Friday, 12 October 2018


If you get the CI Newsletter you will know that we have new stamps, papers and special offer pack out now -  The New Products section can be found Here on our website. And below are just a few of the wonderful teamie samples made so far with the new stuff....

Two from Sandra above using CI-502 and one below by me featuring the same Christmas Border stamp...

And here are a couple featuring the Crow, CI-500, and the Raven, CI-501, made by Flo. The stamp images were developed from charcoal drawings by super talented Maria Kitano in Belgium...

Superb and very atmospheric. More will follow soon I'm sure.

We are in full flow getting ready for the Doncaster show on Sunday, and loading up the van ready for setting up tomorrow afternoon. We are again sharing a stand with Chocolate Baroque. It would be lovely to see you there if you can make it?!

Back soon,
Jean x

Thursday, 4 October 2018


Just a quickie to show you a couple of Sylvie's lovely makes as appeared on Hochanda on Monday, and to remind you that we will be at Port Sunlight show on Saturday, and at Doncaster the following Sunday.  Hope to see lots of you at one or both of these shows maybe?!

We had a great visit to the Hochanda studios, with Lesley of Chocolate Baroque, and we are so pleased that so many of you enjoyed the 'just the ticket' shows. 
We will be sharing a stand at both the above craft materials shows with Chocolate Baroque again, and we are all setting off in the morning, on our merry ways.

Here are Sylvie's super cool creations...

Thanks for looking.

Back soon,
Jean x

Tuesday, 25 September 2018


We are in the full throes of catching up with ourselves, getting ready for Hochanda - shows on the 1st October at 12pm and 4pm, and also getting ready for two retail shows in quick succession - 6th October at Port Sunlight, and 14th October at Doncaster.  Do hope to see a few of you there!  October is looking like a busy month, ending with the weekend of workshops I'm running along with Lesley of Chocolate Baroque. We still have a few places left if you fancy some delicious crafty playtime with us.

So now I also need to catch up on this blog, as I didn't realise I had left it so long in between posts.

My inspiration for this evening consists of a very lovely book that Daniele made recently with our last lot of new papers, and some gorgeous stamping.  I do love crafty books!

You will find the papers HERE.

Next I have 4 delightful makes by Sylvie to share....

Some of the stamps used in the above three are CI-401, CI-495, and CI-486.
My last one tonight by Sylvie is this colourful beauty, using CI-459...

....And my final make is by lovely Flo...

Such lovely colours so I'm glad I could enlarge it for you to see in all it's glory, using CI-497!

Thanks for joining me to view,

Back soon,
Jean x

Thursday, 13 September 2018


The 'Create It' show at Gateshead was fantastic and so very, very, busy.  Hope you enjoyed it if you attended?!  It was great to see so many familiar faces, and chat to you all.  We are already looking forward to the next one in the region.  However we still have Hochanda shows on 1st October, and Port Sunlight Happy Stampers, coming up next on 6th October.  Also after that we have a late entry to Stamp Magic at Doncaster on Sunday, 14th October, where we will be again sharing a large stand with Chocolate Baroque.  So it's a very busy time - help!!

My inspiration tonight is a selection of beauties by lovely Sandra.  All again based around the seaside, and featuring stamps CI-283, CI-272, CI-497, CI-402, and CI-284 (and more), plus CI papers too.  Another fabulous assortment Sandra!!


Have a lovely weekend everyone,
Back soon,

Jean x

Wednesday, 5 September 2018


Hi Folks - Yes we are in the midst of packing up all our lovely products and goodies and samples, ready for the trip up to Gateshead for the 'Create It' show on Saturday. It is taking place in the Gateshead International Stadium, between 10am and 4pm, and tickets will also be available on the door priced at £5. Are you coming? We are dying to meet and greet you! You will find us sharing a large stand with Chocolate Baroque.  Lesley and I will both be there, along with the men in our lives, Malcolm and David, lending a hand.

Now on with the CI creative inspiration for this evening.  Firstly 3 lovely projects by teamie Flo.  2 colourful canvasses and a round wooden plaque, featuring CI-402 and CI-459..

My next 3 fabulous projects are by Craftyfield, Flo and Sandra...

The two stamps mentioned above also feature on here, as well as the girlfriends from CI-283, and CI-284 .

The final terrific threesome follows, incorporating the above mentioned stamps.  I think these are by Sylvie and Sandra..

And to finish off tonight's display I have a very pretty card by Daniele, featuring CI-449..

....Plus another cracker by Craftyfield..

...And a very clever sample by Flo, where our little girl sits very delightfully on a little swing...

Thanks for your company reading this post, and thanks all who take the time to comment regularly or from time to time.

We do hope to see you on Saturday!

Bye for now,
Jean x

Monday, 27 August 2018


I have some more beautiful samples by the team again this evening.  You may have seen these on the recent Hochanda show too.  Stunning seashells by Sandra, Flo and Sylvie...

CI-496 appears in all of the above - but how different they all look!!

Then how about this incredible busy seaside scene from Dora....

Sooooo clever and such patience!

Plus a fabulous 'Parisian' canvas from Flo.  Check out CI-402....

That would look very nice on my bedroom wall, ha ha.  Wow!

Thanks so much ladies.

Back soon,

Jean x

Saturday, 18 August 2018


Thanks to the 39 who left lovely comments on my last post - we have picked 2 random peeps this week who have won the 2 new stamps and the pack of new background papers for themselves!  The lucky peeps are: Crafty Di (comment no: 17) and Nadou (comment no: 22).  Well done folks! Will you please email us at: with your addresses and we will get your goodies dispatched to you asap.

Next we have a few makes that you may have seen on the last tv shows.  A simple seaside treasures card..

CI-496 features here stamped onto one of our new background papers.

You may also have seen me putting together a journal page with the featured stamps, well here it is finished...

....Followed by an easy peasy card with a couple of our glossy images and some stamped wording, again on one of the new background papers...

Here are 3 lovely cards featuring CI-497, and made by Sandra and Flo - just love them!!

And finally on a Safari (CI-390) note, I thought I would show you two more of Lisa Vipas' makes (following on from my last post) - love the way she combines different stamps and elements together so colourfully and beautifully....

Thanks everyone.

Back soon,

Jean x

p.s. A couple of you have asked where the journal I used in the demos was from.  You will find it here on our website.