Thursday, 22 September 2016

BRIGHT AND VERY CHEERFUL....

There is definitely a nip of Autumn in the air at the moment, and I don't think it will be long till the central heating has to go on in the evenings, so I'm bringing you some bright and cheerful makes tonight to warm us up!  I have three very bright and cheery cards made by Gio below.  Gio has recently left the CI team to move on to pastures new, including a new city and a new job, and we wish her much success in the future.  However I still have these cards to show you and they are lovely...




Great cards made using CI-377, CI-360 and the little owlets from CI-442.

My other colourful and cheeful cards today are by Flo, and very lovely they are as well....

Two use stamps from the fun and funky Alice Palace range...



And next a great effective beach scene using the little boy stamp from CI-459...


...and if you would like to try out Flo's techniques for making the beautiful beachified background here they are explained beautifully on her Blog Here.

We still have a Challenge going on within this Blog Post Here and you do still have time to join in!

Finally I have a quick mention about some new products added to the website recently, some of which you will find here - http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/new-products

New dinkie stencils from That's Crafty and some from Tando...

Plus a very cute little wood frame (love this!!)...


.....and we have some great glossy white A5 cardstock added fairly recently, which stamps up beautifully, I am using it a lot at the moment....

Well that's all for today folks.  I'm just soooo tired that I am going to go and sit and watch tv with my little dog on my lap - he likes that!!

Nite all!

Back soon,

Jean x




Friday, 16 September 2016

IT'S NEARLY TIME FOR SOME HAPPY STAMPING AT PORT SUNLIGHT.....

In a couple of weeks it will be time for us to travel over to Port Sunlight village (near Liverpool) and set up our stand ready for the twice yearly Happy Stampers show (1st October).  This is a great show and always busy - lots of stands and lots of demoing and yummy stuff to see.  Admission is by ticket only so please buy your ticket very soon, before they sell out!  The link to the show website, to buy tickets, and to check out the retailers attending this year is here: http://www.happystampersnorthwest.co.uk/..




Please leave a message if you are coming, it will be really great to see you there, and we have lots to share with you!

Meanwhile there are 15 days of the current CI Challenge left, to make and display your 'Clean and Simple' take.  I have a few more makes to show you tonight along the 'clean and simple' lines, and by the team...

Here are a few by lovely Flo....




Plus a couple of cracking cards from Helen..



.... and another great 'thank you' card from Sylvie...


... as well as a cool kraft coloured card by Joanna...


Thanks ladies,

Back soon,

Jean x

Thursday, 8 September 2016

A NEW DIGITAL MAGAZINE FOR KATY, AND STILL CREATING ON THE CLEAN AND SIMPLE THEME....

As you may have seen on our Facebook page, Katy Leitch (previous Craft Stamper editor) is bringing out a brand new digital magazine that you will be able to download, in early October.  I am very lucky to have a project within for Crafty Individuals, and we wish her lots of success with her new venture!  You will find the relevant Facebook page and lots more info, plus giveaways at: https://www.facebook.com/MixedUpmagazine/ - so please go and give Katy's mag page a big fat Like!!

We are loving the mag's splendid new graphics....

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Meanwhile we have a Challenge running throughout September on this CI Blog, and you will find the linking in page by clicking HERE.  We would love it if you would join in, and the theme this month is 'Clean and Simple', with 3 weeks of linking in to go!!

Here are some more challenge related inspirational team makes...

Coco has a newly organised and decorated craft room (lucky lady), and has used some CI images to personalise her storage system in a 'clean and simple' way...



Wish my craft room looked as clean and tidy!!

She has also sent some card images over using CI-186 and CI-022, ....


CI-452...

and CI-458..

Helen's simple card makes tonight use CI-435..


CI-426..

and CI-256..

and Sylvie's lovely and simple card incorporates trees from CI-450...


I have created a card using that lovely robin again - CI-456....


And Flo has used the same robin in her simple and bright card....


Plus she has made a card with the Alice cupcakes from CI-374..


That's it for tonight, and thanks for your continuing kind comments, how nice you all are.

Have a lovely creative weekend,

Back soon,

Jean x

Thursday, 1 September 2016

IT'S SEPTEMBER! - CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? - AND TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE!



Well I just can't believe it's September already - where has the summer gone?  But it's here it seems and of course September means it's time for a new CI Blog Bi-Monthly Challenge, and our lovely, straightforward topic for you this month is 'Clean and Simple'.

Here are the usual guidelines:

CI CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

To enter this month's Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your chosen project, which must include at least one Crafty Individuals product please, then post your Challenge project on your Blog, before the end of the month, and include a link back to this Blog.  Leave a link in the URL box displayed in this post to take us directly to your Challenge project, which will then appear on this Blog as a thumbnail image - so we can all see your wonderful arty work.  If you don't have a blog we are happy to accept emailed image entries too.

At the end of the month we will set about choosing five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don't forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid to use until the 10th of October.
Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x

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As always we very much look forward to seeing your entries in this 'Clean and Simple' Challenge - you will be in with a chance of winning a free stamp, and you will also be able to obtain a cool 25% CI web discount.  When you have linked in your entry please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk to obtain your special discount code, and then go shopping!

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Here is a little simple crafty inspiration from the CI Teamies, to set you on your way....

Cards by me ...






Stamping triptychs using stamps CI-207, CI-395 and CI-423, CI-415 and CI-442. Wording from CI-438.

Cards by Helen ...



  
Stamps used here include CI-459, CI-017, CI-294 

Cards by Daniele and Florence ...



Made using CI-458 and CI-437.

Cards by Joanna, and Sylvie, and Laurence ...







Using stamps CI-450, CI-456 and CI-459.

I hope lots of 'simple' ideas are now springing to your mind.  Do join in with your make soon!

Back soon,

Jean x 

Thursday, 25 August 2016

A VERY COLOURFUL ASSORTMENT......

Hello All

I have a very bright and colourful assortment of good stuff to show you this evening.  Some are makes with our latest issue of stamps, and others have older stamps within.  I have several makes by lovely Coco here to show you, starting with this gorgeously sweet card incorporating the kiddies from CI-327 and our new Yacht stamp CI-457..


Followed by some more pretties from Coco...

Journal pages...



...with stamps CI-456 - the Robin,  and Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses CI-459.

I also have a gathering of little adorable Inchies from Coco too.....


I now have a rather lovely card by Joanna featuring our new Home Sweet Home stamp CI-458..


... sooo beautiful in pinks and blues!

Other cards by Joanna follow....




..... and these combine stamp CI-445 Flower Heads 2 with some of Joanna's gorgeous hand made flowers - just delightful!

Here are two cool tags by Sylvie, again showing us lovely things created with new stamps as well as older combinations, such as CI-336....


 
.... and CI-353.

To finish the display I am linking up to two fine cards made by Sandra at http://sandmacards.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/lucky-lucky-me.html 
who certainly was a lucky lady with her win of new issue CI stamps....



.... loving these and their pretty additions of ribbon, rope and shells.  Thanks for sharing Sandra, they are delicious!

Malcolm and I had a few days in Northumberland again last weekend, and the weather was much kinder to us this time.  Monty and I were enjoying the beach at Bamburgh in this piccie - it is all so beautiful there....


Thanks for tuning in.

Back soon, and a new Challenge is a coming!

Jean x