Thursday, 20 February 2020

CONTINUING WITH THE 'TICKET TO RIDE' THEME.....

I have a beautiful assortment of pretties to show you tonight from the CI 'Ticket to Ride' theme, which started at the beginning of the month on Hochanda.  Love these makes by the Teamies, and a few by moi....

This is a glorious scene by a master teamie scene maker Sandra, and oh la la, very romantic!....


 Followed by another romantic beauty by Chris.....


I also played with the Eiffel Tower on this one....


This balloon beauty is by Helen...


Two more balloons by yours truly on Malcolm's photographic backgrounds...



Here we have a very cool ship in full sail by Sylvie...


And finally here are three more, one by Flo sporting those iconic buildings and more, one by me, and the last beauty by a lovely lady called Lisa Vipas - gorgeous colours....




Focal stamps featuring in the above are CI-538, Eiffel Tower,  CI-535, Fly with Me, CI-537, Icons of the World, CI-295, Voyage of Discovery, and CI-404, Chunky Steam Train Tag.

Thanks for reading.
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Jean x

Sunday, 9 February 2020

WITH THANKS....

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Hochanda shows, they were great fun and we have been very busy getting the orders picked, packed and posted.  I hope you enjoyed watching, and maybe even learnt a trick or two, and many thanks to Lesley as well, it's great working with her and I'm sure her input adds a lot to your viewing experience.  We are now working to get the stamps onto our website in the unmounted variety, plus the A4 background papers, and Malcolm's yummy background paper photos, which to my mind completed the collection very nicely.  All should be up and available very soon.

Teamie Sally has asked if I could put the image of the horizontal layer building demo piece on social media so you can see it again, and therefore here it is, in stages, along with a few of the other images of mine...









Thanks all,
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Jean x

p.s. Don't forget we have a new Facebook Group, which you will find HERE, and there is currently a 'Travel' Challenge running on there, so do join in if you can.

Saturday, 1 February 2020

HOCHANDA, HERE WE COME AGAIN..

Just in the process of putting everything together for our next trip to Oundle and the Hochanda studios, so my hall is jam packed full of boxes.  Always a worry that I forget something vital.  Travelling down with Lesley on Monday morning and will be setting up late afternoon.  Hopefully can show you pictures of the set up before we go on air.  The teamie makes are absolutely stunning and we aim to give away a little bit of arty craft on the shows.  If you, like me, love Malcolm's photos then do look out for a new bit of stash, which work beautifully with the travel theme around which the shows are based.  Here are some sneakies you may have seen and some you may not have seen...











Image snippets above from whole makes by Isa, Sylvie, Helen, Chris, Sandra, and moi.  Lots more gorgeousness to reveal on the shows, which are on Tuesday, 4th Feb at 10am and 2pm.  Lesley has Chocolate Baroque shows at 8am and 12pm as well, so it will certainly be a busy day.

It's great when our stamps work together, and these certainly seem to, it's nice to be able to build up little scenes with them all, and I have had a whale of a time getting inky and playing nicely with them.  Do join us, can't wait!

Another little bit of news is that Helen, Sandra, Flo and Sylvie each have stunning projects in the newly released Craft Stamper, so do look out for it in the shops - so inspiring!

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Jean x

Saturday, 18 January 2020

LOTS OF PRETTIES TONIGHT...

Thanks all for the get better soon wishes - I think they must have worked - well nearly - as I'm almost better I think.  Cough much improved at last, very tiresome indeed.

So here we go with tonight's happy blog offerings, starting with a few beauties from Sandra...





Some of the stamps featured above include CI-342, CI-442, CI-522, and CI-524.

Four delights by Dora next...





Soooo pretty and made with stamps CI-342 again, CI-525, and CI-351

Another lovely make by Flo (I put this on Facebook, so sweet)....


It features one of our mini images from the books.

And to finish another happy hare from Coco, CI-508...


Plus a couple of lovely cards by Gerrina, again with the lion king and the hearts, links above...



Thanks everyone,
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Jean x

Thursday, 9 January 2020

A HAPPY NEW YEAR....

Well we've all had the bug, cough, cough, cough, hoping it will pass soon.  Have any of you had it out there?  My eldest son started it off - he was extremely poorly with it, couldn't get out of bed - and he kindly passed it on, lol.  However thought I'd better do a quick blog post nevertheless, as my last was before Christmas, and then go to bed and try and sleep .  Why is it that as soon as you lie down, the coughing starts again?!

I have a few makes I don't think I've shown you yet, although not 100% sure about that.  I'll start with three lovelies by our latest teamie star - Sally Holmes...





....and another one with the Highland Stag CI-526 next by lovely Dora....


Now a few more makes from the last lot of zentangle animals and flowers, drawn by Ellie Mulligan, and made by Isa - just gorgeous...






CI-524, CI-523, CI-522, CI-525, and another older image drawn by Linda Edwards CI-351, appearing above.

Finally this evening a card made by Helen using the flowers again, CI-525, very nice indeed but quite different in colouring..


Love 'em all.
Bye for now,
Back soon,
Jean x

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....and there is a challenge going on over there too x