Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Add a Sentiment

Hi crafters,
Hope you're all enjoying this gorgeous weather we're having and managing to keep cool!
With the World Cup and Wimbledon on the TV - I'm quite happy to be watching a bit of footie and tennis whilst crafting too!
It's time for a brand new challenge at Passion For Promarkers and our lovely Donna has chosen a nice and easy theme  'Add a Sentiment'.
We are kindly sponsored by The Paper Shelter this week and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of  3 digi images from their online store.  Their images are fab and you'll be spoilt for choice with this prize.
The Paper Shelter
We were lucky enough to have one of their images to play with and I chose this fab digi called 'Tucan''.
I used a layout that we used at a recent workshop and made this card for my Dad.  I coloured the image with my promarkers and found some papers in matching colours which I inked with Walnut Stain distress ink.  The card in the centre opens so that I could write a little message and I added the sentiment cut from a stitched circle die.  Here's a view of the card when closed.

It's a great fold for a masculine card as there are plenty of details and I didn't feel the need to add anything else!!
So why not join in with this fab challenge.  Just add a sentiment to your card and remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card but as always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products.
Thanks for dropping by!
Hugs,
Karen xx

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





Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Bears r us

Hi crafters,
I'm back in the dining room crafting again after my son came home from Uni after finishing his degree course!  Oh well, never mind - it's great to have both my boys home again for a few weeks!
I just have to remember where I've hidden everything again, ha ha!!
It's time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this week, our lovely Nat has chosen the nice and easy theme 'Bears r us'.
We are kindly sponsored by Digital Stamp Boutique and they are offering the lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
DSB

They have such a great choice of digis and we were lucky enough to have one to play with for this challenge.
I've used Summer Louie-beer for my card and this was a Birthday Card I made for my Dad!
I used my promarkers and added a bit of Glossy Accent to his nose!  The sentiment comes in the set and I added some enamel dots in matching colours.  I did a bit of doodling as I felt it just needed something and the DAD letters from Home Bargains were the finishing touch! 
So why not join in with this challenge - I'm sure we all have some stamps or digis with bears on them! 
Remember, you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card but to be eligible for the prize draw, you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products.
I look forward to visitng your blogs to see your gorgeous creations!
Hugs, Karen xx

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




Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Summer Fun


Hi crafters,
Hope you're all having a good week and are ready for a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers!  Our lovely Lorraine has chosen the fab theme of  'Summer Fun' - a nice and easy challenge for us!
We are kindly sponsored by 'Some Odd Girl' this week and they are offering the lucky winner a $10.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store.

Some Odd Girl

I've used a cute House Mouse image on my card this week!  I used my promarkers to colour it in and added lots of glitter!
I used my favourite card shape and the polka dot papers came out again!!  I thought the yellow flower looks like the sun and I also added some shells in the corner to match those in the image.  I also looked absolutely everywhere for a cocktail umbrella to add to my card but I couldn't find them  anywhere! I even had hubby on the case but we couldn't find any shop that stocked them.  In the end I spotted one of my corner dies that looked liked an umbrella and I scored some lines onto it and added it to a cocktail stick!!  It was the best I could do anyway!!
So why not join in with this fab challenge?  Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card but as always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products.
I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations!
Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
My Time to Craft Challenge - Holidays
Crafty Gals Corner - Summer Colours





Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Special Anniversary Challenge

Hi crafters,
We have a very special challenge for you this week at Passion for Promarkers as it's our 9th Anniversary and as it's a special challenge, we have a really easy theme for you of "birthday creations".  As the title suggests we simply want you to make something for a birthday!  We expect to see lots of entries this week but please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.
As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .

DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher
DigiStamp Boutique logo

Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher

Dies to Die For logo

Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice
UnikoLogo

A Day for Daisies are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher

ADFD

Di’s Digi Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher

Di's Digi Stamps

Cowling & Wilcox are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers (vibrant tones)
Cowling & Wilcox logo

All Dressed Up stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice

All Dressed Up stamps
Wow, these are amazing prizes aren't they?  Definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week!! 

