Saturday, 29 May 2010

New Petals

Some new petals have just arrived at Pink Gem Designs!

We were sent a sample of the Grey/Black Petals a few weeks ago and I made this card with them
I think they look very effective!

You can see all of our flowers here


Friday, 28 May 2010

Your Special Day

I have been dying to make a card with these two ever since they arrived last week!
Can't find any challenges to enter them to this if anyone knows of any please let me know

Stamps 'Bridesmaid Kaya' & 'Page boy Miki' Pink Gem Designs
Sentiment Stamp 'Your Special Day' Pink Gem Designs
Stamped with Momento Ink 'Rich Cocoa'
Papers edges sponged with Daubers and Momento Ink Desert Sand
Adesive Pearls 6mm & 3mm
Martha Stewart Punches
Card Blank- Craftwork Cards


Good Bye Pops!

Sadly today we  have to say good bye to one of our lovely DT girls Pops
Pops has been with us more or less from the launch of Pink Gem Designs
She has been such a dedicated member of our team........we will all miss her!
Goodbye Pops and thank you so much for all your hard work!


Thursday, 27 May 2010

Scuba Meg & 3 Challenges

I am entering my card for 3 Challenges

I have used one of our new release polymer stamps 'Scuba Meg' and coloured her with ProMarkers

Stamp 'Suba Meg' Pink Gem Designs
Sentiment Stamp 'Sending Smiles' Pink Gem Designs
DP Sweet Shoppe Designs & Pink Petticoat
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Martha Stewart Punch
Glossy Accents
Buttons from Stash


Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday 51

After seeing Debby's (boy has she got some stash!) entry to WOYWW last week I thought I would give it a go this week
As you can see this is my desk all clean and tidy for once!
I have been using transfer paper to iron  one of my stamp designs on to a T shirt for my little grandaughter Mimi.........only I forgot to flip it so the image is the wrong way round!

Another view of my craft room

My beloved computer and graphic tablet
This is where I sit and draw my stamp designs......sometimes in the early hours if I can't sleep!
Well that is my entry to WOYWW


Tuesday, 25 May 2010


Well it's been a very difficult decision to make as we have had some fabulous entries.......we only wish we could have you all!
 The two girls we have chosen as guest members for our design team are:-

We can't wait to see their Pink Gem Designs creations!

We would like to say a very big thank you to all the girls who applied......we loved seeing your beautiful entries and visiting your wonderful blogs!


Monday, 24 May 2010

DT Call!

We are launching a GDT call today!
The call will be open until midnight Monday 24th May
As a GDT girl (or boy lol)  you will recieve at least two free Pink Gem Designs images a month plus other benefits
All we ask in return is that you make at least two Cards / papercraft items per month using the images and post them to your blog, forums etc and also make a card and participate in our monthly challenge 'A Gem of a Challenge'
Here are our requirements
1. You must have an active blog (ie you post pictures of your work on a regular basis)
2. You must be able to take and post good quality photographs of your work....not talking David Bailey here but good,  clear photographs!
3. Your colouring must be of a high standard
4. You must be able to work with both polymer stamps and digi stamps

Here is what you have to do to enter
Make a card and enter it for this months 'A Gem of a Challenge'
The colour combo is Pink, Green & Burgundy

You don't have to use a Pink Gem Designs image - any image can be used
When you post your card on the challenge put DTA (Design Team Applicant) next to your name on Mister Linky
Email me at with a link to your blog so I can come visit and also tell me a little bit about yourself and why you would like to be a GDT member for Pink Gem Designs
The postition is initialy for a 3 month period

I will try and answer emails where possible but please forgive me if I can't answer them all!
This post will stay at the top until the 24th May
All new posts will appear below until then


Friday, 21 May 2010

New Stamp Release & Challenge Card

We have released some new stamps can see these here!

