Saturday 29 August 2009

Fridays Sketchers 67

My Entry for this weeks Friday Sketchers following a fab sketch by Claudia. I have used my Guy Fawkes Milly stamp which is available at Pink Gem Designs. See her here. Milly has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers.
Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
CS - Bazill
DP - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment Stamp - Studio G
Ribbon & Flower From Stash
Cuttlebug & Nestabilities
Black Dewdrops - Tabby Crafts

Thursday 27 August 2009

Papertake Weekly / Cute Card Thursday

My Entry for this weeks Papertake Weekly following a sketch by the lovely Dawny......I am also entering my card for Cute Card Thursday where the theme this week is 'New Beginings'. I have used my 'Baby Girl Bundle' Stamp which is available at Pink Gem designs. The image has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers for the babies skin and Koh - i - noor woodless pencils for the rest.

Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Cs - Inkcraft Corregated Card
DP & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
PM - Flowers
Buttons From Stash
Tulle - Tabby Crafts

Cardmaking & Papercraft Issue 70

'Rodney Reindeer' & 'Snowlove' make their first magasine appearance in the October Issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft. They are both available from Pink Gem Designs

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Christmas Blessings/Stamptacular Sunday

I am entering this card into this weeks Stamptacular Sunday Challenge where the theme this week is 3D. I have used 'Nativity Milly', 'Nativity Max',' Nativity Donkey' & the sentiment 'Christmas Blessings' which are all available at Pink Gem Designs. I have used an 8" X 8" card this time. I prefer square cards but sometimes there is not enough room on a 6" X 6" to get a good sized stamp and sentiment to fit. The images have been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers and I have paper peiced Milly's veil and Max's coat. I also added a bit of distress ink to them to match the paper

Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
CS - Inkcraft Corregated Card & Core - dinations
DP - Pink Petticoat
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Dewdrops - Tabby Crafts (These are fab value)
Cuttlebug Snowflake Die, Nestabilities, Sizzix Snowflakes dies & X-cut Snowflake Punch


From Shirley

From Christine

From Karen

Thank you to Shirley, Christine, & Karen for these lovely awards. I have a feeling I have left another one somewhere but can't remember where.... as someone gave me it a few days ago. Please don't be upset if I don't always pick up my no offence is intended. Life is a bit hetic at the moment and I have a memory like a sieve at the best of times lol!

Friday 21 August 2009


Meg With Flowers

Little Gem With Flowers

Great news! Two of our best sellers are now back in stock at Pink Gem Designs 'Meg With Flowers' & 'Little Gem With Flowers' We also have some lovely Christmas Sentiments see them here

Thursday 20 August 2009

Sketch Saturday / Winter Milly

A card I made following This weeks Sketch Saturday using 'Winter Milly' which is available from Pink Gem Designs. The image has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers with Doodlebug Crushed Velvet added to the fur on her clothing and the snow.

Cardblank, Sentiment & Card Candy- Craftwork Cards
CS Bazill
DP - October Afternoon/Sugar Cookies
Ribbon From Stash


Sizzlets Snowflake Die
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
X - Cut Snowflake Punch

Tuesday 18 August 2009

And The Winner Is..........

...........Lisa Baker from Crafty Moments! Congratulations Lisa you have won 6 Pink Gem Designs stamps of your choice (subject to availability) If you would like to email us with which stamps you would like and your address we will post them to you ASAP!

Pink Gem Candy!


Would you like to be entered into a draw to win 6 Pink Gem Stamps of your choice (subject to availability) All you have to do is leave a comment here, post the photo of PGD stamps above on your blog and a link back to this one. The draw will take place on Tuesday 18th August at 6pm
GOOD LUCK!Now Closed

Sunday 16 August 2009

My Son Made This!

I thought I would show you the cake which my son made for his Grandad's 80th birthday. The little grandad and his bowls are made entirely from icing. Isn't he clever?

Friday 14 August 2009

Mimi & Pumpkin

A card made with Mimi & Pumpkin which is one of the new releases from Pink Gem Designs......see her here. The image has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
CS - Bazill
DP - A Free Download ( got it last year can't remember where from)
Flower Punches - EK Success & Woodware
Dewdrops - Tabby Crafts

Thursday 13 August 2009

Papertake Weekly / Autumn Milly

My Entry for this weeks Papertake Weekly Following another fab sketch by the wonderful Dawny. I have used my new Autumn Milly stamp which has just been released at Pink Gem Designs......see her here. She is one of 10 new stamps with an Autumn/Halloween theme. We even have a 'Guy Fawkes Milly'.
Autumn Milly was one of the first designs I came up with when I started designing for another stamp company last year. Sales of this stamp was so good that I designed a Winter Milly then in the spring when I launched my own business I came up with Spring Milly. It seemed natural then as summer approached that I should design a Summer Milly to complete the set of Milly sitting on the log throughout the four seasons. Autumn Milly and Winter Milly are now re-released through Pink Gem Designs and are proving very popular. Winter Milly has sold out twice since we released her at the end of May. We have just recieved new stocks but how long they will last I can't say as we have sold lots already.
The image has been coloured with a combo of Ciao Copic Markers & Koh i noor woodless pencils

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
CS - Bazill
DP - ?
Tulle - Tabby Crafts
Dew Drops - Tabby Crafts
EK Success Flower Punch
Woodware Small Flower & Leaf Punches

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Look What I Recieved Today

I recieved this lovely card and gift in the post today from an old schoolfriend who had bought some of my stamps. She made these with 'Sunflower Sprinkles' & 'Frog Prince'. The Watering can had chocolates in it too......but not anymore yum!!

