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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Petal Lu Creations DT Post

Hi lovelies,

Today I am sharing my DT make for the Facebook Petal Lu challenge .

The theme is always anything goes so there is no reason not to join in, also if you use a Petal Lu flower on your creation you will be entered twice into the competition!

The Winner (picked randomly) will receive a 30% discount and the DT favourite will win a box of blooms!

So here is what I made:



I used the super cute Tiddly Inks Happy Bee Day image and coloured her up with my pencils.


The papers I used are old ones by Echo Park.


The sentiment is from my LOTV paper pad ... which I am using sparingly as they no longer make them!

Just check out the gorgeous blooms ... you can purchase these stunning flowers here.

I hope you like it and I hope you will pop by and join in the challenge!

Hugs xx Cara xx



Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Digi Choosday Week 19 Guest Post

Well hello .... it's been a while...

I've been taking a break from blogging, I have has some health issues over the last 6-12 months but i'm pleased to say i'm feeling a lot better now and pleased to be dipping my toe back into crafting and blogging land.

And what better place to start than with a guest post for the lovely Nikky Hall and her fab Digi Chooseday Challenge blog.

So it's week 19 and as always the theme is Anything Goes, but the lovely DT always have a theme and this time it is to add something Shiny or Glittery:


I used the super gorgeous Ruby Sweet  and coloured her up with my pencils ... i'm a little bit rusty with the old colouring and if you are too you can also buy her in a coloured version here


The papers I used are from the Winnie Celebration 3 Collection and you can buy them as a separate download here


The sentiment is also from the Winnie Celebration Download and you can find it here.

I hope you like my card and it has inspired you to come and join the challenge!

Hugs xx Cara xx



You can also find Digi Choosday on Facebook here, and the main Polkadoodles facebook group here.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Paper Nest Dolls September Challenge

Hello Hello!

September already can you believe it???? So today is the first Monday of the month and that means its time for a new challenge over at the Paper Nest Dolls Blog.  As always it is anything goes so there's no excuse not to join in!

This month I have chosen the super sweet Avery with her Coffee and you can find her here.





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


I just think she looks super cosy and ready for autumn.


Bit of a CAS card for me this month with only a sentiment added, this one is from a Lawn Fawn set.

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Paper Nest Dolls August Inspiration Post

Today I'm back again to share a little inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls blog.




This is Avery with her balloon and as always I coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils.

I little bit of a shaped card from me today too!


I used loads of different layers of papers from my scraps box to match in with the colour of her dress.



I finished of with lads of lovely flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Have a great day!

hugs xx Cara xx

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


A new facebook page  (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms, receive discounts and other promotional goodies, exclusive to the page)

Can't wait to see what you all enter.


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