Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Swinging Chloe

I wanted a break from design work today
I felt the need to get my fingers inky and throw my craft desk into chaos
I never seem to get enough time for crafting these days as Pink Gem Designs keeps me busy in other ways
I should have been doing some house work really.....but never mind lol!
I have a wholesale order to pack now so that will see the rest of the day off

Anyway onto my card
I will try and find some challenges to enter it to this evening if I get time
So any challenge tip offs will be most welcome!

Thank you goes!

Stamp 'Chloe on Swing' Pink Gem Designs
Sentiment Stamp ' Wishing You a Magical Day' Pink Gem Designs
Martha Stewart Punches
Seam Binding
Wooden Butterfly

This card will be for sale on EBAY later


Saturday, 22 January 2011

Skateboard Andy

I have been working on a new decoupage sheet today from one of my new designs 'Skateboard Andy'
These are great for when you need to make a card quickly
I will be making a new set of matching dowload papers especialy for all the little boys in your lives
So watch this space over the next few days
For those of you who like to get your fingers inky 'Skateboard Andy' will be released as a polymer stamp in a couple of weeks
Hope you like him!
You can find the decoupage version here

Please note these are low resolution pictures for copyright purposes
The actual decoupage sheet  is 300dpi  high resolution


Challenge 13 & Sneak Peek

Today is challenge 13 day at a 'Gem of a Challenge'
It is once again hosted by our lovely Debby
Debby has chosen her favorites 'Ribbon & Lace' for the theme of her challenge
It can either be the real thing or punched
The DT girls have made the most gorgeous, stunning  cards so pop over and take a look
Jackie has made her debut as she is joining us for the next 3 months as a guest designer

The prize for this months challenge is

'Cutie Pie' Downloadable Papers

'Oh Boy' Downloadable papers

My Card

I have used 'Moon Baby' which is a new polymer stamp from Pink Gem Designs which will be released in a couple of weeks
The sentiment stamp is a brand new release and is available now (although it is selling fast!)
You can see it here
The papers are called 'Cutie Pie' from Pink Gem Designs and you can download them here
Image coloured with ProMarkers
Martha Stewart Punch
Lace, Ribbon, Flower & Brad from Stash

This card is now for sale on ebay along with some of my other baby cards


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Spring Gems

I have not much to post today as I am busy with new designs
I just thought I would show you this lovely article in this months 'Papercraft Essentials'


Thursday, 13 January 2011

New Sentiment Stamps

13 new polymer sentiment stamps now onsale at Pink Gem Designs
See them here


Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Friends Are...........

.........Flowers in the Garden of Life!
What a lovely inspired me to design this circle sentiment
This is a new polymer stamp which will be onsale at the end of the week with several other sentiment stamps

I have used  DP from the 'Cutie Pie' download paper pack  from here
These are a dream to work with.........can't stop printing them!
Edges have been sponged with Memento 'Angel Pink'
I have teamed them with my favorite stamp at the moment 'Spring Chloe'
Coloured with ProMarkers and Primas
Sentiment will be onsale on the Pink Gem Designs Website towards the end of the week

Tip:- Try stamping in brown ink for  a change instead of black.........I have used Memento 'Rich Cocoa'
As you can see it gives a much softer appearance to the image


Sunday, 9 January 2011

New Guest DT

Jackie Semark of  Days in the Life of....... will be joining us as a Guest Designer at Pink Gem Designs during the next 3 months
She will also join the A Gem of a Challenge team and take her place in Challenge 13
We can't wait to see her PGD creations
On a sad note Sharon will be leaving us at the end of the month to concentrate all her efforts on her new business
We wish her lots of luck!


Saturday, 8 January 2011

A Gem of a Challenge 12

Well this is my second post today because it's  A Gem of a Challenge Day where the first challenge for 2011  has started too. From now on we are going fortnightly so don't forget to come and join in with us!
We have a new DT girl Sandra and two new guest DT's Katie & Caroline who will be joining us for the next 3 months
So pop over and see theirs and the rest of our lovely DT girls fabby creations!

Debby has started the year with this fabulous sketch  for you to follow

We also have a fantastic  prize donated by our wonderful sponsors Letraset

Stamping Pack Set 1

Here is my challenge card

I am very excited  as my new 'Cutie Pie' baby girl papers which I used on my card have just gone onsale on the Pink Gem Designs website
I have also designed two decoupage sheets to match the baby boy and baby girl papers
I have used these on both of todays cards and you can see them all here

'Cuite Pie' 14 gorgeous papers

(please be aware these are low resolution  pictures for copyright purposes.......the origionals are high resolution 300dpi  Jpeg files which are made to print on A4 Sheets. They can be resized with a graphics programme if needed)

Just cut the shapes out and build them up with silicone glue or foam pads!


The Crafty Callendar Challenge

A new challenge starts today at  The Crafty Callendar Challenge and Pink Gem Designs is this month's sponsor!
The Challenge is 'New Beginings'
The Prize is the 'Oh Boy' downloadable papers shown in the post below and the decoupage baby kit 'Oh Boy' which is one of my latest downloadables
Lovely Lisa who runs the challenge asked me if I would also participate with the DT this month and make a card
Well here it is!
I have used my new baby boy papers and the decoupage kit which you simply print, cut out and build up the pieces using foam pads or silicone glue

It's also a new challenge day at A Gem of a Challenge so I will be back later to post my challenge card

 Tip:- After you cut your peices brush lightly  around the edges with a light coloured grey Copic or ProMarker to hide any white card left behind (side of the brush only to the side edge of the card)


Thursday, 6 January 2011

Oh Boy!

Here is one of my newest downloadable DP releases
It is called 'Oh Boy' and contains 14 gorgeous papers to download and print
It is available now at Pink Gem Designs

I am also working on some baby girl papers called 'Cutie Pie'
Now you know where I have been for the past few days lol!
I am just loving designing these papers!

Tip:-  If you print your papers on textured paper/card your papers will look richer
I use linen or hessian light weight almost looks like material