Friday, 15 August 2014

Fun in the Sun at the Polkadoodles Challenge

Hi everyone,

Yet again I have been a bad blogger and neglecting you all haven't I, I'm so sorry I feel I owe you all a bit of an explanation so here goes .. to keep it short I have a defect in my bile duct so unfortunately I am susceptible to infections of the Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder, it has become increasingly worse over the past few months and unfortunately has resulted in several long hospital admissions, I am awaiting an operations to give me some relief and hopefully get back to normal :)

I'm pleased to say my wonderful boss Nikky has been so kind and understanding and has let me joining challenges whenever I have been able to do so, thanks so much Nikky.

So without further waffling here is my inspiration card for the current challenge over at the Polkadoodles blog and the theme is "Fun in the Sun".

So here's what I did ... I must warn you though ... don't be shocked ... I actually haven't done any colouring on this ..

I used the super adorable lushusness that is the Cherryblossom Lane CD, all the images are hand drawn and painted by my ever so talented boss lady Nikky.

I printed the topper, papers, flowers and birdies out onto water colour card stock and they printed so well, everything is so soft and delicate it was difficult to get a good picture.

You'll be pleased to hear I've moved on slightly from Kraft card and my new obsession is now acetate, I created an acetate dome to add loads of dimension and then covered it with ooodles of embellishments from ribbon to ric-rac to flowers and birdies and my sentiment and some flourishes.

The inserts are also from the CD, I just matted and layers them to fit my large card.

There, sorry its so picture heavy, I hope you like it.

Do make sure you pop over and see the rest of the teams makes.

Have a great weekend, hugs xx Cara xx


  1. I love summer fetes. Great make. Katie xx

  2. This is stunning, love all the details.
    Jenny xx

  3. This is gorgeous,so many

  4. Adorable, so pretty and full of details xx
    Sandie xx

  5. Cara, this is stunning! Wow! Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. This is gorgeous Cara. Love the design!!
    Hope that you are keeping well:)
    Gina xx

  7. Such a gorgeous card, adorable image and I love all the pretty detailing.
    Sorry to hear about your health problems. I hope you don't have to wait too long for your operation and that you will be feeling better soon.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Super card, lots of detail and very pretty. Love it!
    Jenny x

  9. so beautiful cara.the design is fabulous and i love the pretty details and colours.fingers crossed for the operation hun :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Beautiful card. So soft and pretty. Glad you are hopefully on the mend xxxx

  11. This is such a great design Cara. the domed window looks fab. Glad you're on the mend and hopefully theyll have you sorted soon :) hugs xx

  12. absolutely fabulous Cara I love the domed front and you captured it in the photograph beautifully and all those blooms really work x