Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Use A Die

 Morning all, sorry for the late post - I had to abandon posting this yesterday due to an emergency trip to the vet as our little Westie decided that her breakfast would be a packet of chewing gum!! After inducing vomiting, the vet said no harm had been done and we brought her home, thank goodness!

S, back to the challenge - it's my turn to choose a theme this week at Passion for Markers and I decided not to go with my normal 'pink' theme and instead I would like you to use at least one die on your project - I went a bit mad and used 3 different dies on my card, I wasn't sure at first about all the white space on my card, but I think it turned out ok in the end:

Image (from our sponsor ) is 'Hedgehog Flower' - All Dressed Up Stamps

Dies used: For the card shape I used the beautiful 'Butterflies In Flight' border die and I also used Spellbinders' 'Floral Oval' and  'Intricate Bunting' from Intricut

I used my Spectrum Noir markers and some Promarkers to colour and finished off with a Kanban sentiment and a rainbow bow


'ATG with the option of flowers' - I Love Promarkers

'ATG' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything New'( the image and 2 of my dies) - Dream Valley

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Tuesday, 4 January 2022

January Blues

 Happy New Year! 

And with the New Year comes a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers - Lisa would like you to use shades of blue for this challenge, remember to pop in to the Promarker Blog for some blue inspiration

I decided to use a fun image for this one as I'm feeling a bit blue and could do with cheering up (Covid ripped through the family like a bowling ball, knocking everyone off their feet!)

And I got ahead on my Birthday cards for 2022,  this one is not due until May

Image - 'Dorky Dragon' - Whimsy Stamps

Papers by Sue Wilson from Creative Expressions

I used some alphabet dies to cut out the recipient's name

Finished off with some enamel dots and a bow


'For A Baby/Child' - CCC Digi Creations

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Tuesday, 7 December 2021

It's Christmas!!!

 I can't believe it's nearly Christmas, but you know it must be true when it's time for our Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Markers! Our theme is 'Anything Goes' although I decided to make a Christmas card:

Image - 'Snow Much Fun' stamp set - Crafters Companion

Snowy paper - LOTV

I used a die (not sure where from) to create the hilly background

Finished off with a tag, bow and stickles.


'Anything Goes (with option of Christmas)' - I Love Promarkers

'Use A Die' - Allsorts

'Christmas' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Angelic Carol Singer

 I hate to use the C word this early, but there's no getting away from the fact that Christmas is marching it's way towards us  and so, I thought a Christmas card was in order for this week's challenge at Passion for Markers

Linda has set us the theme of 'Happy and Thankful' for this challenge. As usual, the Team 2 girls have provided beautiful makes for your inspiration, so, please pop in to the blog. Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and I have used one of their lovely images on my DT card:

Image - 'Heavenly Christmas Carol' - The Paper Shelter

Snowflake paper - LOTV

Finished off with some paper flowers and Hobby House rhinestones


'Traditional Christmas Colours and/or colour on Kraft card' - Incy Wincy

'One for the girls' - Allsorts

'Say Something' - The Paper Shelter 

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Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Seeing Triple

Here we are again! Where is the year going? We have another challenge starting today at Passion for Markers and this time we would like you to use 'Three Of A Kind'  

Do pop in to the blog to check out the inspiration from Team 2.  I have used lots of 3s on my slimline DT card (3 elephants, 3 balloons, 3 butterflies and 3 enamel dots!)

Images and sentiment from My Favourite Things - 'Adorable Elephants'

Pretty lavender papers - Creative Expressions 8 x 8 pad by Sue Wilson

Dies used - 'Wavy Slimline Framelits' - Dare 2B Artzy

Finished off with some Whimsy Stamps enamel dots


'All Creatures Great & Small &/or dotty papers' - Incy Wincy


Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Bloomin' Lovely

 Morning. I'm just popping in to tell you about our latest challenge at Passion for Markers which is 'Flower Power'

"Our sponsor is Dr Digi's HOS and I have used one of their images for my DT card:

Image - 'Green fingers and thumbs' - Dr Digi colored with a mixture of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blends

The sunburst backing paper is from Etsy

And I have used 2 different flower dies, finished off with some orange enamel dots and white card candy

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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Feeling Blue

 Another Tuesday already - this year is going so fast, it's nearly Christmas!

We have a new challenge at Passion for Markers - 'Make It Cute'  - a nice easy one for you, please visit the PFM blog for more details and some super cute inspiration from the Team 2 girls.

I used an image from All Dressed Up Stamps (our sponsor for this challenge) and it was so easy to find an image to fit the challenge as all their images are so cute!

I decided to move away from the pinks as most of my cards seem to be pink! I decided to go for brown and blue - this is outside my comfort zone as I have a bit of a mental block when it comes to blue, but I think she came out well in the end 

Image - 'Piggyback' - ADU Stamps

Paper is from a LOTV 8X8 pad

Kraft card, bow  and flowers from my stash 

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Finished off with a flower pearl from Hobby House 


'Anything Goes with an ADU image' - ADU Stamps 

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday - LAST EVER CHALLENGE :(

'Anything Goes' - C. R. A. F. T.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021

In The Pink

 Morning Crafters, I'm just popping in to remind you that a new challenge has started at Passion for Markers today and the theme - chosen by Yours Truly is 'In The Pink' nice and easy for you! Our sponsor is Leann's World 101 and I have made a reverse easel card -card tutorial from Sam Calcott on Youtube using their sweet mermaid for my DT card:

Image - 'Thessa' - Leann's World 101

Digital Papers - LOTV
I used some circle dies and a 'bubble' die and finished it all off with some pink net-like fabric, a bow, gems and enamel dots 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Bee Happy

 Morning Crafters, it's Tuesday again, so, you know what that means! Yes, we have a new challenge for you at Passion for Promarkers - we woud like to see your project feature 'Something (or things) Beginning with the letter B'

I decided to make my main feature  Bees and I found this super cute image on Etsy, isn't she sweet?! I wanted to make my card hexagonal - like honeycomb, but the nearest dies I have are octagonal, I think it turned out ok anyway! My things beginning with a B are - bees, black, bow and Birthday

Image - 'Just Bee Cause' - Babycakesdnd Etsy shop

Black card from Lynda Chapman, dotty card from stash

Finished off with a bow and some cute little wooden bees

Card shape and mats and layers cut using Sue Wilson's 'Double Stitched Octagon' dies


'Dots |&/or Stripes &/or Checks' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Make It Digital' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday, 31 August 2021


It's Tuesday again - so that means a new challenge has started at Passion for Markers and this week the theme is 'Add A Sentiment' - nice and easy!  Our sponsor is Dr Digi's House Of Stamps and so I haved used their image 'Connie Confectionery' - she just makes me smile and as I have aquired a few more Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend pens , I have used a gorgeous pink one to colour up the image, I have kept my card simple again as I'm just not into 'difficult' at the moment:

 Papers - 'Soft Cuddles (pink)' - LOTV

Sentiment - Kanban 'Holly Hobby'

I used a petal die for my 'balloons'

Finished off with pink gems and white bows


'Anything Goes with the option of more than one layer' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes with optional bright colours' - Cute Card Thursday

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