Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Masculine Card

Hi crafters,

Happy New Year to you all - hope you've had a lovely break and ready to get crafting again!   My boys have both returned to Uni after Christmas so I'll be throwing myself back into crafting to help with the empty nest syndrome again!  I don't think it gets any easier - they come home but then they leave again!!
Anyway, there's a great new challenge at Passion for Promarkers to help us all get back into crafting mode and this week, Kitty has chosen the theme of 'Masculine cards'.  You can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  Please remember to be eligible for the prize you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.

This week, we are kindly sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter who are offering the lucky winner 1 digi image from their online store.  Their images are amazing and we were lucky enough to use one of their digis for our cards this week.
                                                         Sasayaki Glitter
The image I've used is called 'Shy Flies a Kite' and I really enjoyed colouring this image with my promarkers.

I added some bunting to carry on the kite theme and some die cut clouds and added a bit of hession behind the image to add a bit of texture!  A couple of buttons are always handy for male cards as well!!
I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your cards for this challenge!
See you soon,
Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs- Anything Goes




Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Mega Christmas Challenge

Hi crafters,
Hope all your Christmas plans are going well and that you're almost ready for the big day!

We launched our very special Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers a couple of weeks ago and this will run up until 2nd January 2018 so you've got plenty of time to join in!  The theme for this challenge is 'Add a Sentiment' so this can be any type of card - it doesn't have to be a Christmas card - just remember to follow the theme. 
We are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products ie,promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc. 
We have some amazing prizes which you can see on my previous post and if you pop over to the blog you can see what all the Design Team members have created.

I've used a gorgeous little Penny Black stamp for my card and they are coloured with my promarkers.  I created a little aperture for them to make them look as though they're carol singing outside!! 

I'm not sure what the card shape is called but it goes flat to fit in an envelope.  I didn't have any holly dies or punches so I cut these out of some patterned ribbon and added some red gems for the berries!
I stamped the sentiment and added some glitter and more gems here and there!
So why not join in with this great challenge and don't forget to follow the theme for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes.  I can't wait to visit your blogs to see your gorgeous creations.
Thanks for dropping by and I'll see you again soon!
Hugs, Karen xx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Mega Christmas Challenge


Hi crafters,
This week we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” at Passion for Promarkers which runs for a whole month and there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “Add a sentiment”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you follow the theme.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.

Here are the prizes for this amazing challenge and our kind sponsors:

Bugaboo stamps - a prize of 7 images ($21.00 voucher)

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DigiStamp Boutique - £10.00 voucher
                                                   DigiStamp Boutique logo

All Dressed Up stamps - $12.00 voucher
                                                                All Dressed Up stamps

Dies to Die For - £15.00 voucher

                                                      Dies to Die For logo

Di's Digi Stamps - $12.00 voucher

                                                      Di's Digital Stamps

Crafty Sentiments designs - 3 digi images
                                                          Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sasayaki Glitter - 1 digi image

                                                            Sasayaki Glitter

Alicia Bel - €10.00 voucher

                                                                Alicia Bel

Uniko stamps - 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
                                                            Uniko Stamps

These prizes are absolutely amazing so why not join in with this great challenge.  Make sure you check the blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the Design team and I'll be back next week with my card for the challenge.
Happy crafting!
Hugs, Karen xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

'Use your favourite colours'

Hi crafters,
It's my turn to host the challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers and I've chosen a really easy theme - 'Use your favourite colours'.  So it can be anything from your fav Christmas card colours or pastels, brights etc on any of your cards!
We are kindly sponsored by Lemon Shortbread this week and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digis from their online store.
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Their images are amazing and the Design Team were lucky enough to have one of their images to play with, so make sure you check out their blogs to see their stunning creations!

