Sunday 2 October 2011


If you are on the Crafty Individuals Website mailing list you will now know that we have released the latest new stamps, and our new background papers book - 'Shades of Summer'.  As you know I am in a pretty, pretty sort of crafting mood currently, so the new stuff suits this mood perfectly!  I thought I would show you a few of the items I have been making with the products in the last couple of weeks or so:

Firstly three cards -

This card was made with one of our Portrait Tags, our 'Shades of Summer' background book (cut-out birdcage and dove), stamp CI-258 (such a useful stamp!), plus flowers, lace, heart brads and hand-dyed ribbon (I bought this ribbon, and we are getting it in stock very soon - love it!).

Close-up -

By the way whilst I am the tag subject I have just received my copy of the new issue Craft Stamper (November), and it has a lovely, lovely article by Helen Chilton - using the TAGS in lots of great ways - even little birdhouses out of just one tag.  As soon as we receive our copies for the website we will get them up there for you, so you can check them out for yourself.  Whilst I am on the subject of CS Liesbeth Fidder (a very talented crafter from the Netherlands) also has an article in there using CI items in great creative ways.

Second card:

This time I stamped the new birdcage from CI-329 onto one of the background papers and then carried on in a similar way to the card above.

And the last card:

Using the new papers plus stamps CI-326 and CI-320.

Here are the new stamps:

And the cover of the new book:

We have also added another couple of items by Tando (loving their products!):-

A new Mini House Trio - with little doors and windows, how cute is that?, and another small Printer Tray with Cover.  Thought I would give the tray a bit of a makeover with Christmas in mind - so why not do something similar as a very special card for someone you love -


And the front and back covers -

Firstly I gessoed and painted the chipboard in a pale blue.  I covered the front and back and inner right hand side with our Christmas Tags and then stamped over the exposed painted chipboard with snowflake stamp CI-241 and embossed.  Then I used the following stamps to decorate:- CI-142, CI-254, CI-327, CI-257 and CI-304, plus a couple of images from our Merry Christmas image book.

Do you like?

I am always delighted to read your comments on my posts, and sorry not to be able to chat to each of you personally (I would just never get any work done!).  However as a little thank you for today I would like to give each of the lovely commentees (is that a word?!) to date, from last night's challenge posting, one of the new stamps (of their choice) .  So we would be very pleased if Lee (Crafty Loops), Netty, Lynne (Ephemera), Daniele, Sid, Gisele, Fliss, Margaret, Florence, Ann B, and Cheryl, would forward their addresses and choice of new stamp to, so that we can get them in the post (I haven't included Lynne Moncrieff as she already has them of course!). 

Now I have to go - needing a nice cup of tea, and to settle down ready to watch 'Downton Abbey' (goody!) - no designing tonight then I don't think!

Thanks for checking me out.

Jean x


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Jean
Gorgeous creations from yourself, which I spied already on the gallery.
Congratulations to everyone who will receive a new stamp to play with. I know how much fun they will have :)
A huge fan of Downton Abbey so time I signed off.

Ephemera said...

Lovely, lovely cards Jean, they are so yummy. I spied Helen's article in the craft stamper mag the tags are gorgeous especially the little bird houses. Will have to a browse for the other article after Downton of course LOL. Thank you so much for the lovely free stamp too. XX

cockney blonde said...

Love the new creations, think I NEED the paper stack, lol, x

Sid said...

Fantastic new stamps and image book !! Loving the artwork too !!

Gisèle said...

Jean, such beautiful creations you have created...thank you so much for the free stamp; I am thrilled , it is so generous of you...xoxoxox

PS my husband downloaded Downton Abbey and we watched the whole thing in one week-end; we were so hooked !

Fliss said...

I've just come online after watching Downton Abbey which was fabulous as always and found your post about the new stamps.
They're really gorgeous as is your artwork as always and I'm thrilled to bits to be able to receive one of these.
Thank you so much and I will email my details tomorrow as I'm yawning here and my bed beckons lol
Hugs, Fliss x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love all of the new things Jean, they look absolutely beautiful, and your creations are fabulous. That hand died ribbon certainly is pretty, and the new stamps are just great. I really like the little printers trays, and your new book has just gone on my wish list, I think that just about covers everything! I love Downton too, Judith xx

Glennis F said...

Love the new stamps

Aquarius said...

Some absolutely gorgeous projects here and I enjoyed the article in CS magazine. Will have to think about getting some of those tags and maybe stamps as well...

Suze Bain said...

These are more than 'pretty'! Gorgeous colours and textures and I love the Christmas tray.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful projects and I love the new stamps. S xx

Tini A. said...

Wow ... I love the new products; wonderful stamps!
And the works by the Ladies are sooo beautiful - thanks for sharing these nice ideas!

Chris said...

Beautiful work, Jean. Especially love the printers tray and I'm looking forward to seeing the new paper pad.

See you on Saturday.
Chris x

Crafty Loops said...

Yeah!!!! Thank you Jean, Im so delighted and really excited too. Ive emailed you the details. The new stamps look fabulous and the cards are stunning. Big hugs, Lee x

Caroline said...

Wow... I'm in love with all the new stamps... just gorgeous! The tags are a great hit.. I purched them a while ago and gave them as a gift to a friend in a swap... she just adored them!! The new papers look like a match to the tags :)

Anonymous said...

Great new stamps. The new book looks delightful. Lovely inspiring ideas.
Thank you for the free stamp.
Regards Florence x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Stunning cards; really, really beautiful. Helen Chilton's projects in the new CS are gorgeous, the tags are wonderful.

Margaret said...

Many, many thanks for the stamp. I can't wait to make some cards with it

Margaret :o)

Hilda said...

Fabulous Jean - my new book arrived today (all 4 copies!!! - 1 to use, 1 to give, 1 to stroke, and 1 to keep for posterity!!!)and I think they are the best yet - many congratulations, they are simply fabulous xxxx