Saturday, 24 September 2016

Emily Luella ... Sparrow

Hi there visitors and subscribers; welcome to our blog

Elena F here today with you all.

I´ve got a "little" different card from me to share with you as an inspiration for one of the new images in the store from the artis Emily Luella

This image is called SPARROW

This is a shadow image. REMEMBER please; You´ve got previous I´ve made Tutorials to work with those digis in the blog:

....and for the first time for me, the image is colored using MORE pencils than markers.

Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend

Friday, 23 September 2016

Hannah Lynn Halloween digi's in store now

Just look at these beauty's by our lovely talented artist Hannah Lynn.

We have seven really beautiful Halloween digi stamps in store no, you will see the dts inspirations coming soon.

Available here now

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Autumn is here

Hi there crafters from all the world

Elena F. here; Today I have a little Autumnal inspiration with this card I made

Remember; our CURRENT CHALLENGE theme is Anything goes optional AUTUM and you´ve got plenity of time to play with us.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a nice day

Friday, 16 September 2016

Instore now!

Hello Everyone,

The rain has eventually come after a lot of beautiful weather, although welcome for the garden, let's
 hope it doesn't stay to long, never happy am I lol!

Today, I want to show you a lovely adult digital colouring book we now have in store created by our exclusive fantasy artist Sakuems one of our newest artists to join C&M.
 Sakuems art revolves around beautiful women, a modern fantasy/romantic mix with lots of portraits, flowers and peaceful scenes.
The colouring book has 20 fantasy line art printable pages of fairys, angels and more for the great value price of £8.77 that is roughly an amazing 44p per image of exceptional value!!!
 That you can print and colour over and over again and resize to your individual crafting project.

Whether you prefer to use pens, paints, water colours or any other medium, this collection of beautiful images will be fun and relaxing to colour. You can purchase the digital colouring book here

If you are not in Europe and wish to purchase please purchase from my Etsy store href="

Thursday, 1 September 2016

September Challenge - Anything Goes optional Autumn

Good Morning and welcome back to another challenge at Crafts & Me.  Thank You so much for your entries to our last challenge, we're still going through them and will be back next week with winners.  Sadly we've had to remove some not following the rules - we don't have too many here but the main one is you can enter as many times as you like using Crafts & Me images but only once with any other brand, please please respect this rule as it makes us sad to have to remove entries.

The kids are nearly back at school so congratulations or commiserations depending on how the last 6 weeks have gone!  In preparation for this our theme this month is the regular Anything Goes with an optional Autumn theme.

As always there is a £15 voucher up for grabs with the winner chosen at random and we also have our Top 3 picks which are announced a week after the challenge closes.

Onto our creations and I hope you like, please do go and check out the huge range of images available as digi and rubber over at the Crafts & Me store, there are also samples there to inspire you :)

Saskia using Nature Sprite Portrait 2   by Sara Burrier

Saturday, 27 August 2016

new artist Sakuems and Miranda's journal page

  Crafts and Me has a new artist on board. The wonderful Emilie Jarrige. Also known as Sakuems. Emilie is a French artist and she works with watercolours, Copic Markers and Coloured pencils. She makes artwork, videos,  product reviews, tutorials and much much more.
She is a fabulous artist and we are so happy that her images and a digital colouringbook are now available in the shop. Check them out here.

This wonderful image is called the Seer and is coloured with Copic Markers and colouring pencils. 

I started with my Copic Markers using the E50 first. I add my shadows with the E00 W1, 3, 5 and BV00. Then all layers are blend together with the E000 and E0000.

For the eyes I have used E25, 29 ,79, YG18 and Y35.
The lips are coloured with E95, YR04 and YR18.

All her tattoos and jewelery are coloured with V04, G14, YR04, C3 and C5, For her hair I have used a whole range of yellows, oranges and rusty browns. I normally start with the darkest colour first, which is the E08. Than I use YR18, 04 Y32, 35 and 38. 
After all the Copic work is finished I use the colouring pencils to enchance shadows or highlights.

And this is the finished project, an art journalpage. 

Say Hello to our new Exclusive artist Sakuems

 Hi ! my name is Emilie Jarrige but i'm known as Sakuems online ! i'm a 29 years old French Artist and youtuber.
i've been drawing since i was about 11 and always wanted to make a living with my work. I didn't know how long it will take but i had this clear idea in my head.
After lots of hard work, i'm now able to create the art that i love and than people love too. I'm mostly creating content for youtube, my online shops and some commissions for time to time. I started working on coloring books and adult coloring about 2 years ago and i saw that it was really popular so i kept on creating little characters and more complex designs for those who like to color :)
My art is revolving around beautiful women, a modern fantasy/romantic mix with lots of portraits, flowers and peaceful scenes. I'm definitely an emotional artist who likes to draw simple characters but with lots of details around them. I also love to get captivated by their faces :)
Besides art, my life is pretty simple, i spend most of my days drawing, watching videos, playing videos games and chatting with artists or my cat ! I live alone but it's fine, as i'm always buys ! I love to listen to new age and celtic music while creating new characters or while cooking. That's about it ! my life is just about Art 99% of the time !
I hope you'll like what i do ! :)
Feel free to follow me and some of my art videos on my channel !
You can also find me as Sakuems on pretty much any social media.

Friday, 26 August 2016

*NEW* ~ Aurora Prayer ~ By The East Wind

Hello Friends,

DT Melanie here today sharing with you a NEW stamp by The East Wind. Her name is  "Aurora Prayer" and she just touched my heart when I saw her. I used a really soft floral color scheme with her as I wanted a peaceful look to the card.

The Copic markers I used are:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E30, E31, E35
Clothing: R81, R83, R85

Make sure to head on over to the Crafts & Me Online store for this, and other amazing stamps. We have an amazing array of stamps by numerous artists. CLICK HERE to shop NOW!

If you would like to see other cards of mine feel free to visit my personal blog HERE.

Thank for for stopping by for a visit today. Have an amazing weekend!