Wednesday 31 March 2010

Back In Stock

Just a quick post to let you know we now have the ever popular Big Scalloped Circles LG back in stock
See them here

Shirley aka Nannieflash has given me this lovely award!
Thank you Shirley you are so sweet and I hope you feel better soon!


Tuesday 30 March 2010

Mulberry Flowers

Mixed Colours

Pink Petals

Blue Petals

White Hydrangeas

We have just added some mulberry paper flowers to our online shop which are available in packs of 20
see them here


Monday 29 March 2010

Horace & Flowers

I have made this card using our new Horace digistamp see him here
I printed Horace quite large and  didn't add a sentiment as I think horace speaks for himself lol!
He has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers
Corregated card,ribbon & button from stash


Sunday 28 March 2010

New Horace Digi

Everyone loved Horace the little doggy I designed for Craft Stamper I have come up with a digistamp of him for all you digi fans out can buy him here


Copics or Promarkers?

Should I buy Copics or Promarkers?.........a question on the minds of many a crafter!
"But which is best" people ask
I can't say which is 'best' as they are very similar to each other realy .....yet very slightly different

They look slightly different as you can see.....the promarker is slightly fatter and bullet shaped compared to the slimmer Caio Copic Marker
Both have a brush at one end and a chisel tip at the other (for large areas)

Now here comes the most important difference.....the brush size!
As you can see the Promarker on the left has a much smaller harder brush and the Copic on the right a much softer larger brush
I find I can quickly colour larger areas with the Copic's soft brush but I have to be really careful in small areas as it is very easy to go outside the ink lines of the image I am colouring
It takes a little longer to colour a larger area with the Promarker but my colouring in small areas is much more accurate

This little chap has been coloured with a mix of Ciao Copic Markers and Promarkers
For the hair and skin I have used Copics and for the clothes and balloon I have used Promarkers
As you can see there is not a lot of difference although I have not coloured skin yet with Promarkers......I am waiting for my Skin tones to arrive!

Caio Copics come in 144 colours
Promarkers come in 148 colours

This article has been written on my own experience of these pens.....I am no expert!
It's all down to personal choice so I hope this helps you decide
You can always have both lol!


Saturday 27 March 2010

Chloe in Quickcards

My April edition of Quickcards Made Easy Magasine has just arrived and look who I spotted on Page 57.........Yes it's our little 'Chloe in the Rain'
You can see her here


Friday 26 March 2010

Chloe with Flowers

I have followed the sketch on this weeks Friday Sketchers

I have used 'Chloe with Flowers' and 'Your special Day' Sentiment which are brand new releases from Pink Gem Designs
Chloe has been stamped with Memento 'Rich Cocoa' and coloured with Ciao Copic Markers
Stamp 'Chloe with Flowers' Pink Gem Desgns
Sentiment Stamp 'Your Special Day' Pink Gem Designs
Labels Nestabilities
Martha Stewart Punches
Image edges sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink 'Spun Sugar'


Thursday 25 March 2010

Truly Scrumptious Kaya

I have made this for my grandaughter Chloe's 10th birthday
I have  followed the sketch over at Truly Scrumptious

I have used 'Kaya with Flowers' and 'Someone Special'  ticket sentiment stamps which are two of the brand new releases from Pink Gem Designs
Kaya has been stamped with Versafine and watercoloured with distress inks with glamour dust added for a touch of sparkle
Stamp 'Kaya with Flowers' - Pink Gem Designs
Ticket Sentiment Stamp 'Someone Special' - Pink Gem Designs
Tim Holtz distress Inks:-
Hair - Tea Dye
Cheeks - Worn Lipstick
Paper edges have also been sponged with Spun Sugar
Adesive Pearls - Papermania
Flowers - Prima


Wednesday 24 March 2010

New Nestabilities

Labels 11

Labels 13

We now have some new Nestabilities added to the website.....Labels 11 & 13
See them here
We have sold out of the Large Scallop Circles but we are trying to get some more

We also have some new buttons/embellishment packs called 'Colour Me'

Colour Me........Pink

Colour Me.........White


Saturday 20 March 2010

Chloe Meets Sketch Saturday

Phew what a week.....we have been so busy....thought I would never get chance to make a card  again lol!
Anyway managed to make this today using one of our brand new releases 'Sitting Chloe' isn't she sweet?
I have follwed the lovely sketch over on Sketch Saturday

Chloe has been stamped with Memento 'Rich Cocoa' and coloured with Ciao Copic Markers


Friday 19 March 2010

Thursday 18 March 2010

Digi Stamps

Since putting the 'Tuilp Heart Milly' digi  freebie on my blog we have had lots of requests for us to sell Digi Stamps. I know a lot of you still love to hold a stamp in your inky fingers as I do........but we thought it would also be nice to offer something to all the Digi fans out there. As a trial we have put 6 images in Digi format onto the website. You can see these here
For clear polymer stamps look in the 'Stamps' category where you will find our brand new stamps shown in the post below


Monday 15 March 2010

Saturday 13 March 2010

Andy & Puppy - Sneaky Peek!

Well it's sneak peek time again!
This time it's little Andy......Chloe's Brother
Andy and Chloe are new stamps which will be released on Monday Evening
We were hoping to have them yesterday but there was a slight delay at the Factory
Andy and Chloe are named after our other two Grandchildren
Some of you will already be aware that our Mimi stamps are named after our other little Grandaughter

The image has been coloured with Ciao Copic Markers

'Andy & Puppy' stamp (to be released) - Pink Gem Designs
DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs - Festiverous
Papers edges sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Broken China
Card blank & Card Candy - Craftwork Cards