Sunday, December 13, 2015


Hi, There!

This is my last post for the holiday season and I will be back in January - so Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year  and Peace to all is what I wish for you!!

For my last card and challenge entries of 2015 -

I love the new paper by Graphic 45 - A Christmas Carol!!  I love that movie - with Alastair Sim!! Not the colorized one either - the old time black and white movie!!  Grew up with all these movies.  I have some of these movies in a special Christmas box so my next movie to watch would be The Bishop's Wife - Loretta Young, David Nevin, Cary Grant!!!  

Anywhos - I used some of the elements in the DP pack for the window area and the background I created with distress inks and a brick stencil from Tim Holtz.  The window is an Impression Obsession die cut and the sentiment is from Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol.  Some rhinestones from Recollections. Thanks for stopping by and, if you wish, I have posted another card made with the same elements for you to take a peek at except that sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo - thanks so much for being with me for 2015.  Looking so forward to some new beginnings in 2016 for me!!  Till next time,  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Challenges for this card:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #154 Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge #159 anything goes/Christmas
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #171 - A Vintage Christmas

One extra card that I made - not for the challenge is the following:

Saturday, December 5, 2015


Hi, There!

I hope you are well and enjoying some sunshine where you live.  We had plenty of sunshine today and it was very mild for a December Day!  But soon we may be experiencing some of these pretty snowflakes that this princess has surrounding her!  I used some of Tracy's papers again and I love the colors.  I used the following Copics to color her up:
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02  
Hair R0000 R000 R00 R01 R02  
B0000 BG000 B00 B01
Eyes B0000 B00 B01 B02 B04 B16
 Dress & Snowflakes B0000 BG000 B00 B01 B02 B04 B16
Papers from Tracy Wray and I used Spellbinders circle diecut.  The Bow Corner is from Memory Box.  Stardust, liquid pearls both in blue, pink and white, sequins here and there.  Sentiment from Lili of the Valley stamps.  Stay well, thanks for stopping by, till next time Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Artbymiran challenge #46 anything goes

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Hi, There!

Something we seem to need a little more of these days is Peace!  So that is my wish to you - Peace of mind, heart and soul.  I wish a blanket of peace could cover the world and keep us all safe.

For my card I used a stamp from Inkadinkadoo.  I stamped it in black and used stardust for the stars. Background is done with distressed inks.   Snowflake punch from Martha Stewart - I had trouble using the beautiful paper for these snowflakes but the color complimented the distress inks so well and the paper is a freebie from Tracy Wray .  Used rhinestones from Recollections for center of snowflakes.  I have another card in the works using more of Tracy's beautiful papers along with an image from Artbymiran for next post.  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, Peace and Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Crafting By Designs Challenge Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #5 Anything Goes

Saturday, November 28, 2015

PEACE - SPIRALS from Crafts and Me

Hi, There!

I hope those of you that do celebrate Thanksgiving - had a wonderful day.  We did here with all our family together (almost all together - we have one living out in Minnesota and one living down in Florida)  Someday we may all be together for a Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration.

Well enough of that - here is another Christmas card I managed to get done.  I am very slow starting this year!  But I am having fun and that is the most important part of creating cards.

I love these images by Jeremiah-Ketner - this one is called Spirals.  I am thinking I would try her again but in a different monochromatic color!  Back to the drawing board;)
Stay well, until next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Facebook Challenge Crafts and Me
613 Avenue Create - #151 Create Your Own - I have chosen - Square Card/Christmas/Gold
Deep Ocean Challenge - #117 White and one other color - for me - Gold

Card Recipe:
Digital image from Crafts and Me - Spirals
Copic markers
E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02 E93
E81 E84 Y28  Liquids pearls both white and platinum and stardust here and there
Gold rhinestones from Recollections
DP Graphic 45 Christmas Carol/Patterns and Solids
DieCut frame from IO and I used paper from Hanko/Pearl gold metallics for the frames
Sentiment from Inkadinkadoo and embossed in gold

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Hi, There!

My first Christmas card is done!!!!!  Do ya think I will have to work very fast and make some really simple cards going forward?  Oh, well, I had so much fun coloring and that is what it is all about.

I did this image quite a long time ago in hot pink and turq so I thought why not color her up for the Christmas holidays!  And here she is!  You know me, I love to color hair and color it in different colors!!!  F  U  N!!!  Thanks for stopping by and do something just for fun for You!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

613 Avenue Create Challenge #150 - "World Hello Day"
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #10 - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Digital Image called Cali Girl from Crafts and Me
Craft cardstock for background and DP from My Mind's Eye/Christmas 6 x 6 pad
Ribbon from my stash.  Snowflake punch from Martha Stewart - added rhinestones from stash
"Hello" sentiment from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Copic Markers:
Skin E000 E00 E01 E02 E11
Hair G40 G43 G49 G28   Liquid Pearls in her hair
Eyes G40 G43 G29 Glossy Accents on the eyes
Dress R46 R89  Star Dust on her ruffles

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's Your Birthday!!!

