Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Digi Queens inspiration post!

Hi everyone!

Today i'm sharing my Polkadoodles Digi Queens inspiration make .....

I have chosen to use the new Octavia best friends image

I have created a sepia tone using my graph'it markers and added highlights with my Gold glitter shake pen.

I have teamed her up with papers of the same tones and added gold and white frantage around the image.

Finally I added feathers, leaves and a wooden word which I coloured with distress ink and gold glitter shake pen.

I hope you like it!

huge hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Extra FX inspiration at the Graph'it Marker Blog

EEEEK i'm late posting my inspiration for the current Graph'it Marker Challenge, i'm so sorry guys I don't know where the time got to this week!

So this week we would love to see all the  special tricks and effects you can create with your alcohol markers .... these can be things such as spotty effects, stripes, backgrounds or textures!!!

The winner will receive a fab prize as always!!!

I used the adorable "Mr Foxy" digi image for my creation today ... he was a freebie over on the Polkadoodles Face book gorup a couple of weeks ago but if you are quick you can snag him for just £1 right now here.

For my special FX i decided to create a sunset sky background ..... I used a tone of colours and just kept building up and building up the layers of colour, I then went over with my blender to soften the edges.

I had so much fun colouring this little guy up, I know I will use him loads he is so cute!

I hope you like it!

If you pop over to the blog you can see the list of colours I used as well as all my teamies other fantastic makes!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 17 October 2014

Christmas fun at the Polkadoodles Challenge blog

Hello again its time for a new challenge over at the Polkadoodles blog today and this week we would love to see your Christmas makes ..... yes its creeping closer and closer :)

This week I chose to use the Work and Play collections 1 and 2, no they aren't Christmas themed CD's but this just shows how versatile they can be:

The papers (printed directly onto my cracker base are from the W&P 1 collections, and I teamed them with the adorable Ballerina from the W& P 2 collection.

She is coloured up with my Prisma pencils blended with sansador.

I have added plenty of glitter and some ribbon and embellies from Wild Orchid Crafts,

Perfect little gift holders for my girlies!

I hope you like it!

Here are the things I used:

I'd love you to pop by the blog and enter your own Christmas make.

Have a great weekend!

xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Digi Queens Halloween inspiration post

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Not like me to post mid-week is it!!

This is actually a scheduled post as I will be working as usual when this posts and after that I'll be attending the dreaded fat club for weigh in -  eeeeek i've been a bad girl too :(  hope the scales dont mind that I have munched on a chip buttie and some cake over the weekend lol.

So today is my turn to share some Digi Queen's inspiration on the Polkadoodles blog using the fab digi downloads available over at the Polkadoodles store.

So this week we are show casing all things spooky.

I am also trying something new too, I have signed up to Thumblinky so everything I have used in my make will (should) be linked at the bottom of my post .... please let me know if it doesn't work though!

I decided to make a spooky tag using my Silhouette and papers from the Witchie Download bundle from last year.  I also used the Witchie 2013 digi image.

I soloured her up with my Graph'it arkers and highlighted with the Glitter shake pen in silver but for some reason it keeps showing up as pink on my pics :(

Here you can see the silver a little better, I finished off with some pearl flourishes and WOC flowers.

I hope you like it!

Why not pop over and see my other teamies makes, they are all fab!

Here's what I used:

Hope it works :)

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 10 October 2014

Shaped Cards at the Polkadoodles challenge!

Yes its Friday again and this week its my turn to post my card for the latest challenge over at the Polkadoodles blog.

This week we have been challenged to make a shaped card .... now i'm never very adventurous when it comes to anything other than a 6x6 or 8x8 so please don't laugh at my feeble attempt!

So for my "shape" i went for a beach ball lol ..... yeah yeah I know its only a circle but a circle is a shape too right?????

I used the image and papers from the Work and Play 4 CDrom and cut the shape out on my silhouette.  I used my Graph;it Markers to colour her up.

Finally I added lots of lovely ribbon and pearls to create a waves effect and then some flowers to pretty it all up :)

I hope you like it, dont forget to pop by and check out my wonderful teamies fab creations and share yours while you're there too!

have a fab weekend

hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 3 October 2014

Park your broom and do some colouring for autumn

Happy happy Friday!!!

I don't know about you but the weekend cant come quick enough!! so much to do and so little time its been manic to say the least!

This week its the start of another new challenge at the Graph'it Marker blog and this week we would love to see you use your markers to create some thing with Autumn colours.

The winner of the challenge is chosen at random from and will win some gorgeous Graph'It goodies to play with.  
You don't have to use Graph'It markers to enter - we  accept any form of colouring, it's up to you, we love seeing all your colouring creations every week and appreciate all your entries!.  
You have until 17th October to enter.  
The winner of our last challenge will be announced next week.

Now when I hear the word Autumn I instantly think Halloween .. (and spiced pumpkin lattes too lol)

I used the super cute new Amelia Witch Digi drawn by the uber talented Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles, isn't she so sweet with her jar of eyeballs and little kitty cat.

Skin: 3120, 4155, 4150,4115 4135 (cheeks)
Hair: Neutral Grays
Cloak and Hat: 9507, 6185, 6175, 6140
Dress and shoes: 9507: 8190,8180,8150 

I used the Witchie Witchie 2013 download bundle (also from Polkadoodles) for all of my elements - the papers, frame, spooky tree and adorable "broom parking" sign.

I finished it off with a few spooky die cuts and a bit of faux stitching.

Hope you like it!

would love you to pop over to the blog and check out the awesome talent that is my teamies and share your make too while you are there.

Huge hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 26 September 2014

Light Source Inspiration for The Colour Crazy Challenge Blog

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

I had my operation and was quite sick for a while, back to work now though, although not out of the woods yet, I think I may need another op now.

Anyway, this week it is mt teams turn to post you some inspiration for the Light Source Challenge at the Graph'it Marker blog .... but don,t worry if you don,t feel up to the challenge of using a specific light source you can just make a card containing pink and link right up!!

And don,t forget you can use any marker!!

For this challenge I decided to have my light source coming from the top right and I used the super sassy Dollie Daydream Birthday Digi image from Polkadoodles.

 I decided to give my card a retro 60's feel and crocheted a mustard frame around my image to match with the floral papers (MME Unforgettable)


I hope you can tell where my light source is coming from :D

Graphit's used:

Skin: 3120, 4155, 4150, 4115, 4135 (cheeks)
Hair: 3290, 3255, 3250, 3245, 3210
Jeans: Cool Greys 9100-9108
Top: 2140, 2120, 2110, 2105
Green: 7290, 7270, 7250

Shadows: cool grey 9100, 9102,9103

I finished off with just a few embellies as the frame took up most of the card lol.

I hope you like it, pop on over to the blog to check out the other DT makes and don't forget to enter your Pink / Light source makes while you're there too.

Hugs xx Cara xx

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