Tuesday 4 December 2018

Mega Christmas Challenge

Have you finished your Christmas cards?  For the first time, I have managed to finish making all my cards before the start of December and actually, I've made a start on next year's ones! (Got to do it while I'm in the mood!)
At Passion for Promarkers this week we have our Mega Christmas Challenge, we have so many fab prizes - I lost count! You can find all the details and some fantastic inspiration over on the blog.  The theme is 'Hip to be Square'

My DT card is a Christmas one:

I have used one of my favourite stamps - 'Bear and Penguin from LOTV

The papers are from Craft Creations
I have used dies from the Spellbinders 'Curved Borders One' set and a snowflake punch
All finished off with a few mini pearls, a bow and - of course some glitter!


'Anything Goes with the option of Christmas' - I Love Promarkers

'Christmas' - Dream Valley

Always 'Christmas' - CHNC

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Sweet Ruby

Here we go again at Passion for Promarkers, another lovely straightforward challenge - 'Use 3 of Something'
I have had a couple of stamps that I have been itching to use and so here is Ruby from Whimsy Stamps - I have used 3 star die-cuts for my DT card and NO papers!

Image - 'Ruby's Christmas Wish' by Whimsy Stamps - bought from Crafteezee

I have used lots of dies on my card:  some of the dies from Sue Wilson's 'Noble Classic Adorned Squares and 'Ornate Pierced Squares'    the holly sprig is from Apple Blossom's All Occasions 'Wintry Additions'    'Precious Stars' from Memory Box  
The embossing folder and snowflake die are by Sara Davies and were free in a magazine
You can't see well in the picture, but I have used  a Wink of Stella pen on the snowflake and Ruby's furry cuffs and collar
Bow is from Ebay


'Anything Goes with an option of 'Use 3 layers - I Love Promarkers

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Wednesday 7 November 2018

Autumn at Passion for Promarkers

After the nasty weather over the last day or so it seems that winter is almost upon us, but at PFP we are still celebrating Autumn - our latest challenge is 'Autumn or Autumn Colours'. The Paper Shelter have given us lucky DT teamies a very pretty image to create with for this challenge which has allowed us to uicorporate an autmnal image and colours in our DT cards, here is mine:

Image - 'Autumn Breeze' - The Paper Shelter
Papers - from the net
Flowers - The Hobby House
Enamel dots - Etsy
Ribbon/bow from a present


'Anything Goes with the option of Add a ribbon or bow' - I Love Promarkers

'November Chill' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Cute Witch

We have a new challenge today at Passion for Promarkers just in time for Halloween,
We would like to see halloween colours on your projects please. Now, I know that witches are tradionally ugly and wicked, but I couldn't resist this little cutie, here is my DT card:

This sweet image was from a children's colouring page on the internet and was free!
Paper -FREE download from Crafticious 

Dies used: 'Cobweb Corner' - Joanna Sheen, Spellbinder's 'Modern Stationery' and 'Scalloped Circle'
Enamel dots from various places - they are my new collection obsession!
Button and ribbon from stash

'Anything Goes or Halloween Cute/Scary+ colours' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Happy Birthday' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes with option of Birthday' - I Love Promarkers

'Autumn Glow' - Creative Inspirations

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Tuesday 9 October 2018

My PFP challenge

Yes, it's my turn to choose a challenge theme for this fortnight at Passion for Promarkers, so I've made it an easy one ('cos I don't do difficult!)
Please enter projects that have 'Animals' as the focal point

I couldn't resist using the cute little elephants from MFT, I wasn't sure which one to feature, so I used all four! the design was inspired by a YouTube video from Jennifer Mcguire and you can find it here
I used the co-ordinating dies to partially die-cut the elephants from the top of the folded card blank - a bit fiddly with an electric machine, but I really like the end result

Image and dies  - 'Adorable Elephants' - MFT from Seven Hill Crafts
Paper - 'Plaid Patterns' 6 x 6 pad - MFT also from Seven Hill Crafts
Bow from stash
'Happy' die - Whimsy Stamps 
Border die - 'A2 Scalloped Borders One' - Spellbinders


'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Animals' -  Sunny Day Crafting

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to pop in to the PFP blog for some fab inspiration


Wednesday 26 September 2018


The challenge at Passion for Promarkers this fortnight is 'Include  A Number' - simples, right?  This was a nicely timed challenge for me as my friend's daughter was  coming up for 8, she is into gymnastics big time and so I thought this image was perfect, here is my DT card:

I used a Tilda image
Papers - LOTV/Nitwits
Sentiment stamp - LOTV
the number 8, ribbon and button from stash
And the lovely backfround die cut was from the 'Double Scallop Doily Circle die from Whimsy Stamps


'Sweet and Sassy' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'Monochrome' - Cute Card Thursday

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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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Tuesday 15 May 2018

New challenge at Passion for Promarkers

This fortnight at PFP we would like to see 'Gems and/or Pearls' on your projects. This was the perfect opportunity for me to show off some of my creations from my latest obsession - making stick pins. The girls from Team 2 have some amazing inspiration for you, so do pop in to the blog and have a look.

