Tuesday 28 May 2024

Seeing Spots!

I'm here to tell you about the new challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers today - Karen has chosen 'Go Dotty' - do pop in to the blog for some spotty inspiration! 

Our sponsor is  Clearly Besotted Stamps


I have used a cute image from our sponsor for my DT card and have deviated from my usual square card to an A5 one, sorry for the wonky photo AND the wonky matting and layering - it's very hard to get things straight only using one hand! 



Image - 'Bee Safe' - Clearly Besotted coloured with Promarkers
dotty paper - Sue Wilson's 'Dots N Stripes' 8x8 pad
I used some stitched border dies from Lawn Fawn and finished off with a bow and some enamel dots

'Dots or Stripes' - Crafty Catz

'Anything Goes' - Digi |Choosday



Thanks for popping in!
Natxx

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Happy Anniversary to us!

 Yes, it's our anniversary at Passion for Markers this week and our challenge theme is a nice and easy one - 'Anything Goes'

As usual,  Denise has worked really hard and has secured some fantastic sponsors and prizes, so, pop in to the blog to check them all out and get some fab inspiration from both DTs

My card this time is somewhat of an LOTV love fest! I had a splurge on some of their sale items (actual polymer stamps, not digis) and they are beyond cute!


Images - 'Bunny Alphabet' - LOTV

Tag sentiments and paper - LOTV

I used Lisa Horton's 'Postage Slimline 'die cut from kraft card to matt my image onto a landscape DL card

Finished off with some punched butterflies with teeny tiny pearls for bodies and a blue bow

Challenges:

'Spring and/or animals' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes/Cute' - I Love Promarkers

'Feminine' - Creative Inspirations

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

'Anything Goes' - Allsorts

'Anything Goes' - We Love Stamping


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx



Tuesday 7 May 2024

Bob's Balloons

 Well, it's pouring hard here which is very disappointing after the last few days of glorious sunshine, but, on the plus side - it's a perfect day for crafting! and for joining in our latest challenge at Passion for Markers where the theme this time couldn't be easier! - We would like to see projects made for 'Birthdays' 

The lucky DT got to choose an image from our sponsor Dr Digi's HOS to play with and I chose 'Bob's Balloons' as balloons definitely qualify for our theme 


After year's of struggling to make cards for men - I seem to be on a bit of a roll as this is the 3rd masculine card I have made for our challenges lately


Image - 'Bob's Balloons' - Dr Digi coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Tri-blends
Papers - Phill Martin's 'Premium Inserts' 8x8 pad
I used 'Square Notched Corners' die from Crafts Too for the image and some balloon dies ( not sure from where) for added decoration together with Sue Wilson's 'Stacked Happy Birthday die from her' Mini Expressions' range
Finished off with some enamel dots

Challenges:
'Anything Goes' - A Gem of a challenge (Polkadoodles)


Thanks for visiting!
Natxx




Tuesday 23 April 2024

Sweet Sixteen

 Morning All, I'm popping in to tell you about our new challenge at Passion for Markers - this time Wendy would like your projects to be 'For A Boy' I used to struggle with making masculine cards, but now, I quite enjoy doing them and I was pleased how this one turned out 



Image - 'Oliver Texting' - LOTV

Papers - 'Butterfly Kisses' - LOTV 8x8 pad

I used a flag die to make the sentiment and a Sizzix Bigz die for the 16

Finished off with some wooden buttons

Our sponsor is Di's Digistamps






Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - We Love Stamping

'For The Boys' - Polkadoodles



Thanks for dropping by!
Natxx







Wednesday 10 April 2024

My turn at Passion for Markers

 It doesn't seem possible that it is already my turn to choose a theme for the new challenge at Passion for Markers - it comes around so quickly! And after being super oganised last time with scheduling my post a week before the challenge - this time I am a day late!

To make my life easier, I have chosen a nice easy theme of 'Use A Die.'  It diesn't matter what type of die - as long as at least one has been used on your project. 

Our sponsor is Rachelle Ann Miller




and I have used one of her cute images on my DT card:


Image - the boy from 'Happy Birthday Creator' - RAM coloured with Promarkers 

Papers - 'Candles and Cake' - Nitwit Collections

Dies used - 'Square Notched Corners' - Crafts Too
and finished off with some balloon and star die-cuts

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Pattie's Creations

'Anything Goes' - Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx





Tuesday 26 March 2024

Alsea

 Morning crafters, I'm off on a last minute visit to my sister in Mallorca, but I have been very organised (most unlike me) and got this post scheduled to tell you about our latest challenge at Passion for Markers - Linda would like you to 'Use 3 of Something' on your projects which is being sponsored by Leann's World 101




I have used 3 sea-shells on my DT card :


Image - 'Alsea'coloured with Promarkers - Leann's World 101 
Paper - Etsy
Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'
To make the frame I used 'Scallop Stitch Square 7' die from Maximum Crafts
I cut the mermaid out using my Scan 'n cut, but it had a funny five minutes and cut it wonky, so I had to finish it cutting by hand - not easy or very pretty when only using one hand! 😂


Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - Allsorts

'Dies and/or punches - Dream Valley  

'Feminine' - We Love Stamping



Thanks for dropping by!
Natxx



 


Tuesday 12 March 2024

For You

 We have a new challenge starting today at Passion for Markers and this time Kitty would like to see 'Shaped Cards' -one of my favourite themes and I decided on a rocker card featuring an image from our sponsor - Rachelle Anne Miller





My DT card: (not my best colouring, but the image is really cute!)


Image - 'For You' - RAM

Papers - Docrafts (I think)

Dies used - John Lockwood's 'Nesting Circle' dies and the sentiment is from Sue Wilson
Finished off with a bow and some tiny flower embellishments from The Hobby House

Challenges:

'Birthday' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

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







Tuesday 27 February 2024

Feeling Flowery

 I have been enjoying some rather rare sunshine this morning, getting in the mood for crafting once my craft room re-vamp is done (yipee!) and so this week's theme at Passion for Markers seems vey apt - Karen would like to see 'Fabulous Florals' on your projects

Our sponsor is Colour Of Love




I used  an image from our sponsor as it fits the theme beautifully with all those pretty flowers! and made an inverted easel card - love this shape:



Image - 'Flower Petals' - Colour Of Love coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs

The papers are from Nitwits

For the flowers I used 'Striped Nasturtiums' from Sue Wilson 

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

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - We Love Stamping


Thanks for visiting - hope you all have some sunshine soon! 



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

Challenges:

'Anything Goes/Easter' - I Love Promarkers

'Add A Sentiment' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx



Tuesday 30 January 2024

Friends

 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

Challenges:

'sketch #270' - Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

'Pink and pearls' - Creative Inspirations

'2 or more papers' - Dream Valley

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

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx