Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New year!!

I want to start by wishing you all a very happy new year and I hope you all have a lot of fun tonight seeing the new year in. I did hope to have a brand new card to show you but have had a nasty cold and lots of running round familly to do so I have my card that I made using one of the brand new Zindy Nielsen stamps called Red ridding hood available HERE for you. She is on offer at the moment as well for newsletter readers with 10% off the already great price. I have coloured her with pro markers then mounted her on foam pads so she stands out a bit from the rest of the card. I have torn the DP to give the white distressed edge .

Close up

Don't forget that there is still time to enter our mega challenge over at the Crafts and Me challenge where anything goes and there are loads of chances to win prizes from our brilliant sponsors.
Huge new year hugs to you all

Amy xx

Thursday, 29 December 2011

New Rubber Image

Sorry, I am running so late, but my stamps just came in yesterday so I was trying to get a new image colored up.  After I finished her I was so tired that I couldn't keep my eyes open to finish my post for today.
This is one of our New artist "Zindy Nielsen's" new images called "Believe".
Isn't she just so beautiful?

I colored her with copics. 

Paper: K&Company DP, Yellow and Kraft CS
Dies: Quickuts flourishes (2 different dies), Sizzix hinges
EKSuccess and a Martha Stewart Border punch
Aqua tulle and yellow Basic Grey brads
Here is my card from our last challenge
using Digi image "Blessed" by Sara Burrier

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and may the New Year bring you much joy.  Be safe and have fun this New Years.


Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Hi everyone, Karina here today. I hope each one of you had a wonderful Christmas time. Now just few days to go and we'll have the Changing of the Years. As I had quite some busy days lately I only have to show you one card today. It is the one I made for our actual Christmas Bumper Challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges. You still can join until the 18th January. We have the theme anything goes and you can enter up to 3 times for getting the chance to win one of our wonderful prizes donated by our generous sponsors. 

I used this gorgeous image called 'Clematis' from our fabulous artist Janna Prosvirina again. She is so much fun to work with and fit so many occasions. I coloured her with Distress Inks and added some decent glitter to her wings.

Here's a close up of the image:

Now I wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!
Hugs, Karina

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Wishing you all a Wonderfully Merry Christmas

Just a quick post from me to wish you all a Happy Christmas Day, I hope
your having a wonderful day with your loved ones and the Big man in the Red Suit was
good to you...I only have one card to show you today and its using the amazing Moon Glow
from Hannah Lynn...stunning isn't she, I used her for a Christmas card...I wont
prattle on as I'm sure you have loads to do...all the details of this card and others
is on my blog as always
Mina xxx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Here in Norway we are celebrating Christmas day today, the 24th.  I was scheduled to work for a few hours today but my sweet boss managed to find someone that wanted to take my shift. So now my day isn`t going to be so stressful after all.

I am sorry but i haven`t had the time to make a new creation for today`s post, so i thought i would show you some of my previous makes for Crafts and Me. I have selected a few creations that are my favourites of my Crafts and Me makes.

The first card i want to show you is the card i created for the last digi-challenge. Since i wanted to show off this gorgeous image a little better i went for a 8x6 inched card in traditional Christmas colours. The image is called Poinsettia and is available here.

My second card i posted her in the shop blog a while back. I think this is one of my fav Sara Burrier images. She looks truly divine. She is called Twilight Lily Fae and she is available here.

This 3rd card is called The Talisman and is a card i created for the "lace" challenge back in august. I just love the colour combo of this card. You can find this super sweet image here.

My last card today i created for the "Use a digi" challenge. The image is called Lady of Opal and she is available right here. I noticed i only had picked cards using Sara Burrier images, lol. Well...she is my fav artist, so it isn`t so strange anyway, lol. we`re soon off to my mother in law. Usually we are celebrating Christmas at home but since i originally was going to work today we had arranged to go and visit my hubby`s mother for Christmas. Lucky me don`t have to slave over the stove either today, hahaha. I wish you all, and especially my fabulous team mates and Teresa, a very merry Christmas. I wish for you to get a lot of crafty stuff under the Christmas tree, lol!

When you have the time there is still plenty of time to enter our big bumper Christmas challenge. The theme is anything goes. And there is a yummy lot of 6 prizes up for grabs!!!! Isn`t that magnificent? Hop over to the Crafts and Me challenge blog and join in on the fun.

Well, that`s it from me. Untill next time...

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Miracle and Morning Glories

Hi Hi Everyone!! Well not long to go now, and Christmas will be done and dusted for another year! Can you believe it?  GOSH I know I just said this recently, but where has the year gone.... I guess I have been so busy running around with Ruby's Doctor's, Paediatricians, Eye Specialists, Physio Therapy and the most wonderful early learning teachers in the world.... I guess the world didn't stop LOL and  I have been busy also designing our dream house and trying to keep myself relaxed with my crafting... gosh, I have been busy when I write it all down like that!!! no wonder the year has flown by for me!!

So this is my last "shop" post before Christmas, so I would like to wish you and your wonderful families a safe and very Merry Christmas!!!!!

So anyway, back to the crafty goodies....  this week at Crafts and Me, I am showing off a cool Digi stamp called Morning Glories and it's by Sara Burrier.  This image has been around for a while, but this is my first time in colouring her up.  I love this image, I think it's really beautiful, so here she is, I hope you love her as much as me:-)

I have coloured her in some YR copic's to give her a kinda golden looking dress.  I have coloured her wings in the gorgeous Atyou Spica pen in Buttermilk, yum yum and then used the gold pen to darken up some of the bits on her wings, they really do shimmer and sparkle in real life!! Just a shame the photo doesn't show it off properly:-( 

The flowers she is sitting in, I've coloured with my favourite R copic's - 81, 83, 85 and just a touch of 89.  My paper is from Kaiser Craft, and the pretty butterfly is from Prima.  The flowers are Kaiser Craft and Wild Orchid Crafts,the seam binding is from Wild Orchid, and the Lace I think is also from Prima. 

My next card I have to show you is my Challenge card from Last week.  It's Christmas Miracle, by Hannah Lynn.  If you click on the link you will find the image in it's whole form.... (oops, I kinda chopped a few bits off the bottom, serves myself right for not paying attention to what I was actually doing!!!!!....) Anyway here she is:

Pretty huh? My papers for this one, are from Kaiser Craft (I just love there 6x6 paper pads) My lace is from Prima, I love Prima, there is some Stickles of course, which are available HERE, my cute tag is from K&Company and I have added on some Purple ribbon and some scrummy twine. My Pin is from Maya Road, and I've jazzed it by adding some more pearls and crystals to it... because you can NEVER have too many right?  Well I think so!!! 

Now you certainly do not wanna miss out on the new challenge #66 It's Chocka Block full of Gorgeous and TOTALLY amazing prizes and your in for a treat with it too, it's actually extended over Christmas so now you have MORE time to create MORE brilliant stuff and add it in, to increase your chances of taking home (or getting posted) a wonderful prize from the generous sponsors!!! I can't wait to see what you all make!! 

Anyway, again Merry Christmas Everyone:-)
Lots of Cuddles

Monday, 19 December 2011

Little Curls and Angel Rays

Hi there! This is Rose sharing two cards that I made recently using images available at the Crafts and Me Stamps online store.

I made some time to use this lovely Little Curls rubberstamp image designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps.  You can find her at the Crafts and Me store here.  Anticipation for the "BIG" day is just making this little girl crazy and she can't wait to see what kind of wonderful present is in that box.  She knows she's not allowed to touch it so she stretches her toe, testing how close she can get without actually touching it - LOL!!!  It won't be too much longer now!

You may have seen this card at the current Crafts and Me Digi Team's "Christmas" challenge. I've used Sara Burrier's Angel Rays digi image on this multi-layered, textured card.  You can get your own Angel Rays image here.

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There are more newly released digi images at the Crafts and Me store here.

Ooo . . . and don't forget to hop over to the Crafts and Me Stamps challenge blog to add your entry to the current Digi team's "Christmas" challenge here.  Crafts and Me Stamps is offering THREE digi stamps to a randomly selected entry.  As they say, you've got to be in it to win it!  Visit the Crafts and Me challenge blog again on Wednesday for a new Rockin' Rubbah challenge.

Wishing you a wonderful day!  We're so glad you stopped by for a visit!

~ Rose

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Some Gorgeous Customer Creations

Good Morning folks its Gina here with you this morning i don't have anything new to show you as i've not been to good the last few days i have coloured one of the new stamps in but not made anything with it yet so i thought i would show some of our customer creations.

Alison with this gorgeous card.

kaos with this beauty.

Dianne with this gorgeous creation.

Don't forget our current challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges HERE

Thank you so much for your continued support.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

First Snow !!!

I was so excited yesterday as when I woke up I got my first snow of Christmas! It did not settle as it was too wet but it was nice to see. Now we are just back to the rain lol :D
For my card today I have used this gorgeous new image. She is one of the brand new stamps just released yesterday over at Crafts and me by the incredible Zindy Nielsen, she is called First Snow. Make sure you sign up for the news letter if you want to get 10% off the whole Zindy Nielsen range which is now available HERE.

I have coloured her with the following pro and flex markers:
Skin: vanilla, dusky pink
Hair: Walnut, henna, cinnamon
Cloak: Lush green, flex marker charteuse, pastel green

For the rest of the card I have used some Marianne D's dies for the pine branch and the snowflakes. I have inked the edges of all the stars with versa magic midnight blue and also inked the background with it.

There is still time to enter the current Crafts and Me challenge which is Christmas and you have the chance to win a great prize so what are you waiting for :D
I hope you all have a great weekend and want to wish you all a very merry Christmas.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Introducing our new artist Zindy Nielsen and her beautiful images

Good evening everyone and a Merry Christmas to you all from us at Crafts and Me,

I am back at last after losing internet and email access from changing telephone and broadband suppliers, I have been far from happy as I was promised it would not affect my internet.
I would like to thank all my customers who carried on ordering with these problems going on.

On a much happier note we have just foumd out my Daughter Christy after having her scan is having a baby Boy next year, so I will be a new Nan to two beautiful Grandson's I have already got two girl Granddaughters, so two of each.


We are very lucky to have the lovely artist Zindy Nielsen joining us exclusively here at Crafts and Me with her beautiful images of Females and fantasy, made into deeply etched red rubber stamps.

Here is a little Bio and picture from Zindy introducing herself to you all, folowed by the images

My name is Zindy Stine Desirée Nielsen. I live in beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark.

I have been drawing on and off since I was a little girl. It wasn't till I was in my early 20's I realized this was what I wanted to do with my life.

I love everything drawing especially fantasy and emotive motives, anything that speaks to me. I mainly draw females, portraits and occasionally cats.

I am very inspired by my emotions and always have been. Especially sadness and love as those are the most powerful emotions to me. I also find inspiration in nature and music.

I love to work in many mediums, such as ink, colour pencils and pastels but my favourite medium is without a doubt charcoal as you can achieve such softness and darkness with it.


Best Wishes,

Catching Snowflakes
*New* Catching Snowflakes Unmounted Rubber Stamp

*New* Heaven Unmounted Rubber Stamp

First Snow

*New* First Snow Unmounted Rubber Stamp
Red Riding Hood
*New*Red Riding Hood Unmounted Rubber Stamp
I am sure you will love them as much as I do, pop over to the store HERE to purchase.

Teresa x

Christmas Belladonna

Happy Friday Peeps,

Well it's only a week to go until Christmas and I am nowhere near ready.  I'm planning to get the decs up this weekend and catch up with my best mate with a couple of drinks and boy do I need a night out.  I still have some shopping to do but am aiming to head out late tomorrow afternoon hoping that everyone would have gone in the morning.  Wish me luck.

I have made a few chrsitmas cards using the Fairies from Crafts and Me.  I've used traditional colours.  The fairies seemed to have been a popular choice for Christmas this year and I can see why, isn't she a beauty.

Image Belladonna available HERE from Crafts and Me

For all other details please visit my Blog.

Sharing A lot of Digi image cards

Hi everyone. I am running late showing my creations.  I have 4 cards to share with you and they are all using Digi images from Crafts and Me. 
This first one is a digi by artist Hannah Lynn called "Runaway Princess". This image has so much in it that I probably forgot to color something, but regardless I am happy with it anyway.

  For this one I used and image by Sara Burrier called "The Blessing".

This one I used another digi image by Sara Burrier called "Autumn".  I love this image.  I think she is just gorgeous.

This is the card I created for out late Rubber DT challenge.  But I didn't use a rubber image instead I used this gorgeous digi image by Sara Burrier called "Lady Of Opal".

I can't believe this year is almost over.  My craft time has been so little her lately so I tried to keep my creations simple and let the image and coloring take center stage.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.
Thanks so much for stopping in and checking out my creations today.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas is all around

Hi everyone, Karina here today. I hope you are doing fine and am ready for Christmas. All preparations done? Not many time to go anymore... where has the time gone. It feels like the last weeks passed by like a jet... :o)

Lately I was so much in the mood to create Christmas cards with image which are not christmassy. And this was so much fun. Today I want to share two of them with you.

