Sunday 31 January 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #3 - Bells

 Hi Crafters,

Another week has flown by here and two weeks since our last Christmas Card Club challenge so I'm here today with a couple of cards for our BELLS theme.

A close up on the bells just in case you didn't spot them :o)


Gemini 3D Embossing Folder

Distress Inks

Pebeo Gilding Wax


Cottage Cutz Bells Die

Bebunni Christmas Embossing Folder

Sentiment Die - Ebay

Tartan Ribbon from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #527 Christmas ATG

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #584 Christmas

Thanks for visiting today, some of the other ladies in the team have posted their makes today too, if you'd like to take a look them the links to their blogs are in my sidebar headed Christmas Card Club.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

See you soon,



Tuesday 26 January 2021

Sporting Compendium

 Hi Crafters,

I am woefully behind in sharing cards I have made, there just hasn't been enough hours in the day for quite some time. My computer folders are overflowing with photo's of my cards so I thought I would do a few posts over the next week or two and share a compendium of themed cards.

Today I am sharing some sports themed cards that I have made, the first one is the most recent followed by some older creations.

Using a Hunkydory Topper and some Xcut Cog Die cuts I'd like to enter this on to the challenge at 
Cardz 4 Guyz - #263 Sports

My Craft Studio File with added Joanna Sheen Motor Bike Die Cut and Memory Box Letter Dies.

Hunkydory Topper, Papers from stash and Memory Box Letter Die with Tattered Lace Sentiment.

A variation on the card above adding a Joanna Sheen Sports Car Die.

Craft Creations 3D Topper and a Joanna Sheen Cricketer Die.

 CraftsUprint Decoupage File 

Crafts Creations 3D Topper and Stampin' Up Arrow Punch

Craft Creations 3D Topper, embossing folder and cloud die cut.

Craft Creations 3D Topper, background is a Bo Bunny Paper Download

Silhouette Cameo Cut File and Sheena Douglas Embossing Folder

Silhouette Cameo Cut File and Crafters Companion Cloud Embossing Folder.

Image and Papers are a Magazine Freebie, Xcut Sentiment Die.

My Craft Studio CD-Rom and an Apple Blossom Sentiment Die.

Using the backing paper from the My Craft Studio file and adding a 3D Topper.

Customers own image with Tonic Studio Golf Ball Die and Clearly Besotted Sentiment Stamp and Die.

A Paper Creator Kit.

Another Magazine Freebie kit.

Crealies Stitched Oval Dies, Apple Blossom Corner Dies, Clearly Besotted Stamp and Die Sentiment, Images are from the internet.

...and if you've stayed with me to the end, thank you and well done :o)



Tuesday 19 January 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #575 - Anything Goes

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back today with my Design Team inspiration for the new challenge at Passion For Markers.

It was my choice of theme this week and we have a very open and easy



Image - 'Mouse Present' by Bugaboo Stamps 

                 who are our sponsor this time and are offering a $12 voucher to the lucky winner for their online store.

Image coloured with Promarkers

Papers - Hunkydory Download

Scalloped Lace Frame Die

Sentiment Stamp - Apple Blossom April Daisy Stamp Set

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Aud Sentiments - #266 ATG + Sentiment

Colour Crazy Challenge - #2 ATG Colouring Challenge

Creative Craft Cottage - #136 Must Use a Digi Stamp

Creative Inspirations - Animal Antics

Don't forget that you can use any type of your favourite Markers in our challenges now - Copics, Spectrum Noir, Karin, Zigs and Promarkers etc.

I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you have created soon.



Monday 18 January 2021

Art Journal Covers

 Hi Crafters,

I have been wanting to make an Art Journal for a long time but never had the courage to start one. Although I have been creating ATC's for a couple of years and swapping them an art journal seemed a big step up in scale and quite daunting. This weekend I took the plunge and after doing the rounds with You Tube videos, blog posts and Facebook groups I created a front and back cover to fit my A5 journal.

Front cover

Back cover

I started with a thick watercolour paper, gesso and scrunched tissue paper, I struggled with the order of the layers and so although there are some strips of music paper in there you can't see them as I unfortunately covered them over when painting. :/  I used several stencils, texture paste and stamps, alcohol inks and watercolour paints to create my background.

I had a set of napkins with these gorgeous large flowers on them so used that to make my focal point. The mistake came when I tried to add the bumble bee to the flower on the front cover which caused the layers of tissue paper to scrunch up and try as I might I could not flatten them again. So off they came and I decided to paint over the flower petals but actually I really like the texture that gave and am pleased how it turned out for my first attempt.

I'm hoping to be able to regularly fill the pages of my journal with more art work and I'm looking forward to challenging myself.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Try It On Tuesday - Uplifting or Positive Quote

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Layer It Up

Creative Moments - #206 ATG

More Mixed Media Challenge - ATG optional Colour Blue

We Love 2 Create - #1 ATG

Thank you for stopping by and for all your lovely comments on my previous posts.



