Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Great Outdoors

Hi crafters,
I managed to find some time to craft eventually this weekend although it's been quite a traumatic week!  My youngest has just left home to start University in Lincoln so I've not had much crafting time with getting everything ready for him!  Oh well, must think on the bright side - I'll soon have 2 craft rooms when my eldest goes back to Uni in a fortnight!  I'll need to craft permanently I think to keep my mind from worrying about them both!!

This week's fab challenge at Passion for Promarkers has been set by our lovely Lorraine C and she's chosen the nice, easy theme of The Great Outdoors',
We are kindly sponsored by Bugaboo and they are offering the lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  Their images are gorgeous and great to colour in!
Bugaboo
We were lucky to have an image to play with and this one is called 'kidz Daisy'

The image is coloured in using my promarkers and I added a touch of glitter here and there!  I wanted the image to be the main focus of the card so I just cut some coordinating paper with my cloud border die.  I used some black card to make the colours pop and I used a diecut sentiment as well - for a change!  I almost added my usual flowers and ribbon but managed to stop myself!!  Had to have something in the corner though didn't I so I allowed myself some matching buttons!  I then walked away hee hee!!
So why not join in with this week's nice and easy challenge .  Don't forget that to be eligible for the prize draw, you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers etc) and of course, follow the theme.
I look forward to seeing your creations and look forward to visiting your blogs!
Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes (with optional leaves)
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

'All in a Day's work'

Hello again crafters,
There's a great new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week and our lovely Linda has chosen the theme 'All in a day's work'.  She would love it if your creation could feature an occupation eg fireman, librarian, nurse etc.
We are kindly sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter this week and they are offering the lucky winner a digi image from their online store.  All their images are fab and you'll have lots to choose from.

Sasayaki Glitter

We were lucky enough to have one of their images to play with this week and I chose 'Lucy's flowers' - she could be either a florist or a gardener I thought!
This image was great to colour in using my pro/flex markers and I really enjoyed doing the flowers!  I matched her dress and ribbon to the polka dot paper and added some embossed card to the layers.  I used my MS punch to add a border across the top and added a thin ribbon to match the terracotta pots! I added a punched flower and some tags I made using some new stamps I got at the last craft fair in Port Sunlight. I actually forgot I had them and found them whilst I was looking for something else!!  I will definitely be using these again though!!
So why not join in with this week's fab challenge and remember to use your Winsor and Newton products in order to be eligible for the prize draw.
I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your gorgeous creations.!
Thanks for dropping by.
hugs, Karen xx

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Monochrome Challenge

Hi crafters,
There's a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers starting today.  It's been chosen by our lovely Kitty and the theme for this week is 'Monochrome'.
We are kindly sponsored by Ppinkydolls and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digis from the online store.  All the images there are amazing and great fun to colour in.
Ppinkydolls

We were lucky enough to have an image to play with and I chose this gorgeous digi called 'Abi's Love'.  I chose to use cream as my monochrome colour which meant keeping the colouring as simple as possible.  I actually enjoyed keeping it as one main colour and will definitely use this theme again!
The papers are all from my stash and I punched some flowers out of these papers as well.  The sentiment stamp came from a magazine freebie and I used a brown ink pad to keep everything in the same tone.  I embossed the cream layer and all the edges have been inked with 'Antique Linen' Distress Ink.  Some cream organza ribbon and a couple of small wooden hearts were the finishing touches to the card as well as a few pearls here and there!!

So why not join in with this nice and easy challenge this week.  Remember, you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.  To be eligible for the prize draw, you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers etc) and of course, follow the theme.  Please also say which products you have used on your creation,
I look forward to visiting your blogs to see all your lovely creations!
Hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes










Monochrome
Kitty - Team 2
Ppinkydolls - 3 digisUpdated about an hour ago

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Just add Glitter!

