Tuesday 16 July 2024

Passion for Markers - Pretty Pastels...

Good morning, dear crafty friends! It's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers and this week it's my turn to host....

I have decided to stay in my comfort zone and chosen a simple theme of 'Pretty Pastels', so banish the brights and ditch the darks, I want to see those pretty ice cream colour tones and more gentle colour palettes on your creations this week...

We are being sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a £6.00 voucher to their online store...


 For my DT card, I picked out an old Time 4 Tea Designs image which I got as a freebie when they were retiring a bunch of old images called 'Happy Cat Mom Day Bonnie'...


 I coloured her up with my Pro/Flexmarkers, but sadly don't have a colour list to share today as there were just so many colours I used with all the different cats!

I found some coordinating papers in my scrap drawers (I do try to use them as often as I can but 3 pieces doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of using them up!) and went with a simple layered layout on a dusky pink 5"x7" card base. I added a white strip to lift the image from the patterns and stamped a simple sentiment (thank goodness for stamp platforms!) I finished off with a few crystal star gems and added the butterflies from the image separately...

I hope you can find the time to play along with my challenge this week and look forward to visiting all of your blogs and seeing your wonderful creations...

Crafty hugs,



Tuesday 4 June 2024

Passion for Markers - Add a sentiment...

 Our brand new challenge has started today over at Passion for Markers with the lovely Marlene choosing a super simple theme of 'Add a sentiment'...we don't mind what kind of project you create, just as long as you use your markers to colour and add a sentiment...


We're being sponsored by Polkadoodles who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 3 digital images from their online store...

We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I picked out the ever so sweet 'Balloon Days' Winnie...

I coloured Winnie with my Pro/Flexmarkers -

Skin - Blush, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink
Hair - Champagne, Sandstone, Cappuccino
Balloon and bow - Lemon, Canary, Sunflower
Dress - Lilac, Orchid, Amethyst
Shoes and hearts - Cerise, Shocking Pink
Shadows - Pebble Blue, Umber

I used scraps from my stash to create the layout on a 6x6 scalloped card base and stamped the 'Birthday to you' sentiment on the pink arrow. I added a pretty embossed lace frame and my favourite Yana Smakula die cut 'Happy' sentiment in gold glitter cardstock. I decoupaged the balloon for a bit of dimension and finished with a few gems and gold pearls...

I hope you can find the time to play along with our fun challenge this week and look forward to visiting your blogs...

Crafty hugs,



Tuesday 21 May 2024

Passion for Markers - Anniversary challenge...

 *** WARNING – LONG POST ***

Grab a cuppa and a biscuit (or two) and make yourself comfortable!

Good morning dear crafters. We hope you had a good week last week and managed to fit some crafting into your busy schedules...

Onto this week's challenge and we have a very special one for you this week as it's our 15th Anniversary. Can you believe it's been 15 years since Gina and Denise started their little blog?...Time flies when you’re having fun.  As it's a special challenge we have a really easy theme for you of "anything goes".  As the title suggests you can make anything you like this week as long you colour with markers.  We are hoping to see lots of entries but please note that as we have extra prizes up for grabs this week we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  Remember the only rule is colour your image with your markers and have fun!

As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual.  Here we go....

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Dies to Die For are offering a £20.00 voucher

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Rachelle Anne Miller is offering a £10.00 voucher


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Polkadoodles are offering 3 digi images

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Colour of Love digis are offering 3 digi images

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Sheepski Designs are offering 3 digi images

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All Dressed Up stamps are offering 2 digi images

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Leann’s World 101 are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images

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Wow we told you there were amazing prizes didn’t we? Definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week!! To give you lots of inspiration we have both Team 1 and Team 2 to share their creations (as always please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):

 

For my DT card I picked out this cute yeti stamp and decided to create a shaker card for hubby's birthday, which is later this week. I coloured him up using Denim Blue, Cloud Blue, Cadet Blue, Storm Cloud, Cool Grey 1, 2 & 4 (coz I've lost my number 3?!)...

The papers were all from my scrap drawers and the sentiment came with the stamp set (think it may be a MFT one??)

Please remember for this challenge we will only accept 3 cards/projects per person.  Also just for this one week we will not be choosing a Top 5 Passionista as we have lots of extra winners, however this will go back to normal next week. I hope that you can find the time to play along with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations...

Crafty hugs,



Tuesday 14 May 2024

Passion for Markers - Let it Bloom...

 Good morning, dear Blogger buddies! I hope that you all enjoyed the spell of warm weather that we got, here in the UK, but it seems to be back to normal service now with sunshine and showers...

It's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers and the lovely Marie has chosen a super simple theme of 'Let it Bloom', so we would like to see flowers on your creations - this could be floral images, papers or embellishments...


 We are being sponsored by Hetty Clare who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 2 digital images from their online store...and there are some beauties! Just remember that to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you must use your markers, alcohol or water based on your creation...


 We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I picked out the ever so pretty 'Flower Bouquet Girl'...

I coloured her up with my Pro/Flexmarkers and fussy cut her out leaving a white border...

Skin - Blush, Sunkissed Pink, Coral
Hair - Sandstone, Cappuccino, Umber
Bow & Tights - Halloween, Bright Orange, Sunset
Trousers - Denim Blue, Cornflower, Cadet Blue
Flowers - Soft Peach, Rose Peach, Coral, Lemon, Yellow, Gold, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Watermelon, Apple

I kept my card pretty clean and simple, as I very much feel that less is more these days and just picked out some paper from my scrap drawers in contrasting blue and orange colour tones. I do love a sprinkle at the moment, so added some gems and pearls at random and a touch of glitter to the bouquet...

I hope that you can find the time to play along with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations...

Crafty hugs,



Wednesday 1 May 2024

Passion for Markers - Feminine...

*If I had half a brain, I'd be dangerous! I wrote this post in preparation for this week's challenge and then promptly forgot to publish it! But anyway, here it is - better late than never?!* 

Good morning, dear crafty friends! Another Tuesday whizzes into view and it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers with the lovely Lorraine choosing a super simple theme of 'Feminine'...so ditch the masculine makes and let's create for the lovely ladies and girls in our lives....


 We're being sponsored by The Paper Shelter who are offering one lucky winner 3 digital images from their online store...

We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and as Lorraine is hostess, she picked out the ever so pretty 'Hammock Days' which I coloured up in my favourite pink and aqua colour combo...

 


I coloured the pretty image with my Pro/Flexmarkers -

Skin - Sunkissed Pink, Rose Peach, Coral
Hair - Cinnamon, Cocoa, Auburn, Umber
Blanket and hairband - Cerise, Shocking Pink, Vermillion
Top - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Surf Blue
Hammock - Pastel Beige, Soft Khaki, Khaki

I fussy cut the image leaving a white border and 'hung' her over a piece of frosted acetate. I added a sun, clouds and simple sentiment and kept everything very clean and simple...

I hope you can find the time to play along with our fun challenge this week and look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you create...

Crafty hugs,




Tuesday 16 April 2024

Passion for Markers - Check it Out...

 Good morning, crafty friends! It's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers and this week I'm in the hostess chair! I've set you all an easy peasy theme of 'Check it Out', so I would like to see checks, ginghams and/or plaids somewhere on your creations...simple, right?...

We're being sponsored by Lili of the Valley, who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 4 digital images from their online store...

We were lucky enough to pick out an image to play with and I chose the pretty floral 'If Friends were Flowers' image...


 I coloured the image with my Pro/Flexmarkers -

Flowers - Pearl Blue, Cornflower, China Blue, Lilac, Orchid, Amethyst, Lemon, Yellow, Sunflower
Leaves - Apple, Forest Green, Lime Green, Pear Green
Vase- Blender, Tea Green, Pebble Blue
Butterfly - Soft Peach, Rose Peach, Sandstone
Bee - Yellow, Sunflower, Cool Grey 5, Black
Tag and shadow - Pastel Beige, Khaki, Blender

I used a pale green gingham for the background, hand drawing a doodle frame in black fineliner. I added a couple of strips of coral coloured, fine check paper to the bottom third, cut the image using a distressed rectangle die and mounted onto blue and then white, before attaching to the card front using foam tape. I also added two fishtail flags in lilac gingham to reflect the colour in the flowers.

I used my favourite Yana Smakula sentiments die in gold and stamped the word wishes below, then finished with gold coloured gems and pearls...

I hope you can find the time to play along with my fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations...

Crafty hugs,


 

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Passion for Markers - Monochrome...

Hey there, crafty buddies! Another Tuesday arrives, which signals the start of a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers! The lovely Sarah is in the hostess chair with a fun theme of 'Monochrome'...this doesn't just mean black and white, but can also be creations made using predominantly ONE colour (you can of course use skin/hair colours and neutral tones in addition, but your creation should be obviously one colour)...

We're being sponsored by Dies to Die For, who are offering one lucky winner a £15 voucher to their online store (can I play along?!)...

I decided to go typical monochrome and coloured this pretty orchid image in grey tones...

Colour List - 

Flowers - Brown Grey 5 (SN), Brown Grey 8 (SN), Blender, Blue Grey 2
Leaves - Cool Grey 2, 4 & 5

I added some silver glitter to the flower detail and some crystal glitter to the leaves. The floral paper was from my stash and I kept the design relatively simple with it being all of the same colour tones, finishing with just a few random pearls...

I hope you can find the time to play along with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations...

Crafty hugs,