Tuesday 25 September 2018


We are in the full throes of catching up with ourselves, getting ready for Hochanda - shows on the 1st October at 12pm and 4pm, and also getting ready for two retail shows in quick succession - 6th October at Port Sunlight, and 14th October at Doncaster.  Do hope to see a few of you there!  October is looking like a busy month, ending with the weekend of workshops I'm running along with Lesley of Chocolate Baroque. We still have a few places left if you fancy some delicious crafty playtime with us.

So now I also need to catch up on this blog, as I didn't realise I had left it so long in between posts.

My inspiration for this evening consists of a very lovely book that Daniele made recently with our last lot of new papers, and some gorgeous stamping.  I do love crafty books!

You will find the papers HERE.

Next I have 4 delightful makes by Sylvie to share....

Some of the stamps used in the above three are CI-401, CI-495, and CI-486.
My last one tonight by Sylvie is this colourful beauty, using CI-459...

....And my final make is by lovely Flo...

Such lovely colours so I'm glad I could enlarge it for you to see in all it's glory, using CI-497!

Thanks for joining me to view,

Back soon,
Jean x

Thursday 13 September 2018


The 'Create It' show at Gateshead was fantastic and so very, very, busy.  Hope you enjoyed it if you attended?!  It was great to see so many familiar faces, and chat to you all.  We are already looking forward to the next one in the region.  However we still have Hochanda shows on 1st October, and Port Sunlight Happy Stampers, coming up next on 6th October.  Also after that we have a late entry to Stamp Magic at Doncaster on Sunday, 14th October, where we will be again sharing a large stand with Chocolate Baroque.  So it's a very busy time - help!!

My inspiration tonight is a selection of beauties by lovely Sandra.  All again based around the seaside, and featuring stamps CI-283, CI-272, CI-497, CI-402, and CI-284 (and more), plus CI papers too.  Another fabulous assortment Sandra!!


Have a lovely weekend everyone,
Back soon,

Jean x

Wednesday 5 September 2018


Hi Folks - Yes we are in the midst of packing up all our lovely products and goodies and samples, ready for the trip up to Gateshead for the 'Create It' show on Saturday. It is taking place in the Gateshead International Stadium, between 10am and 4pm, and tickets will also be available on the door priced at £5. Are you coming? We are dying to meet and greet you! You will find us sharing a large stand with Chocolate Baroque.  Lesley and I will both be there, along with the men in our lives, Malcolm and David, lending a hand.

Now on with the CI creative inspiration for this evening.  Firstly 3 lovely projects by teamie Flo.  2 colourful canvasses and a round wooden plaque, featuring CI-402 and CI-459..

My next 3 fabulous projects are by Craftyfield, Flo and Sandra...

The two stamps mentioned above also feature on here, as well as the girlfriends from CI-283, and CI-284 .

The final terrific threesome follows, incorporating the above mentioned stamps.  I think these are by Sylvie and Sandra..

And to finish off tonight's display I have a very pretty card by Daniele, featuring CI-449..

....Plus another cracker by Craftyfield..

...And a very clever sample by Flo, where our little girl sits very delightfully on a little swing...

Thanks for your company reading this post, and thanks all who take the time to comment regularly or from time to time.

We do hope to see you on Saturday!

Bye for now,
Jean x