Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Its quite a while since I offered some Crafty Individuals blog candy on the blog, so we put together a nice package for you yesterday - Malcolm photographed it and here it is:

A lovely assortment including 5 stamps (3 brand new release ones), some pearls and gems (and we all use those now don't we?!), a couple of background books, some tags, some Tando hearts and a Tando frame, and 3 Glossy sheets.  All very useful stuff!

If you are a blog follower please take time to display the above image on your blog with a link to this post and then leave a comment below before next Tuesday (as I'm away visiting a friend for a few days until then), and we will randomly pick a winner from the list. 

Thank you to all who regularly leave comments and as a little reward, which we also do randomly, from time to time, we would like to send Nefertiti and Gio (both kindly commented on the last post) a couple of the new stamps each.  If you could email us at ladies, with your address, we will pop them in the post to you.

Now on with the crafting....

A lady called Debbie Moon sent us an email with some great seaside tags attached that she had made, and they are such fun that I thought you might all like to see them.  Debbie's work can be found at  Debbie used our wooden trays/shadowboxes along with CI-278 plus, to create these beauties.

Me likey!

Zuzu has made a very cool pie shaped box using CI-305 and CI-336 -

Great fun Z!

Sue who is still having great troubles loading stuff on to her blog has sent over quite a few lovely images to us, and I adore this frame below, where she has used some of the backgrounds she created previously (check out my last post) to great effect:

You will get a better view of this if you click on the image (I hope) - tall images definitely work better on blogger than wide ones!  Sue has also used images from our Mini Image Books in this piece.

I promised to show you some of the demo pieces I had fun with at The Craft Barn Extravaganza recently (lots of others were given away at the time) - just bits and bobs transferred using lovely TAP onto fabric mostly, but I also had great results transferring onto mulberry tissue (and we all have some of that lurking around now don't we?!).  Give it a try its fun!

Isabelle Norris has also sent a few card images over that she has made and I particularly love this one using our cheeky seagull CI-344 -

And I still have several lovely Lynne projects in waiting to show you one of which is below, and is now gracing my kitchen wall (many thanks Lynne), and it looks even better in real life.

Actually I still have a Lynne project from Christmas last still gracing my mantelpiece - complete with lovely Rudolph, on display.  A bit out of season, but I do get very fond of my bits and pieces adorning my walls and surfaces and am loathe to remove them.  Anyway the project above was made with a recycled bargain Lynne picked up as the background, plus items from CI-348 as embellishments.

I have had this little beauty below waiting to publish for a little while, with thanks to Paula - mmm nice!

Quite a few CI items going on here.  There is an image from one of our glossy sheets, plus a mini tag from another Glossy Sheet.  And along with other CI stamps Paula has used CI-342 on the fabric background.

And I will finish off tonight by showing you a card I made by transferring the cute elephants from CI-351 onto mulberry tissue, using TAP, as mentioned above.  Thought this would make a very nice card for a baby or a small child in particular.

That's me done for tonight.  Hope you have enjoyed the little display?!  Don't forget to post the giveaway at the top on your blog, and leave a comment if you are a follower.  Thanks all.

Jean x


aisling said...

Thanks for offering us the chance to win! I displayed your candy in my blog's sidebar. Good luck everyone!

Kathyk said...

Thanks for the offer of a chance to win such great candy.
Fab projects ... I used the seaside set myself today on a card - great images


Rita said...

Oh my goodness, what great blog candy. Who wouldn't like to get their handson these. Thank-You so much for a chance to win. I'll certainly put it on my side bar too. Hugs Rita xx

becky said...

For some reason I didn't know y'all had a blog, where have I been? I love the projects shown today, amazing art. I've been using some of your products for a while now and love them all, so different from what I've seen before.Now I'm off to check out the rest of your blog. Thanks for the chance for candy-love candy!!!!
becky from Louisiana, US

xxx Myra xxx said...

o my, what a great blog candy!!!
love it...
i put it on my sidebar

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wooooow, what a fantastic collection of beautiful art! Gorgeous projects!
And OMW, that is a super candy - thank you so much! I added it to Blog Candy Cauldron

Hugs xx

Unknown said...

I have been an avid follower for ages and have a collection of your stamps and a few of your image books - the first ones actually. I just love love love your designs and the art work both you and your design team members are creating. So many different styles and ideas. Breathtakingly gorgeous

Thank you for the chance to join in your blog candy - I've put a large photo of your candy giveaway and links back here.

Enjoy your days away.

Good luck everyone - I've got my fingers crossed

Helen said...

Wonderful selection of inspiration - I love your products and always enjoy having a browse at the Port Sunlight show!

Thanks for the chance to win the goodies - have added the photo to my blog.

Helen x

Ali said...

Thanks for such a fab chance to win! Gorgeous gorgeous projects too! :)


Redanne said...

What a lot of beautiful projects today! I love that pie shaped box, so different. Thanks for the chance to win that amazing candy. Will put in on my sidebar. Thanks again. said...

Stunning projects - love each and every one of them.

Thanks for offering the chance to win this fab candy. Have posted in my sidebar.

Claire x

CraftyJo said...

You wrote "some pearls and gems (and we all use those now don't we?"..... I didn't realise we were supposed to *use* stuff, I thought we just took it out now and again and stroked it ;D.

Thanks for the chance to win such great candy (shouldn't we call it 'sweetie' over here???), I love your stuff.

Denise said...

Such beautiful creations.
Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win this yummy candy. I have popped it on my sidebar.
Denise xx

ionabunny said...

Hi Jean, I am having trouble making a project that doesn't include CI papers and images!! Not really a complaint you understand. Love everything you do. Glad to see the new posts in the gallery. Beautiful. Would love to win this fabulous candy.

Celeste said...

OOOh, love your range and have quite a collection already. Thanks for the opportunity to win your wonderful and generous candy package.

Deb M said...

Wow, drooling over all those goodies! I need to try that transfer paper.

Anonymous said...

added the candy to my sidebar - love all these fab projects but think the seaside ones are amazing!

Anonymous said...

added the candy to my sidebar - love all these fab projects but think the seaside ones are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous goodies - have added to my sidebar to spread the word - gorgeous projects too the seaside ones are my Favs x

ParkNSlide said...

Deb Moon is one of my BFFs. Thanks for posting her amazing artwork on your blog and FB page. I have posted a picture and a link to your most generous blog candy on my blog. You will find it here:

starcyl said...

Great candy and what a wonderful lot of talented people showing us what we can do. I have the seagull stamp which I bought at Port sunlight but not yet used, must remedy that one!
Jenny x

Kimbo said...

It was fantastic to watch you at the Craft Barn - such inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win this candy. Kim x

Carla said...

what a lovely candy, I woud love to win some of that.
I've put the photo and the link in my sidebar.

kjjc said...

Lovely projects as always and thanks for the chance to win some candy.

Penni said...

Great projects.

Great Candy too!!! I love your products,thanks for the chance to win.


chrissie said...

Wonderful projects from everyone and really great blog candy. Off to add the picture to my blog.

Love Chrissie xx

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Unknown said...

Hi, I just found your blog, and I love it.
The creations you make are so wonderful.

I put youre blog candy on my blog


Unknown said...

Great projects. Love them. Thanks to give a chance to win your amazing giveaway.

Margaret said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects from everyone, lots of oohing and aahing here as I went through them all.

I've put a picture and the link to this post on my blog. Here's hoping that I'll be the winner :o)

Margaret xx

Marianne said...

Gorgeous projects!! Lovely all these stamps!! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance of winning such a beautiful candy!! It's on my blog allready!

Clare Lloyd said...

Fabulous project and fab candy up for grabs too! X

Felicie said...

Wow What fabulous projects,I love them all.
Thank you so much for a chance to win.

Von said...

Such a fab selection of candy on offer to help someone make more gorgeous creation :)Fingers crossed
Von ♥

Ineke Original said...

Just love this! Wonderful!

Cath Wilson said...

Wow! Some excellent samples there, Jean - you're spoiled with people wanting to make samples for you - love them but particularly love Sue's frame and Zuzu's box :-) Very generous giveaway of more of your lovely stuffz, too - will put a link on my blog now! Thanks for that xxx

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

What a beautiful candy :):) Thank you for a chance to win :)
Beautiful projects at today post :)
I added a candy picture on my blog.

Mervi said...

Mega gorgeous candy, thanks for this chance, love Crafty Individuals stamps!
I'll add this to my blogs sidebar,

Ann B said...

Fab blog candy, and what's even better? I don't have any of those stamps so an opportunity to fill a few gaps. Lovely examples of work on show as well, those box tags are a great idea and perfectly done.
Ann B

Link added to my blog

May said...

Fabulous candy.. to boast my CI Collection... you both are so generous... Already a follower.. posted on my blog.... O my word those tags seaside theme AmAzing way to use the little boxes... and the other projects by your fab team are outstanding... simply Brillant.. Hugs May x x x

Carol Salisbury said...

What an amazing giveaway! I will post on my blog.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lillian said...

thanks for this chance for great blog candy
heres my link

Unknown said...

Thank you for the chance to win Jean , I have been following "ADORN" , Lynn Moncrieff for a long time now and I love her style , I have found you through her blog today and I must say your work is stunning Hugs Elaine

Moz said...

Fabulous projects and even better CANDY! I have shared this great opportunity on my blog, but just know I'm going to win, so poor folks will be wasting their!
Thanks for the chance to win.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Another great giveaway - so generous! I have posted it to my blog too.

Sande said...

Hi Jean! What a fabulous blog you have. And thanks for the chance to win this amazing candy! I have put you on my sidebar.

Hugs, Sande xx

Evil Edna said...

they are all so good, but I espeacially love the pie box, so close to my heart via my tummy and loveley vintage fun too.EE

Janet Wilson said...

Wow, some gorgeous projects shown in this post. Love the candy too!

Cardgenie said...

Wow, what a candy bag! Love CI products - they are my favourite stamps. I don't have a blog, but if I did it would feature loads of CI stuff. Thanks for the chance of winning.

Jolanda said...

all the projects are absolutely gorgeous!!!
And what fantastic candy you are giving away!! my fingers and toes are crossed :)

Vicky said...

Woah nice candy!! Link added to side bar once I worked out how!

Mrs.B said...

Stunning creations on show today. I love the 'pie box' so unusual.
Amazing candy, thanks for the chance to win, will put a picture and link on my sidebar.

Ellie Knol said...

WOW, love he projects shown!
I also like that beautiful stamps and other goodies, never enough from CI!

Kirsty said...

Hi I am a new follower and looking for something different to try out and oh my my head is bursting with ideas ! All the projects are out of this world in different ways ! Thank you for this opportunity to win so many gorgeous things to get creative with !! ;0)

Daniele said...

lots of wonderful inspirational pieces Jean and what fabbie blog,
hope you are well
hugs and best wishes

butterfly said...

Amazing, inspirational pieces; the triangle box and the wine cellar narrowly scraping into joint first for me!
And what an amazing giveaway, would dearly love to add some more CI stamps to my stash. All uploaded to my website immediately!

Craftychris said...

Thank you for the chance to win such fab candy. I so love all your designs and your blog posts are always awesome! xx

mapowska said...

Wow! Great works! Super colours :)
THank you for the awesome candy!

Craftyfield said...

Fantastic candy, awsome inspiration! I am particularly inspired by Lynn's piece of art. And of course I am displaying your candy on my blog.

Elaine said...

Fantastic candy and fantastic projects - lots of inspiration. I will add a link to the candy on my blog. Enjoy your time away with your friend. Elaine

Anonymous said...

Wow ! Gorgeous projects and the blog candy is amazing ! Thanks for the chance to win it ! I've put it on my sidebar. Fingers crossed
Sue C

Kay Wallace said...
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Kay Wallace said...

Hello, Jean, Carol from Scrappy Dayz send me over to check out the blog candy, but, hey, there is much more here to check out! I began a scrapbooker, then discovered ATCs and tags, most recently dabbling in art journaling--and find that all my other talents are so easily transferable to the art journal! I appreciate the chance to win your spectacular candy, but I am already a winner for just showing up here! You can find me at

Brenda Brown said...

Such amazing candy Jean, you are so generous, thank you. I have put it on my sidebar.
I sat and talked to you at The Craft Barn and told you about my domino book which you can see live Sunday at
Enjoy your few days away.
hugs {brenda} xox

Michelle said...

oh my! lovely creations and fabulous selection of blog candy!

Unknown said...

have joined your blog as a new member, putting your blog candy on my side bar. Fantastic tags and the candy is to die for...hugs, aussie annie

Gio said...

you are so generous!

Thanks for this chance :-)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Jean, Just found your Blog, have visited your website regularly but never knew you had a Blog. The projects above are absolutely gorgeous, don't think I will ever be able to re-create those, they are gorgeous, and my style completely. Love them all. You are so generous with your gifts, would love to own those. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous projects with us. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lisbet said...

What an amazing giveaway! I will post on my blog.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Vipera said...

What a beautiful projects!!

Thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous candy!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jean
Amazingly generous candy.
Love your use of TAP - mine is still in the packaging :(
I had to chuckle at the thought of Rudolph still on your mantle in the middle of July - when is he getting his holidays!!!!!
Glad you liked the wine plaque and found a place in your home.

Pat said...

I don't have a blog but couldn't resist leaving a comment. I love your new stamps especially the lace. I am fast amassing quite a collection of your stamps and find them really easy to use. I haven't tried the TAP yet it is on my list.
Pat xx

christa-peter said...

Thanks for the chance to win some amazing candy. Have announced it on my blog.

Annelies said...

Thanks for a chance to win great candy! I'm following and there's a link in my sidebar . Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

PaulineC said...

What fabulous blog candy. Thanks for a chance to win. I just love your stamps and your artwork.

Gery said...

I saw your blogcandy on somebody elses blog! For quite a long time I am a follower by e-mail and to be honest I didn't know there was a Crafty Individuals blog (its not to be found on my mail!).
I'm glad I found your blog so I can learn about all the possibilities of your beautiful stamps (and the ones I already have :-))
Of course I'll take a chance to win, but I'm happy that I found your blog.
Groetjes Gery

Terry said...

What a sweet and generous candy offer! Thank you! I am already a follower and have added this to my sidebar! Enjoy the weekend!

Claire said...

Hi, what fab candy you have for someone to win! It looks amazing - thank you for the chance to win! Claire x

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful projects and wonderful variety too.

Thanks for the chance of winning the blog candy, very generous and gorgeous. I very much enjoyed your demo at the CB Extravaganza Jean and am having fun with the TAP paper!

Chris :)

Hanna - Rebecca " TheMissHaven " said...

Lovely giveaway and gorgeouse projects :)
Thank you for this chance !
Hugs Rebecca

Glennis F said...

What generous candy - I am a follower and have posted this on my sidebar. I also had the pleasure of meeting you at the Extrtavaganza

toni said...

Fantastic blog candy, I 'love all the Dt work done with CI products . I'm also a fan of stamping onto TAP and will certainly get the old mulberrry paper out. Thanks for the inspiration x

Neet said...

Gorgeous work as always - and a chance for a win as an added bonus.
Thanks for making such great stamps and things.
Hugs, Neet

stamping sue said...

I just discovered your blog. what great projects and a giveaway! what more could a crafter ask for. I will be checking your blog whenever I can.
stamping sue

maggie said...

Hope you've had a good few days away and the weather was kind to you.
Loved watching you at The Craft Barn and I'm trying to clear a space on my desk to get going with the TAP.
Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful array of blog candy. I have flagged it up on my blog.


Anonymous said...

Don't know if I qualify to enter for this blog candy as I am not a blogger, just a follower of different blogs due to the daughter of a friend Lynne Moncrieffe. She got me interested in card-making which I thoroughly enjoy, but I don't think I am as clever as all you bloggers, your work is so creative and interesting that I spend ages on the computer looking at different blogs and I love them all.
Dot Arnott.

Anonymous said...

Sorry forgot to leave my e-mail address after leaving my comments.

Crafty Loops said...

Oh my giddy aunt!! Im so excited to see who wins this incredible giveaway Jean. I have everything crossed, fingers, arms, legs even eyes! Lol. I love all these stunning projects too. That wall hanging is just unbelievably beautiful. I have the giveaway details on my blog already. I hope you've had a fabulous weekend. Ohhh my pigtails are crossed too, lol. Lee x

Dawn Louise said...

Wow incredible candy, I'm so chuffed to have found your blog after loving your products and articles in craft stamper for years. I'm a follower and have posted this on my blog with link. Thanks for the chance, I'm off now to oo and ah over the amazing projects on show here x

Catherine SIWCZAK said...

great blog candy ! Love your stamps so much !!!
The link is on my blog !

nefertiti said...

Merci Jean!!! thank you for all!!!! I do necessary on my blog.

Karen said...

Stunning projects! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm off to add the picture to my blog. Beautiful projects! As soon as I'm done my chores, I'm going to go play with my Crafty Individuals stamps. You've got my mind whirling with ideas!

Lynn W. said...

What beautiful projects! Ilove those seaside tags! Looking forward to getting some of the new stamps when I'm next at the Port Sunlight show in September. I don't have a blog yet so don't think I can enter - sad face.

Lynn Wild

Sonia said...

Hi Jane,nice to meet you,I'm your new follower:)I found your blog while leaving comments on my friends blogs:)Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy:)
I added the image and link on my sidebar:)

Deena said...

Sadly I dont have a blog but what a wonderful gift to win, good luck to all the ladies who do have a blog :)

Pearl said...

Great blog candy!
The link is on my blog:

Rach83 said...

Ooh Jean you really are spoiling us! Hope I'm not too late to join in the fun.

Beatiful samples and great inspiration for a theme that I normally struggle to get right.

Rachel x

P.S. Your word verification is turned on.

toni said...

l left a comment earlier but have just managed to get your picture and link on my sidebar yippeee!

Rosita said...

OOOO what an amazing blogcandy ,i would love to take a chance to win this .I have put the candy in the sidebar of my blog .

Groetjes Rosita

coconut said...

Thanks a lot for this fantastic blogcandy, all is very beautiful and makes us dream... I'm very happy to participate today. Here's my link on my blog:
Regards, Coco

House of Bears said...

Wow what fabulous blog candy. We love your stamps, and love all the artwork shown too. Thanks for inspiring us

Paradise-Luxury-Cruise said...

Thank you very many cả hai you for posts absolute voi! :)
OMG That's amazing and I could never dream of becoming an author by then

MiniOwner said...

Oh wow! Those projects are amazing as is the blog candy. Thanks so much.
Sue x

Cath Davidson said...

WOW! just came across your blog now, and love your stamps, but can produce nothing like the gorgeous work here. I've posted and linked in my blog.


sue-b said...

What fabulous inspiration to be found here, one day i will be that good, lol I'm off to practice !!.

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