Saturday, 31 July 2010

Hello again :D

Well I have to say it has been another busy working week for me and I was so happy because I got my brand new stamps through from the lovely Teresa so now have a full set of all the new releases from the amazing Crafts and me stamp range :D I have been so excited to get them all inked up but with work have had no time so thought I would show off one of the other new items to the Crafts and me store this super cute girl from Kraftin' Kimmie ( you can get her HERE and the sentiment is also Kraftin' Kimmie and available HERE . I have coloured her with promarkers and drawn the stitching round the edge of the image.
I hope you are all having a good weekend.


Amy xx

Friday, 30 July 2010

The "Love Fairy Blessing" By Sara Burrier

Evening Peeps,

A bit late with this posting, I was trying to get this card done last night but I was working on it from 7pm to 10:15 and then the light wasn't good and I had another post to write and time and energy for that matter just ran away with me.  Anyhow I'm here now and I do hope the photography does this card justice and my time, lol!  The image used is one of the new "Crafts and Me" range of their very own stamps and this one is by Sara Burrier and I'm sure you will agree is Gorgeous with a capital "G".

I have coloured her using copics and used distress ink broken china for the background.  I used my sewing machine again to stitch the large panel, woo hoo, I even tackled a more complex stitch.  Are you impressed?  I am, lol, probably not easy to see but it has a small zig zag and then every couple it has a big one! 

I distressed all the edges and added distress ink walnut stain and diamond stickles.  Flowers are from wild orchid crafts accompanied with a martha stewart frond punch for the leaves.  The sentiment is from TLC and says, "Hope is the Fairy inside you".

Don't forget to pop over to the Crafts and Me Store to see all the new "Crafts and Me" stamps featuring the artists Sara Burrier, Hannah Lynn and Molly Harrison.  And at the moment Crafts and Me are offering 10% off until 1st August for Readers, so hop on over!

Look forward to reading all your lovely comments, have a good week, I am off for a hard earned break!

Pink Dragons

Good Morning!! Nearly bedtime for me so am posting this on before I do! I bought this stamp at Crafts & Me a few weeks ago, its by Lisa Victoria and is called Dragon Luck. So far I've coloured it in blue so now its pink and I'll try a two colour one next. I like to experiment a bit when I get a new stamp to see what various colourways look like and its always nice to play :)
Its coloured with promarkers and I've used a quickie glue pen wth some glamour dust on the wings and flower, cut out with nesties labels 11 and edged with distress ink.

Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow and fngers crossed for some sunshine brrrr!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Hiya all you fab crafty peeps out there, i,m getting rather excited now as off on my hols on sunday for 8 days and then when i get back i,ve my eldest son Daniel,s wedding on the 13th Aug.At the moment i,m busily trying to get my DT cards done and posts sheduled for while i,m away.

So onto my card today i would like to highlite one of the fab BELLES n WHISTLE stamps called SISTERS which is one of many of their fab stamps that Teresa has on sale in her store HERE
I have colored with Promarkers, Dp,s are some gorgeous new ones from Papermania called summer bloom,the flowers i have also coloured using promarkers to match the papers,Other items used ,Martha stewart punch,gems, letraset fineline pen for stitches,and letter peeloffs.Also if you have time go have a nosey at all the gorgeous new stamps Teresa has in her store i,m definitely sure you,ll want them all.
bye for now.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Customer Creation Day - Angela Sowell

Todays creations are from the lovely Angela who sent me her artwork to share with everyone.
Angela has made these cards using my own new range of stamps available from Crafts and Me

Hannah Lynn-Butterfly Keeper

Hannah Lynn-Adrianna

Molly Harrison-Hiding

It would be lovely if you could leave Angela a comment.

Luv Teresa x

Sunday, 25 July 2010


Hello Everyone,
I would like to welcome Sara to Crafts and Me, and thank Sara for letting me make her lovely paintings into rubber stamps for all us crafters to share.Here is a little background info on Sara so you get to know the Artist behind the Artwork.

I'm what you call an imaginative childrens' book illustrator who enjoys painting the unknown & fantastical.
I have taught at The Des Moines Art Center for the last five years, mentoring children from the ages of 6 to 17 years.
I have licensed my artwork since I graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2004, joining the Fairy Society in 2006. I enjoy all the possibilities water colour has to offer and bringing the rhythm of life into all of my pieces, including the light of God and the emotions we feel all to well.I am currently living in Iowa with my supportive and loving Husband & our two cats Madeline & Talor.

I am giving 10% off for registered newsletter readers in celebration of Sara's range of stamps at Crafts and Me for one week only 25th July-1st August or until stocks last only if you enter the code sara at the check-out.

It would be lovely if you could leave Sara a comment about her stamps or welcoming her to my store.

Luv Teresa x

Sweet Baby Girl

Good afternoon all you lovely peeps out there, well its much cooler here today in Essex so i'm able to spend some time in my craft room as its been so hot in here i've not been able to spend any time up here during the day.

Any how the card i have for you today is made using one of the whiff of joy stamps called Willow holding baby its available here at Crafts and Me,i have coloured the image with copic markers, i have kept my card very plain and simple as the young lady its for does'nt do frilly and fussy lol.

Don't forget our challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges its a fab sketch this time that our fabulous Trish drew up and also Teresa has some gorgeous new stock in the shop Here at Crafts and Me so pop over and check it out.

There is also another new stamp designer that Teresa at Crafts and Me has found Sara Burrier and these are just gorgeous and they should be in the shop anytime now so keep checking back as these are exclusive to Crafts and Me well i think that's it so enjoy the rest of your day.

Thursday, 22 July 2010


Hello everyone, today I thought it would be nice to introduce to you in her own words the lovely artist behind the Crafts and Me beautiful Hannah Lynn stamps.


Hannah Lynn’s paintings take us from mundane to magical through the eyes of her mythical, serene, and colorful female characters. She enjoys creating all kinds of animation style creatures, animals, and scenery in a mixed media of watercolor pencil and ink, with a dab of acrylic in some. She has a special affection for mermaids, which are her most recognizable trademark.

Hannah is a self-taught American artist born in 1979 in Southern California and raised in Sacramento, California. She has had a deep affection for art as far back as grade school and was often found coloring, drawing, reading and writing through her younger years. Even in her earliest works of art you will find animation style characters and a focus on the female eye.

She embarked on her artistic career in late 2006. Popularity of Hannah’s artwork has grown quickly and her work can be found in various personal collections from all around the world, including the US and Canada, Mexico, the UK, Germany, New Zealand, France, and Australia to name a few.

Her paintings are meticulous and beautifully detailed, and take a lot of time and attention to complete, even though some appear to be simple in design. The most common compliments Hannah receives about her art are regarding her excellent use of color and the expressions on her female faces; specifically the eyes. Many people have commented that Hannah's art brings a special joy to their hearts, and that it has even helped them through some very difficult times in their lives. She values her collectors tremendously, often making new friends of them, and prides herself on first class customer service. "I am so thankful for all my collectors and fans; they are the reason that I can use my talent to bring joy to others. Without them, I wouldn't be able to dedicate my life to my art."

Aside from painting in her expert media, Hannah enjoys painting with acrylics and crafting. When she is not painting, she loves spending time with her husband and two little girls. Camping, boating, cooking, decorating, traveling, reading, and going to the movies are a few of their favorite family adventures. She also enjoys singing on the music team with her church and spending time with friends over coffee. She currently works out of her home studio in the beautiful city of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

If you would like to leave Hannah a comment that would be lovely, I am sure she would love to read them.

Teresa x

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

IT'S CHALLENGE #9 !!!!!!!!!

Good afternoon Peeps!
It's Challenge day again over at Crafts and Me Challenges a big thank you for all of you who constantly support our challenges. For this challenge our Trish has designed her first sketch for everyone who enters to follow and Trish has done a fantastic job. We are being sponsored for this challenge by The Greeting Farm with the CREEPER MONDAY STAMP this girls got attitude!!!! I think we all know someone like this don't we...
I have this fabulous stamp on order so she willl be with us shortly.

