Friday, 25 March 2011

Cupcake Teddy

I promised myself an afternoon of crafting today but wanted to get some housework done first
Well it was about 3.30pm by the time I finished my jobs and I felt jaded and not much like crafting
I went into the craft room for something and this little cutie which I had coloured the other day was staring up at me
Well I started to play and suddenly felt re-energised and managed to make a card just before tea time

Digi Stamp 'Cupcake Teddy' - Pink Gem Designs
Sentiment Stamp 'Happy Birthday' Pink Gem Designs
Coloured with ProMarkers
Polkadot DP my own design
Crackle Paint Embellishments (see tutorial here)
Corded Card
Magnolia Doohickey Tag Die
Bakers Twine
Sparkly Brads


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tilda with Flower Pot

I haven't had any Tilda stamps for about 3 years but I just got the urge to have a play with some
 She is easy to colour and it's nice to make something different

Anyway I am going to enter this for the following challenges

.........and I think everyone knows by now I love pink,pink, & more pink!

Magnolia 'Tilda with Flower Pot'
DP 'Sugar & Spice' digital download coming soon
Seam Binding
Joy Craft flower dies
Brads from Stash

This card will be for sale on EBAY later today


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Two New Digis Onsale Now!

Cupcake Teddy

Denzil with Rose

Two new digi stamps have just  been added to the website 'Cupcake Teddy' & 'Denzil with Rose'
You can find these here

There is 15% off all digi products at Pink Gem Designs until the end of March including these new ones 
This makes them fantastic value of only £1.06 each!


Saturday, 19 March 2011

Challenge 17

Today sees the start of another new challenge over at 'A Gem of a Challenge'
Our host again is the lovely Jenny who has set the theme as 'Anything but Square'
Now we all favour our square cards don't we........ so this is a good challenge to make us do something 'different' for a change and bring us out our comfort zones
Pop over to the challenge blog and see the gorgeous cards our DT girls have made

Well here is mine and I have made a round easel card using stamps from 'Just Buzzin' which is an A6 set just released last week at Pink Gem can see this and our other new A6 sets here

Stamps A6 Set 'Just Buzzing' Pink Gem Designs
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
DP my own design
Doohickey Tag Die & Joy Craft Daisy Die
Brads, ribbon & metal shape from stash


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Best Buds

Had a better crafting time this afternoon!
It's amazing what a good nights sleep does.....I didn't get much the night before
My new Doohickey tag die arrived this morning which helped to get  the old Mojo jump started lol!

Stamp 'Sitting Chloe' - Pink Gem Designs
'Best Buds' Sentiment from A6 'Hearfelt Rounds' stamp set - Pink Gem Designs
Memento Ink 'Rich Cocoa'
DP 'Sugar & Spice' Download (coming soon)
Martha Stewart Punch
Doohickey Tag die
Joy Craft Daisy Flower die
Crackle Paint Butterfly (made by me)
Doily, Ribbon & Brads From Stash

This card will be for sale on EBAY later

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Winner & Less Is More!

The winner of the 'Funky Flowers' stamp set is No 30 Kathleen MC!
I used the random number generator to choose the winner
Congratulations Sweetie.....please email me at with your addy

Well I have had a right annoying day today craft wise
First card I made went into the bin....not a CAS one either as it took me ages to make
Ripped all the bits off before I threw it away of course......I felt it just didn't cut the mustard if you know what I mean lol
Left me feeling a bit drained afterwoulds.....card making always does even though I enjoy it
Anyway I then  had a go at the new challenge 'Less Is More' and this week you have to make a one layered card with the image off the edge
I used my 'Funky flower' stamp set again as I thought these would fit the challenge
This proved more troublesome than I thought too....I am just not with it today!
Mr Mojo gone on holiday I think
Here is the finished result

If you need some better inspiration pop over to DT girl Sandra's blog and see the lovely cards she made using the 'Funky Flowers' set for the 'Less Is More' challenge

My new 'Papercraft Essentials' magasine arrived to day and there was something inside which cheered me up



I am very excited to tell you that we will be introducing some A6 stamp sets very  soon
Some of them will be different from my usual style of designs
To celebrate I am offering this 'Funky Flowers' A6 set as candy for my followers
All you have to do is post the piccy above on your blog with a link back to this one
Leave your name with Inlinkz
........and if you could leave a comment and tell me what you think about the set
I will draw a winner in a weeks time on Teusday 15th March
Good Luck!

All New Posts Will Appear Underneath!


Sunday, 13 March 2011

Something Completely Different........

.......well for me anyway

I have been playing with my new 'Funky Flowers' stamp set so no colouring  insight!
I don't usualy make this style of card but I have realy enjoyed myself today
This set is a new release from Pink Gem Designs and you can find it here

 You could be in with a chance of winning a set if you enter the candy above but hurry it ends on Tuesday

Stamps 'Funky Flowers' A6 polymer Samp Set - Pink Gem Designs
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa
DP - Gingham Digi Download & Sugar & Spice Digi download (coming soon)
Adesive Pearls 6mm & 3mm


Friday, 11 March 2011

Sneak Peek Number 4 & Onsale Now!

The new stamp sets have just arrived from the factory and have been put on the website
You can see these here
 Ellie & snowdrops is now in stock again......a few people have been waiting for her!
.......and also the ever popular 'Special Delivery' stamp although this is now part of a  A7 set

You can find this here

Also we have the very popular 'Sprinkles Of Fairy Dust' back in stock and I designed this as an A7 set too

You can find this here

'Ellie and Post Box' is also back by popular demand and this time she comes with a seperate 'Christmas Wishes' sentiment

You can find her here


Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Sneak Peek number 2

Heres another peek at an A6 set about to be released soon from Pink Gem Designs called 'Just Buzzin' '


Monday, 7 March 2011

For A Little Princess!

It's my little grandaughter Mimi's 4th bithday next week so I have made her this card
I have got busy with the crackle paint again and painted around the edge of a Nestie to make a crackle frame for the image
The crackle heart has had glamour dust added to the cracks in between the paint
My new Craft Joy daisy die has also had it's first outing today too!
The sentiment is new and will be released next week

(Painted with distress inks)

Sentiment Stamp 'Made with love' Coming soon
DP my own design
Glamour Dust
Craft Joy Daisy Die
Martha Stewart Frond Branch Punch