Sunday, 2 October 2016

EVERYONE'S A WINNER....

We have been running a Challenge during September, and that particular Challenge is now at an end.  We are currently thinking that we will now take a bit of a break from our bi-monthly challenges for a little while, and would like to thank everyone who has taken part in any of our challenges to date, we have seen some fabulous work from you! Because of this break we haven't re-subscribed to InLinkz, and consequently if you would like to see the linked in images for September you will need to follow the link up link on the challenge page of our blog.  I wanted to give you the five chosen CAS makes for September this evening and therefore set about looking carefully at all the entries.  As is usually the case it was almost impossible to whittle the entries down to just five, there are so many beauties!!  We have therefore decided, in a moment of madness, to award all the September entrants with a free stamp this month, with our thanks for taking part - you are all stars indeed!  Please would you therefore all email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk with your address, and choice of stamp, so we can get the prizes on their merry way.  I am going to show you a few of the images entered below anyway (not in any particular order, or choice) just so you can see the general amazing quality of entries......













Wow! I could continue...

My other important piece of news for today is that the new digital magazine I mentioned in an earlier post is now available to purchase in single copies or as a subscription.  Please follow this link for more details - http://www.mixedupmag.com/  ....


You are also invited to make submissions on a given theme to the magazine (and we would especially love it if you made a mixed media submission using Crafty Individuals products of course).  Here is the link to the call for submissions - http://www.mixedupmag.com/submissions.  I am so very lucky to have a project in this first issue, and this is a sneaky peak image of a part of my project...


Well done Katy, and I am off now to make my subscription for a year's worth of this new magazine.

Finally for tonight thanks to everyone who came to see our stand at Port Sunlight Happy Stampers Festival on Saturday, it is always great to meet up with friends old and new at this lovely friendly stamping show.  See you all again in the Spring hopefully.

Back soon,

Jean x

21 comments:

Craftyfield said...

I shall miss the challenges... but this won't stop me creating with your beautiful stamps and I might even submit something to the Mixed Up magazine....
I can't believe how generous you are, we are so lucky this month!
Jean, Malcom you are both stars!

Jean Hardy said...

Thank you Christine for joining in regularly and your lovely comments. Please send links to your new creations xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning cards, very creative people, Kate x

Florence said...

Congratulations to everyone. All of the entries were fantastic. Wow! Jean how very generous of you and Malcolm. What a lovely surprise for all who entered the challenge.
Flo x

Gerrina said...

You are so generous Jean! I wouldn't know how to pick some out of these beautiful entries either :) And no challenge doesn't mean that I won't use the beautiful CI stamps! I have to put them in a folder and in my closet to keep me from using them all the time.... Always such an inspirational "trip" to come here and see what all the ladies make with the stamps! So you'll see me back many times!

Dora said...

congratulations to everyone!
Beautiful cards with your stamps.

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh...This is really a BIG SURPRISE!! :D YAY! I'm stunned by your generousity!! Thanks, thanks so much to you and Malcom! All the entries are wonderful also beacause of your fantastic stamps!! Well done to we all, and a BIG thank you! ...I just know my wish :)

Jane Castle said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have decided to have a rest from the bi-monthly challenges as I so look forward to seeing all the fantastic DT samples, the other entrants interpretation of the theme and of course putting my own entry together. Hopefully you will come back with a new challenge of some kind in 2017 after a break.
Thank you both for the very generous surprise of giving all entries a free stamp this month, it must be so hard to pick just 5 each time. Wishing you both well and I shall look forward to hearing your news and stamp issue updates on the blog. X

rachel said...

Wow jean thats so very kind of you thankyou. I loved port sunny on saturday and so did my girls and mum. Such a lovely day out and thankyou for the time you spent with my girls xx

rachel said...

Wow jean thats so very kind of you thankyou. I loved port sunny on saturday and so did my girls and mum. Such a lovely day out and thankyou for the time you spent with my girls xx

Coco said...

Oh, congratulations to everyone, that's so generous to you Jean and Malcolm to offer a stamp to all the ones who have entered your C&S challenge! What a lovely surprise for all the lucky participants!!
And the entries shared here are really awesome, so well deserved the gift.
Regarding the Mixed-up magazine, you will be happy to know that I have already submitted a lovely Christmas box made with Crafty Individuals stamps... Looking forward to seeing your projects too Jean.
I hope I will be able to subscribe to this new magazine in the future, looks fab! :)
Hugs, Coco xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Wonderful collection of cards and lovely offer x

Gio said...

Gorgeous and stunning entries and... lucky girls!!:-) You'realways so generous!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Many thanks Jean and Malcolm for your kindness and generosity in giving out so many prizes, we are all very lucky. I was hoping that you might be at Stamp Magic on the 16th of October but I can't see your names on the list of exhibitors :( Your stamps are wonderful and I hope that we will still see more of your own cards and also cards from your fabulous design team on your blog in future. Wishing you both much continued success for the future. Sandra X X

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

Lucky participants!!!!!!
Great cards from everyone this month!
Hugs, Sylvie

Joan said...

What a lovely gesture Jean and Malcolm, lovely to see you both at Port Sunlight, added to my collection of your stamps. Thanks for your generosity

Jannet said...

Congrats to all of the winners, how very kind of you to award everyone a stamp! Wonderful! Sorry to read you are taking a break from the challenges I always looked forward to taking part in them, I wasn't able to join in last time but I enjoyed being part of many of your previous challenges. Thank you for the fun!

Good luck and very best wishes to everyone.

rsgmutti said...

We are all sooooo lucky. Thanks for your generosity.

ionabunny said...

Hi Jean, thanks so much. I will miss the challenge. It's always fun to see what people make with your lovely stamps. Amazing that we are all winners. Very much happy dancing. Hugz

ellyscard creatief said...

Thanks for the beautiful stamp I get in my mailbox today.
Gr, Elly

Sue said...

This is really kind of you, I shall miss the challenges, they always made me have to think extra hard :-D xx