Thursday 23 November 2017

Stencils part 2

Hello Everyone Debs here with my second post this month for our current Challenge Stencils chosen for us by the lovely Gabrielle.

I’ve only used 2 stencils on this large tag but I think it works. I  hope you can join me on my blog where I share how I created 
It and what materials I used.
Take care 
Hugs xxx

Tuesday 21 November 2017

You're how old?

Hello everyone, 

welcome to my second inspiration project for the 'Stencil' challenge. I only used one of them but it is very effective I think. I wanted to show you how you can make a super quick birthday card with pattern paper and a stencil... 

I have filmed the process if you want to see how I made it:

Or you can go via my BLOG

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Multilayered Card

Good morning peeps, it´s Evelyn here today with my second project for our challenge this month.

I really love to use stencils. The possibilities are nearly endless!
If you want to see, how this card came together, please hop over to my blog .

Thank you for your visit today - and don´t forget to join in with the fun and show us, what you did with your stencils!

Sunday 19 November 2017

Vintage tag with stencils

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here back for a second dose of inspiration for you!
Last time, I made a Travel themed journal page, this time.... still on the Travel theme but with a tag.
It wasn't part of a master plan, it's just what my inner crafter desired...
Come by my blog to find out how I made this tag. In true Mixed Media fashion, it involves lots of different mediums and techniques, including lots of stencilling of course!

Friday 17 November 2017

Crazy For Stencils

Good morning and welcome to the weekend! It's Sue here with my second 'stencil' piece, and I've gone a little crazy!

I've gone back to my master board for this, and then chopped holes in it - well the crazies have to sit somewhere, and being cats they go just where they like!

There are lots more pictures here on my blog.

So, come on, you know you want to join in the fun, and you could win a £20 certificate to spend in the store. What's not to love about that. 

Have a fun weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday 15 November 2017

A background evolves ....

Hello there! Its Rachel here today with my second post of the month. We are using stencils this month and I have used quite a few in making up the background in this card ....

For full details please check out the step by step on my blog here.

Big hugs Rachel xxx

Saturday 11 November 2017

Holly and stencils

Good morning it's Jane here with my 2nd post to share some inspiration with you for the current stencils theme challenge. I chose to make 2 Christmas cards for the challenge. My first used very contemporary colours.
This time I have gone for a very traditional Christmas palette.
My stencil is the Tim Holtz holly and I used my favourite Tim Santa stamp..these just epitomize the Christmas spirit to me.
I have a step by step over on my blog here where a very frosty warm welcome awaits you.
There are only 44 sleeps...ho ho ho...meanwhile you have another 19 days to enter our challenge! We would love to see what you come up with. 

Bye for now,

Thursday 9 November 2017

October Winner, Top Three & DTSM

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

 October winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
#66 Creations by Nora
Now on to Rachel's top 3 and DTSM.

There were so many beautiful entries to this challenge - a feast of colour and texture and thanks to all who entered.
My top three - in no particular order were...


Such a fabulous use of metals and alohol inks - awesome!
#45 Butterfly 

wonderful mixed media project - beautiful texture and colours and just the best leaves.


 a stunning piece of art - just beautiful!
My special mention goes to
#77 iritshalom 

 A mixed media canvas...I adore the colour and texture in this piece. To me this really sums up the challenge....autumnal colours, mixed media ...I just love it!
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 November Challenge - Stencils

Vintage white Victorian Carollers


Hello Everybody,
For our November challenge: Stencils, 
I made a Christmas card with stencilled snowflakes.
The Sizzix brought back the Bigz Die, Victorian Carolers by Tim Holtz,
 so I bet this lovely couple will be very popular this winter!
The supply list is on my blog.
Happy crafting!

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Stencilling With Dies

Hi again.  Miriam here to share my second project for the Stencil Challenge.

This time I have created a card using the fabulous new Seth Apter dies that are in stock.

Pop over to my blog to see how I have used stencils in this project....  don't forget to have a play yourself and join in with the challenge.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday 1 November 2017

November 2017 - Stencils

Welcome everyone to our November Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Stencils", chosen by the lovely Gabrielle

I love stencils and when given the opportunity to choose the theme this month it was an easy choice! In this journal page I have six stencils - two different numbers, arrows, speckles, tracks (under the leaves) and plus symbols. If you'd like to see more on this, please pop over to my blog!
Gabrielle x

Brrrrr the temperature certainly knows that we have reached November. We are counting down to Christmas now and I make no secret that this is my favourite time of the year. I am in full Christmas crafting mode. For the fun stencils theme this month I made one contemporary styled and one vintage card. Today I am sharing my contemporary one... I do love blue with silver and white.
I have a full step by step over on my blog here where a chilly  warm welcome awaits you. Keep snug, I think it is now time to get out my scarf and hat. I wonder if one of these snowflakes will flutter down soon?
Bye for now,


I was so pleased when I saw that the challenge this month was stencils, as they are something that I really enjoy working with.

I've used them in a couple of different ways for my piece, and if you pop over to my blog there are lots more details there.
Have a wonderful November, and I'll see you later in the month for my second piece x

Hello there! I am so excited today that the new challenge has started! I just love to work with stencils! For more details of my make please pop over to my blog here.

Hi everyone, 

For Gabrielle's fab challenge I have made an art journal :

and I have filmed the process if you are interested to see how I made this then hope over to YouTube:

Or go via my BLOG! 

I'll be back soon with more inspiration ! 

Corrie xx

I travelled back in time to re-visit an old technique which I adapted to stencils. Come and check the details on my blog, I promise it's a fun and easy one!

Hello everybody,
it's Monika here
with the first project of our November challenge: Stencil it!
At this card, I created a stencilled background using two Distress markers for the flowers and two for the leaves.
As I really liked my background I didn't want to hide any part of it, so I decided to use a vellum for the text.
More details on my blog!

Hello Everyone when I saw this months theme was stencil, I was over the moon, well I would be really, wouldn’t I, lol.
I have used lots of stencils on this journal page. Please visit my blog to see how it all came together

This month Gabrielle has chosen stencils as our challenge theme.  The amount of ideas that went through my head was crazy.....we all love stencils!  Here is my first project....

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this tag.  Happy crafting!
Stencils! I admit, I am a little bit addicted to stencils. They are so versatile to use. I really enjoy working with them.

I made a male card for a special anniversary and used some stencils for the background.
If you like, you can find some more pictures at my blog.

Gorgeous stencil 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 Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon