Monday, 1 April 2013

YIPEE .... CHALLENGE TIME AGAIN....



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:

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

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

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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,

Jean x

23 comments:

ionabunny said...

Ooh, what a great challenge. Love Gio's projects. Thinking cap on......

Joanna said...

Beautiful inspiration :)
Joanna

coco said...

Wonderful samples and "mini-book within its bag" from Gio !!! Thank you for this new challenge, Love the theme of Spring. Coco x

Netty said...

wow Gio's projects are totally beautiful.

Kaz Brown said...

wow, how stunning, great theme as well!!

butterfly said...

What a great theme - and amazing inspiration from Gio!
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful inspiration for a great challenge... spring AND fashion, can't argue with that !

Annie said...

Absolutely fabulous inspiring makes. Love those bags. Stunning work Gio thank you for sharing and for a wonderful challenge.

Hope to play along

Annie x

Redanne said...

Gio's work is gorgeous, love the theme for the challenge too. A x

LindaS said...

Spring is a great idea for the challenge. Beautiful inspiration.

jan said...

Ooooh I like the sound of this challenge, I will have to give this some serious thought.

Love those projects, they are amazing, Gio is so talented.

Jan

Daniele said...

love Gios off the wall ideas the bag is amazing
hugs

Brenda Brown said...

Well done Gio a brilliant theme and exquisite samples.
Hugs Brenda xx

Carole Z said...

Wow these projects are amazing! Great challenge too, Carole Z X

Maggie said...

Stunning creations and a great theme hope to join in

MaggieH

Craftychris said...

What lovely samples! Amazing! xx

Dawn said...

Brilliant challenge, thank-you, has really got the creative juices going!! What gorgeous samples from Gio too, fab job.
Hugs x

lucretia said...

I don't have a blog, so I hope Flickr is ok because I can't manage to email you.
Amazing projects there...just gorgeous.

lucretia said...

Mine is up under my Flickr name of Sherherazade. Hope that's ok.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Wonderful theme while the samples are sensational the 'mad' panic clearly generated a big creative event! XOXO Zoe

jeanette said...

Absolutely beautiful xxx

catherine said...

fabulous inspiration and such a great theme for the challenge
x catherine

barbara macaskill said...

This is spectacular! I am in awe! I must give this a try when my hand heals. I hope my results are 1/4 of what these are! GORGEOUS! Please let her know that this is stunning and that I think she is extremely talented! TFS!