Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Home for Christmas pop up card

Good morning,

Just a quick post today before I head off to my hospital appointment to share my Inky Pinkies Facebook DT post.

Today I have something a little different for you.

I saw one of these on the lovely Lou Daubney's face book and just had to give it a try.

It is a pop up card and I used the images from the Home for Christmas CD from Polkadoodles.

All of the images are coloured with my Graphit markers, I also added Glossy accents to Santa's glasses.

There are four images inside, I added white marker accents and stickles.

I kept the colours simple, just red, white and neutral greys.

My daughter had to hold it while i took the vid to show how it works.

If you would like to make one yourself here is the link to the ladies Youtube tutorial I used.

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Halloween Challenge at the Graph'it Marker Blog

Hi everyone its Friday and time for a new challenge at the Graph'it Marker blog.  

This week we are sponsored by Nikki Burnette and we have colour palettes to play with too!  We the DT had an extra challenge to use our blenders creatively to make patterns ect. 

Prize 3 images 

Here's what I did:

I used the image Alondra and Medwin and she can be found here.  I went with the blue grey palette as I thought my image would work well as an underwater scene.  I used my blender to create light streaming in through the sea and also to create bubbles under the water.

With the image being so detailed I simply mat and layered the image and the card was finished!

I hope you like it, do pop over to the blog to see the other DT makes and remember in addition to digi's there is also a randomly selected winner for a prize from Cult Pens!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Inky Pinkies DT post

Hello all, happy hump-day,

I'm finally back to share my Halloween makes for my girlies.  I showed a little teaser of these over on the Facebook group and then due to injuring my colouring hand I couldn't finish them.

So here they are: 3 little shaker cards for 3 little monsters,

I've only ever made one shaker card so thought it was about time i tried more. All of these were made from the Halloween 2015 bundles at Polkadoodles and you can also buy the images individually.

Spooky Dracula can be found here

 Spooky Witch can be found here

Spooky mummy can be found here

The papers can also be bought separately here 

I used my Graph'it markers to colour them all in.  The shaker frames were made using MFT stitched rectangles and some acetate.  I filled the shakers with die cut bats, seed beads and sequins.  I hope you like them, I had great fun making them.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Inky Pinkies DT post

Good morning lovelies,

Just popping in to share my DT make for our Facebook group Inky Pinkies.

Now I did plan done Halloween makes but yesterday I cut a nasty chunk out of my colouring hand and I'm now all bandaged up, so you are looking at plan B, I already had this lovely coloured up for another DT make.

So I have used the lovely Winter time from the Frosted Winter collection

I have used my Graph'it markers and my Lyra pencils to colour her.

Hope you like it.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Saturday, 26 September 2015

The Pencil Case Autumn colours DT make

Happy Saturday lovelies,

Today I am sharing my DT make for the new challenge over at The Pencil Case  and this week we would love to see your makes using Autumn colours .... remember there must be some colouring on your project but you can use any medium!!  

Our sponsor this week is Star Stamps and were were lucky enough to be given an image to work with!

Prize 3 digis

 For my image I went for alternate autumn colours, I was thinking frosty mornings ect, 
as the image has some quite large areas for the background I used some Sansador and a paper stump to blend.

I made use of my White Graph'it shake marker to add details and my Gold glitter Shake pen to go around the border. I went over all of the details with a black fine liner to define the image more as sometimes I go over the lines and they get all faded.

I made a little gift bag with my new Stampin up die and some wrapping paper, I simply added a bow and a couple of die cut corners to finish off - the image is so detailed I didn't thing it needed much else :)

I hope you like it!

I would like to enter the Star Stampz challenge this week which is Pretty Princesses linked below

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Inky Pinkies DT post

Hey everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend!

Today i'm sharing my first make at Design Team member for the facebook group The Inky Pinkies.

If you use facebook why not join our group it is a wonderful colouring community where you can share any makes using and images as long as you have coloured in!

So onto my make ... I have used one of my most favourite Polkadoodles images, this is Dollie Daydream Glitz and you can find her here.

I coloured Dollie with my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolours, these are the most creamy and easily blendable pencils I have ever had the pleasure of working with!

I teamed her with lovely bright papers and added mats using coredinations card stock.

I hope you like her!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Just us Girls - Colour week
Crafting with friends - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - Fashion week
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes with a sentiment
Crafty Girl creations - Anything goes

Saturday, 12 September 2015

The Pencil Case Challenge - Brights

HI everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  

Today I am sharing my make for the 2nd challenge at the Pencil Case Blog and this fortnight we would love to see all of your bright bright bright colouring!!! 

Remember you can use any medium to join in the fun and as well as fab Lyra Rembrandt Polycolours as a prize for the randomly selected winner you could also win $12 for Di's Digistamps who are our sponsor this time.

Prize $12

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils are available from 

and other good Art & Craft stores across the UK.  
If you are a retailer and would like to stock this product please contact us HERE.

So here is my make, I used Summery Mae from Some Odd Girl.

I teamed her with these super bright papers, I actually think this card is pretty CAS for me!

The sentiment is from Stampin up and the I finished off with flowers from WOC.

Colours used:
Skin: White, Burnt Ochre, Venetian Red, Van Dyck Brown and Rose Carmine
Hat: Burnt Ochre, Raw Umber, Van Dyck Brown
Hair and Skirt: Burnt Ochre, Ochre, Dark Orange, Light Orange
Shoes and T-Shirt: Black, Viridian, True Blue

I hope you like my make, please join us over at the challenge blog and check my teamies fabulous inspiration.

Hugs xx Cara xx