30 August 2011

Wedding card

This is a Wedding card I did for a recent commission
The image is Meljens coloured with Promarkers. I've cut it out with Nesties Scalloped Squares, and the edges are inked with Antique Linen distress ink. The sentiment is a Papermania stamp, and the paper is by Dovrcraft. The gems, ribbon and stars are from stash. I've also added stickles to the ring and swirls on the image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - 1/2 - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - 1/2 - Anything Goes
Bird is the Word - 1/1 - Love
Scrappy Frogs - Bling
Little Claire's - 1/3 - Wedding/Anniversary
One Stop Craft - Anything but square
Totally Gorjuss - As you like it
Digi's With Attitude! - anything goes
Jellypark Challenges - 1/2 - punches and/or die cuts
Just Add Ink - something from stash
Poodles Parlour - 1/1 - anything goes
Show and Tell - 1/1 - Anything goes
AiFactory - 1/1 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - 1/3 - Anything goes in August
Crafty Sentiments - 1/1 - Ribbon & Bows & a HOP
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - 1/1 - Sparkle and Shine (last Challenge)
Paper Shelter Challenge - 1/3 - diecuts/punches

25 August 2011

Charisma #34 - Glitter it!

Morning folks! I know I've been a very bad blogger recently, life has gotten in the way a bit, pesky thing!

It's time for a new challenge at Charisma! We wanna see you Glitter it!

Here are our wonderful sponsors this time:

 Digi Stamp Boutique!
(6 Single Digi's of your choice)

Buy our digi stamps here...
We have a BRAND NEW Sponsor this week!!!
The Pretty Little ribbon shop are offering this very yummy pinkalicious stash to a lucky winner!!
(display bucket not included)

a mini surprise only available to our Facebook entries!!

The glittery peach card is by Dovecraft and the ribbon and flower are from stash. The swirly flourish which I have glittered is by Inkadinkado and the greeting is by Personal Impessions.

Head on over to Charisma and show us your sparkle ;)

19 August 2011

unleash your wild side with my new range!

...of Leopard Print tiles!! These are 1" square and can be made into

Keyring - £4.00
Ring (adjustable) - £4.00
Pendant Necklace - £5.00
Magnet - £3.50
prices include UK postage

See more at my Facebook page...
...or if theres anything else you have in mind please contact me at gem@handmadebygem.co.uk and I'll be happy to discuss with you :)

18 August 2011

AUD Sentiments – Anything goes with a sentiment!

It couldn’t be easier to join in with our new challenge at AUD Sentiments.. because Anything Goes with a sentiment!!

Our lovely sponsor this time is Whimsie Doodles! I just love this fun digi and sentiment set :)
I've coloured with Promarkers and used paper from the DVWV Citrus Stack. The leaves are made with a MS Punch and I've added some stickles to the glass :)
Please take some time to see the rest of the DT’s inspiration at the main AUD Sentiments challenge blog!

16 August 2011

Resist technique

I wish I could take credit for the design of this gorgeous card, but alas, I saw it in a recent copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft and just had to give it a try myself :)

I first stamped the dandelions with versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder, then overstamped them slightly offset using a variegated colour big and juicy inkpad. I then sponged over the whole thing with various distress inks to build up the cloudy background.

The dandelion stamps are by Lavinia stamps and the greeting is by Personal Impressions. Ribbon is from stash.

Thanks for stopping by :) x

15 August 2011

Todays Makes

Are recycled! and both in aid of assisting me in a practical way at my craft fairs :)

I made this waist pouch from some canvas cloth shopping bags and some pink patterned squares of fabric from my fabric stash pile

And then this huuge carrier for my pasting table, from an old duvet cover!  

and neither cost me a penny as I already had everything I needed!
My sewing machine is having a well earned rest now ;) x

13 August 2011

Deathly Hallows memorabilia

To celebrate (or commiserate!) the final Harry Potter film, get your own Elder Wand, Invisibility Cloak and Resurrection stone in a glass tile!

This can be made into a Keyring for £4.00, a necklace Pendant for £5.00, a magnet for £3.50 and a ring for £4.00. Prices include UK Postage!