This is my card for this challenge I know it's a quickie and it shows, but I was running behind schedule.

The stamp is called Pretty Pixie and I have coloured her dress and wings in Stickles also the bow, the sparkle does not really show that much in the picture and I really love stickles & sparkle. The black & pink backing paper is from the store which I have on order at the moment, everything else is from my stash, ohhhh! don't forget the stamp & Stickles are available in the store and I have more on order.
Good luck for this challenge everyone.

Luv Teresa x

Monday, 19 July 2010

Customer Creation Day Sweet Peas

Another hot morning mustn't moan we wait all year for summer, We'll I do! I have had no guesses yet on the new artist joining us. YOU CAN WIN ONE OF THE ARTISTS STAMPS IF YOU GUESS CORRECTLY, COME ON GIVE IT A GO LADIES IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU GUESS WRONG AS YOU CAN TRY AGAIN.

Sarah Atcha has joined us today with some beautiful Sweet Pea Creations to share.

They are beautiful and available here in the Crafts and Me store. Please leave Sarah a comment about her cards.
Don't forget there is still time to enter the Crafts and Me Challenge.

Luv Teresa x

Sunday, 18 July 2010

What a Beauty

Wow what a day! i'm a bit late with this as we had to rush our cat to the vets this morning but he is ok we have to take him back on tuesday, any way on to my card i've had this stamp for quite a while so thought its about time i used it and isn't she gorgeous she is from Lilac Lemon Designs and is Art Deco lady with fan and she is available from Crafts and Me and i must just say that Teresa's offers a fabulous service,the papers are a mish mash of all different ones Kay&co DCWV and some scraps of papers, the flowers and gems are from my stash.

I bet you cant wait to see the new stamps that Teresa is going to be stocking at Crafts and Me lol

Thanks for stopping by and i hope you are having a lovely day whatever your doing.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Guess who the New Artist is????????????

Their on the way HERE!!!! and as promised, a chance to win a beautiful stamp from my next fabulous new artist and you will not be disapointed with this lovely range!!!!!
You will be the 1st person in the world besides my lovely D.T's to own one of these stamps before they are released exclusively in the store. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and guess the name of the Artist to win.
I will be showing you SNEAKY PEEKS until you guess correctly.


Luv Teresa x

Friday, 16 July 2010

Anyone for a Cupcake by Belles & Whistles Stamps

Good morning Peeps,

I know the Design Team have been showcasing all the new gorgeous stamps from Molly Harrison and Hannah Lynn, but with today's card I just wanted to remind you that Crafts and Me also have a range of other gorgeous stamps too. I have used "Cupcake" available from HERE at Crafts and Me. It's showing out of stock right now but if you contact Teresa, she will be more than happy to advise you when they are expected back in. But then again, there are many others equally as gorgeous in stock..........

Materials used:-

Image - Cupcake by Belles & Whistles available from Crafts and Me
Coloured using Copic Markers
Basic Grey Papers which I have stitched to the Bazil matting cardstock
Nesties to cut the circle in the middle and then stitched
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Pink Rose by Magnolia and other flowers from wild orchid crafts
Lace, doily, ribbon and pearls from stash
Stormy Sky & Olive Moss Distress Inks
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for stopping by and I do love to read your comments.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Customer Creation Day Sarah Belles n'Whistles

Good evening everyone,
My good news is Allan & Bill are out of hospital and on the mend slowly, so hopefully things can start getting back to normal again now.Went shopping today to try and find something to wear for my Son's wedding in Cyprus soon, I did not find anything but came back with another dress. I have bought three dresses for the wedding so far and each time have changed my mind later, never mind I'm filling my suitcase with plenty of new dresses.
Todays lovely creations have been sent to me by Sarah to show you all.

This image is called Tea Time by Belles n' Whistles

This image is called Wishes by Belles n' Whistles

Both of these stamps are temporarily unavailable from the store, but are due in soon I am happy to take pre-orders from anyone who would like me to put one by for them when they come in. But there are lot's of other lovely stamps from this range.
Don't forget to enter our challenge at Crafts and Me.
If you would like to leave Sarah a comment that would be lovely.