Now on to my challenge card

I have managed to enter 7 challenges with this card!
  I saw a fab tutorial over on Simon Says for a 'Tent Card' by Dena and I just had to give it  a go
The challenges are:-


I have used 'Princess Kaya' which is a brand new stamp from Pink Gem Designs. She has been coloured with ProMarkers
Stamp 'Princess Kaya' Pink Gem Designs
Nestabilities - Pink Gem Designs
Letraset ProMarkers - Pink Gem Designs
Petaloo Wild Roses - Pink Gem Designs
Mulberry Daisies - Pink Gem Designs
Mulberry Leaves - Pink Gem Designs
Adesive Pearls - Pink Gem Designs
Princess Charm - Pink gem Designs
DP - Three Bugs in a Rug - Colour Me Pink
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Martha Stewart Punch


Quick Cards Made Easy

Look who I just spotted in the June issue of Quick Cards
It's our little 'Chloe on Swing'


Another Sneaky Peek

Introducing 'Bridesmaid Kaya' & 'Page Boy Miki' two new polymer stamps which will be arriving from the factory today and will be onsale on our website later this evening
Pop over to Jenny' blog (DT)  and see the gorgeous wedding card she has made with these two little cuties!


Thursday, 20 May 2010

Monster Competition Winner is..............

....................... 8 year old Isabel who named the monsters Iggy (boy) & Izzy (girl). Congratulations Isabel!........ If you can email me at  with your details I will post the stamps to you  when they come into stock

Sometimes a Monster!

I was wide awake at 3.30am this morning so I decided to print another T Shirt for Mimi
She is not always a little princess but sometimes a little monster although she is very cute with it lol! this is what I came up with
I am really enjoying making these T Shirts as you can tell lol!

I have two more of these T Shirts available for sale
If you would like to buy one email me at
They are good quality Girls T Shirts from a well known chain store as you can see from the label
White cotton with puffed sleeves aged 4 only
Wash inside out on a max of 40 degrees
Do not tumble dry

£6.25  including p&p  in the UK
£6.75 including p&p to European Contries
£7.25 including p&p to the rest of the world


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Sneak Peek & Mimi's T Shirt!

I have been dying to have a go at this iron on transfer paper for ages but wasn't sure how good it would turn out!
So today I bit the bullet and printed this T Shirt for my little grandaughter Mimi using one of my new polymer stamp designs 'Princess Kaya'. This and some other new stamps will be going on sale soon
Mimi is just  3 years old and loves anything pink and girly so I think she will love this
Mind you maybe I should have coloured the frog pink
Her daddy took her to the pet shop the other day for a goldfish but she insisted she wanted a pink one and would not have a gold one. She also wanted a pink tank, with pink sand and pink water........and what did she want to call it..........yes you guessed it lol!


Sunday, 16 May 2010

Chloe in Garden

I am entering this card for two challenges
My Time to Craft - Toooo Cute
Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special

Chloe has been coloured with ProMarkers

Stamp 'Chloe in Garden' Pink Gem Designs
Sentiment Stamp 'Thinking of You' Pink Gem Designs
Image & sentiment stamped in Memento 'Rich Cocoa'
Edges sponged with Memento 'Desert Sand'
ProMarkers - Pink Gem Designs
DP - Pink Petticoat
Card Blank & Card Candy - Craftwork Cards


Friday, 14 May 2010

Cheeky Monkey!

Just a quickie from me today using my 'Peekaboo Marvin' digi
Busy with new stamp designs at the moment and the old tummy is playing up so didn't spend as much time on this card as I would usualy do. The result is a very clean card....... not an inked edge in site.......not sure I like it as much though lol!
Anyway I loved water colouring Marvin in with my distress inks......he is so cute!

the distress inks used are Tim Holtz :-

Worn Lipstick (cheeks & butterfly)


Shabby Shutters
Crushed Olive

Painted ouside the image with Weathered Wood

If you would like to see 'Peekaboo Marvin' released as a polymer stamp too then please leave a comment here.
If there is a demand for him then we will submit the design when we order our next batch of polymer stamps