Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Just a quick blog post this evening, as I won't be here to blog at the weekend.  So I thought I would show you a fabulous photo album created by Daniele - what a delight this would be to use - loving the colours!

Some of the stamps used here are from:  CI-347,  CI-451, and CI-329.

I also have a few card makes by Sylvie, plus a step by step in photographs, for creating a great background....

Stamps used above include CI-283, CI-440, and CI-441.

The steps are here:

Gorgeous and great use of a single Distress Ink Pad, and the Dinky Stencils by That's Crafty.

Many thanks for your company,

Back soon,

Jean x

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


We have two lucky candy winners, from last week's blog post - oh yes indeed we do!  These are the sets of brand new stamps each of you will receive:

The random numbers 24 and 51 were picked from 56 lovely comments in total, by my son.  Number 24 turned out to be Sandra - Sandma's Handmade Cards, and number 51 is Dora.  Well done you very lucky ladies, and please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk with your addresses, and the stamps above will be on their way to you very soon.

The new stamps are still available at wickedly reduced prices for a further two days only on the CI Website at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk  

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Jean x

Saturday, 6 August 2016


We have new stamps online right now - http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/new-products - and what's more is that they are all currently on a special intro offer price!  In celebration we have two full sets of the new stamps available as blog candy.  All you need to do to try and win a set for yourself is to leave a nice message at the end of this post, and two lucky folk will be picked randomly in a few days time as winners.

Here are the lovely new stamps...

And here are some teamie makes with them to inspire....

What a lot of different looks can be achieved with every stamp!

Don't forget to leave a message!

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Jean x

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


We have 5 stunning makes to share with you tonight, as chosen by the lovely Florence (also with comments by Flo), from link ins to the Mini Masterpiece July Challenge.  Choosing is always incredibly difficult!! However here they are, in no particular order:

No 24 Irmgard ..

'Loved how Irmgard used part of the stamped image to cover and decorate the matchbox and her clever colouring with Gellatos brought out the beauty of the Friends In Paris CI 063 stamp.'

No 21 Raewyn ..

'Loved Raewyn's fabulous idea of stamping the ticket images over the printed Life's Journey 2 images creating the effect of depth.  CI 239 and CI 307 would be great to use for a similar project. So many possibilities for this idea.'

No 19 Carole ..

'Carole made 3 projects - A brooch, a card, and a fridge magnet.  Loved how Carole cleverly stamped onto wooden shapes, using the Alice Palace stamps British Bulldog CI 370 and Jolly Duck CI 430, to create wonderful cards and gifts.  The ducks feet on the brooch are fabulous!!!'

No 11 Jannet ..

'Loved how Jannet cleverly used just the head of the Two Teds rubber stamp CI 440 to create and decorate the beautiful notebook.'

No 8 Dortesjs ..

'Loved how Dortesjs created the background for her project which works perfectly with the Favourite Ducks CI 373 or indeed would work with any of the Alice Palace stamps.'

Many, many thanks to all who linked in - you are fabulous folk!  Could those listed above please send your choice of stamp, and address, to us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk

Finally please look out for a CI Newsletter email delivery very soon - oh yes indeed!!

Bye for now,

Back soon,

Jean x

Thursday, 28 July 2016


....It's high time I blogged the rest of our Mini Masterpiece inspirational makes, as there is only 3 days left until the end of July and the end of our current challenge.  However this does still give you a little time to get your masterpiece made/finished and linked in - you can view our July Challenge Post Here, and the sixteen lovely entries already displayed there.

I have a very lovely make by Joanna still to show you (lots of time and a great deal of love and effort featuring in this one).  Joanna built her mini album around her daughter, who enjoys fashion and florals, and she also wanted to incorporate our giveaway postcards as inserts. There are still spaces inside for Joanna to add more photos.  Here it is in all its current glory....

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing Joanna!

Coco added some mini masterpieces to a beautifully coloured sketchbook cover that she designed....

Her cover features some images from our first People & Places book, some stamping, some wooden butterfly buttons, and a die cut card frame.

Still on the beautiful miniature book theme I also have some images of a couple of fabulous 'shabby chic' mini books made by Gio.....

.... another use for a recently released stamp CI-451.

Finally I am going to show you 3 quirky cards made by our challenge master this month - Florence.  Not strictly made for this challenge I don't think, they are still definitely very colourful Mini Masterpieces, and I thought I would add them here anyway....

 ....made with quite an assortment of CI products including some of the Alice Palace collection, CI-258, Uplifting Words (such a useful stamp), and the newly added Dinky Stencils.  
Love 'em Flo!

Thanks for your company folks and kind comments,

Back soon,

Jean x