Wednesday, 27 February 2013

New Boots

Hi There Everyone

So here I am again with another card for Crafts and Me, this card however - will actually be my last at Crafts and Me, I have decided to leave, which will give me more time for my little girl, Ruby:-)

My card? I have used another Sue Rundle-Hughes image, she is a brand new artist at Crafts and Me, and I must say I do actually love these... well I love all the fairy images heheheheeh hence why I have stuck around for so long!!

This little beauty is called New Boots.... I love the idea of the fairy getting new boots and lacing them up on a rock... in someone's secret fairy garden! So here it is, I hope you all love it as much as me:-)


So what do you think? pretty sweet huh? I love colouring my fairy's in green.  I think I will miss doing them each fortnight, but I have a stack of images to play with, and of course, there is ALWAYS new ones each and every month! 

So it has been an absolute pleasure, thank you Teresa for having me:-) 

Happy Stamping Everyone, and I'll see you around in the Blog Land no doubt!! and don't forget about the new challenge theme just started over HERE




Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sasha and Jet plus a Crabby Crush

Good morning all.I hope you are all well today.It is my turn (nic) to share some cards with you today showcasing the fabulous range of stamps that the Crafts and Me store has to offer.
There is so much choice and new digital stamps are released on the 1st of every month.
The cards i have to share today are both using new digital stamps from the latest release.
Here is my first,i have used the fabulous Sasha and Jet, i loved colouring this one so much and decided to go for a simple design so you can really see the image at its best.
Isn`t this a really magical image, i went with a different card fold too and soft colours.

a close up for you.
 
My second card is ne i made for our current Crafts and Me challenge which is `Charmed i`m sure,add a charm.You still have time to join in if you like.
 
For this card i used the fun Crabby Crush,
This image is so sweet and fun.As you can see i went a little OTT with this one.
And a close up for you.
 
Thanks so much for popping by and do pop over to the Crafts and Me store to see lots of other fabulous goodes.
There will also be a brand new challenge with the Rockin Rubbah Girls tomorrow over at the Crafts and Me challenge.
 
Enjoy your day.
Hugs Nic.xxxx
 

Monday, 25 February 2013

Caring and Thoughtful Fairies

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

Crafts and Me Stamps carries a fabulous selection of amazing digital silhouette fairy stamps.  When you're in a hurry and don't have time to add your own coloring, silhouette images can be the perfect addition to your projects.

I've used Fairy Friends to whip up a simple note card that will be handy for sharing a bit of news or sending caring thoughts to a good friend. You can get your own digital Fairy Friends here.  I've layered cardstock with patterned papers from a Memory Box Viola 6x6 paper stack.

You'll note that all of the digital silhouette images are made to print in black ink. In eight simple steps, I changed my digital image to print in purple and gray in my attempts to better match my card. You can find the steps I used at the end of this previous post.



You may have seen this card at the recent Dynamite Digi team's "Charmed, I'm Sure" challenge.  For this challenge I've used a newly released Fairy Cake Candle image by Sue Rundel-Hughes on a side-open birthday card.  You can find this lovely digital image here.
 


 
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You can find more fantastic 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 "Charmed, I'm Sure" challenge here for a chance to win a clear stamp set, die set AND ribbon from Marianne Designs. Visit the Crafts and Me challenge blog again on Wednesday for a new Rockin' Rubbah challenge.


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

~ Rose

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Cherish

Evening everyone im a lot later than planned i went to write this post this morning only to find we had no internet connection and have'nt had any all day i was not happy  i can tell you !! so i have 2 cards to share with you today the first using a beautiful new stamp which will be released very soon  from Hannah Lynn called Cherish ,i have coloured her with distress inks and added lots of lovely girlie pearls and flowers



my second card is from the last rubber team challenge using Flowing in Blue from ching-cho kuik again coloured with distress inks 



thanks for looking today hope you liked my cards 
hugs sara x x x

Friday, 22 February 2013

Cherish


Morning,

I have another new release coming next week at Crafts and Me to share with you.  The fabulous image is another from Hannah Lynn and gorgeous as usual. This one is called Cherish. I have coloured her with copics onto Stamping Linen available in the store next week, it really is like a canvas.



My Challenge card is also showcasing another new release coming next week of Hannah Lynn's called Heather.




Hope you all have a good weekend.

Hugs Tracy x


Thursday, 21 February 2013

Say hello to Ann-Marie

Morning everyone,
Today I would like to introduce to you our newest member to the Rockin Rubbah D.T,
The lovely Ann Marie Governale from the U.S.A who has agreed to join our C&M family, we are all delighted to have Ann Marie share her beautiful creations and ideas with all you lovely crafters out there.
Ann-Marie will be joining us on  Rubbah week Thursday's, which is every other week, so please pop in and say hello to make her feel at home.
Scroll down for AnnMaries very first post

This is a little bio from Ann Marie:-


I live on Eastern Long Island, NY and teach high school English.  My husband and I are married 24 years and have a two children. My mother taught me to knit, crochet and quilt when I was a young girl and it continues to bring me great joy. She also introduced me to quilting.  My interest in papercrafts began about 7 years ago when I took a rubber stamp class at my local library. From that moment on, I became completely and totally addicted to cardmaking and rubber stamping. My craftroom is truly my sanctuary! I am very blessed to have such a supportive family, inspiring teachers, and wonderful friends with whom I share my love and creative expression.  My blog has afforded me the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most talented and inspiring women all over the world.

For my post this week, I colored up a rubber stamp, Robin Pushay's "Just a Little Love."   I am a lover of all things mermaid and under the sea, so this was fitting for me to choose.  This little mermaid is colored with copic markers and spica pens. The image is colored using the "feather blending" technique. I have added pearls, die cuts and lowers to embellish the image.
For more details on this card, you can see them on my blog, My Eclectic Spirit, here.   Thank you for the warm welcome.  Why not join our new challenge happening right now on the Crafts and Me Challenge blog, "Charmed, I'm Sure (Add a Charm)."  Have a great day!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Different Techniques

Hello everyone, Karina here today with some more inspiration for you. Both of the cards I show you today are quite different style as I do usually. I am wondering what you think about. 
 
The first project is made with 'Pale Rose' from Jasmine Becket-Griffith. I wanted to make a more CAS card and using my new hexagon die. I guess it turned out quite nice.

Here's a close-up of the image...






















The second card I show you today is the one I made for our last challenge where we had the theme 'Doily Heaven'. I wanted to try a no colouring technique and created a monochrome card. I used beautiful 'Daisy' from Sara Burrier.

Just today our wonderful digi dynamite team started a new challenge with the theme 'Charmed, I am sure'. They are asking to add a charm. We look forward to see you joining us.

Hugs, Karina

Monday, 18 February 2013

New Hannah Lynn Rubber Stamps

Hello crafters how are you all? Vicky here today to show you one of the fabulous new rubber stamps coming soon to Crafts & Me.
They are by my favourite artist Hannah Lynn & they are sooooooooo yummy gorgeous!!!
This fabulous new stamp is ''Annabelle'' isn't she just soooooooo pretty, I lurve her hair & dress ;0)

I did of course colour her with copics & added glitter to her butterflies. I made a mistake or 2 with the pleats, especially towards the back :0(

These new stamps will of course be available at the Stamparama show in Febuary, you will also be able to see this card there as that is where its heading later today ;0)

This is my latest card I did the current challenge which is 'Doily Heaven' & you still have time to enter it peeps.
The stamp I've used on this card is ''Lily'' by The Stampsmith & she is perfect for those vintage type cards or even as a quick card as she requires no colouring ;0)

For more details on any of these cards you can of course see them on my blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by & hope you liked the new stamp, there are more being shown this week.

Tatty bye & take care mmwah
Huge squishy hugs Vicky xxxxx

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Happy Sunday...


Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday to you all...its my turn to show some beautiful Crafts & Me digis today starting with Sasha & Jet Digital Stamp... I just noticed when I uploaded these two cards how similar they are in colours even though the papers are from different pads...my second card is another Hannah Lynn image called Mimi, I loved colouring these two with my usual distress inks, the hair is always a pleasure to paint...all the details of these two and which papers, colours I used are on my blog as always...thanks for stopping by today and whatever your doing I hope you have a fun day
Mina xxx


Friday, 15 February 2013

Say hello to Minna

Good Morning Crafts and Me followers,
First of all I would like to say a massive thank you to Trish and Amy who have been with me from the very start of C&M for their amazing work and dedication to the team and store all these years, who have now left to start new adventures.
 Karen who has been with us for over a year now will sadly be leaving us after her last post on the 27th Febuary, we will miss her stunning creations, ideas and banter behind the scenes.
We all wish our friends well in whatever they are doing now and in the future.

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And now for some happy news!!!
We have the very Talented Minna from Finland joining our Dynamite digi team as from today and every other Friday on Digi Day here on the store blog and digi challenge days on the challenge blog.
Minna has her very own unique style of crafting which I love and I am sure you will love too!



Here is something about me:

"Hi, my name is Minna Paajanen. I live in √Ą√§nekoski, central of Finland with my husband and our seven children.
Since I was a little girl I have done everything with my hands; knitting, sewing, crocheting etc. But in the end of 2008 I found paper crafting by my friend and I started with 3d cards. Soon it was changed for stamping and coloring and I’m on this road!"

I love all the beautiful vintage and shabby things. I love to use a lot of lace and gauze on my cards.

Here is my first card with Crafts and Me. The beautiful digital stamp is called "A Mothers Love", created by Teresa Sherman. You will find this digi HERE.

I have colored the image with Distress Inks, some flowers and ofcourse lace and gauze:)
 



It would be lovely if you could leave Minna a message to welcome her here!
Teresa xxx



Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Fairy Cakes

Hi there Everyone

Today I have a new artist to tell you all about, she of course is designing for Crafts and Me and there has been a new release this month with about 5 images I think... Anyway they are GORGE!!

For my card this fortnight, I have used: Fairy Cake Gardener and she is designed by Sue Rundle-Hughes, Crafts and Me, new and brilliant artist!!!

So here is my card, its only a wee one...


Now my card is slightly different than the Digi image available.... I've missed off and chopped off the cute butterfly which is to the left of the image... Why??? Because I totally buggered it up, and it was horrid and ugly and so not how it was meant to turn out LOL.... so I improvised a bit.... sorry - but the actual image that Sue has designed is gorgeous!! I know you girls and guys... will love it!!

So there you go, just a simple little card for a sweet little someone!!

Also don't forget about the brand new challenge just started over at the Challenge Blog!!

Enjoy your crafting