Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Brown and Blue

I can't believe my youngest will be off to Uni in a few days, so I have been consolation buying instead of consolation eating! I used my latest purchase on my DT card for this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers, which is....
'Favourite Colour Combination'  Regular visitors to my blog will be expecting something pink as that is my usual choice, but I changed it up a bit and went for blue and brown. Sorry for the blurry photo!

Image - 'Bentley Bear Thank you'  - free with a magazine
Papers - 'Winter Wishes' - LOTV/Nitwits
Kraft card , enamel dots and  button from stash
The bow was from a present!
My new scalloped rectangular, stitched/pierced dies ( so gorgeous!) are  by   Creative Dies Plus


'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Bears' - Allsorts

'Animals' - Sunny Day Crafting

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Oh Boy!

We have a new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers - you may have guessed the theme from my blog title -yes, we would like to see masculine projects this time please for our 'For the Boys' challenge
Like so many crafters I struggle a bit with cards for males, but I found a fab digi stamp from our sponsors to use and here is my DT card:

Image - 'Pirate's Life' - All Dressed Up

Swirly paper from 'Candles & Cake paper pad - LOTV/Nitwit Collections

Kraft card, eyelets, twine and charms from stash


'Anything Goes' - All Dressed Up

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018


We have a fab new challenge at Passion for Promarkers this fortnight, so prepare to get glittery and add some sparkle to your projects please. (I always seem to get more on me than my card!)

To me, fairies and glitter go hand in hand and here is my DT card:

The image is from  Whimsy Stamps - I adore all their fairies, but this cutie caught my eye with her sassy stance!

No papers this time - just some glitter card which looks grey here, but is in fact silver!

Enamel dots are also from Whimsy Stamps

I cut the borders with a  Spellbinders A2 curved borders die
and finished off with some Creative Expressions glitter on the wings


'Anything Goes' - carlinskaartenparadijs

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Seeing Spots

We have another challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers - another easy one - we would like to see Spots and/or Stripes on your projects this time, please pop in to the blog to see some fab inspiration from Team 2

I decided to use this sweet Tilda image,she was so easy to colour up!
Sentiment - LOTV
Spotty paper, pearls, ribbon  and doily from my stash

Cute wooden buttons and flowers from The Hobby House
Finished with a home-made stick pin


'All Tied Up' - Creative Inspirations

'Too Cute' - Cute Card Thursday

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Vibrant Colours!

I don't know about you, but although I love to see the sun, I hate crafting when everything wants to stick to me!

That being said, I managed to get my DT card done for this fortnight's challenge at Passion for Promarkers where we want to see 'Vibrant Colours' on your projects

We are being sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps and the DT were kindly given an image to work with -isn't she cute?

Image - 'Jr Hatter Celeste - LMMS
I've had this gorgeous paper forever so I'm not sure where it came from!
Enamel Dots (My new favourite crafty thing!) - Whimsy Stamps


'Anything Goes' - Carlin's Kaartenparadijis

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

'All Things Bright and Beautiful' - Dream Valley

'Anything Goes' - Whimsy Stamps Inspirations

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Stand Out!

Hi, Two posts in one week from me, It's been a while since I did that! I'm back with a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this time we would like you to 'Add A Sentiment' to your projects
The DT were allowed an image to use from our sponsor and some of us chose this cute Toucan which I decided to colour differently than the traditional orange and black, I hope you like him!

Image - 'Tucan' - The Paper Shelter

Card shape created using Sue Wilson's 'Double Stitched Octagon die and the pretty border was done with her'Lavish Accented Octagon die
Finished off with some enamel dots from Whimsy Stamps


'All Things Bright and Beautiful' - Dream Valley

'Anything Goes' - Whimsy Inspirations

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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Adorable Elephant

No DT card today, just a quick card I made for a friend's daughter using my latest purchase (these stamps from MFT are just the cutest! and I also got the matching dies as fussy cutting with one hand is just too frustrating and so innacurate!

I used an action wobbler on the back of my elephant and he really does wobble and then the balloon wobbles too, so cute!

Image and matching die - 'Adorable Elephants' by MFT - Seven Hills Crafts
Paper - 'Pastel Dreams' paper pad - LOTV/Nitwits
I also used the 'Stitched Circle & Flower' die from Marianne Designs
Finished off with a Happy Birthday die cut


'Baby Animals' - Allsorts

'Any Animal' - Sunny Day Crafting

'Pretty In Pink' - Fussy And Fancy

'Anything Goes' - Crafty Gals Corner

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

My Challenge at Passion for Promarkers

Yes, that time has come around quick, but it is my turn to choose a challenge for this fortnight at PFP and I have gone for 'Bears R Us', so nice and easy, just include at least one bear on your project.

I chose this theme as I had been waiting to use my last purchase at LOTV, isn't he cute?! and I do love cards that are different,  so I found a great YouTube tutorial to make this one:

and inside:

Image - 'Greg with Note' - LOTV
Papers - 'Bonnets and Bowties' - Nitwit Collections
Dies used - '3D Itty Bitty Bow' - Creative Expressions, balloon dies from Paper Smooches and cloud dies by Demiawaking, Spellbinders Label die
All finished off with some pearls from my stash.


'Anything Goes (with an option of 'For A Boy') - I Love Promarkers

'Use at Least 2 dies' - Allsorts

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Summer's Nearly Here!

I don't like to tempt fate, but it does seem as if summer may be here! and to celebrate we have a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers - the theme is 'Summer Fun' so we want to see lots of colourful summery projects please!
I chose to use make a twisted gatefold card with this fun image of Chester eating his ice cream - what could be more summery?

Card Front:


Main image - 'Cool Chester' - LittleMiss Muffet Stamps
Ice cream image from internet (I managed to insert the sentiment using My Craft Studio)
Papers - 'Riverbank Revels' 12 x 12 pad by Helz Cuppleditch

It doesn't show up too well in the photo, but I used glossy accents on the sunglasses


'Hello Summer' - Cute Card Thursday

'For Man or Boy' - Dream Valley

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

It's our Anniversary!

Yes, it's our 9th Anniversary at Passion for Promarkers and to celebrate we have a mega challenge for you with loads of fabby prizes - drop into the blog to check it all out and get lots of inspiration for our challenge theme of 'Add A Sentiment'

Image from Sarah Kay - not sure of her name, but she's a real cutie isn't she?

The really sweet hexagon sentiment is from a free stamp set - I just love this shape!

The pretty paper ( inside) is  from 'The Paper Boutique Vintage Rose Garden Popper Pad'  - Create & Craft

Lace, ribbon and pearl string - The Hobby House
Roses, bow and pink pearls - from my stash

Dies used - 'Exotic Butterflies' - Cherry Lynn

Embossing Folder - 'Rose Garden' - Tattered Lace


'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'The Great Outdoors' - Cute Card  Thursday

'Happy Birthday' - Allsorts (Allsorts are also celebrating their 9th Anniversary!)

'Summer Colours' - Dream Valley

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