Thursday, 23 June 2016

A WET WEEK AWAY, THANK GOODNESS FOR CRAFTING!....

Malcolm, Monty & myself are back from a rather wet holiday week away in lovely Northumberland.  Sadly it rained every day and we only saw the sun once - one evening.  That's the joys of holidaying in the UK of course, even in June it can be cold and wet - we were wearing gloves and woolly hats, for goodness sake!  It was also foggy so we saw very little of the beautiful Northumbrian scenery - 'atmospheric' some kind soul called it!

So I'm back with lots of lovely craft images to show you to cheer us up tonight.  Starting with some colourful card makes by Flo...


This one made by repeating CI-411 on a coloured panel for the background, with flowers from CI-206, and the leaves from CI-248 on top.


Here we have our latest seaside stamp CI-454 featured, and below we have the cute little owlets from CI-442 on a lovely inky background.


Then this card below also looks lovely with a triptych of the new borders stamp CI-451 making a great display along with an image from our People & Places book.


And my personal favourite of the makes by Flo is this fabulous Tree Trio from CI-453 on the card - so very pretty in blues and yellows....


The same trees feature on this delicious card by Daniele....


Along with the flowers from Flower Heads 2, and just the right amount of 'bling' added (click on it for a close-up!)


Followed by another tree card, this time using the trees from our A4 plate CI-450.


I am also adoring this colourful card displaying CI-320 so very beautifully.  Thank you Flo and Daniele.

I also have a card to show made with the Tree Trio stamp...


Plus another using CI-404, and a border from CI-451...



...... perfect for a train buff.

Next I have two corking canvasses made by Coco....



So lovely with the couple (and Monty dog) from CI-439!

Sylvie has made some very lovely tags.....




.... where she has used background CI-430, with some MDF circle frames and a butterfly on top.

The Tree Trio appear again on this great folding taglet by Helen.....


And the Flower Heads stamp again looks gorgeous on these beautiful makes by Joanna...





With thanks to Sylvie, Helen and Joanna for their fantastic makes too.

Hope you have enjoyed the show along with me?!

Back soon,

Jean x

Thursday, 9 June 2016

MANY MORE MAGNIFICENT MAKES.....

I have makes by Helen, Flo, Joanna, Lynne and Sylvie to explore for you tonight (nice to get away from EU voting debates, and just craft instead!).  Starting with Helen's trees - we are loving these!..





We have a nice big A4 stamp sheet featuring all these trees HERE.

Lynne has also been playing with the trees very beautifully on her panel..


 
She has also been experimenting with images from our People & Places 2 book - wow!..





Sylvie has been playing with trees too, and also with fishy tales - fabulous!!



(CI-453, Tree Trio and CI-412, Fresh Fish Daily)

Next in line I have some of Joanna's gorgeous handmade flowery makes...




(alongside our Inky Borders CI-451 and Baroque Splatter Script CI-430).

...And to finish I have the Tree Trio featuring again, by Florence...


Plus three more lovely lovelies...




(stamps CI-131, and CI-101 and CI-258 appearing here).

Many thanks to all involved and hoping the makes have given you a few ideas to take away too.

Back soon,

Jean x 

Sunday, 5 June 2016

YAY - FIVE GREAT MAKES PICTURED HERE TODAY FOLKS...

I set Malcolm in charge of picking the 5 images and participants from the gorgeous Challenge entries to feature here today, and who can pick a stamp of their choice from the CI website as their reward!   There were 36 fabulous entries for the month of May, and as always it is almost impossible to pick out just 5, but here are his choices nevertheless.....

No: 2, Lynne K with a lovely accordion book - stunning cover Lynne K...


No: 3, JoanW with a very pretty card - thanks Joan...


No: 30, Kriistina - wow - we are loving this too!..


No:32, Hazel Agnew - what an amazing book layout Hazel..


No 33, Sandie - a beautiful seaside tag, complete with shells..


Please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk with your choice of stamp ladies (please include your address), so that we can post them out asap.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to make their makes and link in - you are all amazing!!

Back soon,

Jean x



Sunday, 29 May 2016

ALL VERY ARTY INDEED.......

The CI teamies have been so very busy being very arty again, and I have collected a lot of images from them that all fit the wide open theme of 'Anything Goes', which is the subject of the current Challenge, but are also all very arty indeed!  All stamps appearing below can be found on the CI website at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk

I won't link this time to all the items used in their makes, but will instead link to the appropriate teamie blog...

The following are marvellous little makes by Florence, which I think she is going to assemble together as a little 'book'.  All the stamps Flo has used are from our Alice Palace collection, the Dinky background stencils used can also be found on our website too, and I love how bright and colourful and fun these pages are....






I also have some bright and cheery makes by Gio using CI stamps and her own range of background stencils...



Then the following arty makes are by Coco - firstly a gorgeous, colourful notebook cover....



....and also two cards where Coco has used the Alice Palace stamps too, as well as some of our new tree stamps....



Coco has also made this imaginative seaside card, as well as the above, with a little help from her Gelli Plate I believe...


Gio and Daniele have also been playing very nicely with the new deckchair/seaside stamps....



.... and so has Laury (with the addition of real shells and sand in her 'bottle').....


And Helen has been very creative and textural with our stamps and also with an image from our People & Places book....




Last, but not least, Lynne has made this beautiful tree panel with her usual flair, style and imagination...





Wow!!!  Thanks everyone, and thanks to all the folk who have 'linked in' to our Challenge so far (just 2 days to go till it closes), and also to all you lovely comment leavers - what stars you are!

Back soon,

Jean x