Sunday, December 21, 2014


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 
and Happy Holidays! 
May you be blessed with a Happy and Healthy New Year!
I am looking forward to a new year full of new and
awesome creations by everyone.
So until the New Year of 2015 - 
Take care, be safe, happy crafting, and keep a smile in your heart!
Big Hugs,

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Hi, There!

I did not think I would be back but here I am with another quick make card using only die cuts!!  But I am feeling the urge to color getting stronger and stronger.  Just a few more of these quick make cards to do and then I will pick up my markers once again!  Memories of the fun of winter snow sledding both when I was a kid but also with my kids and then the grandkids - always fun!!

I used all die cuts from IO, Boy On Sled, Deer, Birch Tree with birds, Martha Stewart Branch punch which lends itself very nicely to so many fill in needs and I used Fiskars wave on the cut out snow and lots of stardust glitter.  Till next time, happy card making, I think I have almost come to the end for Christmas cards now.  Anything I color now for a Christmas card will go in a pile for next year!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenge:
DiesRUs Challenge #15 - Winter Wonderland


Hi, There!

Well, this is what I wish for everyone and hoping you can share your holidays with someone you love.  I have made a number of these cards as I used all pre-colored toppers from Sugar Nellie and it helped to finish up some of my Christmas card needs in a hurry!  Now onto other pending issues to attend to - wrapping gifts and a few last minute tie ups and then hopefully to sit back and say - Wow, I did finish it all!!!  Entering this into the Sugar Nellie Challenge #119 - Anything Goes.  Not sure if I will be back to post but I will be checking out all your beautiful designs as time permits.  Stay safe, warm, give someone a smile, and keep one for yourself inside your heart!!  Big Hugs, CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Sugar Nellie Topper inked with distress inks around the edges and lots of glitter and liquid pearls.  Sentiment from Lili of the Valley was stamped onto a circle punch in black and used clear embossing powder and mounted to a MS punch label.  Holiday ribbons and stickers from my stash.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Hi, There!

I love fairies and always happy to color one up.  Well, I did two here because I could not make up my mind which color to use.  One in non-traditional colors of pink and purple and the other in red and green.  Both are center step cards which show off this little fairy! I used Copic markers and, of course,  lots of fairy dust!!  I found these magical creatures at Cuddly Buddly!  Thanks for visiting me today and I wish for you a magical type of day, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Friday, December 5, 2014

Meowy Christmas/East Wind Style for Sam

Hi, There!

I hope you are surviving the feeling of the need to shop etc. !!  Everywhere I go I feel the energy of all the crazed shoppers!!! LOL  For our family and financial means, it is very low keyed and I am so happy we have it that way so I can also enjoy the season for what it really is all about!!  Now we have a very Meowy Christmas going on here because we just adopted a rescue cat that was living in a lumber yard and his name is Sam.  This card is dedicated to Sam (picture of Sam below). You might be saying - where is the cat or meowy part of this card - check out Lucy Loo's dress!!  I absolutely love this image and had so much fun coloring and designing it!  Hope you like it!
Now I was going to use a Christmas label but I need a birthday label so I wish you all a magical type of Christmas.  I know our Sam is having a magical Christmas here with us as we love him to the moon and back!!!   Stay calm, enjoy each and every day, till next time, Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

East Wind Meowy Christmas Challenge #20

Card Recipe:
Image:  East Wind Digital Image - Lucy Loo - fussy cut and mounted with foam dots
Colored with Copic Markers:  Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E01
Hair E30 E33
Castle  E11 E13 E93  BV000 BV02
Outfit  BV000 BV02  E93
Lots of Star Dust and Liquid Pearls
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts and Live and Love Crafts  also ribbon from LLC
Die Cut Frames IO from DiesRUs  Background paper is from stash with castles in background
Sentiment from Lili of the Valley
Label Punch is from Martha Stewart and a Circle Punch Tag from Kraft paper

Glad to introduce you to our newest member of our family - Sam!!!  He has the most beautiful green eyes!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Hi, There!

So here is my post #2 for the day, this is an image I have had for a long time and just getting around to coloring today with Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Colored pencils as following: Skin E0000 E000 E00 E11 Hair Y21 Y23 Y26 Outfit Spectrum Noir 071 078 83 082 068  DP from Vintage Frosty Basics, Brad Stars, forget me not roses and I used Frantage for the background papers framed in diecut frames from IO, a sparkled piece of tulle behind the framed image, and the ribbon, love charm, and button pearl charms and lavender ribbon all from Live and Love Crafts.  This was a fun image to color!!  Have a great day - thanks for stopping by and scroll down for Post #1 - till next time - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Aurora Wings Challenge #9 - Anything Goes


Hi, There
I will have two posts for today, so here is post #1 - Stars In Her Hair - this is a digital image I received as being a winner on Aurora Wings challenge blog and I love this image and now here she is all colored up with the following Copic Markers:  Skin E0000 E000 E00 E11  Hair BV0000 BV000 BV00 BV02 B91 B34 B26  Liquid Pearls - Lavender and White Opal, DP - My Minds Eye/A Beautiful Life and Vintage Frost Basics, Cosmo Border Memory Box Die Cut, MS Die Label, and Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley

Aurora Wings Challenge #9 - Anthing Goes

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Second Post of the Day!!

