Saturday, 12 February 2022

BRAND NEW TEAMIE - DARLENE WRIGHT - IN CANADA....

Hi Everyone, and thank you for your support of our shows last week on The Craft Store, and hope your purchases arrived with you very quickly! Look out for our new doggie stamps on our own website coming soon.

We are delighted to announce that we have a new member of our lovely little design team, Darlene Wright, who lives in Canada. Whoopee!  Darlene has a Blog which you can find at:

http://blog-dar-blog.blogspot.com/2022/02/crafty-individuals-design-team.html

She also has other social media sites such as Facebook, and will be popping CI related images on there soon...

https://www.facebook.com/darlene.wright.908

Here is a little taster of Darlene's lovely arty crafty work using CI stamps, past and present...

 





 

We look forward to seeing much more of Darlene's fabby CI crafty work soon.  Thanks for wanting to join us Darlene!

Back soon, 

Jean xx

 

Thursday, 3 February 2022

A FEW 'THE CRAFT STORE' NEW RELEASE DOGGIES IN RUBBER SNEAKY PEEKS FOR YOU THIS MORNING....

Watch me on The Craft Store tomorrow Friday at 10am and 2pm to see some absolutely stunning samples by the CI team, and to see some delightful (hopefully) demos from me too!!  Our new release of stamps, all mounted on cling foam (just for The Craft Store only) will be available to buy at last, eeek. Hope you likey xx

Here are just a few of the sneakys...

 









Thank you teamies.

Which puppy is your favourite?

Soooo adorable.

See you tomorrow.

Jean xx




Tuesday, 25 January 2022

A BEVVY OF BEAUTIES FROM OUR SALLY HOLMES.....

Good evening all from the Crafty Individuals blog space.  I have collected quite a few past sample makes from our lovely teamie Sally Holmes using CI stamps so I thought I would pop them on here for a change, our somewhat neglected blog.  

Mostly cards tonight, but also a Toucan in a tin (love this) and a concertina mini book.  All stamps used can be found on our website at: www.craftyindividuals.co.uk

Without further ado here they are, firstly the mini booklet...


And the Toucan in a tin...


 Followed by a lovely selection of cards...






Such stunning makes, thank you Sally.  Sally also very kindly runs our Facebook Group, if you aren't already a member do come over and join us there for lots of CI inspiration from all of us.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftyindividuals

We have TV shows next week (Friday) so I may well be back on here soon to give you a bit of info about those too.

Thanks for popping by.

Jean xx



 

Thursday, 2 December 2021

WE ARE OFF TO THE CRAFT STORE AGAIN, ON OUR BI-MONTHLY VISIT THERE......

I will be on The Craft Store with new goodies and demos tomorrow (Friday) at 10am and 2pm with some super amazing new stamps, and some older ones that work with them, plus a couple of very useful extra bundles of crafty goodies.  Do tune in and give me a wave.  We also have a colourful new leaflet to enclose with your orders to get your ideas flowing, and here it is....

Love, love, love. How much fun are these - samples made by the CI Teamies using rubber stamps and original designs by artist Sharron Bates, sooooooo clever?!!

Jean xx


Thursday, 26 August 2021

SUCH A LONG TIME SINCE I BLOGGED, BUT HERE I AM AGAIN WITH SOME CRAFTY UPDATES.....

Can't believe it's so long since I blogged, but I thought I'd check in with you, if there is anyone out there still reading this?!  Please leave a little comment if there is.

We have had a couple of new stamp releases since my last post, and I have a lovely bit of inspiration to show you....

Firstly a pretty little one by Sandma....

...And a lovely Robin card by Lynne using the same stamp...


 Here a colourful 'shroom' one by Helen...

...And a taggy one by Sally, followed by a lacy one by Daniele...

 

Next a seagull one by Dena, followed by another I created during a Live on Facebook, on kraft card...


 


Love that gull!  The last one above I made on a tv show on 'The Craft Store' a couple of months ago.

Now a teacup sample - '8d Shrewsbury Biscuits' also created during a Facebook Live by myself....


All these stamps can currently be found at:  https://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/new-products#:page2 

Our last and latest release of rubber was a mystically magical assortment designed by our own lovely Dena Rangeley, which can be found here: https://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/new-products

My 'New Beginnings' baby dragon...


 ...And my 'Rising Phoenix'...

Plus Sally's rather lovely Phoenix...

Here a couple of samples by clever Sandma...


Finally for now a very creative clock made by Dena...


Hope you have enjoyed seeing a few piccies?  Do let me know.

Jean xx



 

 




Friday, 18 June 2021

A MESSAGE FROM OUR TEAMIE SALLY, AND LINKS TO SOME GREAT VIDEOS...

Hello Folks

I do hope you are happily working on some fun crafty projects at the moment, and also hope you received our latest Newsletter, and got to see that the five brand new stamps released this month on The Craft Store are now available on our website.  If you didn't get the Newsletter or see the TV shows then here is the link to our New Products page (which is generally a great page to go to if you would like to watch out for new releases):- https://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/new-products

Here is just one of the many fabulous samples we have using the new stamps, this time by Sandma... 

 

On my last Facebook Live I mentioned that our stamps (as well as those of many other genuine craft companies) are being copied in huge quantities by unscrupulous thieves operating on the internet.  Our wonderful teamie Sally, who also very kindly runs our fun CI Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftyindividuals/  has written an important post on her own blog - http://sal-utations.blogspot.com/ about such fake stamps and with her permission I am going to copy and paste it below:- 

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'I'm sure you have probably heard about a number of fake stamps appearing out there. Many of these seem to come from China and are made of silicone. There are huge numbers on Ali Express. No matter how cheap they are, please don't buy them. I'm not just saying that just because they steal the images without permission (although that is reason enough I think!).  The nature of the materials they are made from means that ink won't give an even coverage; they are so squashy that the stamp distorts when you stamp it and the stamped image is poor to say the least. Also, they will decay a lot quicker than any rubber or decent photopolymer stamp. I own 20+ year old rubber and photopolymer stamps that stamp as well as the day I bought them. With silicone stamps they ended up in the bin after less than 7 years. I am very lucky to be on the DTs for Bee Crafty and Crafty Individuals, who produce excellent quality stamps that I consider to be the very best. I've also got stamps from Inkylicious, Hobby Art, Woodware, Chocolate Baroque, Lavinia, Card-io, Honey Do, Uniko, Indigo Blu, That's Crafty and Visible Image. These are all UK based companies that have excellent quality stamps and good customer service. They have built up a good reputation. If you want that quality of stamp and service, buy direct from them - They are all crafters too, so they make stamps that they enjoy using themselves.

I have heard a number of crafters say that they tried stamping but struggled to get a decent image so gave up. I wonder how many of them bought cheap, poor quality stamps and that was the cause of their issues? When I have tried using some of these stamps it has taken me much longer and sometimes several attempts to achieve something half decent. Many 'free' stamps on magazines are manufactured in the same way. Some are okay, but none are as good as the real thing. 

We have an amazing Craft Industry in the UK and it would be good to keep it that way, so when you spend your craft allowance, spend it wisely and buy direct from the companies you know you can trust! 

Thanks for reading this'

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On a much happier note another one of our talented teamies - Isabelle, of Isa.C Art & Craft has made a couple of time lapse videos which you can now find on YouTube, showing how she makes some of her fabulous samples for us.  As well as being informative her videos are very relaxing to watch and are also set to some beautiful piano music.  I'm sure you will enjoy them as well as learn from them.  The card below is one of Isa's lovely makes with our new stamps....

Thank you for reading this today, and I hope you are enjoying some sunshine wherever you are in the world right now.

Jean xx


Monday, 31 May 2021

NEW SHOWS COMING TO THE CRAFT STORE....

Quick bit of catching up today - ages since I posted last.  We have new shows with new stamps, and fabulous new printed papers and images on Friday, 4th June at 10am and 4pm on The Craft Store (formerly Hochanda).  We would love to have your company there!!

Here are just a few sneaky peeks to wet your appetite, lol.  The first by Dora...

This one from Sally...

A beauty from Isa..

Another snippet by Lynne..

 
And a peek of one of the new photo images by Malcolm...

What a lot of loveliness, I hope you agree.

Jean xx