Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Hi, There!

Back again with the second card which I decided to make it a shaker card for some more fun!

Love this image and it is a very old wood mounted stamp from Uptown Design called Look Out Below!!

The background was made with a My Favorite Things - rectangle shaker cut out.  I added the plastic insert to add my sequins, beads, and pumpkins.

Fussy cut the mouse and mounted with double 3D foam dots.  Stickers from my stash.  This little critter looks like he is having some fall fun;)

Copics Used:
Mouse E70 771 E74 E77 E95
Leaf YR21 YR23 YR15 Y04 Y11 E97 E08  - Lots of Wink of Stella

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Hi, There!

Hope this finds you well.  I thought I would be in full swing with feeling like creating Fall and Halloween cards, but this heatwave has slowed down my mojo!!!  BUT - I managed to get two cards done and so here is one for a Halloween theme!!

This is an image from QKR that I have had for some time now and it is perfect for a Halloween card.  Not so sure that I would take any candy from her with those nails!!!!  lol

Following Copic Markers Used:
Skin E0000 E11 E000 G20 E70 E71
Hat C5 C7 C8
Hair Y00 Y11 G20 YG13

Stamped her hands on separate paper and I fussy cut them out and mounted with 3D foam.

The image was cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Frame die and mounted on some fun foam for added dimension.

The background paper is from Haunted Hollow and the stickers are from my Halloween stash, the sentiment is computer generated.  Glossy accent on her eye and Wink of Stella on the moon tag and her rather ragged nails:)

Thanks for visiting me today.  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Hi, There!

Just love some of these sentiments in the Penny Black "Faith" stamp set.  The autumn leaves are from Tim Holtz and the pumpkin image is from Inkadinkadoo.  This is a one layer card made with watercolor paper.  Since I love fall leaves the combo was a done deal.

The background was done with Brushos.  The sentiment stamped with black ink.  The leaves stamped with Distress Oxide and painted with the same and the image was painted with the same inks.

Added lots of Wink of Stella and sparkle for the word "Faith".  Thanks for stopping to visit, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Penny Black Saturday Challenge - One Layer Card

Saturday, September 16, 2017

R. I. P.

Hi, There!

I am getting into the feel for Halloween with all the Autumn colors I am seeing both on the web and out my windows!!!  Love it!!!  I have had this image for some time now and just getting around to coloring it up.  And what fun it was!!!  It is all done on one piece of white cardstock that was cut out with the Lawn Fawn - stitched rectangles dies. Then layered to black cardstock and onto a top folding orange card.  

The moon image I added for the spooky effect - the poor ghost is scared out of his grave!!!!  But the pumpkin looks friendly enough even with all that glowing going on!!!  Thanks for stopping by - hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe for colors used:
Background Sky B39 B26 B66 Blender 0
Moon was masked and then I used C0 C1 C2 C3 Blender 0
Tomb C0 C1
Ghost E70 E71
Pumpkin E37 E33 YR02 YR07 Y00 Y04
Leaves G89 G94 YG01 Y04
Ground G85 G99 YG13 YG21 YG01 Y04

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Thursday, September 14, 2017


Hi, There!

Yep, no secret here, fall is by far my very favorite time of year.  So here is another card with Mo Manning's digital image "Swing High".  I kept it simple.  Colored with Copic Markers.

The background is from "blotter" watercolor paper I use when cleaning up my table - so as not to waste any of my paints.  These paints were from Distress Oxide Inks.  I save them all and use them like this for backgrounds or for die cuts!!  

The leaves are from Tim Holtz autumn leaf collection that I fussy cut - they were stamped with Distress Inks.  The tag I made and applied some letter stamping and drew the heart.  

Lots of Wink of Stella on the leaves and in her hair!!  Doesn't she look happy!!!  I can hear her squeals of laughter as she swings in her favorite Maple Tree!!  Thanks for stopping by - hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Copics used:  
Skin E 000-00-01-11-70 -93  
Dress BG 01-02-05-07-09 
Hair  E 70-71-77-79

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Monday, September 11, 2017


Hi, There!

I love this sentiment because it is true during the fall season.  When the leaves change their colors so here it is but it is a flower - Penny Black - Peony image.  Stamped the image in Distress Ink on watercolor paper and painted it with Zig Watercolor markers.  Lots of Wink of Stella on the flower image - does not show here but beautiful in person.  Sentiment from Penny Black - Faith sentiments - stamped in Onyx Black Versa Mark Ink.  Added some watercolor to the word and more Wink of Stella.  Nuvo Crystal Drops here and there.  

Thanks for stopping by - till next time - hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Hi, There!

I love the fall and the trees are already changing colors!!!  Not sure if that means we will have an early winter - UGH!!1  But I had fun stamping this Penny Black image - Peony.  Painted it with Distress Inks and Zig Watercolor markers.  Added a border around it with distress ink shading.  

Some spatters of distress inks here and there.  The sentiment "happy fall" from my stash.  Added a strip of gold scrap paper at the bottom of the inside of the card.  So the top part of the card is a little smaller to show the gold thru when it is closed.

Hope you like it and have a wonderful evening - till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Friday, September 8, 2017


Hi, There!

I have had this digital stamp from Mo Manning's shop for a long time and only just getting around to putting it on a card!  Fun image that makes me smile and remember those childhood days of swinging high!!!  Something about swings that always makes me feel happy - if I should venture onto one in the park - where I occasionally take walks.
This was colored with Copic Markers:
Skin  E000 -00-01-11-93-70  Hair E53-55-57  Dress R14-24-29  Shoes E43-44-47  Swing E37-59
Thanks for stopping by and till next time, board a swing and see how it makes you feel;)  hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

I did end up tying a red string around the left side of the card but did not take another picture of that finished.

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Hi, There!

Hope you are having a good week and the weekend is almost here!!!  I made a card for my grandson who will be 8 next March!!!!  I know how far ahead that is but believe me I never plan that far ahead.  Just happen to find these digital monsters online and fell in love with them.  So the card turned out to be perfect for him and that was it!

I made it a shaker card and added a panel on top with foam tape to be able to stick one of the monsters from peeking out.  All monsters were placed with 3D foam and colored with Copic Markers.  Digital monsters were from #Gerda Steiner Designs.

Enjoy the rest of your day.  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Inside of card:
I cutout some balloons from wrapping paper and attached them with 3D foam pads and used my Copic Black marker to draw some string down to each monster and spelled out his name on the monsters.  It was a fun card to make!