Wednesday, 23 October 2013

CRACKING ON WITH CHRISTMAS, AND SOMETHING YOU MIGHT LIKE TO WIN....

If your plan is to make a CI Challenge project with a Christmas flavour then the following might be right up your street.  We have nineteen lovely entries to date with 8 days to go - so still time to pop your link in HERE.

The items below all feature our vintage Santa from CI-396:


And this Santa is enclosed in a little shadowbox I made using two swirly frames from our die cut A4 sheet.  With a little simple box inside the frames are great for making little hangings and perfect for Christmas gifts.  I also cut a Starry Christmas Tree from red glitter card to sit at the side and hung a dismantled earring from the base to provide that bit of bling.

At the Port Sunlight Happy Stampers show recently I decorated tags with our masks in my demos.  This is one that I finished off with the vintage Santa stamp when we got home, plus a little ribbon and lace..


Sylvie has also been playing along with Santa, and has made 4 cards in 4 different colourways.  As Santa wasn't always traditionally decked in red robes these are perfect for a vintage Christmas..






Sylvie has also used our Background Paper books, and piccies from our Mini Image Christmas book here, plus the Floral Grid mask to create her lovely cards, and I love how she has kept the colour schemes so beautifully together on each one!

Another project with a Christmas flavour is this pretty decorative word from Lucy - and we all need a bit of 'Joy' in our lives now don't we?!  The pretty little angel here is from CI-211.


*If you would like some delectable Crafty Individuals Christmas stamps (including the two featured above) to start off your festive preparations with a swing, I am delighted to say that we will be putting a little package of 8 assorted images together over the next couple of days which will be posted to two lovely lucky random readers, who follow this blog, and who leave a kind comment on this post below.

*I would also like to mention in this post that if you live overseas in the USA you should now be able to purchase Crafty Individuals rubber stamps in a store near you.  Notions Marketing are currently distributing our stamps over there as well as in other countries too, so do ask your favourite stamping store to get in touch with them to place an order soon!

Back soon - meanwhile thanks for tuning in, and leaving those cool comments!

Jean x


38 comments:

sally said...

Lovely santas! JOY looks like a fun project too ( if I ever find more time in a day :-D)

Sally

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Oh my, all these projects are just so gorgeous. Loving the vintage theme. Thank you for the opportunity to have the goodies come live with me.

Joanna said...

Beautiful projects. Love the colors. Beautiful stamps :)

Cazzy said...

Lovely projects, I will have to see if I have any suitable stamps to join in.

viennaville said...

Such wonderful projects :-) it would be terrific if I was lucky.

SusanLotus said...

Very beautiful tags!
I love the colours and techniques you used on them.

The other projects are lovely and inspiring as well.

:)
Susan

ionabunny said...

Lovely projects everyone. Love Sylvie's 4 colourways. It's always so nice to see the same thing in different colours. It's amazing the difference just changing the colour can make. Love the joy as well. We all need a little joy in our lives.

Claire said...

Beautiful projects from everyone. I love the different colours that were used on Santa - he looks so different when not in his traditional red clothes! Thanks for the chance to win some lovely goodies. Claire x

Debbie said...

Love all the fun ideas and colors of the projects!

Rita said...

Beautiful cards by the DT. Hugs Rita xxx

Therese D in Oz said...

Love the different colours in the 4 tags, shows Christmas can still be stylish in non-traditional colours

Glennis said...

All the projects are beautiful. Christmas is coming far too quickly - some new stamps would be perfect - thanks for the chance to win

2amscrapper said...

Wrapping up Halloween, looking towards a few fall items, but then anxious for the big Christmas push! Always love your stamps and dt samples.

barbara macaskill said...

Already a blog follower but happy to stop by and see these gorgeous creations! Love Sylvie's quartet of Santa cards! They are stunning! Thanks or the chance to win!

Scrapmate said...

The different coloured Santas are stunning - who knew Saint Nick could look so cool wearing something other than red? The Joy deco is also fab and would look great on any festive mantelpiece or table.

Aunty Sue said...

How Amazing Are These Live The Colours. Fab Stamps. Thanks For Chance To win The Goodies

Kate said...

I love your new father Christmas stamp. I saw a lovely sample on Lynne's blog, Adorn. I like all the colorful samples that you have made. So many great ways this beautiful vintage stamp can be used.

Rena Sawatski said...

Wonderful projects and of course stamps. What a great idea to use a smaller tag on the larger tags to coordinate with the Santa image.

Thanks for the inspiration, although I will have to substitute other stamps.

Love your stamps but don't know of anyone that carries them locally.

Larisa said...

Very nice tags! I love the way you played with pics))

Carla said...

lovely projects, thanks for a chance to win some stamps

Dragonlady said...

I have been a follower for a long time and enjoyed all the fantastic inspiration to be found here. I have loved CI stamps since the first prize I won blogging was the birds on a branch. I also made Christmas cards for my blogging friends using the reindeer frame, perfect.
Hugs Ali x

cebelica said...

I love these images and all the projects. Tehy are fab!

carol edwards said...

Hello lovely projects and great inspiration. Thanks for opportunity to win goodies

Craftyfield said...

Love Sylvie's cards, she used the background papers beautifully with those sweet images.

Coco said...

Thank you for these very beautiful and inspirful Christmas projects, including a lot of clever ideas and beautiful colours, that's really gorgeous !!! And many thanks also for the chance to win Jean, yo know how much I love CI stamps and products now.. ;) It would be great to win some of them before Christmas ! :) Hugs Coco xx

lucretia said...

I certainly would. Long time fan. Love your gorgeous projects and products. Fingers crossed I might be lucky enough.

Marianne said...

What a beautiful Christmas creations and my favorite are the vintage ones that Sylvie made. Really a very fabulous series and great colors.
Awesome.
xxx Marianne MW

Gio said...

Wow, these are truly beautiful, Jean!! Gorgeous Christmas sample, with a single stamp!

Margie said...

Great tip to make the cards with tags and I really love the JOY one - that angel image is just gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. Margie x

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous, loving the blog :) Thank you for sharing xx

Jane Louis x

rachel said...

wow these look amazing - so beautiful - have just linked up and have another to link up tomorrow too! Hugs Rachel xx

bockel24 said...

I love your stamps, so thanks for the opportunity to win your great giveaway!

Lynda Beazley said...

Wow these projects are so lovely and the stamps are really really versatile. Happy Christmas crafting!
Lynda Beazley

Janet Wilson said...

Love all those Santas, nice to see them in different colours

Michelle Plastow said...

Lovely projects, great Santa stamp, just love it x

Sid said...

What a versatile stamp !!

hazel said...

Beautiful projects - the images are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Sue C said...

Beautiful Christmas projects ! Sue C x