Thursday, 29 September 2011

Welcome to our new digi teamie Dana

Good morning everyone,
Today as promised I would like to introduce you to our fabulous new digi DT Dana.
Dana is a wonderful artist and will be sharing her artistic work with all of you, we all wish Dana good luck for her first post here at C&M.
And I for one can't wait to see what creations Dana will be sharing with us over the coming months.
Below is a little bio from Dana followed by her 1st post.
Please give Dana a big welcome everyone,
Teresa xx

I've been married for 27 years. We have been blessed to raise three kids that we remain close with and have one grandson, who you guessed it, is the light of our life. I have been crafting and coloring since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I've dabbled over the years with everything from needle arts to pottery. For one reason or another, most of those have fallen by the wayside but the one thing that has always remained a constant is coloring. I am so thrilled to be a part of this team and can only hope that I can help you fall in love with all of the amazing artwork available at Crafts and Me too!

Now on to my very first post. First off, thanks to Teresa and the entire team (or I should say teams) for making me feel so welcome = ) 
For my first card I am using Priscilla by the artist Hannah Lynn avaiable at the Crafts and Me store:
I love her and had such a fun time with this card!! I just found these fibers at the store and oh, how I wish  I would've had some on hand when I made this! I can only imagine how much cooler this could've been! But, working with what I had on hand, I cut out the "moon" and airbrushed with C1, YG11 and BV23.
I created my background papers with my copics after watching Vix's tutorial here.
Here's a close up:

I always have a hard time matching my copic violets and red violets to my papers. So how cool to just be able to create your own!
Here are the colors I used:
Thanks so much for coming by. If I can bring you just a fraction of the inspiration that my teamies have given me with their amazing coloring and cardmaking skills I will be happy =)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Birth of Twilight and Analinda

Jane here and today I want to share my latest two card with you using Crafts and Me's digital images. The first card features Birth of Twilight, coloured with copics and stickle added to her dress and wings.

My second card features the stunning Analinda, again coloured with copics and lots of stickles on her gorgeous wings! For more details on both of my cards please visit my blog! Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 26 September 2011

Ching-Chou Kuik Rubberstamps and Digi Image Perched at Dawn

Hi there! This is Rose sharing some of the colored images that I’ve been playing with recently. I’ve been having way too much fun adding color to these amazing Ching-Chou Kuik rubberstamped images.

This photo shows how I’ve used some of my favorite Copic colors to fill Ching-Chou Kuik’s Wait For You.

This photo shows my attempts at making a black cat while filling this Ching-Chou Kuik Moonlight Whispering image. Once my marker ink was dry, I added another light layer of blue to give that dark black cat a cool overtone of blue for a midnight effect.

You may have seen this card at the current Crafts and Me Stripes challenge. I’ve used my Copic colors to fill this recently released Perched at Dawn digital image by Sara Burrier. Wouldn’t you love to have this sweet, little, chubby bird there to greet you into your new day?

You can find these and more newly released digi images at the Crafts and Me store here.

There's still time to add your entry to the current Digi team's Stripes challenge here.  Visit the Crafts and Me challenge blog again on Wednesday for a new Rockin' Rubbah challenge.

Wishing you a fantastic day!  We're so glad you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Happy Sunny Days

Good morning all you lovely folks out there i hope you are all having a fab weekend,anyway its Gina here with you today i have a couple of resent makes to share with you all the first one is Melody Wishes You and she is available HERE at Crafts and Me isn't she gorgeous,for my second card i've used Gift Of Winter Digi stamp you can get it HERE at Crafts and Me.

