Sunday, 1 May 2016

IT'S CHALLENGE TIME AGAIN FOLKS.....



Here we are - the first day of May 2016, and it's time to start us all off working on a new Challenge for the month of May.  We are going for an all inclusive topic this month - 'Anything, with the CI touch, Goes!'  This is pretty much open to all of you out there then, providing you have a CI product somewhere in your stash, and we hope lots of you will join in, and link in a new make, or even a favourite older make that we maybe haven't seen till now!  The only rule is that it must feature at least one Crafty Individuals (CI) product somewhere within.

Here are the usual guidelines:


CI CHALLENGE GUIDELINES
 
To enter this month's Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your chosen project, which must include at least one Crafty Individuals product please, then post your Challenge project on your Blog, before the end of the month, and include a link back to this Blog.  Leave a link in the URL box displayed in this post to take us directly to your Challenge project, which will then appear on this Blog as a thumbnail image - so we can all see your wonderful arty work.  If you don't have a blog we are happy to accept emailed image entries too.

At the end of the month we will set about choosing five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don't forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid to use until the 10th of June.
Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x

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As always we very much look forward to seeing your entries - you will be in with a chance of winning a free stamp, and you will also be able to obtain a cool 25% CI web discount.  When you have linked in your entry please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk to obtain your special discount code, and then go shopping!

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To wet your appetites and get you in the mood, I now have an array of beautiful makes to show you, by the CI teamies.  Today the makes below all feature one image, or more, from our People & Places Book 2 (currently an absolute bargain at £1.45) - just for fun!

Effie has used the images very cleverly here and created some home decor items.  Loving this idea, must make some myself!  Effie has used solid small wood blocks as her stands, but I would think you could also use the little MDF cubes we have on our website HERE.









Effie has also covered her pegs beautifully with paper from one of our Background Books.
You can check out Effie's own blog HERE, and also see how she made her stands.  

Daniele has made a fabulous card with fabric, some of the aforementioned CI images, and one of our latest stamps CI-451..


Giovanna, always such a clever lady, has made a couple of lovely passport covers..


 
The covers are also decorated with papers from our 'Travels in Italy' Background Book.

Here are a couple of very nice image cards created by Florence..


 
Again using our background books and the second one additionally sporting CI-325.

Laury has made some adorable ATCs..


And a hanging..


..Loving the message here, lol!

My final makes for today, are by Helen, and feature another way of using our images - to make your own cool jewellery (actually these use images from one of our A4 sheets, rather than the books, but they do fit in nicely here!)..





I'm loving all the above makes, hope you do too?!

Looking forward to seeing what you link in.

Back soon, and see you at Happy Stampers, Port Sunlight, next weekend, if you have one of those hot little tickets (Sid does anyway!).

Jean x

Friday, 22 April 2016

NEW STAMPS AND NEW MAKES.....

We are delighted to have just released some new rubber stamps which you will find on our website at www.craftyindividuals.co.uk in the New Products section.  Here are some cards I made with the new stamps, followed by some other lovely makes from the team....


I love seaside images and I love these deckchairs.  I also added some stencilled stars, which is one of the new Dinky Stencils by That's Crafty.


Another image I love is the Tree Trio above, again with added stars, and here below is the new Nature's Beauty stamp - very colourful..


Plus one of the new borders features on this card.....


... And another one looking lovely on here (I also incorporated some images from our Nature's Beauty image book)....


One of the Dinkys also features on the card below, and the stamp is from our A4 plate of trees...


Then this is a card by Flo that is just gorgeous in yellows and greens....


.....Decorated with bird stamps CI-234 and CI-248.

And then I have a lovely tag by Coco, using one of Gio's very pretty stamps...



My last make for this post today has a little step by step to go with it, and is a dramatic card by clever Sylvie....







Have a lovely weekend folks, and thanks for looking,

Back soon,

Jean x

Friday, 15 April 2016

A GORGEOUS ASSORTMENT.....

Hello Lovelies

I've been busily crafting tonight, and loving every minute of it, but I've torn myself away as its definitely high time I was blogging some of the gorgeous assortment of makes I have waiting in the wings by the CI teamies.  I have quite a lot to show you in this post, so make a cuppa, and pull up a pew so that you can relax and enjoy the array of loveliness coming below....

Flo recently sent us some of her fabulous cards to send off to The Craft Channel to display on the programmes by Dawn and Wendy & Co featuring CI stamps and stuff.  Have you seen any of the programmes?  The ones I've been watching have been really good and we have been very pleased with the experience.  Anyway here are a few of Flo's makes....

Loving this one with the Two Teds..


And this cutie with the two children......


Plus this beautifully coloured card of the lady in the hat......


Next I have two beautiful cards by Joanna....


The background stamp above is CI-436, with some of Joanna's beautiful flowers.  Then we have another of her fabulous cards made with our dragonflies stamp .....


My next make is by Sylvie - simply stunning!....


It features a Prima stencil (only £3.15 currently), and one of our butterfly Elements plates.

Here is a very pretty folding make by Daniele with trees and tags.....


Also featuring our Springtime background book.

Gio made a very lovely make up case/pouch with one of her fabulous stamp designs.....


And Helen has been playing very nicely with a canvas, a CI stamp (CI-378) and clay, with lots of embellishments....






Superb!

My final pieces this evening are by lovely Coco.  Firstly two pretty tags....


The lovely ladies here are from CI-238.

Coco has also sent over photos of her stunning journaling of late .....






Stamps used include CI-305 (top) and CI-445 (bottom).  Fabulous colours Coco!

Before I switch off for tonight I will just mention the new dinky stencils we now have in stock, which you will find HERE. They are such a perfect little size for using with our stamps and stuff.  We are stocking 19 altogether, and here is a tiny taster.....





Thanks for tuning in,

Back soon,

Jean x

p.s. Not long till Port Sunlight stampers show!  Have you got your ticket yet?