Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Hi There!

February will soon be approaching and I know there is a lot going on about football but for me it is thinking about all the great Valentine Cards I can be making!  Just wish I had more time to devote to this before the next whim catches my attention!  LOL  This is an image I have had for a long time.  I love her dreamy look!  This is called Love Letters and I am not sure if it is still available.  But it is from Crafts and Me - they have a great shop not to mention there is a sale going on now!!  So here is my card.  Thanks for visiting me in my little spot of the blog world and have a great day.  See you next time, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Cas On Sunday Challenge #25 - Lovey Dovey
Crafts and Me Challenge #144 - Use A Heart

 Card Recipe:  Image is from Crafts and Me/Love Letters.  This beautiful mermaid is colored with Copic Markers - 
Skin: E0000 E000 E00 E01
Hair:  ROO R20 R21 R32 R35
Hearts: R29 R46 R59
Mermaid: BG000 BG01 BG15 BG45
Background:  Spectrum Noir BGR1
I lined the inside of the card with paper from BoBunny/Crush Collection; the hearts border is from Memory Box/Cherish; Rubber stamp used for the little postcards is from Rubber Stampede; the text in the background is from Verve - Love Notes (not sure if you can see it - I did the text in clear embossing).  Added little pearls and rhinestone hearts here and there.  Stardust on her tail.  Liquid pearls in her hair.
Inside View:

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Hi, There!

I made this card very girly as this cutie just has to be girly!!  Love her dress and petticoats and that big bow!  Wish I had a pony tail like hers to swing around too!!  So here is a card for all the February birthdays being celebrated.  I am on a monthly kick here with these great Grahpic 45 papers A Place In Time!!  I love all the papers for each and every month!!   Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Crafting By Designs - Weekly Challenge - Get Your Girl On
DigiDesigns Challenge - Spots and Dots - Polka Dots on my design

Card Recipe:
Image is from the artist Krista Smith at Saturated Canary called Jules.  She has been fussy cut and popped out on the frame with foam dots.  All dressed up with Copic Markers
Skin R0000 R000 R00 R01  
Hair E50 E53 E55 E57 
 Outfit R02 R11 R12 R05 R08
Papers from Graphic 45/A Place In Time and Prima/Romantique   Image has been fussy cut and applied to frame with foam dots.  Oval frame die is from Spellbinders majestic ovals 7.  I added rhinestones, lace, ribbon, pearls and roses all from Prima.  I used stardust for her petticoat and some liquid pearls in her hair.

 Side View

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


PS  This card won at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!!!  Thank you for picking my card!!!  Yahooo!

Hi, There!

Yes, me again - two posts in one day!  Got myself some warm winter cocoa and this little cutie and here we are!!  Hope you like the card - I love hot cocoa with cool whip and marshmallows and chocolate syrup drizzled on top!  Yummy!  Just what she is saying on my card!!  Thanks for visiting with me today, to all my cold weather friends - stay warm and hot cocoa mug hugs to you;)   ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #55 Anything Goes with twist of "Winter Blues"
Pile It On Challenge #3 - "Wood" - the love sign on my card
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge # 200 - Pearls, pearls, pearls

Card Recipe:
Image is a Sassy Cheryl's called Warm Winter Cocoa
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E01, E02
Hair: Y02, Y15, Y17
Outfit: R05 R27 R29 R46    B0000 B00 B41 B21 B45 B95 B26 B39 BG000  G82 G94
I don't think I have ever used so many colors before on one little image - but she was worth it!
Papers are from Life In the Country by Maja Design - Not sure there is any paper that I don't like that is Maja Design!!  Love it all!  "Love" is a wood laser cut, ribbon, rhinestone hearts, and pearls all from my stash.
Side View:


Hi, There!
Flowers!?  It is so cold here; I can hardly type, but to think of warm sunny days and flowers - well, that can make me smile.  So here is a digi image that is new for me called Grow by artist, Krista Smith, from Saturated Canary.  The image is just so cute and you all know how much I love to color hair!!  I used some flower papers from my stash and some pearls.  She is colored up with my Copic markers and ready to say "For you and Happy Birthday to all January Babies!"  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - First Challenge for 2014 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #69 - Birthday
Great Impressions - Use Something New - My Digi Image

A peek inside the card.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


PS  This card was one of three for the Top Three at Fitztown Challenge #17!!  Yahoo!

