Saturday, 27 February 2010

My Great News!!!

Good Morning everyone I have some great news!!!
My Son West is getting married in August in sunny Cyprus and he asked my Daughter Christy and I to make his Wedding invites what an honour of course we said "yes". This week we showed him an example they loved it & my future Daughter-in-law Lucy cried and cuddled us when she saw it, what more of a compliment than that can you have!!! she is so sweet...
So now it's full steam ahead to get them all made ready to send out. I will show you a pic. when I can of the invite.
Trish has made this fab card using the lovely Sweetpea Ching-Chou Kuik stamp called Dance of Butterfly which you can purchase from my store CRAFTS AND ME the sentiment is also a sweetpea stamp. Trish has coloured her with Promarkers and added sparkle with stickles, and cut the FANCY EDGE with scissors the lush papers are from K&Co the RIBBON is from Crafty Ribbons,adhesive gems are from Trish's stash.
Have a great weekend everyone.

luv Teresaxx

Friday, 26 February 2010

March Release Sweet Pea Stamps!

Their here the new March release stamps are in my store ready for pre-order, there are three new stamp plates to choose from and two of them are from the new designer Elaine Cox. Elaines plates are wonderful with one of them concentrating on Alice in Wonderland as the image shows below. Perfect as the new film has just been released. And don't forget they also come in singles too, for those of you who prefer not to have a set, although the sheets are more value for money.
If you have registered for the newsletter you can get 10% off at the check-out ONLY if you put the code febuary in at the checkout process from 26th Febuary-5th March until stocks run out.
Everyone who is still waiting for Febuary pre-orders I am hoping they will be in by the middle of next week and I will post out to you asap.
Thankyou for your patience in waiting.
***Pre-order**©Elaine Cox Alice Series-sheet 2

Have a good weekend, hope you will visit the store to have a peep!!!
bye for now,
Teresa xx

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Hello everyone,
Great News! I want to say a big welcome and thankyou to Gina for agreeing to become our newest D.T joining Trish, Marcea and myself. I am sure that Gina will be a big asset to our team and have lots of different ideas for you to see and join in.
Here is an example of Gina's fabulous work, isn't it great!!
I would welcome any comments you may have for Gina.
Bye for now,
Teresa xx

items used
ching-chou kuik's Dragonfly Fantasy stamp
Copics to colour
Kay&co wild raspberry papers
Spell binders butterfly die
Martha Stewart leaf punch
Ribbon and Pearls are from my stash.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

My new Camera and Pics yippee!!!

I'm back with my new camera so if the pics are sometimes iffy I can't help it I am just getting used to the camera. I cheated today, Hubby took the pics with the camera for me he knows more about the camera than me at the mo. I have to catch him up!!!
At least I will be able to show you cards I have made now...I made this card with Mothers day in mind, but have not put a sentiment on yet as I still am not sure who it will be for?
I used papers from Beyond Postmarks Designer Papers Pad available here in my store I then applied various stickles on the pink paper which you can't really see, then put faux stitching around the edges, The stamp is Camelia from the Stampsmith which is a photo stamp avail. here which I stamped on glossy cardstock with black staz-on ink pad and then added a little colour using La-Plume 11 brush pens here. I love these stamps they look like a real old photo when stamped. I have been asked before when I give these cards is it a real photograph? I added some flowers to the vase which don't show that much in the photo. pearls, ribbons, flowers are from my stash.For Mum again I think I will give her this one as I love this stamp sentiment you can get in my store its perfect for my Mum. The papers are from Beyond Postmarks Pad avail. here in the store which I then used stickles on. I put stickles on nearly all my cards I just have to add them, then I say just a bit more then a bit more, oh! I also added some to the flowers.
The Stamp is from Crafty Individuals which was a gift, I don't have this one in stock but there are other lovely images here
I stamped her on glossy paper with staz-on then mounted the image on white cardstock & added a touch of colour with Le- PlumePens11
The bow and flowers are from my stash.
I would love to hear any comments, thankyou for visiting my blog.

