Wednesday 25 October 2017

Mixed media Halloween

Hello it's Jane here with my 2nd inspiration post. For my first project I shared my witch's washing line..she was obviously getting ready for the main event in 6 days time...yes it's nearly Halloween. Now that her washing is dry I am sharing her spooky house which has every shade of autumn!
I used lots of different media to create my card and I will be spooked delighted to see you over at my blog here where I am sharing my step by step.

You have 6 more days to enter our mixed media with autumnal hues challenge...don't miss out. No tricks, just a fab treat of a £20 voucher for one lucky winner.

Bye for now,

Monday 23 October 2017

Autumn card with pumpkin


Hello everyone,
this is Monika with the second inspirational project
for our mixed media autumn challenge!
On my card I tried to represent most of the colours of the autumn, but of course the lovely red and burgundy are missing here.
You can find my tutorial on my blog!
Thank you!

Saturday 21 October 2017

Autumn Is In The Air, by Miriam

Hi again, Miriam here with my second project for the month.  I hope you are enjoying all of the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

My second project this month is a little canvas full of different mediums.

I hope you can pop over to my blog  to see how my project was created.

There is still time to join in with the challenge for this month.  There is a gift voucher in offer for a lucky winner.

Thanks for joining me......

Thursday 19 October 2017

Autumnal Fern, #56, Hazel,

The colours of Autumn are so glorious. Teamed with the real fern leaf that I collected and pressed last year, I feel that this portrays the joys of Autumn so well. For more detail, feel free to pop over to my blog. 

Tuesday 17 October 2017

A world with Octobers

The new theme this month is Mixed Media with Autumnal hues and for my second project I mixed ink, paint and stamped elements to make a journal page. The fabulous quote is from Anne of Green Gables! I hope you'll join in with us this month, there's a prize for the winner if you do!

Sunday 15 October 2017

September Winner, Top Three & DTSM

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

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

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


Now on to Miriam's top 3 and DTSM.
We had 42 entries this month and there were so many interpretations of 'metal'.  After much deliberating, my top 3 are as follows:

No. 14 Plony

I love the shabby chic and vintage feel of this card - it shows the softer side of 'metal' and is perfect for a male themed card.

No. 41 Lula

I love this project because the paper has been distressed perfectly to look like metal.  

No. 12 Ionabuny
Subtle way of adding metal in a beautiful autumnal themed project.

September's DTSM goes to No. 15 Lady Penelope.

Penny has embraced the metal theme and turned a wooden project into a metal dream!  An amazing transformation using different type of 'metal' finishes.
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 October Challenge - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues

Friday 13 October 2017

Falling Leaves and a video

Hello everyone and happy Friday!
It´s Evelyn here today. I want to show you my second make for the October challenge. I made a little canvas with falling leaves.

If you want to see, how I made the leaves, you are invited to watch my little video. More you can find on my blog
Have a wonderful golden October weekend!

Thank you for your visit!

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Autumnal Jane


Hello Everyone Debs here to share my second inspiration for this fabulous theme Autumnal Colours. 
I really enjoyed creating this journal page, as the colours of Autumn inspire me so much.
You can see how it came together over on my blog.
Take care

Monday 9 October 2017

The year's last, loveliest smile

Hello everyone, 

and welcome to my second inspiration post for this months challenge which was set by the lovely Rachel and she wants us to make a Mixed Media piece with Autumnal hues. I have made a tag this time : 

If you'd like to know how I made it then hop over to my BLOG where I explain everything. 

Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Saturday 7 October 2017

In the woods

Good morning, today I'm showing you this cute creature hiding in the woods...
For the Mixed Media element I created a bark background with all sorts of paints and you can read my warts and all account of how that went on my blog. Do come by and have a look, he's not only cute but fabulous too...

Thursday 5 October 2017

Autumn Beauty - Sue

Good morning and happy Thursday, it's Sue here and I'm very happy to be sharing my second Autumn coloured piece.

I love using the DecoArt Quinacridone colours, and there's a little bit of re-cycling going on too. More details can be found here on my blog. Have a great day, and thanks for looking xx

Tuesday 3 October 2017

More Autumnal Hues

Hello everybody! Rachel here today trying to tempt you into joining our challenge this month. I have created a very personal memory piece today that has an autumnal theme aswell as autumnal hues. If you would like to read more about the stamps I used and how I put it together please head over to my blog here.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs Rachel x

Sunday 1 October 2017

October 2017 - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues

Welcome everyone to our October Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues", chosen by the lovely Rachel

Good morning! I have chosen the theme of our new challenge to be mixed media and Autumnal hues.  Autumn is my favourite time of year and I would love to see you entering anything mixed media in autumnal colours - the topic is not Autumn ...but of course you can do anything based around autumn as long as the colours are right!!!! I do hope you can join us. If you want to know more about how I made my piece please check out my blog here.

Big hugs Rachel x
Brrrr Autumn has certainly arrived in my part of the word. But this does bring those lovely crisp mornings and beautiful coloured leaves that dogs love to play in, especially this one.
More details can be found here on my blog. Have a wonderful Autumn, and play in those leaves! 
Autumn seems to have arrived in my corner of the world very quickly. I’m a real summer gal so the trees changing colour and the cooling weather always comes as quite a shock!

I wanted to make something to celebrate a colleague’s 39 years at my place of work (quite an incredible achievement!) and when I saw the new theme I knew I could combine the two!

I used a variety of yellows, oranges and browns to colour these new Dylusions flowers and arranged them on the tag with a die cut banner. Gabrielle x
Hello everyone, 

For the new Mixed Media challenge set by the lovely Rachel I have an art journal page :

I enjoyed making this and if you'd like to see the process then hop over to my blog HERE or straight to YouTube. I will be back soon with more inspiration !


I love the colours of Autumn so used them on this this little Mixed Media notecard. All the details can be found
Over on my blog. Hope to see you there.
Hugs xx

October and autumn have arrived with a bang...or should I say with a bump in the night? For my mixed media card with autumnal hues I have a clue to what is on its way....
Yes it's the time of the year when things are starting to get a little chilling and mysterious over at my blog. I used several mixed media techniques on my card. If you would like to see my step by step click here where a very spooky warm welcome awaits.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Some die cutting from me this month with  Sara Davies' beautiful Autumnal Dies. For more details please pop over to my blog.

Hello everybody,
For our October challenge I created an autumnal tag.
Since this challenge is about mixed media, I used inks, acrylic paints, glossy medium, paper, fabric, cork sheet etc. But you can find the whole details over on my blog.

A seasonal theme chosen by my teammate and a fun one too... I took my paints, mediums and assorted bits & bobs to create this tag.
Great fun was had and I'm ready to do it all again later in the month...
Do check on my blog how my Mixed Media tag was made.

Rachel has chosen a fabulous topic this month, and just in time, as the leaves start to change colour.

This month I have created an autumnal themed card using paint, card stock and die-cutting.

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

Happy crafting!

Although I love summer and the warm temperatures, autumn has it´s beautiful sides too. The colors of this season are spectacular. The glowing colors of the trees are wonderful.
I made a vintage card in fitting colors of autumn.
If you want to find out how I made it, please visit my blog.

Gorgeous autumnal 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 Metal challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon