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