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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Passion for Promarkers #382...Clean & Simple


Good morning,

We have a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme is...
CLEAN AND SIMPLE

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge and remember to be eligible to win you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products i.e. Promarkers, Flex Markers, Tria Markers, Aqua Markers or Metallic Markers and of course follow the theme!

We are sponsored by
http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1
and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in their online store.

Digital Image & Sentiment: From The Heart (Bunny Love)
Digital Border: RebeccaB Designs (Borders #2 Square:32)
Card Stock: Darice 'Polka Dot Pop' A2 Card Base (Core'dinations)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers #380...All Creatures Great & Small


Good morning,

We have a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme is...
ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL

We would like to see animals on your creations and remember to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

This weeks lovely sponsor All Dressed Up Stamps very kindly gave us some images to play with (thank you) and I was lucky enough to be able to use this fabulous 'Baseball Bear' on my card
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/alldressedupstamps
the winner will receive 2 digital images of their choice

I just wanted to mention that our lovely and talented DT buddy Eileen passed away a couple of days ago.
RIP in lovely lady, you will be sadly missed by so many...such a talented crafter and so sad too that the last card posted on her blog in December was her DT card for Passion for Promarkers.

Digital Image: All Dressed Up Stamps (Baseball Bear)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Brilliant Blue)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'I Love a Ginger font

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

92nd Birthday Card


Good morning,

Although I don't really make any new year resolutions, one thing I have promised myself is that I will try to post at least one card a week on my blog, so here goes...

I made this card for my husbands Aunty who recently turned 92! I opted for a pre-coloured image and this gorgeous Die'sire die I bought last year but have not used until now..shameful that it's been stuck in a drawer and not seen the light of day until now (I'm rolling my eyes).

Pre-coloured Image: Lily of The Valley Art Pad (Set 27 - Beautiful Blooms)
Design Papers: First Edition (Pretty Posy)
Embellishments: White satin ribbon and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Die'Sire Create a Card Die (Ornate Lattice), Nestabilities, Sizzix Die (Scalloped Circle)
Sentiment: Docrafts Papermania (All Occasion Glittered Sentiments)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers #378...Sports/Hobbies


Good morning,

We've a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme is...
SPORTS/HOBBIES

I've chosen this super cool image of a Lambretta scooter which became quite famous in the 60's when the movie Quadrophenia came out.  It became a hobby of many enthisiasts to customize their bikes, mosty with additional mirrors and lights. Could quite see myself on one of these now!

We are sponsored by
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
the prize they are offering is a £10 voucher to spend in their store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: L C Designs (Lambretta)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Winter Wonterland)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Tools: Nestabilities, Die-namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Passion for Promarkers #376...Anything Goes


Good morning,

Here I am with my first card of 2017 which is my design team card for Passion for Promarkers

The theme has been chosen by our new team member Kitty (welcome to the team) and she has made it a nice simple challenge to ease you back in after the Christmas holidays...
ANYTHING GOES

This weeks lovely sponsor Crafty Sentiments has very kindly given us some images to play with (thank you) and I have chosen this adorable little bear 'Bundle of Hearts'
http://www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
the prize they are offering is a choice of 3 Digital Stamps from their store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: Crafty Sentiments (Bundle of Hearts)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: Darice 'Polka Dot Pop' A2 Card Base (Core'dinations)
Embellishments: Buttons and ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics (Blueprints 3) and Circular Nestabilities

Sunday, 1 January 2017

* * * Happy New Year * * *

Happy New Year everyone!

My blog was very neglected throughout 2016 which was mainly due to the pressures of work. The stress had a huge impact on my personal life which resulted in me losing all interest in card making and blogging. I even considered selling my stash at one point but am thankful that I didn't make any rash decisions at the time and that it's all still here, safely stored away.

Once you have lost your mojo it's really hard to find the motivation to reclaim it, but I fully intend to take control during 2017 and not let work dominate my home life as it did in 2016.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited me and left comments in 2016 and to wish you and your families a peaceful and happy 2017.

