Sunday, 18 August 2019

GREAT TEAMIE MAKES....

Thanks for the sweet comments on my last blog post, we love to read them all, and thanks for all the facebook likes and comments on my Journal cover, they were phenomenal!  What a lovely lot you are out there.  We are having a few days break next week, so I've put together an assortment of lovely teamie makes for a little post beforehand.  And without further ado here they are.....

A flutterby beauty by lovely Helen.....


Sandra has used the same stamp CI-520 in totally different colours - what a great background - CI-182 I believe, and more involved here!..


And the next fabby make is by Dora, same stamp again - lovely sharp greens going on here.....


Two cards by two teamies follow, the first lovely by Gerrina....


The second with the same stamp is by me, both sport lovely washi tape....


Followed by the same stamp - CI-517 - used on a journal page by clever Chris...


My final three beauties are by Sylvie, then Sarah....




....And finally Flo, so very pretty, all of these....


The first two makes feature CI-393, and Flo's CI-519.

Thank you all - now which one shall I pop on Facebook??

Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. You may have noticed that I haven't listed Happy Stampers at Port Sunlight as a show we are visiting this time around.  As it is quite a hike for us and means staying over too, sowe have decided to stay a little closer to home and share a stand with Chocolate Baroque again but at Harrogate 'Stamperama', just for a change.  Hope to see you there in November?!

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A MIXTURE OF GOOD STUFF TONIGHT....

Hi Folks

It's high time I wrote a blog post, and I need to thank you all for supporting our recent Hochanda shows.  The butterfly extravaganza shows were very busy, and convinced us you all love butterflies!  We had a great time and many thanks to Lesley Wharton for her fabulous demos too, she is such a good pal (and it was her birthday you may have noticed, lol!).

So I have a bit of a mix up tonight to show you.  Some samples from the butterfly shows as well as others featuring older stamps.  I popped this tag by Sylvie on Facebook yesterday, and you liked it!  Loving the mixture of stamps she used such as the new one CI-518, which is up on the website now, together with CI-498.  Completely different stamps but they look great together don't they?...



And here is another beauty by Sylvie in a completely different colour scheme featuring the butterfly stamp from a previous show CI-517.  Love it!..



Whilst looking at fabby stuff by Sylvie I also have these makes to show you.  A great wedding card - nice idea to use the two birds from CI-509, they work so well!..



I also love this little gem using CI-385..


Very nice selection Sylvie, and thanks.

I have just taken quick photos of my latest journal pages, and journal cover, that I worked on during the shows using the new butterfly stamp CI-520, and CI-518 and more.  Here is the decorated cover...


Plus the two latest pages...



Great fun to do and I'm really enjoying playing with my journal generally, and I've even started another where I intend to mostly concentrate on paint effect backgrounds, together with stamping too of course.  You will have to wait until the next Hochanda shows at the beginning of October to see that one though, lol.

My final image is of two cards by teamie Daniele, where she cleverly used two recent stamps as backgrounds to use with some of our mini image books.  CI-514 and CI-516.  Great stuff!



Lots more to come,
Back soon,
Jean x

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

IT'S A 'BY DORA' POST OF DELIGHT TONIGHT.....

My last post was full of makes by Teamie Sandra, and thank you for the nice comments, which we all really do appreciate reading each time.  We are busy getting ready for those Hochanda shows next Monday and Tuesday, which are coming our way fast, and sincerely hoping you can join us for 2 action packed hours on the 5th and 6th August, at 4pm and 10am.  There will be a Newsletter coming your way tomorrow, with some 'Sneaky Peeky's' too.

Tonight's post features more lovely things by Teamie Dora, who as you know was the illustrator responsible for the lovely carousel pony drawing coming up, as well as the little bird and flowers in the first two pretty makes below....










What beauties Dora developed from rubber stamps CI-515, CI-516, CI-517 and CI-514, 
along with a few other slightly older stamps involved here and there too.

Thank you so much Dora.

Back soon,
Jean x

Saturday, 20 July 2019

A 'BY SANDRA' EVENING TONIGHT....

As promised on Facebook the other day I am having a 'by Sandra' evening on the blog tonight.  This is the beauty that appeared on Facebook - I love it, and I think you did too.  Great colour scheme Sandra....


.....And here are some more for us to ooooo and ahhhhh over....








Thank you Sandra!  Stamps used in making the above include CI-517, CI-516, CI-514, CI-451, CI-469, and CI-515.

Which is your favourite make?

How cute is this photo of our little Monty dog, taken by Malcolm as seen looking through the banisters this week?  Ah he is such a sweetie!


Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. Advance dates for your crafty diary.  We will be back on Hochanda on the 5th and 6th August.  If you like butterflies (and who doesn't?), then you really must not miss these shows.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

MORE BY ISABELLE....

Thanks for commenting on my last blog post, and I promised more great stuff to come by Isabelle, who recently returned to the CI Teamie team.  Thought I would pop a quick post on here tonight with her recent fabby makes with a CI flavour.  So here we go.....

A cool and fun make..




Pretty little ATC's....



Plus three lovely cards...








Lots of CI stamps were used in the above including CI-516 and CI-347.

Thanks Isa,
Back soon,
Jean x 

Saturday, 6 July 2019

NEW TEAMIE AND SOME BEAUTIFUL JOURNAL PAGES....

We are thoroughly delighted to re-introduce you to a teamie who used to make beautiful samples for us several years ago.  After a move back to France from Canada, Isabelle is making lovely makes again for us!!  Please give Isa a warm welcome to the CI team. 

She has made several new samples, but I thought we would have a bit of a journal page evening so here is a journal page by Isa firstly.....



Sylvie is a good friend of Isa's and I popped a lovely journal page of Sylvie's on facebook recently, and you loved it.....




And from me I have a couple of journal pages made for the last Hochanda shows with our newest stamps.....





Back soon with more great stuff folks.

Jean x