Monday 8 October 2012


Thank you to all who took part in the great Tando Birthday Bash Blog Hop, and Di at Tando has named the hopper comment winner of their amazing stash of goodies as KAY!  So now its time to pick the winner of the Crafty Individuals Tando hopper prize as seen HERE, along with my Tando Halloween project!  There were 101 fabulous comments!!!!  And we picked the random number 46 to receive the giveaway, and on counting down number 46 is BUTTERFLY - who also happens to have a very nice blog I discovered.  If Butterfly would email us at with her address we will send off her CI goodies (and hope to see some creations with the goodies on her blog maybe?!).  Thanks to all who participated, left comments, and made the hop such a success.

As I have gathered a fair few makes with our new Christmas stamp CI-359 made beautifully by the CI 'team' I thought I would share them with you tonight.  This stamp features our take on the London skyline at Christmas.  However a useful one all year round too if you simply remove the tree as adorable GIO has done here (marking her visit to London this year, with a very sweet little book in a box) -

And two little coordinating cards:

Such a simple stamp to use, and works so well on a variety of backgrounds.  SUE has used Distress Inks and water splashes to make her fun backgrounds for the stamp (nice moon!) -

And NEFERTITI has made 4 simple but so effective cards with this stamp and embossing powders-

DANIELE has made a very pretty Christmas card using CI-359 again, with the addition of the wording from CI-138 and Santa on his Sleigh from CI-254 (such a popular stamp!) -

And LYNNE has worked in sepia tones with white to create this lovely card (also using the star from CI-257 to create a fun background):

Tricky to see in photographs - but there is some lush shimmering going on in these projects too.

I think the above projects show brilliantly how many totally different looks can be achieved with one stamp - thanks ladies!  And I hope it has given you some ideas too?!

Jean x


Netty said...

Congratulations to Butterfly, great win.
Loving the makes from the DT.
Annette x

butterfly said...

Hmmm... fear the last comment may not have worked, so let me just say (again?), that I'm absolutely thrilled and delighted that my number got picked - I'm so looking forward to playing! Thank you so much.
Alison x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to Butterfly. What lovely Christmas cards and such a fab stamp xx

hotpotato said...

lovely card ideas.

Florence said...

Congratulations to Butterfly. Beautiful christmas creations by the DT.
Regards Florence x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely gorgeous work! Sorry to still not be very prolific but life is starting to get back to normal slowly so I have a few things in the pipeline,

Lucy x

Shannon said...

Hiya Jean, how are you?

I'm over the hill crazy in love with the book and cards that Gio made for you guys. It's so, so awesome. I just love the contrast of dark ink against those pastel colors. It has totally made me want to buy that stamp and I'm quite sure others will feel the same as well. Hopefully you guys will sell a ton of them. You take care!

Jean Hardy said...

They are stunning Shannon, and the backgrounds are amazing, I agree. Thanks for commenting everyone. x

ionabunny said...

Congrats to Butterfly. Lovely projects and ideas but must admit I am trying not to think about christmas at the moment. A bit early for me. Having fun with the halloween colours though. Happy crafting everyone