Sunday, 13 August 2017

A FINE ARRAY OF LOVELINESS...

I've had a grand day out today with Lesley Wharton, of Chocolate Baroque!  We went to 'Art in the Pen' at Skipton, and saw lots of arty crafty loveliness on display, as well as drinking coffee and eating a little cake, of course.  All very inspiring and exciting!!  Do visit the show another time if you get the chance, you won't be disappointed.

I have put a few lovely makes on Facebook recently, and I will repeat them below with links, as it's nice to see them again I think.  I'll also post other beauties alongside.  My first makes are by Coco, and very beautiful they are too...





Appearing in the above are stamps CI-270, CI-463, CI-399, CI-254 and CI-182 
(and more..)

Then this below is a beauty by Sandra, with another following...



Flamingos are from CI-473, and CI-254 again follows.  The background in the second is one of our new sheets from the pack you will find HERE.

Here I have three lovelies by clever Willy...




The beach girls are from CI-284, the Flamingo is again from CI-473, and the rose from CI-470. Other stamps appear in the background and are all from the CI collection.

Then I have a few other arrays of loveliness....

This gorgeous card by Flo in shades of blue...


The cottage is again from CI-463 and the robin features in CI-456.

Finally I have two very pretty cards by Daniele...



The first shows CI-345 off stunningly and the second features that adorable rose again CI-470. Background papers are again by us.

Thanking you too for joining me on my creative wanderings again this evening.

Back soon,

Jean x

Thursday, 3 August 2017

THE WINNERS OF THE GLORIOUS GIVEAWAY AND AN EXPLODING BOX AND MORE.....

It's high time we picked the winners from the comments on my last blog post, in the Glorious Giveaway!  The numbers 26 and 33 came out of the hat today, and on counting down (from the 57 comments that we had), number 26 is Jane Castle, and number 33 is Gerrina.  As it happens I think both ladies regularly leave comments, so that's nice too.  Well done both, and please decide on the Crafty Individuals own products that you fancy to the value of around £25 or thereabouts.  Then email us at: info@craftyindividuals.co.uk with the list and your addresses and we will post off the items immediately.  How exciting!

We had also better have a bit of visual inspiration on the blog tonight too, and as I recently received images of this rather gorgeous exploding box from teamie Joanna, I thought I would share this with you all below....








Joanna has used images from our People & Places 2 mini image book in her beautiful make, along with our new A4 background papers, which first appeared on our recent Hochanda show, but are now available on our website too, and are rather lovely, even though I say so myself (I've just been playing with them tonight in my little craft room).

Thank you Joanna!

How about this divine tag too by Sylvie, which goes nicely with the box above as it is floral and fabulous and nicely pink....


There are a few of our stamps which appear on here including the most recent Flower Heads Elements plate, along with the curly word 'Friends', which looks rather lovely here too.  Thank you Sylvie!

This might be an appropriate moment to show you a little vase that I decorated a little while ago as well, as it is rather 'pretty in pink' as well.....


Thank you to everyone who left comments last time, and to those of you who leave comments tonight, you are all fabulous and I wish we could send goodies out to you all, all of the time.  However - note to self - we must have another giveaway soon!

Thanks for popping by tonight,

Back soon,

Jean xx



Saturday, 29 July 2017

A GLORIOUS GIVEAWAY, AND SOME HOUSES OF HAPPINESS...

We haven't had a giveaway, or blog candy offering for some time now, so I thought I would remedy that tonight.  Therefore I have two giveaways to share with you tonight, which are a gift of £25 worth of CI's own products of your choice from our website at: www.craftyindividuals.co.uk (that's your own choice of any of our stamps, paper products, dies or masks to a value of £25 or thereabouts).  All you need to do is become a blog follower (if you aren't already) and to leave a nice comment at the end of this post, and we will randomly pick two winners in about 5 days time.  The winners can then choose their products, which we will also post to them for free.

Thanks to all of you who regularly post nice comments and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the recent Hochanda shows.  We do have some more in the pipeline, although we can't do them as often as we might like, due to the amount of preparation involved, but we do want to do them fairly regularly.  Thanks for the other suggestions too, we must put together some more 'how to' videos on YouTube as well.

