Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers







Yes, it's that time of year again! We are kicking off our big Christmas challenge today with the theme of 'Add A Sentiment' I don't have a DT card to show yet as it's Team 1 Girlies first. So to see their fab inspiration and to get all the details for the challenge , head over to PFP. I can't believe how many prizes are up for grabs and would so love to join in myself! You have right round to January to enter.
We will be back on the 19th with the Team 2  cards xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

New challenge at Passion for Promarkers

We have a fabulous new challenge at PFP this fortnight and it's lovely and easy too! We would like to see your favourite colours on your projects this time. Well, obviously I had to use pink, but I have teamed it with turquoise, another of my favourites. We are being sponsored by Lemon Shortbread and the DT  were allowed  to choose a digi to work with which was really hard as they have tons of lovely images!

Image - 'Swing Girl' - Lemon Shortbread
Ribbon, flowers and pearls from my stash

I have used a hobbycraft butterfly punch and the sentiment stamp and embossing folder are by Apple Blossom from Craftstash


Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Whimsy Stamps



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Christmas is coming!


Oh, yes it is! 
And so at Passion for Promarkers this fortnight, just to get us all in the mood, the theme is 'Let It Snow' so head on over to the PFP blog to get all the details and see some fabby inspiration

We are being sponsored by Bugaboo stamps and were able to have this gorgeous digi to play with, I just love it! I also added some cute stamps from Lawn Fawn


Main Image - 'Snow' - Bugaboo Stamps

Penguins & igloo - from 'Snow Cool' set - Lawn Fawn

Papers  - 'Frosty Christmas' - LOTV

Dies used: Spellbinders 'Classic Circles' and the poinsettia die is from Joanna Sheen

Finished off with a snowflake punch, gems and ribbon from my stash and lots of stickles glitter!

Challenges:


'Sparkles' - Cute Card Thursday

'Winter' - C.R.A.F.T.

'Add A Sentiment' - Dream Valley

'Anything Christmas Goes' - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

'Anything Goes' - CHNC Extra

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx






Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Shades Of Autumn at Passion for Promarkers

Happy Halloween!

It's Tuesday again and I'm on time - yay!

This fortnight at PFP we would like to see autumn colours on your projects
It's been a while since I used an LOTV image and so ~I've used one today that I bought as a digi and have never used before - criminal!

Image - 'Vegetable Patch' - LOTV

The papers and sentiment are also from LOTV

Dies/tools used: 'Basket Weave' embossing folder from Tattered Lace and the leaves were made from  Crafter's Companion dies

Challenges:

'Autumn/Halloween' - Creative Inspirations

'Birthdays' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx



Monday, 23 October 2017

Anything Goes at Passion for Promarkers

I'm such a wally! I had my card done nice and early for the latest challenge at PFP and then I forgot to post it! So, here it is, really late, but there's still time to get your entries in as the challenge doesn't end until Tuesday and as the theme is sooooooooooo easy, there's no excuse! This week it is 'Anything Goes' - I can't wait to see your projects
We are being sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and were allowed  to use one of their digis, isn't she cute! 

I love trying new shapes, so this is a first for me - a domed aperture card, as usual I found a lovely tutorial on Youtube





Image - 'Emmi Loo Just Me' - Crafty Sentiments
Papers - 'Petal Fresh' - LOTV/ Nitwits
Embellishments from stash

Challenges:

'Birthday' - I Love Promarkers

'Anything Goes' - Crafty Creations




Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Calling all Pink addicts ( That's the colour, not the pop star! )

I can't help but love pink and so when it was my turn to choose a challenge theme this week at Passion for Promarkers, of course, it had to be 'Pretty In Pink'!
So, please go pink crazy and send us your pink projects, don't forget to pop in to the PFP blog and get some inspiration from the other DT girlies.



Image - 'Mimi with Gift' - Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Papers - Phill Martin's 8 x 8  pads 'Frosty Christmas Holly' and 'Frosted Essentials'

Ribbon - Hobby House

Sentiment - The Greeting Farm

Dies used: Spellbinders 'Classic Circles', Marianne Design Creatables - 'Snowflakes Style 1' and small snowflakes from Hunkydory

Stickles  and pearls to finish off

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - LMM

'One for the Girls' - Dream Valley

'Anything Christmas Goes' - CHNC Extra

'Anything Goes' - Whimsy Stamps

'Anything Christmas' -Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Great Outdoors at Passion for Promarkers

