Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Passion for Promarkers - Photo Inspiration...

Good morning, crafty friends! Another Tuesday rolls around, which can only mean one thing...that it's time for a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers!
It's my turn to host this week and with Valentine's Day in a few days, I've given you all a topical photo inspiration with a much looser theme, so it could be a card for someone you love, or just take inspiration from the layout, colour scheme, flowers, coffee cups or hearts...however you interpret the picture...
 We are being kindly sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a $6 voucher to 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...


Those that know me well, will know that I love pink in my crafting and so pink had to feature in both my photo inspiration and my DT card! I decided to take inspiration from the colour scheme, flowers and heart motifs in the photo and stamped up my Altenew Beautiful Day stamp, coloured with Promarkers. I fussy cut the flowers and layered them up with some gold leaves from Sweet Dixies Delicate Blossoms die set and green ones from the Christmas Rose die set. The pretty lace heart is one I picked up in The Works and I added a couple of extra pearl heart embellishments which I found in Home Bargains when out shopping. All the papers are ones that I had in my stash and I am on a bit of a mission to use!

This may turn out to be hubby's Valentine's card...unless I get chance to do another one before then, but if not, the insert will be stuck in with the tiniest bit of double sided tape so that I can recycle it at a later date?!! Who says romance is dead?!! Ha, ha!...

I hope you can play along with my pretty challenge this week and as it's my turn to host, I look forward to seeing how you interpret my photo inspiration too...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
#250 Love is All you Need closes 23rd
Anything Goes until 19th
543 Love/Valentines until tomorrow

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Passion for Promarkers - For a child/child images...

Good morning, dear crafty friends! It's Tuesday, which means the start of a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...
The lovely Julie is in the hostess chair and she's given us a simple theme of 'For a child or children images'...so get creating for those little people or just use an image that includes a child...
We're kindly being sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps, who are offering one lucky winner the choice of 2 digital images from their online store...
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/alldressedupstamps?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=664697686
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...

We were lucky enough to get an image to play with and I picked the ever so sweet Stars and Back...


I decided that I wanted to use the image without the writing, so covered the world that the little girl is standing on and coloured her shoes black. I paper pieced her hoodie with the red zig zag paper and coordinated everything else to match...
I'm trying to use different colour schemes, instead of my usual pastel colour tones, so for me this is quite bright! I think I need to get some new paper pads for inspiration and seeing as it's my birthday too...well, any excuse suits me!

I hope you can find the time to play along with our fun challenge and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes with an ADU image

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Passion for Promarkers - Animals...

Good morning, dear crafty friends! Hope you had a wonderful festive season and that the New Year brings you all health and happiness!

It's the first challenge of 2020 for Team 1 at Passion for Promarkers and the lovely Sue has picked a super easy theme to ease us back in to things, as she'd like to see all of those Animals...cute and cuddly, furry or feathered, whatever it may be!

We are being sponsored by Cowling and Wilcox and have a set of 6 midtone Promarkers to send to one lucky winner...
https://www.cowlingandwilcox.com/



I decided to tie this challenge in with a card needed for my friend's daughter's birthday and picked out this ever so cute kitty image which is a freebie from Angelique's blog HERE. I coloured the cute cat image with my Pro/Flexmarkers and teamed it with a mix of sunny papers from my stash - it was nice to work with some more sunny colour tones as the weather is just so grey at the moment!

I kept the layout quite simple and personalised the card with a name and age for the recipient.

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

Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
What a Cutie/Make someone Smile closes 21st
January Anything Goes
Anything Goes optional twist Animals closes 16th

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Good morning crafters.  Wow! Where did the last two weeks disappear to?  We are now half way through our Mega Christmas challenge and we have to say we are stunned by all your gorgeous entries so far.  The theme is “anything goes” and don’t forget you still have until 7th January 2020 to enter our challenge, although there is a maximum of 3 entries per person.

Before we show you the wonderful creations by Team 1 here is a quick reminder of the prizes up for grabs:


Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher
Dies to Die For logo
Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
UnikoLogo
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
Leann’s World 101 are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images
Colour of Love digis are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
All Dressed Up stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
WOW amazing prizes – we’re sure you’ll agree!

In the last post two week’s ago we shared team 2’s beautiful creations so this time we are going to share the gorgeous creations from Team 1 (please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):
Sue
We’re sure you’ll agree that their cards are stunning.

So to re-cap the challenge will run until 7th January 2020 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 we go we 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 2019.  Without you and all of our generous sponsors our little 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.


Crafty hugs,
and all the Passion for Promarkers Team!

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge...

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

Good morning dear crafters!

This week at Passion for Promarkers,we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” which runs for a whole month and ends on 7th January 2020!  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 “anything goes”.  We would like to see absolutely anything for this challenge, no restrictions apart from the obvious one of course!  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 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!
Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher
Dies to Die For logo
Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
UnikoLogo
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
Leann’s World 101 are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images
Colour of Love digis are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
All Dressed Up stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
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):

We’re sure you’ll agree that their cards are stunning.

So to re-cap the challenge will run until 7th January 2020 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 2020.

We cannot wait to see your creations and look forward to visiting your blogs. We’ll be back on 24th December to share Team 1’s gorgeous selection of cards, so don’t forget to stop by for more wonderful inspiration.


Crafty hugs,
(and all of the Passion for Promarkers team)

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Christmas critters...

Good morning, crafty buddies! The festive season is definitely upon us and it's the age old conundrum of when to put the Christmas tree up? In our house, if I put it up too soon, I am itching to take it down on Boxing Day, so I think it will be at least this weekend before I contemplate getting it down from the loft! But as we're all getting in the Christmas mood, it's time for a topical challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!...

The lovely Shelly has set this week's challenge theme of 'Christmas critters'...so whether it's reindeer or penguins, kittens or mice, we'd like to see all of those festive critters...

We're being sponsored by Clearly Besotted Stamps who are kindly offering one lucky winner a £20 voucher to their store...can I play along, please?!...

https://www.clearlybesottedstamps.com/
Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning this fab prize, you MUST use your Letraset/Winsor & Newton mediums and follow the challenge theme. It also really helps if you can tell us where you've used them, for example, coloured with Promarkers

For my card, I used the ever so sweet Penguin digistamp which is available in my Etsy store HERE...he comes in 3 designs...There's the little Penguin on his own, in his winter hat and scarf (like this one) and the other sees him donning his party hat and balloon, so a Penguin is for life, not just for Christmas! Ha, ha!

I kept my card quite simple (my preferred style these days) and used a panel that was intended for another project - waste not, want not and all that! A touch of glitter card adds to the wintry feel and I added mini pom poms to his hat and scarf. Finishing off, I stamped a simple sentiment and added a few waste stars that had come out of a die cut that were on my table...

Right, off to try and make my house look a little more presentable and do mushroom soup for lunch!
I hope you can play along with our fun challenge this week and wish you all good luck in the draw - definitely a prize worth winning, I'd say!

Crafty hugs,

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Passion for Promarkers - Sparkle and Shine...

Good morning, crafty friends! We have a brand new challenge starting today over at Passion for Promarkers and the lovely Nic (aka Coops) has given us a nice, easy theme to follow - 'Sparkle and Shine'...think glitter, gems, mirror card, Glossy Accents and anything else that adds that extra touch of bling!
We're being sponsored by the fun and fabulous Bugaboo Stamps, who are offering one lucky winner a $12 gift voucher to their online store...
https://bugaboostamps.com/

Now, for those of you that saw my last DT card, you will probably recognise the image, as the numpty in me managed to use it for the wrong challenge! But all it means is that you get another chance to see the fun 'Reindeer Peeker' image that I got to pick as my freebie to work with...

This time, I decided to go with a cooler colour scheme and coloured my reindeer in grey tones with aqua and blue accents. I added lots of sparkle on the baubles, his antlers and the stripy glitter cardstock that I used, plus a bit of shine on his nose with Glossy Accents. The papers were from my scrap drawers (as I am trying to use some of them up!) and I added a doodled border and black sentiment, to echo the black of the line image. A couple of bauble die cuts with peel off chains to reflect the baubles on his antlers and I was done!

I am really finding it hard to get the motivation to craft for crafting's sake at the moment and find myself just doing what I have to...it always seems to happen at this time of year, plus, now that I am working in the evenings, time is even more precious!

I am still here though (if only on occasion!) and would love it if you could play along with our fun challenge this week...I always love to visit your blogs and see what you create!
Crafty hugs,