Image is one of Magnolia's Tilda stamps - unfortunately I can't remember the name ( I really must try not to throw away the packaging ). 
I tried some different greens on this image and  really like the more muted tones I managed to get
Paper  and ribbon - Hobby House
Sentiment - LOTV
pearls and gems from Hobbycraft


 'Clean & Simple or Fussy and Fancy '- Creative Inspirations ( obviously I went for the latter choice)

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

'Summer Colours' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday 17 April 2018

Buttons and Bows

At last, it seems as though spring may be here! It's so wonderful to see the sun - I hope it's not just a flash in the pan
We have a new challenge at PFP - Buttons and/or Bows, a lovely easy one! I decided to 'dust off' my Penny Black stamps for this one, I just adore their cute hedgehogs Don't forget to pop into PFP and get some inspiration 

Image - 'Message from Above' - Penny Black
Papers - Craft Creations
Flowers - Hobbycraft
Buttons from stash
Dies used: Spellbinders ' Curved Borders One' and 'Classic 3D Itty Bitty Bow' from Creative Expressions


'Anything Goes with a Twist' - Incy Wincy

'Springtime' - Creative Inspirations

'Spring Flowers or Showers' - Allsorts

'At Least 2 Buttons' - Dream Valley

'Anything Goes' (option of spring flowers) - Penny Black Saturday

'Animals' - Sweet Stampin'

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Tuesday 3 April 2018

Animals at Passion for Promarkers

I hope everyone had a good Easter, mine was lovely - my sister visited from Mallorca and brought her children with her, well if 13 and 16 can be classed as children!

So, I need to catch up with my crafting - what a lovely place to start - a new theme at PFP and how easy is it this fortnight?! - 'Animals' 

I love shaped cards, especially if they are kinetic, so I found some fab tutorials on Youtube for Twist 'n' Pop cards - here is my DT card


and inside:

Main image -'On my farm' - All Dressed Up

Inside images - 'Cute Farm Set' - Digistamp Boutique

Papers - Craft Creations

Fence made using a Marianne Designs die


'Nature and all of it's beauty' - Incy Wincy

'Shaped Card' - C.R.A.F.T.

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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Babies at Passion for Promarkers

Hello Crafters, I hope you have all survived the weather recently - again !!!
This week at PFP we have the fab theme 'Babies', these can be either human or animal as long as you use your Promarkers. I opted for a baby animal for my DT card, this image is so sweet -
Image - 'Blowing Bubbles' - LOTV
I've had the cute embellishments since I began crafting and have no idea where they came from!
Papers and ribbon from stash
No dies used - shock, horror!!


'Any Occasion' - Creative Inspirations

'Celebrate' - Cute Card Thursday 

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Tuesday 6 March 2018

Girls rule!

I have to admit, although I like the snow, I was glad to see the back of it at last (must be getting old!)

We have a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and the theme is 'Girls Only Allowed' so we'd love to see lots of lovely girly projects please. Don't forget to pop into the blog to the DT's fab work.
We were allowed a digi from our sponsors Ppinkydolls and here is my DT card:

Image - 'Looking For You' - Ppinkydolls
Papers  - 'Petal Fresh'- Nitwit Collections
Lace and pearl brad - The Hobby House


'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Ladies Only - Allsorts

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Tuesday 20 February 2018

New challenge at Passion for Promarkers

It's my turn to choose a theme for this week's challenge at PFP and it's another easy one - I'm just too kind to you!
I would like to see at least one heart on your projects for my '|Have A Heart' challenge. I chose to use the gorgeous 'James' from LOTV, he's so cute .I must admit, making the interlocking hearts for the front of my card was rather challenging as I'm still doing everything one-handed, but it came out OK in the end.

Card front:

And inside:

Image - 'James Big Heart' - LOTV
Papers - 'Petals and Parasols Too' - Nitwit Collections

Dies used:Heart dies - Demiawaking (Amazon), 'DecoB' Corners - Cheery Lynn  and 'Ribbon and Bow' Layering Die from Tonic
Pearls, ribbon and bow from stash


'Anything Goes with option of Valentine's - Whoopsi Daisy

'Love is in the Air' - Wednesday's Creative Inspirations

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Tuesday 6 February 2018

We've got that loving feeling!

This week at Passion for Promarkers we are getting in the mood for Valentine's Day and would like to see projects on the theme of 'Love and Kisses' Don't forget to pop in to the blog to get all the details, the DT have made some lovely cards for your inspiration. Here is mine:

Image - 'Love Ya' - Mo Manning
Papers - 'Promises Too' - Nitwit Collections
Bow and gems from stash


'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Anything But A Birthday' - Sweet Stampin'

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