Tuesday 13 February 2024

Time to Sparkle

 Hello crafters! I'm dropping in to let you know that a new challenge is starting today at Passion for Markers and this time Elaine would like you to 'Add Some Sparkle' to your projects - nice and easy!

Our sponsor is 

I cut away the top half of the front of my card, but couldn't get a good photo standing it up! The DT got to play with some of Rachelle's cute stamps and here is my DT card:

And inside:

Image(Bunny's Bike') and sentiment - RAM

Papers - Hunkydory
I used a tag die for the sentiment and John Lockwood's 'Layering dies (circles) for the image
Backed with kraft card,  I made some 'card candi' from punched glitter card. and finished off with a bow


'Anything Goes/Easter' - I Love Promarkers

'Add A Sentiment' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday 30 January 2024


 Good morning! I'm dropping in to tell you that we have a new challenge starting today over at Passion for Markers and this time Wendy has chosen the lovely theme of 'Friends/friendship'

Our sponsor is Leann's World 101

I needed a little inspiration today as my mojo seems to be having a break! and so, I followed the  sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Here is my DT card:

Image - 'Puppy Pals' and rectangle sentiment - Newton's Nook Designs

Background paper - The Paper Boutique's 'Celebration Gnomes' by Beverley Eden

Pink dotty paper - Sue Wilson's 'Dots 'n' Stripes'

Circular sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Finished off with a bow and some pink pearls


'sketch #270' - Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

'Pink and pearls' - Creative Inspirations

'2 or more papers' - Dream Valley

'Something New' - We Love Stamping (new stamp)

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Tuesday 16 January 2024

Thank You

 Hi there! I'm just popping in (belatedly!) to remind you that there is a new challenge starting today at Passion for Markers

This week it was my turn to choose the theme and I have been very kind to you all and have chosen 'Dots and/or Stripes'

Our sponsor is Polkadoodles

Image - 'Pickles flowers' - Polkadoodles
Die-cut sentiment - Holly Hobbie
I found this paper in my stash - perfect for my theme as one side is dotty and the other stripey - Hunkydory
I used a Sue Wilson die - 'Looped Ovals' 
Ribbon, flowers and pearls - Hobby House
And finished off with some white card candi

'Anything Goes/Animals' - I Love Promarkers
'New' - C.R.A.F.T (new image)
'Something New' - We Love Stamping (new image)
'Anything Goes' - Polkadoodles

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Tuesday 2 January 2024

New Beginnings

 Good morning and Happy New Year!

I am here to tell you about the first challenge over at Passion for Markers for 2024 and Linda has chosen the theme of 'New Beginnings'

My DTcard is somewhat of an LOTV fest 😂,

I chose to do an easel card which I always find difficult to get a good photo of!

I coloured this super cute image with Promarkers and used a deckle edge label die for the matts and layers.

Image -'A New Adventure' and sentiment - LOTV

Papers are from a discontinued LOTV paper pad

Finished off with a bow and pink pearls


'New/Let's Celebrate' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday 19 December 2023


Morning Crafters!
I'm just popping in to give you a quick reminder that Passion for Markers mega Christmas Challenge is halfway through and you still have plenty of time to get your entries in
Team 1 will be showcasing their DT cards today, so please pop in to the blog for some fab inspiration and to check out the wonderful prizes we have up for grabs!

Good luck in the draw and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!
See you in 2024 :)

Tuesday 5 December 2023


Morning Crafters! Well, here we are again - it's time for Passion for Markers Mega Christmas Challenge and the theme is 'Add A Sentiment' 

We have some fabulous sponsors and prizes  this year and we can't wait to see all your projects - please pop in to the PFM blog to get all the details

This time it's all about the sentiment and I've been waiting for a chance to use this one. I realised that I hadn't used a Penny Black image for some time and apologies to readers of my blog as this isn't the first time I have used this stamp, but it is one of my most favourite ones and goes perfectly with my sentiment:) 

For my DT card I followed an old sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday (they have some good ones on their blog - perfect when you need some inspiration!)

Image - 'The Sensations' - Penny Black coloured with Promarkers

Papers - 'Perfect Partners' (mint and white) - The Paper Boutique

I used John Next Door's 'Layering Dies' for all my elements


'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Dream Valley

'Anything Goes' - We Love Stamping

'Anything Goes' - Penny Black Saturday

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Tuesday 21 November 2023


Afternoon Crafters - I'm a bit late posting this, but better late than never right? 

We have a new challenge today at Passion for Markers  and Kitty would like see 'Winter' themed projects. Our sponsor is Colour Of Love

I have used an image from our sponsor - 'Snowy Days Rory' - Colour Of Love  coloured with Promarkers

Patterned paper - Craft Creations (rather old now)

Finished off with punched snowflakes cut from glitter card, a red bow and some liquid pearls for 'snow'


'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

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

'Christmas Time' - Allsorts

'Occasions Other Than Birthday' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday 7 November 2023

Framed Giraffe

 Morning Crafters,

I'm popping by (a bit late!)to tell you that a new challenge started today at Passion for Markers - this time Karen would like you to use your 'Favourite digi or stamp' on your projects

Our sponsor is Alex Syberia Designs

I have used a digi from our sponsor which I coloured with Promarkers and cut out four times to fit my frame:

Image - 'Love U' - Alex Syberia

Coloured card - Hunkydory

Embossed cardstock - Kanban

Dies used : 'Easy Frame 7' - Maximum Crafts (an absolute godsend for me as I  can't use nesting dies to make a frame to save my life!)
Happy Birthday dies - Crafter's Companion
Finished off with Hunkydory gems


'Anything Goes' -Allsorts

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Tuesday 24 October 2023

Magical Day

 Yet another Tuesday - yet another challenge at Passion for Markers!

This time, Elaine would like you to 'Add Some Doodling' to your projects - I have to admit I struggled with this one as I'm not confident with anything free-hand, so I had to google some doodling that  I thought I could cope with! Even then, I made a mistake, but I added some more 'mistakes' - I think I got away with it,  lol

Our sponsor is Leann's World 101

I used one of Leann's sweet digi images for my DT card:

Image - 'The Wizard' - Leann's World 101 coloured with Promarkers

Papers - 'Soft Cuddles' (blue) - LOTV

I used a star nesting die for the sentiment and added the image to a die-cut from John Next Door's 6" Layering dies

I couldn't find any enamel dots or gems that were the right colour, so I coloured some white card candi with a green Promarker


'Anything Goes' - Leann's World 101

'Anything Goes' - Allsorts

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Tuesday 10 October 2023

Wicked Day!

The year is absolutely flying along and here we are at another Tuesday which means we have a new challenge over at Passion for Markers  This week, we have a colour challenge for you and Wendy would like you to use Blue, Green and Purple on your projects I must admit, at first I was a bit stumped as to what image to use to incorporate these colours, but , then I thought about it being Halloween soon and opted for a cute witch as my image

Our sponsor is Dies To Die For

Image - 'Broomstick' - LOTV coloured with Promarkers

Papers - 'Gnome Halloween Too' digital paper pad by Nitwit Collections

I framed the image using a Daisy Mae die

I used a cobweb die from Joanna Sheen for some decoration and finished off with a bow


'Autumn or Halloween' - Creative Inspirations

'Occasions Other than Birthday - Dream Valley

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