I really do appreciate the time you have taken to vist my blog and leave comments.  Hopefully throughout 2017, I will be able to entice back many of the followers I lost thoughout 2016 due to the lack of cards being made and posted.

Glitter Graphics

Best wishes
Donna
xxx

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Passion for Promarkers #375...Mega Christmas Challenge


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this Mega Christmas Challenge will run until 5th January 2017.
The theme is...
USE YOUR DIES AND/OR PUNCHES

We have some wonderful sponsors and prizes for this challenge, all details below;

Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset)
are offering one lucky winner a 24 pen student pack

are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner a £25.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher

are offering one lucky winner 3 digis

are offering one lucky winner a stamp set (must be in stock)

Digital Image & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Love Cake Set)
Digital Design Papers: First Edition Papers (Pretty Posies)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Stickles (Star Dust)
Tools: Die-namics (Blueprints 3)

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Passion for Promarkers #373...Favourite 3 Colours


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
FAVOURITE 3 COLOURS
Mine are; Blue, Yellow & Kraft

This weeks wonderful sponsor is 
and they are offering one lucky winner a 12 pack of Promarkers (neutral tones)

Digital Image & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Miss Daisy)
Digital Design Papers: Paper Creator (First Love Ultimate Kit)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Pale blue Organza Ribbon from my craft stash


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Passion for Promarkers #369...Photo Inspiration


Good morning,

It's my turn to choose the theme this week at Passion for Promarkers and I've chosen
PHOTO INSPIRATION


This weeks wonderful sponsor is
http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/
and they are offering a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: Little Miss Muffet (Sonny Honeycloud : Winter )
Digital Dsign Papers: Bella Gypsy (Just Some Basics)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Die-namics Dies (Simply Scallops Medium), Embossalicious Folder (Birthday Text)

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Passion for Promarkers #367...Halloween/Halloween Colours


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
HALLOWEEN/HALLOWEEN COLOURS

This weeks wonderful sponsor is
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
and they are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: Lily of the Valley (James Big Signs)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Twine from my craft stash
Tools: Xcut A6 Embossing Folder (Quilting)

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Thinking of You


Hello,

Now we're officially in autumn, I can let out a huge yipppppeeeeeeee!!!!

I'm not a lover of the hot, humid, summer days and its so nice to have the darker evenings so that I can close the curtains and snuggle up in front of the TV with a hot cuppa.

Today's card is one that I made for my SIL and BIL. My BIL was involved in a horrendous motorbike accident in Spain as a result of suffering from a Haemorrhagic stroke whilst at the controls of his motorbike and I wanted to send them both a card to let them know they were in our thoughts. You'll have to excuse the picture quality, I just couldn't get a decent photograph no matter how hard I tried!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Sketchy Flowers)
Digital Design Papers: Bearly Mine Designs (Gingham)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearl Ribbon slider and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilities, Die-namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)
Sentiment:Created on the computer using 'Calamity Jane' font

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Passion for Promarkers #365...Spots and/or Stripes


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
SPOTS AND/OR STRIPES

This weeks wonderful sponsor is
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VbyhsIQQw98/VzoU59zOjzI/AAAAAAAAZlk/lUII9e_nyZg/s1600-h/UnikoLogo2.jpg
and they are offering a 1 stamp set, winner's choice

Digital Image: Di's Digi Downloads (Hedgehogs Sunflower Friend)
Digital Design Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs (Only You and My Sunshine)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Bravo Burgundy)
Embellishments: Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Joy Crafts Flower Die (6002/0024))
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Essentials Sentiments)

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Passion for Promarkers #363...Favourite Colour Combo


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBO

This weeks wonderful sponsor is
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
and they are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their online store

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Flower Frame 3)
Digital Design Papers: Pixeled Paper Designs (Blue Valentine)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Embellishments: Twine from craft stash
Tools: Crafts Too (Fence Die)
Sentiment: Created on the Computer using 'Sandwich Paper' font

Monday, 5 September 2016

The Colour Purple


Morning all,

Good luck to all those returning to school today, can't believe the summer holidays are over already. Sophie will be going into 6th form today...she achieved some amazing results in her GCSE's and she'll be studying A Level French, Geography and Politics over the next 2 years!

