Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Celebrate

 Hi crafters,

There's a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers and this week, our lovely Elaine has given us the fab theme of 'Celebrate'.

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

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


This is a Welsh card I made for new Grandparents and this image was absolutely perfect!  I kept to a grey and yellow colour scheme and coloured the cute image with my promarkers.  I added some pink chalk to the baby elephant's ears and cheeks as well as lots of glitter!!

I diecut and inked some yellow flowers and found some grey and yellow buttons to add too!  I diecut the heart banner for the corner and finished off with some pearls here and there.

So, why not join in with this week's great challenge!  Remember, it doesn't have to be a card - it could be any type of creation, but don't forget to follow the theme to be in with a chance of winning this great prize.

I look forward to visiting your blogs this week!

Hugs, Karen x




Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Animals

Hi crafters,

Another week flies by and it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers.

 

Our lovely Nat has given us the fab theme of 'Animals' this week and we are very kindly sponsored by JMC Designs who are offering the lucky winner 1 digital collection from their online store.

We were lucky enough to be offered one of their gorgeous images to play with this week and I chose this one entitled 'Deloradocus' (No. 1 Dino)'.
It's such a cute image and I loved colouring this one in!  I used my promarkers for the little dinosaur and added plenty of glitter!  I used a layout from a recent workshop and added plenty of coordinating die cut flowers.  I inked the edges with distress inks and embossed the sentiment in white.

I really hope you can join in with this great challenge this week and remember, you can use any of your markers - just remember to follow the theme to be eligible for the prize draw.

I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations!

Hugs, Karen x







Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Keep it Slim

Hi crafters,

Hope you are all having a good week so far!  I'm here to tell you about our brand new challenge over at Passion for Markers which has been chosen by our lovely Lisa G.   She would like to see your slimline creations this week and we are kindly sponsored by Dr Digi's HOS who are offering the lucky winner a choice of 2 digi images from their online store.


The Design Team were lucky enough to have one of their images to play with this week and I chose this one called 'Hole in One Hal'

My brother is golfing mad so this image is perfect for his birthday card!

I used my distress inks and a cloud stencil to create the sky and I used a wavy border stencil to create the golfing greens!  I didn't want the image to be lost in backing papers so I was very brave and made my own background!!  I diecut a couple of extra clouds and added some birds with a fineline pen.  The sentiment was stamped and I die cut the letters to personalise the card.  I even embossed the card candy to look like golf balls but I don;t think it shows in the photo!

I enjoyed making this shape card - they seem to be very popular at the moment so why not join in with this week's fab challenge.  Don't forget, you can use any of your markers - just let us know what you've used and make sure you follow the theme to be eligible for this great prize.
I look forward to seeing your lovely creations.
Hugs, Karen x




Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Masculine

 Hi crafters,

It's time for a brand new challenge at Passion for Markers and this week, our lovely Linda has given us the fab theme of 'Masculine'.  We are kindly sponsored by Colour of Love and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digi images form their online store.


I've used one of their images called 'Ten Gallon Ted' for my card this week.


I've used a layout that we had at a recent online workshop (thanks Lisa!) and I coloured the image with my promarkers.  I matched the colours with the papers and added dots to his scarf with a white gel pen so that it matched the dotty paper!  Here's a picture of the card from the side so that you can see the layers a bit better.

I also printed a sentiment from one of Lisa's CD's which matched the colours on the card perfectly!

I hope you can find some crafty time to join in with this week's challenge.  Remember, you can use any of your markers - just make sure you follow the theme to be eligible for this fabulous prize.
I look forward to seeing your gorgeois creations.
Hugs, Karen x


Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Ribbon and / or Lace

  Hi crafters,

I hope you've all had a good week and ready for a brand new challenge at Passion for Markers.

Our lovely Kitty has given us the fab theme of 'Ribbon and/or lace' this week - nice and easy as we all have a ribbon stash that needs using up I'm sure!!
We are kindly sponsored by The Paper Shelter and they are offering a great prize of 3 digi images from their online store.

The Design Team were lucky enough to have this gorgeous image from The Paper Shelter to play with this week and she's called Maggie - isn't she gorgeous?

I've coloured the image with my promarkers and kept the colours to just blues and greys.  I found some backing paper from my stash and the grey/silver paper was in a surprise bundle I was kindly given by a neighbour.  It's just a shame I've covered most of it up so you can't even see it!!
I embossed some white card behind the image and diecut some flowers and leaves in white card as well.  Some grey shiny dots were added to the centre of the flowers and the ribbon finished off the card.
I hope you're able to join in with this week's challenge and don't forget, you can use any of your markers - just be sure to follow the theme to be in with a chance of winning this week's fabulous prize.
I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations,
Hugs, Karen x





Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Special Anniversary challenge!

 Good morning crafters,

I hope you had a good week last week and managed to fit some crafting into your busy schedules. 

Onto this week's challenge at Passion for Markers and we have a very special one for you this week as it's our 12th Anniversary.   As it's a special challenge we have a really fun theme for you of "spots and/or stripes".  As the title suggests you can make anything you like this week as long you include some spots, stripes or both!  We are hoping to see lots of entries but please note that as we have extra prizes up for grabs this week we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  The only other rules we have are use your markers and have fun!

As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual.  Here we go....

Bugaboo Stamps are offering a $12.00 voucher

Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 3 digi images

Dr Digi’s House of Stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images

JMC Designs are offering one lucky winner 1 digital collection

Leann’s World 101 are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images

Wow, I told you there were amazing prizes didn’t I?  Definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week!! Don't forget to visit the blog and see all the inspiration from both teams!

I've made a New Baby card this week using a sweet little image from LOTV,


I coloured it with my promarkers and found some perfect dotty paper to match.  I diecut some flowers from the same paper and also added an extra cloud so that I could add the baby's date of birth!  Some ribbon and co-ordinating bunnies were added, as well as the name and weight of the baby just to personalise it a bit more.

Please remember for this challenge we will only accept 3 cards/projects per person.  Also just for this one week we will not be choosing a Top 5 Passionista as we have lots of extra winners, however this will go back to normal next week.

I hope you have a brilliant week and I can't wait to see what you create.  Good luck!

Hugs,

Karen x

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Say it with Flowers

Hi crafters,

It's my turn to host this week's challenge at Passion for Markers and I have chosen the theme of 'Say it with flowers'.  I would love to see any type of flower on your creation,whether it's an image, or some embellishments or even the backing papers - as long as there are flowers you'll be eligible for this week's amazing prize.  

We are kindly sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digi images from their online store.  They have some gorgeous images and you'll be spoilt for choice with this brilliant prize.


I've used one of their digis called  'A gentle Touch' for my card this week.


I made an Anniversary card for my brother and sister in-law and this image was absolutely perfect!  These little bears are so cute and I coloured them with my promarkers.
I used a layout from one of our workshops from ages ago and managed to co-ordinate the papers with the colours I used for the bears!

This is the inside of the card where I die cut the sentiment a couple of times to give it a bit of dimension.  I diecut some flowers and used some ink on them so that they matched my colours!  A ribbon and some glitter finished off the card!

I hope you're able to find some crafty time this week to join in with my challenge.  Don't forget, you can use any of your markers - just make sure you follow the theme to be in with a chance of winning this great prize.
I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, 
Karen x

I'd like to enter my card in the latest challenge at Crafty Sentiments which is 'Anything Goes'.