Saturday, 19 October 2019


I know it's an acquired taste, and not everyone's cup of tea, but here at Crafty Individuals we do love a bit of gothic in our lives from time to time.  With that in mind, along with the up and coming arrival of Halloween, we had a couple of designs drawn for us by the very talented Maria Kitano featuring a howling wolf and moon, and a skull with roses.  Loving them both, and here are the stamps themselves followed by a couple of makes by myself and also by Sandra - so clever Sandra!  I still haven't got my new glasses, so it's another post without many words!....

These grandly gruesome stamps are on special offer at the moment right here:

In the top two makes I also used items from CI-361, including that fab barbed wire element, plus a dinky bats stencil by That's Crafty, which you will find by clicking here.

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Jean x

Sunday, 13 October 2019


Mostly pictures of makes on here this evening, rather than words.  My son sat on my prescription glasses by accident and broke them completely, oh dear!  I'm trying to manage with cheap magnifying glasses until I get my new ones, and it's tricky to say the least!

As you probably know by now, we have some stunning new stamps available now designed by lovely young Ellie, and our amazing team have been doing their usual amazing creations with the new stamps, plus a couple of creations using some slightly older designs.  You will find the new stamps right here....

Here are just a few of the many creations created tonight from Flo, Isa, Dora, Helen, Sandra, Sylvie and myself...


Oh my, so loving it all!
Lots more to come
Back soon,
Jean x

Thursday, 26 September 2019


As promised in today's CI Newsletter tonight's Blog Post is full of Sneaky Peeks.  We are in the Hochanda studios on Tuesday, 1st October, with CI shows at 8am and 3pm, UK time.  Lesley and myself will be demoing again, and Lesley has CB shows at 10am and 2pm too.

We will have some wonderful new stamp designs from a very wonderful young lady called Ellie, who is uber talented and which we think you will adore.  Here are just a few of the peeks, and please keep checking our Facebook page (link at the side) for more peeks to come over the next few days....

So far the above images are by myself, Flo, Sandra, Isa and Dora. 

Don't forget to check Facebook for more beauties over the next few days.

Here is the Hochanda viewing info..

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Back soon,
Jean x

Thursday, 12 September 2019


Thank you all of you who so kindly leave comments at the end of my blog posts, we really appreciate you taking the time to do this, and I absolutely agree we do have the best teamies in the land, probably in the known universe and well beyond.  Thank you best teamies, you are amazing!!

Malcolm, Monty and I are having a few days away again very soon, so this is a fairly brief post from me (still lots to do and get on top of), but with some colourful and creative artwork to show. 

A beautiful make by Isabelle....

A bright and cheery make by Sylvie....

I think the following gentle beauty is by Flo....

And lastly 2 makes by yours truly.  Firstly a collage made for our last Hochanda shows....

Plus a card - put your sunglasses on - it's bright, but I do rather like this one all the same!..

Thanks for reading,

Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. We do have a new teamie - yay - who specialises in YouTube videos..  'The Scottish Crafter' - more to follow, but here is a link for now..

Saturday, 7 September 2019


Good Evening All.  We have had a very arty/crafty day today at Staithes Arts Festival, visiting lots of cottages and artists and crafters within.  Weather interesting and certainly autumnal, with a mixture of rain, sunshine and high winds, but all great fun nevertheless.  Have long since run out of house room for much in the way of purchases, but lovely to look at anyway!

So now I am going to have a catch up and gather together Facebook image posts, plus some other new ones, and display below...

Three beautiful makes by lovely Flo to start us off..

Just loving the vintage look in the top two, and the bees busy about the hive in the last one.  Stamps involved here are: CI-393 (middle) and CI-410 (first and third).

Now three very pretty cards by Sarah...

How lovely is the top one, using a flower from CI-293, and a sentiment from CI-410, simple and very clever Sarah!

Now a couple of metallic flavoured makes from Helen.  A great tag and a very cool canvas board..

Butterflies galore, featuring CI-519, and CI-520. Very nice!

Two cards by Gerrina tonight as well. Such a pretty bird from CI-515 and butterfly from CI-518..

Adoring this one from Sandra.  Flower embossed in white - always a great effect, with a beautifully coloured butterfly on top.  Check out CI-521 for this image.  I think I can make this one nice and big for you!..

The next is one from me using CI-514, inspired by an earlier make by Sylvie..

The image was meant to have more space around it, but I kept cutting around in a skew whiff sort of way each time, and it just got smaller and smaller as I tried to straighten it up, you might just know what I mean here?! Not paying enough attention to the job I was doing, I think, ha ha.  Quite like the colours though.

And finally here's a sweet little bird by Dora.  Background made with CI-293.

Yellows and purples, very lovely!

Now which image shall I pop on Facebook tonight?!

Hope you are all having a great weekend wherever you are,
Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. CI News: Our next Hochanda shows are on the 1st October, I am so enjoying playing with the stamps that will be featuring on those shows at the moment (we are thinking and hoping that you will adore them too), and also the following month we will be having a stand at the Harrogate Stamperama show, that's in November folks.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019


We eventually managed to get our little break, although Malcolm had a little hospital stay with stomach problems just before.  We are still waiting to find out what that was all about as he is waiting for a scan.  We thoroughly enjoyed our Northumberland mini holiday though as he was feeling a lot better.  He worked his magic and took this rather nice view of the sea....

We also had a day trip up to Edinburgh to see a big exhibition of the work of my favourite artist, Victoria Crowe.  Here are a couple of snippets of tiny bits of a couple of her paintings, just taken on my phone.  Love her work....

Do visit if you get a chance!

Now back to butterflies, and I have a lovely selection of very colourful makes to show you this evening by our lovely teamie ladies.  This beauty by Gerrina..

... And this is a portion of the beautiful canvas Lesley created on the show with tissue and a canvas board...

The next two scrummy makes are by Dora...

Followed by beauties from Sylvie..


And Flo...

What a lovely variety, all made with butterfly stamps from CI-517 to CI-521!

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Jean x