Wednesday 13 June 2012


In my post before last - 28th May - I set you a mini challenge.  I asked you to tell us what CI products Sue had used in her lovely hanging.  Now I think this proved too much of a challenge for many of you (there were quite a lot) - however we do have two ladies who guessed correctly - namely Gail Tasker from Norway, and Craftyfield.  Gail sent over her address in an email but if Craftyfield could do the same please we will send off a little package of goodies to both of you!!  Thanks for joining in the mini challenge.

Now I must show you some more Challenge inspiration.  We have some superb entries already in and would love to see lots more.  Check out the info HERE, plus the current thumbnails. You still have until the 25th of this month to join in!

Bunting is all the trend at the mo and Sue has done us proud with Summer's Ball bunting to decorate the walls of the hall - or the garden if the rain holds off (we certainly are having a wet summer so far) -

Lovely Lucy is certainly making some truly gorgeous crafted items - have a look at her blog!  She has made the following very pretty box for the Challenge - perfect for that Summer's Ball gift!

Nice bubble Lucy, and lined too!

Lucy has also made this truly delicious Floral Fascinator - not especially for this Challenge but totally perfect for a lovely lady to wear to the Ball:

She has used our flower elements stamp CI-206 for this which you will find at the top of the page on our website HERE.  You can find out how she made it on the unrulypaperarts blog HERE.  Thanks Lucy.

We have two oh so pretty items for the Ball by Ginger.  A delightful fan is my first picture -

Note to self - must make a fan!

And an adorable arch - both necessities for the Ball me thinks.

And I will also post a lovely image of a piece by Lynne using the same dancing lady stamp (CI-346) which you will find HERE. A lovely delicate look!

Now to finish on another couple of notes, I want to show you a Father's Day card (which is looming here in the UK) by Daniele.  So if you haven't made yours yet you had better hurry!

A few bottles of wine - just what the doctor ordered for Dad!

Before I go today I want to remind you that Malcolm and I will be at the Craft Barn Extravaganza at the end of this month.  You will find all the details of this great event HERE.  I am teaching an all day class on the Friday (we are making a totally scrumptious working clock - a totally new design by Tando)  - I'm not sure if there are any places left, but it is one not to be missed (even if I say it myself) where you will have lots of fun with CI products too.  Saturday and Sunday I will be demoing the lovely, lovely, ways of working with TAP - which you will find for sale on our site HERE.  The Craft Barn will also have TAP for sale during the event. 

We would love to meet you there (well I will be there the whole time - Malcolm will probably go off on a wander from time to time - as he does!)

Bye for now,

Jean x

p.s.  I have a shadow box project in the latest edition of Scrap 365.  Our copies for the website haven't arrived yet, but do keep checking our Home page for the new July issue.  They should be here any day now.


Ineke Original said...

Thanks for sharing.
greetings from Holland.
with love,

Nora MacPhail said...

Wow, all of them look fantastic. So creative and inventive. Wonderful.

Craftyfield said...

First let me say "Yeah!!!" and thank you for the chance to win. Maybe this is what I need to spur me on for this month's challenge.
And what lovely projects ! The fan idea is excellent.

Sophie said...

Was für wunderschöne Werke auf dem Blog.
Ich bin begeistert.

Liebe Grüße

Rita said...

Congratulations to the winners. I would find it so hard to decide from all those lovely creations. Hugs Rita xx

Lucy said...

Oh my goodness, as usual I love what everyone else has made! And the challenge entries are all fab too,

Lucy x

Sid said...

Fab creativity !!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A wonderful range of art on display in this post Jean.

Gail Tasker said...

Wow, overjoyed to have won the mini challenge. Thanks so much. Love seeing everyone's work. So inspirational. Hoping to join in the summer ball challenge soon.

Sue said...

Congratulations to the winners. Jean I saw your project in the magazine and it looks awesome.

Ephemera said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners and what wonderful projects from the DT, so inspirational, love them all. xx

Unknown said...

Fab projects here Jean , I adore the fathers day card wow its stunning work, well done Hugs Elaine