Saturday 30 April 2011

Noon by Sara Burrier and more

Hey sweet crafters!

Finally the summer is coming to us here i the middle of Norway. Yesterday was incredibly hot for this time of season. It was soooo nice. Maybe i`ll actually manage to get fairly rosted before the summer is over, lol.

Well...anyway...every other saturday it is my (Mona) time to show you my creations. And for my card this time i have used two of the digistamps you can find in the Crafts and Me store. The first one is the lovely "Noon" by Sara Burrier. You can find it right here. The other stamp is the new mushroom fantasy and you can find it here.

I really had so much fun colouring up the mushroom image and i am a bit satisfied with it too. The "Noon" stamp i adhered on 3D coushins to make it pop out a bit.

I was totally in awe when i created my card yesterday. Some new digis by Sara Burrier is soon to arrive int the Crafts and Me store. And they are soooo gorgeous. I just sooooo wanted to use one of them on a card #2 but i had to work this weekend so i didn`t manage to finish my second card in time. So i only have this one to show you for this time. You really have something to look forward to. The digis are absolutely stunning!

I also want to show you the card i made for the pink and sweet challenge. I used the digi created by Hannah Lynn called Mystical Pond. This is one of the fabby new digis from this talented lady that is to be found in the store, right here.

Well...I don`t seem to have enything more to ramble about, thanks for putting up with me, lol. Just a little still have the chance to enter the rockin` rubbah team`s Vintage/distressed challenge at the Crafts and Me challengeblog, so make sure to pop on over and join in on the fun.

Have a nice weekend you all!


Friday 29 April 2011

The Power of Green

Hi everyone out there. Karina here today. Did you have a happy Easter? I hope so.

I was in a green mode these days, like you can see on my card I made for today. I used the beautiful new digi stamp 'Aliah' which you can find HERE. She is from the fabulous artist Hannah Lynn. Check out the other gorgeous digis over at Crafts and Me as well, there are many others from her.

I coloured the image with Copics. 

I tried several different flowers for adding to my card. And then ended up with those crochet flowers and leafs. I love them and I think they are the perfect addition. They not fit to each card, but I think to those images they are great.

The papers I used are from a local store. 

Very soon some more beautiful digital stamps from the fabulous artist Sara Burrier are available at the Crafts and Me shop. Take a look at them, you will LOVE them.

And there is still some time left to join us in our challenge, where the theme is Vintage / Distressed.

Thank you for your visit here. Wish everyone a relaxing weekend.
Hugs, Karina

Thursday 28 April 2011

Sara Burrier - May

Evening all! I'm in the middle of a BBQ as we have visitors staying so before I slope off and hit the cherry lambrini I thought I'd post this beauty which is a soon to be release digi by Sara Burrier called May. Isn't she gorgeous, I'm loving Sara's latest works they're stunning! Have a look at the other digis Crafts & Me has to offer soon and keep a look out for these being available SOON!

I coloured her multi coloured pastels adding glitter details to the stars and wings with a rainbow of butterflies from a martha stewart punch also available here.

Hope you like her too :)

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Aliah Bookmark

I love making bookmarks - probably comes from my love of reading - plus they are SO easy and FUN to make. My mom commented on my bookmarks recently  so I knew I had to make her one. This is the one I've made her for mother's day. Maybe. I kinda like it, too. haha!! I used this gorgeous hannah lynn Aliah digital image available now at Crafts and Me. gosh, I absolutely LOVE her hair! When I print out any Hannah Lynn image, I first look at the hair - and I'll admit, every time I'm a little nervous so I might stare at it for a good 5 mins trying to figure out where I want to go with it, what color, where the highlights will hit, etc. It's the best way to get inspired though because the longer I look at it the more excited I get to coloring her! I paired her with some October Afternoon paper scraps and some of this gorgeous new trim I picked up recently. I saw the tulle and just had to grab some - How could I say no? Isn't it just a fun, whimsical touch? I love it. Expect to see more, much more! haha It was a giant roll. I also picked up what I *thought* was seam binding but it was quilt binding as I found out after I spritzed it with glimmer mist and it didn't get quite as wrinkly as I'd seen elsewhere. No prob, tho - I still LOVE it and since I had to cut it to size, I love the tattered vintage edges. That's what I used to create the twisted flower on top of the tulle which I also layered with a Prima flower.

Stamp: Aliah digital stamp by Crafts and Me Hannah Lynn
Paper: October Afternoon
Copics: E000, E00, E11, BG10, BG11, NG13, R21, B00, B04, Y23, YR12, YR14, G20, G21, G24, V000, V01, V06, R89, RV000
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Misc Tulle & trim from stash
Adhesive: ATG, Helmar Acid Free Glue, Helmar Craft Glue

Monday 25 April 2011

Art Deco Stamps Here now!!!

Happy Easter everyone,
Glorious sunshine here yet again in the U.K make the most off it it is supposed to change next week.
After a long absense Art Deco stamps are now back in stock over on the store HERE available in single unmounted rubber stamps and as a sheet of rubber with all four designs on it, which is very good value as it works out you are getting one stamp FREE by purchasing it this way.

Sunday 24 April 2011

Sweet Poppy and Bookworm Fairy

Oops nearly forgot sorry about that folks i hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend! here are a couple of resent makes to the first one is Bookworm Fairy you can get her HERE

The second is another note pad that I've made using the beautiful Poppy digi stamps I love this image she's just so beautiful isn't she you can get her HERE

Saturday 23 April 2011

In the pink

This is I think still one of my favourite digi stamps over at Crafts and me. I have coloured them with promarkers and sakura pens so that they sparkle and I had to see what those toad stools look like in blue and I think it has worked quite well. I have glazed the tea pot and cups so they look a bit more like china and mounted the whole thing on 3mm foam pads so it stands out. For the boarder I used Martha Stewart's half daisy punch which you can get from Crafts and me at the same time as you hop over to buy this cute duo :D
There is still time to take part in this weeks Digi team challenge over at Crafts and Me challenges where we want to see some thing pink and sweet and the winner will get some promarkers.
I hope you all have a good bank holiday weekend.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Sorry to but in on Amy's post, but I just wanted to appologise to everyone for not sorting out the blog hop winners yet. I have had my Daughter in and out of hospital over the past two weeks and she is still there at the moment, it has been tough trying to keep up with everything here. I am going to do my best to get the winners posted on Tuesday at some point.
All the D.T GIRLS have been fantastic keeping everything going for me on the blogs etc.
Speak to you all soon,
Teresa x

Friday 22 April 2011

Watering the Garden

Morning Peeps,

Gosh I have had a busy week with family birthdays, first my Mum, then my MIL's 80th, then my Son's 16th on Wednesday, plus I never seem to learn my lesson and allowed him 17 mates over for a gathering last night.  Luckly the weather in the UK has been so glorious that they spent most of it in the garden and only two threw up, is that a good thing? We went to friends and left my daughter and her boyfriend in control, ummmmmmmm something she had to prove she could do as her 16th resulted in the riot police being called, lol.  Anyway, all is good and I don't have to kill him today......

My card today is made using a Belle's n Whistle stamp "Watering" available HERE. It's currently showing as out of stock but if you email Teresa I am sure she will help you as to when it is due in.

I have used copics to colour and freehand created the background around her after being inspired by a card in the 7 Kids College gallery.  

The clouds were drawn freehand again after wathing Annika's fab tutorial here

Belles n Whistles Stamp "Watering" available HERE
Papers are from Nitwits
Lasercut chipboard die flourishes are available from Make it Crafty HERE
Pearls from stash
Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft
Martha Stewart Frond, Trellis and punch around the page Punches
Marianne Design Doily Die

Have a good Easter!

Thursday 21 April 2011

Fragile Heart and More

 Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great week and ready for the weekend.  Today I ahve 2 cards to share with you.  I am going to keep this post short as we ahve had storms here the past few days so I haven't been able to use the computer that much. 
This first card I used Hannah Lynn's unmounted rubber stamp at Crafts and Me called "Fragile Heart" and you can get her HERE.
I used some K&Company DP and colored her with copics.

For this card I used a digital image by Sarah Burrier called "The Infinate Star" and you can get this image HERE.  I wanted to keep this card simple and let the image  do all the talking.  I used some Tim Holtz DP, Sizzix hinge die, Spellbinder pendant accessory die and copics markers.

Thansk for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great weekend and a Happy Easter with your family and friends.

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Mystical Fairies And New Challenge

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday!

Sylvia here with two cards using some of the gorgeous mystical fairy images available at Crafts and Me Stamps.

But first of all I want to tell you there's a new challenge starting on the Crafts and Me Challenges blog! And I'm sure you don't want to miss it :) This week is the dazzling digi team's turn to challenge you and Mona chose the theme 'Pink and Sweet'

We also have a great prize for a random winner: It's a set of 5 promarkers sponsored by Letraset

Now back onto my cards :-)

For my first card I used the adorable and oh so gorgeous 'Glacier Lily Fairy' by Hannah Lynn and is available in the shope HERE. Isn't this fairy just beautiful? I just love her face and all the wonderful details on this image ...
It is the second time I use her on a card. This time she is coloured in blues, last time I coloured her in red and yellow.. and no matter what 'dress' (color) she 'wears'.. she's always looking great, doesn't she?! ;-)
(please click on the image to view in full size)

The second card is my card for our last challenge (now closed)
For this card I used one of the adorable and very unique stamp images designed by Jasmine Becket-Griffith. 
The stamp image is called 'Time Flies' and is available in the shop HERE.
 (please click on the image to view in full size) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you also will join in our challenge :-)

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Skulls and Stars and my 1st Tutorial(Triple Easel)

Good morning i hope you are all well, i am one happy lady at the moment i am to be a grandmother(Nannie) for the 1st time in August and my son Daniel and his lovely wife Joanne have just told me it,s a Girl!!!!!And my second son Matthew is getting married 3rd September so happiness all round (-:

Right now back to the job in hand today i am posting my 1st Tutorial and i hope you can follow it!!!
A lot of you commented on the Triple Easal card i made for The Crafts and Me Blog Hop and asked how i made it so i decided to do a Tutorial.It looks complicated but in actual fact it,s very easy to make.The stamp i used is Gorgeous STARS and SKULLS a Crafts and Me stamp by artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith for my main image
For the Basic card you will need-:

1 Piece of 12"x12" CARD
1 Scoring Board and a pencil to mark the measurements.
You can decorate the card as you like so the rest is up to you.

1= Cut your 12"x12" Card down to 8"x12" and score down the middle at the 4" mark as in pic below

2= On the 12" side Measure at 4" and 8" and mark with a pencil ,then at both the marks cut down to the fold which is half way down you will now have 3 4" sections.See pic below.

3=Then score Diagonally each 4" section (making sure they all face the same way)
see Pic below

Then fold over each diagonal as in pic Below.

You are now ready to decorate as you wish below is the card with the folds up.

Heres 2 pics of the card i made flat so you can see how i,ve decorated each section.

And heres more pics of the card two closeups and one at a different angle.

I do hope you are able to follow my instructions and i look forward to seeing what you create.
Oh and one BIG TIP make sure that you have any image,sentiment or embellishment facing the right way before you stick anything down one mistake i did lol!!!!!

Tomorrow sees a new challenge over on the Crafts and Me challenge blog HERE pop on over to see all the gorgeous creations made by the Digi Team and see what they have chosen this week.
Trish (-:

Monday 18 April 2011

Hannah Lynn & more

Good morning all you lovelies out there its Vicky here this morning to show you some inspiration, well I hope I can inspire you lol. I hope you've all had a fab weekend & hope the weather was as glorious for you as it was up here on the North Coast.
The challenge over at Crafts & Me Challenges is Ribbons & you still have until tomorrow night to enter & we all luuuurrrvvvve ribbons dont was my card for the challenge.

This is 'Orchid Of The Night' by Molly Harrison, isn't she beautiful I just love the flowing skirt.

This is the inside of the card to try to show you the type of fold it has more details to this card can be found here on my blog.
My next card to show you is using one of the new digi stamps, yes I know I'm on the rubber team but its Hannah Lynn & I CANNOT resist Hannah Lynn she is my fave of all my stamps.....

This is 'Aliah' even her name is beautiful she is of course a digi image by the artist Hannah Lynn.
The sentiment is by Cardmakers Accents & I have to say these are fabulous I love the twill fabric & I think they look fab if you fray the ends.....or you can use it like ribbon as they come on long lengths.

I really did enjoy colouring this image my fave parts to colour is hair & face & this is just perfect & she is soooo pretty. Details to this card can be found here.
Both stamp & digi image & twill sentiment can of course be found at Crafts & Me Store, remember this images are exclusive to Crafts & Me & you will not get them anywhere else.
Hope you can hop along to our challenge & join us in our current challenge & dont forget we are now a weekly challenge so the digi girls will be with you on wednesday with a new challenge & of course their gorgeous creations.
Well I will leave you in peace now but thank you so much for popping in while you are here why not pop along to the store to look at all the fabulous stamps Teresa has......go on spend some pennies, its therapy, its good for
Tatty bye peeps mmwah
Hugs Vicky xoxoxo

Sunday 17 April 2011

Happy Sundays and Morning Glories

Good morning everyone Mina here...I hope your all having a wonderfully sunny weekend and enjoying some crafting time...its my turn to post today and I wanted to show you one of the newest Sara Burrier digis, this beauty is called Morning Glories, shes a dream to colour and as always I coloured her with Distress inks...I must admit I love every digi from Sara Burrier but this one reminds me of a fairytale figure from the books I used to read to my Daughter when she was small...if you would like to know what papers etc I used please hop on over to my blog for all the still have time to join in with this weeks rubber teams challenge here and the digi team will be back with another challenge on Wednesday...right I will leave you in peace to enjoy the rest of your Sunday, we are having a lush family Sunday lunch....mmmmmmm....oh no now I have made myself hungry
Mina xxx

Saturday 16 April 2011

Morning Glories

Hey sweet crafters!

It`s me again...Mona! Now it is my turn again to show you what i have created. For my creation this week i have used one of the new digis from the extremely talented Sara Burrier. These images are exclusive for Crafts and Me and you can find it here in the store. And at the same time you visit the store for a looksie, please take a peek on all the other new digis too. They are gorgeous and you can find them here. They are so easy to grab home with you, lol.

For my card this time i have used the new digi stamp "Morning Glories". I loooove this one. It is so beautiful. I have coloured her up with ProMarkers and some of them you can find here. I think this image is perfect for a summer theme.

Also make sure to come and join us for this weeks challenge at Crafts and Me challenges. It is an easy theme this time...RIBBONS! Come and Play!!!
I hope you have enjoyed my little creation.

Have a nice weekend!