Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Mega Christmas Challenge

Hi crafters,
There's a very special “Mega Christmas challenge” at Passion for Promarkers starting this week which runs for a whole month and ends on 3rd January 2017!  
The theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “use your dies/punches”.  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!
Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) are offering one lucky winner a Student Designer pack of 24 promarkers
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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 $30.00 voucher.
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Dies to Die For are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £25.00 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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A Day for Daisies is generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.
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2 Cute Ink are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 3 digi images.
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Clearly Besotted Stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 1 (in stock) stamp set.
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Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!

So onto my card which I've made using a Tina Wenke stamp 'Winter Birdhouse' which has never been inked I'm ashamed to say!  It's a gorgeous stamp which I've coloured with my promarkers.  I added a lot of glitter for the snow and some glossy accents on the little red berries.  I wanted the Kraft card to show so I've just added a strip of paper on the centre of the card with a die cut border either side.  The red ribbon matches the bow on the image and I punched a lot of leaves which I thought matched the greenery in the stamp!  Some die cut poinsettias were inked and shaped across the top and I added some red berries that I got from a lovely florist stall in one of the Christmas markets!  


So why not get your dies and punches out and join in with this great challenge!  The prizes are amazing and you've got until 3rd January! 
Thanks for dropping by and good luck!
Hugs, Karen xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

3 Favourite Colours

Hi crafters,
It's my turn to host the challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers and I've chosen a nice easy one - 3 favourite colours.  It can be a creation for Christmas, birthday or anything you fancy - just use your 3 favourite colours and your Letraset products.
Our generous sponsor this week is Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) and they are offering one lucky winner a 12 pack of Promarkers (neutral tones)
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My 3 favourite colours are brown, cream and pink!  I've made a Christmas card for my collection and the image is a Penny Black stamp.  There isn't too much to colour in really but I used my promarkers for the scarf and the snow!  The layout is from a recent workshop which is fab and the poinsettias have been inked with Antique Linen and a bit of pink on the edges.

Some glitter and a few pink pearls finished it off!  That;s another Christmas card done anyway!
Please join in with this week's challenge - can't wait to see your lovely creations.  Don't forget to use your Letraset products and follow the theme!
Hugs, Karen xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Challenge 371 - Cute animals

Hi crafters,
This week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers has been chosen by our lovely Elaine and the theme is 'Cute Animals'.
We are kindly sponsored by Digital Stamp Boutique and they are offering the lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store,  You'll be spoilt for choice as all their images are gorgeous!

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I've used a digi image from DSB called 'Bunnykins Baby Set' and I've coloured it with my promarkers - adding a bit of glitter here and there!  I added a couple of buttons to the wheels and also added a couple of blue polka dot buttons on one of the corners! I even got my sewing machine out and stitched round the backing papers.  I added a tag and stamped a welsh sentiment to it as I wanted the card to be bilingual - hope they see it though!!

I embossed a couple of the layers. added some ribbon and finished it off with some blue, cream and white flowers.  I added the new baby's name and weight to a couple of banners to personalise the card.  This was a special card as I am now a great Aunt thanks to little Alfie and I'm looking forward to meeting him soon!

So why not join in with this week's challenge and don't forget to use your Letraset products and follow the theme,  Please also let us know which Letraset product you've used on your creation.
Thanks for dropping by and good luck!
Hugs, Karen xx


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Challenge 369 - Photo Inspiration

Hi crafters,

This week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers has been chosen by our lovely Donna and she has given us a photo inspiration.  Donna has asked us to use at least two colours on our creations or you can use them all of course!
Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies and they are offering the lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
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This is the photo inspiration from Donna.
                                                       

I've used one of the gorgeous images from A Day for Daisies on my card this week called 'Pearls in my Hair' and I had a great time colouring it with my promarkers.  I also added a little bit of pencil on her hair .  I've used 4 colours from the photo inspiration and also added a bit of frantage to the edges!

I added a mix of diecut and punched flowers, some diecut swirls and some stringed pearls and a computer sentiment was added to the diecut banner.
So why not join in with this week's challenge and don't forget to use your Letraset products on your creation and of course, follow the theme. Please also state which Letraset product you've used.  I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
                 
                      Crafty Girls Creations - 'Anything Goes'
                      Create and Inspire - ' Anything Goes'
                      Cardz 4 Galz - 'At least one die'
                      Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by and good luck with this week's challenge!
Hugs,
Karen xx

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hi crafters,
This week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers has been chosen by the lovely Andie and it's "Halloween or use Halloween colours".
We're sponsored this week by Digistamp Boutique and they are offering the lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  I love all their digis so you'll be spoilt for choice!
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Well I love this time of year because I'm a Halloween baby, my birthday is on October 31st!!  Hee hee!!
I've used a fab image by Lisa which I've had for quite a while!  She's coloured in with promarkers and a bit of glitter here and there!!
I made the bats out of a butterfly punch and I've just cut the wings down.  I saw this idea on Pinterest so had to have a go!  I also made them sparkle with a bit of black glitter - like you do!
The black spider web adds a bit of texture and the sentiment is from the 'Year in Cards' CD by Ella's Design.


Well I had fun making this card so why don't you join in with this week's challenge and if you don't make Halloween cards, then just use Halloween colours i.e. oranges, blacks, purples etc.  Don't forget to use your promarkers and let us know what Letraset product you've used on your creation!
Thanks for dropping by and good luck!
Hugs,
Karen xx





Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Challenge 365 'Spots and/or Stripes'

Hi crafters,

There's another great challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week and the theme is 'Spots and/or stripes'. 
We are kindly sponsored this week by Uniko Stamps and they are offering 1 stamp set of the winner's choice.
                                                       
I've used both spots and stripes on my card this week! I absolutely love polka dots but I love stripey paper too and couldn't decide which to use, so I used both!!
I've used a gorgeous Stamping Bella image called 'Uptown Girl Posh Has A Present' and she's been coloured in with my Promarkers. I added a die cut flower and some punched flowers which I love making at the moment and I'm adding them to all my cards!
I added a die cut border to the stripey paper and some ribbon too and added glitter to the swirly dies!  Some pearls and the sentiment were the finishing touch for this girly card and I hope they like it!


So why not have a go and enter this week's challenge.  Don't forget to use your Letraset products and follow the theme.
See you soon,
Karen xx












Tuesday, 13 September 2016

'Favourite Colour Combo'





Hi crafters,
It's a great new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week.  The theme is 'Favourite Colour Combo' so whether it's pink and brown, red and blue or yellow and white - you choose!
We are kindly sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique who are offering the lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their on-line store and there are some fantastic digis to choose from!
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My card has been made using one of their images from a set called 'Edwin and Hetty' and it was a fab image to colour in!  I've used a mix of my promarkers and flexmarkers and kept the colouring quite light.
My favourite colour combo is pink and grey - my front room is decorated in these colours as well!!
I've embossed the base card and added some checked and polka dot papers,  I couldn't find any grey card in the right shade so I remembered a trick we've been taught in my workshop and used the same promarkers that I used on the image, to colour the card to mount the image and papers on!!
I added some punched flowers, ribbon and swirly die cuts as well as some pearls for the finishing touch!  Oh and some glitter on the little pink heart, of course!!
I hope you can join in with this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers,  Don't forget to use your Letraset products and let us know where you've used them on your creation.
Thanks for dropping by!
Hugs, Karen xx