Friday, April 29, 2016


Hi, There!

This will be fast and short tonight.  This is a digital image from Crafts and Me and I love this fairy.  She looks like she is really lost in thought over the book she is reading!  Think it is about magic?? I love to read and get lost in books too!  Enjoy your day, read a good book and have fun getting loss in your thoughts!  All good ones for sure!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Crafts and Me Challenge - Fairies and Magic

Card Recipe
Image colored with Copic markers
E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11
Y04 Y08 Y19
RV000 RV00 RV52 RV63
B00 B01  Y00 Y02 Y11  YR02 YR68 YG24 YG25 G29
Papers used - DIY/Simple Stories
Scrap of doily and sticker from my stash, fairy wand, small beads, and sparkle lace sent to me a long time ago from my friend, Carolyn (Carolyn - I am still going thru that beautiful box you sent me with all the goodies xx)

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Hi, There!

Have you ever completed your card, taken your pictures, did all your editing, upload your photo and you're all ready to blog - but wait, you realize you meant to do this or that to your card?  Well that is what happened to me tonight! But now I ran out of my "free" time!  So here is my card - as is - still rather pretty, only I know what I am missing but sometimes you just have to be less critical of your own art work!!  LOL  Hope you are having a wonderful day, not missing anything! Thanks so much for coming by, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Image is from Ching-Chou Kuik - Blue Sea Illusion
Copic Markers:
Skin  E000 E00 E01 E11
Hair & Eyes RV000 RV00 RV66 VO4
Butterflies Y04 Y06 Y08 BV000 BV11
BV08 V04 V08 G43 G4

Image is cut out with Fawn Lawn Small Stitched Rectangle
Base card is white - shaded with distress ink.  
DP KaiserCraft/Botanical Odyssey.  
Gesso added with a Prima stencil.  
Kraft paper used for Spellbinder die cut label shaded with distress ink. Kraft paper doily.  
Stardust and liquid pearls here and there.  
Sentiment has been black embossed.  Added the little word "August" with a tiny clothes pin that says "Love You".  This is a card for my daughter and yes her birthday is during the month of August:)

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

Monday, April 18, 2016


Hi, There!

I am so excited to have finished my first Art Journal pages!  I have been pouring over the Art Journal YouTubes and have been so inspired and wanted to give it a try.  I decided to make a journal for myself of the things I like to color so butterflies came first for me!  Next I would love to devote a page or two to fairies!!  Maybe, angels, some flowers,  oh this is going to be addictive!!;)  

I have a big thank you going out toVicky Papaioannou!!  A link to her youtube page is here, if you wish to check out her videos on art journaling etc. - so inspirational and I was hooked and fascinated from day one with all she creates.

Now I have to learn what the technique is to take a good picture of your art journal book when it is not a card that stands in a little easel!!  LOL  So I hope you like this - something very different for me and I like the freedom I feel when I am just going with the flow!  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you get a chance to just play and go with the flow too!  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I wanted to create pages where the butterfly wings would be dimensional - thus adding three in the center of the book fold and when you open it the butterflies just pop out at you!!

Image and text is from Finnabair - "Don't Forget To Fly", my "Escape from Reality" stamp is from my stash. Stencil is from Prima. I used Gelatos on the pages for background, splashes of white gesso, distress crayons for shading of some butterflies.  I drew a border around the pages with a Pitt Black Pen and the butterflies were colored with Brushos, stardust,  and fussy cut.

I would like to enter these art journal pages for the following Mixed Media Challenges:

Month of April Creative Artiste Challenge #13 - use chipboard, stencil, or flowers - my background is the stencil I used to remove some of my Gelatos.

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Hi, There!

Oh, yes - plenty of sunshine gets the smiles going around here!  Love the feel of the warm sun on my skin - but not quite like this image shows as it is still too cold here even with the sun;)  This is a center step card that I made for two challenges - One is Anything Goes and the other is for a Mixed Media Card. 

I am starting to enjoy the mixed media concept more each time I try it.  It is a little out of my comfort zone but it is fun to be challenged;)   Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have some sunshine coming your way too!!  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image, Sun and sentiment is a Cling Stamp "Sunshine" by Julie Nutting
Colored the image with Copic Markers as follows:
Skin  E000 E00 E11 E01
Hair E23 E25 E29
Outfit  B00 B14 B16 B01  Y21 Y23 Y35 YR07 YR09 YR27
Sun Y04 Y06 Y08 and lots of stardust
Brick background I made with a Tim Holtz stencil using Distress Paint - Fired Brick and some gesso here and there.  More Distress Inks - Black Soot around the card brick background, and Broken China around the image and the sentiment.  Image mounted with 3D foam and the sun too!  DP is Graphic 45 - French Country Collection

I would like to enter this card for:
Crafting With Friends Challenge #18 Anything Goes

Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 - Sunshine optional element is Bricks -