Friday, May 31, 2019


Hi, There!

I missed our QKR challenge last week due to not feeling well - but back for some inspiration this week.  I think this may be a nurse image - not sure.  But either way, she is cute and so is her doll. 

So for our Friday QKR challenge which is always Anything Goes - here they are and so much fun to color up.  Enjoy your weekend and join in the fun if you can!!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image - Digital Best Friends Q5301  Sentiment Happiness Q10108
Dies used - Rectangle Stitched frame and distressed with Antique Linen ink
Heart distressed with Spun Sugar ink  Applied Star Dust around the heart and used a 3 D wobble to back of the heart so it has some movement to it when you touch it!  A cord, red card base and paper from SU.  The white behind the card is my envelope - forgot to remove it.

Monday, May 27, 2019


Hi, There!

Happy Memorial Day!  May God bless our men and women in service around the world and bless and comfort those families of members of the armed services that have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe.

I managed - between BBQ's to get one card done - another girlie girl.  Before I started coloring her I looked through my paper stashes and found a paper pad I had called Bohemian Bazaar!  I fell in love with the bright colors so just had to give this image another chance - just because I wanted to color more hair;)  Lol!!

Thanks for stopping by, see you real soon again, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image used is Kate from Sweet Escape 
Image framed in a Spellbinder Scalloped Oval die. 
Used another Spellbinder A2 Scalloped Borders for the top and bottom.  All papers are from Bohemian Bazaar.  Distressed sides of the background paper.
Jewels added from my stash.
Copic Markers Used:  Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11  Lips  R00 R02 R05 R08 R14 - can't believe I used that many markers for those tiny lips Lol!!! 
Hair: YR27 Y18 Y38  Dress and eyes:  B00 B02 B04  Flowers in hair:  YG07 G14

Sharing this card with:
A Gem of a Challenge - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Crafty Calendar - May - Distress It
Simon Says Monday - Frame It

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Hi, There!

I love these images from Grazia salvo art - Etsy/The Women of Flowers.  She gives you the option of printing these digital images either in black or grey.  I chose the black and what fun to color her.  

Used Copic Markers:  Skin  E0000 E000 E00   Hair  YR30 YR32 Y23 Y21 Y26 Y28  
Flowers  G20 G21 R000 R00 R01 R02

Papers used from some old pads I had from DCWV/Primrose and Recollections/Today-Tomorrow-Forever.  The roses I fussy cut from the primrose line.  Added ribbon lace for texture.  Image is mounted with 3D foam and so are the roses.  Wink of Stella in her hair, Star Dust on flowers, and Glossy Accents for her eyes.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Crafting From the Heart #243 - ATG
Digi Choosday Crafting #21 - ATG
Dare2BArtzy - May -  Flowers
Tiddly Inks #225 - let's Get Dotty

Friday, May 17, 2019


Hi, There!

Well, here she is the first of a few of these pretties that I plan to color.  I was missing these type of images to color and plan to go through some of my digital images and see what other goodies have been filed away and forgotten!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new followers!  Always fun to see a new face and thank you for any comments that you may leave.  I do not always respond but so appreciate the kind comments on my cards.  Have a wonderful day, or evening, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from Sweet Escape/Kate
Colored with Copic Markers:  Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02 E11
Hair  E70 E71 E08 E09 E15  Wink of Stella  Outfit & Eyes  BG11 BG32 BG13 BG49
Image is framed with a Spellbinders Opulent Oval
Papers from Recollection/Today, Tomorrow,  Forever - this is an old 12 x 12 pad   Corner of paper has been distressed with Embossing Enamel/Shabby White by Stampendous   Doily, spun gold threads and flowers from my stash.  Star Dust on her hair flowers and sleeve.  Image is fussy cut and mounted with 3D foam.

Sharing this card with:
a2z Scrapbooking May - May Flowers


Hi, There!

Hope your week went well - maybe you had a perfect week??  But if not, cheer up as it is Friday!  Yay!  So here is my card inspiration for QKR Stampede's Weekly challenge.  Remember it is always Anything Goes.

