Thursday, December 15, 2016


Hi, There!

We are getting ready for a snow storm coming our way starting on Friday thru Saturday!!  So tomorrow I go out like all the other crazies for the "milk and bread and batteries and water" LOL

I was inspired by my friend Tracy's card that she made with a snowman called Jolly!  So cute!
Snowflakes!  Snowmen! I just recently received these from Purple Onion Designs. So glad I had the time to use them now and not next year! 

I have an idea for one more card for Christmas - if time will permit!  But I want to get started on my baking - my grandkids love jam tarts.  I make raspberry, strawberry and lemon tarts!!!  Of course, I sample along the way:) Yum!   

Thanks so much for stopping by - and just in case I am not back, happy & merry everything to everyone - whatever you may be celebrating, Happy Hanukkah, Merry & Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with wonderful blessings for you and yours! Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing my cards with:

Creative Knockouts Challenge #172 - WinterWonderland/Festive Fun

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #456 - Snowflakes

This is Jolly from Purple Onion Designs by artist Stacey Yacula

This is Berry from POD by artist Stacey Yacula - he is delighted over the snowflakes!
Card Recipe:
Both backgrounds are from Purple Onion Designs and the snowmen - all are rubber stamps.
Sky was done with distress inks - Blue Jeans and Black Soot
Colored with Copic Markers as follows:
Scarf R46 R89  Carrot Nose YR07 YR09  Blush R00  Snow BG0000 BG10  Arms & House E74 E77
Windows Y02 Y19  Trees G21
Stardust on the snowmen and snow, and snowflakes.  Card has been mounted onto another card front and the snowmen have been mounted for the 3D effect.  Sentiment on Jolly is from IO and Berry's sentiment is from my stash that I had for ages.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

COOKIES & MILK FOR SANTA - Christmas Card #12

Hi, There!

It is funny how the trending world goes around!  I had ignored my rubber stamps for a few years once I climbed on board with the digital stamp craze!  But now I find myself wanting to use my stamps more and more.  Now I love all my stamps both digital and rubber and clear!  

I hope to live long enough to use everyone I have - since I am up there in age and I have a hoard that would do any crafter proud - I am guessing well past 100 years young and hopefully with very good eye sight!!!  LOL  

Well, here is my "Dear Santa" letter.  And no I am not asking for any new stamps.  But I am asking for a Bible that will allow me to do some creative art journaling while I study The Word!

On Purple Onion Designs, I saw Simone Schwagler's example of how she used these stamps to create her card and fell in love with what she created!!  So my inspiration is from her card here.

Both rubber stamps are from Purple Onion Designs - "Dear Santa" and "Holly Mouse" colored with Copic markers.  Sentiment is mounted on foam for 3D effect.  Paper, cording, sequin "Merry Christmas" all from my stash.  Till next time, stay warm, good luck with your Santa letters;) - Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card at:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #192 - Anything Goes/Holiday Happiness
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #137 - Christmas (My second entry.)
Crafting When We Can Challenge #134 - It's Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2016

VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS - Xmas Cards #10 & #11

Hi, There!

I am loving this image.  My sister loves these House Mouse images so one of these cards is hers for sure!!  This was really fun to put together.  I did one in the traditional colors and one untraditional.  Papers used are from Maja Design - Vintage Frost Basics.  Background is a background Stampin' Up stamp & used gold glitter embossing powders.  Distress Ink/Brushed Corduroy around top of background for the walls.  Sparkle ribbon from my stash for edging of the floor board.  Rubber stamp image was colored with Copic Markers as follows:
Traditional - G05 G09 G19  R27 R89  Blanket G21 G12 Box YR21 YR23 Pillows B00 Floor E23 E37  Mice E21 E93 E04 E35 E37  Untraditional - R83 R85 R56 V04 V09 B14 B45  Box B13 B91 B95 Blanket YR21 YR27  E84 E57 E59 Y04 Y08  
Sentiment and candy pieces are from Graphic 45 WinterWonderland.  Candy and the mice in their beds all fussy cut and mounted with foam for 3D effect.
Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing my card at:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #137 - Christmas
Crafting With Friends Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - Team Mel Christmas Time
House Mouse Challenge #231 - Anything Christmas Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #221 - Non-Traditional Colors

Traditional Colors

Untraditional Colors

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Hi, There!

Very cold here tonight!!  Good day to stay inside and make a card or two - two is what I have made and another in the works to post tomorrow.  Getting to the end soon as I have a box of cards - yes - not store bought but from a charity donation so I will not finish up with all my card making and will use what I have and hope for better use of my retirement time next year;)  With the help of my daughter and grandkids, I did manage to get the tree up (it is little with lights) and some decorations around the living room.  Hope you are on schedule with whatever you plan for your holidays.  Till next time, Hugs and Blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from Aurora Wings - Christmas Cactus Sprite colored with Copic Markers:
E000 E00 E01 E11 E95  Hair Y15 Y15 Y19  Body R27 R89 R35 G94 G99 G43
Background paper was embossed with snowflake embossing folder and used stardust here and there.
Sentiment is from ODBD.  Leaf sticking out from the photo is part of my Christmas Cactus - photo to follow - this is where she would live - inside the colorful mushroom in my planter!  LOL
Card #9 - Just a quickie as I found this pre-stamped image I made in my stash and just put it together with some freebies of ribbon and papers I received from Verve Stamp company - thank you!