Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Boy Power

 Morning! Just popping by to tell you about our new challenge at Passion for Markers - this time I chose the theme of 'For A Man or Boy'

Our sponsor is Polkadoodles

and I have used one of their cute gnomes for my DT card 
I kept it simple as this is a male card, but it was very hard not to add gems or bows or glitter and went for enamel dots as the only embellishment.

Image - 'Gnome Gardening' - Polkadoodles (coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs)
Paper - 'Celebration Gnomes' 8 x 8 pad - The Paper Boutique
I printed the sentiment on my pc
Finished with enamel dots

'Make It Digital' - Dream Valley

'Anything Goes' - Digi Choosday

I look forward to seeing your challenge entries

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Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Feeling Blue

 Morning all, don't be alarmed by my post title - I'm not about to launch into a depressing monologue, but I am here to tell you about the latest challenge at Passion for Markers where the theme is 'blue or pink (as your main colour)'

Surprisingly, as my favourite colour is pink, I have opted for blue for a change, I got my dates mixed up and had to rush this card, so, it is not my best effort, but I think the sweet image carries it off ok!

Our sponsor is Dies to die for

Image - 'Daddy's Little Helper' - All Dressed Up Stamps

Blue dotty paper - Sue Wilson's 'Dots 'n ' Stripes' 8x8 pad

I used a flag die and some enamel dots for decoration and finished off with some sentiment strips I found in my stash


'ATG' - Allsorts

'ATG' - Pattie's Creations

'ATG' - Digi Choosday

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Tuesday, 29 August 2023

Cute Caite

Hi there! I am here to tell you about our new challenge at Passion for Markers which starts today and the theme chosen by Kitty is 'Make It Feminine' 

Our sponsor is Leann's World 101

Probably, like most of us crafters, I find feminine cards easier to make and here is my DT card:

 Image - 'Caite' - Leann's World 101
Dotty paper - Phill Martin 8x8 pad, daisy paper - LOTV 
Dies used - Sue Wilson's 'Delicate Daisies'  leaves from her 'Cosmos Flowers' and a banner die from The Works (cut twice to give a shadow effect)
Finished off with a bow and pearls


'Anything Goes' - Digi Choosday

'Anything Goes' - Leann's World 101

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Tuesday, 15 August 2023

Party Time!

This week at Passion for Markers, we have a nice open theme of 'Let's Celebrate' so your project could be for any occasion that requires celebrating - how easy is that?

I have used an image from our sponsor - All Dressed Up Stamps 

I tried something I have never done before for this card  - I masked the image and used distress oxide inks over it for some background colour - it wasn't the easiest image to cut out (especially only using one hand, lol!)
and I was reasonably happy with the outcome:

Image - 'Season To Sparkle' - ADU
I used Crafter's Companion's 'Shooting Stars' decorative panel border die down the edge of a square card blank and backed it with turquoise glitter card, then printed the sentiment on my pc and added it to some die-cut glittery stars
Finished off with some tiny turquoise gems


'Your Favourite Things' - All Dressed Up (fairies, glitter card, turquoise, gems)

'Add gems or pearls' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday, 1 August 2023

In The Pink

 Morning, it's been wet and windy here recently - a perfect excuse to shut myself away in the craft room! and my latest creation is for the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers - Elaine would like to see projects in your 'Favourite Colour Combo'

My favourite colour is pink with any other colour, but this time I have combined it with white and kraft, using an image from our sponsor - 

Image - 'Octavia The Ostrich' - Dr Digi's HOS

Pink dotty paper - Sue Wilson's 8x8 'Dots N Stripes' paper pad

Die-cuts are from Sue Wilson's 'Looped Ovals' and I used a dotty embossing folder on the smaller one for some added texture

Finished off with a bow, gems and some ostrich feathers (not real of course!)


'ATG/Use a die' - I Love Promarkers

'Feathered Friends' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything But Square' - Allsorts

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Tuesday, 18 July 2023


 Hello Crafters!

