Tuesday 31 March 2009

Dina Dragon

Just a quickie card using my new Dina Dragon stamp which is from Pink Gem Designs new April releases. Dina has been coloured with Ciao Copic markers with a touch of Glamour Dust for added sparkle. The paper is Pink Petticoat Little Big Dots.

Friday 27 March 2009

April Releases Now Available!

Here is a card I made earlier today with one of my new Pink Gem Design stamps. It is called "Mimi & Bird" and is available to buy now from Pink Gem Designs . There are some cute baby stamps as well as some new Mimi designs and Dina Dragon so pop on over and take a look !

Baby Draw Winner & News!

The April designs are arriving earlier than we thought. They will be with us on Monday so ready for dispatch on Tuesday 31st March. We will put them on the Pink Gem Designs Blog tonight and they will be then available to order.
The lucky winner of the baby draw is Judy from Judy's Crafty Moments. Judy was the first to post on my baby boy card and her number was picked at random. I wonder which she will choose girl or boy?
Don't forget to pop over to Pink Gem Designs tonight to see the new Arpril releases!
There will be two more baby designs, more Mimi and Dina Dragon (Denny's Girlfriend) makes her first appearance!X

Thursday 26 March 2009

Cute Card Thursday/Chloe's Birthday Card

This is my entry to Cute Card Thursday and this week you have to make a card for a member of the family.
Ever since I first set eyes on this beautiful digital download designed by Christine Dark I knew I had to make my grandaughter Chloe a birthday card with her. The download is called "Vicky" and is just the ticket for a special little girl who will be 9yrs old next week!
Vicky has been coloured with distress inks and I have added glamour dust to her dress. It is the first time I have used glamour dust as I usualy use stickles...... but wow, it's fab! I didn't know what I was missing. Now everything will be getting glamour dusted! lol X

Sunday 22 March 2009

A Little Girl!

Today I just had to make a baby girl card after making the baby boy card yesterday. These little cuties are just two of the new stamps about to be released in April from Pink Gem Designs. If you read the post with the baby boy card(below) you will see a little competition to win one of these stamps!

I have recieved this award from the lovely Shirely (aka Nannieflash). Thank you Shirely, it is a pleasure to visit your blog! I have many wonderful visitors so I would like to award this to everyone who visits and leaves me such lovely comments X

Saturday 21 March 2009

A Little Preview.......

...........of one of my new stamps which will be available from Pink Gem Designs April releases. So not long to go now! This one is called Baby Boy Bundle and there is also a Baby Girl Bundle too as well as another couple of designs of this cute little duo. If you leave a comment and tell me what you think to my new design I will put your names in a draw. When the new designs are released I will pick a name at random and the person I pick will receive a Baby Boy Bundle or a Baby Girl Bundle stamp of their choice as a free gift!
You can now see the Baby Girl Bundle in the post above
The DP & sentiment are Pink Petticoat

Thursday 19 March 2009

Truly Scrumptious

My entry for Truly Scrumptious and I am the sponsor for this week. So if you want to enter a fab challenge and be in with a chance of winning one of my Sprinkles on Toadstool stamps pop across and take a look.
For this sketch I have used my Flower Fairy stamp. This is one of my ex Spiral Whisper designs which I have been selling on ebay. I have one on there at the moment but unfortunately she is the last one. Because she has been so popular I think we may have to release her again through Pink Gem Designs in the near future.

Sunday 15 March 2009

Charisma Cards - Something For The Guys

I have made this card for my son's birthday and I am entering in for the Charisma Card Challenge 10 as the theme is "Something For The Guys".
I have used my Frog Prince stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs and coloured the image with Ciao Copic Markers.
I have used corregated & Bazzill card stock
Stick on sentiment from The Range (feeling lazy today lol)
Cuttlebug Star Dies & Swiss Dots embossing folder. Nestabilities Labels 1
Buttons & Ribbon cord from stash
Martha Stewart Doily Punch

Saturday 14 March 2009

Sketch Saturday/ Mothers Day Card

My entry for this weeks Sketch Saturday and also a Mothers Day card for my dearest Mum.
I have used my Little Gem & Flowers stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs. I have decorated the inside of the card again and I am finding it quite addictive.......all Bev's fault lol!
I have coloured the image with Ciao Copic Markers.
Can't remember the name of the DP
Bazill CS
Prima Flowers
Bead Spacers from Ebay
Ribbon & Gems from stash
Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, cuttlebug embossing borders.

