Saturday 14 March 2015

Gem of a Challenge - Pretty in Pink

Gosh it is so long since I made a post on my blog I almost forgot what to do!
I am on my new computer and it's taken me ages to find my blog log in details for one lol
Anyway a new challenge is underway at A Gem of a Challenge and the theme is


Claire our host is on compassionate leave so I have stepped in with a birthday card I made this week for our little Granddaughter Mia who will be 8 years old on Monday.
I don't get much time for making cards as I am too busy  on the computer designing digistamps and printable card kits for other cardmakers to use :)
Please pop over and take a look at the DT's gorgeous cards

Anyway onto my card

I have used one of my newest printable kits 'Maisy with Roses' and you can find this kit here along with  digistamps and other card kits which are new for March
I hope Mia likes it :)

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Thank Heaven for Little Girls/Boys

Morning everyone .... looks like another warm sunny day on the horizon :)
Just popping on to show you two of my latest card kits

.....and here is the little girl card which I have made up

You can find them and other new products here 

Friday 2 May 2014

Butterfly Poppy

Morning everyone :)

Here is another  card I have made using one of my Card Topper Digi Kits 'Butterfly Poppy'.
I simply printed it out on to some text and graphic paper, glued the base on to an 8"x 8" card blank and layered the peices with foam pads ...... and some pearls to finish it off :)

You can find the kit here

Monday 28 April 2014

Baby Boy

Wow I didn't realize I hadn't been on my blog for so long!
I tend to post mostly on the Pink Gem Designs Face Book page these days as I like the social interaction :)

Any way just thought I would show some of the printable topper/card fronts I have been designing
These are great when you need a card quickly and of course you can add more embellies if you wish lol

The kit prints out a topper that will fit an "8 x 8" card blank and as you can see the display picture on the website doesn't do justice to the actual print as the colours are beautiful!
You can resize it in a graphics programme to make it smaller

You can fin the kit and some others here in our new products for April

Saturday 15 March 2014

Happy Birthday Mia

It's  'A Gem of a Challenge' day today and this time the theme is 'Mothers Day/Birthday/Special Lady'.
The challenge  is hosted by Lisa and the teamies have made some gorgeous cards so pop over for a look :)

It's our little grandaughter Mia's 7th birthday tomorrow so my challenge card is the birthday card I made for her

I have used 'Fairy Grace' digi which you can find here and 'Baby Girl Bears' digital papers you can find here

Saturday 1 March 2014

Challenge and New Digis

It's a new Challenge day at 'A Gem of a Challenge'

The theme is Anniversary and it's been hosted by our lovely DT Girl Kelly.
The team have made some fabulous cards so why not  pop over and take a look :)

Just before I go I have some new March digis to show 'Evie' & 'Grace' 
You should be seeing more of these cuties soon!
You can find these two here

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Saturday 22 February 2014


I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.....well at least it's not raining :)

I have  a new digi character to show you ...... little 'Poppy'

You can find her here

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Topper & Decoupage Kit

Morning Everyone!

Just wanted to show this card I made using the 'Bunny with Gift' Topper & Decoupage Printable Kit  which went on sale  yesterday

If you want to make a card quickly or you have just started to make cards and you don't have a lot of equipment then this kit will come in handy.............. all you need is some scissors, glue and foam pads ....and a printer of course.
 It' s ready to print on 2 A4 sheets and it  makes a topper for an 8" x 8" card blank but it can be made smaller in any graphic program 

The kit can be found here

Friday 7 February 2014

Knitting & Crochet

Sorry for my lack of postings lately but I seem to spend more time on Face Book these days

We have a Pink Gem Designs FB page  here

.....and also a group for Pink Gem Designs DT & Friends here

I have not been making many cards of late

In between digi designing I have been doing a little bit of knitting and crochet .... it's my new love at the moment.
I have been knitting 50 years on and off and now I have learnt to do a bit of crochet (lots to learn though ha ha)
I do love how it grows so quickly compared to knitting though.

I have opened a little Etsy shop to sell on some things as there is only so many hats the grandchildren can wear lol.

I have been having a little dabble at pattern design with the knitting side of things (only small things) but I love it!

My Etsy shop is here

Saturday 4 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas
It's the first challenge of the year over at A Gem of a Challenge today
We have some blog changing news for you, as from this week we are going back to a two weekly challenge with 2 teams PINKS & GEMS. 
The sad news is Ria has decided to step down for health reasons :(
Ria we thank you for all the beautiful DT work you have created for Pink Gem Designs
.....but the good news is we have a new DT girl Pauline Bird
so pop over and take a look at Pauline's and the rest of the teams beautiful work and why not enter our challenge too :)

Here is a new digi just released for January

Sweet little 'Ozzie with Heart'

If you pop over to the challenge you will see a beautiful card that DT Wendy has made with him

Sunday 22 December 2013

Free Digi - Henry in Love

It's free digi time again!
This time we are giving away cute 'Henry in Love' 

If you would like to download the image then please click HERE
If you do take Henry then please leave a comment here so I know who he has gone to live with :)

You will recieve 4 files
1 Blackline jpg
1 Coloured jpg
1 Blackline png
1 Coloured png

All in high res 300 dpi without a watermark
The image shown here is low res with a watermark for copyright purposes

This digi stamp is available free for a limited time only and remains the property of Pink Gem Designs

Friday 20 December 2013

Crochet Cowls

I am still persevering with learning crochet and here are two of my latest makes

I followed the tutorial by Clare for the Cross Stitch Cowl

Clare's tutorials are amazing and I have easily learned how to crochet by watching them on my Ipad and crocheting along with can freeze it or wind back if you miss something or make a mistake.
I have tried to crochet a few times over the years without any success.
Good quality hooks with handles have also made a big difference to my achievments

Thursday 19 December 2013

Jack is Two

It's our little grandson Jack's 2nd birthday today....where did the last two years go!

Birthday Boy

Here is the card I made for him

You can also make this card for a loved one as I am selling the topper kit and will personalise it for you with the age and name of the child you wish :)

You can find it here

The Topper Kit

Saturday 14 December 2013

Believe in the Magic

I made this card for our two youngest Grandchildren Mia and Jack
I have kept it fairly simple as Time is running out fast and we go visit them tomorrow.
It's also Jack's second birthday next week so I have made his birthday card today too but I will show that later in the week

Digi used id 'Believe in the Magic' here
....and 'Mini Flakes' Papers here

Friday 13 December 2013

Bella with Candy

Gosh where is the daylight's so dark. 
It was just the same here yesterday too

I am a bit behind with my Christmas card making  so I have been making some easy printables with my images and papers today

Here is Bella with Candy and you can see the card I made with the printable sheet which took me about 20 minutes to cut out and assemble.
It prints onto an A4 sheet and fits nicley onto a 6" card blank like the one I have used.
I layered the pieces with foam pads and then threw on some glamour dust onto the clothing, snow and square frame.

You can find the printable sheet here

Saturday 7 December 2013

To Mam & Dad with Love

Morning everyone!
Hope you are all organised and getting ready for a visit from Santa :)
Over at 'A Gem of a Challenge' it's the last challenge of the year and the theme is 'Anything Goes'
Please pop over and take a look at the DT's beautiful creations...all the teams are taking part this week.
We also have a fabulous guest designer

I am a bit slow with my cards this year....just can't get the mojo I have kept my card quite simple

I have used my new 'Ozzie with Gift' digi which you can find here

Friday 6 December 2013

More Crochet

Morning everyone.....hope it's not too wet and windy where you are :)
The weather has been horrendous these last 24hrs in the UK and the worst has been in the north.
Not too bad here but the wind did get strong for a few hours late yesterday afternoon and into the evening.

Anyway just wanted to show a few of my crocheting efforts.
 I have made these hats for three of my grandchildren

Well must go now as lots of Christmas preparations to do!

Saturday 30 November 2013

Winter Wonderland...... the theme of our latest challenge which starts today over at A Gem of a Challenge
The host is Wendy and we have  guest designer Coops who has made a gorgeous card
Please pop over and take a look at the rest of the DT's stunning cards

New Digis

Here are the latest digi releases over at Pink Gem Designs

Have a lovely weekend!