Tuesday 21 August 2012


Will it ever stop raining in the dismal North of England?  I have to take my brolly with me wherever I go, as it seems to rain every day at some point!!!  What happened to the drought earlier in the year - we've had enough rain to keep us wet for the next five years at least.  Hope it holds off tomorrow as we are all off to Whitby, as it is Malcolm's birthday, and he does so love Whitby, and his favourite meal is - yes you've guessed it - fish and chips.  Better take the brolly again - just in case!

In this post I want to do a little bit of catching up on some of the crafty projects still on my computer desktop that have been sent over to me by various members of the 'team' at different times.  All thoroughly deserve their moment in the spotlight.  So here we are:-

I will start with a few of lovely Lynne's projects - you can find more of Lynne's lovely creations on her blog - http://lynnesbowsandbelles.wordpress.com/

Such cool details!

Lynne has used CI-331 as her main image, plus a bird and birdcage from CI-329 in her details.

Here we have a beautiful use of the perfume bottle stamp CI-341, plus an image from one of our little books.  Lynne also used one of our very useful little white frames around the image which you will find if you click Here.

This is such a pretty hanging - loving that lace, and Lynne has used CI-337 in this creation, with a little piece of Stampbord in the middle of the design:

Might have to find my bags of Stampbord again me thinks!

And to finish Lynne's lovely display just for tonight I have a rather gorgeous affair using CI-344 - a rather nice little Bingo bird!

Now I have to show you three fabby dabby domino pendants made by Carol aka Ginger -

Carol has used images from our A4 Domino sheet which you can purchase Here.  Carol has a FOLKSY SHOP where you will find a great selection of her goodies for sale - go take a little peek, you know you want to!

Sue Abbott has made these little beauties - ATC's and suchlike, using our products:

Love, love, loving those sewing themed ATC's - using our new lace stamp CI-350, and our classic sewing stamp CI-328.

And finally for tonight I decorated some cream tags simply using the so swirly swirl from CI-351. I recently treated myself to some Distress Markers, which are fun to use to colour direct onto your rubber to get that fine detail in several colours that complement each other.  So these are straightforward and easy to do, but nice for attaching to little presents etc.  Thought they might be nice for Christmas present wrapping too.

Oh and I added some dots in the background and a very rough drawn line around each tag.

Night all,

Jean x


Words and Pictures said...

What wonderful projects... to be honest, I'm not sure how people can bear to part with them sometimes! Lovely tags at the end too... so nice to see how it looks in a range of colours.
Alison x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning inspiration - as always! xx

kjjc said...

all such lovely projects as always

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous works of art, TFS.
Hugs Brenda xox

alison said...

These are all such beautiful projects Jean! TFS!
Wishing Malcolm a wonderful birthday, hope it stays dry for you both!
Alison xx

chrissie said...

All beautiful projects.I especially like the last lot of tags, they are very eye catching.

Hope you enjoy the day in Whitby--just down the coast in Bridlington we would like some rain please.

Love Chrissie xx

Debi said...

feeling a bit jealous of malcolm Whitby Fish and Chips, Whitby is probably the place I miss the most, gorgeous pieces of art by everyone :-) Debi x

Sam & Poppy said...

Lovely samples ladies, happy birthday Malcolm :o) xx

Deborah said...

Beautiful samples. I am espcially taken with those tags.

Gio said...

So lovely and inspiring pieces!

The tags are my fave, so simply and so stunning.

Sophie said...

Wunderschöne Arbeiten.
Ich liebe Lynnes Werke sehr.

Liebe Grüße

Marianne said...

Wonderful and so inspiring. Thank for sharing! Hugs,

lucretia said...

Gorgeous stuff.
I'm in the north of England too, but appreciate the rain as it means I don't have to water the garden. Must say I don't appreciated it when I can't put the clothes out to dry though.

Lucy said...

Gorgeous works of art! Hope you all have a lovely time in Whitby - my kind of day out!

Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

A post full of inspiration !

Daniele said...

wonderful pieces of art from everyone, the tags are really effective

Craftychris said...

Such beautiful projects! xx

Florence said...

They are all gorgeous projects TFS. Happy Birthday to Malcolm.
Regards Florence x

nefertiti said...

Lot of wonderful pieces!!!
Happy Birthday Malcom!!!

Sue said...

Love the tags Jean. The swirls look very elegant and the colours are gorgeous.

ionabunny said...

Love the domino pendants. For the unenlightened, where would you acquire the domino blanks?

Christine said...

Lots of gorgeous creations, love the tags at the end. Enjoy your fish & chips in Whitby.
Christine x

marri_ana said...

I am so happy to have discovered your blog and wonderful stamps. Simply stunning .