Sunday 28 May 2017


Like all teams we do have some retirements from time to time, and recently we were sad to see lovely Lynne leave the fold, however we are delighted that we said hello to Willy from the Netherlands recently, and tonight we are again delighted to introduce another new teamie to the CI family, lovely Sandra, from the UK, and I'm sure you will join us in warmly welcoming Sandra, and also enjoy a visit to Sandra's blog at

I have some new makes from Sandra to show you today, in addition to the fabulous scene she created and I blogged in my last post, she has also been busy with more very creative and colourful landscapes that I will pop below.  I can make these nice and big as they are a perfect shape for blogging and firstly here is that pretty cottage from CI-460...

Followed by stamps and scenes from our latest lovely landscape addition, CI-474..


She also sent over an extra image on a sunny seaside theme, and as you know we do love those seaside scenes, which are especially delicious when featured on a beautiful day like today...

Thanks Sandra, we do look forward to seeing more of your fabulous makes in the future!

Appropriately I also happen to have a couple of landscapes by Flo tucked away, in a similar vein.  One little beauty I popped on Facebook the other day....

.....and here is another...

Hope you are having a lovely sunny weekend, wherever you are and whatever you are doing!  Back soon with more fantastic makes.

Jean x

Monday 22 May 2017


I have a few things to share with you tonight.  Firstly I was delighted to discover this very lovely landscape indeed at 'Sandma's Handmade Cards' using our new 'Village Inn and Church' stamp.  This is the stamp CI-474..

..and this is the lovely make.. clever and creative, don't you think?!

This one is by Coco and is another interpretation using the same stamp - great stuff!..


The 5 new stamps were just released last week, and are still on their very special intro offers, which you will find HERE.  Only a few days left on the offers though now, so best be quick!

My next lot of news is from Coco's recent crafty classes in France.  Her ladies decorated canvasses with a landscape theme, and here they are with their makes, plus a close up of a few of the canvasses..

Coco also sent me a link to the blog of one of these ladies - Impression Scrap by Lys, and Lys had a couple of close ups of her gorgeous canvas on there..

... very nice!

Here are a few of Coco's makes with another one of our new stamps - the 'Pretty Flamingos'..

A journal page..

.. and a canvas..

In the bottom left of both the journal page and the canvas Coco has stamped our lovely little new 'Make a Wish' child, and here we have the stamp followed by a card, again by Coco, featuring a very colourful 'wishing' child..

We had more beautiful makes sent over by the teamies, including this fabby card, by lovely Joanna..

I can also share one of Joanna's sweet daughter's makes with the flamingos - lovely Lucy - who also took the photograph, thanks for sharing Lucy! A new stamper in the making here..

That's all for now folks, and thanks for your comments, always a pleasure to read.

Back soon,

Jean x

Thursday 11 May 2017


We had a great time with the Hochanda folk in Peterborough.  Everyone there is really nice and supportive, and I managed to get through the two shows somehow!  Hope you managed to see some of it?!  I'm hoping to be back there probably in July with some more demos.  I am going to share a couple of the makes with you here tonight.  Hope you likey?!

The beach babe is from CI-278, along with the beach huts.

The next image is the gift bag, also featured in the afternoon show...

The main image here is the little boy from CI-459.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your comments always.

Back soon,

Jean x