Teresa x

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Hannah Lynns/Bookworm Fairy

Today i would like to highlite one of the gorgeous New Stamps available at the CRAFTS and ME Store HERE By the artist HANNAH LYNN it,s Called Bookworm Fairy now isn,t she just lovely I really enjoyed colouring her i have done so in several colour and she was a dream to colour and seems to suit any colour combo.I have used promarkers and Papermania backing papers,Stardust Stickles for the wings also available at the Crafts and Me store,all other items from my stash.If you havent already had a nosey at the new stamps available it is a MUST as they are gorgeous stamps from Both Hannah Lynn and Molly Harrison and the service and Delivery from Crafts and Me is just Brilliant.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Customer creations - Lin (Twisted Witch Designs)

Good evening all! I wanted to share the gorgeous creations made by customer Lin using the new Molly Harrison stamps. Lin has been a big fan of Molly's so was very pleased to see them released as a stamp range and bought them on release day!
Here Lin has used Eternity, Hiding and Crimson Rose all are exclusive to Crafts & Me which you will find here.

Thank You for sharing your creations Lin, they're beautiful!


Sunday, 11 July 2010

Molly Harrison's Hiding

Well not literally lol but this one is called Hiding, this is another of the new range of stamps that Teresa now has in the Crafts and Me Store these and the Hannah Lynn are such fantastic stamps to work with too and such fantastic quality too.

I have coloured the image with copic markers and the papers are Kay&co, i have added Stardust stickles on her wings the leave are one of the new Marianne creatables, and gems and ribbon from my stash to finish it off.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

New Release By Molly Harrison

Happy Saturday Peeps,

Gosh isn't the weather we are having in the UK glorious. Today I am going to show you one of the gorgeous new releases available right here at Crafts and Me of the Molly Harrison stamps. Very detailed but I am sure you will all think she's worth it. Check out the other Molly Harrison and Hannah Lynn stamps exclusive to Teresa at Crafts and Me and I do believe they are flying out the door, so don't leave it too long.....

I have coloured the image using copics and used Tim Holtz distress inks for the background. The Design Papers are basic grey. I have added a swirly black rub on and gorgeous flowers from wild orchid crafts which have been distressed with walnut stain ink and stickles glitter glue added. The leaves are from one of the Marianne Dies, the poinsetta, which are embossed.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fab weekend.

Carry me away

I am so in love with these new stamps the Teresa is making and like Vix I had a tough time choosing who to play with first they are all so gorgeous. In the end I decided to go with this stunning duo called "Carry me away" by Molly Harrison you can get her HERE from crafts and me. I have kept my card simple to show off the image and just used some silver peel off corners and borders with a couple of gems for extra shine :D. The image is coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust pens. Don't forget there is still chance to enter our pink, black and white challenge at Crafts and Me challenges. I hope you all have a great weekend what ever you have planned.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

The Butterfly Keeper

Good evening! Hope those of you who ordered from Crafts and Me yesterday got your stamps today! Mine arrived in the post this morning and I ummed and ahhhed for a couple of hours deciding which one to use first lol! I was most definately in a brights mood which is very unlike me, I'm more ethereal and goffik dark kinda style but having rummaged through my paper stash I kept being drawn to pink and orange - most definately not my usual colour choice but mind was convinced thats what it wanted so go with the flow :)

Ths image is one of the brand new range by Hannah Lynn only available at Crafts & Me which you'll find here and is called The Butterfly Keeper. Its my first time colouring her as she was saying colour meeeeeeeeeeeeee!
I've coloured with promarkers and added highlights with orange and pink sakura stardust pens. The orb I blended out, glittered the butterflies then sealed them inside with 3d gloss. When completely dry I've added touches with a white sakura souffle pen.
Papers are DCWV (loud arent they lol!) whch I've distressed with scissors and also added wild honey distress ink to the base layer.
Hope you love the new images as much as I do, oooh faces and eyes to colour :D:D:D

Have a good evening everyone and I hope to see your Molly & Hannah creatons soon x