Sunday, 30 September 2012

Gingerloft Challenge DT Card

Hello again,

Here I am again as promised with my DT post for Gingerloft Challenges.

This time we would like to stitching (real or faux).

I used the image elves feet (and turned them into witchy feet), i coloured them with my promarkers and covered the boots with glossy accents to give them a real shine.

I decided to go with real stitches and created my own stiched spider webs on my card. I popped on some plastic spiders too which i covered in black stickles.

Ingredients used:

Image - Gingerloft
DP inc sentiment - Graphinc 45
Bazzil Cardstock for base

I really hope my card has inspired you to join our challenge - hope to see your creations there!

That's all from me this evening i'm off to feel sorry for myself and my poorly tooth - boo

Love and hugs

xx Cara xx

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

City Crafter Challenge - An early boo
 Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything goes
Just some lines - Celebrate fall (hope my pumpkins count)
The Corrosive Challenge - Something wicked comes this way
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes

DT Card Challenges 4 Everybody

Hi all,

This is the first of 2 very quick posts from me this evening.

I started with the most horrendous tooth ache last night and havent been to sleep since!

I've been to the emrgency dentisit who said I needed an urgent extraction but it was too complicated for them to do - Great!!

I returned home with antibiotics and various painkillers so i appologise for any type'o's but i'm currently away with the fairies ;-)

Any way onto the card.

Today see's the start of a new Anthing Goes challenge at Challenges 4 Everybody and again we are sponsored by Digi Darla's.

The lucky winner will receive 5 digi's of their choice - WOW!

For my card/tag I chose to use Girl Angel Flute.

I think she is adorable!


Papermania card base
DP & Sentiment- LOTV
Seam binding, Pearls, Lace, Charm - Ribbon Girl

I'm going to use this for one of my girls xmas eve presents - only aniother 2 to make!

So thats it for this post, i'll be back up in a minute or so with another (after more painkillers though)

Love n hugs xx Cara xx

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

Clear it out challenge - Children
Crafting for all seasons - Things with wings
Crafty Catz - Lace and Ribbon
Fashionista - Anything goes xmas
Holly Jolly - Xmas Tags


Saturday, 29 September 2012

My Hero!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, i've had a lovely day, been to the hairdressers and done some crafty shopping - while I was out my dear hubby set about re-arranging my little crafty space, bless him I'd been wanting it doing for ages and he did it as a lovely surprise......

...which leads me onto my card..... inspired by my wonderful hubby here is Super hero Edwin

He has been coloured with my pro-markers and a little white gel pen.

The papers are Portobello Road mounted onto Bazzil Basics Red paper.

I used my new Whimsy scrabble tile letters, a mixture of dies and punches and a clip from my stash .

One last sideways view and then i'm off to figure out what envelope it will fit into.

I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of DT projects and hopefully some exciting news!!!!!

Until then.... goodnight peeps!

Love n hugs xx Cara xx

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

Bearly Mine - Add a Sentiment
I love promarkers challenge - Male theme
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
By the Cute and Girl - Boys/Men
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Something for the Guys


Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Hi everyone I just wanted to share this truly touching post o  the Saturated Canary blog - by Krista Smith
Hugs xx Cara xx

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Butterfly Babies.
Sounds pretty sweet and lovely.

Except it isn't. 

This week, my sister Jen left me a link on FB to a family whose infant son has Epidermolysis Bullosa.  I had never heard of the disease before.  I'm not sure that, if I sat for an entire day and tried to imagine the worse disease for a child, that I could have imagined this disease.  It is truly that upsetting.  You can read more about it here.  

I sat and read through the Butterfly Fund site, and felt sick to my stomach.  I just sobbed.  These children, so beautiful and precious, with skin as delicate as a butterfly's wings.  

I cannot imagine not being able to hug and squeeze and cuddle Niamh and Philly.  The mamas of butterfly babies cannot do this.  That breaks my heart.  It puts so much in perspective-- magnifies the gift of a hug before school and a kiss goodnight. 

Jen asked me to do something for the families.
I was excited that she asked me to help a cause she feels so passionately about.  And, after researching EB and spending a night crying all over my keyboard, I am more than happy to put it in front of my readers/customers and hopefully raise a little to help these children and families.  

"Butterfly Baby" will be available Thursday in my shop.  All proceeds from this digital stamp for the first week of sales will go to the Butterfly Fund charity.  I spent a lot of time drawing and re-drawing and then starting over again for this stamp:).  I wanted something ...

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Tilda in Leaves

Hi dear blogging friends,

Today I have a very autumnal card to share with you.  There are so many challenges about at the moments asking for Autumnal colours I thought I would have a go.

This card took me ages, it started off as one of those "fantastic ideas" but then it didnt materialise how I had imagined, it was going to be a gate fold card but it didnt quite work, then I decided on a double step card but that didnt quite turn out either - boo!

I ended up with this -

I'm not entirely happy with the card but I think its because it didnt end up the way I planned.
I left the bunting bare so I could add a sentiment when I know who it's for.

Images: Magnolia & Make It Crafty (Background digi)
Colouring: Pro Markers & Prisma Pencils
Dies: Marrianne, Whimsy
Punch: Woodware
Cardstock: Coredinations, Centura pearl (handmade base card)
Here you can just see how I laid accetate behind the tree die so I could cover it with punched leaves.
Inside I kept really CAS, just matted coredinations and used the negative of the tree die as a stencil.
I do hope you like my card and I really appreciate any comments you may leave.
Love and hugs xx Cara xx
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Candy Winners

It's me again - ! last post then i promise to leave you all alone.

There were only 3 entries to my Candy so i've decided to split the prizes down and send you all a little something!

So can Marie, Amelia and Emma please send me your snail mail addresses ( and will get your prizes sent out.

Love and hugs xx Cara xx

Gingerloft DT Card - Embossing Challenge

Hello again everyone, I'm here again with my second post of the day and this time i'm sharing my DT card for the new challange over at Gingerloft.

This time we would like to see your embossing skills, wet or dry we arent fussy.

I decided to go with just words this time - unusual for me I know!

I used the "Butterfly flight" quote which is a freebie over at the Gingerloft store.

I must apologise for the poor quality of my photos, I tried so many times to get better ones but I think it's because I used centure pearl card and glittery DP's (First Edition - Dream Catcher) - it all got a bit too much for my poor camera lol!

I kept the embellies to a minimum (for me anyway) and just went with die cut butterflies, corners and some hobby house pearls.

Here's a sideways view where you can just see I decorated the inside to compliment the front.

I hope you like my card and I would love it if you could come join me over at Gingerloft for this challenge.

Love n hugs  xx Cara xx

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

Use it Tuesday - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes
There's Magic in the air - Things with wings


DT Card Challenges 4 Everybody

Good morning everybody I hope you are all well!

Today see's a new challenge over at Challenges 4 Everbody and  time we have our very first sponsor - Digi Darla Designs.

So me and the rest of our fab design team got to play with one of the fantastic images available in the store - and here is what I cam up with:

This is Digidarla's Butterfly Wonder and she has been coloured with my promarkers with liquid pearls dotted arround her.

The gorgeous papers I used are from a pad called "A walk in the Garden" and I love them, I really wish I'd picked up a couple of pads cos I love love love them and I've not seen them anywhere since

I used my new Whimsy Double scallop die and the butterflies are from Cheery Lyn.

The sentiments is from the paper pad and a selection of flowers from WOC.

The inside is just simply decorated with more from that lush pad (if any one knows where I can purchase any more of these I would appreciate if you could let me know ;-D)

And a sideways view as always.

I hope you like my little card and that you can come join me over at Challenges 4 Everybody this time.

I'll be back up later with my blog candy winners - quick there's still time to enter here.

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

Allsorts - Purple Passion
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn - Borders/Edges
Digi design challenge - Use more than one die
Flutterby Wednesdays - Fave colour (purple)
No matter which challenge-Dies or punches


Saturday, 8 September 2012

Keep calm.... theres no colouring!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone, I'm posting today from Doncaster station as I've just been to a class at Which Craft, we made a lovely desk tidy.... However it will take a lot more than that to tidy my desk lol.

The card i'm posting is one I made for my father-in-law who's birthday it was yesterday.

It is based on the latest sketch from "Tuesday morning sketches" chalkenge (link below) and I have used a fab digi print from pink gem designs.

I decided to make a little keepsake card and made a little pocket inside to hold some photos.

The papers I used are DCWV Latte stack - great for male cards.

I made a envelobox and followed the sketch onto there too.

I do hope you like my creation.

Love n hugs xx cara cxx

Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch 162

As well as Tuesday morning sketches I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Gem of a challenge - Boy thing
Creative craft challenges2 - All about the boys
One stop craft challenge - no floral embellies
Papertake weekly - Anything goes

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Blog candy still open

Hiya everyone hope you are all having a good week so far.

I just wanted to do a quick reminder that my celebration candy is still open and will be until Sunday this week

(I haven't figured out how to do one of those sticky posts yet hence the reminder lol)

Anyway all you need to do is become a follower, post a link on your blog and leave me a comment on the original post - simples!

Good luck!

xx cara xx

Monday, 3 September 2012

DT card Challenges 4 Everybody

Evening all,

Its new challenge time at Challenges 4 Everybody and this week the challenge is......................... yes you guessed it .................... Anything Goes as always!!!!!

Here is my first DT card, I used Molly blooms "witch" stamp (coloures with my promarkers) and Graphic 45 paper pad "Happy Haunting"

This is another image I found in my "coloured" pile just waiting to make it onto a card.

Sorry about the rubbish picture (i dont know what happened to the colour)  I used lots of seperate papers from the Graphic 45 pad and the sentiments is cut from there too,the flowers are WOC (except the resin one - not sure where thats from)

There is also a really nice metal corner on the card but as I coloured it in black you cant see it too well on the picture.

I hope you like my little card and I really hope to see you over at Challenges 4 Everybody this time!!!

Love and hugs

xx Cara xx

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

Use it Tuesday - Ribbon
Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Myth and Magic


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Tilda with Summer flower

Evening all

I'm sharing a card today which I made just for fun.

I've used tilda with summer flower - she has been waiting in my new stamps pile since she was first released (shame on me)

She has been coloured up with my pro-markers and prisma pencils with stickles on her wings.

I fussy cut her out so I could give some dimension behind her and then added some liqud pearls around her.

The paper is used is actually the front cover to the First Edition "Spring Fest pad, I thought the patchwork look of all the paper samples looked lovely so I fussy cut out the name in the centre and popped my image in there.

Here i hope you can see more closely the cutting out - it took a while I can tell you!

I used lots of embellies today including flowers (WOC and Prima) Pearls (Hobby House).

I decorated the inside with coordinations papers.

and one last pic then i'm all done.

Thanks for popping by today, I do hope you like my little card - and dont forget my blog candy below is open for a full week! 

Love n hugs xx Cara xx

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

Bearly Mine - Anything that glitters
Challenge up your life - Patchwork
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Flowers
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Floral Fantasy
Lovely hAngler or sweet magnolia - Flutter
Natalie and Amy's 1st Challenge - Anything goes
Heck of a challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Birds of a feather at the Gingerloft Challange

Evening everyone!

I have my first DT card for the Gingerloft Challenge to share today (i'm a bit late as i'm having massive problems with my web connection grrrrrrr).

Any way i'm here now, the new Challenge will go live tomorrow and is "Birds of a Feather".

I chose this super cute cartoon style birdie and sentiment - both from the Gingerloft Store,  and decided to go with really bright colours for my card.

The image is coloured with my promarkes.

I had a go at cutting my picture with my spellbinders yet leaving the wings and tail poking out over the edges - it took me so many attempts before I got it right though.

The papers I used are another freebie from a magazine.

I matted all of my layers with cordinations and added corners and pearls

I have decorated the inside to compliments the front.

So I do hope you like my little card and that you can come and join me at the Gingerloft Challenge this time (you dont have touse a Gingerloft image but it would be fantastic if you did!).

Thats all for now, I do have another card to share and I havent forgotten about my promise of blog candy - i'm just running behind a little with this silly internt malarky.

Love and hugs xx Cara xx

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