Monday 25 September 2017

Exhibit A. #55 , Hazel,

Here is my very blingy bottle that I had fun creating. If you would like all the blingy details than please pop over to my blog.

Saturday 23 September 2017

Create Art

For my second project this month on the theme of metal I wanted to make something that could easily be a card or front to an art journal or a variety of other uses! I painted the tag with Snowflake Fresco Paint and added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink through a stencil. Then I added the stamped leaves and then assembled the pieces continuing the metal theme. I like the simplicity of this tag - sometimes it's good to keep it simple - something I should try more often!

Thursday 21 September 2017

Altered Little Note Pad

Hello all, it´s Evelyn here today, nice to have you here again!
I want to share my altered little note pad with you. I love the industrial, steampunky look of things and of course thinking of steampunk and metal, there must be some gears and cogs!

I made a video of the process, where you can watch the steps of the making of.

There are some days left to join in with our challenge, so I hope to see your work here!
Thank you for your visit today and you are welcome to visit my blog.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Shine on

Morning everyone Debs here to share my second inspiration for this months theme, given to us by the lovely Miriam. Still managing to resist doing something rusty, (well it's good to challenge ourselves, isn't?) I used metallic paints instead.

Hope you can pop by my blog to see how this card came together

Take care 
Hugs xxx

Sunday 17 September 2017

Industrial Man

Hi everyone,

and welcome to my second inspiration post for Miriam's 'metal' challenge... I have made a mini art journal page.

If you would like to know how I made this page then hop over to my blog HERE and I will show you. Until next time,

Corrie x

Friday 15 September 2017

Stamped and Embossed metal

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here today to share one of my favourite technique with metal.

Embossing a stamped image does take a bit of time and effort but has the wow factor!
Do come over to my blog to find out how I did it.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

He's A Family Guy

Good morning, it's Sue here and I'm really happy to be sharing my second metal themed piece with you. I've gone back to a forgotten favourite that's been at the bottom of my drawer for far too long - VerDay paint.

I hope this makes you smile more than my grumpy Hipster family. There are more photographs over on my blog so I hope to see you over there.  Have a very happy day, and thanks for looking x

Saturday 9 September 2017

August Winner, Top 3 & DTSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce Corrie's lovely Blues & Greens challenge in August.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So the August winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

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

#49 - Sarascloset

Congratulations!  Your badge and prize voucher will be on their way to you very soon.


Now on to Corrie's top 3 and DTSM. It is always difficult for us to narrow our choices down to just 3 with so many wonderful and worthy submissions but after much deliberation and in no particular order, Corrie has chosen 
#74 - Glennis F

I love everything about this! The purple is a great addition to the blues and greens ! Fabulous ! 

# 12 - Shilpa

There  is so much to see here. I particularly like the dimension and collaged elements ! Well done ! 

# 45 - Inky Fingers
This is a great birthday card and those birds are so cute ! Fantastic ! 

And for the DTSM : 

#48 - Alison/Craftytrog

Journals are my first love and this one is fantastic. 

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 lots of time to enter our September Challenge - Metal

Embossed metal with an autumn twist...

Hello there! Rachel here today with another metallic post for you! I have embossed sheet aluminium and painted it. For full details please see my blog post here.

Hope you can join us! Hugs rachel xx

Thursday 7 September 2017

More metallic creatures

Good morning it's Jane here. Firstly can I thank you all for the love you sent for my dragonfly card..I was really blown away! The weather has turned much more autumnal so my second inspiration card for our metal theme this month has some autumnal hues....
just like my card I shared on Friday everything is made of "metal"....if you would like to see how I hammered put this together do pop over to my blog here. It would be lovely to see you there....even though I may be somewhere else....hmmm there's a bit of intrigue for you 😉 I hope we are giving you lots of metallic ideas for you to join in the challenge this month.

Bye for now,

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Metal star ornaments


Hello All, 
let me show you my second project for our September challenge: Metal.
As you see I have made some vintage style Christmas ornaments decorated with rhinestones and pearls. If you like it, please hop on my blog to get a tutorial and more photos!
Thank you!

Sunday 3 September 2017

Metal Can Look Pretty

Hi there, Miriam here for my second 'Metal' project of the month.

I hope you are enjoying the inspiration so far.

I wanted to show that metal can be 'softer' too....

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

I hope I have inspired you to join in with the challenge this month.

Happy Crafting!

Friday 1 September 2017

September 2017 - Metal

Welcome everyone to our September Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Metal", chosen by the lovely Miriam

Hi all, it's my turn to pick the project for the month.  I have chosen 'Metal' which features in my crafting a lot. I also happen to have a very large tool box which is full to the brim of metal embellishments and watch parts.

For my project I have altered a cheese box to create a trinket box.

If you pop over to my blog  you will be able to see how I created this box full of metal goodness!

I hope you enjoy all of the inspiration again this month and that you are inspired to join in with the Metal challenge to be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to send at Country View Crafts.

I will hand over to my Design Team members to show you how they have interpreted the Metal theme.
The August bank holiday weather was so beautifully hot and sunny. We even had a dragonfly fluttering in the garden near my flowers. As I searched for inspiration for our fun metal theme this month I knew just what I could to do..I would make metal flowers and a dragonfly! If you would like to see how I made my metallic creation do fly pop over to my my blog here where all is revealed. Enjoy September, I think we may have seen the end of our summer weather but who knows, it can be so fickle.

Hello everyone today I'm sharing Boho  Jane who just loves butterflies, so I gave her lots!
All the details are over on my blog as usual so I hope to see you there.
Hugs xx

Cogs and Gears are the order of the day for my first piece in the "metal " challenge, chosen by my lovely friend Miriam. 
For more details, please visit my blog. 
When Miriam suggested that this month's topic would be metal - I knew I wanted to use this JoFy stamp set! I made a rusty background using metal tape, a texture fade and Fresco paints and real rusty wire to suspend the light bulbs and for the robot's neck. Gabrielle x
As soon as I saw that the challenge was metal I knew exactly what I wanted to do....

No this wasn't it! In my head, this was a tag, and the frame wasn't broken, but I like it better this way. There are a lot more details over on my blog, so please enter The Twilight Zone.....

Hello there! I do hope you can join us in this great new challenge - there are so many ways to incorporate metallics into your design. You can see what I did to make my card on my blog here.


Rachel xx


Hello Everybody,
For our September challenge - Metal - I have chosen the silver. So you can see silver moon, silver stars and silver spatters on my card! If you want a tutorial, please click on my blog.
Thank you!

Some weeks ago I went to a flea market and found this pretty silver platet spoon - perfect for this challenge, Miriam hostes this month! I decided to alter it. I had much fun making a totaly different arty thing from a common thing like a spoon. If you want to know, how I made it, you´ll find the steps on my blog!

Hello everyone, 
The lovely Miriam has set the Challenge for September and she chose 'Metal'. I did struggle a bit with this and three of my previous projects landed in the bin !! 
In the end I managed though and made an art journal:

If you would like to know how I made this you can visit my blog HERE or hop straight to YouTube where you'll find a tutorial. 


Thank you for stopping by  ! I will be back soon with more inspiration, hopefully I will be able to do it in one go ! lol 

Corrie x

Metal is such an exciting material to craft with... lots of techniques to try, from the easy to the more elaborate. Today I went for easy and fun!
If you want the secret on how to get this effect, come by my blog,
 where I shine the light on the matter...
More 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 Blues & Greens last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon