Wednesday 12 October 2011


........thought I had better log in with a little post.  Malcolm and I will be away for a week - however there will still be ladies here eagerly waiting for your orders, and whisking them off in the post as usual - so no problems on that score then!

We had a lovely show in Port Sunlight last weekend, and it was really great to meet all of you who came over to our stand and said hello.  This was one of our decorated Christmas Tags that I further embellished with our new and very popular 'Rudolph' stamp CI-332:

I cut and overlapped parts of the tag around the stamp image, embellished further, and layered the tag onto two complimentary pieces of coloured card.

And the image below is of a tag that has become another one of those little handmade Christmas gifts that I am working on.  I used another tag (the same design as the first one) to cover a little 'cheap' notepad - the side view shows the structure better - and then I glued the covered notepad to the lower front of the first tag.  A cardboard strut back was added so that the project can stand alone - a useful present for a friend!

I'm sure you get the idea!

More gift ideas still to follow.

I also want to show you tonight some lovely sample projects by Lisa and Elaine of Destination Art.  Lisa and Elaine are retailers in Australia who work with and sell our products  - so very pretty!  Do check out their blog and shop!

And ....

Finally tonight I just must show you a couple of beautiful card images sent over to me by lovely Lynne of Adorn - so very feminine as always:

In this one Lynne has used our new Shades of Summer Background Book, plus rubber stamps CI-108 and CI-329.

Then .....

Again with the new background book and stamp CI-329, plus another new stamp CI-331.

To finish tonight just a little reminder about the current CI CHALLENGE - 'Winged Things' which is attracting some very crafty and individual creations this month.  There are still 13 days to go to get your 'winged' projects linked in - so get those stamps and papers out and join in with the fun!

Hoping to get some great photos, ideas and stuff in Seville (and a bit of warmth too perhaps) - back with you soon.

Jean x


Sid said...

Beautiful creations and enjoy Seville ...... one of my favourite cities !! Wish I were going too !!

Crafty Loops said...

Wow such beautiful projects and I love the tag and the stand alone notlet. Really lovely. Hope you both have a fabulous time away. Lee x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful tags and cards... lovely art! Something to dream about waiting for you back in our lovely rainy England, whilst you are in that horrible awfully hot and sunny Spain! Not jealous at all! Have a lovely time! xx

Ephemera said...

Gorgeous gorgeous projects. It was lovely to see your stamps and new paper pad on Create & Craft (which I must have as the papers look stunning) have a great time in Seville, very jealous.LOL. X

Daniele said...

so pretty, I must kick start my mojo and get crafting again with your delish products.....think its been on holiday, taliking of which have a lovely time in Spain

Fliss said...

Wow! What absolutely gorgeous artwork. Everything is just so beautiful.
Hope you and Malcolm have a great time in Spain - maybe you could send some sunshine this way too!
Fliss x

Sam & Poppy said...

Wonderful samples of gorgeousness as always! Have a lovely, well deserved holiday. Sam :o)

Cheryl said...

Always so inspiring to visit your blog. Have a wonderful time in Spain!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Jean
The new tags look very beautiful, must take a peek.
Great idea of converting the tag into a gift, in fact that is very clever.
Thanks for that link, off to visit those girls.
Enjoy your trip.

Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art said...

Hi Jean and Malcolm
thanks for sharing our creations on your blog today!
Just can't get enough of your wonderful stamps (order on it's way!!)
Have a wonderful time away!
Hugs across the miles
Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art Western Australia

Mo said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoy your blog and all the beautiful creations that appear there. Ihopeyou and Malcolm have a wonderful week in Spain!
Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

Lovely gift idea. Thank you for the link to the ladies in WA. Have a great holiday.
Regards Florence x

Sue Abbott said...

Loving all of the feminine, shabby stuff you have at the moment. The projects shown are stunning! Have a fab time in Spain, hope you see lots of 'inspiration' on your travels. xxxx

Sue said...

Hope you have a great time Jean. I'm just back from Spain and the weather was glorious. Hope it lasts.