Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Mega Christmas Challenge

 I can't believe it's that time
already, but here it is - the Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers and the prizes are just as mega as usual! So get crafting and pop in to the blog to see what goodies are up for grabs

I got a bit carried away this year and made two cards:

All the characters are from Crafter's Companion Christmas Peek-A-Boo sets

Papers - LOTV/Nitwit Collections

Dies used - Lisa Horton's' Postage Slimline' Sue Wilson's 'Festive Wishes'

Finished off with some snowflakes using a Hobbycraft punch and mini pearls from my stash


Challenges:


'Ho! Ho! Ho!' - Creative Inspirations

'Christmas' - Dream Valley


Thanks for visiting and have a lovely (and 'safe' ) Christmas

Natxx



Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Santa Claus Is Coming!

We have a new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers and to help get you into the festive spirit we would like to see your Christmas projects, please pop in to the blog for more info and fab inspiration from the DT

I chose to use a stamp that I must have had for a fews years and never used - I don't know why not as it is just the cutest image:


Image - 'Jolly Reindeer' - Wild Rose Studio - I'd like to say that I fussy cut this image, but I actually cheated and used my birthday present from my lovely family which was a fabby Scan 'N' Cut (second-hand, but in perfect condition)
dotty paper - LOTV 8x8 pad
Dies used - Sue Wilson's 'Season's Greetings, Marianne Designs Christmas tree, some stitched snow banks and a tiny snowflake punch from Hobbycraft
Finished off with a bow  and mini pearls

Challenges:

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

'Winter Wonderland' - Creative Inspirations

'Spots or Stripes' - Sweet Stampin'

Christmas' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting and stay safe!
Natxx



Thursday, 19 November 2020

Let's play tag

 So, for the first time since I started making cards, I have finished my Christmas cards before the beginning of December, yay!

I actually finished them back in April - at least the lockdown was useful for something!

Anyway, onto this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers, which  is 'Add A Tag'

I have created a reasonably CAS card:


Image - magazine freebie which I cut out using the matching die

Paper - from Crafter's Companion  12 x 12 paper pad 'Garden of Love'

Dies used - 'Lace Corner Deco B' & 'Exotic Butterfly small' from Cheery Lynn & Creative Expressions' 'Faux Quilled Leaves'

I also used a little 'Spun Sugar' distress ink around the edge of the tag

Kraft card, ribbon & gems from stash

Challenges:

'Tags or Pockets' - Incy Wincy

'Lots of Layers' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting

Natxx




Thursday, 5 November 2020

The Lavinia Lockdown Extravaganza

Just had to pop in today to share this magical scene by Tracey from Lavinia Stamps
If you watch it on here on Youtube, you can enter a mega giveaway. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Going Dotty!

 We have a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and Karen wants you to 'Go Dotty' I don't know about you, but with the way the world is at the moment I've been dotty for the past few months!

Here is my dotty DT card:


Image - 'Christmas Owls' - Di's Digis

Papers - LOTV

Dies used - Marianne Designs Christmas tree and snowflakes

Finished off with enamel dots, a xmas sentiment and a bow


Challenges:

'Dies and/or punches' - Dream Valley


Thanks for visiting!

and keep on staying safe

Natxx



Tuesday, 20 October 2020

A challenge to die for

 Our challenge this week at PFP is to use 'Dies and/or Punches - another nice easy one, we are so kind to you! Don't forget to pop in to the blog for some lovely inspiration from the DT

We are being sponsored by Dr Digi and I have used one of the many fantastic image ( this one is just like my husband in the evening - except it's a dog on his lap in our house!) for my DT card:


Image - 'Napping Neville' - Dr Digi

Papers - 'Candles & Cake' -  Nitwit Collections

Kraft card, buttons & twine from stash

Dies used - 'Square Notched Corners' - Crafts Too


Challenges:

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


'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx



Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Hobbies/Pastimes at PFP

Well, I thought that the time would drag during this pandemic, but in fact, it seems to be racing away!  I can't believe that it is already my turn to choose a challenge theme at Passion for Promarkers

I do hope that you will join in my challenge of 'Hobbies/Pastimes'

We are being sponsored by All Dressed Up and I have used one of their lovely images for my DT card, she looks like she's really 'in the zone'!




Image - 'And Relax' - All Dressed Up

Papers - 'Snow Princess' - LOTV/Nitwits

I used a few different butterfly dies and made the background using 'Peacock Feathers' distress oxide ink with a sunburst stencil and finished up with ribbon and a bow and enamel dots from my stash 

Challenges:

'Spots & Dots or Inky Splats' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'More than one fold' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting and stay safe!

Natxx


Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Love is in the air

 We have another challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers and the theme is 'Wedding/Anniversary/Love'

We are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and I have used one of their fabulous images for my DT card


Image and sentiment- 'Couple person to annoy' - Bugaboo Stamps

Papers - 'Rustic Romance' 12 x 12 pad - Hobbycraft

Kraft card & pearls from stash

Dies used - Spellbinders 'Classic Ovals',  Sue Wilson's 'Itty Bitty Bow' & border strip from 'Lavish Swirls Diagonal' die set and a stitched heart die set

I also used Sue Wilson's 'Love Hearts' embossing folder on the base card


Challenges:

'Funny and/or Let's Celebrate' - Incy Wincy


'Wedding/Anniversary' - C.R.A.F.T.

Bingo - Bugaboo ( 3 layers, sentiment, embossing, bugaboo image)

I also followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2




Thanks for visiting! Stay safe
Natxx


Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Autumn is here!

 So, I was all organised this week, I had my DT card made and uploaded and had even made cards ready for the challenges up until Christmas and then I had one of those moments this morning where your stomach feels like it's hit your feet when I realised that I had blogged the wrong card - what a wally!

So here is the correct card for this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers which is 'Autumn/fall'


Image - 'Home sweet home' - Whimsy Stamps

Sentiment - LOTV

I'm afraid I can't remember where the papers are from

I used Crafter's Companion's 'Vine Leaves' embossing folder and some leaf dies, finishing off with a fussy cut acorn and bow


Challenges:

'Animal + Leaves' - Carlin's Card Paradise

'Use a die cut or punch' - I love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Use a hand-coloured image' -Allsorts


Thanks for visiting, stay safe

Natxx




Easy peasy!


Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Fab new theme at Passion for Promarkers

 Hi Everyone, hope you are holding up during this pandemic, maybe the end is in sight? (fingers crossed)

We have a fab new theme this week at PFP of 'Buttons and/or Bows, I have elected to use both on my DT card We are being sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and the DT got to play with this cute image, I just love it!

Image - 'Couples' - Crafty Sentiments

I used distress inks and oxide inks to create the night sky which could have been better in my opinion, but it was the first time I have tried something like this! I painted a circle with pearly paint for the moon and added some splatters to the background as well before adding my characters with 3d glue gel

Buttons and bows from stash

Wooden embellishment from Ebay


Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Carlin's Card Paradise

'Anything Goes' - Love to Craft


Thanks for visiting, stay safe!

Natxx


Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Flower Power

 Morning crafters! I'm here to let you know that we have a new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers, this week's theme is 'Flower Power' - so you can use any image so long as your projects feature some flowers somewhere. I have chosen to use the rather aptly named 'Flower Teddy' stamp from Penny Black - he's so cute! I have used flowery paper and flower embellishments, so I think I've covered the theme quite well!


Image - 'Flower Teddy' - Penny Black

Paper - 'Paper Posies' 6 x 6 pad - Dovecraft

Sentiment - LOTV

Pearls - The Hobby House

Bow & flowers from stash

Dies used - Sue Wilson's 'Double Stitched Squares'


Challenges: 


'Summer Fun' - Creative Inspirations


'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday


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


'Add Gems or Pearls or both' - Dream Valley


'Say it with flowers' - Penny Black & More


'Anything Goes' - Penny Black Saturday


Thanks for visiting and stay safe!

Natxx

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Girl Power!

Hi Crafters,
I can't believe we are nearly in August already, the year is just disappearing fast and just to confirm it - it is my turn yet again to set the challenge theme at Passion for Promarkers
I have chosen 'Girl Power' 
We would like to see feminine makes this fortnight
Don't forget to pop into the PFP blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my Teamies
We are being sponsored by All Dressed Up and I have used one of their wonderful digi stamps for my card and I went a bit easier on the embellishments this time for a more CAS look


This cutie is part of a set called 'Wear with Style' from All Dressed Up
The pretty rose gold filigree corner and all the pearls are from The Hobby House
The sentiment is from Hunkydory
Ribbon and pearly buckles from my stash
NO papers or die- cuts! 

