Saturday 24 December 2011

Christmas Sale!!

Yes thats right we are having a Christmas Sale!! over at Crafty Sentiments Designs with 69 selected items, so why not spread the word and take a look. Click on the banner below.

Tuesday 20 December 2011

New Love and Romance Stamps

Hi again this time I have another fab card to share showing the lovely Annabel as a Mermaid. She is super cute and her hair is so lovely to colour in.

I have decided to layer some pattern paper on a black base card which I think works out very well. I use one of whimsy buttle top sentiments, prisma and wild orchid crafts flowers and some florish gems and sickles to give it a bit of a bling.

I coloured her with copics, and use some glitter girls crystal blossoms  remember to join in on our weekly challenge this week HERE. We are doing our first Exhibition show in February from the 9th to the 11th, I will be back with more information nearer the time,  plus there will be lots more die launching and lots of new and exciting things happening in the new year so keep checking this blog.


Happy Crafting

Monday 19 December 2011

New Love and Romance Stamps

Hi everyone hope you have all done your Christmas shoping.  I have not done mine yet I am so last minute lol!. Well it is raining and it's now looking more like christmas indeed. I want to thanks all my followers and customers for your support over the past year and may you have a great Christmas and a smashing New Year.

I have been busy, we are having some new images, our  Love and Romance stamps launch the 3rd January over on the challenge blog yah!! with some lovely fun and exciting new images coming your way. Also we will be launching a brand new monthly challenge along side our regular weekly one  starting the 1st Wednesday in February with lots of Crafty Sentiments Designs give aways.

Let me introduce to you the first of 5 images this one is called Two Hearts I went with a white on white theme and use a shape die to show how sweet this image is.


I have used on this one the Go-Kreate shape die, Prisma and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Magnolia florish die, Crafty Cutters vintage lable die and sentiments from the wedding set, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Glitter Girls crystal blossoms and finally some pearls and coloured the image with copics.
Will be back tomorrow with another card showing these lovely images

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Another Card

Well I made a few cards for my magazine advert so would like to share one of them with you today. I am working over the holiday so not much christmas for me oh well, I am not complaining lol!

Here I use this lovely baby stamp and colour her in with copics and I also use our vintage shape die with on of the sentiments that come with the image set. She is on sale on the website so make sure you head over HERE and take a look

 Have a great week and a fantastic weekend.

Monday 5 December 2011


Well it's been a long time I have post a card. I have been busy with work and creativity so sorry for the no post. I have been drawing some images for the mag I advertise in and making some commission cards and for the mag as well, so I have been busy busy but hopefully with the holiday I will get more time to craft and spend more time with family as well.

 'Billy Taking a nap'

I have used Billy taking a nap from my christmas 2011 collection which is available HERE , I use some free papers from the magazine, button cord, copics to colour and I have also used paper peicing on his cloths, snowflakes brad from my stash and diamond glaze use with glossy accent.

 I also use Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Doohickey florish and leaf punch. Crafty Sentiments Designs warm wishes sentiment set and Crafty Cutter Dies, vintage label shape with a spellbinder small oval die and also the large circle and scallop dies as well.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week
Challenges Entered:
Addicted to Stamps     Must use stamp   Christmas card
Card Cupids -            Winter
Christmas Card Challenges - 1E, must be Christmas - One Layer 
Christmas Inspirations -    must be Christmas - Folded card
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Christmas 
Gingerloft Winter OR Christmas
Ippity Challenge - Anything Goes 
Let`s Ink It Up -  Must use rubber stamp (NO digi) - (December) Christmas Project 
Sparkles Forum -   One You Love at Christmas 

Monday 28 November 2011

Exciting new tutorial

Hi fellow bloggers well, sometime ago I ask the lovely Pop's from Pop's Cards  if she could do a tutorial using the border dies and she said yes.  I am so excited to post this tutorial today and if you could stop by her blog and leave her some lovely comments and take a look at her fantastic work as well.

Crafty Sentiments new border Dies Tutorial

Today I am sharing with you a new stamp and die that I got and I have done a little tutorial for you to see how easy they are to use and how nice they look on your finished creation....

This cutie is called Yummy Treat and both her and the Fancy Floral Die are available from Crafty Sentiments.....

This is what your die looks like, it is a metal die and they give such great impressions and they cut a dream....

This is the back of you die can you see the little holes in this that is to make your paper or card come out easier, I will show you how to a little later...

I use a big shot for my die cutting with the adaptor plate, I always pop a little bit of masking tape on to hold it in place as I always cut close to the edge as I don't like wasting card...

Once you have pulled of the tape this is how it will come out of your machine, you can see some of the hearts have already fallen out this is normal....