Hi, There!

I made a card for a special person that will celebrate her birthday today.  I already sent her this card so no worries that she will see it before she receives it!  This was another fun card to make and I used a panel of watercolor paper and distress inks.  I used two stencils from Tom Holtz layering collection on top of the distress inks.  Sentiment is a freebie that came with my CardMaking Magazine from the UK.  Some sequins here and there.  Graphic 45 background paper and ribbon from my stash.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Hi, There!

This is one of many of my fave images from Crafts and Me.  This one is by Artist Hannah Lynn called Melissa.  I just love how the wolf is looking at her - so adoringly.  This is how my cat looks at me and it always makes me feel so special.

Okay, back to the card.  They are having a Design Team call over at Crafts and Me for their Challenge and Inspirational Blog.  So I am entering this card for that challenge and also entering at their new Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes!  I am so happy to find them on Facebook!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have someone that looks at you so adoringly;)    Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Link to the Store - Crafts and Me 

Card Recipe:
Digital Image: Melissa/Artist Hannah Lynn
Copic Markers:
Skin  E0000 E11 E93 E04
Hair  E11 E13 E15 E19 E18
Sweater Mittens  E37 E39
Wolf C1 C2 C3 C4 - Eyes have glossy accent both for the wolf and for Melissa
Greens G82 G85 G29
Mountains and Snow B0000 B00 BG0000 BG000 - Have stardust added to them
Designer Paper  6 x6 Pad  Maja Design "Walking In the Forest"
White ribbon from my stash
Kept the card real simple - all about the image.  Used some distress ink/Faded Jeans around the craft paper as backing to the DP and the image.  Distressed one of the background papers with my distress tool and shaded with Faded Jeans distress ink.   Popped the image up with foam dots.

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Hi, There!

Just a card to wish everyone that celebrates Halloween to have a Happy one!  I love Halloween for the colors that surround me during this season but most of all for all the candy - someone has to eat what is left over!!!  Yummy!!!  Have fun!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

And yes, I got to play with my distress inks again and masked a moon for this little witch! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Hi, There!

I drive to work and I marvel at all the colors surrounding me - everything looks so different and all the colors and the simple beauty of it all puts me in a good mood!!!  Imagine that - even driving to work!!!  I plan to take time to see the glory of the Autumn surrounding me as we all know what is coming our way;)

So my card for tonight - it is all about Autumn and what it means to me.  This embossing folder from Cuddlebug says it all for me!  I love it!   I used my distress inks all over it.  Papers are from my stash and so is the cording and wooden button.  Thanks so much for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

This card is for the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #147 Anything Goes- Use Subway Art
The Sisterhood of Crafters - "Fall Is In The Air"
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Hi, There!

Got to play with my distress inks again and after the background dried (I found out very quickly if you do not completely dry your background your embossing powder sticks everywhere!:(  I stamped this great Inkadinkado pumkin stamp and text.  So this was a second time around for this card.  Thanks for taking a peek, hope you find time to play - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Hi, There!

I have discovered my Distress Inks - had them for so long and never really did much with them.  Started watching some Tim Holt's videos and now I am hooked and wish I had more time to just play!  So here is my first card using a Hampton Art stamp. Stamped it in Brushed Pewter Distress Paint and once dry went over with distress inks and a spot of textured paste in the corner. (Not to be too ghoulish, it is suppose to be blood!!)  Fun stuff!
Papers used for background are from Graphic 45 and some mirror paper on the end.  Corner spider webs from Recollections. I have more to post but maybe tomorrow.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Craft Rocket Challenge #2 Spooky
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge The Monster Mash

Monday, October 12, 2015


Hi, There!

I came across these great images at MoMannings and I love them all - could not decide which to color up first.  I posted a card made with the Zombies image on Facebook over at Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse as you can only post one card per challenge on the monthly card challenge.  But I had so much fun making both.  For this card I used Nosferatmew - the vampire cat!!!  Love that image!!!  My cat definitely owns me so I am his - without the fangs;)  So this is for all our halloween kitties - thanks for stopping by and till next time Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Mos digital challenge #256 - anything goes w/Mo Image/optional fall colors

This is an easel card 
Copic Colors Used:
Cat E70 C00
Eyes R26 with lots of glossy accent so they are 3-D from the page
Cape C3 C5 C8 and Spectrum Black Pencil #120
Image is mounted onto stash paper lime green and a sparkle black cardstock from stash
Cutouts are also from my Halloween stash

Thursday, October 8, 2015


Hi, There!

