Thursday, 24 May 2018


Would you like the three new stunning stamps we recently released to add to your stamp collection?....

If so then please leave a comment at the end of this post, and we will randomly pick two winners from the list next week.

Here are a few more beautiful makes with them and some of our older silhouette style stamps, from Sandra and Sylvie...

And here are some other makes by Coco - lovely bookmarks and more!

I also have a few lovely landscape style makes to show you which I will pop below....

.....all very pretty, peaceful and restful by Sandra, Coco and Sylvie.

Stamps used above include CI-365, CI-367, CI-209, CI-474, CI-478, CI-467.

Don't forget to leave your comment.

Back soon,

Jean x

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Very sad indeed to hear this morning that Chocolate Baroque HQ was broken into last night and not only were all the weekend's Happy Stampers show takings stolen, but also computer, and other very important stuff, and to top it all off the thieves also trashed the place.  Our friends Lesley and David are generous and lovely people who have had tough times enough, and it is heartbreaking that this should happen to them!

What more can I say?! We wish them well and will help where we can. 
On a happier note here are some photos from the aforementioned show, which was lovely, and we thank everyone who supported us...

Samples were made and displayed....

And the new stamps CI-493, CI-494 and CI-495 went down a treat...

Thanks to the CI Teamies who always do us proud and thanks to you for popping by today.

Back soon,
Jean x

Wednesday, 9 May 2018


A quick post from me before we leave for the Happy Stampers show at Port Sunlight on Friday, with a few more of our teamie makes from the recent Hochanda show.  You may have seen this one on Facebook the other day?!

Made with polymer clay that I rolled out, it was stamped with CI-493, and baked in my home oven, I added driftwood, wire, beads, a charm, gold wax and triple clear embossing powder.  It was great fun to make so I made another in a darker clay, and will probably make some more with different stamps.

Here is the same stamp on beautiful cards by Sandra..

And also on fabulous cards by Sylvie alongside the other new stamps CI-494 and CI-495,
all currently on a special intro offer ...

Two more arty cards by Dora - stunning!..

And my last make of the evening is this beauty, again by Sylvie..

The other new item is this gorgeous printed A4 paper - definitely a must have, and we are loving it!

Hope to see you on Saturday at the show where we will most certainly have these new stamps and papers, some great deals, and all along with lots more good stuff!

Bye for now,
Back soon,
Jean x

Friday, 4 May 2018


It's been a lovely day here today, some warm spring sunshine has shone down on us at last, and we do indeed have a wonderful guest artist for May, and here are her makes, starting with a scene featuring a very pleasant day in the countryside, just like today.  Loving this one in particular from Craftyfield - which features several CI stamps including CI-474...

Followed closely by her other creatively crafty makes, starting with a lovely seaside view, featuring CI-284 and more, and ending with a couple of snow covered cottage delight Christmas cards:

Some of the other stamps you can see in the above include CI-413, CI-101, and the adorable cottage from CI-460. Craftyfield's blog will feature all the above makes individually during the next few weeks, with details on how they were made, with links.

Thanks lots to Craftyfield for sharing her crafty delights today, and also thanks lots to all of you who supported our show on Hochanda the other day.  We had a fantastic visit to Peterborough, appeared on a set with Leonie and Lesley, and introduced you to some brand new rubber images, one of which appears on this magical make by our lovely teamie Sandra...

Watch out for their general release and our newsletter coming soon.

Jean x