Tuesday 13 November 2012


Hello Lovelies,

Thanks for leaving your very kind comments on my previous post.  We have picked two random winners of the sets of new stamps on offer - comment nos: 3, Cardgirl, and 12, Camellia Jhonson.  Please email your addresses to us ladies at: info@craftyindividuals.co.uk, and we will send your little packages off asap.  Enjoy!

We have nine stunning entries so far in our little Challenge for November - which you can see at the bottom of my post HERE.  If you have a look at them - and you won't be disappointed, maybe you could go on a little blog hop and check out their other lovely blog posts, leave comments, and even become followers.  It opens up a whole new crafty world right there on your screen - whatever did we do for inspiration before the web age?!  There is still lots of time, until 28th November, to put your own 'Festive Sparkle' project together and link it in with us, so please give it a go, and claim your 25% discount code from our shop, just for entering!

I still have lots more great stuff with a Festive Sparkle to bring to you, so here we go:

Carol always produces glorious, unusual, and very cool crafty items, and these little hanging decorations are no exception.  I've had a go at these myself, and if you have a meltpot to hand (to 'solder' the edges), some filigree charms, and a bit of bling, they are really very satisfying to make, not hard to do once you get into the swing of it, and recipients just love 'em.  Carol used our Miniature MERRY CHRISTMAS IMAGE BOOK in the making of these. (Carol sells her stuff on Folksy too - visit her blog for more info).

Helen has made quite a few adorable projects to inspire you to enter this Challenge, and here are another two of them.  Loving them both!!!

Just look at that cute robin's beady little eye (literally)!!  Helen has used stamp CI-357 (the cheeky little robin), and lace stamp CI-350 on this card.

She has also made a very clever little acetate decoration for the festive season -

And has used part of Elements stamp CI-357 very nicely here.  Will be having a go at this idea myself!

Lucy has also been playing along, and has made this pretty little sparkly canvas board -

Using various Elements stamps, and images again from our Merry Christmas mini book.  Thank you Lucy.

Lovely Lynne always helps us out with Challenge projects, as well as lots generally, and I know you all love Lynne's gentle crafting touch as much as I do.  I have several projects of Lynne's waiting in the wings, and will show you a selection of them below.  But firstly I will also show some close ups of how Lynne has been using our Elegant Swirls masks in her work recently.  She is very fond of this new mask which you will find HERE, and has been getting very creative with pearlescent medium, the masks and glitter:

And here are a few of the finished projects by Lynne-

Plenty there to feast your crafty little eyes on!  Lynne has used two of our latest stamps in the bottom projects CI-363, and CI-369 - how gorgeous are they?

Well I'm totally blogged out for tonight - however still lots more to come in following posts.

Don't forget to join in the Challenge!

Jean x


Netty said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners and loving the projects from the DT, x

Words and Pictures said...

Congrats to the winners, and thank you for even more gorgeous inspiration... that little Robin is adorable and, as always, I love Lynne's work! Would so love to play, but this month is tricky... will really do my best...
Alison x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to the winners and, of my goodness, what amazing projects! Your posts never disappoint! xx

Caroline said...

Yay!!!! I NEVER Win, NEVER?? I am SO excited & VERY grateful to have had this opportunity!
The above are stunning, all I wish for now is to have as much talent.
Thank you again & Congrats to my fellow lucky winner. YIPPEE...... :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to those very lucky winners.
Once again your posts show how versatile CI stamps and products are and will always work no matter what style a stamper favours.

Craftyfield said...

Have been toying with bits of papers and stamps to no avail... No "Festive sparkle" here. So thanks to the CI design team because I finally found some inspiration in this post !!!

ionabunny said...

Well done to Cardgirl and Camellia. Lots of fab sparkly projects here. Love how Lynne has used the deer stamp.

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

So pretty, gorgeous hanging decorations by Carol.