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

Saturday, 29 June 2019

FLO'S FABULOUS CONCERTINA BOOK......

Hot and sunny today here, how was it with you?  I say hot, however I believe it is really hot elsewhere in Europe, and it sounds way to hot for me (or Monty dog), so I hope if you live somewhere as hot as that I hope you are surviving it all!  We went to the seaside and down on the sand it was much cooler.

I have popped a couple of 'pages' from Flo's delicious concertina book (as featured on our last Hochanda shows) on Facebook recently, so I thought that tonight I would show you those two pages again plus several more on our blog, so here they are.....












What a clever lady our lovely Flo is, as I'm sure you will agree!

This lovely folding book was created using our latest stamps (note to self: must take them off special offer on Monday!), plus a few more older images.  You will find the newbies here.

Thank you for your lovely company, and your lovely comments always too.

Back soon,
Jean x

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?!

A short blog post from me tonight, but with lots of gloriousness attached, as time has disappeared again since my last post.  We had a lovely week in Northumberland last week to recharge the low powered batteries in us both (and Monty dog loved it too).  Now we have lots to catch up on though, and of course we need to get the latest stamps, released on Hochanda at the beginning of the month, up on our own website asap.  I'm working on that one, lol!

I received these beauties from teamie Sylvie today, and although they are using the new butterfly stamp, which of course isn't up on the website yet, lol again, I thought I would share them with you tonight, because they are so very beautiful, and it's so very nice to see a good design used in different glorious colourways.  Lots more fabulous makes from the teamies with the newbies to come on here in the next few weeks......







Oh my goodness and many thanks to Sylvie!

Back soon,
Jean x

Saturday, 1 June 2019

SNEAKY TIME AGAIN...

I will be travelling down to Peterborough again on Monday morning, at daft o'clock, with lovely Lesley (Chocolate Baroque).  We have shows at 4pm on Monday, and 12pm on Tuesday, and Chocolate Baroque (with Lesley and Judith) have shows on Tuesday at 11am and 3pm.  Mostly packed now ready for demos and showing you all the wonderful teamie makes with the brand new stamps launching on the shows.  They are stunning!!  Do we have the bestest teamies in the world?  We certainly think so!

So now I have a mass of sneakies, with an explosion of colour, to share (in no particular order)...









Oh my word how gorgeous!!!

..And here are a couple of sneakys of bits of the new A4 background papers as well, yum...



See you on the box on Monday, and here are all the details you need to watch:

https://www.hochanda.com/

Bye for now, back soon,
Jean x