Sunday 26 March 2017


I thought that tonight I would show you a few of the makes that we took with us to Hochanda a few weeks ago.  Some of the ones made by the team and a couple that Lesley made whilst on the show.  We will be back on Hochanda in the not too distant future we believe (more to come on that), and we are so looking forward to it again!!

By the team....

 - Lovely Lynne's work with the trees from CI-209 - so shabby chic!..

Makes by Daniele -pages from a gorgeous book of the garden (sporting lots of CI stamps), and a mini Tando printer tray, in all its colourful glory (and bedecked in CI Springtime papers and images)...

A couple of simple cards from me (CI images, stamps, papers from our Travels in Italy book, and mini frames)... the Tando mini long printer tray, decorated with papers, and that pretty little cottage from CI-460..

A beauty of a card by Flo, and yet so simple....

And finally two of the on screen makes by Lesley Wharton (my particular favourites)...

(CI-460 appearing again on these).


Bye for now, back soon,

Jean xx

Sunday 19 March 2017


A very quick post from me tonight, just wanting to show you a couple of gorgeous Easter themed cards by lovely Joanna, and another couple of ceramic (bisque) items - painted money boxes, by myself.

Here are the cards....

I absolutely adore these cards, with the flowers and the string and the coloured tissue, old papers, stamping and lace.  Note the wording Joanna has managed to incorporate with 'Easter Eggs' from an old dictionary or similar.  Lovely colours too!!

The new stamps from CI-467 (note to self - must remember to take off the special offer on the newest stamps - tomorrow) appear on her cards, as well as the cute robin from CI-456.

Here are my money boxes.  The bisque I bought in for a class I ran last week, and is a follow on from the vase I decorated from the idea initiated originally by Helen (I have a few 'blank' money boxes left to sell if anyone wants one - let me know)....

The cottage is from CI-460, and the crackle is from an old favourite CI-116.

I really enjoy decorating the bisque - such fun!  CI-415 is the 'Beyond the Picket Fence' stamp that has been used on this second money box.

Thanks for your viewing, and for leaving your lovely comments if you have time..

Back soon,

Jean x

Wednesday 15 March 2017


Hello All.  I'm delighted to say that the candy winner is now chosen.  We randomly picked the number 15, from the 56 delightful comments left on my last post, and that happens to be Craftychris! So well done Craftychris, and please send your address to and in return we will send you one of each of the following new stamps, (which are still available on site on a special opening offer - just for another couple of days though).


I will also post some makes for inspiration, some of these featured on the recent newsletter, and some others are new makes.....

(by moi)

(by Willy)

(by Helen)

(by Willy)

(by Coco)

(by Daniele)

(by Willy)

(by Laury)

(by Lynne)

(by Flo)

(by Willy)

Links to the relevant teamie blogs can be found to the side, so do have a look and see what else they have been up to recently.

Thanks everyone for your comments and your makes.

Back soon with more great stuff.

Jean x

Thursday 9 March 2017


This post might be a bit unseasonal (especially when the sun is shining like today), however Coco, one of our great teamies, has made a series of cards all in a similar way, and they are very lovely.  She has also given me some step by step photos, so you can see the method behind the makes.  So maybe you might want to start your Christmas cards early - lol, and if so then this would be the post for you!! 

Secondly we have also just brought out some brand new stamps, which you will find on special opening offer Here, and if you would like to acquire a set of these little stunners for free then please leave a comment on this post, so that we can randomly pick one of you to send them out to poste haste.  I will explore the new stuff a bit more as well in the next post, but meanwhile do leave your comment to be in with a chance of winning.

Here are Coco's cool winter makes.....

She has used an assortment of stamps here including images from CI-256, CI-257
CI-460, CI-450, and here are the steps taken to create the makes....

Thanks Coco, and don't forget to leave a comment folks!!

Back soon,

Jean x