Thursday, 19 April 2018

Upcycled Tin - Pen Storage

Hello! Teresa here again - welcome to my second project for our Pimp It Up challenge. This time I have upcycled a tin to create a pretty storage pot for my craft desk.


You can see all the step by step instructions and photos over on my blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today xx

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A little bit of recycling !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second project for the April Challenge that is "Pimp it up". I decided on using a piece of a card board box to make a tag.


After I cut the tag (Using a knife and a hole punch) I stripped off some of the paper so the corrugation became visible. I filmed everything after that. 
I hope you'll visit my blog HERE or you can hop over straight to YouTube HERE





Why not play along with us ! You might just win a voucher for the shop ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! I'll be back soon ! 

Corrie x

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Altered Drawer Box

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here to show you a second "Pimped Up" make for your inspiration.
 
 
For all the details on how I made it and the photos of all sides of my box, drop by my blog here!
I would love to know what you think...
 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Pimp That Binder

Sue 
Good morning and happy Friday 13th! Here's my second project for this month's fun challenge, after all you can never have too much storage.


This is an A4 kraft ring binder, and it's been falling off the top shelf for about a year now, so I thought it was time that I did something with it! Please join me over on my blog for more pictures. 
Don't forget - no walking under any ladders today! 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Upcycled box

Hello there! Rachel here today with more inspiration for our 'pimp it up' challenge ....this time I took a £1 box from the Works and turned it into this....


If you would like to see how I achieved this transformation, please follow the link to my blog here.

Big Hugs

Rachel xx



Saturday, 7 April 2018

Masculine faux metal box

Monika


Hello everybody, it's Monika here
with the second inspirational project of our April challenge:
Pimp it up! (alter or reuse something).
This is a masculine box decorated with chipboard cutouts and a few metal screws.
More details on my blog.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Altered Drawer

Good morning dear visitors, it´s Evelyn here to show you my second project for the April Challenge "Pimp it up!"


I saved this drawer from the bin and made this little treasure.
If you want to know how I made this, you can watch my tutorial here on YouTube.

I would appreciate, if you would like and subscribe.
Now I hope, you also want to make something beautiful, there is plenty of time left.
Thank you for your visit today!


Sunday, 1 April 2018

April 2018 - Pimp it up! (reuse or alter something)

 
Welcome everyone to our April Challenge
Our theme this month is Pimp it up! (reuse or alter something) chosen by the lovely Evelyn
 
Hello and Happy Easter!
This month it´s my turn to host the new challenge and I want you to "Pimp it up!".


I decided to "pimp up" a notebook. If you want to see all the steps I made (and it was maaaany steps), unwrap your chocolate bunny, grab a cup of coffee and visit my blog.
Have a wonderful day!

 

Hello everybody,
for our April challenge, I altered a box.
I tried to make a mixed media box with inspiration from Finnabair.
I added laces, cheesecloth, chipboard cutouts, metallic pieces etc. to my box.
You can find more details on my blog.
Thank you!
 
Hello everyone and a very Happy Easter to you all!
Teresa here with an upcycled door hanger using Distress Oxides and Micro Glaze:

Before you eat all the Easter Eggs, why not pop over to my blog to see how I created it!!
 
Good morning and happy Easter. I had such fun with this new challenge and it's useful too.
 
It's a phone holder for my craftroom, as allegedly I lose my phone in there about a hundred times a day. This can't be true as I keep a very tidy craft room (snort's with laughter!).
There are more pictures over on my blog so I would love to see you over there. 
Have a very happy April xx

Miriam
Happy Easter to you all.  Miriam here with my first project for the April challenge.
 

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


Hello there! I do hope you can join our new challenge .... it could be just the excuse you were looking for to upcycle something that you use that looks just a bit ordinary ....it certainly got me busy with our trusty coin tin!!!!
Check out what I did here. Hugs rachel x
  
 It's all roses and shabby chic today on my blog with my pimped up frame!
 
 
Join me for a cup of roses here and read all the details on how
I transformed this ordinary frame.
 
Corrie
Hello everyone, 
and Happy Easter ! Today sees the start of a new Challenge of which the theme "Pimp it up", reuse or alter,  was chosen by the lovely Evelyn. I chose to reuse some old book paper for this art journal spread. 


I have filmed to process so please HOP (excuse the pun) over to my YouTube Channel HERE or blog HERE where you'll find a link to the video. Or, you can click on the pic below ! 

