Monday, 13 February 2012

IS IT NEARLY SPRING YET?!

Well you would think it was looking at all the lovely entries being linked in on our Challenge page which you will find HERE.  Have a look at the thumbnails and then go and check out the participants blogs for a wealth of further crafting inspiration.  However it is still cold and grim here in the North East of the UK - so I'm surrounding myself with tulips and daffodils in vases and pots, because I just love them, and at least it means it looks very spring like inside my home!!

I have some rather lovely items to blog tonight, and whilst on the subject of warmer weather I have a couple of seaside projects to display to get us going.  The first is by DANIELE and is a gloriously colourful 'on the beach card', and I love it!


Daniele has used a couple of sheets from our Seaside Background Book, plus a clever use of stamp CI-302, and an image from Nostalgia Glossy Sheet 2 to assemble this pretty project.

The second seaside themed project is by lovely Di of Tando fame, who demoed a couple of projects recently at The Craft Barn, using our stamps and Tando Mini Stages - which we have for sale in our Must Have Section, along with lots of other good stuff!  Take a look at the Tando Blog for lots more Tando type projects.


Loving this - using our elements stamp CI-272!  Di also demoed the tall stage featured below:


Great colour schemes in these projects, and CI-332 used to great effect in this one.

Incidentally I am running a class at the Craft Barn in June, and also demoing at this their 2012 Extravaganza, which will be great fun as always I'm sure.  And the whole weekend Extravaganza is well worth a trip to leafy Surrey.  You will find info about the weekend on their website HERE - it would be great to meet you there!

I have recently been mooching around a great blog by Lee of CRAFTY LOOPS - you must have a look at her great flower making tutorials, and I also adore the Stick Pins she makes so beautifully. Well Lee also decorated a compartment tray using CI products which I am featuring below:


Lots of details in there Lee!

Finally I want to show you a few items by Lynne of ADORN which are just fabulous.  I am just so taken with the card below - don't you just looove our new king!


With a couple of close-ups -



And another patriotic card in a similar style:



Wow!

Its Valentine's Day tomorrow and if you would like the chance to win a set of CI hearts (pictured below) - then leave a comment please and you might just be picked to be the lucky recipient of one of the three sets we have to giveaway!!


With a set of these you could be creating gorgeous cards like the one below, again by Lynne of Adorn.


Jean x

43 comments:

Lizzie51 said...

I just love these beautiful Valentine Hearts. It would be amazing to win a set. Lizzie

Margaret said...

Loving all the wonderful projects. I hope that I'm lucky enough to win the stamps. Lynne's card using the stamps is gorgeous.

Margaret xx

kjjc said...

All those projects are just lovely. Off to check some of those new to me blogs. thank you for the chance to win the amazing heart stamps.

scrappyjacky said...

Some gorgeous projects here.

maggie said...

So excited that you are going to be demoing at the Craft Barn Extravaganza this year.

Thank you for a chance to win the lovely hearts stamp plate.

Maggie

Suze Bain said...

They're all such beautiful pieces, love the collage cards and the 'stage' is a fab idea. Xx

Joan said...

Beautiful hearts, love Lynne's card using them. Would love to win some

Vicky said...

Thank you for sharing all the wonderful projects...& those hearts look beautiful, now i'm off to check the new challenge...

lakeslady said...

What pretty hearts, and I love the lacy look of them all. In my last order from CI I purchased some of your georgous lace and these stamps would co ordinate so well with them. Thank you for an opportunity to win some candy and for sharing such beautiful work with us all.

Glennis said...

Fabulous projects.
Thanks for the chance to win this lovely set

Yvonne Garner said...

So nice to read your post and view all the eye candy. Thanks for the chance to win the stamp set! It's on my wish list! Yvonne

Carla said...

I love these hearts, would be great to win them.
Thanks for showing thoze lovely projects.

Gio said...

Lovely and very inspiring pieces. These are remind me of Spring, no way!Thanks for sharing with us.

That stamp is already on my wish list!

Sid said...

Some absolutely gorgeous cards and creations there ! Love them all !

Craftyfield said...

All lovely projects, my favorite of the moment (just because I am in a vintage mood) are Lynn's vintage cards and the Di's Ladies in the Tando box.

Ann B said...

Some lovely projects there and the heart stamps are beautiful. Still haven't found time to join in but I have a full day tomorrow when I plan to play and get creative.

Florence said...

They are all super projects. All so different and lots of lovely inspirational ideas. Lee's c.tray is stunning. So much work. Thank for sharing.
Regards Florence x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, amazing projects!! I love the King, he looks VERY regal. Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous heart stamps.

nefertiti said...

So wonderful projects! I don't know which I prefer!!
Lovely stamps!!
Bravo à toutes!!!
Bizz

Maria said...

The projects are all too gorgeous! I love every one. The Spring challenge is great too, might have a go at that!

CraftyJo said...

Those hearts are gorgeous - thanks for the opportunity to win. All the samples on show today are fab, such inspiration.

Mirka said...

I'd be SO happy to get those hearts... :)

All the projects here are amazing, especially that compartment tray!

Mirka

she3655 said...

Stunning art work... and thanks for the chance to win the hearts.
I might have a go at the spring challenge x

jac777 said...

What a day for these beautiful, wonderful stamps! Unbelievably I love everything about them...honestly :)
Always love this blog, & thanks for the chance to win the stamps too.
Jackie x

Janet Wilson said...

Love Lynne's hearts project, & woukld love to win the stamps to make one myself - all the other projects are gorgeous too.

Trish said...

Such stunning stamps (like all of yours!) thanks for the chance to win!

Elaine said...

What beautiful artwork you have shared here. i would love to be in with a chance to win these gorgeous stamps. I would give them a good loving home! Elaine x

Red Kitty said...

Wow these look amazing, the project's are stunnibg would love to win a set. Keep bringing us such awesome projects and stamps.

Jolene said...

I love these thank you for the chacne to win.

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous projects and beautiful stamps.
The ispiration from the designers is amazing.
Avril

Ellie said...

Gorgeous projects, so inspirational, beautiful stamps!
Wouldn't mind to win that beautiful stamp set!

Daniele said...

just love the inspirational heart card, the heart stamp looks like lace when stamped in the pink so pretty
hugs

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Lovin' those hearts, would be great to spread some love with them!!! Lol ;) Fabulous inspiration as always! Hugs, Joanna x

Deborah said...

Some fantastic artwork here. I'm rather partial to the patriotic ones - and beaches, I love beaches, but they are beautiful. And the hearts are simply delicious.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Jean
I know whoever wins the heart set will have fun with it just as I am having. Such a useful set to have in any stamper's stash.
Wishes
Lynne

CraftyLoops said...

Wow these projects are absolutely amazing. And Im so honoured that you used my Configuration Tray in your Blog. Thank you so much, Im chuffed to bits. Lee x

Katie said...

Beautiful! This blog is so inspiring. Would love to win a set of the hearts!

Anonymous said...

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Debbie / Daqa said...

Lovely blog! I found you via Lynne. Although Valentine has come and gone, Love is to stay!
Thank you for this giveaway!

Debbie / Daqa

Izzwizz said...

Great projects and so good to see some new faces featured :-) Maddy x

ionabunny said...

Hi, I am loving using the CI background papers and stamps. Your gallery is very inspirational. I love this heart set, especially the one with the animals. Beautiful. Would love to win, here's hoping.....

Anonymous said...

just found your blog from recovering stampaholics blog i am new to this game but is'nt it fun these heart stamps are beautiful thank you for giving us all the chance to win them good luck everyone j.berridge@sky.com

Mikaela said...

beautiful stamps and lovely cards!!!