Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Flora and Fauna...

Good morning crafty buddies, hope you're all keeping snug and warm as Winter still clings on to us...for the moment, anyway! It's Tuesday, so the start of a brad new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week it's my turn to host! I decided to give you all a nice, easy theme of 'Flora and Fauna', so I would like to see either flowers/plants or animals on your projects this week...or even both!
Remember you can enter using any type of creation but as always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers). Please can you help us by stating which products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.

 Our generous sponsor this week is Dies to Die For and the lovely Tracy is offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher to spend in her online store...

 I decided to revisit an oldie image this week and picked out one of the lovely Digistamp Boutique Rosie images to use...
I just love this little cutie and she is so easy to colour! I teamed her up with some papers that I had received from the lovely Denise called Country Drive, from Echo park (love the Spring colours and there's even a paper with bees on...I mean, c'mon!) I coloured Rosie with my Pro/Flexmarkers...do you want a colour list?...okay, here goes :
Skin - Blush, Dusky Pink, Coral (my old faithful combo!)
Hair - Cinnamon, Cocoa, Henna, Umber
Top - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Surf Blue
Leg warmers and hairband - Buttercup, Canary, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Flowers - Cocktail Pink, Cerise, Shocking Pink, Cinnamon, Cocoa
Grass - Meadow Green, Grass, Forest Green

Right! I hope you can find the time to play along with my easy challenge this week and look forward to visiting you all and seeing your wonderful creations! Don't forget to have a look at the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what my talented teamies have been creating for your inspiration and I hope to be back soon...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
A Bit More Time to Craft
#85 Anything Goes unitl 14th
Crafty Catz
#447 Anything Goes optional Lots of Layers closes 7th
Moving Along with the Times 
Add a sentiment until 13th
C.R.A.F.Thttp://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
Anything Goes until 6th
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Anything Goes closes tomorrow

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Flowers...

Good morning, crafty friends! Well, the white stuff is falling thick and fast now in North Wales, but I don't think (or hope) that it will come to very much...there's a dusting on the hills and mountains, but doesn't seem to be sticking down here in the valleys - and it can stay that way, please!
Despite the wintry theme outside, we have a floral theme for this week's challenge over at Passion for Promarkers - it's the lovely Julie in the hostess chair and she would like to see those flowers, please...whether it be flowery papers, images or embellishments, we would like to see them on your creations!
We are being sponsored by LeAnns World 101, who is offering one lucky winner a choice of 2 digis from their online store...
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LeAnnsWorld101?ref=l2-shopheader-name
We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I picked the sweet Love Birds, though I only used part of the image for my DT creation...
I used a paper from the ever so pretty Sweet Garden Roses paper pad, from The Works and teamed it with soft pink colour tones and pretty floral embellishments.
I kept my card quite simple and just used the birds from the digital image to create a wedding, anniversary or even engagement card. I coloured the image with my Pro/Flexmarkers and added some pearl and diamante hearts for a touch of bling.
I hope you can find the time to play along with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing what wonderful creations you all share...
Happy crafting!
Hugs,

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Wild Roses...

Good morning, crafty friends! I have been trying to get back into doing a bit of drawing lately, though always find it hard to get back into the swing of things after the festive season...and this is what I came up with...
This project kit has been added to my Craftsuprint store HERE and consists of 9 printable sheets including :
Predesigned CAS card front and mat
Precoloured topper sheet with decoupage
Digistamp sheet
4 Coordinating papers
2 printed inserts for 6x6 square and 5x7 cards
 For just £2.40


First up is the CAS card front with coordinating green mat - simply print off the sheet, cut out the layers and embellish to your hearts content, then add a printed insert for that finishing touch...a really quick card but with a lovely elegance...



...These two cards were made using the precoloured toppers and papers...