Hi, There!
Well, if you scroll down you will read I was hoping to finish all my baking and have time to play! And yes,  I found myself with time to color this great image from East Wind and designed this card.  This was a perfect image for today, as it has been snowing all day and I think it is snowing in this scene.  I love the sweetness of this reindeer's face.  I used a Scallop Circle Layered Card Kit from "The Paper Cut" so it shortened my work time.  The red doily, ribbon, snowflakes and ribbon roses and paper flowers all from my stash.  Thanks for stopping by, stay warm, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Copic Markers Used:
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11 E21
Reindeer E30 E31 E34 E35 E37 E21
Hair E30 E31 E34 E35
Clothes R46 R89 G21 G24


Hi, There!!

I think my grandkids will be building one of these today if the snow comes as heavy as they predict.  Not sure they will be as cute as these snowgirls from Cuddly Buddly by Artist Kim MacFarlane.  I used an embossing folder that I received free with the CardMaking Magazine from the UK!  I love this magazine and I love getting the freebies attached to it!  So many great ideas and samples in this magazine to spark your imagination.  I loved this image so much that I colored her once in blue and once in pink with my Copic Markers and shaded with Spectrum Noir pencils.  I like the white on white effect too!  The embossed card was shaded with blue chalk and was raised with foam dots on top of a white top folded card.  Don't always need all those traditional red and green papers to make a Christmas card!  Where ever you are in blog land, stay safe and enjoy the coming weekend!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Hi, There
I am so glad I made this challenge in time with two hours to spare.   The image is from East Wind called "Waiting For You" and I love the dreamy look in her eyes and of course her hair!!!  Kept it in all pastel pinks and blues and I made it a step card.  Hope you like it.  Used a Spellbinder die - Classic Scalloped Ovals and Memory Box Frosty Border all from DiesRUs!!  The sentiment is a cling stamp from LaLaLand Crafts.

I have the day off tomorrow and we are in for a snow storm;  so I made sure I had all my ingredients to start my baking and I hope to start early, finish early, and maybe get some more crafting in!!  Perfect for a day off from work.  Happy Thanksgiving to my blogger friends in the USA and a warm and cozy evening to all!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

DiesRUs Challenge #14 - Christmas
The East Wind Challenge #19 - Baby Its Cold Outside

Card Recipe
Papers used are from Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics, Copic Markers used as follows:
Skin E000 E00 E11 E21  Hair and Eyes  E41 E43 E44 E47  Clothing B41 B45  R20 R21 R22

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Hi, There!
I guess I have to say winter is here as I dragged out my winter jacket for work this week!!!  BRRRR!  Gloves, hat and scraf and I was toasty warm for my lunch time walk!  Now little Sofia here looks all bundled up too with her bright red and green hat, mittens, and scarf.  I used this image to make a shaker card.  There is acetate in the window pane and I put in some snowflake and micro bead confetti.  Fun to shake the card and see it all roll around.  I used a few die cuts on this one.  My new Snowflake Corner (shaded with blue), also new Beloved Stars die but I put snowflakes where the stars are and I used the large Madison Window to make the shaker part.  This took time to put together but was worth it for the fun of it all!!  Till next time, Stay warm,  Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges: (Finally got it to work!!)

Artbymiran  Challenge #19
DiesRus Challenge #14 Christmas

Image is Winter Sofia from Artbymiran 
 Spectrum & Copic Markers 
Shaded with Spectrum Noir colored pencils
Skin FS4 TN2 TN3 CR1 CR3  Hair IG5 IG7 IG9 TB8
Eyes TB8 TB7 TB4
Mittens and Hat  R46 R89 - Copic
Scarf G19 G29 - Copic
Stardust here and there and Glossy Accents in her eyes.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Hi, There!

I just recently found out that a walking partner of mine (every day at lunch time) passed away.  Her name was Hildegard and she was an inspiration to me. Hilde would be walking regardless of the heat of the afternoon or the coldness for that afternoon.  I started making Hilde birthday cards two years ago and this May was her 89th birthday but she never showed for her walk.  So, Hilde, here is your card and I would like to believe that you can see it and I am sure you are enjoying your walks in heaven.  You were my friend, my confidant, and I was blessed to know you and I am so happy our walking paths crossed.  My walks are a little sadder now but I am sure in time I will be smiling and thinking of you during those winter months when you would scold me for not wearing a hat!!  Happy Birthday and saying good-bye to my walking partner.  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Saturday, November 8, 2014


UPDATE:  This card won the Artist's Choice Award at Aurora Wings!!  Thanks Mitzi!! I am so honored to be in that group of chosen artwork by you!!

