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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Hi, There!
I hope you had a great weekend and to all the Mothers out there that celebrated Mother's Day this past Sunday, I hope you were treated like a queen or at least a princess;)  I know sometimes on "our day" we are still doing it all!  But that is what we do and do it so well!  So this card is for all of you that do it all - all the time!!  Big Hugs to you ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter the following card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #71
Challenges 4 Everybody #41

Card Recipe:
Digital Image "Butterflies of Hope from Crafts and Me  
Colored with my Copic Markers
E0000 E000 E00 E01 E012
Hair and Eyes E53 E33 E35 E37
Butterflies YR00 YR01 YR27 BG10 BG32 BG45
Papers Graphic 45/Sweet Sentiments
Lace from LLC
Liquid Pearls and Stardust 
Papers have been distressed that frame the image
Make It Crafty corners and butterflies colored with copic markers and glittered

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Hi, There!
I really can't say that there is an image by Mo Manning that I don't like but I would have to say this one might be one of my favorites!!  This is Shirley and she is just all full of sweetness - sugar and spice and everything nice is what she is playing at for sure!!  What fun she is to color too!  Thanks for visiting, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

613 Avenue Create Challenge #70 Anything Goes/With a Twist of Ba Da Bling - love the play on the words;)
Challenges 4 Everybody #41 Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #77 Distressing
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #215 Pretty Hair
Pile It On Challenge #18 Childs Play

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from mosdigitalpencil called Shirley
Colored with my Copic Markers
Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02  Hair  Y21 Y23 Y35 Y38 
Ribbon  Dress  Shoes and Flowers  V91 V95 RV00 RV11 RV32 G21 G94
Papers from Maja Design/Vintage Spring Basics and Vintage Summer Basics
A paper doily with stardust added, Martha Stewart die punch stamped with
Sentiment from Verve  "You're So Sweet"
Distressed the background paper behind the image and
used white metal filigree corners from LLC 
added lace from LLC
Ribbon roses from my stash

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Hi, There!

I just love this image from Mo Manning!  She is called Marion and she is just so cute and she does love her kitty and he doesn't seem to mind at all.  I love her hair and the little barrettes.  Just another fun image to color from Mo's digital images.  Hope you are enjoying and having a great day, and feeling loved like Marion's cat!! :)  Thanks so much for visiting, until next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAn

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

DP2 Challenge #228 - Clean and Simple

Card Recipe
Mo's digital image "Marion" colored with my Copic Markers
Skin  E000 E00 E01 E02  Hair E11 E13 E15
Outfit R32 R43 BG10 BG32  Kitty C0 C01 C02 YR00
Designer paper - Forever Friends/Craft Notes  Ribbon and pearls from stash  Spellbinder die cut frame
Inside of card I used same paper for background and the paper scrap from the die cut as a framed area to write a message.  This will be a birthday card for someone special in my life :)


Hi, There!

I am excited to announce that I was invited by Ema, the DT Coordinator of Fitztown, to be a Guest Designer for a challenge at Fitztown.  It was easy for me to say yes, as you know how much I love coloring fairies!  So I was happy to pick Fae 8 and design a card for her.  Ema, thanks so much for giving me this opportunity.  Here is my card and I enjoyed every moment of this creation!  Be sure to check out all the other wonderful creations over at Fitztown's Challenge Blog for May 3rd - "Lots of Layers"

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #69 - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Lots of Layers
Crafting By Design - May Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Things with Wings

Card Recipe:
Digital image colored with Copic Markers
Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E01
Hair E31 E33 E34
Dress Y000 Y00 Y02
Flowers  G21 G82 G94  E01 E02 E04
Bow/Butterflies B91 B95
I used 4 different background papers from Kaiser Craft/Sweet Nothings.  I tore one piece of paper for the upper left corner and that was difficult for me to do as I love this paper so much - I sometimes don't want to use it!!  The image has been mounted on to Craft paper.  I used a white paper doily, white lace; mounted a zipper charm and gold corners all from LLC.  Flowers from WOC and blue rhinestones from my stash.  I used a MS butterfly punch on vellum and also stuck a little heart pin inside the flower arrangement.