Saturday, 25 May 2019

LOVE THESE....

Love this 'Friends' card by clever Sylvie....


Oh yes I do!....



Sylvie has used several CI stamps in the above beauty starting with a great favourite of mine CI-402,
and also CI-430,  CI-498, plus CI-239

Also loving these by Sylvie too ....



.... both made with some of our newest stamps CI-508 and CI-509.

Gorgeous!

Back soon,
Jean x

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

ATC'S, TAGS, JOURNALLING and MORE...

On this very sunny evening I am delighted to have glorious projects to show you by Helen, Flo, Dora, Sylvie, Gerrina, and myself.  I am full to the brim of a head cold and will be having an early night I think, as I feel quite yuk.  However I thought had better catch up on blogging a bit as my last post was written before the Port Sunlight show, which was great thanks to all (I think you must have hit a quieter time Craft Jo, but I do think I remember saying hello)!!

Anyway let's get started with colourful tags by lovely Helen...



Followed by more ATC loveliness from our fantastic Flo....





Plus 3 more ATC's by delightful Dora....


A pretty card by super Sylvie...


As well as an owl delight from great Gerrina...


And lastly piccies of my two journal pages from the last Hochanda shows.  The next shows will be on 3rd and 4th June - not long now already, teamies very busy indeed creating more beauty to behold!!....




All stamps used in the above can be found in our New Products section at: https://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/new-products#:page1

Thanks for joining me here.
Back soon,
Jean x

Thursday, 9 May 2019

VERY SHORT AND SWEET .....

Hi all, we are pretty much all packed for Port Sunlight show now, van loaded, and we will be on our merry way there early in the morning.  We set up in the afternoon, and the show is on Saturday.  Hope it isn't raining all day like it was yesterday and today up here - yuk!

I think my demos will mostly be about creating fabby backgrounds for CI stamped images and CI toppers, along with a good bit of background CI stamping thrown in too of course.  Looking forward to seeing you there (do say hi CraftyJo).  Ask us about our deals of the day!

I've been having fun creating mixed media backgrounds with the Gelli plates (will have some on sale if you are quick), sprays, oxides, paint, stencils, Pink Pig book pages, CI card frames, lots of CI stamps and more.  Here are a few, which look great with CI mini images, and stamping....


....And a bit of a close up of a couple....


See some of you there.
Have a great weekend all.

Back soon,
Jean x

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

BLOG TIME AGAIN....

Thanks for the comments you left on my last post with the results of the blog candy.  The two lucky ladies, Pearl and Anne, claimed their packages of new stamps and hopefully have been playing nicely with the contents already.  Do share piccies of your makes if you can.

We are busy preparing for our next Hochanda shows (early June), and the teamies will be busy bees, experimenting and creating more beautiful things with our next lot of fabby stamps and more I'm sure.  Further info to come on all that later in May, and thanks to all of you out there who support us during and also after the shows.  Meanwhile we are also frantically preparing for our Happy Stampers retail show visit on 11th May - it's less than 2 weeks away already (eeeek!), and as always you will need your pre-purchased ticket to gain entry to this very cool show in Port Sunlight village!  Please leave a message if you are visiting this time around, as the best part of the show is meeting up with existing acquaintances and good friends, as well as making new friends along the way.  Do pop by and say hello to Malcolm and myself, as well as to Lesley, David and Judith on the adjoining Chocolate Baroque stand right next door.  All very exciting!  Come and check out our lovely show special offers, and see the products being demonstrated too, we are so looking forward to your company.

Right now my first make of the evening is this wonderful dimensional owly reversed canvas by Helen Chilton...


'A Parliament of Owls' - so very cool Helen.  Love the addition of the berries, twigs, feathers and more on this make.

The following image is of three cards created by Flo and shown on the last Hochanda shows.  Sporting my favourite colours of shades of blues, and aquas (with a dash of yummy pink), I love these.


Finally though don't forget how very effective simple makes in just black and white alone can be, and although the new stamps, designed by Maria Kitano, do lend themselves to the addition of lots of colour, they are also very dramatic and effective just in B&W.  Give it a go and see what you can make!....


All the stamps in the above images are from our most recent release, and can be found on the 'New Products' pages here: https://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/new-products

Hope to see you soon,
Jean x

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

EASTER CANDY RESULTS AND AS ALWAYS MORE GOOD STUFF...

Hi Everyone.  We are delighted to have randomly picked two winners from the comments left on our last blog post.  Numbers chosen were nos 1 and 21, and the names of the candy winners are therefore Pearl and Anne!!! Yay! Well done ladies, and please send your addresses to us at: info@craftyindividuals.co.uk so we can post off your pack of 6 brand new stamps each to you asap.

A little inspiration to finish off the good news today comes from teamies Helen, Dora, Sandra and Sylvie...

Picture perfect tags by clever Helen..


Two fab shaped makes by Dora..



Gorgeous cards by Sylvie and Sandra...


..and a final beautiful card also by Sandra..


In order of appearance the teamies have used CI-508, CI-510, and CI-512 from Helen, CI-513 and CI-512 from Dora, the same images again from Sylvie, and finally a sheet of the new background papers, alongside CI-477 and CI-297, and also CI-505 from Sandra.  The stamps without links can all be found on the New Products pages as all are recent releases.

Such a clever and talented lot!

Back soon,
Jean x

p.s. Don't forget we will be found in person at the fabulous Happy Stampers show at Port Sunlight, again on Saturday, 11th May (admission by pre-bought ticket only). Go get your tickets now.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

TEAMIE MAKES AND BLOG CANDY.....

Nearly the Easter Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, and it's due to be lovely weather it seems - how wonderful!  Hope you all have a Happy Easter, and enjoy all the chocolates that come your way via the Easter Bunny.  If you fancy also being a lucky CI bunny this week, please leave a nice message at the end of this post, and you may well win all 6 of our latest stamps as a little treat of the non-fattening kind.  We have 2 sets to give away.

Here we have some inspiration to share with you using the new stamps, from original drawings by Maria Kitano.  Sandra made an Easter card with the lovely hare - very pretty in his pink bow...


Still in pink mode I popped this one on Facebook recently, really cool card made by Sylvie...


.... and here is another colourful beauty made by Helen (perfect birds for enhancing with Brushos or similar)....


Here we have a little delight of the owl family variety, designed by Gerrina...


.... Followed by 2 kingfishers from Sylvie and Flo....



I used an MDF 'O' to display this lovely owl, followed by 2 collaged cards...



And finally we have 'double trouble' hares by lovely Dora...


Don't forget to leave your comment!

Back soon
Jean x

Friday, 12 April 2019

NEW STAMPS AND NEW PAPERS.....

If you are on our newsletter mailing list you will have seen that the recently released rubber stamps and papers that appeared on Hochanda at the beginning of the month are now available as the unmounted variety (stamps) on our website at: www.craftyindividuals.co.uk and what's more they are on a special intro offer too if you are quick.  Click on the above link and then click on the New Products section and you will find them there.

Here are the stamps in all their glory, CI-508, CI-509, CI-510, CI-511, CI-512 and CI-513:








Drawn by artist Maria Kitano, they stamp beautifully and I'm pleased to say that you are loving them!

And here are the A4 background papers:



Here are just a few makes for now, by a couple of the CI Teamies to inspire...

By Flo..




By Dora (a folding booklet)..




Wow - love them, what very clever ladies all!

...and thanks to all of you for your support, both on tv and on the website, you lovely lot!

Much more to come,
Back soon,
Jean x

Saturday, 6 April 2019

HAVING A SANDRA MOMENT OR TWO....

Phew - they were a few busy shows folks!  Hope you managed to catch some of our moments on Hochanda last weekend, and hope you enjoyed your moments with us.  We have been so well occupied with trimming, picking, packing and posting, that we haven't managed to get the new stamp designs, hand drawn by Maria Kitano, up on the website yet.  Hopefully they will be on there by the end of next week, so keep checking back with us.  Meanwhile if you bought during the shows your goodies will either be already with you or winging their merry way towards you.  Enjoy!

In the interim here are a few beautiful makes by lovely Sandra to remind and to tempt you yet further.....





Oh my word what a lot of colourful loveliness Sandra.  Do check out Sandra's blog for more loveliness: https://sandmacards.blogspot.co.uk

Back soon,
Jean x