Tuesday, 19 July 2016

COCO'S MINI MASTERPIECE....

My post this evening is all about Coco's Mini Masterpiece.  Our current challenge is about Minis, and Coco has sent over some lovely photos of her very mini masterpiece, plus some other photos of the rest of her delightful 3D project, which has been made for the Anything But Cute Challenge Blog. where she is their guest DT member for July.
Coco has used lots of CI stuff on her lovely makes, including CI-287, CI-454, and CI-349.....
The first images are of her very mini, beautifully made and coloured seaside book.....







......How adorable is that?!

Here is her clever challenge blog make.....





Check out Coco's Blog too for more information HERE and HERE.

There are still 12 days to go to link in your Mini Masterpiece,

Back soon,

Jean x

Monday, 11 July 2016

MORE MINIS....

Oh yes indeed, I have more Mini Masterpieces to show you today as inspiration for our current Challenge, which you will find details about HERE, as well as the place to link in your entries.  Still 20 days to go to complete your Masterpiece!

I have some glorious jewellery items from Lynne and Gio.....





Word from CI-256 and images from CI-452 and CI-174.  Lovely!

Helen has made a great bookmark for a man?!...



....and made some tiny cards, nice and bright (CI-452 again)....


Laury decorated some pretty ATCs, with an assortment of CI stamps, including CI-452....


Then I have two lovely makes by Sylvie, with photo steps to accompany them.  Here are the finished masterpieces, firstly a canvas (with MDF cogs, a Dinky stencil, and CI-063), and secondly a notebook...



.... again with a Dinky stencil, plus CI-225 and CI-451 and a blank mini notebook. What a lovely gift!

Here are the steps....














and.....







Which make is your favourite?!

Bye for now, back soon,

Jean x

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