Sunday 9 April 2017

March Winner, Top Three & DTMSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the March winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

March winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...


Congratulations, Autumn!  Your winner's badge and voucher will be on their way to you shortly, and we hope you'll join us a Guest Designer here at Country View Challenges in the future. 

The Inspired by Tim Holtz theme was a crowd pleaser amongst the afficionados of all things Distressed and it was hard to choose just 3 of the best....
Christine (a.k.a Craftyfield) gave up and chose a top 4, on account that Tim Holtz would tell you to break the rules (that could be just be her excuse...) and it just wasn't possible to leave one of these brilliant makes behind...  In no particular order:

2 - Butterfly

Christine said: Hats off to Alison who had me at the Verdigris effect on the metal embellishments, and produced a tag full of interest, showing off her new Distress Oxides backgrounds.

44 - Sewpaperpaint

Christine said: Autumn made this journal page with lots of layers in a beautifully Vintage colour scheme. Don't you love these Paper Dolls from Tim's latest collection?

59 - Paperplay

Christine said: Carol created her own Paper Dolls by fussy cutting the Stampers Anonymous image (kudos, fussy cutting is my pet hate!) to create this wonderfully "Tim" tag. I love the colour contrast between the foreground and the black and white image.

63 - Julia Aston

Christine said: I can tell from Julia's blog she is a big fan of the man and even met him! She used lots of supplies for her tag including the new Distress Oxides and the iconic Umbrella man... I think Tim would be proud, don't you agree?

And finally, Christine choice for the Design Team Member's Special Mention goes to:
31 - Two Mad Dahlias

Christine said: Jess started making a tag and ended up with a piece of theatre... She put the brothers on stage, surrounded by suitably inked, distressed and generally "aged", papers and embellishments. Aptly named Beautiful Relic, methinks...

WOW Fantastic work all around!  Congratulations - your badges will be on their way soon, and we hope you'll display them with pride.

And don't forget there is still lots of time to enter our April Challenge - Rust


  1. Congratulations to all the winners! I'm so excited to see Autumn win the prize AND be a chosen winner with her gorgeous journal page spread! All the other choices are fabulous, too! Well done, all!

  2. Thank you so much - and congratulations to all the other winners. Like Sara I'm so happy for Autumn on her double!
    Alison x

  3. Congrats to Autumn for the prize win! and thank you Christine for choosing my tag as one of the top 3 (4!) I appreciate the honor and send congrats to the others chosen!!

  4. Congrats to the winner and top picks. Hugz

  5. Fabulous..!! Each and everyone.. Congratulations & Thank you for sharing your inspirational makes xx

  6. Congratulation to Autumn on the double, and all other winners xx Thrilled to be chosen as a top pick - thank you :) :) x

  7. Congrats to everyone! Thanks so much for giving me a special mention :)

  8. Woohoo, congratulations to Autumn on doing the double! Congratulations to Alison, Sara, Julia and Jess too!! x


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