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Grab a cuppa and a biscuit (or two) and make yourself comfortable!Good morning dear crafters, I hope you all had a fantastic week last week. This week Passion for Promarkers are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” which runs for a whole month and ends on 5th January 2016! As both design teams have worked extremely hard once again this year, we all think they deserve a little break to catch up on last minute gifts and cards. However to make up for the lack of challenges we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs!
Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “let’s celebrate”. You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you follow the theme. As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge. Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers. Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc. Thanks x x
So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Letraset are generously offering one lucky winner a super bundle of goodies which includes:
2 x packs of Winsor & Newton Promarkers, 1 A4 bleedproof marker pad, 1 A4 pack of Safmat and 1 pack of transfers.
DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their store.
Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner 2 gorgeous digis called ‘Serenity Blossom’ and ‘Octavia Thinking’.
Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to spend in her store.
Little Claire Designs are offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
Crafty Sentiments Designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
The Ribbon Girl is offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!We have asked both design teams to share some inspiration with you but as it such a long challenge we will be posting the inspiration from Team 1 today and then in two week’s time we will be posting inspiration from Team 2.
So here's my inspiration for the challenge -
I decided to colour up the fab freebie image that All Dressed Up offered as a 24 hour giveaway - she's called All Dressed Up for Xmas. I coloured her with my Pro/Flexmarkers and decided to keep the card quite simple because of all the detail in the image...
I'm not doing very well with all the Christmas preparations, to be honest and need to find some festive sparkle to give me a boost! I think it's because my youngest is no longer of the age to believe that it seems to have lost it's magic a little...it's not the same when they know!
I also promised myself that I would be organised this year and make presents earlier in the year...well, you can probably guess how that went?! Everyone I speak to agrees that Christmas needs to get away from the spending of money and more about the spending of time, but with the pressure - especially on parents who are bombarded by advertising for the latest and greatest games and gadgets - it's hard to just stop! We're made to feel that we have somehow failed if we do not get the gifts that have been asked for, or if there isn't a room full of presents to be opened...I'm feeling a little disillusioned by it all just now and need to find my inner Christmas!
Well that's enough...rant over...there's still enough time to save Christmas...pass me a mince pie! :)
I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas, however you spend it and that 2016 brings good health, prosperity and a little more crafty time to all of you!
I don't know how much I'll be posting over the festive period, as I still have so much to do, but will hopefully pop in and share what I'm up to...
Hugs and best wishes,
I'd like to enter my card into this month's All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge