Wednesday, 17 September 2014

MORE MAGICAL MAKES.....

Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last post, and for all the likes on the accompanying Facebook page entry.  I had fun at the class in Middlesbrough (run by Sue Tucker), with Finnabair; however I need to 'play' some more with my make before I will be happy with it, as we ran out of time in the class (don't you always!).  So you might have to wait a while longer to see the results - need to add more colour!

Tonight I have some more lovely makes to show you from 'the team', starting with this stunning card by Joanna made with our 'Feathered Friends' CI-416.  Joanna turned this pretty stamp into a Christmas card, and it looks simply perfect....



Daniele has also been enjoying the same stamp and has made this beautiful card (incorporating the wording from one of Gio's lovelies)...


Daniele made another card with the bicycle stamp CI-417 too - delicious....


Helen has used the little birds stamp to decorate a bottle in a delightful fashion...


.... the tulips are from CI-388.  And Helen has decorated another two bottles with CI stamps...


This one with CI-347, and the following with CI-403....


Lush!

Coco has used the little birds again in these two creative cards...



And Sylvie has sent over a beautiful blue card featuring the hat lady from CI-414....



The stencilled leaves in the background are made with one of our Masks - Leafy Branches, 
and the silver filigree corners you will find Here.

I made a card with the same lady, which I must confess is almost a complete copy of an earlier card shown by Daniele - oh but I did love it so!!



(Leaves to be found Here). And I thought it would make a very nice class (which is tomorrow).

Thanks for joining me tonight,

Back soon,

Jean x


Saturday, 6 September 2014

I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE....

Actually its a very long time since I rode a bicycle I must admit - although they do say that you never forget how to do it!  But this bicycle is a very pretty one, and is one of our most recent releases....


I have gathered together some lovely makes by the team featuring this stamp CI-417 'Country Days', and will pop the images below, plus a step by step by Gio, which also features this stamp in miniature..

Adoring this easel card by Joanna - sooo very pretty...



Followed by a beautiful and colourful mini canvas from Sylvie..


(Also featuring an MDF Birdcage from our Must Haves and the little birds from CI-416)

Now I have a couple of cool cards from Helen, one using Gelatos I believe (and our mask 'Leafy Branches')....



Plus a simple and effective one layer card with the same stamp..


Then here is the step by step by Gio - showing you how she made an old clock surround into this perfectly pretty piece of art...




And this is how she went about making it...
-Stamp the bicycle from the CI-417 on a piece of shrink plastic 


-Heat the shrink plastic until it shrinks and then colour it with some Distress Inks 



-Paint the old metal clock with metallic acrylic paints
-Spread some texture paste through the Leafy Branches' Mask 
 

-Stamp the image from CI-416 on tissue paper 


-Glue the tissue paper to a piece of cardstock on reverse to get the image flipped and colour it with    some Distress Inks 


-Stamp the image from CI-419 'Lovely Day' on canvas and colour it with some Distress Inks, use mask 'Beautiful Butterflies Panel' to add some more colour to the side 



-Insert the canvas into the clock, glue the birds and the bicycle to the border of the clock,
And here is the lovely finished article again..


Hope you have enjoyed the display tonight?! - with one more little thing to add - I am going to attend a workshop with the very talented Finnabair next Saturday.  We have been asked to take a sized B&W photograph with us to build our make around.  I thought it more appropriate that I take a stamped image with me, so I have created my own 'B&W photograph'.  Therefore this is the 'before the class' image (its quite tricky colouring in shades of grey and black I found!), and I will show you what happened to it after the class at soon as I can - exciting!


Bye for now, comments always much appreciated!

Jean x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

TOP NOTCH FASHIONISTAS...

I am delighted to say that Sylvie has picked the very fashionable five, who are..

Craftyfield - Sorry don't seem to be able to save this image and put on here for some reason (does anyone know why?), so I will have to give you the link instead:

http://craftyfield.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/fall-fashion.html

Sally Newick -





Ruth -


Chris -
Ionabunny -


Many, many thanks to all who entered, we couldn't run the Challenge without you!!!

Congrats to the above ladies, who should all choose a stamp please, and send us the info in an email along with your address so that we can send your stamp to you poste haste.

Back soon,

Jean x


Saturday, 30 August 2014

JUST OVER A DAY TO GO......

...until the end of our August Challenge! Better be quick if you need to link in your project....

Just time then to show you the last of the team's Autumn Fashion projects - tonight's are by lovely Helen Chilton. And here they are...




For this little beauty Helen has turned a canvas around to make a frame and made great use of the ladies from CI-322 and CI-401.  She has used masks Delicate Grasses 2 in the centre along with stamping from CI-017.



And this I think this is a Stampbord project, again using CI-401 - loving the pastel colours Helen!

Short and sweet post tonight, but I hope you have liked it.  Back soon with the Challenge results,

Jean x



Saturday, 23 August 2014

SO FASHIONABLY STEAMPUNK.....

With just 8 days to go in the current Challenge I still have some Autumn Fashion lovelies to share with you by our team members.  Laury has been very imaginative with a unique choice of interpretation, and has gone all Steampunk on us with this super stylish little book....













As well as the cool photographs Laury has used lots of CI stamps too, such as CI-022 'Day out Ticket', CI-258 'Uplifting Words', CI-404 'Chunky Steam Train Tag', CI-405 'Chunky Vintage Car Tag' and CI-406 'Medieval Manuscript'. 

So as you can see the topic is wide open and can take you to lots of different crafting places.  Joanna has explored it in a gorgeously more traditional way.....




.... with her very pretty and fashionable cards, featuring CI-394 'No Guarantee without the Stamp', and CI-401 'Ladies who Latte'.

Next I have another funky and clever fashionable make by Effie....



....such a fun tag using CI-416 'Feathered Friends', and CI-418 'Frida Dreaming' combined!

To close tonight I have some more lovely makes by Gio, which although not strictly made for the Challenge, they do rather fit the topic I think....




....the top two sporting those trendy zips Gio has recently got to grips with and featuring Gio's own designed stamps CI-418 'Frida Dreaming', and CI-419 'Lovely Day'!!

Thanks for tuning in,

Back soon,

Jean x