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


  1. Love all your Christmas themed creations hugs Debsxx

  2. Great work teamies so many lovely Christmas ideas. I will be round to see you all in a few days but I am up to my knees in cards and jewellery getting ready for Dotty's Christmas market tomorrow. Merry Christmas to everyone! Hugs xx

  3. Wonderful Christmas inspiration from the DT - they are all beautiful creations and Corrie's really made me laugh, it is such fun!

  4. What a fabulous array of gorgeous Christmas projects, love them all. xxx

  5. Wonderful line up of christmas projects, dear Teamies!
    I wish everyone a wonderful christmas time!

  6. Super christmas creations from you all xx

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

  8. Just love the DT creations and Corrie's 'bah humbug' dog really made me chuckle - I feel like this at New Year! Thanks for this challenge - hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  9. Gorgeous samples from the team! So pleased to get to join in the fun xx

  10. Great challenge and loving the DT samples. Happy crafting, Angela x

  11. Thank you for the fabulous challenge ladies, and for all the hard work and inspiration you give us month after month x


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