Monday, 18 May 2015

A WINNER, TWO GIFTS AND MORE MUSICAL HINTS...

Hello All - Firstly I have a winner from the puzzle set in my last post, where you had to 'name those stamps'.  The correct entry picked is 'Craftyfield' who will receive the latest issue of stamps plus the new background book just released. Thanks all for taking part and do look out for more candy temptation in future posts.

Before I crack on with more musical makes I want to show you two gifts received recently at CI HQ.  A rather beautiful folding tag book by Dora Buist...


....Made with CI-259 and CI-429 - very elegant, thanks Dora.

Also a fabulous shabby chic framed make by Shari Trumbull of 'Our Creative Corner'....


....Made with the three wise gents of CI-077 fame, thanks Shari!

Loving both of those!

Next I have some more musical makes as inspiration for the current ChallengeEight entries so far, and 13 days to go - so come on folks, do join in and show us your interpretation on the musical theme!

Gio has made a pretty little box from a recycled plastic container (with steps photos too!)....



Gio used CI-366 on here, and this is how it came about into being...







Then I have two gorgeous makes by Effie....





Great idea to decorate a hook Effie, and our beach babe from CI-278 certainly is very decorative and an old favourite who does so like to be beside the seaside!

And Laury has decorated a musical themed journal page delightfully....



...Our recently released background stamp CI-430 looking lovely in gold embossing powder!

Still more to come on this theme, but for this evening I wish you all goodnight, sleep tight,

Back soon, 

Jean x


Monday, 11 May 2015

MORE MUSICAL MAKES, FROM BRENDA, DANIELE AND COCO, AND YOU COULD WIN STUFF TOO.....

Lovely to see, meet and greet, so many friendly, happy, crafty folk at Happy Stampers in Port Sunlight on Saturday.  It's always a really nice show - and we hope to see you all again in October!  Our next retail show is in Doncaster, at The Dome, on Sunday, 7th June.  We haven't been there for a while and it will be great to be back again.  You can find further information about this show and the other exhibitors at: Which Craft? Stamp Magic 2015.

Now on with more musical makes from the team to celebrate our current Challenge, details about which can be found on our last blog post Here.

We have four colourful makes by Brenda with a musical theme....





The middle two have pretty obvious references to music, but I wonder if you can spot the reference in the others?  The first card features a vintage perfume ad and a shop called 'Adele'.  Brenda linked this to our current UK 'Adele' with the lovely singing voice.  In the last tag it is songbirds that hold the key and the musical reference.  Lots of CI stamps appearing in these such as CI-148 and CI-329.

The next make is absolutely gorgeous and by Daniele.  Lots going on in this bonny beauty....





Stamps used include CI-366 and CI-393, and more.  Thoroughly delicious!

*If you think you could name another two of the stamps that make an appearance on Daniele's make above please email us with the relevant stamp numbers and your address and you could win all three of the latest CI stamp releases and our new background book 'A Weekend in Seville'.  One lucky winner will be picked later this week!

My final pretty little musical make this evening is by Coco, and features the cheeky little robins from CI-424...


Well that's about all for tonight.  Back soon with more music themed makes by other teamies.

Have a lovely week, and don't for get to enter our little 'name that stamp' challenge above, as well as linking up to the current musical challenge.  Comments always appreciated.

Bye for now,

Jean x

Friday, 1 May 2015

NEW CHALLENGE FOR MAY - ITS MUSIC TO MY EARS!



As well as a new Challenge today - the 1st of May, we also have new products online too right now - yipee!!
You can find the new products at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk here - a glorious new background book, and three beautiful new stamps.  Next weekend we will be at Port Sunlight Happy Stampers' show near Liverpool, and hopefully some of our lovely customers will pop by our stand (will that be you?) where the brand new products will still be on a special introductory offer.

The new book:



More about the new stuff later - on with the new Challenge of today - topic chosen by lovely Joanna, and your entry should either contain a little MUSIC of some sort, or maybe have a reference to music somewhere within.

