Friday 1 July 2016

July Challenge - Have Fun With Circles

 Welcome everyone to our July Challenge

This months theme was chosen by Hazel so let's all Have Fun With Circles

Hi there, Hazel here, kicking off this month's topic which I have had the privilege of choosing. Fun With Circles!
Love them, satisfying, enduring, versatile, just fun! I hope that you will join in with us this month. I have used circles of paint and stamping on top. To explore the details, please hop over to my blog.

For our July Challenge I have created a birthday card with circles. If you want to know more about this card, please visit my blog! Thank you and happy crafting!!!

The new theme at Country View Crafts Challenges this month was perfect for me! Circles – I love them! They are ideal as a frame for an image or to contain a sentiment or to add a little movement to backgrounds. For my first piece this month I wanted to practice the clean and simple backgrounds many of you do that I so admire. I used stamped circles (from Emma Godfrey) as my background in my journal and as a frame for my sentiment. Su (the name for my phrenology head) is doing a good job keeping her crown of greenery on! As always there is more on my blog. Gabrielle x

Hello everyone,
Corrie here with the first of two inspiration pieces for Hazel's fun 'circles' challenge. I hope you play along with us.
This is a little art journal page with lots of circles... if you want to know how I made this then hop over to my blog HERE
I'll be back later in the month ! 

I have created a textured canvas today using texture paste and Deco Art paint. This was definitely one of those projects where I started with no fixed plan and just enjoyed the journey. More details over at Addicted to Art today.


Welcome to July when summer will soon be in full swing. I decided to let my cute style out to play this month for Hazel's "have fun with  circles" challenge......I used lots and lots and if you want to see exactly how many pop on over to my blog here where I will reveal all.

Living up to my 'last minute Sue' tag I've made a birthday, and a Father's Day card. One has gone in the post on the way to the airport, and the other has gone in my suitcase. I'm really enjoying using my Distress Paints, I think the Distress Crayons have given them a new lease of life. For more details wing you way over to my blog, and have a fun week.

My card box seems a bit depleted at the moment so I thought it was time to start adding some more back in. Having come across a Prima paper pack recently on one of my shelves I decided to use these clocks from it for my circles and used a mop up tag to mount them on. I really must use patterned papers more often to get some cards done for special occasions throughout the year

I have had fun playing with painty circles in my make for this months challenge - I have a step by step on my blog here if you would like to see how I made my card.
Huggles rachel x

For my first Circle project I won't drive you round the bend but will keep it CAS (Clean And Simple). Come and see the details on my blog, it won't take a minute!

My first "Circle" project is a summery little tag with bright colors. I used the finnabair stamp set "Don´t forget to fly" with it´s pretty circle stamps and butterflies. To see more details, please visit my blog!

These gorgeous creations from our Design Team will give you inspiration to use your circles. 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 last month. There are some fabulous entries and the winner will be announced soon.


  1. Beautiful makes one and all and such fantastic diversity!

  2. It's lovely to see so many different takes and styles on the challenge this month. Happy July! x

  3. I just finished visiting all the blogs - brilliant projects teamies! Have a nice weekend!

  4. Amazing DT projects will check the blogs later
    Carol x

  5. Great challenge theme and some wonderful projects by the DT . x

  6. Amazing projects again, dear teamies! I love to see, how versatile the theme is expressed!
    xx Evelyn

  7. Fabulous DT projects! Great theme this month.

  8. You ladies really rocked the circles with your projects this month! Beautiful and a tremendously versatile group!

  9. Loving the challenge theme and great samples from the DT. Happy crafting, Angela x

  10. Such awesome and imaginative pieces by the team!!! WOW! Love everyone's unique take on circles.
    Thank you for this terrific challenge theme!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  11. Fabulous DT makes, thank you for a great challenge.
    Janice x

  12. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

  13. What a great challenge!! Circle is my favorite geometrical shape. :o) Great projects from whole DT!!! :o)


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