Saturday 31 January 2009

Friday Sketchers - Milly In The Rain

My entry for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge. I have used my Milly In The Rain stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. Milly has been coloured with distress inks.
Milly In The Rain Stamp - Pink Gem Designs
Leaf Border Stamp - Fiskars
DP - can't remember but came from Hobbycraft
CS - Bazill BlingLace, Buttons & pearls from stash
Woodware Flower Punch
Nail file for distressing & distressing ink
cuttlebug - flower die - Sizzix sizzlets corner die

Friday 30 January 2009

Stamp Something - Summer In Winter Somethings

This week I am sponsor for Stamp Something. The theme this week is Summer In Winter Somethings and this is what Erin has to say about the challenge
"Well it's the end of January and we just got a foot of snow and ice!! So for today's challenge, let's all make something to add a little summer to our winter days. It can be a project with summery colors, a summer theme, anything that will warm and brighten your day."
I thought this challenge would be ideal to give you all a sneak peak of one of my new designs being released in February over at Pink Gem Designs.
This stamp is called "Meg & Chicks". There are more stamps of Meg being released as well as some of Little Gem. Many customers fell in love with these two when I designed them for Spiral Whisper. I have had lots of requests to release more of these stamps since launching Pink Gem Designs so I hope you will enjoy them!
Stamp - Meg & Chicks - Pink Gem Designs coloured with distress inks
CS - Bazill Bling
DP - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat - Girly Curly Sentiments
Ribbon & Brads from stash
MS Doiley Punch
Woodware flower punch
Cuttlebug - Nesabilities - Flower die

This Mimi candy is the prize for this weeks Stamp Something challenge. This stamp is called Mimi & Scarecrow which is available at Pink Gem Designs. So pop over to Stamp Something and join the challenge to be in with a chance of winning

Thursday 29 January 2009

A Spoon Full Of Sugar/ Cute Card Thursday

This is my combined entry for A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge "love is in the air" & Cute Card Thursday where you have to make a valentine card or gift. I have used my Mimi In Hat & Coat stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. I have used my Caio Copic Markers to colour Mimi.
CS - Bazill Bling
DP - Can't remember what it is called but you can get it from Do Craft stockists
Sentimen Stamp - Free with this months Craft Stamper magasine
Heart charm - The Range
Flowers - Papermania
Flat backed stick on pearls & Ribbon from stash
Heart Embellishments made with doilies and heart punch
MS Doily Punch
Cuttlebug - Sizzix Sizzlets swirl & heart dies

Monday 26 January 2009

Mimi & Scarecrow

Made using Mimi & Scarecrow stamp available from Pink Gem Designs. the image has been coloured with distress ink with a touch of stickles glitter glue here and there.
Stamp - Mimi & Scarecrow - Pink Gem Designs
DP - Unknown
CS - Bazill
Brads & ribbon from stash
Kars border punch
Xcut flower punch
Cuttlebug - Nestabilities.

Sunday 25 January 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.......1,2,3

My Entry for this weeks Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge......1,2,3. You have to follow a recipe this week of 1 Image, 2 Papers & 3 embelishments. I have used my new Denny In Love stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. The image has been coloured with distress inks.
Stamp - Denny In Love - Pink Gem Designs
DP - Graphic 45 - Secret Garden & Baby Button Bingo
Sentiment - Printed On Computer
Ribbon, brads, & Gems from stash
Silver CS
Martha Stewart Doily Punch
Woodware Leaf & Flower Punches
Cuttlebug - Nestabilities

Saturday 24 January 2009

Sketch Saturday

My entry for this weeks Sketch Saturday using Max & Frog stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. The image has been watercoloured using Tim Holtz Distress Inks with Stickles Glitter Glue added to the frog and water ripples.
Stamp - Max & Frog - Pink Gem Designs
DP - Unknown
Silver Card Stock
Star buttons and knitting wool from stash
Sentiment - Printed on the computer
Martha Stewart Doily Punch
Cuttlebug - Star Dies

Thursday 22 January 2009

Jack & Teddy

Made this card today to go in a display in my local craft shop including the two previous cards I posted below. I have used my Jack & Teddy stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. The image has been coloured with distress inks.
DP - Playtimes Past Collection - Jack & Jill
Silver patterned cardsock - Unknown
Sentiment - Printed On Computer
Buttons & String from stash
Cuttlebug - Star Dies - Nestabilities.X

Katy's Lurve Candy

Katy has some gorgeous lurve candy up for grabs and it ends on the 28th January. So pop on over and leave a comment and a link on your blog to Katy's to be in with a chance of winning!

