Thursday, 12 September 2019

THANK YOU AND MORE....

Thank you all of you who so kindly leave comments at the end of my blog posts, we really appreciate you taking the time to do this, and I absolutely agree we do have the best teamies in the land, probably in the known universe and well beyond.  Thank you best teamies, you are amazing!!

Malcolm, Monty and I are having a few days away again very soon, so this is a fairly brief post from me (still lots to do and get on top of), but with some colourful and creative artwork to show. 

A beautiful make by Isabelle....


A bright and cheery make by Sylvie....


I think the following gentle beauty is by Flo....


And lastly 2 makes by yours truly.  Firstly a collage made for our last Hochanda shows....


Plus a card - put your sunglasses on - it's bright, but I do rather like this one all the same!..


Thanks for reading,

Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. We do have a new teamie - yay - who specialises in YouTube videos..  'The Scottish Crafter' - more to follow, but here is a link for now..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgYsRAB8KMM

Saturday, 7 September 2019

CATCHING UP..

Good Evening All.  We have had a very arty/crafty day today at Staithes Arts Festival, visiting lots of cottages and artists and crafters within.  Weather interesting and certainly autumnal, with a mixture of rain, sunshine and high winds, but all great fun nevertheless.  Have long since run out of house room for much in the way of purchases, but lovely to look at anyway!

So now I am going to have a catch up and gather together Facebook image posts, plus some other new ones, and display below...

Three beautiful makes by lovely Flo to start us off..




Just loving the vintage look in the top two, and the bees busy about the hive in the last one.  Stamps involved here are: CI-393 (middle) and CI-410 (first and third).

Now three very pretty cards by Sarah...




How lovely is the top one, using a flower from CI-293, and a sentiment from CI-410, simple and very clever Sarah!

Now a couple of metallic flavoured makes from Helen.  A great tag and a very cool canvas board..



Butterflies galore, featuring CI-519, and CI-520. Very nice!

Two cards by Gerrina tonight as well. Such a pretty bird from CI-515 and butterfly from CI-518..



Adoring this one from Sandra.  Flower embossed in white - always a great effect, with a beautifully coloured butterfly on top.  Check out CI-521 for this image.  I think I can make this one nice and big for you!..


The next is one from me using CI-514, inspired by an earlier make by Sylvie..


The image was meant to have more space around it, but I kept cutting around in a skew whiff sort of way each time, and it just got smaller and smaller as I tried to straighten it up, you might just know what I mean here?! Not paying enough attention to the job I was doing, I think, ha ha.  Quite like the colours though.

And finally here's a sweet little bird by Dora.  Background made with CI-293.


Yellows and purples, very lovely!

Now which image shall I pop on Facebook tonight?!

Hope you are all having a great weekend wherever you are,
Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. CI News: Our next Hochanda shows are on the 1st October, I am so enjoying playing with the stamps that will be featuring on those shows at the moment (we are thinking and hoping that you will adore them too), and also the following month we will be having a stand at the Harrogate Stamperama show, that's in November folks.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

LOVELY COLOURS FOR A SUNNY DAY...

We eventually managed to get our little break, although Malcolm had a little hospital stay with stomach problems just before.  We are still waiting to find out what that was all about as he is waiting for a scan.  We thoroughly enjoyed our Northumberland mini holiday though as he was feeling a lot better.  He worked his magic and took this rather nice view of the sea....


We also had a day trip up to Edinburgh to see a big exhibition of the work of my favourite artist, Victoria Crowe.  Here are a couple of snippets of tiny bits of a couple of her paintings, just taken on my phone.  Love her work....



Do visit if you get a chance!

Now back to butterflies, and I have a lovely selection of very colourful makes to show you this evening by our lovely teamie ladies.  This beauty by Gerrina..


... And this is a portion of the beautiful canvas Lesley created on the show with tissue and a canvas board...


The next two scrummy makes are by Dora...



Followed by beauties from Sylvie..


Sandra...


And Flo...


What a lovely variety, all made with butterfly stamps from CI-517 to CI-521!

