Monday 31 October 2016

Tricks or Treats

Spooky greetings crafters... This is Craftyfield here today, rounding off our month long Spooky theme with a radioactive tag.

If you're brave enough, come and see how my inner witch created it.
There'll be some tricks and maybe some treats... so pop over to my blog before nightfall....

Saturday 29 October 2016

A Spooky Farewell

If you follow the CVC project blog you may have seen that I am stepping down from the CVC team at the end of October - I have been here for 2 years - goodness where does the time go! 

So for my final post it is another Spooky card using some of Tim Holtz blueprint stamps. A few more details over at my blog today. Thanks for all the lovely comments over the last couple of years!


Thursday 27 October 2016

Halloween Family

Hello everybody,  it´s Evelyn here today. I want to show you my second project for our All Things Spooky challenge this month.

I wanted to make a piece in vintage style, where you won´t see the scary point at first sight.
If you want to see how I put all together, please visit my blog, there you´ll find some steps x step photos.
There are some days left to join in the Spooky fun, so I hope you´ll find the time to show your work with us!
Thanks for your visit today!

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Halloween cards with haunted houses

Here are my second pieces of our November Challenge. Why two? Because I nearly throw away the second card in my picture. I made a mistake which ruined the left corner of my card. But later I had an idea to cover it with a big pumpkin :-) So I have two cards and on my blog I can give you a tutorial. Happy Halloween!

Sunday 23 October 2016

Fright Night

I am thrilled to be back this month and sharing one of my most favourite Halloween makes! This little page in my smallest journal has the smallest Tim Holtz book cover as the background - I thought it looked like a wrought iron door (does it?!) and lots of PaperArtsy stamps to accompany my little chap. For details on how I made this, please pop over to my blog.
Gabrielle x

Friday 21 October 2016

Spooky pink shrine

Welcome to my Friday inspiration project for the Spooky challenge we have going this month.

There are some apothecary bottles with nasty poisonous things in them, a ghoulish image and a rat coming to have a nosy around in case there's anything for him. Pink you say? Yes pink for a change. There are more details and photos at Bumblebees and Butterflies for you to peruse.

Have a happy weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Spooks Shrine

Hello everyone, Debs here with my second piece for this months challenge, all things Spooky. 
I wanted to show the Shrine lit up with the candle, but it does look rather dark, or is it meant to be dark...
To see how this all came together please pop to my blog where there is tutorial.
Keep creative!
Hugs Debs xxx

Monday 17 October 2016

Spooky fun scene

Good Morning all! I do hope you are doing well! Its my turn on the blog today and I decided to do a fun spooky scene as inspiration for our current challenge. If you want to know how I made this please visit my blog here. I hope to see your spooky makes in our challenge which you can find here
Big Hugs

Rachel x

Saturday 15 October 2016

Hello Everyone! and welcome to my second project this month for our All Things Spooky Challenge!

I have really dug out some old dies for this vintage style Halloween tag! Sometimes the old dies are still the favourites and I never tire of these two wonderful dies which were among the first ones I purchased.

Do join me over on my blog if you would like to find out a little more and a link to a tutorial for creating this resist background. 

Have a great weekend and I hope you find some crafting time and join us in our challenge!

Jennie x

Thursday 13 October 2016

Knock Knock Who's There

Good morning and a very spooky Thursday to you! It's my turn to share the ghosts and ghouls today, so here's my not so cute fairy door.

If you want to find out who's hiding behind the door (and I hope you do) I will see you over at Sue The Iron
Have a spooktacular day, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Halloween gift tags

Hello everyone, it's Jane back today to share the second of my Halloween tags. Autumn is really making its presence felt now with colder days and longer, darker evenings. My 2nd tag is not dripping blood (!)as the first one was, but has a more cute feel. This one is for my nearly 3 year old Granddaughter, Daisy. She, like my daughter and myself, genuinely loves spiders.

If you would like to see the step by step my tag do pop on over here  to my blog where a spooky warm welcome awaits you. I also made some matching gift wrap to show you.

You still have plenty of time to enter our "All things spooky" challenge here at Country View and we are already seeing some terrifying  wonderful work from you all...keep them coming! 

Bye for now

Jane x

Sunday 9 October 2016

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the September winners of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

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

Congratulations, Alysha!  Your winner's badge and voucher will be on their way to you shortly, and we hope you'll join us a Guest Designer here at Country View Challenges in the future.
Now it's time for Jennie to share her top picks with you.  As always you made it very difficult to choose from so many amazing entries, but here they are in no particular order.
As usual it was difficult to choose  from so many wonderful entries and I loved how the challenge theme was interpreted in so many. ways. In no particular order, these are the projects that really caught my eye:

#3 Irena's Art
A beautiful canvas in muted colours with so many wonderful textures

#33 Scrappy Scatty Jan
An amazing miniature holiday home! Beautifully crafted and with so many wonderful layers.

26 Katrina's Crafting Blog
Another fabulous canvas which evokes summer days spent at the seaside.


#4 Onions and Paper
A lovely collage of postcards and travel stamps.
Fantastic work all around!  Congratulations - your badges will be on their way soon, and we hope you'll display them with pride.

Wednesday 5 October 2016

All Things Spooky 2


Another moonlight scene for my second Spooky post. Can you see all the eyes in the woods! If you want to see more detail then please pop over to my blog!

Monday 3 October 2016

Happy Halloween

Hello everyone,

Corrie here, I have the second helping of inspiration for this month's challenge for you. It is a card and I have made a little YouTube tutorial for it... Enjoy ! 

Oh, and I hope you are going to join us !!! 

The link to my blog: HERE

Here's the link to YouTube:

Enjoy ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Saturday 1 October 2016

October Challenge - All Things Spooky

Welcome everyone to our new challenge for October with the title
chosen by the lovely Corrie

Welcome to this month's challenge of "All things spooky" ! I chose the theme this month and I hope you all come and play along with us. I made a not so spooky art journal page with Morticia and Gomez who are having a meaningful conversation ! lol I love the Addams Family films and thought they would be the perfect subject for this challenge. Please find all the details and a photo tutorial on my blog HERE. I will be back on the 3rd of October with more inspiration and a YouTube tutorial. 

Corrie x

No ghosts, no cats, no crows here just a bit of ectoplasme on the side... You'll find all the details for this spooky make here on my blog.

Although Halloween is not my favourite, I had much fun creating these little set of funny skeleton ATCs. The little rubber figures are from a dollar store and had the perfect size for ATCs. If you want to take a closer look, please visit my blog, you are welcome!
Hello everyone, you have all heard of a white wedding! Well here's my Spooks Wedding! I really had fun making this, don't you think they look dapper in their wedding attire? A mixed media A5 card to tempt you to play along. Check out all the layers  in this card with a visit to my blog

I love to make Halloween projects and had great fun with coloured fluid acrylic paints and stencils on this canvas board. Thanks Corrie for the perfect October theme and no doubt we'll be seeing lots more spooky creations over the month. I for one am really looking forward to seeing your makes.

It's that time of the year when things start to go bump in the night...yes Halloween is just around the corner. For our "All things spooky" challenge this month I have made tags which I will use for my family token Halloween gifts. This is my first one.

I hope you are not afraid of spiders! I had great fun putting this together and if you would like to see how I made it do pop over to my blog here where a spooky  warm welcome awaits you.

Jane x

Hello there! I have enjoyed getting spooky with this card - if you pop over to my blog here I will explain how I made this and the products I used!!! Hope to see you over there! Rachel x

Here is my Halloween card with poison bottles, cobweb and spider... a few of the obligatory Halloween elements. I used embossing powder, crackle glaze, glitter liner, inks etc.. but if you want to know how, please visit my blog.
Happy Halloween crafting to you all!

Helloooo, and welcome to the most spooooky month of the year! For my first piece this month I've gone with one of my favourite spooktacular stamps, lots of DecoArt paints, and embossing powder.

There's lots more pictures here on my blog, so come on over my dearies mwahahahaha....

Its that time of year again......woooooooo.........all things spooky. I do hope that you will join in.
For more details of my spooky nightscape, please pop over to my blog.
Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprint and Wilted Violet Distress Ink Card
It's all Tim Holtz for me today with Blueprint Halloween stamps, Shattered layering stencil and lots of Wilted Violet Distress Ink. Do hop over to Addicted to Art if you would like to see more details

I am always inspired by the Mail Art I see on Pinterest so I thought I would make my own Halloween Mail Art! It was great fun diving into my stash for Halloween and Correspondence stamps and then melting wax for the dripping blood! Do join me over on my blog if you would like to see more.

Halloween means you can dust off greens and purples and your spooky stamps and get creative... well, that's my excuse anyway! Lots of PaperArtsy and Dylusions products were employed making this journal page! Gabrielle x


Wow these are beautiful spooky projects from our Design Team. So it's over to you now, create your own spooky 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 last month. There are some gorgeous entries and the winner will be announced soon.
October 2016 Challenge - All Things Spooky