Thursday, 31 January 2013

No card today :-(

Hi everyone, I'm really sorry but I don't have a project to share with you tonight.

I appreciate each and every one of my lovely followers so I thought I owe you all a little explanation for the lack of action on my blog lately.

My little girl Lacey is currently suffering her 11th bout of tonsillitis in as many months!

The poor little thing suffers so badly that she ends up with a temperature of 40 and loses so much weight, however the doctor refuses to refer her for them removing due to her being asthmatic!

On top of all that we had a flood in the house on Monday, the top floor toilet waste pipe must have been leaking for some time and on Monday it brought the ceiling in my built in wardrobe down hence everything in their stunk to high heaven!

The plumbing is now sorted but we have quite a bit of decorating to do.

I finally thought I was getting straight last night until my hubby woke me up at 12 am being rather ill in the bathroom, quickly followed by Lacey being sick in her bed..... I have been up all night with them both being sick the whole night!

I'm so tired, my DT work has now fallen behind too!

I will get back on top eventually so please bare with me!

I miss you all and as soon as I have time I promise to come visiting again!

Until then, love and hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Thanks with a Cherry on top!

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your Sunday?!!!

I was shocked when I got up this morning, when I looked out of the window every bit of snow had disappeared! The girls were less than impressed I must say!

Onto my card ...

This little cuty patooty is another delight from Tiddly Inks, she is called Cupcake Bug, she comes with lots of extra's and can be found here.

I've coloured her with my promarkers as always.

The papers are by Raspberry Road and are another magazine freebie from last year.!

Hope you like my card, enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Love and hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop - Sketch
Tiddly Inks - Things with wings
Aud sentiments - Bingo (Die cut, Thank, You)
Creative Card Crew - Girly

Also sentimental Sundays - thank you

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Pink Gem Holidays

Hi everyone, are you enjoying your weekend so far ... hope you are having fun in the snow and are keeping safe and warm!

Today see;s a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and this week we would like to see any project with a Holiday theme ... this could be Christmas, Easter, Summer or any other kind of holiday you celebrate!

Now i've got to admit, this week was supposed to be just "The Gems" turn to post ... but I got myself all muddle up and created a project too,.... (in fact I created 3!!) it would be rude not to blog them now wouldn't it lol.

(warning ..picture heavy)

I decided to create Easter cards ready for my 3 girls..

Janet has some lovely Easter images in the store, you can buy them individually or in a set as i've done ...if you hurry too they are currently on sale!

I used the same layout for them all....

The papers are all freebies from a magazine!

For all 3 cards I only used 3 sheets of paper and one page with my digi's printed out!

I added little pearls, some doodling and an easter sentiment also from the store.

I do hope you like my little cards, I hope the girls do too!

I've been suffering with a terrible cold this week, so every time I attempt to craft I have to stop to blow my nose... i'm hping to get better soon as I'm getting a bit behind with my DT work :-(

I'm off for a hot lemon now, take care

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my cards into the following challenges:

Card crafters circle - Green and yellow
Desert Island - Feathers, Four colours, Fancy text
My Time to craft - Things with wings
Tuesday Throwdown - Furry Friends

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Conductor

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all safe and well with the weather we've been having ... my girlies have truly loved the snow but I can honestly say that i'm not nearly as impressed!

I finally found time to have a play in my neglected craft room last night ... not for too long but I did manage to make up this little card ... now prepare yourselves for a shock ......its a...............................BOYS CARD!!!!

Lol I even shocked myself but this super cute image from Christy Croll (Tiddly Inks) made it an easy peasy task!

This is the Super cute "Conductor" .. is he just darling?? I love his hat!

He has been coloured with my pro/flexmarkers.

The lovely papers are from another old pad..this time from Kaisercraft Peachy Keen collection, everything has had the faux stitching treatment and then matted onto brown Bazzill.

The LO was from a fab sketch on one of the challenges, but now I can't remember which one it was so can't link up :-(

So there ya go, hope you all have a wonderful evening, i'm off to make some tea and then have another play.... I
got a delivery of some new flexmarkers today woo hoo!

Love n crafty hugs

x Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Here come the boys - BINGO (Blue,Free,Image)
Created with love - Anything Goes
Cards for men - Transport
card crafters circle - Layers

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Girls Girls Girls

Morning everyone,

Another hectic morning in my house today, I seem to be chasing my tail constantly these days!

Today see's the start of a new challenge over at Dream Valley and this time we would like to see your girls cards.

We have some fab sponsors yet again so why not head over the the challenge blog and check them out and while you are there you can have a peek at the other DT creations.

So here's my card ... sorry it's another one i'm not too fussed about :-(

This is the adorable "Somebunny loves you" Wryn from the fab Tiddly Inks, isn't she adorable.  Coloured with my promarkers and a touch of white pen.


