Friday, 27 February 2009

Introducing Fairy Sprinkles

It's my 50th birthday today.......not sure how I feel about it to be honest! These birthdays seem to come around far too quickly these days lol.
Anyway I would like to introduce you to one of my new characters Fairy Sprinkles. This stamp is called Birthday Sprinkles and will be available to buy over on Pink Gem Designs this afternoon. We are just waiting for the stamps to arrive from the manufacturer. There will be two other Sprinkles stamps as well as some new never seen before Max & Milly stamps.
Hope they won't be too long as we are going out to lunch after they arrive to celebrate my birthday. I am also going for a meal with some girlfriends tonight....... so lettuce leaves tomorrow I think lol!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Who's That girl? - It's Milly!

We have another magazine article in the March Issue of Quick Cards Made Easy due on sale next week. I have just recieved an early copy from Origion Publishing.......and I just had to share! lol

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Shape Shifters

My entry for this weeks A Spoon Full Of Sugar challenge. The theme this week is "Shape Shifters". You have to create a card with a different shape other than the usual square which we all make. I have had these triangular card blanks for a while and this challenge gave me the opportunity to use one! lol. I must make more as I quite like the result. I have used my Mrs Hoot stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. I have coloured her with distress inks.

Prima Flowers - DP & Sentiment Pink Petticoat

A card sample for a work shop to follow so the card has been kept fairly simple. I have used Pirate Mimi stamp which is available at Pink Gem Designs. Mimi has been coloured using Ciao Copic Markers.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Knitting Cow

A Sample card made with Knitting Cow stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. The image has been coloured with Copic Markers.
DP, silver card & Ribbon - The Treasury
Cuttlebug - Nestabilities
Woodware flower punches
Brads from stash

Friday, 20 February 2009

Cute Card Thursday

My entry for this weeks Cute Card Thursday and the theme this week is "Signs of Spring". I have used my new stamp Little Gem In Bee Suit available at Pink Gem Designs. These stamps are proving to be very popular! The image has been coloured with Tim Holtz Distress inks and the wings have had Stickles Glitter Glue added to them. As you can see my New Martha Stewart Valentine Lace Punch had it's first outing today......about five minutes after the postie delivered it! I just happened to be in the middle of making this card at the time.....coincidense or maybe a sixth sense? lol.
CS Bazill Bling
Woodware Flower punches
Martha Stewart Valentine Lace Punch
Brads from stash
Cuttlebug - Nestabilities.

A Spoon Full Of Sugar

This is my entry for this weeks A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge following a lovely sketch by Debbie. I have used my new stamp Little Gem's Birthday from Pink Gem Designs isn't she a sweetie? This is also a birthday card for my dearest daughter Emma who will be 25 on Monday.
The image has been coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks.
CS - Bazill Bling
Flowers, ribbon & brads from my stash
Cuttlebug - Embossing Borders -Nestabilities
....and last but not least my new Martha Stewart Valentine Lace Punch.....a big thank you to Tracy from Dies to Die For......for all her help and fabulous service!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Blog Candy Winner

There were 103 entries for the blog candy when the visitor counter reached 20,000. We generated a randon number between 1 and 103 using the computer and the number is 11.

The winner is Andrea (Kartenfreak's Stempelblog) from Germany who was the 11th person to leave a post in the blog candy draw.

Andrea - please email us at with your details and choice of stamps.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Four Stamp Give Away - Pink Gem Candy

The visitor counter reached 20,000 at 18:50 on 17th Feburary so the blog candy offer is now closed. We will now select the winner by selecting a random number and will be back soon to post the name of the winner.

To celebrate 20,000 hits on the Pink Gem Designs blog since November 7th 2008 we are giving away four stamps of your choice in a blog candy draw. All you have to do is pop over to the blog leave a comment there, post about us on your blog with a link back to the Pink Gem Designs blog. The draw will take place when the blog counter reaches 20,000 hits.......Good luck!

Friday, 13 February 2009

New February Releases.......

.........have arrived at Pink Gem Designs. So why not pop on over and take a look at Little Gem, Meg, & Funky Animals set 3!

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Ismaki Challenge

My entry for this weeks Ismaki Challenge following a sketch by Kiki. I have used my Birthday Milly stamp which is avaiable to buy over on Pink Gem Designs. I have cloured the image with my Caio Copic Markers.
CS - Bazill Bling & corregated card
DP - Can't remember
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat - Girly Curly Sentiments
Ribbon, buttons & flower from stash
Cuttlebug - border embossing folders - Nestabilities.
Nail file for distressing

Monday, 9 February 2009

Sketch Saturday

My Entry for this weeks Sketch Saturday following a fab sketch by Jeanette. I have used my Football Jack stamp which is available over at Pink Gem Designs and I have coloured him with my Caio Copic Markers.
CS - Bazzil Bling
DP - Dovecraft
Buttons and string from stash
Woodware Super Duper Round Scallop Punch
Cuttlebug - Swiss dots embossing folder

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Colour Create

My entry for this weeks Colour Create. The colour theme this week is Peach & Aqua with an added option of "do it yourself flowers" punch, stamp, die cut etc. As long as you make them yourself. I have used Fairy Mimi stamp which is avaiable from Pink Gem Designs. Mimi has been coloured with distress inks and stickles glitter glue......went a bit OTT with this. don't you just hate it when you do something to your card then wish you hadn't lol.
CS Bazill Bling
Martha Stewart Doily punch
Woodware leaf and flower punches
Cuttlebug - Nestabilities, flower die and Sizzix Sizzlets Swirl Die
Pearls from stash
Sentiment stamp - Scappy Cat.
Just looked out the window and it's snowing again!

Saturday, 7 February 2009

A Sneak Preview

Little Gem With Flowers

Meg Fishing

We have had lots of requests for more Little Gem and Meg stamps. We will be launching 3 Little Gem and 3 Meg stamps later this month including the above designs. We will also be launching some more Funky Animals at Pink Gem Designs.......
.............. and last week in a snowy Stourport On Severn the real Little Gem enjoyed herself in the snow!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Pink Gem Designs - Simply Cards & Papercraft

Woo Hoo! Pink Gem Designs is featured in this months new product page of Simply Cards & Papercraft! This is our first magazine feature and I am so excited!
I hope everyone is keeping warm and safe in this cold snap we are having at the moment. At least it is good crafting weather! Speaking of which I am dying to make a challenge card especially with new challenge sites like Colour Create........too busy at the moment though coming up with some new designs for Pink Gem Designs!