Saturday 26 September 2015


And that means nearing the end of this month's challenge.  Still 5 days to enter though, so don't delay, get crafting today!

I'm sitting at the computer with a little dog fast asleep on my knee, which is making it a little difficult to type, but I'm always up for a challenge.  I'm going to blog a few more 'Anything Goes' makes from the teamies tonight starting with some real beauties by Joanna....

Joanna does beautiful so beautifully!  Above using 'A Garden of Flowers' CI-411.

She has made lovely butterflies with frantage embossing in the above.  Butterflies from CI-437.

And I am adoring the beautiful large white butterfly here, stamped and embossed on vellum with CI-443 'Floral Festival - so very pretty!

The above again using the Floral Festival stamp embossed in white over the pink background - delicious!   Thank you Joanna.

I have a lovely card by Coco to show you next stamped and gorgeously gilded, featuring the owlets from CI-442....

Coco has been demoing today so I hope it was fun over there in France!!  More to come from Coco soon.

Next I have a couple of cards by Florence, perfectly executed as always....

Loving the addition of the 'Day out Ticket' CI-022, and the steampunk gent from CI-305 and more in the first make, and the tags from CI-427 are so pastel and pretty in the second.

To finish tonight I have some lovely cards by Laury, both made with stamps by Gio....

And finally another delight from Sylvie....

Sylvie has used the Alice Palace hares from CI-434, plus a butterfly and background stamp CI-430.

Thanks ladies!

If you are on the CI Newsletter mailing list you will have received news this week of our latest issue of luscious new stamps, and you can view them all in the New Products section here. 
Next weekend we will be found at the Happy Stampers show in Port Sunlight with the new stamps, lots of other stamps and goodies, plus a guest visit and demos by Lesley Wharton of Chocolate Baroque - yay.
Do pop by and say hello!

Back soon,

Jean x

Saturday 19 September 2015


Continuing with the inspiration for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge I am focusing tonight on some glorious items from Gio starting with this fabulous shadow box....

Gio used CI-391 and CI-415 in this lovely make.

She has also been playing with clay and CI-443 to make these very pretty pendants and cards....

And I adore these lacy makes with the very fashionable ladies from CI-401, CI-448, and CI-441

Superb thanks Gio!

Don't forget to link in your make soon (only 12 days to go)!

Back soon,

Jean x

Sunday 13 September 2015


Just back from a few days staying in the Lake District - weather was amazing, which was a great bonus.  Lots of doggy walking and mooching around - very relaxing!

The September Challenge is in full swing now, with 18 days for you still to link in, and as 'Anything Goes' (as long as it contains a CI product) you have lots of ideas to choose from.  Check and link in on the appropriate post out by clicking HERE, and thanks for the entries so far, always appreciated.

Lots of makes coming in from the teamies, and here are a couple of very inspiring 'spooky' makes from Florence...

Perfect 'Halloween' cards in 'poisonous' and 'gruesome' green - lol!!  They feature:

Large Door – Gothic Door CI 249
Girl Witch – Childhood Friendship CI 277
Bottles – Poison and Danger CI 360
Wings and sentiment – Crow Plate CI 361
Background (yellow) – Inky Script Background CI 436
Crow - CI-319
Background - Abbey and Arches CI-286 

....and we love them.

Sylvie has made a couple of lovely colourful taggy pieces, and has kindly included a step by step for us on making the bases...

Sylvie has used the following (all mentioned from the CI Website of course):
For the blue tag I used :
CI-376 (duck), CI-380 (journaling), and CI-437(butterfly)
Assorted Laser Cut MDF Coqs
and Background paper book n°8

For the pink tag I used :
CI-441 (lady), CI-416 (birds)
Bronze gold flower charm, Bronze gold butterfly charm,
Die "delicate dragonfly" and die "floral branch"
and Background paper book n°8
Fine Cream cotton Cluny Lace
 And here are the photo steps...

My last delights of tonight are by Joanna - so pretty in neutrals and whites!  Joanna has used CI-443 embossed in white to make these beauties....

Many thanks ladies!

Back soon,

Jean x