We had a fabulous 43 entries last time, can we match or surpass this in May I wonder??

First the usual guidelines:

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES
To enter this month's Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your chosen project, which must include at least one Crafty Individuals product please, then post your Challenge project on your Blog, before the end of the month, and include a link back to this Blog.  Leave a link in the URL box displayed in this post to take us directly to your Challenge project, which will then appear on this Blog as a thumbnail image - so we can all see your wonderful arty work.

At the end of the month Joanna will set about choosing five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don't forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid to use until the 10th of June.

Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x
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As always we very much look forward to seeing your entries - you will be in with a chance of winning a free stamp, and you will also be able to obtain a cool 25% CI web discount.  When you have linked in your entry please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk to obtain your special code, and then go shopping!
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I now have some lovely inspirational projects to get you thinking..... 

As Joanna is our leader our first delightful projects are by her, and the musical reference here is obvious I think..





*CI-366 was used in the cards above.

Then I have a simply gorgeous card by Helen.....


*CI-423 has been used here.
The musical reference here is in the title - 'By the light of the Silvery Moon'
Next I want to show you Florence's (our newest team member) deliciously musical make - with music in the background..... 


*CI-309 is the musical stamp used here in the background, along with other CI products.

And lastly today a lovely musical birthday ducky card make by Coco - displaying an MDF musical instrument....


*CI-433 is the stamp used above featuring our jolly 'Alice' ducky.

All very beautiful indeed! So what will you make with a bit of a reference to music within?  Do join in!

Back soon with more good stuff,

Jean x 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

A QUICK POST BEFORE POLDARK...

Have to see the last episode at 9pm, so this is a quick post this week before then!  My next post will be to introduce you to the new Challenge for May, so tonight I just have a few things to show you whilst I get all the team's beautiful inspiring makes together for the beginning of May.  So I have a few bits by me to begin with.  Firstly a wooden 'canvas' make featuring those old favourites of mine - winter trees, which are such versatile stamps....



I have covered my block in paint, handmade papers, tissue, stencilling and stamping. And then I have stamped trees stamps CI-209, and CI-429 onto white tissue and applied them over the top, before spraying with acrylic varnish (this makes the tissue almost transparent).  Rather liking the whole effect!

My second lot of images is of die cut gift bags, decorated with CI bits and bobs...





Each one has an MDF lovely on it, which you can find on our site in this section HERE, plus stamping and some mini images appear too, from our People and Places Book 2.

I now have a couple of beautiful cards for you by Sylvie, with gorgeous 'Gelli' backgrounds....



Loving these - overstamped with CI-391 and CI-385 - they are glorious!

My final image is of a card made by Joanna, complete with pink sparkle - beautiful indeed!....



CI-430 looking lovely here plus butterflies stamped onto parchment and an appearance from our Floral Branch Die.

Thank you for your visit,
Back soon,

Jean x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

CATCHING UP AGAIN...

This is me having a bit of a catch up session tonight by gathering some more team makes together to show you, that have been waiting in the wings for a little while.  Thanks for the sweet comments left on my last post welcoming Florence to the CI fold - nice to know you are all looking forward to seeing more from that clever lady, but meanwhile I have makes below from Coco, Daniele, Sylvie and Helen.  I will begin with a decorated box I did a little while ago - another good chance to show off some of the lovely gold coloured hardware we are selling in the pages of this web section HERE, as well as an MDF decorative frame addition (lovely to stamp on), and tulips stamp CI-388....




My next two cool makes are from Coco, featuring one of the latest Alice stamps...



Swiftly followed by 3 lovely cards by Daniele...




The first two are made with tag stamps from CI-431 and the third using some of the trees from CI-429.

Sylvie has made fabulous cards using CI-427, CI-428, CI-431 and CI-432,  and also the fisherman's stamp CI-412...




And Helen has again used some of the tags stamps on this glorious canvas 'for a man'...



You can view the appropriate team member's blog by following the links here on the right hand side.

Thanks for joining us, it's lovely to have your company,

Back soon,

Jean x