Wednesday, 31 March 2010


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Good Morning everyone,
I have been promising you all for sometime to watch this space for the start of our challenges. I am very excited to tell you our FANTASTIC NEWS!!! The very talented D.T and I have now set the date for the Launch of THE CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGE BLOG HERE

THE fabulous D.T's are:
The 1st Challenge is to be set on the Crafts and me blog on WEDNESDAY 31st MARCH

where the details for the challenge will be revealed.The challenges are to run every fortnight on a Wednesday.We have some great sponsors for the rest of the year with some lovely prizes. I would like to say a big thankyou to all our sponsors.
We have some great prizes for the first challenge. The prizes for the 1st challenge and sponsors are.
So please join us on the 31st MARCH and enter to win these fabulous Prizes.

1st Prize- Fantasy Art Collection Plate 8 sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps picked by random org

2nd Prize-Gum Drops Easter Stamps- sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps picked by the D.T
3rd Prize-A5 set Art Nouveau Stamps sponsored by Lilac Lemon Designs all followers names put in a hat and a winner picked by the D.T's

Please Become a follower of the NEW Challenge blog HERE so you dont miss the Launch WEDNESDAY 31st MARCH And join us for the 1st challenge and new ones every fortnight after that.
We all look forward to seeing you there.
Good luck to everyone who decides to join in our future challenges.

Luv Teresa and the Team xx

Its here! Crafts and Me's very 1st Challenge!

I can't believe it is finally here and soooo exciting
our very 1st Crafts and Me Challenge.

Before I tell you any details
I want to say a
Massive Thankyou to all the D.T girls for all their hard work in making this and future Challenges come together
I have the Perfect Team here at Crafts and Me.

I hope you will all join IN over at CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGES

Every other WEDNESDAY

The theme for Challenge #1 is


Where you have THREE chances of winning a fantastic PRIZE!!!!


This is my card using the My Buddy Stamp from the Sweet Pea Stamps

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Only 1 day left and whoo hoo !!!

Well half a day now LOL!! Till the launch of the CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGE BLOG all the details for the 1st challenge and all those yummy prizes will be on the blog tomorrow at 9.30am so remember to pop on over. We are looking forward to viewing all your fab creations.I,m going to take this oportunity to Thank TERESA for all her hard work and for letting me be a member of her fab Design Team.and to also thank all the Lovely Design team for all their hard work too.Here,s to many Crafts&me Challenges to come.

As today is Tuesday it,s my turn to post a card or project using one of the many fab stamps available at The CRAFTS and ME online store HERE
I have used a Sweet pea Stamp SPRING LUNA Coloured her with promarkers She is one of the stamps included the second prize.
Promarkers used=
Hair=Gold and Canary
Skin=Vanilla,Ivory and Dusky pink for cheeks
Dress= Midnight Blue,China Blue, and Khaki for flower stems
Tail and flower=Terracotta,Raw Sienna,pastel blue
I stamped the image twice and cut ovals one Lrg and one smaller and at an angle,you can see on the closeup pic.
The papers are from Papermanias new Persimmon collection,Prima eline cream flowers which i coloured with Promarkers the same as the Tail,other embellies from my stash.
I also used my new punches i got from the NEC,MS deep edge and Xcut Butterfly punch.
and a nestie label die.And the sentiment is also a Sweetpea stamp.
Thanx for any comments you leave all are much appreciated.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Mondays Customer Creation day

Thankyou Debbie for sharing your wonderful creations with us today.

'Dark Sirene'

This image is 'Rising Flame'

'Caribbean Treasure'

Don't forget everyone that our challenges start on wednesday over at Crafts and me challenge blog where there is three chances of winning a prize why don't you pop over and become a follower to keep up with all the challenges every other wednesday.

see you there,

Luv Teresa xx

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Beautiful Creations made by Angela!!!

It's a lovely sunny day here the sun is shining makes you feel so much better doesn't it! and with Easter fast approaching I just had to show you Angela's amazing creations, she is a brilliant artist with lots of fascinating ideas. Why not pop over to Angela's blog and have a look around at her lovely work. The stamp Angela has used Honey Bunny by Instyle stamps is available here in my store.
Angela explains in her own words how she made these stunning pieces:

I created a wall or a door hanger. I was looking through my things to alter when I remember that I had these plain pieces of thin wood that I purchased at Joann a while back in the wood craft department. And I was so happy when I brought one back to my craft area and it was the perfect size!! Love it when that happens. I sanded it then painted it with some Acrylic paint in offwhite/cream. Then I pulled out some Basic Grey paper from the Blush Collection and aged the edges with some Distressing Ink in Tea Rose and Vintage photo. I glued it to the wood with some Modge Podge. I used a spellbinders die and aged the label and added some blue chalk to the center then outward for the background for little Honey Bunny to be adhered to. I popped the labels die and my Honey Bunny image up with foam tape, after I colored her with my copics and cut her out. I added some prima roses, bling swirls, and a chipboard butterfly(Making Memories). After all that was done I punched 2 hole in the top and added some organdy ribbon and tied a bow on the top so it could be used to hang up.

I also created a little square gift box, that I painted with the same paint color. Then I added the same DP and Spellbinder die( repeating the same techinques and embellishments).

Here is a view of the box closed to show more detail.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my Easter creations
Copics Used:
Skin: E0000,E00,E50,E21,R20,R11,R00
Hair: E57,E35, E21
Fur: E40,E41 and 0 Colourless blender
Bow- RV19,RV17,RV09,RV04

A big thankyou to Angela for letting me share her work with all my followers, if you would like to leave Angela a comment I am sure she would love to hear from you

Luv Teresa xx

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Another serene night

Good morning everyone I hope your weekend has started well I can not believe a week has past since I was last on here.
For my card today I have used this stamp, ching-chou kuik's The Serene Night from where else but Crafts and me and isn't she beautiful! I have coloured her with my usual mix of promarkers and sakura stardust pens for that extra sparkle :D If you have not already seen there is a new challenge blog starting on the 31st of March with loads of great prises for the first competition and there is even a prize for just being a follower so make sure when you leave here you go to this link Crafts and Me challenges to find out all the details and be in for a chance of winning.
As well as the stamp I have also used other stash I got from
Crafts and me. The flowers are from the petaloo range and can be found HERE and yes I could not resist using it again my much loved Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
The papers are from papermania's capsule collection and the ribbons are also from papermania.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Blue Eye Fairy

Evening Peeps,

Well thank goodness it's Friday. I am a little late with this posting and for that I apologise. I haven't been well this week and only got to finish this card last night, but the lighting was so bad that I couldn't get a decent picture. So I have had to take it to work with me today to get a picture and even then I cannot say that I am that pleased with it and certainly doesn't do this card justice. Time pemitting I may try again tomorrow, lol. I'm such a perfectionist.

Well I hope you have all had a good week and are really looking forward to the launch of the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog, Woo Hoo, not long now. Better get a move on with my DT card and the other 4 I have to get done this weekend, eeeeek!

Right here we go:-

I have painted this image using distress inks, tattered rose, worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, vintage photo, walnut stain, shabby shutters. The design papers are Bo Bunny. I have used a Fiskars  border punch, for a change, and embellished with flowers from wild orchid crafts.  The branch is a Martha Stewart punch and I have added lots of star dust stickles, again nor borne out well in the photo.

Well I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

September Rhythm

I'm making my debut tonight so be gentle with me lol! Teresa asked me over the weekend if I'd like to join their Design Team and I'm very flattered so here I am!

I've chosen September Rhythm which was the first one that caught my eye when I saw it on a blog and led me to checking out the sweet pea site who pointed me to the Crafts and Me site where I could get hold of them!

I've coloured her with promarkers and used sakura stardust pens as sparkly highlights. You can use a clear sakura stardust pen to draw in highlights and if you dont want to see solid lines and a more subtle glitter then simply colour some on an area like the tail fin and quickly spread it with your finger, this gives a nice subtle coverage of glitter which suits these stamps well.
The background is painted with twinkling H2o's using a more concentrated mix around the design and a more watery one for the outside so you only use one colour. Flowers are prima wildflowers with others from stash.

Have to tell you that when I was doing the clear sparkly highlights with the sakura stardust I couldnt get the glitter to come out so I did my usual banging of the pen, shaking it wildly in the air and sucking it to no avail, the clear ink was coming through but not the glitter until I realised I was actually using the sakura GLAZE pen in clear *doh*


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sorry it,s late But!!!

Sorry i,m posting this late but had quite a hectic day,I,m having a new Combi boiler fitted and they,re starting tomorrow and i had to empty my kitchen cupboards as they will have to come out for the pipe work Gerrr!!!
Now for my card i Have used one of the Fab Victoria case Stamps FAIRY CELL available at Crafts and me HERE I coloured her with promarkers,Designer Backing paper By Anna Stemplewska also available at Crafts and Me. The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons,the bow was made with a Bow easy.Gems are from my stash and i used a Labels Nestie.

Theres only 1 week to go now till the very 1st CRAFTS AND ME Challenge with 3 Fabulous prizes to be won Hop on over and become a follower HERE and join in the fun.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Welcome to our new D.T the lovely Vix

Hello Everyone I wanted to tell you the GREAT NEWS! we have the fabulous Vix joining us as our new D.T and I know Vix will bring lots of exciting IDEAS and CREATIONS to our blog for you to see, why don't you pop over to her blog and have a peek!!
It would be lovely if you could leave a comment to make her feel at home!
Here is one of Vix creations...

Don''t forget our challenges start on the 31st March over on the crafts and me challenges blog
Where there is not one but THREE chances of winning a prize, so why not pop over there and sign up as a follower for a chance to win a prize....
Luv Teresa xx

Saturday, 20 March 2010

ching-chou kuik's Dark Sirene

Hello :D I hope you are all having a great weekend. This is my first time posting here and I wanted to show you this card I have made using ching-chou kuik's Dark Sirene which you can get from Crafts and me. I have coloured her with a mixture of promarkers and sakura stardust pens so that she sparkles. I have then used this brilliant Martha Stewart punch called "pop-up butterflies" again from Crafts and me to go down both sides of the card just at the front as I think it makes the edges much more interesting and gives them a bit of texture. I have used the gold textured card stock just to edges the image and the papers and put a strip on the inside of the card to highlight the edging punch. The peel off border and gems are from my stash.
Don't forget if you haven't already signed up as a follower over at Crafts and Me Challenges make sure you do to be in with the chance of winning a great prise and so that you can be one of the first to see our first ever challenge when we go live on the 31st of March.

Thanks for looking

Amy xx

Friday, 19 March 2010

Dance of Butterfly

Morning Peeps,

Wow, I'm posting on the Crafts and Me Blogspot. Well what can I tell you, its been a hectic week and I am shattered, but I guess you don't really want to hear that, do you? My DT card is of course one of the Sweet Pea Stamps, Dance of  Butterfly, available right HERE from Teresa.  The sentiment is also from the same sheet no. 6, Fantasy Art Collection.  As you know Teresa has the exclusive UK rights to sell these so you can only get them from CRAFTS AND ME. They are a dream to colour and the more I see the more I want, so be warned they are addictive.

I have used copic markers to colour her in and layered onto bazill cardstock.  The DP is from Kay & Co. The flower is prima and the leaves are cut out on Quickutz and inked with distress inks. I used the sizzlets die for the filagree corners and pearls and lace are from my stash.  And lastly but not least, the little key.  Well I love the little key.  This is the air dry clay which you pop into a mould and leave.  That's it, pop it out, paint it, ink it, whatever you like.  And guess what?  They are available from Crafts and Me, yay!

Don't forget we have the brand new launch of the Crafts and Me Challenge site launching on the 31st March and were looking forward to hopping onto all your blogs to see your beautiful creations.

Thanks for popping by and I would love to read your comments.


Thursday, 18 March 2010

New Exciting Stamp Range!!

Hello everyone,
I had a lovely Mothers Day I got money, perfume, fluffy socks and A BIG box Ferroro Rocher. My Daughter Christy is going to take me to lunch next week and my other Daughter Jo is going to cook me a roast next week so 2 days of no cooking wow! hope you all had a lovely Mothers Day too!

This blog is having some changes, there are now D.T days where the team post their creations every week and I am going to introduce a day or two to post your wonderful creations that you send me as I think they should be shared for everyone to see! when I have worked out what day I will let you all know.
I have today put a new EXCITING range of stamps from Bombshell Stamps on the store Crafts and Me here which I feel have offer that something different which I like retro, humour and attitude.
This Stamp set is called Butterfly Queen, why don't you pop over and take a peep.
The Butterfly Queen Stamp Set
Tomorrow D.T. Tracy will be posting one of her amazing creations so please pay us a visit.
Luv Teresa xx

Masked Fairy

Hello peeps it my turn to add a card to the Crafts and Me blog I've used the beautiful masked fairy, she is available from here these stamps are such a dream to colour too... I've used copic markers to colour Martha Stewart Butterfly and leaf punches, flowers ribbon and pearls are from my stash and the papers are papermania. If you've not used any sweet pea stamps yet why not pop over to Crafts and Me store and have a look Teresa offers fab service, if your anything like me you'll be hooked on these little beauties lol. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Easter Ocean with little Bunnies!

Hello, Today i am pleased to be posting a DT card i made with one of the Fabulous SWEETPEA STAMPS Easter Ocean which you can purchase exclusively in the uk HERE along with many other stamps.
they stamp a lovely crisp image and are great to colour.The sentiment is also a Sweetpea stamp.I used promarkers to colour,papermania the persimmon collection papers and bow,papercellar pearls and papermania sparkle strips.I have also used a scalloped oval nestie die.
Thankyou for any comments they are very much appreciated.

Sunday, 14 March 2010


Happy Mothers Day out there to all mums, I thought I would sneak in a quick post while it is all quiet.
Todays creations are from the very talented D.T members Tracy and Gina.


Tracy has used the Sweet Pea ching-chou kuik's Red Hearts stamp and coloured her with copics.

Oh, I must tell you about the little key. Its made using airdry clay, sounds weighty but it ain't. Sooooooooo easy peasy, I can tell you. Just put the clay in the mould, leave and then pop out. It's as light as a feather and you can paint it, ink it, whatever you like. Both the clay and mould, as well as other Krafty Lady Art moulds are available from Crafts and Me. I'm gonna be making lots more of these. I added a little sparkle to mine as well.


Gina has used ching-chou kuik's Forest Blue stamp coloured with copics
available from Crafts and Me

Thankyou Ladies,
I hope you are resting Gina and feeling a little better.
Have a lovely day everyone,
Luv Teresa x

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Fabulous D.T Sweet Pea Creations

Happy weekend everyone, I will be spending this afternoon searching for the perfect present for my special Mum, My Mum loves Meercats Mmmm will look into that. And loves flowers I have always been told by Mum that it's not Mothers Day without flowers, so thats it then Meercats and flowers, I wonder if I can get one of them in a pet shop? I wish!!
Today I am going to show you some more fantastic creations by the D.T Girls


I have Coloured the image A SWEETPEA stamp BLACKROSE FAIRY Ching-chou Kuiks Fantasy Art Collection- which you can purchase in the UK HERE at CRAFTS AND ME with Promarkers and added Stickles Glitter to her wings. The sentiment is also a Sweetpea stamp.I Have PAPER PIERCED The Dress.

A week or so ago I made my first card with an uncoloured stamped image and I liked the result so I thought I would try again. I have used this gorgeous Ching-Chou kuik's Blue Eye Fairy stamp that you can get your hands on at Crafts and me. I have stamped her in brilliance rocket red gold then distressed round the edge in versa magic mango madness chalk ink then backed her with the gold embossed card. The ribbons and peel offs are from my stash.
Thankyou Ladies, if you would like to leave them a comment I am sure they would love to here from you!

Happy Mothers Day to all Mums out there for tomorrow, have a lovely day and let's hope we all get pampered.
Luv Teresa xx