Teresa xx

Friday, 19 February 2010



Good afternoon everyone I know it's been a few days since my last post, but there has been hospital appointments after hospital appointments this week for my Husband Paul. For those of you who don't know already he had a Stroke back in 2007 when he was only 47 which was a major shock and then in September this year had a T.I.A which is a stroke but without any damage to the brain he is doing well with is recovery though, thank God. And it is more common than you think! I am going to put a link in the near future on my side bar to try and raise funds for stroke victims in the near future, as we want to give something back. So, if anyone would like to give a penny or two when I do this it will be very much appreciated. Because believe me when it happens to you it changes your world.
On a much brighter note I wanted to show you Amy's creations that she has made they are so inspiring thankyou Amy. If anyone would like to leave her a message here for her lovely work I am sure she would love to read them. Oh! I have gone on a bit look at how much I have wrote, I am going now before I get carried away again...
Teresa xx

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Belles n Whistles cupcake and Greeting Farm Anya

1 -Paper 2 -Bows 3 -Gems
Hello everyone, how did Miss Anya know it was pouring of rain today, but she still looks just so!!!
Two lovely cards from Trish both are available from my store Crafts and Me Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm set Rain Snow or Shine coloured with Promarkers, 1 Paper The blue capsule collection from Papermania as are the 3 Mosiac Gems,The FLOWERY Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons 2 Bows made with the Bow easy.

Trish coloured this Belles n' Whistles Cupcake stamp with Promarkers,Design papers are Avec Colours unlimited(Cupcake paper) and PM simply elegant.I used nesties for the circles and heart and Feathers,flower and ribbon bow from my stash.I also used Liquid Pearls on the Cupcake.You can Purchase the Fab B&W Cupcake stamp from CRAFTS AND ME
I just love the yummy chocolate cake background papers such a perfect match.
The colouring and shading is brilliant....

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Febuary Release Sweet Pea Stamps plate 9

Hello I am back to tell you about the fabulous new release from The Sweet Pea Stamps for Febuary.
This is sheet 9. On this new fantasy sheet is the introduction of two puppet stamps from the range from ching-chou kuik's available now for pre-order from my store Crafts and Me and if you have registered for the newsletter you can get 10% off at the check-out by entering the code as on the home page of Crafts and me until the 19th of Febuary or until stocks run out.
Bye for now,
Teresa xx

Trish's Beautiful Sweet Pea Card's

I have so many beautiful cards to show you made by lots of you Sweet Pea Stamp fans, it is going to take me days to show you all but I will do my best to get them here as soon as I can.....
This is an array of beautiful card ideas from Trish they are magnificent!!!!
Trish has made this ATC using the Sweet Pea Stamp WINTER WATCHER which are just the right size for ATC's Trish has coloured the lovely image with Promarkers,The gems,Butterfly charm and ribbon are from her stash.

Trish will be having some CANDY very soon as she has noticed she has over 20,000 hits on her blog and would like to thank all her fab followers now she have 191.

Look at all the dazzle razzle on this Sweet Pea Red Hearts beauty she looks glam with all that can purchase HERE at my store, Promarkers and Stickles were used for sparkle.

Another gorgeous Sweetpea Stamp FARAWAY MOON which you can buy HERE AT CRAFTS AND ME Coloured with Promarkers, added stickles(love this) for some sparkle a gem and bow from my stash,and faux stitching with a letraset fine line marker.
Bye for now, but I will be back soon with more, have a lovely Sunday everyone.
Teresa xx

Friday, 12 February 2010


Hello everyone just a quick message to let everyone know who has Pre-ordered Sweet Pea Stamps that they are gradually being shipped to me now. I will keep you updated on these Stamps.
Several of you have asked me if I will be stocking the Haiti Relief Stamp Unfortunately, at the moment it is not available for us in the U.K sorry.
I'm off to make myself a cup of Tea now will speak to you all soon, have a good day whatever you are doing.
Teresa xx

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

The Cute Owl from Whimsy Stamps

Jessica has sent me this cute card she has made using the Owl from Whimsy Stamps available here in my store he is so comical, Jessica coloured him with Copics.

I am so EXCITED!!!!

Good morning everyone I was so excited last night when Trish my fabulous DT and her clever daughter made me an amazing blog badge for my side bar ( it's not on yet hopefully later) but you can view it at Trish blog & Marcea blog if you want to have a peep and on top of that another fantastic event happened when I looked on my store this morning and saw it is now no.97 in the U.K's craft sites I was over the moon, my dream was that this would happen and because of all you my friends out there it as happened, A BIG THANKYOU TO YOU ALL!!!
Now on to this amazing card made by Jacque using one of my favourite colours using the lovely fairy Love is Gone which is on order and will be back in store soon, she is very popular with you all...
And the chalks Jacque has used to give the desired effect don't they!!

Materials used
Sweet Pea love is Gone Stamp
Copics and Prismas to colour her
chalks to shade the back to give a impression of sunset,
The paper are Basic Grey and the ribbons are from stash.

I will be back a bit later to show you some more creations
Teresa xx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Pretty Pixie

Good Morning, I was up to 2a.m this morning my Son came round with his Fiancee for the evening, so I am still have a sleep at the moment. They say its going to snow again today but no sign of it here in fact theres lots of sunshine hooray!
Sorry the pic. isn't very clear, my camera has broken & I have got to go and buy another one this week but am not sure which one would give the best close up images for the blog?
If you know of a really good camera you could recommend please let me know?
The card above I made some time ago using the wood mounted Pretty Pixie stamp from Oasis available here in my store. I used Black staz-on for the fairy image and stamped her on the card & stickles to colour her in, stickles are lovely to use on fairy wings don't you think! I used peel offs for the Happy birthday all in my store, the sentiment bling I put on the outside of the wrap both of these are from my stash.
I better go now i've gone on to much today.
Teresa x

Monday, 8 February 2010

Marceas Red Hearts Beauty

Hello everyone I am not complaining anymore at last my migraine has gone!!!
I know lots of you have been waiting for the fabulous Sweet Pea Stamps to arrive & be back in stock, they are all on order with a couple of new beautys for you to see I am sure you will absolutely love them. I will keep you informed as to when they are coming!!!
Now to this fab card that Marcea has made using the Red Hearts Sweet Pea Stamp available from my store craftsand me she looks like she is trying to entice her Valentine. I love the background papers they look like red felt on black very dramatic.

Copics used

Hair/Gloves/Bodice - C1, C3, C5, C7
Dress/Wings - RV000, RV10, RV23, RV34, R59
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Moon - YR20, Y21
Eyes - B97

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Lilith from Kraftin' Kimmie

Here as promised another of Amys creations this time Lilith a Kraftin Kimmie stamp isn't it good, Lilith looks a right little madam this stamp is available in my store along with other Kraftin Kimmie stamps, I just love these funny stamps.

Teresa x

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Henry Mouse Hugging Heart from Whiff of Joy

I'm back again, Amy has just sent me this cute card ideal for Valentines using WOJ Henry Mouse hugging heart stamp available in my store Amy has also sent me some other cards to show you here or in my store. I will show you another of her creations tomorrow.
Have a good evening, mines going to be spent relaxing in front of the tele, boring I hear you say restful I say to you!
Teresa x

The Dramatic Love is Gone beauty

Hello everyone hope you are all having a good weekend I am still plagued by my migraine so staying in today, gives me a chance do a couple of things on the blog between resting never mind I have got to stop moaning arhhh.....
Gina has sent me this really dramatic looking card isn't it great!!!!!
Items Used
Love is gone Image
Copic & promarkers to colour
Papers are Papermania
Martha Stewart flourish punch
Martha Stewart leaf punch
Ribbon flowers and pearls are from my stash
Plus sentiment

Friday, 5 February 2010


Just a quick post today as I have another terrible headache but just had to show you what Trish has been up to she has been really busy with two wonderful cards to show us the first is this Groovy card with a fantastic 60's feel for all those beatle fans out there!
The Photo stamp from STAMPSMITH is of The Beatles from which you can purchase here at Crafts and me I have made it into a Valentines card. the image was stamped using Stazon Ink the papers are Red Capsule collection from Papermania and the Fan Heart Ribbon and Hearts beads are from Crafty Ribbons

The 2nd card Trish has made is the Gorgeous SWEETPEA STAMPS which you can purchase HERE.It is called LOVE IS GONE.


Trish coloured the image with Promarkers
and used a fab Sentiment also available at the CRAFTS and ME STORE
The papers are the New Capsule range from Papermania I used the Red collection.
The Lace,Gems and flower are from my stash.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Welcome Marcea My 2nd DT Member

Hello Everyone I want to share some brilliant NEWS with you, I want to give a BIG! BIG! welcome to Marcea who has agreed to join Trish as my 2nd DT Member for Crafts and Me Stamps, Marcea will bring lots of creations & ideas to share with you all!!!
Between Trish, Marcea and myself we will be bringing you some exciting challenges in the coming weeks so watch this space. Why not visit Marcea blog to see her creations...
It would be lovely if you could send Marcea a welcome message.