Saturday, 5 May 2012

YIPEE! - FIVE HUNDRED AND ONE FOLLOWERS, AND I MADE THE CRAFT STAMPER FRONT COVER!!!

How totally cool is that?!  Over 500 followers, and a project on the front cover of Craft Stamper - all in one week!!


We have this lovely (even though I say it myself - lol) edition of Craft Stamper on sale on our website HERE.  Inside you will also find great articles by PAULA TIDMAN (who I'm delighted to say will also be joining the CI Team), SYLVIA SHIRES, and CAROL FOX all using CI products, and why not join in the Craft Stamper 'Stamper of the Year 2012' competition - there are fabulous prizes to be won.  We will be sponsoring Round 4!

And as mentioned we now have 501 followers of this blog - which is amazing!  Thank you to all and in celebration I have some more blog candy to give away.  This time it is a mystery bundle (actually this is just because I can't find the photo at the mo) - so it looks like this:


As it is a package full of CI goodies it has got to be good hasn't it?!  And as it is here due to the 500+ followers this time it is only being offered to Followers.  Therefore if you are a Follower please leave a comment at the end of this post and one of you will be randomly chosen to receive the goodies on offer.

Now to move on: -
A couple of posts ago I said I would blog details of our latest batch of fantastic 'Must Haves' so finally I am going to give some of them a mention.  Firstly we have added the current love of my life - TAP (Transfer Artist Paper).  This paper can be put through your computer inkjet printer, or it can be stamped on and coloured (instructions included in the pack). You can then transfer your images onto lots of surfaces - fabric is the easiest - with the heat of your home iron, with amazing results.  It is so much fun and addictive to use.

This is a wood block I transferred some of our background papers to, plus a transferred image onto wood, from our Nature's Beauty Mini Image Book (please see the note on usage and copyright under the TAP image on the site).


And this is a hanging where I transferred the 'bathing beauty' image onto fabric using TAP:


I also added some scrim and ribbons from our new fabric pack which you can find HERE, plus lots of other bits and bobs.



I also used a transferred image to decorate this little cotton bag:


And I will show you how well it works with stamping too very soon.

Now I want to show you a few things I have on my desktop which have been kindly sent over to me.

Sylvia Shires (link above) - was also one of the participants on our Whitby workshop, and she decorated this beautiful clock (which she finished off at home):


I have had some simply adorable items sent to me by Isa of ISA'S ART, where she has used CI Stamps.  Do have a look at her other gorgeous items on her site too.



Beautifully crafted from polymer clay and ready to wear or use to embellish your projects.  Thanks for sharing these Isa!

I was also sent a rather lovely picture of a letter rack decorated by MARGARET using CI-235, which I think would be a very graceful addition to anyone's home and I'm sure you will agree:


As usual I have masses more to show you, but I think I am 'linked' out for tonight, and its time for a cuppa before I get withdrawal symptoms.

Thanks for joining me tonight, and looking forward to reading your 'Followers only' comments!

Jean x

66 comments:

Elaine said...

Congratulations of being on the cover of CS - well deserved. Some wonderful and inspiring projects here and that transfer paper looks really useful. I would love to be in with a chance of winning your mystery candy.

Elaine x

kjjc said...

More lovely projects. Hope to see a demo of the TAP at Ally Pally. And thanks for the opportunity once more to win some candy.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hello Jean - your Craft Stamper project is fabulous, as always, and congratulations on reaching 500+ followers.

Many thanks for giving me a mention, and including my Whitby Clock pic. - I'm over the moon!

Hope you are having a happy weekend - best wishes - Sylvia x
PS: I would love to take part in the mystery candy draw!

SVIT said...

Congratulation on reaching your 500+ followers! Really love your stamps and other stuff! Just recently have bought from your shop some few goodies, thank you very much for so lovely service and a bag of presents!
Would like to take part in your candy draw, thank you for the chance!
Love, SVIT xx

Karen Avis said...

I am just starting out using stamps and the ones you sent me are my first. I have been busy looking up tutorials online to see what to do. I want to stamp altered items that i am going to make from recycled stuff (hmm stuff I couldn't think of another word to use lol)
I would love to win as your site has inspired me.

Thank you

nerllybird said...

I love the projects you've made with the transfer paper. I'd really like to see some scrim for sale in the shop, just in small amounts - any chance of that? I keep seeing you using it and I have no idea where to get it from! I'm a follower, by the way, and a genuinely deserving winner of any blog candy anyone would like to send my way...;)
Helen S

anna christensen crafts said...

Wowser! Jean, congratulations! Cover of CS, over 500 followers - well done. So much inspiration in this post... amazing! I would love to win your blog candy, your stamps look amazing and I would be so happy to own one xx

Glennis said...

What an amazing week for you.
Love the projects you have shown, and I will be looking out for that issue of Craftstamper. I have been a follower for a while now.

maggie said...

