Monday 20 June 2011


Some new stamps will be available on our CI Website very soon - I love it when we have new products, its so exciting seeing the plates arrive and then testing out the designs when the rubber is pressed.  We are really pleased with the quality we are getting these days - we use the best metal design plates and recently we have been able to purchase even better quality red rubber, as I do like to get a nice clear image.  I hope you are enjoying the quality too?

Anyway here is a very sneaky peak of a couple of the new rubber images in action:

I am having great fun getting inky with these!

We are getting some lovely projects entered in this month's CHALLENGE; please check out the entries and the blogs you can link to, as there is some gorgeous work to inspire you out there.  With thanks to the entrants for sharing their talent with us!  Only 5 days to go to get your project linked to us - so get those crafting fingers working fast.

Have any of you been watching Create and Craft recently?  Dawn Bibby - our UK crafting star, has moved over to this popular channel and has been creating and crafting with our very own stamps and books - starting with Christmas in June!!! I even got a glimpse of some of my own samples on there.  Keep watching as there are more CI products to come.

Now to a little more inspiration from the 'team'.  Isabelle has sent over this delectable card using CI-285 and a very pretty colour scheme.

And Zuzu has made a soooo lovely box using some of our early calligraphy stamps - CI-012, CI-020 and CI-053 - great altered art!

To finish tonight here is one of Lucy's sweet cards using the ever popular stamp CI-182, plus CI-258, and two elements plates CI-206 and CI-292.

Finally as a little reward to our lovely, lovely followers, I am going to pick out one of you at random from time to time and send you a little surprise gift.  Tonight I have clicked on Bianca Kalksma, and we will be sending Bianca one of the brand new rubber stamps - hope you like it Bianca.

Bye for now.

Jean x


minnie_mac said...

Looks like another couple of CI stamps I will be adding to my collection. Thanks for the peek.

Beautiful pieces from the team.


sharon said...

I do love a new CI release ;-)

Ephemera said...

Oooh what lovely stamps, these look like must haves. Beautiful projects as always!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said... are teasing us lol! The work shown is stunning, thanks ladies!

Mo said...

Jean..... you already offer somany wonderful stamps but greedily I'm always excited for more. The sneak peak is gorgeous and the other projects wonderful.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the release of the new stamps. Lovely projects as usual from the ladies.
Regards Florence.

jo said...

Ooooh! Loving the sneak peek!!! My wishlist is growing by the day LOL!

Glennis F said...

I love the examples - very inspiring

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I spy a Flapper and oh do I love Flappers (I am sure I was one in a previous life LOL) Cannot wait for the stamps to be on sale.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

ohhhh fab sneak peek! cant wait!

Bianca Kalksma said...

Wow !! What a surprise!! You hope i like it... it's GREAT!!!! Wow. I still can't believe it! Thank you very much!

Daniele said...

oh no I'd better start saving again, the sneek looks lovely

Joan said...

new stamps look fabulous

Hilda said...

Fabulous as always Jean - I just want to sit here and wait for the new stamps - except I cant wait, so please hurry!!!!!