Tuesday 31 July 2012

Spring to Life & Larkspur

Good morning all.I hope you all manged to see a little of the sunshine( in the UK) and made the most of it.
So on to my card for today, my first is this one using the fabulous Spring to Life by Hannah Lynn available HERE at the Crafts and Me store.

          I went with nice bright colours and i added lots of sparkle to really make her twinkle.

A close up, isn`t she beautiful.

My 2nd card is the one i made for the Digi girls current `Anything goes` Challenge which you still have a little time to enter, why not hop on over to the Crafts and Me challenge blog and take a peek.

I used the fabulous LARKSPUR by Sara Burrier, available soon.

I went with shades of lilac for this beautiful image and yes i did have to look up what a larkspur flower was and thats what made me colour in her lilac.lol.
I even did her hair lilac to match, she really is so lovely to colour in.

And a close up for you.

Thanks so much for looking and do pop over to the Crafts and Me store and check out all the fabulous goodies and new releases.
Have a great day.
Hugs Coops.xx

Monday 30 July 2012

Love Life by Zindy S.D. Nielsen AND Some Exciting News

Hi there! This is Rose sharing a loving monochromatic card that I've made using a wonderful recently released rubberstamped image by Zindy S.D. Nielsen called Love Life. Crafts and Me Stamps carries an exclusive line of fabulous life-like stamps designed by one of their newest artists Zindy S.D. Nielsen.  You can find this image as a rubberstamp here.

I love the effect of using the "beyond the edge" diecutting technique with this image.  It really supports the amazing design of the image as the couple appears to be jumping off the card front.

EXCITING NEWS:  Teresa and I have been working closely on a 'top secret' project that we're planning to unveil soon. This card reveals a sampling of what you can expect to see.  What do you think our project covers?  Be sure to stay tuned here for more about this exciting news.

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Make sure you visit the Crafts and Me Stamps store here to find more of the fabulous recently released rubberstamp and digital images by your favorite artists.

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There's still time to add your entry to the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Anything Goes" challenge here for a chance to win your choice of THREE Crafts and Me Stamps digital images!  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

Saturday 28 July 2012

Just thinking

Happy weekend everyone,
So are you enjoying the Olympics? I hope so :D
My card for today is featuring the brilliant new Robin Pushay stamp called Fairy thinking of you. I have created my own background for her and inked all the edges. I was going for a warm summery feel that I hope I have got.

Huge hugs 

Amy xx

Friday 27 July 2012

Colouring Black with Copics

Hi Everyone,

I have a quick tutorial on how to colour black using your copics.  I rarely use the colour black itself and if I did it would make the image look so dull and lifeless.  I usually colour from dark to light as when I first started I was warned that you can always add but taking it away is alot harder, but there is no right or wrong way, it is whichever you are more comfortable with.

I apologise for the pictures, we have been away enjoying the sun and extended our stay by an additional day so I literally got back last night and had to make this post so the quality isn't brilliant but it was very very hot in my craft room and the lighting wasn't brilliant.

The image is called "Glamour

First decide where your light source is coming from and for me this is mainly on the right with a little shadowing by her arm.  I have started with C7.

This is blended out with C5.

And then C3.

I like a sharp contrast so this is where I go back over but start with my darkest colour C9 and repeat the above process until you are happy.

And here is the finished result.

Thursday 26 July 2012

Fairy Thinking

Hi everyone.  Angela, here and today I have a card to share with you using on of Robin Pushay's images called "Fairy Thinking".
This post will be short as I should had been in bed hours ago. I have a very early day tomorrow at work.
Both images on the cards were colored with copics.

This was the card I created for last weeks Rubber Challenge using another one of Robin Pushay's images called "Just a Little Love".

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday 25 July 2012


Hi and good morning peeps! Karina here today. I am sure you already have seen the images of the new artist at Crafts and Me Robin Pushay. If not you really have to as they are just the sweetest ever!! I fell in love with them immediately when I saw them and loved to create with them. And I am sure you will as well. 

The image I used on my first card is 'Misunderstood'. The background papers I used here are from Marianne D. 

I coloured this adorable image with Copics. 

On the pennant I stamped a little dog looking like the one this little angel is holding in her hands. I had this stamp already for ages and never used it. Now it was time to as I thought it would match quite good.
The second card I show you today is the one I made for our last challenge where I chose the theme R'n B for Ribbon and a Bow. Here I used Thinking on You from Robin Pushay as well. 

I coloured the image with Distress Inks. I must confess I was quite happy with this colour combo I chose. Love the pink and green together.

Well, wish you a wonderful and sunny day now. Sending you some sunbeams as we have many of them right now.

Hugs, Karina

Sunday 22 July 2012

Happy Sunday

Good morning everyone I hope your having a fantastic weekend and have a wonderful Happy Sunday planned...its my turn this morning to show some wonderful Crafts and Me digi gorgeousness...the first card is using a digi by the wonderful Sara Burrier, this is the stunning Primrose Princess isn't she so elegant and the second is by Hannah Lynn, I love colouring the hair she draws don't you...this beauty is the stunning Teya...I coloured both of these with distress inks and all the details of the papers and distress ink colours I used to colour them are on my blog as always...thanks for stopping by this morning and whatever you have planned for today I hope its a gorgeous sunny one for you
Mina xxx

Saturday 21 July 2012

Just a little love

Hi everyone,
 I hope you are all having a great weekend. It started off so nice and sunny this morning it put me in a good mood :D
Have you seen the new artist that has join Crafts and Me? My card today is using one of the beautiful new images called Just a little Love I have coloured them with the following pro markers:
Skin: Saffron, Vanilla, Ivory
Hair: Gold, Canary, Aniseed
Tail: French Navy, True blue, Sky blue, Pastel blue
Sea horse: Olive green, Moss, Pear green
Background: Meadow green
You can get your promarkers from HERE at Crafts and Me

I created my own stamped background and drew on some stitching to finish it off.

Friday 20 July 2012

Teya and Melissa

Hi everyone! It's Alyce here and today I have two cards to share with you. My first card is using one of the brand new digis by Hannah Lynn called Teya. I decided to colour her up in really rich greens with red accents to complete her sultry look. What do you think?

My next card is using the amazing Melissa digi. I was a little scared to colour this up as I didn't know how to tackle the wolf...but I think you just have to take a risk and have a play! After all, colouring is meant to be fun :) 

Don't forget to take a peek at all of the new digis in the store...and there is still time to play along with this week's challenge too! :D Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday 19 July 2012

Sadie`s dragon by Hannah Lynn

Hey everyone!

Today i`m going to show you a card i made here on my vacation...yeah i actually brought some crafty stuff with me, lol. But then again i`m just visiting my parents up north in Norway so i have the possibility to do some crafting.

For this card i have used an image by Hannah Lynn called Sadie`s dragon and it is one of the newest releases this month. It is available here.

This turned out as a quite easy one. As i don`t have my entire craft room with me it had to be allmost a CAS card, lol. Ok...that`s it from me today. Just make sure to hop on over to the challengeblog and join the challenge hosted by the rubbah team. I`m totally in awe over the fantastic creations the girls  have come up with. You are really in for a treat.

Wednesday 18 July 2012


Hi Crafts & Me friends :)
Here is a card i have made with the gorgeous Sara Burrier digi stamp - Hidden
Hope you like it!

Thank you for stopping by,
take care and happy crafting!
Hugs, Maya

Primrose Princess

Hi there everyone!!

This week, I want to tell you about Primrose Princess - she is designed by Sara Burrier!!  

Primrose has a beautiful dress with pretty little flowers on it, and I love the cute bird that flies above her head too!!  

I've coloured her with my copics and I've tried to add a few folds to her apron after learning how recently.... but still I need more practice!! I think I needed to add some more depth to the shadows!! But she still looks pretty!!

I think this image is in the shop now, but if not she will not be too far away!! 

Don't forget that a new challenge has just started today over HERE - so why not check it out!!  The girls have done some really amazing stuff for you this week:-) 

Till next time
Happy Stamping

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Teya & Peony Princess

Good morning all.Its Coops here to share a couple of cards with you.
I hope you are seeing a little sunshine where you are, hopefully summer is just around the corner.
So on to my cards.
My first one is made using one of the digital stamps from the latest release at the Crafts and Me store.
Please meet Teya by Hannah Lynn available HERE.

Gorgeous isn`t she.I have not tried these colours together before but i quite like them.What do you think?

A little close up of Teya for you.I really loved colouring in her hair.

Next up is the card i made for the current Crafts and Me Challenge which is Stitching.You still have a little time to enter and there will be a new challenge tomorrow at 9am so do pop on over to the Crafts and Me challenge blog and take a look.
For my challenge card i used the beautfiul Peony Princess by Sara Burrier.She should be available very soon at the Crafts and Me store.

I kept this one quite simple as she is a really detailed image and i didn`t want to cover her up.

And a close up of the Peony Princess for you.
Beautifully detailed isn`t she.