Hi, There!

I love Pansies!  Actually all flowers and these were a challenge to color but I found some great paper for inspiration and had so much fun!  The paper is from DCWV Four Seasons Stack.  It was difficult to cut the paper apart but had to be done for the card.  The image from Aurora Wings is called Pansy and I have had this image for a long time.  Sometimes I need to keep looking at a digital image and "digest" it before I can color it.  So I think I digested enough! LOL  I colored her up with Copic markers and shaded with a black Spectrum Noir pencil.  Then fussy cut and used foam dots to raise the image.  Stardust used and liquid pearls here and there.   Shaded the paper frame with chalk.  Used a Martha Stewart border edge.  Some little paper butterflies here and there.  Glossy accent on her eyes and a piece of sparkle tulle behind the image to soften it up.  Thanks for stopping by and till next time, enjoy your weekend!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Aurora Wings - Heartfelt Thanks - For me its "Friendship"  Thankful for all your friendships!

 Copic Markers:  Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02E11 E93
Hair  E30 E33 E35
Flowers V0000 V000 V01 V04 V09    B0000 B00 B01 B02 BG000 B14 B16
G000 G00 G12 G21 G24 G94 G99
Butterfly  YR21 YR23 YR15 Y35
Inside View:

Monday, November 3, 2014


Hi, There!

I like these cute digital bears from Cuddly Buddly - they are just happy little bears and this one is on his way to wish someone special that I know a Happy Birthday!  I used Copic Markers to color and Spectrum Noir pencils for shading.  A Spellbinders' Scalloped Oval die cut to frame the image.   An embossing folder for the background frame and some star dust and liquid pearl here and there.  Added some butterflies since the charm reads, "Butterfly Kisses"!   Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my post, till next time, Hugs, ~ CaroleAnn

Saturday, November 1, 2014


UPDATE:  I won Top 3 at Artbymiran with this card!!!  Thank you!!

Hi, There!
I remember those days when I was "much younger" and the rain would make me sad because I wanted to be out playing or roller skating with all my friends.  Or perhaps this young lady is missing someone and writing her thoughts on her window pane!  This is a digital image from Artbymiran called Rainy Day which you can find here.  Well, we do have a rainy day here so I will be indoors but now I clean instead of pine!!!  LOL  Till next time, hope you have some sunshine to enjoy where you live, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Info:  Image was colored with Spectrum Noir Inks, papers are from My Mind's Eye/Home
Used some Glossy Accents for her eyes and stardust on the window pane and letters and rain.  A heart clip in the corner, some buttons, and two layers of cream lace - weblike and flowers.

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

Artbymiran Challenge #18 - Anything Goes

The East Wind Challenge #18 - Go Green (color green for me)

Creative Colors Challenge #22 - Using three colors of your choice from the spools and adding lace
my colors are the green, blue and yellow spool

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


UP DATE!!  This card won for QKR Challenge #109!!!  And made Designer of the Day on 613 Avenue Create's Facebook page!!

Hi, There!
I absolutely love this digital image from QKR called Witch!  I had fun with this one as I popped out the hands with foam dots for a 3D effect.  I can just hear her cackle of "Want Some Candy, My Pretty?" - I computer generated that sentiment and used black frames for both the witch and the text.  Die Cuts used are Impression Obsession - Frames #219 and a Tree Die #242 that I cut apart and used behind the frame. The papers are from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and the candy stickers are from Jolee's.  Ribbon and button from my stash. Not sure I would take any of her candy but I will be raiding my grandkids' candy bags for some goodies - no shame when it comes to searching for those Butterfinger bars!!!  Till next time, my pretties - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #94 - Anything Goes/Candy Treats
QKR Stampede Challenge #109 - The Witch Is In

Image colored with Copic Markers and Spectrum Pencils for shading
Skin YG0000 YG21 G20 G21 YR27
Hat  C1 C2 C3 C4 C7 BV02 BV04
Hair YR68 YR27  Glossy Accents for Eye and finger nails   Star Dust around image

Sunday, October 19, 2014


UPDATE:  This card won at Dies R Us Challenge!!!  Yeah!!!  Thank you.

Hi, There!

I received these great Halloween die cuts and just could not wait to try my hand at something - halloweenie!!!  Not one drop of ink was used on this card - a first for me!! LOL  Kind of a nice change of pace to not color and just cut out and glue together.  Halloween Set and Cat Set dies are  from DiesRUs! Love this one stop shopping for Die Cuts!!  Background paper from Authentique/Spirited.  Fence, tree, and Witch are also Impression Obsession die cuts.

