Tuesday 14 August 2012


Yes indeed - we have new products on board, and I have been playing nicely with them in the last few days.  As you know before that I was suffering from some sort of nasty little bug, but I think I am over the worst, although still off my food (which is probably a blessing in disguise - just have to keep the weight off now!).  Many thanks for the good wishes abounding in the last lot of comments, I'm sure they helped me on my way to recovery - what nice people you are!

Anyway back to new stuff ........
We have eight new mask designs - all great fun to use in your cardmaking, altered art, journaling, and other forms of crafting. They are inexpensive and a joy to use with sprays, and ink pads and foam, and paints and whatever else you can think of.  You will find them on the CI Website HERE, and I'll pop images of just three of them below, so you can get the idea.

Here are some snippets of what I have been doing with them:

And I have also been decorating some tags:

I used the Beautiful Butterflies Panel Mask in the background of this tag, plus a part of CI-302 transferred to calico using TAP (I will have an article in Craft Stamper soon using TAP), plus bits of old lace and a dangly earring.

Close up:

Then another tag using the lovely Victoria and Albert Swirl Mask, plus CI-347, again transferred to cotton using TAP:

And another close-up:

Both tags started out as printed Shabby Tags before being transformed.

Then I made a card again using the above Swirl mask and our hearts Elements Plate CI-342 - lovely jubbly!

So go on be experimental and lets see what you can come up with!!

Also mustn't forget our four new Matt A4 Image Sheets which you can see if you click HERE.  Two of them I'll pop below -

And I have very quickly made a card with one of the tree images (love these - beautifully photographed by Malcolm!)

I used three masks in the background here - the Butterfly Panel, the Flowers Panel, and one of the Victoria Corners, plus strips of paper and lace and pins.  I also used a sentiment from CI-256.

Do let us know how you get on with your masks.

Before I sign out for tonight I must just show you some very pretty images from a couple of projects you will find instructions for on You Tube.  The projects have been made by JULIE at paperpathway
and the first one below is the cover of a book - and you can follow the 'how to' details at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMV8R6It0bI&feature=plcp

And the second project is an adorable mini book in a box -

Full of CI images!  You will find the full project at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AURUs5wYrxo

So pull up a comfy chair and settle down to enjoy the show!

Bye for now,

Jean x


ionabunny said...

Hi Jean, glad you are back on form. You have been busy. The new masks look fab and I love those tree images. Having trouble deciding which to try first.

kjjc said...

Loving these new masks and hoping they come out in dies???????????

Netty said...

wow loving the new masks, perfect for so many projects and love how you've used them. Good to hear you are feeling better, x

Words and Pictures said...

Those masks are simply gorgeous - as are the inspirational projects you've been making with them! Oh no, more bad news for the bank manager...
Alison x

MiniOwner said...

The masks are lovely and your work with them is stunning!
Sue x

chrissie said...

Pleased you are feeling better now and just love the new masks they are fantastic.

Love Chrissie xx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous projects ! The new products are superb, I love the haunting feeling of those tree images, and the delicate masks.

Kyla said...

lovely masks and I love the tags you made with them.

Daniele said...

glad to hear you are on the mend Jean, just loving the new masks, perfect for backgrounds to the stamps
take care

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh these are GORGEOUS!!!! Love the masks and images - pure lushness! xx

Craftychris said...

I am so glad you are feeling better and, wow, are these new products amazing! xx

Rita said...

What fabulous new Items Jean. I love all the work you have done with them too. I have not been well either and trying hard to get back to normal, so I know how it feels. Hugs Rita xx

Anonymous said...

Jean your tags are glorious, love the shabby details you have added to them.

lucretia said...

I am literally drooling...

Unknown said...

Wauw, I can not get my eyes of of this site. So many wonderful things.

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