Monday, 25 May 2009

Hello and welcome to the first challenge!

Well our first challenge is finally here and what an exciting day it is for us and hopefully for you too. As you know our first challenge is "anything goes" so you can use any colour promarkers you may have (even if you only have one) but please can you tell us which colours you have used on your post. Now for the first challenge (and the first challenge only) we are offering mega prizes from our four sponsors, therefore we will not allow you to combine our challenge with any other challenge, but only for this week.
The amazing prizes are:

Daisy May Digi Stamps is offering 5 sheets of downloads!

Janet at Pink Gem Designs is offering one of her own gorgeous stamps "Beach Sprinkles"

After this week, you are free to combine our challenge with any other challenge you like, as long as promarkers are used to colour your images. The design team have come up with some wonderful samples to get our first challenge off to an amazing start (if you would like to know any details about the DT cards just click on the photo). So without further ado, here are the DT samples:-


Caryn 500

resize 500


Denise 500

Gina 500


Helen 500


Ida 500


Maria 500


Michele 500


Natalie 500


Sarah 500


Sue 500

We will be accepting entries from crafters who do not have their own blogs, just email a copy of your creation to either Gina or Denise and we will add it to the blog for you. Just add your name and link to Mr Linky (only add your card link not your whole blog!) and you can enter as many times as you like as long as your link is different each time. Thanks for all your support, we can't wait to see all your lovely promarker creations.

If you do not see Mr Linky, please add your card to the comments box, your card will be valid, please just leave the link to your card and not your blog, thank you xxx

Unfortunately Mr Linky seems to be having a breakdown at the moment. If you have already linked your card using Mr Linky please can you re-link your card in the comments section below, otherwise we may never be able to see your lovely creation. Thanks for understanding - it seems all the blogs using Mr Linky are experiencing the same problem!

If you are unsure how to link your card, there are instructions in the sidebar.

Hugs, Gina & Denise x

Not long now!!!

Hi all, well it won't be long now until our first challenge kicks off *yay* so we thought we'd give you a quick reminder of a few rules:

You can enter as long as there is one promarker used on your card. Please let us know which colour on your blog.

You can not combine with any other challenges, on this challenge only though.

You can enter as many times as you want, BUT you must put a link to your card and not your blog, as Mr Linky will only take a different link each time.

You can still enter if you don't have a blog - email your entries to either Gina or Denise (link on the sidebar).

Don't forgot you can win all the lovely goodies up for grabs from Angel Crafts, Joanna Sheen and Dies to Die For - what an incentive!!!

Don't forget our challenge closes at 9am next Tuesday so make sure your entry is in before that. The winners will be picked sometime after and announced on the blog.

Good luck to everyone, we can't wait to see your promarker creations, don't forget tomorrow at 9am :).

Hugs, Gina & Denise x x

Friday, 22 May 2009

****NEWS FLASH****


Now we don't want anyone panicking, but there is going to be a change to the first challenge. We are so pleased to tell you we have sponsorship from 3 fabulous companies and to celebrate we are launching our blog with a massive "BANG".

Our sponsors are:

As we now have 3 fantastic sponsors of our blog we have decided that our first challenge will be an open challenge - you can use any colours you like, all you need to do is make a card using ProMarkers. We will then revert back to the challenges as stated on the sidebar i.e. next week (week 2) will be pastel pink and apple so don't worry if you have already bought those colours!

Now we hope that doesn't sound too exciting 'cos hold onto your ears, here come the *BANG*

The prizes are:

**** 3 x Ribbon Kits ****

Joanna Sheen

**** A full set of 92 Promarkers ****

And here is what Joanna has to say about them:

" Promarkers are one of the most exciting new products I have played with in ages - and I say played with because that's how I feel - it's fun and fascinating seeing how all the colours work and react and I just love collecting all the colours and arranging them and re-arranging them! The results have been different and professional and it's good fun to have a blog to keep an eye on for ideas and challenges and friendship - so I'll be watching!"

**** 2 Stamps ****

How amazing are those prizes! All you need to do is make a card using your ProMarkers. Angela, Joanna and Tracy will all be picking their winners so get your thinking caps on.

Not only are they all giving fantastic prizes but they will also be donating a £10 voucher each week to the randomly picked winner - yes you can win £10 every single week! All you need to do is make a card with the chosen colours, theme, sketch or recipe for that week.