I will be back with more inspiration soon ! 
Corrie x

Happy Easter everyone and there are double celebrations in my house as today is also my birthday!
For the fun theme this month I "pimped up" a little Links box. I wanted to keep a few of my treasured Links charms in it and also reuse a lovely metal star. This came from a Christmas gift tag my son gave to me. It has been sitting on my side waiting for a home and this was an ideal opportunity to use it. 
This is my finished box. 
It's very hard to show it in one photo so if you would like to see some before and after photos, as well as a step by step of my processes, do hop pop on over to my blog here. I will raise a virtual glass of bubbly to you all today as I celebrate being a year older.
Have a lovely day.
 
 
Beautiful Pimped Up projects from our Design Team and a Happy Easter Sunday Birthday to Jane. 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 Postcards challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon.

 
 


Sunday, 25 March 2018

Fox

Hello there! Rachel here today! I do hope you have been enjoying the postcard theme this month - just make something 6x4 in size to join in. I have made another postcard...


For full details check out my blog here.

Have a great day! Rachel xx

Friday, 23 March 2018

Use your wings

Hello it's Jane from Jane's Journal here today with my 2nd postcard to hopefully give you some more ideas for entering our current March postcard challenge.  For this postcard I used the same distress oxide ink colours as my first but used an assortment of stamps to help my birdie sing as he builds his nest. All the details are over on my blog here  if you would like to spring  pop over. 

We have passed the first day of spring and despite the return of the Beast from the East let's hope by the end of the month March will go out "like a lamb"
There are just 8 days left to get your postcards made and "posted" on the challenge entry page here. You might even be the lucky random winner of a £20 spend on the website. Good luck!

Bye for now,

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

6x4" card with roses by Tim Holtz

Monika


Hello everybody,
for our March challenge:
Postcard, size 6x4"
I made a mixed media card with roses by Tim Holtz.
More details on my blog!


Monday, 19 March 2018

Postcard Art by Miriam

Hi there, It's Miriam with you again today.

I hope you are enjoying this month's challenge.  There has been some awesome inspiration from the design team.

Here is my second project for the month


Pop over to my blog to see further details on how I created this postcard.

Please join in with this month's challenge - you may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher.

Thanks for joining me.....

Miriam

Saturday, 17 March 2018

She Believed She Could

Teresa here with another inspiration project for our  Postcard Art challenge this month. I have used one of my 'scrap' papers that I clean my brayer on when printing, for the background. I just loved the bright colours!


You can find out more and see some detail photos on my blog. Thanks for looking - have a great day!!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Springtime!

Hello everybody, it´s Evelyn here today.
Last weekend we had some beautiful sunshine and warmer weather here, so I wanted to make a little Spring related card with this cute bunny - well, Easter comes soon!


If you want to see how I put this cutie together, you can hop to my YouTube channel to watch the process.


Thank you for your visit today and I hope you find time to join in with our challenge this month!

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Post cards

Hello everyone Debs here today with my second Post card size make to inspire you to our challenge. All the details as usual can be found on my blog!
Hope to see you over there
Hugs Xx





Friday, 9 March 2018

February Winner, Top 3 & DTSM

 
Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the February Challenge Anything But Cute.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So here are the February winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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 February winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
 
#142 Ellie

 
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Glad lots of you joined in the Anything goes BUT cute challenge last month. There were so many gorgeous creations in so many different styles it was difficult to choose just 3
Christine (Craftyfield) finally settled, in no particular order, on:

#11 Emma's ATCs

http://thesparklyfairy.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/e-is-for-eye.html
Christine says: "I loved Emma's use of the embossing folders and the gold embossing. The collaged photos' Vintage feel looks perfect against the backgrounds too."

#60 Angela's Valentine's tag

http://angelacuttingandcarving.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/crafty-cardmakers-challenge-love-and.html
Christine says: " I loved Angela design, with subtle variation of the colour red and repeated heart shaped motifs. The addition of the Angelina fibres gives a tactile touch and adds shimmer"

#43 Sarah with another Valentine's tag

http://www.sarahscraftshed.co.uk/2018/02/love-tag-2.html
Christine says: "I loved the background made with a mop up tissue layered on top of Mica sprayed cardstock. This builds up a lovely depth and the addition of stark black acrylic paint lines creates a striking contrast."

Finally Christine's special Mention goes too... (drum roll)...

Pat with her beautiful African Sunset scene !

https://colourfulcardcreations.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/lions-at-dusk.html
Christine says: "First I admired how Pat managed to control the Brushos, as it's not an easy feat! Secondly the sunset was so believable I was transported to the African plains... The Sheena Douglass stamps looked so beautiful and realistic against the background they are now on my wish list!"
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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 plenty of time to enter our March Challenge Postcards (6x4)


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Postcard from Venezia

Hello from Craftyfield, no not from Venice sadly....
but if my OH ever manages to get me there I'll be ready with my very own Postcard!
 
 
Do travel over to my blog to read how I made this card.  
I hope I have inspired you to enter our challenge, you still have plenty of time!

Monday, 5 March 2018

I talk to myself

Hello everyone, 

and welcome back ! I have the second postcard sized project for you today. 



If you would like to know how I made this then you can hop over to YouTube where you can follow the process ! 


I hope you enjoy ! 

Until next time ! 
Corrie x


Saturday, 3 March 2018

Counting Humans

Good morning and happy Saturday. It's Sue here with my second postcard. 

Don't tell me that you can look at these sheep without smiling! There are more pictures over on my blog, so I hope to see you over there. Have a fun day and thanks very much for looking xx

Thursday, 1 March 2018

March 2018 - Postcards (6x4)

 
Welcome everyone to our March Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Postcards" sized 6"x4", chosen by the lovely Sue
 
Good morning and happy Thursday. I'm really happy to be hosting this months challenge, and I've chosen a nice easy one for you - Postcards (6x4).
I was recently lucky enough to attend the Stitches trade show at the NEC, and I took a class with the lovely Raquel (Scrapcosy) She taught us loads of fab techniques and she and Leandra are more than happy for us to pass them on (though not as well as she did I'm afraid) There are more photo's over on my blog along with a link to Raquel's YouTube channel, so I would love to see you over there xx
 
Happy St. David's Day.

What a great topic for this month's challenge.
Here is my first project for the month


Join me over on my blog  to see how I created this project.
Happy Crafting
Miriam
 
Hello all, first of March already and Spring is just around the corner ........ I hope.
So I made a colorful postcard, may be I can attract spring!


I made a little process video, if you like, enjoy watching!
Thank you!

I remember when 6"x4"(A6) was the ONLY size card I made... A great classic that I'm glad to re- visit with you today.
 
 
Come by my blog to see how I made this classic card with a classic motif!

I love creating postcards - they are such a fun size to work on, and are wonderful for sending out as happy mail!
Here I used a colourful gelli print as the background to my funky project:


You can find out more over on my blog! Thanks for looking xx
 


Hello everybody,
here is an Easter card for our new challenge
Postcard 6x4".
If you like this card, please visit my blog for the tutorial.
Thank you!
 


Hello there! I do hope you can join us this month for Sue's great theme of postcard sized creations.... You can check out how I made my creation over at my blog here. Have a great March!!!
Rachel xx
 
 Jane
I wonder if March will be in like a lion or a lamb...whatever it decides it is wonderful to welcome in the new month today with the promise of spring. For the fun new postcard challenge I made this very spring-like one.
However I did something different to my postcard afterwards...if you would like to find out what and also see how I made it just spring hop on over to my blog here . I will give you a clue...it involves photo corners 😂
Happy March and happy nearly spring,
Bye for now,
 
Hello everyone, 
This months challenge, which was set for us by the lovely Sue, is to make something postcard or similar size. This us a great size to use because it is not too intimidating. 


 
If you want to see how I made this please hop over to my YouTube Channel  or my blog HERE

I'll be back really soon with some more inspiration.
Corrie x

 

Hello everyone, I love this months challenge set for us by Sue use a postcard or similar size. Such a fun size to use and perfect for you card makers 
Hope you can visit my blog to see how this came together. 
Hugs xxx






Beautiful Postcard 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 Anything But Cute challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon.



Tuesday, 27 February 2018

November Winner, Top 3 & DTSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the Stencils challenge in November .  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So here are the November winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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 November winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...



 
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Now on to Gabrielle's top 3 and DTSM.

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

 

 
 
 
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#53 Maggie
 
 
 
My special mention goes to
 
 
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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 to join us from Thursday to enter our March Challenge