Sunday, November 30, 2014


Hi, There!

So here is my post #2 for the day, this is an image I have had for a long time and just getting around to coloring today with Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Colored pencils as following: Skin E0000 E000 E00 E11 Hair Y21 Y23 Y26 Outfit Spectrum Noir 071 078 83 082 068  DP from Vintage Frosty Basics, Brad Stars, forget me not roses and I used Frantage for the background papers framed in diecut frames from IO, a sparkled piece of tulle behind the framed image, and the ribbon, love charm, and button pearl charms and lavender ribbon all from Live and Love Crafts.  This was a fun image to color!!  Have a great day - thanks for stopping by and scroll down for Post #1 - till next time - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Aurora Wings Challenge #9 - Anything Goes


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I will have two posts for today, so here is post #1 - Stars In Her Hair - this is a digital image I received as being a winner on Aurora Wings challenge blog and I love this image and now here she is all colored up with the following Copic Markers:  Skin E0000 E000 E00 E11  Hair BV0000 BV000 BV00 BV02 B91 B34 B26  Liquid Pearls - Lavender and White Opal, DP - My Minds Eye/A Beautiful Life and Vintage Frost Basics, Cosmo Border Memory Box Die Cut, MS Die Label, and Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley

Aurora Wings Challenge #9 - Anthing Goes

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Second Post of the Day!!

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Well, if you scroll down you will read I was hoping to finish all my baking and have time to play! And yes,  I found myself with time to color this great image from East Wind and designed this card.  This was a perfect image for today, as it has been snowing all day and I think it is snowing in this scene.  I love the sweetness of this reindeer's face.  I used a Scallop Circle Layered Card Kit from "The Paper Cut" so it shortened my work time.  The red doily, ribbon, snowflakes and ribbon roses and paper flowers all from my stash.  Thanks for stopping by, stay warm, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Copic Markers Used:
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11 E21
Reindeer E30 E31 E34 E35 E37 E21
Hair E30 E31 E34 E35
Clothes R46 R89 G21 G24


Hi, There!!

I think my grandkids will be building one of these today if the snow comes as heavy as they predict.  Not sure they will be as cute as these snowgirls from Cuddly Buddly by Artist Kim MacFarlane.  I used an embossing folder that I received free with the CardMaking Magazine from the UK!  I love this magazine and I love getting the freebies attached to it!  So many great ideas and samples in this magazine to spark your imagination.  I loved this image so much that I colored her once in blue and once in pink with my Copic Markers and shaded with Spectrum Noir pencils.  I like the white on white effect too!  The embossed card was shaded with blue chalk and was raised with foam dots on top of a white top folded card.  Don't always need all those traditional red and green papers to make a Christmas card!  Where ever you are in blog land, stay safe and enjoy the coming weekend!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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I am so glad I made this challenge in time with two hours to spare.   The image is from East Wind called "Waiting For You" and I love the dreamy look in her eyes and of course her hair!!!  Kept it in all pastel pinks and blues and I made it a step card.  Hope you like it.  Used a Spellbinder die - Classic Scalloped Ovals and Memory Box Frosty Border all from DiesRUs!!  The sentiment is a cling stamp from LaLaLand Crafts.

I have the day off tomorrow and we are in for a snow storm;  so I made sure I had all my ingredients to start my baking and I hope to start early, finish early, and maybe get some more crafting in!!  Perfect for a day off from work.  Happy Thanksgiving to my blogger friends in the USA and a warm and cozy evening to all!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

DiesRUs Challenge #14 - Christmas
The East Wind Challenge #19 - Baby Its Cold Outside

Card Recipe
Papers used are from Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics, Copic Markers used as follows:
Skin E000 E00 E11 E21  Hair and Eyes  E41 E43 E44 E47  Clothing B41 B45  R20 R21 R22

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Hi, There!
I guess I have to say winter is here as I dragged out my winter jacket for work this week!!!  BRRRR!  Gloves, hat and scraf and I was toasty warm for my lunch time walk!  Now little Sofia here looks all bundled up too with her bright red and green hat, mittens, and scarf.  I used this image to make a shaker card.  There is acetate in the window pane and I put in some snowflake and micro bead confetti.  Fun to shake the card and see it all roll around.  I used a few die cuts on this one.  My new Snowflake Corner (shaded with blue), also new Beloved Stars die but I put snowflakes where the stars are and I used the large Madison Window to make the shaker part.  This took time to put together but was worth it for the fun of it all!!  Till next time, Stay warm,  Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges: (Finally got it to work!!)

Artbymiran  Challenge #19
DiesRus Challenge #14 Christmas

Image is Winter Sofia from Artbymiran 
 Spectrum & Copic Markers 
Shaded with Spectrum Noir colored pencils
Skin FS4 TN2 TN3 CR1 CR3  Hair IG5 IG7 IG9 TB8
Eyes TB8 TB7 TB4
Mittens and Hat  R46 R89 - Copic
Scarf G19 G29 - Copic
Stardust here and there and Glossy Accents in her eyes.

Monday, November 10, 2014


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I just recently found out that a walking partner of mine (every day at lunch time) passed away.  Her name was Hildegard and she was an inspiration to me. Hilde would be walking regardless of the heat of the afternoon or the coldness for that afternoon.  I started making Hilde birthday cards two years ago and this May was her 89th birthday but she never showed for her walk.  So, Hilde, here is your card and I would like to believe that you can see it and I am sure you are enjoying your walks in heaven.  You were my friend, my confidant, and I was blessed to know you and I am so happy our walking paths crossed.  My walks are a little sadder now but I am sure in time I will be smiling and thinking of you during those winter months when you would scold me for not wearing a hat!!  Happy Birthday and saying good-bye to my walking partner.  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Saturday, November 8, 2014


UPDATE:  This card won the Artist's Choice Award at Aurora Wings!!  Thanks Mitzi!! I am so honored to be in that group of chosen artwork by you!!

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I love Pansies!  Actually all flowers and these were a challenge to color but I found some great paper for inspiration and had so much fun!  The paper is from DCWV Four Seasons Stack.  It was difficult to cut the paper apart but had to be done for the card.  The image from Aurora Wings is called Pansy and I have had this image for a long time.  Sometimes I need to keep looking at a digital image and "digest" it before I can color it.  So I think I digested enough! LOL  I colored her up with Copic markers and shaded with a black Spectrum Noir pencil.  Then fussy cut and used foam dots to raise the image.  Stardust used and liquid pearls here and there.   Shaded the paper frame with chalk.  Used a Martha Stewart border edge.  Some little paper butterflies here and there.  Glossy accent on her eyes and a piece of sparkle tulle behind the image to soften it up.  Thanks for stopping by and till next time, enjoy your weekend!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Aurora Wings - Heartfelt Thanks - For me its "Friendship"  Thankful for all your friendships!

 Copic Markers:  Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02E11 E93
Hair  E30 E33 E35
Flowers V0000 V000 V01 V04 V09    B0000 B00 B01 B02 BG000 B14 B16
G000 G00 G12 G21 G24 G94 G99
Butterfly  YR21 YR23 YR15 Y35
Inside View:

Monday, November 3, 2014


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I like these cute digital bears from Cuddly Buddly - they are just happy little bears and this one is on his way to wish someone special that I know a Happy Birthday!  I used Copic Markers to color and Spectrum Noir pencils for shading.  A Spellbinders' Scalloped Oval die cut to frame the image.   An embossing folder for the background frame and some star dust and liquid pearl here and there.  Added some butterflies since the charm reads, "Butterfly Kisses"!   Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my post, till next time, Hugs, ~ CaroleAnn

Saturday, November 1, 2014


UPDATE:  I won Top 3 at Artbymiran with this card!!!  Thank you!!

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I remember those days when I was "much younger" and the rain would make me sad because I wanted to be out playing or roller skating with all my friends.  Or perhaps this young lady is missing someone and writing her thoughts on her window pane!  This is a digital image from Artbymiran called Rainy Day which you can find here.  Well, we do have a rainy day here so I will be indoors but now I clean instead of pine!!!  LOL  Till next time, hope you have some sunshine to enjoy where you live, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Info:  Image was colored with Spectrum Noir Inks, papers are from My Mind's Eye/Home
Used some Glossy Accents for her eyes and stardust on the window pane and letters and rain.  A heart clip in the corner, some buttons, and two layers of cream lace - weblike and flowers.

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

Artbymiran Challenge #18 - Anything Goes

The East Wind Challenge #18 - Go Green (color green for me)

Creative Colors Challenge #22 - Using three colors of your choice from the spools and adding lace
my colors are the green, blue and yellow spool