We hope this has given you the encouragement to join our first challenge and every challenge after that - what could be better? We would appreciate you spreading the word on your blogs about this amazing first challenge mega prize - all the DT are really jealous and would love to win it :(
We can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations (and don't forget you can enter as many projects as you like).
Hugs, Denise & Gina xxx

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Extra colours

Hi everyone, we know a few of you have queried whether you can use extra colours in the challenges, so we thought we'd try and clarify the situation for you. You must use the challenge colours primarily, they must the focal colours on your image. However it would be difficult to only use those colours exclusively as hair etc isn't normally pink or green (i.e. for the first challenge) so all we ask is to be economic with the use of other colours and let the challenge colours stand out.

Not long now until our first challenge, we hope you're all getting excited.

Hugs, Denise & Gina x

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Candy winner!

The candy is now closed and the winner has been chosen by


Clare wrote - "WOW...would so love to win i would be able to join in the already a follower,ive also added your blog logo and DT call on my blog.Thanks for the chance ive got everthing crossed.clare x"

If you could please email you snail mail to and I will get your gorgeous ProMarkers in the post to you in time for our first challenge on Tuesday :)
Thanks to everyone for taking part in the candy. Hope you're all excited now for the 26th!

Gina and Denise x

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Our new Design Team!

Well here is what you have all been waiting for! We received over 30 applicants and as you can imagine it has been a very hard decision. Now originally we were looking for 4 crafters to join myself and Denise, but due to the overwheming response and the fantastic standard of work shown by all the applicants we decided to make it a bit more fun and chose 9 (the more variety the better, that's what we say :). So in no particular order, well ok then they are in alphabetical order, here are our new Design Team.

Caryn -

Debbi -

Helen -

Ida -

Maria -

Michele -

Natalie –

Sarah -

Sue -

Don't forget that the candy draw is closing tonight and the winner will be announced tomorrow. Good luck. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Gina and Denise xxx

Monday, 18 May 2009

DT call has now ended!

Wow, we've swamped with applications to join our DT (over 30) and the standard of work is really amazing, we've been blown away - you've really given us a difficult job! Please bear with us while we work through them, talk them over and probably argue a little haha. The new DT will be announced on Wednesday, so stay tuned :).

Once again, thanks for all your interest and exitement about the new blog - it won't be long now until the fun starts. Don't forget the candy draw ends on 20th, you have to be in it to win it lol!

Thanks for stopping by

Gina & Denise x

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Thanks.....and a DT reminder

Well, it's not long now until our first challenge and we wanted to say a BIG thank you to all our followers (over 100 wow!). When we thought about starting this blog we hoped that it would be popular but we never expected the excitement and anticipation it has generated. We cannot wait to see all your lovely promarker creations.

We also wanted to remind you that you've still got time to apply for a place on our DT. The closing date for applications is 18th May and the new DT will be announced shortly afterwards. We've been inundated with applications so far and they've all be amazing - it's going to be a really difficult decision for us.

We're glad that you are all pleased the blog has been started and hope you will play along every week. We also wanted to let you know that we will be "spicing up" some of the challenges with different themes, sketches etc and also adding tutorials and tips on the blog in the coming weeks, so stay tuned, you wouldn't want to miss anything! We've also got some exciting news to share with you very soon (we've got you thinking now haven't we lol!!).

Thanks for stopping by,

Gina & Denise x

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

How do you feel about candy?

To celebrate the launch of our new challenge blog we've decided to give one lucky person a handful of proMarkers, which will come in very useful for our future challenges. The colours up for grabs are the first four weeks challenge colours and some extra skin colours too, so there is no excuse not to join in. I'm sure some surprise goodies may also find their way into the winner's bag by the end of the draw too!! If you would like to be in with a chance to win just leave a comment on this post and add a link on your blog back to the challenge blog so that everyone can come over and have a go. We hope you would also like to become a follower but this is not essential. The draw will close on 20th May 2009 and the winner will be announced the following day. Good luck!


Don't forget to check out the post below for the Design team request :)

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Welcome to our new weekly challenge blog for those who have a passion for ProMarkers. Our first challenge will be on 26th May and will run every Tuesday thereafter. For each challenge we will give you specific colours to use, but feel free to use more if required, but the challenge colours must be used.

Before we begin, it seems a bit lonely here so we are looking for 4 other ProMarker lovers to join us on the Design Team.

If you would like to be considered there are a few rules:

  • You must of course own a lot of ProMarkers!!

  • You must be able to make a card a week with the challenge colours.

  • You must have an active blog and post at least weekly.

If you are interested in joining our DT please drop us an email (to Gina or Denise) with a brief reason why you would like to be considered along with some information about yourself and a few examples of your work. Applications need to be submitted by 18th May and our new DT will be announced on 20th May. Good luck - we look forward to hearing from you.