Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Animal Antics

We have a lovely easy challenge at Passion for Promarkers this fortnight, We would like to see your projects showing 'Animal Antics' - any animals doing anything. See - easy!
I immediately had a sort through my LOTV animal stamps - they are always so cute and easy to colour, so here are 'Patch and Puss '


Image - 'Patch and Puss On The Bench' - LOTV
Papers - Nitwit Collections 'Petal Fresh' 8 x 8 pad
Flowers & pearls - The Hobby House
Dies used: Spellbinders 'Scalloped Circles' and 'Curved Borders' Creative Expressions 'Double Stitched Squares' and the sentiment is from Hunkydory's 'Multi Aperture Frame' set

Challenges:

'I Spy With My Little Eye - Something beginning with B' - Allsorts (B is for bench)

'All Occasions' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting
Natxx


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Smile

Here we go again with a new challenge from Passion  for Promarkers. This time it's our lovely Linda who has set the challenge theme of 'Make Us Smile' I have been neglecting my LOTV stamps lately and thought it was time to break out some of their gorgeous digi stamps that I have not used since buying them ages ago, so here is 'Lazy Daisy' - this image always brings a smile to my face!


Image, sentiment - LOTV
Papers - LOTV/Nitwits 'Pastel Dreams' 8 x 8 pad
Ribbon and gems from stash
Horse charm - I've had for some time, not sure where it came from
I have used a 'stitched  scalloped rectangle' die from Creative Dies and a MFT cloud stencil for the background

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' with a option of 'Must have embellishments' - I Love Promarkers

'Create Your Own Background' - Sweet Stampin'

'So Cute' - Allsorts

'All Occasions' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting and stay safe
Natxx

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Flowers & Pearls at Passion for Promarkers

Morning Crafters, I hope you are all keeping well and safe and are still sane in these weird times!
We have a new challenge at PFP and as you can see from this blog title we would like to see pearls and flowers on your creations.
We have The Paper Shelter sponsoring us and the DT were able to choose an image to work with, so, please pop into the PFP blog to see how we have all used that image ( It never ceases to amaze me, how one image can be used so differently by several people!)
I made a Z card and as usual I'm not thrilled by the photo as the pretty papers look dark and dull, not at all like how they look in real life :( 

Image - 'Tulips' - The Paper Shelter
Papers - 'Grandma's Garden - The Paper Boutique
Flowers & pearls - The Hobby House
Bow from stash
Sentiment - computer generated
I used Spellbinders 'Curved Borders 2' die 

Challenges:
'Summer Colours' - Dream Valley


Thanks for stopping by!
Natxx



Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Haqppy Anniversary to Passion for Promarkers

Yes, it's our Anniversary! To celebrate we are having a Mega Challenge with numerous prizes - see more at PFP

Our theme is 'Spots And/or Stripes, so head over to the blog for some inspiration and get crafting!
I have chosen to use spots AND  stripes


Image - 'Fabulous Marci' - La La Land Stamps
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers -'Dots & Stripes' - 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park
Lace, flowers & bow from stash
Pearls - The Hobby House

Dies used - Spellbinders 'Modern Stationery'
I did the dots on her dress with a white gel pen

Challenges :
'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Fabulously Feminine' - Creative Inspirations

'Birthdays' - Cute Card Thursday

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

'Favourite Colours' - Dream Valley


Thanks for visiting and Stay Safe!
Natxx




Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Oh Baby!

So, here we are, still in lock-down and plenty of time for crafting! Our theme for this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 'Baby Projects'
Please pop in to the blog to see some inspiration (such cuteness going on!)

Baby clothes - Stamps by Chloe
Baby image -Crafter's Companion 'SWALK Treasured Baby'
I think the card is from Kanban - I've had it forever!
Flowers  & Pearls - The Hobby House
Pegs & bow from stash
Dies used - Spellbinders Ovals and Memory Box 'Precious Hearts'
I didn't have a 'congratulations die and so I settled for a good 'ole peel-off!
I inked the cloudy sky background with an MFT cloud stencil |& distress oxide ink (first time I've ever done this!)

