Tuesday 5 December 2023


Morning Crafters! Well, here we are again - it's time for Passion for Markers Mega Christmas Challenge and the theme is 'Add A Sentiment' 

We have some fabulous sponsors and prizes  this year and we can't wait to see all your projects - please pop in to the PFM blog to get all the details

This time it's all about the sentiment and I've been waiting for a chance to use this one. I realised that I hadn't used a Penny Black image for some time and apologies to readers of my blog as this isn't the first time I have used this stamp, but it is one of my most favourite ones and goes perfectly with my sentiment:) 

For my DT card I followed an old sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday (they have some good ones on their blog - perfect when you need some inspiration!)

Image - 'The Sensations' - Penny Black coloured with Promarkers

Papers - 'Perfect Partners' (mint and white) - The Paper Boutique

I used John Next Door's 'Layering Dies' for all my elements


'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Dream Valley

'Anything Goes' - We Love Stamping

'Anything Goes' - Penny Black Saturday

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Tuesday 21 November 2023


Afternoon Crafters - I'm a bit late posting this, but better late than never right? 

We have a new challenge today at Passion for Markers  and Kitty would like see 'Winter' themed projects. Our sponsor is Colour Of Love

I have used an image from our sponsor - 'Snowy Days Rory' - Colour Of Love  coloured with Promarkers

Patterned paper - Craft Creations (rather old now)

Finished off with punched snowflakes cut from glitter card, a red bow and some liquid pearls for 'snow'


'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Christmas' - C. R. A. F. T.

'Christmas Time' - Allsorts

'Occasions Other Than Birthday' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday 7 November 2023

Framed Giraffe

 Morning Crafters,

I'm popping by (a bit late!)to tell you that a new challenge started today at Passion for Markers - this time Karen would like you to use your 'Favourite digi or stamp' on your projects

Our sponsor is Alex Syberia Designs

I have used a digi from our sponsor which I coloured with Promarkers and cut out four times to fit my frame:

Image - 'Love U' - Alex Syberia

Coloured card - Hunkydory

Embossed cardstock - Kanban

Dies used : 'Easy Frame 7' - Maximum Crafts (an absolute godsend for me as I  can't use nesting dies to make a frame to save my life!)
Happy Birthday dies - Crafter's Companion
Finished off with Hunkydory gems


'Anything Goes' -Allsorts

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Tuesday 24 October 2023

Magical Day

 Yet another Tuesday - yet another challenge at Passion for Markers!

This time, Elaine would like you to 'Add Some Doodling' to your projects - I have to admit I struggled with this one as I'm not confident with anything free-hand, so I had to google some doodling that  I thought I could cope with! Even then, I made a mistake, but I added some more 'mistakes' - I think I got away with it,  lol

Our sponsor is Leann's World 101

I used one of Leann's sweet digi images for my DT card:

Image - 'The Wizard' - Leann's World 101 coloured with Promarkers

Papers - 'Soft Cuddles' (blue) - LOTV

I used a star nesting die for the sentiment and added the image to a die-cut from John Next Door's 6" Layering dies

I couldn't find any enamel dots or gems that were the right colour, so I coloured some white card candi with a green Promarker


'Anything Goes' - Leann's World 101

'Anything Goes' - Allsorts

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Tuesday 10 October 2023

Wicked Day!

The year is absolutely flying along and here we are at another Tuesday which means we have a new challenge over at Passion for Markers  This week, we have a colour challenge for you and Wendy would like you to use Blue, Green and Purple on your projects I must admit, at first I was a bit stumped as to what image to use to incorporate these colours, but , then I thought about it being Halloween soon and opted for a cute witch as my image

Our sponsor is Dies To Die For

Image - 'Broomstick' - LOTV coloured with Promarkers

Papers - 'Gnome Halloween Too' digital paper pad by Nitwit Collections

I framed the image using a Daisy Mae die

I used a cobweb die from Joanna Sheen for some decoration and finished off with a bow


'Autumn or Halloween' - Creative Inspirations

'Occasions Other than Birthday - Dream Valley

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Tuesday 26 September 2023

Boy Power

 Morning! Just popping by to tell you about our new challenge at Passion for Markers - this time I chose the theme of 'For A Man or Boy'

Our sponsor is Polkadoodles

and I have used one of their cute gnomes for my DT card 
I kept it simple as this is a male card, but it was very hard not to add gems or bows or glitter and went for enamel dots as the only embellishment.

