Monday, 28 February 2011

Making A Wish

Hi everyone hope you've all had a lovely jubbly weekend.
Well today is my day to show you a card using a stamp from Crafts & Me.
I did have another card all done using a different stamp but I cannot remember at all what I've done with it... I have been doing it all weekend putting things down & then not remembering where I've put it!! Apparently they say its called getting older......nerrrrr it cant be that.....I'm just erm.....tired yeah thats the word.
Anyway I was getting myself in such a tizz so instead I threw another card together well not literally threw lol.
So here is 'Making A Wish' by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
I absolutely love this colour combo my daughter's bedroom is gonna be the same & black.

She is coloured with Copics & Promarkers. Sprinkling of glitter was added to her wings & silver stickles were added to the fairy's wings. White gel pen was also used to do some highlighting streaks in her hair & also a gold gel pen in places too.

The ribbon & lace are from my stash. The paper is from Pink Petticoat 'Perfect Papers' the gingham I think might be Nitiwits. All pink & black card used is A4 card from The Paper Mill.

The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts & I sprayed it with Gold Glimmer Mist here to give that bit of sparkle. The black roses are from Crafty Emma's.

The inside is decorated to compliment the front.
Well I hope you like my card today. Dont forget there is a bit of time left to enter our Challenge here, so if you have wings to show us then come fly to us all you pretties out there.
Pop back tomorrow for some more DT yumminess.
Thank you so much for stopping by huge hugs to you all mmwah
Edited to add....sorry peeps I hadnt realised there was a card made yesterday using this stamp......really really sorry!!!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Make a Wish

Good morning folks its Gina here I hope your enjoying your weekend and that the sun is shining for you as its a beautiful day here in Essex, mind you its chilly its chilly out so you still need to wrap up lol.

Any how I have a card to share with you today its my DT card for Crafts and Me and I've used one of the beautiful Jasmine Becket-Griffith stamps and this one is called Making a Wish isn't she just so beautiful and she's in stock too, I can see me using this one lots lol, any way here's a picture of her for you.

Don't forget you still have time to enter our challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges and the theme is wings,that's it from me take care now have and have a lovely day.

Luv gina xx

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Blue Poppies

I have really fallen in love with tiny cards this one is 4x4 and I just feel they really mean the image which in this case is the stunning Poppy digi from HERE in the Crafts and me store. I have coloured her with promarkers and then added some sakura stardust pens so she sparkles.
I hope you all have a good weekend and have fun crafting. Don't forget there is still time to enter the current Crafts and Me challenge which is things with wings.


Amy xx

Friday, 25 February 2011

Make Your Own Embellishments Using Air Dry Clay

Morning Peeps,

Now don't feint, I've written my first tutorial. Yayyyy, I hope I hear you say, lol. I've used the delight air dry paper clay available from Crafts and Me. I know I have raved at how easy this is to use so I thought I would show you. My clay is half used so your bag wont look like it's been through the mill like mine does.

OK, let's get started. I have a little key mould, also available from Crafts and Me a long with many others. I am also going to show you how easy it is to use a stamp in the clay to create your own embellishments.

Just pop some of the white clay into the mould as shown and leave on the windowsill overnight. See, told you it was easy.

At the same time I just patted out a round circle and then stamped my sentiment into the middle.

Picture isn't briliant, but I think you get the idea. I then cut it into a shape that I wanted to end up with. This can be circular, square whatever you fancy.

Voila, in the morning they are ready and then you can either leave them white or add some colour.

I have added some lilac acrylic paint to one of the keys, and left the other one exactly as it came out of the mould. On the Have Bags of fun embellishment, I have sprayed this with glimmer mist so although you can't see if in the picture, it's irredescent and sparkly. You may want to add some metallic rub on's, especially in the letters to make them stand out more or add another colour. I have added some gold metallic rub on's to the "Shop to you drop" to give you an idea. Try different colouring products to see the different effects, you get loads in the bag and I know Teresa has some liquid amber in store where you just pour that into the mould and voila.

Pop on over to Crafts and Me to view all the moulds HERE and the delight clay at only £4.25 for a pack HERE and you could also get some glimmer mist whilst your there HERE.

Have fun.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Are you ready to see more customer creations

Hello Peeps!
Today I am showing you some lovely cards made by Angela Sowell using the versatile digi images and these are really pretty.

This one is Forever Rose available HERE

and this is Poppy available HERE

Thank you for sharing these with us Angela
You still have time to join in the fun over on the challenge blog so pop over and have a peek at what you could win!
Have a good day everyone,

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Customer Creations

Hello everyone,
A late post today from me I have had my dear Mum and StepDad round for dinner tonight and have only just had time to pop on the computer to post.
I wanted to show you a couple of card creations from one of my lovely customers Nancy Holland

This is Hiding available HERE

This is Orchid of the Night which is out of stock at the moment but is on order and will be available soon, but there are other lovely stamps by artist Molly Harrison available HERE
You have just under a week to join in our latest challenge for a lovely prize.

Hope you are all having a good evening,
Teresa x

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Pink Lightening

Hello all you crafters out there,I had some me time at the weekend and spent it crafting made several cards and this is one i just had to ink up this Beauty one of the NEW Jasmine Becket-Griffith rubber stamps available exclusively at CRAFTS and ME Store she is called Pink Lightening and you can find her HERE Teresa has now added all the other new stamps to the store from Lemon Shortbread new Melody,s Sara Burrier,Hannah Lynn you can find them HERE all of which were showcased on here by the Design Team,scroll down and have a nosey if you have time.
I stamped the image and cut it out to add a bit of depth to my card.Colored her with promarkers,Shes more like purple pink lightening, i think this beauty would look fab any colour i cant wait to see what you customers do with her and all the other gorgeous images now available at the store.

Oh and Theres still another week for you to add your entries for CRAFTS and ME,s current challenge which our fab DT Amy set and it,s THINGS with WINGS.
Trish (-:

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Gift..........for a special friend....

Hello all you lovelies did you all have a enjoyable weekend? I am so sorry for being so late today I've had a really bad day.....lets just say if someone says goverment cut backs once more I will scream!!! My daughter leaves school this year but unfortunately she has been forgotten about by the authority & now they running out of time to find a day centre that has the appropriate nurses to be able to care for her... To be honest its typical but never mind you dont need to hear my moaning.
My card today I have done for my best friend she is having a roughty toughty time at the mo & I just want to remind her I'm always there for her.......I have made a sentiment for her card on the comp but my printer has run out of ink so I will put the sentiment on tomorrow.
My friend is like me & loves Angels she also loves black & white or black & cream, so I've gone mono which is my fave....

This is 'The Gift' which I thought was perfect for my friend as she really is my gift....we have been thru some stuff together & we still come through smiling. I think its cus we are both as crazy & nuts as each other lol.

She is coloured with Copics C7, C5, C3 & C1. I've also added silver stickles, black stickles & stardust stickles & her dress I scattered a slight dusting of glitter. The flower I made my self with lace & a button from my stash.

The silver charm & chain I got from my jewellery stash. The charm is a love heart with 'Friend' written on it.

The black rose in the corner I added stickles to. I attached 2 ribbons across the middle the bottom one is a gold toned organza ribbon & the top one is a black velvet ribbon. They are both from Crafty Ribbons who do both type of seam binding now, the modern & the vintage.

The paper I used is 8x8 La Creme Stack which you can get from Crafty Emma's & she has this on special at the minute. Its gorgeous paper the black on the top layer is gorgeous flocking. I have a also decorated the inside to compliment the front. The gems are from my stash & of course the beautiful stamp is from
 Crafts & Me. Pop yourself over to see the new releases Teresa has in & dont forget if you register for a newsletter you will receive 10% off new know what that means for what you save you could buy another stamp lol.
Take care everyone & thank you so much for popping by to look at my card I really appreciate it.
Tatty bye

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Petal Melody

Morning folks its Gina here what horrid weather were having at the mo roll on summer I say lol, I've been MIA again this week as our poor cat has been poorly again but hopefully on the mend now.

