Sunday 31 May 2009

Sketch Saturday & Summer Milly

My entry for this weeks Sketch Saturday using the new Summer Milly stamp from Pink Gem Designs. She is one of 9 new releases and as you can see she is quite a large stamp. She is cut on the largest oval Nestie and her head is just peeping over the top!
You will need a large acrylic block to use with Summer Milly and quite a few of the other Pink Gem Design stamps which are of a good size. We now sell these on the website and they measure 100mm X 150mm (approx 4x6 inches). All the blocks have finger grooves running down the side for an easy grip. We stock the medium size too.
Milly has been coloured with Koh-i-noor pencils and blended with Sansador & paper stumps. I used a beige Prisma for the skin

Sunday 24 May 2009

Thoughtful Sprinkles

Thoughtful Sprinkles is one of the 9 new summer stamps just released at . As you can see she is a very large stamp making her excellent value......she is a dream to colour too! I have used my new Koh-i-noor pencils to colour Sprinkles except for the skin where I have used my copics. Glamour Dust added to the wings crown & stars.
Craftwork Cards - Scallop Square Card Blank & Card Candy
DP - Pink Petticoat Little Big Dots Download
CS - Bazill
Hero Arts Sentiment

Thursday 21 May 2009

Introducing Sprinkles & Sunflower

A Sample card made using 'Sprinkles & Sunflower' a new stamp just released from . Isn't she a cutie! This is one of 9 brand new releases from Pink Gem Designs. They are available now and ready for immeadiate dispatch (just arrived from the factory as I was in the middle of typing this!
I have coloured the image with Koh-in-oor pencils and Ciao Copics with glamour dust added to the wings, crown & stars

Wednesday 20 May 2009

Sea Shell Mimi

A sample card made with one of the new releases from Pink Gem Designs. She is called 'Sea Shell Mimi' and is one of 9 new stamps available to buy now on our website. The stamps will be with us from the factory on Friday and we will dispatch Saturday morning ( May 23rd)
I have tried a new colouring medium today.......Koh-in-oor woodless pencils. There wasn't a skin colour in the set of 24 I bought so my Copics had to help out. JUST ARRIVED AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEADIATE DISPATCH!

Tuesday 19 May 2009

New Stamp Releases!

Summer milly
Our new June releases are arriving with us early than expected. So rather than keep you all waiting we have decided to release them sooner. The new stamps will be dispatched on Saturday along with any of our other stamps you may order with them.
There are 2 new Mimi stamps including 'Ice Cream Mimi' shown on the card below, 3 new Sprinkles Fairy stamps, & 3 new Milly. The one shown above is called Summer Milly. Milly is sitting on her favorite log once again! We now have the four seasons of Milly on her log. When I first designed Milly I drew her sitting on a log and called it Autumn Milly. Then Winter approached so I thought it would be fun to draw her sitting on a snow covered log so we had Winter Milly. Spring Milly followed and now Summer Milly. I think this Summer one is now my favorite from all the four Seasons. Autumn Milly & Winter Milly will be appearing again on the website towards the end of the Summer.
If you would like to see the new designs over at click HERE

Saturday 16 May 2009

Sketch Saturday & Sneaky Peak

A few weeks ago I posted this photo of my little Grandaughter Mimi eating ice cream in the Easter sunshine. Some of you may remember me saying how it inspired me to do a stamp design and here is what I came up with.........

............'Ice Cream Mimi' is one of my new stamp designs for June which will be available at along with more designs of Milly and Sprinkles Fairy. The new Sprinkles stamps will be in issue 63 of Quick Cards Made Easy which will be on sale in June. If you want to be in with a chance to win 6 PGD stamps pop along to our new Website & register to recieve news letters and updates.
This is also my entry for this weeks Sketch Saturday .

Wednesday 13 May 2009

Bathtime Mimi

A sample card made using Bathtime Mimi stamp which is available at Pink Gem Designs. The image has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers with glamour dust added to the bubbles.

