Friday, 1 July 2016

CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS JULY 'MINIS' CHALLENGE....


It's that time again ladies and gents - time for the bi-monthly CI July Challenge....

We have our lovely Florence in charge of it this month, and she has picked a great topic to work to ... 'Mini Masterpieces', which is very inclusive and it would be lovely to see lots of entries again.  Small is what we are looking for, but I guess that could be anything from a pendant or brooch through to a card, an ATC, or a small wall hanging.  As CI stuff is all on the small side that should be a pretty nice one to make for and link in to don't you think?!

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 August.
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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And now I have some visual inspiration for you from Flo and the team, just to get your mind in a creative 'Minis'  mood.

Flo has made a hanging from a CD - very pretty, using CI-391, as well as one of our clock face stamps and a piece of paper from one of our background books....


She has also made an adorable charm....


....featuring an image from one of our image books.

Plus a decorated set of MDF coasters (and CI-384).....


Plus a very sweet little hanging on a wood block (great colours and beads Flo!), with CI-274...


Coco has been busy making too, and here are some of her lovely miniatures in an altered book....




As well as stamps Coco has used images from our People & Places book here.  She has also made some ATCs....


All nice and vintage!

Gio has made some jewellery items with several CI images, and decorated a box with her usual artistic flair (and stamp CI-394)....




My final colourful makes of the evening are by Helen - jewellery pieces (I just adore that dangly pin!), plus a little folding book - so sweet!








Quite a few of our stamps appearing here including CI-452 and CI-310.

Hope you too will join in the creative fun, and link in during the month with your 'mini masterpiece' make.  

Back soon with more minis.

Jean x

 

14 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! A lot of stunning inspirations from the DT! Lovely pieces of art for this theme! Flo's hanging on the wood block has the beads with the italian word for "home" :D Great!

Hazel Agnew said...

What wonderful pieces of art from your team! Having a good think about this! Xx

Jannet said...

Lovely art work from the team. It sounds like a fun challenge

Craftyfield said...

Lots of lovelies here and one or 2 ideas I could take on board for my challenge entry! A great theme...

Gio said...

One of my favourite theme ever! Such lovelies pieces and tons of inspiration!

Sid said...

Great theme Jean and what a load of fantastically inspirational pieces there !!

WendyK said...

Fabulous inspiration, I will have to have a go at this one.

Flo said...

Stunning projects by Coco, Gio and Helen. An absolute feast of ideas and inspiration. Can't wait to see what everyone makes for the challenge.
Flo x

Jean Hardy said...

Thanks for leaving a comment Sid, Wendy and all - you are all sweethearts xx

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

Flo, I love your projects! Great work!
But all projects from Gio, Coco and Helen are fabulous!!!
Hugs,
Sylvie

Joanna said...

Beautiful inspiration.
Joanna

Coco said...

What wonderful inspiration and mini makes by everyone! WOW!!! Love to bits the charms, the village by Flo, and the other lovely pieces too, really fab. Can't wait to see what the entries will be to this challenge! :) Hugs xx

Lou said...

Ooo this theme had got me so inspired! I can't wait to get cracking especially as I have a new CI stamp set that is as yet untouched!!! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful inspiration. Lou x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Absolutely lovely samples from the DT-Ladies.

Thank you for the Challenge