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!!!