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Halloween/ Autumn Stamps

Autumn Milly

Autumn Max

Our Halloween /Autumn stamps are now on sale at Pink Gem Designs, see them here and here

Back In Stock & New Arrivals!

Winter Milly

Our best selling Christmas stamps are now back in stock! Including our ever so popular 'Winter Milly' We have already a large waiting list for this stamp so order soon to avoid dissapointment!
You can see all the Christmas stamps here

The new Halloween/ Autumn stamps have arrived too! They will be going on the website later today so pop over to Pink Gem Designs and have a look

New DT Girl!

Pink Gem Designs has a new addition to it's DT. It's the fabulous and extremely talented Debby Yates from A Scrapjourney
I asked Debby last night if she would like to join us on the team and she said yes.......I am sooo excited! When I first started card making in October 2007 I came accross Debby's blog and I found it truely amazing and very inspiring. If you have never visited Debby then pop across and take a look you won't be dissapointed!!

Monday 10 August 2009

A Lovely Weekend!

We went up to a sunny Gt Manchester for the weekend to look after our two year old Grandaughter Mimi while her parents had a weekend break. On Saturday we collected our other two grandchildren and we all had a lovely day out. Here are a few pics of our day......Just look at those lovely Lancashire hills in the I miss them lol!
On a sad note we have to say good bye to Judy one of our DT girls. She is on the team of another stamp company now who do not allow their DT girls to work for other stamp companies so it is our loss and their gain. We do wish her lots of success and would like to thank her for the fantastic contribution she made to Pink Gem Designs in the short time she was with us. Judys cards are truly beautiful and she has some featured in this months Issue of Craft Stamper which she is showing on her blog so pop over and take a look

Saturday 8 August 2009

Cheeky Little Devil & News!

Another Halloween Sneak Peak........'Devil Max'........ he is one of the 10 Halloween/Autumn Designs about to be released from Pink Gem Designs next week. Please excuse my lack of cardmaking but I am on 'Mimi Duty' at this moment in time. I am looking after my 2yr old grandaughter Mimi as her parents are having a weekend break. Normal service will resume on Monday lol! New Halloween & the Christmas stamps which are out of stock arrive Tuesday and they will be available for sale on the website on Tuesday evening X

Friday 7 August 2009

Pumpkin Pie

Here is a little preview of 'Pumpkin Spot' one of the new Halloween/Autumn stamps to be released at Pink Gem Designs next week. Doesn't he look sweet!

Thursday 6 August 2009

Introducing Halloween Milly

Introducing 'Halloween Milly' & her 'Witchy Cat' (Lily) two of the new Halloween stamps which will be released during next week at Pink Gem Designs. The images have been coloured with Ciao Copics (Milly's Skin) and Koh-i-noor woodless pencils.

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
CS - Bazzill
DP - October Afternoon/Ducks In A Row
Sentiment Stamp - Scrappy Cat
Tulle - Tabby Crafts
Dew Drops - Tabby Crafts
Cuttlebug Spiders Web Embossing Folder

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Papertake Weekly - Milly & Snowman

My entry for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge The theme this week is the 'Four Seasons'. I am also the sponser for this week so why not enter to be in with a chance of winning 'Skipping Milly'
I thought I would make a card using 'Milly & Snowman' which is available at Pink Gem Designs.....see her here. The image has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers with Glamour dust added for icy sparkles

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
CS - Bazzill
DP - October Afternoon - Sugar Cookies
Snowflakes - Sizzix Die & X-Cut Punch
Tulle - Tabby Crafts
Dewdrops - Tabby Crafts

Now I must tell you about these Dewdrops from Tabby Crafts as they are extrememly good value! They cost £1 for a 25G bag (That's lots) and they come in all different colours....take a look here..... and see for your self! Well Done Tabs!

Monday 3 August 2009

Max & Snowman

I just love Max as he always has a "who, me?" look on his face! In fact he reminds me very much of my youngest son when he was little.....he was always up to mischief lol
This card has been made with 'Max & Snowman' which is available here from Pink Gem Designs. Max has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers with glamour dust added for snowy sparkles.

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
DP Three Bugs In A Rug - Deck The Halls & Reindeer Games
CS - Bazzill
Cuttlebug - Nestabilities - Sissix Snowflake die

Sunday 2 August 2009

Halloween Mimi

A Preview card made with 'Halloween Mimi' a new stamp which will be coming soon to Pink Gem Designs. She will be one of 10 new Autumn/Halloween themed stamps to be released. These will be limited editions and we will only have so many of each stamp. So as not to be dissapointed keep watching the Pink Gem blog for news of their arrival. Better still why not register on the Pink Gem Designs website( there is no obligation to buy) to recieve a monthly news letter to be kept up to date with all the PGD news. You will also be entered into our August prize draw to recieve 2 PGD stamps of your choice (subject to availability)

'Halloween Mimi' has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers
Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
DP - Kabhan
CS - Bazzill
Stick On Pearls & Ribbon From Stash
Cuttlebug - Nestabilities - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Flower Punches - EK Success, Woodware & X-Cut