I just received a new birthday present - Brushos!!!!  I have the day off so guess what I did - played with my Brushos!  These are amazing and I first noticed these awesome backgrounds on other cards and just had to do some research.  And of course, it was "I Just Have To Have That"!! impluse!!!  I got the 12 color sample and the product is made in the UK.  They are crystal powders - very rich pigment - and just a sprinkle does it on wet watercolor paper - POW!!!  It never looks the same twice - unpredictable and just awesome and so much fun to play with.  Possibilities are endless!!  I put a couple of my first time samples at bottom of this post.

Image I used is from East Wind called Lucy Loo Spellbound.  I love all the Lucy Loo images so this was a no brainer for me.  I colored her up with my Copic markers!!  So much fun making this card.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening and I hope you get to play some too!!!  Soooo good for the soul:)  Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

Challenges for this card:

East Wind Challenge #40 - Add Texture (my second entry)

613 Avenue Create Challenge #144 Anything Goes or Use Pink

Card Recipe:
Image is from East Wind - Lucy Loo Spellbound colored with the following Copics:
Skin  E000 E00 E01 E70 YG0000
Eyes YG0000 YG01 YG21 YG25
Hair B41 B39 C3 C5 C7 C8 YG01
Book BG000 BG01 B04
Outfit - R27 R39 R59   BV000 BV00 BV01 BV02
Yarn from my crafty stash and background is Brushos - Scarlet  Red  Yellow  Turquoise
Touch of stardust here and there.

Samples of first attempt at Brushos on watercolor paper

This is only using black Brushos as you can see if I added more water it spread more - but look at the colors in this black crystal!!

Monday, October 5, 2015


Hi, There!

We are having some beautiful weather here today - very fall like.  So I am caught up in a creative mood of fall colors. East Wind has some awesome images to color and to get those creative juices flowing!  Naturally I had to get me some of those images and here is one I colored up today.  Thanks for stopping by, till my next post, have a fabulous fall day!!

East Wind Challenge #40 - Texture

The texture part you cannot see so good in the photo but I used a piece of craft cardstock and an embossing folder called Texture/Wood Grain from Crafters Companion.  Image is colored with Copic Markers (listed below) and cutout with a SpellBinders Nestabilities die cut and popped out with foam darts.  I used a scrap of paper from Graphic 45's A Place In Time and the orange background is from Recollections.  Some natural cording around the card and 3D Stickers from Paper House - I love stickers!!!

Colors:  Skin  E000 E00 E01 E11 E93 E95
Hair and Eyes E53 E35 E37
Glossy Accent  on her eyes
Leaves  Y04 Y08 Y38 YR09 YR68 G24
Stardust here and there

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Hi, There! - QKR WINNER !!!  Thanks so much

Like my earlier post of today mentioned I am really in a very autumn creative mode so here is a card that I made from an image over at QKRStampede - so cute - called Scarecrow and Leaves.  He really reminds me of the times my kids would help with the raking of the leaves and then everyone jumped into all the piles!!!  Guess we didn't worry about ticks etc. back then;) - just had fun!

I used a sketch from My Favorite Things to jump start the style of my card.  I turned the sketch around and kind of got loss so I hope it is still acceptable!!  So here it is for the following challenges:

QKR STAMPEDE Challenge #159 Anything Goes

MFT Challenge & Inspiration - Wednesday's Sketch Challenge #248

Colored Up with Copic Markers:
E00 E11 E95
Outfit  Hat and Gloves E30 E31 E34  
Jeans B00 B01 B02  
Shirt BV000 BV00 BV01 BV04
Boots C1 C2 C4 C5
Leaves G82 YG13 YR21 YR27 YR23 Y08 Y26 YR68
Stardust here and there
Corner die used on image.  Background paper is from Chickaniddy/Scrumptious
Paper House 3D Stickers used for the sentiment and leaves.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Hi, There!
It is a little early for harvest time but we are getting there.  The trees are changing colors here ever so slightly, pumkins are beginning to make their appearance on front steps of homes and there are plenty of great apples for the pickings!  So I just had to use this image from Saturated Canary/Harvest Girl.  This is my fave time of year - autumn so I think a lot of my cards will be caught up in all the glorious colors of fall!  This is also going out to my blog friend, Vicki - Happy Birthday to You!!  Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week.

