Tuesday 30 September 2014


A tiny bit early but 'Halloween Madness, or Christmas Frenzy' is the name of our October Challenge!!  We are busily preparing everything for the show at Port Sunlight, and therefore as tomorrow and Thursday will be mad I hope you don't mind if I get the new challenge up and running now in order to get back to the preparations in earnest.

Gio is in charge of this Challenge and has chosen the topic for the month, and we would all love it if you could join in with a link to either a Halloween make or a Christmas make of your own, as lots of you will be in full swing with your preparations now for one or both of these festivities I'm sure.

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 Gio 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% CI 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!

And now its time for a bit of inspiration to get you creatively focussed.  We will start with some from Gio herself.  A very pretty card with a Christmas theme (Gio has used CI-399 and our mask Floral Frame here):

And a spooky card with a Halloween theme (using CI-352 and Alice stamp CI-400):

Joanna has used the same stamp CI-399 as Gio to make this adorable card:

Plus she has partnered the card above with another made with one of our brand new stamp issues CI-421 -  quick get this stamp whilst its still on a special introductory offer!!

Then the wise old Alice owl makes another appearance on this very cool make by Sylvie - simply spookily fabulous:

In addition Sylvie has used the poison bottles from CI-360 and the Tando Arabian Style Layered Arch Frame to complete her make.

Well hopefully that will have got you putting your thinking cap on and don't forget to link in your make as soon as you can!

Back soon with lots more to see,

Jean x


Anonymous said...

Hi Jean
You caught me off guard with this post!
I will draft a post to share on my Blog a.s.a.p.
Such great samples from everyone.

Cocofolies said...

A fantastic new challenge, very open thanks to Gio, so everyone loving her CI stamps can join! :) Gio and Joanna's cards in Christmas mood are just fabulous!!! And what to say of Sylvie and Gio Halloween makes, just one thing: I ADORE them! Lovely samples to give the start to the challenge. Can't wait to see all the entries, will it be Halloween or Christmas haha?? :)
Wishing you a very good show at Port Sunlight Jean, good luck for all preparations. Hugs, Coco xx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely inspiration for this challenge!

Gerrina said...

Beautiful Christmas and great halloween inspiration!

Sid said...

Fab cards Jean ..... see you at Port Sunny !

Unknown said...

lovely projects

rachel said...

brilliant inspiration - enjoy the show this weekend - have a wonderful time xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely cards!!

Alison said...

Beautiful inspiration, I love those little girls under their huge umbrella!
Happy to be joining in again!
Alison x