Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Button It!

Where is the year going?! I can't believe it's September already! For our first challenge this month at Passion for Promarkers , we would like you to 'Add Buttons' to your projects. I have used the cutest fairy image from Krista Smith - you can get her here, I had such fun colouring her up and here she is on my DT card:

Paper is from 'Pastel Days' 12 x 12 pad from The Works
Sentiment - LOTV (stamped with 'Twisted Citron' distress oxide ink)
Buttons - The Hobby House
Dies used: 'Stitched Lattice Frames Shadow Boxes Collection' - Creative Expressions and 'Scalloped Circles' - Spellbinders
Kraft card, ribbon, bow and flowers from my stash


'Things With Wings' - Incy Wincy

'Feminine' - Allsorts

'Buttons And/Or A Bow' - Dream Valley

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Saturday, 24 August 2019


To say I'm late posting my DT card is a bit of an understatement! But this challenge is still on at Passion for Promarkers and as it's  Bank holiday weekend, you still have plenty of time to get an entry into the draw
The challenge theme is ' Add A Charm' 
I've had this charm for some while and thought it really matched this cute image from our sponsor -  Colour of Love (formerly Lacey Sunshine)
I chose to use nice bright summery colours to match our weather!

I can't wait to see your makes and don't forget to pop in to the blog for some inspiration

Image - 'Maddie and Clover' - Colour of Love
Paper - from 'Riverbank Revels' 12 x 12 pad by Helz Cuppleditch
Dies used: Spellbinders 'Grand Labels 1'  I also used a fancy die to make a faux doily 
Finished off with a bow, charm, a die cut sentiment and Whimsy Stamps enamel dots


'Musical Instruments and Singers' - Incy wincy

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Something Seasonal' (Summer) - Creative Inspirations

'Feminine' - Allsorts

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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Yum yum!

I hope you are enjoying the summer so far, it's a tad too warm for me down here in Kent and I hate that if I try to craft, everything sticks to me! I did manage to finish my DT card for this week's Passion for Promarkers challenge which is 'Food and Drink' We are being sponsored by Leann's World 101 and were allowed an image from them, so here is my card:

Image - 'Here's To Us' - Leann's World 101
Starry card and sentiment - Kanban's 'Birthday Celebrations'
Dies used'Square Notched Corners' from Crafts Too
Finished off with gold heart peel-offs

'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Feeling Floral

It's time for another challenge at Passion for Promarkers, I really don't know where the time goes!
This fortnight our Lorraine has chosen the theme of 'Flowers' The sun has brought the gardens to life in my corner of the world and so, inspiration shouldn't be a problem, but if it is, just head over to PFP to see what the DT came up with here
I kept my card fairly simple:

The flower stamps and dies are a magazine freebie, 
I embossed them with gold embossing powder before colouring them with my promarkers, 
popped some lattice behind the hexagonal( die from Sue Wilson) aperture,
added some LOTV paper to the inside back of the card and finished off with a die- cut 'Happy' (Whimsy Stamps), a peel off 'Birthday' 
a bow and pearl.


'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

My challenge at Passion for Promarkers

Yes, it's time again for my challenge at Passion for Promarkers, I find it hard to come up with ideas, so this theme is a tried and tested one! - 'Four Legged Friends' You'll find all the details and some inspiration on the blog, I can't wait to see your creations!

For my DT card I have used an adorable image from LOTV from one of their art pads (sadly, no longer available)

Image - 'Jack, Patch & Puss' - LOTV art pad 'Set 2'
Papers - 'Scandi  Christmas' - LOTV
Kraft card, bow and pearls from stash
The banner was cut with a die from The Works and the frame from a Cardmaking Magic die

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Nat xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Right Up My Street

Yes, just as suggested by my post title, this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers is definitely one for me - we would like to see you 'Make It Pink', so, any image will be ok as long as it is coloured with promarkers and your main colour is pink, please pop over to the blog for some pretty in pink inspiration from Team 2
I thought it was time I used this sweet digi image which looks just like my Westie, although she's not quite white at the moment!

Image - 'West Highland Terrier' - Whimsy Stamps
Pink papers - 'Soft Cuddles (pink)' - LOTV
Dies used: border die - Tattered Lace and 'Precious Hearts' by Memory Box
Card candi, gems, bow & charm from my stash


'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Time Flys!

Our new challenge this fortnight at Passion for Promarkers  is 'Add Gems and/or Pearls'

For my DT card I chose to use this cute stamp, which is the same image I used on my first ever blog post - nine years ago!

I'd like to think that my card-making has improved since then! But one thing remains the same - I'm a sucker for cute bears!
Image - ' Gardening Millie' - Wild Rose Studio
Papers are from LOTV,but are discontinued :(
Flowers, bow and pearls from my stash
Sentiment stickers - The Works
I used one of my favourite dies - 'Circle & Flower Stitch' - Marianne Designs

'Embellishment' - Incy Wincy

'Square' - Cute Card Thursday

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

It's our Anniversary!

Yes, it's come around so quickly to our Anniversary challenge at Passion for Promarkers and Denise has worked her magic again to get tons of fabby sponsors and yummy prizes, so head over to the blog to get all the details and to see some wonderful inspiration from both DT teams for our 'Anything Goes' themeThere are NO patterned papers on my DT card (shock, horror!) I decided to go  bit CAS - not really in my comfort zone, but this image is so cute, I think I got away with it!

Image - 'Dragon' - Drawn by Krista (Etsy)
I created the orange glow by masking off the image and applying 'Wild Honey distress oxide ink
the Happy sentiment was cut with a Whimsy die and just because I can't leave things alone I added some coloured sequins to finish off.

'Happy Birthday' - Allsorts

'D is for Distressed Inks/Papers' - Alphabet Challenge

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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

The Fairer Sex

We have a nice girly challenge theme this fortnight at 
Passion for Promarkers - please share your 'Feminine'projects with us this time
I chose this sweet girly image from LOTV for my DT card:

Image -'Coffee Break' - LOTV
Papers - 'Butterfly Kisses - LOTV
Various flowers, lace, bow and pearls from my stash


'Anything Goes with the option of Add a Ribbon or Bow' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Female or Mom' - Always Fun

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Playing Favourites

Oh boy, do we have a fab challenge for you this fortnight at Passion for Promarkers! It's both easy and hard at the same time - 'Use your Favourite Stamp or Digi'. So why is that hard? Well, I have so many favourites!!  I adore stamps from LOTV, Whimsy, the list goes on and on! But when I really thought about it - I had to use a stamp from my first love Penny Black and then to narrow it down to one - well here it is! - the stamp I have used the most, you can check my blog if you don't believe me

Image - 'Hedgehog Visit' - Penny Black
Papers- 'Vintage Rose Garden' 8 x 8 pad - The Paper Boutique
Sentiment - LOTV
Bow and pearls from my stash
Dies used: Border die from Tattered Lace 'Mini Starter Kit', Spellbinders 'Classic Circles', Cheery Lynn's 'Small Exotic Butterflies'and I'm not sure where the frame is from (I'm a right one for throwing away packaging!)


'Easter Wishes and / or Animals' - Creative Inspirations

'Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs' - Allsorts

'Fresh Spring Colours' - Penny Black Saturday

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