Sunday 1 May 2011


Thanks to all for making the first CI Challenge a great success, and now here are the guidelines followed by the subject matter, for the second challenge for May.


To enter this month’s Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your project, following the subject material outlined below (your project should include at least one Crafty Individuals product please), then:

Post your challenge project on your blog, before the 26th of the month, and include a link back to this blog,

Leave a link in the URL box 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 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.

Go for it and enjoy the challenge x


The lovely Isabelle Norris of Ontario, Canada, has kindly given us the title for May's Challenge which is 'FREE AS A BIRD', and Isa will also be judging on this one.  And as inspiration Isabelle has sent me two very gorgeous projects, and additionally for one of the projects has made a great slideshow with step by step pictures which I think you will find attractive and useful.

First project by Isabelle, and her slide show can be found HERE

And her second project:


My offering for this one next - in more subtle colours than my usual style; more of an ornament than a card:

Followed by three other projects by the 'Team' - a lush hanging, in a very rustic setting, by Zuzu

A fab tag by Jo Capper Sandon

And finally for today a pretty piece with danglies by Lucy:

All projects based around the challenge theme of FREE AS A BIRD.

Hope you have found the images inspirational, please do join in and we will be using the same 'InLinkz' system as before.  Don't forget your project should include at least one of our products please.

Entries can be linked in to this blog starting at 1pm today 1st May, until 25th May at 1am.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with this time around.

Jean x


Aquarius said...

Lovely work here for inspiration - thanks

Anonymous said...

A wonderful set of creations - must give this challenge a go!

Hillie said...

What a beautiful and insoirational examples. I give it a try again!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fantastic work by the girls definitely.
a must this month


Von said...

wonderful inspiring pieces and all so different :)
Von x

Lynne said...

Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your beautiful art work ladies. You have created some wonderful pieces. Love Lynne xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Jean
I am sure this challenge will be just as successful as the first. CI stamps are so well loved.
Lovely DT samples.
Lynne M

Netty said...

All terrific examples, Annette

Daniele said...

another lovely challenge to get us motivated, love the inspirational work from the design team

Paper Paradise said...

Second challenge already eh? Love the theme and the amazing inspirational projects created by the design team. Sue x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

I couldn't resist this challenge as I love birds and I have quite alot of your stamps Jean. I have posted my effort. I love seeing what other people come up with. I love the peacock stamp, it is stunning.

Alison said...

Another great challenge Jean, & wonderful inspiration too! x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous samples and the extra's above Helen's are stunning. Wonderful theme suits so many of your stamps. XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Wow, the examples are truely inspiring.

PsyPenguin said...

Oooh! the examples are stunning. Fantastic inspiration xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Beautiful inspiration from the DT. Missed out playing along last month so had to get my act together this time to join in - cos I lurvvveee CI stamps!!!!

Margaret said...

Hi Jean. I was at Port Sunlight but you were so busy I didn't like to interupt you!
Lovely designs for the challenge,must make an effort and make a card!

Fliss said...

I really enjoyed this challenge and also looking at all the fabulous samples which are so inspiring.
Fliss x