Wednesday 10 August 2011


We had a lovely weekend with the ladies at The Craft Barn, despite the problems caused by the closure of the M25, and I hope everyone there enjoyed it too - we have had some really nice feedback!  However I came home to a very sick cat, leaking loft plumbing - into my bedroom, and then my car broke down severely.  So the poor cat is on steroids and antibiotics, in the hope that will pull him around, the plumbing problem looks like I'll need a whole new heating system, and the car is in the garage, hence the lack of postings for a while. 

Anyway to move on to the nicer crafting side of life I am going to post pics of my 'Bright & Beautiful' inspirational project, which also doubled as the project the ladies at The Craft Barn workshop made last Sunday, and here it is - 'Party at the Seaside':

Followed by a couple of close-ups:

To make this I used a Tando chipboard frameTando bunting, Houses sheet, Trees sheet, stamps CI-283, CI-294, Mini-image books and Background books, plus Ranger crackle paint, modelling paste, Tando compass, Copic pens, shells, ribbons, kebab sticks, alcohol inks, and tiny pearls and flowers.  These little scenes are great fun to make and display either on the wall, or do as I did with this one and glue on a simple strut back so it stands on its own.

I still have lots more to inspire you into having a go at the August challenge, and will post more piccies again soon - we have 13 beautiful entries so far, with 14 days to go, so please give it a whirl and join in.  But for this evening I will close by offering you the chance to acquire more Blog Candy as shown below:

To get this lovely selection of goodies, all you have to do is send us an email with the wording 'Blog Candy Please', (to the contact details on the Crafty Individuals Website), and the 15th email received will be the lucky winner.  One email per person only please. 

Jean x


Aquarius said...
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Aquarius said...

Great project - thanks for sharing

Daniele said...

Ohhh no Jean what a bad end to your day and sounds rather expensive as well, thanks for sharing what you made in class its always lovely to see your class projects

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, what a catastrophe (no pun intended) to come home too.

And you must have been totally worn out after a long day demo-ing at the Craft Barn.

Your project is just gorgeous and some of the folks on the forum I belong to (Sara's) have told us what it was. Sadly I live in Norfolk so too far away.

I was wondering if you do (or have considered) putting together packs of your products for the projects you create - or perhaps, now I think of it, it would be too time consuming and some of us might have the CI stamp or some of the products already. Well I have answered my own question. I could delete this I suppose, but will leave it up in case anyone else asks the same.

Fliss said...

Really beautiful creation Jean and wish I could have popped over but sadly too busy.
Great candy too and very generous of you.
Fliss x

Tini A. said...

Wonderful projects!!! Love the stamps from CI!!!

Suze Bain said...

What a fabulous project and thanks for offering this wonderful candy. Hope all your problems & mishaps are sorted out soon! xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This project is not only stunning in its beauty but the composition is striking.
You poor thing having to deal with so much on your return, speedy recovery for your cat.
More generous Blog Candy up for grabs!! Whoever wins is incredibly lucky.

Ephemera said...

Absolutely gorgeous project Jean. Hope your Cat gets better soon. Yummy candy too. x

Margaret said...

lovely project, as always. Thanks for the chance of winning the fab blog candy. I hope that you manage to everything sorted out asap

Ginger said...

what terrible homecoming and the M25 was a nightmare because of the accident, poor you :(, but at least you could sit in the car and look at your fantastic artwork, it is gorgeous.
whoever wins that candy is very lucky.

Isabelle Norris said...

Lucky, lucky students!! what a gorgeous project...
off to post the candy on my blog
isa x said...

It is hideous how troubles arrive as a trio, Jean.
Your Party at the seaside is delightful.

Sam & Poppy said...

Get well soon puss cat! Sam x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous project. I'm glad you had a great time at the Craft Barn, but sorry for all the problems you're having. Hopefully there will be no more. And thank you for the chance to win such lovely blog candy.

Mo said...

So sorry to hear that you got hit by somuch at once. I hope your cat responds well to treatment and perks up soon. I love your seaside project - just gorgeous!
Take care,

Paper Paradise said...

Oh Jean.......How awful, I hope that all of the problems you returned to are soon sorted and things get back to normal very quickly. xxx