After a fabulous holiday, I am back to let you know about the new challenge at Passion for Markers - this week, we would like to see 'Christmas Animals' on your projects - a perfect excuse for me to continue with my goal of getting my Christmas cards done by the end of August! All the details can be found on the blog 

Our sponsor this time is :

and here is my DT card using one of her fab images:

Image - 'Three Chilly Polar Bears' - Di's Digis coloured with Promarkers

Papers are a mix of LOTV and Craft Creations (both rather old now!)

Sentiment - LOTV

I added some die-cut poinsettias and some cute mitten and hat buttons I found in my stash and finished off with some stickles on the hat bobbles of the bears

I followed the latest sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and turned it around

Challenges : sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

'Something beginning with C ' ( Christmas)- Carlin's Kaartenparadijs 

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

'Use punches or dies (poinsettias) - Dream Valley

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Tuesday, 4 July 2023


No, you aren't seeing things, the title of this post is Christmas - it's never too soon to start our Christmas cards is it? Says she who is usually frantically trying to get hers finished in November!

My card is for our new challenge  at Passion for Markers where it's my turn to choose the theme and I have gone for 'Shaped Cards'

We are being sponsored by Rachelle Anne Miller who kindly allowed the DT to use some of her super cute images and I chose this one:

Image - 'Merry' - RAM

The papers  are from years ago!

I have used Christmas Tree dies from Marianne Designs, a spellbinders greeting (well, half of it!) and various snowflake dies and punches

Finished off with some gems

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Tuesday, 20 June 2023


 Morning crafters, I am here with details on the new challenge beginning today at Passion for Markers

This week Linda would like you use'Dies and/or Punches' on your projects, do pop along to the PFM blog for some inspiration

Our sponsor is Colour Of Love

Here is my DT card -

Image - 'Georgie Giraffe' - Colour Of Love

Papers from Sue Wilson's 'Dots n Stripes' 8x8 pad

I have gone to town with my dies and have used:a cute baby clothes die and 'Precious Hearts from Memory Box, Sue Wilson's 'Mini Congratulations' die, alphabet dies and a lacy frame die, so I think it qualifies for this week's theme!


'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Digi Choosday

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Tuesday, 6 June 2023


 Morning crafters, I  am here to remind you that we have another challenge starting today over at Passion for Markers and this week we would like to see projects 

'For A Man/Boy' 

For my DT card I have used a digi stamp that I have had so long, that I'm not sure what it's called! but it definitely covers the theme this week

The image is from Little Miss Muffett (no longer trading,  unfortunately) - I believe the bear is called Cuthbert and is coloured with Promarkers

Green stripey paper - 'Dots 'n Stripes' 8x8 pad by Sue Wilson

Spotty paper and black card from my stash

I used some stitched flag dies for decoration and finished off with some enamel dots from Whimsy stamps, some driving related stickers and glossy accents on the headlights and windscreen.


'Inspired by a film (Cars) - I Love Promarkers

'Use your dies option Anything Goes' - Allsorts

'Anything Goes' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday, 23 May 2023

It's Our Anniversary

Yes, as the title says, although I find it hard to believe that our anniversary at Passion for Markers has come around again! To celebrate, our theme this week is 'Anything Goes' so, no reason not to join in the fun! If you head over to the  PFM blog, you can see all the fab inspiration from  both DT teams as well as check out all the fabulous sponsors and their prizes

One of our many sponsors is LOTV, one of my all time favourite stamp suppliers and the company that got me into stamping all those years ago! So, I am using one of their gorgeous polymer stamps for my DT card:

Image  'Wedding Couple' coloured with Promarkers and sentiment - LOTV

Pink script paper from 12x12 'Garden Of Love' paper pad by Sara Davies

Finished off with some X-Cut die-cut hearts, flowers and a bow

I had a splurge recently and invested in these 'Postage Frame' dies from John Next Door


'Absolutely Anything Goes' - Allsorts