Thursday, 9 March 2017

COCO IS AHEAD OF THE GAME, PLUS A NEW STAMP GIVEAWAY....

This post might be a bit unseasonal (especially when the sun is shining like today), however Coco, one of our great teamies, has made a series of cards all in a similar way, and they are very lovely.  She has also given me some step by step photos, so you can see the method behind the makes.  So maybe you might want to start your Christmas cards early - lol, and if so then this would be the post for you!! 

Secondly we have also just brought out some brand new stamps, which you will find on special opening offer Here, and if you would like to acquire a set of these little stunners for free then please leave a comment on this post, so that we can randomly pick one of you to send them out to poste haste.  I will explore the new stuff a bit more as well in the next post, but meanwhile do leave your comment to be in with a chance of winning.

Here are Coco's cool winter makes.....







She has used an assortment of stamps here including images from CI-256, CI-257
CI-460, CI-450, and here are the steps taken to create the makes....
















Thanks Coco, and don't forget to leave a comment folks!!

Back soon,

Jean x

58 comments:

ionabunny said...

Oooh, am I first?? Had to pop over and tell you how much I love the words stamp and the ephemera. And then I get a bonus lovely makes and tutorial from Coco. How perfect! So, lovely cards Coco, and gorgeous new stamps Jean and Malcolm. Hugz

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, these cards are absolutely amazing, Coco is so talented, as are all of your DT. The new stamps look fabulous too Jean, thank you for giving us all a chance to win them and good luck to everyone.. I do hope that your stamps will be on Hochanda again soon. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Margaret Iddon said...

These are wonderful, never too early to start your Christmas Cards. Would love to win such fabulous goodies

Florence said...

Oooo! stunning cards Coco. Fab step by step photos.
Flo x

cebelica said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous. Thanks a lot for sharing step by step photos too.
Hugs! xx

Joanna said...

Stunning cards Coco!
Joanna

Crafty Claire said...

Beautiful cards Coco...it's never too early to start on Christmas!

rachel said...

beautiful cards Coco - I love all the differences you worked into the similar scenes - great step by step too - hugs rachel x

Lisa I said...

Lovely cards, shows how versatile the stamp sets can be. There are some lucky people on your Christmas card list! X

Wendy Nesbitt said...

Gorgeous cards- love the new flower flourish stamp and the words😊

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing cards by Coco, love her backgrounds and the fabulous scenes she has created!!

Jane said...

Wow these are all gorgeous..I agree though today was just sooo warm it's hard to think of snow/Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway I would love to give a home to these stamps;0) x

Sue Abbott said...

Wow! Stunning!

cuilliesocks said...

Omgoodness, what wonderful cards, I adore the colours Coco has used and her composition of stamps are brilliantly designed, Kate x

Craftychris said...

Absolutely wonderful Christmas cards - thank you for the inspiration. I am loving the new stamp sets too, especially the floral stamp and the background stamp - all are fabulous and so versatile! Thank you so much for the chance to win! xxx

Jannet said...

Beautiful cards! It's never too early for Christmas! I love your new stamps, you could make so many different scenes with them : )

Mary Alderton said...

Christmas will be here all too soon so it's good to make an early start - love the cards and the stamps- would love to win them x

Rita said...

Beautiful cards by Coco and the stamps look stunning. You can never have too many Christmas Stamps. Hugs Rita xxx

SerenePolly said...

Fabulous stamps and inspiring examples. Thank you for the offer to win the stamps - I am keeping my fingers crossed since I can already see so many ways to use them. Thank you!

patty said...

oh I love this fabulous colorful heven, the house-stamp is brilliant and I love trees...so the new stamps are great, I love them all, thanks for show them and you work with it, love, patty

Glennis said...

The cards are beautifully made, they would be perfect as Christmas cards

Rosemary hanson said...

I make Xmas cards all year round ! Lovely cards Coco, and thanks for sharing your techniques!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a lovely Tutorial ...the background creation is amazing
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful winter scene cards! Great techniques and great photo tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Craftyfield said...

OK I'm completely biased since I love Coco's style and scenic stamping but wow... these are so good!
I have seen the new stamps and already hankering after them!

Sarah Bell said...

What a fab tutorial, stunning cards, these stamps look amazing ❤

Joanne said...

bonjour Coco, j'ai adoré tes cartes qui était a la télé sur hochanda. Dommage que tu peux pas aller les presenter toi meme, ce sereait très sympa. Et merci pour le pas a pas. Je suis très tenté par le kit de tampons build a scene.

Hello Coco, I loved the cards that were shown on Hochanda. Shame you can't go and do the show, it would be great to see you. And thank you for the step by step tutorial. I am very tempted to get this set.

xxxx Joanne

Kristiina Majuri said...

Beautiful cards, you can never be too early for christmas ��!

Dortesjs said...

Woooo these cards are absolutely amazing, Coco isvery good at this, love them Jean, thanks for showing..now i got to go buy new ink and stamp again lol lol lol

Coco said...

Oooh Thank you so much Everyone!!! You make me proud to be part of this great team that I love! The task is easy, working with such fabulous stamps and around Jean who is so kind and uber-talented herself is such an honour and a joy.
Merci Joanne for the words in French! Merci à toutes !!!
Coco xxx

Coco said...

Forgort to say Good luck Everybody for the Giveaway!! :) Hugz

jenbar said...

What lovely cards! Great to see the technique broken down too. Thank you xx

Dora said...

What a stunning winterscene's. Fantastic and Beautiful made. Thank you for the tutorial.

Jane Castle said...

Wow, what a beautiful collection of wintery scenes, you can almost hear the 'quietness' that you get with snowfall. A very generous ' Give Away' and one that I'm sure everyone would love to win, thank you Jean. X

karens crafty corner said...

Wow ...... such beautiful cards, I would love to get my hands on these stamps! Thanks for sharing :)

Nicky Nicole said...

Tes cartes sont superbes Coco, merci pour le tuto ! j'ai vu les nouveaux tampons chez Nefertiti, ils sont magnifiques mais si l'on peut en gagner, je croise les doigts très fort !

jc2711 said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful and the step by step photos are so helpful. Thank you :)

Jackie

Jackie P Neal said...

oh my gosh!
Coco, your cards are stunning and oh so elegant! They have such a dreamy look to them. You truly showcased the stamps and made cards that will surely please the recipients! Bravo!
hugs,Jackie xx

Rhian said...

Beautiful cards - and although the sun is shining - not that unseasonal as we still have snow on the mountains here in north Wales!

nichtniedlich said...

Lovely technique and winterly mood! I like those stamps, especially the gorgeous stone cottage. Many thanks for this wonderful tutorial!
best wishes, Irmgard

Linda Williams said...

Oh I love these cards and the wonderful techniques you have used. I didn't make any Christmas cards last Christmas, as I lost my crafting mojo, but I have started to sort out my craft room and just looking a some of my goodies has inspired me to get going again. Your beautiful cards have now inspired me even further. Thank you so much. Love Linda xx

Anonymous said...

Some of the best stamps I have seen in ages! Just my cup of tea. Beautiful cards too!

Gerrina said...

Again a beautiful release and to use in so many ways... Thanks for the chance jean!
But over to the stunning cards; I love scene's and these are all without exception beautiful! TFS Enjoy the slowly-to-spring-changing-weather!

Elaine said...

What a great set of cards - the stone cottage really suits the snowy scenes. Thanks for the chance to win some stamps - very generous of you!

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous cards. I am just in ˝stamping mode˝ because I am a fresh owner of MISTI. This set would be perfect to explore my new stamping friend. Thanks for super tutorial.

Marjeta

Willy said...

Beautiful cards and tutorial!!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous collection of cards from Coco, and I loved seeing the step by step pictures too.
Love the new stamps, Thanks for offering this generous giveaway.
Avril x

Jeanie said...

Gorgeous cards and the stamps are brilliant and thank you for sharing. Jeanie

dominique said...

toutes ces cartes sont superbes !!
bises

Sylvie said...

Those cards are wonderfull...
Living near Rennes, like Coco, we're lucky because, thanks to her, we can now find Crafty individuals stamps nextdoor !
I've already buy two of the new stamps yesterday
Bises

Athéna said...

Coco tes cartes hivernales sont superbes, j'adore !!!!!!!!! merci pour le tuto. Bises.

Maria said...

The snow scenes are magical, love them! Thank you Coco for the step by step tutorial. Fabulous stamps too.

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

Ben il est passé où mon commentaire... je recommence : tes cartes sont toutes magnifiques ma Coco, tu excelles dans les scènes!!!!
Big bisous

Gery said...

Thanks for your beautiful tutorial, Coco.
Love the great cards you made with these lovely stamps and love the colours you used for the winterskies on them.
Groetjes Gery

Sue said...

What beautiful cards and such a great step by step. Thank you Coco and Jean xx

Coco said...

Thanks again so much to Everyone. But the stamps made all the work, really! xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Stunning Cards, Coco, love each one of them, thanks for sharing tutorial.... loved to see how you built the layers.

Honey Bee said...

I love the way Coco has used the torn piece of paper to create the horizon in the cards and never thought of that as a technique so I will be sure to give it a go....Thanks so much.