Labels
Papers are from Vintage Spring Basics/Maja Designs and Provo/ Four Seasons.  I distressed the background paper and rolled down the front portion to show the ribbon behind.  Ribbon and lace is from Live and Love Crafts.  I used frantage on the paper.  Lots of stardust and liquid pearls on Elven.  Flowers are from LLC and Wild Orchid Crafts and the Cheescloth, and the pearl stick Pin is from LLC. 
Closeup: I wanted to get a closeup of all her sparkles!  This is a fantastic image to color!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Hi, There!

There is nothing in the world quite like the love for a newborn baby!  So seeing that we are surrounded with the "love notions" for this month, here is my card for a newborn baby girl!  I couldn't wait to use some of these neat products on this card.  Thanks for having a peek - have a great week, stay safe, and hope you get a chance to create something with love ;)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

613 Avenue Create Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #92 - Anything Goes
The Hobby House Challenge for month of February - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:  Mo Manning's Digital image called Diaper Crew, text is from Lily of the Valley, the papers are from Wild Rose Studio/Annabelle's Meadow which I found at 7 Kids College Fund - great shop; the heart clip is from Live & Love Crafts - another great UK shop, the die is a Memory Box/Corner Bow which can be found at The Hobby House- more goodies to drool over;)  Butterfly is from my stash
Inside View:


Hi, There!

Hope you are all doing okay.  It has warmed up a little here and now everyone is getting ready for the "Big Game"!!  Me?  Nah - I will be in my craft room having fun knowing everyone else is content with sitting in front of the big screen or little screen!!  LOL

This is going to someone special in my life, my sister!  She happens to love mice so the Penny Black image is just perfect for her and I am sending her bunches of hugs along with this card!  Hope you like it!  Have a wonderful Sunday, till next time,  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #244 - Love is in the air

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Someone Special - for the Month of February

 Card Recipe:  Image is from Penny Black - Hugs/Margaret Sherry Collection and the image has been colored with  Copic Markers.  Framed with Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circle.  I made an envelope from vellum and stuck a little card inside.  Rhinestone hearts and daisy flowers from stash.  I made the paper flower and glossed up the balloon with clear dimensional glossy accents.  Stardust here and there!