Sunday 28 February 2010

Special Birthday Cards!

From Pops

From Christine

From Mandy

I recieved some lovely cards for my birthday including some beautiful hand made ones from my blogging friends Poppet, Christine & Mandy

I also recieved the lovely card and gift box below from a very special  friend who I went to school with


Saturday 27 February 2010

Cutie Pie!

Been Playing with my birthday presents today!

I have made this baby girl card using 'Cutie Pie' which is from Pink Gem Designs
I have stamped the image with 'Memento Rich Cocoa' and coloured her with Copics and Prismas
I have used my new Martha Stewart punches and 'Large Scallop Circle Nesties'


The Winner!

The winner of my blog candy draw to win 6 Pink Gem Designs stamps of you choice is...... number 39 Andrea aka Cookiemonster..........Andrea was chosen using the random number generator.
Please email me your details Andrea and state which stamps you would like and I will post them to you asap


Win 6 Pink Gem Stamps!

To celebrate my birthday this month and the launch of our new challenge blog 'A Gem of a Challenge' (which starts on  8th Feb) I am giving away 6 Pink Gem Designs stamps in a prize draw!
Here are the prize draw conditions:-
 Post the picture above on your blog
Mention a bit about the PGD candy and our new challenge blog  and post a LINK back to this blog
Enter you name and address of your blog in Mister Linky below
A comment from you would be lovely but is not neccessary
A winner will be drawn at random on my birthday Sat 27th Feb after 1pm. 
They will then be able to choose 6 Pink Gem stamps of their choice (subject to availability)
You must follow the conditions above to qualify for an entry into the draw
Good Luck!

Friday 26 February 2010

Not Long Left....... enter our blog candy (see above) It ends tomorrow at 1pm!


Meg meets Friday Sketchers

I have followed the lovely sketch on Friday Sketchers for this Easter card

I have used my 'Meg with Chicks' & 'Easter Wishes' sentiment stamp which are available at Pink Gem Designs
Meg & the sentiment have been stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa (love this!) and coloured with Prisma pencils and blended with Sansador
DP - Pink Petticoat/ Sweet Shoppe Designs
Flowers - Bee Crafty

We now have a selection of embellishments and sticky stuff on our website


Thursday 25 February 2010

Just Arrived!

The new Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities have just arrived!........see them here


Wednesday 24 February 2010


I am pleased to tell you Pink Gem Designs are now stocking a selection of Nestabilities at very competative prices! We are still waiting for some other sets  to arrive


Bunny Milly

Well the Easter eggs are in the shops so I thought I would make an Easter card today!

I have used 'Bunny Milly' and the round 'Easter Sentiment' which are from Pink Gem Designs
I once read if you stamp your images in brown ink rather than black they look softer
I have tried it but never been happy.....probably because I couldn't find a dark enough brown.
Well I have stamped Milly and the sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa.........and it's just the right shade of brown........I love it and will definately use it again
The image has been coloured with Ciao Copics and glamour dust added to her bunny suit
The DP is Pink Petticoat
My new Martha Stewart Punches 'Daisy Dot' and 'Eyelet Heart' had their first outing today
The lovely Bloom is from Bee Crafty


Tuesday 23 February 2010

Exciting News!

I am pleased to tell you that Pink Gem Designs is now stocking my favorite Inks
We have Momento Ink in Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa. These are fab to stamp your images if you are colouring with Copics, Promarkers or pencils with Sansador because the lines won't bleed.
We also have Versafine Onyx Black which is fab for watercolouring!
Speaking of watercolouring we now also stock a range of Tim Holtz Distress Inks
If you are a regular visitor to my blog you will know that watercolouring with Distress Inks is one of my favorite methods of colouring. There is  a tutorial by me on the Pink Gem Designs website!

We have a selection of 4 half price stamps and 2 more with a discount of 35% in our Febuary Offers to make way for new designs but only while stocks last!

Monday 22 February 2010

Space Miki meets Friday Sketchers

A card at last!
I am entering this card for Friday Sketchers

I have used Space Miki which is one of the latest releases from Pink Gem Designs
The image has been stamped with Versafine Onyx Black  ink and  watercoloured with Tim Holtz distress inks
Broken China (suit & paper edges)
Worn Lipstick (cheeks)
Tea Dye (hair)
Peeled Paint (Alien)
Glamour dust has been added to the helmet & stars (love this stuff) for added twinkle!
DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs by Zoe Pearn - Festiverous (download)
Hero Arts - Sentiment
Card Candy and metal shapes and brads from stash


Wednesday 17 February 2010

Hi Everyone!

I am very sorry for not being around much lately...........I am so  very busy with Pink Gem Designs at the moment. We have added 3 new ticket sentiments to the website this can see these on the home page here
I will try and get around and visit everyone in the next couple of days and hopefully  make some more  cards


Thursday 11 February 2010

Coming Soon In Craft Stamper Magazine!

I was so thrilled when Craft Stamper magazine contacted me a few months ago and asked me to design their free front cover stamp for the April issue (on sale 4th March)
Here is a sneak peek which is on the inside back page of their current March issue


Wednesday 10 February 2010

Party Kaya

I can't believe it.......the sun was shining through the window when I took these photos about half a hour ago..........and now it's blowing a snow blizzard!
No challenges again for me today as they all seem to be love and valentine themed and I have been very naughty and bought hubby one........well he sees everything I make lol!

I have used my 'Party Kaya' stamp which is available at Pink Gem Designs
She has been coloured with a mix of Ciao Copics and Prisma Pencils
DP is again from Sweet Shoppe Designs - 2 scoops - Festiverous
The blooms are from Bee Crafty


Tuesday 9 February 2010


Not entering any challenges today!
I was blog hopping this morning when I came across a beautiful card by Julie and thought I would make something similar
A lot less fussy than my usual creations and quite quick to make.........not sure if it's me though lol!

I do love this new stamp though called 'Birthday Hoot' and he is available from Pink Gem Designs
The image has been coloured with a mix of Prisma Pencils and Ciao Copics
DP is Sweet Shoppe Designs - 2 Scoops - Festiverous
The beautiful blooms came from Bee Crafty


Monday 8 February 2010

Our First Challenge

Well today sees the launch of our brand new challenge 'A Gem of a Challenge'
This month it is Mandy's turn to host the challenge and she has come up with this fabby sketch with an option to use 'Pink & Gems'

Here is my take on the sketch!

I have used my 'Giraffe' and 'New Baby' sentiment stamps which are both available from Pink Gem Designs
The image has been coloured with Prisma Pencils

So why not join in the fun yourself and pop across to 'A Gem of a Challenge'!


Sunday 7 February 2010

Special Friend

I am entering this card for 3 Challenges
1. By The Cute & Girly - Love- shown to friends or family
2. Cute Card Thursday - Spots & Dots

I have used my 'Teddy with Rose' stamp and also two sentiment stamps all available at Pink Gem Designs
The 'Special Friend' ticket sentiment is a brand new release!
Teddy has been watercoloured using Tim Holtz distress inks and glamour dust added to the roses
DP I can't remember as I have been using up my scrap box
Punches - Martha Stewart

PS Our new Challenge Blog  'A Gem of a Challenge' starts tomorrow morning so don't forget to pop across and join the fun!