Saturday, 29 August 2015

Finally the new Blog is here .... Welcome to the Pencil Case

Wooooooo hello everyone, today is finally the day I can invite you to visit our brand new challenge blog The Pencil Case, a challenge blog and a place to share our love of the Amazing Lyra Pencils!!!

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils are available from Jacksons and other good Art & Craft stores across the UK.  If you are a retailer and would like to stock this product please contact us here.

Some of you may have seen my being a bit of a tease on face book so now you all know the secret as to what i've been using!

These pencils are amazing, they are creamy, vibrant and so blend-able, I totally love them, the best thin is you don't need the entire range to get amazing results ... I have been working with the tin of 36 and while there aren't skin colours in the range you can totally create your own from the colours there!

So back to the challenge ... for the first week of course its Anything goes and we are sponsored by the lovely lady Nikky Hall and Polkadoodles!

So here I have used Mermaid digital image, I coloured her on Kraft card to show you how vibrant the colours are .... no need to colour in white first either I went straight in with my colours!

I also drew and coloured some bubbles with my pencils to create an under water bubbly scene!

I have added Kaisercraft papers, anda sweet sentiment from Stampin up with bubbly die cuts and a double bow and charm to finish.

If you want to know the colours I used pop on over to the challenge blog, there is loads more inspiration from my teamies there for you too!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Frosted Winter - Cocoa Mug Tag

Morning my lovelies,

Today I'm sharing another project made with the wonderful Octavia - Frosted Winter collection.

I have made a tag .... shaped like a cocoa mug!!

I also cheated a bit and used one of the pre -coloured images, perfect for when you are running short on time!

Everything on this project (with the exception of the bow and charm) can be found in the collection!

I added some stickles around the sentiment and glossy accents to the polar bears nose and eyes and a sprinkling of gems to finish.

I hope you like it.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Inky Pinkies GDT

Hello again ... twice in one day!!

I have some exciting news i've been allowed to join the fab ladies of the Inky Pinkies Facebook colouring group for a guest term and i'm sharing my very first post today!

So here goes .. I used the fabulous Ickyink image Oddella with Bag and coloured her with my Graph'it Markers:

I also attempted a bit of a background too, I added shading with my markers and then I stamped and embossed dragonflies using different colours of powder.

I added lots of die cuts and flowers to embellish.

I hope you like her.

Why not pop on over to the group and add your own projects!!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Frosted Winter Inspiration

Good morning!!

Today I'm sharing another project made with the brand new Octavia Collection Frosted Winter.

I adore this collection and have had so much fun playing.

This time I decided to make a wall hanging using an MDF Plaque which I covered in Denim sheets from Dutch Doobadoo.

Everything else but the die cuts are from the collection.

I coloured the image with my Graph'it Markers and added details to the fur with my pencils.

I do hope you like it!

Huge Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 21 August 2015

Octavia Frosted Winter inspiration

Happy Friday everyone,

I'm back today with some more inspiration for the fabulous new collection from Polkadoodles Octavia Frosted Winter.  I have given the link to the full collection which I used to make the tag but you can also buy individual elements if you say just want the images or the papers, why not pop over and take a look at the store, if you follow the link to the store you can also fins a section containing discount coupons too :)

Back to my make ... I made a tag for a change .... a very CAS tag too..

I used my Portrait to cut the tag shape (from the Silhouette Store) I created several layers and sandwiched the papers from the collection between so they would show through.

I coloured the beautiful Octavia and her furry fox friend with my Graph'it Markers and added fine details with my pencils.

The Sentiment is also from the collection.

I hope you like my project!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting By Design - Get ready for christmas
Inky Impressions - Christmas in August

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Polkadoodles Launch Party - Frosted Winter!!

Wooooooo today is finally here, it is the release of the new winter Octavia collection from the fantastic Polkadoodles ... this is the wonderful Frosted Winter:

Octavia Frosted Winter - overview

This collection is stunning and contains everything you could ever need for your christmas/winter makes!

I have used a dig image, papers, sentiment and flowers from the collection, I also used more papers and another sentiment to create an insert (silly me forgot to get a picture of that part)

I used my Graph'it markers to colour Octavia and I used gold and silver pencils to add details to the fur on her coat and hat.

I went slightly crazy with the stickles too but thats' the law on winter snowy cards right ;)

So I hope you like her .....if you want to see more where not come and join the launch party on facebook .. there might be a little treat over there too :D

Hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Dee Dee coloured in Pencils

Morning crafters and a huge welcome to my new followers, I am so pleased you have chosen to take time out of your days to visit my little world!

I have been doing some more colouring and would like to share with you Dee Dee ...she is a beautiful Hannah Lynn digi image and she can be found here!

I have coloured her with my pencils (hopefully will be able to reveal which soon eeeeeeeeek)

I did stuff up her nose a bit but hey ho we all make mistakes right :)

This is another teeny tiny card, i'm really enjoying making smaller card lately, they seem to come together so much more quickly - even though the images are a little fiddly to colour!

I hope you like today's card!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Card makers - Warm summer colours
melonheadz friends - hand coloured image
the shabby tea room - photo inspiration

Friday, 14 August 2015

Its another Colour Crazy Challenge the Graph'it Marker blog and we are sponsored again by the super duper Kenny K!!!!!

This week the design team had a fantastic colour palette chosen for us and it's perfect for the wonderful images we were given too!

I was given the fantastic Brianna Blaster image to work with and she can be found here.

Graph'it used:

Skin 3120,3105,4155,4135
Aqua: 7290,7250,7220,7105
Reds: 5250,5220, 5215 warm grey for shadows)
Yellows: 1280, 1270, 1250
Hair: 3250, 3230, 1280

I really hope you like it and that you will come join our challenge!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Distress Ink colouring attempt

Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing a card using "Vintage Slip" from A Day for Daisies, unfortunately I couldn't find her in the store (i bought her quite a few years ago) but there are hundreds of lovely images in there to chose from.

I have used distress inks, now this is only the 2nd time i've used them since I bought them .... when they first came out I might add (hangs head in shame)

I went for a watercolor type vintage-y look lol

I coloured her on heavily textured watercolour paper and added a tonne of distress stickles to her lovely hair.

I also used my new white jute from Stampin up (sparingly I might add -  this stuff is expensive!) and to finish off I added some embellies from Live & Love Crafts and loads more stickles to edge the papers!

I hope you like her :)

Have a great weekend!

love Cara xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart - Always anything goes
Craft Your passion - Always anything goes
Petal lu - Anything goes

Friday, 7 August 2015

Make it Crafty and Floral colours at the Graph'it Marker Blog

Happy Friday everyone,

Today I'm sharing my latest make for the Graph'it Marker Challenge and this week we are all about Florals!!

We are also sponsored by the wonderful Make it Crafty who gave us fabulous images to play with!

I chose the wonderful Chantelle at the Races and I was given a stunning floral colour palette to work with by Nikky ...

I love this palette but I have to admit I always struggle doing pastels i'm more of a bright and bold type of gal lol .....

.... and as you can see I was way off the palette... lucky for me Nikky is super kind and let me off ha ha ... she did give me a great tip for next time and that is to work lightest to darkest for pastel tones and that way you are mapping out the highlights first so have less chance of losing them like I did.

I teamed her up with more papers from Floral Pavilion pad by First Edition (I love this pad it has lasted me years)

I kept the rest of the card simple and just added a sentiment from my stash, I wanted the whole card to be about that fabulous outfit and hat!

Hope you like it!

Please come over and join us and remember you can you use any markers to come play!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafting for all seasons - Bright and Beautiful
Doodle Pantry - Anything Digital
Stamp and Create - One for the Girls

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Tabitha - another pencil colouring

Hello again!

Today i'm sharing another make using my lovely new and secret pencils with you ... this was one of my first attempts at using the pencils, I hope you will be kind to me and bare in mind I only have a small set so there are no skin tones in there, I had to use my browns and ocher colours to achieve something close to skin colour...

I used the adorably cute Tabitha by Mo Manning,

I used some older papers from my stash and some lovely embellies from the Hobby House

The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

I hope you like her!

I'm off to watch Bake Off now wooooo!

Take care, hugs xx Cara xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Ruby's Rainbow - Something for a little girl
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Little Miss Giraffe - Pencil colouring.

Good Morning!!

I'm here again with another card made with my fabulous pencils!!!

This is the super sweet Little Miss Giraffe from A day for daisies and she can be found here.

This time I printed my image onto heavily textured watercolour paper and then blended my pencils with Sansador and a paper stump.

The papers are from my scraps box again (i'm really loving making tiny cards to use up all my scraps)

The sentiment is from Stampin up and a couple of flowers from WOC.

I really hope you like her .... she has already been claimed by my middle daughter Paige.

Have a happy Sunday!

Hugs xx Cara xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Animals
Cute Card Thursday - Citrus
Kit and Clowder - Fur

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Forever Rose - Pencil colouring

Hi me again ....

I've been doing some more colouring with my pencils and today I have used one of my favourite images by Hannah Lynn and this is Forever Rose, she was purchased as a download from Crafts and Me and can be found here.

I've popped her on a teeny A6 card and teamed her with some vintage papers I found in my scraps box.

I added a few embellies and flowers from the Hobby House and WOC.

I decided to leave the stickles alone today ... don't worry though I have another card with plenty of sparkle to share tomorrow :D

I hope you like her!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs xx Cara xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Chocolate,Coffee & Cards - A Flower in your image
Dragons Lair Challenge - Shabby Chic