Tuesday 1 December 2015

#34 December - Create a scene

Wow it's the first of December and we are now into the busy season with all our preparations for Christmas. I don't know about you but I have a list as long as my arm and I am wondering when it will all get done, but I am sure it will somehow. But to start off December we have a brand new challenge chosen by the lovely Rachel and we are asking you to add any project that fits the title - 'Create a Scene'. The fabulous design team have pulled out all the stops and given you some amazing projects to get you thinking and hopefully started on your own card or project. Let's take a look.

Hello there - I hope you are going to like my choice of theme for this month - its time to make a scene!!! For my first make I have done a Christmas card.
There is a full step by step at my blog here.
Rachel x

I created a card for a child for this wonderful challenge theme chosen by Rachel. Not being a scenic stamper really, I found it quite tricky, but hey, nothing like a challenge.... If you want to see more, just hop over to my blog.

I have decided to make a christmas scene today using a variety of stamps 
Thank you Rachel I love making scenes.
You can get more details from my blog


Hello Ladies, for the December challenge - Make a scene - I created a Victorian shadow box. I have to tell you that I really enjoyed this theme (thank you, Rachel) and I was quite satisfied with my winter street scene. If you want to see my tutorial, please visit my blog.

It had to be a Christmas card for my first 'Make a Scene' creation! It is a bright and sparkly project for me this time. For some close ups and the how to guide do pop over to Addicted to Art.


Now, for  many of my fellow team mates this theme came pretty easily. For me I needed to think outside the box a little - not a bad thing I hope! I chose recreate a scene we saw a lot in the summer - we went to lots of Stately Homes and saw deer heads on walls. One of mine has a little seasonal twist! For how I made these, please pop over to my blog! Gabrielle x

Hello everyone here is a board I made for this great theme, that the lovely Rachel chose for us.
You can see all the details on my blog here
By for now Hugs Debs xx

I was inspired by Rachel's theme to have a play with the fantastic tree stamps from Tim Holtz.  I love how you can layer them up to create a landscape with depth, and I created a snowy scene in one of my art journals with lots of inky layers and texture.  Do come over to Words and Pictures to see the sparkling snow close up!

I am afraid my (huge) stash of stamps does not include anything scenic to speak of so I have used a die and Weathered Wood and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks to create my snowy scene in this little shadow box. Having just been on a crackling weekend in Coventry, everything is being crackled at the moment!  If you would like to see more details then please hop on over to my blog.


Rachel has chosen a great theme for the challenge this month, though it did make my brain hurt at times trying to come up with a scene. Hope you like my Wintry picture -it even snowed for the photograph lol x
More details can be found here at Sue The Iron

I thought I would save my CVC workshop project to share with you today as I feel it fits perfectly with Rachel's fabulous challenge theme depicting a very icy and frosty scene in a shadowbox and a vignette or collection of items on the top. With more of a wintry influence than a Christmas one I thought it could be left out for the whole of the winter season and not just for the Christmas period. As always more details will be on my blog - just click on my name above to be transported there.

A huge thank you to the team for creating such fabulous projects and to you all for being part of our Country View Crafts Challenge blog. We look forward to seeing your creations appear and we hope you will be coming back regularly to see all the second projects that the team will be putting on here to give you even more ideas of how you could enter.

We hope you enjoy the build up to Christmas and have a wonderful festive season.

See you soon.

hugs Brenda and the CVC Team. xxxx


  1. fantastic makes one and all! Brilliant!!! Hugs rachel xx

  2. What a lovely theme chosen by Rachel and such gorgeous DT makes. Well done everyone and a very Merry Christmas. I will look forward to joining in with the fun xx

  3. Gorgeous scenic projects from everyone - I've had a lovely time hopping around to see them in close-up!
    Alison x

  4. Lovely to be joining you again. The inspitation by the DT is outstanding x

  5. Just found you all, wonderful inspiration from the DT, and I just had to join in...hugs. Jo. X

  6. Such beautiful DT cards. Thank you for this great challenge, love it.

  7. Great inspiration by your design team.

    Thanks for a fun challenge!

  8. What incredible scenic inspiration from the Design Team! I can't wait 'til I can take some time to visit your blogs for the details! Hugs!

  9. I LOVE all the DT creations! They are fabulous! I love Astrids Christmas scene. Love it!! Gorgeous! Thanks for another fun challenge! Merry Christmas!

    - Susan, {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  10. Fabulous inspirations and another fun and fab challenge! Thank you so much for all your hard work Karen x


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