Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Mega Christmas Challenge


Hi crafters,
This week we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” at Passion for Promarkers which runs for a whole month and there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “Add a sentiment”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards 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.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex 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.

Here are the prizes for this amazing challenge and our kind sponsors:

Bugaboo stamps - a prize of 7 images ($21.00 voucher)

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DigiStamp Boutique - £10.00 voucher
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All Dressed Up stamps - $12.00 voucher
                                                                All Dressed Up stamps

Dies to Die For - £15.00 voucher

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Di's Digi Stamps - $12.00 voucher

                                                      Di's Digital Stamps

Crafty Sentiments designs - 3 digi images
                                                          Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sasayaki Glitter - 1 digi image

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Alicia Bel - €10.00 voucher

                                                                Alicia Bel

Uniko stamps - 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
                                                            Uniko Stamps

These prizes are absolutely amazing so why not join in with this great challenge.  Make sure you check the blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the Design team and I'll be back next week with my card for the challenge.
Happy crafting!
Hugs, Karen xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

'Use your favourite colours'

Hi crafters,
It's my turn to host the challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers and I've chosen a really easy theme - 'Use your favourite colours'.  So it can be anything from your fav Christmas card colours or pastels, brights etc on any of your cards!
We are kindly sponsored by Lemon Shortbread this week and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digis from their online store.
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Their images are amazing and the Design Team were lucky enough to have one of their images to play with, so make sure you check out their blogs to see their stunning creations!

I chose this image called 'Penguin Umbrella' and I really enjoyed colouring this in!
I used a layout from a recent workshop and the papers are from Anna Marie Designs called 'Christmas Jingle'.  I've used my promarkers to colour in this cute little penguin and added some green distress ink to the trees.  I've used my favourite Christmas colours of red, green and white - traditional at this time of year!!  I added a few trees to create a little scene for the penguin and added a bow and a peel off to create a bauble effect! I added a couple of die cut snowflakes and I've added glitter to absolutely everything!!  A button and some pearls were the finishing touch as well as a bit of gold ribbon across the edges of the paper.
Please join in with this week's challenge if you can, I can't wait to visit your blogs to see all your gorgeous entries.
Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  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) and of course follow the theme.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’.
Thanks for dropping by and I'll see you again soon.
Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes with Optional thanks
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

'Let it Snow'

Hi crafters,
We have a great new challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers!  Jacky has chosen the fab theme 'Let it Snow' which is great for all those Christmas cards we're making now, so make sure you join in with this great challenge!
We are kindly sponsored by Bugaboo stamps this week and they are offering the lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  All their images are gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have one of their images to use on our cards this week, so make sure you check the blog to see all the lovely creations from the Design Team.

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I've used one of their gorgeous digi stamps called 'Snowman Bird House' and I really enjoyed colouring this image. 
The papers are from Anna Marie Designs called 'Christmas Jingle' and I added lots of glitter to the happy little snowman (although it doesn't show at all!!). 
I die cut the little trees and they were inked and glittered!  The poinsettia is also a die cut which was inked and I added some berries and leaves.  The sentiment was very kindly sent to me by a friend and it was the perfect finishing touch for my card! (Thanks again!)
Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to enter your creation into this fab challenge.  Just remember to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products and please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation - thanks!
See you soon,
Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Winter Sparkle
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Shades of Autumn


Hi crafters,
Happy Halloween!! I love this time of year - I am a Halloween baby and I'm celebrating a special Birthday (50!!!!) this year!  I've just come back from visiting my eldest in University and I'm off to visit my youngest who's just started at Uni, next weekend - the best presents I could wish for!
I also love this time of year for the Autumn colours - absolutely gorgeous!  Love the leaves on this building - stunning!

 It's also Tuesday which means a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  This week's theme has been chosen by our lovely Elaine and she would like to see 'Shades of Autumn' on your creations. - nice and easy! 

There are 2 fab prizes up for grabs this week and our first generous sponsor is Petal Lu and they are offering one lucky winner a 30% discount voucher to use in their online store.  Their flowers are so beautiful so why not pop over to their store and check them out. 
                                                          Petal Lu
The second prize up for grabs is a 6 pack of promarkers so why not join in with this fab challenge and be in with a chance of winning these great prizes!  Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme. 
 I made a 'Thank you' card using my new stamp called 'Daisy Squidgy' from  Stamping Bella which I coloured with my promarkers.  I used a great new fold that we used at our last workshop and I'll definitely be using this fold again! 
I made my own flowers to match the one in the image by using various punches and I punched some leaves out of white card and used my green promarkers so they matched the leaves in the image.
Here is another view showing the fold I've used on my card this week.
Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see all your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen xx



Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Anything Goes

Hi crafters,
We've got a really great challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week.  Donna has chosen the nice and easy theme - 'Anything Goes' and we are very kindly sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs,  They are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digis from their online store.  Their digis are all absolutely gorgeous and so this in an amazing prize!  They have such an amazing range you'll be spoilt for choice!
                                                        Crafty Sentiments Designs
We were lucky enough to have an image to use on our cards this week and I chose 'Emmi Loo - Just Me'.
She's been coloured in with my promarkers and I was determined to use another colour rather than pink for a change!  I didn't realise I was such a pinky girl until recently!!  Anyway, I chose purple and found some papers to match my colour scheme.
I added some purple ribbon (that you can just about see) and various die cuts like the butterfly, banner and border die.  I added some WOC flowers, some small wooden hearts and some pearls to finish off the card.  It's a fancy fold card (not sure what it's called) but I will definitely make some more in this style!
Well thanks for dropping by and don't forget to join in with this nice and easy challenge.
As always to be eligible for the prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme. 
See you next time! Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Pretty in Pink

Hi crafters,

Well here we are in October already - whatever happened to September?  Oh well, at least there's some gorgeous autumnal colours to see this time of year!!
It's also time for a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and our lovely Nat has chosen 'Pretty in Pink' as the theme for this week - nice and easy!
We are kindly sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps and they are offering the lucky winner a $6.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  There's a great choice of digis to choose from and we were lucky enough to be given an image to use on our cards this week.
                                                   
                                                            Little Miss Muffet Stamps
I've used the gorgeous image called 'Candy Floss Crew Ebony Winter' and I made a picture to hang instead of a card for a change!  We made one in our last card workshop so I decided the image was perfect to make another one!

I coloured the image with my promarkers and added some glossy accents to the glasses!  I added some WOC flowers and a lovely pink ribbon so that it could be hung on the wall.  Makes a change from a card I thought!


So why not join in with this week's challenge?  
Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  As always to be eligible for the prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.  Please can you help by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  
I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Great Outdoors

Hi crafters,
I managed to find some time to craft eventually this weekend although it's been quite a traumatic week!  My youngest has just left home to start University in Lincoln so I've not had much crafting time with getting everything ready for him!  Oh well, must think on the bright side - I'll soon have 2 craft rooms when my eldest goes back to Uni in a fortnight!  I'll need to craft permanently I think to keep my mind from worrying about them both!!

This week's fab challenge at Passion for Promarkers has been set by our lovely Lorraine C and she's chosen the nice, easy theme of The Great Outdoors',
We are kindly sponsored by Bugaboo and they are offering the lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  Their images are gorgeous and great to colour in!
Bugaboo
We were lucky to have an image to play with and this one is called 'kidz Daisy'

The image is coloured in using my promarkers and I added a touch of glitter here and there!  I wanted the image to be the main focus of the card so I just cut some coordinating paper with my cloud border die.  I used some black card to make the colours pop and I used a diecut sentiment as well - for a change!  I almost added my usual flowers and ribbon but managed to stop myself!!  Had to have something in the corner though didn't I so I allowed myself some matching buttons!  I then walked away hee hee!!
So why not join in with this week's nice and easy challenge .  Don't forget that to be eligible for the prize draw, you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers etc) and of course, follow the theme.
I look forward to seeing your creations and look forward to visiting your blogs!
Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes (with optional leaves)
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes