Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Feeling Blue

 Another Tuesday already - this year is going so fast, it's nearly Christmas!

We have a new challenge at Passion for Markers - 'Make It Cute'  - a nice easy one for you, please visit the PFM blog for more details and some super cute inspiration from the Team 2 girls.

I used an image from All Dressed Up Stamps (our sponsor for this challenge) and it was so easy to find an image to fit the challenge as all their images are so cute!

I decided to move away from the pinks as most of my cards seem to be pink! I decided to go for brown and blue - this is outside my comfort zone as I have a bit of a mental block when it comes to blue, but I think she came out well in the end 


Image - 'Piggyback' - ADU Stamps

Paper is from a LOTV 8X8 pad

Kraft card, bow  and flowers from my stash 

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Finished off with a flower pearl from Hobby House 

Challenges:

'Anything Goes with an ADU image' - ADU Stamps 

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday - LAST EVER CHALLENGE :(

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

Thanks for dropping by!

Natxx


Tuesday, 28 September 2021

In The Pink

 Morning Crafters, I'm just popping in to remind you that a new challenge has started at Passion for Markers today and the theme - chosen by Yours Truly is 'In The Pink' nice and easy for you! Our sponsor is Leann's World 101 and I have made a reverse easel card -card tutorial from Sam Calcott on Youtube using their sweet mermaid for my DT card:


Image - 'Thessa' - Leann's World 101

Digital Papers - LOTV
I used some circle dies and a 'bubble' die and finished it all off with some pink net-like fabric, a bow, gems and enamel dots 


Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Bee Happy

 Morning Crafters, it's Tuesday again, so, you know what that means! Yes, we have a new challenge for you at Passion for Promarkers - we woud like to see your project feature 'Something (or things) Beginning with the letter B'

I decided to make my main feature  Bees and I found this super cute image on Etsy, isn't she sweet?! I wanted to make my card hexagonal - like honeycomb, but the nearest dies I have are octagonal, I think it turned out ok anyway! My things beginning with a B are - bees, black, bow and Birthday


Image - 'Just Bee Cause' - Babycakesdnd Etsy shop

Black card from Lynda Chapman, dotty card from stash

Finished off with a bow and some cute little wooden bees

Card shape and mats and layers cut using Sue Wilson's 'Double Stitched Octagon' dies

Challenges:

'Dots |&/or Stripes &/or Checks' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Make It Digital' - Dream Valley

Thanks for dropping by!

Natxx



Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Surprise!

It's Tuesday again - so that means a new challenge has started at Passion for Markers and this week the theme is 'Add A Sentiment' - nice and easy!  Our sponsor is Dr Digi's House Of Stamps and so I haved used their image 'Connie Confectionery' - she just makes me smile and as I have aquired a few more Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend pens , I have used a gorgeous pink one to colour up the image, I have kept my card simple again as I'm just not into 'difficult' at the moment:


 Papers - 'Soft Cuddles (pink)' - LOTV

Sentiment - Kanban 'Holly Hobby'

I used a petal die for my 'balloons'

Finished off with pink gems and white bows

Challenges:

'Anything Goes with the option of more than one layer' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes with optional bright colours' - Cute Card Thursday

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx


Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Totally Turquoise

Morning everyone, We have a new challenge starting today at Passion for Markers  and we would like you to 'Add A Tag' to your projects.

Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and I have used one of their lovely digi stamps on my DT card - this is 'Emmi Loo - Just Me'

Things have been pretty hectic for me recently and so I kept my card fairly simple, using my second favourite colour - turquoise and I have a confession to make - I used a Spectrum Noir 'Tri-blend' marker for all the turquoise colouring and I must admit I found having 3 shades of the same colour in one pen really simple and convenient.


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

I used Hunkydory's 'Inverted Corner Rectangle' nesting dies as well as a tag and a daisy die and  finished things off with a small white bow

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

Thanks for popping by

Natxx

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Pink and green!

 We have one of my favourite challenge themes starting today at Passion for Markers - we would like to see your 'Favourite Colours' on your projects. 

My all time favourite colour combo is pink and green and although I have used this image more than once before, I just love her and couldn't resist featuring her again!


Image - 'Aimi with lantern' - LOTV

Paper - Etsy

I used Crafter's Companion's 'Nature's Garden Chinoiserie frame' die popped up on 3d foam and finished off with a couple of stamped fans and another lantern plus a big pink gem.

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx


Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Cheers!

 Oh my gosh, how hot is it? I don't enjoy crafting in this weather - everything seems to stick to me and I can't risk turning on a fan!

 But I have persevered as we have a new challenge at Passion for Markers and this week it's 'Celebrate' , for my DT card I have used an image from our sponsor Sheepski Designs ( I'm really into Gnomes at the moment and couldn't resist this image)


Image - 'Acorn Ale' -Sheepski Designs

Papers - Etsy

Sentiments printed and cut on my scan 'n' cut and mounted on to Kraft card

Finished off with some cloud die-cuts

|Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'All Occasions' - Dream Valley


Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Animals at Passion for Markers

 Morning everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the sunshine? (well, it's sunny here, for now!)

It's my turn to choose a theme for our Passion for Markers challenge and I have a nice easy one for you - 'Animals',

We are being sponsored by JMC Designs and I have used one of their cute dinosaurs on my DT card - This is 'Deloradocus'



Papers - LOTV/Nitwits 8x8  pad 'Perfect Pair'

Sentiment - LOTV

The fence is cut from a Marianne Designs die x4 and stuck together

Finished off with a bow and flowers from my stash

Challenges:


Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'All Occasions' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx




Saturday, 26 June 2021

World's Best Dad

 Oh, my goodness, this post is so late! I'm here to tell you about the latest challenge at Passion for Markers and although the post is late, you still have time to enter your creations for the theme of 'Keep It Slim' We are being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps and I have chosen to use one of their fab digis on my DT card:


Image - 'World's Best Dad' - Dr Digi

Plain card - Hunkydory 'Adorable Scorable' 

Starry Paper and sentiment  -LOTV

Stars cut using - 'Starburst' die - Joanna Sheen

Finished off with glossy accents on his mug and glasses

Challenges:

'Slimline Card' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx



Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Make It Masculine

 I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine recently! I'm dropping by to tell you about the latest challenge at Passion for Markers, which is 'Masculine'

I always struggle with this theme, but I remembered I had this cute image squirreled away and made a Father's Day circle easel card with it:


image - 'Finkle under the mushrooms' - Colour Of Love

Sentiment - LOTV

Papers - LOTV/Nitwits

Brown card - Hunkydory 'Mattastic'

Finished off with some cute toadstool buttons from my stash

Challenges:

'For The Men' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' (with the option of garden/outside) - I Love Promarkers

'ATG' - Cute Card Thursday

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

'Magical Worlds' - Allsorts

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx



Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Ribbon and Lace at PFM

Hello again! I'm here to tell you about our latest challenge at Passion for Markers - 'Ribbon and/or Lace' 

We are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter and the DT were able to choose an image to play with - check out the PFM blog to see what my Teamies did with it.


Image - 'Maggie' - The Paper Shelter

The pretty paper at  the bottom is from The Paper Tree and I have embossed the white card at the top using Crafter's Companion 'Vine Leaves' embossing folder

Ribbon and lace from my stash

Finished off with some enamel dots



Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Happy Anniversary to us!

 I really can't believe we've come around again to Passion for Markers Anniversary!

But, we really have! And to celebrate we have one of our legendary challenges with zillions of prizes up for grabs, so do pop over to the PFM blog to check them all out

Our theme is 'Spots and/or Stripes'

I have used an image from LOTV that I used eons ago when I found it in one of LOTV's art pads and, so I thought I'd never have the chance to use it again. HOWEVER, I popped in to the LOTV shop on Etsy, got in touch with Lisa and a little while later, was the proud owner of this cute digi stamp - a huge Thank you to Lisa for helping me out!




Image - 'Umbrella Bunny' - LOTV/Etsy

Papers - 'Acorn Wood' 6x6 pad - Hunkydory

Sentiment - 'Holly Hobbie' - Kanban 

Flowers, bow, gems and umbrella charm - from my stash

Dies used - Spellbinders' 'Floral Ovals' and a butterfly punch from Hobbycraft

Challenges:

'ATG with the option of Add A Sentiment' - I Love Promarkers

'Embellish' - Cute Card Thursday


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Cute!

 Another Tuesday, another challenge at Passion for Markers and this time Karen would like you to 'Say It With Flowers'

I have used  the cutest l'il bunny on my DT card:


Image - 'Spring Bunny Daisies' - LOTV

Paper - Nitwits/LOTV

Sentiment - LOTV

Gems and bow from my stash

Punched daisy frame from a 'Paper Boutique' usb and cut out on my scan n cut

Flowers cut from a daisy die

Challenges:

Mother's Day and/or flowers - Incy Wincy

'ATG with the option of Girly' - I Love Promarkers

'Embellish It' - Dream Valley


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx


Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Add A Heart!

 We have another great challenge starting at Passion for Markers today and we would like to see a heart on your projects, so pop along to the blog to see some fab inspiration from Team 2

I thought this sweet image is perfect for this theme as she is holding a heart-shaped box of choccies!


Image - 'Bella with Gift' - Conie Fong

Papers - LOTV

doily - Docrafts

Finished off with ribbon, pearls and a bow

Challenges:

'Ribbon/Twine' - Cute Card Thursday

'ATG with option of Add Ribbon' - Allsorts


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx



Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Surprise!

 It's my turn to set the theme for this week's challenge at Passion for Markers and I have chosen a nice easy one - 'Animal Antics'

Don't forget to pop into the blog to find all the details and get some inspiration from the Team 2 girls

I have used a Penny Black stamp that I have used for DT cards more than once before, but I do  love it, it stamps so well and is easy to colour.  I have made a centre panel card inspired by Sam Calcott's Youtube video:




Inside:

Image - 'Surprise! - Penny Black

Papers - Crafter's Companion 'Garden of Love' 12 x 12 pad

Green 'Adorable Scorable' card - Hunkydory

Finished off with enamel dots and mini wooden ladybirds

Challenges:

'Anything Goes/Cute' - Penny Black Saturday

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx










Tuesday, 23 March 2021

PFM latest challenge

 Is it really Tuesday tomorrow already? The time seems to be flying lately!

So, we have a new challenge today at Passion for Markers and we would like to see projects that feature 'Bunnies And/or Blooms'

I managed to feature both a cute bunny and blooms on my DT card:


Unfortunately, I cannot, for the life of me remember where I got this image, all I can say is that it is a black and white image I have had forever!He is very cute though, isn't he!

Papers - 'Country Meadow' - Nitwit Collections

Flowers, pearls  and bow from my stash

Dies used - 'Lacey Circles' 'Classic Circles' and 'Scalloped Circles' all from Spellbinders,  Sue Wilson's 'Double Stitched Squares 'Apple Blossom's 'Banner and Bloom' die set (swirly flourishes) and a Hobbycraft mini butterfly punch

Challenges:

'Spring Fever' - Cute Card Thursday

'Anything Goes'  - Dream Valley


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx


Tuesday, 9 March 2021

What A Softie!

 Morning crafters, I hope you are all surviving this recent 'Lockdown' ok.

I'm here to tell you about our latest challenge at Passion For Markers which is 'Soft Finishes' don't forget to visit the blog for all the info and Team 2 inspiration.

Image - This was a free stamp set from a magazine ages ago, but  I think it was from Crafter's Companion

Papers are from Nitwits/LOTV 8x8 paper pad 'Petal Fresh'

Ribbon, bow and card candy are from my stash as are the fabric roses which I have had forever.

Challenges:

'Anything Goes with the option of using pretty papers' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

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

'Pretty In Pastels'- Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

One For The Ladies

We have a brand new challenge starting today at Passion for Markers and the theme is 'Feminine' so you can go mad with the ribbon, lace and flowers for this one!

We are being sponsored by JMC Designs and I have used a JMC image on my card:


Image - 'Brittany Bloom' - JMC Designs
Paper - 'Garden of Love' 12 x 12 pad - Crafters Companion
Ribbon and pearls from my stash
Flowers - The Hobby House
Dies used: Marianne Designs fence and leaves

Challenges:
'Anything Goes (with the option of Birthday)' - I Love Promarkers

'Hand  Coloured  Image' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natx

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Let's Celebrate!

 I hope everyone is safe and well and not too snowed in! (we have more snow than I have ever seen - lovely to look at, but not so good when you are a bit on the short side like my little westie who can hardly walk in it, lol!)

We have a new challenge at Passion for Markers starting today and the theme is 'Celebrations' so lots of scope here to be as creative as you want

I chose a rather aptly named image for my DT card:


Image - 'Zoe celebrates' - Make It Crafty

Dotty card - The Hobby House

Pearls & bow from my stash

Dies used: Flag die from The Works and 'Square Notched Corners' - Crafts Too

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday


Thanks

 for visiting

Natx



Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Nice weather for ducks!

 We have a new challenge today at Passion for Markers, one of my favourites - 'Buttons and/or Bows'

The DT were allowed to choose an image from our sponsor and so I got to play with this cutie:


Image - 'Feeding the ducks' - All Dressed Up

Papers - Country Meadow' - Nitwit Collections

Pink card ( looks lilac in the photo), lace, buttons and bow from stash

 Dies used -Lisa Horton's 'Nested postage slims', Hunkydory's 'Vintage labels' and Crafter's Companion's 'Be-bunni border'


Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes with an ADU image' - All Dressed Up

Thanks for visting!

Natxx


Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Friends

 Happy New Year (let's hope it is, anyway!!)

Today there is a new challenge at Passion for Markers - we have had a name change for the new year and opened up the challenges to the use of any markers (make sure you visit the blog to check out the challenge details and see our newly designed blog)and this time it is my choice of challenge theme, I have gone for an oldie,but goodie and have chosen 'Favourite Colour Combo'

I have lots of favourites, but my number 1 is green & pink, which is  what I have used on this cute image from our sponsor . I  got the inspiration for this 'envelope gatefold card' from Sam Calcott on Youtube:

FRONT


MIDDLE


INSIDE



Image - 'Friends. Girl with kitty read - Star Jam Lines

The gorgeous papers are all from Crafter's Companion's 'Nature's Garden' 12x12 paper pad

Dies used - stitched circles from Cottage Cutz and the flag is from The Works


Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday

'Favourite Colour' - Allsorts


Thanks for visiting and 'stay safe' (AGAIN!!)

Natxx