Thursday, 26 February 2015

CATCHING UP POST...

Hi everyone - Hope you received our newsletter showing you the newly released stamps today and hope you likey?!  I will have a bit of an overview of them in another post, as today I want to have a bit of a catch up session on some of the team makes that haven't appeared here yet.

Gio sent over some delightful images of useful makes with a 'his and hers' valentine's theme, and I didn't get my act together in time to show you them earlier in the month.  She has also kindly provided us with a little step by step too....







And the steps for the keyrings.....







Makes beautifully display recently released tag stamps CI-427 and CI-428.

I have a couple of great cards by Daniele using the same stamps...



Sylvie used the woman's tags set (lots of uses for these Elements sets) to make a rather pretty big tag ensemble....


I also somehow managed to miss out showing you a glorious make by Sylvie during the last Challenge about scenic stamping using CI-402+, so here it is.....



And to finish I have another couple of makes by Coco and Sylvie using slightly older stamps!


.....CI-335+ makes an appearance here and below a lovely beach babe tag using a favourite stamp CI-278..



Thank you for the pleasure of your company,

Back soon,

Jean x

p.s. Nearly time for giving you details about the March Challenge!!!!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

TREES GALORE....

Full of cold, and off to my bed soon, but before I go I wanted to show you a selection of makes from the team all using the new stamp CI-429, 'Trees Galore' in so very many different and beautiful ways.  Stamping is sooooo versatile. 

Here goes:

A very lovely image indeed from Brenda.....




Another beauty from Lynne.....


Coco has a new sketchbook/journal and this is her very first page creation...




 Coco has also made a terrifically tactile tag....



Gio has created two luscious scenes (within a scene)....




Laury has made a cheerful and extremely useful calendar....






And Sylvie has made a gorgeously colourful card....


Thanks ladies.  The links to the team members' blogs are all at the side - have a look and see what they are up to right now!

Please leave a comment or a 'like' on Facebook, if you can!

Bye for now,
Jean x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

JANUARY CHALLENGE RESULTS....

Results time again.  Coco has chosen, and a very difficult choice it was too.  Fourteen beautiful makes all based around the theme of 'Scenic Stamping', and Coco had to pick her five faves.  Check out all the links entered HERE.

I am delighted to list the five below, along with Coco's comment about each one, and of course thanks to everyone who took the time to enter.

a.  Kristiina http://paperimajuri.blogspot.fi/2015/01/dreams-of-springtime.html
'Kristiina has created a fabulous watercoloured spread including multiple scenes, all so lovely'


b.  Jane http://castlekellycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/card-with-view.html
'I love her card!  The scene she created with an opening door to central stage, and all the gorgeous elements stamped and added is simply wonderful.  I encourage everyone to read her fabulous tutorial'


c.  Florence (https://florenceandfreddiepart2.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/alice-in-wonderland-scenic-stamping-ci-challenge/) 
'Florence has created in one night (ooh!..) a fabulous little scene, with many masking and stamping layers (she kindly gave us the perfect order to create such a lovely scene), for a perfect result!! Her card is just a pure delight...'



d.  Anne - http://teacupdoodles.blogspot.fr/ Coco's comment is 'Anne has created a whimsical scene very cleverly, and so lovely!! I personally find Alice Palace 'Love lovely life' lovely indeed but not so easy to use, and I was very impressed by the way she integrated it on her card!'



e.  Sally http://sallynewickcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/peace-and-tranquility.html 
'Just loved her card, so beautiful and with the perfect wording'


Well done all of you!  Please contact us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk with your choice of stamp ladies so that we can get it sent out to you soon.  The next Challenge will be for March, so keep tuning in.  

Back soon,

Jean & Coco x 
 

Saturday, 31 January 2015

THE END IS NIGH....

.... for the Challenge that is!  Only a couple of hours left on the clock for the January Challenge.  Not as many entries this time, but the ones we have are superb, and the linkers really took the Scenic Stamping topic to heart!

This is just a quick post to show you the rest of the team's inspiration on the theme.  I'm loving the piccies I have to show you tonight and want to get them blogged before time runs out on us!

Firstly a beautiful cityscape by Brenda - in such lovely hues and blues, and very thoughtfully put together....




Brenda has used CI-359 on her make - which of course is perfect for general stamping if you mask out the Christmas tree.  She has also made use of ephemera stamping from CI-239 - with great effect.

I have a couple of pretty little makes by Gio next still on the scenic theme (CI-278 upper, appears here, amongst others such as CI-377 lower)....



And finally some really lovely creative makes by Effie.....






So many CI stamps and stuff above, and very clever, vibrant, and very scenic indeed.  Stamps CI-278, CI-397 and CI-284 make an appearance and more, including the new CI-429 tree stamps.

Thanks to all involved, and thanks for supporting the CI Challenge this month.

Bye for now, and back soon with the results as chosen by Coco.

Jean x