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

Dies R Us Challenge #12 - Halloween

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Hi, There!
I hope my post finds you enjoying your evening.  Rainy and very humid here for the month of October.  Lots of leaves are falling down with all the wind and rain tonight!  So I guess a lot of us will be "leaf dancing" after this weather is done!  This pair seem to be enjoying it and it was fun coloring them up.  I used my copic markers (sorry never recorded the colors) and all papers and stickers are from my halloween stash.  Love when I get to use up bits and pieces of my designer papers!  This image is from Cuddly Buddly by Artist Kim MacFarlane called Shall We Dance.
Till next time, Happy Leaf Dancing;)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Moments Challenge #53 - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Hi, There!
It has been awhile for me to get back into my mojo of blogging.  Was away for a few weeks and it is taking time to catch up on everything both at home and work!!  But I am so glad that I found the time to color up this adorable digital stamp by Chrishanthi - you can find her wonderful art work here!!  This one is called Halloween Girl so for PPinkyDolls Challenge of Fall Colors -  it is perfect!  I love all the fall colors surrounding us here in upper New York State.  I can't get enough of the colors so I am going onto my next project to color more fall colors.  So until next time, take care, get out and kick some leaves around - hoping you do not have to rake to many!!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Digi image by PPinkyDolls Art called Halloween Girl.
Colored with Spectrum Noir Markers
Skin  FS4 TN2 TN3 CR3 CR1
Hair  and Eyes  LG1 LG2 LG3 LG4 LG5 Glossy Accents for eyes
Outfit & Accessories  HB3 HB3  OR2 OR3 TN5 TN6  GB3 GB4
Added Star Dust to pumpkin's eyes, star on hat, and her broom!
Dies Used
Black corner die cut from Joy Craft
Fence from Impression Obsession
Bats and Cat from Impression Obsession
Paper from stash
Ribbon, tag and ghost from stash

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Hi, There!

Well, it is good to be back and the fall colors are just getting started here in upstate New York!  It was a little too warm for me down in Florida!  I just love this time of season here in New York.

So I guess we will be getting ready for some windy weather for the next few days and here is a cute little miss enjoying her walk with teddy.  I look forward to these kind of walks myself soon minus a teddy;)  I'll settle for a hubby! LOL

I was inspired to color this image with bright colors due to some beautiful flowers my sister received while I was visiting her - there were bright fuchsias, limes, pinks, and yellow flowers in the vase!!
Until next time, I hope you are having a good week full of bright colors to marvel at;)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #91 Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #86 - Colors of Autumn
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

Card Recipe:
Image and sentiment from Cuddly Buddly - Windy Weather colored with copic markers
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E11 E95
Jacket, Trim and Pants RV04 RV09 YG13 YG25 YG24 BG49
Hair E51 E35 E25  Bear E31 E33 E35 E51  All shading done with Spectrum Noir pencils
Background paper is from Crafty Secrets/Earthy  I used paint samples for the blue/green and fuchsia - all papers mounted to Recollections kraft paper.  Leaf punches from stash and pearl swirls from Recollections.  Sentiment also from Cuddly Buddly.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Will Be On Vacation!!

Hi, There!
Just wanted to say I will be back after September - going to help my sister out in Florida.  She is having a hip replacement and will need some help.  So I really will not be back to my blog until beginning of October some time!  I have my laptop so I will be checking out all the wonderful creations you all make!  Stay well - till October, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Sunday, August 31, 2014


UPDATE:  This card won Top 3!!! Yea!!!  Thank you, Mo!!
Hi, There!

This card brought back so many memories for me.  This would be how my daughter's set of twins looked going off to school 12 years ago as they are now entering their Junior year in HS!!  It seems those years went by very fast and now the last two years of High School will be gone in a wink of an eye - I am sure!  So this is for you Jhanya and Freddy!!  Good Luck in your Junior Year!  Till next time, thanks for visiting, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
DP2 Challenge:  Back To School

Outer Stair Step card pre-folded and scored from The Paper Cut company.  It was fun picking out the papers etc. needed to put it all together!  Both images from Mo Manning's called To School and have been colored with Copic Markers.  Papers are all from Graphic 45/A Place In Time
Hair C1 C2 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8  Skin  E53 E33  Clothes B41 B45  R20 R21 R46 R89 E55 Back Packs YR21 YR23 and his B41 B45

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Hi, There!

This little bunny from Pachela Studios at Cuddly Buddly is called Toby Tumble and you can find this adorable little guy here!  I am a little out of my element in coloring animals so I was pleasantly surprised to find out just how much I enjoyed making him look "handsome"!  Check out all the great digital stamps available at Cuddly Buddly.  Thanks for visiting with me tonight.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your week and that you surprise yourself by creating something fun!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #86
Allsorts Challenge Week 273 - Warm and sunshiny colors

Card Recipe:
Digital image colored with Copic Markers
Toby - E11 E30 E34 E35 E57
Toby's Shirt and Pants - E50 E53 B32 B34
Toby's flowers and surroundings - Y11 Y08 Y35 Y38 V0000 V12 R0000 R22
R000 R05 Y26 BV02 BV04
Digital Sentiment from Cuddly Buddly and shaded edges with blue chalk and stardust glitter in corners
I used a cutout frame and used foam dots to give it height and the background paper is from Paper Crafty Secrets/Earthy.
Metal heart clip is from my stash along with the shear blue ribbon wrapped around the frame .  Martha Stewart butterfly punches used on craft paper and colored with Copics and used Stardust glitter on butterflies and on the digital image along with liquid white pearl.  Blue rhinestones from my stash.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Hi, There!

I could not wait to color this mermaid from Aurora Wings called Mermaid Tying A Ribbon.  She is just so beautiful and so much fun to color - lots of glitter and white pearl used on her.  I used both Copic and Spectrum Markers and my Spectrum pencils for shading.  Added Glossy Accent for her eyes and the surrounding bubbles.   Sticker fish and shells I found in my stash.  The Mermaid inside the card has been raised with foam dots.

I could not bring myself to totally destroy the background paper so I used it on inside of the card both top and bottom so as to keep the whole background image of the under the sea mermaid!  This paper is from DCWV/Once Upon A Time.  The song from Disney's Under The Sea played in my head the whole time creating this card!  Thanks for coming by to visit - hope you have a great week, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenge:
Aurora Wings Challenge # 6 - Under The Sea and for their Facebook Challenge "Mermaid Madness"

Colors Used:
Copic Markers:  Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11  Hair BV0000 BV000 BV00 BV02
Ribbon and Eyes B00 B01 B02 B04   Spectrum Markers: Tail and Fins Dg1 CG3 CG4 and Pencils #43 #44 #48 and #82
Front of the Easel Card:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Hi, There!

I surprised myself with this post on a weekday!!  I am usually a weekend poster when I can find time to sneak into my craft room and play for a little bit of time.  So good for the soul!!  Any who - here is a card I just finished and I used this beautiful digi image from Cuddly Buddly by artist, Karen Middleton!!  You know how much I love fairies and her collection is awesome!  So I am glad to say that I am posting this for their Cuddly Buddly DT call (digital stamps for me).  I just discovered their website and just love it  -  -  thanks to my friend, Gail, (thank you, Gail ) if she hadn't given me the heads up - I would never know this is going on.  Check out their site - very fun - so make a cup of tea or coffee and hunker down for some eye-candy browsing!!  Thanks for taking a break from your busy schedule and visiting with me and I hope you have a great finish to your week!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image by Artist Karen Middleton from Cuddly Buddly
Copic Markers and Colored Pencils for shading:
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01  
Hair E50 E53 E34  Branch E35 E37
Leaves G21 G24 G82 YG21
Wings (my fave) V000 V01 V12   lots of stardust - what kind of fairy would she be without her stardust????
Butterfly and her dress BV000 BV00 BV02 BV04
Martha Stewart butterfly punches, ribbon and sentiment from Stampin Up and background paper for framing the image is also from Stampin Up

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Hi, There!

One of my fun things to do with my grandchildren - blowing bubbles!!!  Something relaxing about it and watching how far they will float up and all the colors reflected inside each bubble!  So this sweet girl is bringing back those memories to me!  I used Spectrum markers and pencils for coloring and Glossy Accents for the bubbles.  Colored brads for the extra "bubbles".  I made this into a Twist Easel Card.  The papers are all from Recollections, the image is a digital image from ArtByMiran "Blowing Bubbles".  I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Eyelet Squares for the frame of the image and the text is from TLC.  Hope you have time to "blow bubbles" - till next time,  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #85 Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge #12 - Anything Goes

Colors:  Spectrum GT1 GT2 GT3 - Hair    CR1 CR10  GB3 GB7 - Outfit
Pencils for shading - Spectrum Numbers  62  17  23  85  90

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Hi, There!

Hope my post finds you well and enjoying a wonderful weekend.  Maybe, a birthday party or two in the works!  We have lots of birthdays in August so this was perfect for me!  I had this digital image for sometime and only now getting around to color her up.  I think she is just so sweet.   I used Spectrum Noir markers and colored pencils for shading.  List is below.  Papers are from Annabelle's Meadow Pack, metal corner, clock charm, teapot charm, and lace all from LLC, porcelain roses from my stash, half a circle punch and lace butterflies from Martha Stewart collection, rhinestones from stash.  Used a text stamp from  from Stampin Up and used some blue chalk on sides.  Glitter has been added to her skirt and apron and flowers in her hair.  I made this an easel card.  Thanks so much for stopping by for "tea" - enjoy the rest of your day.  A special Happy Birthday to all you August babies too!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Mosdigitalchallenge #235  Happy Birthday for a Girl

Colors Used:
SPECTRUM NOIR MARKERS - Skin  FS2 FS4 TN2  Hair  GB1 IG3  Dress IB1  
SPECTRUM NOIR BLENDABLE PENCILS - Used for shading - Dress - 65, 68, 71
Apron and shoes and socks - 117 119 120
Hair - 96 99  Skin - 6, 9, 29, 85,  107  There are great tutorials on Spectrum Noir for shiny hair and coloring with pencils.  That is where I found the tutorial for this image.  I also did a version in pink which I will save for another challenge sometime.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Hi, There!

Very stormy here today so not a sun shiny day but looking at this adorable Sprite (which was a freebie) from Aurora Wings called Sunflower how could it not feel sunny!!!  Love these Sprites!  So much fun to color.  I used Copic and Spectrum Noir markers to color this little one up and then went back in and added shading with the Spectrum Noir Blendable colored pencils - list is below.  Papers are from K&Company "Tim Coffey".  I used a flower to decoupage for height, and a die cut from Dies R Us - a Cheery-Lynn "Hello", edge punch from Martha Stewart, a deco corner punch, rhinestones and ribbon from stash and Stardust for shine and some fran-tage in the corners!  Hope you like it - so many more Sprites to color and so little time!!! LOL  Till  I visit with you next time, take care and I hope you have a Sun Shiny Type of Day!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #84 - Anything Goes/Summer
Aurora Wings Challenge #5 - Sprite Delight
Crafting When We Can Challenge #75 - Bright Colors
Dies R Us - Challenge #7 - Birthday

Copics:  E000 E00 E01 E02  Y11  Y15  Y17  Y35  Y38 Y28 E15
Spectrum: LG1  LG2  LG3  LG4
Spectrum pencils:  20  23  47

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Hi, There!
Well, I am having problems with my flash drive and I just uploaded a bunch of new digitals too that I bought last week!!  Oh, well, maybe our computer store in town can help get some of my work back.  I had backed up all my work from this flash drive about 3 months ago but as you know in three months time I managed to add quite a bit of work:( Not backed up)

I got around to making two cards today so here they are - thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

A Day For Daisies digital image - Poppies - colored with Spectrum Noir blendable pencils and the papers are from Glitz/Happy Travels, corner bow die from Memory Box and I used two butterfly punches from Martha Stewart.  Of course, glitter and rhinestones have been added!

Whispy digital image from line art work by Krista Smith/Saturated Canary - colored with Spectrum pencils and she has been framed with a Spellbinder die cut, rhinestones from Flourish with a Bling, rose is from Recollections and all papers and sentiment are from DCWV/Once Upon A Time

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Hi, There!

It's been some time that I have managed to get anything made but this card was so much fun and worth the wait for me to tackle!  The image is from Saturated Canary called Usherette.  She is just so adorable and I colored her up with Copic Markers.  I used a Designer Paper Packet that I bought over a year ago and just getting around to it.  It had all sorts of papers and stickers all with a movie theme so it was a perfect match for this little usherette!  The popcorn holder can be used to put a gift card inside!  I tried my hand at a twist easel card and not sure if you can see it in my photos to follow.  Thanks for visiting, happy movie watching and of course, lots of buttered popcorn!! Yum!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I have entered this card in the Facebook Challenge #3 - Saturated Canary Stamps - Anything Goes
I would also like to enter this card for the following challenges:
7 Kids Challenge Fund - Anything Goes Challenge #104
Pile It On #29 - Summer Fun - Going to the movies for me of course!!
Crafting When We Can Challenge #74 - Make Your Own Background

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Hi, There!

A little humor here for today.  I found a few stamps that I just love over at Stamping Bella and I am only getting around to color them up today.  So this one is going to my Sistah!!!  She will roar laughing when she sees this I just know it!!  This was just so fun to color - so to my Sissy - like those bloomers do yah!!!! LOL  Hope you find some humor in the remaining part of your week!  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Card Mania Challenge #50 - Circles (somewhere on your design)
Love To Scrap Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #45 - Anything Goes with Option of Pearls/and or Rhinestones

Card Recipe
Image is from Stamping Bella "Senior-ita" Sylvia colored with Copic Markers
Papers are from Sassafras/Cherry Delicious, image is mounted on Kraft paper, clothespins, cheesecloth, and rhinestones are from my stash

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Hi, There!

We should recycle whenever we can so I was happy to say that I found the perfect spot for these recycled earrings.  I painted them here and there with the blue to match the colors in the card.   Then I was wishing I still had them to wear in that color!  LOL  The digital image is from Sugar Nellie called Sophia - what a dream to color and I added some gloss to her eyes.  I had to make my own card for the background as I got carried away with the size of the DP and realized too late I did not have the right card size to mount it!  But there are no mistakes in art!!  So I went forward with a larger size card then usual and liked the results!  Fussy cut the tag label that I stamped the sentiment on.  Used a MS border punch at bottom of card, all papers are from Kaiser Craft/Madame Boutique.  Rhinestones from Recollections, Doily and heart from stash.  Used some stickles on the sides of the card base.  Till next time, thanks for visiting with me, recycle when we can! Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

PS  Sissy, do you recognize your earring??  LOL

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Artbymiran Challenge # 9 - anything goes
Love To Create Challenge #123 - Fussy & Fancy

Image colored with Copic markers:  Skin E000  E00  E01   Hair Y11  Y13  Y15  Y17
Eyes and Dress and Bow all B14  B16  B26  and used Spectrum Colored Pencils for shading

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Hi, There!

Here is a very pretty image from The East Wind that is so much fun to color especially if you like to color hair, like I do.  And I just had to give her some beautiful pink hair!  I left the banner without text as I am not sure how I will be using this card yet.  And then I decided it might be fun to make another print out and give it some height.  But no time to do it for this photo shoot.  Till next time, I hope you find something fun to color - I need more days in the week to just color up all the images I have printed out in the past week!! Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

The East Wind Challenge #10 - Ribbon
613 Avenue Create Challenge #79 - Anything Goes with Optional twist - I chose Column 1 for my Bingo - Image/Bling/Pattern Paper/Stickles
Love To Create Challenge #122 - 3 or More Design papers

Card Recipe
Image from East Wind/Aurora colored with Spectrum inks and colored pencils
Skin  FS 1 - 3 - 4 - 5 PP 1
Hair PP1 - 2 - 4
Outfit TN2 - 5 - 8
Bow on Planter IB 1 - 2 - 3
Stickles in her planter and some glossy accent in her eyes
Designer Papers used 3 from Kaiser Craft/Tigerlilly
Bling is my butterfly pebble, pink rhinestones, paper flower, and three different ribbons all from my stash
Frames behind image are from Tigerlilly using Spellbinders Decorative Labels

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Hi, There!

I love surprises and a friend called me out of the blue and said lets go to lunch.  He use to be one of my bosses in work and I miss him.  He was very nice to me and we became friendly over the years.  So I met him and his wife at a country club in New Jersey and they treated me to an awesome lunch and even had a 4th of July plant for be as a surprise little gift.  So thoughtful.  It absolutely made my day!!  So once I got home from work, I knew exactly what I wanted to create for them as a thank you card and here it is!  So thank you Bob and Julie - if you read my blog - not sure!!  Hope everyone is safe for this US holiday and enjoy some good times with good friends - good for the soul!!  Big Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge blog #265 -Summer Girls
Crafting By Designs - Month long July - Anything Goes
DP2 Challenge #232 - It's a Girls World

Card Recipe
Image is a digital from Mo Manning
colored with Copic Markers
Paper is from Maja Designs/Life in the Country
Ribbon and rhinestones from my stash 

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Hi, There!

You all know how I feel about "Fairyland" so this adorable Sprite called Dandelion is just what I wanted to color.  It was a generous freebie from Mitzi at AuroraWings - so thanks again!!  Their challenge is "no lines or color bingo - so chicken that I am I went for the Color Bingo.  Not too good with the my Mac in trying to alter images so I wasn't sure if I could do the no lines.  So here she is and the image reminds me of being a little girl in the park with my sister and gathering all the dandelions we could and blowing away!!  Nice to be brought back to our childhood as it is so good for our souls;)

Till next time, thanks so much for visiting, have a wonderful week filled with some kind of childhood fun!:)  ~ CaroleAnn
Colored with Copic Markers:
E000 E00 E01 E93
Y02 Y06 Y08 Y15 Y17
G24 G94
B26 B39
Spellbinder Petite Scalloped Ovals for the framed image and Spellbinders Frame - Radiant Rectangle in Black for background.  Bo Bunny rhinestones in blue and yellow  Lots of stardust added - it's a fairy!!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

AuroraWings Challenge #4 - No Lines or Color Bingo
Aurora Facebook Challenge - Clean and Simple
613 Avenue Create #78 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hi, There!

I love Wednesday!!  I can now get thru Thursday knowing it will be Friday soon!! LOL  Okay, on with my card - I love this image from Sugar Nellie at FunkyKits!  I colored this some time ago, so I do not have the colors listed but I did use Copic and Spectrum markers on this image. This was really fun to color.  I also used a silver gel pen.  Used Glossy Accents for her eyes which was my favorite part in creating this card.  Which by the way, is my first step card!  Finally, figured out how to score and cut it but I still need some practice.  Used lots of stuff from my stash - die cut corners that I found in that stash along with some rhinestones.  The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley stamps.  Paper is from my stash too.   Thanks for visiting and have a great remainder of this week!  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Using Left Overs
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #221 - Shaped Cards
QKR Stampede Challenge  #92- Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Hi, There
I just thought both these bears were just so cute that I had to make a she and he card!:) I used card stock from my stash and all buttons, ribbon, and pearls were from my stash too.  I put some clear gloss on their eyes and colored them up with Spectrum Noir markers and shaded with some of my Spectrum Noir pencils!  Fun images to color!  Thanks to Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil!  Now I don't want anyone to not feel well but I am ready for that needed "get well" card for a he or she!  Stay well, and until next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #76 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart  #23- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge  #218- 3 or more Embellies
Love To Create Challenge  #120- Anything Goes

Card Recipe
Spectrum Markers:
Bear Boy Body - EB2 EB3 EB4 EB6  FS6 FS7 FS8
Slippers - IB1 IB2
Bathrobe - GB4 GB6
Bear Girl Body - BG3 BG5 PP1
Eyes IB2 IB3
Bathrobe - HB1 HB2 HB3
Slippers - PP4 PP6

Monday, June 9, 2014


Hi, There!

Hope my little blog finds you well.  Had some gorgeous weather here on the East Coast of USA. Since we did not have a tournament to travel to, we enjoyed some family time!   Felt good to be just home!  So I managed to get one card done and I am on a Sugar Nellie high!  I have a few more to color up before this day is out and my "happiness" is being home from work and able to work in my art room with my pens and pencils!  So here is Alicia from Simply Adorable Stamps.  I wish you some happiness for today in whatever gives you pleasure! Thanks for visiting, till next time - which may be awhile as we are back on the road again for next round of tournaments this weekend!
Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #75 "Anything Goes"
Crafts Galore Challenge Encore Challenge
Sugar Bowl Challenge 116 - "Anything Goes" - sad to say their last one for awhile:(
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #70 - "Lets Hear It For The Girls"

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from Funky Kits/Sugar Nellie/Alicia
Colored with Spectrum Noir Markers:
Skin  FS 3-4-5-6
Outfit GT1-2-3  CR1-7
Hair GB1-2-7
Papers and rhinestones used from BoBunny's Gabrielle
Ribbon from stash and Wood sentiment from LLC

Monday, June 2, 2014


Hi, There!

Do you like to read?  I wish I had more time to read because I love books.  I can spend my whole lunch hour just walking up and down the aisles of the library just trying to decide which book to choose.  I always end up with more than one - at least four - and sometimes start reading two - but, yes, my characters get mixed up in my head! LOL  Okay, enough, "blah, blah" onto the card.  I made it for the library that I spend so much time in not far from work.  I used my new Spectrum Noir blendable pencils and I got the Gamsol and used that for blending and it works like a dream!!!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find time for a book that will take you away to some far away place and time;)  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #74
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #21
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Bright Colors

Card Recipe:
Image is digital from Squigglefly "Common Knowledge" text was included with the image
Colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils
All paper from my stash and a bit of lace from my stash.  I made the little books with some paper.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Hi, There
I just had to try my hand at my new Spectrum Noir markers on the same great image.  I found a new love (still in love with my Copics too) but nothing wrong with two loves;)  I love their color scheme and their Spectrum Noir blending colored pencils match to perfection.  So I used some pencils to add shading and dimension.  Love my new toys!!  Thanks for visiting.  No time here to make a card - between working and then traveling on the weekends for basketball tournaments!  We were in Springfield,  MA last weekend and now we go to Albany, NY for the Gym Rats blowout!!  Go Rockland Rockets (my grandson's team ;)  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Spectrum Noir Pens used
Skin FS1 FS2 TN3 FS3 FS4 FS9
Hair LY1 LY2 LY3 GB7
Bird BI3 IB1 IB2 IB3 PPI PP2
Window GB9 EB3 BGR1 BGR2 BGR3 and pencils for shading

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Hi, There!

A real short work week for me  as I had a few days off!  I managed to get a little creative juices flowing over the long weekend.  My hubby bought two sets of colored pencils (well, the truth be known - I bought them and told him this was my Mother's Day gift from him )  Love those kinds of gifts - don't you?  LOL

I wanted to try them out and found out real quickly that although they are as bright and bold as they say they are, they will never replace my Copic Markers.  But still not too shabby for the first attempt at the shading and I had to change my paper to something with more fiber to it.  I had trouble blending on the paper I use for the markers.  I would imagine the craft paper will work well too - when I find more time;)  The digital image is called A Little Birdie by Mo Manning.  Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils both primary and essential sets used.

Till next time, take care and thanks for visiting, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn