Sunday 31 October 2010

New Molly Harrison

Good morning folks from a horrible wet Essex i am here this morning to show you another of the beautiful Crafts and Me stamps that are being released tomorrow and they are just gorgeous i love the Molly Harrison designed stamps you can get this little beauty tomorrow from Crafts and Me and don't forget if you are registered for the news letter you get 10% off of selected stamps.

If you fancy having ago at one of these tea light cards there is a fab tutorial here

Teresa has loads of new stamps in stock now from WOJ Kraftin Kimmi and some of the new gorgeous Sweet pea stamps and don't forget our Challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges and the theme is to make a Christmas gift and there is loads of inspiration from all the fab DTs.

Well that's about it from me as i'm off to pick up two of my grandchildren and we are going to be baking cakes today lol they are so excited bless them.

Friday 29 October 2010

Molly Harrison Sneek Peek Angel/Christmas Fairy

Morning Peeps,

I am showcasing to you today one of the new Molly Harrison Christmas release stamps, which Teresa at Crafts and Me will be releasing on Monday and if you are a subscriber to the Crafts and Me newsletter you will receive 10% off during next week. If your not currently a subscriber just register, it's FREE!

I thought rather than do a card I would show you another use for this beautiful Angel stamp so here is my Christmas candle which I have made for a friend of mine in Turkey. Being of the jewish religion they do not celebrate Christmas but she would love to have some decorations, but nothing too big like a christmas tree as it wouldn't be acceptable, so I thought this would be a perfect gift, plus it's her birthday on Christmas Eve.

I have coloured her using copics but it's difficult to blend on tissue paper so think I will give this a go next time using chalks.

I have made the tube using accetate.

I got carried away with the star dust glitter!

This is the lid. I embossed the top using the snowflake cuttlebug folder and added the Marianne Design poinsetta with a beautiful lilac rose from wild orchid crafts to the middle.

We have a super challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenge blog this week, running for two weeks, which is to create a Chrismas Gift. So if you want to give the candle and gift tube a go here's a tutorial which would fit nicely into our challenge. Hope to see you there!

Image by Molly Harrison available next week HERE from Crafts and Me
Little silver shining snowflakes on the candle available HERE from Crafts and Me

For a full list of materials used please visit my blog here.

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Challenge *16* Make a Christmas Gift

Morning folk's it's Gina here i'm your host for this challenge but i would just like to thank everyone who entered our Halloween challenge and we had a great time visiting your blogs and seeing your fabulous creations.

Whilst i'm here don't forget the New release of Hannah Lynn stamps over at Crafts and Me and there is 10% off for registered newsletter readers from 26th Oct-1st Nov while stocks last, ONLY if you enter the word xmas at the check-out.

Right onto this weeks challenge i would love to see Christmas Gifts and as you can see the lovely DTs have made some fantastic creations to give you some inspiration.

This week we are sponsored by Clevercuts.

This is the prize a little set of 6x6 masks from the That special Touch range of 6”x6” masks which are shown below .

Here's the DT fabulous creations for you.

Image is Bookworm Fairy available HERE
Little heart pearls available HERE

tellulahs-treasures from Crafts and Me


Image is one of the NEW Molly Harrison Stamps

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Molly Harrison NEW release

Good evening,I meant to have this post ready for this morning but life got in the way i wont bore you with the details,sorry the post is short.
This card showcases one of the fab new stamps from the brill artist MOLLY HARRISON and they will be available at The CRAFTS and ME store from 1st November.These will be released on a 10% discount for newsletter readers from Tuesday next week so grab your bargain stamps while you can.

This one is a beauty fab to colour.
Hop on over to the store as today Teresa has added the New HANNAH LYNN Stamps the DT were showcasing last week and are ready to order.
Tomorrow sees a new challenge over on the CRAFTS and ME challenge Blog HERE
WOW and what Fab amount of entries for my Halloween challenge 143 so far you have 3 hours to get your entry in.What a hard task i will have picking my Top 3 ????

Sunday 24 October 2010

Another of the New Release

Good afternoon folks its Gina here just a quick post from me today as I've got a stinking rotten cold at the mo.

Anyway i have a card made with another of the New Hannah Lynn christmas stamps that are being released this week when our lovely Teresa gets back from her holiday so you best keep checking back here at Crafts and Me to get hold of yours don't forget you get can 10% off selected new releases too if you are registered for the news letter, i have actually made a fall themed card instead of christmas with this stamp i think she lends herself beautifully to this.

Well i think that's it for now from me i'm off to get a hot drink, oh and there is still time to enter our challenge over at Crafts and Me challenges and the theme is Halloween, so why not pop over and have a look.

We hope you've enjoyed all our previews this week.

Saturday 23 October 2010

Charming Hannah Lynn

I have another card for you with one of the new Hannah Lynn stamps and there is not long now till you can get your hands on them as they will all be in the Crafts and me store on Monday :D
I have coloured her with my normal mix of promarkers and Sakura stardust pens to give that touch of sparkle. I hope you are all having a good weekend and are not too cold it is freezing here.
If you are staying in don't forget there is a Crafts and Me challenge that you can join and stand the chance of winning a great prize all you have to do is make a Halloween themed creation.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Friday 22 October 2010

New Hannah Lynn Christmas Stamp

Morning Peeps,

Thank goodness it's Friday! I hope you have been enjoying the showcasing my fellow design team members have done this week on the new Hannah Lynn stamps to be released next week. Now its my turn.........

I coloured the image as I usually do, matching the copic colours to the papers but when I had finished and looked at the image against white card and I really didn't want to over power it with a selection of patterned papers. So I have used some snowflake vellum paper and white cardstock and I really like the outcome, what do you think?

I have coloured her with copic markers stamped onto Cryogen card. Just love this irridescent cardstock.

Thursday 21 October 2010

Candy Cane Angel and a tutorial

My turn to show you one of the fab new xmas images by Hannah Lynn which are released for sale next week only at Crafts & Me.  This one is Candy Cane Angel - Aint she pretty!  For the first showing I decided to do the colours pretty much as the original are but you can choose what colours you like for this kind of image. 
I've made a tealight candle card which is really easy to make (I'll show you further down!) and make a nice little gift especially if you use scented candles Mmmmmmm :)

For the hair on Candy Cane Angel I used a promarker in cool aqua just around the edges of the lines and a few random strands here and there then used the blender pen to spread the blue out so there's no harsh lines.  To make it super duper sparkly use a sakura stardust pen in clear.  As its a large area you will usually get streaks so roughly colour in an area and before it dries use your little finger to smudge the pen in, this spreads the sparkle and loses the lines.
I've used a white gel pen to add highlights and lines and some stickles glitter glue on the fur.

To get the glow around her (If you want to!) I used lime zest roughly around the edges then cool aqua for the rest, coloured over with the blender pen to merge them and when still wet I added sky blue towards the outer edge.

I love how she turned out and she's an easy one to colour which you can also experiment with the colours too for more contemporary rather than traditional colours.  She'll be available next week but you'll have to be quick as all the DT are after the full set!



To make the tealight candle card you'll need a piece of A4, some tealight candles, some ribbon & a little imagination :)

There are some points to remember if you want to adapt this design and that is the size of the tealights.  To add 4 you'll need to cut your card at least 15.5cm high, to add 3 would be about 11.5cm.  Its important to remember to cut your card as close to the size of the tealights lined up as if your card is any more/less they'll stick out or rattle around!

OK I've made one with 4 tealights in so I've cut a piece of A4 lengthways to 15.5cm and trimmed it to 27.5cm wide. 

Score at 1cm, 3cm, 7cm and 9cm, this is the box bit they sit in.  I've made a very light score at 13cm (or you can draw a faint pencil line) This is just a guide to line your box up straight - don't score it!

Decorate the area which will be the candle holder how you wish, I've used a Hero Arts fabulous flourish stamp and versamark with gold pearlex and cut out a panel in the widest section (between the 3cm and 7cm score lines)  You could use circle cutters, flourish dies or anything you like to do this but remember the cuttlebug is only 15cm wide so you'd have to improvise!
Make an extra piece 4cm x 15.5cm and decorate to match.

Once decorated glue the 1cm flap with a good quality adhesive and line your box up with the faint score line (or pencil mark) as shown previously and glue it down.  Glue the back of your small piece and slide this into the base of the candle holder.

You should be looking something like this now :) 
Make up your card as normal, mine is 15.5cm by 14.5cm and glue this onto the base of the tealight card.  Wrap a length of ribbon around the tealights and you're done :)


Tuesday 19 October 2010

Snowey Treasures/Hannah Lynn

If you read Amy,s post yesterday you will know that Teresa is away this week but before she left she sent us DT,s some yummy rubber Christmas stamps Brand new by the fab Artist HANNAH LYNN and yep my card has the same image as Amy,s but isn,t it just gorgeous i couldn,t wait to ink her up and colour her in just like Amy,Watch out for a different one tomorrow from another of the lovely DT.
The new stamps are to go on sale next MONDAY 25th October at the CRAFTS and ME store

Monday 18 October 2010

Hannah Lynn takes on Christmas!!

Yep you heard right there are even more new stamps on the way from the amazing Hannah Lynn and we are very lucky on the DT getting to show them off to you this week while the boss is away :D The new stamps will go on sale next Monday in the Crafts and me store when Teresa get back from her holiday so you can get them in plenty of time for Christmas :D
Here is the first card I made wen I got the stamps through as she was just shouting at me to be coloured. I have coloured her with promarkers and sakura pens for that touch of sparkle then added glaze to the snow globe she is holding. The papers are from dovecraft and I have used a Martha Stewart pine needles edger punch available HERE from crafts and me. There are more designs that the DT is going to be showing off all week so make sure you keep checking in if you want to be the first to see them.

Amy xx

Sunday 17 October 2010

Pansy Sisters

Good Afternoon peeps as you know our lovely Teresa has gone off on a well deserved holiday so you have to put up with us for the week lol. I hope you are having a fab weekend especially as the weather is nice! well it is here in Essex the sun is shining its a beautiful day.

Right well the card i have for you today is using one of the New Sara Burrier stamps called Pansy Sisters you can just make them out playing in the pansies , you can get it HERE, i've decoupaged this a little as i'm not very good at colouring flowers,the butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch which you can get HERE.

Keep Checking back here this week because we are going to be previewing some of the new Crafts and Me stamps that Teresa has in to be released when she gets home from her hols, you wont want to miss these i know your going to love them lol.
Any ways i think that's it for now enjoy the rest of your day what ever your doing.

Saturday 16 October 2010

Fly away with me

Well I am off this weekend and it is typical the weather is damp and dreary lol :D I hope the rest of you are having a better weekend.
I just couldn't help stamping up another of the new Sara Burrier stamps from the Crafts and me own range. I have stamped straight on to the card and then coloured the image and card with water colours. For a bit of extra shine I have glossed the balloons. I know this post is short and sweet but we have loads planned for you over the next month or so so I better get off and get crafting. I can't tell you what it all is but we are all very excited on the DT :D

Friday 15 October 2010

The girls are taking over!!!!

Good evening everyone,
The store will be closed as from tomorrow 16th-25th October to recharge my batteries before we all start going mad for xmas, getting in our presents & xmas food and of course our crafts to make our xmas cards I havn't even thought about making mine yet.
Please carry on ordering your goodies if you feel you can wait and I will send them out to you as quick as I can on my return. I will be having lot's of new goodies coming in, plus SweetPea Stamps, Kraftin Kimmie Stamps & Belles n'Whistles Stamps.
The girls are going to be looking after the blog for me where they will be showcasing NEW Crafts and Me Christmas Hannah Lynn Stamps for you all to see so check back all next week to see their beautiful cards.

I know I am the last one to post this fortnights challenge #15 here at Crafts and Me.
Thankyou for all the gorgeous entries for Challenge #14 Teenagers.
It's lovely Trish's turn to choose the challenge and she thought as we are approaching Halloween she would like to see all your SPOOKY creations.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Beckie from Lilac Lemon Designs with not one but two lovely unmounted stamps for the prize.

Check out the DT's Scaringly spooky cards to give you some inspiration over on the challenge blog in the side bar they are fantastic. Sorry about my poor example I couldn't find my pens once again, I left it to the last minute as per usual not like me ha! ha! didn't really want to show this but felt I couldn't let the side down so just blink and move on.

Don't forget I have a great OFFER of 10% OFF THE NEW RELEASES from Craft and Me Stamps Sara Burrier designs for registered newsletter readers from 12th-19th October while stock lasts, ONLY if you enter the word tag at the check-out.Go have a nosey HERE they are FAB.
If I can manage it I will try and sneek one more post in the morning but don't hold me to that!!!!

Love Teresa x

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Cat Lovers

CRAFTS and ME has a new release of 4 stamps from SARA BURRIER if you are signed up to the newsletter you can get 10% off the new Sara Burrier stamps from the 12th-19th of October.
I have used one of them today for my card isn,t it just fab it will definitely appeal to all you Cat lovers out there.
I have coloured the image using Promarkers the papers are K&Co cardstock Core'dinations, Stardust Stickles,the buttons, fowers and ribbon from my stash.the lovely Glossy Blue Pearl Flat Backed Oval Rhinestones are also available at CRAFTS ana ME HERE and are 75p for 50 aint that brill.
Thanx for stopping by and dont forget today theres a brand New challenge at CRAFTS and ME challenge blog HERE