Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Do What Makes You Happy

Miriam with you again today. 

I am sharing 2 of my loves - Tim Holtz and gin!  

Here is my second project that I am sharing with you:

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

Thanks for joining me.

Happy crafting!

Monday, 13 July 2020

Painting pots makes me very happy!!!!

Hello there! Rachel here and today and I want to share my love of painting pottery with you today! I have painted a cake stand that is a birthday present for a family member - her birthday has passed now so should be okay to show this on here. I used two aall and create stamp sets to create this. When I stamp up my pots I use any ink will all burn off in the kiln. Since I have to overpaint everything I usually stamp in a colour that I will not use in the painting. In this picture you can see the stamped creation with only limited painting  (in black).

The glazes I paint with are specialist - not nomal paints but any pottery painting studio will let you bring your stamps and paint their pots with their glazes.
Here's the finished piece... fully glazed, overglazed and fired....

There's more details over on my blog here.I look forward to seeing what makes you happy!


Rachel xx

Saturday, 11 July 2020


Hello everyone,

Here's my second inspiration piece for the 'Do what makes you happy' challenge:

Of course there is a process Video too ! You'll find it HERE of you can go via my BLOG.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Interactive birthday card with crazy dog and bird


Hello crafty friends,
for our July challenge
I created an interactive card.
The little bird can hop/fly up and down.
On my blog, you can find a short video of how it works. 

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Keeping happy

Hi it's Jane here today with my 2nd project for our current "do more of what make you happy" challenge. 
I am never happier than when I am making cards, even though Dotty's teahouse is closed I am still making them so that I will have lots of stock for when she is finally able to open again.
One of the rooms in the teahouse is Alice in wonderland themed and cards I make using this theme are always very popular. They certainly seem to make customers' happy!
 So for today's post I am sharing a rather unusually coloured Cheshire cat using stamps by Visible Image to put a smile on everyone's face. If you would like to stroke  meet my cat and see how he came to life please pop on over to my blog here where a warm welcome and loud purr from Mr CC awaits. Enjoy your July,

Stay safe and creative,

Jane x

Friday, 3 July 2020

Year One Before And After

Good morning and happy Friday. I'm back with my second piece for this month's Do More Of What Makes You Happy challenge. This was made following another on-line class by the lovely Clare Charvill.
 My son and his partner moved into their first home together a year ago, and I've made them a couple of brag books in a box as a sort of 'before and after' of their first year.

There are lots more photo's here on my blog, so please pop across and take a look.
Have a great month, and thanks so much for looking x

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

July 2020 - Do What Makes You Happy

Welcome to our July Challange, chosen by the Lovely Sue - Do More Of What Makes You Happy - Use your happy colours, favourite stamps etc

Good morning and welcome to July. We've all had a really tough few months, so for my challenge I'm asking you to do more of what makes you happy. This could be a favourite stamp, or colour, or in my case it's attending a crafty class (in this instance an online tutorial) and learning something new.

This is my Dad's Father's Day card which was inspired by a Graphic 45 tutorial. If you would like to pop over to my blog here there are lots more photos (including a few really bad ones lol) Take care and have a great month x 

Summer really is in full swing now and one of the things that makes me very happy is sitting in my outside studio creating and being inspired by the hot colours in my garden. I also love working with alcohol inks and this is the technique I have chosen to share today for the challenge together with my favourite stamp brand, Visible Image. I have made a card for my husband as our 39th wedding anniversary on the 25th July.
If you would like to see how I achieved this very organic background for my card, all is revealed over on my blog here.
Have a wonderful summer,
Stay safe and stay creative,
Jane x

For our July challenge, I created a card with Tim Holtz's products
 because these are the things I love.

If you like my card and need a tutorial, please visit my blog!

Hello there - there are two things about making this card that make me happy - using a newly learned background technique - and using a never before inked up stamp.....find out more over on my blog here. Have a great day!
Rachel x

Hello everyone, 
Welcome to the new 'do more of what makes you happy' Challenge for July ! 
Here is mine:

Of course there is a YouTube tutorial too.  You'll find it HERE

You can also go via my BLOG.

I'll be back soon ! 

Corrie xx

Happy July.

For this theme I had to go all Tim Holtz.  Here is my project:

Pop over to my blog to see what products I used to create this card.

Happy crafting!


My make is very high in spirits, come over and check out the details
on my blog, intoxicating... Puns totally intended!!!

Hello all,
for the "Do more of what makes you happy" theme this month I made a mixed media canvas.

I love to make Layouts with lots of materials, techniques and colors, that makes me happy!
For more please pop over to my blog!

Gorgeous 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 challenge in June. There are lots of great entries and the winner will be announced soon. Most important of all is Stay Safe Everyone xxx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, 21 June 2020

I'd rather be in my garden

Hello everyone, 

I have another project to share for the 'Summer Fields' challenge. It is a mini art journal page but it could also be a card.

You'll find a step-by-step photo tutorial on my BLOG if you'd like to see how I made it. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie xx

Friday, 19 June 2020

Wildflowers in sunset


Hello crafty friends,
I'm here with my second inspirational project
which was made for our June challenge, Summer Fields.
As you can see I created a summer field in sunset.
If you need a tutorial and a supply list, please hop on my blog.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

A "Country View"

Hello it's Jane here today with some more inspiration for our June "summer fields" challenge.
I am missing the "country views" we usually take in with our walks with my daughter and her family but I hope it is not too long before we can finally be together again.

I created my own "country view" from my imagination and if you would like to see how this grew was made, using an alcohol ink background, just pop on over to my blog here where a warm and sunny welcome awaits. 

Bye for now,