Wednesday, 7 December 2016

CAS Christmas Card

Hello all, it´s Evelyn here today.
Are you like me? Always a little late with getting your Christmas cards ready?
I made a CAS card - quick and easy but elegant.

If you need more than one card, you even could produce a series of them!
If you want to see how I made this, please visit my blog, there you´ll find a video tutorial of this card.

Thank you for visiting and have a good time!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas card with sleigh and deer

It's December 5th! A big day for the Hungarian kids, Saint Nicholas (Mikulás) will come tonight in his deer pulled sleigh to put tiny presents and candies to their shiny boots! So I have brought you a greeting card with Tim's sleigh and prancing deer. On my blog you can have some more details about the card!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

December 2016 - Christmas

Welcome everyone to our last challenge for 2016 with the title
chosen by the lovely Debs
Ooh the month of parties and celebrations! Christmas always makes me feel nostalgic and so inspired, I created this Vintage Snow Globe. Come and see the different layers over on my blog
Hugs Debsxx 

Good morning, it's December, so the countdown to Christmas starts now! Unfortunately I'm still in mid June so waaaay behind. I need cards, and quickly, so it's out with the Tim Holtz stamps and die sets.
There are lots more pictures over on my blog and it would be great if you could visit x


You could be forgiven to think I I'm totally confused and still working to our previous Stars theme... but no I'm definitely thinking Christmas and my idea was really about Silent night... just WITHOUT the snow since, in England, white Christmases are few and far between! Come and see my how I made this card on my blog!

I have brought you a paper banner for Christmas because I love to make home decorations and I love banners. On my blog you will find two Christmas banners with two different purples, with two different texts (NOEL-CHRISTMAS) and with two different techniques. So if you want to know more, please hop on my blog! Thank you!

And the countdown begins! I thought I would make an Advent Calendar Clock for my two grandchildren and had great fun using up lots of scraps of favourite papers from the last few years. It is not an easy project to photograph as it is to hang on the wall in their Play Room but do please join me over on my blog for more details and some close up photographs of the individual elements.

Hooray the real countdown to Christmas starts today. I have my list written and I'm checking it twice. I made a snowy card for today's Christmas challenge as I am sure we all secretly wish for a White Christmas; there is something magical about snow isn't there.
If you would like to see how my snowy scene was created please pop over to my blog here
where a very warm welcome awaits you. 

Bye for now,

Jane x

Getting really excited now as we launch our Country View Crafts December theme.
I have chosen a new embossing folder and lots of glitter.
To find the details, please visit my blog. 

I am not all that keen on Christmas and probably look a bit like this dog when the day
I do love these Crazy Dogs though and paired with this sentiment I think it makes a funny scene.. I filmed the process of making this page. You find the link for the video on my blog HERE.
I will be back later in the month with more inspiration.. 
Merry Christmas ! 

I love Christmas and the opportunity to dust off my seasonal stamps! These sketchy stamps from Tim Holtz seemed particularly under used so it was lovely to get them inky! Gabrielle x
Hello together, it´s December already and the christmas preparations are in full flow1!
I´ve made a little "adventwreath to go"(in German: Adventskranz)! If you want to see some more of them and a tutorial video, please visit my blog

Hello there! Well a new challenge - a new theme - and the perfect one for this time of year! I have used a fabulous Tim Holtz stamp in my make - please join me over at my blog for more details! 
Happy Holidays! Rachel x

Christmas is my most favourite time of the year and I love all the hype and buildup to the big day, but it is a time for family and friends, for gatherings and for reflecting on what Christmas really means. 
To celebrate the start of advent and the time for preparations and fun I have made a vintage style mosaic easel card, Tim Holtz style. Hope you like it, if you do you can see more photos and designs over at Bumblebees and Butterflies
Enjoy your own preparations for the big day. xxx

Wow these are fantastic Christmas 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 Stars challenge last month. There are some beautiful entries and the winner will be announced soon

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Believe in Your Star

The month of November is drawing to a close and I am the last of the DT  to post my second project in what has been a wonderful star inspiring month!  So if you still want to join us you have just a couple of days to get your STAR project linked up!

Do please join me over on my blog Live The Dream if you would like to see more details of this small star decoration which was great fun to crackle!

Jennie x

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Still gazing at the stars

Hello, its Jane here with my 2nd inspiration piece for our stars challenge. I have used the same colour distress inks and stamp as I did for my debut stars card but created something very different.
My fairy Christmas card is all ready watching for Santa...she "believes" you ;0)
I have a step by step over at my blog here if you would like to see how I made her.
There are only 3 more days left to enter our challenge...don't miss out!

Back soon,

Jane x

Friday, 25 November 2016


The Country View Challenges theme this month is Stars and I I couldn't help but use this Marilyn Monroe quotation! It seemed so perfect! The stencilled stars were made using Metallic Glaze paint so they had a shimmer when the light catches them! 
Thank you, as always, for popping by!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

To the Evening Star

I am really excited to be able to present to you my second interpretation of the Stars theme here on the Country View Crafts blog. Since I joined the team, I seem to have been a bit bonkers about Landscapes. Please visit my blog to see how I created it.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Reach For The Stars

Good Morning and Happy Monday. I'm very happy to be back and sharing my second 'stars' themed piece with you. It's a double page in my small journal and I've used lots of my favourite PaperArtsy stamps.

If you haven't joined in with our challenge yet there is still lots of time, and if you have, join in again 'cos we love to see what you make.
There are more photographs here on my blog.
Thanks very much for looking , and have a great week. Sue xx

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Star of Thrift

Greetings crafters!
Craftyfield here today to show you what to do with your precious left over bits. We are a savvy bunch and we don't throw anything if we can avoid it, don't we?!
This is what I did with mine:
If you want to see how I played and I made these tags, come and check out my blog post

Friday, 18 November 2016

Guest Designer - Elly from Elly's Creaties

Hello all!  We're delighted today to welcome Elly from Elly's Creaties as our guest.  Elly was the winner of our Hot Summer Days challenge back in August (you can see her fabulous card here if you missed it), and today she's sharing a fantastic creation made for the current Star theme.  So let's take a look...


My name is Elly and I am 65 years old.
Married with Jan for 45 years and we have 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws and 4 granddaughters.
We live in The Netherlands, in a small town called Coevorden.
I have a blog for 4 years and love challenges. 
I make cards in many different ways.
I like to work with dies and stamps and I like to learn the mixed media crafting.