Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A GUEST ARTIST FOR APRIL AND MORE ....

We are delighted and excited to introduce to you our guest artist for April - drumroll please - it is Titbelsoeur - http://titbelsoeur.eklablog.com/
Here we have some of her lovely creative makes using Crafty Individuals rubber stamps, firstly we have two open book 'landscapes' featuring CI-474 and CI-460..



Plus a festive make in a similar fashion with CI-463 and others..


Followed by two lovely eclectic hangings - check out CI-404 and CI-455 and more ...



Plus a seaside themed card..


Finally my personal favourite, again with a seaside theme, and with the help of a sardine can...



Titbelsouer has kindly written a little tutorial about this project for us..
First cut out waves from the pages of a book with a cutting knife, and add blue watercolor paint with a brush to represent sky and sea, leaving some spaces for foam and clouds.
When all dry, glue all pages together and cut them out ready to insert in the can to represent the landscape. Stick it inside and to the back of the can.

The next step is to stamp the child, the lighthouse and birds on to a piece of cardstock, paint them and cut them out. Insert the lighthouse between 2 waves and stick the birds to the background sky.
Add some glue to the bottom and the edge of the can and sprinkle sand on it. Let it dry. Stick the child on the edge with hot glue.
Fill in a mini-bottle with sand and shells, close it and glue the can on it with hot glue. Also glue shells to the bottom of the can and the lid of the bottle.
Tie a string around the bottle, and you are done!
Stamps she has used include CI-459, CI-384 and more .. 

Fantastic! 

Last month we had Jannet, gillslap.blogspot.co.uk as our guest artist, and for some reason I didn't receive all the images of her lovely makes at the time.  There were two missed out, and they are real beauties and perfect for Easter, so I am inserting them below..



Jannet has used CI-467 in the second framed delight, and CI-372 and more in the first scene. 

Superb!

Back soon,
Jean x

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

NEW RUBBER FOR SPRING...

A quick post tonight from me to give you a heads up that the new rubber stamps that featured on Hochanda last week and were so popular, are now up on our website.  You will find them HERE.  
We will be sending out the usual newsletter tomorrow, and they are on special intro offer at the moment.  You will see that we have also added some of the much sought after new embossing powders from Seth Apter, I am particularly loving the Vintage Beeswax, Rust and Vintage Oxide - exceptionally gorgeous!!

The new stamps are CI-490 Blossoms, CI-491 Orchids and CI-492 Pretty Florals...




They all repeat beautifully!

Here are some cards incorporating them..







With thanks to teamies Dora and Daniele for the above.  More samples to follow soon, and we do have a new guest artist for April with some fabulous makes to share, in my next post I should think, so do keep checking back.

Enjoy the new stuff!

Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. Date for the diary, next Hochanda show from us on 1st May at 10am.