Wednesday 11 April 2018


We are delighted and excited to introduce to you our guest artist for April - drumroll please - it is Titbelsoeur -
Here we have some of her lovely creative makes using Crafty Individuals rubber stamps, firstly we have two open book 'landscapes' featuring CI-474 and CI-460..

Plus a festive make in a similar fashion with CI-463 and others..

Followed by two lovely eclectic hangings - check out CI-404 and CI-455 and more ...

Plus a seaside themed card..

Finally my personal favourite, again with a seaside theme, and with the help of a sardine can...

Titbelsouer has kindly written a little tutorial about this project for us..
First cut out waves from the pages of a book with a cutting knife, and add blue watercolor paint with a brush to represent sky and sea, leaving some spaces for foam and clouds.
When all dry, glue all pages together and cut them out ready to insert in the can to represent the landscape. Stick it inside and to the back of the can.

The next step is to stamp the child, the lighthouse and birds on to a piece of cardstock, paint them and cut them out. Insert the lighthouse between 2 waves and stick the birds to the background sky.
Add some glue to the bottom and the edge of the can and sprinkle sand on it. Let it dry. Stick the child on the edge with hot glue.
Fill in a mini-bottle with sand and shells, close it and glue the can on it with hot glue. Also glue shells to the bottom of the can and the lid of the bottle.
Tie a string around the bottle, and you are done!
Stamps she has used include CI-459, CI-384 and more .. 


Last month we had Jannet, as our guest artist, and for some reason I didn't receive all the images of her lovely makes at the time.  There were two missed out, and they are real beauties and perfect for Easter, so I am inserting them below..

Jannet has used CI-467 in the second framed delight, and CI-372 and more in the first scene. 


Back soon,
Jean x


cuilliesocks said...

What fantastic projects, wonderful selection of mixed media and the scenic books are totally amazing.
Lovely work from Jannet too, love the sheep scene, Kate x x

Flo Langley said...

Wow! What amazing projects from the ladies. Lovely to meet Titbelsoeur....those altered books! What a fabulous idea!! It's always a treat to see Jannet's projects. Adore the sheep scene. Super post Jean.
Hugs Flo x

Pat said...

What fantastic pieces from Titbelsoeur. I've seen paper folding but this takes it to the next level! I love the sardine can and all the sea shells too, and the sweet card and wall hangings, all so inventive. I love Jannet's pretty Spring scenes too, just delightful. TFS them to us Jean. x

Craftyfield said...

Titbelsoeur's open book landscape is such a clever idea, it works particularly well with the "village", fabulous make! Love the eclectic hanging too, perfectly distressed and vintage as well as that fun sardine can!
I love Jannet's house and garden with the 3D effect off the vegetation, the perfect English cottage!

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Thank you for your kind comments, and thank you Jean for your confidence, it was a real pleasure to play with your fabulous stamps !

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, wow, and wow again! Titbelsoueur.......your artwork is absolutely stunning and totally original. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like your book folding projects and they really show off CI stamps at their finest. Each and every one of your projects are true works of art. I love Jannet’s beautiful work too. What a fabulous post Jean and so inspiring. Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

rachel said...

Absolutely brilliant makes. Totally inspirational xxx

Gerrina said...

So different again! Great how she made a world in a book and can! So inspiring! Hugs, Gerrina

Jannet said...

Brilliant creations by Titbelsoueur, I love the scene in a book! So delightful and clever. Thank you for including my lost in cyberspace projects xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!!! Very clever and different projects from Titbelsouer!! Stunning works!

Cocofolies said...

WOW!!!! Stunning projects by Titbelsoeur, really creative and out of the box!!! I adore the Sardine can project of course, but also her wonderful books, and also her hangings!!!!
I know well Titbelsoeur, and she's a Queen of recycling in my view... So really worth offering her the opportunity to be guest DT, I was very curious about her makes using some of the CI stamps.
I'm not disappointed at all, she has done a great job for you and Crafty Individuals!
Also congratulations again to Jannet for her exquisite creations, so beautiful and charming. I love them to bits.
Thank you Jean for this delightful post.
Et MERCI Tit' pour ces créations super recherchées, et très inspirantes !!!!
Hugs & Bises :)
Coco xx

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

Coco a tout dit,de superbes réalisations, originales et bien faites, un grand bravo!!! tu utilises à merveille ces tampons Crafty Individuals, et je suis bien contente que tu sois invitée enfin ici!!!!!
Gorgeous makes from Titbelsoeur! Coco told everything!!!
and great creations from Jannet, again!! love them too!


Sid said...

Wonderful makes with such creative use of your fab stampsJean ! Very inspirational..... thanks to all contributors ! Must get to work on a Sardine Can !

ionabunny said...

Wow, amazing makes. Never seen an open book landscape before. And I love the hangings and the scene in a sardine can. Gorgeous. Thank you Jean and Malcolm for sponsoring my birthday Bunny Hop. I made a card using winning hares. Hugz

scrapayam said...

Titbelsoeur est une artiste à l'état pur, créative et généreuse, et même si je ne sais pas dire tout cela en anglais , quelqu'un ici, le traduira je l'espère pour moi!