Friday, 17 November 2017

Crazy For Stencils

Good morning and welcome to the weekend! It's Sue here with my second 'stencil' piece, and I've gone a little crazy!


I've gone back to my master board for this, and then chopped holes in it - well the crazies have to sit somewhere, and being cats they go just where they like!

There are lots more pictures here on my blog.

So, come on, you know you want to join in the fun, and you could win a £20 certificate to spend in the store. What's not to love about that. 

Have a fun weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A background evolves ....

Hello there! Its Rachel here today with my second post of the month. We are using stencils this month and I have used quite a few in making up the background in this card ....


For full details please check out the step by step on my blog here.

Big hugs Rachel xxx

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Holly and stencils

Good morning it's Jane here with my 2nd post to share some inspiration with you for the current stencils theme challenge. I chose to make 2 Christmas cards for the challenge. My first used very contemporary colours.
This time I have gone for a very traditional Christmas palette.
My stencil is the Tim Holtz holly and I used my favourite Tim Santa stamp..these just epitomize the Christmas spirit to me.
I have a step by step over on my blog here where a very frosty warm welcome awaits you.
There are only 44 sleeps...ho ho ho...meanwhile you have another 19 days to enter our challenge! We would love to see what you come up with. 

Bye for now,

Thursday, 9 November 2017

October Winner, Top Three & DTSM

 
Hello everybody!  It's time to announce Rachel's lovely Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues challenge in October.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So here are the October winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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 October winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
 
#66 Creations by Nora
 
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Now on to Rachel's top 3 and DTSM.

There were so many beautiful entries to this challenge - a feast of colour and texture and thanks to all who entered.
 
 
My top three - in no particular order were...

 

Such a fabulous use of metals and alohol inks - awesome!
 
#45 Butterfly 

wonderful mixed media project - beautiful texture and colours and just the best leaves.


 

 a stunning piece of art - just beautiful!
 
My special mention goes to
#77 iritshalom 
 
 

 A mixed media canvas...I adore the colour and texture in this piece. To me this really sums up the challenge....autumnal colours, mixed media ...I just love it!
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Fantastic work all around!  Congratulations - your badges will be on their way soon, and we hope you'll display them with pride.

And don't forget there is still lots of time to enter our November Challenge - Stencils

Vintage white Victorian Carollers

Monika


Hello Everybody,
For our November challenge: Stencils, 
I made a Christmas card with stencilled snowflakes.
The Sizzix brought back the Bigz Die, Victorian Carolers by Tim Holtz,
 so I bet this lovely couple will be very popular this winter!
The supply list is on my blog.
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Stencilling With Dies

Hi again.  Miriam here to share my second project for the Stencil Challenge.

This time I have created a card using the fabulous new Seth Apter dies that are in stock.


Pop over to my blog to see how I have used stencils in this project....  don't forget to have a play yourself and join in with the challenge.

Happy crafting!
Miriam


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November 2017 - Stencils

Welcome everyone to our November Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Stencils", chosen by the lovely Gabrielle

I love stencils and when given the opportunity to choose the theme this month it was an easy choice! In this journal page I have six stencils - two different numbers, arrows, speckles, tracks (under the leaves) and plus symbols. If you'd like to see more on this, please pop over to my blog!
Gabrielle x


Brrrrr the temperature certainly knows that we have reached November. We are counting down to Christmas now and I make no secret that this is my favourite time of the year. I am in full Christmas crafting mode. For the fun stencils theme this month I made one contemporary styled and one vintage card. Today I am sharing my contemporary one... I do love blue with silver and white.
I have a full step by step over on my blog here where a chilly  warm welcome awaits you. Keep snug, I think it is now time to get out my scarf and hat. I wonder if one of these snowflakes will flutter down soon?
Bye for now,

Sue

I was so pleased when I saw that the challenge this month was stencils, as they are something that I really enjoy working with.


I've used them in a couple of different ways for my piece, and if you pop over to my blog there are lots more details there.
Have a wonderful November, and I'll see you later in the month for my second piece x
 


Hello there! I am so excited today that the new challenge has started! I just love to work with stencils! For more details of my make please pop over to my blog here.

Corrie
Hi everyone, 

For Gabrielle's fab challenge I have made an art journal :


and I have filmed the process if you are interested to see how I made this then hope over to YouTube:


 
Or go via my BLOG! 

I'll be back soon with more inspiration ! 

