Saturday, 21 May 2016

MORE GOOD STUFF.....

I'm back with more good stuff from the team.  The current CI Challenge is on the broad theme of 'Anything Goes', but of course it must feature at least one CI product within, and the team have been busy being creative as always.

One of my recent makes features lots of trees, and we have lots of great stamps about trees on the website, as you know.  This is my tree star book.....






.....and here are just some of our tree themed stamps for you to check out - CI-450 (an A4 sheet full of them)CI-429, and CI-209.

On a completely different note Gio has decorated a lovely little coffee maker in her own fabulous way....





.... so richly coloured and ornate.  She has used images from our People & Places book, as well as lots of charms and beads and paint effects!

Lynne has also used one of the images from this book on her fabulous dimensional make....



And Effie too has been playing with the images on her cool and colourful ATCs....





The other CI items in the background (embossed in white) are CI-385, and new stamp CI-452.

How gorgeous is this decorated box by Florence?!....

Flo has used a sheet from our 'Shades of Summer' background papers book on the lid with stamping around the sides.

My final makes of today are from Joanna, so very pretty and floral, featuring CI-417, and lots of her handmade flowers...





Hope you have enjoyed your visit, and many thanks to our lovely team for showing us their amazing creations.

Back soon,

Jean x

Thursday, 12 May 2016

NATURE'S BEAUTY...

Before continuing to read please do have a look at the page featuring our latest Challenge - Anything Goes (with the CI touch).  Some lovely entries there already, but lots of time for you to enter yet. 

This post will mostly feature one of our latest stamp releases as I have many images of makes sent over by our loyal teamies to show using this stamp.  The stamp is called 'Nature's Beauty' and is numbered CI-452.  

I posted an image of a card I made at Port Sunlight using this stamp on Facebook a few days ago, and I will start off posting that one and continue with some of the others....


Here are some creatively collaged beauties by Florence....




These have the additions of tickets and our birdcage die cut.  Also featuring our background papers too.

Helen sent over this beauty (love the stitching)....


..... and Sylvie played along very nicely too...



.....and she gave the stamp a totally different look here (with a pretty white die cut addition)...


Daniele set one of her embossed makes off very prettily in a frame....



..... and she used just a part of the same stamp on this lovely card...


...... alongside an image from our People & Places Book 2.

Finally I have some more delicately embossed makes with this stamp by Coco, and Coco has also included a little step by step (she used white embossing powder)....



Here are the steps....








Many thanks for your help ladies with featuring this popular stamp today.  Just one stamp but lots of cracking looks!  Back soon with more loveliness.  Thanks for your comments everyone!

Jean x

Sunday, 1 May 2016

IT'S CHALLENGE TIME AGAIN FOLKS.....



Emailed entry from Chris Keys featuring one of our wooden boxes and feet - decorated with paint and charms...
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Here we are - the first day of May 2016, and it's time to start us all off working on a new Challenge for the month of May.  We are going for an all inclusive topic this month - 'Anything, with the CI touch, Goes!'  This is pretty much open to all of you out there then, providing you have a CI product somewhere in your stash, and we hope lots of you will join in, and link in a new make, or even a favourite older make that we maybe haven't seen till now!  The only rule is that it must feature at least one Crafty Individuals (CI) product somewhere within.

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 June.
Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x

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As always we very much look forward to seeing your entries - 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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To wet your appetites and get you in the mood, I now have an array of beautiful makes to show you, by the CI teamies.  Today the makes below all feature one image, or more, from our People & Places Book 2 (currently an absolute bargain at £1.45) - just for fun!

Effie has used the images very cleverly here and created some home decor items.  Loving this idea, must make some myself!  Effie has used solid small wood blocks as her stands, but I would think you could also use the little MDF cubes we have on our website HERE.









Effie has also covered her pegs beautifully with paper from one of our Background Books.
You can check out Effie's own blog HERE, and also see how she made her stands.  

Daniele has made a fabulous card with fabric, some of the aforementioned CI images, and one of our latest stamps CI-451..



Giovanna, always such a clever lady, has made a couple of lovely passport covers..



The covers are also decorated with papers from our 'Travels in Italy' Background Book.

Here are a couple of very nice image cards created by Florence..



Again using our background books and the second one additionally sporting CI-325.

Laury has made some adorable ATCs..


And a hanging..


..Loving the message here, lol!

My final makes for today, are by Helen, and feature another way of using our images - to make your own cool jewellery (actually these use images from one of our A4 sheets, rather than the books, but they do fit in nicely here!)..





I'm loving all the above makes, hope you do too?!

Looking forward to seeing what you link in.

Back soon, and see you at Happy Stampers, Port Sunlight, next weekend, if you have one of those hot little tickets (Sid does anyway!).

Jean x