Friday, 5 February 2016

GIO'S FIVE......

We have had a challenge on the go for the month of January 'Lace, Buttons, Bits and Bobs'.  Lovely Gio was in charge of it, and has now picked her five entries who each win a stamp of their choice.  If your entry appears below please get in touch with us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk, with your address and stamp choice as soon as you can!

Without further ado here they are (in no particular order)...

WendyK, lovely and very lacy - http://wendyscraftjournal.blogspot.it/2016/01/crafty-individuals-challenge-blog-lace.html

 
Julie, beautifully delicate - http://julizdesignpost.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/feathered-friends.html


Debi, such sweeties here - http://mybirdflyingfree.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/chicken-chic.html


Christine, a lovely layout - http://craftyfield.blogspot.it/2016/01/lace-bits-bobs.html


..and Alison Rock, with her adorable box....


Thanks to everyone who played along - you are all amazing, and all the makes were all delightful.  Its always so hard to choose!

Well that's it for tonight folks as its my birthday this weekend, and Malcolm is taking me on a surprise trip somewhere for a few days - better get packing - how very exciting!!

Back soon,

Jean x



Saturday, 30 January 2016

GIVEAWAY WINNERS AND THE LAST BITS AND BOBS....

Thanks to all of you who left comments on my last Blog post, and on our Facebook post recently.  They were both giveaway posts and we have two winners - one from each post.  Firstly on the blog number 38 came out of the bag first, and is therefore GERRINA!  Secondly on Facebook number 31 appeared and is therefore KRISTIINA MAJURI!  Very well done ladies and please get in touch at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk as soon as you can, to claim your winning stamps, which are the two latest releases CI-449 and CI-450.

Meanwhile our latest Challenge is drawing to a close (about 27 hours to go at the moment) and tonight I will show you the rest of the inspirational pieces from the team.  I have quite a few images sent over by Coco of her great 'lace and bits and bobs' and recycling makes, with a lovely step by step in pictures.  The bright colours look fantastic against the black painting, and Coco had lots of fun making them using stamps, stencils and our mini images!








...And here are the steps....








Gio is 'in charge' of the current Challenge and she made a very sweet and useful little gift.....



Then I have a pretty card to show you as Laury's final make.....


Plus another canvas make by lovely Lynne to accompany her previous gorgeous canvas.....


That's all from me for tonight,

But as always I'll be back soon,

Jean x


Friday, 22 January 2016

BITS AND BOBS AND A GIVEAWAY.......

Just been thinking that we haven't had a blog giveaway for absolutely ages, so if anyone out there would like to win the two latest CI stamps (an A6 sized children stamp and a lovely large A4 trees stamp) - that's the ones you can see at the top HERE - then please leave a comment on this post, or on our relevant Facebook page post.  We will randomly pick one lucky winner from each to win both of these stamps, in a few days time.

We are running a challenge this month - you can check this out on this post - http://craftyindividualsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/oooops-i-forgot.html
and it would be lovely if you could join in.  There are still 9 days to go so all is not lost.  Here we have some more inspiring inspiration from the teamies.....

Firstly a very beautiful card by Daniele featuring one of the giveaway stamps, loving this...


Plus a book cover by Florence using the same stamp but in totally different colours....



Laury has also used this stamp to create a fabulous card/gift item....



..And Joanna has used the lace aspect of the challenge topic to make these very lovely flowery cards....





Joanna used CI-350 very effectively here.

Still more inspiring makes to come,

Back soon,

Don't forget to leave a comment below.....

Jean x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

NEW PRODUCTS.....

We have a challenge running at the moment which you can find HERE (do join in!), but I am just going to quickly introduce you to a couple of new stamps just released (and on special offer right now), with some cracking makes by the team, in this post.  Here are the new stamps:


 
Both great designs (A6 and a lovely large A4) and very useful for a number of creative ideas.

I made a few cards....




And so did Coco - loving these - very atmospheric...










Daniele made a fabulous pop up box with acetate trees (tricky to photograph though)....


And Florence made lots of great stuff.....











So coooool....

Gio decorated a book and made a great calendar....




And Sylvie made this very pretty card....


All so different and so beautiful!!!

Thanks for reading, hope you likey!

Back soon,

Jean x