Tuesday, 18 February 2020

'Use 3 of something'

Hi crafters,
It's time for a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this week, our lovely Elaine would like to see you 'Use 3 of something' on your creations.  It could be 3 papers, 3 embellishments, 3 images - anything you like.  A great theme this week and we are kindly sponsored by Dies to Die for and they are offering the lucky winner a £15.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  This is a great prize as there are so many products to choose from and you'll be spoilt for choice!

Dies to Die For

I've used a couple of images of 'Alf'' on my card this week - the 2 on either end have been duplicated and the image in the middle has been put on foam pads to raise it a little bit.  I've made this card for my youngest son who has just had fantastic results in his recent exam at Uni. (It translates as 'You are awesome!!)
I coloured the images to co-ordinate with the background paper (which I made myself using a picture I found on the internet!  It has all the coding programmes that my son is using on his Computer Science degree course!!).  
A few banners, enamel dots and some black card candy were the finishing touches to my card - oh and some wooden stars of course!
The picture has made the card look a bit wonky for some reason but I promise it wasn't wonky in real life!!
So why not join in with this fab challenge this week.  Remember it doesn't have to be a card - just make sure you use your promarker products and of course, follow the theme!
I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations soon.
Hugs,
Karen xx



Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Fancy Folds

Hi crafters,
Well like a lot of people I've no idea what happened to January!!  Can't believe it's February already but at least it'r getting lighter at night which is great!!
The new month also brings a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this week, our lovely Natalie has chosen the fab theme of  'Fancy Folds'.
We are kindly sponsored by Uniko Stamps this week so why not join in and enter one of your creations,  Remember, it doesn't have to be a card but to be in with a chance of winning, you must use your promarkers and of course, follow the theme!
Uniko Stamps

I've made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday and I think it's a tri-fold shutter card!  We made one at our recent workshop and thought it would be perfect for this challenge!
I've used a new stamp I got from a used stash sale and got a bargain!  I coloured her in with my promarkers and added lots of glitter!!  I added a variety of co-ordinating papers to the folds and the sentiment stamp was part of the set.  The 'it's your day' sentiment was done on the computer and the card underneath opens out so that you can write your message inside.
A banner and some pearls were the finishing touches to my card!
Well I hope you can join in with the challenge this week and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen xx





Tuesday, 21 January 2020

'Include a Tag'

Hi crafters,
Hope you are all well and ready for a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers!  This week, our lovely Lorraine would love to see your cards which 'Include a tag'.
We are kindly sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this week and they are offering the lucky winner a $12 voucher for their online store,  They have some gorgeous images so make sure to enter this week's challenge.
Bugaboo
The Design team have used their images on their cards this week and I have used this one called 'Mouse - Big flower'.
I colourd the image with my promarkers and added lots of glitter!!  I cut the card into a tag shape and added a gorgeous organza ribbon - they make such pretty bows!  I coloured the backing card for the tag with the same shade of pink as I used on the image so that it would match perfectly,  I die cut a border and attached it to the corner of the card so that the tag could be tucked into it.  I then added a few buttons in coordinating colours and embossed the backing card.  I wanted the image to stand out so that's why I kept it white on white!
Well I hope you can find some crafty time to join in with this week's challenge and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations. 
Bye for now,
Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges ;
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Catz  - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 7 January 2020

For Grandparents/older people

Hi crafters
Happy New Year to you all!!  Hope you all had a lovely break over the Christmas holidays and managed to fit in some crafty time!!  I didn't really get much time to craft as the boys were both home and I had to clear my craft space!!  Not that I'm complaining of course - it's been lovely having them both home.  I took my youngest to the railway station this morning as he's gone back to Uni and I bawled my eyes out all the way back to the car!!  It doesn't get any easier and I hate saying goodbye to them.  So it's crafting therapy for me to keep my mind occupied!!
Luckily, it's time for a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week.  We had a fantastic number of entries for the Mega Christmas Challenge so good luck if you entered over the holidays.