Thankyou so much for looking and do pop on over to the Crafts and Me store and see the new release digi and rubber stamps.You will not be disappointed.
Have a good day.
Hugs Coops.xxx

Monday 16 July 2012

Polka Dot Melody by Lemon Shortbread

Hi there! This is Rose sharing a bright and sparkly card that I've made using a fabulous newly released rubberstamped image by Lemon Shortbread. Crafts and Me Stamps carries an exclusive line of sweet Melody stamps designed by Lemon Shortbread. I've used Polka Dot Melody on a bright card that's full of warm wishes. You can find this image as a rubberstamp here.

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Hop over to the Crafts and Me Stamps store here to find more of the wonderful recently released rubberstamp and digital images by your favorite artists.

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You still have time to add your entry to the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Stitching (real or faux)" challenge here for a chance to win a set of Letraset ProMarkers!  Visit the Crafts and Me challenge blog again on Wednesday for a new Rockin' Rubbah challenge.

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

~ Rose

Sunday 15 July 2012

Just A Little Love

Good Morning folks i hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend i've not done a lot of crafting as my cat Scratch has had to have an op as he was very poorly but he is on the mend now though thank goodness.

Anyway i have a couple of card's to show you today using two of the new Robin Pushay stamps this one is called Just a Little Love and i fell in love with her as soon as i saw her well with all of the really they are all so beautiful. you can get them HERE at Crafts and Me.
You can get a 10% discount if you are a News Letter Reader the code will be in your email.

Here's my Card and i must admit i'm quite pleased with this one.

Now this one you may have seen on my Blog last week and this one is called Misunderstood isn't it a gorgeous image! i told you that they are all beautiful lol.

Well i hope you like them, oh and don't forget you still have time to Enter the Digi Girls Challenge HERE and the theme is Stitching Real or Faux.

Friday 13 July 2012

10% OFF Our fabulous new artist Robin Pushay and Two Adorables

Good morning everyone,
As promised for this week, we have Robin Pushay a fabulous new artist joining exclusively with us at Crafts and Me, with her wonderous images of Angels, Mermaids, Fairies and Seahorses turned into beautiful deeply etched red rubber stamps for you all to enjoy!!

Here is a bio about Robin Pushay followed by our very clever D.T. Tracy's post showing you some of the cards she has made with these new stamps.

The Love for art has been in my blood from many generations past..My mom was an artist and my father too. My sister was pretty good but she dropped it in her teen years ...I kept going .. I guess you could say I've had this passion for all my life to paint and create.
My work as an artist takes me into a place where no one can deny me. And to share with you all my love and passion for painting. I love painting children , Seascapes, landscapes , still life... all with a little twist of fantasy.
But most of all they all must tell a story, and it seems everyone sees them differently, and they are all delightful tales.

To celebrate this new release and the new release of Polka dot Melody by Lemon Shortbread and Gardens of Summer by Janna Prosvirina there will be 10% off these new stamps for 1 week only while stocks last for newsletter readers.

Happy stamping everyone,
Teresa xxx


Hi Peeps,

I have been having fun with two of the fabulous images by the new artist at Crafts and Me, Robin Pushay. They are just soooooo gorgeous.  I think your going to love them too.  Here's the first one, So Misunderstood.

And here's the second one, Babe in the Woods.

Have a good weekend.

Look out for these little beauties, I think Teresa may be releasing very soon..........

Thursday 12 July 2012

So Misunderstood By NEW artist Robin Pushay

Angela, here and today guess what?  I am showing you a new image by a NEW artist to Crafts and Me Stamps.

New artist Robin Pushay. The name of this sweet image is "So Misunderstood".  Isn't she just he sweetest ever.  I know you are going to love all the new images to come from our new artist Robin Pushay.  She creates some of the most beautiful paintings.

I used some decorative paper from Webster's Pages, gorgeous lace, Flowers, Butterflies in pink and silver, Bead springs, and decorative pearls embellishments.  I also used some Spellbinder Dies behind the image and the image was colored with copics.

Be sure to keep coming back this week to check out all the new images Crafts and Me has to release in the store soon.  The new images are not yet available in the store yet.
Thanks for stopping by today.


Wednesday 11 July 2012

New Release Janna Prosvirina

Hi everyone, Karina here. It is Wednesday of rubber week and so my day to show you some creations I recently made.

The image I used on the first card is the soon to be released new image from Janna Prosvirina. Check out the shop as this beautiful fairy will be available soon.

I coloured her with Distress Inks. The papers are Maja Design.

The second card I show you is the one I made for the last challenge where we had the theme 1-2-3, using 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments. For this card I used one of my favourite stamps 'Believe' from Zindy S.D. Nielsen

I coloured her with Distress Inks. The papers are Teresa Collins 'World Traveler'.

Have a wonderful day everyone and thank you so much for looking!
Hugs, Karina