Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Week 475–Winner & Top 5 Passionista

Hello again friends, I’m back to announce our lucky winner and top 5 passionista for last week’s “dies and/or punches” challenge.  It was fantastic to see so many of your lovely entries, and as always the DT had a wonderful time visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations.  I’ll be announcing Sue’s top 5 passionista in a moment but firstly let’s find out who our lucky winner is!

For last week’s challenge we were sponsored by Dr Digi’s House of Stamps who offered one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store.  As always we used random.org and he chose:

PFP winner week 475

No. 3

Jennifer H.

Congratulations Jennifer, your card is beautiful.  I love your gorgeous image and your colouring is perfect.  Please email us at promarkerchallenge@gmx.com and we will arrange for you to receive your prize.

Now onto the top 5 passionista and Sue had a wonderful time visiting your blogs and seeing all your amazing creations.  It was a really tough decision but after much deliberation here are her favourite 5:

Alison B.

Irene M.

Marlene

Miranda K.

Nick

Congratulations ladies, you can now proudly display the top 5 passionista blinkie on your blogs.  If you need any help with this please email us at promarkerchallenge@gmx.com.

Top 5 Passionista Blinkie

We hope you all have a wonderful week and find some time to enter our current challenge ‘masculine cards’ – full details in the post below.

Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x

Week 476–masculine cards

Good morning lovely crafters, I hope you all had a fantastic week last week.  Thank you for all your gorgeous entries for last week’s ‘dies and/or punches’ challenge.  As always it was lovely to see your wonderful creations and the DT had a brilliant time visiting your blogs. Please remember to come back later as we will be announcing the lucky winner of the 2 digi images courtesy of Dr Digi’s House of Stamps and we will also be finding out who Sue has chosen as her top 5 passionista.

Onto the new challenge, which has be chosen by Kitty from Team 2 and she has given us a theme of ‘masculine cards’.   As the title suggests Kitty would like you to create something for a man or boy this week.  We know male creations are difficult but we always need them so come on take the plunge and join in the fun.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.  Please can you help us by stating which products you have used on your creation I.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x

We are very happy to welcome back our sponsor this week, after missing them last year - Bugaboo stamps - and they are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift code to spend in their online store.  Their images are so cute so why not pop over to their store and check them out. The DT were lucky enough to use images from Bugaboo stamps on their cards this week.

Jodie, is a mom of 5 from Saskatchewan, Canada and she has been designing graphics for about 15 years.  Everything in the Bugaboo store has been drawn by her.  Jodie loves to draw and loves to see where her designs go and how they are used and she finds making people smile with her graphics very rewarding!

bugaboo badge

The design team have worked their magic once again this week and have created beautiful cards to inspire you (please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):

Kitty

(using Bugaboo image ‘guy – car keys’)

Kitty - masculine cards (week 476)

Linda

(using Bugaboo image ‘kidz – dad boy’)

Linda - masculine cards (week 476)

Lorraine C. 

Taking a short break.

Nat

(using Bugaboo image ‘rock star boy’)

Nat - masculine cards (week 476)

Elaine

(using Bugaboo image ‘hammock bear’)

Elaine - masculine cards (week 476)

Jacky

(using Bugaboo image ‘Gus golf’)

Jacky - masculine cards (week 476)

Karen

(using Bugaboo image ‘giraffe blocks’)

Karen - masculine cards (week 476)

Another week of wonderful inspiration from the DT!! We hope you can join in with our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Week 474–Winner & Top 5 Passionista

Hello again friends, I’m back to announce our lucky winner and top 5 passionista for last week’s “add a sentiment” challenge.  It was fantastic to see so many of your lovely entries, and as always the DT had a wonderful time visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations.  I’ll be announcing Karen’s top 5 passionista in a moment but firstly let’s find out who our lucky winner is!

For last week’s challenge we were sponsored by Cowling & Wilcox who offered one lucky winner a 6 pack of promarkers in pastel tones.  As always we used random.org and he chose:

PFP winner week 474

No. 11

Tip Top

Congratulations Ruth, your card is so much fun.  I love your cute image and your colouring is perfect.  Please email us at promarkerchallenge@gmx.com with your postal address and we will arrange for you to receive your prize.

Now onto the top 5 passionista and Karen had a wonderful time visiting your blogs and seeing all your amazing creations.  It was a really tough decision but after much deliberation here are her favourite 5:

Julie Austin

Krafted Kards

Miranda K.

Nick

Pia

Congratulations ladies, you can now proudly display the top 5 passionista blinkie on your blogs.  If you need any help with this please email us at promarkerchallenge@gmx.com.

Top 5 Passionista Blinkie

We hope you all have a wonderful week and find some time to enter our current challenge ‘dies and/or punches’ – full details in the post below.

Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x

Week 475–dies and/or punches

Good morning lovely crafters, I hope you all had a fantastic week last week. Thank you for your gorgeous entries for last week’s ‘add a sentiment’ challenge; as always it was lovely to see your wonderful creations and the DT had a brilliant time visiting your blogs. Please remember to come back later as we will be announcing our lucky winner who will receive the 6 pack of promarkers courtesy of Cowling & Wilcox. We will also be finding out who Karen has chosen as her top 5 passionista.

Onto the new challenge, which has been set by Sue from Team 1 and she has given you the lovely theme of ‘dies and/or punches’ to inspire you this week.  Sue would simply like you to use your dies or punches on your creations this week.  Such an easy theme; we hope you like it!  Remember you can enter using any type of creation but as always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers). Please can you help us by stating which products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc. Thanks x x

Our generous sponsor this week is Dr Digi’s House of Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store.  Their images are so much fun so why not pop over to the store and check them out.  Some of the DT were lucky enough to use images from Dr Digi’s House of Stamps on their creations this week.

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

The design team have worked their magic once again this week and have created beautiful cards to inspire you (please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):

Sue

(using Dr Digi’s House of Stamps image ‘Open top Olive’)

Sue - dies and punches (Week 475)

Julie

Julie - dies and punches (Week 475)

Lisa

(using Dr Digi’s House of Stamps image ‘Mr Speaker (birthday)’)

Lisa - dies and punches (week 475)

Marie

Marie - dies and punches (Week 475)

Nic

All die-cuts coloured with promarkers including the grass.

Nic - dies and punches (Week 475)

close up

Nic - dies and punches (Week 475) close up

Shelly

No card this week sorry.

Another week of wonderful inspiration from the DT!! We hope you can join in with our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Winners of Week 473 - Mega Christmas challenge 2018!

Hello again crafters, we’re back to announce all of our lucky winners for the month long Mega Christmas challenge.  It was wonderful to see so many entries and you certainly kept the DT busy!  We all had a brilliant time visiting your blogs and seeing your amazing creations.  We hope you will continue to play along with our challenges in 2019.

Firstly we would like to thank all our generous sponsors, without whom our challenges would not be the same!  We are grateful that so many of them have once again continued to sponsor us this year along with some lovely new sponsors too.
As we explained at the start of the Mega Christmas challenge we weren’t choosing our usual top 5 passionista for this one challenge only so listed below are all winners of prizes!  We used random.org to choose our winners and we went in order of the prizes listed in the challenge post.

Ok here we go, good luck everyone, here are the lucky winners for the Mega Christmas challenge 2018:

Uniko Stamps offered 1 stamp set (which must be in stock) and the lucky winner is:

PFP winner week 473 (Uniko)

** No 6 – Loreal Blondi **

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Di's Digi Stamps offered a $12.00 gift voucher and the lucky winner is:

PFP winner week 473 (Di's Digi Stamps)

** No. 47 – Christine Bradbury **

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Dr Digi's House of Stamps offered 2 digi images and the lucky winner is:

PFP winner week 473 (Dr Digi's House of Stamps)

** No. 41 – Kristmas Kards **

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Lacy Sunshine offered 3 digi images and the lucky winner is:

PFP winner week 473 (Lacy Sunshine)

** No. 60 – Teresa **

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Cowling & Wilcox offered a 6 pack of promarkers (metallic) plus a 3 pack of neon markers and the lucky winner is:

PFP winner week 473 (Cowling & Wilcox)

** No. 24 – Jane **

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The Paper Shelter offered 3 digi images and the lucky winner is:

PFP winner week 473 (The Paper Shelter)

** No. 30 – NanaConnie **

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A Day For Daisies offered a $12.00 gift voucher and the lucky winner is:

PFP winner week 473 (ADFD)

** No. 44 – Marlene **

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Dies to Die For offered a £15.00 gift voucher and the lucky winner is:

PFP winner week 473 (DTDF)

** No. 11 – Irene De Mars **

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Thankfully we used random.org otherwise we couldn’t never have chosen our winners, all your entries were so beautiful.

Congratulations to all our winners – we’re sorry you couldn’t all be winners but check out this week’s challenge for another chance to win a prize courtesy of Cowling & Wilcox.

Please can all our winners email us at promarkerchallenge@gmx.com stating the sponsors name in the subject line.  Please note you have until next Monday to claim your prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Have a great week and check out our current challenge ‘add a sentiment’ - full details in the post below.

Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x

Week 474–add a sentiment

Happy New Year dear crafters!  Sorry for the late post this morning; who decided to have a brand new post on New Year’s morning lol!  We trust you all had a very Merry Christmas and are now looking forward to a happy and healthy 2019.  Hopefully if you were good girls (and boys) Santa brought you some lovely new crafty goodies to play with!  However I know there was quite a lot of illness around this year, so hopefully if you were feeling under the weather during the holidays you are starting to feel better now.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support during 2018 and we hope you will continue to support our challenges in 2019.  On the topic of challenges we had a fantastic response to our month long Mega Christmas challenge and the whole of the DT had a wonderful time visiting your blogs and seeing your amazing creations.  Don’t forget to come back later to check out the exciting bit – finding out who the lucky winners are!  As we had multiple sponsors there will be lots of lucky winners so come back this evening and see if you are one of them!

Ok onto the new challenge, which has been chosen by Karen from Team 2 and she is starting us off with super easy theme to ease you back into the routine and has gone for ‘add a sentiment’.  As the title suggests you can create anything you like as long as you include a sentiment somewhere on your creations and of course use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers.  Remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  Please can you help us by stating which markers you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x

Our generous sponsor for our first challenge in 2019 is Cowling & Wilcox and they are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of promarkers in pastel tones.

Cowling & Wilcox Ltd. was born in London in 1960 and has been going strong supplying the very best art products for nearly 60 years. To this day, they maintain their original concept of providing specialist fine and graphic art materials at exceptional prices, and they’re devoted to upholding this mission statement as they expand and evolve into the future.  Check out their website for some amazing deals.  They also have Winsor & Newton products available at fantastic prices.

Cowling & Wilcox logo

The design team have worked their magic once again this week and have created beautiful cards to inspire you.  Sadly we are saying goodbye to Donna from the DT as her recovery from her health issues has prevented her from cardmaking – we wish you well Donna.  Please click on the DT names to visit the their personal blogs:

Karen

Karen - add a sentiment (week 474)

Kitty

Kitty - add a sentiment (week 474)

Linda

Linda - add a sentiment (week 474)

Lorraine C. 

Taking a short break.

Nat

Nat - add a sentiment (week 474)

Elaine

Elaine - add a sentiment (week 474)

Jacky

Jacky - add a sentiment (week 474)

A great start to the year from the DT.  Such wonderful inspiration for you! We hope you can join in with our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x