Tuesday 20 January 2009

A Spoonfull Of Sugar - Milly & Lily

My entry for this weeks A Spoonfull Of Sugar Challenge The challenge this week is "Oh Baby". You have to make a card for a New Baby, Mum To Be, New Mum or Pre - Schooler. I have used my new Milly & Lily stamp which is among the new Max & Milly releases from Pink Gem Designs The image has been coloured with distress inks and stickles glitter glue added to Milly's cardigan head band and flowers on her dress.
Stamp - Milly & Lily from Pink Gem Designs
CS - Pearlised Card
DP - can't remember
Sentiment - Printed On The Computer
Ribbon & Brads from stash
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots folder - flower Die
Flowers Woodware Punch
Kars border punch

Monday 19 January 2009

Same Stamp - Two Cards

I have made two cards today using the same stamp "Fox Cub" which is available from Pink Gem Designs.
The first card is a sample for a wholesale customer and the second one which I have kept fairly plain is for my dearest Dad's birthday. He likes and collects things with Foxes on but he has always been a macho man so not too sure about the flowers lol.
Both images have been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers

Thursday 15 January 2009

Max & Milly

Great News!
Our introductory range of Max & Milly stamps that we were orginally going to launch on 1st February have arrived with us from the manufacturer. Rather than keeping you waiting until February we have decided to lauch these stamps early. All the Max & Milly stamps are in stock and available for dispatch within 24 hours.

Wednesday 14 January 2009

Tulip Heart Milly - Preview

I thought you might like to see one of my new stamps which is on sale now at Pink Gem Designs. Tulip Heart Milly is a large heart shaped stamp.
I have used distress inks to colour the image on the card.
DP- by Card Creations
CS - Bazill bling
Sentiment stamp - Scrappy Cat
Flowers - Papermania
Gem- Poundland
Ribbon - from Stash
Cuttlebug - Tag Die and Martha Stewart Doily Punch

Monday 12 January 2009

Mimi & Pig

Here is a card I made this morning with my Mimi & Pig stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. I just had to play again with my new Martha Stewart Doily Punch! I also got my copics out to colour Mimi this time instead of my beloved Distress Inks.
Mimi & Pig Stamp - Pink Gem Designs
DP- Pink Petticoat
Sentiment- Pink Petticoat
CS - Bazzill Bling
Flowers - Papermania
Brad - Dovecraft
Ribbon from stash
Martha Stewart Doily Punch

Sunday 11 January 2009

Spring Milly

Sketch Saturday & Spring Milly

My entry for this weeks Sketch Saturday following Jo's sketch. I have used my new stamps Spring Milly and her little cat Lily. These will be avalable to buy from Pink Gem Designs from 15th January

The image has been coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Stickles Glitter Glue

CS - Coredinations

Papermania flowers

Hero Arts sentiment stamp

Cuttlebug - Nestabilities and Martha Stewart Doily Punch

I just have to mention the fab service I recieved from Dies To Die For. I ordered the Martha Stewart Punch late on Friday afternoon and yesterday morning (Sat) it arrived! How's that for service? I just love this punch as it cuts easily through card stock unlike my other border punches which are very hard work on anything other than paper. I am sure you all know what I am talking about lol!


From January 15th there will be a selection of Max & Milly stamps available to buy from Pink Gem Designs. There will be 10 stamps...some new designs.....and some old favorites. Over the coming months we will be releasing more Max & Milly stamps. Some of the old favorites will be reproduced as well as brand new designs. If you would like to mention your favorite Max & Milly stamps and which you would like to see on sale again on this post it would be a big help to us!

Janet X

Bev's Blog Candy!

Bev has candy up for grabs to celebrate 100,000 hits on her blog. The draw ends on Saturday 17th January so go take a look

Friday 9 January 2009

Friday Sketchers

My entry for this weeks Friday Sketchers using Pirate Milly who is available to order from Pink Gem Designs. Milly has been water coloured with Distress inks and Sakura Jelly roll which makes the image all sparkly...... but this doesn't show well in the photo.
DP- Pink Petticoat
CS - Bazill Bling & Coredinations
Flower - Prima
Gems - Poundland
Sentiment- Scrappy Cat Stamp
Cuttlebug - Flower Die- Nestabilities

Wednesday 7 January 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This is my entry for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge. The Challenge this week is "Seeing Spots" You have to make a card using spots,dots or circles. The image I have used is my new Fox Cub stamp which is available to order from our spring releases over at Pink Gem Designs.

Anyone who visits my blog regulary will know my favorite colouring medium at the moment is Tim Holtz Distress Inks which I apply with a water brush. Another lady who likes to use distress inks to watercolour is the very talented Christine Dark. I just love the smokey backgrounds she adds to her stamp images. Christine has kindly made a video and posted it on her blog to show how she acheives her beautiful works of art. I decided after watching the video to have a go myself and above is the result! It's not too bad for a first attempt but I will need lots of practice before I reach Christines standard. X

Stamp - Fox Cub - Pink Gem Designs
DP- Pink Petticoat
CS - Bazill Bling
Sentiment - The Range
Gems - Poundland
X - cut flower punch & Kars border punch
Stickles Glitter Glue

Tuesday 6 January 2009

A Spoon Full Of Sugar

My entry for this weeks A Spoonfull Of Sugar Challenge following a sketch by the very talented Nikki! I have tried distressing again..... although I am never too sure about my own attempts at this. I see some lovely ones on other peoples blogs and strive to reach the same effect. Hubby just said it looks like it's been twisted and baked in the oven so maybe thats a compliment lol!
I have used my grooming Mimi stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs.


Grooming Mimi - Pink Gem Designs
CS - Bazill Bling
Colouring Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Fibres - Knitting Wool
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Stick On Gems - Poundland
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nail File, Poking Tool, X-cut Punch