Monday 25 December 2017

Keep calm..

Hello everyone,

and Merry Christmas ! I have an inspiration piece for you today for our Christmas with optional reds, greens and rust challenge. I made  a tag as I am not a traditional girl !

If you would like to know how I made this then hop over to my BLOG where I have explained with photos how  it came together.. 
Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Saturday 23 December 2017

Just in time

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here for a last minute card.

Hop on over to my blog for the low down, it's a quick and easy one!
Happy Christmas all!

Thursday 21 December 2017

Not Many More Sleeps

Good morning and happy Thursday. It's Sue here with a last minute Christmas card, (hopefully I'll have posted it by now). I've gone with the red, green and rust option, and as it turned out it's pretty much full of Tim Holtz products so it should all work together.

There's a step by step here on my blog so please pop on over. I hope you're all ready for the big day, and have a very Merry Christmas. Thanks very much for looking and I'll see you again next Year!

Tuesday 19 December 2017

The Great Outdoors

Hello there! Its certainly begining to look a lot like Christmas! I have chosen to make a festive card today using the Tim Holtz Great Outdoors Stamp set! There's more details over on my blog here.

Happy Christmas! Big hugs Rachel xx

Sunday 17 December 2017

The bells will be ringing

Hello it's Jane here with my 2nd Christmas
 card. I am hoping to inspire you to join in with our current challenge of Christmas with the optional twist of red, green and rust. I loved making my rusty bells and today I am sharing the card I made with the church bell die cut.
I have a step by step and a mince pie  very warm welcome over on my blog here.
I hope you are nearly ready for the big day..this time next week it will be Christmas Eve.
I am looking forward to hearing the bells from our local church ringing out...such a special time of the year.
I would like to take the opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas. See you in 2018.

Bye for now,

Jane  x

Friday 15 December 2017

Card with holiday knit and rusty bells


Hello Everybody,
For our Christmas challenge - where I chose the Red-Green-Rust option -
I created a card with Tim Holtz holiday knit pattern and with rusty Christmas bells (also a TH design). I hope you like it, and if so, please visit my blog for more inspirations!
Happy crafting and joyful preparing for the holiday!

Wednesday 13 December 2017

A Very Merry Christmas Time

Hi, Miriam here again.  Today I am sharing a Christmas card that I've made using new PaperArtsy JOFY stamps.

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

Don't forget, there's plenty of time to join in with this month's challenge, so I hope that I have inspired you to do so.

Happy crafting...

Monday 11 December 2017

Love Is What's In The Room....

Hello!! It's Teresa here again with my second Christmas project. This time I used the optional colour scheme of Red, Green and Rust on my tag.

You can find out how I created this, along with some more pictures over on my blog. Thanks for taking a look, I hope you join in the challenge with us this month.

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Funny Santa

Hello all, it´s Evelyn here today with my second project this month.

If you still need Christmas cards that can be sent by mail, I have a little inspiration for you. 

More you can find on my blog. There are some more cards with the funny Santa!

Now I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We´ll meet again next year!

Sunday 3 December 2017

A non Christmas theme for this months challenge.

Hello Everyone Debs here and welcome to my post for this months challenge which is is a very non Christmas make from me, but very red green and Rust! When I chose the theme I wanted to give people options as I know not everyone likes to make Christmassy projects, so there’s no excuse this year, so get those entries in lol.

As always pop over to my blog to see how I made this, and 
 as I won’t be back here with another post until next year, I would like to wish you all a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Thank you all for your support, it has been a fabulous year.

Friday 1 December 2017

December 2017 - Christmas

Welcome everyone to our last Challenge for 2017
This month Debs has chosen the theme Christmas with the option of Reds, Greens & Rust

We would also like to introduce our new Design Team Member Teresa


Hello and welcome to my first post for the team!

This pretty vintage shrine is full of texture and sparkle. It would make a fabulous gift that could become an heirloom decoration. All the details and more photos can be found on my blog.

Good morning and happy Friday. It's not long now until the big day, and as we have a Christmas challenge, I though I would take the opportunity to make a few gift tags.

As always there are lots more pictures over on my blog, so please pop across and take a look, and bring the mice mince pies with you. Have a very happy December, and I'll see you again later in the month.

Good morning all, the Advent time is opened!
For my first project for our December challenge I made a very vintage Christmas card.
If you want to know, how this one came together, please visit my blog.

It's official, it really does feel a lot like Christmas in blogland! For my first inspiration piece, I went all red & green with a touch of rust.

Come and see how I made this quick card on my blog. And don't worry no stamps have been hurt in its making.

Hello there! Its December already and if you haven't already started making things for Christmas now's your chance!!! I do hope you can join us! My card is made with Paperartsy stamps and there is more detail on my blog here
Miriam here....I cannot believe it's December already!!
Here is my first project for the month

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this.
Enjoy the rest of the Christmas inspiration!

Hello Everybody,
For our December challenge,
I created a card with a red and green holiday knit background and with a rusty reindeer.
If you want to know more about my card, please hop on my blog!
Thank you and happy crafting!
Good morning, wow we have arrived at the 1st day of December. I can start my countdown to Christmas, my favourite time of the year. I have used the optional theme of red/green/rust for my December makes. Both feature bells, to ring out the joy of this wonderful season of goodwill.
Today I am sharing this one, my Jingle Bells card.

I have a step by step of how I made this over on my blog here where a glass of sherry warm welcome awaits. I wonder if Santa has got the sleigh out yet ready to jingle all the way! Are you ready? 
Bye for now,
Hello everyone, 

For this month's Christmas Challenge I have used non-traditional colours for an Art Journal page. 

If you'd like to know how I made this then hop over to my BLOG where I explain all ! 

I'll see you soon with some more inspiration ! 

Corrie xx
My favourite time of the year and wonderful Christmas 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 Stencils challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon. Wishing You All a Very Happy Christmas

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



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......