Thursday, 9 October 2014

CARRYING ON WITH HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION......

We had a great show at Port Sunlight. It was very busy indeed and great to see so many familiar faces - such a nice show that one - lovely organisers and always friendly visitors as well.  Thank you for all your support everyone, it is very much appreciated!

I have a nice big file of the team's makes for the ongoing October Challenge - but only one entry so far on the Challenge page, so come on in and join us with your link soon!

Here are some more inspirational images from the team..

Firstly from Effie is this little festive beauty, complete with 'snow'...



Effie has used a new stamp CI-420 in making this.

Daniele has used the same stamp to make a beautiful Christmas card....


And I have used the same stamp again, but in a much simpler style of make (in the hope I can repeat lots quickly - probably in December knowing me!)....



Plus I have another using CI-421 in a very similar simple style (having a bit of a love affair with doilies at the moment).  Both have glitter added but you can't really see that in the photo....



The snowflakes are by Tando and you will find them Here.

And another two cards here by Laury - again showing how the same stamps can be used in so many very different and lovely ways....



Laury has also decorated a gift box for Christmas in a fabulous colour scheme - very striking....



This box features CI-142 and CI-258, some of our earlier stamps - lovely to revisit the earlier ones!

Also to remind you that the Challenge is about Halloween as well as Christmas I have a couple of freaky makes - first one was cleverly made by Ginger....

 
.... and features CI-354, a clock face, plus CI-360, and CI-361.  Followed by this scenic spooky make by Brenda.....


Well I certainly hope you are all very inspired now to have a go, so watch this space...

Finally just a quick mention that both Helen and I have projects in the latest issue of Craft Stamper.  Here is a little taster of mine (however the photo in the mag looks a little darker than this)..


Thanks for joining me tonight.

Back soon,

Jean x

8 comments:

rachel said...

Hi Jean - so glad to hear that Port Sunlight went well - its my favourite show - I hope to be able to get to the spring show. Brilliant inspiration for the Challenge - I hope very much to be joining in - I'm sure I will before the end of the month!!! Big Hugs Rachel xx

Gerrina said...

I have seen your beautiful canvas in The Craftstamper! Enjoyed just looking at it and so great to learn from the discription! Thanks! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Jane said...

I really hope to join in this month as I bought your love Santa stamp. Such gorgeous DT makes. I am glad you had a good show x

Craftyfield said...

I did think the canvas in Craft Stamper was unusually dark for you! Lovely cards from the DT today.

Coco said...

Hi Jean, I've also seen your canvas and read with great interest your article (also Helen's one of course). Think that your trees and composition is just fabulous, congrats!! :)
Lovely makes by the DT in Christmas mode, also your simpler ones are very beautiful; I think they show well the beauty of these stamps that need almost nothing to shine!... Love also the Halloween one by Ginger wow :D Have a lovely week-end Coco xx (by the way, I will send you a small project in complement of mine tomorrow ^^)

Gio said...

Gorgeous makes!! The new Christmas stamps are a new classic, love them!

ionabunny said...

Hi, hope to have a little something to share soon. Love all the makes. That stamp that looks like stamps is just darling. Hugz

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A bounty of wonderful samples.
It is fun to see the same stamps used in such different ways.
Wishes
Lynne