Thursday, 18 December 2014

MANY MAKES FOR CHRISTMAS....

The last couple of weeks have gone very fast indeed, and hence I haven't blogged till now.  The time leading up to Christmas always seems to disappear quickly and I guess everyone feels the same - so much to do and so little time left.  Its even more worrying when everywhere you go everyone asks 'are you ready for Christmas', and I never am really.  I hope you are all enjoying the festive season so far, and I hope Santa is good to you this year.

I have many photos of makes that have been sent to me by our lovely team, saved ready to display.  I will upload several below for you to peruse.  Most are Christmas related, and I will mention a few links to specific stamps, but maybe not all.  However as always you will find most items displayed available at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk.  Hope you will enjoy the show!

Some beauties by Lynne are here to start with...



Loving the two 'Wishes' cards above - stamped with CI-408,
And then the next card using CI-425.... 




And then this little treasure in red, featuring CI-424..


Carrying on with the festive theme I have some gorgeous round cards made by Sylvie....






As you will see they feature a couple of the stamps mentioned above, plus the first make also shows the lovely robin drawn by Alice CI-375, and they all have Gio's stamp CI-426 embossed beautifully around the edges - such a very versatile stamp (as you will see below too)!

Next we have great minds that think alike - Gio and Laury have used CI-426 themselves to great effect and made wrapping paper - lovely for Christmas, but also for birthdays and other gifts as well...




Effie took the same stamp and made a very pretty festive decoration.....

 
CI-425 also makes another appearance, in a delightful creation by Helen...



And Helen has also made this very sweet little robin tag, again mentioned and linked to above....



To finish off the post tonight I have some images of a lovely 'memory' book created by Coco - what a lovely Christmas gift a book like this would make, perhaps for a loving granny?!...








  Lots of CI products to be found here within!
 
Back now to my wrapping and card writing.  Thanks for tuning in, back soon,

Jean x


Saturday, 6 December 2014

AN ASSORTMENT OF THINGS, PLUS A NEW STAMP, AND A STEP BY STEP...

If you are on the CI website mailing list you will have seen that we have added another new stamp to the recent releases, and right now all the recent releases are on a very Special Offer - just for a few more days.  Check them all out (x 5) HERE!

This is the most recent release - CI-427 'Its a Woman's World', and it stamps beautifully too:

Now I have an assortment of goodies to show you, so you can have a little break from writing those Christmas cards and festive letters, and wrapping those pressies, and have a look at what the CI team have been making recently.

Firstly I have two makes by lovely Lynne, featuring CI-416 'Feathered Friends' ..



Loving Lynne's somewhat abstract style here - very pretty!

Then I have a rather lovely card made by Coco, using an earlier stamp CI-186 'Bicycle Embrace'..


Very romantic!

Makes by Gio feature next.  Firstly a useful as well as beautiful storage idea adapted from a box...


So very useful for storing those paint pots in your studio!  And the stamps adorning the top and sides are from CI-390 'On Safari'.

Now I have another two delightfully hand crafted items by Gio, featuring her own stamp CI-418 'Frida Dreaming'...



Next I have some very beautiful Christmas cards made lovingly by Joanna, using our Starry Tree Die...




Plus another beauty featuring some Christmas images from our 'Merry Christmas' mini book..


I have made a few Christmassy things recently....



A Santa dangly charm made with Ranger Memory Glass, our 'Merry Christmas' images, chain, and filigree wraps.  Love making these, and they make great little presents.

Below is another decoration.  This time using a paper mache star shape (got mine from The Range), and our little angel stamp CI-211, plus chain, flower and charms.


And my final make is using the star shaped tealight holders, plus CI background papers, and of course more charms..


This make will be adorning our Christmas dinner table on the 25th - and they also make great little gifts of course.

My final feature is a step by step by Sylvie - such a gorgeous card, which will envelop you in thoughts of warmer seasons than this of the present.

Here is the finished card...


And here is the step by step written and photographed by Sylvie..

I inked different elements from CI-423 with my Distress inks to make the background.
I punched a circle in cardstock and I used it as a stencil on a white cardstock. I applied two Distress inks (picked raspberry and Squeezed lemonade) with applicator.
I removed the " circle stencil" and I stamped the flowers CI-422 with  jet black Archival on the inked circle.
I colored the flowers with Promarker.
I stamped and cut a butterfly and a dragonfly on CI-410. I applied Izink opaline over.
 






Hope you have enjoyed the rather glorious assortment of makes tonight.  Please leave a comment if you can.

Back soon,

Jean x

Friday, 28 November 2014

YES IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN IN OUR CRAFTY CALENDAR.....

.....Yay - its CI new stamp release time of course!

And very pleased we are too - just loving the new rubber - available right now - and at Black Friday prices for a whole week!  Had to mention Black Friday as its appearing everywhere in the UK today - total madness - and it is most definitely sensible to avoid the very busy shops and simply shop online with us instead!!

You will find the new stamps in our New Products section right HERE...

In reverse order ..... firstly we have CI-428 'It's a Man's World' - sooooo useful for creating for those men in your life.  Lots of tags which you can use individually for small items, or as a whole image..


Watch out for makes with this stamp to follow.

Then there is CI-426 'Lacy Doilies' - this one has been drawn by Gio - and I adore it.  Gorgeous for backgrounds - you will be seeing this in use a lot more on here....



I have already had a play on a house shaped thermometer holder that I had in wood, which I turned into a useful Christmas gift, by attaching a sticky note pad and a calendar ...



I embossed the doilies using Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder.

CI-425 'Winter Garden' is another of our friend Linda's Garden collection, and will be lovely for festive cards, or makes for the winter months....


Finally we have CI-424 'Jolly Holly Robins' - last but not least! Such little sweet robins in a festive frame - utterly adorable...


I have already popped this one onto a card, with the doilies again in the background...



You certainly seem to be liking the new releases, and the website has been buzzing all afternoon and evening!

Don't forget that the special prices are for one week only!

Do leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Back soon,

Jean x