And with this one, I changed up the colours by using the digistamp individual flowers, coloured with Promarkers, then fussy cut leaving a small border...
I hope you like my new floral creations and will be trying to create some more designs in the coming weeks..
Hope you all have a terrific Thursday - we've got Parents Evening this afternoon, to see how the 'not so little' man is getting on, but whatever you're up to, have a good one!
Hugs,

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

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

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies...and a Happy New Year to you all! Hope you all had a wonderful festive season (which seems such a long time ago now!) and are ready for whatever 2019 holds!
I can't quite believe that we are already a week in and as it's Tuesday, this means that we have a brand new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers!...This week it's the lovely Sue in the hostess chair and she's given us a nice easy theme of Dies and/or Punches...
We're being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 2 digital images from their online store...
https://www.doctor-digi.com/
Today is a pretty special Tuesday in our house, as my eldest son turns 21 today...don't quite know how that happened?!...but I am so proud of the young man he is becoming (don't tell him I said so or it'll cost me?!) We were lucky enough to get an image to play with from our sponsor, so I made my choice with his birthday card in mind...
This is Mr Speaker (birthday) and he's shouting out a huge Happy Birthday for all to hear! I coloured him with my Pro/Flexmarkers and used papers from Crafts You Create, Seas the Day paper pad. I used lots of dies to create my card and decoupaged the sandwich board and megaphone of the image for added dimension.

Although I have been absent from Blogland over the month of December, I have been doing some crafting...mostly in preparation for our workshops starting back up again, but it has been lovely to have an empty table and everything back in it's place...something I am trying to continue!

I hope you can find the time to play along with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations...once again wishing you all the very best for the coming year and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful son Jason!
Hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes closes 10th
Anything Goes closes tomorrow
Something New closes tomorrow
My new is my digi stamp from Dr Digi and new dies
January Anything Goes

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Passion for promarkers - Midway reminder Mega Christmas Challenge...

Good evening crafters.  Wow where did the last two weeks disappear to?  I cannot believe it’s only a week until the BIG day arrives – hope you are all done and dusted and are now sitting back and relaxing waiting to find out what Santa has brought you – you’ve all been good girls and boys, right?

Well, we are now half way through our Mega Christmas challenge and I have to say there has been some fabulous entries so far.  The theme is “hip to be square” and don’t forget you still have until 1st January 2019 to enter our challenge, although there is a maximum of 3 entries per person.

Before I share my DT make, here is a quick reminder of the prizes up for grabs:

Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
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Di's Digi Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher

Di's Digital Stamps

Dr Digi's House of Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

Dr Digi's House of Stamps
Lacy Sunshine are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images
Lacy Sunshine
Cowling & Wilcox are offering 1 lucky winner a 6 pack of promarkers (metallic) & a 3 pack of neon markers
Cowling & Wilcox logo
The Paper Shelter are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images
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A Day For Daisies are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher

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Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher

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WOW amazing prizes – I'm sure you’ll agree!
For my DT creation, I made a light up box frame using the Sizzix Forest Frame die.  I coloured the trees with a combination of cool colour Promarkers and the deer and animals with corresponding colours.  I added a touch of highlight with a gold pen and some crystal glitter, then attached the battery operated LEDs in the back of the frame and a simple sentiment finished it off.
So to re-cap the challenge will run until 1st January 2019 and you can enter a maximum of 3 times.  Please continue to link up your cards with Mr Linky in our original post here.

We can’t wait to see your creations and look forward to visiting your blogs.  We’ll be back in 2 week’s time to launch our new challenge and also to announce all the lucky winners of our amazing prizes.  Don’t forget you have to be in it to win it lol!

Before I go I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year and thank you for all the love and support that you’ve shown us in 2018.  Without you and all of our generous sponsors our little challenge blog would not be the success it is and still going strong after all these years.  We hope you will all continue to support us in the new year.
Huge crafty hugs,


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge...

Good morning, my lovelies! Well, it seems I am a little late to the party! With so much going on at the moment, I forgot to Publish my post to announce our Mega Christmas Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...better late than never?!...

This week we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” which runs for a whole month and ends on 1st January 2019!  I’m sure you’ll agree that both design teams have worked extremely hard once again this year and they deserve a little break to catch up on their last minute gifts and cards.  However to make up for the lack of challenges we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs!
Our very simple theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “hip to be square”.  We would like to see your square cards/creations for this challenge.  You are welcome to make Christmas creations but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you follow the theme.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
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Di's Digi Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher
Di's Digital Stamps
Dr Digi's House of Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Dr Digi's House of Stamps
Lacy Sunshine are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images
Lacy Sunshine
Cowling & Wilcox are offering 1 lucky winner a 6 pack of promarkers (metallic) & a 3 pack of neon markers
Cowling & Wilcox logo
The Paper Shelter are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images
TPS_Adv200x200_22
A Day For Daisies are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher
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Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher
Dies to Die For logo

Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!
We have asked both design teams to share some inspiration with you but as it such a long challenge we will be posting the inspiration from Team 2 today and then in two week’s time we will be posting inspiration from Team 1. So here are the gorgeous cards from team 2 (please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):

Elaine - Mega Christmas challenge 2018 (week 473)
Jacky - Mega Christmas challenge 2018 (week 473)
Karen - Mega Christmas challenge 2018 (week 473)
Kitty - Mega Christmas challenge 2018 (week 473)
Linda - Mega Christmas challenge 2018 (week 473)
Lorraine C. - Mega Christmas challenge 2018 (week 473)
Nat - Mega Christmas challenge 2018 (week 473)
No card, still recuperating.

Wow we’re sure you’ll agree that their cards are stunning!

So to re-cap the challenge will run until 1st January 2019 and you can enter a maximum of 3 times.  Unfortunately during the Mega Christmas challenge we will not be choosing a top 5 passionista but this will re-commence for the first challenge in 2019.

We cannot wait to see your creations and look forward to visiting your blogs. We’ll be back on 18th December to share Team 1’s gorgeous selection of cards, so don’t forget to stop by Passion for Promarkers for more wonderful inspiration.
Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x
 
So there we have it...our Mega Christmas Challenge...I can't quite believe how quickly it has come around again, but I do hope you can find the time over the festive season to play along and look forward to seeing what you all create...
Hugs,

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Sparkle and Shine...

Good morning, crafty friends! It's a totally miserable day here in North Wales, with cold, sideways rain and gale force winds...the kind of day where you'd just like to curl back under the duvet until it's gone...or in my case, sit at my crafty table and sort out for Saturday's workshop!  Well, my craft fairs are over and although I did okay, I was hoping to come back with empty boxes...no such luck!...so it'll be a bit of a juggle trying to find homes for everything...I really need to sort out my craft room, but it's got to that stage where I just don't know where to start and I could do with all 4 walls being lined with bookcases! How come I hoard so much 'stuff' and yet don't seem to have very much to craft with?! (Although I could  make something out of nothing, hence the hoarding!)…

Enough of my waffle!...I'm here to let you all know about the brand new challenge that is starting today over at Passion for Promarkers! The lovely Shelly is in the hostess chair and she's given us a topical theme of 'Sparkle and Shine', just perfect for the upcoming season...(my house seems to be covered in glitter!). We are being sponsored by LeAnn's World 101 who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 2 digi stamps from their online store...

We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I chose 'Fun with Stockings'...I used the image a little differently and decided to cut it down and just use the top half, so that she was the focal point on my card...
I coloured her up with my Pro/Flexmarkers -
Skin - Blush, Dusky Pink, Coral
Hair - Buttercup, Champagne, Tan and Nutmeg
Stocking - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Surf Blue
Holly leaves - Leaf Green, Chartreuse and Forest Green
Berries and Candy cane - Berry Red, Crimson

For my sparkle and shine, I used crystal glitter on the top of the stocking and her hair, gold glitter on the stocking patch and her dress straps, plus used a hot pink pearl paper for my mat. I signed it with my 3 pearls and added a bit of doodling, just to tie in the black line art...and I was done!

Once again, I am going to have to cover my house in damp washing, in the hopes of getting it dry, there's a basket of ironing with my name on it and I have a second sample and packs to put together for workshop...so what am I still doing here?!

I hope you can play along with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing how you interpret the theme...
Hugs,