I chose this image called 'Penguin Umbrella' and I really enjoyed colouring this in!
I used a layout from a recent workshop and the papers are from Anna Marie Designs called 'Christmas Jingle'.  I've used my promarkers to colour in this cute little penguin and added some green distress ink to the trees.  I've used my favourite Christmas colours of red, green and white - traditional at this time of year!!  I added a few trees to create a little scene for the penguin and added a bow and a peel off to create a bauble effect! I added a couple of die cut snowflakes and I've added glitter to absolutely everything!!  A button and some pearls were the finishing touch as well as a bit of gold ribbon across the edges of the paper.
Please join in with this week's challenge if you can, I can't wait to visit your blogs to see all your gorgeous entries.
Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’.
Thanks for dropping by and I'll see you again soon.
Hugs, 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 thanks
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

'Let it Snow'

Hi crafters,
We have a great new challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers!  Jacky has chosen the fab theme 'Let it Snow' which is great for all those Christmas cards we're making now, so make sure you join in with this great challenge!
We are kindly sponsored by Bugaboo stamps this week and they are offering the lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  All their images are gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have one of their images to use on our cards this week, so make sure you check the blog to see all the lovely creations from the Design Team.

                                                            Bugaboo
I've used one of their gorgeous digi stamps called 'Snowman Bird House' and I really enjoyed colouring this image. 
The papers are from Anna Marie Designs called 'Christmas Jingle' and I added lots of glitter to the happy little snowman (although it doesn't show at all!!). 
I die cut the little trees and they were inked and glittered!  The poinsettia is also a die cut which was inked and I added some berries and leaves.  The sentiment was very kindly sent to me by a friend and it was the perfect finishing touch for my card! (Thanks again!)
Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to enter your creation into this fab challenge.  Just remember to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products and please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation - thanks!
See you soon,
Hugs, Karen xx

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Winter Sparkle
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Shades of Autumn


Hi crafters,
Happy Halloween!! I love this time of year - I am a Halloween baby and I'm celebrating a special Birthday (50!!!!) this year!  I've just come back from visiting my eldest in University and I'm off to visit my youngest who's just started at Uni, next weekend - the best presents I could wish for!
I also love this time of year for the Autumn colours - absolutely gorgeous!  Love the leaves on this building - stunning!

 It's also Tuesday which means a brand new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  This week's theme has been chosen by our lovely Elaine and she would like to see 'Shades of Autumn' on your creations. - nice and easy! 

There are 2 fab prizes up for grabs this week and our first generous sponsor is Petal Lu and they are offering one lucky winner a 30% discount voucher to use in their online store.  Their flowers are so beautiful so why not pop over to their store and check them out. 
                                                          Petal Lu
The second prize up for grabs is a 6 pack of promarkers so why not join in with this fab challenge and be in with a chance of winning these great prizes!  Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme. 
 I made a 'Thank you' card using my new stamp called 'Daisy Squidgy' from  Stamping Bella which I coloured with my promarkers.  I used a great new fold that we used at our last workshop and I'll definitely be using this fold again! 
I made my own flowers to match the one in the image by using various punches and I punched some leaves out of white card and used my green promarkers so they matched the leaves in the image.
Here is another view showing the fold I've used on my card this week.
Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see all your gorgeous creations.
Hugs, Karen xx



Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Anything Goes

Hi crafters,
We've got a really great challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week.  Donna has chosen the nice and easy theme - 'Anything Goes' and we are very kindly sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs,  They are offering the lucky winner a choice of 3 digis from their online store.  Their digis are all absolutely gorgeous and so this in an amazing prize!  They have such an amazing range you'll be spoilt for choice!
                                                        Crafty Sentiments Designs
We were lucky enough to have an image to use on our cards this week and I chose 'Emmi Loo - Just Me'.
She's been coloured in with my promarkers and I was determined to use another colour rather than pink for a change!  I didn't realise I was such a pinky girl until recently!!  Anyway, I chose purple and found some papers to match my colour scheme.
I added some purple ribbon (that you can just about see) and various die cuts like the butterfly, banner and border die.  I added some WOC flowers, some small wooden hearts and some pearls to finish off the card.  It's a fancy fold card (not sure what it's called) but I will definitely make some more in this style!
Well thanks for dropping by and don't forget to join in with this nice and easy challenge.
As always to be eligible for the prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme. 
See you next time! Hugs, Karen xx

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