Friday 1 September 2017

September 2017 - Metal

Welcome everyone to our September Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Metal", chosen by the lovely Miriam

Hi all, it's my turn to pick the project for the month.  I have chosen 'Metal' which features in my crafting a lot. I also happen to have a very large tool box which is full to the brim of metal embellishments and watch parts.

For my project I have altered a cheese box to create a trinket box.

If you pop over to my blog  you will be able to see how I created this box full of metal goodness!

I hope you enjoy all of the inspiration again this month and that you are inspired to join in with the Metal challenge to be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to send at Country View Crafts.

I will hand over to my Design Team members to show you how they have interpreted the Metal theme.
The August bank holiday weather was so beautifully hot and sunny. We even had a dragonfly fluttering in the garden near my flowers. As I searched for inspiration for our fun metal theme this month I knew just what I could to do..I would make metal flowers and a dragonfly! If you would like to see how I made my metallic creation do fly pop over to my my blog here where all is revealed. Enjoy September, I think we may have seen the end of our summer weather but who knows, it can be so fickle.

Hello everyone today I'm sharing Boho  Jane who just loves butterflies, so I gave her lots!
All the details are over on my blog as usual so I hope to see you there.
Hugs xx

Cogs and Gears are the order of the day for my first piece in the "metal " challenge, chosen by my lovely friend Miriam. 
For more details, please visit my blog. 
When Miriam suggested that this month's topic would be metal - I knew I wanted to use this JoFy stamp set! I made a rusty background using metal tape, a texture fade and Fresco paints and real rusty wire to suspend the light bulbs and for the robot's neck. Gabrielle x
As soon as I saw that the challenge was metal I knew exactly what I wanted to do....

No this wasn't it! In my head, this was a tag, and the frame wasn't broken, but I like it better this way. There are a lot more details over on my blog, so please enter The Twilight Zone.....

Hello there! I do hope you can join us in this great new challenge - there are so many ways to incorporate metallics into your design. You can see what I did to make my card on my blog here.


Rachel xx


Hello Everybody,
For our September challenge - Metal - I have chosen the silver. So you can see silver moon, silver stars and silver spatters on my card! If you want a tutorial, please click on my blog.
Thank you!

Some weeks ago I went to a flea market and found this pretty silver platet spoon - perfect for this challenge, Miriam hostes this month! I decided to alter it. I had much fun making a totaly different arty thing from a common thing like a spoon. If you want to know, how I made it, you´ll find the steps on my blog!

Hello everyone, 
The lovely Miriam has set the Challenge for September and she chose 'Metal'. I did struggle a bit with this and three of my previous projects landed in the bin !! 
In the end I managed though and made an art journal:

If you would like to know how I made this you can visit my blog HERE or hop straight to YouTube where you'll find a tutorial. 


Thank you for stopping by  ! I will be back soon with more inspiration, hopefully I will be able to do it in one go ! lol 

Corrie x

Metal is such an exciting material to craft with... lots of techniques to try, from the easy to the more elaborate. Today I went for easy and fun!
If you want the secret on how to get this effect, come by my blog,
 where I shine the light on the matter...
More 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 Blues & Greens last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon


  1. Wow love everyone's creations fabulous hugs Debsxx

  2. Lovely collection of fab art, girls. Great start to the topic! Xx

  3. Wow ladies a gorgeous metallic showcase here many different projects! Happy September xx

  4. Great theme and fabulous fun inspiration from the DT. Hugz

  5. Amazing makes everybody - and I love this theme! Hugs Rachel xx

  6. Very cool ideas and beautiful inspiration! Way to go DT! Hugs, Autumn

  7. What a fabulous selection, I loved this challenge. Sue xx

  8. I love it all ! Well done ladies !
    Corrie xx

  9. Great challenge and loving the DT inspirational work. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  10. Beautiful inspirations from all of the team and a fun challenge too, so happy I got to play along eventually Karen x


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