Well i hope you like them!oh and don't forget there is still time to enter the challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges where the theme is Strips so nice and easy for you.
Any way i hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend i'm off to get to the shops for some BBQ food as all the family are here today lol.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Sunny Saturday

Well I hope it is sunny where you are it is here in London :D Sorry this is late I am just back from work. Is anyone else going to Ally Pally tomorrow? I can't wait.
Anyway that is enough of me it's time for some cards. This first one is using the brilliant going out stamp (grab her HERE) and coloured her with a mix of promarkers and some metallic touches with sakura metallic pens. I wanted to make her a bit more frilly so added the doily across the side which I picked up a stack of from a pound shop :D

My next card is my card for the current challenge over at Crafts and Me challenges which is to use stripes. The gorgeous digi is of course from Crafts and me and she is called Natalie. I have coloured her with promarkers that you can get from Crafts and me and added some sparkle with sakura stardust pens. I have edged the scalloped card and the layering round the image with a gold metallic sakura pen.

I hope you all have a great weekend

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Friday, 23 September 2011

Cloud Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I have been asked a few times how I drew the clouds, so I have a little tutorial for you.  Firstly what I will say is that if you look at the clouds in the sky, they change everyday and are so random that you can't get this wrong as there is no right way or wrong way of doing it.  If you don't feel confident then stamp your image but don't colour it and practice drawing the clouds.

You will need B91, B000, C1, C00 and your colourless blender and of course your image.  I have chosen "Gardening Girl Dawn" by Hannah Lynn from Crafts and Me.

First I draw random outlines of the clouds using B91.  Remember to make sure you have very small lines towards the bottom to make them look like they are far away bring depth to your scene.

Then I added the B000

Then I added some C1.  Think of this as your shadows.

Then I go in with the C00 and blend

Then I use the colourless blender pen to blend all the colours together, which tones down the colours and gives you subtle clouds.

I hope you will experiment, you can add some B00 to make your clouds bluer or add some oranges, reds and yellows and create a sunset.

Whatever you decide, have fun!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

New Creations

Hi everyone, Angela here and today is my day to share my newest creations with you.  For my first card I used one of the NEW Digi's by Hannah Lynn called "Miss Mirabelle" and you can get her HERE at Crafts and ME.

 I used a lot of Tim Holtz Alterations dies, Distressing inks, Embossing folders, Glossy Accents in a crackle finish.

For this one I used one of the NEW Art Deco rubber stamps called " Glamour" and you can find her HERE.

Here is the card I made for our last rubber Team Challenge.  I used a rubber stamp by Hannah Lynn called "Aussie Girl".

 I hope you have a great rest of the week and go check out our new Crafts and Me Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Book Corner

Hi everyone, Karina here today to show you some more creations. Something I already wanted to do is a corner shaped book mark. I tried this out this week. Look how it turned out below. I used this sweet stamp called 'Daisy Chain Melody' by Lemon Shortbread. I used scraps for my book corner and it is so fun to make them. And a wonderful possibility to use all your scraps you have left... who haven't them...

By the way... all the Lemon Shortbread stamps are on Sale now! The best possibility for you to rise your collection.

The second creation I show you is a card I made for the last Crafts and Me Challenge with the theme 'Add a Heart'. I used 'Day of Joy' by the wonderful artist 'Sara Burrier. Since today we have a new theme over at the Crafts and Me Challenges. The theme is 'Stripes' this time. We would love to see you joining us.

Well, wish you a magical day today!
Hugs, Karina

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


AlL newsletter readers only, CAN RECEIVE 10% OFF the new release Sara Burrier Unmounted rubber stamps that are available as from today at this special offer for one week only while stocks last 20th Sept-27thSept 2011 only if you enter the code IN THE NEWSLETTER at the check-out on the store.

Here are the images for Sara's NEW RELEASE unmounted stamps, see these and Sara Burrier other stamps HERE

*New*Ariel-Unmounted Rubber Stamp *New*Beauty-Unmounted Rubber Stamp

*New*Lady of the Forest-Unmounted Rubber Stamp*New*One Who Sees Me-Unmounted Rubber Stamp


There are new christmas goodies available on store now with more to follow over the coming weeks.

