Friday, 17 August 2018

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Good morning and happy Friday! It's Sue here with my second piece for our Sun, Sea, and Sand challenge. As promised it's the front of my giant MDF tag, which will be used as the front cover of a new tag book.

I've used lots of DecoArt Americana Premium acrylics, and my new Art By Marlene stamps. There are more photo's here on my blog, and I would love to see you over there. Have a lovely weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Journalling holiday memories

Hello it's Jane here and we are now halfway through our August Sun, sea and sand challenge. Today I am sharing the page I made to include in my little granddaughter's holiday journal we made together. I shared my own holiday journal I made after our  magical Majorcan holiday for my first August CVC  inspiration post. 
The background is part of a masterboard I made. If you would like to see it and also some pages from inside her journal just put on your sunglasses and pop on over to my blog here.  I have lots of photos and a step by step of how I made it.
Enjoy the rest of August, we are loving seeing all your holiday/seaside related makes.

Bye for now,

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Sun, Sea and Sand {By Miriam}

Miriam with you again.  Today I am sharing my second project for the Sun, Sea and Sand theme.


Pop over to my blog to see how I created this canvas board whilst day dreaming of warm sand and cooling sea.

Don't forget to enter this month's challenge as one lucky person will be picked at random to win a gift voucher to spend in the online shop.

Thanks for joining me.

Happy Crafting!
Miriam

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

July Winner, Top 3 & DTMSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the July Challenge In The Summer Garden 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 July winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

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


Congratulations Jennifer - your voucher will be with you shortly. Now over to Jane
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Wow what lovely entries we had in July for the "In the summer garden" challenge I hosted. Thanks to everyone who entered, there were 108 super entries. I have had the hard task of choosing my Top 3. After some deliberation I have come up with the following, in no particular order, just the order entered into the challenge
No 39 Annie G
I loved the unusual shape and design of Annie's card and that the butterflies were surrounding these 2 girls in their summer garden. So pretty.

No 74 Liz Cavill
I am a fan of all styles of crafting and Liz's CAS design really stood out. This is such a cool design and very elegantly presented. Very simple but gorgeous.

Jo entered the challenge a few times, each time with lovely summer garden pages. I chose this one as I am a huge fan of agapanthus and have them in my own garden. Her collage design is beautifully executed, the flowers are from a napkin. Such lovely work.

And my DTSM goes to 

Felix's little journal is just delightful. You really need to visit her to see this in all its glory. Many elements have been up-cycled too. This was obviously a real labour of love and contains so many gorgeous pages. An English country garden in all its glory and a very worthy special mention. Fabulous work.  

As I look through my choices I notice one theme they all have in common...every piece contains butterflies! I must admit with this wonderful weather I have never had so many beautiful butterflies in my own garden. Enjoy the rest of the summer, lots of butterflies and your summer gardens.

Jane x
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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 August Challenge Sun, Sea and Sand

Dare To Swim

Teresa here with another inspiration project for the Sun, Sea and Sand Challenge. This time I have worked with the Sea part of the theme to create a textured canvas:


Hop over to my blog to see how I created this, and don't forget to enter the challenge for a chance to win £20 to spend in store!!

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Fun at the Beach!

Hello everybody, Evelyn here today!
We are having really hot days (and nights) this summer, so I made a card with vintage girls having fun at the beach.


If you want to see more, please hop to my blog!
Now I wish you a good time with much ice cream and a working air condition 😉.

Friday, 3 August 2018

I do like to be beside the seaside !

Hello everyone, 

It's Corrie here with the second project for my sun, sea and sand challenge. I'd like to see lots of nice holiday and/or summer projects! Don't forget you could win a voucher for the shop too ! 

Here is mine:


If you like to see how I made this then hop over to my BLOG where everything is explained. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

August 2018 - Sun, Sea and Sand

Welcome everyone to our August Challenge 
Our theme this month is Sun, sea and sand (make a summer or holiday themed project) chosen by the lovely Corrie

Hi everyone, 
I'd like to welcome you to the new Challenge which is hosted by me ! Yay! I have chosen the theme of Sun, Sand and Sea and I'd like you to make a holiday and/or summer themed project. 

I have made an art journal:


If you would like to see how I made this then please hop over to my YouTube Channel where you can see me do it ! 


I hope you will join me this month. I look forward to seeing all you projects ! 
I will be back soon with my second inspiration piece !

Good morning and welcome to August. The holiday season is in full swing, and many of us are chasing (or avoiding) the sunshine. My lovely lady is definitely beach ready.

Hands up who looks looks like this in their beachwear - no me neither. There are more details here on my blog, and I'll be back later on in the month with the other side of my giant tag. Have a fun month, and thanks very much for looking x



Hello there! I've been drawn to the sea for this challenge - I've made a hanger using board and paint, stamps and lolly sticks and string! Head over to my blog here for details. Hugs rachel xx



I tried to figure out how to build up a scene where there are sun, sea and sand at the same time. 
This underwater scene is one version.
On my blog, you can find the supply list and the tutorial.
Happy August everyone!!!

Teresa
Good morning!! 
Teresa here with a seaside themed mini shrine, full of happy memories of family holidays.



You can find out how I created it on my blog along with more detail photos. I can't wait to see what everybody creates for our Sun, Sea and Sand Challenge!

Welcome to sunny August and it looks like this year the weather is behaving and we are being treated to some real seaside weather. For my inspiration piece for this month's challenge I have made a photo holiday journal after our recent holiday in Majorca.
This is the front cover, you can find the back cover, and a full step by step of how I created my journal covers over on my blog here. There are also some sunny holiday photos too. I would love for you to pop on over...remember those sun glasses!
Bye for now,
What a perfect theme for this August, especially with such an extraordinary
hot and DRY British weather! A beach holiday is in order, methinks...


 This month, I picked up Tim Holtz simple-but-oh-so-brilliant new product and experimented for your pleasure... Do come over to my blog for the low down on Alcohol Lift Ink.

August is the month of long holidays (at least for me 😀).
So the challenge theme this month is perfect!
I made a summer birthday card.


If you want to see, how I made this, you can watch the process video on my YouTube channel.

Of course you can also hop to my blog for more information.
Now I hope you´ll use your spare time and join the challenge!
Have wonderful holidays!

Miriam
Welcome to August.  Here is my first project for this month's amazing theme:


This month I have created a journal page in my small journal.
Pop over to my blog to see how I created this sea themed page.
Thanks for joining me.

Gorgeous Sun, Sea and Sand 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 In The Summer Garden challenge last month. There are lots of Summer Garden entries and the winner will be announced soon.




Monday, 23 July 2018

In The Summer Garden {By Miriam}

Hi again.  Miriam here, sharing with you my second project for the challenge this month.  Hasn't the inspiration been amazing?  And there's still more to come.

Today I am sharing a tag that I have decorated using texture, stencils, grey board and paints.


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

Don't forget that there is still time to join in with this month's challenge.

Thanks for joining me.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Summer Garden Tag

Hello!! 
Teresa here again with another project for our In The Summer Garden challenge.
This time I have a mixed media tag to share:



Please pop over to my blog for all the details and some more photos. 
Thanks for stopping by!!