Tuesday 1 January 2013


Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year holidays, and are now raring to craft again in 2013!

Thanks for all your nice comments about our new website at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk, and hope you are now finding your way around it.  As with all new things of this type we have had a few 'teething' problems, and do please get in touch if you have experienced a problem with placing an order in any way - info@craftyindividuals.co.uk (01642 789955) and we can sort it out for you at this end.  Lots of orders have come through successfully, but one or two of you have had little niggles here and there.  However I'm sure everything will be perfect very soon!

We are now able to do all the uploading, images, etc., ourselves, so will be able to keep a check on everything - exciting times!  And just to answer a comment query from jac777 I'm afraid the old style gallery has now been put to rest, and images of projects currently appear next to the product they relate too.  I can completely understand that you enjoyed browsing the old gallery - I did too, however we also had many requests from crafters wanting to see the items that the images related to immediately - so this is the direction we are now moving in.  Hopefully we will be adding more images, and moving images around in time, so please keep checking back for new inspiration often.

Now for some more lovely pretty things ...

Brenda  has been making a couple of very lovely items with the new Alice Palace stamps, in a journaling style - how gorgeous are these?!

Perfect for the Alice stamps.

And Sylvie has done us proud too with her great Alice projects:

And Gio came up with the fabulous idea of making some oven mitts with the Alice cupcake stamp (and lovely TAP paper):

I think all the above delights show just how versatile the new Alice stamps are - hope you are having fun with yours!!!

Finally for today I have two customer projects to show you.  The first is a very pretty decorated mailbox - very unique, by Janneke de Vries:

Thanks for sharing that Janneke.

Plus we received this gorgeous card in the post a little while ago, from the Channel Islands.  However I have to confess the actual card is in the office (and I'm not!), so I will be adding the name of the lovely lady maker very soon, as I am having a total mental block at the mo.  Still I wanted to pop the image up here for you all to admire now.  (Ah yes - got it now - its Katie from the Channel Islands - thanks Katie!).

Beautifully made with CI-351 Sweet Elephants and Swirl stamp

Now I'm off back to puppy minding.
Chat again soon,

Jean x


Gio said...

Happy New Year to you, Malcom and your families!!

As usual, lots of inspiration here!

ionabunny said...

That sentiment on the rabbit card, that's me! I liked the gallery but must admit it was difficult if you wanted to go back and find a specific project but had failed to note the number. I like the idea of clicking on a stamp and seeing examples and ideas. Happy New Year

Brenda Brown said...

TFS all the projects Jean, these Alice Palace stamps are fabulous and so different, I love them.
I hope 2013 brings you everything you could wish for yourself and more.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Paper Paradise said...

Hi Jean and Malcolm, loving the new website too. Best wishes to you both, have a fantastic 2013, Sue and Paul xxx

Netty said...

Love the new stamps and wishing you both a very Happy and Joyful New Year. Annette x

May said...

Fabulous New Stamps... Have a wonderful 2013 both of you!! Hugs May x x

Cocofolies said...

Wishing you, this blog and your website all the very best in 2013 !! And thanks for these new wonderful samples great for inspiration !

Marianne said...

Happy New Year and what a beautiful inspiration for me!! Great creations!!

Deborah said...

Thank you for all the wonderful stamps and stuff in 2012. I love the Alice Palace and hope to see more in 2013. Happy New Year!

Sue said...

Happy New Year to you Jean and to Malcolm. I love the bright colours on these projects and the quirky images from Alice Palace are really different. Love the new website design as well.

Sam & Poppy said...

Happy New Year!
Just loving all the samples, those Alice Palace stamps rock!!
Sam xxx

Sid said...

Happy New Year Jean !

Craftychris said...

Happy New Year to you all too! Such wonderful projects xx

Annie said...

A very Happy new year to you too Jean. Best Wishes to you all at CI.

Fabulous projects and stamped images here. Inspiring makes as awlays


Annie x

Crafty Loops said...

Malcolm and Jean your new site looks really amazing. Im looking forward to spending a few hours browsing it this evening. Plus with some Xmas money to spend I feel it is going to come in handy, lol. Happy New Year to you both and I wish you the very best with the new website. Lee x

Anonymous said...

These are all beautiful samples of amazing stamps.

Val in Spain xxx

ionabunny said...

Hi, just wanted to say thanks for the newsletter today. I hadn't noticed that you had gone through and named all the stamps. That must have been some work but probably fun. I know it's always fun to think of a suitable name for a project. I think it is much cosier to have a name to reference rather than just the number and it makes it easier to find if searching for a specific subject in the stamps. It works, I just tried it. More impressed with the new website every time I visit.

Website Design Portland said...

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