Thursday, 25 August 2016


Hello All

I have a very bright and colourful assortment of good stuff to show you this evening.  Some are makes with our latest issue of stamps, and others have older stamps within.  I have several makes by lovely Coco here to show you, starting with this gorgeously sweet card incorporating the kiddies from CI-327 and our new Yacht stamp CI-457..

Followed by some more pretties from Coco...

Journal pages...

...with stamps CI-456 - the Robin,  and Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses CI-459.

I also have a gathering of little adorable Inchies from Coco too.....

I now have a rather lovely card by Joanna featuring our new Home Sweet Home stamp CI-458..

... sooo beautiful in pinks and blues!

Other cards by Joanna follow....

..... and these combine stamp CI-445 Flower Heads 2 with some of Joanna's gorgeous hand made flowers - just delightful!

Here are two cool tags by Sylvie, again showing us lovely things created with new stamps as well as older combinations, such as CI-336....

.... and CI-353.

To finish the display I am linking up to two fine cards made by Sandra at 
who certainly was a lucky lady with her win of new issue CI stamps....

.... loving these and their pretty additions of ribbon, rope and shells.  Thanks for sharing Sandra, they are delicious!

Malcolm and I had a few days in Northumberland again last weekend, and the weather was much kinder to us this time.  Monty and I were enjoying the beach at Bamburgh in this piccie - it is all so beautiful there....

Thanks for tuning in.

Back soon, and a new Challenge is a coming!

Jean x

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Just a quick blog post this evening, as I won't be here to blog at the weekend.  So I thought I would show you a fabulous photo album created by Daniele - what a delight this would be to use - loving the colours!

Some of the stamps used here are from:  CI-347,  CI-451, and CI-329.

I also have a few card makes by Sylvie, plus a step by step in photographs, for creating a great background....

Stamps used above include CI-283, CI-440, and CI-441.

The steps are here:

Gorgeous and great use of a single Distress Ink Pad, and the Dinky Stencils by That's Crafty.

Many thanks for your company,

Back soon,

Jean x

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


We have two lucky candy winners, from last week's blog post - oh yes indeed we do!  These are the sets of brand new stamps each of you will receive:

The random numbers 24 and 51 were picked from 56 lovely comments in total, by my son.  Number 24 turned out to be Sandra - Sandma's Handmade Cards, and number 51 is Dora.  Well done you very lucky ladies, and please email us at with your addresses, and the stamps above will be on their way to you very soon.

The new stamps are still available at wickedly reduced prices for a further two days only on the CI Website at  

Back soon,

Jean x

Saturday, 6 August 2016


We have new stamps online right now - - and what's more is that they are all currently on a special intro offer price!  In celebration we have two full sets of the new stamps available as blog candy.  All you need to do to try and win a set for yourself is to leave a nice message at the end of this post, and two lucky folk will be picked randomly in a few days time as winners.

Here are the lovely new stamps...

And here are some teamie makes with them to inspire....

What a lot of different looks can be achieved with every stamp!

Don't forget to leave a message!

Back soon,

Jean x