Thursday 1 September 2016

September Challenge - Travel

Welcome everyone to our new challenge for September with the title
chosen by the lovely Jennie

Whenever we come home from holidays in Europe we always seem to have spare Euros but we can never find them the following year as they are in various handbags, wallets and purses around the house. So for my first project for this challenge I decided to alter a small box with DecoArt crackle and paints to keep the money safe. There are lots more details on my blog so do hop on over if you would like to see more.

Hello dear crafters, here's my quick card I have made when we just returned from our holiday, in the very last moment before the deadline :-) Travelling has important role in families' life: being together and collecting sweet memories. The family on my card just do the same. On my blog you can find the supply list.

 Ooops! My project just got too big... Never mind I will let you see part 1 today and keep the rest of this Travel book under wrap until my return on the 21st of September. Do come and see on my blog how I made this mini book from a single 12x12" sheet of cardstock!

I interpreted the travel theme very loosely here. If you are interested in how I made this postcard there is a tutorial on YouTube included on my blog HERE.

When I was young, I loved to travel by motorbike. When I thought about the challenge theme, I remembered these "wild and free" days. To see some more pictures and read how I made it, feel free to visit my blog!


This month for our travel theme I'm celebrating the Great British postcard. Fun to receive, but oh the nightmare of knowing what to write! I'm also using a very old stamp sheet, something that I should do more often! More details can be found here on my blog. Have a great week and see you later in the month for my second piece x.

This card started life as a journal page that I decided to turn into a card. The background consists of texture paste, PaperArtsy Fresco paints and stamping. More details and pics over at Addicted to Art.

Gosh, doesn't time fly....September already and memories of heady summer days. Here is my journal page based around this months' Travel Theme.
You can see more over on my blog.

Happy September everyone, we're racing through the year now. This month Jennie has given us the theme of travel. I decided to make vintage travel inspired male and female cards.  For my first DT piece today I am sharing the male version. I have used a camera stamp and created a stamped map  .....both essential for any kind of travel! 
If you would like to see how I created the master board map and put this together please pop over to my blog here where a warm welcome awaits you.

Hello there! The wonderful theme of travel - so many possibilities and I came up with a simple journal page that you can see on my blog here. I hope you can join us! Hugs rachel x

I loved the idea of the theme of travel which is really open to interpretation and decided to do something a little different first and think about travel as a personal journey and this page was born! Lots of Tim Holtz stamps came together to make this. The background is Beach Hut PaperArtsy paint and water sprayed on the background.

Well it's that time of the year when our thoughts turn to the memories of our summer holidays or where we might like to go for some winter sun or maybe you know someone who is off on a world tour, backpacking or maybe even emigrating. For me I chose to make a card that could be sent to someone who is off on their travels for whatever reason. Tim's globe seemed very fitting and I do like it. If you would like to see the process steps I went through to make it then click my name above and you will be transported over to Bumblebees and Butterflies.


Wow these are beautiful 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 last month. There are some gorgeous entries and the winner will be announced soon.


  1. What a fabulous array of projects and brilliant inspiration pieces. Well done everyone xxx

  2. I just need to grab my tooth brush then!! Such fabulous work teamies and so many unique ideas from you all....happy September xx

  3. So many wonderful interpretations of the travel theme - stunning work everyone! Jennie x

  4. Just arrived home from my travels to a wonderful selection of travel ideas! Great inspiration here! Xx

  5. Wow what great inspiration this month from everyone. Happy September xx

  6. brilliant work one and all! Hugs rachel x

  7. Great examples from the DT - such a variety of styles and projects! Nikki x

  8. Fab projects! I hope to join in this month. :)

  9. Fantastic inspirations from the DT and another great challenge. My first entry may be a little too off the wall for you so let me know if you want me to remove it. Many thanks for the awesome challenges and wonderful DT inspirations Karen x

  10. sorry, I have put my apple card in the wrong link up. Can you remove it please? That will teach me to multitask!
    Katrina x


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