Wednesday, 14 June 2017

FROM DAISIES TO JAPAN..

Hi Lovelies.  Hope you are enjoying some summer sunshine where you are.  It's been a lovely day here in Yarm, and we are hoping the good weather stays with us at least for the weekend.  I am starting this post off with three delightful 'daisy' cards made by lovely teamie Flo...




The stamp Flo has used in 3 different ways in these is CI-262, along with some papers from our mini background books.

In similar colours I have this beautiful card by teamie Joanna, using stamp CI-474, bedecked with Wisteria flowers...


Simply stunning Joanna!

...And another stunner is this very pretty rose from CI-470 made by teamie Sandra..



(lovely colouring Sandra!)

I'm not sure if I have shown you the next two cards before, but they seem to fit in nicely colour wise, made recently by me...



I used our background papers and our mini image book Nature's Beauty along with some die cut mini frames, which are great fun to decorate with CI stamps and stuff.

Finally tonight I have a few makes to show you from a couple of our customers.  The first is by Sherry Hickey from USA...


Sherry used CI-471 and I love the soft gentle colouring, and the touch of aqua in the ribbon.

The last cards are by Eriko from Japan, who is quite new to stamping, but is having the time of her life practising and making her lovely images.  Don't you just love the way we can travel the world so quickly courtesy of the internet, and connect with people we would never have met otherwise?!  Fabulous...



Thanks so much for sharing ladies - you are all so clever and so talented.

Bye for now,
Back soon,

Jean x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

IT'S ALL PINKS AND PEACHY....

I have some lovely makes with lovely colour schemes to show you this evening.  Starting with the gorgeous pink flamingos here below by Flo.....



....so very bright and cheerful, and totally tropical!  Love them!

More by Flo to follow here - from the seaside themed show on Hochanda - here are some ships....



....and some seagulls and feathers....


Still on one of my favourite themes of the seaside here are two makes by lovely Joanna.  This fabulous scene in a box....


And a very pretty card with the sandy toes and salty kisses little boy....


Flo did a very cute thing with the little boy on the following card, using just the top of his head and his little feet, and the deckchairs...


.....adorable!

I recently made this card and used a template by Flo to create a home for a fruity teabag to pop inside - a teenie tiny gift for a friend....



and here is an image of a make I have just received today from Daniele - so pretty, using Paper Artsy infusions I believe...


Finally I popped the two tags below by Flo on Facebook the other day and you loved them, so here they are in all their glory again....


Thank you ladies ... and we are also sending lots of love to Manchester and London this evening....

Bye for now,
Back soon,

Jean x

p.s. As usual all stamps used in the above makes can be found at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk

Sunday, 28 May 2017

YAY - NEW TEAMIE.....

Like all teams we do have some retirements from time to time, and recently we were sad to see lovely Lynne leave the fold, however we are delighted that we said hello to Willy from the Netherlands recently, and tonight we are again delighted to introduce another new teamie to the CI family, lovely Sandra, from the UK, and I'm sure you will join us in warmly welcoming Sandra, and also enjoy a visit to Sandra's blog at http://sandmacards.blogspot.co.uk/.

I have some new makes from Sandra to show you today, in addition to the fabulous scene she created and I blogged in my last post, she has also been busy with more very creative and colourful landscapes that I will pop below.  I can make these nice and big as they are a perfect shape for blogging and firstly here is that pretty cottage from CI-460...


Followed by stamps and scenes from our latest lovely landscape addition, CI-474..
 


Stunning!

She also sent over an extra image on a sunny seaside theme, and as you know we do love those seaside scenes, which are especially delicious when featured on a beautiful day like today...


Thanks Sandra, we do look forward to seeing more of your fabulous makes in the future!

Appropriately I also happen to have a couple of landscapes by Flo tucked away, in a similar vein.  One little beauty I popped on Facebook the other day....


.....and here is another...


Hope you are having a lovely sunny weekend, wherever you are and whatever you are doing!  Back soon with more fantastic makes.

Jean x


Monday, 22 May 2017

A VERY LOVELY LANDSCAPE AND NEWS FROM COCO'S CREATIVE CLASSES AND MORE...

I have a few things to share with you tonight.  Firstly I was delighted to discover this very lovely landscape indeed at 'Sandma's Handmade Cards' using our new 'Village Inn and Church' stamp.  This is the stamp CI-474..


..and this is the lovely make..


..so clever and creative, don't you think?!

This one is by Coco and is another interpretation using the same stamp - great stuff!..

 

The 5 new stamps were just released last week, and are still on their very special intro offers, which you will find HERE.  Only a few days left on the offers though now, so best be quick!

My next lot of news is from Coco's recent crafty classes in France.  Her ladies decorated canvasses with a landscape theme, and here they are with their makes, plus a close up of a few of the canvasses..




Coco also sent me a link to the blog of one of these ladies - Impression Scrap by Lys, and Lys had a couple of close ups of her gorgeous canvas on there..



... very nice!

Here are a few of Coco's makes with another one of our new stamps - the 'Pretty Flamingos'..
 

A journal page..


.. and a canvas..



In the bottom left of both the journal page and the canvas Coco has stamped our lovely little new 'Make a Wish' child, and here we have the stamp followed by a card, again by Coco, featuring a very colourful 'wishing' child..




We had more beautiful makes sent over by the teamies, including this fabby card, by lovely Joanna..


I can also share one of Joanna's sweet daughter's makes with the flamingos - lovely Lucy - who also took the photograph, thanks for sharing Lucy! A new stamper in the making here..


That's all for now folks, and thanks for your comments, always a pleasure to read.

Back soon,

Jean x


Thursday, 11 May 2017

WELL THAT WAS FUN .......

We had a great time with the Hochanda folk in Peterborough.  Everyone there is really nice and supportive, and I managed to get through the two shows somehow!  Hope you managed to see some of it?!  I'm hoping to be back there probably in July with some more demos.  I am going to share a couple of the makes with you here tonight.  Hope you likey?!




The beach babe is from CI-278, along with the beach huts.

The next image is the gift bag, also featured in the afternoon show...


The main image here is the little boy from CI-459.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your comments always.

Back soon,

Jean x

Saturday, 29 April 2017

SO VERY SHABBY CHIC!

I am just loving these very shabby chic and delicious makes by Flo.....



Beautifully distressed and layered using our swirly frames and images from Life's Journey 2 as well as elements from a few stamps including CI-294. The luscious texture was created using paste and a couple of Dinky Stencils. All very nice indeed!

I also have some very nice tags to show you, firstly lots of tags, inspired by Flo (last blog post), and made carefully by Coco with CI-466 and CI-468...


Then a couple of tags by lovely Sylvie....



....again using CI-466, and also CI-469 and more.  Loving the rusty elements too on the second tag. Thanks for sharing ladies (links to their blogs on the right hand side).

Back again soon folks,

Jean x

p.s. Forgot to mention that we will be on our usual stand at Port Sunlight next Saturday.  Have you got your ticket? We look forward to seeing you there! x

p.p.s. We will be releasing new stamps at the show as well, and will have some very nice special offers to share!!!