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

613 Avenue Create Challenge #143 Anything Goes/ Color is Sapphire
MFT Card Challenge both the Color Challenge
and MFT Card Challenge Sketch Challenge

Card Recipe
Skin  E00 E01 E11 E93 E95
Hair Y0000 Y000 Y21 Y32 B00 B02 B04
Outfit  E31 E34 E35 E29 E37 E39
YG13 YG25 G05
R00 R46 R89
Diesire edgeables is the die cut for the HB part of the card.  I used glossy accents on her eyes (sapphire color) and on the apples.  The frame around the digital image is from IO shaded with different Versa Magic chalk.  DP is from Garden Collage/K&C used for the background.  And the feathers were cut from vellum and cardstock with IO Feathers diecut.
Stardust in her feathers and liquid pearls in her hair!

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Hi, There!
I hope my little post finds you well.  I loved the challenge at 613 Avenue Create and the sentiment give away that is being offered is fabulous - so very generous!  The friendship sentiments are from My Creative Therapy and I just had to play along with this one!  Check it out!

So without further a-do here is my card to honor Women's Friendship Day and my friendship of over 38 years with a woman that knows plenty about me!!:)  It is wonderful to be so blessed with a friendship such as ours - I am lucky - and thank you my friend, Betty!!  Thanks for stopping by, till next time ~ Hugs, CaroleAnn

613 Avenue Create Challenge #142 - Anything Goes with a twist for Women's Friendship Day

This is an easel card which will really put a smile on your face once you open it up and see the sentiment inside!!
Digital image is from Make It Crafty/Girls Secret Swing
Copic Markers
E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02 E11
C00 C5 C8
Y13 Y18 Y19
R20 R21 R22
DP - KaiserCraft/Tigerlilly
Used stardust here and there, a little glossy accents in their eyes & Wink of Stella in the hair

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Hi, There!

I hope you enjoyed your summer and in families that have school or college age kids - all have settled into a routine.  We have here.  My daughter has to be in work by 7 am so I am getting the kids off to school and so far they have all been getting downstairs on time!!  There is no driving to school here as I have to be out to work after they climb those bus steps!

Now about my card - it is all about books for me - well sometimes, when I am not catching up on TV shows with my Kindle.  But reading does relax me more and I do enjoy a good book.  So this card is dedicated to all our librarians and libraries and all the wonderful worlds they open up to us!

I would like to enter this card for the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #141 - Anything Goes/Love Me Do

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from Saturated Canary "What the Librarian Reads" 
Used Copic Markers:
E000 E01 E02 E011
E30 E31 E33 E35
G24 G85 YR00 YR01 YR02 Y23
C3 C4
DP - Stitched/Amy Tangerine by American Crafts

I folded the front of the card back and decorated with the papers, used a die cut frame for the image.  Fussy cut the cup and popped out with foam.  Used some glitter here and there and put a little Glossy Accents on her eye glasses - which BTW I love!!  I decorated the inside with some little books that I made up from Kraft paper and white copy paper.  

Accents Added:
pearls, wooden "love" word, chipboard tag from Graphics 45 Bohemian which I applied the little paper letters on and those are from BoBunny/Vicki B.  Tied a string to the tag.  

Papers have been distressed and shaded with Distress Inks.  I have a small place inside of the card to write my sentiment to my fave library!!

Friday, August 28, 2015


Hi, There!

I do not like saying good-bye to summer but that is what makes everything so special - when you do not have it all the time!!  So here is my "good-bye" card for my last summer memory.  I remember how special collecting shells use to be when I was a kid and then reliving it thru my kids and my grandchildren.  Special moments for all and I hope you had a good summer and now on to the beauitful season of Fall - even though we all know what comes after Fall - each Season has its own beauty to appreciate!!  thanks for stopping by and till next time - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Easel Card
Image is from Squiggle Fly and so is the sentiment but sad to say they have closed and I am not sure you can find this image at Sweet Pea as that is where I believe some of the artists found new homes.
I colored it up with copic markers as follows:
Skin E000 E00 E01
  Hair E30 E31 E34  
Sand E50 E51 E53  
Water BG000 BG01 BG05 BG09 Y08  
Bathing Suit BG01 BG05 AND R46
Designer papers and stickers from K&Company.  Glitters here and there, glossy accents on water and Wink of Stella in her hair.  Fun easel card to make!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Hi, There!

A little break from our Grandson's basketball tournaments and a little time to create a card.  We all have summer time moments to remember but I think this young lady has some awesome moments to recall!  - Carefree summers at the beach with friends and being treated to a delicious ice cream cone to cool off!!

I used papers from Simply Stories/Good Day Sunshine, paper doily and paper flowers from Recollections.  The image from Delicious Doodles has been colored with Copic Markers and Spectrum colored pencils for shading. Some Stardust on her flowers, beads, and her cone.  Put two brads in the center of her hair flowers and cut the image out with a Spellbinders oval die cut.  Applied some washi tape in the left hand corner and cut out some icons from the paper to make little note cards and used a few pink rhinestones here and there. Glossy Accent on her sunglasses.

