Friday, 12 September 2014

Polkadoodles Challenge - Tag you're it!

Happy happy friday everyone!

By the time you are reading this I should be at the Northern General having my much awaited operation ... eeeeek!

Fingers crossed all will go well and I should start seeing a huge improvement in my health , its been a tough few years to say the least.

Right then on to business, this week it's myself and my lovely teams turn to post you some inspiration for the current challenge over at the Polkadoodles blog.

This fortnight we would love to see your tags!!!

Here's what I made:

I used the adorable Ballerina from the Work and Pay 2 collection, she is also available on her own as a digi image here.

I coloured her up using my brand new Prisma Pencils woooooooo! those of you who know me will know the disaster that happened with my old pencils and why i'm so pleased I finally have some more :)
I didn't use any sansador or anything i just let the pencils blend themselves, I need more practice though, its been a long time.

I used the papers from the CD too and then added ooodles of embellies from WOC and The Ribbon Girl.

I hope you like it!

Have a great weekend!

hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Winston Mini Album

Hi everyone

Just popping in to share one of my DT makes for the brand new CD release from the very talented Nikky Hall at Polkadoodles.

If you were watching Create and Craft on Sunday you will have seen the gorgeous Winston and his adorable friend Etty and all the wonderful samples made by my uber talented teamies.

You can pre-order your CD now here.

This CD is rammed with the most adorable images, papers embellies, cutting files and so much more .... you really need it in your crafty stash.

I made a few samples here is the first (warning picture heavy)

I made a mini album using 6x6 Kraft card blanks and envelopes, the envelopes made the pockets and the cards made the inserts and tags.  I added a cardboard spine and front and back covers.  I also made a box to hold it.

I used the papers from the CD to mat and layer each page, I added tags to be used as space for journaling.


Each page has a large pocket in the side for pictures to be added front and back.

There is also a teeny tiny photo wallet in each page and I used the toppers to cover these.

The book is embellished with flowers from the CD and on the inside front cover I used one of the cutting files to title the book "Friends"

Phew are you still with me lol!

I loved using the CD to make this album.

Hugs hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 5 September 2014

Amazing Hair!!!

Hi everyone,

This week is the start of a new challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge at the Graph'it Marker Blog.

This week we would like to see your most amazing hair creations ... coloured with alcohol markers of course :)

As always there will be an awesome prize for the randomly selected winner too!

so here is what I did:

I used the stunning Kawaii image from Polkadoodles, she is a available in the full Dollie Daydream Goes East collection here, or as a single digital image for immediate download here.

I of course coloured her up with my Graph'it markers :)

The super bright papers I used are from the American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection and I added this awesome Iphone Die from Dienamics.

The little "@onecoolcat" sentiment is from the So Social collection from Stampin-up.

I hope you like it!

have a great weekend!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Digi Queens Launch!!!!

Hi everyone,

By the time you are reading this I should be at work for the first time in weeks, i'm starting to feel a lot better and it will be nice to get back to normal.

So today is the very first post by our new team The Digi Queens over at the Polkadoodles blog and we are here to show case Nikky's fab range of Digital images.

Now everyone knows Nikky and Polkadoodles for her awesome range of crafting CD's but did you know she also stocks 100's of digital images all ready waiting for you to download and start crafting with in seconds!

So for my first post I have decided to use the re-vamped Pretty Sweet Girl Amelia Contemplating.

I coloured her with my Graph'it markers.

I teamed her up with adorable papers and a sentiment from the Sugarplum Daisy CDrom also from Polkadoodles.

I added lace, ribbon and flowers from WOC to finish.

I hope you like it, please pop over to the blog to see what the rest of my teamies have created for you!

Huge hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 29 August 2014

Inspiration week at the Colour Crazy Challenge

Happy Friday every one!

This week it's my teams turn to post inspiration for the current challenge over at the Graph'it Marker blog.

This time we have been challenged to colour some sort of transparent image ... now this can be quite tricky even for the most seasoned colourist so don't worry we have an additional theme of "Summer Florals" so you can take your pick.

Don't forget you have the chance to win a selection of Graph'it Markers if you are the random winner!!!

So lets take a look at what I did ... go easy on me now ive been under the weather and its my first attempt at transparencies .. not that i'm making excuses at all lol

I used the stunning Dahlia Digi Stamp from Hanna Lynn, I misjudged the size when printing and ended up with a teeny tiny image less than 2"x3" to colour but managed it with my specs on lol.

Skin: 3120, 4155, 4150,4115, 4135 (blush)
Hair: 7165, 7160, 7150, 7140
Dragonfly: 6175, 6140, 6130, blender
White shake marker pen for veins in dragonfly wings

I used papers from an old Prima pad, its at least 3 years old .... shame on me for not opening it sooner.

I added flowers, leaves and pearl trim from WOC and lots of stickles to finish.

Hope you like it!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Are you organised for Christmas yet???

Well if like me you're not then the new challenge over at the Polkadoodles challenge blog will help you get there ... well by 1 project at least.

Our theme this week as you guessed is anything to do with Christmas, before I show my post there is lots of news to share:

Make sure you check the Polkadoodles store today because there are 100's of fab new products in there including some stunning new digis which you will NEEEEED!

Also - Nikky is putting together a special Polkadoodles Colouring team so if colouring is your thing and you would like to know more see here - but you MUST be quick because the call CLOSES TODAY. See how to apply HERE.

We are also super thrilled to now be sponsors over at Kit and Clowder - so watch out for lots of exciting news VERY soon! 

         The winner of this challenge will win a copy of one of our Fabulous Hollybobs collections! 

So here's my make:

I made a glittery sparkly easel card fr this challenge, I used a Design sheet and two backing papers from the Festive Hollybobs CD, the image I used is also available as a clear stamp here but if you are as impatient as me she is also available as a digi stamp here.  You can also purchase the design sheet I used as a single laser cut sheet here, there is so much choice and something to suit every crafter!

I do hope you like my little card, there is loads of inspiration over on the challenge blog and its sure to help you get in the mood for Christmas crafting!

Huge hugs

xx Cara xx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Fun in the Sun at the Polkadoodles Challenge

Hi everyone,

Yet again I have been a bad blogger and neglecting you all haven't I, I'm so sorry I feel I owe you all a bit of an explanation so here goes .. to keep it short I have a defect in my bile duct so unfortunately I am susceptible to infections of the Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder, it has become increasingly worse over the past few months and unfortunately has resulted in several long hospital admissions, I am awaiting an operations to give me some relief and hopefully get back to normal :)

I'm pleased to say my wonderful boss Nikky has been so kind and understanding and has let me joining challenges whenever I have been able to do so, thanks so much Nikky.

So without further waffling here is my inspiration card for the current challenge over at the Polkadoodles blog and the theme is "Fun in the Sun".

So here's what I did ... I must warn you though ... don't be shocked ... I actually haven't done any colouring on this ..

I used the super adorable lushusness that is the Cherryblossom Lane CD, all the images are hand drawn and painted by my ever so talented boss lady Nikky.

I printed the topper, papers, flowers and birdies out onto water colour card stock and they printed so well, everything is so soft and delicate it was difficult to get a good picture.

You'll be pleased to hear I've moved on slightly from Kraft card and my new obsession is now acetate, I created an acetate dome to add loads of dimension and then covered it with ooodles of embellishments from ribbon to ric-rac to flowers and birdies and my sentiment and some flourishes.

The inserts are also from the CD, I just matted and layers them to fit my large card.

There, sorry its so picture heavy, I hope you like it.

Do make sure you pop over and see the rest of the teams makes.

Have a great weekend, hugs xx Cara xx