Today's card is one that I made a couple of weeks ago and I've only just realised that I forgot to post it. Purple was the colour theme for the wedding so I made my card to match!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Wedding Word Art), Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Card Stock: Purple Glitter Card and smooth White Card
Embellishments: Organza ribbon and Liquid Pearls (White Pearl)
Tools: Embossilicious Folder (Florabunda)
Sentiment: Personalisation created on the computer using 'Constantia' font

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers #361...Make Us Smile


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
MAKE US SMILE

This weeks wonderful sponsor is
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings?section_id=13551608&page=1
and they are offering a $15 worth of digis from their store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image & Sentiment: Bugaboo Stamps (Not Every Princess)
Design Papers: First Edition (Pretty Posy)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Pretty in Pink)
Embellishments: Ribbons and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Crafters Companion Signature Collection (Scalloped Border), Quickutz Corner Die

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers #359...For The Boys


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is...
FOR THE BOYS

This weeks wonderful sponsor is
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
and they are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their online store

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Birthday Alistair)
Digital Design Papers: Paper Creator (First Love Ultimate kit)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Marina Mist)
Embellishments: Card Candy coloured with PM's
Sentiment: TLC

Saturday, 6 August 2016

21st Birthday


Happy Saturday!

We're off to a 92nd birthday bash this afternoon in Bedford, fingers crossed for a good journey and no traffic hold ups!

Today I'm sharing a 21st birthday card that I made for one of my work colleagues...oh to be 21 again.

Is this not the perfect thing to do on your birthday? Relaxing in a bath full of bubbles with an ice cold chilled Prosecco!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Alyssa Relaxing)
Digital Design Papers: Nitwit Collections (Romance & Roses)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon & Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Nestabilies and Sizzix Circular Scalloped Die
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Harrington' and 'Constantia' fonts

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers #357...My Favourite Things


Good morning,

It's time to share new challenge details for Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is all about...
MY FAVOURITE THINGS

I've chosen a few of my favourite craft things...Promarkers (of course), Gingham, Digital Images/Papers, Die-Cuts and Bows.

This weeks wonderful sponsor is All Dressed up
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K_-HlzbPZCU/V54Sl6HcdaI/AAAAAAAAMpw/RcYjASqI-E4tFTaCKTz4keCgZEw3iUrYwCLcB/s1600/All%2BDressed%2BUp%2Bstamps.png
and they are offering 2 x digital images to the winner

We really look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge but please remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to follow the challenge theme and use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: All Dressed Up (Little Treasure)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (The Last Key)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon (Hobbycraft) from my craft stash
Tools: Square Nestabilities, Heart Punch, Memory Box Die (Baby Clothes), Joy Crafts Die (Labels & Tags)
Sentiment: TLC

Saturday, 30 July 2016

25th Anniversary Card


Good morning,

Weather here is a bit rubbish today, no sunshine and it looks like rain is on its way. I'm off out shopping soon with Sophie, so that should cheer us up a bit!

My friend asked me to make a 25th Anniversary card for her husband, she didn't want anything too fussy so I tried to keep it as simple as I could....she was absolutely delighted with the end result and I think the papers I chose worked really well on the overall design.

Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Pretty in Black - Black Heart Circles)
Card Stock: Silver Mirri Card and Smooth White Card
Embellishments: Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Nellie Snellen (Hearts & Swans Dies), Die-namics Die (By The Numbers), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Devine Swirls), Sizzix Circular Scalloped Dies, Circular Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Sweet Sassy Serif' font