The sentiment came with the image and the papers are from a new pad by American Crafts called "Dear Lizzy"

Here's a quick peak at the inside .....I do love all of  the elements on my card I just don't love the way I put them together lol.

Anyhoos, maybe some of you might like it?

See you next time :-)


xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Flower power
Charisma Cardz - Punch it (i used MS border punch)
Tiddly Inks - Anything Goes
I Love promarkers - Layer it up
Stampin for the weekend - Girly

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Pink Gem DT - Embossing

Evening all,

I hope you are safe and well with the wintry weather we've been having in the UK.

I'm here a little..(.well a lot) late with my DT card for the new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge where the theme this week is Embossing.

Before i show you my card I should let you know that we have changed thing around a bit on the challenge blog and we are now a WEEKLY challenge, so get your entries in lickety split!!!

I've got to admit i'm struggling to find my crafty mojo lately ... maybe I packed it away with the christmas decorations ... who knows but I hope I find it soon, i've not been happy with any of my creations for a while now :-(

So anyway here's my card:

This is the ever so cute Jada with bauble, she comes as a digi and also a coloured version.

I used the coloured version as I so love the airbrushed effect on the clothes and skin.

I have fussy cut her out and raised her up with some 3D glue gel.

I've used lots of dies, punches and embossing folders today, from Joy Crafts, Spellbinders and Martha Stewart.

The gorgeous card stock is Bazzil Bling and has a lovely sparkle to it (really it has you cant see with my rubbish photo skills).

The little sentiment tags are from LOTV and a sprinkling of gems finish it off.

And there you have it!

I hope you like my rather rushed little card.

Thanks to my lovely followers for sticking with me and my rather neglected blog.

Hugs xx Cara xx

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

Bearly Mine challenges - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T - Xmas in January
Card Crafters Circle - Layers
TTCRD - Anything goes
Digi Designs Challenge - Winter

Monday, 7 January 2013

Forever Rose

Tonight i'm sharing a card which I made to order for a friend at work, she wanted a girls card for an 18 year old and the only specific was it has to include a girl with "different" hair.

I went to one of my fave images from Crafts and Me and combined it with the latest sketch challenge over at Addicted to Stamps.

And here she is, this is Forever Rose

She has been coloured up with my promarkers as always.

I've used more new papers for this card, these are J'adore by First edition and i really love them.

I made the flower with my new Sunflower die from Die-namics and then I went a little bit liquid pearl crazy!

Here's a little peak at the inside, decorated with more of that paper and liquid pearls.

The large "18" are made of wood, coloured and stickled to death!

There, hope you like it, i'm off for tea and the to Slimming World for my weigh in ... eeek!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps challenge - Sketch
Stampin for the weekend - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Old (digi) New (papers)

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Dream Valley - Anything Goes

Hello again,

I'm having a manic morning cooking sunday lunch and trying to get a bit of cleaning done but just squeezing in some time to post my DT card for our new challenge over at Dream Valley where we have a nice easy start to the new year for you with "Anything Goes".

We have two fab sponsors this time


if you pop over to the challenge blog there is also a 10% discount code for Washi Tapes store.

So here's my card:

I've used another image from the fantastic Tiddly Inks and this little lady is called "Catch My Heart", I think she is so sweet!

I've coloured her up with my promarkers and teamed her up with some more new papers.... these are from First Edition and are called "Family Ties" all die cut with my new Grand nesties.
The little sentiment is from Whimsy and is cut out with the matching die.

Here's a peep at the inside, everything has had the faux stitching treatment and been finished of with a tiny bit of ribbon and some flowers from my stash.

And there you have it, I hope you can pop over and join our easy peasy challenge!

Love and hugs

xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Crafty Calendar GDT - Whats new

Hello again,

As promised i'm back with my GDT post for Crafty Calendar Challenge and this time the challenge theme is "Whats new"

I've gone with yet another new baby card, this one is a lot different to the last post though:

The image I used is from Crafts and Me and is called "A Mother's Love" by Teresa Sherman.  She has been coloured in with my promarkers.

The papers are Simple Stories Baby Steps and they have been distressed, faux stitched and matted with c'oredinations brown cardstock.

The Charm is from my stash and the flower is made up of paper blooms and a small die cut.

Here's a peak at the inside...I just love this sentiment!

Hope you like it!

I'm off to link up and then make tea for my girlies.

See ya soon!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - New beginnings
For fun challenges - Something new
Cafty Creations Challenge - Anything goes
2 Sisters - Anything goes

Gem of A Challenge - New Beginnings

Happy Saturday all

Hope you are all well. I've finally managed to get blogger working ...i've been tearing my hair out for most of the day until I had a brainwave and downloaded Goggle Chrome ... whooopeee it worked :0)

Well my christmas trimmings are finally down and my house feels massive again ... and clean, I love it but my girls are not best pleased to say the least!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and this time we would like to see cards marking a "New Beginning".

