Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Fur and/or Feathers...

Good morning, crafty friends! These days are really whizzing by now and it seems I only turn around and another fortnight has slipped by...but, you know that can only mean one thing, right?! Yep, you guessed it...it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!
This week we have the lovely Nic (aka Coops) in the hostess chair and she's given us a fab theme of Fur and/or Feathers...so we'd like to see all those birds and animals - cute or not! We're being sponsored by All Dressed Up, who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 2 digital images from their online store.
Just don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you must use your Letraset/Winsor& Newton mediums and follow the challenge theme - it also really helps if you could state where you've used them, for example, coloured with Promarkers...and you can mix your mediums too...
We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I picked the ever so sweet 'Sleepy Time' - I just loved this little fox and thoroughly enjoyed colouring it! The paper is the freebie from issue 191 of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine and I kept the card in my favourite CAS style.
I hope you can join in with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations...
Crafty hugs,


Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Passion for Promarkers - 10th Anniversary

*** WARNING – LONG POST ***
Grab a cuppa and a biscuit (or two) and make yourself comfortable!

Good morning dear crafters. I hope you had a wonderful week last week and managed to fit some crafting into your busy schedules.  Thank you for your gorgeous entries to last week’s "summer is coming" challenge.  Marie will certainly have her work cut out for her when she has to pick her top 5 Passionista.  Don't forget to check back later to find out who she has chosen and also to see if you are the lucky winner of the $8.00 gift code courtesy of A Day for Daisies.

Onto this week's theme and we have a very special challenge for you this week as it's our 10th Anniversary. Can you believe it's been 10 years since Gina and Denise started their challenge blog to share their love of all things Letraset/Winsor & Newton?
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 – simples eh!  We expect to see lots of entries this week but please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers).

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 one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
Bugaboo Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher
Di’s Digi Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $6.00 voucher
Crafty Sentiments designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digi images
Leann’s World 101 is offering one lucky winner 2 digi images
Dr Digi’s House of Stamps is offering one lucky winner 2 digi images
Cowling & Wilcox are offering one lucky winner a 12 pack of promarkers (set 1)
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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 over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and here's a look at my DT card...

I decided to use the free digital images that I featured in this month's Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine, issue 191 (you can download the images HERE) I coloured the pretty Spring Bouquet up with my Pro/Flexmarkers and here's the colour list I used :
Leaves - Apple, Forest Green, Holly
Lavender - Orchid, Amethyst, Red Violet
Daisies - Blender, Pale Pink, Buttercup, Pastel Yellow, Sunflower
Small flowers - Sorbet, Fuchsia Pink
Background - Pastel Blue, Blender

I also used the free papers that come with the downloads, plus a bit of dotty pink from my stash for the corners. I inked the edges with Tuxedo Black Memento and drew a doodled border around the image...a touch of glitter, pearls and diamantes finished things off, plus the pink grosgrain for a bit of texture.

I have a busy day today, trying to catch up with housework and doing a bit of tidying, though I should've been photographing the samples for my upcoming project (but I forgot to get hubby to leave me his phone with the bells and whistles!) It just means days get switched around and I'll try doing that tomorrow...feeling like there's not enough days in this week, I'll just have to be a bit more organised with my time?!! Now there's a laugh! I'm a bit of a goldfish when the sun is shining and get distracted by the call to be outdoors!...
I do hope you can play along with our special anniversary challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your lovely creations!

To play along with our challenge this week, hop over to the Passion for Promarkers blog HERE

Crafty hugs,

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Summer is on the way...

Good morning, crafty friends! Well, it certainly seems like Summer could be on the way with this fabulous weather that we're having! It's amazing how a bit of sunshine can lift my mood and give me motivation to get stuff done...though it doesn't help with my crafting, as I want to be outside rather than in!...
We have a brand new challenge starting today over at Passion for Promarkers and the lovely Marie has picked a topical theme of 'Summer is on the way'...
https://adayfordaisies.com/

We're being sponsored by A Day for Daisies who are offering one lucky winner an $8 gift code to their online store...just don't forget that to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you must use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products and follow the challenge theme...

We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I went with the ever so pretty Flowers in my Garden...
I used an offcut from the Sweet Garden Roses paper pad that I got from The Works and coordinated my colouring to match (this doesn't happen very often!) I coloured up the sweet image with my Pro/Flexmarkers and if you'd like the colour list, then here goes :
Skin - Blush, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Coral
Hair - Buttercup, Pastel Yellow, Champagne, Sandstone
Dress - Pale Pink, Cerise, Shocking Pink
Flowers - Cool Aqua, Surf Blue, Buttercup, Sunflower, Pastel Peach, Rose Peach

I added a die cut sun, inking through the die with Wild Honey Distress Oxide and clouds...just because I can! Some glittery organza ribbon, pearls, a touch of glitter and some doodling (which I find I do much more of thanks to the lovely Shelly!) finished my card off, plus a sentiment that I thought was apt for the image.

Right, off to see if there's anything I can do outside, rather than getting on with the housework that I should be doing! Have a totally terrific Tuesday, whatever you're up to and I hope the sun is shining on you today...
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Lots of layers...

