Friday, 1 February 2013

OUR FEBRUARY CHALLENGE BEGINS .....



Thanks from both Gio and myself for all your very nice comments on my last post about Gio's fabulous altered art display.  And now here we are with our first Challenge of 2013, and as always we would just love it if you could join in and add to the fun - plus we will give you a special code just for entering to enable you to get a huge 25% discount on your CI Website orders until the very end of the month - Please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk once you have entered, to obtain your special discount code.

I have chosen the topic for this month, and bearing in mind that it is Valentine's day very soon, I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate friendship in general, and your starting point is the simple title of 'For My Friend' - no other rules on this at all.  Lots of scope there then!

Please Note:  To participate in our Challenges you must include at least one Crafty Individuals product in your entry!

Here are the usual guidelines:

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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 produce 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 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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The Team have been very busy creating beautiful things to wet your appetite for this Challenge and I will keep posting their projects over the next few weeks.  To start us off Lynne has made this oh so very pretty Friendship hanging (I am also delighted to say that Lynne has had a couple of CI based projects published in the latest issue of The Stampers' Sampler - clever girl!)




Perfect for friendship, Spring and Easter, there are those delightful Alice Palace bunnies again!

Next I have two heart shaped ornaments to show you.  The first is by Carol (Ginger), and teams in beautifully with the project above, as the bunnies make another appearance.  Carol's Blog is part of  the Craft Stamper Blog Hop which is taking place right now (there are prizes to be won if you join in!) and you can find the full list of blogs to visit by clicking on the button at the top right of this page.  Whilst talking about Craft Stamper I must mention that we have the latest issue for March in stock as of today, and our Poison Bottles elements stamp features proudly in there (look out for Dr Quack's Apothecary!), along with lots of other good stuff too.


Carol has also used our Friends calligraphy stamp CI-052 on her heart, and if you check her blog again in a week or so I believe she will be doing a tutorial and a giveaway too!

Lucy has got into the hearts frame of mind as well with this beautiful crafty delight ..


More calligraphy stamping with the Love stamp CI-031 setting our hearts all of a flutter in February!

Back again soon with more luscious lovelies,

Jean x

16 comments:

Ineke van den Akker said...

Oeps, Did'nt read well. Do I have to delete my Birthday cake?
greetings from Holland,
with love,
Ineke

rachel said...

stunning work - I just adore those crowned bunnies xx

Netty said...

Terrific pieces. Do you have to include the word friend, or is it enough that you are giving it to a friend? x

ionabunny said...

Lovely projects. Love those bunnies. Great challenge. Must do a little thinking.

Jean Hardy said...

No rules at all on this Challenge Netty and everyone - just go where your imagination takes you! x

Redanne said...

Wonderful inspiration from the DT, I really do need those bunny rabbit stamps - so cute!

coco said...

Thank you for this new challenge very friendly and quite open... and so great and lovely hangings from DT !! Coco x

Joanna said...

Beautiful work. I like a lot the hearts.
I was going to ask Netty's question... Thank you Jean for the answer.
Have a nice day, Joanna

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous projects from the DT and the more I see those bunnies, the more I want them lol. Elizabeth x

butterfly said...

Fabulous projects... and like Elizabeth - I've fallen for those rabbits in a big way!
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Thank-you for wonderful inspiration as always. Its amazing how those bunnies seem to change depending on how they are coloured etc. Looking forward to challenge. Nicola x

Netty said...

Thank you for the info Jean x

Craftychris said...

Fab DT projects! I love those rabbits! xx

Samantha Read said...

Love this challenge theme!!! thanks Jean x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great challenge! I think we are all in love with those bunnies!!

rachel said...

amazing work from the team - I love your stamps and loved using them - hugs Rachel xx