Tuesday 30 March 2010

Passion for Promarkers #45 - 2 Images

I had to give this challenge quite a bit of thought this week - using 2 images on a card isn't as easy as I first thought. So for this week's DT card for Passion for Promarkers I decided to keep it simple and went with my timeless Gorjuss Girls.

This week you could win a 5-pack of Promarkers from

And just a wee note to let you know that I won't be commenting this week as we're away on a wee break.
This post has been scheduled.
And remember - for another chance to win some digi stamps, pop over to the Digi Friday Weekend Workshop and see Gina's fabulous tutorial.

Images: Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers - Warm Grey 1-5
Papers are all SEI Clare from Bunny Zoe Crafts, cardstock is core'dinations, pearls are papermania and the greeting is Craftwork Cards

Here's a close up of those GG's

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Sugar Nellie Spotlight

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I'm so honoured to be in the Sugar Nellie Spotlight this week - as you all probably know by now, I'm a huge SN fan.

So pop over and have a nosey, there's also some candy to enter too.

Passion for Promarkers #44 - Springtime + animal

Finally Spring seems to be making an appearance - not before time! The snowdrops and crocuses are all out in the garden, and the other spring bulbs are all starting to ease themselves out of the ground too.
So Denise has chosen Springtime as the theme this week at Passion for Promarkers and she has an added extra - you have to include an animal and of course you can use any colours of promarkers.

Just for a wee change I thought I'd make a boys card - I'll be giving this one to my wee boys for Easter.

We also have a fabulous prize from Angel Crafts - £10 to spend in Angela's online store.

Image: Pets Corner from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers: Pale Pink & Blush for the skin, Caramel, Cocoa and Walnut for his hair, Pastel Green & Mint Green, Lime Zest, Lime Green and grass for his clothes, Cool Grey 2 and 5 for the soles of his shoes and for the cat and dog.

The lime paper is Basic Grey Lemonade and the stripy paper is Making Memories Just Chillin Boy, yellow card stock is core'dinations and the white card candy is from Craftwork Cards

Monday 22 March 2010

Digistamp Boutique - GDT

This week is going to be hectic, I'm a bit like a duck at the moment - I look all calm and serene, but under the water my legs are madly paddling away. We go on holiday on Friday and I wanted to get up to date with all my DT commitments before I go. We're taking the kids to Flamingoland again for a week, and we're hitting 2 birds with 1 stone as we've arranged the ESP Meet for the first Saturday there too. So I'm looking forward to meeting some new faces from Extra Special Parents, and also to seeing some old friends too.

So, moving on, here's a couple of cards I made for my Digistamp Boutique GDT spot. I treated myself to some new papers - you may have noticed over the last few days posts lol I bought the 2 new Basic Grey pads and some paper stacks from Wild Rose Studios which are just perfect for this time of year.

Image: Shelly Turtle & Flowers from Digistamp Boutique, colioured with promarkers
Kraft card from SU, papers from Wild Rose Studio Milton collection, ribbon is Papermania (it has pink flowers on one side so I used the reverse) Flower is Petaloo, card candy and greeting from Craftwork Cards
and here's Shelly's close up...
I'd like to enter my Shelly card into...
Cupcake Crafts - Going Green

This second card is another Easter card, using one of Digistamp Boutique's fabulous spring/easter images

Image: A touch of Spring from Digistamp Boutique coloured with promarkers
Papers are all Floral stack from Wild Rose Studios, card is core'dinations, ribbon is Making Memories Sydney trims, pearls are from Hobbycraft and the greeting is Craftwork Cards

Here's the cute wee chick and ladybird's close-up...

I'd like to enter my chick card in the following challenges...
Rosie-D's Challenge - Green Yellow & White
Bee Crafty - Spring
Creative Inspirations - White Yellow & Green
Simon Says Stamp - Splash of Green
Create 4 Fun - sketch (turned on its side)

Sunday 21 March 2010

Angel Crafts DT

HI again, hope you're having a good weekend. Have you all done the Bunny Hop from yesterday's post? Good Luck if you have.

Today I'm going to share a card I've done for my DT position at Angel Crafts, Angela makes up the most gorgeous and versatile wee ribbon kits - go subscribe now.

For this card I've used only ribbon kit supplies from this month's Blue Blossom's ribbon kit plus one of the fabulous Nikki stamps which is also available at Angel Crafts.

Image: Dancing Nikki from Angel Crafts, coloured with promarkers (also available from Angel Crafts here)
Ribbons, flower, pearl and gem are all from the Blue Blossoms ribbon kit
cardstock is core'dinations

Here's Nikki's close-up
Angela has some gorgeous new things in right now including Pink Paislee and Kaisercraft, so pop over to Angel Crafts and have a wee splurge

I'd like to enter this card into
Totally Gorjuss - ribbon

Crafty Creations - spots & dots
Fab n Funky - something new (ribbon kit from Angela Crafts)
Creative Card Crew - going dotty

Saturday 20 March 2010

Car Shopping & Blog Hopping

It's official, car-shopping sucks!!
Apparently we're off looking at more cars today, although I suspect we'll be buying the first one we looked at yesterday.

Anyhoo, onto something a bit more exciting, the Sweet Sketch Wednesday DT are running a fun 'bunny hop' from today, and we are the sponsor, so lots of prizes to be won if you take part...plus there is 10% off all images on the Digistamp Boutique website during the hop!

Here are the rules of the contest for a chance to win:
  1. Comment on each of the Design Team blogs and become a follower.
  2. Comment on Digi Stamp Boutique blog and become a follower.
  3. Return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday after you have completed the blog hop and leave a comment and become a follower.
  4. By doing this, you will have a chance to win an image or images from Digi Stamp Boutique. That means you will have 12 chances to win a prize.
  5. After participating in the Bunny Hop, create an Easter or Spring card with the Bunny Hop Sketch or create an altered Easter/Spring item. Then post it on Mr. Linky. Completing all of this will qualify you for the grand prize on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog.

Let’s begin...
Head on over to Arlana’s blog and see her gorgeous card. Then hop on over to the next blog and so forth in order. The next Design Team name will be posted so that you will be able to follow from one blog to the next. i.e: From here hop to Nancy’s blog.

Remember, you must leave a comment on each Design Team’s blog and on Digi Stamp Boutique and become a follower to win. When you are finished, be sure to return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday, become a follower and leave a comment that you have completed the Blog Hop.

Happy Hopping 

Digistamp Boutique GDT
I thought I would have a go at this week's sketch challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday while I was over there hopping too. 
I'd also like to enter this card for:
Our Creative Corner - Think Easter
Just Us Girls - Colour Combo
Secret Crafter - Spring has Sprung
Crafty Catz - Spring
I Love Digi - Easter

Image: Easter Chick from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with promarkers
Papers are all Wild Rose Studio Floral stack, card is core'dinations, Kars paper lace and a Hero Arts greeting

Here's his wee close-up...

Friday 19 March 2010

Some News

I'm being dragged round car showrooms this morning, and so you won't be as bored as I will be I thought I'd share some bits and bobs with you.

Firstly, do you fancy getting your hands on some free digi stamps? then pop over to the Digi Friday Weekend Workshop at PfP where you'll find a fab image colouring tutorial from my boss Denise and if you leave a comment on the tut, you'll be entered into the draw to win some digi images from Doodle Palace.

My other bit of news is... one of my monochrome tutorials is being featured on the Sugar Nellie blog today. I'm a huge SN fan, so am chuffed to bits.

So, have a good weekend folks - I have a few cards to share over the weekend, as soon as I get decent light to photograph them.

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Passion for Promarkers #43 - Sketch

It's my turn to pick the theme for Passion for Promarkers this week, so I thought I'd choose something that I know is popular - a sketch. And you can also use ANY COLOURS. I have the very hard task this week of choosing 5 Promarker Passionistas from all the entries, so I can't wait to see all your creations again this week.
And you could win a 5-pack of promarkers, so what are you waiting for?

Have you also entered the Digi Friday giveaway over on the Weekend Workshop? Every week we publish a digital image tutorial and one of our digi stamp sponsors is offering a super prize for one lucky commenter. Last Friday was my turn to publish a tutorial, using the "Smelling the Cherry Blossoms" image from Fred She Said. This is the image I've used for my card.

Image: Smelling the Cherry Blossoms from Fred She Said, coloured with promarkers (see tutorial for list of colours used)
Papers are all from the new BG Kioshi collection, cardstock is core'dinations, broderie anglais trim from stash and I did the greeting on the computer.

Here's her close-up
I made this card for my mum's Mother's Day and she loved it.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pink Elephant - Spring
Totally Gorjuss - Sweet
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations (again, celebrating my mum on Mother's Day)
Crafty Creations - make your own flowers
Basic Grey Challenge - photo inspiration (I chose the colours)
Crafty Calender - flowers and pastels
Pile It On - pastels

Saturday 13 March 2010

Happy Birthday Rory

Just a quick post today, have to go get the anti-roll bar thingy (that's the technical term) fixed in the car this afternoon.

My BFF Mar's youngest son, Rory is celebrating his 11th birthday today - God they grow up so fast! and I thought I'd share the card I made. Happy Birthday Rory!

Image: Skull Boyz from Sugar Nellie, shading with promarkers.
Papers are all Papermania, cardstock is core'dinations and the greeting is Daisy & Dandelion. I also used a MS lattice arch punch on one of the panels

Friday 12 March 2010

Digi Friday at PfP

Yay it's the weekend!! although I don't know what I'm yaying about - the kids will just drive me nuts for the next 2 days lol.

But it's the weekend, and that means there's a new tutorial up on the PfP Weekend Workshop. And of course its week 3 of our Digi Friday's.
If you don't know what that means, then I better explain... Every Friday, one of the Passion for Promarkers DT uses a digital stamp from on of our sponsors and publishes a tutorial. And the best bit, you could win a prize from that sponsor.
And the even better bit is that all you have to do is leave a comment on the tutorial - yup, it's that easy.
This week, our sponsor is Fred, She Said , who have the most gorgeous digi goodies. It was my turn to do the tutorial and I chose "Smelling the Cherry Blossoms" because the wee girl's kimono reminded me of "Memoirs of a Geisha", a book I just loved reading.
Here's a sneaky peek ...

So, hop on over to the PfP Weekend Workshops to see the full tutorial and remember to leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning $15 of digi goodies from Fred, She Said


Tuesday 9 March 2010

Passion for Promarkers #42 - Mango & Bright Green

It's Tuesday again, which means another new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. This is our last colour combo for a wee while and it was chosen by our current GDT, Sarah W. So we want you to use the promarker colours: Mango and Bright Green.

Now, I know this is going to look and sound a bit bizarre (I'm an Aquarian, what do you expect?) but that colour combo just screamed "CARROTS" at me. Don't ask!! my brain seems to be wired up completely randomly lol

So, the prize this week for PfP #42 is a £10 voucher from Joanna Sheen

And before I show you my bizarro card, have you seen this week's fabulous double whammy tutorial on the PfP Weekend Workshop? If you haven't then you're missing the chance to win some digistamps from Bee Crafty, so hurry over and have a nosey.

Image: Carrot J -Jeannie, from the colouring pages of KinderBunnies, coloured with promarkers: Mango with Mandarin for shading, Bright Green with Grass for shading, Pine, Emerald, Grass for the thing on her head(?!) Poppy for her lips
Patterned Paper is Cosmo Cricket Earth Story, Core'dinations card, orange grosgrain ribbon from stash and black papermania brads and the greeting is Daisy & Dandelion

Here's Jeannie's close-up...

Tuesday 2 March 2010

Passion for Promarkers #41 - Back to Nature

Have you noticed the wee change we've made at Passion for Promarkers yet? If not then you really need to pop over there and check out the Weekend Workshops (click on the left hand side button under the header) We have a tutorial every Friday featuring a digital image from one of our digi stamp sponsors, and if you leave a comment you could be in with a chance of winning a prize from that sponsor. Last Friday was Caryn's turn to do a tut featuring one of Soft Pencil's images, and the prize is $15 to spend on their digi stamps. This Friday we have a fabulous tutorial from our new GDT - Sarah W so keep your eyes peeled.

This week's challenge at PfP was set by the lovely Caryn - Back to Nature, and you can use any colours of Promarkers.

The prize this week is a pack of 5 Promarkers from Letraset

So here's my card for this week...
Image: Butterflies from The Crafty Pad, coloured with promarkers: Mustard, Baby Pink, Arctic Blue, Leaf Green
Papers are all Stampin' Up and cardstock is core'dinations, the greeting is Craftwork Cards
Here's a close up of the large butterfly to show the glamour dust on it and the wire antennae.

Monday 1 March 2010

Digistamp Boutique - March Release and DT

Morning folks, hope you all had a good weekend.
It's the first of March already - 2010 seems to passing at the speed of light and today is the release of Sally-Ann's new Spring Coco and Friends collection over at Digistamp Boutique
Spring Coco and all his wee friends are just perfect for all your Easter and Spring cards - in fact I'm pretty sure you could use them for loads of occassions.

So here's what I've done with a couple of the images from the collection...

coloured with promarkers, paper is Doodlebug, card is core'dinations, ribbon from stash and the greeting was hand written
I'd like to enter the Hoppy Easter card into the following challenges:
Saturday Spotlight - clean it up

coloured with promarkers, yellow and purple papers are Papermania, green paper is MME, card is core'dinations, ribbon from stash and the greeting is Hero Arts

Pop over to the Digistamp Boutique Blog to see some more inspirational creations from the DT.

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