Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Passion for Markers - Dies and/or Punches...

Good morning, crafty buddies! Our new challenge has started over at Passion for Markers with the lovely Lorraine choosing a super easy theme of 'Dies and/or Punches'....we don't mind what type of project you make, as long as it includes some die cutting or punched elements and uses your markers!...


We're being sponsored by Dies to Die For who are offering one lucky winner a £15 voucher to spend in their online store...can I join in?!...

For my card, I picked out a retired Time for Tea Designs image called Beats Bella...


I coloured Bella up with my Pro/Flexmarkers and kept the card design quite simple, inking the top right corner with Broken China Distress Oxide and adding a die cut 'happy' word cloud. I added a couple of small clouds to make it look like a thought bubble and then stamped the word Birthday underneath.

I picked out some scraps that coordinated with my image (I still never remember to do it the other way round?!) and added a couple of strips along the bottom to ground the image, then finished with some peel off notes to suggest that Bella is listening to her favourite tunes!...

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,


 


Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Passion for Markers - Clean and Simple...

 Hello there, crafty buddies! Another Tuesday hot foots it around the corner and we have a brand new challenge starting today over at Passion for Markers! This week it's my turn to host and I've picked my all time favourite card style...Clean and Simple! So ditch the decorations, lose the layers and forget the fussiness, it's all about the simplicity...


We're being sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a $12 voucher to their online store...


 We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I picked out the pretty 'Flower Jar'...

I coloured the image with Pro/Flexmarkers and created a shaker window where the label is, stamping a small sentiment that came free with one of the issues of SC&P. I also decoupaged the front flower and leaf...

Colour List :
Flowers - Canary, Sunflower, Gold, Honeycomb, Halloween, Tan, Cappuccino, Umber
Leaves - Meadow Green, Apple, Forest Green
Label and jar - Cool Aqua, Surf Blue, Champagne, Linen, Pebble Blue, Blender

I inked a circle of Broken China Distress Oxide on my 5x7 inch card base and added some patterned papers to the bottom third. I added a Happy Birthday stamped sentiment to the top left corner, attached the flower jar image and finished with some pearls and diamantes...

I must admit that I really like how this one turned out - so much so, that I went on to make 4 more for my stash, some in different colour ways!...

 

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!

Hugs,



 


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Passion for Markers - Summer Colours...

Good evening, crafty buddies! I'm a little late posting today, but I suppose better late than never! Things are pretty hectic at the moment with our little business - it very much seems to be all or nothing and just now it's definitely all! (Not that I'm complaining!) But sadly, as usual, it is my crafty time that takes a hit when life takes over...


Anyhow, the reason I'm here is to tell you about our brand new challenge which starts today over at Passion for Markers! The lovely Julie is in the hostess chair with a topical theme of 'Summer Colours'...and you can make whatever you like, as long as you include colours that say Summer to you, whether it's neon shades, brights or floral colour tones...

We're being sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps who are offering one lucky winner the choice of  2 digital images from their online store...

We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I chose the super sweet Little Camp...


Summer for me is blue skies, green grass and pink florals (just like my garden at the moment!), so I coloured up this little cutie to match! I was a little ambitious in paper piecing the tent, but it wasn't too fiddly to cut out in the end and I love the end result! Of course, I had to have clouds both in the background and die cuts, and I have a real love of large sentiments at the minute (thanks to Gina K!) so popped the word 'adventure' up on foam pads...

I hope you can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!

Crafty hugs,



Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Passion for Markers - Make it Cute...

 Good afternoon, crafty friends! I hope that you all had a lovely Bank Holiday here in the UK and that the sun shone for you as it did here in North Wales (hence my lack of crafting!)...


 We have a new challenge starting today over at Passion for Markers and the lovely Sue (aka Aunty Sue) is in the hostess chair with an easy peasy theme of 'Make it Cute'...so think teddy bears, sweet images and cute critters!


 We're being sponsored by Star Jam Lines who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 2 digital images from their online store...and there's lots of cuteness to choose from!


We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and this one is the super sweet 'Little Deer'...I used a forest background die that I picked up in the Sizzix sale and snipped out the deer shapes that were on it, replacing them with the cute image and sentiment. I inked the background with Distress Oxides and coloured the deer with my Pro/Flexmarkers...I need to be more organised when it comes to writing down my colours, as I tend to do them on bits of paper that then get chucked in the bin?!...

With a large image and busy background, I didn't want to add too much else to the card, so just added the butterfly that also comes in the image set and a touch of crystal glitter...

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! Enjoy the sunshine, whilst it lasts!

Crafty hugs,



Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Passion for Markers 12th Anniversary...

 

 *** 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...

We have a very special challenge for you this week  at Passion for Markers as it's our 12th Anniversary!...

As it's a special challenge we have a really fun theme for you of "spots and/or stripes" and as the title suggests you can make anything you like this week as long you include some spots, stripes or both!  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.  The only other rules we have are use 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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Bugaboo Stamps are offering a $12.00 voucher

Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 3 digi images

Dr Digi’s House of Stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images

JMC Designs are offering one lucky winner 1 digital collection

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 (please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):

Elaine     Julie

Karen     Kitty

Linda     Lisa G.

Lisa M. (that's me!)    Lorraine C

Marie     Marlene

Nat     Sue

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.


 For my DT card I used the ever so cute, Pig in Wellies from Lee Holland Art - I must admit that I adore this cute little piggy and don't need an excuse to colour him up, especially with his bright red wellies!

Colour List -

Skin - Blush, Dusky Pink, Coral (my favourite combo!)
Boots - Red, Poppy, Burgundy
Puddle - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg

I hope you can get the chance to play along with our Anniversary challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your fabulous entries!

Crafty hugs,

 


Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Passion for Markers - Favourite colours...

Good morning, crafty friends! Another Tuesday arrives with a brand new challenge starting over at Passion for Markers...

The lovely Marlene is in the hostess chair and she's given us a nice, easy theme of 'Use your Favourite Colours'...for some of you this may be a difficult choice, but for me it was pretty obvious that it had to include pink?!...

We're being sponsored by Star Jam Lines who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 2 digital images form their online store and there's a lot of cuteness to choose from!...


My all time favourite colour combo has to be pink and aqua - I am very much a fan of contrasting colours (all be it in pastel form!) and it worked perfectly with the pretty image that I got to play with...


This little cutie is called Newborn Bear and I thoroughly enjoyed colouring him up using my Promarkers and a touch of added detail with my Prismacolor pencils. I love the way the inked cloud background turned out and must try to use more colours for clouds than just blue in the future. I popped the image up on foam pads, after fussy cutting leaving a white border and added a few die cut sparkly stars...

As well as my favourite colour combo, this card has one of my favourite crafty elements - CLOUDS, plus it's in my favourite CAS style...so you can pretty much guess that I was rather pleased with how it turned out!

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

Hugs,



Saturday, 8 May 2021

Ruth Hamilton - Fuschias...

 Good afternoon, crafty friends! I am popping in today to share a card with you that was inspired by a wonderful card creation by the talented Ashley Ebben on behalf of Pretty Pink Posh, although I cannot for the life of me find the original post that she shared to credit it properly (but please check out her fabulous creations by clicking on her name or HERE!)...


I actually used two of Ruth Hamilton Design's digistamps in this pretty pink card - Fuchsias and Rose Bud...


I resized the Fuchsia flowers to 30% and the Rose Bud to 35% in my graphics program and coloured  with my Pro/Flexmarkers in Cerise, Shocking Pink, Vermillion, Pale Pink and a Blender pen. The leaves were coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens in Willow, Bamboo and Camo Green - I also coloured in the leaves and buds from the Rose Bud image to look like those on a Fuchsia plant and cut them all out leaving a white border. 

I cut a panel of white paper to 15 x 10cm and ink blended the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Oxide and spattered with Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint. I attached the flowers and foliage using a combination of glue and foam pads, then stamped the word Happy from the freebie stamp set of Issue 212 of Simply Cards and papercraft using my stamp platform. 

I stamped and cut out the Birthday sentiment from my favourite Waffle Flower Crafts Happy Birthday Sentiments and attached with foam pads, then finished with a touch of glitter on the stamens of the flower and some pink dew drops...

I mat the panel onto black and white before attaching to a hot pink card base (thank you Gina K for encouraging my use of coloured card bases!)...et voila!

I love the way this card turned out, it is definitely my style and a HUGE thank you to Ashley for the inspiration...I hope you like it too!

Thanks for dropping by and have a fabulous weekend! Hugs,