Sunday 1 May 2016


Emailed entry from Chris Keys featuring one of our wooden boxes and feet - decorated with paint and charms...

Here we are - the first day of May 2016, and it's time to start us all off working on a new Challenge for the month of May.  We are going for an all inclusive topic this month - 'Anything, with the CI touch, Goes!'  This is pretty much open to all of you out there then, providing you have a CI product somewhere in your stash, and we hope lots of you will join in, and link in a new make, or even a favourite older make that we maybe haven't seen till now!  The only rule is that it must feature at least one Crafty Individuals (CI) product somewhere within.

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.  If you don't have a blog we are happy to accept emailed image entries too.

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 to use until the 10th of June.
Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x


As always we very much 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 discount code, and then go shopping!


To wet your appetites and get you in the mood, I now have an array of beautiful makes to show you, by the CI teamies.  Today the makes below all feature one image, or more, from our People & Places Book 2 (currently an absolute bargain at £1.45) - just for fun!

Effie has used the images very cleverly here and created some home decor items.  Loving this idea, must make some myself!  Effie has used solid small wood blocks as her stands, but I would think you could also use the little MDF cubes we have on our website HERE.

Effie has also covered her pegs beautifully with paper from one of our Background Books.
You can check out Effie's own blog HERE, and also see how she made her stands.  

Daniele has made a fabulous card with fabric, some of the aforementioned CI images, and one of our latest stamps CI-451..

Giovanna, always such a clever lady, has made a couple of lovely passport covers..

The covers are also decorated with papers from our 'Travels in Italy' Background Book.

Here are a couple of very nice image cards created by Florence..

Again using our background books and the second one additionally sporting CI-325.

Laury has made some adorable ATCs..

And a hanging..

..Loving the message here, lol!

My final makes for today, are by Helen, and feature another way of using our images - to make your own cool jewellery (actually these use images from one of our A4 sheets, rather than the books, but they do fit in nicely here!)..

I'm loving all the above makes, hope you do too?!

Looking forward to seeing what you link in.

Back soon, and see you at Happy Stampers, Port Sunlight, next weekend, if you have one of those hot little tickets (Sid does anyway!).

Jean x


Jane said...

What lovely DT creations and a theme that is up everyone's street...LOL. Happy May x

Jannet said...

A beautiful variation of lovely projects by the Design Team.

Sally H said...

Beautiful Creations from the DT! All wonderful!

Gio said...

Such a bunch of cool ideas! Love those tiny blocks!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Stunning creations by the DT, all very original and beautiful! Great new theme for the challenge, I think there will be a lot of entries! :)
I have a my old favourite, already published but never linked here: from what I gather, I can enter with it?
Happy May to all

Jean Hardy said...

Yes please - do enter with your old favourite. Will look forward to seeing it. x

Cocofolies said...

Loving all the above makes today, really gorgeous!!
They illustrate well the whole range of possibilities for creating beautiful and even stunning things using these lovely images!
Hugs, Coco xx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely makes with the "lost relatives" and other images. Looking forward to create something for the challenge!

Flo Langley said...

Another super post full of ideas and inspiration. Looking forward to seeing what everyone makes for the challenge.
Flo x

Gerrina said...

Again so much beautiful inspiration! See something I really like on every project... Will be great to see what everyone will make for the challenge...

Debbie said...

Hello Jean
Thank you for the help with inky backgrounds at Port Sunlight. I bought the flower stamp you had used and have been having a lovely play (really pleased with what i have created) so thank you.
I might even join the challenge if i can think of how to link (been a year since I have joined a challenge!)
Thanks again. Debbie X

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful decorated box from Chris (email entry)into this months challenge. Such a treasure.
Flo x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I'm too much busy to create, sadly :( but I have found an old favourite never entered