Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Have a Heart


Hi crafters,
I'm back with a card for this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers!  Our lovely Nat has chosen a nice and easy theme for this week entitled 'Have a Heart'.  It could be anything from papers with a heart design, heart embellishments or a heart in the image on your card - so why not join in and be in with a chance of winning a prize!
We are kindly sponsored by 'A Day for Daisies' and they are offering the lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  Their images are amazing and you're sure to find some you love! 
                                                             ADFD
We were lucky enough to have some of their gorgeous images to play with and I chose 'You may kiss the bride'.
This Wedding Card has been made for a special couple as the husband is French and the bride is Welsh.  So I found some papers with the Eiffel Tower (of course) and on the tag behind the image, there is a verse from the Welsh National anthem!  This is the only way I could think of having something from the two countries on the card!  Hope they like it anyway!
I coloured the image with my promarkers and added plenty of glitter to the dress!  I added some organza ribbon to the tag, some WOC flowers and a few heart embellishments to finish off the card.  Oh and the base layer is embossed with a heart embossing folder and I added some pearls here and there.
Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your gorgeous creations for this challenge.  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 and of course follow the theme. 
See you again soon!
Hugs, Karen xx

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

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Love and Kisses

Hi crafters,
Hope you are all keeping warm this week with this cold spell that we are having!
It's time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this week, our lovely Lorraine C has chosen a fab theme - 'Love and kisses'.  Perfect for your Valentines card or it could even just be a Birthday card!
We are kindly sponsored by All Dressed Up and they are offering the lucky winner a choice of 2 digi images from their online store.
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We were lucky enough to have one of their gorgeous images for our cards this week and I've used 'A kiss for valentines' for my project this week.
I loved colouring this one in with my promarkers and those giraffes are too cute!  I love pink and cream together and so I decided to colour the giraffes in these colours as well!!  That's why I love colouring in so much i think - a bit of artistic licence now and then is great!!
I die cut some flowers out of the pages of an old book and inked the edges with 'Antique Linen' distress ink.  I embossed the base layer and inked the edges of all the papers as well.  I found some pearl brads for the centre of the flowers and a couple of pink buttons were the finishing touch!
So why not have a go at making a card using this theme and enter it in our challenge for this week.  You never know - you could win a couple of gorgeous digis!
Don't forget to use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see all your lovely creations!
See you soon,
Karen xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - ANYTHING GOES with optional love / anniversary / thinking of you
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges- Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Lots of layers

Hi crafters,
Hope you've had a great week and are ready for another challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  Our lovely Linda has chosen a really easy theme for us this week and it's 'Lots of Layers'.  A great excuse to use up some of the lovely paper stash that we all have - I've decided I'm not buying any papers this year - I'm going to use up all the papers I already have, even the really nice ones that I haven't been able to part with up to now!!!
We are very kindly sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique and they are offering the lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to use in their online store.  There are so many digis to choose from for absolutely every occasion and they are all such great images. 

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We were lucky enough to have an image to use for our cards this week so have a look at all the lovely Design Team cards for some ideas.
I've used 'Spring Bentley' on my card and I had a bit of a go at creating some fur for the little bunny!  I used my promarkers first for the base colour then I used my colour pencils to add the detail.

I found some coordinating papers to add the layers and added a trellis die behind the image (although I did a great job of covering it up!!)  I even got the sewing machine out and added some stitching to all the layers.  My little fence die came out again too and I added some punched flowers with gems to them.  Some matching WOC flowers were the finishing touch and a bit of glitter here and there!

I look forward to visiting your blogs to see all your lovely entries - remember it doesn't have to be a card, it can be any type of creation but to be eligible for the prize, you must use your Winsor & Newton products.

See you soon,
Karen xx

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





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
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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