Good morning, crafty friends! Well, another Tuesday rolls around again! It seems crafty time is at a premium at the moment, mainly because the season has started for us to get away in our campervan, Daisy and so every opportunity is grabbed with both hands...and apart from workshop makes and card orders, the only crafting I seem to do is for our challenges at Passion for Promarkers...Which is why I'm here!...
We have a brand new challenge starting today and it is my turn to host.  I've given you all a nice, easy theme of 'Lots of layers', so no excuse to play along!...

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/leehollandart

We are being sponsored by the wonderful artist Lee Holland, who is offering one lucky person a choice of 2 digital images from his online store...and they are all just gorgeous! (Just don't forget that to be in with  a chance of winning the prize, you MUST use your Letraset/Winsor & Newton mediums and follow the challenge theme)

We were lucky enough to be able to choose an image to play with and I picked out the super cute Pig in Wellies, though I could have chosen any one of his wonderful images...

I had to give my little pig a pair of bright red, shiny Wellington boots to splash around in his puddle and made the sentiment to tie in with the theme...
The papers are all a mix from my CDs and the rainbow is from Another Play on Words embellishment sheets. I added a touch of glitter...because why not?!...and a couple of teardrop gems to represent water splashes.
I hope you can play along with my challenge theme this week and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful makes...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes until 6th May
Anything Goes optional In the Pink closes today
Brads, Sequins or Gems closes tomorrow

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Patterned papers...

Good morning, Blogger buddies! My, these days are rolling by so fast?!...the Easter holidays have begun and we've started our season in the camper, so weekends are being spent switching off to television, internet and technology, and replaced with bike rides, long walks and board games! Trying to fit everything into a short week after being away is proving interesting, but for now, it's back to some craftiness!...
We have a brand new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers and we're being sponsored by the wonderful All Dressed Up, who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 2 digis from their online store...
It's the lovely Julie in the hostess chair this week, setting us a really simple challenge theme of Patterned Papers...what could be easier and something I'm sure we all have a lot of?!
We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I picked the ever so pretty 'Butterfly Wings'. My patterned paper was from a pad that the lovely Denise sent to me, called Country Park and the green one has been in my stash...forever! I decoupaged the little butterflies for added dimension and added some crystal glitter here and there, because what fairy style image would be complete without it?!
Right, off to shuffle some paper around with Mum, in preparation for our next workshop...I hope you can find the time to play along with our easy challenge this week and look forward to seeing what you all create.
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into All Dressed Up's April Challenge #92, which is Anything Goes using an ADU Image

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Make it Cute...

Good evening, Blogger buddies! Sorry for the late posting, only we have spent the day at the NEC in Birmingham for the Sign & Digital Show, where they showcase all things print...so many wonderful ideas! I have come away with a want for vinyl cutters, sublimation printers and everything else in between...there are so many amazing products out there!
Anywho...it's Tuesday and you all know what that means by now?!...yep, it's a brand new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers! This week it's the lovely Sue in the hostess chair, giving us a fun theme of 'Make it Cute' and we are being sponsored by Crafty Sentiment Designs, who are kindly offering one lucky winner 3 digi images from their online store...
http://www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/ourshop/

Just don't forget that to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you must use your Letraset/Winsor & Newton mediums and follow the challenge theme...

Right, that's all the official stuff out of the way, so on to my card...


We were generously offered an image to play with and I went with the (aptly) ever so cute 'With Love' bear. I paper pieced some of the balloon patches and the little bear's pads with the yellow plaid from the Weather set of Another Play on Words and coloured him using my Pro/Flexmarkers. The backing plaid is from the Hibiscus set of Say it with Flowers and I added a pieced sentiment, rather than one large one. A layer of lemon glitter card and my signature three pearls finished the card off.

Right, there's a stack of dishes in the sink and a basket of ironing with my name on, so I'd better get a move on!...I hope you can find the time to play along with our challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your makes.

Crafty hugs,

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Springtime...

Good morning, crafty friends! Hope you all survived the weekend and storm Hannah?! We had major flooding around our area and it was hit and miss whether I would be able to get home from our card workshop on Saturday due to high water levels leaving our little village like an island with most of the roads inaccessible...hubby had to go and rescue my eldest son who knew his car wouldn't make it through the flood waters (that's what you get for having a sporty Fiesta!), but my trusty little Suzuki Ignis wasn't phased by it all (not to mention hubby's driving skills - the water was waving over the bonnet on his way home!)...

But it's all calm now and there's even a hint of Spring in the air...which leads me aptly onto this week's challenge theme over at Passion for Promarkers! The lovely Shelly has given us the easy theme of 'Springtime', so think Spring flowers, chicks, baby lambs, fresh colours...
We are being sponsored by Bugaboo, who are kindly offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to their online store...
https://bugaboostamps.com/
We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I went with the ever so sweet Sun Bonnet Flowers...
I kept my card quite CAS, so that the image became the focal point. I coloured this cutie with my Pro/Flexmarkers and paper pieced her dress and hat, for a bit of interest. Some pretty pink loop edged ribbon, a themed sentiment and bit of doodling finished the card off, plus my signature three pearls!...

I hope you can find the time to play along with our challenge this week and look forward to seeing how you all interpret the theme...

Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge
Anything Goes
Southern Girls
Flora and Fauna
Love to Craft
#32 March Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday
Celebrate!