Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Add an embellishment...

Good morning, crafty friends and a happy Tuesday to you all! It's the start of a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week the lovely Sue has given us an easy, peasy challenge theme of 'Add an embellishment', so hopefully we'll see lots of you playing along...
We're being sponsored by Digistamp Boutique who are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to their online store (which you should have no trouble spending!)
https://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/index.php

The lovely Sally Ann was generous to offer us an image of our choosing to play with and I went with the ever so cute 'Tweet Hearts' collection...
I also took the opportunity to make a card for hubby, for Valentine's Day...see, there's method in my madness!
I coloured Tweet with my Pro/Flexmarkers and decoupaged his head for a bit of added dimension. I used black mats to make the layers pop and for a touch of masculinity...and I couldn't resist adding a couple of those cute cloud dies, well, just because!  Some ribbon loops and a few gems and pearls constituted for my embellishments and I used one of the sentiments that came in the set too.
Hope you like my cute Valentine's Day card and I look forward to seeing what creations you all come up with!
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes until 21st
Love is in the Air until 22nd
For the One you Love closes today
It Must be Love closes tomorrow

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Photo inspiration...

Good morning, Blogger buddies and a happy Tuesday to you all! We have a brand new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers and the lovely Shelly has given us an inspirational photo theme...
 You can choose to interpret the photo however you like, whether it be the colour combinations, patterns or subject matter...and if someone could please arrange for those cupcakes to be delivered to my house before the end of the day, I'd be much obliged! :D
We're being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine who are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice...

Now, I made a bit of a boo boo when picking my sponsor image for this week's challenge, as I didn't look at the theme before choosing and ended up with a boy's digi 'Joey' to work with?!...I could've changed it, but decided not to chicken out and have a go, so this is what I came up with...
I picked out the colours of the berries and mint leaves and the polka dot pattern of the cupcake wrapper, then mounted everything onto black, like in the photo. I kept my card quite CAS, as I'm definitely more into this style at the moment and added a few sprinkles - something I was always inspired by the talented Lou Mac's cards of days past...
I hope you can find the time to play along with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!
Hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Buttons and/or Bows closes today
Anything Goes closes 5th Feb
Anything Goes closes today
Anything Goes/ Something New closes 1st Feb
(I have used a new digistamp)


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Something New...

This card came in the Top 3 over at Crafty Catz Challenge...thanks ladies!
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Good morning, Blogger buddies! Another Tuesday rolls around, which means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers! This week it's the talented Nic (aka Coops) in the hostess chair and she's given us a topical theme of 'Something New'...so whether it's New stash, a New Baby or even a New Home project, we want to see it!
We are being sponsored by the lovely Little Miss Muffet Stamps, who are offering one lucky winner a $6.00 voucher to their online store...don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) mediums, follow the challenge theme and link back to the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog...
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We were lucky enough to choose an image to work with and I chose the sweet Babe from above...
I decided to go pink and girly...oh, what a surprise?!...
The card has an acetate front and I used my Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud border dies to create the card top and bottom. I coloured and fussy cut the image, added some fine, pink satin ribbon, a couple of clouds from Animal Antics embellishments and a sprinkling of buttons and pearls...just because!  I used the pink lace paper from A Year in cards September set for the inside and stamped (I know?!) my Congratulations sentiment using Versafine Black ink.
Right, it's time to regroup and clear my crafty table, as it has been piling up with stuff for this card and workshops makes for Saturday...don't think I even have a 4 inch square to work in at the moment?! Hope you can find time to join in with our fun challenge this week and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!
Hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Something New until 6th Feb
Anything Goes closes today
Anything Goes until 31st
Anything Goes until 20th
Anything Goes optional One for the Ladies until 18th


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Make it Digital...

Good afternoon, dear Blogger buddies and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! The festive season is but a blur and it's back to normality in our house...well, almost...little man is still off school, but hubby and my eldest went back to work this morning. We had a lovely, relaxing Christmas and despite having the time, I didn't even sit at my crafty table once! I always struggle to get back into the swing of things and am on the lookout for inspiration from wherever I can get it - so this weeks first challenge of the year kicked me into gear...
We have spent the last week in a time warp, never really knowing what day of the week it was, so when I realised that it was Monday yesterday and I hadn't uploaded my DT card, I did have a bit of a mad panic! But today is another day...and it's Tuesday...so you know what that means?!...it's challenge day over at Passion for Promarkers!
Our first challenge of the year is being hosted by the lovely Marie who is easing us in gently with a simple theme of 'Make it Digital', so she'd like to see you use your digital images and/or sentiment. Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Letraset, who are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers in rich tones...
I decided to play with one of my own images and made this cute little bear card.  I left the cream balloon blank so that I can add a name or number, in case I get a commission and coloured my sweet bear with Pro/Flexmarkers...
Body -  Sandstone, Caramel, Cinnamon, Umber
Muzzle and pads - Linen, Champagne
Bow - Pastel Blue, Sky Blue, Cobalt Blue
I added a touch of chalk to give him some blush on his cheeks and a corrugated banner with blue buttons to finish...
...I punched the edge of the card base with a hole punch, just for a bit of extra interest and inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported Passion for Promarkers and played along with our challenge themes in 2017 and it was fabulous to see so many entries for our Mega Christmas challenge too!  Don't forget to check back in on the Passion for Promarkers blog later, to see if you were lucky enough to win one of our fantastic prizes and I hope you can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes closes tomorrow
January Anything Goes
#179 Anything Goes until 10th


