Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers

I can't believe it's time for this post already! But it is, so get yourselves over to the PFP blog to see the fantastic array of prizes that are up for grabs in our Christmas challenge.
We are giving you til 3rd January to get your entries in and the theme is sooooooo easy - 'Use dies and/or punches'
I felt that I had been neglecting my LOTV stamps recently and so I have used this cutie on my card:

Image - Bear and Penguin - LOTV
Paper - 'Frosty Christmas' - LOTV/Nitwits - LOTV
Dies used-Tree  and snowflakes - Marianne Designs
pearls from stash - coloured to match with promarkers

'Christmas/Winter Holidays' - Whoopsi Daisy'

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

'Christmas in Tones or Pastels' - Fussy and Fancy

'Christmas' - Dream Valley

'Christmas Anything Goes' - CHNC

'Anything Goes' - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

'Anything Christmas/Holiday' - Christmas Cards All Year Round

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

New challenge at Passion for Promarkers

A new challenge is underway at PFP and it's yet another easy one, we are so kind to you! We would like to see your projects using your '3 favourite colours', so pop over to the blog for some inspiration and to see what fabby prizes are up for grabs.

I usually opt for green and pink, however, I fancied a change and as luck would have it, I had been asked to make a card for the greenkeeper at my mum's bowls club, so I chose some more masculine colours and have gone for beige, blue and brown. I was asked to include bowling, drinking and lawn care on the card, pheww! But then I realised that I only had to pop in to Digistamp Boutique as they had all three subjects in the shape of 'Alf' and 'Jim'

                                                                                and inside:

Images - 'Bowling'Alf ,'Cheers Alf', Alf & Beer, 'Jim Mowing Lawn' - all from DSB
Papers - 'Winter Wishes' Nitwit Collections - LOTV
Dies used - 'Starburst' - Joanna Sheen


'Lots of Layers' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Different Folds or Shaped Cards' - Fussy & Fancy

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

So cute!

We have another fantastic (and easy!) theme at Passion for Promarkers this fortnight, we would like to see projects featuring 'Cute Animals' - told you it was easy!  My only problem was searching through my boxes of cute images  and narrowing it all down to 1!  but narrow it down I did, and managed to kill two birds with one stone as I made a Christmas card to add to my (pathetically small) pile!
 and here is my DT card :

The oh, so cute image is 'Mistletoe and Mice -Stampavie
Paper  is from 'Gilded Winter' 8 x 8 pad - Trimcraft (most of these these papers are foiled and are Gorgeous!)
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Little bell is from a cracker decoration!
Dies/punches used - main die - 'Holly Jolly Christmas' - Yvonne Creations, Poinsettias  by Britannia Dies from Joanna Sheen and the snowflakes are from a Hobbycraft punch


'November Anything Goes' - Catch The Bug

'November Extra Challenge' - CHNC

'November Anything Goes' - The Ribbon Girl

'Anything Goes - Add snowflakes (optional) - Crafty Catz

'Cute Animals' - Moving Along with the Times

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

New challenge at Passion for Promarkers

My lovely teamie Donna has set a fab new challenge at PFP for this week - it's a super 'Inspiration Photo' Make sure you pop in to the challenge blog to get all the details and see what the rest of the DT came up with, I decided to use the photo and colours as my inspiration and here is my card:

The photo's a bit blurry, but otherwise I was quite happy with the finished card

Image - 'Fable April Showers' - Faery Inks
Dotty paper - 'Me To You Tatty Teddy Spring Chic'
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
 Charm, card and pearl brad from my stash
Dies are 'Ribbon & Bow Layering set from Tonic Essentials range


'One For The Girls' - Dream Valley

'October Any Image' - The Ribbon Girl

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Halloween at Passion for Promarkers

The nights are drawing in, I hate closing my curtains so early, but it's the perfect excuse to be ensconced in my craftroom! There are spooky going ons at PFP this fortnight- as we would like to see your projects using either a Halloween theme or Halloween colours. There are some great images out there in Blogland, but this cutie caught my eye:

Image 'Boo Did we scare you?' - All Dressed Up
Papers - Creative Cottage ( sadly no longer)
Pumpkin image from Clipart
Ribbon from a cake!
Button from stash
Dies used: Spellbinders 'Classic' and 'Scalloped Circles'


'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Inspiration Picture' - C.R.A.F.T.

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

'Colours of Autumn' - Allsorts

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Seeing Spots!

We have yet another fab challenge for you at Passion for Promarkers this fortnight -just make sure your projects have got'Spots and/or Stripes' on them - couldn't be easier! Please pop in to the challenge blog, the DT have worked their usual magic and have come up with some superb inspiration. I decided it was time for another fairy for my card:
Isn't she cute?!

Image - 'Arielle Flora Fae' - Faery Ink
Papers - 'The Brat Pack 6 x 6 pad (not sure who makes it, I've lost the packaging!)
Ribbon, bow,  & pearl brad - Hobbycraft
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace from stash

Dies used - Spellbinders 'Decorative Labels 8'


'Things That Fly' - Incy Wincy

'My Favourite Things' - Fussy & Fancy (fairies, flowers, ribbon, lace, pearls & die cuts)

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

New challenge at Passion for Promarkers

It was my turn to choose a theme for this fortnight's challenge and as usual my mind was blank, so I have gone for a rather boring, but nice & easy theme of your 'Favourite Colour Combo'

I was so excited to find out that LOTV have released their rubber stamps in digi form, for an extremely inpatient person like me, this is a dream come true. So I headed over to their website, filled my basket and 5 minutes later had some gorgeous digis on my computer for immediate use!

So,l of course I had to colour one up straight away and here she is in my favourite combo of pink & green:

Image - 'Jasmine- Presents' - LOTV
Papers - 'Frosty Holly Christmas 8 x 8 Premium Inserts Paper Collection' pad by Phill Martin - Creative Expressions
Kraft card - 'Neenah Desert Storm' - Crafter's Companion
Ribbon, button and card candi-  from stash

Dies used - 'Frostyville Border' - Memory Box
'Swedish Ice Star' - Marianne Designs
'Labels 25' - Spellbinders


'Colour Challenge' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes Christmas' - CHNC

'Anything Goes Christmas' -  Christmas Cards All Year Round

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

One For The Boys

Another fab challenge starts today at Passion for Promarkers and this fortnight, Lorraine would like to see your male themed projects for - 'One For The Boys'

I usually struggle with male themes, but I had a family birthday coming up and remembered I had this fab image which I won a little while ago at Catch The Bug
Don't forget to pop in at PFP to get all the details and for some divine inspiration!

Image - 'Video Game Guy' - Bugaboo Stamps
Papers - 'Candles & Cake' - LOTV/Nitwits 8 x 8 paper pad
Candi & ribbon from stash
Dies used: 'Starburst' - Joanna Sheen

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

New challenge at Passion for Promarkers

We have a fab challenge this fortnight at PFP and once again it couldn't be easier! We would like to see you use some of your 'Favourite Things' on your projects, don't forget to tell us in your post what those things are 

I have so many favourites, my only problem was making room for them all on my DT card!
I decided to make a Kickstand card for a change, Bev Rochester has a brilliant tutorial for this type of card - you can find it here

The DT were given a gorgeous fairy  image to use and here is my card:

My Favourite Things:
LOTV/Nitwit papers, kraft card, pink, fairies, flowers,pearls, butterflies, die cuts, glitter and ribbon phew!

and here is the card closed:

Image - 'Flower Fairy' - All Dressed Up

Papers - 'Country Meadow' and sentiment stamp  - LOTV
Kraft card, ribbon,  bow & pearls from my stash

Glitter - Angel Wispers Diamond Sparkles' - Crafters Companion

Dies/punches used -'Faux Quilled Leaves' and 'Meridian Edger' (corners) -  Creative Expressions, 'Labels 25 ' - Spellbinders  'Exotic Butterfly' - Cheery Lynn and a doily punch


'Pink & Girly' - Whoopsi Daisy

Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy

'Use 5 or more Flowers' - Inky Chicks

'A Touch of Sparkle' - Allsorts

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Summer Flowers at Passion for Promarkers

I'm sooo late with this post! We have a new challenge theme this fortnight at Passion for Promarkers and it's a lovely one - 'Summer Flowers' - a nice easy one for you! 
Don't forget to pop over to the blog  for all the details and for some DT inspiraration.Here is my card: We were so lucky to be able to choose some papers to use from Michele R Designs - they are so pretty! and the image is one that
I recently won from Bugaboo Stamps

And the inside:

Image - ' Fancy SB St Patricks' - Bugaboo Stamps
Papers - 'Shabby Pink' - Michele R Designs
Flowers - WOC
Kraft card & pearls from stash
Dies used: 'Diesire Edgeables 'Floral Dance' - Crafter's Companion, 'Circle Flower Stitch' from Marianne Designs and' Deco B Corners' from Cheery Lynn


'In The Round' - Cute Card Thursday

'Summer Fun' - The Crazy Challenge

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Feeling Blue?

