Saturday, December 23, 2017


Hi, There!

I am using an image from East Wind for my last post of the evening - which is really three in one night for me - a record for sure!  So scroll down if you wish to see the two previous posts.

But as my previous post has stated I am taking a break and will be back in the New Year.  So I wish all a wonderful holiday season and many wonderful blessings for a healthy and happy new year!!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn


Hi, There!

This just about sums it up for me, this is my second post for the night and I have one more and then it is a break from blogging until the new year!!!  Thanks for stopping by, big hugs and blessings for a wonderful New Year to you!  CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Watercolor background with Brushos and added some sequins and Wink of Stella
Sentiment is from Penny Black

Sharin Card with:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Winter or Christmas 2017


Hi, There!

I love these House Mouse images.  They are all so sweet and always having fun if not a little mischief at that same time.  This mouse is called Monica and she has made some booties for her birdie friend.  Sweet.  Hoping some one does something nice for you!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Used Copic Markers to color the image, background paper, the metal corners, and ribbon all from my stash.  Stardust on the birdie's hat and on the ground.

Sharing with:
House-Mouse and Friends Challenge #256 - ATG/Christmas 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017


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Yeah!!  It's Friday and the weekend is here!!!  Always a good feeling.

Just had to do one more card using the Penny Black sentiment die-cut and the La-La-Land Crafts border die cut image.  Background paper from Winter Wishes/First Edition and coated the sides with Fragments embossing powder in different colors.  Rhinestones from my stash.

Besides my card, I started some baking so it was a productive day.  It has been snowing here and it does look pretty and like a white Christmas!

Some packages were delivered here today and with them, I ran up the stairs to hide them in my closet!!  That's not totally true, as I can't run up any stairs!!!  But I do hide the gifts in my closet until I get a chance to wrap;) Luckily, my grandkids do not read my blog:)

Hope you are doing well and getting whatever you need to get done for the upcoming holidays.  Big hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Hi, There!

Christmas will be here so soon and I just got back from a little shopping.  I don't go crazy anymore and we do Secret Santa for the adults here so that makes everyone's life so easy peasy;)

Not sure how many more cards I will get done with my baking needs calling me to attention - so my access time will be limited in the craft department;)

So just in case, A Merry Christmas,  A Happy Hanukkah, A Happy Kwanzaa, and just Happy Holidays to all with many blessings for the New Year with hugs!!!  CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Background done with Distress Oxide Inks and masked for the moon.  Versafine Ink (black) used with clear embossing powder for Santa and sled and for the trees.  Sentiment just stamped in Versafine Ink.  Stamp set from Decora.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017


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Here is the second Stamping Bella/Polar Bear and Mousie card in the traditional colors.  They have a rather large present to unwrap - then again perhaps it is one of those gifts with a box inside a box, inside a box;)  Until next post, have a good night, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image from Stamping Bella and colored with Copic Markers
Star dust glitter and Wink of Stella  Papers & holly label from Bo Bunny/Father Christmas Collection
Christmas Magic and holly tags from Graphic 45/Nutcracker Sweet Tags II
Sentiment sticker from Tim Holtz Christmas  Nuvo Black drops for Polar Bear's eyes
I used a red cord to make a present for the critters.  Stickers and ribbon from stash

Saturday, December 9, 2017


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Just had to use this stamp before time ran out for making my cards.  My sister loves mice so this was an easy peasy card to make for her.  Non-traditional Christmas colors - BUT - I did color one more in the red and green just have to design the card around it - that always takes me the longest to complete.  We have lots of snow here so far - hubby is cooking chili - great for a cold winter night!!!

Until next post, stay warm, safe if you are driving in the white stuff, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Stamping Bella image/Polar Bear & Mousie and colored with Copic Markers.

Papers are from my fave UK Cardcrafting Magazine - they always have a freebie attached to the magazine and this time it was a stamp set, embossing folder (which I used at the bottom of my card), a set of foil cardstock in beautiful colors, and another attachment of KaiserCraft Christmas Wishes paper set!!!!  Just beautiful!!!!  

So the label is from the KaiserCraft set which is mounted with 3D foam to a die cut tag from Hero Arts.   I applied Stardust glitter to Mousie's hat, Wink of Stella on their hats and scarves.  

Diecuts from Hero Arts - tag, Snowflake from Sweet Dixie, Rhinestones and ribbon from my stash.  Snowflakes were colored with Distress Inks.

Sharing this card with:
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #186 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #56 - ATG
QKR Stampede Challenge #273 Non-Traditional Colors/or ATG
SSS Monday Challenge Icy Inspiration 
WordArtWednesday  Weekes #312-#313- ATG

Friday, December 8, 2017


Hi, There!

We are in for the white stuff here!!!!  I already have my dinner planned for Saturday and Sunday so we have our food.  And of course, some snacks and ice cream - never too cold for ice cream!!!  lol

I made this snow scene with a cute stamp set I found in my stash and I cannot tell you where it is from - could be Recollections from Michaels.  I cut out my own snow banks.  I have those fancy cuts for my die cutting machine but this was so much faster;)  Popped up the foreground and the reindeer and the birds.  It was fun - would have done the trees differently - fussy cut them out - but I was in a hurry - thinks I am a little impatient.  Have to work on that for the New Year;)  

The background was done with Distress Oxide inks, masked for the moon, and added liquid pearls for the snowfall.    Added some stardust on the snow.

Thanks for stopping by - stay warm and I hope you are not dealing with too much white stuff where you live!!!  Big hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Shared With:

Crafting With Friends Challenge #56 - ATG
SSS Monday Challenge - Icy Inspiration
Word Art Wednesday #312 -#313 - ATG

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Hi, There!

Yes, it is cold outside but warm inside and with a warm fuzzy scarf, hat, and mittens you could be warm outside;)  I love this image from Eastwind and it is an old digital image.  You know, I love big eyes and big hair - in my element when I am coloring them!!!!  Just had to put her on a card.  So here's to big eyes, flowing hair:)  Stay warm, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from Eastwind Stamps/Baby Its Cold Outside - colored with Copic Markers
E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11 E93
Hat/Mittens  E33 E35   Scarf  R29 R89  G94 G99  Hair/Eyes  E70 E71 E74 E77
Papers from The Magic of Christmas/Dovecrafts, ribbon, rhinestones, sticker from stash.  Eyes have glossy accents and white gel pen, Wink of Stella on hat and mittens  Liquid pearls in hair and around frame

Sharing this card with:
Crafting By Designs December 2017 - ATG
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #186 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #56 - ATG
Word Art Wednesday #312-#313 - ATG
SSS Monday Challenge Icy Inspiration - to me is warm wear;)

Monday, December 4, 2017


Hi, There!

I am not sure if we will have snow for Christmas here on the East Coast of the USA - it has been fairly mild during the day but cold at night!  But if there was snow, I would build a snowman just like this one - if my bones were younger! lol  

So I will settle for making a card - one in green and also one in red. (I did not photo both)  He just makes me smile and this is a wooden stamp from an older collection of Penny Black stamps.  Oldies but goodies, I always say;)  Until next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn
Card Recipe
Colored with Copic Markers
Glitter for hat trim and pompom
Sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs
Nuvo black drops for his eyes and the coal buttons
Background stamped various snowflakes with Versamark ink

Sharing this card with:
Crafting By Designs for December
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Winter/Christmas
SSS Wednesday - ATG

Sunday, December 3, 2017


Hi, There!

Hope you had a great weekend.  I managed to get some work done around the house and a card or two done!!!  I have to get some decorations around the house and I have a little table top tree to get up from the basement - my chores for my grandsons this week;)

I just had to do another card with this adorable image from Penny Black on it.  So without further ado here she is - I hope I am not boring you with the same image - next one will be a snowman from Penny Black - I love snowmen images too!!!  Until I post again, thanks for visiting.  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Used Copic Markers, glitter and the papers, postcard, and label are from Graphic 45/Nutcracker Sweet, ribbon from my stash

Sharing this card with:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Crafting By Designs Challenge for December 2017
Penny Black Saturday December Challenge - Winter/Christmas
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - ATG