Saturday, 17 August 2019

Seek - Art Journal Page

Hello lovelies,
 it´s Evelyn here today with my second project for the "Texture" challenge this month!

I made an art journal page with lots of yummy texture this time.

I made a process video, so if you want to know how I made this page, please hop to my YouTube channel and enjoy watching!

More photos you can find on my blog.

Now I hope you will also make something textured, there is enough time left!

Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful weekend 💖

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Embrace Life

Good morning and happy Thursday. I'm really pleased to be sharing my second texture piece with you today, and this time I've gone for the rustic look.

If you would like to hop over to my blog there are lots more photographs over there.
Have a wonderful week, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Embossed - Debossed

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here today for my second inspiration make for our challenge.
I have for you 2 techniques for textures, embossing and it's opposite, debossing. Without bossing you about (see what I did there?!), do come over to my blog to read up on all the details!
Keep cool and carry on crafting!

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Dreamer of dreams ....

Hello there! Rachel here today with another post for our texture challenge - on todays card I used cardboard to get a textural effect and also added texture through stencilling.

I do hope you can join us - you'll be in with a chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at Countryview Challenges.
You can get more details as to how I did this here.
Rachel xx

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Guest Designer - Angela Radford

Today we have the lovely Angela Radford as our Guest Designer

Hi all, my name is Angela Radford. Some of you may know my blog: Felix the Crafty Cat and I have a Facebook page too. I spent 33 years teaching Textiles and Art and since retiring I've been on several Design Teams and done a few Workshops too. I still enjoys learning new skill and then passing them on to others. I cannot remember when I started crafting as I've always been making something from being a child.

Style wise my work is rather eclectic though I particularly love anything a bit grungy be it 2D or 3D in paper or fabrics. I think I am technique obsessive and love to learn something new to add to my projects so when Susan said that this theme was Texture you can imagine that my brain went wild. I don't think that I could have got many more textures on this project but I did my best as you will see.

Anyone who knows me from my blogging would probably say that's her that makes the Masterboards and I include one on my blog most Mondays so it was the obvious place to start.

Details of how I made this are on my blog and hope you like it.

I started here:


 And I finished here:

Happy crafting to you all.

Angela x

Thank you Angela a Gorgeous project for our Texture Challenge. If you want to see more why not pop over to her blog and don't forget there is still plenty of time to join in with our August Challenge Susan x

Monday, 5 August 2019

Mixed media journal cover with dragonfly


Hello everyone,
here I am with the second project for our August challenge.
As for the first time, I created a mixed media journal cover.
Believe it or not, I actually use my first one as a bullet journal :-)
If you need a tutorial or info about the supplies,
please hop on my blog!
Thank you and happy crafting!

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Layers of Texture

Miriam with you again today.  I hope you enjoyed our first post for the texture challenge.

Here is my second project for the month

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this and to see the texture in more detail.

I really hope to see you join in with this challenge 0 there are so many possibilities.

Happy crafting!

Thursday, 1 August 2019

August 2019 - Texture

Welcome everyone to our August Challenge.

Our theme this month is Texture, chosen by the lovely Miriam. We love you taking part in our challenges so this month, don't forget Texture must be the main part of your projects to be in with a chance to win a £20 Gift Voucher.

Wow, it's August already.  This month it was my turn to choose the topic.  My choice - texture!  I love different textures and just want to touch them!  Texture can be created in so many ways and using so many mediums.
Here is my first project for the month

Pop over to my blog` to see how I created this.
I would love to see you join in with this challenge - don't forget, by joining in,  you will be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the shop!

Welcome to August, July certainly was certainly fiery and let's hope the sun continues this month too. For our texture challenge I got out my  book pages, texture paste, acetate and lots of hot summer colours to make my card. 
I am hoping this will be me in my garden for the rest of the summer 😉 If you would like to see how I made my card just leap  slowly walk over to my blog here
Enjoy your summer and I hope you get some time for creativity too. 
Bye for now,

Here's my take on the texture challenge - there's texture paste and crazing crackle on here! Hope you have fun joining in!
Rachel xx

Hello everyone,
for our August challenge, I created a mixed media journal cover.
If you like it, please hop on my blog for the details!
Thank you and happy crafting!

Hi everyone, 
and welcome to another challenge ! For this month's 'texture' theme I have made an art journal spread. I have also filmed the process if you'd like to see how I made it. 

There is a link to the video on my BLOG or you can simply click HERE
I'll be back with more inspiration soon ! 
Corrie x

Good morning and welcome to August. I'm into the second family birthday season, so I made a textured card for my niece.
If you would like to pop across to my blog there are lots more photographs.
Have a wonderful Summer, and alway be a Unicorn x

Hello and welcome to a new challenge!
Teresa here, and I have a pretty box canvas to share with you.

Please pop over to my blog for a closer look.
 See you again soon x

Texture! What a great topic this month! I love playing with different mediums and to built up layer by layer. This is what I did here and if you want to know how, please hop to my blog, there you will find all the steps with pictures.
I hope, you´ll jump in the fun and create some texture beauties!
Have a sunny August!

Such an easy theme chosen by Miriam, so many possibilities... Come by and inspect the textures on this page on my blog, the ladies are waiting for you!

And our Guest Designer, Angela Radford's project will be posted on the 7th August

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 challenge in July. There are lots of gorgeous entries and the winner will be announced soon.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Never feeling blue for you

Good morning it's Jane here today with my 2nd blues and greens card to hopefully inspire you to join our current challenge. There are only 8 days left to enter and all the details can be found here.
There have been some lovely entries so far and we hope to see lots more too.
I have been playing with PaperArty infusions and I have some more details of how I made this over on my blog here ,if you would like to fly over. I'll see you there. 
Enjoy the rest of the month, the weather has been lovely again.
Bye for now,
Jane x

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Collage Journal Page - Blues and Greens

Teresa here again with my second project for the Blues and Greens challenge. 
I have another journal page for you. This one is a great way of using your scraps.

Please pop over to my blog for more details and a closer look.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Blue and Green Card for a Man

Hello lovelies, it´s Evelyn
For my second inspiration I made a card for a man in blue and green.

I used the brand new Seth Apter Mini Stamps from PaperArtsy for my background. You can find them in the shop! 
If you want to know how I made this card, please hop to my blog.

Thank you for your visit today - and don´t forget to play with us!

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Be Careful What You Wish For

Good morning and happy Wednesday. I'm here with my second piece for our Blues and Greens challenge. When my son saw me as a mermaid on a recent Art By Marlene challenge he mentioned how good that would be on his birthday card. Well as I say, be careful what you wish for...

Not wishing to hog the limelight, I've put him on there too!
There are more photos over on my blog, so I would love to see you over there. Have a very happy week x

Monday, 15 July 2019

It's late o'clock

Hello, Craftyfield here today for a green and blue make that is finished months late,
which is kind of odd as the theme is clocks!
Come by my blog to get all the inside info! 

Saturday, 13 July 2019

June Challenge Winner, Top3 & DTSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the June Challenge It's A Bugs Life winners.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So here are the June winner of our Challenge and Jane's Top Three & DTSM.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 June winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
#18 Crafty Sunflower
Congratulations Liz - your winner's code & bade will be with you shortly.

Good morning it's Jane here this morning with my Top 3 and special mention post following the "It's a bugs life" challenge I hosted for June. Thanks so much for coming up with such lovely work, some were very humorous too and really did make me smile. 

So here are my Top 3, in order of entry to the challenge.

#1  from Magreet
Margreet included both butterflies and a bee in her lovely mixed media panel. The textures she achieved and the positioning of her bugs gave it a very vintage feel, almost like an old fashioned specimen piece. Beautiful!

#15 by Sara Emily
This is another beautiful, vintage feel panel with a gorgeous textured butterfly as the focal. There is even metal in this "bug". Super details and attention to detail and the sentiment is a favourite of mine. There is so much wonder in Mother Nature. Stunning!

#32 by Carol
Carol also features butterflies for her bugs and I love the simplicity of this piece. Sometimes less is more and I think that Carol has created such a timeless piece just with a simple stenciled background and washes of brown in the background. Gorgeous! 

So on to my design team special mention and this goes to#16 Jane
Jane created these 2 gorgeous bee theme bug cards and both are delightful. I love the colouring and the design of her beehive scene on the first and the sparkly wings and simple but beautiful design of the 2nd. And yes I love bees too. Such lovely work, thanks Jane.

Thanks again to everyone who entered "It's a bugs life" in June.
Remember that our current  "Blues and greens" challenge is up and running now and you can find it here
Have a lovely summer, enjoy admiring the bugs in your own gardens.
Back soon,
Bye for now,
Jane x
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 to there is still plenty of time to join us in our July Challenge!
Hugs, Susan