Tuesday 31 January 2012

Kissy Fish and Aliah

Morning Luvlies!! Carol here and today it's my turn to share some inspiration with you. For my first card I have used the lovely "Kissy Fish" digi and she is available from the webstore here. My second card is for our challenge blog which this week is "Pink and Sparkly". You still have about nine hours left to enter if you haven't already lol. I used the beautiful "Aliah" available here. More details on my blog. As always both images have been coloured in with Copics.
Thanks for stopping by. I do hope I have given you some inspiration and that you'll join in with our challenges and come back here daily for some fab inspiration from my fellow teamies! Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx

Monday 30 January 2012

Celebrating Rubber- and Digi-Style

Hi there! This is Rose sharing a few cards that I've made using some of the amazing digital and rubberstamp images available at the Crafts and Me Stamps online store.

Teresa carries a wonderful selection of Sweet Pea Stamps and you can find this lovely New Year Celebration set by Ching-Chou Kuik here.  This fun rubberstamp set includes this beautiful celebrating fairy image AND four sentiments:  Celebrate, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and Best Wishes.

The elegant, winged lady, sitting atop her pedestal while butterflies flutter around her, is designed by Rachel Anderson for Sweet Pea Stamps and is named Sunrise.  You can find this rubberstamp image here.

This sweet summertime rubberstamp image, designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps, is named Kiki with Dolly and you can find her here.

You can find this beautiful Sara Burrier digital image named Autumn here.

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You'll find more wonderful digi images at the Crafts and Me store here.  Go ahead . . . pop over there and take a look at all of the digital images that Teresa has added to her store.  There are backgrounds, borders, angels, mermaids, fairies and all sorts of magical digis!  With nearly a hundred digital images to choose from there's bound to be something for everyone!

You still have time to add your entry to the Crafts and Me Stamps' Pink and Sparkly challenge here for a chance to win some delish Crafty Ribbons!  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

Sunday 29 January 2012

Lady of Opal Book Mark

Good morning folks its Gina here i haven't got much to show you today owing to hubby burning his hand the beginning of the week and then baby sitting duties lol. Anyhow i will show you this book mark i made a couple of weeks back using one of the digi stamps from the shop this one is called Lady of Opal she is one of my favourite digis you can get her HERE.
Well that's it from me for today, oh don't forget there is still time to enter our current challenge the theme is Pink and Sparkly you'll find the challenge HERE. I hope you have a lovely day whatever your doing.

Saturday 28 January 2012

2 ways with pins

Hi everyone I have 2 creations for you today the first is a card and I have used the gorgeous stamp from the Crafts and Me Sara Burrier range called "The Leap" available HERE the I have then coloured with promarkers and added sparkle with sakura stardust pens. I have inked all the edges to give a more distressed look. I have added some ribbon, flowers and pins to finish it off.

For my second creation I have made a bag charm using a big nappy pin :D For my main image I have used the fun Hannah Lynn "Alice Lost" image. I stamped her in Hydrangea stazon (you can get different colours of Stazon HERE) Then used my heat gun to shrink it down and put it on an eye pin with some beads before attaching it to the pin. I think I will be making some more of these it is a great way to use up odd beads and charms.

I hope you are all having a good weekend and don't forget there is still time to join the current Crafts and Me challenge which is pink and sparkly.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Friday 27 January 2012



Can't believe its Friday again but I am rather glad that it is.  Did my gym session again last night and don't I know it this morning.  I must do more mat exercises rather then the CV and then I won't keep aching as much as I do.  Mind you I haven't had the time lately, too many things going on. Oh well, you learn don't you.

Today's card is using another stunning image from Zindy Nielsen at Crafts and Me.  She is called "Believe" and I have for a change I got my pencils out and coloured on kraft cardstock.

 Gorgeous papers are by Pion.
Isn't she beautiful.

I think my photos would look better in daylight. Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday 26 January 2012

First Snow in Pink

Hi Everyone! It's Angela here and it's my turn to share with you today my newest creation.  Today I have a card using one of Zindy Nielsen's images called "First Snow".  Sorry my pic's are so bright but with that bright pinks and the way my lamp hit's it, it is so bright.  I tried taking out the contrast but then the image lost most of it's true color. The image is bright in real life.. I used copic colors RV29, RV25,RV04.RV02, RV19, I think that was all the colors I used on her coat.

I used some older Basic Grey Christmas/Winter paper, Wild Orchid Crafts Roses, Pearl pins, Spellbinder die and Sizzix Corner dies, thick lace doily, Proverbs saying, wide ribbon, and a gold and pearl center button.

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.


Wednesday 25 January 2012

Red Riding Hood

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine... better than me, as I am fighting with a bad flu since four days which doesn't allows me to do anything, not a tiny little colouring or glueing some papers togehter... nothing... I cannot remember feeling that aweful lately, just lying around, watching some TV and sleeping. Well, luckily I worked ahead with my cards and can show you a new one today nevertheless. At least I manage to post it, when I cannot do anything else. 

Well, the card I show you today I made with this gorgeous new image by Zindy Nielsen called 'Red Riding Hood'. Well... mine is more Blue Riding Hood :o).

And I also want to show you my card I made for our latest challenge where we asked for using Pins. I used another fabulous image by Zindy Nielsen called 'First Snow'.

Well, wish you a wonderful day now! Thank you so much for your visit!
Hugs, Karina

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Art Deco Couple

Good Morning, Trish here today, i would like to show you 2 cards the 1st one using one of the Crafts and Me Art Deco stamps.This one is called Art deco Couple, it,s out of stock at the moment but it,s available HERE on the Art Deco Sheet #1 which is a set of four of the Art Deco stamps,so if you,ve not got any of the Art deco ones yet this is a great buy as you will receive four stamps for the price of three.
It,s white on white ,only the image is coloured i love making these cards they look so fresh and beautiful.

My second is my DT card for the current Crafts and Me challenge Use Pins.
I have used Jasmines Pale Rose available HERE

Today is the last day of the current Crafts and Me challenge #67 Use Pins,you have untill tonight to enter.
Enjoy the rest of your day whatever your up to!
Trish (-:

Monday 23 January 2012

Show samples with Janna Prosvirina

Hi everyone Vicky here today. I'm so sorry I'm late my head is in the clouds & I totally forgot about my post...............really my blog should be Thicky Vicky lol.
Anyway I will push on. I'm showing you a couple of card front that I have made ready for the show. These have to be 5 1/4 inches & flat........yeah me & flat dont go together very well at all.........I'm trying to learn tho lol.
Anyway here are 2 by the artist Janna Prosvirina & I finally got to ink these beauties up....
First up we have Belladonna
Isn't she gorgeous & I loved colouring this one especially her dress.

Next up we have 'Black Rose' & she really is so easy to colour I think she was my quickest ever coloured image lol............well for me as colouring takes me ages lol.

I love the wings on this image. The flower is now removed, it was just placed on for photo shoot lol.......like I said flat is hard to do lol. These stamps are larger than normal which makes them fabulous to colour in Of course both these stamps are exclusive to Crafts & Me Store only.
Dont forget our current challenge of Pins there is still time to enter my lovelies.
Well I'm off now for any more info on any of these creations check out my blog here.

Thank you from Teresa & all the DT girls for your continued support it really means a lot you are all fabulous.
Tatty bye & huge hugs to you all 
Vicky xoxoxo

Sunday 22 January 2012


Good morning everyone and happy Sunday to you all, I hope your all having a fantastic weekend, its my turn today to show you something new from Crafts and Me, its from the new range of silhouettes and this fabulous fairy is called Fayette, shes so easy to use too, just print and make your card, perfect for any 'in a hurry' cards or you can make her as elaborate as you would like...I just teamed her up with some beautiful Prima papers...all the details of the papers etc are on my blog...have a fabulous Sunday
Mina xxx

Saturday 21 January 2012

New Silhouettes

Hey peeps!

You might have noticed that we are stocking some new digis exclusive for Crafts and Me. Silhouettes. These are just gorgeous and i never knew they could be so versatile until some of my teamies showed what you can do with them. I decided to make a quick and easy black & white card. These images are perfect for this type of card i think.

For my card i have used Fayette Fairy digi stamp. I think this is my favourite of this range.

I also want to show you the card i made for the Christmas bumper challenge. I am totally amazed by how many that entered the challenge. And soooo so many fantastic creations. I`m just happy it`s not gonna be i that has to pick a top 3, lol.

The image i have used is called Kissy fish and is designed by Hannah Lynn. I have coloured her with ProMarkers.

Well, i don`t have much else to show you, so now i`m gonna bake a cake. My youngest daughter turned 4 year this last week, and tomorrow my inlaws are coming to visit and to celebrate her birthday. So i`d better tidy up the place a bit too, lol. Also don`t forget to enter the Rubbah team challenge over at the challenge blog. The Rubbah girls have really created some amazing samples for your inspiration. Also i will be back together with Carol on wednesday to just before the new digi challenge goes live, to announce the winners for the last couple of digi challenges. Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Fairy Love Just for You

Hi Everyone, Hope your all well.  Today I am showing you a new cool Digital Stamp from Crafts and Me.  This one is called Fairy Love and is available now.

So it's a Silhouette... and you may have noticed that mine is white... Yeah.... cool huh... you wanna know how I did it?? easy actually... but first take a look - I hope you love it as much as me!!!

Ok so this is how I turned the black fairy love silhouette into a white one.... first of all I went into my photoshop and fiddled a bit... I was trying to change the colour there, but I didn't figure it out... so... what I did instead was flip the image... then I printed it out on some white card.  Then I carefully cut her out... Hey Presto!!! when you flip the paper over - she is now white!!! heheheh I then chucked on heaps of sparkly glitter, and then had a look through my masses of off cut papers... (I really need to use them) so I found what I wanted and set about making the card!! Glued on a Prima Butterfly some pretty Kaiser and Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, cut a tag and stamped on a sentiment, and to pretty it up tied on an Angel Charm!!

My next card i want to show you, is my last Challenge card that I did for the Bumper Christmas Challenge - did you enter?? I think everyone did from the amount of entries we had!!

So this one is using Twilight Lily Fae I love this one, with the lantern, so pretty.  I've coloured her up with mostly my G copics and I did her wings with the Mint Atyou Spica Pen... I sure do love my sparkles - if you hadn't noticed!!! Anyway this one is kinda plain, as I wanted it to be all about the image:-)

Thanks for looking and I hope you have had a great start to 2012.  For us we have finally started building our new House... so it's all systems go there.  Hopefully it will be finished in about 6 months or so, which means that we will be moving in the middle of our winter... joy... but it's going to be so wonderful, I'm getting my very own proper Craft Room - YAY for me:-)

Anyway till next time, take care

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Moon Glow

Good Afternoon all! Carol here, apologies that I'm a little late posting but I needed to defrost my fingers after getting in from the school run lol! Isn't it bitter out today brrrr? Anyhoo onto my card for today and I decided to use the gorgeous Moon Glow who is available to purchase here. I've always wanted to try and colour one of these beauties in with non traditional hair colours and after seeing her pic on the webstore I thought I would just give it a go. As always I have coloured my image in with Copics. The colours I used are E34, E32, E000, BV04, BV02, BV00, E00, E11, R20. For more details please feel free to pop by my blog. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx

Monday 16 January 2012

Simple Note Card Folder Set with New Silhouettes

Crafts and Me Stamps
Digital Silhouette Images
Hi there! This is Rose sharing a simple note card folder set that I made using the amazing digital silhouette fairy stamps that Crafts and Me Stamps has recently released.  They're beautiful images that can easily be resized to provide wonderful consistency within a card set that's perfect for gift giving!  What a fabulous way to share handwritten notes with magically enchanted cards.

To create your folder, cut a 12x12 sheet of heavy cardstock to 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" then with the long side of the paper horizontally, score a vertical line at 5 1/2" and 6".  Scored another line 2 1/2" above the bottom edge.  Make a mark with a pencil along the bottom edge of the cardstock 1/2" on each side of the vertical scored lines.  Line up the 1/2" mark with the outside intersection of the scored lines and draw a line.  Cut along the diagonal lines and remove the center too.  Here's how the outline of the folder looks now:

Score and Cut Folder Outline

Pencil mark 3" above the bottom scored line of the folder at 3/8" from each outside edge and each center score lines.  Punch a 3/16" hole over each of the pencil marks and set 1/4" large eyelets with the backs of the eyelets facing the inside of the folder.  Fold at the score lines to form the folder and crease each fold with a bone folder for a nice, crisp crease.  Add a 2" length of super strong 1/4" redline tape to the outside vertical edges of the flaps only.  (Do NOT adhere tops or diagonal edges of flaps.)  Here's how the folder looks now:

Add eyelets for threading ribbon

Adhere the folder flaps to the bottom outside edges.  Using a 30" length of 5/8" satin ribbon, begin to thread the ribbon through the eyelets.  First through the top of the right side of the front cover (ribbon shows inside folder), through the underside of the left side of the front cover (ribbon shows outside of the folder's binding edge), through the bottom of the left side of the back cover (ribbon shows inside folder) and finally through the top of the right side of the back cover.  There's enough ribbon to hold A2-sized cards and envelopes in place when they're inside of the folder and to tie a nice big bow on the outside of the folder's side.

Completed folder ready for decorating

Now your folder is ready to decorate!!!

I've used Fairy Friends to decorate the folder cover . . .

Fairy Friends

This card shows my use of Fairy Love . . .

Fairy Love

Here's a view of Fairy of the Holly . . .

Fairy of the Holly

This is Fayette Fairy . . .

Fayette Fairy

Here's a view of Nature Fairy . . .

Nature Fairy

This view shows a coordinated collection of note cards with the folder using the five gorgeous newly released magical silhouette images . . .

Crafts and Me Stamps Silhouette Images

This project comes together pretty quickly as there is no additional coloring medium needed for the images.  The printer does all the work! This note card folder set is alot of fun to make, it'll be a great handmade gift and it's handy to have a few cards ready when you need them yourself.

Here's wishing you a magical day!  We're so glad you stopped by for a visit!

~ Rose