Hi crafters,
It's my turn to host this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers and I've chosen a nice and easy theme - 'Just add glitter'.
We are kindly sponsored by The Paper Shelter this week and they are offering the lucky winner a $10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
The Paper Shelter
Their images are all gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have an image to use on our cards for this challenge,

The image I've used is called 'Playing under the Sea' and I really enjoyed colouring this one.  I've used my promarkers as always and just added some glitter - of course!!
I found some shells to add to my card which I collected many years ago on my honeymoon (knew they would come in handy one day!!!)   I don't know if you can see it but I've also added some cream spider's web (I think that's what it's called) just to give some texture to the card.  Some WOC flowers and a sentiment finished off the card.
Here's a side image of my card so that you can see the glitter!
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I really hope you can join in with this challenge and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see all your gorgeous creations.  Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card and don't forget - to be eligible for the prize draw, you must use your Winsor & Newton products and follow the theme,
Thanks for dropping by,
hugs, Karen xx

I;d like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Pearls or Strass


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Use 3 patterned papers

Hi crafters,
I'm on holiday this week so I hope Mr Blogger is behaving today!

It's time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and our lovely Jacky has chosen the theme 'Use 3 patterned papers'.  We are kindly sponsored by Digital Stamp Boutique and they are offering the lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to use in their online store.  I love all their images and so this is a wonderful prize to win so make sure you join us for this challenge.

DSB

I was lucky enough to use one of their fab images called 'Harry and Beer' and this is a Birthday card I've made for my brother.

I've coloured Harry with my promarkers and all the patterned papers are from Lisa's CD's. - all Lisa's papers are fab and they all co-ordinate perfectly!
I made some bunting with the same papers and inked the edges with some Tim Holtz distress inks, Some banners and matching buttons (always handy for the men cards!!) and the card was done!

So why not join in with this nice and easy challenge and remember, you can enter any type of creation - it doesn't have to be a card.  To be eligible for the draw. just make sure you use your Winsor and Newton products and of course, follow the theme.  
I look forward to visiting your lovely blogs and seeing all your gorgeous creations!  Thanks for dropping by,
hugs, Karen xx


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Add Pearls

Hi crafters,
We're flying through the year now aren't we and it's time for another new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  This week's challenge has been chosen by our lovely Elaine and it's 'Add Pearls' - a nice and easy challenge!  I think I probably add pearls to every card I make!!
We are kindly sponsored by Uniko Stamps this week and they are offering the lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock).
Uniko Stamps

I've made a Graduation card for my friend's daughter and I've used this gorgeous image from Saturated Canary called 'Grad Girl'.  I decided on a simple gold and black colour scheme and added a lot of black glitter to the mortarboard hat (like you do!)!  

I embossed one of the background layers and added a scroll tied with black ribbon to match the image!  I also added a tassel which I attached with a brad to match the tassel on the mortarboard!!  I added a few pearls here and there (of course) and found some gold ribbon as the finishing touch.

So why not join in with this week's great challenge!  You can enter using any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.  Just remember to use your Winsor & Newton products to be eligible for the prize draw.
I look forward to seeing your lovely creations.  
Thanks for dropping by,
hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting Gals Corner - Anything Goes




Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Sporting Occasions

Hi crafters,
A great new challenge starts today at Passion for Promarkers and this week and our lovely Donna has chosen the theme 'Sporting Occasions'.
We are kindly sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps who are offering the lucky winner a $6 voucher to spend in their online store.  They have some gorgeous images and you'll be spoilt for choice!

                                                      Little Miss Muffet Stamps

We were lucky enough to have an image to play with and I've used Candy Floss Crew Quentin on my card this week.  He was great to colour in and I was very brave and used black for the first time ever!! The papers are from Lisa's CD Boys2Men and they were a perfect match with the image on his jumper!!

I added some black ribbon, twine and some card candy and a die cut border.  The sentiment is also from the CD and I coloured it to match my card colours!

So why not join in with this week's challenge.  Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.  To be eligible for the prize, make sure you use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products and of course, follow the theme.
Thanks for dropping by,
hugs, Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following:
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes / optional die cuts/punches
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes