Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Challenge #20 our last for 2010

Hello everyone, I am sorry the post is late had the bright idea of going to Tesco's early 9a.m and I think the rest of the country did too, they were all in my Tesco's I have only just got home from there 2,15p.m can you believe it.

Anyway, This is the last post until the 3rd of January, I would like to say to all of you who support my store, store blog and challenge blog a big thankyou for being so supportive over this past year, I have made some wonderful friends have fantastic D.T's and followers and get to see lot's of lovely art work.
Thank you so much everyone and I hope you will all be happy to continue your support.
Because we are all running around like headless chickens at the moment,
please forgive us if we don't get around to comment on this challenge, but we will be back to normal in the New Year!!!

Now challenge #20 is anything goes THIS WILL RUN UNTIL THE 4TH JANUARY.


Here is the D.t's lovely creations for inspiration, I have yet to add my card sorry.


Using Rose of fire available HERE


Stamp used Lemonshortbread GIFT MELODY available HERE


Molly Harrison Stamp The Gift available HERE



Good Luck everyone.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

A beautiful customer creation!!!!

Good evening everyone,

I have put this on a bit later than expected it's that time of year, I'm off to Lakeside tomorrow for Xmas shopping and just maybe 12 a.m shopping tonight to beat the crowds.

This is Vicky's creation and some of her words using one of the new Digital Stamps from Crafts and Me HERE she is called 'Forever Rose'by artist Hannah Lynn

This beauty is my fave & I think it is the sort of image that will suit many colour schemes & many themes. As this is for my SM I have gone for pretty shabby chic. Now this is not what it seems..........for when you untie the ribbon & open it up......

mmmmmm choccies.....the idea is, its to look like a book from the outside but reveals a surprise inside....the surprise is up to you. I will be buying some chocs especially to put in I just grabbed these out of our quality st tin to give the idea.... A tag is attached to write a message on.

Altho its for crimbo I'm hoping she will want to keep this so I didnt want it looking christmassy so would only be able to be got out one month a year.

This is without chocs

It all ties nicely shut with a gingham ribbon.

The rose I made myself from plain paper......come to my blog after crimbo when there will be changes. It will be re-designed & there will be a few tutorials on here also....I'm on doing them in between other things at the mo lol. Hopefully you will like the new improved blog when it arrives lol.

This is the last pic....I have saved the close-up of this beautiful image until last. She is coloured with Promarkers & Sakura gel pen added to parts of the rose. All the paper & card have been inked with 'Victorian Velvet' & 'Vintage Photo' distress inks. The flower next to the rose is actually from these scrummy Marianne design paper pad which is called 'Roses Are Red' & they are totally beautiful. I cut around the rose on the gingham paper then covered it with extra thick embossing powder & zapped it with my heat gun.

Thank you Vicky for sharing this with everyone.

I'm off now to make the dinner, I'm behind with that too, my poor family!!!!

Teresa x

Sunday, 19 December 2010

The Gift

Good afternoon folks hows your Christmas preparations? we have just been for a walk to the supermarket and its so quite anyway that's enough of my chatter i'm here to show you a card using one of the Molly Harrison images called The Gift i just love this beautiful image you can get her HERE.

Don't forget our challenge is still running on Crafts and Me Challenges HERE and the theme is moody blues until Wednesday 22nd and there will be a new one.

Well i think that's it for now from me i hope you have a fabulous Christmas with your loved ones.

Customers Lovely cards

Good afternoon everyone,
Are you cold? Snow again, I have the heating on and three hot water bottles to keep me warm while I talk to you.
As we all wind down for christmas I thought I would show you some customers creations.
These are all lovely cards.

Doreen used Flapper girl Melody Crafts and Me stamp available HERE

Brenda has used Art Deco Winter Crafts and Me stamp currently out of stock HERE

Rebekah designed this card using Crafts And Me stamp Orchid of the Night Available HERE

Have a lovely day everyone,

Teresa x

Friday, 17 December 2010

Frosted Rose Take II

,Hiya Peeps,

I do hope your not running round like headless chickens like me. I've left it all to last! As usual it just crept up on me, mind you if I had the money and the lists of what everyone would like I would do my shopping in November.

Today's card is almost identical to one I posted a few weeks back, but I was asked to do a commissioned card exactly the same except with brown hair and a christmas sentiment. So this is it. I had hoped to do another image for you but time has run out :(

As this is my last post before Christmas I would like to take this opportunity to wish all you Crafts and Me Followers a Very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Good morning everyone,
Are we all nearly ready for xmas? I still have lot's to do I am really behind this year so I will probably start panicking soon.

The winner of our latest prize is no.7 Dianne picked by congrats Diane if you would like to contact me with your addy details I will get these in the post for you.

Josephine please contact me you were the previous winner I have been waiting to hear from you with your addy details.

In the store now as promised is our first Digi's and they are by the talented artist Hannah Lynn ready for instant download so pop over now to have a closer look HERE

Forever Rose Digital Stamp Heart of Ice Digital Stamp Hidden Treasures Digital Stamp Irish Christmas Fae Digital Stamp

Shey Digital Stamp Tagalong Digital Stamp Laybug Love Digital Stamp

I hope you like these as much as I do!

Teresa xx

Monday, 13 December 2010


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Good afternoon everyone,

It's warming up a bit the suns shining here and it's time to celebrate again.

All you have to do is display my store badge on your blog and link it back to the store until the end of the store celebration on January 3rd and put your name here on the blog using Mr. Linky with a link to your blog.
We have two giveaways today SweetPea Cupcakes and Presents which you can use for christmas if you are behind like me! & a clear stamp from Belles n' Whistles called Merry Sledding Snowbaby.
The closing date will be at 12a.m GMT Mon.13th- the winner will be announced on this post on Tuesday

*Merry Sledding Snowbaby

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Don't forget the special offers going on in the store and the new challenge on the challenge blog.

Teresa x

Winter Melody

Good afternoon folks i hope you all had a fab weekend and aren't there a lot of bugs going around at the minute.

Anyway i have a card for you today using one of the gorgeous Melody stamps which are exclusive to Crafts and Me i have used Winter Melody you can get her HERE along with the other little beauties and it very difficult to pick a favourite as they are all gorgeous.

Don't forget our Crafts and Me challenge too its Here and the theme is Moody Blues.

Right now i best go catch up with my commenting so bye for now.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

The Gift to go with the present

This stunning angel is so perfect for Christmas and I just had to colour her in a warming pink with all the cold outside :D She is called the gift and is by Molly Harrison (available from the Crafts and Me store HERE). I have coloured her with a mix of promarkers and sakura metallic pens. I also covered her wings in glitter so she really sparkles. The border has been punched with a Martha Stewart edging punch available HERE from the crafts and me store.
I hope you are all getting all the bargains that are being offered for the Birthday celebrations Have a good weekend and keep warm.

Huge hugs to you all

Amy xx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Challenge #19 Moody Blues

Thank You for your fantastic entries to our previous Snowflakes challenge, we'll be announcing the winner and Top 3 for that soon over on the challenge blog!

Its Vixy's turn to host again and I've chosen a favourite theme of mine - MOODY BLUES. You know I kinda like my blues right lol! Feel free to add touches of other colours just keep it predominately blue :) The challenge will run as always for 2 weeks.

We have a fab prize on offer from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps which is a stamp of your own choice from their store!

This is my card:

Image is Shopping Melody available HERE
Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds HERE
Card Easel HERE
Stickles Glitter Glue HERE
Little blue beads HERE
The backing papers and flower embellies are birthday prezzies from my lovely D.T's Trish and Gina.

I'll be back with a store blog prize comp. later
Love Teresa x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Christmas Melody

Good evening,well isn,t there so much to do with the run up to Christmas,Present shopping,decorating the tree,wrapping the presents,the list is endless i,m not wingeing really LOL!
I would like to show you this card i made using One of the new LEMON SHORTBREAD stamps CHRISTMAS MELODY you will find her HERE at the crafts and me Store.
Isn,t she a beauty.
Dont forget it,s Crafts and me,s 1st Birthday and Teresa has special offers on at the shop and fab prizes to give away here on the blog so be sure to pop back and be in with a chance.
Trish (-:

Monday, 6 December 2010

Melody's Beads - A little tutorial

Good Morning! I've been asked a couple of times how I did the beads on Melody's Dress so thought I'd show you how I created some tones and the bead effect.
For this I've used promarkers, the purples I chose were ORCHID, PURPLE & AUBERGINE. For the beads you will need an opaque white pen, preferably ball point such as Inkssentials.

The image is Flapper Girl Melody by Lemon Shortbread which you'll find HERE.

STEP 1 - Colour your face tones in (previous tutorial here) then use the ORCHID promarker and colour most of the dress and hat in. Next take the PURPLE promarker and add some shading as shown below leaving part of the Orchid showing.

Step 2 - Use your Orchid promarker and colour over all of the hat and dress to blend it with the purple then take the AUBERGINE promarker and add darker shading as below. Colour rings of Aubergine underneath the beads to give a shadow effect. Again use your Orchid and blend all the colours together.

Step 3 - Continue to add Aubergine and blend in with the Orchid, you may need to do this a couple of time until you're happy with the tones achieved. I've added a dark patch on the left hand part of the dress now and under her left hand for a deep shadow.

Adding the beads - For the beads I used a ball point type pen rather than my usual sakura souffle whch has a fatter nib. I used a white opaque pen by Inkssentials and if you press hard it leaves a dint rather than a solid white dot on some of them which gives a good effect :) If you press softly you will get a solid white dot.

Detail of the beads.

Finished Card

Hope you like :)

This weeks celebration specials in the store are: 20% off Decoupage and Scrapbook albums & pages lovely as a christmas present, pop over and have a look.


Sunday, 5 December 2010

It's Crafts and Me 1st Birthday and fun time!!!

Today is Crafts and Me first Birthday the time has really flown by I can't believe it.
To celebrate and thank all my loyal customers over the year for supporting my store with orders kind messages etc. I am going to be having different offers going on in the store HERE, and different things going on on the blog to win stamps etc. for one month.
I will be running the offers for varied amounts of time, then there will be different offers going on, I won't keep bothering you with newsletters as you will probably get fed up of hearing from me.
The offers are only available while stocks last sorry!!!
So keep popping back to see whats on offer and if you want to join in the fun over on the blog too there is a link at the top of the store homepage.
I can tell you todays special offers are 15% off heat guns ,10% off Elaine Cox unmounted stamps from Sweetpeas and 10% off all wooden stamps for 3 days only, so get in your prezzy's or treat yourself now.
On to new goodies there will be new Hannah Lynn stamps in stock tomorrow with 10% off for one week only and as usual there are some beauties there!!
I also have other goodies on order that will be arriving shortly!!!
So there is plenty going on for the next month for you to pop in and take a look.
The first fun prize to kick off the celebration for the store will be on the blog later today.
To kick off the celebration I have this lovely
Christmas 2010 release A Moosing from the W.O.J TO GIVE AWAY
all you have to do is display my store badge on your blog until the 3rd January when the celebration ends, and leave a link here on my blog using your name THE LAST DATE FOR ENTRIES will be the 5th Dec. THE PRIZE WINNER WILL BE PICKED AND DISPLAYED HERE ON MONDAY.

Thankyou girls for entering the first prize giveaway of many to come.

The WINNER IS NO.4 Josephine picked by Random.Org. if you could email me your addy Josephine I will get your prize sent to you.
Teresa x

  • A-moosing Christmas
Be careful in this snow everyone,
And I would like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas.
Love Teresa xx

Vera Fairy

Good afternoon folks its Gina here i hope your having a fab weekend, the snow is melting fast here in Essex, any how i'm here to share a card with you today its and its the last of the new Hannah Lynn she's called Vera Fairy the only place you can only get it from is Crafts and Me and don't forget if you are registered for the news letter you will get 10% off i hope you've enjoyed seeing the DT cards this week using the new stamps.

Don't forget our challenge over at Crafts and Me challenges where the theme is White Christmas, oh yer and don't forget to keep checking back for our birthday celebrations as Teresa and Crafts and Me shop has been going for a whole year, wow how time flies lol.

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

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Another new girl joins the shop :D

Just check out all that hair to play with :D I LOVED colouring this one in. I have coloured her up in several colours to be honest so be prepared to see a few more cards with the beautiful Vanessa. I have used my normal mix of promarkers and sakura stardust pens so she sparkles a lot more than it looks like in these pictures. I have also used some of the tiny pearls from the Crafts and me store just to finish the card off. I wanted to keep the layout quite simple so that the focus is all on her.
Don't forget all of these new stamps will be available for pre order with 10% off for newsletter readers from today for one week. As well as that there is a big Birthday celebration going on in Crafts and Me land for the stores First Birthday! Make sure you don't miss out as there are going to be different offers both here on the blog and in the Crafts and me store.