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)
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
A Day For Daisies are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher
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...

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 such luck! 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 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...

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Let's Celebrate!...

Good morning, crafty friends! Wow! Where are these weeks going to?! We're already half way through November and it won't be long before the tree is being dragged down from the loft and the panic sets in for Christmas! At the moment, I'm busy making allsorts of crafty creations for a couple of upcoming Christmas fairs...I just hope I have enough stock...and that it sells!!

For now, it's Tuesday, which means a brand new challenge is starting over at Passion for Promarkers! The lovely Nic (aka Coops) has chosen us a really simple theme of Let's Celebrate! So whatever the occasion, whether it be a Birthday, wedding, Christmas or new baby, etc we'd like you to share your makes with us!

This week we're being sponsored by Time for Tea Designs who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 3 digis from their online store...we were also lucky enough to choose an image to play with too!
I went with the pretty Happy New Year raise a glass image and paper pieced her dress using a glittered paper from First Edition Kiss & Tell paper pad. I went with a CAS layout and added some ribbon, sparkles and glitter twine for a touch of bling...I also glittered her shoes because who wouldn't love a pair of pink, sparkly shoes?!

Right, better be off - I have a workshop to organise for on Saturday and only one card planned so far, so it's back to my very messy crafty table to shuffle some paper around!
Hope you have a terrific Tuesday and don't forget to play along with our fun challenge this week!

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Christmas or Winter...

Good morning, crafty friends from a rather frosty North Wales! It seems Winter may have already arrived...for now anyway...and rather aptly, it coincides well with our challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week! We have a brand new challenge starting today, which the lovely Marie has set for us with a seasonal theme of Christmas or Winter...
We are being sponsored by Uniko Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a choice of stamp set from their online store (stamps must be in stock)…
Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you MUST use your Letraset/Winsor & Newton products and follow the challenge theme - it also helps our design team if you can state where you've used the products, for example, coloured with Promarkers...
For my card, I decided to recreate one of the cards we did at our last workshop. I love this collage style of card and thought it worked well with the stag stamp which came from the Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine Issue 182...
I coloured him with my Pro/Flexmarkers, decoupaging his head for a bit of dimension and adding a touch of brown glitter to his antlers. A bit of doodling, snowflake, star, gems and dots all add to the collage feel and the string circle gives focus to the head of the stag...or that was the intention anyway!

Well, I don't suppose my washing is going to dry on the line today, so I'd best go and turn my house into a Chinese laundry and catch up with some housework...Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday, whatever you're up to and if you can find the time for a bit of crafting...and maybe even join in with our challenge this week...then all the better!

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Bingo board...

Good morning, my lovelies! It's my turn to host this week over at Passion for Promarkers and I've given you a fun, but easy, Bingo board to work with...
We're being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 2 digistamps from their online store...
Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning this week's prize, you MUST use your Letraset/Winsor & Newton mediums and follow the challenge theme. It also helps of you could state where you've used these products, eg - coloured with Promarkers and which Bingo board line you've used...
We were given the opportunity to use a sponsor image and I went with the ever so fun Professor Wigginson...I love him teamed with this tongue in cheek sentiment and just had to give him a psychedelic tie! I used my Sizzix alphabet dies to create the mathematic symbols and added a couple of pearls...because it seems to almost be a signature of mine! The paper is from a pad by The Works called Seas the Day and the Prof. was coloured with my Pro/Flexmarkers…
I hope you can find the time to join in with my challenge theme this week and look forward to visiting all of your blogs to see your wonderful creations!
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes closes 18th
For a Man closes 24th
Anything Goes closes today

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is Coming...

Good morning, Blogger buddies! Gosh, these Tuesdays are rolling around quickly now...and we're already into October - how did that happen?! The days are getting shorter and there's a definite Autumn chill in the air...and I don't suppose it will be long before we're thinking about that thing that happens in December...scrap that, it's time to think of it now!! Mainly because we have a new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers today and the lovely Julie has chosen us the theme of 'Christmas is Coming'....
We're being sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store...

For my DT card, I decided to use a brand new image of mine which is literally hot of the press, as it was only completed yesterday morning!...
I have to say, I am so pleased with how this little penguin turned out, he's really easy to colour and will soon be available to buy in my Etsy store ( as a digital stamp - I'm just working on finalising a couple of variations...
Here's a close up of the little guy...(I hate having to watermark images, but sadly it is a necessary evil! At a time when so many more designers are having their artwork copied or shared online, it is a hard job to try and protect your image and yet share your inspiration with fellow crafters, plus I try to make my images and card kits accessible to everyone by keeping them at a low cost to I'd just like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to any of you that have bought a design from me in the past - it is your continued support that keeps me contributing to the craft world, albeit in a small way!) Okay, rant over, normal service will now be resumed?!…

Right, off to try and get these files ready for upload...I hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge this week and always look forward to seeing what you create...just don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning, you MUST include your Letraset/Winsor & Newton mediums in your design - you can mix them with other mediums, just let us know where you've used them to be eligible to win the prize...
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
#108 Dies or Punches (it's rare for me not to use dies on a card these days!)
#77 Anything Goes until 13th
Just for Fun until 11th
#90 Anything Goes until 5th
Just for Fun until 14th
Anything Goes closes tomorrow
October Anything Goes

Saturday, 29 September 2018

New designs...

Good afternoon, crafty friends! We're enjoying some Autumn sunshine here in North Wales and despite the fact that all I would like to do is sit in it with a cup of tea in hand, I have actually been quite busy doing some design work...I know?!…
I have a few new designs in my Etsy store in anticipation of something very exciting which will be happening in the next week or two?!...all will be revealed as soon as possible! But for now, I have a sweet little image and predesigned card kit to share with you all...
There are 5 different variations of the image in both JPEG and PNG files, plus 3 sentiments to play with...all for the exceptional price (in my opinion) of just £2.40...
Then there's the predesigned card kit, which creates 2 6x6 inch cards - one fully decoupaged and then the predesigned panel can be used on an extra card blank to create a flat card...or you could spread the decoupage between the two...great value at just £1.80...
The card kit also comes with a printed insert which has a text box for you to type your own message and the card features two different sentiments - 'Have a Paws-itively perfect day!' and 'Dog-gone it! Not another birthday'...
I hope you like my canine creation and I'll be back soon to share some more designs, but if you can't wait, hop over to my Etsy store to check out what's new!
Crafty hugs,