Thursday, 13 September 2018

PHEW WHAT A BUSY DAY....

The 'Create It' show at Gateshead was fantastic and so very, very, busy.  Hope you enjoyed it if you attended?!  It was great to see so many familiar faces, and chat to you all.  We are already looking forward to the next one in the region.  However we still have Hochanda shows on 1st October, and Port Sunlight Happy Stampers, coming up next on 6th October.  Also after that we have a late entry to Stamp Magic at Doncaster on Sunday, 14th October, where we will be again sharing a large stand with Chocolate Baroque.  So it's a very busy time - help!!

My inspiration tonight is a selection of beauties by lovely Sandra.  All again based around the seaside, and featuring stamps CI-283, CI-272, CI-497, CI-402, and CI-284 (and more), plus CI papers too.  Another fabulous assortment Sandra!!








Wonderful!

Have a lovely weekend everyone,
Back soon,

Jean x

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

IT'S SHOW TIME THIS SATURDAY ......

Hi Folks - Yes we are in the midst of packing up all our lovely products and goodies and samples, ready for the trip up to Gateshead for the 'Create It' show on Saturday. It is taking place in the Gateshead International Stadium, between 10am and 4pm, and tickets will also be available on the door priced at £5. Are you coming? We are dying to meet and greet you! You will find us sharing a large stand with Chocolate Baroque.  Lesley and I will both be there, along with the men in our lives, Malcolm and David, lending a hand.

Now on with the CI creative inspiration for this evening.  Firstly 3 lovely projects by teamie Flo.  2 colourful canvasses and a round wooden plaque, featuring CI-402 and CI-459..


My next 3 fabulous projects are by Craftyfield, Flo and Sandra...


The two stamps mentioned above also feature on here, as well as the girlfriends from CI-283, and CI-284 .

The final terrific threesome follows, incorporating the above mentioned stamps.  I think these are by Sylvie and Sandra..


And to finish off tonight's display I have a very pretty card by Daniele, featuring CI-449..


....Plus another cracker by Craftyfield..


...And a very clever sample by Flo, where our little girl sits very delightfully on a little swing...


Thanks for your company reading this post, and thanks all who take the time to comment regularly or from time to time.

We do hope to see you on Saturday!

Bye for now,
Jean x

Monday, 27 August 2018

BY THE SEASIDE......

I have some more beautiful samples by the team again this evening.  You may have seen these on the recent Hochanda show too.  Stunning seashells by Sandra, Flo and Sylvie...





CI-496 appears in all of the above - but how different they all look!!

Then how about this incredible busy seaside scene from Dora....


Sooooo clever and such patience!

Plus a fabulous 'Parisian' canvas from Flo.  Check out CI-402....


That would look very nice on my bedroom wall, ha ha.  Wow!

Thanks so much ladies.

Back soon,

Jean x

Saturday, 18 August 2018

TWO CANDY WINNERS AND MORE.....

Thanks to the 39 who left lovely comments on my last post - we have picked 2 random peeps this week who have won the 2 new stamps and the pack of new background papers for themselves!  The lucky peeps are: Crafty Di (comment no: 17) and Nadou (comment no: 22).  Well done folks! Will you please email us at: info@craftyindividuals.co.uk with your addresses and we will get your goodies dispatched to you asap.

Next we have a few makes that you may have seen on the last tv shows.  A simple seaside treasures card..


CI-496 features here stamped onto one of our new background papers.

You may also have seen me putting together a journal page with the featured stamps, well here it is finished...


....Followed by an easy peasy card with a couple of our glossy images and some stamped wording, again on one of the new background papers...


Here are 3 lovely cards featuring CI-497, and made by Sandra and Flo - just love them!!


And finally on a Safari (CI-390) note, I thought I would show you two more of Lisa Vipas' makes (following on from my last post) - love the way she combines different stamps and elements together so colourfully and beautifully....



Thanks everyone.

Back soon,

Jean x

p.s. A couple of you have asked where the journal I used in the demos was from.  You will find it here on our website.

Friday, 10 August 2018

NEW STUFF, NEW BLOG CANDY, AND MORE...

Had a blast in Peterborough at Hochanda, followed by a couple of days in the full on heat (and it was soooo very hot!) of central London with a bestie!  Now back and new stamps and papers on the site, had to get them on quickly as you were asking for them! Nice opening offers too! If you leave a cool comment at the end of this blog post before next Wednesday, we will put your name in a draw and 2 lucky winners will receive the 2 new stamps and the new background papers below (CI-496 and CI-497)...




Here are a few of the beautiful samples from our fabulous teamies that appeared on the shows.  We have lots more to photograph and to follow, so do keep checking back...




Plus another beauty from Sandra...


And to finish I have two customer makes that I fell in love with today.  The first by Liza Vipas...



And the second by June Ballenger....


Thanks so much ladies for allowing me to share your pieces of gorgeousness tonight!

Don't forget to leave your comments folks.

Back soon,
Jean x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

FAMILY FAVOURITES ON HOCHANDA...

I've just started packing my overnight bag getting ready to leave home for Hochanda in Peterborough at silly o'clock on Friday morning.  The demo boxes are all put together - mustn't forget my heatgun! The first CI show is at 3pm on Friday afternoon, and the second at 10am on Saturday.  Lesley will be helping me out again with her fabby demos, as well as having her own Chocolate Baroque shows on Saturday at 8am and 2pm.  Do join us for some fabulous and colourful and creative ideas on the 'Family Favourites' shows.  There will be some new stamp designs, new A4 background papers, and also prize giveaways on the shows as well as some really great deals with cool pick and mix choices.  All our stamps on our Hochanda shows are ready mounted (some cutting and trimming is all that is needed), we sell them unmounted online - you will just need your acrylic block and an ink pad to get cracking!  Here is a little sneaky colourful peak of what you can expect...


Here are the tv tuning in details...


Or you can watch via your computer at: https://www.hochanda.com/

Before I go I have just a couple of other colourful samples to share tonight, as I don't want to leave you without any inspiration on view.  These are created with love by Sandra...



Stamps used here include CI-495, and CI-430 and the backgrounds are from the thoroughly yummy brand new A4 papers - Wow!

Back soon,
Jean x

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

SHOWS COMING UP, HOCHANDA, AND A STEP BY STEP IN PHOTOS.....

Yes we do indeed have some retail shows coming up on the calendar in the next few months - the first is a brand new show at Gateshead International Stadium on the 8th of September, where we are sharing a large stand with Chocolate Baroque, and where you can also meet the Hochanda team.  The second one is the Autumn show from Happy Stampers, which is on the 6th of October, and the same stand sharing applies, in the same position as last time.  Your support is always very much appreciated of course and particularly at the first one as it is brand new, and if it goes down well, hopefully it will set a new northern plan for the future.  You will find links to the organisers top right, for ticket information.

Also as mentioned in my last post we are appearing on Hochanda on the 3rd and 4th of August, where they are running a few days in their tv schedule dedicated to small and family run craft materials businesses.  There will be great prizes, great demos, new products and much excitement, and again your support is invaluable for us folk running small businesses.  Can't wait for August, September and October!!

I now have a fabulous step by step in photographs by teamie Sylvie from France.  This is the beautiful finished sample...


...created with love using CI-495, and CI-493.

Here are the steps..
























Such lovely colours Sylvie!

That's just about all for this evening although I have another beautifully colourful make by Sherry Hickey to share using those stripey deckchairs again - wow!..


Hope you are all surviving the heat?!  I'm just about melting right now, but really shouldn't complain I know!!

Night all,

Jean x