Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Butterflies

 After watching the Queen getting a lovely send-off, I realised that I hadn't created a post for tomorrow's challenge at Passion for Markers - so here it is! 

Warning - butterfly overload!

We would like you to 'Use A Rubber Stamp' on your projects this time, something I much prefer to do as my ink always seem to smudge when I colour digital stamps!

I have used an 'oldie', but a 'goodie' from LOTV on my DT card



Image -  'James - Butterflies' - LOTV coloured with Promarkers and Hunkydory Tri-Blends

Blue checked paper - ~Phill Martin's 'Frosted Essentials' 8x8 premium inserts paper pad

The frame, blue butterflies and sentiment are all from the 'Butterfly Ballet' die set from The Paper Boutique

Finished off with a bow and Hunkydory gems

Challenges: 

'ATG with dies' - Happy Little Stamper


Thanks for popping in!

Natxx

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Tres Chic

 I'm here with another challenge from Passion for Markers and we have something a little different for you - Linda would like to see your take on her theme of 'A Night On The Town'

Don't forget to pop in to the blog to see some fantastic inspiration from the Team 2 girls. The DT were allowed some images from our sponsor - Sheepski Designs and here is my DT card:



Image - '50s Chic' - Sheepski Designs

Sentiment - High Heels' - Hero Arts

Backing card - Kanban's 'Birthday Celebrations'

Dies used: Spellbinders 'Modern Stationery', 'Standard Circles' and 'Scalloped Circles', bow die from Sue Wilson's 'Finishing Touches' and handbag and shoes which I have to confess were an Etsy purchase, so not sure from which company!

Finished off with pearls from Hunkydory and a rhinestone from Hobby House


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx


Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Walkies!

 I'm back to tell you about this week's challenge at Passion for Markers and this time we want to see 'Cute Animals' on your projects please

Di's Digis is our sponsor and she has tonnes of cute animal images to choose from, but in the end, as an owner of a very cute l'il Westie, I just had to opt for this image which I flipped and coloured one in blue and one in pink (Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers). I made them into a 'Triple floating diamond card' - following Sam Calcott's YouTube video

Unfortunately there haven't been too many walkies  for us recently due to the heat! We are waiting for some cooler weather and then I think there will be some marathon walks in order!

The finished card was a bit tricky to photograph - sorry about the background of the back of my house!


Image - 'Westie walkies' - Di's Digis

Papers - Etsy

Finished off with bows and a doggy charm

Challenges:

'ATG' - Carlin's Kaartenparadis

'ATG' - Creative Inspirations

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Hummingbird in turquoise

We have a new challenge this week at Passion for Markers and Karen would like us to 'Say it with Flowers' 

We are being sponsored by Leann's World 101 and I have used one of their images for my DT card which is a little outside of my comfort zone of 'cute' but the image is so pretty, I hope I have done it justice (not a particularly 'real life' colour scheme, but one of my favourites)


Image - 'Sweet Nectar' - Leann's World 101

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

Turquoise card - Creative Expressions 'Foundation Card'

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Dies used: corner die from Sue Wilson's 'Austrian Collection' and Craft Too's 'Square Notched Corners'

Finished off with some white card candi from Craftwork Cards and a bow from my stash

Challenges:

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

'ATG' - Creative Inspirations

Thanks for dropping in!

Natxx




Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Pretty In Pink

 Hello!

Here we are again, time for another challenge at Passion for Markers

and this week we have a fab challenge from Elaine who has chosen a theme of '
'Let's Have Some Pink' - right up my alley!


This cute image 'Tess - Summer Fun' is from our sponsor Crafty Sentiments

The paper on the front is from LOTV

The inside of the card is covered with some embossed white card from Kanban, 

Sentiment - Kanban's Holly Hobbie

Finished off with a bow and some flowers from my stash

Challenges:

'ATG with the option of summery colours' - I Love Promarkers


'Summer' - Allsorts


'Summer Sun' - Creative Inspirations


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Ho,ho,ho!

 As you might have deducted from my post title, this week's challenge theme at Passion for Markers is Christmassy!

It was my turn to choose this time and I have opted for 'Christmas In July'

Please pop by the blog for some super inspiration from the team 2 girls - they have done me very proud!


Image (a real pleasure to colour) -'Hugs for Santa' -  Redonkadoodles 

Background paper and both sentiments - LOTV

Finished off with some poinsettias ( not sure where the dies are from), a bow,  some Hunkydory glittery red gems and some Stickles.

'Snowflakes' - Christmas Crafts All Year Round

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx



Tuesday, 28 June 2022

New challenge at PFM

 Here we are again, I can't believe we have passed the longest day of 2022 already!

This week's challenge at Passion for Markers has been set by Lisa and she would like to see your projects on the theme of 'Anything But A Birthday'

Our sponsor Polkadoodles generously gave the DT a choice of images to use and so here is my card inspired by Sam Calcott's Youtube video

and inside:

Image - 'Bella Bouquet' - Polkadoodles

Papers - LOTV paper pad (discontinued)

Finished off with paper flowers and a bow

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week

Natxx


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

No. 1 Dad

 We have a new challenge for you at Passion for Markers and this time Linda would like to see projects using the theme 'Transport' 

We are being sponsored by Dr Digi's HOS and I have used one of their fab images on my DT card which I coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and I decided to make it  into a Father's Day card:


Image - 'Gokart Gordon' - Dr Digi's HOS

Check paper - Etsy

Trophy die-cut - Ebay

Finished off with a 'rosette' made from the end of a banner die and a Spellbinders' 'Scalloped circle die

Challenges:

'ATG' - I Love Promarkers

'Masculine' - Creative Inspirations

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

Thanks for popping in!

Natxx

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Little Elephant

 Morning, I'm just popping by to remind you of our new challenge starting today at Passion for Markers 

The theme is another favourite of mine - '3 Or More Layers' so you can go mad on this one, add loads of layers and embellishments!

We are sponsored by Star Jam Lines this time and the DT got to create with this little cutie:


Image - 'Little Elephant' - Star Jam Lines,  coloured with a mixture of Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers

Papers are from The Paper Boutique's 'Perfect Partners' 8x8 pad (mint & white)

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Flowers and pearls - The Hobby House

I have used Sue Wilson's 'Noble Pierced Squares' to create different layers


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx


Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Happy Anniversary To Us!

 I cannot believe that it is already time for our Anniversary Challenge at Passion for Markers

Our theme is one of my favourites - 'Spots and/or Stripes'

Both DT teams will be providing cards for your inspiration, so please pop into the blog to see what we have all created and to check out the zillion prizes up for grabs!

I look forward to seeing all your lovely makes :)


Image - 'Scooter's Buddies' - LMM (this digital stamp is from way, way back, but it's just so cute!)

Papers - 'Dots 'n Stripes' - Sue Wilson

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Flowers, ribbon, pearls from stash

Challenges:

 'Anything for a Birthday' - Allsorts

'Add Embellishments' - Dream Valley


Thanks for dropping by!

Natxx


Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Lazy Afternoon

I am very excited about the new challenge at Passion for Markers as we are being sponsored by LOTV - one of, if not, my ultimate favourite stamp shops! 

I am getting ahead (for once) with my Fathers day cards( which I sell at my Stroke Association social meetings - all proceeds going to the charity)

My card has been made with everything LOTV and as our theme is 'One for the Boys/Men' I have kept it fairly CAS (a very hard thing to do as I love my pearls, gems and glitter!)


Image - 'Lazy Afternoon' - LOTV

sentiment - LOTV

checked paper - LOTV 8 x 8 paper pad (sadly, no longer available)

Couldn't resist adding some cute buttons, but decided against a bow!

I have used one of the dies from 'Stitched scallop basic edges' by MFT

Challenges:

'Use A die-cut or punch' - Incy Wincy

'Favourite stamps and/or dies' - Allsorts (LOTV stamps)


I can't wait to see your projects!

Thanks for dropping by

Natx

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Pretty Mermaid

 Another Tuesday - another challenge at Passion for Markers!

It was my turn to choose a theme this week and instead of my usual 'use pink' I have gone for 'Mythical Creatures'

The DT were allowed to choose an image to play with from our sponsor Leann's World 101 and we chose this pretty mermaid - don't forget to pop in to the blog to see what the other girls did with her here. It never ceases to amaze me how we can all come up with such different ideas for the same image!


Image - 'Adriana' - Leann's World 101

I decided against any papers for this card (shock, horror!)and went with 'Squeezed Lemonade' distress oxide inked through a bubble stencil instead 

I used Spectrum Noir markers to colour her and added some stickles to her tail

Gems - The Hobby House

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Finished off with a bow from my stash

Challenges:

'ATG' - Dream Valley


Thanks for visiting!

Natxx


Tuesday, 29 March 2022

New challenge at PFM

 So, we finally saw some sunshine this week, yay!

And to add to the spring-like feeling, we have a new challenge at Passion for Markers - this week Lisa would like to see projects based on our theme of  'In the Garden', we are being sponsored by SheepSki Designs and the DT got to play wih some of their lovely digi stamps, so here is my DT card:


Image - 'Wild Flower' - SheepSki Designs

Daisy paper - The Paper Boutique's Perfect Partners 8 x 8 pad in mint and white

Kraft card & bow from stash

Sentiment - Kanban's 'Holly Hobbie'

Pearls and flowers - The Hobby House

I found a cute toadstool digi stamp, coloured it to match and fussy cut it out just to balance out the card

Challenges:


'Spring Flowers' - Creative Inspirations

'In the Garden' - Allsorts

'Springtime' - Dream Valley

'Flowers'- SheepSki Designs


Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Sapphire Fairy

 We have another challenge for you starting today over at Passion for Markers, I don't think I have ever seen this theme before, but it s a fun one - 'Inspired by your birthstone'

My birthstone is sapphire, so my fairy from Stampers Delights is coloured in blues:


Image - 'Chibi-Fuchsia-Fairy' - Stampers Delights

Paper - LOTV pad

rhinestones - The Hobby House

I used a daisy punch for the border and added some ribbon and a bow from my stash

Dies used - flowers and leaves from Sue Wilson's 'Cosmos Flowers' and 'Square Notched Corners' from Crafts Too for the card shape and mats and layers

Finished off with some stickles on the fairy wings

Challenges:

'Add some bling' - Dream Valley (rhinestones)

Thanks for dropping in

Natx

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Feminine at Passion for Markers

Morning Crafters, I hope you are all well and are ready for a new challenge at Passion for Markers - we have a new theme this week - Kitty would like to see some 'Feminine' projects please

Don't forget to pop in to the Blog to get some girly inspiration!


I have used 'Nana Nancy' from our sponsor Colour Of Love for my DT card:


 Papers - LOTV

Sentiment - Kanban's Holly Hobbie

I have used some  dies from Daisy May - 'Distressed Rectangle Torn Edges' and Sue Wilson's 'Cosmos Flowers'

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

Challenges:

'Hand -coloured Image' - Allsorts

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Favourite Colours

 We have a new challenge starting today at Passion for Markers - another nice and easy one, Karen would like you to use your 'Favourite Colours' on your projects

We are being sponsored by Dr Digi and I have used one of their images (this one really makes me smile)on my DT card

I am in a phase of making different shaped cards and this time I chose to make a diamond easel card - courtesy of a Youtube video by Sam Calcott which you can find here.  My favourite colours always include pink and here I have teamed it up with turquoise.


Image - 'Eunice' - Dr Digi

Papers - LOTV 8X8 pad

I have used a Lavinia Stamps star stamp to try and make it look 'magical'

Finished off with a bow, flowers and gems from my stash

Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter my card:

'2 or more patterned papers' - Dream Valley 

Natxx



Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Step Into Spring

 Morning All, I'm just popping in to remind you that we have a new challenge starting today over at Passion for Markers and this time, Elaine would like you to use 'Spring Colours' on your projects, there is some lovely inspiration for you on the PFM blog - here

I have used an image from our sponsors for my DT card and have used green and yellow as my Spring colours - this combination is fast becoming my new favourite!


Image - 'Phoebe' - Leann's World 101 coloured using a mix of Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs

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

Dies used - Spellbinders circle, Spellbinders 'Stately Circles'

Finished off with a bow, pearls,  a Hobby House gem and some fine glitter on her wings

Challenges:

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

Thanks for visiting!

Natx


Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Use A Die

 Morning all, sorry for the late post - I had to abandon posting this yesterday due to an emergency trip to the vet as our little Westie decided that her breakfast would be a packet of chewing gum!! After inducing vomiting, the vet said no harm had been done and we brought her home, thank goodness!

S, back to the challenge - it's my turn to choose a theme this week at Passion for Markers and I decided not to go with my normal 'pink' theme and instead I would like you to use at least one die on your project - I went a bit mad and used 3 different dies on my card, I wasn't sure at first about all the white space on my card, but I think it turned out ok in the end:


Image (from our sponsor ) is 'Hedgehog Flower' - All Dressed Up Stamps

Dies used: For the card shape I used the beautiful 'Butterflies In Flight' border die and I also used Spellbinders' 'Floral Oval' and  'Intricate Bunting' from Intricut

I used my Spectrum Noir markers and some Promarkers to colour and finished off with a Kanban sentiment and a rainbow bow

Challenges:

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

'ATG' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything New'( the image and 2 of my dies) - Dream Valley

Thanks for dropping by!

Natxx

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

January Blues

 Happy New Year! 

And with the New Year comes a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers - Lisa would like you to use shades of blue for this challenge, remember to pop in to the Promarker Blog for some blue inspiration

I decided to use a fun image for this one as I'm feeling a bit blue and could do with cheering up (Covid ripped through the family like a bowling ball, knocking everyone off their feet!)

And I got ahead on my Birthday cards for 2022,  this one is not due until May


Image - 'Dorky Dragon' - Whimsy Stamps

Papers by Sue Wilson from Creative Expressions

I used some alphabet dies to cut out the recipient's name

Finished off with some enamel dots and a bow

Inside:


Challenges:
'For A Baby/Child' - CCC Digi Creations

Thanks for visiting!

Natxx