Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Photo inspiration...

Good morning, Blogger buddies and a happy Tuesday to you all! We have a brand new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers and the lovely Shelly has given us an inspirational photo theme...
 You can choose to interpret the photo however you like, whether it be the colour combinations, patterns or subject matter...and if someone could please arrange for those cupcakes to be delivered to my house before the end of the day, I'd be much obliged! :D
We're being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine who are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice...

Now, I made a bit of a boo boo when picking my sponsor image for this week's challenge, as I didn't look at the theme before choosing and ended up with a boy's digi 'Joey' to work with?!...I could've changed it, but decided not to chicken out and have a go, so this is what I came up with...
I picked out the colours of the berries and mint leaves and the polka dot pattern of the cupcake wrapper, then mounted everything onto black, like in the photo. I kept my card quite CAS, as I'm definitely more into this style at the moment and added a few sprinkles - something I was always inspired by the talented Lou Mac's cards of days past...
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!
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Buttons and/or Bows closes today
Anything Goes closes 5th Feb
Anything Goes closes today
Anything Goes/ Something New closes 1st Feb
(I have used a new digistamp)

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Something New...

This card came in the Top 3 over at Crafty Catz Challenge...thanks ladies!
Good morning, Blogger buddies! Another Tuesday rolls around, which means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers! This week it's the talented Nic (aka Coops) in the hostess chair and she's given us a topical theme of 'Something New'...so whether it's New stash, a New Baby or even a New Home project, we want to see it!
We are being sponsored by the lovely Little Miss Muffet Stamps, who are offering one lucky winner a $6.00 voucher to their online store...don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) mediums, follow the challenge theme and link back to the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog...
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We were lucky enough to choose an image to work with and I chose the sweet Babe from above...
I decided to go pink and girly...oh, what a surprise?!...
The card has an acetate front and I used my Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud border dies to create the card top and bottom. I coloured and fussy cut the image, added some fine, pink satin ribbon, a couple of clouds from Animal Antics embellishments and a sprinkling of buttons and pearls...just because!  I used the pink lace paper from A Year in cards September set for the inside and stamped (I know?!) my Congratulations sentiment using Versafine Black ink.
Right, it's time to regroup and clear my crafty table, as it has been piling up with stuff for this card and workshops makes for Saturday...don't think I even have a 4 inch square to work in at the moment?! Hope you can find time to join in with our fun challenge this week and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Something New until 6th Feb
Anything Goes closes today
Anything Goes until 31st
Anything Goes until 20th
Anything Goes optional One for the Ladies until 18th

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Make it Digital...

Good afternoon, dear Blogger buddies and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! The festive season is but a blur and it's back to normality in our house...well, almost...little man is still off school, but hubby and my eldest went back to work this morning. We had a lovely, relaxing Christmas and despite having the time, I didn't even sit at my crafty table once! I always struggle to get back into the swing of things and am on the lookout for inspiration from wherever I can get it - so this weeks first challenge of the year kicked me into gear...
We have spent the last week in a time warp, never really knowing what day of the week it was, so when I realised that it was Monday yesterday and I hadn't uploaded my DT card, I did have a bit of a mad panic! But today is another day...and it's Tuesday...so you know what that means?!...it's challenge day over at Passion for Promarkers!
Our first challenge of the year is being hosted by the lovely Marie who is easing us in gently with a simple theme of 'Make it Digital', so she'd like to see you use your digital images and/or sentiment. Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Letraset, who are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers in rich tones...
I decided to play with one of my own images and made this cute little bear card.  I left the cream balloon blank so that I can add a name or number, in case I get a commission and coloured my sweet bear with Pro/Flexmarkers...
Body -  Sandstone, Caramel, Cinnamon, Umber
Muzzle and pads - Linen, Champagne
Bow - Pastel Blue, Sky Blue, Cobalt Blue
I added a touch of chalk to give him some blush on his cheeks and a corrugated banner with blue buttons to finish...
...I punched the edge of the card base with a hole punch, just for a bit of extra interest and inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported Passion for Promarkers and played along with our challenge themes in 2017 and it was fabulous to see so many entries for our Mega Christmas challenge too!  Don't forget to check back in on the Passion for Promarkers blog later, to see if you were lucky enough to win one of our fantastic prizes and I hope you can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes closes tomorrow
January Anything Goes
#179 Anything Goes until 10th