Monday, 10 March 2014

ALL IS NEW...

Hope you are all enjoying a little bit of sunshine today - so lovely after all that rain!  Malcolm's eyesight is coming back a bit at a time, so that's fantastic news.  However I'm full of cold, which is a bit miserable, so here are some new images and projects hopefully to add a little more sunshine and brightness in our lives, and cheer me up tonight!

Firstly I want to let you know that we have some new bits and pieces in our 'Must Haves' section on the website including some gorgeous laser cut frames by Aspire Crafts and this is what I did with the Oval Frame and a 6 inch square canvas...



As well as the oval frame I used parts of CI-384 (lighthouse and seagulls)  in my frame and on my canvas.  I also used the technique I mentioned previously, taught by Hels Sheridan, to decorate the background of the canvas with squares and oblongs of cream card, rubber stamped with a variety of CI stamps, such as CI-278 and CI-294.  To colour I used Distress Ink pads, and a soft brush, plus acrylic paint on the frame and the sides of the canvas, and all highlighted with silver embossing powder to finish.
I decorated another canvas with the Oblong Dekro Frame, but I can only show you a sneaky peek of this one as it is going off to Craft Stamper very soon for publishing as a Summer magazine project..


In addition to the above there are some other packs of mounts - such as hearts and banners, now in stock too...


Whilst on the subject of 'new' I have some cheery images by the Team featuring our newest stamps.  The following lovelies are by Brenda..







The above feature the new telephone chunky tag, and the steam train chunky tag, plus the 'Wishes' stamp and then some useful bits and bobs from CI-307. 

And the tag below has the new chunky car tag and the medieval manuscript on board..




Effie was delighted to receive the steam train chunky tag stamp in the mail recently as she was in the process of designing for a 'Harry Potter' themed wedding at the time...



And Coco had a play with the newbies too..


As did Lucy...


(nice rusty cogs Lucy!)

And Gio..




All very creative indeed ladies!

Well I hope the above bits of gorgeousness added to the sunshine of your day today.  Still more to come regarding the latest stamps very soon,

Bye for now,

Jean x

P.S. If you are a Follower and you leave a comment on this post soon you will be in with a chance of winning a full set of the newest stamps, featured above.  And we all like a little bit of something for nothing now don't we?!


36 comments:

Rita said...

Fabulous projects Jean. I'm very impressed with the frames and now I'm off to have a look. The new stamps look great too. Glad to hear that Malcolms eyesight is improving too. Hope your cold gets better soon.
Hugs Rita xxx

Jane said...

These new stamps are gorgeous and your dt have done you proud. I especially like the old telephone as my best friends family had one for many years. Good to hear your husband is improving. X

rachel said...

fabulous new goodies and I love what the DT have been doing with those new stamps - the telephone has now become a must have for next month! Brilliant . So glad to hear that Malcolm's eyesight is coming back too - oh and I'm not sure if I remembered to email you to let you know that my stamp arrived from my win on the last challenge - I'm using it to make my mums mothers day card! Thanks so much! Hugs Rachel xx

Craftychris said...

Stunning new stamps and wonderful samples too! I need to save my pennies for the new stamps, I love them all! xx

Doreen said...

Love all the new products,fabulous new stamps.x

Glennis said...

Good news on Malcolm's eyes, I hope he continues to improve. I love all the new things you have shown, especially the stamps - wonderful!

Sylwia-eR said...

Beautiful unspirations.The frames...I must have- really...

Carole Z said...

Beautiful creations and these frames are fabulous'! Carole Z x

xxx Myra xxx said...

love the new goodies!!!

sally said...

Woohoo! Such lovelies :-) thank you ladies for such inspiration!

Sally

Sid said...

Great arty creations and love the frames etc !

Margie said...

Love the new stamps and also what you have done with the frames.

Natasha said...

So many wonderful creations by the talented DT, they really are inspirational. Loving all these new products. xnx

Craftyfield said...

