Thursday 31 December 2009

Fairy Milly - One Of The Best!

Imagine my surprise when I opened my January copy of Quick Cards Made Easy to see Fairy Milly had been chosen as one of the best 10 girly stamps around!
Fairy Milly is available from Pink Gem Designs........see her here

Wednesday 30 December 2009

A Cute Baby Boy & 2 Challenges

Wow a card at last!
I am entering this for two challenges
Cupcake challenge 71 'A Time for Celebration'
& I followed the sketch on 'A Spoon full of Sugar'

I have used my 'Oh Boy' stamp which is one of the new releases from Pink Gem Designs
He has been coloured with my new Prismacolour Pencils which OH bought me for Christmas
DP is October Afternoon 'Ducks In A Row'

Thursday 24 December 2009

New Year Sale Comes Early!

There is a 15% discount at Pink Gem Designs off our full range of products (excluding gift vouchers) until the end of January, while stocks last!

Wednesday 23 December 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I would  like to wish my lovely followers and Pink Gem Designs customers a Fabulous Christmas and Happy New Year!
I can't believe we have not seen a single snowflake here yet!
Traveling North tomorrow so I am sure we will see some soon!
I am going to take a blogging break for the next few days but we will still be processing orders at Pink Gem Designs over the festive period
Orders will be posted  on all available posting days between Christmas and the New Year
So that leaves me with just one more thing to say......

Wednesday 16 December 2009


Sorry for my lack of posting at the moment but there is so much to do now before Christmas and no cards to post I am afraid
I recieved this lovely award from the lovely Shirley aka Nannieflash yesterday........thank you Shirley!

I thought you might like to see  a recent picture of the real little 2 year old Grandaughter who inspires  my Mimi  stamp designs

Friday 11 December 2009

Bedtime Hoot

I have made this card with my new 'Bedtime Hoot' which is one of 10 brand new releases from Pink Gem Designs

I have coloured Hoot with Ciao Copic Markers with glamour dust added to her beak and the Moon

We  have 10% off all Christmas stamps and Christmas sentiments as well as a selection of  'Half Price Stamps'  at Pink Gem Designs throughout December........but only while stocks last!

Wednesday 9 December 2009

New Stamps Released!

10  new stamps  have just been released from Pink Gem Designs
See them here

Saturday 5 December 2009

Multi Challenge Rodney

My Mum asked me to make her a card to give to her next door neighbours and this is what I came up with.....hope they like it!

I have used my 'Rodney With Mistletoe' stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. I have coloured Rodney with Koh - I - Noor and Prisma Pencils with glamour dust added. Papers are once again 'Sweet Shoppe' by Zoe Pearn
I also managed to enter my card for 5 challenges!

Sketch Saturday - Followed The Sketch
Stamp Something - Glitzy Somethings
The Pink Elephant - Favorite Colouring Medium
Creataliciouse - Something For Christmas, Including Snowflakes & Lots Of Sparkle/Glitter

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Christmas Sale!

We have 10% off all Christmas stamps and Christmas sentiments during December at Pink Gem Designs!
but hurry.......only while stocks last!

Monday 30 November 2009

New Guest DT

Morning everyone!
Pink Gem Designs would like to welcome our new Guest DT member Mandy of Crafty fox Cards. Mandy is fairly new to blogging but her cards are wonderful.....she also has some fab candy on there too......but hurry only a few more days left!
A few weeks ago some of you will remember we ran a competion for a stamp draw and the entrants had to make cards using Pink Gem Designs stamps.
We were also on the look out for new Guest DT members (3 month period). We wanted people that were not only good at making cards but also  love our stamps
There were some fabulous entries and it was very difficult to choose but we did narrow it down to a list of favourites so don't be surprised if we contact any of you over the coming months
 The first person to be chosen was Christine aka Nanaseaside who has just served her first month as GDT and if you check out her blog you will see her gorgeous cards!

Sunday 29 November 2009

Friday Sketchers

I followed a lovely sketch this week on Friday Sketchers and turned it into an easel card to give to my parents

I have used my 'Baby Polar Bear' stamp which is a new release from Pink Gem Designs
The image has been coloured with distress inks and glamour dust
DP is from Sweet Shoppe  by Zoe Pearn which I am loving at the moment
Sentiments have been computer generated
If you have never made an easel card take a look  here at my tutorial where I show you a very quick and easy way to do it!

Saturday 28 November 2009

Happy Birthday 'Little Gem'


'Gimme Five'

It is Gems birthday today and she is 6 years old

Happy Birthday 'Little Gem'!

Gem inspired me to design a range of 'Little Gem' stamps for Pink Gem Designs and you can see them here
We even have a 'Little Gem's Birthday' stamp!

Sorry for being such a bad blogger lately but I have been tied up creating new stamp designs for the new year.......things should be back to normal in a few days

Tuesday 24 November 2009

15% Off & Spot Is Back

We have 15% off all fairies until the end of November.......see them here

This includes our ever popular 'Snowy Sprinkles' see her here

Also Spot is back in town!

Yes Max & Milly's favorite little puppy 'Spot' is back in stock at Pink Gem Designs
See him here

Sunday 22 November 2009

Snowy Sprinkles Meets 2 Challenges

My entry for this weeks Friday Sketchers and Allsorts Challenge where the theme is a title of a Christmas carol or song...... my song title is 'Merry Christmas'

I have used 'Snowy Sprinkles' which is available from Pink Gem Designs. I have  coloured her face and hair with Copics & paper pieced her clothes. I have added Flower Soft to the fur on her clothes and Glamour Dust to her wings and snowflakes.
'Snowy Sprinkles' is one of this months special offers!
You will need a large acrylic block as the stamp is a 'good size'.... we also sell these on our website
This is my first attempt at an easel card and I really enjoyed making it
The papers are from Sweet Shoppe by Zoe Pearn

Thursday 19 November 2009

Papertake Weekly / Winter Milly

My entry for this week Papertake Weekly following a sketch by the lovely Dawny.

I have used my 'Winter milly' stamp which is avaiable from Pink Gem Designs

Milly has been coloured with a mixture of Ciao Copic Markers and Koh-I-Noor pencils. I have added Flower Soft to the fur on her clothes and Stickles glitter glue to the snow
Papers are Cosmo Cricket 'Jolly by Golly' - Play Day

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Meg Meets 2 Challenges

My entry for this weeks Stamp Something following a fab sketch by Ann. I am also entering it for a Spoon Full Of Sugar where the challenge is 'Baby's 1st Christmas'

I have used my 'Meg In Hat & Scarf' & 'Big christmas Hugs' stamps which are available from Pink Gem Designs

Meg has been water coloured using Tim holtz Distress Inks with Flower Soft added to her hat & scarf.
Papers are Cosmo Cricket 'Jolly By Golly' - Silly Chilly

Sunday 15 November 2009

Something A Bit Different

 Something a bit different from me today. It is my dearest Mam's 75th birthday on Tuesday so I wanted to make her something a bit more elegant rather than my usual cutsie style of cards

A bit out of my comfort zone here but I did a bit of blog hopping for inspiration and I came across a beautiful card..... see here...... by Julie of 'Julies Inkspot' which inspired me to make this card
If you have never visited Julie's blog then you are in for a treat as her work is breathtaking!!

I used white Core-Dinations Card stock which I have inked up with chalk ink, a dovecraft stamp which I have had for ages and never used, sentiment printed on the computer & punched flowers and pearls

Saturday 14 November 2009

Montain Ash Crafts Demo

Had a lovely time at Mountain Ash Crafts today! I was showing how to watercolour my stamp images with Tim Holtz Distress Inks
I also met a few of the lovely people who frequently  pass by my blog ...... that is the nicest part of doing a demo!
I  managed to pick up a few crafty bits and peices that I have been looking for like Polar White Flower Soft, pale pink Stickles & Cut & Dry Foam.....oh and a few other things too!

Friday 13 November 2009

'Snowflake Mimi' meets 2 challenges!

My entry for this weeks Cute Card Thursday 'Glitter Me Silly' and Sketch Saturday .
I even managed to take a photograph in 'good light' today too!

I have used my 'Snowflake Mimi' stamp which is one of the new releases from Pink Gem Designs

The image has been watercoloured with distress inks and stickles glitter glue added to her shoes and belt
Papers are October Afternoon 'Good Cheer/Sugar Cookies'

Thursday 12 November 2009

By the Cute & Girly Challenge

What a dark and dismal afternoon again! Great card making weather but no good for taking photo's of them after they are finished........popped this one under the daylight lamp again....but it hasn't done it justice!

I am entering this card for the new By The Cute & Girly Challenge which takes place on the 1st of every month. This month the theme is 'Winter Wonderland'.

I have used my new stamp 'Mimi in Coat & Scarf' which is a new stamp just released from Pink Gem Designs. I have water coloured Mimi with distress inks and added lots of stickles to the fur on her clothes and to the snowflakes.

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Happy Birthday Pink Gem Designs!

Pink Gem Designs was launched excactly one year ago today! We started selling from our blog with just 4 Mimi designs and soon things began to snowball. Following our success we launched a website in May last year and the business has since gone from strenth to strenth ......... we now have 138 stamp designs online! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful customers for their support during the last year!

Janet xx

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Good News!

Two brand new Mimi stamps are now onsale on the Pink Gem Designs website......see them here

The other good news is many of you have been waiting for 'Snowy Sprinkles' and our top seller 'Winter Milly' to be back in stock........well they arrived from the factory today and are now on the website!

Ho Ho Ho!

What a dark and dismal day today is! I had to put this card under the daylight lamp to photograph it. Here is another Christmas card made using my 'Santa & Chimney' stamp and 'Ho Ho Ho' sentiment both available from Pink Gem Designs. I have coloured the image with Ciao Copic markers and gone for bright papers to try and cheer the day up! These are lovely  Cosmo Cricket papers and are called 'Jolly by Golly'