Sunday 17 January 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #2 Nativity

 Hi Crafters,

We had a little scattering of snow yesterday in this neck of the woods, it looked very pretty from the window but I'm glad that I didn't have to venture out in it. I'm looking forward to the Spring now when we can hopefully start to bring back some of our normal routines, Covid permitting of course.

Well it was Margaret's turn to choose a theme this week and she has given us


 I have three cards this time, two from the Hunkydory 'Miracles of Christmas' collection and a stamped one using a Spellbinders set of stamps that I've had for a long time but never used so this is it's first outing. The paper is from 'Snowy Daze' paper pad from The Works.

I've kept them all flat for posting. Last year I noticed that most of my customers were posting their cards and not delivering by hand.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #525 ATG Christmas / Use a Sentiment

Aud Sentiments - #266 ATG + A Sentiment

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Anything Festive

I hope your Sunday is going well so far, thank you for visiting and I'll see you again soon.



Tuesday 5 January 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #573 - Birthdays

 Hi Crafters,

A nice easy theme for you for our first challenge of 2021 at 

Passion For Markers



Image - Birthday Boy by Lee Holland Designs

Coloured with Promarkers

Papers are very old and from my stash

Stitched Frame Die

Whimsy Stamps Stitched Banner Label Die

Pink & Main 'Happy' Die and Stamp Sentiment

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafty Calendar - Make It Cute

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #149 ATG

Cute Card Thursday - #667 ATG

Allsorts Challenge - #605 ATG

Our sponsor this week is

who are offering 2 digital images to the lucky winner.

To be eligible for the prize please follow the theme and use your Markers somewhere on your project.

For more inspiration take a look at the Design Teams creations HERE.



Sunday 3 January 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #1 Use Kraft Card

 Hi Crafters,

It's lovely to see you here again.

Today I have my first Christmas Card Club creations of 2021 for you.

Kate would like to see us using Kraft card on our project.


Image - Craft Creations Decoupage sheet

Unbranded Frame Die

Papers - Docrafts '12 Days of Christmas' paper pad

Xcut & Joy Crafts Snowflake Dies



Snowflake Embossing Folder / Kraft Card

Sizzix 661604 Tree Line Die

MFT 1015 Stitched Scalloped Basic Edge Dies

Tonic Scalloped Square Die

Creative Expressions Sentiment Die



Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #523 ATG Christmas

Crafty Friends - #148 ATG

Crafty Calendar - Make It Cute

Thanks Kate for a fun theme this week, it's a good feeling to have made a start on filling my 2021 Christmas card box.

See you again soon,



Friday 1 January 2021

Exciting News!

 Hi Crafters,

A Happy & Healthy New Year to you all.

Here's the post with a full explanation of the changes starting from January 5th at Passion For Promarkers...

"Good morning crafty friends, and a very Happy New Year to you!  We hope that 2021 brings us all a better and brighter year and things can start to get back to some sort of ‘normal’.  Crafting kept us sane in 2020 and I’m sure it will continue to give us hope and stability again this year.

We are interrupting you this morning with some exciting news regarding our challenge blog.  We have decided from the first challenge on 5th January 2021 we will be opening our challenges to ALL types of markers.  We of course still love our promarkers but we have to move with the times and we know lots of crafters love their Copics, Spectrum Noirs, Zig markers, Karin markers and lots more so whatever type of marker you use you will be welcome at our challenges from January 2021. 

To make our challenge more visible we are going to update and refresh our name to ‘Passion for Markers’ and will have a new blog header and badges which are amazing and designed by our very own design team member Lisa M.  We can’t wait for you to see them.  Nothing else will change, the challenges will still be every Tuesday morning at 9am, the design team will continue to make amazing creations to inspire you each week, our generous sponsors are still supporting our challenges with their fantastic prizes and we will remain a friendly, happy part of blogland to brighten your world each week. 

We hope you will continue to support our challenges as you did in 2020.  We want to spread the word of the changes to our challenge so we would love it if you pop over to Facebook and share this post.  As a thank you we will be putting all the names of everyone who shares the post into a hat and the lucky winner will win a £10 voucher to whichever craft store they wish (or if you prefer a 10€ or $10 to a craft store in Europe/US).  You must share the original post on the Passion for Promarkers Facebook page (this will change to Passion for Markers very soon). 

Don’t forget you still have a few more days to enter our Mega Christmas challenge with a chance to win one of the awesome prizes we have up for grabs so please use the linky here (only 3 entries per person please and only promarkers allowed for this last challenge).

Stay safe and here’s to a brand new year at PFM!"

See you there soon,