Love your canvas, I get a feeling of mist and sea foam whipped up by strong winds, somewhere up north maybe... The new frames are gorgeous and the DT produced another amazing range of creations.

Coco said...

What you did with these new 'Must Haves' looks wonderful Jean..:) Really beautiful samples by everyone today also!! Hugs, Coco xxx

bockel24 said...

great new stamps and lovely samples! thanks for the chance to win ...

Scrapmate said...

These new stamps are going to be great for those oh-so-hard men's cards. I love the vintage, collage style they have. The new frames really are MUST HAVES - they are gorgeous and will suit so many of my CI stamps.

Debbie said...

These new stamps are fabulous and so usable.The creations are so inspiring and fun too with the frames etc... That you have used.I guess my wish list just gets longer and longer.Thank you for the chance to win.Hugs Debbie x

RhianPennant said...

Loving the frames and also the trains, they have caught my imagination having been inspired by the DT.Rhian

Gayle said...

Beautiful new frames! And those stamps are must-haves! I love what your DT has created with those, especially the phone, train, & car. My mind is buzzing with inspiration!
So sorry about the cold (it's a common word that just doesn't do justice to the totally miserable feeling), but with Malcolm's eyesight returning maybe he'll be a sweetie & bring you a nice warm tea!

Juliz Design Post said...

Love the new frames and all the Inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win the new collection of stamps. How fabulous that would be. Julie x

Netty said...

The frames are wonderful and love the samples of work shown. Annette x

Kathi said...

Beautiful new frames, stamps, and inspiration!

Cardgenie said...

Sorry to hear you're suffering - especially now that the weather is starting to improve. So glad to hear that Malcolm's sight is returning, it must be such a relief. The new stamps are wonderful and thanks for the chance of winning them! Take care and get well soon. Jean.x

Julie Osborne said...

Hi Jean love lighthouse canvas and new stamps look great especially steam train. I work by a station and every now again we get one come by which brightens up our day. Julie

materialgirl said...

Such wonderful vintagey stuff! I think I need it all!

Christine Nicholson said...

Hi! I love the vintage look of your stamps, and I have so many sentiment stamps that coordinate well with your new travel stamps...so I would love to be in with a chance to win them! Keep up the beautiful artwork! It makes for a beautiful but easy card! Best wishes, Christine Nicholson

ionabunny said...

Gosh, what a post! Glad Malcolm is getting better. Love those new frames and also that background technique you used on the lighthouse card. Gorgeous. Ooh, so lovely to see the new stamps being used by the DT in so many lovely ways. I really love the train. And the car and phone. Oh yes Brenda, how come wrong numbers are never busy? Thanks for the laugh. Have a great evening everyone. Hugs

Sue Fraser said...

The new must haves really are 'Must Haves'. The frames look great and funnily enough I've needed frames like these recently. The tags are lovely and the new images really lend themselves to brown backgrounds. I hope Malcolm continues to improve.

Ludkasz said...

Beautiful stamps and works:)

adziamar said...

New stamps are awsome and I see that work with them is so easy. All projects are wonderful. Thank you for this opportunity to win.

craftytrog said...

So glad Malcolm is getting better!
I love those new frames, & the projects are very inspiring!
Alison xxx

Dawn Louise said...

An amazing array of gorgeous art work and love the new frames too, delightful art x

Joanna said...

Beautiful projects. I love the background on you canvas as well as the new frames. I like the Harry Potter wedding idea. The train on the tickets looks great. Hope you and Malcolm will feel better soon. Our daughter has just learnt how to bike on two wheels only so she is looking forward to sunny weekends to enjoy the bike :) Joanna

sheila said...

First time I have followed this blog I love your stamps and have a few different one's they stamp beautiful I have a crafty individual stamp that I use for the back of all my cards I use it in same stamp colours to match my card fronts thank you for the chance to win big crafting hugs sheila xx

stamping sue said...

very creative cards and projects! all the inspiration from your talented team.
thanks for the chance of winning stamps!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/