Image - 'Gnome Gardening' - Polkadoodles (coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs)
Paper - 'Celebration Gnomes' 8 x 8 pad - The Paper Boutique
I printed the sentiment on my pc
Finished with enamel dots

'Make It Digital' - Dream Valley

'Anything Goes' - Digi Choosday

I look forward to seeing your challenge entries

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Tuesday 12 September 2023

Feeling Blue

 Morning all, don't be alarmed by my post title - I'm not about to launch into a depressing monologue, but I am here to tell you about the latest challenge at Passion for Markers where the theme is 'blue or pink (as your main colour)'

Surprisingly, as my favourite colour is pink, I have opted for blue for a change, I got my dates mixed up and had to rush this card, so, it is not my best effort, but I think the sweet image carries it off ok!

Our sponsor is Dies to die for

Image - 'Daddy's Little Helper' - All Dressed Up Stamps

Blue dotty paper - Sue Wilson's 'Dots 'n ' Stripes' 8x8 pad

I used a flag die and some enamel dots for decoration and finished off with some sentiment strips I found in my stash


'ATG' - Allsorts

'ATG' - Pattie's Creations

'ATG' - Digi Choosday

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Tuesday 29 August 2023

Cute Caite

Hi there! I am here to tell you about our new challenge at Passion for Markers which starts today and the theme chosen by Kitty is 'Make It Feminine' 

Our sponsor is Leann's World 101

Probably, like most of us crafters, I find feminine cards easier to make and here is my DT card:

 Image - 'Caite' - Leann's World 101
Dotty paper - Phill Martin 8x8 pad, daisy paper - LOTV 
Dies used - Sue Wilson's 'Delicate Daisies'  leaves from her 'Cosmos Flowers' and a banner die from The Works (cut twice to give a shadow effect)
Finished off with a bow and pearls


'Anything Goes' - Digi Choosday

'Anything Goes' - Leann's World 101

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Tuesday 15 August 2023

Party Time!

This week at Passion for Markers, we have a nice open theme of 'Let's Celebrate' so your project could be for any occasion that requires celebrating - how easy is that?

I have used an image from our sponsor - All Dressed Up Stamps 

I tried something I have never done before for this card  - I masked the image and used distress oxide inks over it for some background colour - it wasn't the easiest image to cut out (especially only using one hand, lol!)
and I was reasonably happy with the outcome:

Image - 'Season To Sparkle' - ADU
I used Crafter's Companion's 'Shooting Stars' decorative panel border die down the edge of a square card blank and backed it with turquoise glitter card, then printed the sentiment on my pc and added it to some die-cut glittery stars
Finished off with some tiny turquoise gems


'Your Favourite Things' - All Dressed Up (fairies, glitter card, turquoise, gems)

'Add gems or pearls' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday 1 August 2023

In The Pink

 Morning, it's been wet and windy here recently - a perfect excuse to shut myself away in the craft room! and my latest creation is for the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers - Elaine would like to see projects in your 'Favourite Colour Combo'

My favourite colour is pink with any other colour, but this time I have combined it with white and kraft, using an image from our sponsor - 

Image - 'Octavia The Ostrich' - Dr Digi's HOS

Pink dotty paper - Sue Wilson's 8x8 'Dots N Stripes' paper pad

Die-cuts are from Sue Wilson's 'Looped Ovals' and I used a dotty embossing folder on the smaller one for some added texture

Finished off with a bow, gems and some ostrich feathers (not real of course!)


'ATG/Use a die' - I Love Promarkers

'Feathered Friends' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything But Square' - Allsorts

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