Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hi, There!

We are off to visit some relatives in Long Island and I put together a box of cards for our hostess that is so generously BBQing for this big gang!  We are 7 alone in our family so besides bringing some food I thought the cards would be a nice touch.  I made some new ones to add to her collection too.  I would like to show you some of the newer ones as these were created by finishing up the last of my "treasure box" fairy cards - thanks Carolyn - I have so enjoyed using all my "fun stuff" you sent me;)  The fairy cards have been spruced up with stardust here and there and some added stickers too. The papers used for these 3 cards are all from Recollections "Habitat" - these papers are just so beautiful - not captured to the full extent from my photos!;(

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon with some new colored images!  Happy coloring Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Friday, August 24, 2012


Hi There!

I found this challenge website on Ann Marie's blog  (there is some beautiful inspirations on her blog and Ann Marie is one of the members of the Design Team for Stamptacular Sundays challenge). So I decided to join in - loved this nice and easy challenge and a perfect one for this great image that I fell in love with over at Dilly Bean - check out this blog too - love these images and their big eyes.  You know I am into BIG EYES and BIG HAIR!  lol  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

So here is my card that I would like to enter for the following challenge:

Stamptacular Sundays - "Let's Hear if For the Girls"

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, 000 00 and E93
Hair - E15, 18, 33
Background - YG13
Eyes - YG13, YG25 and YG07
Flowers in Hair - R20, 21 and 22
DP is from Webster's Pages, sentiment is from SU on a Martha Stewart label and the lace butterfly is also from MS.  After I had posted this I had added some liquid dimensional to her eyes and I did not think I could capture how great it made her eyes look on my dinky camera (nor am I a very good photographer) so I never uploaded it - but me oh my - I am loving her eyes on my card.  Have to color more of these images!  Here's Looking At Ya!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Love Letters

Hi There!

I hope you are all enjoying the start to a new week - almost the end of August - I can't believe it!

Love letters or any kind of letters I find to be few and far between now that we have all this "E" stuff!  I seem to receive more bills than anything else! UGH!  But I am happy to say that this is a card that is going to be sent to someone special in my life.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

 I would like to enter this card for the following challenge:

Lili of the Valley - "Oh So Girlie" challenge -
Now I know maybe a little girl image would have been more appropriate for the challenge but to me this bear is a little girl - in fact she has a special "sister" bear that she is sending her "love" note to - although miles apart they are close at heart;)

I love these bear images from LOV! This one is A Little Message and so she is off with her card and carefully places her mail into the mailbox.  The message that is stamped on the MS label was also included with the rubber stamp.  I colored the image with Copic markers (listed below) and I used papers from Recollections called "Love Letters", ribbon and heart trim is from my stash, doily from my treasure box, heart paper clip from my stash, the stamped letters are from Rubber Stampede and the "best friends" stamp is from Hero Arts and both are colored with my Prisma pencils.  Pearls from Recollections.  Thanks for taking time to visit!  Hope you receive some "love" letters in your mailbox too!  :)

Copic Markers Used
Mailbox: R46 59
Bear: C00, C02, E93
Present: Y02 15
Sky: B0000 00
Grass: G21 94
Stardust here and there 

Monday, August 20, 2012


Hi There!
Well I have to make this very fast - never thought I could get this card done in time for this challenge but I also have to rush off to work.  The image I used is from Crafts and Me and she is called Violet!  She is so pretty!

So I would like to enter this card into two challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenge #97 - Add Some Lace

Bunny Zoe's Challenge #27 - theme is Summer

Copic Markers Skin E0000, 000, 00, E02  Hair Bg 000, 00, 10, 15, 45, 49
Papers from Crafty Secrets lace and stickers from my stash

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Hi There!

It seems like ages since I got around to posting a new card!
So without any further ado here is my card.

