Friday, 20 December 2013

Make it Pink with Graph'it Markers

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and ready for the festivities to begin!!!

Firstly I'd like to say a huge sorry for neglecting you all for sooooo long, I had to take a little break from crafting and blogging as I've had a house full of the lurgy and soooo many hospital appointments with my girls I've barely had time to turn around.

Normal service should resume in the new year I promise! and I will make time to visit all of your beautiful blogs ASAP!!

So today see's a new challenge over at the Graph'it Marker colour challenge and this week we'd like to see you use your markers to create something PINK with a pattern!!!

Before I show my project I just wanted to share some quick news:

we have a *NEW* Graph'it show on
Create and Craft TV
TODAY at 11.00AM

Nikky will be showing us all some great hints and tips so
make sure you tune into the show which is on
 Sky 671 or Freeview 36 or Virgin 748 or FreeSat 813
or you can also watch online at

So here's my project:

I've had this image for sooo long and not had chance to colour her up yet, she is called Snuggly from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and she is so adorable!

I used the blender pen and a fine liner to create the "plaid" effect on her PJ's.

I teamed her up with LOTV Nitwit paper's "always and forever.

Pop over to the challenge blog to see the other amazing samples and you will find my colour list too!

Before I go I would like to wish everyone the very Merriest of Christmases and a truly happy new year!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Digi Chooseday - Thanksgiving

It's Tuesday and time for a new Digichooseday challenge at the Polkadoodles and Studio 12 Blog.

This week we would like to see your Thanksgiving cards.

Here's what I made

I used the Emma Canning image Christmas Dinner and coloured her in with my Graph'it Markers.

The papers I used are from the Christmas Joy Download bundle.

I hope you like it.

Do stop by the challenge blog and check out my teamies fab inspiration!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 22 November 2013

Dark Skin tones with Graph'it Markers

Hello all i'm here with my DT card for the Graph'it Marker Colouring Challenge.

Now this week we (the poor DT) have been challenged to colour dark skin tones with our lovely pens ... you on the other hand can enter as long as you have colour Dark Hair with any markers!!!

So easy peasy for you guys right????.

Now I must warn you that this was my first ever attempt at colouring darker skin ... and while there is lots and lots of room for improvement (really there is loads) I'm still pleased I gave it a try - dont be too hard on me when you see it ... i'll be hiding under the table if you want me :)

I used this adorable image from Krista Smith called Jumper (sorry guys I couldn't find her in the shop to give the link)

The papers were from my scraps box and I used my Grand nesties to create the shaped card blank.

The sentiment is a new one from Stampin' Up.

I hope you like it, I would love to see you join our challenge this week!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

For the love of Craft!

I'm a bit late with my DT card for the new challenge at Digi Chooseday at the Polkadoodles Blog .... and for once it's not my fault ... is anyone else having trouble uploading photo's cos I sure am and its driving me CRAAAAAAAAZY!

Any hoo's  this week we would love to see all of your "Craft" themed projects.

So without further "ado" here's my very CAS project!

I've used the super sweet Emma Canning Colour me happy digi and coloured her up with my Graph'it markers.

The background is done with co-ordinations cardstock in an embossing folder which I then sanded and added liquid pearls to the centers of the flowers.

I finished of with a knot and a bow in coordinating silky crush ribbon and some bling!

I hope you like it.

The team have some fabulous inspiration for you so why not pop over to the blog and take a look.

Hugs xx Cara x 

Friday, 15 November 2013

DICC #66

Wow can you believe we are already half way through November??? It's a good job i've got most of my christmas shopping done .. it'll be here before we know it.

So today sees the start of challenge number 66 at Desert Island Crafters Challenge and here is the itinerary:

1. Use Indian corn colors of Rust, Gold, Deep Red, and Tan
2. Thank you or Thankful Theme
3. Dry or Heat Embossing
4. Three Layers
5. Metal
6. Die Cuts
7. Charms
8. Photo Corners
9. Ribbons
10. Lace

So remember to use at least 3 and note what you have used in your blog post.

Here's what I made:

I used the adorable Aliah digi image by Hannah Lynne at Crafts and Me coloured with my Graph'it Markers and the Brand new shake Gold Glitter Marker for her flower.

I added lots of different autumn colour papers and added a Stampin Up sentiment, Silky Crush ribbon and a gem center.

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Come Celebrate at Digi Chooseday!!

Hi everyone it's time for another challenge over at the Digi Choosday Challenge at he Polkadoodles Blog.

This week we would like to see your cards with a Celebration theme.

There are lots of scrummy prizes up for grabs so why not pop over and join the fun.

Now Celebration to me means one thing .... Cake!!!  So here's what I did:

I used another super cute Emma Canning image.  This one is called "Cupcake" unfortunately I couldn't find her in the store but if you follow the link you will find tonnes of equally adorable images.

I coloured her with my Graph'it markers and teamed her with the lovely papers from the Sugar Boys Download Bundle.

Everything is matted with Bazzill Basics card stock and I finished off with a Polkadoodles sentiment and some faux stitching and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you like it.

Loadsa hugs

xx Cara xx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Furry Friends

Happy Friday all!

Its Friday again and that means another new challenge at the Graph'it Marker Blog!

This week we would love to see you colour up a Furry Friend with your favourite markers.

Yet again there is a fabulous prize up for grabs and the my lovely team mates have created so fantastic furry inspiration for you ooogle at!

So here's what I did:

I used the beautiful Melinda and Moohoo Digi image from Crafts & Me.

She is coloured with my fabulous Graph'it Markers of course, here are the colours I used:

Skin: 4175,4150,4155,4135,4125,4115
Hair: 9307, 5250,5230,5215,5210
Owl: 9307,9305,9304,9303

My papers are Prima Moulan Rouge with bazzill bling for my matting and my lovely Joy die, finished off with some sparkly pen and a bow made from silver organza.

I hope you like and and will love to see you join in our challenge.

Loads of hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Autumn Colours at Digichoosday

Hi everyone,

I hope those of you celebrating Bonfire night are staying safe and warm today/tonight.

This is a scheduled post so if you're readng this Tuesday night i'm hopefully sitting somewhere eating yummy pie and peas while the girls have fun watching a firework display (I really dont like bonfire night ... in fact I'm actually very scared but I try every year to enjoy it for the girls)

Any hoos it's time for another Digi Choosday challenge at the Polkadoodles Blog and this week we would like to see you Autumn Colours.

Here's what I did (once again excuse the photo's .. i'm no David Bailey this time of year)

All of the papers and the main image are from the Girls Hoot download bundle.

The image is pre-coloured which is perfect for those last minute makes.

I added tan matting and various die cuts to finish off ... quite a CAS card for me for a change!

I hope you like it.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 1 November 2013

DICC # 65 - Jelly Park

Hi everyone!

I've had a rare day off from work today with my girlies.  We went into town and had lunch with a very dear friend of mine who's celebrating her birthday on Sunday (hi Jill).

So when I saw the itinerary and the lovely sponsor image for this weeks challenge at Desert Island Crafts I knew I wanted to make a card for my lovely crafty friend.

So here's the details of the challenge:

Our new sponsor this week is:

remember to use at least 3 items from it and to mention which ones you used in your post.

1. Fireworks
2. On a dark night (make a night time scene on your project)
3. Twit Twoo - There's an owl watching you.
4. Trees
5. Stars
6.  Don't be square (make a shaped project)
7. Sparkle please (sparkly gems & glitter)
8. Texture please (embossing, fabric, wood, etc.)
9. Friends
10.  Use a quote for your sentiment.

Here's what I did:

I coloured the cute image with my Graph'it markers.

The lovely papers are from a HOTP kits I got ages ago from Create and Craft and I loved it so much I couldnt bear to cut it up .... but my friend was worth it :)

I added glitter 3d sticker gem type things lol not quite sure what they are called and I finished off the inside with more of the lush papers.

I hope you like it and would love to see you join our challenge.

Before I go here's a little pic of my girlies all dressed up for Trick or Treating last night ...

They had a great night and now have bags full of treats to munch their way through this weekend!

Loads of hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Digi Choosday - Fashion Diva's

Happy Tuesday all .... wow how dark is it now the clocks have gone back .... i'm ready for bed at 5pm now, it does make me feel all excited for christmas tho :)

So its Tuesday and that means its time for our 2nd challenge over at Digi Choosday on the Polkadoodles Blog.

Here are the details of this weeks challenge:

We have some fabulous fashion digis in the store so make sure you check them out here....

The winner of this challenge will receive a great download bundle and our Top 3 favourites of the week may be asked to Guest design with us next month! You have until Tuesday 5th November to enter and we will announce the results on Tuesday 11th November's post.
We also have a great new Facebook group where you can enter the challenge if you don't have a blog - just jump to the group here to join in! 

There's also a fabulous discount in store right now for you to use on Digi Products:

40% off code 
for you so grab those digis while they're on this amazing offer, this is not a permanent thing but you can use the code until Friday this week!
 Just enter DCD001 at the checkout

So there's no excuse not to join in right???

Here's what I did:

I used the super sweet Emma Canning Geek download and coloured her up with my Graph'it Markers as usual.

I've teamed her up with papers and sentiment from the Girls Hoot download bundle and the rolled roses were also made with papers from the download too cut using my Marianne Die.

Sorry about the poor light on these pics, now the weather is taking a turn for the worse I cant seem to get a decent pic even with my light tent :(

I hope you like it....

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Die Cutting Divas - Anything goes

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Alternate Xmas Colours

Hi everyone can we pretend its still Friday as i'm a ickle bit late getting my post up for the new Challenge over at the Graph'it Marker Blog .... ooops sorry boss!

This week we would like to see you use your markers to make Crimbo cards in Alternative Colours.

There is a fantastic prize up for grabs so why not grab your markers and join in.

Here's what I did:

I chose shades of bright and dark blue for my card ... i adore working with alternate colours for Christmas especially for my girls cards.  I too used the gorgeous Angelberry Gift clear stamp set
and the lovely Angelberry Christmas CD-rom....

Graph'it Markers used:
Skin: 4170,4150,4115,4135
Hair: 3290,3280,3270
Coat and Boots: 7150,7140,7125
Tree: 8160,8150,8130
Ground: cool greys

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

New Challenge on the Block!!!!

Hello Hello here I am yet again with another mid week post ... can you believe it??? No i cant either!

I do have exciting news to share so i'll get right to it ....

There is a fab new challenge on the block hosted by the uber lovely and talented Nikky Hall and Polkadoodles ... you'll find the challenge on the regular Polkadoodles blog here ... so what's it all about then I hear you ask .... here's an extract from the very first challenge post:

DIGI CHOOSDAY digital challenge! Week 1...Anything Goes!

Hi everyone - welcome to the first Digi Choosday challenge post!

Digi Choosday is our opportunity to bring you some fantastic inspiration using our DIGI products which can be found in the Polkadoodles store - AND some fantastic special offers for you each Tuesday (hence the name Choos-day, get it?)...
I'm so happy to also say we have a totally new Digi Choosday Design Team, all of which will be sharing their amazing creations with you at 9am sharp every week, so make sure you don't miss the feed, I have a feeling it's going to be awesome! 

So to kick off our very first challenge our theme is...
Anything Goes!
And to go along with this great challenge we have a super special offer for you 
save a massive 40% off in the Digistore here until Saturday - just enter the code DCD001at the checkout! 
(PLEASE PLEASE go through the digi checkout or your order will not be despatched immediately AND you will not receive your discount and this cannot be applied retrospectively!)

Now, to enter these challenges you do NOT have to use our products (although obviously we would love it if you did) so the world is your oyster - just share your most fabulush creations with us!
We will choose a RANDOM winner each week and our fave Top 3...then each month we will choose someone from our Top 3 to join us as a Guest Designer the following month - woohooo!
Along the way we will have some great prizes and some great special offers on our digistore, so make sure you don't miss out on the weekly offerings.

The winner of this challenge will receive 3 free downloads!

We also have a great new Facebook group where you can enter the challenge if you don't have a blog - just jump to the group here to join in!

So now you have all the info i'll show you what I did:

I used this super cute image called Christmas Cuddle by Emma Canning and coloured her up with my fabulous Graph'it Markers.

I used the Christmas Joy download bundle for all of my papers and embellishments.

I hope you like it and I do hope you'll come and join the fun on our new challenge!

Loads of hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Desert Island Crafts - 1st DT post!

Hi every one .. yes you can believe your eyes I am actually posting on a school night lol!

So a couple of weeks ago I received a lovely invitation to join the fab ladies and gents of the  Desert Island Crafts Challenge .... well now I have relocated jobs to somewhere closer to home I have a teeny bit more time to spare so of course I said Yes!

So without further ado lets get started ...... This week we would like to see your Halloween cards using the following itinerary:

1. Witches / Broomsticks
2. Black Cats
3. Cauldrons
4. Use Stripes
5. Sentiment on Front
6. Use Lots of Black
7. Glitter & Sparkle
8. At least 2 Ribbons
9. Use Kraft Cardstock / Paper
10. Die Cuts or Punches

 ***please remember to use at least 3 items from it and to mention what they are in your post

Our sponsor this week is:

So here's a look at what I did:

I used items 4,5,6,7,8

My image is from Dillybeans and has been coloured in with my promarkers and black stickles glitter added to the skull.

I've added lots of layers of papers from my scraps box.

I finished off with a two layer bow , a button and cute sentiment tickets from Lilly of the Valley.

I hope you like it and do hope you can come along and join the challenge.

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Friday, 11 October 2013

50 Shades of Grey???

Its Friday again (and a very cold one at that) and that means its time for a new challenge over at the Graph'it Marker Blog and this time we would like to see you colour using all of your Gray Markers!!!

Easy peasy right??

Remember - you can use ANY brand of alcohol marker to enter our challenges!

The winner of this week's challenge will win a fantastic prize of £30 of Graph'It goodies!

So here's a look at what I did:

 I had the most fun colouring this image ... sometimes its a great way to practice when you limit the colour choice you have. I only have the full collection of the Cool Greys which have a lovely blue tint to them so I decided to give my image an "Avatar" look!....

I also adore the pinks in the Graph'it Marker range ... I used to have so much trouble finding a nice pink combo but now it's a breeze!

The lovely image is a digi image from Crafts and Me ... isn't she beautiful?

I used a mix of pink and grey papers and cards for my matting and layering and added a sprinkling of die cuts, pearl and flowers to finish off.

Graph'its Used:
Cool Grey's from 9100 to 9108
Pinks 5180, 5130, 5120, 5115, 5110

I do hope you like it and that it has inspired you to get out your grey's!!!

Love and Hugs

xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Card Crafter's Circle - use 3 embellies (flowers, die cuts and pearls)
Crafts and Me - use a hannah lynn images
Divas by design - 3 or more layers

Friday, 27 September 2013

Autumn Colours at the Graph'it Marker Blog

I'm soooo pleased its finally got around to Friday again... the weeks seem to be running away from me and before long Christmas will be upon us!

Not just yet though because today see's the start of a new challenge over at the Graph'it Marker Blog and this week we would like to see you use all the shades of Autumn!

I have to say Autumn has got to be my most favorite season!  It's not too hot like summer yet not too cold like winter, the colours all around are beautiful and Halloween is fast approaching... but most of all I can start cuddling up in my nice cosy comfy clothes!

Now remember you can use any type of Markers to join in the challenge!

The winner of this week's challenge will win a fantastic prize of 6 Graph'It markers and a Mix'It Blending palette and Mix'It Fluid!

So here's what I made:

I used one of the super adorable owls from the Bonbon Belles Cdrom at Polkadoodles (if you are quick you'll find this with a super 20% discount over at the store!)

The papers I used are from the CD too!

Of course I used my Graph'it Markers to colour in the image and here are the colours I used:

Owl: 3150,3160,3180,3190
Skirt: 8130, 8150, 8180
Flowers and feet: 2150,2180, 7125, 7130

I added some paper blooms (also coloured with my Graph'its to match my card) and some lush ribbon which I got from Chloe Stamps.

I added my usual faux stitching around the edges :-)

I hope you like it!

Why not pop over to the Challenge Blog and check out my teamies fantabulous makes!!!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Friday, 13 September 2013

Get out your Halloween colours for the Graph'it Challenge

Happy Freaky Friday bloggers!

Hope your day hasn't been too bad considering he date ... i'm very superstitious it is inevitable I was destined for a crappy day I think!

Any hoos today marks the start of a new challenge over at the Graph'it Marker Blog and this week we would love to see you use all the colours associated with Halloween!

Now remember you don't need to use Graph'it Markers to join in the fun .... any Markers will do!

So here's what I did:

I used this fabulous new digi image from Polkadoodles isn't she lovely!!!  I had a blast colouring her up in my fave Halloween colours ... I even gave her purple lipstick!

I kept the card pretty simple, using papers from the Witchy Witchy Download Bundle from Polkadoodles ( Grave stones are in the bundle!)

Graph'it Marker's used:

Skin 4170,4155, 4150, 4135
Orange: 2180, 2150, 2110
Purple: 6190, 6180, 6170
Neutral Greys for Grounding and socks

I hope you like it, why not pop over the challenge and check out the other DT creations!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles - Friday 13th

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

More Christmas makes

Hi everyone, hope you are all well!

My girls all went back to school this week, my littlest Lacey is only 3 and looked sooo cute in her first uniform (i still cant believe they have to wear uniform at nursery ... she did love it though!).

So today i'm sharing some more samples I made for the lovely Nikky Hall and Polkadoodles which were shown on Create and Craft a couple of weeks ago.

They are more Christmas samples but now the nights are drawing in and the kids are back at school it really is getting close!

So here's what I did (warning i'm showing 2 projects so lots of pics)

The first project is an altered note book, i purchased these notebooks from poundland, they're hard backed and you get 8 in a pack all for £1 ... Bargain!

I covered my little book in delicious papers inside and out from the new Angelberry Christmas CDrom and then added ribbon as a fastener.

For the front I stamped the lovely tree from the Snowy Cottage Stamp set and coloured it in with my lovely Graph'it Markers, I added a die cut border and frame and then stickles to finish.

 Next up is a shaker card .... i havent made one of these in soooo long!

Again I used the papers and sentiment from the Angelberry Christmas CDrom and the Snowy Cottage Stamp set.  I also used my Graph'it markers to colour it up, I even managed to do a snowy background using the mixing fluid and a cocktail stick!

I had great fun making these .... they were a nice welcome change from my usual makes.

I hope you like them!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my projects into the following challenges:

Craft Room Challenge - Tree's or leaves
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything but a card (notebook)