Wednesday, 12 December 2012

DRUM ROLL ...... HERE I AM WITH THE MEGA BLOG CANDY WINNER ....

Yes its time to choose the Mega Blog Candy Winner as outlined in a recent post, which you can view HERE.  We had 198 entry participants - amazing!  This is what one of you will win (amounting to over £150 worth of goodies, from our website):


Oh my!

My son helped out tonight and picked a number between 1 and 198 (shouting it out from his bedroom in between playing computer games) - he came up with number 123!!!

Lucky http://www.smudgetastic.blogspot.co.uk/ is number 123 and the big winner this time!  So if Andrea C of 'smudgetastic' will please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk to claim your lovely prize, and of course don't forget to include your address.  Even if you didn't win this time there will be more chances in the future, so keep checking back folks!  Thanks to all who entered - what stars you are!

Now to move on to some more fantastic news.  Effie of http://efemera-ink.blogspot.co.uk/ has kindly agreed to join our little design team.  Effie was the one who spotted the tremendous talents of Alice of Alice Palace, the designer of our latest range of rubber stamps, and passed the info on to us - check all her designs so far with us HERE.

To start off her important position with us Effie has begun an altered book using the bunnies (on wheels) to begin with and here is the front and the back.  Do check out Effie's lovely colourful blog - there is so much to admire there.





Lovely, lovely!  - More decorated pages to follow.

Talking of bunnies I have made a couple of Christmas cards - one with the bunnies, and one with the runner ducks, which I will pop below.  I will also show you what I used to make the simple bunny card.  Firstly this is the finished card (you can't tell on the photo but his crown is shiny silver mirri card) -


With thanks to Helen for the 'Merry' word idea - remember 'a bunny is for life - not just for Christmas'!  This is the collection of items I used to put it together.....


I incorporated some stencilling on the edge and across the bottom with our new masks which you can view HERE - namely the leafy border and the floral frame.  This is a close up:


And this is a similar card using the Runner Ducks with a lighter colour scheme:


Quick, easy, and effective - just add a paper bow around the neck to finish (one of my class ladies came up with that idea).

Lovely Gio has also been playing with the new Alice stamps, and here we have a few of her card creations in close up:




Fantastic use of stitching around the cupcakes Gio - I love a bit of stitching!!

Helen has been making the most fabulous little brooches with the Alice stamps, felt, and alcohol inks (I think), and hopefully she will be putting instructions on how she went about putting them together on her blog soon.  Sooo bright and colourful!




How cool is that mixture of bright pink and turquoise!!!!

That's all for tonight folks, chat again soon,

Jean x

22 comments:

My name is Cindy said...

Congratulations Andrea - enjoy!!

Netty said...

wow, congratulations Andrea xx

Loving all the artwork shown here and congratulations to Effie a brilliant addition to the team, Annette x

Terry said...

Big congrats to Andrea, who must be doing the happy dance! Beautiful artwork from Effie! Thank you Jean for a chance to win!

coco said...

Congrats to the winner, and welcome to Effie !! Great altered book and lovely cards ! Love the brooches of Helen too, very nice !

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch liebe Andrea. Viel Spaß mit dem riesigen Geschenk. Liebe Grüße Silvi

Sid said...

Love the stamps and the art is stunning ! Congratulations to Effie too ! Looking forward to seeing her design team work for CI.

Marianne said...

Congrats Andrea! And beautiful art work; very inspirating!
Hugs,
Marianne

Andrea C said...

Thank you guys. You have no idea how much this has lifted my spirit. Thanks to Crafty Individuals too, how cool are you guys and tell that computer playing wonderful son thank you for picking my number haha x

ElizabethR said...

Congratulations Andrea, what a fab prize xxx Love the new stamps Effie, they are perfect for art journaling. Elizabeth xxx

Gio said...

Congrats Andrea! Such a lucky lucky girl! And a warm welcome to Effie

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to Andrea - you lucky lucky girl! Welcome to Effie, what a fabulous first project! xx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Big congrats to Andrea - a worthy winner! xxx

SusanLotus said...

Congratulations Andrea! Lucky you! :)

Stunning artwork made by DT. The Christmas cards are very different but beautiful.

Susan

ionabunny said...

Congrats to Andrea. The more I see these stamps used the more I like them. The animals are so cute. Love those rabbits.

butterfly said...

Congratulations Andrea - what a fabulous early Christmas present! And thanks to all for all that amazing inspiration...
Alison x

nefertiti said...

Lucky Andrea!!!!It's a fabulous present!!!!!!
Welcome Effie, I love your altered book!!!!
Bizz

Effie said...

Thanks for the welcome everyone..... Nice to be here.

Andrea C said...

I just want to say I received my package already and it is immense! Thank you so much. I wrote a post with a link here http://smudgetastic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/crafty-individuals-blog-candy-win.html and a link to your facebook page. THANK YOU again. xxxxx

Sue said...

Well done Andrea. It'll be nice to see what you make with your stash.

JoZart said...

Congratulations to Andrea on winning this generous blog prize. Have fun trying it all!
Jo x

cardgirl said...

Congrats to Andrea! Love this range of art work. Colours are so vivid & love stenciling ! :) Caroline

tilers said...

its full of arts, i cant imagine this craft color and combination and art all are great.