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


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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


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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


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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