Before I get onto my card though I want to let you all know that were are having a DT call too as a couple of our members have decided to step down (sorry to see you go Sazzle and Vicky).

So if your interested pop on by the challenge blog and take a  at the requirements .... i must say it is a lovely design team to work on, so friendly and caring :-)

So on to my card ......

New beginnings mean new babies to me so I used the Baby boy bundle and went with the pre coloured image you get in the pack.

I also used the Oh Boy papers to decorate my card.  I love these papers kit .. you never have to worry about finding papers that match.

Everything is matted with lovely bright Bazzil basics and i've used lots of embellies from my stash.

Here's a tiny peek at the inside, decorated with more of the lovely papers.

So thats me done, hope you can join in our challenge and remember to pop DT after your entry if you would like to be considered for one of our DT positions.

Good lock everyone!

I'll be up later with a GDT post so until then.....

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes
Cute card thursday - Something new
For fun challenges - Something new

Thursday, 3 January 2013


Evening all,

Wow I know it's only been two days but this first week back at work is totally killing me, i'm so so tired and i look terrible ... i thought the christmas holidays were supposed to do us good lol.

I had a little time to play with some more new stash last night and here's what I made:

These two cuty patooties are Wrynn and Emmy - BFF's from the fabulos Tiddly inks and I have coloured them up with my Promarkers, i've tried a new combo for the blonde hair though and i'm not convinced ... hmmm i'll leave that one out to the jury

 I used my new stash from My Minds Eye, Miss Caroline range for the entire card .... I really love this collection and wish I had bought a couple of paper pads.

Here's a quick peak at the inside .... getting a bit better with my camera now lol!

Well thats it for today I really need an early night ... Eastenders then bed for me I think!

Oh before I go though what do you think of my sparkly new blog??? I've finally figured out how to change the template and I lurrrve it - woo hoo!

Thanks for popping by today, I appreciate each and every visit I get .... so much.

Love and crafyt hugs

xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Something New (new MME stash)
Try it on Tuesday - New Stash
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Layers
By the Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

DT Cupboard Trilogy

Hello again,

Today has been my last day off from work ... boo, I will be glad to get back to normality I think though, i'm also tiring of the Chritmas decorations ... i'm itching to take them down and give everywhere a proper fettling... is it just me?

Today also see's the start of a new challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy and this month we have gone with the theme of "Lead by example" ... simply chose one of the DT examples and use that as the inspiration to make your own card, LO or 3d item ... simples!

So for a change I went with a very CAS card ...

This was a commisioned card for a friend whos "missus" is expecting a baby anytime soon and he wanted a xmas card to express his thanks to her for carrying his child ... aaaaaaw bless him.

The image is from Sassy Studio which I won just before christmas.  I simply printed her out with my own sentiment and coloured her up with my Promarkers .... i couldn't resist a
teeny tiny bit of bling and popped a gem for an earing.


Everything is matted onto red then black Bazzil Basics ans i've doodled round the edges with my black fine liner.

And there you have it!

I hope you like my CAS design and would love to see your take on my creation over at the challenge blog.

Thanks for popping by :-)

Love and hugs

xx Cara xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Card Crafters Circle - Anything goes
Card making Mama's - Holidays
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Xmas at sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge - Anything goes


Happy New Year!!!

Happy new Year to all my dear blogging friends and visitors!!!

I hope you all had an excellent evening last night whether out partying or having a cozy evening with family!

Me and my eldest daughter sat down to do some crafting last night and she set us a challenge of both creating a card each using exactly the same design sheets ( free with a magazine).

I thoroughly enjoyed myself and used something I would never normally have done if crafting on my own.

First i'll show you her sweet card (which she has decided to give to her nan)

She chose the design sheet in one of her favourite colours and added lots of pink stickle, gems and pearls. She even raided my button jar bless her.

I so love how children can put a card together without worrying about composition and colour matching etc.

I think her card is fantastic!  She took great joy in the fact that she finished well before me and then proceeded to sit watching me whilst calling me "the worlds biggest faffer" as i spent ages making mine lol.

On to my card

As you can see I did spend ages "faffing" about with loads of matting and faux stitching etc and the end result is not half as charming as Phoebe's effort.

Here's a close up of the fab Humphrey image - i love the "large" family there are so cute!

And here's a quick side ways view - sorry about the naff photo's guys, santa brought me a fancy new camera but failed to supply any decent instructions :-(

Thanks for visiting me today, I do hope you like my (and Phoebe's ) cards today.

I'll be up in a bit with my DT card for The Cupboard Trilogy so i'll see you soon.

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'm going to enter Phoebe's card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Happy new year
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Craftymess - show some sparkle/bling
Sparkles Monthly - Anything goes
Glitter and sparkle - Fave colour (phoebe's is pink)