Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Welcome to our new Artist Dottie Gleason

Hello Everyone,

Those of you that know me will be aware that I have been in and out of work and posting occasionally for most of this year so far.
We have had some family health issues that made it difficult for me to carry on with the store during this time. we now have a happy ending to all the health issues and worry, which means I can now return to doing what I love, supplying all of you with the beautiful digital stamps from some amazingly talented artists here at Crafts and Me, and talking to you my crafty friends out there!

There is no better way to come back to work than by introducing one of two new fabulous artists joining us.

I would like to introduce you to DOTTIE GLEASON a very talented lady.

  Dottie Gleason has been painting for most of her life.
She paints everyday and all day long. Most of her
inspirations come from the films of Tim Burton and
Guillermo Del Toro. One day she hopes to meet them.
It's  her dream to even design a character or two for one
their films.

She loves painting almost all genres but whimsical and
Gothic are her most exhilarating.
Finding beauty in dark subjects seems to be her Forte.

Like her different genres of subjects her favorite
mediums are acrylics and pencils.
One of her many accomplishments includes a
project by Eric Marshall "Street Art With No Borders"
Now Dottie's art is located all over the world now
including Paris, Spain and Berlin. 
Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful digital stamp

Just one example of many digital stamps available in the store now with many more to come,
 pop over to the store to see the rest of Dotties collection waiting to be coloured.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Emily Luella - I Wish.

Good morning all.
Today I have got a gift bag to share using the beautiful I Wish digital image by Emily Luella.

Isn`t she a stunning image and because she prints in grey-scale, all the shading is done for you.
I used a mix of alcohol markers and watercolour markers to colour her as well as lots of glitter.
Thanks so much for looking.
Check out the other new images in store HERE.
Also don`t forget our monthly challenge HERE.
Hugs Nic.

Monday, 1 May 2017

May Challenge - Anything Goes

Morning all!  Pinch, punch its the 1st of the month!  We're into MAY already!!  Where is this year going at all?!  What have you all got planned for the bank holiday?  I'm on the high seas again.  We're fortunate this year in that one of last years swan cygnets has taken a shine to us and comes over to our boat whenever we're there much to my youngest's delight.  She's called him Billy and his parents are Tilly & Timmy who you often see up and down Conwy Estuary.
Anyway I hope you're all having a lovely day and thank you for popping by.

Thank you so much for your beautiful entries for our last challenge, we'll be picking our winners very soon.

We have a brand new challenge for you this month and its an easy peasy one of Anything Goes.  Please don't forget our simple rules, if you use crafts and me images you can enter as many times as you like.  If you use any other image or type just the once please.  Unfortunately if you break this rule you will be disqualified from prizes and we don;t like to do that!
You can enter into however many other challenges as you like, there is no limit, please backlink to us. and only new entries dated on or after 1st of May can be submitted.

Thank You very much for stopping by and I hope you just love the inspiration we have for you x

Sunday, 23 April 2017

I wish....

here I am again with an inspiration post for you. This time I used the gorgeouss I wish greyscale stamp by Emily Luella....
I coloured her with aquablend pencils and white molotow marker for the white dots.
I kept the card simple just used an over the edge die and a large butterfly die that I coloured with stickles.

Don't forget to check out the facebook group as there is a competition going on about who is our new Artist....
I hope your all having a wonderfull sunday.....

Winners March (Springtime)

Good Afternoon!  I've finished my rounds and seen some beautiful work out there!  I have some winners for the Springtime challenge here so without further ado.....

Random winner of a £10 Crafts & Me gift voucher is

That would be CAROLE J.  Well Done Carole, please contact Teresa to claim your prize.

And now for the really difficult bit, the Top 3!  In no particular order, well except entry number, we have the following amazing creations.

7 - Norma

Well Done ladies!  Please grab your badges above and don't forget to enter our new Things with Wings Challenge x


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Challenge reminder - Things with Wings

Good Evening all!  Just a quick reminder that our challenge Things with Wings is running until 30th so a little bit of time to enter if you haven't already.

We have a new DT joining us too - Melanie Jess who you may have seen her absolutely stunning work around blogland or in magazines.  Take a peep over at her blog at the gorgeous designs she does and with her a warm welcome to the team!

Here's Mel's inspiration for our latest challenge which can be found here

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Snow Drops....

Hello crafters,
Here is another card of mine with the beautifull new Snow drops greyscale stamp by Emily Luella... She will be in the shop soon....
I coloured her with watercolours and glitterglue in soft blue tones and matched the paper and embelishments....

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration for today...
hugss Ria