This kitty was so different than any other image I have ever seen that I just had to use him on a card.  And I love him because of that!!!  So I embrace our differences and thank God for the unique and special people He has brought into my life!  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~  CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Checkerboard Cat #ES209  Sentiment You're Purrfect Just the Way You Are #Q21004
Used a Stitched Nesting Rectangle Die to frame the Kitty.  Used 3D foam tape on three sides so I could put the tag inside at the top and you can pull it out to read the message.  No coloring needed except I did color in the letters on the tag.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Hi, There!

Made some birthday cards for donations/and last minute needs;) and just showing them here for today's post.  They are all done from Stampin' Up stamp sets.  Hello Cupcake for image and sentiments, also used one sentiment from Birthday Cheer - "Have a Spectacular Celebration".  The cupcake image has been stamped with Stampin Up inks.  On one cupcake I fussy cut to apply to the card front and used white cording. 

Used Star Dust on the icing of the cupcakes and finished off with my dyed seam binding ribbons.  Thanks for stopping by and next time around I hope to post some girlie-girl images that I have colored.  Hugs and be blessed ~ CaroleAnn

Friday, May 10, 2019


Hi, There!

Another card inspiration for our QKR Stampede challenge on Friday.  Remember it is always Anything Goes!!!  So if you can, play along.

I used this image once on a card for my grandson and just needed another boy's card for a birthday so here he is again.  This is image Q14212 Lion and the sentiment inside the card is Q14206.

The background is a Kraft 5 x 7 card base and heart paper and red border from stash.  The embossing folder is from CuttleBug - Happy Birthday.  Lion fussy cut and colored with Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, hugs and blessings always ~ CaroleAnn

Inside of card lined with papers from stash and used dies Stitched Nesting Rectangles from TuttiDesigns to frame the sentiment.
Q14206 I Love You and I Ain't Lion

Monday, May 6, 2019


Hi, There!

I have had this image for ages and finally getting around to coloring it up and making a card.  I picked this image out for a special person in my life for her birthday. 

I was captivated by her large eyes and her kitty's eyes too!!!  Love her hair too.  It has been some time since I have colored big hair and big eyes and I have been missing it!!  So I was in my happy zone with this one.  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image is from Ching Chou Kuik/Purple Woods
Colored with Copic Markers:  B0000 B12 B16 B18 B24   C1 C2  E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02 E70 E71
The stitched rectangle die to frame the image and placed on the white base card with 3D foam tape.
White Liquid Pearls, Wink of Stella in her hair and Glossy Accents in her eyes and the kitty's eyes
Just used a blue scrap I had and two white filigree metal corners.  This card is all about the image!

Sharing my card with:
Crafting from the Heart #242 - ATG
Make My Monday Challenge #95 - Wings (Kitty)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1918
The Fairy and the Unicorn May - ATG

Friday, May 3, 2019


Hi, There!

It's Friday and so another challenge at QKR Stampede, which is always ATG!

When I first saw this image Q10607, it has a Happy Easter sentiment attached.  But he had a sad face to me so I decided to put him on a missing you trifold card and delete the sentiment.  

So you can get more uses out of your stamps when you look at them differently!  Or was it the mood I was in as I was missing my sister??  LOL  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my makes!
Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

I meant to take a photo of inside but ran out of time - sorry.  This photo is what is inside when she opens the front first fold and then once you open this side, inside the center is where my message to her will be written:)

Card Recipe:
Digital Image QKR Stampede Q10607 - Happy Easter Bunny
Missing You Stamp is a wooden stamp with no company on it - must be an oldie but goodie as I found it in one of my go thru boxes and see what I have!!!  Surprises galore!!!  Why buy more stuff with so many surprises that keep cropping up!!!  LOL
Copic Markers  B41 B21 B14  R81 R83 R85  Bunny is fussy cut
DP - Forever Friends/Kraft Notes    Used scraps to make the circle that frames the bunny and a Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Circle die.  Thinking of you is a sticker from 7 Dot Studios.