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Friday, 24 June 2016

Glitter it Teal at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

This week at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge we are sponsored by the fabulous Oddball Art  and they are offering 3 images to the lucky winner!


The theme we are working with is "Glitter it Teal" and we have two colour palettes to chose from. 



I went with the one of the right, I love these colours, teal is right up there with my favourites right now and with sparkly glitter it's a winning combo!

The image I was given to work with is Evie n Bunni and can be found here.




I found the perfect DP's to go with the theme too and added loads of stickles to make it all sparkly!





I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx




Saturday, 18 June 2016

The Pencil Cases Challenge - V= Varicoloured

Happy Saturday lovelies!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Pencil Cases blog and this week we would like to see you use ANY colouring medium and follow the theme of Varicoloured .... so just used lots of colours ... Simple!

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Nikky Hall and Polkadoodles so you could be winning some fabby Polkadoodles prizes in addition to the awesome Lyra prizes up for grabs too!

Polkadoodles Ltd

 I used the super cute and brand new Winnie in Wonderland digital image, she is available on her own here or as part of a full stunning collection here.  Now in my mind this was going to come out a lot more colourful .. I used pink, purple, green and blue but blue and purple seem to overwhelm everything :)


I like to outline all of my images with a fine liner when I have coloured with pencils as I am a little heavy handed and tend to cover up the original lines with pencil, I also added loads of shabby white embossing powder and distress ink for a distressed look.


As you can tell I had a lot more time to spend on this card than usual so my embellishing is totally over the top ha ha!  I used loads of flowers from WOC, Die cut leaves and stickles!!


The sentiment is also from the collection, don't you just love it .... I think it is perfect for a totally over embellished card!

I hope you like my creation!  Don't forget to head over to the blog for some more fabulous inspiration!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Polkadoodles New TV launch - Stamp Me Samples

Hi everyone I hope you are enjoying your weekend, the weather is not too good here, its very rainy but still sweaty ..not good for getting the washing dry at all!

Today  i'm sharing the samples I made for Nikky's latest release on Create and Craft ... the fabulous concept that is "Stamp Me".

If you haven't seen them there are two sets, Daisy Days and Summer time and the sets comprise of a stamp sheet and a CDrom.

I didn't get very much time at all to make samples due to having so much on at home so I kept the ones I did very simple ... in fact I only used the stamps and one sheet of backing paper from the CD to make 3 cards!!

The first on is my favourite, using the Daisy Days stamps.  I used my MISTI to create a floral burst on my card and then coloured it in with my Zig Clean colour markers, I finished of with my Wink of Stella pen and did some simple matting and layering.



I used the Daisy days again for the next card and stamped onto vellum and embossed with white detail powder.  I used distress ink to colour the background and then used my Zig clean colour markers again for the flowers, finishing of with some wink of stella and stickles.




For my final card I again stamped onto vellum (I used the Summer time stamps) and embossed with White powder, I then used this to create a shaker card.  I used paper from the CD to go inside the shaker and then filled it with pretty sequins, I also added a few onto the front of the card for some sparkle!


I hope you like them, I had great fun making them.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 10 June 2016

Sweet As Candy at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

Hello again my lovelies, i'm finally back in the land of blog again and trying to recoup my DT commitments!

Today I am sharing my card for the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog and this week we want to see your Sweet as Candy makes, we the DT were given 2 colour palettes to chose from but you can use whatever matches the theme ... remember you can also use whatever colour medium you choose!

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Molly Harrison and one lovely winner could walk away with some stunning images to play with.




I used the stunning image Worry, I love her.  I  but used a bit of artistic licence with the colour theme and chose to darken the candy colours  and teamed them with black to darken the overall look of the card.


Such an amazing image to colour, I used my Graph'it Markers of course and added some white gel pen for the details in her hair and facial features.

I layered everything up on black card and added flowers from WOC and a sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp.


I hope you like it.

Huge hugs xx Cara xx

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Polkadoodles 7th Birthday Mash up!

Happy 7th birthday Polka Doodles!!!!
As this anniversary is normally called the "7 year itch", the Polka Doodles team have embraced the prickly feeling by scratching that itch and mixing/scratching up some new images ... get the pun? Corny we know but the team have had great fun. So to embrace the “itchy scratch” the Polka Doodles team have thrown caution to the wind and “scratched up” a different kind of birthday celebration.
The birthday celebrations will be running for 2 weeks and each day someone from the Polka Doodles team will be sharing their “mixed/scratched up” image. It’s been all hush hush and secret squirrel too as no one knows who has been busy creating what and when they will be revealing their image... so the Polka Doodles team get to join in the fun too. To add an extra layer of itchy fun, everyone has also been colouring up the new “scratched/mixed up” images, (still not knowing who designed them) and they will be sharing via their blogs and on FaceBook.
We really have scratched things up ... new merged images, no one knows who created what and no one knows when they’ll be sharing them ...!


Please do take the opportunity to visit the Polka Doodles team and see their new digi images because you will find a discount code (or two) along your way that you can use in the Polka Doodles shop

So today its my turn to share my mixed up image, I used the Arctic Unicorn from the Frosted winter collection and the sweet wedding carriage from the Work and Play Love and Kisses, you can find my merged image at a special price here!


So I coloured my image with my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolours, now I haven't been too well lately and seem to have lost my ability to colour so i have to admit this was like my 6th attempt!


I added lashings of sparkle with my Wink of Stella Pens, and the image was so large in the end it completely filled and A5 card!

I hope you like it ... and for those of you who stuck around till the the end here is a special discount code to use in the store on any single image download! "BIRTHDAY20"

REMEMBER TO USE IT BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (23/05/2016 GMT)

Now if you would like some more inspiration and to continue the celebrations, why not head over to visit us at the Facebook group we would love to see you over there!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Polkadoodles 7th Birthday Celebrations!!!

Happy 7th birthday Polka Doodles!
Polkadoodles Ltd

As this anniversary is normally called the "7 year itch", the Polka Doodles team have embraced the prickly feeling by scratching that itch and mixing/scratching up some new images ... get the pun? Corny we know but the team have had great fun. So to embrace the “itchy scratch” the Polka Doodles team have thrown caution to the wind and “scratched up” a different kind of birthday celebration.

The birthday celebrations will be running for 2 weeks and each day someone from the Polka Doodles team will be sharing their “mixed/scratched up” image. It’s been all hush hush and secret squirrel too as no one knows who has been busy creating what and when they will be revealing their image... so the Polka Doodles team get to join in the fun too. To add an extra layer of itchy fun, everyone has also been colouring up the new “scratched/mixed up” images, (still not knowing who designed them) and they will be sharing via their blogs and on FaceBook.
We really have scratched things up ... new merged images, no one knows who created what and no one knows when they’ll be sharing them ...!
Please do take the opportunity to visit the Polka Doodles team and see their new digi images because you will find a discount code (or two) along your way that you can use in the Polka Doodles shop.

So make sure you stick around till the end because there is a little gift for you my lovely visitors..
So today it's my turn to share my secret teamies Mixed up image ..... I believe the lovely Jackie created this little masterpiece  ...its was so much fun to colour! 


So the images are from the Winnie Fruit Punch and Work and Play 12 Collections ... don't you just love that sentiment too!


I coloured it up with my Graph'it Markers and simply matted and layered it onto black and glittered card stock.


I hope you like it, don't forget you will be able to buy the full merged image at a super special price as soon as it goes live in the shop so keep checking in at the facebook group ... until then here is a 20% discount code for you all and you can use it on ALL digis in the shop (no full collections guys) the code is BIRTHDAY20 NOW USE IT QUICKLY MY LOVELIES AS IT WILL EXPIRE 17TH MAY AT MIDNIGHT GMT.

Have fun creating guys and enjoy the party!!!
Hugs Cara xx

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Inky Pinkies DT Post

Hi everyone!

Hope you are enjoying the start of the long weekend??? I certainly am and I plan on doing as little as possible as I've been feeling a little worse for wear this past week.

I've actually cheated for my Inky Pinkies DT project this week and i'm using one of my samples from the Create and Craft show this week for the launch of the new collections - Magic Garden and Little Kingdom.

I used the digi elements from the Little Kingdom to create my picture which I then printed out onto watercolour card and embossed with print magic.


I painted it using my new Gansai Tambi Watercolours although I used them a lot more thickly than i should I think. I also used the pearl shimmer colour as a wash over the background.


For something a little different to a card I framed my piece,  I finished with sequins from pretty pink posh and added clear wink of stella to the flowers.

I hope you like it.

Hugs xx Cara xx