Sunday, January 25, 2015


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Got a need for a birthday card?  Well this digital image , called Furgus MacFluff, from Cuddly Buddly is just the answer!  He is just so sweet and fun to color which I did all in copic markers and some colored pencils in the darker areas of his fur.  I made this a center step card.  And used all papers from my stash and the "Happy Birthday" die cut is from my friend, Sherri!!!  Star clips from stash and so are the stickers.  Trying to use more of my stash then buying new;)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I am getting ready for the snow tomorrow but I will be driving home in it from work as it is supposed to be bad at the home commute time!!! Ugh!!  Counting down to my retirement  - too old for all this snow stuff and the stress it causes to drive in it!!!!  Stay warm, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Saturday, January 24, 2015


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I wanted to make a few more Valentine cards but they had to be fast makes as my time is so limited right now.  So I pulled out these topper cards I have had for over a year from Lili of the Valley and bingo it worked!  So here are my two cards - one I had to take two photos so you could see what I did with the front of the card.  Without further a-do, here they are and thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
Used a rub on and a stamp sentiment that I just received from my January kit from Simon Says Stamp!  Lots of great goodies in there - hope to use more of the goodies during the week.
I put lots of glossy accent on their balloon and some heart crystal stickers on the side.  DP from BoBunny

This is the photo of the second card closed (I scored it in half on the front)  Used another clear stamp and some rub ons from my kit.  Puffy heart sticker from Recollections

Now opened like an easel card.  Inside paper is from my kit and added a Cherish Border Die cut from Memory Box

Friday, January 23, 2015


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Just starting to get around to making my Valentine cards and have been trying out some of the newly learned skills from taking Kit and Clowder "skin and hair class".  I like how her hair came out - I am trying to use more shading and flicking techniques and I think it is working!  This is a sweet image with such a pretty face - love those freckles!!  Lots of fun to color and this is for my sweetie - no worries since he is not into blogging he will never see it before Valentine's Day!!  Thanks for taking a peek, hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge #11 - Valentine's
Just Inspirational Challenge - January "Sparkle"
Kit and Clowder Challenge - January "Anything Goes"

Digital Image - Aurora Wings - Valentine Girl
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E93
Hair & Eyes E11 E13 E15 E18   Glossy Accents and White gel added to eyes
Hearts & Dress R81 R83 885 R24 R27 R29 R46 489 White gel added to some of the hearts and dress
DP Lost & Found/Heirloom    Heart Punch used on same paper
Pink Sparkle paper from Michaels on background
Wooden key - embossed with Chinese Red embossing powder
Liquid pearls used around image and some stardust here and there
Mounted with foam dot a die cut cupid with arrow given to me by my crafting buddy, Sherri - makes the perfect valentine touch!!

Saturday, January 17, 2015


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Just had to make a card with bright, happy flowers since it is so cold here!!!  And happy I found the time to design a card around this beautiful image from Aurora Wings and you can find that image here.  This was so much fun to color and it was done with Copic Markers and also used plenty of liquid pearls, pearls from Zva, and glitter star dust.  I decided to keep the design simple so no flowers or lace or ribbons.  Background papers are from Lost & Found/Sunshine, red is from my stash, and blue and striped piece from K&Company/Tim Coffey.  The bright colors make me feel happy and warm;)  Till next time, thanks for stopping by, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Aurora Wings Challenge #10  All that Glitters

Also Facebook Aurora Challenge January 2015 Gems

Crafting From The Heart #42 - Anything Goes

Copic Markers Used:
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01
Hair Y21 Y00 Y23 Y32 Y35 Y38
Flowers B0000 B00 B14 B16  R05 R08 R29  V01 V04  Y15 Y17  G12 G24
Butterflies  Y00 Y02 Y06 Y08 Y15 Y17 Y38 

Friday, January 16, 2015


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Have a friend that is retiring and wanted to make her some cards so this is what I came up with and I bought a box at Michaels that had butterflies on it.  So that helped with the theme.  I wanted to use nice springy colors and I loved this polka dot paper.  I  lined the envelopes with matching papers. Spring colors to make her feel warm since it is so cold outside!  My friend is moving to Florida so she will be warmer then she is now;)  So it all pulled together and now I have more gift cards to make so I am running back into my craft room.  Have a good night and Happy Weekend to you!!!  Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

Thursday, January 8, 2015


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This is just one of the Lucy Loo's  from Eastwind.  So many to choose from and I love them all.  So much fun to color.  But I almost messed up on this one as I spent an hour coloring her hair and then messed up on the eyes - and then I tried fixing them up and I think I carried it off as I did not want to print out another image and start over - you know how that is!!!  So no work of art is a mistake but a journey;)  So here is my card with finished project - hope you like her - I think I will excuse myself, Darling, and enjoy a nice glass of red wine!!  Thanks for visiting - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

The East Wind Challenge #22 - Button Up

Card Recipe:
Image from East Wind/Lucy Loo Rose colored with Copic and Spectrum Markers -
Skin E000 E000 E00 E01
Hair Spectrum IB1 IB2 IB3
Dress R20 R21 R22 R24
Liquid pearls for her pearls around her neck and in her hair.  Glossy accent in the wine glass.  Star Dust around the image.  Papers are from Recollections - all seasons pack.  Spellbinders Heirloom Rectangle Die cut from my friend Sherri ;) Martha Stewart eyelet border punch, glitter ribbon from stash, wooden "Darling" tag from stash and wooden heart button from stash and little sparkle bubbles from a friend, Carolyn, - yes I am still going thru my little treasures that you sent me so long ago;)

Monday, January 5, 2015


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I made this card very simple - for me!  No flowers or lace but plenty of glitter!  Star dust, liquid pearls and pearls.  I just love this digital image from Aurora Wings - Icy Snow Queen!  So much fun to color and I have listed the Copic Markers below.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are staying warm as it is getting icy cold where we live in upstate New York.  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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

Aurora Wings Challenge #10 - All That Glitters
All Sorts Challenge #282 - Cold and Frosty Colors
613 Avenue Create Challenge #105 - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Digital Image colored with Copic Markers:
Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E01 E93 E95
Hair  E30 E31 E34
Crystals  BV0000 BV000 BV00 BV11 BV13 BV34 BV17
Papers used DCWV 4 Seasons, star dust, liquid pearls used in white and lavendar, pearls from Recollection and Wink of Stella - clear

Sunday, January 4, 2015


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What better way to celebrate the New Year than with the birth of a baby!!  My friend has now entered the realm of grandparenthood and I am very excited for her.  So I had to make her a card and here it is!   The image is digital from Pachela Studios at Cuddly Buddly found here.    I used Copic Markers to color this little fellow.  Star Dust and Wink of Stella.  And the beautiful die cut doily is from CheeryLynn Cape Code Doily.  One of my surprises in the mail this year was from a good friend that sent me a bunch of pre-cut dies all ready to use!!!

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon.  I am a little under the weather today so any plans of putting away Christmas decorations will have to wait till another day!  House always looks neater when everything is put away - don't you think?  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week full of wonderful "new beginnings"!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn