Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Lace and Flowers

Hi crafters,
Well if there's one thing that will keep us going during these strange times it's crafting!  I hope you are all keeping safe and able to finish all those crafty projects that we all have on the go!
There's a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers that you could enter.  Our lovely Linda has given us the fab theme of 'Lace and Flowers' - nice and easy!
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.
Dies to Die For

My card this week is for my niece and it's a Welsh birthday card.

I've used some papers that I've had for ages - think they are Laura Ashley ones (I'm really trying to use papers from my stash at the moment!!).  I love grey and yellow together so I coloured the image in matching colours.  The flowers are either diecut or punched and I've added some yellow buttons to the centres!  I had an idea to diecut some squares and bows to look like parcels on the side but I don't know if I succeeded - you know when you have an idea but not sure if you've achieved it?  Oh well, it looked ok anyway so I added them to the card!  I've added lace along the centre but I've almost covered it haven't I!!  Oh well - you can just about see it on one side lol.
Some pearls and lots of glitter were the finishing touches to my card - hope she likes it anyway!
It would be great if you could join in with this week's challenge.  Just remember to use your promarker products and of course, follow the theme.
I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Flowers of Spring

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

'Masculine'

Hi crafters,
Hope you are all keeping well in these strange times - I think crafting might help us all over the next few weeks.  We have a brand new challenge for you over at Passion for Promarkers and this week, our lovely Kitty has given us the great theme of 'Masculine'. Some of us struggle with making those male cards and sometimes a challenge can help us as it forces us out of our comfort zone!
We are kindly sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 2 digi stamps from their online store.

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

I was lucky enough to have one of their images for my card this week and I've chosen this one called 'World's Best Dad'  This is a handy digi for all sorts of occasions - could be Birthday or Father's Day for example.

.I've coloured the image with my promarkers and fussy cut him out.  I've added some glossy accents onto his glasses and hopefully you can see that in this next picture!
I added some ribbon to match the colours of the papers and some string and card candy were the finishing touches!  I've made quite a few male cards lately and I've enjoyed making them (for a change!!).
I hope you can find time to join in with this great challenge and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen xx



Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Fave Colour Combo

Hi crafters,
Can you believe it's March already?  Let's hope the weather improves this month and gets to be a little more Spring like!
I have chosen the theme for this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers and it's 'Fave Colour Combo'.  A nice and easy theme and if you're anything like me, your favourite colours change all the time!!
We are kindly sponsored by Leann's World 101 and they are offering the lucky winner 2 digi images from their online store.  They have some gorgeous images and the Design Team have used some of them on their cards this week.
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I've used this one called 'Bouquet' for a Welsh Mother's Day card and my favourite colour combo is pink and brown.
I've used a layout from our last workshop (thanks Lisa!!!) and fussy cut around the gorgeous image which I've coloured with my promarkers.  I did add lots of glitter but it doesn't show up in the photo!
I stamped a flower outline behind the image and white embossed the tag with some leaf detail.  The papers were a freebie from a magazine and some pearls and peel offs were the finishing touches!
I hope you can find some crafty time this week to join in with this week's challenge.  Don't forget, it doesn't have to be a card but just make sure you use your promarkers to be in with a chance of winning a prize.
I look forward to visiting your blogs to see all your gorgeous creations!
Hugs,
Karen xx

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