Thursday, 7 October 2021

August & September Winners, DTSM & Top 3s

  Hello everybody! Here are our August & September Winners.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

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

Congratulations, you voucher code & badge will be emailed to you very soon

Hello everyone, Debs here with my top 3 and DTSM, which all show monochromatic in all its glory, and follow the simple rule of using only 1 colour.


Alice - entry number 39 - a fabulous take on the theme, which shows real skill  in the stamping of the lighter background and going darker for the foreground. Great use of composition too. 


Chrissy - entry number 17 - I love the simplicity of this card, which is hard to achieve , well it is for me lol. A really lovely card!


Ionabunny - entry 19 - a truly monochromatic card with luscious hues of blue. I love the combination of the embossing folder 

with the stamping both in the background and as a focal point. 

Lastly the Design Team special mention 

Mac - entry number 43- this really caught my eye. I can see lots of skills and techniques went into the making of this card 

which, is clean and simple in design, but not simple to achieve. Starting with the fabulous composition, it is beautifully stamped and I love all the shimmer on the leaves 

and flower, really loved it, as I’m sure did the recipient. 

Well done to all who entered and a special thank you to my top three and Design Team special mention.


Debs xxx

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

Congratulations, your voucher code & badge will be emailed to you very soon

We had lots of beautiful entries for the September challenge I hosted. I really did enjoy seeing all your leaf themed projects. As always to choose a Top 3 and a special mention is tough but after a lot of deliberation, here they are in order of their entry. 

Number 14 Emma

The unusual oxides Emma chose to stencil and to colour her leaves with made for such a delightful card.

Number 61 Mac Mabel

I am a sucker for wreath type projects and the one Mac Mabel  made using her wonderful leaves is so beautiful, topped off by some gorgeous acorns too.

Number 74 Sid

I do love all things Tim Holtz and Sid created a beautiful tag using Tim's leaf dies. He added them to a  water coloured  background, so lovely. 

and last but by no means least is my Design team special mention. This goes to
 Number 83 Jane

Jane used lots of leaves and ephemera to create a gorgeous  junk journal. Do check it out. Jane is a brand new blogger, which these days is a rare delight so give her some newbie love too. 

Thanks everyone for sharing all your lovely makes and entering the challenge. Enjoy the autumn and keep crafting.


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 join us in our October Challenge xx


Mac Mable said...

I am thrilled with my shout outs and thank you to Debs for the special DTSM and to Jane for my top 3. Many congratulations to all the 'Winners' and all the amazing creations. Thank you too for the fabulous inspiration from the team x. Thanks for making my day x.

Liz said...

Thrilled to be the winner of the August Challenge, thank you! Looking forward to receiving my voucher code and badge. Congratulations to the September winner and the Top 3 for August and September. xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Congrats to all the lovely winners! I'm very happy to be the Sept. random winner and will look forward to my email. Thanks so much!!! XOX, Aimeslee (

ionabunny said...

Congrats everyone and thanks for the top pick. Hugz

EmmaT said...

wow -Thank you for picking my card as a top pick for September, thats made my day, i did enjoy making that card. Congrats to the winners and other top picks and thank you for keeping such a great challenge going for us to join in and get the creative juices flowing. Emmax

Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous showcase, thank you for including me in the picks and well done everyone else.

Linby said...

Well done to everyone, wonderful picks.

Sid said...

Thanks so much for choosing my entry as one of your top 3 .... enjoyed making it ! Sid xx