Tuesday, 17 January 2017

CLAY BAKES...

Just a quickie from me today, with a few clay bakes (inspired by Flo) to display.  I made these last week with Sculpey and Fimo - the sort of clay you bake at home in your oven.  Designed to be pendants or buttons, I am really enjoying playing around with the clay, and have been wearing this one on a memory wire round my neck and it looks great (well I would say that now wouldn't I, lol?)....


.... and this double dangly one on a thong.....


The first was stamped in Archival black ink with CI-347, with the addition of a section of CI-017 just making an appearance around the edges.  After it was baked I added the colour with Paper Artsy paints and a very fine brush, then applied a little bit of gold wax here and there with my finger.  If you lose a bit of the black line definition during painting you can re draw it in with a fineliner black pen.  I then used a Versamark pad and clear ultra thick embossing powder to give it a lovely depth of colour and shine.  The second was given a similar treatment using CI-001.  In both cases I used a pointy tool to make the holes after stamping and before baking.

I now have the following, decorated with bits of CI-443 and baked, ready to emboss and then make into pendants or use as buttons....



Thanks for joining me this evening, and do get that clay out again and give it a go!!

Back soon,

Jean x

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A VASE (THANKS TO HELEN) AND ASSORTED LOVELY MAKES BY SYLVIE...

I should have mentioned this last month, because our lovely teamie Helen had an absolutely beautiful vase decorated with our stamps in the January issue of Craft Stamper (we do still have it available on our website here). She used CI-425 and CI-426, and I just loved it. The vase is a bisque ceramic variety purchased from Hobbycraft (only a few pounds).  It is glazed inside so you can put water in it, but the outside is matt and colours and stamps beautifully.  So I followed her instructions (almost exactly) and here is my version, which I am also delighted with...



... I even bought some cool fake grasses and fake lavender, and then dried a hydrangea head to put inside, and I think it will be staying around on display at home!!

I now have some marvellous makes by teamie Sylvie to show you, and the first colourful make has a step by step in photos to guide you.

Lots of CI stamps on here, but I'm not going to link to them all this time, as it take an age to do, and I'm feeling proper lazy tonight, suffice to say that they can all be found at: www.craftyindividuals.co.uk....


...and here are her steps...






Thanks for that Sylvie x

Here are some more of her lovely CI inspired makes....







... and finally....


Many thanks Sylvie!!

If you got our Newsletter recently you will know that we have some discontinued stamps available for half price at the moment.  Some are already now out of stock, but the remainder can be found within our Sale pages Here if you are quick, probably on pages 3 & 4.  The sale page is always worth a look as we do put things on there quite often, and we all like a bargain now don't we?!

Bye for now,
Back soon,
Jean x

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH FLO....

Happy New Year to all of you, from all of us here at Crafty Individuals.  Thanks for your love, kind comments, and good wishes throughout 2016, it means a lot!  Let's hope 2017 is a creatively crafty one too. Tonight I have a few makes by lovely Flo to show you, the first is a faux encaustic tile, on a wooden coaster, and the following 2 are made with air drying clay, and then 2 very pretty cards made with CI mini images....

Here they are..



(features CI-294)


(features CI-419)

Cards, with images from our People & Places book...


 
To finish I have a couple of items I don't think I've shown you before on the blog.  We recently added some gorgeous glossy card in an A5 size to our website, and it is delightful to stamp and colour on..


Another item we added is this gorgeous set of wooden 'Love' frames..


..and this is how I decorated them (with a Christmassy look).
Of course you could decorate them for any occasion, or insert photos perhaps...


Bye for now,
Back soon,

Jean x

Saturday, 24 December 2016

IT'S A HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM US, AND A BIT OF A COCO FEST TO FOLLOW...

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas, and lots of love, hugs, and warm wishes for 2017.  Monty Moodle has donned his best festive outfit, and was even persuaded to wear a little santa hat as well!!


Thanks Monty Moodle xx

I am now going to add quite a few Coco creations below, and as time is moving on and it will soon be Christmas Day I won't add links to products on these tonight, but of course stamps are available as always from www.craftyindividuals.co.uk.....

Firstly a very fine array of beautiful cards, with a festive flavour..











....(loving those robins around that tree!)

Followed by pocket letters, a sparkly canvas, a decorated book, and some journal pages...







Many thanks Coco xx

My final card tonight is by Daniele, what a delight!...


And finally thanks to you too - all our lovely customers, teamies, blog followers, and comment makers. Have a great time tomorrow xx

Back soon,

Jean x

Sunday, 18 December 2016

ORNAMENTALLY FESTIVE....

Many thanks for all the great comments on my last post and about Sylvie's lovely card designs.  Tonight I am going to feature four gorgeous little festively ornamental makes by Joanna - soooo very sweet!  Here they are....

Two adorable 'looking through the window' makes...



.... featuring CI-399 and CI-463.

I adore this pretty little thing, so glittery and wintery ....


... looking delicious adorned with CI-327.

And finally I have a dinky little double sided festive shape, designed to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand....




.... nice bit of crackle and stamped bits from CI-257, and CI-327.

They would all look amazing adorning my Christmas tree this year, that is for sure!  Thanks Joanna, you are a star!

Back soon,

Jean x