Corrie xx


 
I travelled back in time to re-visit an old technique which I adapted to stencils. Come and check the details on my blog, I promise it's a fun and easy one!
 



Hello everybody,
it's Monika here
with the first project of our November challenge: Stencil it!
At this card, I created a stencilled background using two Distress markers for the flowers and two for the leaves.
As I really liked my background I didn't want to hide any part of it, so I decided to use a vellum for the text.
More details on my blog!



Hello Everyone when I saw this months theme was stencil, I was over the moon, well I would be really, wouldn’t I, lol.
I have used lots of stencils on this journal page. Please visit my blog to see how it all came together

Miriam
This month Gabrielle has chosen stencils as our challenge theme.  The amount of ideas that went through my head was crazy.....we all love stencils!  Here is my first project....


Pop over to my blog to see how I created this tag.  Happy crafting!
 
Stencils! I admit, I am a little bit addicted to stencils. They are so versatile to use. I really enjoy working with them.


I made a male card for a special anniversary and used some stencils for the background.
If you like, you can find some more pictures at my blog.


Gorgeous stencil projects from our Design Team. So it's over to you now, create your project and link it below with the chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts website. Thanks to everyone who took up the Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon

 

 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Mixed media Halloween

Hello it's Jane here with my 2nd inspiration post. For my first project I shared my witch's washing line..she was obviously getting ready for the main event in 6 days time...yes it's nearly Halloween. Now that her washing is dry I am sharing her spooky house which has every shade of autumn .........boo!
I used lots of different media to create my card and I will be spooked delighted to see you over at my blog here where I am sharing my step by step.

You have 6 more days to enter our mixed media with autumnal hues challenge...don't miss out. No tricks, just a fab treat of a £20 voucher for one lucky winner.

Bye for now,

Monday, 23 October 2017

Autumn card with pumpkin

Monika


Hello everyone,
this is Monika with the second inspirational project
for our mixed media autumn challenge!
On my card I tried to represent most of the colours of the autumn, but of course the lovely red and burgundy are missing here.
You can find my tutorial on my blog!
Thank you!


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Autumn Is In The Air, by Miriam

Hi again, Miriam here with my second project for the month.  I hope you are enjoying all of the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

My second project this month is a little canvas full of different mediums.


I hope you can pop over to my blog  to see how my project was created.

There is still time to join in with the challenge for this month.  There is a gift voucher in offer for a lucky winner.

Thanks for joining me......

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Autumnal Fern, #56, Hazel,



The colours of Autumn are so glorious. Teamed with the real fern leaf that I collected and pressed last year, I feel that this portrays the joys of Autumn so well. For more detail, feel free to pop over to my blog. 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A world with Octobers

The new theme this month is Mixed Media with Autumnal hues and for my second project I mixed ink, paint and stamped elements to make a journal page. The fabulous quote is from Anne of Green Gables! I hope you'll join in with us this month, there's a prize for the winner if you do!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

September Winner, Top Three & DTSM

 
Hello everybody!  It's time to announce Miriam's lovely Metal challenge in September.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So the September winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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September winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...



#33 Gerrina
Congratulations Gerina!  Your badge and prize voucher will be on their way to you very soon.

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Now on to Miriam's top 3 and DTSM.
 
We had 42 entries this month and there were so many interpretations of 'metal'.  After much deliberating, my top 3 are as follows:

No. 14 Plony


I love the shabby chic and vintage feel of this card - it shows the softer side of 'metal' and is perfect for a male themed card.

No. 41 Lula

I love this project because the paper has been distressed perfectly to look like metal.  

No. 12 Ionabuny
Subtle way of adding metal in a beautiful autumnal themed project.

DTSM
September's DTSM goes to No. 15 Lady Penelope.


Penny has embraced the metal theme and turned a wooden project into a metal dream!  An amazing transformation using different type of 'metal' finishes.
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Fantastic work all around!  Congratulations - your badges will be on their way soon, and we hope you'll display them with pride.

And don't forget there is still lots of time to enter our October Challenge - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues



Friday, 13 October 2017

Falling Leaves and a video

Hello everyone and happy Friday!
It´s Evelyn here today. I want to show you my second make for the October challenge. I made a little canvas with falling leaves.

If you want to see, how I made the leaves, you are invited to watch my little video. More you can find on my blog
Have a wonderful golden October weekend!


