Friday, 27 November 2015

Colour Crazy Challenge with All Dressed up Stamps

Hi lovelies, 

Phew its been a busy week! I have been run ragged with Christmas errands I am ready for the weekend I tell you!

So this week at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog we are sponsored by All Dressed up Stamps and they are offering a prize of " digi's to the winner ... perfect for your last minute xmas makes!!

The design team were also given a choice of three colour pallets to work with and I chose this one: 

I loved the bokeh effect and decided to make a shaker card to emulate this!

 I  used the image Happy Christmas Little Star - she is totally adorable, and now I have to make two more or my girls will argue over her! I decided on the pinks and purples too but also added some green greys into the mix, I've never used them before and I think I am hooked!

I finished off with a white gel pen for highlights and faux stitching and added a tonne of sparkle too as well as all the sequins!!!

I do hope you like it!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs XX Cara XX

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Morning lovelies, 

I'm back today to share my DT make for the Pencil Case Challenge and this week we would like to see you make a project using the colour Green, you can use any medium you like as long as you have hand coloured something you can enter.

As well as fab Pencil prizes you can also win sponsor images and this week we are sponsored by Digital Papercraft:

Prize - 3 digis of choice from Etsy shop to winner

I couldn't wait to colour up this cute little pirate, he looks great in his green's! I do love working with greens and now I am a lucky girl with the whole set of pencils I was spoilt for choice with the selection of green shades!

I made a pretty simple card and for a change I made it A6 ... I'm so not used to making anything other than a square card!

The sentiment is computer generated ... can you tell I have young children who love a certain pirate themed Disney cartoon lol!

I hope you like my card today.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Inky Pinkies DT post - Christmas Tag

I would like to say good morning today ... but on waking up and seeing on the news what has happened in Paris, it is not a good morning and for those poor people it wont ever be now.  I feel my post today is so insignificant and I took a lot of time deciding whether to post my make today.

My heart goes out to those poor souls who have lost their lives, to their families and friends ... you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

So it is on a somber note that I share my make with you today.

Here are the details:

Image - From the Festive Hollybobs CDrom by Polkadoodles
Papers - Lili of the Valley
Ribbons - The Hobby House
Medium - Lyra Rembrandt Polycolours
Sentiment - Lawn Fawn

Hugs xx Cara xx

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Inky Pinkies DT post

Hello again and a lovely welcome to my new followers, it means so much that you like to visit and see my work!

I've just been and done the big shop, i've started to add a few more xmas bits into the trolly to limit what I have to get the week before, I still have a list as long as my arm though lol.

So i'm hear again today to share another make and this time its my DT make for the Inky Pinkies Facebook group where we the DT share our PD makes and you can share any makes as long as you have coloured something in.

So as you can see I made another card with the wonderful Serenity collection. I coloured the image with my Graph'it Markers. I did add some clear wink of stella but it is a little camera shy :)

I decided to make an easel card and used papers and a sentiment from the collection.

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts - Ribbons and bows
Di's Digi - Tic,tac,toe (i used Bow, digi image and sentiment
Southern Girls - Twine, Tape or Riboon
Fab n funky - Die cuts or punches

Fierce Colour's at the Pencil Case Challenge

Good Morning!!

This week over a the The Pencil Case Challenge we are challenging you to use Fierce colours on your creation, and by Fierce we mean any fierce colour combo you choose!

Remember as long as you have coloured with any medium you can enter our challenge!

There are fab prizes to be won including digi images from our sponsor Nikki Burnette and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils too!

 I chose the image Without Wings and decided to go completely out there with a fierce colour clashing combination coloured of course with my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils.

I made the skin quite dark otherwise she would have been completely washed out by the bold colours!

I used papers from the paper stack Mango Frost, really bright lovely papers and match perfectly with the colours on her dress!

I finished with minimal embellishments, just a sentiment, some doodling and a sprinkling of sequins.

I hope you like it! There is some amazing inspiration for you waiting over on the challenge post so make sure you pop by and take a peek!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 6 November 2015

Christmas Sparkles at The Graph'it Marker Blog

Hey lovelies, did you all have a great bonfire night or are you celebrating this weekend?

I am actually petrified of fireworks .. in fact anything that bangs, crackers, party poppers, balloons lol. We did get some fireworks for the kiddos and had pie and peas (we bought the quiet fireworks and watched from the safety of the window ha ha)

So today is a new challenge over at the Graph'it Marker blog and we would love to see you Christmas colours with added sparkle, there are some wonderful colour palettes for inspiration over on the blog but of course you can use any colours you like!

Remember there are some fabulous prizes to be won from both Cult Pens and our sponsor this week Digital Delights .

For my image this week I decided to go with the darker colour palette as gingerbread biscuits at Christmas make me think of warm cosy nights drinking hot chocolate!

The image is called Candy Wreath Natasha.  I added gold shake marker to the image and all of the edges of my papers and even the flowers, you've got to have sparkle at Christmas and the shake markers are perfect!

Colour's used:
Brown: 3250,3245,3210
Red: 5260, 5250, 5220
Green: 8290, 8280, 8260
White and shadows: Neutral greys

I hope you like it!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Can you Bookeh in pencil?

Hi lovelies,

Aren't the nights drawing in? I can't believe it is dark before I set off home from work.

So today I'm sharing another sample I made for the launch show for the Lyra Rembrandt Polycolours and I had attempted a Bookeh background .... hmmm it didn't quite turn out as well as I had hoped as I used Sansador to blend and went slightly too far!

I used the Kingfisher image from Make it Crafty.  As you can see I over blended waaaaaaay too much, but still I'm quite happy with it as far as a background is concerned lol

For my backing paper I embossed a sheet of white card and coloured that too .. this card took a looong time I can tell you!

I added lots of layers of white for dimension and a simple bow with a sparkler to finish.

I hope you like it.

Hugs xx Cara xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Craft-dee Bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Craft your passion - always anything goes
OLLCB - Embossing