Monday, 3 August 2020

Picture-esque Port

Hello crafters, it's Craftyfield here today to give you a second dose of inspiration
for the "I like to be Beside the Seaside" challenge.

Come to my blog to find out how I created this painting. This port ain't just for a storm!
I hope you will join us with your own seaside inspired makes,
I am looking forward to see them all!

Saturday, 1 August 2020

August 2020 - I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Welcome to our August Challenge, chosen by the Lovely  Craftyfield

Welcome to our August challenge, which I am delighted to host!
I chose a theme close to my heart: the Seaside.
I want to see beaches, boats, ports, beach huts, deck chairs, bathers etc…
You can choose to illustrate underwater scenes too, but a single fish/seahorse/shell will not do... 
If it needs an doesn't fit the theme!!!

Come by my blog to read how I made my tag!

It really is the time of the year for us to all be thinking of the seaside and I am delighted that this is our theme for August. Even if beach holidays abroad have been cancelled, I hope you can still tiptoe through the sand and listen to the sea at some point this summer.
My seaside make today uses one of the backgrounds I shared on the shop blog some months ago using the new distress glazes on texture paste.
If you would like to see more of how I made this just swim  pop on over to my blog here where I will reveal all. 
Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your holidays or should I stay staycation this year!
Stay safe,
Back on the 9th with my 2nd project,

Happy August.  
Here is my first project for the challenge:

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this vintage memory themed card.
Happy crafting!


Hello there - just love this months theme - it gave me the chance to get some older stamps out and play with yummy distress oxides - you can find details on my blog here. Can't wait to see what you make!
Rachel xx

Hello everyone,
for our August challenge
I have created a framed beach scene with a cute hut.
If you like it, please visit my blog.
Thank you!

Hi Everyone, 
For the new seaside challenge I have made a postcard:

If you'd like to know how I made this then please hop over to my BLOG where explain with some step-by-step photos. 
I will be back again soon! 
Corrie xx

Good morning and welcome to August. I would love to visit the seaside, but for now I'm happy to settle with my stamps and stencils.

There are lots more photo's over on my blog showing how these came together. Take care and have a very happy month x

Hello and happy August!
For the challenge I made a beach card with this wonderful vintage stamp.

If you want to see how this came together, please visit my blog.

Happy holidays!

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 great entries and the winner will be announced soon. Most important of all is Stay Safe Everyone xxx

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

Thursday, 23 July 2020

June Winners Post, Top 3 & DTSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the June Challenge Winners.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So here is the winner of our Challenge, Top Three & DTSM.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
Rachel's Summer Fields June winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is

Hello there - Rachel here with my winners for June's Summer Fields Challenge. There were a lot of beautiful entries but some seemed to fit the theme more than others - and my top three from these were:

I thought this really embodied a summer field...grasses, sheep and wild flowers - all under a summer sky - beautiful!

#39 emmatrenouth 
This one is so summery and containsmany things from a summer field without showing an actuall grassy scene - its just so fresh and full of life!

I love this and the blog post shows a great tutorial of how it evolved - just lovely!

My DT special mention has to go to Jo . Jo entered the challenge a few times but my favourite art journal page was this one ... its perfect for the theme! Love it Jo!

Thanks to all who entered - I do hope you'll give it another go this month with Sue's brilliant challenge!

Hugs rachel xx

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 time to join us in our July Challenge hosted this month by the lovely Sue with the theme Do What Makes You Happy

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Pushing the Dandelions

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here today !
I have a second inspiration make for our "Do what makes you happy" challenge.
I enjoyed so much playing with alcohol inks and the Gelli plate last time that I used them again but with a fun, and easy technique.
Come over to my blog for all the details!
Happy crafting...

Friday, 17 July 2020

Sunflower Card

Hello and happy friday all!

Today I want to share my second make for the challenge this month with you.

I made a sunflower card, which I colored with PaperArtsy Infusions.

If you want to see more, please hop to my blog!
I hope, you will join in with our challenge this month, it´s enough time left.

Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Do What Makes You Happy

Miriam with you again today. 

I am sharing 2 of my loves - Tim Holtz and gin!  

Here is my second project that I am sharing with you:

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card.

Thanks for joining me.

Happy crafting!

Monday, 13 July 2020

Painting pots makes me very happy!!!!

Hello there! Rachel here and today and I want to share my love of painting pottery with you today! I have painted a cake stand that is a birthday present for a family member - her birthday has passed now so should be okay to show this on here. I used two aall and create stamp sets to create this. When I stamp up my pots I use any ink will all burn off in the kiln. Since I have to overpaint everything I usually stamp in a colour that I will not use in the painting. In this picture you can see the stamped creation with only limited painting  (in black).

The glazes I paint with are specialist - not nomal paints but any pottery painting studio will let you bring your stamps and paint their pots with their glazes.
Here's the finished piece... fully glazed, overglazed and fired....

There's more details over on my blog here.I look forward to seeing what makes you happy!


Rachel xx

Saturday, 11 July 2020


Hello everyone,

Here's my second inspiration piece for the 'Do what makes you happy' challenge:

Of course there is a process Video too ! You'll find it HERE of you can go via my BLOG.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Interactive birthday card with crazy dog and bird


Hello crafty friends,
for our July challenge
I created an interactive card.
The little bird can hop/fly up and down.
On my blog, you can find a short video of how it works. 

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Keeping happy

Hi it's Jane here today with my 2nd project for our current "do more of what make you happy" challenge. 
I am never happier than when I am making cards, even though Dotty's teahouse is closed I am still making them so that I will have lots of stock for when she is finally able to open again.
One of the rooms in the teahouse is Alice in wonderland themed and cards I make using this theme are always very popular. They certainly seem to make customers' happy!
 So for today's post I am sharing a rather unusually coloured Cheshire cat using stamps by Visible Image to put a smile on everyone's face. If you would like to stroke  meet my cat and see how he came to life please pop on over to my blog here where a warm welcome and loud purr from Mr CC awaits. Enjoy your July,

Stay safe and creative,

Jane x

Friday, 3 July 2020

Year One Before And After

Good morning and happy Friday. I'm back with my second piece for this month's Do More Of What Makes You Happy challenge. This was made following another on-line class by the lovely Clare Charvill.
 My son and his partner moved into their first home together a year ago, and I've made them a couple of brag books in a box as a sort of 'before and after' of their first year.

There are lots more photo's here on my blog, so please pop across and take a look.
Have a great month, and thanks so much for looking x

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

July 2020 - Do What Makes You Happy

Welcome to our July Challange, chosen by the Lovely Sue - Do More Of What Makes You Happy - Use your happy colours, favourite stamps etc

Good morning and welcome to July. We've all had a really tough few months, so for my challenge I'm asking you to do more of what makes you happy. This could be a favourite stamp, or colour, or in my case it's attending a crafty class (in this instance an online tutorial) and learning something new.

This is my Dad's Father's Day card which was inspired by a Graphic 45 tutorial. If you would like to pop over to my blog here there are lots more photos (including a few really bad ones lol) Take care and have a great month x 

Summer really is in full swing now and one of the things that makes me very happy is sitting in my outside studio creating and being inspired by the hot colours in my garden. I also love working with alcohol inks and this is the technique I have chosen to share today for the challenge together with my favourite stamp brand, Visible Image. I have made a card for my husband as our 39th wedding anniversary on the 25th July.
If you would like to see how I achieved this very organic background for my card, all is revealed over on my blog here.
Have a wonderful summer,
Stay safe and stay creative,
Jane x

For our July challenge, I created a card with Tim Holtz's products
 because these are the things I love.

If you like my card and need a tutorial, please visit my blog!

Hello there - there are two things about making this card that make me happy - using a newly learned background technique - and using a never before inked up stamp.....find out more over on my blog here. Have a great day!
Rachel x

Hello everyone, 
Welcome to the new 'do more of what makes you happy' Challenge for July ! 
Here is mine:

Of course there is a YouTube tutorial too.  You'll find it HERE

You can also go via my BLOG.

I'll be back soon ! 

Corrie xx

Happy July.

For this theme I had to go all Tim Holtz.  Here is my project:

Pop over to my blog to see what products I used to create this card.

Happy crafting!


My make is very high in spirits, come over and check out the details
on my blog, intoxicating... Puns totally intended!!!

Hello all,
for the "Do more of what makes you happy" theme this month I made a mixed media canvas.

I love to make Layouts with lots of materials, techniques and colors, that makes me happy!
For more please pop over to my blog!

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 June. There are lots of great entries and the winner will be announced soon. Most important of all is Stay Safe Everyone xxx

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

Sunday, 21 June 2020

I'd rather be in my garden

Hello everyone, 

I have another project to share for the 'Summer Fields' challenge. It is a mini art journal page but it could also be a card.

You'll find a step-by-step photo tutorial on my BLOG if you'd like to see how I made it. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie xx

Friday, 19 June 2020

Wildflowers in sunset


Hello crafty friends,
I'm here with my second inspirational project
which was made for our June challenge, Summer Fields.
As you can see I created a summer field in sunset.
If you need a tutorial and a supply list, please hop on my blog.