Tuesday, 28 June 2022

New challenge at PFM

 Here we are again, I can't believe we have passed the longest day of 2022 already!

This week's challenge at Passion for Markers has been set by Lisa and she would like to see your projects on the theme of 'Anything But A Birthday'

Our sponsor Polkadoodles generously gave the DT a choice of images to use and so here is my card inspired by Sam Calcott's Youtube video

and inside:

Image - 'Bella Bouquet' - Polkadoodles

Papers - LOTV paper pad (discontinued)

Finished off with paper flowers and a bow

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

No. 1 Dad

 We have a new challenge for you at Passion for Markers and this time Linda would like to see projects using the theme 'Transport' 

We are being sponsored by Dr Digi's HOS and I have used one of their fab images on my DT card which I coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and I decided to make it  into a Father's Day card:

Image - 'Gokart Gordon' - Dr Digi's HOS

Check paper - Etsy

Trophy die-cut - Ebay

Finished off with a 'rosette' made from the end of a banner die and a Spellbinders' 'Scalloped circle die


'ATG' - I Love Promarkers

'Masculine' - Creative Inspirations

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

Thanks for popping in!


Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Little Elephant

 Morning, I'm just popping by to remind you of our new challenge starting today at Passion for Markers 

The theme is another favourite of mine - '3 Or More Layers' so you can go mad on this one, add loads of layers and embellishments!

We are sponsored by Star Jam Lines this time and the DT got to create with this little cutie:

Image - 'Little Elephant' - Star Jam Lines,  coloured with a mixture of Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers

Papers are from The Paper Boutique's 'Perfect Partners' 8x8 pad (mint & white)

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Flowers and pearls - The Hobby House

I have used Sue Wilson's 'Noble Pierced Squares' to create different layers

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Happy Anniversary To Us!

 I cannot believe that it is already time for our Anniversary Challenge at Passion for Markers

Our theme is one of my favourites - 'Spots and/or Stripes'

Both DT teams will be providing cards for your inspiration, so please pop into the blog to see what we have all created and to check out the zillion prizes up for grabs!

I look forward to seeing all your lovely makes :)

Image - 'Scooter's Buddies' - LMM (this digital stamp is from way, way back, but it's just so cute!)

Papers - 'Dots 'n Stripes' - Sue Wilson

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Flowers, ribbon, pearls from stash


 'Anything for a Birthday' - Allsorts

'Add Embellishments' - Dream Valley

Thanks for dropping by!


Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Lazy Afternoon

I am very excited about the new challenge at Passion for Markers as we are being sponsored by LOTV - one of, if not, my ultimate favourite stamp shops! 

I am getting ahead (for once) with my Fathers day cards( which I sell at my Stroke Association social meetings - all proceeds going to the charity)

My card has been made with everything LOTV and as our theme is 'One for the Boys/Men' I have kept it fairly CAS (a very hard thing to do as I love my pearls, gems and glitter!)

Image - 'Lazy Afternoon' - LOTV

sentiment - LOTV

checked paper - LOTV 8 x 8 paper pad (sadly, no longer available)

Couldn't resist adding some cute buttons, but decided against a bow!

I have used one of the dies from 'Stitched scallop basic edges' by MFT


'Use A die-cut or punch' - Incy Wincy

'Favourite stamps and/or dies' - Allsorts (LOTV stamps)

I can't wait to see your projects!

Thanks for dropping by


Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Pretty Mermaid

 Another Tuesday - another challenge at Passion for Markers!

It was my turn to choose a theme this week and instead of my usual 'use pink' I have gone for 'Mythical Creatures'

The DT were allowed to choose an image to play with from our sponsor Leann's World 101 and we chose this pretty mermaid - don't forget to pop in to the blog to see what the other girls did with her here. It never ceases to amaze me how we can all come up with such different ideas for the same image!

Image - 'Adriana' - Leann's World 101

I decided against any papers for this card (shock, horror!)and went with 'Squeezed Lemonade' distress oxide inked through a bubble stencil instead 

I used Spectrum Noir markers to colour her and added some stickles to her tail

Gems - The Hobby House

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Finished off with a bow from my stash


'ATG' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, 29 March 2022

New challenge at PFM

 So, we finally saw some sunshine this week, yay!

And to add to the spring-like feeling, we have a new challenge at Passion for Markers - this week Lisa would like to see projects based on our theme of  'In the Garden', we are being sponsored by SheepSki Designs and the DT got to play wih some of their lovely digi stamps, so here is my DT card:

Image - 'Wild Flower' - SheepSki Designs

Daisy paper - The Paper Boutique's Perfect Partners 8 x 8 pad in mint and white

Kraft card & bow from stash

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Pearls and flowers - The Hobby House

I found a cute toadstool digi stamp, coloured it to match and fussy cut it out just to balance out the card


'Spring Flowers' - Creative Inspirations

'In the Garden' - Allsorts

'Springtime' - Dream Valley

'Flowers'- SheepSki Designs

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Sapphire Fairy

 We have another challenge for you starting today over at Passion for Markers, I don't think I have ever seen this theme before, but it s a fun one - 'Inspired by your birthstone'

My birthstone is sapphire, so my fairy from Stampers Delights is coloured in blues:

Image - 'Chibi-Fuchsia-Fairy' - Stampers Delights

Paper - LOTV pad

rhinestones - The Hobby House

I used a daisy punch for the border and added some ribbon and a bow from my stash

Dies used - flowers and leaves from Sue Wilson's 'Cosmos Flowers' and 'Square Notched Corners' from Crafts Too for the card shape and mats and layers

Finished off with some stickles on the fairy wings


'Add some bling' - Dream Valley (rhinestones)

Thanks for dropping in


Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Feminine at Passion for Markers

Morning Crafters, I hope you are all well and are ready for a new challenge at Passion for Markers - we have a new theme this week - Kitty would like to see some 'Feminine' projects please

Don't forget to pop in to the Blog to get some girly inspiration!

I have used 'Nana Nancy' from our sponsor Colour Of Love for my DT card:

 Papers - LOTV

Sentiment - Kanban's Holly Hobbie

I have used some  dies from Daisy May - 'Distressed Rectangle Torn Edges' and Sue Wilson's 'Cosmos Flowers'

Finished off with pearls, a gem and bow from my stash


'Hand -coloured Image' - Allsorts

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Favourite Colours

 We have a new challenge starting today at Passion for Markers - another nice and easy one, Karen would like you to use your 'Favourite Colours' on your projects

We are being sponsored by Dr Digi and I have used one of their images (this one really makes me smile)on my DT card

I am in a phase of making different shaped cards and this time I chose to make a diamond easel card - courtesy of a Youtube video by Sam Calcott which you can find here.  My favourite colours always include pink and here I have teamed it up with turquoise.

Image - 'Eunice' - Dr Digi

Papers - LOTV 8X8 pad

I have used a Lavinia Stamps star stamp to try and make it look 'magical'

Finished off with a bow, flowers and gems from my stash

Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter my card:

'2 or more patterned papers' - Dream Valley