Tuesday 24 December 2013


Many thanks to those of you who left a comment on my last post - great to hear from you and so pleased that you enjoyed the show!  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas - hope its fun for you and yours, and that Santa calls at your house tonight!

Its Christmas Eve today and as promised I'm back with the last of the Christmas projects (I think) just before the big day..

I have several images to show you tonight by lovely Lynne (please visit her blog and those of the others by clicking on the links on the right hand side, where the Team reside), starting with this little canvas beauty..

Followed by some adorable card designs..

You will find all the stamps shown on this page on our website HERE.

And the last stamp above features in a cool creation by Helen too..

Plus I have a couple of lovely others by Helen as well..

You will find the Santa and Angel stamp HERE.  And I have a card to share where Santa makes an appearance too..

A final card project for this post is this beauty by Daniele (which has the Ferns and Butterflies Silhouette peeking through the die-cut windows)..

And my very last image for tonight is a little tag by Carol, which sums up this blog post and sends very good wishes your way now..

Back soon,

Jean x

p.s. Ooops - Just found some more festive goodies - will display next time around.

Saturday 21 December 2013


Yes indeed the big day is almost upon us, and I've just realised how many festive images and projects from the 'Team' are still waiting to be aired and shared!  So this is one of those catching up posts before the big day has been and gone, and we will be looking forward to Springtime (yipee!).  I believe today is the shortest day over here, and from now on every day will be getting a little lighter and brighter, which will be good news, for me at least.

As I'm still having slow computer problems I am not going to link up to every stamp used in the projects below, as having two windows open at once is almost impossible, but as always most of the products used can be found at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk.

I have quite a few yummy crafty bits made with the new Alice Palace Owl stamp, which I can link to as I sorted that out earlier, and here we are...

The first two by Brenda (you will find links to the all the team members on the right hand side of this post)..

The next by Sylvie...

And then one by Gio....

I also have some more gorgeous items by Gio, still on a Christmas theme...

And a few more by Brenda...

Next we have a very festive door hanger by Effie....

And a very seasonal round box by Carol....

You will find the stamps Carol used on the box HERE and HERE

My final piece for this evening is by Lucy, and is another fine 3D item...

As you know we are currently running a Challenge, and have 19 very festive entries so far - they can all be viewed HERE, many thanks folks!  However there are still 12 days left to link in your own entry, and as always we look forward to seeing them all - and don't forget to email us for your 25% discount code as soon as you have linked in!

Before I go I must let you know that the new Must Haves mentioned in my last post are all now fully back in stock (some sold out extremely rapidly so I guess you liked them a lot!!).  There will be a newsletter about the new goodies to follow soon, but I thought I would let you know now anyhow in case you are waiting patiently.

I think I will still be back blogging again before the 25th as I have many glorious festive projects by Lynne, Daniele, Carol and Helen left to share and inspire,

Bye for now,

Jean x

Thursday 12 December 2013


Time is certainly flying by this month and here we are at the 12th already.  I have been busy unpacking new must have 'Must Haves' and getting them up on the Website (- its snowing on the website), which is quite a mission.  Thought I would share them here with you tonight, before cracking on with some more festive inspiration...

There are still a few days left to acquire the current special (free) offer, whereby if you spend over £28 you can get this lovely stamp CI-399 popped in with your shopping for absolutely nothing:

So here we go..

We have four new MDF frames (an absolute bargain at only 99p each), two of which I will pop below and the other two can be found HERE on the website, in this section, as well - a tree and a heart:

I had a class today and this is what we made with the star shaped frame (which is also some festive inspiration for you)..

As you can see the project features the 'free' stamp mentioned above, and the frame has been painted with a matchpot and then I have used the ever popular and extremely useful crackle stamp CI-116 and Stampendous White Embossing Powder to decorate further.  I then coloured and embellished the stamped image with tiny gems and more 'snow' - white embossing powder.  An easy project and very effective - would make a great crafty Christmas pressie!

Other new Must Haves are these sooo sweet and yummy decorative additions for your projects (and very inexpensive too - which always helps!)..

Box corners and feet, and you can get a little wooden box to go with them HERE.  I am in the process of painting and decorating one myself, and I will of course show you it when it is finished.


Filigree corners (in 3 different colourways)..

Corner protectors..

Plus 10 x 10 canvasses..

And luverley lace...


Now I will show you some further projects made with the Winter Wonderland rubber stamp, by the 'Team'..

A truly gorgeous altered jar by Gio..

Plus a card..

Then others by Daniele, Brenda, Sylvie and Lynne...
(Check out their respective Blogs using the buttons along the side)

Just goes to show how many different effects that can be achieved with just one stamp!!

We are delighted to see that you have been busy linking in your Challenge projects - have a look at them so far on my last post HERE.  There's still plenty of time to join in (and obtain your 25% discount code for the website too).

Thanks for tuning in, and hopefully leaving a comment.

Back soon,

Jean x