Thursday 12 March 2009

Mimi's Birthday Card

I have made this birthday card today for my little grandaughter Mimi who will be 2yrs old on the 16th of March. I have never decorated a card inside before but as it's for a special little girl I thought I would give it a try.
The stamp is Sprinkles & Teddy which is available from Pink Gem Designs. I have coloured the image with Ciao Copic Markers with a touch of stickles on the wings & crown.
CS - Bazill Bling
DP - Pink Petticoat Little Big Dots
Brads - doodlebug velvet
Ribbon - Anita's
Flowers - Prima
Bead Spacers - Ebay
Charm - The Range
Sentiment Stamp - Scrappy Cat
Gems - Hobbycraft
Martha Stewart Valentine Lace Punch
Cuttlebug - Nestabilities - Flower Die - Embossing Borders - Alphabet Dies

Tuesday 10 March 2009

Papertake Weekly & Sketch Saturday

Papertake Weekly

Sketch Saturday

Well managed to get some challenge cards made with these images which I coloured a couple of days ago. I love making cards but I have been so busy coming up with new drawings for Pink Gem Designs April releases that I just haven't had the time recently. It's a good thing I have my trusted DT girls to help me out and showcase my stamps on their wonderful blogs.
So I would like to say a big thank you to Katy, Bev, Gill & Poppet. Poppet has been so busy making cards recently, bless her, she must have steam coming out of her ears lol!

Although I have followed the two challenges I have tried to keep these cards fairly simple as they are workshop samples. The main idea of the workshop is to show people how to colour stamped images. This will be taking place in Kidderminster on the 21st of March and is being organised by Pat who owns The Treasury. Anyone who may be interested in attending give Pat a ring her number is on her blog if you click on the link.

Janet X

Monday 9 March 2009

Blog Candy Winner

There were 206 entries when the visitor counter reached 50,000.
The winner, selected at random, is Julie from Julies Cards.
If you can email me Julie with your details and which four Pink Gem Designs stamps you would like I will post them to you ASAP.
I would like to thank everyone who entered for their support and all the wonderful comments received!

Janet X X X

Sunday 8 March 2009

Max & Milly In Colour

Just thought I would show you these little cuties in colour. They are two new Max & Milly stamps available to buy now from Pink Gem Designs.
Max With Lamb £3.95 & Milly With Chickens £3.95 are from the new March releases. They will make fab Easter/ Mothers Day cards as well as all year round birthday cards.

The images have been stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto very smooth coated white card and coloured with Ciao Copic Markers. You can buy these pens at .

Friday 6 March 2009

Poppet Joins The Design Team!

Welcome to Poppet who has joined the Pink Gem Designs DT. Pop across to her blog where you will see some beautiful cards she has made with Fairy Sprinkles, Milly and other Pink Gem stamps.

Thursday 5 March 2009

Bloggerversary Candy - NOW CLOSED

Well it's a year since I started this Pink Gem card making blog....and a lot has happened since!

The most impotant thing has been the start of my own business Pink Gem Designs which was launched on November 8 2008. I always dreamt of being an illustrater when I was a schoolgirl........and just before my 50th birthday I reached my goal lol. I didn't really plan just happened through card making!

This is a double celebration as I am also fast approaching 50,000 hits on this blog!

Anyway to celebrate I am giving away 4 Pink Gem Designs stamps of your choice to one lucky winner of the draw which will take place when the visitor counter reaches 50,000.

There are two counters on the was added later...its the small box with the highest count on it which is over 48,000 just now. I estimate at the current visitor numbers this will take about 12 days

All you have to do to enter the draw is leave a comment here, mention my candy on your blog
and post the picture of the candy with a link back to my blog. Good Luck!

Blog Award

I have been given this award by two lovely blogging friends Sandra and Christine. Thank you so much ladies for thinking of me. I have to pass it on to 10 other people but as most of you lovely bloggers already have it.........I would like to award it to all the wonderful visitors who pass through my blog daily. X