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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



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