This week at
Passion for Promarkers we would like to see your projects have an outdoor feel to them, I was a little worried about this challenge as I don't do scenes very well and then I remembered I had this cute little image in my stash and he's outdoors, clinging onto a tree branch for dear life, bless!
Don't forget to visit PFP to see the other fab DT cards for some inspiration


Image - 'Lilkittytree' - Bugaboo
Pawprints paper - CraftsUPrint
Embossing folder - 'Vine Leaves' - Crafter's Companion
Sentiment stamp - LOTV

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Passion for Promarkers new challenge

Where did the summer go? - such a cliche, but so true!
At least when the weather's not so good I don't feel so bad about shutting myself in my craft room!
|This fortnight at PFP we would like to see your projects that are work- related for our 'All In a Day's Work' challenge.
The DT were allowed a digi image from our sponsor Sasayaki and this is 'Library Girl'

As I made a panel/divider card, I'm afraid my post is a bit photo heavy!
Front:

Inside:

Love this quote!

The cute papers are from CraftsUPrint
Mini book made from foam, jump rings & paper after watching a great Youtube video
Mini magnifying glass - Ebay
Flowers from stash

Challenges:

'Use a stamp or digi image' - Dream Valley

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx



Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Monochrome at Passion for Promarkers

It's that time of the week again - time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this time the theme is - 'Monochrome'

I have to admit this theme is not one of my favourites, but here is my DT card featuring an image from Ppinkydolls who is the sponsor:



Image - 'Abi's Love - Ppinkydolls

Sentiment stamp - LOTV
Paper, card candi  and ribbon from stash
Flower dies - Demiawaking

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - Whimsy Inspires

Thanks for looking!
Natxx







Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Just Add Glitter at Passion for Promarkers

We have a fab new challenge at Passion for Promarkers this fortnight - all we want you to do is to Add Glitter to your projects - easy peasy!

I decided to make a new baby card this time - pink and glitter, 2 of my favourite things!

I used a cute little giraffe stamp and added lots of glitter to my die cuts:

Image - Hobbycraft stamp
Paper & bow from my stash
~Dies used: Tags from X-Cut, 'Heart Frames' &'Cartoon Train' from Demiawaking 
and 'Love Hearts' embossing folder from Creative Expressions

Challenges:

'Time To Die' - Come & Get It

'Anything Goes' - Dream Valley



Thanks for visiting!
Natx



Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Christmas is coming!

Yes, I know, nobody wants to hear the 'C' word, but it's getting closer every day and like every other year I am determined to be organised and have all my cards done by November - I'm hoping that I might actually achieve that this year!
And so, I have made a Christmas card for this fortnight's challenge at Passion for Promarkers, the theme for which is 'Use 3 patterned papers' The DT were allowed to choose an image from our sponsor - Digistamp Boutique and I haven chosen a fabulous set called 'Christmas Tweets', it's so cute!
I got a bit carried away with the glitter and got it all over the birdy's face!

Papers - 'Frosty Christmas' and sentiment  - LOTV
Dies used: 'Frostyville Border' - Memory Box and a snowflakes die from Marianne Designs
Pearls & glitter to finish off

Challenges:
'Christmas  In July'- Whoopsi Daisy

'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - CHNC Extra

'Anything Christmas Goes' - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

'Anything Goes' - Christmas Cards All Year Round

'Christmas In July' - A Gem of a Challenge

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx




Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Add Pearls at Passion for Promarkers

I hate to complain about the weather, but I haven't done much crafting lately due to the heat - I seem to come away from my craft desk with half of it's contents stuck to me!
But I did manage to get my DT card done for this fortnight's challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this time we would like you to 'Add  Pearls' to  your projects. 
I had another mini splurge at LOTV recently, I just can't help myself as it's so easy now they do digi images and one of my purchases is the image that I have used today - isn't it just the sweetest?!
Sorry about the awful glare, couldn't get rid of it.


Image - 'A Hand To Hold' and sentiment  - LOTV

Papers - 'Frosted Essentials 8x8 pad by Phill Martin
Pearls from stash
Dies used:'Swirling Frame Layering Die Set' by Tonic,
'Classic 3d Itty Bitty Bow' from Creative Expressions' Finishing Touches range and a scalloped circle die

Challenges:
'Feature A Creature' - LOTV on FB July Challenge

'Friends Forever' - Incy Wincy



Thanks for visiting!
Natxx




Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Diamond Swing

We have a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this time we would  like to see something sporty on your project that fits our theme of 'Sporting Ocassions' There is some fab inspiration from the Team 2 girlies, so please pop in to PFP and check out the DT cards
I'm afraid my post is a bit photo heavy - I wanted to show off my 'diamond swing card' from the best angle!
The DT were allowed an image from our sponsor(Little Miss Muffett) for this challenge - and he's a real cutie, so here is  my card:
front (flattened out)

back (folded open)


front(folded open

Image - 'Candy Floss Crew Quentin' - LMMS
Skateboard stickers - Hobbycraft
I used the 'Diamond Swing die from Crafter's Companion to make the card base

Challenges:

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffett

Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Happy Birthday to Ewe!

