Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Petal Lu Challenge - Orange

Hi my lovelies,

I'm back again this time with my inspiration post for the Petal Lu August Challenge and this month it is Anything goes with the option of using Orange flowers!

Here is what I made this month:

I used the super cute Navajo Anya digital stamp by The Greeting Farm and you can find her here.

I coloured her up with my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils.

The papers are by Lilybee Designs and are called Autumn Spice.

Of course I finished of with my Orange, yellow and peach Petal Lu flowers.

The sentiment is from MFT and how could I make a card without some faux stitching!

Hope you have a great day!

Hugs xx Cara xx

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Paper Nest Dolls August Challenge Post

Hello my lovelies,

Can you believe its August already??? The year is just flying by!

I'm back again today to share my card for the August Challenge over at the Paper Nest Dolls blog.

I have used Nurse Emma with her Teddy and you can find her here. 

As always I coloured her up with my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils.

The Sentiment comes with the stamps set if you purchase via Hochanda.

I hope you like it and I hope you will come and join in the challenge, remember its anything goes every month so thee is no reason not to join the fun!

Have a great week!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Crafter's Companion - Dark Colorista New Release

Hi lovelies,

Just a sneaky post in between DT work to share my samples for he launch of the new Colorista series which is coming to Hochanda as a one day special starting tomorrow at 6pm and throughout Tuesday.

There are 6x6 pads, Bookmark pads and small tag pads in the theme's - Floral Bouquet, Moroccan and Steampunk...... I had the Floral selection to play with.

I used the Colorista metallic pencils to colour everything:

I made a gift box using all of the pads, the 6x6 is on the lid with the bookmarks on the sides, the small tags used to embellish the box.

I decorated a hairband and a hairclip with the Tag and Bookmark pads which I coloured up an fussy cut, adding bling and ribbon to finish off.

This is a 6x6 card made by fussy cutting the centre out, matting and layering and then adding a sentiment and rather large bow :)

Finally I made a simple bookmark:

I coloured the tag, matted onto co-ordinating Centura pearl and added a bow to finish.

I hope you like my samples, tune in tomorrow to see some more amazing samples from my DT friends.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Paper Nest Dolls July Inspiration Post

Hello my lovelies,

Its been a busy week so I'm so pleased its the weekend!

Today i'm here to share a little inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls blog and thought I would share one of my makes with the new Stamps which were released on Hochanda a week or two ago!

This is the super sweet Avery with lollipop and you can find the digital version here.

I coloured her up with my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils.

I used an old Trimcraft paper pad called Sweet Treats I thought it matched perfectly!

The sentiment comes with the rubber stamp set which you can purchase via Hochanda.

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Petal Lu July challenge - Peach

Hello all,

Its a wet and miserable day here in Yorkshire and its also he Day of Summer Crafting Live at Doncaster Race Course, unfortunately I can't make it again this year but I hope you all have fun if you go!!

Today is team B's turn to post the latest challenge on the Petal Lu Blog, now we have changed the rules a little ... the theme is ANYTHING GOES but if you use the flower choice of the month you stand the chance of winner more!

So this month the colour is Peach:

So here is what I made:

I used one of the adorable Cutie Pie images which comes in a set of 4 from Tiddly Inks here.

I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils. The papers are from Anna Marie's Peach stack.

And of course it is finished of with beautiful Petal Lu flowers in Peach, Dark Peach and White, don't they match the papers perfectly!

I hope you like it

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Siren of the Sea with Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils

Hello again,

Just popping back to share another make using my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils from the new 12 set configurations, I used both the Soft Tints and the Bold Brights to colour this image:

The image is by Aurora Wings and is called Siren of the Sea and you can find her here

I printed the image on to Strathmore Toned Grey paper and the pencils worked perfectly on here, I used only layering to achieve my blend.

The image is so lovely I decided to leave the rest of the card pretty simple with inly a couple of corner dies and some pretty flowers to finish off.  The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn.

I really hope you like it and don't forget to tune into Hochanda for the one day special on 16th July to catch more samples with these wonderful pencils!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'm entering this card into the Aurora wings anything goes Challenge here


Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils - 12 sets

Hi everyone,

Today i'm sharing some fab news .... Crafter's Companion are launching some amazing new 12 sets of colour blend and aqua blend pencils!  They will have a one day special on Hochana on 16th July and I have been lucky enough to work with them!

They have also been launched on HSN and today I am sharing a few of the samples I made for those shows and I will be back  with more including the Samples I have made for Hochanda too!

I used the Colour blend pencils and there are two selections to chose from, Bold Brights and Soft Tints

You can find the pencils on the Crafters companion website here

So here are my samples:

This is a little Wedding Hanger I made using an image by "A Day for Daisies" I stamped and coloured onto Kraft card and added a painted MDF frame.

Here I used a Whimsy image which I printed onto the new Spectrum Noir Pencil Paper from the brand new pads that have been launched to, if you would like to look at these you can find them here

I used the image to create a sweet gift bag, adding designer papers and paper flowers.

This is a little gift box I made using the Ultimate Pro, I cut the card to size, embossed it and then coloured with the pencils on the de-bossed side, I added paper flowers and ribbon to finish.

I hope you like my samples, I will be back tomorrow to share some more.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Monday, 3 July 2017

Paper Nest Dolls Challenge and Christmas in July release

Happy Monday you lovely lot!

It's the first Monday of July and that means it's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog.

This month I chose to use the super cute Reindeer Ellie with Christmas Ornament from the brand new Christmas in July release ... you can find her here

I coloured her up with my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils, I just love colouring my dolls with these pencils they are so creamy and blend without effort.

I used some freebie papers, I think these are Forever Friends ones from years ago, I'm still working my way through all my old papers and really trying hard not to buy new ones.

The sentiment is by LOTV and I matted and layered with some Kraft Co-ordinations card stock.

I made a bow with ribbon and a charm all from the Hobby House.

Hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Paper nest dolls inspiration post

Hi everyone,

Phew what a busy week it's been .... and scorchio too its really taken it out of me I can tell you!

I'm back today to share a little Paper nest dolls inspiration for the blog here.

This week I have created another Summer themed card (i'm trying to hold off with the Christmas creations just yet even though I know the crafting world is in full on Christmas mode)

This is the super adorable Avery with Seashell and you can find her here

I coloured her up with my Spectrum Noir Pencils as always!

I managed to fined some lovely summer dies on Ebay, they are unbranded but I love them!
The sentiment die is by MFT.

I hope you like it, enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Petal Lu Challenge - June - Use Red

Hello lovelies,

Today I'm sharing my DT post for the fabulous Petal Lu Challenge and this month we would like to see you use RED FLOWERs on your project..... remember you can also use other colours too but there must be at least one red flower on your project!

This month I tried something a little different ......

I used this wonderful image by Hannah Lynn Queen of Hearts digi stamp from Crafts & Me and I coloured her up with my Spectrum Noir Markers (this is my first time using SN's so be gentle lol).

I decided to add it to a small 7x5 canvas instead of a card. I painted the canvas black and created some turquoise texture past which I used to stencil hearts all over before adding my torn up backing papers.

Finally I embellished with die cut hearts, faux stitching and of course the star of the show my stunning Petal Lu flowers!

I do hope you like it and would love to see you come join in our challenge!

Hugs xx Cara xx

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Crafter's Companio Cherry Green Release - 15th July

Hi everyone,

I'm so excited to share my very first assignment for Crafter's Companion/Spectrum Noir!

This week (Thursday to be precise) these wonderful stamps will be available on Hochanda, they are by Cherry Green and are a delight to work with.

They have all been coloured with my Spectrum Aqua markers ... this is the first time I have used them and the colours are amazing!

On this card I have added my Spectrum Sparkle pens to create a glittery background to offset the pretty image.

I went all sheena with this one and created the background using Glycerine and my spectrum aqua's. it was soooooooo much fun, i'm so grateful to sheen douglas for sharing this amazing technique.

I used the "Sheena" technique again on this one but first I stamped the images with white embossing powder to create a resist back ground.

And finally this is such a cute little card, for a change! I made 2 rosettes and layered them up for a very top heavy card lol!

Hope you like my inspiration and I do hope you will be tuning in to watch Hochanda this Thursday.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Monday, 5 June 2017

Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - June

Hi Guys,

I'm back again today with my DT post for the new challenge for June over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge, and remember we are all about the "Anything goes" so get colouring and pop on over to enter!!

This week I chose to use the super sweet Ellie with Cactus, this image is so on trend at the mo and as soon as my eldest daughter spotted this card she nabbed it for her room lol

I coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pencils and then re-outlined my image with a fine tipped pen

 The papers were free with Making Cards magazine and go just perfectly with the image.

The sentiment is also from a free set from Making Cards!!

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 2 June 2017

Hi everyone,

I'm back today with my DT post for The Colour Crazy Challenge

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo and I  chose this super cute Unicorn themed image  to work with,  it comes as a complete set including fluffy clouds and a rainbow!! You can find it here.

I coloured the image with my Spectrum  Noirs and chose to make a shaker card for something a little different.

I hope you like it and I hope you will pop on over to the challenge and join in the fun! There are always fab sponsor prizes up for grabs.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration - Sun N Fun Emma

Hi everyone,  today I am sharing a little Paper nest Dolls Inspiration using the super sweet Sun N Fun Emma from the latest release ... you can find her with her flaming and beach ball as one image here

I coloured her up on Strathmore coloured pencil paper and used my Spectrum Noir Pencils ... they have been sitting in my craft room for so long unused and I thought I would give them a try.

I kept the whole card pretty simple, I found this perfect paper in the Trimcraft Caribbean Crush papers from last year, I think they work perfectly together.

The sentiment is by MFT and I also added some faux stitching (I can't seem to do a CAS card without it) and some Wink of Stella to the Flamingo.

I hope you like it!

We would love you to come and join the fun in our anything goes challenge here.

Have a great week!

Hugs xx Cara xx