My piccies tonight are again from the shows, and are the stunning makes from Flo, using the houses A4 die cut sheets.  Lovely colours and ephemera on these....







.....and you can see how adaptable these sturdy little houses are, from the makes we have put together, along with images from our People & Places book.

Thanks for looking us up today, and don't forget to leave that winning comment.

Back soon,

Jean x

Thursday, 20 July 2017

A QUICK CATCH UP.....

Thanks for your kindness and support with the recent Hochanda shows, sales were good, and we were very pleased with it all.  The studios, presenters, staff and other demonstrators were delightful, and Lesley and I had a very pleasant couple of days in the Peterborough area, as the following day, Saturday, we had a day out in a rather lovely local town, before driving back home later in the day - lots of coffee and cake were enjoyed of course!!

I have just received the pretty seaside image below from Sandra, so I thought I would start with this tonight - love the painted background, and the youngsters enjoying a day out, all very enticing.  Aaaah I can almost hear the waves, the seagulls and smell the salty air...


Anyway back to the Hochanda shows and Christmas, lol, and I will pop below the beginnings of some of the samples I had with me, so you can see the details more closely....

Here is the one by Willy that appeared on my last Facebook post, and is defo worth another look as it is gorgeous ..


.....and here are the same girls but in an assembly by Flo - just adorable! ...


Here is Sandra's version - another real beauty!...


Followed by Sylvie's colourful and bubbly interpretation....


My final make for this evening is the little folding Christmas book I demoed, made with our lovely houses and trees die cut sheets. I enjoyed making this creation immensely, and putting the images behind the little windows and doors. Here it is folded up....


Here it is opened out....


A detail....


 ... and even the back is decorated....


I joined all the pieces with the low tack masking tape before decorating with our brand new issue of A4 background sheets.  How about making one for your family for Christmas, you could even pop family images of your own behind the doors and windows?!

Thanks for looking!

Back soon,

Jean x
 

Monday, 10 July 2017

HOCHANDA SNEAKY PEEKS....

Hello Lovelies

As mentioned on Facebook recently I will be back on Hochanda this Friday (14th July) at 3pm and at 7pm on live tv again, (eeek!), and we are in a flurry of preparations for the shows at the moment.  We would love it if you could tune in and join us, see the Christmas themed demos and kits (which include some brand new background papers), and see the beautiful team samples that have been made for the occasion.  I'm not a big fan of distance driving so lovely Lesley Wharton of Chocolate Baroque has very kindly indeed offered to drive me down to Peterborough and keep me company - how sweet is that - thanks so much Lesley?!!

This is therefore a brief blog post just to give you a few sneaky peeks.  The colourful peeks below are all from items made with Winter Wonderland, CI-399 by the team...






Can't wait to show you the whole of their artworks!  With thanks to Flo, Sandra, Willy and Sylvie for the above.  Lots more samples to photograph yet, and lots more to show you on Friday.

Hope you are loving the peeks.

Back after the show,

Jean x

Thursday, 29 June 2017

SOMETHING OF A TAG FEST.....


I seem to have gathered quite a few photos of tags, all beautifully made recently by the CI team, so these I will share with you tonight.  My first beauty is by lovely Sylvie in France, and is a manly one, featuring CI-405 in particular..


I now have an array of terrific tags by Coco, also in France..





The above, all summery delights feature CI-402, CI-459 and CI-449.
 

..This one I believe is the front cover of an accordion array of tags, and features CI-468 and CI-466.

My next lot are Christmassy ones (sorry if it's a bit early for Christmas - but it's never too early to make a start you know!!)..

Love this one by Sylvie..


...it uses one of our printed Christmas tags, plus the little cottage in CI-463, and a festive curly word from CI-446, and here's another, also by Sylvie..


And finally Flo is also in the Christmas spirit with the two lovely tags below...



My next gorgeous make is kind of tag shaped perhaps, but is in fact a decorated piece of bisque ceramic by Helen - so beautifully painted and stamped, and again looking very festive with that sweet cottage again, plus CI-462 and CI-425...


To end this post I will show you the two very attractive cards made recently by Willy from Holland, which I have also shown on Facebook.  Not tags of course but very delicious nevertheless..



Thanks all teamies, and thanks to you for stopping by to take a peek.

Back soon,

Jean x