Friday, June 28, 2019


Hi, There!

Yep, just been thinking about our QKR Stampede challenge for today.  This is my card inspiration for this week and you know bees are everywhere!!!  In the card crafting world, they seem to be all the buzz!!!  Secretly I wish there were more of them out and about our gardens.  There used to be so many honey bees - but not so now - sad and scary as we need them:(

I hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by to my blog, and if you can, come and play along with QKR Anything Goes challenge.  

Bee happy, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
This is an A2 size card base.  
Digital Image #Q7103/Honey Bee  
Sentiment #Q11205/BEEN THINKIN'      
Bee is colored with Copic Markers, Stardust added to his wings. I used a Tim Holtz beehive die on the side of the card and distressed with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and added gold Stickles to a few openings.  For the sentiment, I used a Verve frame die and distressed the edges with the same ink.
Added a strip of cardstock to the bottom that I ran thru with an embossing folder from a mag freebie.  Inked up that area and added the die cut bee and the gold ribbon.  The beehive was fussy cut and added gold Stardust.  

Saturday, June 22, 2019


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Well, I managed to find the time to color up one more of those beautiful digital images from GraziaSalvo art.  This is from one of her Women of Flowers coloring book.  I have a daughter and a daughter in law that this image reminds me of so I just had to color her up.  And yes both ladies are natural beauties!!!  

In this image, she appears to be deep in thought or perhaps daydreaming?  I love the pencil stuck in her hair:)

Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Digital Image GraziaSalvo    This is a 6 x 6 card base white cardstock
Copic Markers:  E0000 E000 E00 E93  Hair E70 E71 E74 - Wink of Stella added
Flowers YR21 YR23 YR61  -  Stardust added  Outfit B91 B95
Paper flowers, wood tag with a cord, metal filigree corners all from my stash
Background papers from Gitz/77

Friday, June 21, 2019


Hi, There!

It is Friday again!!!  So we have another QKR challenge for you - Anything Goes - so easy peasy;)

My card inspiration is an anniversary card I made for my husband as we celebrate our 52nd Wedding Anniversary this month.

Not sure what this little rag doll has in her watering can that she grows such large tulips behind her but I think she is adorable and then I found this Verve sentiment and a little wooden frame and it all came together for me!  Hope you like my card.  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image Q13710/Watering  Colored with Copic markers and fussy cut and mounted with 3D foam
Papers used Tim Coffey   Tulips and flowers and flower pot are die cuts from Whimsy Stamps
Ribbon from my stash as is the sentiment "Happy Together" sticker.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Hi, There!

I love mermaids and went thru some of my digital stamps from Aurora Wings and found this one that I can't remember if I ever made a card for her so here it is.

The background paper is from my Whimsy Stamps June kit and the silver glitter embossed bubbles I made from one of the background stamps that came with this set.  I have to make some cards from the adorable stamps that came with this set and their papers are just gorgeous!

I wonder what she hears from the shell - can you remember doing this as a kid!!!  So much fun.  The frame is from Whimsy Stamps shaker frame and the sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Thinlits die.  I also found an underwater sea life die and used it on some of the leftover Distress Oxide Ink backgrounds I made to match some of her colors. Added some pearls here and there.  The image is attached with 3D foam and so is the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon for QKR Stampede Friday challenge!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Digital Image/Whispers from the Sea.  Colored with Copic Markers:
E0000 E000 E00 E11 E93  YG0000 YG01 YG21 YG25  B41 B21 B91 B95  R81 R83

Friday, June 14, 2019


Hi, There!

Happy Friday to you!!!  Yay for the weekend!!!  But it is also the start of a new week of our challenge for QKR - and it is always Anything Goes!!!  Join in - you never know you may win one of the cute and quirky images from QKR!

Now I used this image once before but I love this Scripture and we need so much more of this today in the world!  Love!  

I used a large die cut heart and distress ink around the edges and Star Dust glitter.  The background paper, lace, and paper flowers and butterflies all from my stash.  The sentiment is #ES37303 - 
1 Corinthians 13:13

Thanks for visiting, be blessed, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Hi, There!

At the risk of being boring - another Poppy card but I did try my hand at using watercolors on this set of poppies.  I always forget how much I enjoy the watercolors until I take them out and try them again.  So many different techniques and not enough time to try them all!!!  Lol!   

The stamp is from Stampendous/Poppies and I stamped them on watercolor paper.  Popped up the front flower with a 3D foam pad.  Frame is from Spellbinders and background paper is from my stash.

I used a SU sentiment which is embossed in black and another Spellbinder flag tag die.   Some Stardust and Wink of Stella on the flowers and I used some sequins from stash.  Thanks for stopping by, and now I feel the need to color some "girlie girl stuff" ;)

Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Friday, June 7, 2019


Hi, There!

A flower card for today.  There was a lot of shading on these flowers but it does not show up in the photo which is disappointing to me.  I have another one that I did in watercolor that I hope to upload before end of this coming week.  

I stamped the background images first and colored them and then the last poppy and the leaf were colored and fussy cut to attach with a 3D foam for dimension.  

It is a happy card but I left it blank - no sentiment - as I am not sure what I wanted to put on it - Hello or Thinking of You.  Sometimes I just like to have a card with no sentiment so you are free to use it for any occasion and write the sentiment inside.  I actually meant to add some sequins, so I guess that comes after the fact now.  Lol!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Stampendous/Poppies Cling stamp
Copic Markers - sorry never wrote down the colors - reds for sure;)
Distress ink around the edges   This is a white 5 x 7 base card with yellow and black cardstock


Hi, There!

It is Friday and time for another QKR - Anything Goes - challenge.  For my card inspiration, I made a shaker card using the digital image At The Park Q11905  and there is a sentiment that goes with this and it is inside my card and I forgot to take a photo but it is Q11906 "Life Will Always Have Its Ups and Downs".

These two rag dolls just reminded me of Raggedy Ann and Andy - which I had as a little girl - so these rag doll images are dear to me;)  Lots of sparkles are inside the shaker frame!  Fun to shake.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you join in, have a great weekend, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image #Q11905  Sentiment (inside card) #Q11906
I used a red card base and a Whimsy Stamps Rectangle Shaker frame die
Grass die cut from stash   Copic Markers to color these little rag dolls and used my cloud stencil in the background.  Ladybug stickers from my stash.