Saturday 1 August 2015

Brrrrr! It's August?

Good morning dear Friends!

Here in the UK we've had a really cold couple of weeks and we're feeling it too!  Despite that, we're looking forward to warmer weather and are still totally motivated and looking forward to August's challenge.  The theme for this month has been chosen by our lovely Alison (aka butterfly) and this is a topic that ALL of you can join in with!  It is...

We're hoping that, by now, you'll all be aware of our rules but if not, you can find them here.  Everyone has a chance of winning the £20 shop voucher, generously contributed by our sponsor, Country View Crafts, because we select our winner at random using  We encourage and welcome all to participate, from beginners to those that have been crafting for years, we also like to see ALL types of crafting from cake making to quilting, from knitting to pure art, from papecrafts to home decor - if you craft then you qualify - please join us!
It's no secret that I love meadow grasses and flowers, but it's only in recent years as my hayfever has died down that I've really been able to enjoy them to the full.  I love the idea of a dreamy summer's day spent drifting through meadows, brushing the tops of the grasses with my fingertips, and that's what inspired this card made for a friend's summer birthday.  Come and visit Words and Pictures to see more details.
It's August and hopefully we will get some lovely warm sunny days so we can sit out in the garden or go for some inspiring walks. It was thinking about the garden, the grass and flower borders that inspired my tag for this challenge. Lots of green with a splash of colour and some remnant rubs. I'm looking forward to seeing what inspires you for this summertime challenge.
This is a card, one with a dfference, and made using a Tattered Lace exploding box die.  I've used stamps and dies from Hearfelt Creations and Tim Holtz inks and dies to colour the embellishments as well as his stamps and dies for the butterflies.  You can find the step x step on my blog.  Chris xxx
 Hello everyone, are you enjoying your Summer? as I write this the children are on their last day at school and parents are preparing for those long hot summer days at the beach or country walks. but if like me you are working everyday then we have to bring the summer indoors to our screens. For my project I wanted to capture some of those elements that you see in Summertime like the blue skys, rain, and bright gardens. lots of brayering and use of Acrylic Ink. Im really looking forward to seeing what your summertime project will look like. Take Care Debsx

Hello..... I hope I am bringing some sunshine your way with my first
make this month
Details of how this was made can be found here. 
The joy of warmer weather means that summer is here and there’s something special about the UK in the summer! This month’s theme puts me in mind of bucket and spade summer holidays at the beach! Jo Firth-Young’s stamps are just perfectly evocative of these holidays and I have used them a lot this month! For my first project for the new Country View Crafts Challenge this month of Summertime I have made a tag. The beach hut opens up! As always, there's more on my blog including what's inside my beach hut! Gabrielle x
Over the last few weeks I have been making a vase of summer flowers and these are the latest. Blousy Cabbage Rose Blooms using the Tattered Florals Die.  I have fallen in love with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink all over again! If you would like to see more details and a tutorial on how to make them, then please visit  my blog.
For my first creation this month I took a canvas and just started playing with stamps, stencils and paint to create a floral, summary image. More details can be found today at Addicted to Art.

Hello there! Here's my first make for the wonderful challenge that is summer! I adore this theme - and have made firstly a canvas that is full of colour using lovely goodies from Paperartsy.
Please check out my blog here for full details of how i made this. Hugs rachel x
For my first project this month I've taken us out to the country with lots of paint and Dylusions. Full details can be found here on my blog.
For my first summertime make , I was inspired by thoughts of the sea, its waves and beautiful blues and whites.  For all the details of how I created these cards please see my blog xx trace x

Once again we hope to inspire you with both the mix of genres as well as the differing styles we craft in.  Whatever your penchant, please do join us if you can, and use the 'Linkie' below to take part.

Have a wonderful August!

Chris and the CVC team!  xxx