Thursday 10 March 2011

My Very First Post as a Crafts and Me DT Member

, mHello everyone,
I would like to introduce you to our 1st new fabulous D.T member Angela, I am absolutely thrilled that Angela has agreed to join our fabby D.T'S I have always been an admirer of her work with her excellant cardmaking skills and array of use of colours.
Many of you may recognise her as I have posted some of Angela's work on here before, but now you are going to see Angela's creations regularly and she will be a lovely asset to Crafts and Me, the team and the blogs.
Angela is the first of a lovely new team joining us here at Crafts and Me that you will be seeing over the following week or too!
So keep popping back to meet them and wish them luck! not that they need it they are a very talented bunch of ladies...

Here is a little Bio from Angela followed by her 1st post.

Hi, I’m Angela and I live in the USA in the Bible Belt state of Tennessee. I am a 36 year old wife of almost 11 years and Mom to 3 gorgeous children. I have a 17 year old daughter , Destiny, my Son Bailey is 10 and my youngest little girl Jazmine is 6. I have been scrapbooking for 10 years and making cards for about 4, but only really got into it when I got my first copics in my hands. And I haven’t looked back since. I love to color and sometime I sit and watch TV/movies with the family and sit and color for hours. My favorite images to color is Fairies, Angels and Mermaids. I love to color images that look like a piece of art you would hang on your wall when you have finished coloring them.
I am so excited that Teresa has ask me to be a part of her Crafts and Me Design Team as I love her line of stamps/artist. I can’t wait to get started and get to know all of you better. HugsJ Angela

This is my first creation for Crafts and Me and my name is Angela. Yes, I am now on the Crafts and Me Design Team and I am beyond excited. I love Crafts and Me's own line of stamps. I used one of the New Stamps line she started caring last month. It's Jasmine Becket-Griffith!!!! When I first saw these AWESOME stamps being previewed on the Crafts and Me Blog by the DT I was so excited I was dancing in my chair and smiling from ear to ear. I have always wanted to see Jasmine Becket-Griffith's artwork turned into stamps so I could color them. As I have been a HUGE fan of Jasmine's artwork for a long time now and now I get to create for Crafts and Me and work with all these talented and sweet bunch of Ladies.
I used her Make a Wish stamp that you can purchase for your HERE at Crafts and Me UK Store.

Bare with me as I get the hang of posting here on the Crafts and Me blog. I hope that my work inspires you.

I absolutely LOVE this image. Doesn't she have the cutest and sweetest little face and eyes? I have just falling in love with thesestamps and I can't wait till the next release of more of her images.

Supply List for my "Make A Wish card.
DCWV DP, Mohawk Color Copy Brilliant White 100lb Cover CS, Memento Tuxedo Ink, Spellbinder labels and Pendant Dies, Blue Felt puffy Butterflies, Prima Jewels, Glittery Silver chipboard Flourishes, Martha Stewart Punch around the page punches, ribbon, Blue and White DCWV textured CS, Foam Tape for dimension and she was colored with Copics.
Skin: YR0000,YR000,E11 and E00
Hair: E50,E51,E53 and E55 added highlights with Sukura White Gel Pen
Clothes: B0000,B000,B00,B01, and B02
Little Fairy:Pinks- RV000,RV00,RV02,RV06 and RV09

I have a second card to share with you. I had a hard time getting a decent pic of this card. If you look closely I have used an Acetate Picture frame/matting under my image and frame, which kept catching the light glare from my lamp.

It also made her skin look alot lighter than it really is. For this card I used another Jasmine Becket-Griffith image/stamp called "Skulls and Stars".

Here is the best close up image of her I could get.

I used some DCWV DP from the La Creme' paperstack, Black and light gray CS, Acetate photo mat/frame, Recollections black chipboard Frame sanded and then distressing inks ran over it, little skulls apoxy sticker embellishments, brushed nickel brads and ColorBok black flourishes, the star embellishment is a Jewery making Charm, and Foam tape to pop image up.
Copics Used:
Skin: E50,E51,YR000,E01 and E00
Cheeks RV02,RV00
Eyes: B06,B05,B02,B00
Hair: 100,C9,C8,C7,C5,C3,C1 and Colorless Blender-0
Clothes and Wings: C8,C7,C5,C3,C1 Colorless Blender
E43,E42,E41 and E40

Here are a few more creations I have made and you can go HERE to my blog to see more on these creations.
I used Jasmine Becket-Griffth's "Pearl Swirl Mermaid" for this one.

Violet Angel artist Jasmine Becket-Griffth

LadyBug Love Digital Stamp by Artist Hannah Lynn
This is an Altered Composition Notebook.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out my first post here on the Crafts and Me blog. I can't wait to get to know each of you better.


  1. Hi sweetie you know I love your cards hun I am so glad you have joined us girls you are very talented & will be an asset to our team. These cards are gorgeous & your colouring is perfecto hunni. Congrats & a big huge welcome once again to Crafts & Me DT it really is a fab team to be on....

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  2. Hi Angela, my you make such gorgeous cards, love your colouring, you're very talented!! Hugs, Frea

  3. Hi Angela these are just stunning as is all your work, amazing colouring, good to have you on board. luv gina xx

  4. Hi Angela!

    Woooow!!! Your cards are really fantastic. Awesome colouring! The embellishing is also soooo wonderful. Loooove all of your creations.


  5. Stunning cards Angela, I love your use of the darker colours, right up my alley lol.

    Keep up the beautiful work.

    Fiona. x

  6. so excited to see you on the crafts & me DT! i absolutely LOVE skulls and stars, have been in love with that one since i first saw it debut on the blog. after seeing your creation, there is no stopping me, i MUST have this stamp!

  7. What a fabulouse introduction to the team Angela, stunning work, glad to have you on board. How am I going to follow you tomorrow? Hugs Tracy x

  8. Hello Angela ! Congrats ! :-)))

  9. Fantastic first post Angela really beautiful cards.
    Teresa x

  10. Gorgeous set of cards Angela,fabulous coloring.Great to have you on the Team.
    Trish (-:

  11. Congrats on making the team - I am so jealous *smile*
    but it is very well deserved - love your cards - though you are making it very hard to resist buying more of the images *lol* can't wait to play with my new ones finally (my newest order arrived shortly before I had to leave on a business trip - how mean is that??? *lol*)
    Congrats again - have fun and I am looking forward to your creations!

  12. Wow wow wow Angela these are so stunning. ALL of them. I am so happy you are on the DT :D

    Amy xx

  13. It has taken me a few days to get back here and I wanted to thank all of you for your warm and lovely welcome. I am so excited to be on this team and get to work with all you wonderful fun Ladies.

  14. oh my goooodness... Angela.. *gasp*... your creations are GORGEOUS! Just jaw dropping... I'm struggling to find the right words how much I ADORE your cards and your coloring skills!
    {hugs} Sylvia

  15. Awesome designs Angela, so detailled and coloured to perfection! Welcome to the team!

  16. Awesome! Fantastic colouring and beautiful cards.
    Sharon x


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Luv Teresa xx