Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Occasion other than birthday

 Hi crafters

Hope you are all having a good week!  There's a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers for you and this week, our lovely Lisa would love to see your creations for an 'Occasion other than Birthday'.

We are kindly sponsored by Polkadoodles and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digi images from their online store.  Their images are just gorgeous and you'll be spoilt for choice with thid great prize!


We were lucky enough to have one of their images to play with this week and I've used this one called "Music Record Collector Gnome".


This little gnome is so cute and I've coloured him with my promarkers.  I used a layout from a workshop and chose some coordinating papers in orange and black - a great combo for male cards I think!  Will deffo be using these colours together again!

I inked all the edges with some Walnut Stain distress inks and added some doodling here and there.  I printed the sentiment on my PC and added some stars and some enamel dots to finish off the card.

I hope you're able to join in with this week's challenge.  You can use any of your markers - just remember to follow the theme to be eligible to win this fab prize.

Hugs, Karen x


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Transport

 Hi crafters,

Another week flies by and time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers.  This week, our lovely Linda has chosen the theme of 'Transport' and we are kindly sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps.


The Design Team were lucky enough to have one of their images to play with this week and I chose this one called 'Chopper',

This is for my brother's Birthday and of course, he had an orange chopper bike in the 80's!!  I coloured it with my promarkers and used a layout and card shape from a recent workshop.  
I inked all the papers with some distress inks and added lots of die cut gears and stars.  I printed a personalised message on the PC and added it to a banner shape.  There's some great images out there now for male cards and I'm sure they are getting easier to make cards for lol!!!
Well, I hope you can find some crafty time to join in with this week's challenge.  Don't forget, you can use any of your markers but remember to follow the theme to be eligible for this week's great prize!
See you soon.  Hugs,
Karen x




Tuesday, 31 May 2022

3 or more layers

Hi crafters,

There's a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers and this week.  Our lovely Kitty has given us the fab theme of '3 or more layers'.  We are kindly sponsored by Star Jam Lines and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 2 digi images from their online store.  All the Design Team have used their images on their cards this week so be sure to pop over to the website for some great inspiration!

I've used one of their images and this was is called 'Gnome sits on a Flower'.  I thought it was really cute and so useful for so many occasions!   I coloured it with my promarkers and added lots of glitter to the butterflies (of course!!).  I die cut some daisies to match the flower in the image and coloured some leaves to match too.  I've used co-ordinating papers and added a pretty border across the centre.  I printed the welsh Happy Birthday sentiment and doodled around it after cutting them out.  
I hope you are able to join in with this week's challenge.  Remember you can use any of your markers but don't forget to follow the theme to be eligible for this week's prize.  I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen x




















 

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Spots and / or stripes

 Hi crafters,

There's a special Anniversary challenge this week at Passion for Markers with both Design Teams taking part and lots of amazing prizes from our very generous sponsors which include:

Uniko - 1 stamp set


Di's Digi Stamps - $6 voucher

Leann's World 101 - 2 digis


Polkadoodles - 3 digis



All Dressed Up - 2 digis


Colour of Love - 3 digis


Dies to Die For - £20.00 voucher



Crafty Sentiments - 3 digis 

I've made a new baby card for a neighbour this week following the theme of spots and /or stripes.  


I've used an image from LOTV and coloured it in baby blue colours with my promarkers.  I've added lots of glitter and used a circle die cut to mount it onto the card,  I've used some coordinating papers and added them in a patchwork style.  I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut it out and I added the baby's name on the banner to personalise the card.  Some diecut flowers and leaves as well as a few buttons were the finishing touches to my card.
Well I hope you're able to join in with this fab challenge.  I'm sure you'll agree that the prizes are amazing - just remember to use your markers and follow the theme to be in with a chance of winning!   I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen x
 

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

For the men / boys

 Hi crafters,

It's my turn to host the challenge over at Passion for Markers and this week, I've chosen the theme of 'For the men / boys'. I know they can be a bit tricky but there are some great images out there now for the boys and men in our lives|!   There are some fab digi images at Lili of the Valley and they are kindly offering this week's winner a choice of 4 digi images from their online store.  There is something for everyone here and all their images are just fab!

I've used one of the LOTV images called 'Racing by' for my card this week which is a welsh Birthday card for my brother-in-law.


I coloured this gorgeous digi with my promarkers and found some backing papers to match my colour scheme.  I diecut some clouds, stars and banners and inked the edges with some distress ink.  I added a couple of brads to the banners too and the sentiment was done on the computer.
I really love the way this card turned out and I think I'll use this layout for male cards again!

Well I hope you can find some crafty time to join in with this week's challenge,  It's an amazing prize and remember, you can use any of your markers but make sure you follow the theme to be in with a chance of winning!
I look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations.

Hugs, Karen x





Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Favourite Colours

 Hi crafters,

I'm here to let you know that there is a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers and this week, our lovely Elaine has chosen the theme 'Favourite Colours'.  If you're like me, you have a new favourite every week so this challenge is nice and easy!

We are very kindly sponsored by Polkadoodles and they are offering the lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice from their online store.


This is a card I made for my eldest son who's favourite colour has always been orange!

He has a couple of funny seagulls permanently living on the flat roof next to his house so I thought this image was perfect!!
I coloured the image with my promarkers and fussy cut and decoupaged them onto the card.  I used a layout from a recent workshop and used water and distress inks to create the splodgy background!  I found some black and orange card from my box of off cuts and added a couple of die cut clouds.  A personalised sentiment and some black enamel dots were the finishing touches to my card.
 
I hope you can find some crafty time to join in with this week's challenge at Passion for Markers.  Remember, you can use any of your markers but you must follow the theme to be eligible for this fab prize.

See you soon!
Hugs, Karen x  







Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Mythical Creatures

 Hi crafters,

Another week flies by and a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers!  Our lovely Nat has chosen the theme for us and she would love to see your creations with 'Mythical Creatures'.

We are kindly sponsored by Leann's World 101 who are offering the lucky winner a choice of 2 digi images from their online store.  They have some gorgeous images and the Design Team have used some of their images on their cards this week.


I've used this one called  'Adriana' on my card and I really enjoyed colouring this gorgeous image.


I coloured her with my promarkers and added lots of glitter to her tail!!  I then fussy cut her out and used foam pads to add her to the card. I used a layout from a previous workshop and die cut some ferns and even a seahorse which you can just about see!!!  The seahorse and sentiment were both freebies from a recent card magazine.  I also stencilled some bubbles behind the image to add to the sea theme!
I hope you can join in with this week's challenge,  Don't forget, you can use any of your markers - just remember to follow the theme to be eligible for the prize!
See you next time!
Hugs, Karen x