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Passion for promarkers - Mega Christmas challenge...

At Passion for Promarkers this week, we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” which runs for a whole month and ends on 2nd January 2018!  Both design teams have worked extremely hard once again this year and deserve a little break to catch up on last minute gifts and cards.  However to make up for the lack of challenges we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs!  Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “add a sentiment” which is such a simple theme for you so we expect lots of entries!!  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.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year 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 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.  Thanks x x
So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher.
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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $21.00 voucher.
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Dies to Die For are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £15.00 voucher.
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Di’s Digi Stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.
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All Dressed Up stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.
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Crafty Sentiments designs are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 3 digi images.
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Sasayaki Glitter are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 1 digi image.
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Alicia Bel are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a €10.00 voucher.
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Uniko stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 1 stamp set (must be in stock).
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Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!

Team 1 are sharing their inspiration this week and then Team 2 will share theirs in 2 weeks time...so here's my contribution...

So to re-cap the challenge will run until 2nd January 2018 and you can enter a maximum of 3 times.  Unfortunately during the Mega Christmas challenge we will not be choosing a top 5 passionista but this will re-commence for the first challenge in 2018.
We cannot wait to see your creations and look forward to visiting your blogs. We’ll be back on the Passion for Promarkers blog, on 19th December to share Team 2’s gorgeous selection of cards, so don’t forget to stop by for more wonderful inspiration...   
Hugs,

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Passion for Promarkers - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...


Good morning, Blogger buddies! We're sliding towards the end of November which can only mean one thing...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...and this is the theme for our challenge this week over at Passion for Promarkers.  I am in the hostess chair, so will be visiting all of your blogs to see what fabulous creations you come up with for my theme!
We're being sponsored by the fabulous Digistamp Boutique who are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to their online store...
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Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you MUST use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products and follow the challenge theme...
...Once again, we were given the opportunity to choose an image to play with and I went for Partridge in a Pear Tree.  I decided to make something other than a card and went for a pretty Christmas wall hanging. I printed the partridge onto the background, plus a second image to decoupage the layers.  I coloured my image with Pro/Flexmarkers and was really pleased with how the pears turned out. I chopped up a couple of gold glittered snowflake decorations and glued around the edge, then added some small gold pearls and diamantes for a bit more bling. I finished off with a 'handmade with love' charm around the bird's neck and a coordinating ribbon to hang.
I hope you can find the time to join in with my challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. Don't forget to pop over and leave my teamies some love for their amazing inspiration this week...
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges :
Glitter until 24th (I've used glitter snowflakes around my image)
November Anything Goes
Christmas is Coming until end of the month
November Anything Goes
November Any Image 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Use your Die Cuts...

Good morning, Blogger buddies! It's Tuesday, so you know what that means, don't you?...yep, that's right!...it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers...and they don't get much easier than this! The lovely Julie is in the hostess chair and she's given us a fabulously easy theme of 'Use your Die Cuts' - so no excuse not to join in!  We're being sponsored by the wonderful Alicia Bel who is kindly offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to their store...how cool is that?!
We were given the choice of an image to work with and I went with something a little different - Flamingo...I just love the sentiments that tell people to be themselves, like be a 'Unicorn in a field of horses', or in this case, 'Be a Flamingo in a flock of pigeons'...we all tend to try and fit in with others and society as a whole, but sometimes it's good to embrace our uniqueness and individuality!
I love all the pink tones on this card and the layout is a fab one that I found on Pinterest, plus I had to add in a couple of clouds to the mix...just because I could?!  The papers are a mix from A Year in Cards, Animal Antics and Say it with Flowers and I used plenty different die cuts to fit the theme...
I hope you can join in with our fun challenge this week...I am busy making for my upcoming Craft Fair at The Lodge, Llanrhaeadr next month...fingers crossed it will be a good weekend as my front room is getting full of crafty makes...not to mention the living room window sill...and sideboard! I'm going to have to look at putting them all in a box, or boxes...but then it's WHERE TO PUT THE BOX?! 
Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday, whatever you're doing - I should be doing washing and ironing...shoulda, woulda, coulda?!
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
November - Anything Goes
November - Anything Goes