Challenges:


Thanks for visiting!
Natxx




Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Animal Antics

We have a lovely easy challenge at Passion for Promarkers this fortnight, We would like to see your projects showing 'Animal Antics' - any animals doing anything. See - easy!
I immediately had a sort through my LOTV animal stamps - they are always so cute and easy to colour, so here are 'Patch and Puss '


Image - 'Patch and Puss On The Bench' - LOTV
Papers - Nitwit Collections 'Petal Fresh' 8 x 8 pad
Flowers & pearls - The Hobby House
Dies used: Spellbinders 'Scalloped Circles' and 'Curved Borders' Creative Expressions 'Double Stitched Squares' and the sentiment is from Hunkydory's 'Multi Aperture Frame' set

Challenges:

'I Spy With My Little Eye - Something beginning with B' - Allsorts (B is for bench)

'All Occasions' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting
Natxx


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Smile

Here we go again with a new challenge from Passion  for Promarkers. This time it's our lovely Linda who has set the challenge theme of 'Make Us Smile' I have been neglecting my LOTV stamps lately and thought it was time to break out some of their gorgeous digi stamps that I have not used since buying them ages ago, so here is 'Lazy Daisy' - this image always brings a smile to my face!


Image, sentiment - LOTV
Papers - LOTV/Nitwits 'Pastel Dreams' 8 x 8 pad
Ribbon and gems from stash
Horse charm - I've had for some time, not sure where it came from
I have used a 'stitched  scalloped rectangle' die from Creative Dies and a MFT cloud stencil for the background

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' with a option of 'Must have embellishments' - I Love Promarkers

'Create Your Own Background' - Sweet Stampin'

'So Cute' - Allsorts

'All Occasions' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting and stay safe
Natxx

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Flowers & Pearls at Passion for Promarkers

Morning Crafters, I hope you are all keeping well and safe and are still sane in these weird times!
We have a new challenge at PFP and as you can see from this blog title we would like to see pearls and flowers on your creations.
We have The Paper Shelter sponsoring us and the DT were able to choose an image to work with, so, please pop into the PFP blog to see how we have all used that image ( It never ceases to amaze me, how one image can be used so differently by several people!)
I made a Z card and as usual I'm not thrilled by the photo as the pretty papers look dark and dull, not at all like how they look in real life :( 

Image - 'Tulips' - The Paper Shelter
Papers - 'Grandma's Garden - The Paper Boutique
Flowers & pearls - The Hobby House
Bow from stash
Sentiment - computer generated
I used Spellbinders 'Curved Borders 2' die 

Challenges:
'Summer Colours' - Dream Valley


Thanks for stopping by!
Natxx



Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Haqppy Anniversary to Passion for Promarkers

Yes, it's our Anniversary! To celebrate we are having a Mega Challenge with numerous prizes - see more at PFP

Our theme is 'Spots And/or Stripes, so head over to the blog for some inspiration and get crafting!
I have chosen to use spots AND  stripes


Image - 'Fabulous Marci' - La La Land Stamps
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers -'Dots & Stripes' - 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park
Lace, flowers & bow from stash
Pearls - The Hobby House

Dies used - Spellbinders 'Modern Stationery'
I did the dots on her dress with a white gel pen

Challenges :
'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Fabulously Feminine' - Creative Inspirations

'Birthdays' - Cute Card Thursday

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

'Favourite Colours' - Dream Valley


Thanks for visiting and Stay Safe!
Natxx




Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Oh Baby!

So, here we are, still in lock-down and plenty of time for crafting! Our theme for this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 'Baby Projects'
Please pop in to the blog to see some inspiration (such cuteness going on!)

Baby clothes - Stamps by Chloe
Baby image -Crafter's Companion 'SWALK Treasured Baby'
I think the card is from Kanban - I've had it forever!
Flowers  & Pearls - The Hobby House
Pegs & bow from stash
Dies used - Spellbinders Ovals and Memory Box 'Precious Hearts'
I didn't have a 'congratulations die and so I settled for a good 'ole peel-off!
I inked the cloudy sky background with an MFT cloud stencil |& distress oxide ink (first time I've ever done this!)

Challenges:



'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Anything Goes' - Allsorts

'Favourite Colours' - Dream Valley - of course that's PINK!

'Anything Goes with optional twist Baby' - Crafty Catz


Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Animals at Passion for Promarkers

Hi Crafters, hope you are all safe and well and getting lots of crafting done!
We have a new challenge at PFP this week and it was my turn to choose a theme. As I don't 'do' difficult I chose  'Animals'
I was given the honour of choosing an image from our sponsor - The Paper Shelter and this is what the DT have got to work with, I think it's just adorable and you really should check out what the rest of the Team 2 girls have done with it over on the blog, their projects are just gorgeous!
Unfortunately the photo isn't great, I just couldn't get it sharper:(


Image - 'Ducklings' - TPS
Purple card, ribbon & bow from my stash
All other embellishments - The Hobby House
The border was cut with Joanna Sheen's 'Lace Edger Die'
Finished off with a die-cut sentiment

Challenges:

'Add A Bow' - Allsorts

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Party Time!

I hope that everyone is keeping well and safe, to help while away the time we have another challenge at Passion for Promarkers. This time we would like to see projects that are 'CAS' ( Clean & Simple) I always struggle with this theme as I love using lots of die-cuts and embellishments, but I was reasonably pleased with my DT card, not so much pleased with the photo tho'!




The cute image is 'Cuthbert Party' - Little Miss Muffett Stamps

Paper is from LOTV/Nitwits

Happy Birthday die-cuts - 'Fancy Font word Stamps & Dies' Crafter's Companion

Finished off with enamel dots

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx


Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Manly Make

I hope everyone is keeping well at the moment and for those of you in self-isolation, think of all the crafting you can get done! - silver lining and all that!
At Passion for Promarkers we are asking you to make 'Masculine' cards this week, please pop in to the blog to see some inspiration
My DT card:
front -

inside -


Image - 'Wheelbarrow Ted' - Di's Digis
Inside stamps and die-cuts - magazine freebie
Paper - LOTV/Nitwits
Finished off with some cloud die-cuts

Challenges:


'Embellish It Awesome' - Di's Digi Challenge

'One For The Boys' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting and keep safe!
Natxx




Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Favourite Colour Combo

Another Tuesday - another challenge at Passion for Promarkers - this time we want you to use your 'favourite colour combo'
Mine is pink and green, and I decided on a shaker card this time:

I have used an image from our sponsor Leann's World 101 her name is Nixie and you can find here 
Glitter card - Crafter's Companion
Pink stripey paper - 'Pastel Days' 12 x 12 pad from The Works
Pearls - The Hobby House
Wooden embellishments, lace & bow from my stash
I've used various leaf and vine dies as well as a bubble die cut from vellum
Clear sequins of different sizes for the shaker element
There is glitter on her body, but as usual my photographic skills have not captured it very well!
After I had put the acetate on I realised that I hadn't coloured her eyes - what a wally! It did bother me, but the thought of taking it apart and sucessfully putting it back together was just not a good one!


Challenges:

'Hand coloured images' - Incy Wincy
'For Girls Only' - Dream Valley







Friday, 21 February 2020

Lots of Love

I can't believe we are over half-way through February already! Unfortunately that means my stint as GDT for Conie Fong Art & Design Group is coming to an end and here is my last card:( Isn't he the cutest?!?

Image - 'Penguin Bundle of Hearts' - Conie Fong Etsy shop
Papers -  Phill Martin's 'Frosty Essentials' 8 x 8 paper pad
Yellow card - Hunkydory 'Adorable Scorable'
Dies used: 'Square Notched Corners' - Crafts Too, Banner die from The Works and 'With Love' sentiment die from Hunkydory's Moonstone die set 'Multi- Aperture Frame'
I have also used Creative Expressions 'Lovehearts' embossing folder on the yellow card (hard to see in photo)
Finished off with ribbon and a cute heart gemstone.

