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





Tuesday, 29 March 2022

In The Garden

 Hi crafters,

Hope you are all well and ready for a brand new challenge at Passion for Markers.

Our lovely Lisa G has chosen this week's theme and she would love to see your creations with things you would find 'In the Garden'.

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


I've used one of their gorgeous images on my card this week and this one is called 'giant daisies'.

I've made a CAS style card for this Anniversary card for my brother and sister-in law!  I've been inspired to try this technique and finally plucked up the courage to have a go!!
I coloured the image with my promarkers and fussy cut them out.  I inked a background for them using my distress inks and stamped the sentiment using the stamping platform.  I feel much more confident stamping onto the card using the platform - a brilliant invention!!
I attached the image using foam pads and then added a couple of enamel dots.  I was very brave making a CAS stye card as I find them really, really tricky but I managed to stop myself from adding anything else to the card!
I hope you can find some crafty time to join in with this week's fab challenge.  Don't forget, you can use any of your markers but remember to follow the theme to be eligible for this great prize.
Hugs,
Karen x


Tuesday, 15 March 2022

 Hi crafters,

There's a great new challenge over at Passion for Markers and this week, our lovely Linda has given us the fab theme of 'Birthstone Inspiration'.  

We are kindly sponsored by Stampers Delights who are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digi images from their online store.


I've used one their gorgeous images on my card this week and she is called  'Chibi - fuchsia fairy'. 


I coloured her in with my promarkers and added lots of glitter on her wings.  I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink and added various diecuts here and there.  I also added some cute flowers that matched and stamped and fussy cut the sentiment.  My birthstone I should add is called Tourmaline which is a pinky colour!  
I hope you're able 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 fab prize.
I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs,
Karen x


Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Feminine

 Hi Crafters,

Can you believe it's the 1st of March already? We celebrate St. David's Day here in Wales today so 'Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus' to you all!

It is also time for a brand new challenge at Passion for Markers and our lovely Kitty has chosen the fab theme of 'Feminine' for you this week.  

We are kindly sponsored by Colour of Love who are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digi images from their online store.  Their images are gorgeous and the Design Team have used some of them on their cards this week to give you some great inspiration.


I've used this gorgeous image called 'Cosmos' on my card this week.  She has been coloured with my promarkers and lots of glitter has been added here and there!

I  used one of my favourite colour combos of grey and pink and really enjoyed colouring it.  I diecut a stitched frame and some swirls as well as some lovely leaves to add on the side.  I stamped this gorgeous sentiment and added a few pearls on the corner of the frame.

I hope you'll be able to find some crafty time to join in with this week's nice and easy challenge.  Don't forget, you can use any of your markers but don't forget to follow the theme to be in with a chance of winning this great prize.

See you all soon!

Hugs, Karen x



Tuesday, 15 February 2022

 Hi crafters,

There's a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers and I've chosen the theme for this week!  I'd love to see your creations using your favourite colours - nice and easy!  

We are kindly sponsored by Dr Digi's HOS and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 2 digi images from their online store.  They have some wonderful images so you'll be spoilt for choice!


I've used one of their fabulous images on my card this week and this one is called 'Eunice the Unicorn'.

I wanted to use some rainbow paper behind the image but I couldn't find any - so I made my own!  I used my watercolour pencils to create it and I'm quite happy with the way it turned out!!

I coloured Eunice in with my promarkers and used a splatter technique on the background that we were taught at a recent workshop.  I added a rainbow gem, some coloured pearls and a stamped sentiment to finish the card.

Well I hope you can find some crafty time to join in with my challenge this week and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your gorgeous creations.

Hugs, 

Karen x




Challenge 628
Favourite colours
Karen - Team 2
Dr Digi's HOS - 2 digi images