Anyways that's why I've not been about much this week, any how I have a card to share with you today and its using one of the beautiful new stamps that Teresa has in stock at Crafts and Me this one is called Petal Melody isn't she just so pretty and dont forget if your registered for the New letter you get 10% discount on selected new released stamps there's also some of the other gorgeous stamps that you've been waiting for being released so pop over HERE and take a look you wont be disappointed.

This ones a little closer.

Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by.
Luv gina xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Digital delights

Hi everyone I thought I would take this chance to show off some more amazing customer creations that have caught my eye and I am getting most inspired at the moment by all the amazing things you are all doing with the gorgeous digis that are for sale now in the Crafts and me store. I could have gone on for ever but had to limit my self so here are just a few to get you as inspired as me :D

This first one is by the incredible Carisa and she has used Forever Rose

This next one caught my eye on the amazing Angela's Blog She has used Noon

Aren't they just adorable!!

Huge hugs

Amy xx

New releases in the store

Hello Everyone,
Thank you everyone who has been sending good wishes to my Daughter Joanna she is on the mend now but still very tired hopefully after another week she will feel a lot better so my Mum and I will still be popping round there next week to help her.
My Darling Daughter Christy moved out to her own place with her fiance last Tuesday so we have been helping her move into her lovely place, Christy is only 15mins walk from me but there was still plenty of tears from both of us, I will really miss her even though I will see her often and we speak on the phone everyday. I am getting upset telling you this but it is her time to move on in the world.
Anyway, there are now new release stamps on the store today from the crafts and Me range from artists, Sara Burrier, Hannah Lynn and Lemon Shortbread.

There is 10% off these new stamps for registered newsletter readers if you enter the word new at the check-out. The offer is on from the 19th-25th Febuary while stocks last.

Here is a couple of the new stamps for you to see, pop over to the store HERE to see the others.

This is Petal Melody isn't she pretty

This is Heart on Her Sleeve

This is Turn to Hesed

Have a good weekend everyone,
Teresa x

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Customer Creations

Good afternoon folks its Gina here just popped on here as Teresa is extremely busy at the mo, so I'm just going to post some customer creations for you all to look at as its customer creation day today,and i hope you are all enjoying the sun shine as it beautiful here in Essex today.

This gorgeous creation is from Carisa and she has used Frosted Rose is'nt she beautiful.

This beauty is from Lisa and Lisa has used Red Hearts and doesn't she look gorgeous in red and brown.

Here is a stunning creation from Karina Karina has used Love is Gone.

Here we have another beautiful creation this time from Claire and the image is Poppy Love

Well i think that's about it for now enjoy the rest of your day and take care.
luv gina xx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Petal Melody

Good afternoon, has it gone very cold again where you live cause it has here Brrrrrr we could be in for more snow,roll on summer i hate being cold.
Today i have a card to show you using one of the New Lemon Shortbread Stamps PETAL MELODY which Over the coming week will also be released with all the new images from HANNAH LYNN, SARA BURRIER and LEMON SHORTBREAD so keep your eyes on the store and blog for their announcement.
I have not added much colour to image she is so georgeous i felt that a lot of colour was not needed. This image can be used for a variety of cards Birthday,sympathy,Mothers day,Missing you the list is endless.
The papers are DCWV (once upon a time) the leaf die is a Marieanne creatable.The Rose is made using Seam Binding.
By the way you have until 8pm tonight to enter our current challenge RED pop on over HERE to enter your creation.
Trish (-:

Monday, 14 February 2011

The Silentness

Hello everyone its Vicky here running late again. I actually forgot I had not put my post on & went to Ikea to get more storage for my craft wrists have been slapped!!!!
How have your weekends been? My was eventful you could hubby went fishing & nearly drowned thankfully he was helped by others.... Then the following day he became ill & has been really ill all weekend....Thankfully tho he is alright now & on top form again.....phew!! So what turned out to be bad luck was in fact good luck cus I have my hubby here with me instead of it been much much worse!!!
Well that was my weekend. So here I am to show you a card I've made with a stamp available at
I did have a little time over the weekend & I mean a little I decided to get my distress inks out obviously I'm still in practice mode on these.....I tried months ago but havnt used them since. Well I wanted to use a sweet pea stamp from the artist Ching-Chou Kuik but give it a different this is where the inks came in.....I went for soft colours & that a word???
Anyway here she is she is called 'The Silentness'
Isn't she so beautiful & just chillaxing there........ooohhh wish I was chillaxing outside on a lovely warm summer day.......anyway back to reality. She has been painted with Distress Inks which made a nice change.

I added diamond dust stickles to her wings & bits of flowers. I also edged her wings with silver liquid pearls which looks fab in real life.

The flower at the bottom I made myself & added a pearl button to the middle.

The paper is Prima 'Botanical' which is a new released pad & OMG the paper is gorgeous, I need another pad just for stroking!! All edges were distressed with my stressy tool & inked with Vintage Photo. The punched edges was made using a MS punch around the page set.
Now if you have been over to the store today you will have seen that Teresa has released
Jasmine Beckett-Griffith so if you are wanting any of these beauties get yourself over there quickly cus you wont want to miss these. The other new releases will be released very soon. Teresa has her hands very full at the moment as her daughter is her time is with her daughter as we can all understand.
So sending her daughter huge get well hugs for her to get well real soon. You can still place orders & they will be dispatched as quickly as possible.
Well thats it from me for now. Dont forget we still have our challenge 'Red' over here if you fancy entering 1 of your fabulous creations....there is still time.
So I will say tatty bye I'm off to have a romantic night with my hubby.
Thankyou for stopping by huge hugs to you all.
Vicky xxx

Their HERE Jasmine Becket-Griffith Stamps!!!

Good morning everyone,

Yes, it is 3.00a.m in the morning, no rest for the wicked as they say.

I won't be about much tomorrow as my Daughter Joanna is still poorly, but I will do my best to get your orders out as quickly as normal.

Today is the launch of our latest artist to join Crafts and Me, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, yes, you read right Jasmine Becket-Griffith stunning range of beautiful big eyed images that we have turned into very good quality unmounted deeply etched red rubber stamps and they are only available in the Crafts and Me store. If you missed all the D.T's stunning creations with these stamps over the past 2 weeks, please scroll down to see their creations they are so georgous.

Lighting The Way-Unmounted Rubber Stamp

Over the coming week I will also be releasing the new images from Hannah Lynn, Sara Burrier and Lemon Shortbread so keep your eyes on the store and blog for their announcement.

Those of you who have applied to be on the d.t please bare with me, it has been a really busy time for me since returning from the show, I will be announcing the new d.t's very shortly.

Please pop over to the store and take a look you won't be disappointed.

Happy shopping!

Teresa x

Sunday, 13 February 2011

The lucky £10 voucher winner from the show at Stevenage!!

Hello everyone,
Thank you everyone who come to see us at the show we had a lovely day, everyone who received a card with a lucky no. on the back check your cards now, as the winner of the prize draw from the show is no. 54 congratulations!!
Please send your card into Crafts and Me with your email address to receive your £10 internet voucher to spend in the store.

True Random Number Generator 54 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Please scroll down for our lovely Gina's handy creation below.

Teresa x

Pen Holder

Good afternoon folks its Gina here and I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend I spent a good part of yesterday in bed as I just cant shift this blinking cough that is still doing the rounds lol but at the mo I dont feel to bad.

Any way I dont have a card for you today I have a pen holder that I made for my MIL, well now she plonks her pens on the side and I hate it, well now she lives with us and I have to clean up behind her so I made this and now there are no pens just plonked down lol, see there is a method in my madness lol, as you can see its a triangle shape with three images which are all available from Crafts and Me, oh yes you can now order the Whiff of Joy stamp without having to email Teresa first now I thought I would just share that bit of news with you lol.

I will pop a tutorial on my blog for you soon as I'm feeling human again lol, well that's it from me I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

luv gina xx