Looks like summer may be finally here, the sun has been out today! and if that's not enough to cheer you up don't worry, as today sees another Passion for Promarkers challenge and the theme is 'Yellow and Blue'  Don't forget to get all the details and some fab DT inspiration over at the challenge blog

I'm still in my Penny Black mood and have used another of their cute wooden stamps for my DT card, I'm not usually very good with blue colouring, but a few new Promarkers have helped!

Image - 'Sisterhood' Penny Black
Blue paper - LOTV/Nitwits paper pad 
Sentiment stamps - LOTV

Other papers - Docrafts Me To You 
pearls & bow from stash
Dies used - 'Mini Doily die by X-Cut and 'Decorative Bunting' die by Tattered Lace


'Add a banner/flags' - Cute Card Thursday

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

'Anything Goes with a stamp' -Penny Black & More

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

New challenge at Passion For Promarkers

We have another fab challenge for you this fortnight at PFP and the theme is - 'Inspired By A Song Title (not Happy Birthday!) check out the challenge blog for all the details and some fab inspiration

I'm in a bit of a Penny Black 'phase' at the moment  and this image has always made me smile! and reminded me of Orville singing' I Wish I could fly! ' Not sure I would want to be under a flying cow though!

Image(coloured with Promarkers) - 'Party Bound' - Penny Black

Papers - 'Tea House' & ribbon & bow  - Dovecraft

Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Pearls & cow charm from my stash

Dies used: Spellbinders Ovals & Grand Ovals, Creative Expressions - 'Faux Quilled Leaves' and the swirls are Sizzix ' Decorative Swirls' Sizzlits


'Summer Colours' - Dream Valley

'Flower Power - Penny Black & More

'Birthdays' - Penny Black Saturday

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Don't Be Square!

Yup, it's Tuesday again, I swear it's the only day in the week at the moment! it seems to come around so quickly
Our theme at Passion for Promarkers this fortnight is ' Anything But Square'
I have so been trying to be good recently, but I finally caved in and bought a couple of LOTV new stamps! and have used one for my DT card, which is an oval - a first for me.

Don't forget to visit the blog for all the details and fab DT  inspiration!

Image - 'In The Shed' -  & sentiment - LOTV
Papers( a magazine freebie)  -  'Designer Florals -Going Potty, one of the sheets was full of flowery wellies, so I cut 2 out & added them with 3d foam tape
Bow - Hobbycraft
I used an old punch for the itty bitty flowers and added (rather slowly!) some tiny pearls to the centres.


'Bring On Summer' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

'The Great Outdoors' - Allsorts

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

My PFP Challenge

Oh gosh, it's Tuesday again! This fornight's challenge has been set by myself and the theme is 'Use ribbon and/or lace, yet another easy one for you all! I have opted for just ribbon on my DT card and had to draft in my official  bow maker - my 16 year old son, I have got a proper bow-maker, but have you ever tried to use it with one hand? impossible, so my son has learnt to make a perfect bow since I had my stroke, bless him!

Image 'Special Delivery' and papers - LOTV
Everything else from my stash
Dies used: Sue Wilson 'Faux Quilled Leaves and Marianne Designs 'Circle & flower stitch'


'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Mega prizes up for grabs at Passion for Promarkers Anniversary Challenge!

Passion for Promarkers is 7 years old! and to celebrate we are having a special Anniversary challenge - you really need to get over to the blog to see what fabulous prizes are on offer! No less than 11 prizes!

The theme is easy peasy - 'Spots and/or stripes' so what are you waiting for? I can't wait to see your lovely projects

I have recently discovered Redonkadoodles and I have used an incredibly cute fairy for my card
I seem to be in a bit of a blue 'phase' at the moment,  which is funny as it isn't one of my favourite colours, but I was pleased how this turned out.

