Tuesday, 9 July 2019

'Flowers'

Hi crafters
Hope you've had a great week and are ready for a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers!  Our lovely Lorraine has given us the fab theme of 'Flowers; this week so nice and easy!
We are kindly sponsored by Uniko Stamps  and the prize is 1 stamp set (which must be in stock)

Uniko Stamps
I finally got to use a window die that I've had for ages but have never got round to using!  So I took it out of the packaging at long last and decided to use it on this week's card!

I printed my digi image by the The Paper Shelter called ' My Little Garden' and coloured it with my promarkers.  I stamped the sentiment after I'd colouerd the image - mad fool that I am - could have ruined the whole card if I'd made a mistake!!
I then added the die cut window and put some polka dot paper behind it for curtains! I also added the top border on foam pads just to give the card some dimension.
I then added some punched flowers to the window box and put some small pearls in their centres.
Some glitter here and there finished off the card!
Well I hope you find some time to enter this week's challenge and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations,
Hugs, Karen xx







Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Four legged friends

Hi crafters,
These weeks are flying by aren't they?  That means it's time for a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this week, our lovely Nat has chosen the theme 'Four legged friends'.  We are kindly sponsored by Cowling and Wilcox who are offering the lucky winner a 6 pack of Metallic Markers,
Cowling & Wilcox
My four legged friends are these cute little sheep which I coloured up with my promarkers.  The grass stamp and die came with the set so it would have been rude not to use them!!
I embossed the die cut background with a heart embossing folder and inked all the edges with distress inks.  The picket fence die came out again and they got inked as well!! Some buttons, heart pearls and string were the finishing touches as well as a bit of doodling, as I felt it just needed something else! The stamped sentiment is also part of the set and is rather cute I thought!
Why not join in with this nice and easy challenge and be in with a chance of winning this fab prize. 
Remember you can enter using any type of creation but 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).
Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs,
Karen xx



Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Make it pink!

Hi crafters,
This week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers has been set by our lovely Elaine and she would like you to 'Make it Pink' this week - nice and easy!
We are kindly sponsored by Cowling & Wilcox who are offering the lucky winner a 6 pack of Neon Markers.
Cowling & Wilcox

I've made a card using a layout we used at our recent workshop.  I coloured the flowers with my promarkers, inked the edges with some distress inks and added a little bit of glitter here and there!
I cut them out and then layered them onto white card.  The set was a freebie in a magazine and you get the dies to cut them out with as well - brilliant!

The papers are from 'The Works' and I finished it off with a ribbon and some pearls! I stamped a Welsh 'Happy Birthday' to the tag as well.
I hope you can join in with this week's challenge,  Don't forget to use your Letraset products to be in with a chance of winning this prize and of course, follow the theme!
See you soon!
Hugs, Karen xx

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Add gems/pearls

Hi crafters,
This week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 'Add gems/pearls' and has been chosen by our lovely Linda.  A nice and easy theme this week as they are the finishing touch to most cards I think!!  We are kindly sponsored by Cowling & Wilcox who are offering the lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers (skin tones set 1).
Cowling & Wilcox
I've made a Welsh New Baby card this week but I must apologise for the terrible photo - it's way too bright!
Anyway, I used my promarkers to colour this Magnolia stamp which is definitely one of my fav stamps for new baby cards!
The papers are from 'The Works' and I've added various diecuts using these papers.  Some flowers, ribbon and of course, pearls were the finishing touches!
Well I hope you can find some time to join in with this week's challenge and don't forget, you can enter any type of creation but you must use your Winsor & Newton / Letraset products and of course, follow the theme!
Hugs,
Karen xx



Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Anniversary Challenge

Hi crafters,
There's a special Anniversary challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week and the theme is 'Anything Goes'.  Both design teams are taking part so there's pleanty of inspiration for you!  There's some amazing prizes up for grabs too from the following sponsors:

Bugaboo
- offering a $12 voucher


Image may contain: text that says 'eAn's World 10 Fan, sweet and cheerful digis fror ny World to yours.'
- offering 2 digi images


Dr Digi's House of Stamps
: offering 2 digis


Crafty Sentiments Designs
: offering 3 digis


Di's Digi Stamps
: offering $6 voucher


Dies to Die For
: £15 voucher

Cowling & Wilcox
: offering a 12 pack of promarkers.

These are amazing prizes so be sure to enter this week's challenge.  Remember you can enter using any type of creation but as always to be eligible for the prize draw you must use your 
Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products.

My card this week is for my Dad's birthday and is a little bit different from me!  I wanted to have a go at making a background with my promarkers and this is what I came up with:


I created lines going across the card with my promarkers and just kept blending the colours until you couldn't see the lines!  I stamped the trees across the top and then used the stamp again without 
re-inking for the reflection.  It's not quite correct as the reflection of trees doesn't match as I should have used acetate but I didn't have any!  I used some black ribbon and a sentiment to try and hide this and I think I got away with it.  Then again, I bet my Dad will notice as he was always my fiercest critic when it came to any artwork I did!!  It'll be interesting to see if he does spot it anyway!
I finished the card off with some doodling and a few enamel dots.  I think I might try this again as I have quite a few silhouette stamps that it would work with.

So why not join in with this special challenge this week and you never know, you could be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prizes.
Good luck and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.

Hugs, Karen xx





Tuesday, 7 May 2019

'Feminine'

Hi crafters,
Hope you've all enjoyed the lovely Bank holiday weekend!  We visited Chirk Castle and it's such an amazing place!  We enjoyed exploring the castle itself and the flowers we saw in the gardens were absolutely beautiful - well woth a visit!

       
Does anyone know what these are I wonder - it was a tree full of these unusual flowers!
Anyway, there's a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this week, our lovely Kitty would love to see your creations with a 'feminine' theme.  Nice and easy this week - just remember to use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products.
The prize this week is a 6 pack of promarkers so why not join  in with this challenge! 
I love making girly cards and so this one had to be pink with some lovely flowers as embellishments!
I coloured the image with my promarkers and added a touch of glitter here and there!  I stamped the small tags as well - these are so handy, must use them more often!!  A pearly pin. some dotty ribbon and some more pearls finished off the card!
So why not join in with this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen xx




Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Fave digi or Stamp

Hi crafters,
I'm hosting the challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers and I'd love to see your gorgeous creations using your favourire digi or stamp.  A nice and easy theme, especially as our fave images vary from week to week!!
We are kindly sponsored by Cowling & Wilcox and they are offering the lucky winner a pack of 6 Promarkers (rich tones).
Cowling & Wilcox

This is a card I've made for my sister's birthday this week.  I just love this stamp from Stamping Bella called 'Huggy Friends' and the sentiment that comes with it is just perfect too! 
I used my promarkers to colour the image and matched the hair to me and my sister!!  That's the joy of colouring your own stamps and digis!  (Wish I looked like that in a frock though!)
I found some co-ordinating flowers and some glitter and pearls were the finishing touches.

Remember, you can enter any type of creation into this challenge but don't forget to use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products to be in with a chance of winning this fab prize.
I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your wonderful entries!
Hugs, Karen xx

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