I have a small pricking tool that I use but a hat pin or safety pin will do the same job, I spin it over so I can see the back of the die and I pop my pricking tool in to each of the holes and gently push, I have once pulled a die cut out of the die and torn it so I always use this method....

You can see just how crisp it has cut my card and yes there is a few little bits left to push out so again I use the pricking tool for this....

I don't like leaving mine plain as I love to distress things, I use a cats eye chalk ink to do this and I just rub it over the edge, you can also use chalk or distress inks to do this...

I have already distressed my paper and I stick my die cut to the top of my paper you will notice that I have lined it up so it is even at both edges, this way when I cut of the extra the pattern still follows...

I have done this to the bottom part also and then I have glued this on to my card base, how easy are these to use and how pretty is this one....

I have stamped my Yummy Treat Stamp on to Neenah Card and coloured her with copic markers, I have used Kraft Card as my base and for my leaves, Sentiment and for the Fancy Floral Border Die, I have distressed all the edges, the papers are MME Vanity Fair and I have added some Muslin Fabric, my flowers are Wild Roses, 25mm Open Roses, 15mm Open Roses and Sweetheart Blossoms, I have added 2 Crown Pins at each side of my flowers, a Butterfly with Gems and I have added lots of Stardust to all the edges and the flowers...

I hope you found this useful, I find it is easier in pictures as you can take your time, thank you so much for looking today and any comments that you may leave, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Saturday 12 November 2011

New digi stamp added

Hi everyone sorry have not been blogging lately, I will be back soon with regular blog post not to worry. I have added a new digital stamp to the website. This one is called Snowman Globe.

Have a great weekend

Monday 31 October 2011

Blog Hop Winners

Well I would first like to say thank you to all those who have participated in our blog hop and Birthday release, congratulations to our 3 winners.

 Hazel and Hanneke is the winner of 2 of our new rubber stamps and Kelly  is the winner of one of our new border dies, could you all please email me with your address so I can send your prizes out to you ASAP.  Email me at

To those who have not won, not to worry I will be having a candy give away this weekend so make sure you keep checking the blog.

Mini Promotion on Promarkers

Hi fellow bloggers just a short post to let you know that I am doing a little promotion on Promarkers if you buy a set  you get 5 ultra-fine nibs free but this is only while stock last. Pop over and take a look Here and remember our border dies are also available with our newly release rubber stamps.

I will be back later with the winner of the blog hop.

Happy Crafting

Sunday 30 October 2011

Crafty Sentiments Designs is 2 years old yah!!

We have been busy making  some amazing inspirations for you. With an amazing birthday release of the super cute Annabel and Billy and also the 2 new launch of our border dies yah!. 
I hope you will come and join us in the fun and celebration and thats not all 2 winners will receive 2 of the new images and 1 will receive 1 of the border dies, how fab is that.
Celebration started : 26th October and ends :30th October and the winner annouced on the 1st November

To be in with a chance : Come along and hop with us, leave your comments along the way and come back to the main blog and leave your final comments and that is it.

Here is my card using the beautiful Annabel and this one is called Hitting the books, with this versitile stairs accessory stamp.

Now here is the link that you need to follow to leave your comments and when you have finish visting all the girls blog, come back here and leave a comment.

                               Main blog (Here)

                                 Happy Crafting and good luck everyone

Saturday 29 October 2011

Pre-View Day 4

Yes we are at day 4 of our pre-views and the team have more amazing creations to show you. So this time we are  showing

Billy Birthday Presents!


Friday 28 October 2011

Pre-View Day 3

Yah! it's friday and it's another pre-view day for us at Crafty Sentiments Designs and we will be having a lovely hop on the 30th and that's not all two lucky winner will receive  prizes. Today we are showing you this sweet image calle:

Annabel Yummy treat


Enjoy the weekend and I hope to see you on our next few pre-view days and blog hop on the 30th

Thursday 27 October 2011

Preview Day 2

We are now on day 2 of our preview and we are brining you our next stamp that will be available on the 30th of October HERE. The girls have been busy again and made some beautiful samples.
This one is:
Billy - Back to school


Thanks for stopping by and please leave some love on the girls blogs.

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Birthday Celebrations

 Preview Day 1

It's our second birthday!

We would like you to join us in our 2nd birthday anniversary and to celebrate, I would like to share some lovely new stamps and the most gorgious border dies around. Annabel is our cute character  illustrated by Justyna.  The Design Team will be showcasing some beautiful inspirations over the next 5 days and we will end with a birthady hop on the 30th with 2 hop winners!.  I am  excited about this release as I love everything cute...
So, to kick off our preview lets get started!

Annabel Happy Days

How cute is she? Hope to see you on day 2 as we have some more cuties for you to see. Please stop by the girls' blog and leave them a little comment.

Happy Crafting
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