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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

Here are some links you might need:


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

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


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Some news to share.....

Hi everyone, it's not usual that I decide to do an impromptu post mid week and mid day but I have some amazing news to share!!!

I was going to post this tonight when I got home from work but I got called home early due to little Lacey being a little sick at school and we are currently watching movies until she recovers .... any way my great news...

I am delighted to announce that I have recently joined the Soectrum Noir TV DT!!!

I received my first DT package yesterday and am now ready to get started .... so watch this space!!

Thank you so much to Crafters Companion for inviting me to this amazing opportunity and I hope I can do you proud!

Hugs xx Cara xx