My card is for a friend's 40th Birthday!  I love this stamp from Stamping Bella - always handy for a girly celebration card!
I coloured them with my promarkers but I paper pieced their dresses to match the backing papers, I added her name just to make it a bit more special and I also added glossy accents to their red wine!!
I added my usual WOC flowers and a bit of glitter here and there (of course).

So why not join in with this special challenge this week and be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prizes?  Don't forget to use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.
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:

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes








Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Gems / Pearls

Hi crafters,
It's a new week and time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers!  Our lovely Linda has chosen a nice and easy theme for us and it's 'Gems / Pearls'. 
We are kindly sponsored by Ppinkydolls and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digi images from their online store.  Their images are amazing and you'll be spoilt for choice with this prize.
Ppinkydolls

I decided to create a keepsake for a friend to celebrate the birth of a baby daughter.  I bought a deep box frame and used my promarkers to colour an LOTV stamp.  I added a bit of glitter here and there and added lots of die cuts to fill the frame,  Some WOC flowers were added as well as a cute little wooden button.  Pearls were added to the bunting and in the corners and I added the name, date and weight of birth to personalise the frame and make it just that little bit more special.  It would be lovely to think that it will be up on the wall for years to come anyway!
So why not join in with this great challenge and be in with a chance of winning s great prize!  You can enter any type of creation and don't forget to follow the theme and use your Winsor and Newton products (formerly Letraset).
Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my frame in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a optional twist of  USE A CUTE IMAGE
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge- Add a Flower


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Embossing Challenge

Hi Crafters,
I hope you've all had a good week and are ready for another great challenge at Passion for Promarkers!  Our lovely Kitty has chosen the theme this week and she would like to see some 'Embossing' on your cards (wet or dry).
We are kindly sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter this week and they are offering the lucky winner 1 digi image from their online store.  All their images are absolutely gorgeous and the Design Team were lucky enough to have one of their lovely images to play with this week for our cards.  Have a look on their blogs to see what they've been up to - we all chose the same image this week as it was so cute!
Sasayaki Glitter

This image is called 'Gift Amy' and she was great to colour in!
I've used my promarkers and a touch of glitter on the image,  I punched some flowers to match those on one of the parcels and added some emerald dots to the centres.  I stamped my sentiment onto some kraft card, added some white embossing powder (instead of black) and used the heat gun.  I've been wanting to try this technique for a long time and I'll definitely be doing this again!!


 I hope you can join in with the challenge this week and I look forward to seeing what you create.
 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  and of course follow the theme.  Please can you help us by stating which products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.
See you soon, 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 add a sentiment
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes




Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Buttons and/or bows

Hi crafters,
Hope you've all had a good week and are ready for a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  I'm hosting the challenge this week and I've chosen the nice and easy theme - 'Buttons and/or bows'.  If you're anything like me I like to add a button on most of my cards so I'm sure you'll be able to join in with the challenge this week!  There's a brilliant prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend at Digi Stamp Boutique who are our kind sponsors for this week.  They have some gorgeous images in their online store so you'll have a great time spending your prize!

DSB

We were lucky enough to have an image to play with from their store and I've used 'Sketchy Flower Frames'  which was great to colour in with my promarkers! 


My polka dot papers were still out after my last card so I went with the polka dots again!!  I had a go at doodling around the card as well to carry on the effect from the frames.  I liked it so much I even doodled around the sentiment!  I added a couple of buttons to the corners as well as a bow on one of the flower stems. I also added a couple of enamel dots as it just needed something else in the space.
There's some ribbon in the centre of the card but I managed to almost cover it up completely.
It would be great if you could join in with my challenge this week.  Don't forget, you can enter any of your creations - it doesn't have to be a card.  Just make sure you use your promarkers and of course, follow the theme.  
I look forward to seeing your lovely creations.
Hugs, Karen xx

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

Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  Always Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations - Springtime