Thursday 29 December 2011

What a Difference a Week Makes!

We took our oldest son back north on Tuesday as he was staying with us over Christmas.
Of course we had to go visit little Jack and Mimi again.
I couldn't believe the difference in Jack only one week on.
He is more awake now and his eyes are big and bright.......and he is wanting feeding all the time lol!


Wednesday 28 December 2011

Chloe in the Rain Digi

Chloe in the Rain is now available as a digi stamp
You can find her here
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The images you will recieve will be high resoloution 300dpi
These will include
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1 jpg ready coloured (like the image shown)
1 png (transparent background) black line


December special Offers!

There is still time to grab a bargain in our 'December Special Offers'
We have extended it until Midnight (UK time) on Monday 2nd January
This includes 35% off Winter/Christmas themed polymer stamps
....and 25% off Winter/Christmas themed cutting dies
........there is also 25% off our winter themed pendant charms
See our december offers here

Rasberry Plates

Just a reminder that we have some of the very popular 'Grand Calibur Rasperry Plates'  in stock
These are very difficult to get hold of on the UK just if you want one then order one quickly :)
Last time we had these in stock they flew out within days and it took two months before we could get more!

You can find them here


Friday 23 December 2011

A Card for Baby Jack

No More crafting until after Christmas......but I had one card I had to make today.....Baby Jack's birth card!
I have followed the sketch from 'Sketch Saturday'

I have personalised the Calendar sentiment and these can be ordered from my 'Etsy' shop here
Baby Boy Teddy digi here
Corrugated digi paper here
Nestabilities here
Buttons here
Ribbon from stash


Wednesday 21 December 2011

.....and there is more!

Me & my Grandma

"Hello Everybody"

Having a sleep on Grandad!

Sorry for the photo overload.......I am just a very proud Grandma lol!


Tuesday 20 December 2011

Wonderful Christmas!

We have just got back from a five hour round trip to see our new grandson Jack!
We are very tired but he was worth it!
Just thought I would have a go at digi scrapping with one of the many photos we took.
I think this says it all  for us this Christmas :)


Jack & Mimi

Mimi meets her little brother for the first you can see she is soooo proud!
We are driving up north today to meet him too.....can't wait to get hold of him :)


Monday 19 December 2011

Baby Jack is..........

........on his way!
My DIL has been having contractions from the early hours of Sunday....poor love must be exhausted!
Just had text from my son to say things  are beggining to pick up speed :)
Will keep you posted!
 Edited to say :- Just had text at 7.45pm to say baby Jack is here......don't know any details yet but will post photo as soon as I get one!

Saturday 17 December 2011

Baby Girl Teddy

I planned to do lots of cleaning today but unfortunately I had a very sore back this morning.
I was carrying a heavy box a coule of days ago and yesterday my back started to seize up.
I have had a Curaheat pad on all day and it does feel easier.
Anyway I can't sit and do nothing all day so I thought I would draw a matching 'Baby Girl Teddy'
She is in my Etsy store now and she will be on the Pink Gem Designs website later


Friday 16 December 2011

Baby Boy Teddy

Brrrr hope everyone is staying safe and warm during this cold snap
I am trying to wind down now with the designing and crafting but I have one more card to make before I do!
As some of you know I have a little Grandson due anyday now so I have been working on an image today ready for his card
This image is now for sale in my  Etsy store here
It will be on the PGD website soon:)
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1 blackline png which you can print onto patterned paper
1 pre coloured image like the one above


Personal Callendar Digi Stamps




I have been working on some more personalised digi stamps
These are only available at the moment through my Etsy store here
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The images you will recieve will be high resolution 300dpi black line images
1 jpg black line
1png black line with transparent background (so you can print onto patterned paper)
You can have a coloured jpg if you prefer


Thursday 15 December 2011

Grand Calibur Raspberry Plates!

Woo Hoo! The Grand Calibur Raspberry plates are here!
Last time we had these they flew out and it has taken us 2 months to get more.
These have been as rare in the UK as hens teeth lol
If Santa Claus is bringing you the Grand Calibur machine this Christmas you may need to add one of these to your wishlist!
If you want to use Sizzlets , Cuttlebug dies and folders in your Grand Calibur then you will need one of these adapter plates.....they do not come with the machines
Please read info here to make sure you put the right sandwich in your machines
A lady emailed me a while back to say her Raspberry Plate had broken in two......and what had she done wrong?
She told me the combo of plates she had used which was totaly the wrong 'Sandwich'
So please read the info in the link as you could not only break plates if you get the 'Sandwich' could also break your machine!
If you want one of these plates then please place your order quickly as we won't have these in stock for long
I know a lot of peeps are getting GC for Christmas and most won't realize until Christmas morning when they start to play with their new toy that they may need a GC Raspberry Plate :)
You can find our Raspberry Plates here


Wednesday 14 December 2011

Copyright Problem Sorted!

Today we have had a lovely email from Quiane of  Feltro - Aholic the foreign blog that had my 'Gingerbread Man' digi Image offered as a freebie 
It is a Brazilian blog in Portugese language
 Quaine has not been around the last couple of days to see the messages but as soon  as she did she contacted us :)
The blog is like a craft magazine (you will see it has a large following) anyway Quiane took over as editor August 2011 and someone else had already posted the 'Gingerbread Man' before her.
It looks like there are lots of different people who post on the blog
She was very apologetic and deleted the image immediately as she takes copyright very seriously and has posted an apology on her blog.....see's in Portugese mind lol
I am a very happy bunny tonight and I even have a new FB friend :)


Nice & Tidy!

Here are some photos of a my tidy craftroom/office  all spic n' span for the holiday season.
Wouldn't dare show it in it's normal state lol.
Here is my comfy chair and main computer where I draw my designs and process Pink Gem orders.
You can see my beloved graphic tablet that I use to draw  left of the chair on the white trolly.
When in use this sits where the keyboard is and the key board moves up on the same level of the computer

Here is the 'Messy' other side of the room where I like to dabble in a bit of card making
You can see my work station with the lovely table top lamp that the daylight company gave me for writing a review on my blog :)
You can see my little Ipod docker next to my Cuttlebug....I prefer music coming from behind when I am working on the computer

Mostly dies and embellies on the top shelf with some card blanks and books/sketch pads

can you see my little Fimo figures sitting in the corner on the shelf?
here they are.......

These models were my first attempt at Fimo.....I really must get back to it as I enjoyed it sooo much.....just finding the time :)

Drawers and cuboards full of crafty stuff to give them a good sort after Christmas
 I have this handy storage area under the work station where I can shove stuff :)
Got all my Fimo, tools and books under here too
As you can see I only have a few Martha Stewart punches....oh forgot I have a drawer full of punches and there are some in there....what am I like....typical crafter and forgot what I have lol.
Don't have as many as some I Christine lol?
Every time I go see Christine aka Nanaseaside....I am gobsmacked by her display of Martha Stewart punches lol!
Funny thing is I am not as mad for MS punches as I once was.....I think it's since the fancy long border dies came out.
I am particularly loving the Spellbinders Edgeablilities which I cut with my new baby the Grande Calibur

Here you can see some of the things I use to colour my stamp images
Copics, ProMarkers, Prisma Pencils, Koh-I- Noor Pencils, Distress Inks which I keep stored upside down.
You can see the Sansador and paper stumps next to the inks which I use to blend the pencils

My normal sizes Nesties live in CD boxes  next to my 'Cuttlebug'
I am hankering after Grande ones now....always something that a crafter wants...erm needs isn't there lol!
Well I hope you enjoyed looking at my little work room....this is where I spend most of my time :)


Sunday 11 December 2011

Holly Tilda

I have had this little sweetie a few weeks and only just managed to have time to play!
I thought today was now or never for this year so I pushed myself to make a card with her.
I have to admit the old mojo is starting to wilt as there are so many other things to do now before this could be my last chrissy card....who knows lol


Holly Tilda Stamp by Magnolia coloured with Copics
Snowflake stamps (among my box of stamps)
Sentiment stamp you can find here
I edged the card using Edgeabilities here
Nestabilities here
Inks here & here
Sponge daubers here
Ribbon & Pearls from stash
Home made crackle heart...... tutorial here

I now have an Etsy shop where you can find some of my designs as well as the Pink Gem Designs website
I have put the personalised sentiments in the Etsy shop so if anyone wants one they can contact me through there
I will also be adding my own  hand made cards and other things like fimo models when I can get the time lol