Friday, 18 July 2014

AND THE BLOG CANDY WINNER THIS TIME IS.....

We had 86 emails entering the blog candy challenge in my last post (image Here) and the selection of goodies goes to the first correct entry out of the box - which was - drum roll......
Pozdrawiam
Joanna ( aka Aluna),
www.handmejkialuny.blogspot.com


Please can you email us Joanna at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk with your address to claim your prize of lots of Crafty Individuals goodies (and do let us know what you make with the goodies if you can).  And to everyone else -  please keep checking back here for our next blog candy offer!

The team, as always, have been busy for us - particularly with the last issue of new stamps, and here is a lovely card by Brenda featuring the cool turtle from CI-413 ..


Nice message Brenda!

Gio has made a gorgeous tag with CI-410, Butterfly Mornings and Wildflower Afternoons..



...As well as a little decorated shadow box - using the compartment boxes in the Must Haves section Here (still only 99p), and new stamp CI-411, A Garden of Flowers..



... So very pretty.  And Daniele has used the same stamp to create another lovely card..


Plus Coco has been busy creating too..




Very colourful indeed!

To finish the show off for tonight I have decorated one of our newer Must Haves - this little folding icon...




Which features Elements stamp CI-304 on the front, with CI-395 and CI-410 in the middle section.

Thanks for tuning in,

Back soon with lovelies from Effie and Laury, amongst others,

Jean x





 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

OH YES - BLOG CANDY TIME....

We have now hit 900 followers - yipee!  Which means its Blog Candy giveaway time - oh yes!!

To be in with a chance of obtaining this little lot below (worth in excess of £85 - and comprising of two CI mini books, two masks, a die, 2 MDF blanks and 10 assorted rubber stamps)....


.....you will need to do have a go at both of the following.   Firstly if you are already a blog follower please leave a message at the end of this post (but don't giveaway the answer to the puzzle here!), and then email us at: info@craftyindividuals.co.uk with the name and the number of the CI rubber stamp that this little image snippet below was taken from - check out our website at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk to find the whole stamp, its number and its name:


You have the whole of the weekend ahead to enter by commenting and emailing us, and we will choose the worthy winner of all the above goodies early next week.  Good Luck!

Now I'm going to show you some little crafty beauties so that you can find something to leave a comment about hopefully...

To start off with I have two gorgeous diorama cards made by lovely Gio, and what's more she has made you a YouTube video all about the making of one of the dioramas so that you can have a go yourself - loving these - so delicious colourful and delightful....





Gio has used our Seaside Background papers (perfect for these designs), plus the cute turtle from
CI-413 and seahorses from CI-272 in the top diorama, and the beachy babe and beach huts from CI-278 in the bottom diorama.

You will find the video here on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co2k7LLLyFQ&feature=youtu.behttp:// Enjoy!

Next I have a series of very pretty samples by Joanna - whose makes are always so feminine and totally adorable....



The sentiment in the above is from CI-402 and the die used is part of our In a Gilded Cage Die


The whole of the cage die can be seen above, plus our Floral Branch Die makes an appearance here too.  And I adore the next sample...



This very cute violin can be found in MDF on our site HERE, and the price is only £2.95 for five small very detailed musical instruments!

Finally I have this cool card again by Joanna...



....featuring our Sweet Flying Bird die.

Hope you have enjoyed tonight's post and thanks for Following,

Lots more to come,

Back soon,

Jean x




Saturday, 5 July 2014

FAMOUS FIVE - TAG YOU'RE IT ....

Results time...

As chosen by Helen from the selection you can find HERE, with comments by Helen...

'Loved looking through all the tags - so many beautiful pieces of work it was hard to choose, but here goes...

No 7 - Love the colours on this, the balance of the stamping, the little twigs and twine.  Great attention to detail:


No 9 - Love the blues/yellow/oranges.  Very detailed background and like how the panel is wider than the tag. Lots of texture and depth:


No 11 - Really like the dark text background with the pale colours of the stamped image. Lots of depth, layers and texture:


No 16 - Just look at that pink and orange - it ties in so well with the picture.  Lots of detail in here - love the little crumpled wax paper flowers:


No 23 - Gorgeous greens and blues with very pale pink ribbon.  Liked the addition of the sequin waste and the depth of the background:


Well done everyone, and thanks for joining in!  The next Challenge will be posted at the beginning of September.

Please can the owners of these pretty little things email us at info@craftyindividuals with their addresses and choice of stamp so that we can send off their prizes asap.

Back soon,

Jean x

p.s.  Only 3 followers now needed to bring the total to 900!!  Then we shall have a rather nice selection of blog candy appearing here.



Sunday, 29 June 2014

A TAGGY ENDING.....

We are nearly at the end of the month, and therefore nearly at the end of the 'Tag You're It' June Challenge.  If you still have to link your entry up there are only 2 days to go, and the scrummy taggy links so far displayed can all be found HERE.  Shortly Helen (loving her Zany Bird - Here) will have the very difficult job of choosing her 'five' - soooo very difficult!!!

Meanwhile we have had a bit of a special offer going on on the website - but only if you are signed up to receive the CI Newsletters - if you haven't signed up yet - maybe you should - you will find the appropriate spot for this near the bottom of the Home Page - Here, and if you would still like the current offer details please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk for a copy of the latest Newsletter.  Many of you have taken us up on the offer over the last few days I am delighted to say.  I hope you are enjoying your bargain purchases right now!

It seems that we have increased our blog followers recently to nearly 900.  When we hit the 900 mark we will put up a cool collection of blog candy here for you to maybe acquire - so if you could follow and haven't yet then please do so, or point your crafty friends in the right direction if you can, so that I can print details of the candy on here soon.

Lets get on with the taggy tags now and the last of the team inspiration I have to show you...

Mainly tonight I have tags and a step by step from lovely Gio..



The first pretty tag features the lady from CI-394, and other bits from CI-393, and the second, pretty in pink, the dress form from CI-383 and the inchie ladies from CI-174.

Now I have a really useful and clever set of luggage tags from Gio, with a 'step by step' so that you can make yourself some, and really travel in style!!



Cut a large strip of canvas, plus another thinner strip....


Cut out an opening to hold the personal data...


Using the CI Floral Grid Mask sponge some acrylic paint over...


When dry cover the tag with a lighter colour wash of acrylic paint...


Stamp randomly with CI-017 (script) and CI-122 or 124 (postmarks). Gio has also used one of our small giveaway stamps to decorate...



Cut a piece of canvas the same size as the opening flap for the main image, and stamp with CI-344, then colour with Distress inks or Copic pens...




Sew or glue along three sides...


Glue on the stamped panel, add the strap, and insert your personal data...


Hey presto - your tags are ready to use!


Finally tonight I have a couple of taggy tags from Coco, and Daniele to show you...



Both using CI stamps and stuff!

Thanks for tuning in, back soon folks,

Jean x

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

DO YOU EVER WISH.....

Do you ever wish you hadn't begun something?..... It started out with me 'lightly trimming' some honeysuckle tonight that had got a bit out of hand and huge against a wall in my garden - but one thing led to another and somehow I now have a completely bare wall, and lots of greenery and huge branches to get rid of!! Ah well I guess it might start to grow back next year, and I won't have a boring brick wall to look at forever!  Meanwhile back on the blog we are still in the process of collecting lovely taggy themed 'links' on this post HERE.  Twenty five entries so far, but still a week to go, so really you have no excuse as its only a tag you need to make this time!!!!

I still have lots of inspiring makes, all with a 'Tag You're It' theme, gathered in a file ready to show you.  So as there is only a week left of June, I had better get a move on, and here we go....

Laury has made a whole bunch of themed and fabby tags, and clipped them together like this...






Quite an assortment of CI stamps appear here such as CI-022 and CI-258, and I think this sort of project would make a lovely gift, don't you?

Lucy made a tag too...


....using the new stamps CI-409, CI-411 and CI-410 which work rather beautifully together here.

Lynne has done us proud yet again with this lovely hanging tag collection....





...and has used stamp set CI-395 so very delicately on her hanging.  Plus she has made this taggy card...



 ...which features CI-405 as focal point, in a very shabby chic kind of way.

 My final lovely crafty pieces for this evening have been created by Helen, who is our leader in this Challenge.....




....and has used the same stamps that Lynne used, but as you can see in a completely different way.

Thanks for reading, and back again soon with another tutorial - in a totally taggy sort of a way of course...

Jean x

p.s. Forgot to say thanks for all the holiday wishes - we had a great time, and Monty Moodle just loved his walkies on the beach.