Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Birthday Celebration for my customers

Hello Everyone,
On the 3rd December it will be Crafts and Me 1st Birthday, and to celebrate this special occasion
I would like to say a very special thank you to all my customers who have supported my store and blogs and me since we opened, by having different promotions going on in the store for 1 month only from the 3rd December.
So please keep popping back to see what the promotions will be.

From tomorrow and the rest of the week you will see my fabulous D.T's starting with Trish showcasing the new Hannah Lynn Stamps that go on sale on the 4th December with a 10% special for my newsletter readers, if you havn't registered pop over to the store and register it is FREE to do so.
So please keep popping back to see these too! they are lovely.

Love Teresa x

Monday, 29 November 2010

Some cards to share

Hello everyone,
It is absolutely freezing here no snow as yet but it is coming.
Today I want to show you some of Brenda's cards that she sent me and they are wonderful.

Fairy of the night by Sweetpea Stamps available HERE

One and Only Heart Sweetpea Stamp available HERE

Thank you Brenda for sharing these with us.
Don't forget to join in our challenge everyone it is a snowflakes theme!!!

Love Teresa x

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Melody Shopping

Good afternoon folks its Gina here just popped on to show you a card i made with one of the new Melody range of stamps that are available HERE at Crafts and Me and you will get 10% off if you are registered for the news letter, the stamp i've used is called Melody shopping isn't she just so pretty.

I've left this card very simple which is unusual for me but i'm a bit pushed for time at the mo but i quite like it oh and whilst i'm here don't forget the Crafts and Me Challenge its HERE and the theme is snow fortunately we haven't got any yet lol.
Any way i hope you enjoy the rest of your day and stay warm lol.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Showcasing Melody

Hello everyone,
Here is the Showcasing of pre-release Christmas Melody
Dressed in her party dress for her special event.
What I love about this range is her beautiful face and they are easy to colour!!
Designed by Tracy doesn't she look georgous!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day & don't forget to join in our challenge this week.

Teresa x

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Showcasing Melody

Today i am showcasing Winter Melody, one of the fab new stamps from Crafts and me,s newest Stamp Artist Lemon Shortbread.

To celebrate Melody's world we are giving newsletter readers 10% off this fabulous new range from 23rd-30th November for one week only while stocks last by entering the code melody at the check-out.
Don't worry if you are not a newsletter reader just pop over to the Store HERE and register it's FREE.

As you can see i have used this stamp to make a pretty flowery card so it,s very versatile you dont have to make a Winter/christmas card with it,Melody has such a pretty face you just want to make a pretty creation with her.
Be sure to pop back for more creations from the DT using the new Melody stamps.

Yesterday saw the start of a new fortnights challenge over on the Crafts and Me Challenge blog HERE
Chosen by DT Amy the Theme is SNOWFLAKES so another chance to make a Christmas card or Gift.I do hope you will join us.
Trish (-:

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Hello everyone,
I am sorry my post for the challenge is late today, the computer decided to go on strike I was turning it off and on hoping it would decide to behave but NO! it wasn't playing ball.
So, what did I have to do go out of the office and do HOUSEWORK! when that was all done I thought I would try again YES it worked I think it was telling me something but I don't know what ha! ha!

A huge thank you to all of you that joined in with our last challenge over 200 entries fantastic we loved seeing all that sparkle and don't forget to check back ON THE CHALLENGE BLOG later to see if you have won.
We would like to see creations with snowflakes on. They can be as big or as small as you like and as many or as few as you like. Pop over to the challenge blog for prize details.

Here is my snowflake candle this is my first attempt at these I need more practice but didn't turn out too bad once I got the image to stay put. The stickles I used on Wintergreen's fur on the hat and dress Coffee Ice is beautiful it is such a shame you can't see that in the picture.

WinterGreen wishes stamp by Hannah Lynn available HERE
Snowflakes HERE
Stickles Coffee Ice HERE

Love Teresa x

More from Melody

My turn to play with the super cute Melody :D She is going to be starring in her very own new range! Yep that is right the brilliant Teresa is bringing out some gorgeous new stamps. The first set including this one will be available in the Crafts and me store for pre-order from the 23rd of November and for this week newsletter readers will be entitled to 10% off of them. I have decided to colour Melody in a mix of pro markers and sakura pens then mounted her with foam pads her onto this gift card holder (tutorial can be found HERE). Don't forget to check back this week for more previews on Crafts and Me blog of the great stamps to be pre-released on the 23rd.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Introducing our Newest Artist - Lemon Shortbread!

Good Morning!! I'd like to have the pleasure of introducing Crafts & Me's latest stamp designer LEMON SHORTBREAD who's designs are as sweet as her name!

Vera has developed her very own character named "Melody" who is such a pretty thing with a range of stamps coming to Crafts & Me which are on pre-order from today! Please go and check these absolutely beautiful designs out in the shop and pre-order to get your hands on them the moment they are released!

To celebrate Melody's world we are giving newsletter readers 10% off this fabulous new range from 23rd-30th November for one week only while stocks last by entering the code melody at the check-out.
Don't worry if you are not a newsletter reader just pop over to the store and register it's FREE
then place your order.

Lemon Shortbread is a graphic illustrator from Singapore who likes pop-art, ukiyo-e, surrealism and old stuff. She says "I hope you will find the Melody series fun and groovy like how the Sixties were, they are inspired by actual fashion during that era!" You will find more of her works on Etsy.

This is one of the new designs by Lemon Shortbread called "Flapper Girl Melody" I just couldnt take my eyes off the design when I first saw it, she's an absolute beauty! She can also be used for any occasion or age group and dressed up in any colours you like! I've made her into a Christmas card for this one to show how versatile she is. Melody is coloured with promarkers and a white gel pen for the beads and she has a little swarovski hat pin and I've also made a little swarovski pin on the side because she's worth it!

These are exclusive to Crafts & Me and I'm sure you'll love Lemon Shortbread's "Melody" as much as we do!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Winter Green Wishes in Purple

Morning folks i hope you all had fab weekend we had a nice quite one for a change.

Anyway i have a card for using the gorgeous wintergreen wishes you can get her HEREbut i've coloured her in purple and i've used copic markers to colour her and the frame behind her is a spellbinders Fleur de lise which i absolutely love, well i think that's it for now folks i hope you have a good day.

Don't forget our Challenge over at Crafts and Me challenges you still have a couple of days to enter the current one

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Here's some I made earlier....

Good Afternoon *waves madly* and how are we getting on with the Xmas card making? I'm popping over to show some creations I've made recently using gorgeous stamps available at Crafts & Me which you may not have seen yet :) I've won blog awards for several of them and the feedback has been immensely positive but then they're absolutely gorgeous to work with so thats half the battle!

First up my Wintergreen Wishes in Pink, I saw a challenge for Pink Christmas and I just had to enter it, who can't resist a bit of pink! This one won Top 3 and Top 5 awards and a Top prize and she's so easy to colour and looks nice in any combo you choose! She's coloured with Promarkers and highlghts with sakura stardust pens. I sprayed the flowers with cosmic shimmer (Angel Mist) to match. She has long flowing locks and a big face area and really is simple to colour so if you're looking for something thats quick look no further.
Here she is again in traditonal Xmas colours for a totally different look :)

Next up is one of the new Kraftin' Kimmie stamps - Cinderella. I just loooove her dress and can lose myself colouring her, beautiful and suitable for many occassions (Xmas, Birthday, Prom etc) Again another one that's easy to colour though I do like to spend my time on her and again colour is no object, anything you like :)

This pretty lady is Krista by Hannah Lynn and again another one that screams COLOUR ME! Oh I do love this stamp and like playing around with different colours in her hair :) Here's a blue and a pink version with a pink and yellow version is on the shop.

More of a nautical one here and this is Kathleen again by Hannah Lynn (Can you tell I'm rather fond of Hannah's designs!) A bit tricker to colour so if you find your promarker nibs a bit fat for some of the more wispy bits I switch to a sakura pen for that.

A couple by the designer Molly Harrison, this first one The Gift is proving quite popular as I've seen her a few times round blogger and again if you're looking for quick and easy simply stamp, colour your hair and skin tones and I just added cool aqua promarkers around the edges and used the blender pen to smudge them out then I've used a glue pen and glamour dust aka ultra fine crystal glitter for sparkle on the wings.

This is another by Molly Harrison called Hiding. She's also quite easy if you left the background plain as she looks good in any colours. For the background here I used promarkers and the blender pen to tone out from light blues to black then smeared stickles over it for the stars.

