Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Week 641–Winner & Top 5 Passionista

Hello again friends, I’m back to announce our lucky Winner and Top 5 Passionista for last week’s ‘pearls and/or gems’ challenge.  We had some really lovely entries and as always the DT had a wonderful time visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations.  I’ll be announcing Marlene’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 Stampers Delights and they offered one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice from their online store.   As always we used random.org and he chose:

No. 12

Paper Whims

Congratulations Wendy, your card is super cute.  Your image is so pretty and your colouring is perfect.  Please email us your choice of digi images from Stampers Delights to promarkerchallenge@gmx.com and we will get your prize to you.  We hope you will proudly display our winners badge on your blog:

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

Anet

Cat

Chris

Ellie

Katrina Brown

Congratulations everyone, 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.

Sadly last week’s winner did not contact us to claim their prize, so we have re-drawn another winner.  The prize is 4 digi images courtesy of Lili of the Valley and the lucky re-drawn winner is:

No. 5

Clare

Congratulations Clare; your cards are so fun and funky.  Please email us with your choice of images from Lili of the Valley’s digi store and we will get them sent out to you.  Don't forget to also grab the winner's badge (above) for your blog.  

We hope you all have a wonderful week and find some time to join in with our new special 13th anniversary challenge ‘spots and/or stripes’ - full details in the post below.

Stay safe and keep on crafting.

Hugs, Denise, Gina and DT x x

Week 642–Special Anniversary challenge!

*** WARNING – LONG POST ***

Grab a cuppa and a biscuit (or two) and make yourself comfortable!

Good morning dear crafters. We hope you had a good week last week and managed to fit some crafting into your busy schedules.  It was lovely to see all your gorgeous entries for last weeks ‘pearls and/or gems’ challenge; as always the DT had a wonderful time visiting your blogs and see your beautiful creations.  Don't forget to check back later to find out who the lucky winner of the 3 digi images courtesy of Stampers Delights will be and to see who Marlene has chosen as her Top 5 Passionista.

Onto this week's challenge and we have a very special one for you this week as it's our 13th Anniversary. Can you believe it's been 13 years since Gina and myself started our little blog?  It only seems like yesterday when we nervously made our first post!  Time flies when your having fun.  As it's a special challenge we have a really fun theme for you of "spots and/or stripes".  As the title suggests you can make anything you like this week as long you include some spots, stripes or both!  We are hoping to see lots of entries but please note that as we have extra prizes up for grabs this week we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  The only other rules we have are use your markers and have fun!

As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual.  Here we go....

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Dies to Die For are offering a £20.00 voucher

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Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 3 digi images

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Leann’s World 101 are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images

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All Dressed Up stamps are offering 2 digi images

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Uniko Stamps are offering 1 stamp set (which must be in stock)

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Di’s Digi Stamps are offering a $6.00 voucher

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Polkadoodles are offering 3 digi images

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Colour of Love digis are offering 3 digi images

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Sheepski Designs are offering 3 digi images

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Wow we told you there were amazing prizes didn’t we?  Definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week!! To give you lots of inspiration we have both Team 1 and Team 2 to share their creations (as always please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):

Elaine

Julie

Karen

Kitty

Linda

Lisa G.

Lisa M.

Lorraine C. 

Marie

Marlene

Nat



Stunning cards as always I’m sure you’ll agree.  Please remember for this challenge we will only accept 3 cards/projects per person.  Also just for this one week we will not be choosing a Top 5 Passionista as we have lots of extra winners, however this will go back to normal next week.

We hope you have a brilliant week and we cannot wait to see what you create.  Good luck!

Hugs, Denise, Gina and DT x x

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Week 640–Winner & Top 5 Passionista

Hello again friends!  Apologies for the late post but I’m back to announce our lucky Winner and Top 5 Passionista for last week’s ‘for the men/boys’ challenge. We had some really 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 Lili of the Valley and they offered one lucky winner 4 digi images of their choice from their online store.   As always we used random.org and he chose:

No. 27

Nick

Congratulations Helene, your card is fantastic.  The image is so much fun and your colouring is perfect.  Please email us your choice of digi images from Lili of the Valley to promarkerchallenge@gmx.com and we will get your prize to you.  We hope you will proudly display our winners badge on your blog:

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

Andrea W.

Carol Gill

Cat

Jan Mahew

untitled image

Jane

Congratulations everyone, 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.

We hope you all have a wonderful week and find some time to join in with our new challenge ‘pearls and/or gems’ - full details in the post below.

Stay safe, and keep on crafting.

Hugs, Denise, Gina and DT x x

Week 641–pearls and/or gems

Good morning lovely crafters, we hope you had a great week last week.  Thank you for your gorgeous entries for our ‘for the men/boys’ challenge.  It was so lovely to have you join us and as always the DT had a wonderful time visiting your blogs and seeing your amazing creations.  Don’t forget to pop back later to find out who won the 4 digi images courtesy of Lili of the Valley and also to see who Karen has chosen as her Top 5 Passionista.

Onto the new challenge, which has been set by Marlene from Team 1, and she has given us the theme of ‘pearls and/or gems’.  Marlene has given you a super easy theme this week and would like to see pearls or gems (or both) on your creations.  We all love a bit of bling on our creations so I don’t think this is going to trouble you too much.  Such a fun theme; we can’t wait to see what you make. Don’t forget you can enter any type of creation it doesn’t have to be a card. The only rule we have is use your markers and have fun!

Our generous sponsor this week is Stampers Delights and they are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice from their online store.  Some of the DT have used images from Stampers Delights on their creations this week.

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):

Marlene

(using Stampers Delights image ‘Anime – peace out’)

Sue

(using Stampers Delights image ‘Kawaii Xmas happy elf’)

Julie

Lisa M.

(using Stampers Delights image ‘art tools 5’)

Lorraine C. 

(using Stampers Delights image ‘Kawaii Xmas happy elf’)

Marie

Another great 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.  If you haven’t already, don’t forget to grab our logo from the sidebar for your own blogs.

Stay safe and sending our love to you all.

Hugs, Denise, Gina and DT x x