If there is something else you want putting on a glass tile just let me know, custom orders are gladly taken :)

check out my sales page on Facebook or my Website :)

12 August 2011

And some cards!

I've been going mad on the jewellery front recently ;) so just to show I've not been slacking, here are a few cards I have also made!

This one was made with a stamp set from Papermania, the sentiment die cut is made with nesties fancy tags.

And a really quick one, paper from Papermania, the corner punch is by xcut and the sentiment is from personal impresssions. Flower and ribbon from stash.

Thanks for stopping by folks :)

New earrings now posted on my facebook shop!

Handmade earrings anyone? lots of new colours posted on my facebook shop :)

11 August 2011

New items for sale added to Facebook!

New items now available in my facebook shop!

Cameo stud Earrings £3.50 inc UK postage.

Cameo Rose Ladies ring, adjustable size. £2.50 inc UK postage.

Necklace made with gorgeous aqua blue glass beads. £7 inc UK postage

Plus lots more!!


Crafty ribbons DT Call

Yes you heard correctly! The Fantastic Crafty Ribbons are starting a challenge blog and are having their first DT call!
Their blog is here where you can find all the info plus some yummy candy! :)

Here are just a few of my fave recent projects :)

Charisma #32 - Distressing!

At Charisma this week we want to see your Distressing! I'm so excited to beable to announce that the lovely Carly has asked me to be co-owner and split into 2 teams!

so this week is the first outing from Team Gem! there is some wonderful inspiration for you on the challenge blog, but here I'm just going to show you my DT card ;)

I've used a clear stamp, I think it is from Dimension Fourth, inked with Tea Dye Distress ink. The edges are inked with Scattered Straw, Tea Dye and Walnut stain and have been distressed with my Tim holtz distressing tool as well :) The brown paper is from a MS stack and the loopy punch is also by MS. The sentiment is from craftwork cards and the ribbon is from stash :)

Our FAB sponsors this week are The stamping boutique and Some odd girl!

so what are you waiting for, get over to Charisma and enter the challenge now!!

7 August 2011

Calling all Facebookers!!

Good evening to all my lovely followers :)

I'm trying to up my 'likes for my business page on Facebook, so if you are on facebook and can spare a moment to click through and 'like' my page, I would be eternally grateful :)

lots of love xx

5 August 2011

Very quick CAS Card

This was a very quick card to make. The paper was from my scraps drawer, the buttom is just a random old button and the sentiment is a stamp by personal impressions. I've also used a border punch from Fiskars.
Craft Us Crazy - 2/3 - Anything goes in August
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - 1/3 - flowers
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Anything goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations1/2 - Buttons and/or Bows
Partytime Tuesdays - 1/3  - Birthdays
Top Tip Tuesday1/3 - Blue, green & brown
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Happileigh Scrappin - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - 1/2 - Happy birthday
Card Cupids - birthday
Come and Get It Challenges - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - Celebrations
Paper Creator's Crafts  1/3 - All about Flowers

4 August 2011

AUD Sentiments – Merry christmas!

Yes, it’s getting closer and closer by the week, so what better way to get on with all those cards you need to make than to enter our 'Merry Christmas' sentiment challenge at AUD Sentiments this fortnight!
Our sponsor is the lovely Stamping Boutique!

I've used their funky image Princess Jennifer Latte decorating the Tree. The image is coloured with promakers, and the papers are from DCWV christmas and my christmas scraps box. I've used MS border and holly leaf punches, and the sentiment is from craftwork cards. I've added stickles to her fur and the star on the tree, and of course some red gems for the holly leaves!
Go to AUD Sentiments to enter the challenge Smile

AiFactory - 1/1 - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy1/3 - Anything goes in August
Crafty Sentiments - 1/1 - Christmas
Paper Play1/2 –Christmas In August
Pixie Dust Studio - Anything goes
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - 1/1 - Sparkle & shine
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Kelley Kid's - 1/1- Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Happileigh Scrappin - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Christmas cards
Woodware USA1/2 - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Celebrations
Sparkles Forum - one for the girls

Marks Finest Papers - anything BUT ribbon
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in July