Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Surf's Up

Good morning and happy Wednesday. It's Sue here with my second piece for this month's fun challenge. This time I've used one of my oldest stamps. His blond locks will certainly have faded to gray by now! 

There are a couple more photographs over on my blog, so it would be lovely to see you over there. 
Thanks for looking and have a very happy day x

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.