So, here at CraftyNats, Thursday is the new Tuesday - well, I actually forgot to post on Tuesday, so here is my DT card for the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers - better late than never! (That's going to be written on my gravestone!)

We want you to 'Add A Sentiment' to your projects this time - how easy is that?!



I thought this sentiment was perfect for our challenge and I love the funny sheep in this image from Bugaboo
The papers, flowers, brad,ribbon and big pearl are from my stash and I used the Lawn Fawn 'Grassy Border' die  on the bottom

Challenges:
'Anything Goes' - Incy Wincy


'Square Cards Only' - Dream Valley

Don't forget to visit PFP for inspiration

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Peek - A - Boo!

I can't believe the time has come around for me to choose a theme for the challenge at Passion for Promarkers, but it has and I have chosen 'Make a Kinetic Card', maybe a little more challenging than some themes, but so much fun!

So,I can't wait to see all your lovely makes and don't forget to pop over to the PFP blog for some gorgeous inspiration 

I have used  LOTV digi  images for my DT card, surprise, surprise! ( And I apologise for the bad photography) I decided to make a 'Peek- a Boo card, it was a bit tricky, but I found a great video on Youtube, I've lost the link, but there is more than video

Front:



And inside:


Images - 'Bunny Trio' - LOTV
Papers -  'Country Meadow' - Nitwit Collections
Ribbon, pearls  and banner peel offs from stash
Dies used: Spellbinders 'Classic and Scalloped Circles'

Challenges:



'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'More Than One Fold' - Dream Valley


Thanks for stopping by!
Natxx





Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Tag It!

Another Tuessday, another challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this fortnight the theme is 'Tag It'
My tag is not in my normal style - thought I'd try my hand at a sepia coloured image, not sure I got it quite right, but it's not terrible either!
Don't forget to visit PFP for inspiration 
Image - 'Daisy' by Elizabeth Bell
Doily, metal corner, pearls from stash

Challenges:

'Tic Tac Toe' - Whoopsy Daisy (faux stitching, doily, flowers)

'Monochrome' - The Crazy Challenge




Thanks for visiting!
Natxx





Tuesday, 9 May 2017

DEJA VU (Old Dog, New Tricks (96) take 2!)

After a false start, here is my Anniversary challenge post, on the right day this time!
Today is the start of our Anniversary challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and because it's a mega challenge both teams are getting involved for our BINGO theme!
Please visit the PFP blog to see what all the girls have come up with to inspire you and get all the details of our fabby prizes

I promised that you would be seeing more LOTV images on my blog and so, here  is another one - soooo cute! and perfect for the theme with the polka dots present!

I have chosen the Bingo horizontal line - 'Polk Dots, Kraft, Dies and Punches

Image - 'Odd Dog-Present' - LOTV
Pink polka dot paper - 'Pastel Dreams' - LOTV
Pink paisley paper -  Bebunni 6" x 6" pad- Crafter's Companion
Pearl, ribbon  & gems from stash

Border punch - 'Bebunni Cottage Lace' - Crafter's Companion

Dies used: 'Precious Hearts' - Memory Box, Bow die - Sizzix

Challenges:

'May Challenge - Happy Birthday' - LOTV on FB





'Birthday' - In The Pink



Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Oops!

Seems I got a bit carried away and instead of posting late for the PFP challenge ~I have posted too early, doh!
So, please ignore my post from this morning that should have gone out on 9th May, there is still a challenge on at PFP, just not that one
Sorry everyone!
Natxx

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Charming!

It's Tuesday again and time for another challenge at Passion for Promarkers. 
As you have probably guessed from my  post title, we would like you to 'Add A Charm' to your entries and that's it, easy!
I was the lucky winner at Creative Inspirations  a while ago and my fantastic prize was to choose 5 - yes, 5! LOTV images and I have used one of them on my DT card, so you may well be seeing more LOTV images on my blog in the next few weeks!