The first one I made is with one of my most favourite Sweet Pea Stamps image called 'One and only heart' by ching-chou kuik's. I coloured the image with Distress Inks. The papers I used are from Simple Stories. I love how it turned out. I haven't use that much embellies as I usually do. 

Here is a close up of the image.

The second card I show you today is the one I made for our last challenge at Crafts and Me Challenges. We had the theme Winter / Snowflakes. I thought why not create a card in non usual wintery colours? And with a non christmassy image as well. I love the result.

For this card I used the image 'Night Blossom' by Janna Prosvirina. I coloured her with Distress Inks as well and added some Stickles on her wings. The papers are from Rico Design. I already had it for quite some time and finally used it.

Here a close up of the image as well. Where you can see the glittery wings any better. The Snowflakes die is from Whimsy Stamps.

Now I wish you a not to stressy final spurt to Christmas and hope you can enjoy a lightfull advent season.
Have a magical week!
Hugs, Karina

Monday, 12 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Hello peeps I'm running soooooooo late today........this christmas malarky has got me doolally......can you believe we have less than 2 weeks!!!!!!!!! ARRGGGHHHHH.......yep I'm starting to panic!!!
Anyway altho I have a lot of crimbo stamps & images I like stamps that can be used ALL year round....not just for certain occasions. So this year I've been using every day images as well for christmas cards.....having a bit of a play & to be honest I think you could prob use most images for most occasions.
Here is Hannah Lynn's 'Vanessa' wishing you a Merry Christmas
Sorry for the shine at the top.........had trouble taking pics!!!
I coloured her in red to make it look like a little santy outfit lol........I've still to add a sentiment but I cant decide which one & who its going to lol. I've used no designer papers on this at all.

Kept everything white & glittery to reflect winter & snow but with a touch of red to represent father christmas lol.
I also did a christmas card for the current challenge here using another none christmas image.
The challenge is 'Winter Snow/Snowflakes'

This beauty is 'Turn To Hesed' by Sara Burrier & I coloured her with distress inks to give a softer look.
You could actually rub the ink off the eye mask & instead place a small snowflake above her hand.....I did mean to do that but forgot..........head is like a sieve!!!
So there you have 2 christmas cards using none christmas images.
There is still time to join our current challenge & then wednesday our dyno digi girlz will be back with another fresh fab challenge.
Hope you all have a good weekend thanks so much for stopping by us girlies really do appreciate it
Hugs to all Vicky xoxoxoxox

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Happy Sunday...

Good morning everyone I hope your having a fantastic weekend and have a wonderful Sunday planned...we are off for a mooch in town and to buy a few last bits and pieces for Christmas, I'm just about sorted after that, I just need to persuade someone to do my food shopping for me (good luck with that I think lol)...its my turn today to show you some of the stunning new digis available at Crafts and Me...I love this beautiful Christmas Miracle image don't you, amazingly gorgeous and perfect for any occasion I other card is using the gorgeous Angel Rays, she is a beautiful angel and I love the little scene behind her, its so cute...I coloured both my images with distress inks and of course I used loads of glittery stuff for them, I don't seem to be able to resist any glitter at all...well I will leave you to enjoy the rest of your weekend...have fun and if you have time I would love you to pop by my blog
Mina xxx


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Christmas Miracle by Hannah Lynn

Hey peeps!

Finally i`m here with my card for the day. Way, way too late. So sorry about that. It has been a crazy week and i got home from work a few hours ago. I also worked late last night too so i am feeling pain in bodyparts i didn`t even knew i had, lol. My hubby is just laughing at me an thinks i whine just like an old hag, lol. But just wait, lol, what goes around, comes around, hahaha.

I am really getting a nice collection of  Christmas cards now. And more i`ll make, lol. The image i have used is called Christmas Miracle, and is one of the newest releases in the shop. The design is by Hannah Lynn and is available right here

Just real quick i also want to show you the card i designed for the last digi challenge over at Crafts and Me challenges. The image is called Casting down imagination and is designed by Sara Burrier.  Isn`t she a beauty? She is also available in the shop. Just follow this link.

I hope you all are having a great weekend. Hopefully you are not like me...waiting to the last moment to finish my christmas presents. I am totally hopeless in that department. Every year i say to myself that i will start early but guess what? I NEVER DO, lol.

Also...don`t let the chance get away from you to enter the Rubbah Girls` challenge over at the Crafts and Me challenge blog. If you don`t want to participate, you at least have to hop over and get blown away by the insainly gorgeous creations my teamies have come up with. I was totally stricken by all the beauty. 

Well, that`s all from me, folks!

Happy crafting to you all!