Saturday, 15 April 2017

Petal Lu DT post - Yellow

Hi everyone,

I've been waiting for what seems like ages to do this post .... my very first post as part of the Petal Lu DT!!!!

This month our theme is Yellow .... so that means you must use some yellow flowers on your project (you can use other coloured flowers too) ... easy peasy right!

So here is my card ... I used a super cute image from Tiddly Inks .. this is Molly's cup of Love

Here is a close up of the beautiful flowers .... There is a fantastic discount on the mixed yellow pack here for the duration of Aprils challenge!

I also sneaked in some pretty blue flowers too :)

Papers are from a very old prima pad, gorgeous spring summer colours.

I matted with lots of Kraft and finished with a sentiment and some fussy cut butterflies.

Here are some handy links:

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

I hope you like it,  I would love you to pop over and join our challenge!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 7 April 2017

School's out for Summer ....I wish!

Hello again lovelies

Its Team B's turn to showcase our makes for this weeks challenge at the Colour Crazy Challenge and we are sponsored by Pickled Potpourri.

They have given me such a fun image to work with this week called Sweet Summer.

With such a bold image I chose to colour it in bright primary colours using my Prisma Pencils, I also added glossy accents to the sunshine and beach ball.  I love how the image looks like an old style polaroid picture.

I teamed the image with some gorgeous papers by My Minds Eye, more oldies from my paper mountain ... I will work through them all some day.  I added the sentiment using my Dymo machine and then some simple faux stitching.

And a final pic to show you the gloss on the beach ball and sunshine!

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 10 March 2017

Colour Crazy DT Card - Oddball art

Hello all,

This week it is my team's turn to host the new challenge at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog and we are generously sponsored by the lovely Lizzy of Oddball art!

I used Melody the Mermaid for my card this week:

She's so funny she looks like she has the right face on .... pretty much like mine after the week I've had!

I coloured her with my Prisma pencils and re-outlined her with a zentangle marker.

I used some papers which were a Members Gift from C& C many moons ago!

I finished of by cutting out some flag shapes and then went a little crazy with the doodling.

I hope you like it!


Cara xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentine's Day trio

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

I like to give my girlies a little treat on Valentine's Day, just a little bag filled with a few sweeties and love themed small gifts and of course a hand made card each!

This year I used images all from The Papernest Dolls

First of all is Paige's card using hugs and kisses emma


She is coloured with my distress ink markers, as are all of the cards today.


The papers are old dovecraft basics Ones I really love this paper stack!

Next up is Lacey's card using Ellie with heart

All of the hearts are from one set by trimcraft!


And finally this is Phoebe's card using Ellie with heart cupcake

I finished everything off with a wash of my wink of Stella pen but as usual it is a little camera shy!


Here a couple of pics with them all together



Have a great day whatever you're doing.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 10 February 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Fabrika Fantasy

Hi everyone, its my challenge week this week at the Colour Crazy Challenge and this week we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.

My image this week is called Earth Fairy.

I used my Graph'it Markers, Prisma Pencils and Copic Spica pens to colour her, I attempted to make her gown look like it was covered in sequins.

As I put so much detail into the image I kept the card pretty simple, just tearing and layering LOTV papers, and a few foliage die cuts to embellish.

The sweet sentiment is from Stamp'in Up.

I hope you like it and I do hope to see you joining in the challenge.

Have a great weekend!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Mermaid Amara - Zig clean colour markers

Hi guys, 

I'm back today to share with you a little card I just finished using another Paper Nest Dolls image!

This is Mermaid Amara with her cute little octopus!


I have coloured her with my Zig Clean colour Real brush markers, it's far from perfect I need a whole lot more practice but I had tonnes of fun!


I used papers from LOTV and die cut some bibles with the same papers.


I finished off with a sentiment from LOTV too and plenty of flowers from WOC.


Hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Hello - Troll Ellie

Hi guys!

Well today started off ok, the girls went to school, I went to work ... yet as soon as I got there I had a call from school to say Phoebe was sick again and I needed to collect her.

So another day at home for her and this time me (Lee stayed off with her yesterday.

She is feeling a little better so we will try again with school tomorrow.

So today I got chance to put this little cutie on a card:

This is Troll Ellie by The Papernest Dolls and I have coloured her up with Prisma Pencils, I'm loving theses right now! I also added some sparkle to her hair with my clear Wink of Stella.


I used some old papers by L Whitlock called "Summer Time" I think.


I finished with a sentiment and some flowers.


I hope you like it!

Have a great evening!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Monday, 30 January 2017

Birthday Girl

Hi everyone, happy Monday!
Everyone here is recovering from the dreaded sick bug that's been going around, it's actually done about 3 laps of our house and we're all fed up of it now!

Today I'm sharing a little card I made using Rollerskating Avery from The Papernest Dolls 

She is adorable! I coloured her with my Prisma Pencils .... I'm so lucky I got the whole set for my anniversary before Christmas!


I used Papers from Anna Marie Designs Peach pad and added little craft work card Candi which I stamped with tiny letters to make the sentiment.

I finished off with some straws, lace and flowers!

Hope you like it! 

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 13 January 2017

Colour Crazt Challenge Blog - Challenge two!

Welcome back everyone and a happy new year!

I've finally had chance to get in my craft room after the festive period...... it seem so long ago since I crafted!!

Today I'm back and announcing some great news, I've jumped back into the land of the Design Team and am part of a fab new colouring challenge blog - The Colour Crazy Challenge!  We are a new weekly challenge where you can enter with any colouring medium, it is always anything goes and you can win fab sponsor prizes!

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This week we are sponsored by Di's Digi's, I was given the super cute Ballerina Izzy to colour in. 

I used my Graph'it markers, Prisma pencils and Wink of Stella pen to colour her in.

I used my WRMK punch board to make a money wallet for my daughters birthday this week.

I used papers by Anne Marie and added loads of fancy die cuts.

I hope you like it!

Please pop along and join in the challenge!

Hugs xx Cara xx