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


 'Anything for a Birthday' - Allsorts

'Add Embellishments' - Dream Valley

Thanks for dropping by!


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


'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


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


'ATG' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!


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


'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


'Add some bling' - Dream Valley (rhinestones)

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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


'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 


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


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

Thanks for visiting!


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


'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!


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


'For A Baby/Child' - CCC Digi Creations

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