Friday, 13 January 2017

Colour Crazt Challenge Blog - Challenge two!

Welcome back everyone and a happy new year!

I've finally had chance to get in my craft room after the festive period...... it seem so long ago since I crafted!!

Today I'm back and announcing some great news, I've jumped back into the land of the Design Team and am part of a fab new colouring challenge blog - The Colour Crazy Challenge!  We are a new weekly challenge where you can enter with any colouring medium, it is always anything goes and you can win fab sponsor prizes!

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This week we are sponsored by Di's Digi's, I was given the super cute Ballerina Izzy to colour in. 

I used my Graph'it markers, Prisma pencils and Wink of Stella pen to colour her in.

I used my WRMK punch board to make a money wallet for my daughters birthday this week.

I used papers by Anne Marie and added loads of fancy die cuts.

I hope you like it!

Please pop along and join in the challenge!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all well?

Today I'm sharing another card I made a while ago, I made a few Christmas cards before my eyes got bad and decided to save them to blog after all of my Halloween cards!
6 weeks today to Christmas so I really need my eye to pick up so I can make more or I will be buying them again!

So for this card I used a beautiful Mo Manning image:


I coloured her in with my pencils, I used som sansador to blend this time for a softer look.

I used papers from an old LOTV pad..... wow talk about over exposure on that picture! My eyes must be bad lol


The sentiment is a Whimsy stamp and I added embellishments from the Hobby House.

Hope you like it!

Have a fab Sunday.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Boo!! Winnie trick or Treat Witch by Polkadoodles

Hello again,

It's been half term this week and a very busy one!

I've just managed to sneak in another Halloween card using this fab new image by Nikky at Polkadoodles!

You can find her here.


Isn't she so sweet with the little cat perched on her head???


I coloured her up with my pencils onto Kraft card, it seemed to take ages with the background too.


I added flowers, gems and a bow (all picked out by Lacey) 

I used more old papers and there is a black doily hiding under there somewhere!

I hope you like it!

Have a fab Halloween if you celebrate it (I certainly do!)


Cara xx

Monday, 17 October 2016

Papernest Dolls Halloween card

Hello again,

I'm off work today for a hospital appointment but thanks to my new app I can quickly post another card for you before I leave, I so love this app and along with the pic monkey app I can do everything on the go and on my phone!

So here is another card I made a while ago, I used a fabulous Papernest Dolls image and coloiurednher up with my pencils on mixed media paper:


Isn't she so cute with her little cat sat there too! She reminds me of our Lacey so much!

I used papers from an old pad I had, I really must invest I some new Halloween papers!


I used loads of embellishments from Wild orchid crafts to finish of.

Hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 16 October 2016

LOTV Spooky Kitties

Hello all,

I haven't posted for a while again due to my eyes but today I'm trying a new app I've found that allows me to post direct from my phone to save me having to get the laptop out, hopefully that way when my eyes are ok I can quickly upload a post!

I have a card to share I made a while ago but never blogged ... again due to my eyes.

I used this adorable digi from LOTV, isn't it adorable!


I coloured it on Kraft card with my pencils and added white accents with my gel pen.

I also had a go at drawing in a back ground, yes the moon is a little large lol


I used papers from Michelle R designs which I also downloaded, the tags are from the same collection.

I finished off with flowers, ribbon and a block doily.

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Christmas Kitties

Hi everyone,

I'm pleased to report my eyes are finally feeling a little better.  I'm off to see the eye hospital again this next week and also to see my pancreas specialist, hopefully I should get some answers as to why my flare's a becoming so much more regular :(

Any hoo the nights are drawing in so I've been making some Christmas cards!!!

Here is my first one for 2016:

This is the stunning "Christmas Kitties" image by Saturated Canary and I coloured her up with my pencils.

I used a card template from Dutch Doobadoo for my card base and the papers and sentiments are from LOTV.

I finished off with a tonne of flowers from WOC and a tiny star which I painted with gesso from Dutch Doobadoo.

I hope you like it.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Monday, 5 September 2016

A Card and a clean slate

Hi all,

Today is my girls last day of the summer holidays, its been a looooong 7 weeks and I wish I'd have gotten to spend it all off with them but sadly I've had to work most of it.

The new Uniforms and shoes, bags, stationery are all ready to go for the morning so we'll be enjoying a relaxing last day together probably watching DVD's.

I do have a card to share which I made last night but first I want to explain a little something...

I have a chronic health condition which has sadly become worse of the past 6 months and it is now affecting my eyes amongst many other things.  I have therefore taken the very very tough decision to step down from my DT's.  I felt I was more of a burden than an asset to them and couldn't give the commitment I wanted/they needed.

It has been like losing my family so i am feeling very emotional right now.  I cannot thank my fellow teamies for putting up with me for so long, i am so pleased to have spent the past 3-4 years working with you all and I will never forget the support you have given me.

 After a sleepless night I have decided I must wipe the slate clean and start again ... and to craft for the reason I intended to in the beginning..... to make myself happy.  I have cleared my blog so it is nice and fresh and I will now craft when and how I like ... to please me ... otherwise what is the point?

I may or may not blog everything I make, as to be honest this is the part I struggle to keep up with, the social media, the sharing, keeping up with the challenges and the commenting, it all takes far to much of my very precious time, time I need to spend with my family as and when I feel well.

So if you've stuck with me for this long i will share my card ...phew...

I have used another Papernest doll ..this is Witch Ellie ......she is so cute!

I have used my Distress Markers to colour her ... more practice needed I know.

I had to dig through my paper stash and only found 2 half pads of Halloween papers ... guess I need to go shopping!!

I added a sentiment from Stampin up and loads flowers from WOC.

Have a great day!

Hugs xx Cara xx