Challenges:



'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Anything Goes' - Allsorts

'Favourite Colours' - Dream Valley - of course that's PINK!

'Anything Goes with optional twist Baby' - Crafty Catz


Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Animals at Passion for Promarkers

Hi Crafters, hope you are all safe and well and getting lots of crafting done!
We have a new challenge at PFP this week and it was my turn to choose a theme. As I don't 'do' difficult I chose  'Animals'
I was given the honour of choosing an image from our sponsor - The Paper Shelter and this is what the DT have got to work with, I think it's just adorable and you really should check out what the rest of the Team 2 girls have done with it over on the blog, their projects are just gorgeous!
Unfortunately the photo isn't great, I just couldn't get it sharper:(


Image - 'Ducklings' - TPS
Purple card, ribbon & bow from my stash
All other embellishments - The Hobby House
The border was cut with Joanna Sheen's 'Lace Edger Die'
Finished off with a die-cut sentiment

Challenges:

'Add A Bow' - Allsorts

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Party Time!

I hope that everyone is keeping well and safe, to help while away the time we have another challenge at Passion for Promarkers. This time we would like to see projects that are 'CAS' ( Clean & Simple) I always struggle with this theme as I love using lots of die-cuts and embellishments, but I was reasonably pleased with my DT card, not so much pleased with the photo tho'!




The cute image is 'Cuthbert Party' - Little Miss Muffett Stamps

Paper is from LOTV/Nitwits

Happy Birthday die-cuts - 'Fancy Font word Stamps & Dies' Crafter's Companion

Finished off with enamel dots

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx


Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Manly Make

I hope everyone is keeping well at the moment and for those of you in self-isolation, think of all the crafting you can get done! - silver lining and all that!
At Passion for Promarkers we are asking you to make 'Masculine' cards this week, please pop in to the blog to see some inspiration
My DT card:
front -

inside -


Image - 'Wheelbarrow Ted' - Di's Digis
Inside stamps and die-cuts - magazine freebie
Paper - LOTV/Nitwits
Finished off with some cloud die-cuts

Challenges:


'Embellish It Awesome' - Di's Digi Challenge

'One For The Boys' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting and keep safe!
Natxx




Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Favourite Colour Combo

Another Tuesday - another challenge at Passion for Promarkers - this time we want you to use your 'favourite colour combo'
Mine is pink and green, and I decided on a shaker card this time:

I have used an image from our sponsor Leann's World 101 her name is Nixie and you can find here 
Glitter card - Crafter's Companion
Pink stripey paper - 'Pastel Days' 12 x 12 pad from The Works
Pearls - The Hobby House
Wooden embellishments, lace & bow from my stash
I've used various leaf and vine dies as well as a bubble die cut from vellum
Clear sequins of different sizes for the shaker element
There is glitter on her body, but as usual my photographic skills have not captured it very well!
After I had put the acetate on I realised that I hadn't coloured her eyes - what a wally! It did bother me, but the thought of taking it apart and sucessfully putting it back together was just not a good one!


Challenges:

'Hand coloured images' - Incy Wincy
'For Girls Only' - Dream Valley







Friday, 21 February 2020

Lots of Love

I can't believe we are over half-way through February already! Unfortunately that means my stint as GDT for Conie Fong Art & Design Group is coming to an end and here is my last card:( Isn't he the cutest?!?

Image - 'Penguin Bundle of Hearts' - Conie Fong Etsy shop
Papers -  Phill Martin's 'Frosty Essentials' 8 x 8 paper pad
Yellow card - Hunkydory 'Adorable Scorable'
Dies used: 'Square Notched Corners' - Crafts Too, Banner die from The Works and 'With Love' sentiment die from Hunkydory's Moonstone die set 'Multi- Aperture Frame'
I have also used Creative Expressions 'Lovehearts' embossing folder on the yellow card (hard to see in photo)
Finished off with ribbon and a cute heart gemstone.

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' February challenge - Creative Inspirations

'Hand-coloured Image' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx