Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Passion for Promarkers - December Extravaganza

Have you entered the December Extravaganza over at  Passion for Promarkers yet? the new challenge runs until 9am on the 5th January 2010 
You can use ANY COLOURS of ProMarkers and you can make ANYTHING BUT A CARD.

We have loads and loads of prizes to give away, so there will be loads of winners - want to see the prize list?

Grand Prize: 148 ProMarkers from the fabulously generous Letraset - that's the entire collection including all the old and new colours

Plus they have donated another 2 x 5 Promarker Theme Packs

 Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits have donated 8 prizes of Sugar Nellie stamps: 
4x Maggie & Hamish stamps PLUS 4x Home Grown stamps

Joanna Sheen has donated a £10 voucher to spend in her online shop

Stampeezee have also donated a £10 voucher to spend with them

Whiff of Joy have donated a Fred, Celebrating Elephant stamp designed by Alison Acton

Julie is an Independent Stampin Up! Demonstator and she is giving away a stamp set and ribbon

To give you all a bit more inspiration, the design team have made some more "anything but a card" creations, you'll get all the links on my sidebar. 

This time I decided to make crackers for the xmas dinner table, I don't know about you - but I'm totally fed up with the rubbish they put in shop-bought crackers, the only alternative seems to be to pay through the nose for expensive ones that have half decent gifts inside - but they still end up in the bin after xmas anyway. So I decided to make my own. Graham's offshore for Xmas and New Year this year, so my mum and dad are coming over for their Xmas lunch with me and the kids. I'm going to make a cracker for everyone.

I cheated a bit and used a cracker making kit from Hobbycraft which includes the cracker body, cracker snaps, jokes, and paper hats.
The image is a digi stamp from The Greeting Farm, coloured with promarkers: Baby Pink and Blush for her skin, Caramel, Cocoa and Walnut for her hair, Ruby and Burgundy, Pine and Holly for her clothing and Silver for the bells on her hat and boots.
I cut the image with oval nesties in the cuttlebug and attached with Anita's xmas ribbon, and also added ribbon from my stash at either end.
So this was a very quick make, just need to find something nice to put in it now lol
Here's the image close-up...


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debbi,
These are gorgeous. I'm waiting to get down to Sarah's just after Christmas so I can borrow her Promarkers to enter this challenge. Can't wait.
Fiona x

Michele said...

Gorgeous cracker Debbi. Love all the glitter and the cute image you've used also. Hugs Michele x

Squirrel x said...

Already done mine (she says smugly) - did a Countdown To Christmas calendar for home. Love your cracker hun, what a brilliant idea! Hugs, Squirrel xx

Riet said...

What beautiful Debbi,i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Great cracker and just love that image

Hugs and Happy holidays
Lorraine x

dawnmarieg said...

Gorgeous cracker Debs, love the colours. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Kat said...

You're right about shop bought crackers. Had a meal at a nice hotel on Monday. Crackers looked lovely but just rubbish in them! Hand made will be much nicer and yours will have great images on them.

Kat xx

Natalie said...

What a gorgeous cracker, I love all the glitter. x

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