Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SENDING SUNSHINE

Hi, There!

Since I had colored two backgrounds to start with, I decided to make one more sunflower, sunshiny type of card.  But another reason is that it is raining here, again, and cold and damp.  Another image from Make It Crafty - Carlie with flowers.  I love these little girls and how her little legs are shaped.  I have a picture of my sister and me together in our Sunday best and our Mary Jane shoes and I swear we are standing just like this little girl!!  LOL

Hope you are enjoying some sunshine.  We are supposed to be getting some sun tomorrow, but in the meantime, I am enjoying these colorful sunflowers in Carlie's garden;)  Thanks for stopping by, until next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Background colored with Copic Markers as the previous post and added the cloud background with an MFT cloud stencil using Distress Ink/Broken China.
Digital image, Carlie colored with Copic Markers
Hair - E70 E71 E74   Flowers Y02 Y04 Y13 Y15 Y18 Y38YR15 YR09 G03 G21
Dress B0000 B01 B02 YR21 YR23    Eyes - Glossy Accents    Wink of Stella in her hair
Fussy cut out the image and mount with 3D foam
The card base is beige with yellow and blue backgrounds to frame the final image
Added chipboard from Make It Crafty "Sending Sunshine" painted with Copic Markers in blue and yellow and added Stardust Stickles on words and flowers.

Sharing this card with:
Make It Crafty Coloring Challenge - Flora - Month of May
Artistic Inspiration #200 - ATG
Create and Inspire #74 - ATG
Crafting From the Heart #207 - ATG
Crafting With An Attitude #39 - ATG - Month of May
Crafting With Friends #67 - ATG
Get Creative #69 - Lots of Flowers - Month of May
SSS Monday Challenge - Inspired By A Song - "You Are My Sunshine"
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It


Thursday, May 17, 2018

SUNFLOWER GREETINGS!

Hi, There!

I will settle for sunflowers - sun being the operative word in this post!!!  Our sun has left us here and the weather channel reports not much sunshine until next week!!!

So here is a bright and happy sunflower card to brighten up your days if you are in this area.  The digital background and the image on the front are both from Make It Crafty.  I love this little girl's face and, of course, her eyes and hair;)

Thanks for stopping by and have a sunshiny type of day!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Make It Crafty Coloring Challenge - Flora - Month of May
Artistic Inspiration #200 - ATG Every Two Weeks
Create and Inspire #74 - ATG/Optional Springtime Month of May
Crafting From the Heart  #206 - ATG Weekly
Crafting With An Attitude #39 - ATG Month of May
Crafting With Friends #67 - ATG Every Two Weeks
Get Creative #69 - Lots of Flowers - Month of May
SSS Monday Challenge - Stencil It  Weekly
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It Weekly
Whoopsi Daisy - ATG with option die cuts Month of May

Card Recipe:
Digital Background is colored with Copic Markers.  Digital image - Faye's Sunflowers colored with Copic Markers and some Wink of Stella/Hair, Stardust/Flowers, and Glossy Accent for her eyes.
Used a Cloud Stencil from MFT in the background with distress ink - Broken China.  Added some enamels that sparkle. 
Die cut used is from Spellbinders "Hello"  - added Stardust Stickles.
Fussy cut Faye and 3D foam used to give dimension to little Faye in front of her garden!

Skin - E0000 E000 E11 E93
Hair -  E53 E 55
Dress Y11 Y13 Y15
Flowers  YR21 YR23 YR09 YR68  BV01 BV02 V09  B23 B26  R35 R29
RV21 RV32 R85  YG13 G43 G24 G99
Fence  E55 E57
Grass  YG13 G43 G24 G99 G94





Saturday, April 28, 2018

BIRTHDAY HUGS FROM PARIS

Hi, There!

Here is my last birthday card for April and this is for my sister.  I have sent her a few and this is the last one.  She enjoys getting mail and of course, my cards - my biggest card fan!!!!  

I did this image once already and had to do it one more time.  I think she will like it!!!  More spring-like colors for her as I feel spring has finally come here to stay!!!!  Classy Olivia is having a fun time and I am wishing my sister and I would have such a fun afternoon together someday - maybe not in Paris but either here together in New York or I can get to her in Florida!!!  Someday!

Thanks for stopping by - hugs and blessings ~  CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
The digital image is from Make It Crafty/Classy Olivia colored with Copic markers as follows:
E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11 E02
Hair E30 E31 E33   Flowers & leaves - YR13 G14  R81 R83 R85
Then mounted with 3D foam in front of a black and white digital image from Make It Crafty/Paris Sidewalk.  I only painted the leaves and flowers around the storefronts.  
Chipboard "birthday" is from Make It Crafty painted with Copic Markers
Hugs is die cut with an Avery Elle die 3x on black cardstock and glued together for dimension.
Lots of Wink of Stella on hair.  Glossy accents for her eyes and sunglasses!

Sharing this card with:
Get Creative #68 - No Pattern Paper
Whoopsi Daisy - ATG/Optional - Spring Flowers - April
Artistic Inspiration #198 - ATG
Create and Inspire #73 - Dies/stencil
Dies R Us - #95 - Springtime
Crafting With An Attitude #38 - ATG
Crafting from the Heart #203 - ATG
Crafting With Friends #66 - ATG



Friday, April 27, 2018

FRAGRANCE

Hi, There!

I have so many birthdays in April, so here is one being posted for a friend and sister from my church.  But I missed the exact date of her birthday but I just could not pass up a reason to make her a card because she is so loved by all in the congregation and a very special person to me! 

I did not have any belated sayings so I just know this spiritual saying will be just perfect for her.  Will post another birthday card tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by and visiting me, have a blessed weekend, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Artistic Inspiration #198 - ATG
Crafting With An Attitude #38 - ATG
Create and Inspire #73 - ATG/Optional use of die or stencil
DiesRUs Challenge #95 - Springtime
Get Creative #68 - No Pattern Paper
Whoopsi Daisy Monthly April - ATG/Spring Flowers
WordArt Wednesdays - Weeks #332-#333 - ATG/Optional use of their scripture

Inside View:


Card Recipe:
Made my own background on the inside of the card using the stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs/Fragrance and repeated that on the front but used a die frame on the front - Precious Marieke Foral Frame.  Restamped the flowers from the same stamp set and fussy cut and mounted on the front of the card.  The sentiment on the front and inside of the card is from the same stamp set framed with a die cut label from Spellbinders.  Used a butterfly from my stash, liquid pearls in the center of flowers - they are wild roses.








Wednesday, April 18, 2018

OKAY, LIGHT THOSE CANDLES!!!!

Hi, There!

Once I saw this delightful lady with the fire extinguisher, I just had to make my son one more card!!!!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn


The view once the card is open:
The image is from AI and I colored it with Copic Markers and used a die stitched frame and the sentiment is also part of that stamp set.  Everything else added to the background papers was done with stickers from my stash and the Happy Birthday in the center of the inside of the card is a die cut.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

FLOWERS OF FAITH

Hi, There!

Watched a youtube video from Sandy Allnock (here ) and was inspired to try this.  She has such great video inspirations!  Thank you, Sandy!

Used some watercolor paper and stamped the flower images in Versa Black ink (waterproof) The background was created with my watercolor paints; added some splatters of paint.  

Both stamp sets are from an older version of Flourishes - Zinnia (2011) and the second card was made with Flourishes - With Gratitude (2010).

In one card, I used enamel dots for the centers of some of the flowers.  The sentiment on that card is from Penny Black - Hope Shines.

The second card has a different flower arrangement and the sparkle enamel dots are placed here and there.  That sentiment is from the same stamp set (With Gratitude).

Wink of Stella used in both cards and mounted the watercolor paper on black cardstock that I edged in gold.  Added that to my white 5 x 7 card base!  I am pleased with the outcome of these quick cards!  

Thanks for taking another peek at my attempt at feeling like spring!  LOL  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn


Sharing this card with Penny Black Saturday Challenge - ATG/Spring


In this card, I did use some Stardust on the butterflies which are part of this stamp set.

Sharing this card at:

Artistic Inspirations #198 - ATG
Allsorts Challenge #463 - Spring Flowers/Showers
Crafting From the Heart #202 - ATG
Get Creative Challenge #68 - No Pattern Paper
Whoopsi Daisy - ATG/Spring Flowers -  Month of April
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #330-#331 - ATG/Scripture



THINK SPRING FLOWERS

Hi, There!

I did say "think" spring flowers because for us here on the East Coast of New York, upstate, it is still cold, damp and windy!!!  I am still in my winter clothes too.  I am having a lot of trouble with this prolonged winter in my bones this year BUT - it will soon pass and the sun will shine and will enjoy it all and be thanking the Lord for the sun;)  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have some rays of sunshine you are enjoying even if it is in our thoughts of "spring flowers"!  LOL  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Here is my card created for thinking of flowers:

I stamped a floral image from Flourishes called Zinnia onto watercolor paper.  This is an old stamp set from 2011. I used watercolor paints (Winsor & Newton).  Applied Wink of Stella to the flowers and added some enamel gemstones from my stash.  

The sentiment is from Penny Black called Hope Shines - love this set too!

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