Sunday, 1 March 2015

It's March and we're celebrating our 2nd Blogaversary!

Good morning everyone!

We've been having fun now for 2 years, can you believe it!!??  I'm extremely proud of our team - they're hugely talented - and we're extremely proud to have been supported by all of you!  Whether you've commented or not, whether you've joined in the challenges or not, a big thanks to ALL OF YOU.  A big thanks too, to those who've become official 'followers'.

To celebrate our 2 years, we're having TWO winners this month, each will win a £20 shop voucher from our generous sponsor, Country View Crafts.  In addition, at the end of the month, we will be awarding a special BLOG CANDY to one of the lucky people who have left a comment on THIS post.  All winners will be drawn at random using as we believe it's the fairest way of giving everyone a chance of winning.  All we ask is that, if you're entering, you follow our simple (and pretty standard) rules.

Without more ado, let's tell you what our theme is.... can you guess......?

 As we like to do, our previous winner and Top 3s will be guesting with us during the month.  We start our DT line up with our last winner leading us out with her interpretation of our theme and that is...... Andrea!......

Hi, I'm Andrea and in blogland I'm also known as KandA. I've been crafting in one form or another since before I started school many, many years ago. I live in the East Midlands with my super hubby who is the K bit of the crafty name and is very tolerant of my passion for crafting.

I was so delighted to be asked to join in with this months 2nd blogaversary challenge, especially as I was lucky enough to guest design with their celebration a year ago. With the theme of 'anything goes' I decided to have a play with PaperArtsy JOFY09 & JOFY13 stamps which have been coloured with a combination of Memento inks, Promarkers and chalks on canvas.

I love making albums and often do so using up my scraps - this one is exactly that.  A mixture of brands and products but ultimately coming together as a little travel destinations album.  The details of how I made it (I always use my own templates) can be found on my own blog, here. Chris xxx

Had a play with some new Dina Wakley stamps for my 'Anything Goes' ....
....all details and more pics are on my blog :)
Donna xx

I have made a background of Fresco Acrylic paints and JOFY stamps for my card today
You can get more details from my blog.

Congratulations Country View Crafts Projects on your Blogaversary! I am more than a little obsessed by the new Lin Brown for PaperArtsy colour Bougainvillea and it will feature heavily in my posts this month! For my first project I have made a small mdf blank with a sentiment which seemed so appropriate after the day at work I’d had!!! As always, there are more details on my blog!

Such a fabulous challenge theme this month for trying something new! I recently purchased a stamp and die cut flower set from Heartfelt Creations and have been playing around making some different flowers to my usual makes. Hop on over to my blog if you want to know more!

'Anything goes' means time to play with my current favourite stamps - Bird Crazy! Lots of texture too and the wonderful new Big Chat stickers. Be great to see you over at Addicted to Art if you would like to see how I made this one.

It was a case of 'Anything Goes'  on this card, I took this theme literally!!!
All the steps are on my Blog.

Wow it's March already, I really hope that Spring is on it's way. I've been having a play with one of my new Kate Crane stamps. The full details can be found here on my blog.

For my first project I decided to play with my new Tim Holtz Correspondence papers. I created a little W book following Tim's great bideo. If you want to readd my little story of adventure, just pop over to my blog.

Spring is coming and holidays are approaching so I have made myself a travel scrapbook to take to America with me. It is a hardbound, soft spined book very similar to the one I am teaching at the next CVC workshop - Essential Bookbinding Techniques. (Full details on the shop site). Once you know how to stitch the pages together these are super easy to make.

Wow ladies, what a line up, thank you all so much!

Whatever your prefered craft, whatever genre you choose, we'd like you to create something this month and join in.  We will be publishing a post every 2 days with a brand new project for you to see and help you along the way.

Good luck everyone, have a wonderful March!

Chris and the team xxx