Sunday, 20 February 2011

Hello Friends and Crafters and Welcome to Crafty Individuals New Blog

Well its hard to believe (for me at least) that I have finally got around to setting up a blog for us here at Crafty Individuals.  I love reading crafty blogs and of course admiring the beautiful creations, but have had a reluctance to have a go myself.  Probably because it takes me a long time these days to get to grips with learning new stuff (must be an age thing!?!).  Anyway I'm right up for it now and very excited I have to say.  Hope you will enjoy the experience too.

My first posting of craft projects is with big thanks to Sue Abbott, over at Paper Paradise blog, who inspired me to make the following two cards using our latest stamps.  I don't always get enough time to 'play' immediately with our new stuff, but had to have a go after seeing Sue's lovely creations.

Anyway here they are, firstly a card for a man, using elements stamps CI-305, CI-304, CI-239, and CI-255 in the background.  And secondly a birthday card for a lady?, using individual stamp CI-302, elements stamps CI-304, CI-256, and CI-293 in the background.  Hope you like them.




And here are the lovely cards Sue recently made with our new stamps and stuff - my inspiration! (her blog link is to the right)






Sue currently teaches workshops at Grimsby Crafts, which has recently been taken over by a new owner - Lynn.

Back again soon,
Jean x

38 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

*does a mexican wave* (can you do that alone? lol)
well done Jean and hurrah..... thanks for the heads up ;)

looking forward to seeing it progress..

IsaNorris said...

yeahhhhh a CI blog!!!
Well done Jean!!
Can't wait to see more!
hugs to you both,
isa xx

Gillian said...

Yay, great to see this CI blog Jean, looking forward to future posts.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

And she's off the starting blocks! Fabulous inspiration in these photos. Beautiful colours too.
I'm so pleased you took the plunge into blogland Jean.
Looking forward to meeting up with you and Malcolm in May :0)

nefertiti said...

Bravo pour l'ouverture de ce blog!
On va pouvoir admirer tout plein de belles réas!!!!!

I'm very happy to see your new blog!
Bonne soirée, bizz
Nefertiti

Ruth said...

Thanks to Gillian for directing me here through facebook!!
Love your work Sue as always....good luck for the classes it's great to have you up and running again spreading your teaching talent in the town!

Anonymous said...

Glad you have a blog now. Love your stamps and having a source for inspiration is great.
Margriet

Neil said...

YAY! I love your stuff and am so glad to see you have a blog up and running!!!!!!!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey Jean and Malcolm, great to see a Crafty Individuals blog!! Loving the inspirational art x

Suzi Smith said...

yaaay... about time *wink*.... but beware it can become addictive!
have been a bit lacksadasical but will have some lettering for you soon x

Von said...

Hellooooooo and welcome to blog land :) So love your stamps and these examples are beautiful
Von x

Katy said...

Woo hoo - finally a CI blog!!! Can't wait to see much more of your beautiful work Jean (you know I am a huge fan!).

Karin said...

Great to see a CI blog. I love your stamps and all of these cards.

Chris said...

Way to go.... great to see CI in blogland :D
hugs
Chris xx

Tinkertaylor said...

Glad you've joined us in blogland Jean. Fab cards to get us started.

Paper Paradise said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! AT LAST!!!!!!! What can I say? I am so very pleased you have a Crafty Individuals blog and what a great job you have made of it! It will be a brilliant source of information and inspiration for Crafty Individual lovers, myself included. Your products never cease to amaze and inspire me and I am so very honoured to be a member of your design team...... Sue x

Nancy Wethington said...

Yeah! A blog with some of my favorite stamps.

Sara Sandberg said...

Whoohoooo!!! The blog looks lovely! Congratulations, looking forward to seeing more!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic news Jean! The blog looks great, & wonderful inspirational artwork from you & Sue! How about a monthly blog challenge too?
Alison xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Delighted to see you have a blog now. I adore your products and am constantly looking through your gallery. Best of luck with the blogging!

Lucy x

Mandy C said...

how wonderful to see you have a blog now Jean! love the new stamps, will check back regularly to see what you have been up to and see you soon hosting on sunday postcard art again!

Elaine said...

Fantastic to see a CI blog. I love, love, love your stamps and am so pleased to be able to become a follower. Looking forward to some great inspiration.

Elaine

Netty said...

Brilliant to see your new blog Jean and love the above examples. Am so looking forward to seeing more great designs. Annette
PS: love all your alterables as well.

Sid said...

So glad you have a blog now Jean ! Lot's of fab stuff will follow I am sure !!

Chris said...

Woohoo! At last! Looking forward to seeing your fab artwork, Jean.

Love to Malcolm. xx

Lynne said...

Hi Jean & Malcolm. Welcome to blogland. looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations on here. Hugs Lynne xx

Ginger said...

Great news Jean. I look forward to some inspirational projects.

Suzee Murphy said...

*cartwheels* through the comments ........ HURRAH n WHOOOOHOOOOOOO ! Brilliant news *claps* like a demented seal, welcome to blogland xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great to see a CI Blog Jean, I have become a follower. I love your stamps, and thanks to Sue found your blog. Judith xx

patcrafts said...

Wow, great to see a CI blog and already some fantastic creations to inspire us.
Welcome to blog land Pat xx

Beatrice said...

Great to see you in blogland - will definitely become a follower

Bea

Lesley said...

YAY a blog for CA at last!! Welcome to blogland Jean.

Your cards are gorgeous as are Sue's. Such great inspiration for us lovers of all things CA.

Lesley x

glamgran said...

Hi Jean, I received my Crafty Individuals Stamps & paper recently after taking out my subscription to Craft Stamper. I have been waiting MONTHS for a subscription gift that I think is excellent, & these certainly are! Well Done!

thekathrynwheel said...

Yay! Finally you have joined us in blogland! So nice to see you here :-)

Hilda Gale said...

Yay!!!! another blogger for me to -stalk oooops, I mean follow!!!! Congratulations Jean, wonderful samples as always, look forward to seeing lots more!!!!

Lynne K said...

Brilliant! A CI blog at last! Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!

Ellie said...

I only dicovered this blog now! WOW !

I must say - I love all of your stamps, and also have a lot in my collection and I love using them!

How do you decide to put something on your blog - from the gallery?
Or do you like people to send you a link of their craft?

Gez said...

Belated 'welcome' to blogland from me too! I am a big Crafty Individuals stamp fan too..love seeing your articles in Craft Stamper & looking forward to following your blog. Best wishes. Gez.xx