Wednesday, 16 April 2014


More from the Team - delicious delights indeed! Nature is particularly delightful at the moment with some lovely Spring sunshine on those very pretty Spring flowers, and the Team have been ever so busy creating the following Nature's Beauty lovelies for you.

Lynne has been concentrating on using Linda's drawings of meadow grasses and flowers from CI-395 - a great stamp set that gives you the chance to build your own meadow, or indeed use them individually as Lynne has done here (loving the texture Lynne!)...

And finally here is a card from Lynne again which uses CI-385 - the complete set of the Summer Meadow images..

Joanna has chosen CI-191 to feature on her beautiful card below, with a little extra help from our butterfly die too...

And Helen has picked the right royal bird from CI-378 as her so very lovely focal point here....

Coco has made a delightful card with part of CI-407 and CI-364, plus our floral branch die      .....

And to finish I have a very cool step-by-step by creative Gio to inspire you.  Gio is a true master of altered art here - as who else but Gio would have decided to alter their Cuttlebug!!?!...

-cover the Cuttlebug with book pages using gel medium or a strong glue
-stamp the bottom using the CI-395 with different colours of Archival ink
-cover with a thin layer of gesso to soften the background
-spray lightly with a cosmic mister
-overstamp randomly using the same CI-395 plate
-create some texture with a stencil and a crackle' paste
-stamp the elephant and the giraffes on the white silk card with the CI-390 and Coffee Archival ink
-colour the stamped animals with Distress Inks
-adhere the stamped images to the Cuttlebug with tacky glue
-paint the upper side of the Cuttlebug with a metallic acrylic paint

Well done everyone - and please leave a comment if you have enjoyed the display tonight!  We have 12 fabulous entries so far in this month's Challenge, but we are still waiting for YOUR entry I think, to add to the window HERE!

Back with you again soon with more from Coco, Brenda, Helen and others

Jean x  

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


.... As I have loads of images to share at the moment!  Still focussing on the Challenge of the moment - Nature's Beauty - the team have certainly come up with some very beautiful ideas for us.  You can check out the Challenge itself HERE, and it would be lovely if you could join in by linking an appropriate project (using at least one Crafty Individuals product please) to the Challenge posting during this month.

Lets start with a gorgeous project by lovely Lynne Moncrieff.  Lynne has the very deserved honour of being the Guest Artist in the current issue of Stampers' Sampler.  I am just waiting for my copy to arrive.  What a clever lady she is!!

Lynne has made the background with our manuscript stamp CI-406 stamped onto fabric (loving the colours here), and then incorporated the two thistle images from CI-204...

Next I have a step by step by Gio - this is a gorgeous little hanging featuring the bird panel of CI-357 and here are the instructions followed by the images.

-cut a piece of heavy cardstock to size
-create a frame with paper, fabric, bits of flower using tacky glue
-when dry, cover the flowers with gesso
-spray with several colours of Cosmic Misters
-stamp on white silk card the image from CI-357 in pink and in black Archival ink
-adhere the pink image to the center of the cardstock
-cut some details from the black stamped image, colour them and adhere them to the main image
-attach a chain on the back of the cardstock

Such a cool way to use up any flowers you might have which are maybe in colours you don't use generally - cover them in gesso and change the colours completely with sprays!

Then Sylvie has made this superb hanging for us with CI dies and stamps, and as luck would have it she has linked to all the items she has used here on her Blog HERE.  Pop on over and check it all out soon..

Next I am loving this beautiful Nature's tag by Brenda in glorious leprechaun?! greens, and again would you believe Brenda has kindly given instructions and details of products used on her Blog HERE..

Joanna has done lovely things with our new manuscript stamp again (making it look nice and old, instead of new) - CI-406, plus our butterfly die and floral branch die ...

And to finish off tonight I have some quirky and colourful cards by Effie, using the giraffe and elephants mini plate CI-390 - aw bless - so sweet!

Well I hope you have enjoyed that mountain of images - phew! - and don't forget to link your own in soon!!

Nite, nite,

Jean x