Thursday, 29 September 2011

Make A CAS Card............

.......Who ME?

My mojo has been lacking recently so I thought I would ease it in with something simple.
I decided to have a go at 'The Less Is More' Challenge which is to follow this sketch

I am also entering it for

I always struggle with CAS cards as I think there is always something missing lol
Anyway I bit the bullet and this is what I came up with.....I was tempted to reach for the adesive pearls though!

The Rose was made using Spellbinders - Donna Salazar - Rose Creations which you can find here and Nestabilities - Fleur De Lis Squares here

....a touch of Distress Ink and Glamour Dust and Voila!


This Says It All!


Wednesday, 28 September 2011


We have just recieved new stocks of the very popular Spellbinders Edgeabilities.
We have also added this new one 'Classic Ric Rac'.
You can see them all here


Saturday, 24 September 2011

Marianne Christmas Dies

We have some Marianne Creatables Christmas dies just in

....... also a new Spellbinders Edgeability   Classic Triple Scallop and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Spiral Blossom 1

You can see all the new dies here or visit all of our cutting and embssing dies here


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Roses, Roses

After visiting Lee's beautiful blog 'A Wee bit of Craftyloops' I realised I am not getting the best from my Spellbinders - Donna Salazar - Rose Creations Die this afternoon I have been having a little play

Lee is famous for her fabulous flowers but she directs us here to 'Such a Pretty Mess' for the tutorial.
They are quite easy to make and although they are not quite as good as Lee's and the ones on the tutorial blog......I am still quite pleased for my first attempt :)
They would probably be better with thinner material but I am a lover of linen card.
The two white ones have been made from sparkly vellum

We have this popular die back in stock at Pink Gem can find it here
New stocks just in!


Nativity Philip

Nativity Philip is a new digi and he is onsale now!
You can find him here
You will recieve both colour and a blackline version to colour yourself
He will look great decoupaged!


Monday, 19 September 2011

Christmas Cuties!

Pink Gem Designs latest Christmas polymer stamps have been featured in this months Paper Craft Essentials and Simply Cards & Papercraft on their new product pages!

New Guest DT

We have a new 'Guest DT' girl joining us DT girlies at Pink Gem Designs.
It is the lovely Lisa Nowacki from 'Wishcraft'.
I just love Lisa's clean style and her colouring is just fabulous!
We can't wait to see her PGD creations!


Saturday, 17 September 2011

Challenge 30

Today sees the start of challenge 30 over at 'A Gem of a Challenge'.
This week lovely Jenny is the host and she has this fab sketch for us to follow.

So why not  pop over and join in with our challenge.........and check out all the DT girls gorgeous examples.
Here is my take on the sketch

I have used 'Snowy Sprinkles' which is available as a polymer stamp here and digi stamp here.
The sentiment is from our 'Let It Snow' A7 Sentiment set here
I have used downloadable digi paper from here and here
Nestabilities here
Marianne Creatables here
Distress Inks
Glamour Dust
Flower Soft
Adesive Pearls
Flower Soft

I had a bit of a misshap with the cheeks.......after I had dabbed white acrylic paint on them I decided I didn't like it and tried to wipe it off again lol.
Do you ever do things when crafting and then wish you hadn't?
I am sure you do lol.
It was too late in the day yesterday to make another image especially had I had spent so long on it with the Glamour Dust and Flower Soft!


Sunday, 11 September 2011

Gem Update

Gem is a now a  lot better thank goodness!
I thought I was taking a trip to the vets yesterday morning as she was till making the strange noise although not quite as weezy.
She refused her breakfast and wouldn't go out into the garden to toilet despite not having relieved herself for 24 hours!
I put my shoes on so I could carry her out into the garden when she came up to me with tale wagging. I asked her if she wanted to 'Go Walkies' and her tale wagged more.
Took her out......well she was like another dog!
She barked when she heard other dogs barking in the distance....she tried to chase cats, ducks anything that moved......she pulled on her harness like nobodys business lol.
Then she came back and scoffed her breakfast.
She still makes the noise now and again but it is not as strong and less frequent.
I am wondering if she caught some sort of cold virus in the kennels as the skin on her tummy was very hot the first morning when she was very poorly
Anyway what ever it was she is well on the mend now.....but she gave us a bit of a fright!

EDITED :- She gets vaccinated every year against  Kennel Cough

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

School Girl Mimi

Got back from Santorini last blues setting in :(
Good news is 9 months to Mykonos Yay!!!
Going to pick my fur baby up from the Kennels in a bit so seeing her little face will cheer me up!
Our grandaughter Mimi started her first day at big school last  Monday.
Here are some photos of her big day!
I can feel a stamp design coming on with the bottom one lol


Saturday, 3 September 2011

Challenge 29

Here I am posting from sunny Santorini!
Not really as I scheduled this to post before I left lol.
Anyway when you read this I will hopefuly be sitting by the pool :)

Today sees the start of 'A Gem of a Challenge' 29 and I would like to welcome our new DT girls Katie, Ria and Paula.
Pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at their cards and the cards made by our other wonderful DT girls

This challenge we are following a colour inspiration set my Mandy
....and here it is!

Here is my take on the challenge

I have used :-

'Ellie with Gift' - polymer stamp Here
Coloured with Distress Ink
'Christmas Time Calendar Stamp' - Here
Dowloadable Papers - Here & Here
Netsabilities Fleur De Lis Squares - Here
Marianne Creatables Poinsettia - Here
Dohickey Die
Pearls and Ribbon from stash


Friday, 2 September 2011

Sunset From Oia

We first visited Santorini 3 years ago and we don't usualy visit the same place twice.
It's such a beautiful island we just had to return......I think it called us back somehow.
The view of the Caldera is breathtaking and we think it must be one of the most beautiful sights in the world.
The Santorini sunsets are just stunning.
We had our evening meal in beautiful Oia last night in a roof top restaurant and watched the sun go down.
These are the photos from last night.
If you like Greek islands and you have never visited Santorini before it is well worth a visit and one you would never forget!