Saturday, 22 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Here's me at the German Christmas Market in Birmingham yesterday
It had just passed  11.13am  so I had a cup of mulled wine to celebrate that the World had not come to an end lol
Mulled wine is great for colds the Lemsip :)
Well must crack on with more cleaning and present wrapping ;)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Two More Christmas Cards

These are my last two Christmas ink or stamps insight.
Glad I made these yesterday and got them in the post as I have started with an awful cold virus today.
That's what you get from visiting little grand kiddies this time of year lol.
Forced myself into cleaning today but still lots to do and I really don't feel up to it just now.
I will be annoyed if the world ends tomorrow after all that cleaning lol.
If we are still here tomorrow we have arranged to go to the German Christmas Market in Birmingham and we are  meeting our daughter and her I hope I feel better than I do today.
Anyway enough of the festive moans...and on to my cards....very simple creations
Made with my ever so favourite embossing folder here
Marianne Poinsettia here
Spellbinders Holly Motifs here
Adesive Pearls here
Holly Charms here

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

1 Today!

My little grandson Jack is one year old today! is the card I made him

I designed the little 'Drummer Teddy' digi in Jack's honour and you can now find him onsale here
The sentiment can also be bought and customised with your baby name here
The papers used are here a selection from here
Pennent dies are from here
Ribbon, candy and star from stash

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas Sale!

We have 25% off all digi stamps and  50% off  all polymer stamps throughout December
We also have bargain prices on Inks and Distress Markers
 Please visit Pink Gem Designs and  grab a bargain while you can!
Only while stocks last :)

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Lavender & Lace

It's a half way reminder over at 'A Gem of a Challenge' with challenge 61 our last challenge for 2012
The theme is 'Lavender & Lace' which has been set by Debbie
The girls have made some fabulous creations so pop on over and take a look
Here is my take on the challenge

I have used the very cute 'Mistletoe Kisses' digi here
'Vintage Christmas Sentiments' (white) here
Papers are Micro Dots here
Holly Motifs here
Card Candy and lace from stash

Friday, 14 December 2012

Drummer Teddy

It's my baby grandson Jack's first birthday next week....can you believe it!
I am just getting some digis ready so I can make his card.
These are also onsale now on the website.....the sentiment is a personalised one so you give the baby's name when you order it and it comes in blackline JPG and PNG
'Drummer Teddy' comes in both blackline and colour JPG & PNG (4 files in total)
You can find them both here

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

More Christmas Cards

Managed to make more cards today but I really must do some ironing tomorrow lol.
These were pretty quick and easy.
Once again I have used the 'Vintage Christmas Sentiments' (White) here
M-Bossabilities 'Winter Wonders' here
Shapeabilities 'Holly Motifs' here (only one left)
Marianne Creatables 'Poinsettia 2' here (only one left)
Adesive Pearls here
Bells and Ribbon from my own stash

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

'Tis The Season (to rush around like a headless chicken!)

Gosh I am so behind with my cards.....some peeps will be getting bought can't be helped.
Here are two I made this afternoon.
Sorry about the bad light, had to take these with my daylight lamp.
I have used Vintage Christmas Sentiments (White) here
Just layer them over a coloured background then print them out together then cut out with scissors....nice and easy:)
Papers are 'Mistletoe'  from here
Pearls from here
Charms from here
Crackle flower tutorial here
Corrugated card and ribbon from stash

Monday, 10 December 2012

Mistletoe Kisses

I know I said no more Christmas digis this year but a customer asked me to do this's called 'Mistletoe Kisses' and it comes with a free bonus sentiment here

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Well the weather isn't too bad is it......cold but nice and clear in sunny Worcestershire at the moment
A lot better than what was forecast a few days ago with the expected arrival of the 'Beast from the East'....lets hope it continues to stay in the East. Looks like a bracing wind down the east coast though....hope you are staying nice and warm Christine AKA Nanaseaside
We spent the weekend putting up the lights outside and getting the tree up like most people.....our street is now a blaze of white lights....gorgeous!
Just thought I would post a few piccies of our effort :)

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Merry Christmas from Gem!

Gem always looks sooooooo happy in her Christmas hat lol
She would like to wish you all a 'Merry Christmas'!

Friday, 7 December 2012

For Mam & Dad

What a raw wind there is outside Brrrr and it's getting worse next week apparently with the arrival of the 'Beast from the East'
Lets hope the forecasters have got it wrong lol
I am fast running out of time with my cards but I have to make one for my dear Mam and Dad and here it is
I have used 'Snow Cute' Digi set here...these come in pre coloured or blackline to colour yourself
Matching Merry & Bright papers here
Vintage Christmas Sentiments here I have used the blank one again and typed my own words
Embossing folder here
Cherry Lynn Holly Corner here
Cheery Lynn Holly Lace Flourish here
Marianne Poinsettia here
Ribbon and gems from stash

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Personalised Nursery Prints

We are  now selling a range of personalised nursery prints in A3 & A4 sizes.

We also have other prints for sale like the one below which would look great on a young girls bedroom wall and would make a great gift

You can find them here

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Early Christmas Present

Santa Claus came early and left me this Epson Stylus Photo R2000 A3 printer in my craft room!
 I have nick named it 'the beast' as it is massive compared to my Epson  SX453W lol
I was dissapointed last year when my old Epson printer died and we bought the SX453W which was offer at Sainsbury at the time. It just won't take anything thicker than Rymans Smooth Card at 200gsm. My other printer wasn't too keen mind but I used to force it to have it....that's what probably wore the rollers out lol. Anyway I have been moaning about not being able to print my papers on linen card ever since so hubby went online and did some research and thought this printer would be a good bet as it is built to take thick  art paper......and Epson ink is great for digis when it comes to colouring with alcohol markers and water colouring as it doesn't run.
Just getting used to using it now and the verdict is I love it!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

For the Neighbours

Morning to everyone on the gorgeous cold and Crisp December day!
I am getting in a Christmassy mood making cards and singing along to Christmas music.
I have not got much time for colouring (sooooo behind with my cards) so I have used my 'Christmas Owls' clip art set from here. These are great for big cards as you can make them whatever size you like...this is an 8"x8" card. I have made a little background scene and added the snowflakes from the set
Every year my Mum asks me if I will make a card for their next door neighbours so my first card is for them.
I have used the blank frame from the 'Vintage Christmas Sentiments (black)' from here and added their names. These also come in a variety of ready printed Christmas phrases and are so easy to cut around using a pair of scissors
Mistletoe downloadable papers from here
The dies are Marianne Creatbles Mistletoe here and Cheery Lynn Snowflake 5 Here
Kraft, ribbon and brad from stash
.....well must dash as I am going to the hairdressers but will catch you later this week hopefully with more of my cards :)

Friday, 30 November 2012

Snow Cute!

Well this is the last of the new Christmas digi products for 2012 from Pink Gem Designs.
'Snow Cute' digi set and 'Merry and Bright' papers.
I need to have a break now to make my cards and prepare for when Santa comes :)
You can find the new digi products here

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Posters and Prints

Today we have launched the first design in our 'Posters and Prints' range
This is an A3 borderless print 16.5" x 11.7" which has been based on my 'Keep Calm and Drink Wine' digi design. 
The frame is for display purposes only  and the design will not have the Pink Gem Designs watermark on it

Printed using Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss2 ink on high quality Epson Archival Matte Paper (192 gsm). This combination of paper and pigment inks produces beautiful and vibrant prints which remain colour fast over a period of many years.

I have one on my kitchen wall and it looks would make a great gift

You can find the print here

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Vintage Occasions

When my DT girls saw the 'Vintage Christmas Sentiments' I designed yesterday they loved them and asked me if I could design some all occasion ones too!
Well the weather is not good to be out and about at the moment so I have spent this afternoon designing these 'Vintage Occasion Sentiments' in both black and white overlay PNG files
You can find all the 'Vintage Sentiments' sets here

Friday, 23 November 2012

A Vintage Christmas

Is everyone on course for Christmas?

I have spent the last two afternoons designing these 'Vintage Christmas Sentiments' set.
I really do need to start making some Christmas cards so these will come in handy.
I love floating the PNG files over paper before I print them out especially white ones as you get such a nice effect.
I have got an early Christmas present....a printer that takes thick's not set up yet but it will be tomorrow....can't wait!
Now I am wondering if the white PNG files will print on to Kraft....if they come out ok they should look watch this space!

You can find the 'Vintage Chhristmas Sentiments' sets here

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas Frames

Christmas Frames is my latest digi release
There are 14 different transparent png files in this set
Just open them in a graphics programme and add your own words
Great as sentiments on cards, gift tags, scrapbooking etc
You can find the set here