Wednesday 20 April 2011


Hope you are all having a lovely Easter break.  I have my two boys at home for the hols so the house is in chaos, and full of young people tonight.  On another note it is so nice to see some lovely sunshine here in England - hope this means we will have a good summer this year for a change!!

Last weekend Malcolm and I had a couple of days away in London - we stayed in Camden Town, which was great fun (lots of markets - vintage, craft, and clothes).  On the first day we had a trip to Highgate Cemetary - very gothic, nice angels, and I do so love statues!  We took lots of photos - with a quick peak below:

And another back view of me taking photos (results not quite up to Malcolm's standard though):

Plus the gorgeous ivy clad angel above that I've had a 'play' with below:    

I'm not sure this sort of stuff is everyone's 'cup of tea' - but I think I find it very 'spiritual' and certainly peaceful and beautiful.

Moving on now back to crafting, and I want to show you some work by the very talented Paula of  Do check out her blog to see some gorgeous items including the ones below using CI products, plus further instructions:

I absolutely love this one using our new elements stamp CI-306

Secondly a box using another elements stamp CI-278 - displaying some seaside delights!

Then a lovely use of one of our new Tags from a CI tag pack, and a chipboard CI frame:

A hanging using CI chipboard again, and stamp CI-065:

And finally a card using CI-174:

Hope you have enjoyed the above display as much as I have.  And I will be showing you some more goodies from another customer soon.

Don't forget only 5 days to get your entries in for the challenge for this month.  Five lucky winners will receive a stamp of their choice from the CI collection.  Check out the other entries and the submission instructions HERE.

Hope you all get lots of yummy chocolate eggs this weekend!

Jean x



xxx Myra xxx said...

stunning, love it!!!

Daniele said...

lovely inspirational projects....I'm lovin' the new stamp with the corsets
best wishes

mamapez5 said...

Hi Jean.
I love the angels and that face that you have 'played' with is beautiful.
Stunning work by Paula too. Kate x

Sid said...

Fab creations and glad you enjoyed your break !

Lucy Edmondson said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous items by Paula!

Glad you had a good trip to London. I can really see those statues as Glossy Images in your range. I would love to play with them and I agree they are very spiritual,

Lucy x

Von said...

Never been to Highgate Cemetery but they are places of great vintage inspiration so love the photos :) and what great pieces of inspiration from Paula :)
Von x

Netty said...

Loving the new stamp with corsets and the beautiful seaside box, pure heaven. Great pictures of the angels, the full length one would make an incredible stamp...... Happy Easter. Annette x

Paula J Atkinson said...

Beautiful artwork by Paula.
I love the statues, I find them extremely peaceful & they have an ethereal quality that sort of "speaks" to me.

Mo said...

I truly love the statues, especially the one with ivy.I'm really hoping to see them available in your online store in the future. Thanks for sharing Paula's lovely projects- my fingers are itching to get to the studio. Happy Easter.

Ephemera said...

Thank you very much Jean! What gorgeous photos. I love gothic architecture and the statues would make lovely images or stamps!

craftytassy said...

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful pictures. I love statues too. These are some exquisite projects and Happy Easter to you too - I know I am having a nice one.
PS: Always wanted to go to camden town, now I know I will!

Sue said...

I've been to Highgate Jean and it's beautiful and well worth a visit. I love the angel face you played with the result is stunning and so is your photography. Lovely projects by Paula too, am going to check her blog now.

Paper Paradise said...

LOVE the angel Jean, absolutely beautiful. Love Paula's amazing projects! She is so very talented. The new CI stamps are gorgeous, the 'corset elements' CI-306 is proving really popular. It's popping up all over the net! x

Isabelle Norris said...

Stunning samples Jean.
And I do LOVE your angel pictures ♥
isa xx

Ginger said...

I love Highgate, I have a real thing for cemetery angels and this has some great examples. I also did a night tour there ages ago it was quite spooky.
Love the samples.