I would like to enter this card for the following two challenges:

Sugar Bowl Challenge #89 - You had to use Maria Theresa's Sketch which is a great sketch and fun to follow and also use a Sugar Nellie image.  I used Lil' Sweetpea rubber stamp.  You know how much I love anything to do with those little fairies.  It was optional to follow a butterfly theme but for me - easy peasy - another one of my loves! :) Which I took the liberty of covering her little ladybugs up with little punch out butterflies.  A close up:

This is the sketch to follow -
Challenge 89 - Butterflies

Hooked On Craft Challenge #23 - You can use any stamp but must be for a "Lets Celebrate" card. This challenge runs to August 25th - go check them out and they have some great inspiration cards to look at from previous winners.  And goodies to browse thru - love browsing; wish I could leave it at just browsing - if you know what I mean ! :)

Image used from SugarNellie and colored with Copic Markers:  Skin E000, 00 02
Hair E31 E34  Outfit R20 21  Leaves G12 21
Stamp is from Verve "Happy Birthday"
Papers used from Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" and Recollections Fashionable Chic Paper pad and the butterfly stickers from K&C the "Merry Weather and Pearls from Recollections

Friday, August 10, 2012


Hi, There!
Happy Happy Friday!!  Are you as happy as I am on a Friday night!  Love Fridays!!  Well, I have a card for you that I would like to enter into two challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenge #96 Use A Digi - and this is one of my favorites ( I actually have lots) called Forever Rose

Wild Orchid Crafts #56 - Pink and Green - oh me oh my!!!  One of my favorite color combos so no way I could pass this one up

Hope you like the card and have a great weekend - do something fun for yourself - for me it will be coloring a special card for my sister;)  No peeking Sis!!

Digi Image is from Crafts and Me - Forever Rose
Colored Copic Markers: Skin E0000, 000, 00 E01, 02
Hair  G000, 00, YG13, G12, G14
Rose R20, 21, 22
Flowers, Doily, and Pearl hearts are Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers are Recollections Bright and Basic Pad
Stamps are from SU "alphabets"
Ribbons and metal heart clip and rose bubble from my stash

Closeup of this beautiful Digi image:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Hi There!
Well, I surprised myself as I finished the coloring of this adorable image and then got the design of the card all done early this morning.  So without much adoo here it is and I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sugar Bowl Challenge #88 - need to follow their sketch (check out their website) and it was optional for a summer theme so I opted out on that one.  But the sketch they had is great and was easy to follow.  The image is from Sugar Nellie and she is called "Sprinkle Some Love"  these images are just so adorable - and its a fairy so that is just great for me!! ;)

Bunny Zoe's Challenge #26 - you need to use lace and swirls and any stamp you like - easy peasy;)

Copic Markers:  Skin E000, 00  Dress and Flowers E31, 34, B0000 B41, 45
Hair  E08, 09, E18
Coffee/Tea E35, 27    I used Stickles stardust and copper and white liquid pearls here and there
Papers are from Websters Pages an Crafty Secrets    Lace is from my stash and die cut is Madera Corner.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Hi There!

I haven't managed to do a lot in my art room lately - lots of company and BBQ's - all good and fun stuff!  I am hoping to get one more image colored tonight for another challenge I would like to try but for now here is my card for two challenges:

A Day For Daises - Challenge #50 - use fabric or fiber - image is Flowers in My Garden

CLP Challenge #50 for August using their sketch - check out their website

 Copic Markers:  skin E0000, 000, 00, 95  Hair Y11, 13, 15
Sundress R27, 46, 59
Flowers BG32, 45
Buttons are from Recollections and the heart button from my treasure box
Flowers are from WOC and Recollections
Paper from Recollections Bright and Basic Pad
Used a MS label with sentiment from Verve  Tied red fiber thru button and wrapped it around the felt bow   Glitter sticker border and the red rhinestones from Recollections

Closeup of the little girl - love this image - reminds me of my daughter picking the violets in our backyard when she was little ;)