Thursday 1 January 2015


Happy New Year all.  Thanks for reading our blog through 2014, and thanks always for your kind comments, and now on with 2015, and our first challenge of the new year.

The subject for the challenge has been chosen by Coco, and is the title of 'Scenic Stamping'.  We would love it if you would show Coco your support by linking in an entry before the end of January.  Basically the title suggests that you create some kind of a scene involving at least one of our products in the make.  The scene might be made using just one of our collage stamps, or might incorporate several of the items from an Elements plate, or might use several of our different stamps combined together - to tell a bit of a story.  I think it is a really good subject to choose, and gives lots of scope for experiment.

Here are the usual guidelines to follow:


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 Coco 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 February.

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 to obtain your special code, and then go shopping!

And now its time for a bit of inspiration to get you creatively focussed.

Lets start with some makes by Coco herself to inspire.  I love this scene she has created very cleverly with Christmas themed stamps..


CI-254 makes an appearance here, plus CI-421, and several more.  A great work of art.  Then I have a tag scene, again by Coco, to show that the idea can be fairly complicated, as above, or quite simple, but still creating something of a scene...

Laury has used the same stamp in her winter's scene, and has added some very pretty trees and stars to the card too....

And the final piece of scenic stamping inspiration tonight is by lovely Joanna....

.... very pretty in pink, and totally fabulous!  The focal stamp here is CI-331.

Hope you begin to get the idea, and of course without your support we couldn't run the challenge.  So please join in, and we do so look forward to seeing your ideas linked in above!!

Lots more to follow,

Jean x


nefertiti said...

Wow! gorgeous project from Coco! just perfect!
lovely card from Laury and Joanna too!
I'm trying to make my project.
Happy new year Jean and Malcom!!

Renee said...

Charming projects all!

ionabunny said...

Happy New Year. Interesting theme. Will give it some thought. Hugz

Craftyfield said...

It just happens that scene stamping is one of my favourite styles, so this challenge is perfect! Love Coco's canvas, so much to look at in this scene, and Laury's and Joanna's cards are beautiful.

Rosie said...

Wonderful samples from the DT. Thank you for the challenge.

Happy New Year to you and yours

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous samples! Happy New Year! xxx

Gio said...

Gorgeous samples! I fell in love with the first scenic card from Coco, a masterpiece!

Florence said...

Happy New Year! Gorgeous inspiration pieces. Great challenge theme.
Florence x

rachel said...

wonderful pieces and a great theme - I adore scenic stamping and will enjoy joining in!!! Big hugs Rachel xx

Cocofolies said...

I'm absolutely thrilled to host this challenge, a theme very exciting for me!! Thank you Jean for your high level of confidence and our freedom to choose our favourite themes for your challenges, we are very lucky.. ^^
and I love the cards by Joanna and Laury, both are gorgeous!!! Coco xxx

Nikki W said...

Absolutely beautiful projects. Great inspiration to join in this challenge.

Dora said...

beautiful creations are made.
lovely stamping.

I hope that my entry qualify too.
I have draw the mouse and stamped around it to make a scene.
beautiful themechallenge.
kind regards, dora