Ths one is another by Kraftin' Kimmie called Cordelia. Again she's coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust pens and for the tail I coloured it in completely with a glue pen then added blue ultra fine glitter. She also comes with the fish stamp too!

One of my favourites now by Hannah Lynn called The Butterfly Keeper. I broke away from my usual blues and dark tones as the pink and orange paper was calling me! I do love how she turned out, she's a very pretty girl and a dream to colour!

And last but not least this is the gorgeous Adrianna coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust pens. There is a tutorial HERE in the shop on how I did the background and tail.

I love this close up showing all the sparkle! The earrings are made wth tiny 4mm daisy spacer beads and a sticky pearl.

I hope I've given you some inspiration and ideas on various ways to use these fabulous stamps! If you have any questions feel free to ask :)


Friday, 19 November 2010

Thankful Blessings

Morning Peeps,

It's finally Friday and it couldn't have come soon enough this week. Tonight should be good though as me and my Son are going to see Harry Potter.

Today's card is a thank you card made using "Thankful Blessing" by Molly Harrison available from Crafts and Me is and can be found right HERE. It already has the words Thankful across it so no need for additional sentiment stamps.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Be sure to watch out next week the Design Team will be show casing some fabulous and I certainly mean fabulous new stamps over the next week.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Not a Christmas card?

Good afternoon,Isn,t it cold here in the UK brrrrr i just hate being cold and as i,ve made so many Christmas cards over the last few weeks, i wanted to make something different so i used this Gorgeous Sarah Burrier stamp called Romeo oh Romeo available HERE at the Crafts and Me store.
Also theres another week left to enter the current CRAFTS and ME challenge which is GLITTER so if you havent made all your christmas cards yet get out that glitter.
Trish (-:

Sunday, 14 November 2010

The Gift

Good afternoon folks its gina here, i hope you are having a fab weekend even though the weather is horrid! well it is here in Essex.

Anyway i have a card for you today using one of the new Molly Harrison stamps called The Gift you can get her HERE isn't she just gorgeous i so love these Molly Harrison stamps, while i'm here have you checked out the Crafts and Me shop HERE there are lots of new gorgeous goodies in stock and don't forget the Crafts and Me Challenges the current challenge is Glitter so pop over and have a go we would love to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Yule Fairy

This stunning Christmas fairy is one of the new range of Christmas stamps you can get your hands on only from Crafts and me. She is called Yule fairy and is from the Molly Harrison range HERE. I have coloured her with a mix of promarkers and sakura stardust pens so that she sparkles. I have also then added glaze to the baubles so they have a shine to them. The papers are from Dove crafts Noel set.
I can not believe how quickly Christmas is racing towards us but these new stamps are so much fun to play with that at least I should have enough cards lol :D
Don't forget there is a new challenge to join in as well at Crafts and Me challenges and we would love to see your creations all you need to do is use some glitter.


Amy xx

Friday, 12 November 2010

Today is the turn of ????

Good morning every one,
I'm off to lakeside shopping centre today to get my prezzies it's my birthday tomorrow, I won't tell you my age as I am counting backwards now!!! and all the family will be round tomorrow so we will have a busy few days.

Today I am showing you a great card with a very wintry feel made by Sarah a lovely christmas card using the Sweet Pea Blue Eye Fairy available HERE this shows you so many stamps have the versatility to use for many different occasions.

Why don't you pop over to the challenge blog and join in the fun to win a lovely prize.

Love Teresa x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Another great card!!!!!

Good evening peeps!
What a terrible day out there more time for crafting as we can't go out in this weather girls can we!!!
Today I am showing you a beautiful card made by Katie of Glitterykatie such a pretty card with lovely backing papers too!
Katie has used the stamp image Charlotte from Kraftin' Kimmie available HERE in the store

Don't forget to join in our new challenge that started Wednesday to win some fab downloads.

Love Teresa x

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Hello everyone,
A huge thank you to all that entered our "Christmas Gift" challenge. We enjoyed visiting all your creations and it's good to go out of your comfort zones once in a while and feel a sense of achievement with your end creations. Make sure you pop over later to the challenge blog to find out the winner and Top 3.

It's Tracy's turn to be the host this fortnight and you can rely on her to make it easy. Tracy is challenging you to add some "Glitter" to your projects.

We are kindly being sponsored by Digistamp Boutique who are offering 6 Digital Images (singles), to the winner. So crack out your stickles, glitter or glamour dust and come join us.

Go over to the challenge blog and take a peek at the fabulous creations that the DT have made using glitter, as usual they will not disappoint you.

Here is my creation I made for my Daughter Christy & Husband to be Engagement.

Image Willow with Champagne available HERE
Butterfly Punch,Stickles & beads Available HERE

Have a good day everyone,
Love Teresa x

Snowy Treasures Mermaid/Hannah Lynn

Today I am showcasing one of the Fab new Hannah Lynn stamps which is available HERE at th Crafts and Me store.
I stamped the image using Versamark ink and then used Black embossing powder to emboss heated it with my heat gun i think it makes the image pop.Also i found it easier to colour as the raised edge stops the colours going over the lines, so a good thing for those peeps who arent so good at colouring.
Other items used.Diamond Stickles,Kars speciality papers,papermania cardstock,ribbon and buttons from my stash.

We have a brand new Challenge starting tomorrow over on the challenge blog HERE
and i,ve also posted the winner and Top 3 for Challenge #15 Halloween pop on over and see if it,s you.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Coming soon at crafts and me

Good evening everyone,
What a cold and miserable rainy day here. I have some brilliant news for the store, I am going to add a lovely range of DIGI STAMPS to the store shortly, so you will have more choice on how you like to have your images.
Today I would like to show you Brenda's lovely card that she sent me featuring Egyption Mermaid from the SweetPea Stamp range available HERE

I am sure Brenda would love to read a comment from you.
Don't forget you still have time to enter the challenge on the challenge blog.

Teresa x

Friday, 5 November 2010

Chillaxing Under The Sea

Evening Peeps,

I'm running a bit late this evening but have good excuses, lol.  As you all know I spend alot of time on my colouring and I think this image is no exception, plus I just had to visit the NEC today, some little crafty thing was going on there, lol. 

Unfortunately now that the evenings are drawing in this isn't the best photograph and for some reason the light is making the lefthandside of the image a little dulled.  I will re-take in the morning, probably in the rain by the sounds of it out there. UPDATE - retaken, although it's sunny today so it still caused me a problem, lol, never happy am I?

Well, isn't she just sooooooooooooooooo gorgeous.  The stamp by Hannah Lynn is called Kathleen Mermaid and is available right HERE from Crafts and Me.  If you haven't checked out all of the Crafts and Me range of stamps you really don't know what your missing.  Hop on over to the Crafts and Me Challenge blog HERE for inspiration from my fellow teamies or just keep scrolling after this post, and we would love you to join in our challenge which is running until next Wednesday, which is to make a christmas gift.

I have been playing this week.  Some prisma pencils landed on my craft desk, so I had to have a play with them.  I have coloured her mostly with copics and have added the prisma pencils for shading.

Have a fab weekend all.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Who's turn today!!!!

Hello everyone,
We had to take our poor dog Jak to the vets, we thought he had cut his back open but it turns out he had a cyst that had burst and he also has an ear infection he is really going through the wars at the moment poor thing.
Today we are showing you Annie's card creation using The SweetPea stamp Exotic Halloween available from the store HERE

Love Teresa x

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Iconic Audrey are you in the spotlight today?????

Hello everyone,
Today I am showing you a lovely card made by Jack Langthorne using the image with the iconic Audrey Hepburn from the Stampsmith range, available HERE IN THE STORE.

Jack used glossy card and Versafine black ink pad to stamp her image.
Don't forget to join in our challenge this week of making a gift over on the challenge blogto win a lovely prize.

Love Teresa x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Get your10% off the New Molly Harrison Stamps one week only

Good afternoon everyone,
Todays the release for the new Molly Harrison stamps avail. HERE these are beautiful and I am giving everyone who has registered for the newsletter 10% off for 1 week 2nd Nov-9th November only while stocks last. The code is cracker and you must enter this at the check-out if you want to get your discount.
Don't worry if you want them and you have not registered just pop over to the store and register it's FREE, then order your stamps.





Here is a card from The Gift stamp designed by our lovely Vix

This is our second post today so please take a look at lovely Trish card in the earlier post where Trish has made a lovely card using a Hannah Lynn stamp.

Love Teresa x