Almost forgot about it until the last week in March - and then emailed Gio in Italy at the last minute and asked if she would be very kind, at extremely short notice, and choose a subject for the Challenge for April, and then at the end of the month choose the 5 winning designs. Gio came up trumps thankfully and has made the most beautiful creations to get us started today.
The weather here is finally a little more springlike with some sunshine, although it is still very cold. Gio's Challenge title is based around this delightful time of the year, which brings to mind yellows, pinks and pastels, and is 'SPRING IN FASHION' (I like that idea a lot!).
So here are the usual Challenge details to get you going:
To enter this month's Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your project, following the subject material outlined above (your project 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, etc., which will then appear here on this blog as a thumbnail image - so we can all see your wonderful arty work.
At the end of the month the CI team and /or guests 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, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI website until the end of the month.
Go for it and enjoy the challenge x
Please do join us in this new uplifting seasonal challenge - you have a full month to create your project - and you can link in your sample and your blog at the top of this post! Just for doing this you will be able to get a code from us that will enable you to obtain a whopping 25% discount from your next Crafty Individuals web order (code will apply until the end of this month). Please email us at
info@crafty individuals.co.uk when you have linked in to obtain your special discount code.
PLEASE NOTE: TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR CHALLENGE YOU MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS PRODUCT IN YOUR ENTRY PROJECT.
Here are Gio's beautiful creations to inspire you:
Gio made these two stunning bags above by firstly downloading a bag template from the internet (2 sizes), then covered them in pages from background books Shades of Summer and Springtime. She used CI masks and spray mists to decorate the insides and added a mini book to the larger bag, and placed butterflies (cut from Butterflies and Flowers) inside the smaller bag.
Here are some more images from the mini book below:
The mini book backgrounds are created from more of our stamps and masks, and Gio used CI-323, Fashionable Twenties Ladies to top the pages.
As if that little lot were not enough she has also made an adorable necklace/headband using an old doily and decorated it with more miniature images from our books. So very creative!!
I am going to sign off here and hopefully you will get your thinking caps on and wow us all with your 'Spring in Fashion' projects soon. Lots more lovely images coming soon from the 'Team', and another Blog Candy offering is waiting in the wings (and about time too, I know!!), so watch this space please!
Hope you are all still munching through those luscious Easter eggs - still loving my chocolate cream eggs (never get fed up of those I'm afraid!).
Bye for now,