Back soon,
Jean x

Sunday, 18 August 2019

GREAT TEAMIE MAKES....

Thanks for the sweet comments on my last blog post, we love to read them all, and thanks for all the facebook likes and comments on my Journal cover, they were phenomenal!  What a lovely lot you are out there.  We are having a few days break next week, so I've put together an assortment of lovely teamie makes for a little post beforehand.  And without further ado here they are.....

A flutterby beauty by lovely Helen.....


Sandra has used the same stamp CI-520 in totally different colours - what a great background - CI-182 I believe, and more involved here!..


And the next fabby make is by Dora, same stamp again - lovely sharp greens going on here.....


Two cards by two teamies follow, the first lovely by Gerrina....


The second with the same stamp is by me, both sport lovely washi tape....


Followed by the same stamp - CI-517 - used on a journal page by clever Chris...


My final three beauties are by Sylvie, then Sarah....




....And finally Flo, so very pretty, all of these....


The first two makes feature CI-393, and Flo's CI-519.

Thank you all - now which one shall I pop on Facebook??

Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. You may have noticed that I haven't listed Happy Stampers at Port Sunlight as a show we are visiting this time around.  As it is quite a hike for us and means staying over too, sowe have decided to stay a little closer to home and share a stand with Chocolate Baroque again but at Harrogate 'Stamperama', just for a change.  Hope to see you there in November?!

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A MIXTURE OF GOOD STUFF TONIGHT....

Hi Folks

It's high time I wrote a blog post, and I need to thank you all for supporting our recent Hochanda shows.  The butterfly extravaganza shows were very busy, and convinced us you all love butterflies!  We had a great time and many thanks to Lesley Wharton for her fabulous demos too, she is such a good pal (and it was her birthday you may have noticed, lol!).

So I have a bit of a mix up tonight to show you.  Some samples from the butterfly shows as well as others featuring older stamps.  I popped this tag by Sylvie on Facebook yesterday, and you liked it!  Loving the mixture of stamps she used such as the new one CI-518, which is up on the website now, together with CI-498.  Completely different stamps but they look great together don't they?...



And here is another beauty by Sylvie in a completely different colour scheme featuring the butterfly stamp from a previous show CI-517.  Love it!..



Whilst looking at fabby stuff by Sylvie I also have these makes to show you.  A great wedding card - nice idea to use the two birds from CI-509, they work so well!..



I also love this little gem using CI-385..


Very nice selection Sylvie, and thanks.

I have just taken quick photos of my latest journal pages, and journal cover, that I worked on during the shows using the new butterfly stamp CI-520, and CI-518 and more.  Here is the decorated cover...


Plus the two latest pages...



Great fun to do and I'm really enjoying playing with my journal generally, and I've even started another where I intend to mostly concentrate on paint effect backgrounds, together with stamping too of course.  You will have to wait until the next Hochanda shows at the beginning of October to see that one though, lol.

My final image is of two cards by teamie Daniele, where she cleverly used two recent stamps as backgrounds to use with some of our mini image books.  CI-514 and CI-516.  Great stuff!



Lots more to come,
Back soon,
Jean x

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

IT'S A 'BY DORA' POST OF DELIGHT TONIGHT.....

My last post was full of makes by Teamie Sandra, and thank you for the nice comments, which we all really do appreciate reading each time.  We are busy getting ready for those Hochanda shows next Monday and Tuesday, which are coming our way fast, and sincerely hoping you can join us for 2 action packed hours on the 5th and 6th August, at 4pm and 10am.  There will be a Newsletter coming your way tomorrow, with some 'Sneaky Peeky's' too.

Tonight's post features more lovely things by Teamie Dora, who as you know was the illustrator responsible for the lovely carousel pony drawing coming up, as well as the little bird and flowers in the first two pretty makes below....










What beauties Dora developed from rubber stamps CI-515, CI-516, CI-517 and CI-514, 
along with a few other slightly older stamps involved here and there too.

Thank you so much Dora.

Back soon,
Jean x