Tuesday 1 April 2014


Here we are into sunny April already - its been a lovely day here, although it is cold now this evening.  Hope it has been nice where you are!  We had a very sunny day at Port Sunlight and it was lovely to see so many familiar faces and get to chat to so many of you - thanks for all the support.

In celebration of the season perhaps we have a new challenge for you for the month of April.  This title has been chosen by Lucy and is 'Nature's Beauty'.

Here are the usual guidelines:


To enter this month's Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your chosen project, which 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 November.

Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x


As always we look forward to seeing your entries - you will be in with a chance of winning a free stamp, and you will also be able to obtain a cool 25% web discount.  When you have linked in your entry please email us at info@craftyindividuals.co.uk to obtain your special code, and then go shopping!

To get you in the mood I now have a few team projects to blog, with more to follow during the month to come.  As Lucy is in charge this is Lucy's very pretty piece of craftwork at the top of the display - Lucy has used some packaging from a gift to make this delight:

This is the outer view...

And this is the inner view..

Lucy used our background papers to make the lovely roses and decorate the background, and she made the little bird on the front with clay and a mould.  The stamped images are on Stampbord, and she used the following CI stamps:
CI-194, 209, 161, 185, 347, 309, 193, 385, 176,  and 387. You will find all the stamps on our website at: www.craftyindividuals.co.uk

Now I have some more very pretty things..

By Joanna..

Check out the beach babe from plate CI-278.


Laury has made this delicate and pretty little thing..

It features our new manuscript stamp CI-406 and a sentiment from CI-407.


Gio has been playing very nicely with the tulips from CI-388..

And although it wasn't for this challenge as such I thought I would pop this adorable scrapbook page by Coco in here as it seems rather appropriate (featuring a twin!)..

The little birds are from our stamp range.

Back soon,

Jean x

ps  The May issue of Craft Stamper is now available to buy HERE, and it has a project by myself (yipee!!) featuring CI-402 inside.  Hope you like it?!


Netty said...

Lovely samples from the team and such a fab subject for the challenge, Annette x


ionabunny said...

Great challenge theme and lovely inspiration from the team

Rita said...

Beautiful creations from the DT. Need to see what I can do. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely projects in so many different styles by the DT.
Am I reading this right: the 25% discount code will be valid until the 10th of NOVEMBER ?

rachel said...

Hi Jean - it was lovely to see you and Malcolm at Port Sunlight and to buy some beautiful stamps! Looking forward to doing the theme for this challenge - and the craft stamper piece is just fabulous! Big hugs rachel xx

Gio said...

Gorgeous samples!! Love the Lucy's one, so full of details.
Happy Spring to everyone! :-)

Cocofolies said...

Wow wow wow, fabulous project by Lucy indeed on a theme I love!! But also by Gio and everyone today, thanks for sharing Jean! And I don't have my Craft Stamper issue yet, really looking forward to receiving it now! ;) Hugs, Coco xxx

Redanne said...

Loved your project in CS Jean. There really is some wonderful inspiration from the DT here too.

Unknown said...

beautiful designs love the beach babe design that is one of my favourite stamps

Rosie said...

Sooo beautiful samples. Thank you for the challenge

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous pieces from all! Nicola x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Great inspirations ..wonderful challenge!

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous samples as always. Elizabeth x

Dorota ma kota said...

Nice challenge, lovely inspirations and great competitors, I`m in :-)

Debi said...

Lovely challenge, and even more lovely DT creations, Debi x

Fliss said...

Absolutely stunning creations and I so loved this challenge.
Thanks Lucy!
Fliss x