Tuesday 3 January 2012


Is it 2012 already - can anyone tell me what happened to the holidays?  How quickly it all goes by and the children go back school/college/uni, and we go back to work!  Happy New Year to all my readers and followers - I hope the year goes well for you, wherever you are and whatever you do.

At Crafty Individuals we are in the throes of a super discount week, but only if you are signed up to the mailing list, which appears on the home page.  However it isn't too late to take advantage of the discounts; just sign up now and let us know that you have done so by email - info@craftyindividuals.co.uk - and we can send you the special code you will need to obtain your special discount.  Lots and lots of you are taking advantage of the offer (and Malcolm is running around like the proverbial getting the orders together) so don't miss out please.

All that aside I want to make my first post of 2012 with a 'Focus On' feature about the lovely work of NEFERTITI (Scrapcool Blog), and the following images are four projects made by the lady herself which particularly feature CI products.  If you want to see more please check out her blog HERE for more Scrapcool creations.

I will start with a project that particularly caught my eye within our November Challenge entries:

A lovely photo display piece using our stamps CI-193 and CI-292!

Next a fabulous framed project in stunning reds (I would never have attempted this colour scheme myself - but it does look stunning, don't you think?):

Stamps used here included CI-207, CI-208, and CI-323 in a very clever combination - loving that leaf flower.

Next a very decorative compartmented box:

Featuring CI-323 as above.

Now a charming tag in a pocket using the little children from CI-292 again:

And to finish off tonight a very recent addition to the Scrapcool Blog, a very crafty and deliciously decorated clock (... its high time I tackled another clock project me thinks!):

In this project images from our People and Places 1 book were used, which is now out of print.  However there are lots of similarly lovely images in People and Places 2 to choose from if you take a peek.

Hope you have enjoyed that little crafting display as much as I have, and thanks to Nefertiti for letting me put the spotlight on her tonight.

Bye for now,

Jean x


Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What an amazing art...really love it!! Great compliments..

Greetings and best wishes for 2012.

Alie :-)

Crafty Loops said...

What amazing projects, I particularly love the compartment box. And your clock is pretty amazing too. Ive got some Christmas pennies to spend....so guess where they are being spent?! Im gonna be placing my order in the next day or two, I cant wait....I want it all! lol. Lee x

patty said...

wonderful, I loved this birthday card so much and the wooden box, and this creation red, all so creative,
hugs patty

Irene said...

Oh my word what fabulous and stunning creations, they are all gorgeous.


Sid said...

Fabulously detailed pieces, love the photo frame. Happy New Year to you and Malcolm too !

Lucy Edmondson said...

This lady's work is beautiful, and so varied. Thank you for letting us know about her. I will keep an eye on her blog,

Lucy x

Ephemera said...

WOW how amazing are these craft projects, so beautiful and intricate. XX

Candy C said...

Oh my gosh...these projects are simply stunning!!! I love htem all but I think my favorite is the first one! I love all of the die cuts, fold outs and images! <3 Candy

nefertiti said...

Happy new year Jean!
Happy new year to all!
Thank you for presenting so my realizations, I'm delighted to be here and very proud!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Such a well deserved Focus On.
Beautiful art.

Maureen said...

Great projects but I love the photo book - it's stunning!!

Von said...

Absolutly stunning projects :)
and a Happy new yesr to all
Von xxx

Craftychris said...

Fabulous projects! Happy New Year to everyone xx

Ginger said...

what varied and lovely projects. I am just going to pop over to her blog for a good look around. x

Mandy Makes and Mends said...

Thanks for sharing jean what a talented lady she is ....loved those projects x

Netty said...

Wonderful projects, thank you for sharing. x

Sam & Poppy said...

My gosh! such intricate creations! :o)

MD said...

Splendide **
que des bravos

My name is Cindy said...

Beautiful projects!

coco said...

De vraies merveilles tous ces projets, je suis littéralement fan de Nefertiti...!!! Un grand bravo à toi ma belle, et bravo à CI pour ces beaux tampons que tu t'ingénues à sublimer... Bisous