Image - 'Shy Fairy' - Redonkadoodles
Papers -  LOTV
ribbon, lace,  pins  pearls and pearly button from my stash
You can't see it here, but there is a Wink of Stella on her wings

Dies used: Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals, Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - 'Noble Pierced Squares' and 'Faux Quilled Leaves'

'Fairy Dreams' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Touchy Feely' - Incy Wincy

'Three Layers or More' - The Crazy Challenge

'Anything Goes' - Creative Card Crew

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Ribbon, Lace and Pearls' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

New challenge at Passion for Promarkers

Hello Crafters,  I don't know about where you live, but here, well until today! we've had the most gloriusly sunny days which should inspire you all for this fortnight's PFP challenge which is 'Nature'  I must admit that at first I wasn't sure about this theme and then I remembered cute little Deacon and his bug box!

Image - 'Deacon Bugs' - Bugaboo Stamps
Paper - 'Travellight' 6x6 paper pad from We R Memory Keepers
Leaf charm - Joanna Sheen
Lace - Docrafts
Ladybug and kraft card from stash
Card candi - Craftwork Cards
The embossing folder is ' Vine Leaves' from Sara Davies Signature Collection at Crafters Companion


'Clean And Simple - Incy Wincy

'Recipe' - Catch The Bug 

'All Creatures Great & Small '- Dream Valley

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Monday, 2 May 2016


No DT card from me this time, but I wanted to show off this card  that I made for a friend who is moving soon. It is made mostly with Sue Wilson dies - my new addiction! I just can't stop watching her Youtube tutorials and then of course I HAVE to buy the dies she's used! Help!

Creative ExpressionsDies used: corners - 'Meridian Edger'     
                                                                 main  sentiment - 'Dainty Oval Frame'
                                                                    leaves - 'Faux Quilled Leaves'

Other dies: 'Exotic Butterflies Small' - Cheery Lynn, 'Circles & Scalloped Circles' - Spellbinders
 Pearls & roses from stash 
'New Home' stamp - LOTV
And the piece de resistance - 'Iced Snow' Glitter Jewels,  again from Creative Expressions - this is so pretty & blingy, but a bit messy! 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

HapBEE Birthday!

We have a fab challenge going on at Passion for Promarkers this week. - 'Things With Wings'  - I was all set to use a fairy image and then I changed my mind and decided to go with something a bit different - not a DP in sight!! I was so chuffed to find this sweet bee image in my stash and wonder of wonders, the photo came out really well!

Please visit the blog  and see some lovely inspiration from the Team 2 girlies and get all the details for the challenge.

Image & sentiment -  Pink Petticoat
dies used - classic & lacy ovals from Spellbinders
circle stitch from Marianne Designs
Faux crochet border from Memory Box
and those fabulous corners are from Sue Wilson's Configuration range - Meridian Edger


'Spring is here' - The Crazy Challenge

'Clean & Simple - C.R.A.F.T Challenge

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet

Bingo - Catch The Bug ( yellow, sentiment, birthday)

'Anything Goes - Dream Valley

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Easy Peasy!

We are being very kind to everyone lately and  have another wonderfully easy challenge theme this week at Passion for Promarkers - ' Four-Legged Friends'. Having said that, I struggled to choose an image to use for my DT card as I have so many that would fit the theme! In the end I opted for another Penny Black stamp, this one is so cheeky and always makes me smile I made a centre stepper card, although the photo doesn't really show that. sorry about the shadows too ( at least we had sunshine to make shadows!)

Don't forget to visit PFP for inspiration and to see what fab prizes are  on offer!

Image - 'Uplifting Occasion' - Penny Black coloured with my promarkers - what else!
Papers -Me to You 'With Love' pad
Ribbon & bow - Hobbycraft
Card candi - Craftwork Cards

The pretty flowers are actually scented clay from my local garden centre!

No dies used ( wow, that's a first, lol) , butterfly punch from Hobbycraft


'Butterflies and Flowers' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Colour Me Wonderful (use your favourite colouring medium) - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet 

'April Fool or Humorous' - Allsorts

'Girlie' - Dream Valley

'One for the Girls -'Sir Stampalot Stamping Sensations

'Birthdays' - Penny Black and More

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