Tuesday 6 October 2015


Says Lynne, who had the unenviable job of choosing just 5 from the challenge entries this month!  Glad it wasn't me in charge!

Lynne's comments on the entries:  ' I was blown away by the level of artwork, all showcasing Crafty Individuals stamps/stencils so beautifully.  Studying the entries what shines through is how Crafty Individuals stamps adapt to the artist's favoured style and how the stamps were used as the main focal, to create texture or even creating unique embellishments. ' 

Here they are:

No 8 Jane Castle
'Crafty Individuals stamps create layers onto a wooden heart, including stamping onto 3-ply tissue.  A shrink plastic version of CI-433 is one of the fabulous embellishments on the heart.

No 15 Made by Chook
'A bold card with the CI bulldog sitting triumphantly against a painted Union Jack flag.  Colourful and contemporary.

No 17 Chris S
'A wall hanging showcasing beautifully how stamps do not need to be the focal image on your artwork, they can be used to create an abundance of texture.'

No 19 Craftie Times
'The fashionable, vintage ladies are brought right up to date with the use of colour and texture.  The ladies are set against frames which makes them all the more striking.' 

No 29 Gerrina
'You can almost imagine this card brought to life as the couple, with their dog, take a stroll through the woods with the sunlight dabbling through the leaves of the trees, showcasing CI-439 to the highest level.

Thanks as always to everyone who took part - you are all amazing!
Can the owners of the pretties above please contact us with your addresses and choice of stamp - info@craftyindividuals.co.uk

It was lovely to see so many friends and customers at Port Sunlight on Saturday - such a delightful and friendly show.  Lesley Wharton did a grand job of demoing on our stand, and I had the pleasure of just chatting all day!  Lesley (of Chocolate Baroque fame) has made her TV debut recently and can be seen for the second time this week on The Craft Channel at 9am (or 10am if you are watching on your computer screen) on Thursday, and again at 6pm in the evening.  Lesley has lots of great techniques to share with you on there so do take a look if you can.

Back soon folks.

Jean x


Corrie Herriman said...

Whoop, whoop, thank you so much. Off to choose a stamp !
Corrie x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Congrats to all the winners! Beautiful works!

Anonymous said...

It genuinely was a tough choice, you should have seen me agonising over the selection! Each entry showcased so beautifully the versatility of CI stamps, stencils, that is to me what shined, alongside the individual creativity.
Congratulations to the Top 5.

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to the wonderful winners! xxx

Gerrina said...

So super that my card is in the top5! Thanks! And I'm off to the shop for one more beautiful CI stamp.... Have a colourfull week!

Flo Langley said...

Congratulations everyone. Fantastic response to the challenge. Really good fun.
Flo xxx

Pat said...

Congratulations to the five winners, all such wonderful ideas and beautiful creations. x

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

Congratulations to the winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!great work!

Cocofolies said...

Wow congratulations ladies, all these works are simply magical and really superb I love them all!!!! Hugs, Coco xx

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Hugz

Dora said...

congratulations! beautiful.

CastleKelly Crafts said...

Wow, just back from a few days away and seen the results, thanks for all the lovely comments left on my blog, off to choose my prize. Well done to the other 4 winners I'm glad I didn't have to do the judging! X

Chris said...

Oooohhh only just seen this. Thanks ever so much for choosing my project. Congrats to all the other winners too. xx