Sunday, 26 April 2015

A QUICK POST BEFORE POLDARK...

Have to see the last episode at 9pm, so this is a quick post this week before then!  My next post will be to introduce you to the new Challenge for May, so tonight I just have a few things to show you whilst I get all the team's beautiful inspiring makes together for the beginning of May.  So I have a few bits by me to begin with.  Firstly a wooden 'canvas' make featuring those old favourites of mine - winter trees, which are such versatile stamps....



I have covered my block in paint, handmade papers, tissue, stencilling and stamping. And then I have stamped trees stamps CI-209, and CI-429 onto white tissue and applied them over the top, before spraying with acrylic varnish (this makes the tissue almost transparent).  Rather liking the whole effect!

My second lot of images is of die cut gift bags, decorated with CI bits and bobs...





Each one has an MDF lovely on it, which you can find on our site in this section HERE, plus stamping and some mini images appear too, from our People and Places Book 2.

I now have a couple of beautiful cards for you by Sylvie, with gorgeous 'Gelli' backgrounds....



Loving these - overstamped with CI-391 and CI-385 - they are glorious!

My final image is of a card made by Joanna, complete with pink sparkle - beautiful indeed!....



CI-430 looking lovely here plus butterflies stamped onto parchment and an appearance from our Floral Branch Die.

Thank you for your visit,
Back soon,

Jean x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

CATCHING UP AGAIN...

This is me having a bit of a catch up session tonight by gathering some more team makes together to show you, that have been waiting in the wings for a little while.  Thanks for the sweet comments left on my last post welcoming Florence to the CI fold - nice to know you are all looking forward to seeing more from that clever lady, but meanwhile I have makes below from Coco, Daniele, Sylvie and Helen.  I will begin with a decorated box I did a little while ago - another good chance to show off some of the lovely gold coloured hardware we are selling in the pages of this web section HERE, as well as an MDF decorative frame addition (lovely to stamp on), and tulips stamp CI-388....




My next two cool makes are from Coco, featuring one of the latest Alice stamps...



Swiftly followed by 3 lovely cards by Daniele...




The first two are made with tag stamps from CI-431 and the third using some of the trees from CI-429.

Sylvie has made fabulous cards using CI-427, CI-428, CI-431 and CI-432,  and also the fisherman's stamp CI-412...




And Helen has again used some of the tags stamps on this glorious canvas 'for a man'...



You can view the appropriate team member's blog by following the links here on the right hand side.

Thanks for joining us, it's lovely to have your company,

Back soon,

Jean x

Saturday, 11 April 2015

YAY - NEW TEAMIE....

Hello All - Hope you are having a lovely weekend.  Its gone very chilly here and I think we are in for lots of rain tomorrow - yuk - but then lots of time for crafting so rain has its plus side too!!

Please join us in giving a very big welcome to our new and latest CI team member - Florence Langley - hip hip hooray for Florence!  I am so very delighted that the very talented Florence has kindly agreed to join our little team.  I have so loved her art and craftwork for a long time now and I know she will already be familiar to many of you.  Please check out her blogs if you haven't come across her work before https://florenceandfreddie.wordpress.com/ and https://florenceandfreddiepart2.wordpress.com/ - wonderful! Florence and her partner Freddie are lucky enough to live in the Andalucian Mountains in Southern Spain - wow!

Florence has sent over some great crafty bits made using Crafty Individuals stamps, and I would like to share them with you tonight....

We have 3 very beautiful cards as follows...




Stamps used in these delights are CI-414 and CI-277, CI-389, CI-292 and CI-406.

Then we have a oh so sweet wine bottle decoration/gift tag using CI-403...


Plus a very cool wooden butter patty fridge magnet using CI-277
and CI-161...


And a lovely hanging which first appeared in our last Challenge and features CI-390....


We are so looking forward to seeing much more from Florence very soon.

Bye for now,

Jean x


Monday, 6 April 2015

SYLVIE'S FIVE CHOICES FOR MARCH....

Hope you are all having a lovely Easter break.  Weather here has been fantastic yesterday and today - long may it continue.  I am posting tonight to give you Sylvie's five chosen ones from our March Challenge link ins, and here they are with comments from Sylvie:

'Difficult to make a choice amongst all these gorgeous creations.  Thank you all for your participation.  After much hesitation I choose...'

10 - Craftyfield
"Gorgeous card!  I love how she worked the brushos and mica powder to create the background"


12 - Mamypassions
"She has created a fabulous canvas.  Great choice of colours, beautiful use of masks.  A showcase for the bird stamps"


21 - Dora
"I love this card, simply stunning.  The stamping is perfect!



34 - Iwona Create
"I love this hanging and everything about it - choice of colours, materials and texture"


40 - Linette
"Fabulous scene made by Linette.  Very fine cutting work, lovely colours, wow!"


Thanks for being in charge this time Sylvie - soooo difficult to choose 5 amongst all the lovely entries (43 in total). Would the 5 ladies listed above please contact us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk with your choice of winning stamp, plus your address, so that we can post out asap.

Back soon,

Jean x

Friday, 27 March 2015

ONLY 4 DAYS TO GO....

...And the March Challenge is almost over.  We have 32 glorious entries to date which you can view HERE.  I guess this will probably be my last post before the time is up so I will show you all the other makes by the team using 'The Animal World' as inspiration starting with this clever, colourful and inspiring make by Helen....


Helen has used lots of lovely Alice animal character stamps to make this creative hanging - love it!

Another make by Helen using the Jolly Duck stamp....



I believe Helen used Brushos to colour the above - a great fun and colourful product - you can find them on sale at The Craft Barn (where Helen regularly runs classes).

Here are some more gorgeous 'Alice' makes...

From Daniele..


From Gio...



From Coco..


And from Lynne..


And my final beautiful makes for this evening come from lovely Joanna, and feature CI Dies as well as CI stamps...






She has used our dies which you can locate HERE, as well as butterfly stamps on parchment - very pretty, and a doily stamp by Gio, which makes a lovely posy!

I have been adding lots of flowers and new stuff to our Must Haves section recently, so if you fancy buying paper flowers as an alternative to making them, you will find the new goodies HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, lovely to have you here, and hope you do enjoy some Easter holiday sunshine in the next couple of weeks!

Bye for now,

Jean x

Saturday, 21 March 2015

AN ALICE FEST.....

We are still deep in the throes of our Animal World Challenge for March, details and links for which you will find HERE.  Still 10 days to go, so there is still time.....

The team (members and blog links are listed on the right hand side of this blog) have been inspired well and truly, and very beautifully, by our new Alice Palace animal stamps.  So I am having another post dedicated to Alice, and here goes....

Helen Chilton has made a bunny canvas in very lovely gentle colours.  She is running an all day workshop at The Craft Barn next week where you too could make this delight...



On the subject of the bunnies (- hares to be precise) here I have a gorgeous make by Daniele too...


Plus another by Helen again...



And a beauty by Laury....



At the same time as we released the hares stamp above we also released a fabby birthday duck stamp, and here we have a couple of cheerful and clever makes by Effie featuring this one...






And another really great card by Laury (Laury just loves ducks)....


I do still have more to come and inspire before the end of the month, so do join me again soon.  Always lovely to have your company, and thanks very much indeed for the sweet comments you leave and the comments and likes on our Facebook page as well.

Bye for now,

Jean x