Sunday, 21 July 2013

AND THE FIRST COMMENT..ER OUT OF THE HAT IS ......

SALLY H .... Well done Sally!!  Hip Hip Hooray for Sally - our Blog Candy winner as randomly picked today.  Please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk Sally, with your address, to claim your lovely prize.  I will be Facebooking the other lucky winner soon!!

Thank you to everyone who left comments (all 190 of you) - someone has to win each time, so don't be despondent if it isn't you this time - your chance may well come in the future!

However we have decided to have a bit of a discount session on the website - well a lot of a discount actually - as a kind of 'Runners Up' prize for our readers for those who leave comments, and for those of you on our mailing list too - and we have come up with a huge 25% off discount code for you to use!  The code must be used before the end of this month, and will give you a whopping quarter discount on your total bill, before postage.  We don't do this kind of thing very often - so please take advantage whilst you can at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk

The important code to pop in after placing your order is:

CI-SUNNYSURPRISE25

And don't forget its only valid until 31st July!

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I now have a little bit of colour to show you and add to this post tonight.  I recently had a session with my regular class ladies, where we tore strips of coloured papers, bits of lace, and handmade papers to make little 'landscapes'.  These are easy to do, effective, and can be given that touch of reality by adding a little stamping too.  The three below were made by three of my ladies:


Then in our last class, before the summer break, we took the technique a step further and experimented with seaside layering - firstly to create a card (I got the seahorse and bubbles idea from entries in our last Challenge), and then secondly for the base of one of those lovely Tando rowing boats - these are adorable and would look great hung in a bathroom ..



If you would like to have a go at this technique yourself - begin by cutting yourself an oblong of card for the base, then tear your chosen pieces of paper into strips of the appropriate size to lay across the card oblong.  Start glueing your strips down from the top of your card oblong, working down to the bottom (this way the torn edges remain visible), then add bits of lace trim, fabric, lacey papers and stamping over the top, to turn your piece into a pretty picture.  The little seahorse stamp I used is from CI-272, and the gorgeous beach babe adorning that boat is from CI-278.

That's it for tonight folks - don't forget to use your discount code soon!

Jean x


12 comments:

Carole Z said...

Fab projects! Thank you for the discount ode too & well done Sally! Carole Z x

Sally H said...

Oh Wow! Thank you so much! You have made my month! Off to email you now xxx

Daniele said...

congrats to the winner such an awesome prize, lots of lovely layering Jean,love the boat with the beach babe. I've nearly finished another couple of projects will post piccies real soon
hugs and best wishes xx

Craftyfield said...

Love this technique, very effective. A video for those of us who can't attend your classes would be lovely...

rachel said...

well done sally - and thanks for the code too!!!

Netty said...

huge congratulations Sally am sure you will have loads of fun with your winnings.
Loving the new scrap projects, especially the fab boat. x

JeanFB said...

Congrats, Sally! And thank you Jean for the generous discount - I will be taking advantage of that offer! :) Beautiful projects, I love the beachy theme.

coco said...

Congrats to Sally! And thank you for your offer Jean... Love your te hnique perfect for seaside scenes and for decreasing our huge stock of scraps !! I love your version of the rowing boat with oars, really gorgeous ! :) xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats to Sally! Valerie

LindaS said...

Congrats to the winner and thanks for the discount.

Sid said...

Congrats Sally !! Some lovely seasidy creations on show there too !!

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the candy winner. Love the seahorse. Great colours and textures.