Thursday, 1 August 2013

AN OPEN CHALLENGE FOR AUGUST .....



Hi Everyone

I'm just about managing to cope with the heat here in the UK, although at my age, its a bit tricky I have to say!  I don't know if its hot where you are, but if it is I do hope you are surviving it too.

August is here and its time for a new Challenge.  Because its holiday season and not so much like crafting weather I thought we would have an 'Open' themed Challenge this time, rather than one based around a specific theme.  This means that you can link in any project you care to make, or indeed have made in the past, using at least one Crafty Individuals product.  Here are the usual guidelines:

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

To enter this month's Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your chosen project - 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, which will then appear on this Blog as a thumbnail image - so we can all see your wonderful arty work.

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 until the 10th of September.

Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x

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Please do join in and link in to your project - you will have a chance of winning a free stamp, and you will also be able to obtain a cool 25% web discount.  Please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk once you have linked in to collect your special discount code.

I now have some rather gorgeous inspiration from our team to wet your appetite and get you started:

First, from Brenda, here is a great framed seaside feel good project, featuring CI-284 and CI-272:




How gorgeous are those sandy shells!

Next a superb decorated 'cabinet' from Daniele, which could be straight from a grandmother's Victorian vintage room.  Daniele has used CI-391 and CI-388 in her cabinet:




Simply stunning!

And finally tonight I have three glorious projects by lovely Gio:




Isn't the little 'book' fantastic at the top - with its tiny shrink plastic elephants and giraffe from CI-390, the 'On Safari' rubber stamp?!  Then the two cards below feature CI-174 (one of Gio's all time favourite stamps) and CI-387.

11 comments:

Craftyfield said...

Lovely makes! And I agree Gio's book is fantastic...

Deborah said...

A stunning selection - and all so different. Hard to choose a favourite - so I won't :-)

Coco said...

Thank you for this new and very open challenge Jean !
And fab works from the DT today, all are fantastic !!! Coco xx

ionabunny said...

Fantastic projects ladies. I love Gio's book. Still think that giraffe is gorgeous. Planning to join in with the challenge this month. Hope you are keeping cool.

Craftychris said...

Stunning projects! xx

Marianne said...

They all are so gorgeous!!
xxx Marianne MW

Sid said...

Some fantastic designs there !!

Carole Z said...

Stunning projects!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Wonderful collection of projects from the team.
Wishes
Lynne

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wonderful inspirations from the DT-Ladies, thank you for the challenge

Caroline said...

Wonderful inspiration & now I have so many amazing CI products, I really need to learn how to a) sort my blog out b) learn how to link... I have been saying this for a few months so.... Blame it on the heat! Lol. Thank you again :))