Wednesday 1 March 2017

March 2017 - Inspired By Tim Holtz

Welcome everyone to our March Challenge and our newest Design Team member Miriam.
Our theme this month is "Inspired by Tim Holtz", chosen by the lovely Craftyfield.
Whether you are inspired by Tim Holtz's products, his style, or his techniques (or all three!) your make will be perfect for this challenge.


Being technique mad and interested in the latest crafty supplies, Tim Holtz is one of my crafting heroes. He created the Distress inks, brought back products we had forgotten about (Marker Spritzer, Micro Glaze... re-invented products (the collage brush) and generally pushed the limits for manufacturers to give us new possibilities.

My first make is very much in the style of Tim and with a lot of his products but not all!
It's alright, the master himself would tell you to use what you have... Do come by to see my step by step on my blog.

There can't be many crafters who haven't been inspired by Tim Holtz in one way or another. Whether it be his inks and paints, or his stamp sets and dies. I love his grunge, but I also love his pretty stamps, and these butterflies are one of my favourite sets.  There's lots more pictures over on at Sue The Iron
Have a fun week xx

I just fell in love with Tim's new 'Tiny Houses' die and just had to have a play for this fabulous challenge from Christine, but I also used lots of his other products as well. If you'd like to see more details and what else of Tim's inspired me for this project please pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies and find out how these Spring inspired flower houses came together.

Hello All, it's Monika here and I have brought you an oval shaped wooden box for our March challenge: Be inspired by Tim Holtz.
If you like my crackled wooden box and if you want to know how I made it, please hop on my blog for a step by step tutorial with many photos. Thanks!

I love all things Tim and one of my favourite dies of his that I own is the weathered clock die..sadly long discontinued. Tim always encourages us to create "outside the box" and embrace our own unique creativity so I wanted to show that Tim's inspiration doesn't have to be all browns and grunge. I have made a feminine card for today, my 2nd inspiration piece, later in the month will be male. I have a step by step over on my  blog here if you would like to see how I made the metallic background and elements. A warm girlie Tim Inspired welcome awaits you there. 

Bye for now,


Since I started crafting I have been inspired by Tim Holtz, so when I saw the theme I was really excited!

You can see how I created this card by popping over to my Blog. 

I hope my card inspires you to join in with the challenge and show how Tim Holtz has inspired you!

Thanks for popping by!

Inspired by Tim Holtz? I know I am - so much so I had to ask my daughters for help with this challenge! I just didn't know where to start - but I finished with this tag ... you can find further details on my blog here. I hope you can join us!
Rachel x
Cherish by Corrie

The challenge "Inspired by Tim Holtz' should be an easy one for many as almost everyone in has some Tim stuff in their stash. I am very inspired by him and I dug out all my Tim-goodies for this little canvas. 
This was a very enjoyable project and if you would like to know how I made this then please hop over to my BLOG for a photo tutorial. 
Have fun everyone ! 

This definitely took me a lot longer than our 30 minute rule from last month. I think that I might win a prize for the most time faffing about rearranging everything on this piece, inspired by Tim Holtz.
If you would like details of this Doily inspired piece, then please visit my blog.
I think many of us have been inspired by Tim over the years and I wanted to use some of my older stamps that I don't use very often. It was lovely using these old stamps - I really enjoyed inking them up! I used Distress Inks for the background, a stencil and three of Tim's stamp sets. As always, there are more details on my blog. Gabrielle x


Hello everyone, Debs here with a Journal Page for this months challenge, featuring Ginger Cat and blue the Bird. To see what's
going on with these two pop over to my blog for all the details.
Hugs Debs xx.

Tim Holtz is such a great source of inspiration! So many supplies and techniques are developed by him, so it was not hard to find something to make, "inspired by Tim".
I decided to make a birthday card, using Alcohol Inks, which I didn´t use for a long time.
If you want to see, which technique I used, hop over to my blog!

Wow some fantastic 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 Time Challenge last month. There are some great entries and the winner will be announced soon