Hope you all enjoy your last days of summer and have some wonderful moments to remember.  I hope to get to one more "summer time" card before I switch to creating back to school and fall-type cards.  Thanks for stopping by, till next time we meet ~ Hugs, CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #137 - "Anything Goes - No Twist"
Creative Moments Challenge #74 - Anything Goes "Summer Sun"
Creative Colors Challenge #41 - See colors below

Sunday, July 5, 2015


Hi, There!

So glad to have found this challenge site on PaperPlayful.  Love the creativity I saw on the page and the warmth that the site generates! Glad to see you are back and wishing you all good luck!!

 I was drawn to this image from Make It Crafty called April because when I was a little girl all I ever colored were ladies with big eyes, big hair and big lips!  I loved shading all the eyes and putting on the makeup for the cheek blush!  So here I am many decades later still loving to color the big eyed ladies.  There are so many to choose from - check it out if you like that kind of coloring.  Nothing better than to be a child again and lost in the wonderful world of coloring!!  Hope you are doing something today that will give you a smile or two!  Till next time, Big Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Crafty Friends Challenge #9 - Anything Goes

Digital Image - "April" from Make It Crafty.  I used my Copic Markers for the coloring part and a die cut from Spellbinders  "Opulent Ovals" to frame her and popped the frame up with foam dots.  She has lots of Wink of Stella in her hair and glossy accents for the eyes.  Of course, a touch of stardust for the ruffle on her dress.  Polka Dot paper from Recollections and flowers and bubbles from my stash.  

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Hi, There!

Wow it has been so long for me.  I have had a very bad case of arthritis which made my crafting time a little less enjoyable.  But I am hoping now that I have turned a corner, I can create a little bit more.  Still doing a lot of traveling for the basketball tournaments too with our grandson so that is still eating up a lot of time.  But here is one card I managed to make and I love these new images over at Crafts & Me!!  So here we go - so good to be back and I have been checking everyone's posts even though not leaving a message.  Such inspiration out there - I look forward to the day I can just play all day and not work and try to squeeze in time for what I really want to do - such is life right?  LOL

Thanks for being there and till next time, Big Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
 Crafts & Me Challenge #157
613 Avenue Create Challenge #129 - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Star Girl digital by Jeremiah Ketnar colored with copic markers.  Framed her in an embossing folder and used little glitter stars around her.  Lots of Wink of Stella in her hair and glossy accents in her eyes!  Another fun image to color!

Hair:  Copic Markers and colored pencils Y21 YR21 YR23 YR27
Dress: R81 R83 R85
Eyes:  B91 B39

Monday, April 27, 2015


Hi, There!

As you can tell I have another mermaid image and this one is from Crafts and Me by artist Robin Pushay - it is called Butterfly Kisses!  It is just so precious and I had to have it to color it up!  I used both Copic and Spectrum Noir markers for this task and I love how she came out.  I just love that little baby mermaid!!  Hope you enjoyed taking a peek!  Have a great week!  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Image - Digital by Robin Pushay called Butterfly Kisses/Crafts and Me
Colored with the following
C - E000 E00 E01 E02 E11
SN - TN1 TN2 TN3 TN4    HB1 HB2  BT3 BT6  CR1 CR2 CR3 CR4   TB4  GT 2 GT3
Wink of Stella on her flippers!  Liquid pearls in her hair and in background
Of course, some stardust on the shells
DP and stickers are from K&Company/Travel/Tim Coffey
The image has been placed over a die cut by Dee's Distinctively/Ripples and I placed glass bubbles in some of the cutouts.  Shells are from my stash.

Monday, April 20, 2015


Hi, There!

Hope you are all well.  Not much time for me to be blogging or creating as I would like but I did manage to find time to color up this mermaid image from Aurora Wings and I love mermaids!  Now I need another fix so I am going to search thru my flash drive for more mermaids waiting to be brought to life!  I love how she lays in the deep with her treasures and she seems to caress this skull very possessively and I love that about this image.  Love the expression on her face.  And I may be stretching the Aurora Wings Challenge for Flowers but I believe she has flowers from the sea draping over her shoulders and I am interpeting the starfish as the flowers of the deep!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek, enjoy the rest of your week.  Till next time, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in Aurora Wings Challenge for April - Flowers

  Easel Card Open:

Card Recipe
I used both Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers to color this digital image called "A Dark Under Current"
Skin  E0000 E000 E01 E02
Hair E41 E43 E44 E47
Backgrund GG1 GG1 GG3 GG4 GG5
Body YR0000 YR000 YR00 YR01 YR02 YR07 YR09 YR68 YR27
Wink of Stella on her fins and body  I used a blender to make small bubbles in the background   Liquid pearls in her hair
Starfish stamp (clear embossed) and sentiment are all from Crafty Secrets/Mermaids Set
Dies used - Contemporary Circles Shapeabilities from Spellbinders and the mermaid is framed with Spellbinders/Timeless Rectangles Nestabilities 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Hi, There!

I think it might be safe enough for me to post a card wishing everyone "happy spring"!  I am seeing some crocus pop up and the start of some daffodils in warmer climate south of me.  So, yes it is on its way.  So here is my card - it was very hard to pick a spring type image to color.  I have so many lovely images and I wish I could be home all day coloring but, alas, it is not the case:(  But then, how could I afford to buy my stamps or digital images!!! Catch-22!!  This image is called Anastasia from Make It Crafty!!  So much fun to color if you like big eyes and big hair!!!  LOL  Until next time, take care, and thanks for stopping by and I wish for you lots of spring like weather!!

I have not found the time to visit all the lovely blogs and leave comments here and there.  We are deep into basketball tournaments and my husband and I travel with my grandson to all his games.  So when we do not have practice runs, we have games!!  Last year we got to go to New Orleans!!!  All very exciting.  But I have to tell you, we are getting too old for bleachers so we got ourselves some nice stadium seats so I hope our backs will be thanking us soon!   Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Make It Crafty Challenge #20 - Focusing On Hair
613 Avenue Create Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge #63 - Use a Die Cut and/or Punch
Crafting By Designs - April Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can Challenge #91 - Whats the Weather

Card Recipe:
Image from Make It Crafty - digital image "Anastasia" colored with the following Spectrum Noir Markers:
Skin  FS2 FS3 FS4 FS6 FS8 FS9
Hair  TN1 TN2 TN3 TN4 TN5
Flowers  GT1 GT2 GT3  CR3 CR4 CR6
Eyes same as hair with a touch of GT3 and glossy accents, hair has wink of stella and flowers are splashed with stardust here and there.  I used metal silver corners from LLC, and my die cut is from Spellbinders called Comtemporary Circles and I used a Martha Stewart punch that I cut in half and stamped with a SU sentiment "Spring Wishes".  DP is from my stash and so is the paper flowers and a touch of lace under the image at the bottom.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Hi, There!
Well, I am back with another HB card.  This image from the stamp set at BuddlyCrafts is so cute - she was fun to color up.  I used Copic and Spectrum Noir markers, and the DP is from Simple Stories/Say Cheese.  Happy Birthday cake die cut is from my friend, Sherri;)  The little bingo cards I cut out from the DP and used foam dots for 3D look. Thanks for stopping by - it is almost the weekend and I am getting ready to do a "happy dance"!!!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Monday, March 23, 2015


Hi, There!

I received this great clear stamp set from Buddly Crafts and seeing that I have a number of birthdays arriving in April, I thought I better get started making some HB cards!!  So here is the first one and I am working on the second.  Enjoy the rest of your evening and thanks for stopping by, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Colored with Copic markers and I cut out some of the balloons on the DP and coated them with glossy accent and mounted with foam.  The "happy birthday balloon" die-dimensions die cut was sent to me from my friend Sherri!  The frame and corner die cut is from my stash.  A little glossy accent on the icing on the cake along with the cherry!

Friday, March 20, 2015


Hi, There!

The other day someone very dear to me told me they feel like all their internal butterflies left them.  That made me feel sad so I wanted to make this card for that special person and let her know I'm sending these butterflies to her with lots of love.  And to remind her that she has some awesome, beautiful, internal butterflies that everyone around her can experience because she is so special!!!  Believe!!
Thanks for visiting with me and may you always be aware of your "internal butterflies"!!!  Big Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Entering the following challenges with this card:

Creative Knockouts Challenge #81 - Shaped Cards
DRS Designs Rubber Stamps Challenge #166  Inspired By Color Challenge
In The Pink Challenge #65 - Lots of Layers

Open view
Card Recipe
Image is from My Besties  colored with Copic Markers
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02
Hair E11 E13 E15 E18
Outfit R81 R83 R85 G12 G21
DP - Pixie Glen/Prima
Spellbinders Magestic Elements 7
Butterfly MS Punches
Front of card edge trim from Recollections
Rhinestones and Heart sticker from stash
Text on front of card is from my new
rubber stamp set from Cuddly Buddly 
"You make my heart smile"

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Hi, There!