Hi, There!
Live and Love Crafts came up with this great idea of creating something to do with perfume!  My daughter received this perfume from someone for the holidays and the box alone is so pretty that I created by card around the colors.  The image I am using,  I won over at Fitztown for a challenge they sponsored.  I absolutely love these Fae images by Morgan Fitzsimons!  I kept my card rather simple - (for me anyways;) - as the image is just so beautiful.  She has been colored with copic markers and I used papers I had from Wild Rose Studio/Butterfly Glade which I received from 7 Kids College Fund store.  I have some great rubber stamps to be used from them yet too!!  So many products to be used and so little time!!  The silver corners and white lace are from Live and Love Crafts - another favorite store of mine!

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

Live and Love Crafts Challenge #19 - Perfume
Fitztown Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #37 -    Anything Goes

 Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E01, E02
Hair:  BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV11
Dress: BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV11 V09
Flowers: RV52, RV63, RV66, BV00 G82 G94
Butterfly: BV00, RV52, RV63, RV66
Perfume Inspiration: Violet Eyes/Elizabeth Taylor

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Hi, There!
This is a first ever for me and I am very excited to say that I have been asked to be a Guest Designer over at 613 Avenue Create for the celebration of their one year blogaversary!  I want to say thank you to Chana and Kathi for giving me this wonderful opportunity to have my work showcased.  You have a great neighborhood and I love visiting everyone on Avenue 613!

To my followers, please go check out their Block Party at 613 Avenue Create and join in the fun and lets help Chana and Kathi go beyond their 500 count of followers!!  Just go and follow the instructions to be part of the festivities and have a chance to win some great prizes!!

There are many great sponsors for this event but I am using a digital image from the sponsor  A Day For Daises and the image  is called A Braid in My Hair and you can find it here.  Now this is rather unique, as my first digital stamp bought was with ADFD so it only goes to show that I am keeping with the "firsts" for me for the New Year!

Hope you join in on the fun and here is my card to celebrate!

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
C - is for Challenge #14 - Cheers
Challenges 4 Everybody #37- Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
This is an easel card so there are more photos to follow.  Image has been colored with my copic markers and a little shading with colored pencils.  The cranberry background paper is from DCWV/Four Seasons, all other papers used are from Vintage Autumn Basics.  Image has been framed with Spellbinders Majestic Elements 7,  and inside the same labels were used and all sentiments are computer generated.  I used frantage - shabby white and antique rose on papers and image,  wooden frame and bird elements from Prima, pearls are from Recollections, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, border used for inside of card is from Martha Stewart, lace inside is from LLC and the sparkle butterfly is from my stash.  Copic Markers used - 
Skin:  E0000 E000 E00 E01
Hair: E50 E51 E53 E55 E57
Dress: R81 R83 R85 R89
Birds: B91 B95 B14
Easel Card standing:

Easel Card fully opened so you can see the whole inside:

Friday, January 10, 2014

Color, Sights and Sounds of Winter

PS - This Card Won Over At Crafting When We Can!!  Winners Circle!!  Yeah!!
Hi, There!

I have had this digital image Kai In the Snow for a long time and now is the time to use it!  I use to bundle up my kids when they were little so you could only see their faces - only red cheeks and little red noses - so this image is special to me!!  It has been cold here on the East Coast but now we are going into 50 degrees - mother nature is really very fickle - not that I am that upset with  50 degrees!! LOL  Thanks so much for stopping by - if you are experiencing these cold, cold, temps, stay warm, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

613 Avenue Create Challenge #53 Anything Goes with an optional twist of color, sights and sounds of winter
Crafting When We Can #60 - Outside

Card Recipe:
Papers used are from Graphic 45 A Place In Time, and Vintage Frost Basics.  The image from Mo Manning's has been colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut. The tags are punched out and stamped with sentiments from Lili of the Valley.  The snow flakes are all punched from various Martha Stewart punches - twice - once in blue and once in white.  The border is from Memory Box/Frostyville Border and run thru a crimper to give it a snow feel for the little guy sitting on the mound of snow and I think catching snowflakes on his tongue!!  Lots of stardust here and there!!