Craftwork Cards - Scallop Square Card Blank & Card Candy
CS - Bazill Basics
DP- Funky Fairy Download 'Paisley Love'
Sentiment - Printed On Computer
Ribbon And Gem From Stash
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Nestabilities
EK Success Flower Punch
X Cut Flower Punch

Pirate Mimi

A sample card made with Pirate Mimi available from Pink Gem Designs. This little cuite is one of our May special offers and is priced at only £2.95 The stamp is a good size being approx 78 x 64mm. As you can see she is fab in colour! I have used Ciao Copic Markers to colour the image.

Craftwork Cards - Scalloped Square Card Blanks, Card Candy & Sentiment
CS - Bazill Basic & Bling
DP - Pink Petticoat
buttons, ribbon & lace from stash
Cuttlebug - Embossing folders & borders - Nestabilities
EK Success Flower Punch
X cut Flower Punch

Tuesday 12 May 2009

New DT Members!

It was a very hard descision to make as I had so many wonderful entries......I got to the final two and couldn't choose between them so decided to have them both!

I would like to welcome........

Tab Robinson - Tabby Craft Designs

Judy Laing - Judy's Crafty Moments the Pink Gem Designs DT

I would like to thank everyone for all your wonderful entries.........I wish I could have had more of you!

Janet X

Colour Create - Blue & Green

Woo Hoo!..........a card at last!

This is my entry to this weeks Colour Create Challenge The colours this week are Blue & Green with a bit of paper piecing.
Does anyone remember the old saying Blue & Green should never be seen? These colours used to be a big no, no together back in the dark ages lol
I have used Pink Gem Designs stamps Maid Milly and her baby pet dragon Dillon which can be found in the Max & Milly section of . The images have been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers with glamour dust added to Dillon's wings and Milly's veil.
Craftwork Cards Scolloped Square Card Blank and Card Candy
CS - Bazill Basic & bling
DP - Pink Petticoat Ice Cream Swirls Download
Sentiment -

Fiskars Threading Water Punch
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Nesties Labels 4
EK Success Retro Flower Punch
X Cut Flower Punch

DT Call & News!!!

It's going to be an exciting time over the coming months at Pink Gem Designs with a new website, magazine articles and new summer designs to be released......phew it's all go at the minute!

We are now looking for a new DT member so if you would like to apply:-

You must have an active blog and be able to photograph and post pictures of your work.
Your colouring of stamped images must be exceptional.
As a DT member you will recieve 2 free stamps every month. All we ask in return is that you make at least two cards using the PGD stamps and post them on your blog, forums etc explaining how you made the cards.
If your interested in joining our DT please email us at telling us a bit about yourself, attach two photos of your most recent work and add a link to your blog.
The DT call will close at 6pm on Tuesday 12th May. NOW CLOSED!

Thank You!

Sorry I have not been around much this week but normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

I have been so busy lately with new designs, launching the new WEBSITE and checking the many DT applications.

The response to the new site has been fantastic. I would like to say a big thank you to all Pink Gem Designs customers old and new for all their support and well wishes!

Hopefully may get a card made today......... and some much needed housework yuk!

Janet X

Sunday 10 May 2009

DT Call Update!

We have had massive response to our call for a new DT member for Pink Gem Designs. We therefore have decided to bring it to an end early. Entrants don't have to make cards especially.....just show us two examples of your most recent work. Anyone who wants to enter please send us a link to your blog as this is what we are most interested in. We need to see that the blog is active and the work is consistent. The DT call will now end on Tuesday 12th May at still plenty of time to enter. X

Saturday 9 May 2009

We Are Live!!!!!

Pink Gem Designs now has a brand new Website! Pop across to where there is a competition to win six Pink Gem Designs stamps of your choice!

Sunday 3 May 2009

Colour Create - Red, Cream & Chocolate

My entry for this weeks Colour Create and this week the colours are Red, Cream & Chocolate. I have used my Daisy stamp which is available from Pink Gem Designs - Funky Animals set 3.
The image has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers and Daisy's face has been decopaged.
Card blank, sentiment & Candy - Craftwork Cards
Card stock - Bazill
DP Pink Petticoat Little Big Dots
Flower and brad from stash