I made a thank you card tonight that I would like to share with you.  The name of the digital image is "Button Garden" from My Besties and she is just so cute but I really love how she is sitting inside of a flower pot surrounded with all her button flowers.  I so need flowers right now!  I had fun coloring this image with lots of bright, cheery colors using Copic Markers.  Hope your weekend has been bright and cheery.  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Addicted To Stamps Challenge #61 Anything Goes/Optional Stitching
Allsorts Challenge Week 301 - Spring in the Air
My Besties Challenge #5 - 3D or 3 Layers Optional Buttons

Card Recipe:
Digital from My Besties colored with Copic Markers
Stardust, liquid pearls, sequin butterflies and flowers
Fabric flower with button center with bow cord
Ribbon with sparkles from stash
SU Sentiment "thank you" has been embossed
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02
Hair E53 E34 E35 E37 E59
Flowers Y32 Y35 Y38 YR02 YR06 YR07
Ribbon R27 R29 R89 R32 R35
Pot B01 B02 B04
Pants/Eyes BV00 BV02 BV04  Leaves G12 YG13 YG25
DP Simple Stories/diy boutique

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Hi, There!
I am excited to design this card for my guest designer spot over at My Sheri Crafts for their Challenge #152 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Thanks Sheri for the opportunity!  This is a digital image from MoManning called Little Irish Dancer!  How appropriate is she for a St. Patty's Day card!!  If you have ever seen how they dance, this image is right on spot.  She is just so cute and I can hear the music as she "high steps"!  So much fun to color!  Thanks for visiting with me for today, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
MosDigitalChallenge #248 - Anything Goes with a Mo Image

Card Recipe:
Digital Image "Little Irish Dancer" MoManning colored with Copic Markers
DP from Simple Stories/A Charmed Life   I did not have clovers so I made some from a heart punch.  Used Fiskars crimper for background piece, Wooden button, ribbon, and rhinestones all from my stash.  Used stardust and liquid pearls around this little girl.

Side View:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LuLu's Morning Fix

Hi, There!

This is one of Stamping Bella's rubber stamp images and I had it for a while before I got to design it into a card.  This stamp comes with an awesome sentiment so I am sending this to my sister.  (I did upload a picture of the saying that is inside the card. ) I almost didn't get this posted in time as I had to tear myself away from the TV - Wednesday is my fave night, American Idol, Empire and Nashville!!! I love Wednesday nights or if I am busy then I catch everything on my Kindle for Thursday night - except then that is How to Get Away with Murder night!!! LOL  Thanks for stopping by, have a good day, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I followed a sketch from Stamping Bella for Bellarific Friday - February 27 - you can find that HERE

Card Recipe:
Image is a rubber stamp from Stamping Bella called LuLu's Morning Fix
Copic Markers:  
Skin E000 E00 E01 E11  
Outfit colored only the trim and flowers
R27 R46  Y13 Y15 BG32  E15 E18
Stardust here and there
DP - BoBunny/Crush Collection
Spellbinders Majestic Elements to frame the image
Cheery Lynn - "Hello" die cut
Ribbon from my stash
Side view:

Sentiment inside card also from Stamping Bella

Monday, February 23, 2015


UPDATE - This card won Top 5 at QKR Stampede  - thank you!!

Hi, There!

We are celebrating my youngest grandson's big five in two weeks so I made this card for him.  I found this lion on QKR website and fell in love with it and I got the sentiment to go with him and that is inside my card.  Their challenge for this week is "Critters" so I think this lion is perfect for my theme of critters!  I don't think there is anything fierce about him - rather lovable and I love his mane!


Card Recipe:
QKR Digital Image colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut and mounted with foam
E21 E30 E33 E34 E53 E99  R26 R47  B45 B26 B66
DP Webster's Pages and I used a CuttleBug Embossing folder "Happy Birthday"
Inside View:

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hi, There!

I love these Besties images and this one especially because I so need to think about Spring Time!! We had another 4 inches of snow last night.  So here it is without anymore to-do!  Hope you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon - till next time - Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

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

Besties Challenge International #4  Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #151 - Welcome Spring
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #60 - Anything Goes/option Shaped Card

Card Recipe:
Image is digital from My Besties called Spring Time Fairy Bath
Colored with my Copic markers:
Skin E000 E00 E01 E11
Hair  YR02 YR61 YR68
Flower B34 B66 B26 
Leaf  YC07 G14
Bubbles and Background Y02 Y06 Y08 Y17 Y11
Liquid Pearls in her hair and stardust in her bubbles and I did some squiggles around the image.
Martha Stewart Butterfly punches and the papers used for matting are from my stash and the DP is from My Minds Eye/Home


Hi, There!

This was a fun card to create and I was a little out of my element on this but I had fun experimenting with my Versa Mark ink pad and an old stamp set from Stampin Up dated 2000 (the same one Vicki used in her demo)!

