Tuesday 31 January 2012


Well I didn't think I would be feeling this well so soon.  How surgery has changed over the years and is now a completely different experience from even ten years ago, and I certainly feel a lot better than when I went into hospital that's for sure, so if you have an op coming up I would say to feel positive about it.

Whilst I have been otherwise occupied our new selection of goodies has been released - I hope you received your email outlining the fabby new stamps and truly 'must have' items.  However I also thought I would make a post tonight showing you a few of the new releases and three of the items I made with them before their release.

I used a couple of the new rubber stamps from the INDIVIDUALS Collection to make the tags below:

I used CI-338 as my focal image on this tag.  I also used a SHABBY TAG and LACE in my creation - the new lace also dyes beautifully with spray dies!  I overstamped the shabby tag with CI-171 before embellishing.

The second tag features CI-343 and was made in a similar fashion to the first tag:

As this is a big year for the UK we thought we would help celebrate with another very 'British' stamp.  The London postmark is from CI-124.

Loving that crown!

I also made a little stage set with one of the totally scrummy new Tando layered stages which you will find HERE.  These are a totally new addition to their range and I LOOOVE them - so many possibilities, so little time!!!

Great for building up a little picture story - mine is about a street party here in the UK, and hopefully we will be seeing a few of these this year - don't you just love her glum little face - so reminds me of me at that age!

I have used quite a few of our stamps in this set as you will see, and I have also added two different die cuts using another new 'must have' addition from Memory Box, the WOVEN CIRCLE and the FREMONT CREST.  These are wonderful metal dies on a nice small scale that compliment our stamps beautifully, and work in pretty much all the home die machines on the market.

Do try the stage sets outs, you can get lots of depth going on and be extremely imaginative.  Show us what you come up with!

I am now going to put up some of the images of the new products themselves to get your creative thoughts flowing starting with the new rubber -

Now a little peak at the Tulle Lace and Chiffon Flowers -

A couple of the Tando Products -

And a little selection of four of the new Memory Box Dies -

As you can see the two butterflies work together to make a lovely addition to your handmade project.

Check out our WEBSITE for the rest of the new items, or one of the many shops that sell our products which you will find LISTED HERE.

Furthermore if you place an order on our website soon you will receive a pack of three frame charms absolutely free -and how can you possibly live without these in your life?!

And now I am being ordered to get to my bed and rest.  So that's it for tonight.  Back soon with details of the February Challenge.


Jean x


Kathyk said...

Pleased to hear you are feeling so very well and so soon after the op but mind you don't overdo it. I know what you mean about the improvements in surgery .... a reecnt hip replacement saw me in hospital for just 3 days!!!! Look after yourself.

Stunning projects today


Crafty Loops said...

Oh my word Jean, these new stamps look awesome. And I love your stunning creations. Ohhhh Im loving all the new goodies too and who could resist such gorgeous freebies too. I love those wee frames. I feel another order coming on, lol. So glad you are feeling well Jean. Lee x

Ginger said...

Glad you are feeling better than you hoped. Lovely items, I am loving those new stamps and the shadow box is gorgeous. x

craftimamma said...

Glad to read you are feeling good after the op Jean but take it steady.

I got my email the other day and have been finding it so difficult to make a choice. I wish I could afford them all so no choice was necessary but I can't so I have a hard decision to make, lol!

Love the tags and the stage set.

Lesley Xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Jean, glad your feeling on the mend. What gorgeous creations you have made. Like Craftimamma I'm struggling to choose which of the new craft goodies to buy, I want them all LOL. X

Irene said...

Oh my goodness your new goodies are fabulous and what stunning creations.

So pleased you are feeling better.

Elaine said...

Good to hear you are feeling good after your op. Don't overdo it though. The new stamps are gorgous, I especially love the perfume lablels. I have recently discovered memory Box dies and they are gorgoeus aren't they? They really complement your work. Take care.

Elaine xx

Tinkertaylor said...

great to hear that the op wasn't as bad as you feared. Fab stamps don't know which one....two I want first.

Florence said...

So pleased the op went well and that it wasn't as bad as you thought it would be. Take it easy though.
Beautiful creations. Fab new stamps. Love the little stages. They complement the stamps so well. As do the dies.
Take Care,
Florence x

Anonymous said...

Jean, I am so glad you are recovering well, and it made my day to see this post today its beautiful.

I have just begun crafting again and have been using some of my old CI stock but got the newsletter and couldnt resist the new Fremont crest and the boys toys stamp. Thanks so much for the charms they are gorgeous and have just made a post using one of them. Also the extra stamps.
I love the gorgeous work you have done on these pieces, that stage is fantastic and so is your little girl card .... hmmmm me thinks i may have to go and order more lol
Thanks for your wonderful inspiration
hugs June x

Craftychris said...

Its fab news that you are recovering quickly. The new stamps are gorgeous and your samples are wonderful. Take care xx

Maureen said...

Love the tags and that lace - my weakness, it is lovely.
So glad you are on the mend!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

So, so pleased you are recovering well! Your samples are gorgeous. I fancy the idea of the stages. Your new stamps look terrific and I can see they will work well with some existing ones,

Lucy x

Daniele said...

glad to hear the op went well and that you are recovering, love the tempting creativity to go with the new goodies
hugs and best wishes

Craftyfield said...

Glad to see you've recovered enough to make those lovely projects. I love the new stamps and those chiffon flowers...and the dies and...

Unknown said...

Gorgeous tag, wonderful stamps and oh, what beautiful lace! Love your project and your stamps! I've been playing with some of the stamps I bought in January and am really enjoying them so thank you. Maddy x

Birdy said...

I love anything with a Vintage flair to it, so I find these projects so inspirational. Very talented crafters have made these awesome cards, projects and gifts etc. I applaud you all. x