Our lovely Linda has chosen the theme for the first challenge of 2020 and she would like to see your creations for Grandparents / older people.  We are kindly sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 2 digis from their online store.
Dr Digi's House of Stamps
They have a fantastic range of digis and we were lucky to be offered one of their images for our cards this week.  I chose 'Cricket Derek' and I think he's so cute!!

I love cricket myself so this image will be so handy!! I coloured Derek with my promarkers and resisted the urge to add glitter as it's a card for a male!!  I managed to find some backing paper that looked like cricket balls and was chuffed to bits!  I did some doodling around the edge and added a fun sentiment to finish.  I then walked away before I added anything else hee hee!
Well I hope you can join in with this fab challenge.  Don't forget to use your promarkers and follow the theme and good luck!
Hugs,
Karen xx





Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Mega Christmas Challenge

Hi crafters,

This week, a very special “Mega Christmas challenge” is being launched over at Passion for Promarkers which runs for a whole month and ends on 7th January 2020!  Both design teams have worked extremely hard once again this year and are having a little break to catch up on their last minute gifts and cards.  However to make up for the lack of challenges there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

The very simple theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “anything goes”.  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 the 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 the prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help 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 I'm are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!

Here is my card for this mega challenge.

I love this gorgeous stamp and I added some extra colour to the image with my promarkers.  I cut the oval out and layered the frame on foam pads.  I embossed the layer behind the image and added lots of glitter!!  I die cut and inked the poinsettias, added a gem to the centres and added some leaves and pearls.  I also die cut and inked some trees and added a button to the centre of the bow.
I think I might make a few more of these as the image is so lovely, you don't really have to add much else to the card!
Well I hope you can find some crafty time over the Christmas break to join in with thi mega challenge and be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for the New Year,
Hugs. Karen xxz



Tuesday, 26 November 2019

'3 or more layers'

Hi crafters
Well these weeks are flying by and it's time for a brand new challenge again at Passion for Promarkers.  Our lovely Kitty has given us the fab theme of  '3 or more layers' so nice and easy this week!  We are kindly sponsored by 'A Day for Daisies' and they are offering the lucky winner a £12 voucher.
ADFD

I've used one of their gorgeous digis called 'Pearls in my Hair' and she's been coloured in with my promarkers.

I've used papers from 'The Works' and used a layout inspired by Ella's Designs.  I've added glitter to the birds and added some coordinating ribbon.  I've used a peel off to edge one of the layers and also added a string of gems across the top of the card.  I added a sparkly button to the ribbon and then walked away before I added any flowers etc to the card!!!  Hope you like it anyway!
If you're making your Christmas cards at the moment this would be a great challenge to enter!  Don't forget, it doesn't have to be a card - just remember to use your promarkers and follow the theme.
I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen xxx
  



Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ribbons/Bows

Hi crafters
It's my turn to host the challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week and I've chosen the nice and easy theme of  'Ribbons or Bows'.  It could be your Birthday or Christmas cards so why not join in with my challenge and be in with a chance of winning a great prize!
We are kindly sponsored by Uniko Stamps and they are offering the lucky winner 1 stamp set from their online store (which must be in stock).

Uniko Stamps

This is a card I made for my niece for her 18th Birthday last week.  Sophie loves greeting everyone with a hug so I thought this image and sentiment was perfect for her!!


The image is by Stamping Bella and I've used my promarkers to colour it in.  I found some papers to match my colour scheme and die cut the flower from the same papers too.  I added a black die cut border which I then almost covered completely!!  Some glitter (of course) and the polka dot ribbon were the finishing touches.  I hope she liked it anyway!
I hope you can find a bit of crafty time to join in with my challenge this week and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your lovely creations.  Remember, it doesn't have to be a card - just make sure you use your promarkers and follow the theme!

See you soon,
Karen xx