Keep your eyes out for a new artist joining us shortly, you will not be disappointed,

We have lots of new things happening over the coming months so don't go to far away so you don't miss out on the offers.

Have you thought about joining our new facebook page where you can talk to the lovely D.T'S and win digi's.

We also have a new d.t joining the digi team next Thursday on the blog, so please pop over and send her some love and a big welcome to Crafts and Me.

Oh! don't forget to keep sending me your wonderful creations for me to show everyone on the blog and the store gallery, send them to

Teresa x

Teresa x

Belle of Bon adventure and Remembrance

Hello everyone Trish here it,s my turn to show you some of my lastest creations. I must apologise 1st as i missed my last day a fortnight ago!! Ummm well my excuse my lifes been rather busy what with a new precious grandaughter.I must tell you i,ve been asked to look after her for an afternoon (thats if mummy doesn,t change her mind bless her) as they need to go clothes shopping i think mummy needs a pick me up.I asked if i could have a practice changing her nappy as not done so for well years lol!! It all came back to me quite easily.
And i had my second sons wedding, which was a fantastic day, they,ve just returned from the Maldives lucky them.

So now onto my cards i have 2 to show you the 1st one is one of the new Jasmine rubber stamps called Belle of Bon Adventure available HERE She was a dream to colour.

My second card is my DT card for this weeks Rubbah challenge which is add a Heart/s you still have time to enter HERE but hurry as a new challenge starts tommorow(weds) with the digi team.
For this one i used this beautiful image a sweetpea stamp called Remembrance available HERE if you like your Sweetpea stamps do check out the store theres a few new ones available.

Enjoy your day
Trish (-:

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Happy Sunday

Hi everyone I hope your all having a wonderful weekend...I'm delighted its my turn to show you some beautiful Crafts and Me digis today...the first is a lush Hannah Lynn Digi called Priscilla...look at that amazing dress, its a dream to colour and I think these colours work so well for her too...the other card is the one I made for our last Digi challenge, this is the amazingly beautiful Juniper, she by the wonderful artist Sara Burrier...all the details of these are on my blog as always...enjoy the rest of your day
Mina xxx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Hey Peeps!

I have to do this post real quick, sorry about that, lol. This first card i posted in my blog a couple of days ago and i just had to show it here too. I was so pleased with the outcome and i hope you like it too. The image is called "Turn to hesed" and it is designed by Sara Burrier. And i just loooove it. She is absolutely devine.

I am very satisfied with how the heat embossing on her dress and mask turned out. I have also used some Marianne Design creatables dies called Flower and leaves and it is available right here. If you want to take a closer look on both these cards just visit my blog.

This next card is the one i made for the last digi challenge. She is called Analinda and is designed by Hannah Lynn. I have tried to keep both my cards in a shabby chic style. I just love the soft colours of the shabby style.

Well...that`s all i had to show you today. Don`t forget to enter the Rubbah team challenge. They want you to create something with hearts on. So that has to be an easy one, lol.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Wanna win some Crafts & Me digis?

Of course ya do!!  Well we have a new group started over on Facebook where you can chat, show us what you've made, make some new friends and win stuff!

You can find our new chat group HERE, all welcome!  There's a thread there to win 3 digis from Crafts & Me but be quick as the winner will be chosen on Sunday!

Whilst I'm here I'll show you one I made for the last challenge called Porcini, she's a beautiful stamp that looks great in full or just using part of it.  BTW did you know that if you want any ideas on a particular stamp from our range you can scroll down the labels list in the menu on the right, click the stamp name and all our samples using them will be displayed :)

I've coloured Porcini with promarkers using feather blending of pink and yellow on the dress and wings then I've used a clear glue on the wings and added crystal glitter.  I traced around the image in a pale green then a yellow though the yellow isnt showing too well.

We also have some great new digi releases in the shop including..

Hope you love the new stamps as much as we do x