Thank you for your visit!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Autumnal Jane


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Hello Everyone Debs here to share my second inspiration for this fabulous theme Autumnal Colours. 
I really enjoyed creating this journal page, as the colours of Autumn inspire me so much.
You can see how it came together over on my blog.
Take care
Hugs




Monday, 9 October 2017

The year's last, loveliest smile

Hello everyone, 

and welcome to my second inspiration post for this months challenge which was set by the lovely Rachel and she wants us to make a Mixed Media piece with Autumnal hues. I have made a tag this time : 


If you'd like to know how I made it then hop over to my BLOG where I explain everything. 

Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

In the woods

Good morning, today I'm showing you this cute creature hiding in the woods...
 
 
For the Mixed Media element I created a bark background with all sorts of paints and you can read my warts and all account of how that went on my blog. Do come by and have a look, he's not only cute but fabulous too...

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Autumn Beauty - Sue

Good morning and happy Thursday, it's Sue here and I'm very happy to be sharing my second Autumn coloured piece.



I love using the DecoArt Quinacridone colours, and there's a little bit of re-cycling going on too. More details can be found here on my blog. Have a great day, and thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

More Autumnal Hues


Hello everybody! Rachel here today trying to tempt you into joining our challenge this month. I have created a very personal memory piece today that has an autumnal theme aswell as autumnal hues. If you would like to read more about the stamps I used and how I put it together please head over to my blog here.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs Rachel x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

October 2017 - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues

 
Welcome everyone to our October Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues", chosen by the lovely Rachel
 


Good morning! I have chosen the theme of our new challenge to be mixed media and Autumnal hues.  Autumn is my favourite time of year and I would love to see you entering anything mixed media in autumnal colours - the topic is not Autumn ...but of course you can do anything based around autumn as long as the colours are right!!!! I do hope you can join us. If you want to know more about how I made my piece please check out my blog here.

Big hugs Rachel x
 
Sue
 
Brrrr Autumn has certainly arrived in my part of the word. But this does bring those lovely crisp mornings and beautiful coloured leaves that dogs love to play in, especially this one.
More details can be found here on my blog. Have a wonderful Autumn, and play in those leaves! 
 
Autumn seems to have arrived in my corner of the world very quickly. I’m a real summer gal so the trees changing colour and the cooling weather always comes as quite a shock!

I wanted to make something to celebrate a colleague’s 39 years at my place of work (quite an incredible achievement!) and when I saw the new theme I knew I could combine the two!

I used a variety of yellows, oranges and browns to colour these new Dylusions flowers and arranged them on the tag with a die cut banner. Gabrielle x
 
Hello everyone, 

For the new Mixed Media challenge set by the lovely Rachel I have an art journal page :


I enjoyed making this and if you'd like to see the process then hop over to my blog HERE or straight to YouTube. I will be back soon with more inspiration !
 

 

I love the colours of Autumn so used them on this this little Mixed Media notecard. All the details can be found
Over on my blog. Hope to see you there.
Hugs xx


October and autumn have arrived with a bang...or should I say with a bump in the night? For my mixed media card with autumnal hues I have a clue to what is on its way....
Yes it's the time of the year when things are starting to get a little chilling and mysterious over at my blog. I used several mixed media techniques on my card. If you would like to see my step by step click here where a very spooky warm welcome awaits.

Bye for now,

Jane x



Some die cutting from me this month with  Sara Davies' beautiful Autumnal Dies. For more details please pop over to my blog.



Hello everybody,
For our October challenge I created an autumnal tag.
Since this challenge is about mixed media, I used inks, acrylic paints, glossy medium, paper, fabric, cork sheet etc. But you can find the whole details over on my blog.

 
A seasonal theme chosen by my teammate and a fun one too... I took my paints, mediums and assorted bits & bobs to create this tag.
 
 
Great fun was had and I'm ready to do it all again later in the month...
Do check on my blog how my Mixed Media tag was made.

Miriam
Rachel has chosen a fabulous topic this month, and just in time, as the leaves start to change colour.

This month I have created an autumnal themed card using paint, card stock and die-cutting.


Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card.

Happy crafting!



Although I love summer and the warm temperatures, autumn has it´s beautiful sides too. The colors of this season are spectacular. The glowing colors of the trees are wonderful.
I made a vintage card in fitting colors of autumn.
If you want to find out how I made it, please visit my blog.

Gorgeous autumnal projects from our Design Team. So it's over to you now, create your project and link it below with the chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts website. Thanks to everyone who took up the Metal challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon