Challenge #155 is a Photo Inspiration

Good Afternoon everyone,

I know I'm late today so thank you for keep coming back to check if the challenge is up.


Last month annie was the winner of some georgous stamps by Aurora Wings,

 For April the lucky winner of the challenge will receive the full set of our first release of Art by MiRan rubber stamps and these are really pretty images.

Photo Inspiration by kind permission of Karen Marshall, Anglesey, Wales.

Here are the amazing cards for your inspiration made by the wonderful D.T.s

Nic using Only With You by Jeremiah Ketner (available soon)



March Challenge #154 - Flowers Winner

Good afternoon everyone happy Easter to you all,

There was such beautiful cards with the theme FLOWERS, I enjoyed seeing them all so much, thank you to everyone that joined in.

  Congratulations to winner this month who is  N0.31 aNNIE picked by random .org
Who has won the full set of Art of Miran set of rubber 
Please contact me at with your name and address.

Please join in our April challenge where there will be lovely inspiration cards with Crafts and Me images by the design team.

City Girl

Happy saturday, Crafts and Me fans! :D

 I've had a play with a shiny new Hannah Lynn image, called "City Girl".
She's a real thrill to colour - I just love the hair on Hannah Lynn's images ^_^ 
Here you can see a closeup :)

Crafty hugs, 

A pair of blues

Evening all, thought I'd sneak in quick to show you these.  I have 2 cards for you tonight.  Yes I'm joined again by Miss Moo who loves colouring in all my images, stash raider!

The first one is a new image called Mornings by Jeremiah Ketner available as a digi from Crafts & Me.  I LOVED colouring this one in, I could see her as a monotone but she looks awesome in any colour combo, have fun with this one as she is a pleasure to colour. I did this one with promarkers.
I asked on the Facebook group how I should put the card together, lots of bitty bobs or keep it simple and the latter was the consensus.  The white card I just doodled on with an acrylic pen.  The stars I filled in with a sakura glue pen and added glamour dust crystal glitter, I also added to the flowers.  I went round the edges with distress inks as this makes the image pop out.  I use the distress ink tool and pads and pull from the outside in starting with the lightest colour (broken china) and ending with black, I don't have a black distress so just use the brilliance ink.
The image matt I coloured with one of the promarkers I used on the image so it all matches.

Next up is one from Miss Moo who has informed me she is now 6 and 3/4!  She loves entering challenges, she gets so excited reading her comments.  She was let loose with some flexmarkers, think she did a great job, she's very funny about going over the lines and tuts at me when I do haha!  This one is Glowing Love Boy by Sara Burrier from Crafts & Me.  The background is a fab set also from Crafts & Me here.  They're lovely printables, this one was coloured a different way so I use an online editor like Pixlr and change the colour settings then save a new version.  That way the papers go much further and you will always have something that matches your project as if you're anything like me you always colour first then rummage round trying to find things to match!

Anyway night all and thanks for stopping by x

Vix & Miss Moo 


Hi :D 
I hope you are all enjoying easter so far? 

 I am using my days of for colouring, and walking in the garden - it is coming alive! My first dwarf iris is in bloom, and my first daffodil is around the corner. That helped inspire this card, using the new image from Hannah Lynn, "Mona".
Done in nice bright spring colours :) 
Well, I will keep on colouring - and I hope you all have time to enjoy your days off with crafting too!


Hannah Lynn time!

Hello :)
popping by to show you the new Hannah Lynn image, "Aussie Girl" 

 I felt like she needed some feisty colours ;) 

Thank you for looking, and I hope you show us your creations with this super-spunky image! 
Creative hugs, 

Jeremiah Ketner - Lost in Shinjuku

I don't know if you saw the gorgeous digital stamps from one of the newest artists in the Crafts and Me shop but the delicate drawings of  Jeremiah Ketner just blew mind. I was so eager to color one of those sweet girls so I chose the dreamy Lost in Shinjuku image. After I spent almost two hours in blissful coloring I was so happy with the final result that I put the image on an album in which I will store my markers's charts and samples for my coloring classes.

I wish you filled with lots of colors day,
Kaly (KalySto)

Jeremiah Ketner's "Mornings"

Good morning - and happy easter! 
I dont know about you, but I am on my first day of vacation - and I will be colouring alot! ^_^
First off, I want to show you Jeremiah Ketner's image "Mornings"

 this is made as CAS - because I could not find any papers to do her justice.
And here is a small closeup :)

creative hugs, 

The winner of the Art by MiRan stamp set

The lucky winner of the whole set of New artist MiRan first release rubber stamps is:-

                                                                     Brand R,

congratulations Brandi please contact me by email which is in the side bar giving me your full name and address please.

I would like to thank everyone who joined in and we will be looking at your comments to see where we can improve the crafts and me inspirational blog.

Please carry on joining in our giveaways on here and on Facebook.

The Eastwind - Lucy Loo Close Up.

Good morning all.
Nic here again to share another of the fabulous The Eastwind digital stamps.
Today i have used Lucy Loo Close Up, she is a really sassy image.

Isn`t she fabulous, so much attitude.

A close up of Lucy Loo who has been coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers and a white gel pen.
Thanks so much for looking.
Hugs Nic.