I used the Versa Mark for the white circles and clear embossed them.  And then went over the circles with Memento Rose Bud Dew Drop (also very old but still had ink).  Wiped off the excess paint to reveal the circles that resisted the ink.  And then applied the generation stamping with the same shape circle with the Rose Bud ink.

Stamped the "flower splash" and the "make a wish" sentiment in Dew Drop Rhubarb Ink.  Now this stamp set is old and I have no idea where it is from so sorry I can't give credit to the stamp company.

I put the card on at a slant so as to make triangles appear in the corners!  LOL!   Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

This card is for Flashback Friday Challenge Geometrical

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Hi, There!

I have to make cards with flowers to help me get thru all this snow and freezin' temps!!  There is someone in my life that I would like to reach out to and let her know I am thinking of her, so this card is going to that special person.  Sometimes we just do not take the time, even though these special people are in our thoughts.  So without much more a-doo here is my card and I hope you are staying warm and just think Spring and Flowers!!  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

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

613 Avenue Create Challenge #111- anything goes/RAK
DiesRUs Challenge #20 - Flourishes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #70 - New Beginnings
Without Words Challenge February Je-taime

Card Recipe:
Stamp is from Whimsy Stamps/Elisabeth Bell "HoneyBee" - love these stamp images and she is all colored up with Copic Markers (listed below).  Some stardust here and there, some liquid pearls, and a touch of wink of stella in her hair.  Flourish in the corner is from DiesRUs/Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork, Papers from K&Cmpany/Merryweather and the Pink Bubbles from Queen & Co./Candy Shoppe.
Skin  E000 E00 E01  
Hair YR21 YR23 YR27  
Outfit E30 E31  R81 R83 R85  B14 B16

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Hi, There!

Hope you are enjoying Valentine's Day in your own special way.  I plan to have some chocolate before the day is over;)  I treated the family to a box full of heart shaped donuts and that was a big hit!

And for dinner I made two trays of lasagna for a cold, snowy, night!! Yummy!  So believe it or not, I still found time to design a card!

This adorable digital image is from Cuddly Buddly - "A Cherry On Top".    I used my Copic Markers and some glossy accents on the cherry and lots of glossy accents on the icing and sprinkled some "Christmas Frosting" that I found in my stash - wanted to make it seem like sprinkles on top;)

The die cut heart frame is perfect and that was given to me from my friend, Sherri.  It is a Cheery Lynn Heart Frame die which you can find at DiesRUs.  I added some crystal hearts from my stash inside the heart cutouts.  More old stash finds are - pink gingham ribbon,  sentiment is a rubber stamp from Darcie's and another rubber stamp I used on this card is from Stampin Up from 1995 - little cherries stamped randomly on the background pink paper and that paper is from Simon Says Stamp kit.   Fun going thru all your old stuff!! Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you have a sweet ending to your day!  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Flashback Friday Challenge - Oh Baby - use pink, blue or baby theme
Kraftyhands Challenge - Hearts and Flowers
My Sheri Craft Challenge #150 - Its Cherry Pie Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Hi, There!

I am so happy to be able to post this card because I am dedicating this card to a very dear friend of mine and she will know why once she sees my blog post.  I used a heart die from DiesRUs called Cheery Lynn Lattice Heart and Vines and I wanted to use it in a special way so here it is!!!

The image is from Pretty Little Stamps, the papers are from Simon Says Stamp Kit and my rhinestones which I inserted into the Heart diecut is from my stash.

Thanks for taking a peek and have a very Happy Valentines Days - treat yourself to something special - my Special Friend;)    Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

DIESRUS - Challenge Hearts

Card Recipe
Image is a digital image from Pretty Little Stamps and I colored her up in Copic Markers
Skin E0000 E000 E00 R20
R20 R22 R24 R27
NI N4 N7
Papers from Simon Says Stamp Kit and doily from stash and heart die cut from DiesRus - Cheery Lynn and I added rhinestones from my stash.  Wink of Stella in her hair and a bit of Star Dust glitter on her lacy hem!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Meljen Designs - Mouse Art - I Luv U

Hi, There

This is for my sister and she knows what this means - I Luv U!!!  My best friend ever!  This card is coming your way - Valentine or not - always I Luv U!!  Our whole family does - greatest sister and aunt and sister-in-law in the whole world!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Addicted to CAS Challenge #56 Hugs & Kisses

Card Recipe
Digital Image from Meljen Designs
Colored with Copic Markers:
C00 C01 C02 C02 C02 C04
YR000 YR00 YR01
E53 E55
R46 R89
E40 E43
Papers from stash and corner punch from stash and I used a wink of stella on paint brush and glossy accents on paint brush and the heart art work on the canvas.