Sunday, 23 December 2012

a Merry Happy Sunday...

Good morning everyone...oooohhhhhh how excited am I, I love love love Christmas and its almost here...its my turn to post today and I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you and those you love a WONDERFUL JOYOUS CHRISTMAS
right now onto my cards to show you today...the first is a stunning Hannah Lynn digi from Crafts and Me called Merry Mindy isn't she gorgeous, look at those stunning eyes and the bottom card is one of the brand new Art Deco collection at Crafts & Me and is called Art Deco Geraldine these are so elegant and pretty...all the details are here on my blog...right I will leave you all in peace now as I'm sure you have loads to do...Happy Christmas
Mina xxx

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Little Miss Deelish

Morning everyone hope you are all well and ready for Christmas ,I have two cards to share today both with images from Hannah Lynn .The first is called Little Miss Deelish isnt she a sweetie 

the second is my card from the last digi challenge using Merry Mindy

remember we have a fab month long Christmas challenge running at the moment with lots of great prizes up for grabs pop over to the challenge blog for all the details

hope you all have a lovely Christmas 

hugs sara x x x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Merry Mindy

Hi Everyone!!

It's Karen here this week, to show to you all a really great image by Hannah Lynn, this one is called Merry Mindy!!  She is of course brand new and available right now in store:-)

Merry Mindy is perfect for Christmas.  I've coloured her with my copic's and added some glossy accents to the Baubles on the tree - just to help them stand out a little more!!  I've kept my card simple so just a bit of patterned paper, some glittery card stock and voila....

So how are we all going with our Christmas Shopping, done and dusted? I am YAY!!!  I can't believe how  quick this year has gone, I guess building our new house, has really made the time flow.... Its our first Christmas here, so that is a bit exciting!!

Anyway I wanna say to you all - Have a Very Happy Christmas and a Very Merry New Year!!!  oh and be safe on the roads....

See you next year!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Hannah Lynn Merry Mindy and Monica

Good morning all.Not long now until Christmas and i have a couple of later finishes at work this week .I can`t wait for Christmas Eve when i finish and get to chill with my family for 2 days.
So on to my cards for today, my first card is a Christmas card using one of the new release digital stamps.I have used the fabulous Merry Mindy by Hannah Lynn.

I kept the design quite simple as she is so gorgeous all on her own.

A close up.
My second card is the one i made for the current challenge at the Crafts and Me challenge.
You still have a little time to join in with the challenge and there will be a new challenge tomorrow morning.
For this card i have used the stunning Monica by Hannah Lynn.
Isn`t she beautiful and she looks gorgeous in any colour.
And another close up.
Thanks so much for looking and i would also like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas :D

Monday, 17 December 2012

Sending Elegant and Tropical Holiday Wishes

Hi there! This is Rose sharing two cards I've made using some of the fantastic digital images available ONLY at Crafts and Me Stamps.

You may have seen this card at the current Dynamite Digi team's "Why So Blue? = No Blues Allowed!" challenge.  I've used newly released Art Deco Rita for an unusual yet elegant Christmas card.  You can find this lovely Rita image here.  When you want to convey the mood of a rich, bold and lavish eclectic style, Art Deco images are the perfect match.  Teresa carries many digi and rubberstamp Art Deco images that contain formal wear and show what appears to be the very best in taste and style.

You may have seen this card at the recent Dynamite Digi team's "Ribbon or Trim" challenge.  I've used Monarch Mermaid by Hannah Lynn for a tropical-themed Christmas card.  You can find the Monarch Mermaid as a digital image here.
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You can find more amazing rubberstamp and digital images in a variety of styles by your favorite artists at the Crafts and Me Stamps store here.

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You still have time to add your entry to the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Why So Blue? = No Blues Allowed!" challenge here for a chance to win THREE digi images from Crafts and Me!  Visit the Crafts and Me challenge blog again on Wednesday for a new Rockin' Rubbah challenge.

Here's wishing you a fantastic day!  We're so glad you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

Friday, 14 December 2012

Snowflake Angel

Hi Everyone,

I have another Christmas card for you today using another Robin Pushay image, Snowflake Angel.

Image Snowflake Angel by Robin Pushay

And this was my DT card for the last rubbah challenge using 

Hugs Tracy 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Snowflake Angel

Hello and good morning everyone, Karina here today to show you some inspiration. First I wanted to show you another creation, but life is so busy and hectic at the mo so that I weren't able to finish. But will show you next time, promised. So I am showing you today the project I made for our last challenge, a very easy one... anything goes with the option Christmas decoration. I made a tag with one of the newest images from Robin Pushay which is called Snowflake Angel. Isn't she just so cute? I love this image, and I love tags... they are great as a card or as a decoration.

Here is a close up of the image I coloured with Copics.

Wish you a wonderful advent season and hope you are able to absent yourself from the big Christmas hectic, that part of this time I don't like...

Hugs, Karina

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Happy (or should that be Merry) Sunday...

Good morning everyone...are you all ready for Christmas yet, please say no or I will feel bad that Im nowhere near ready yet...its my pleasure to show you a couple of Sara Burrier stunners today...I love Sara Burrier digis dont you, they have a timeless beauty about them that is amazing to colour...the first one I used is the beautiful Perched at Dawn I turned the bird into a robin though so I could make it another Christmas card (I need to make as many as I can)...the next one is called Gift of Winter and is another perfect Christmas image dont you think...all the details of these cards are here on my blog...I hope you have a lovely day planned and thanks for stopping by
Mina xxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

New Art Deco Geraldine

Hi There Everyone

Well we have hit December, not long until Christmas - although before that, the world is meant to blow up or something isn't it? Do you think I should wait to do my Christmas Shopping? hahahahahha

Anyway this week at Crafts and Me we have some new digi images, like we always do on the 1st of each month.  This month we have some brand new Art Deco images which you can check out here... I love these girls and it was also the perfect excuse to use some of my Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Papers.... so here is my card... I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Isn't she just the coolest? Well I think so, I love the fashions of the 1920-30's... so glam... I have coloured her with my Copic's and added some sparkles with the Atyou Spica pens in Clear and also a little bit of Gelly Roll (its like Atyou but a bit thicker) to her dress, although you may not be able to see it in the photo...

There is a brand new challenge that has just started over here, make sure you enter you just could be this weeks winner!!

Image: Art Deco Geraldine and Words and Embellishments 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Art Deco Geraldine and Rae

Good morning all.I hope you are all dry and warm this morning.The weather is a lot cooler and only 3 weeks today until the man in red will have been.I hope you are all ready and prepared, i am not so if anybody would like to offer?.......................................... NO, ok then let me show you a couple of cards instead.
For my first card i have used one of the newly released Art Deco digital stamps.I have used Geraldine.She is not available in store yet but there is other beautiful ladies available,check them out HERE and i have also used the Art Deco sentiment which comes in this fabulous set HERE.
I have kept my design quite simple so you can really see the beautiful image, just look at her fabulous dress.
And a close up for you.
Next i have the card i made for our current challenge over at the Crafts and Me challenge with the theme being Ribbon or Trim.You still have time to enter and there will be a new challenge for you tomorrow morning.
I have used the pretty Rae by Hannah Lynn.You can find her in store HERE.
I went with soft colours for this card.
And another close up for you.
Thanks so much for popping by and do check out the other NEW PRODUCTS which have been recently added to the Crafts and Me store.
Hugs Nic.xxxx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Make Your Own Dimensional Paper Asters!

Hi there! This is Rose sharing steps for creating your own handmade Asters.  Use scraps leftover from your cards and add gorgeous and unique handmade coordinating embellishments to support your images and sentiments.

You can find all the products you need at the Crafts and Me Stamps store here.

Here's what you'll need to start:
Computer Mouse Pad
Punch Bunch Paper Crafting Tools Kit (includes tweezers, embossing tips and more!)
Fine Tip Scissors
Medium Cosmos Punch
Medium Birch Leaf Punch
Mini Sun Punch
Clear-drying Wet Glue
Optional:  Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue

For your Aster, punch:
4 Medium Cosmos
3 Medium Birch Leaves
3 Mini Suns

Cut petals of all 4 Cosmos into thirds.

Cut rays of all 3 Suns in half.

Place Cosmos onto back of computer mouse pad and use large end of tool (5.5mm) to firmly push center of each flower into mouse pad while stirring to curl petals upward.

Insert 3mm size embossing ball into tool and tighten.  Place Suns onto back of computer mouse pad and use front end of tool (3mm) to firmly push center of each sun into mouse pad while stirring to curl rays upward.

Cut one sun through to its center.

Hold sun with tweezers on one side of cut line and place a tiny bit of wet glue on other side of cut line.  To cone this sun, guide sun between thumb and finger of free hand while slowly twirling tweezers away from the cut line to glued end and hold for a few seconds to secure edge.

Example of coned Mini Sun
Veins can be added to leaves by folding one side of each leaf over the tweezers tip.  Turn the leaf over and press embossing tip firmly onto leaf over hard surface to add additional thinner veins.

Small amounts of clear-drying wet glue can be added to pieces to begin layering.

Adhere flower base to leaves.  When layering flowers, offsetting the petals provides more fullness to your flowers.

Use minimal amounts of glue to layer your mini suns, offsetting rays, lastly adding your coned sun to the center.

Your completed handmade Aster will be ready to embellish your projects in just a few minutes when the glue has dried.  For a magical glow, paint a very thin and light layer of Diamond or Star Dust Stickles over each layer for glorious sparkle.

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Here's wishing you a wonderful day!  We're so glad you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose