Sunday, 29 March 2020

A BRIEF POST TO SAY HELLO, AND WITH INFO ON OUR FACEBOOK LIVES....

Hello All

These are very strange times we are all experiencing at the moment.  In an effort to keep us entertained and craftily busy I am doing some Facebook Live broadcasts on our public Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/craftyindividuals/
These are happening for the moment on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2.30pm.  The one tomorrow features a short demo, so please make yourself comfortable and watch us on Facebook tomorrow at 2.30pm UK time.

Here is a little bit of recent inspiration to add a little colour to our lives:

A beautiful tag by Lisa Vipas, so clever...


The front of a journal Daniele is creating to mark her family's experiences during this difficult time...


A great ducky card by lovely Sally...


The next sample is a fantastic scene by Sandra that appeared in a recent copy of Craft Stamper...


See you tomorrow on Facebook I hope!

Back soon,
Jean x

Monday, 9 March 2020

JUST SHARING.....

Sharing some lovely ideas by the teamies tonight....

Gorgeous Happy Dog looking over a wall by Dora (don't you just love him?!)...


Plus two cool cards full of balloons, by Sam, the Scottish Crafter...



Then some fabby dabby makes by Sandra...

More lovely balloons - just fantastic!....


Plus one using the Chunky Train Tag...


...And that lovely Ship in full sail....


Sandra also made this fabulous card using CI-517, to help promote our stamp designs on the super website of 'Ink Art Designs',  owned by the lovely Dot Leathbridge. 


What a beauty!

Finally this evening I have a lovely journal page by Chris - using the Tea at Three stamp, CI-389 - an old favourite of many of you I think, plus one of our butterfly dies and a sheet of our background paper.  All looks so stunning against the black background!...



All full of extreme gorgeousness!


Thank you one and all.  So very delightful.

Back soon,
Jean x

Thursday, 20 February 2020

CONTINUING WITH THE 'TICKET TO RIDE' THEME.....

I have a beautiful assortment of pretties to show you tonight from the CI 'Ticket to Ride' theme, which started at the beginning of the month on Hochanda.  Love these makes by the Teamies, and a few by moi....

This is a glorious scene by a master teamie scene maker Sandra, and oh la la, very romantic!....


 Followed by another romantic beauty by Chris.....


I also played with the Eiffel Tower on this one....


This balloon beauty is by Helen...


Two more balloons by yours truly on Malcolm's photographic backgrounds...



Here we have a very cool ship in full sail by Sylvie...


And finally here are three more, one by Flo sporting those iconic buildings and more, one by me, and the last beauty by a lovely lady called Lisa Vipas - gorgeous colours....




Focal stamps featuring in the above are CI-538, Eiffel Tower,  CI-535, Fly with Me, CI-537, Icons of the World, CI-295, Voyage of Discovery, and CI-404, Chunky Steam Train Tag.

Thanks for reading.
Back soon,
Jean x

Sunday, 9 February 2020

WITH THANKS....

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Hochanda shows, they were great fun and we have been very busy getting the orders picked, packed and posted.  I hope you enjoyed watching, and maybe even learnt a trick or two, and many thanks to Lesley as well, it's great working with her and I'm sure her input adds a lot to your viewing experience.  We are now working to get the stamps onto our website in the unmounted variety, plus the A4 background papers, and Malcolm's yummy background paper photos, which to my mind completed the collection very nicely.  All should be up and available very soon.

Teamie Sally has asked if I could put the image of the horizontal layer building demo piece on social media so you can see it again, and therefore here it is, in stages, along with a few of the other images of mine...









Thanks all,
Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. Don't forget we have a new Facebook Group, which you will find HERE, and there is currently a 'Travel' Challenge running on there, so do join in if you can.

Saturday, 1 February 2020

HOCHANDA, HERE WE COME AGAIN..

Just in the process of putting everything together for our next trip to Oundle and the Hochanda studios, so my hall is jam packed full of boxes.  Always a worry that I forget something vital.  Travelling down with Lesley on Monday morning and will be setting up late afternoon.  Hopefully can show you pictures of the set up before we go on air.  The teamie makes are absolutely stunning and we aim to give away a little bit of arty craft on the shows.  If you, like me, love Malcolm's photos then do look out for a new bit of stash, which work beautifully with the travel theme around which the shows are based.  Here are some sneakies you may have seen and some you may not have seen...











Image snippets above from whole makes by Isa, Sylvie, Helen, Chris, Sandra, and moi.  Lots more gorgeousness to reveal on the shows, which are on Tuesday, 4th Feb at 10am and 2pm.  Lesley has Chocolate Baroque shows at 8am and 12pm as well, so it will certainly be a busy day.

It's great when our stamps work together, and these certainly seem to, it's nice to be able to build up little scenes with them all, and I have had a whale of a time getting inky and playing nicely with them.  Do join us, can't wait!

Another little bit of news is that Helen, Sandra, Flo and Sylvie each have stunning projects in the newly released Craft Stamper, so do look out for it in the shops - so inspiring!

Thanks for visiting our blog,
Back soon,
Jean x

Saturday, 18 January 2020

LOTS OF PRETTIES TONIGHT...

Thanks all for the get better soon wishes - I think they must have worked - well nearly - as I'm almost better I think.  Cough much improved at last, very tiresome indeed.

So here we go with tonight's happy blog offerings, starting with a few beauties from Sandra...





Some of the stamps featured above include CI-342, CI-442, CI-522, and CI-524.

Four delights by Dora next...





Soooo pretty and made with stamps CI-342 again, CI-525, and CI-351

Another lovely make by Flo (I put this on Facebook, so sweet)....


It features one of our mini images from the books.

And to finish another happy hare from Coco, CI-508...


Plus a couple of lovely cards by Gerrina, again with the lion king and the hearts, links above...



Thanks everyone,
Back soon,
Jean x