Image - 'Pushchair' - LOTV
Kraft and yellow card, ribbon and charm - from stash
Dies used: 'Ornate Pierced Squares' - Sue Wilson's Noble range and 'Stately Circles' - Spellbinders
The embossing folder is  'Love Hearts' from Creative Expressions 

I have also added 'Diamond Sparkles' glitter to all the yellow card, but it doesn't show up too well in the photo, which is a shame as in real life it's really blingy!

Challenges:

'So so cute' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - I Love  Promarkers

'I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning with B' - Allsorts ( B for Baby and brown!)

Thanks for visiting
Natxx


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Flower Power!

We have a new challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers and the theme is Flower Power, another easy peasy one! Our sponsor this time is Bugaboo Stamps and I have used one of their cute images, I can't resist a teddy bear!



Image - 'Bugflowerteddy'- Bugaboo Stamps

Papers, candi, bow from stash
Flower stamped using Heartfelt Creations' 'Daisy Patch' stamps and cut out using matching die
Other dies used : Spellbinders 'Large Labels One', Marianne Designs' fence die from  ' Bird and Fence' and Lawn Fawn's 'Grassy Border'

Challenges:

'Spring sings in flowers' - Whoopsi Daisy

'Spring is coming' - Crazy Challenge

'Spring Spectacular' - Creative Inspirations



Thanks for visiting!
Natxx



Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Buttons!

We have another super challenge for you at Passion for Promarkers, this fortnight, please 'Add  Button or 2' to your entries, simples! The DT have, as usual come up with some fab inspiration, please have a peek at their cards here.
I decided to use a Paper Shelter image for a change and I am in love with it



Image - 'She's Charming' - The Paper Shelter
Papers - 'Frosted Essentials' 8 x 8 pad by Phill Martin
Sentiment - Hunkydory
finished with buttons from my stash

Dies used: 'Floral Oval' - Spellbinders, 'Isobel' border - Joanna Sheen and 'Mini 3d bow' from Sue Wilson's 'Finishing Touches' collection

Challenges:

'Happy Birthday' - Incy Wincy

'Anything Goes' - Creative Inspirations

'Anything Goes' - Little Miss Muffet


Thanks for visiting!
Natxx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Addicted to LOTV

My apologies - Late post again,  well, better late than never!
We have another new challenge at Passion for Promarkers - 'Lace, ribbon and/or twine', so please pop over to the blog for all the details and to share some love with my teamies

Do you find you have phases with your crafting? I'm going through an LOTV phase at the moment and my DT card features another of their wonderful rubber images ( I felt I'd neglected my rubber stamps in favour of the digi ones!)

Image - 'Jasmine Coffee'and sentiment tag  - LOTV

Papers -'Country Gent' - Nitwit Collections



Dies/punches used:XCut 'Flower Doily' punch and Sizzix 'Fancy Labels' dies

Challenges: 

'Flowers' - Inky Chicks

'For Mother/Ladies Only - Cute Card Thursday

'Ladies and Girls' - Allsorts

' Lily of the Valley ' - Creative Inspirations


Thanks for visiting!
Natxx


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Calling all PINK lovers

That's pink the colour, not the pop star, lol!
It's time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and the theme is 'In The Pink' - as a pink-loving crafter this challenge was a dream!I had had my eye on this image for some time and now, of course, it's available as a download - so easy and no waiting for the postman!
The beautiful image is 'Midsummer's Dream' - LOTV
Sentiment is LOTV too
Papers - 'Frosted Essentials' by Phill Martin
Pink mesh - The Ribbon Girl
Lace, bow, flowers from stash

Dies/punches used - 'Swirling Frame Layering Die' - Tonic
and 'Flower Doily' punch - XCut

Challenges:

'Dies and/or punches' - In The Pink

'Anything Goes' - LMM

Thanks for visiting
Natxx


Friday, 17 February 2017

Oops!

 Oh dear, calling this post late is a definite understatement! I have been sticking to my New Years Resolution of being more organised, but because I finished my card so early and have been out and about a lot recently, the post went completely out of my head! Anyway, enough waffling, lets get on to the important stuff - this fortnight at Passion for Promarkers our theme is CAS ( not my favourite, but I was pleased with my effort in the end)


The cute little image is 'Mimi and Friend' from Penny Black
Papers - 'Snow Princess' - Nitwit Collections
Bow & gems from stash

The pretty scalloped border was made using Spellbinders 'Curved Borders 1' die

Challenges:

'CAS' - Inky Chicks





Thanks for visiting
Natxx