Thursday 1 November 2012


Hi All

Time for our November Challenge to begin, and also your chance to submit an entry and as a reward we will give you a huge 25% discount on our website just for entering - surely an offer to be jumped at!!

Lovely Brenda Brown has chosen November's Challenge topic of 'FESTIVE SPARKLE' - and of course its a very appropriate title seeing that we are rapidly approaching the festive period.  As we all have some sort of Christmas crafting on the menu over the next 7 weeks or so this is a good chance to share some of your festive creations with us and other bloggers out there.


Here are the usual guidelines:


To enter this month’s Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your project, following the subject material outlined above (your project should 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 at the bottom of 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 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% voucher code to use on anything on the CI website until the end of the month.

Go for it and enjoy the challenge x


I have a mountain of inspirational projects to wet your appetite, and will start off with just a couple of the team ideas here tonight.  The rest will continue to follow over the next couple of weeks.

I'll start with Brenda's own very beautiful idea - such an imaginative and beautiful use of a Tando Round Printer Tray, along with our stamps and papers +, I'm sure you will agree!

Thanks Brenda.

And my other bit of sparkle (pity the sparklings don't show very well in photos) tonight is from
adorable GIO - another brilliant idea, and sooo original (it would never have occurred to me) - Gio loves altering stuff - can you tell?

A lot of our images and stamps included here - particularly our Merry Christmas image book used so very effectively.

I'll just squeeze one more project in before bed - a gorgeous sparkly glass festive ornament by Lynne - superb!

Lynne has used one of our images to make this very pretty thing!

Lots more to come, and we look forward to seeing your creations soon in our last Challenge of 2012 - lets make it the best yet!!!!

When you have linked in your entry please email us to obtain your 25% discount code.

Jean x

+ Last minute entry by Kezzy, who had problems linking in this month:


Rita said...

What beautiful projects from the design team. Hugs Rita xx

Words and Pictures said...

Utterly lovely projects... I can feel my "no Christmas stuff til December" resolution slipping!! Thanks for the lovely inspiration, and for the generous 25% offer too.
Alison x

Netty said...

Loving the DT's creations and the altered coffee piece is sheer brilliance, x

ionabunny said...

Love that altered coffee pot. Must try and get into the festive groove. Thanks for the new challenge and the generous discount. Handy this close to christmas.

Sam & Poppy said...

Wow! Brenda and Gio's creations are wonderful and what an offer, thinking cap on!!! xx

Cocofolies said...

Oh Wow !!! Love especially Gio's coffee pot, so amazing and beautiful !! But Brenda's and Lynne creations are also very gorgeous... and thanks for this new challenge, I will participate with joy. Coco x

Sue said...

Brilliant projects and some very unusual and inspiring ideas.

Joanna Wiƛniewska said...

Beautiful projects :)

Maggie said...

Gorgeous projects from the DT the altered coffee pot is so unusual...guess what I'll be looking out for in charity, thanks for the offer Jean and for a great challenge, off to have a think...

Elly said...

Really nice DT projects and the coffee pot is soooo unique. Thanks for this great challenge, i always love to play with you (:o)

Anonymous said...

Amazing coffee pot, never seen such a creative work ever before, especially the cap of the kettle, it is really handy to use.
IT Support

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous creations here from everyone and I so enjoyed creating something for the challenge.
Fliss x

Julia S-W said...

Beatiful inspiration from the team. I've really enjoyed making my first ever entry at CI!

May said...

Stunning creations from the DT Team... Hugs May x x x

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous creations from the DT all through the month. I am just finishing off my entry and just popped on to make sure I have until tomorrow evening to submit when I have noticed I can't find any linky, has the challenge finished? Hugs Kerry x

Kezzy said...

Hi Jean, my entry for the challenge is For some reason I can't see the linky, others can but I can't see it on any challenge blog. My other half reckons I have turned something on or off. If I can't do it this way then no worries. Kerry xxx

Kezzy said...

Hi Jean, at last I can now see the linky, I guess you couldn't enter it on time as mines not there. Oh well maybe the next challenge :-) Hugs Kerry xxx