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' February challenge - Creative Inspirations

'Hand-coloured Image' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Seeing Triple

Gosh, the year is really disappearing fast! The challenges at Passion for Promarkers come around so quickly! we have a lovely easy one this week - 'Use 3 of Something' don't forget to pop in to the PFP blog to get all the info and see some amazing inspiration from the Team 2 girls

I have used 3 cute cat images from Bugaboo for my DT card

Papers - Dovecraft's 'Paper Posies' 6 x 6 pad
Dies used - 'With Love' from the  Hunkydory Moonstone 'Multi Aperture Frame' set
Finished off with ribbon and bows from my stash and some enamel dots from Whimsy Stamps

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy

'Hand -coloured Image' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Monday, 10 February 2020

A bit of a 'hearty' card!

I'm back to showcase my 3rd GDT card for Conie Fong for the February Challenge on Facebook  The theme is 'Love' and I think I might have over done it with the hearts! The image is called 'Sweetheart Bella with Love' and I think you will agree with me that she certainly is a sweetheart! The hardest thing about being a GDT for this challenge is narrowing down my choice of images from Conie's Etsy shop - it is jammed full of beautiful images!

Sorry about the photo heavy post, but as usual, I wanted to do a shaped card and chose this 'peek-a-boo' style of which there are several Youtube tutorials 

Front:


Middle:


Inside:

This one looks a bit lop-sided, but I didn't get the aperture central and had to jiggle my image to fit!

The gorgeous papers are from Dovecraft's 'Paper Posies' pad and I have inked the edges with 'Abandoned Coral' distress oxide ink
I have used Creative Expression's'Lovehearts'embossing folder on the front flap
Dies used: X-Cut 'mini filigree heart' and the 'large filigree heart' ( for the small hearts 'waste')
Finished off with a mini bow and enamel dot

Challenges:

'Love,love,love' - Incy Wincy

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

'February Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Love/Valentines - C. R. A. F. T.

'All you need is love' - Sweet Stampin'

'Add A Heart - Allsorts

'Love' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Floral Fancy Fold

It's my turn to choose a theme for the challenge at Passion for Promarkers and I have gone for 'Fancy Fold'so nice and simple - use any image, just make sure your project has some folds
Our sponsor is Uniko Stamps and I have used their free download from 'Simply Cards & Papercraft'- so pretty! My fancy fold is a twist 'n' pop card:
Front - 

Inside:

Papers - Hunkydory's 'Flowers of Britain'
Green card - Hunkydory's 'Adorable Scorable'
Dies used - Crafter's Companion 'Love' sentiment and Tonic's 'Ribbon & Bow' layering die
The gold hearts are the waste from using an X-Cut filigree heart die
Finished off with ribbon, a bow and pearls from my stash

Challenges:

'Love, love, love' - Incy Wincy

'Valentines' - Cute Card Thursday

'Love' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
~Natxx

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Sweet Yuki

Where is January going, it's been a blur so far. I am popping in to show off my latest creation as GDT for Conie Fong Art & Design on Facebook
I have made an easel card using this darling image- 'Yuki' from Conie Fong, you can find her on Etsy here.

green card - Hunkydory 'Adorable Scorable'
Pink paper - Nitwit Collections
I have made the mini fans using a fan wooden stamp that has been in my stash forever!
Dies used - 
Hunkydory moonstone dies 'Scalloped corner rectangles' Xcut swirly die
Crafter's Companion 'Fancy Font word die (Birthday)and stamps('Wishes')
And I have used the Martha Stewart Circular edge punch with the 'Deco Shell' cartridge
Finished off with a bow, pearls and flowers from my stash

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Green' - Cute Card Thursday

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Tag!

Well, here we are  3 weeks into January, christmas a distant memory! We have a new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers and the theme this time is 'Include A Tag'
Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps  and I have used one of their images for my card and a different one for my tag:

Card image - 'Love Monsters'
Tag image - ' Birthday Monster Sign'
Papers - Dovecraft
Dies used: X-Cut flower and Sue Wilson 'Double Stitched Octagons' 
Finished off with Whimsy Stamps enamel dots, some red ribbon and glossy accents for their eyes

Challenges:

'Children's Card + Stripes/Squares' - Carlin's Card Paradise

'Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy

'More Than A Single Word Sentiment' - Allsorts

'Spots and/or Dots' - Dream Valley

Thanks for stopping by
Natxx