Wednesday 30 June 2010

Sneaky Peek #1 for Artist no.2 competition

Hello everyone,
Not only have I got my Brother-in-law in hospital but he is almost ready to come home.
My step Dad was taken in last night with a blood clot in his thigh so now we are visiting two people in hostital, it's all go here!!
As promised another competition for my next artist with a chance for you win one of the stamps from my stamp range only available here in the u.k.
As before all you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment of who you think the artist is, the first person to get it correct wins.
I think you will all love this range, here is SNEAKY PEEK #1

Don't forget there is still time to enter the Crafts and me challenge to win a lovely prize.

Good luck,
Teresa x

Tuesday 29 June 2010

Sarah won the guess the Artist Prize!!!!!

Congratualtions to Sarah who guessed that the Licensed artist behind the new stamp range will be Molly Harrison.
Sarah will be the 1st person besides the D.T's to own one of these lovely stamps in the world.
The Molly Harrison range will only be available here at Crafts and me in the U.K.
I will be giving you another chance to win a stamp from my next artist by SNEAKY PEEKS!!!
Tomorrow so pop by and join in.

Don't forget there is still time to join in the challenge at Crafts and Me Challenges.

Have a lovely day,
Teresa x

Monday 28 June 2010

Big sneaky Peek #3 & last chance to win the PRIZE!!!

Hello everyone sorry everything is behind at the mo, it's been difficult with my brother-in-law in hospital but he is on the mend now thank god but still in hospital probably for another week.

This is your last chance to guess the artist's name and win one of this artists lovely stamps. All you have to do is become a follower of this blog and leave your artists guess in your comment. The first person to guess correctly WINS!!!
No-one has guessed yet, I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT, COME ON DON'T BE SHY !!!!
The stamps will be released this week when I have sorted out a few more things, I will let you know when.
Don't forget there is still time to enter our challenge on the challenge blog to win two great prizes!!!

Enjoy the sun today.

Luv Teresa x

Sunday 27 June 2010

Handmade Blessings

Good morning everyone what a beautiful day it is today, not been doing a lot of crafting as it way to hot in my craftroom at the mo, but i'm not complaining lol.

Anyway the card i have for you today has one of the beautiful ching-chou kuik's images on it and it's called The Silentness, is she so beautiful deep in thought, i don't think Teresa has it in stock at the moment but keep checking back at Crafts and Me as Teresa has some new stock arriving and oh my they are gorgeous, i cant wait to get my hands on them and i'm sure that you will love them too. I know that Teresa is so excited to be getting these so keep checking back and dont forget our current challenge over at Crafts and Me challenges
and the theme is birthdays as it was Vix nans 90th and her little girl Molly's 2nd birthday this week.

The Crystals on the little butterflies are available from Crafts and Me and so is the Stickles glitter glue that i've used for the wings and around the flowers! oh i nearly forgot the beautiful star in the corner is also from Crafts and Me Teresa has these in two sizes i believe and they are at a reduced price too.

That's it from me today enjoy your day whatever your doing i'm off to paint so
me trellis in my garden. Take care and thanks for stopping by

Saturday 26 June 2010

What a cutie

I really like this stamp she is by the greetings farm and you can get her from where else but Crafts and me ( Teresa really does have all the best stamps ). This little lady reminds me a bit of me as when I was little I had a little yellow rabbit toy that my Gran gave me and I took everywhere with me and I have always had long hair lol.
I have coloured her with pro markers as normal.
So how is the guessing going do you know who the new artist is yet that you are getting the sneak peeks of. I will give you a clue it is not Ching-chou but trust me you will love her and if you like your fairies you will have heard of her.
Don't forget there is still time to take part in the current Crafts and Me challenge which is to make a birthday card and you have to be in it to win it :D

Friday 25 June 2010

Sneaky Peek #2 almost ready to go to store, can you guess the Artist PRIZE!!!

A little more to tease you, not long to wait now hopefully in a couple of days they will be in the store!!!
I really hope you are going to like them as much as I do. Can you guess who the artist is????

The 1st person to become a follower of my blog and leave a comment with the correct artists name will receive a free stamp from this artist's range of stamps at Crafts and Me.

Happy Guessing peeps!!!!!
Luv Teresa x

Challenge #7 ~ BIRTHDAYS!

Sorry I am late with this weeks challenge post and no blogging during this week, My Hubbies brother was taken in for an emergency operation on Tuesday so everything has been delayed. I am doing my best to get all your orders out on time as usual but please be patient with deliveries this week!!
We are hoping he will be out of hospital next week so we will not be going back and forth to the hospital.

Anyway on to the challenge Its Vix turn to host this fortnights challenge & Vix has chosen BIRTHDAYS!

Lovely Jodie from Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring us this Challenge with 7 free Digi's of your choice for the winner.

Crafts & Me are also sponsoring this challenge with this cute sweet pea stamp set!

Here is my creation

The stamp is sitting lady from Lilac Lemon designs, the charm is a butterfly from W.O.J

The sentiment shape is shapeabilities sentiment tags, and I used glitters and stickles all of these things are available in the store.

Whoops! the backing papers are from my stash!

Don't forget to join in our challenge to win the lovely prizes.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Teresa x

Monday 21 June 2010

IT'S SNEAKY PEEK #1 time!!!

Hello Peeps!
As promised I am going to start giving you sneaky peaks of Crafts and Me's own range of unmounted stamps that will be available soon, there will be three different artists with completely different designs to each other so there will be something for everyone and I am sure you will love them as much as I do!!!
Here is the 1st sneaky peek just a little one, a bigger sneak next time.

Love Teresa x

Customer Creation Day - Lynne

A lovely WARM day today, I thought summer had gone.
Did you all have a busy Father's Day we had family in and out all day feeding them all with triffle, no empty bellies here!
Todays lovely creations sent to me by Lynne using the lovely photo realistic stamps from The Stampsmith available HERE in the store

This unmounted stamp is called Serena

Lynne has used Camilla unmounted stamp for this lovely piece of art work I just love the colours in this one.

I am sure Lynne would love to hear your comments.
I f any of you artists would like me to show your work please email them to me at uk the only stipulation is they have to be stamps available in my store.

Teresa x

Sunday 20 June 2010

Fluttering Butterlies

Good afternoon every one, hope your having a fab weekend, mine has been very busy but not craft wise it was my grandson Caids 3rd birthday party yesterday so everyone was there to help his celebrate.

Anyways on to my card i don't often use these colours but when i do i quite like them and i've kept it simple....the image is Ching Chou Kuik's Fluttering-butterflies sheet 11 available from Crafts and Me i've used copic markers to colour, the papers are making memories Just Chillin, not sure about the floral one though, the butterflies and hydrangeas are Martha Stewart punches the tulle gems and flowers are from my stash.

I think that's it from me for today except to remind you about our challenge over at the Crafts and Me challenge blog and the theme is friends and family.

I bet your all curious to know about the new stamp range that Teresa has mentioned, how exciting her own range of stamps for Crafts and Me, well we cant wait to see them either lol, just keep checking back here as Teresa will let you know what's happening.
Enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday 19 June 2010

Wishing you a serene weekend

I hope you are all having a good weekend and that it is still sunny where you are it has got all grey and miserable here but the garden is glad of it :D
For my card this time I have used the beautiful ching-chou kuik's The Serene Night, I have coloured her with a mix of pro markers and sakura star dust pens so she sparkles. Then I have torn round the edges to give it some texture. I have stuck with the family and friends theme that we have for over at Crafts and Me challenges and if you have not taken part yet there is still time.
Make sure you keep checking back here as there are some very exciting things on their way and trust me you won't want to miss it.

Hugs to you all

Amy xx

Friday 18 June 2010

Lady with Fan By Lilac Lemon Designs

Morning Crafters,

Were in for a lovely sunny weekend here in the UK and let's hope a win from the England Team, did I say that....... a little deviation from crafting there, sorry. Well today I have inked up my Lady with Fan Art Deco Stamp by Lilac Lemon Designs, available from Crafts and Me , just click HERE, and what a fabulous image this is, I really enjoyed creating this card and I know my elder sister will be delighted with it.

I have used the Martha Stewart Deco punch around the page punch to createthe main section of the Easel card. I then cut out a circle and used just the Martha Stewart edge punch to punch all around to create the deco edged matting circle and I have used the Martha Stewart Branch punch to create the leaves on the flowers.

I have used Glamour Dust Crystal Glitter to give her that extra sparkle and coloured the image with copic markers.

I just love this colour combination. The sentiment stamp is from Magnolia. I have coloured some flat back pearls using a black copic marker to match my project. I also used nesties for the matting.

The middle section is felt but I have had it such a long time I really don't know what it is called, but it is very striking and if anyone knows what it is called and where I could get some more I'd appreiciate knowing.

I really appreciate you popping by, as all the Design Team Members do, and we really look forward to reading your comments.

Have a fab weekend everyone!

Thursday 17 June 2010

An easel post it holder

Good evening! Hope you're all enjoying the gorgeous weather we're having! I've been in a right muddle this week with seeing my eldest DD off to Crete and dealing with my youngest DD who's 2 in a weeks time and her antics, you really DONT want to know!!

I've been literally drained this week with her and asked Teresa for the week off as I wasnt feeling too creative and been run off my ickle legs, of course she said yes being Teresa but today it was really nice out, the kids found some old toys I'd stashed so they were like 'new' to them and were having a ball so I managed to come up with this :D

Its an easel card combined with a post it note holder so it will last a long time for the recipient as the post it part is easily replaceable. I have used the image "It's my Birthday" by sweet pea stamps available at Crafts & Me (They also have some fab new stamp plates in this week and some very exciting news Photobucket so go have a looksie!)

Image is coloured with promarkers with glamour dust on the wings, sakura stardust pens and stickles on the flowers. Its had a spray or three of pearl glimmer mist and added lots of sticky gems - there I feel better after my mans card hehe!
The post it holder opens up and can be replaced when you've run out :)

Thanks for looking x


Tuesday 15 June 2010


Hello everyone,

It's 10% off time again and this special offer is for Lisa Victoria's stamp sheet 3 plate #50

10% off for registered Newsletter Readers

15th-22nd June while stocks last only if you enter the code art at the check-out.

I have been restocking the sweet pea stamps also if you want to have a peek! HERE

*New*©Lisa Victoria-sheet 3 plate 50

Have a lovely evening EVERYONE.

Teresa x

Art Deco Bride/Flapper

Well i,m having to work full time this week so not much time for crafting boo hoo,managed to squeeze this one in so today i would like to show you a card i made using the fabulous Art Deco Bride/Flapper from Lilac Lemon Designs NOW available from The CRAFTS and ME Store
You can find them HERE
I decided to make a Girly Birthday card as i think this image is rather elegant.
I coloured her with Promarkers and added some gems for a bit of glamour,PM Rose Garden Backing papers,Ribbon Flower die Marianne designs,Martha Stewart Punch and Stickles.
If you havent already entered the CRAFTS and ME Challenge #6 you still have a week to do so theres a fab prize from The Digi-boutique pop on over and have a nosey.The theme this fortnight is FRIENDS and FAMILY.
(hugs for now)

Monday 14 June 2010

Customer creation Day- The Stampsmith

Wheres the day gone this is a bit of a late post. It is my Mum's Birthday today I spent ages making her card then went shopping to try and find a present as she does not know what she would like, came home with nothing which I hate so I shall have to give Mum money, I'm sure she will find something to spend it on lol!
Todays Customer is the talented Lynne who has some beautiful StampSmith creations to share
If you want to see more why not pop over to her blog and take a look.

This one is Butterfly Kiss available HERE in the store

This wood mounted stamp is called Classic Couple available HERE in the store

I am off now to cook the dinner, don't forget there is still time to join in with this weeks challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges, have a lovely evening.

Luv Teresa x

Sunday 13 June 2010

Shall we Dance

Good afternoon all you lovely peeps out there i hope you've had a fab weekend, sorry i'm a bit late with my post today as we have had unexpected company turn up today, our son and his partner and baby Alfie but it was great seeing them today. Anyway i digress the card i have for you today is using one of the Lilac Lemon Design stamps from Crafts and Me here's the link! i must say that this is a first for my as i've not used them before but i can see a purchase coming on lol, the one i've used is Art Deco Couple, I have used copic markers to colour and the papers flowers and gem are from my stash.

Pleasae don't you still have time to enter our challenge over on the Crafts and Me challenge blog.

Well i think that's it for today so i had best be off to dish up our dinner lol.

Saturday 12 June 2010


Hello everyone,
Are you already for the England match tonight or will you be doing crafting!!!!
I'll be watching the match I like to watch the England match's.
Just a quick note to say I am selling a Sizzix Machine only used a couple of times a Scroll Die, Quickutz hand tool & cradle and dies all on E Bay if you are interested please pop over and take a look HERE.
Don't forget there is lot's of time to enter challenge #6 over at Crafts and Me Challenges where you can win 10 Digi Stamps.

Have a great weekend everyone.
Luv Teresa x

Friday 11 June 2010

Sitting Summer Willow and Rose Swing By Whiff Of Joy

Yayyyyyyyyyyyy It's Friday,

Thanks goodness! I have had lists of things to get done all week and I haven't been to bed before midnight this week and up at 6:30 and I'm still behind with everything. Hopefully I will complete all my tasks this weekend!

Today's card is using the images Rose Swing and Sitting Summer Willow by Whiff of Joy which are available from Crafts and Me. Please make sure you read the note on the website, these are available, and if you need any help Teresa is more than helpful, so please don't be afraid to ask.

I have coloured her with copics, isn't she adorable and isn't that swing awesome! I edged all my papers with olive green and broken china distress inks.

I have added sakura clear jel pen to the flowers are the swing which makes them really sparkly, but just can't be seen very well in ther above picture.

Here's a peek of the inside of the card.

Have a fab weekend Everyone, and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday 10 June 2010

Are we ready for the world cup?

Not long now until world cup 2010 opens in South Africa! Now in case you didn't know or have dropped by my blog and scratched your head wondering why I am waving a South African flag my OH is South African, I'm an honorary one and have 2 "half saffers" We do encourage that side of their culture, we have Braai's (BBQ) drink rooibos (red bush tea) and sometimes when we find it have boerewors (sausage) although my local butcher says he'll make it when its a "hot summer" i.e NEVER!

My favourite colour was always lilac until I went to Cape Town and everything is blue! This is my DD on top of Table mountain above the lions head and Robben Island to the right where Nelson Mandela spent many years imprisonned. Everywher was blue blue blue and this was coming into WINTER! Seemed really bizarre seeing Winter Sales signs in June lol!

Onto this weeks card which you may remember seeing me colour a couple of weeks ago - Seeing Through available at Crafts and Me. I'm very pushed for time this week, got 2 poorly sick kids so have been run off my feet so I thought I'd use one of the images I coloured previously and mount on some lovely paper printed from Designer Extremes vol 3. I had this crazy idea to add this black velvet sticky swirly stuff which looks really bulky in the photo, its not but is a major pain to use it and I now remember why its been sat in my drawer for over a year ha! The card does look better than the photo but I might pull it apart again and reuse the image.

Its coloured with promarkers with glamour dust on the gloves, necklace and roses with fantasy film wings :)

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Challenge #6 Friends and Family

Good morning everyone, time for challenge #6 at Crafts and me Challenges, I can't believe we are on no. 6 already. This challenge is set by lovely Amy who thought that we could all make something for a family member or good friend. We had loads of amazing entries and I just love looking at all your creations and each time it gets more difficult for us to choose the top 3.
The Prize this time is from the lovely Sally-Anne from Digi-Boutique she is offering 10 Digi Stamps of the winners choice! Yes 10! so get your crafty fingers working & join in the fun.

We all had a choice of Digi stamp to play with so pop over to the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog to see the amazing cards the DT's have come up with. My card is for Fathers Day I made it for the girls to give their Dad, I'm just hoping he doesn't check out my post today.

I used Man Mowing from Digi Stamp Boutique, chalks for the background and sentiment computer generated, background papers and buttons from my stash.
Fun Flock Tree Green for the grass to give it texture, flowers which are stars and Icicle stickles & Shapeabilities Tags all available from the store.
Have a great day!!!!

Luv Teresa x

Tuesday 8 June 2010

OOh Baby

Hiya everyone,what up and down weather we,ve been having here in the UK Rain, Thunderstorms and sunshine well thats what it,s been like here in my town.Mind you my garden looks a treat the flowers are blooming and my hanging baskets thriving.
So now onto my card for today, I have chosen this cutie Victoria case stamp called BABY available at Teresa,s Crafts and Me Store HERE I really enjoyed using this image it,s very versatile as it can be used for a new baby Girl or boy card or gifts. I colored the image with Promarkers,cut the circle with a circle nestie and mounted it on a Paper Doily,The papers are from wild rose studio and the baby stickers from my stash.
By the way you have till 8pm tonight to enter CRAFTS and ME challenge #5 which is DISTRESSING theres a brill stamp set to be won.Thankyou to all for the fab entries so far.Check out the Challenge blog for the new challenge #6 tomorrow morning.

Monday 7 June 2010

Sharing my Allotment

Hello Peeps,
Another warm day great!
I have some exciting news to share with you all in a couple of weeks which I am sure you will love, so keep checking back to find out what is happening over at Crafts and me.
Today I thought I would share our allotment with you as I have been talking about it and I thought I would show you some pics of what I've been up too.
This is all new to us so it is trial and error.
Heres little o'l me standing by our runner bean posts and some potatos leaves in the pic.

Here is my hubby with cap on and his brother planning out the boxes, we have my brothers partner too so there's four of us doing this.

The boxes are nearly all made now just back braking digging to do.

And guess what I put my name down for another plot so the two families could hopefully be self sufficient for veg, wasn't expecting it to come up for months and oh no! it has come up early here it is right next door, and we have to start all over again. Wish us luck we need it but I do enjoy it and hopefully I'll get fit. I'm grateful for any tips. (not money)
Don't forget you still have time to enter our distressed challenge over at Crafts and me Challenges.

Luv Teresa x