Thursday, December 20, 2018


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Oh, what fun to go sleigh riding and then have the hot cocoa to warm up!!!  I have many fond memories of doing this with our kids and grandchildren many years ago.  Now I will stay inside and have the hot cocoa ready for all when they return!!!  Thanks for stopping by, not sure if I will be posting much until after the Christmas festivities here.  Take care and many blessings for your holidays ~ CaroleAnn

The image is from Flourishes/Snow Day/Marcella Hawley and colored with Copic Markers
C2 C4  E33 E25 E13  B91 B95  R14 R24   
The sentiment is from Recollections  Snowflakes die cuts from a mag freebie
 Ribbon from my stash and so is the background paper.

Friday, December 14, 2018


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I saw this stamp and it just made smile!  This gingerbread cookie is just having a ball in that cup of cocoa.  This is another Whimsy Stamp and just so much fun to color that you find yourself smiling during the whole coloring session!!  Hope you get to enjoy some hot cocoa and gingerbread cookies and don't forget to leave some for Santa;)  Thanks for stopping by, be blessed, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Whimsy Stamp/Cookies for Santa   Colored with Copic Markers
Fussy cut the image and using 3D foam mounted to die cut Spellbinder Scalloped circle and circle die cut from glitter paper.  The BP is from my stash layered with more glitter paper.  White cardstock base card that is 5 x 5.  Added some rhinestones and sequins from stash and ribbon also from stash.  Wink of Stella, Stardust, and white gel pen added for some details.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018


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Do you like penguins?  I do and Whimsy Stamps has to have the cutest images of these little guys.  I just want to have one here with me sitting at my craft table!  Don't let my cat know that as most times he is here with me sleeping under my table.  To do this little guy justice, I made a shaker card and I saw this on YouTube about a year or so ago and always wanted to try it!!  So enough blah, blah, thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day, till next time, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Whimsy Stamps/Penguin Christmas Sweetheart   Chipboard Sentiment from Make It Crafty and colored with red Copic Marker
The image is colored with Copic Markers  ( I followed the YouTube version for colors)  Thanks, Heather!!!
C8 C6 C4 C1 C0 C00     R89 R39 R29 R22 R08   YR27 YR14 Y17

The card base is A2 red,  white cardstock was embossed with Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder.  Once I cut the circle with a die cut,  I used the circle in the background and distressed it with blue ink.   Filled up with lots of red and white glitter, beads, etc.  Stardust on his hat and Wink of Stella too!  Fussy cut the image, mount with foam tape and I used some snowflakes I found in my stash from Arnold Grummer's Iridescent Flakes!!

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Monday, December 10, 2018


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I made three cards for this purpose as to keep my thoughts where they should be during this Christmas season.  Hope you like them.  I hope to get one or two more done in between all the whimsical images;)  Be blessed, always ~ CaroleAnn

All three cards have distressed oxide ink backgrounds.  Images have been embossed in black, gold, and/or white.  Mounted on a glitter background and an A2 card base.  Silver corners are from my stash.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


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Well, here it is the second card I made for my gift card giving.  Besides changing to the traditional red and green, I thought out the background paper better and the little bag can now be pulled out to receive their gift card.  There is a pretty greeting on the little bag and I did not want the recipient not to see that.  Have no idea where I found these little bags from but they made my day!!!  LOL  Don't you love when that happens.  Just need to check my stash more often!!!!!!

Till next time, thanks for stopping by, be blessed, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image/East Wind/Holly and Ivy colored with Copic Markers
E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02 E11  Hair and Eyes  G40 G43 G24 G94 G85  Eyes have Glossy Accents
Berries R11 R24 R27 R29 R89
I framed image with some doodle and with B.Paper from First Edition/Merry Little Christmas.  Rub on sentiment from Tim Holtz Idea-ology and so is the sticker on the side portion.  Lots of Wink of Stella, Stardust, and Nuvo white enamel dots in her hair and holly and ivy on her head.  

I added corner quilling and a bow quilled to the little bag.  Inserted a "to and from" tag.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018


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I have a couple of gift cards to give and I wanted to present them with a handmade card so this is what I came up with for one.  I did make another with the traditional red and green colors of Christmas which I may post at another time.  Thanks for stopping by, be blessed, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
East Wind Image/Holly and Ivy - colored with Copic Markers and lots of Wink of Stella in her hair and stardust in her holly and ivy wreath along with liquid pearls.  Eyes have Glossy Accents added to make them pop even more!  I just love her eyes!  

Image cut out with a Memory Box frame.  Sentiment from a mag freebie.  B.paper is from Vintage Frost/Maja Designs.  I found in my stash these little decorative Christmas bags and that is placed behind the image, along with another layer of cardstock with a holly image on it and I placed a word phrase sticker to the side/Tim Holtz/Idea-ology word phrases.  Added some rhinestones, snowflakes, flowers, and ivy stickers, from my stash.  Inside the bag is gift tag that I tied a wired ribbon to it and curled the edges. Now I just need to place the gift card inside that bag!  Done:)

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