Your Craft Stamper project is fabulous and well done on reaching 500+ followers. Thank you for the chance to win some goodies.

Maggie

cat lacigale said...

Congratulations Jean !

Carla said...

congratulations Jean!

Hanne said...

Congratulations with reaching 500+ followers and being on the front cover, with an amazing project. Thank you for the chance to win some goodies.

Kimbo said...

Congratulations on 500 followers and the lovely front cover. I got my copy yesterday and I've just subscribed to get the Crafty Individuals free gift. I love the vintage look that TAP gives - must give that a go. Kim x

chrissie said...

Your Craft Stamper project is amazing and well done on reaching 500+ followers. Love all the things you have made.

xxx

Juut said...

All the projects are gorgeous. Congrats with 500+ followers and our frontpage. Thank you for the chance to win his surprise candy!

Ephemera said...

Big Congratulations Jean, I love your gorgeous hangings. I seriously need some of that transfer paper. Its a real pleasure to join the DT the only one draw back is I can't enter to win the candy now LOL. XX

Annie said...

Hi Jean congratulations on being front cover of CS. Your project is fabulous as always. The TAP looks amazing and such fun......must add to my wish list. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pieces and the chance to win goodies is a bonus. Hugs Annie :)

Deborah said...

Many congratulations on the cover. At a time when there's a lot of London/jubilee stuff, this really stands out.

Craftyfield said...

Congratulations on your 500th follower! I have been following since the beginning and enjoyed both the challenges and the inpirational posts. Well done on making the cover of the Craft Stamper too.

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE your image transfers, Jean and Congratulations on making front page of CS!! wooohoo!! Great blog candy, too, with your scrummy goodies. Thanks for the opportunity. Have a good week xxx

Hilda said...

Congratulations on reaching 501 Jean and also for the cover os CS mag - it is a brilliant article and a lovely issue, so much to do, so little time lol!!!

Nicki [LittleTed] said...

Bought my copy of CS yesterday - the cover project is fabulous!

Nicki, x

Sarah said...

Love the Craft Stamper project. Congratulations!!

Gisèle said...

Oh Jean, a BIG congrats...well deserved....I love all the projects you did using the transfer paper...how cool is that....and beautiful work from all you ladies...very inspiring post...xoxoxo

Julie Short said...

Fantastic Jean and so well deserved! I love the beautiful detailing on your work.

Joanna said...

Congratulation on your front page! Beautiful project :) Congratulation on 500 Followers too :) I would be very happy to win your surprise, thank you :) Regards, Joanna

Ginger said...

504 now, congratulations on your successful blog and on your article,it's lovely.
Carol x

Margaret said...

Congratulations on the front cover of Craft Stamper, so much detail, it's fabulous. And well done for the 500+ followers.

Many thanks for showcasing my letter rack

See you on Saturday!

Margaret xx

Suze Bain said...

What gorgeous creations - I particularly love the little bag - would make a lovely gift filled with lavender or rose buds. Big congrats on being a 'cover girl' and thanks for the chance to win the mystery goodies! xx

Jean Straw said...

Hi Jean, congratulations on making the the front cover of CS and 500 followers. I am one of them and I love your products and all the art work you show here. Such inspiration. I like the look of the TAP and must get some to try soon. Thank you for the chance to win some blog candy, please count me in. Jean x

Julia said...

Congratulations! Your front cover is absolutely gorgeous! And 500+ followers says by itself how popular you are :-) Have a great Sunday and thank you so much for chance to win a surprise :-)

Jacqui said...

Craft Stamper project looks good

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Jean
A wonderful post but let me start with Congratulations on being a Cover Girl!!!
Then the wonderful news that Paula is the newest member of the team. I adore Paula's art.
Your use of TAP - WOW. This is completely inspirational. TAP will be flying out the doors now that your Followers have viewed your art.
Wishes
Lynne

TAM said...

Congratulations on being cover girl for Craft Stamper - got my copy yesterday so must settle down to read it property today.
Lots of lovely inspirational projects here which is why I'm a follower - thanks very much

toscania-art-life said...

Congratulations!! Your projects are georgerous. Well done! Thanks for sharing and inspiration.

Samantha Read said...

Yay, well done Jean for being the cover girl ;o)
I'm glad that Paula Tidman is joining the CI team I love her work!
Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend,
Sam xxx

Sue said...

Double congratulations Jean. Thanks for the chance to win more fantastic CI candy and for sharing these fabulous projects. I must get an order in for some TAP and a few other (I want it all) bits and pieces!! Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

Milla said...

Congrats on the amazing number of followers and on being featured on the cover of Craft Stamper, Jean! :)

Christine said...

Congratulations on making the front cover of Craft Stamper Magazine.
Not been able to get online for a while so I have lots to catch up with on your blog.
Your mystery giveaway sounds fab, hope it wings it way to me.
Hugs
Christine x

Gina said...

Many congratulations on making the cover of CS.
The TAP results look brilliant, can't wait to see more projects.
Finally, thank you for the chance to win mystery .
candy. Anything CI is wonderful- my collection grows weekly, lol.
Gina

CraftyLoops said...

WOOWHOOOOO! Over 500 followers AND on the cover of Craft Stampers....what a weekend Jean. Wonderful news all round, Im so delighted for you. And boy are these projects and gorgeous creations stunning or what! Love everything, that clock is so amazing. Thanks for the chance to win. I cant wait to see who gets all the scrummy CI goodies. Lee xx

Netty said...

A page of wonderful projects. I particularly adore that fab hanging. Congratulations on your success. Annette x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Huge congrats on the beautiful front cover project, and the other gorgeous CI projects in the mag. Those TAP projects totally inspire me - must get some!

Lucy x

Ellie said...

Congratulations on being on the front cover of the Craft Stamper!

I am a follower and of course I would love to be in with a chance of winning your candy!!

Rachel K said...

Huge congrats on the cover, the number of followers and the amazing stamps and papers you make.

Anonymous said...

Love your work Jean and very happy to see you on the cover of CS - you deserve it. Keep up the great work.

Cardgenie said...

Congrats on making the cover of CS. I visit your blog regularly and adore CI products. Thanks for inspiring me.

Celia said...

Hi! This is my first time. Love the ideas and the stamps are all gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Congrats on reaching your 500..well deserved.

coconut said...

Your Craft Stamper project is georgeous and congratulations on reaching 500+ followers ! Thank you for the gift of goodies too, I try with a great pleasure !!

Ineke van den Akker said...

SUPER! Congratulations!

Yvonne Garner said...

Congratulations on 500+ followers, and for landing the front cover of th craft mag! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. Love your stamp images. Great inspirational pieces posted above! Best wishes, Yvonne

shamraiz said...

Wow Dear, I love how you used the inspirational picture and that technique sounds great! I have a few flexxmarkers and didin't know how to use them since I don't have enough to color a complete image. But this is a great idea! Thanks so much and hope you will have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
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toni said...

Hi jean i found your blog through a post by lynne moncrieff i'm a big fan of her work and love the way she uses CI stamps. I also get craft stamper mag. And love the piece you have on the cover of the current issue. I wrote an article for the mag some time ago about using stamps and transfer paper to decorate a tee shirt i love that technique and really like what you've done i shall be getting my supplies out again after seeing your inspiring work happy crafting toni x

Cardarian said...

I loved the Craft Stamper front page project! I am a big fan of your stamps and I have now become a follower! Keep up the good work - it is wonderful!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Izzwizz said...

Many congratulations on making the cover of Craft Stamper again!! There can be no higher accolade for your fantasric work than to be featured in this terrific magazine, and to make the cover just takes the biscuit. Well done!! Maddy x

Pat said...

Your project on the cover of Craft Stamper mag is awesome. Congratulations on 500 + followers I am not surprised the work on here is so inspirational.
Pat x

Victoria said...

Congratulations for making the cover of Craft Stamper. Looking forward to visiting you at Happy Stampers.

viennaville said...

What a well deserved week :-) Huge congratulations on 501 followers. Your work is always so inspirational & your stamps so versatile, Keep up the great work.
Regards Gillian

2amscrapper said...

Why haven't I been following you? I'm a follower now! (here from Lynne M's blog) Gorgeous work! And I can't wait to pick up my reserved copy of this magazine--congrats on making the cover!

Craftychris said...

Congratulations on the fab cover and all your followers. I'm not surprised though, your blog is so inspirational. I already have Craft Stamper as always, its fab! I look forward to continuing to follow your fabulous blog xx

Maria said...

Congratulations on your followers (one of them is me!) and making CS front cover, so well deserved. The TAP looks fabulous, I will be after some of this on Saturday at PS from you! So very kind in offering blog candy, I hope I'm lucky, lol.

Maria x

Hilary said...

Congratulations ! I love both Crafty Individuals and Craft Stamper, both give such inspiration. Love Hilary xx

Jen said...

I was delighted to see your front cover when my Craft Stamper dropped through my letter box - and I love the project. Congratulations on reaching 500 followers - but no surprise as there is always so many pretty projects to inspire on here!
Jen x

ionabunny said...

Hi Jean, congratulations on the Craft Stamper cover. It must be WOW! to have such a great magazine put your project on the cover. I know it always feels wonderful when people like my cards and projects. Well, I finally worked out how to be an official follower (see just needed the right motivation, and the chance to win mystery blog candy is that motivation!!) Maybe I will finally work out how to blog so I can join all the other amazing crafters who submit such lovely projects to your monthly competitions. Love the stamps and other goodies you sell on the website. The metal birdcages are fantastic! Would love to win the mystery candy. Good luck everyone and I am sure this will inspire an explosion in your follower numbers.

marie severn said...

what can i say, just more wonderful creations to inspire.