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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Passion for promarkers mega christmas challenge – DT project

** Sorry it’s a bit of a long post today – but it’s worth reading **

PFP Christmas challenge

PFP Christmas challenge (close up)

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Well have we got a challenge for you at passion for promarkers starting today! It’s not just any old challenge - this challenge will last until 5th January 2010. We don’t mind what colour promarkers you use but we want to see “anything but a card - with a Christmas theme”. As this is such a special challenge our sponsors have come up trumps and we have some extra special prizes up for grabs.


Firstly our grand prize has been generously donated by Letraset – they have given us a whole set of promarkers, which includes the old and new colours – that’s 148 pens!! Plus they have also given us 2 x 5 promarker theme packs.

Joanna Sheen has kindly donated a £10.00 voucher for her online store.

Funky kits has kindly donated 8 prizes of Sugar Nellie stamps:
4 x Maggie & Hamish stamps PLUS 4 x Home Grown stamps.

Stampeezee has kindly donated a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.

Whiff of Joy has kindly donated a ‘Fred Celebrating Elephant’ stamp designed by Alison Acton.

We have a gorgeous stamp set called “a little bit of happiness” and roll of red gingham ribbon kindly donated by Julie, who is an independent stamping up demonstrator.


For my project I used a basic bingo board and made it into a to-do notice board. I used a gorgeous stamp by PB called ‘xmas kiss’ and coloured it with the following promarkers:

Hedgie – ice grey 3 & 5, ivory, blush and pastel pink

Holly & mistletoe – meadow green, apple green and red

Birdie – tan, caramel, and red

The gingham paper is from my stash (but sadly has no name on it) and the gorgeous patterned paper is daisy bucket called wrapped wishes – snowflake waltz (this is double sided 12x12 paper and I used the distressed design on the reverse). The small snowflakes were cut with my dovecraft punch and the large snowflakes have been cut with my MS arctic punch. The adhesive stones are PM and the beautiful ribbon is dovecraft from the 99p range! The ‘to-do’ stickers are K&Co and are really glittery IRL. I used my circle nesties to cut out my image and my MS doily lace punch for the paper covering the notepad (I didn’t have a lined notepad to hand so had to use this cash-book type book as it was all I could find at short notice!) I inked the edge of the paper with a colorbox cats eye chalk ink pad in rouge. You must check out the rest of the DT projects as they are all stunning! We hope you will enjoy our extended challenge and you can enter as many times as you like, as long as your projects are all “anything but a card - with a Christmas theme”. The DT will also be providing you with more inspiration on the 15th December so don't forget to check back again then. I can’t wait to see what you create and look forward to visiting your blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck!!


joey said...

Hiya Denise,

this is such a clever idea! I love it, how many lists are going to made before now and christmas lol.


Rainmac said...

Wow I love your altered bingo board - looks far nicer now!!! Also love the PfP challenge, off to put my thinking cap on... xxx

Melodie said...

your bingo board is fantastic.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Denise,

What fantastic prizes, only I don't have any Promarkers yet!!!
I love your to do board, great idea.

Hugs Ali x

Mandy said...

What a fab it..
Mandy xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Denise,
What a natty to-do board. I love the image. Gorgeous.
Fantastic challenge.
Fiona x

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!! what a great idea!!

weewiccababe said...

what a clever idea Denise - will have to give that a try

Susie Sugar said...

What a great idea Denise lovely gift
hugs Susie xx

Catherine said...

What a great idea Denise ! Love it and the hedgehog is sweet !

Elisa said...

This is lovely.What a great idea.x

Biscuitlid said...

fab Denise - great altering too!


CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous Denise, a grand transformation!

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely Denise... and I did read the post.... and yes, it was worth it!!! Hugs, Jo x

craftingmanda said...

denise this is gorgeous i love it

Natalie said...

Denise this is lovely, such a good idea. x