Monday 23 July 2018

In The Summer Garden {By Miriam}

Hi again.  Miriam here, sharing with you my second project for the challenge this month.  Hasn't the inspiration been amazing?  And there's still more to come.

Today I am sharing a tag that I have decorated using texture, stencils, grey board and paints.

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

Don't forget that there is still time to join in with this month's challenge.

Thanks for joining me.

Saturday 21 July 2018

Summer Garden Tag

Teresa here again with another project for our In The Summer Garden challenge.
This time I have a mixed media tag to share:

Please pop over to my blog for all the details and some more photos. 
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday 19 July 2018

Art Journal Page "Nature´s Beauty"

Hello, it´s Evelyn here today!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer so far, with sun, heat, warm evenings and pretty flowers in your garden.
Today I have an art journal page for you.

If you are interested in, how this came together, you can watch my video - enjoy!

More pictures you can find on my blog.
Thank you for your visit today!

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Days of Summer

Hello everyone,

I am back with more inspiration for Jane's fab 'the Summer Garden' challenge. I have created a tag :

I have also filmed the process ! If you'd like to know how I made this then hop over to my BLOG

or my You Tube Channel :

Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Sunday 15 July 2018

June Winner, Top3 & DTMSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the June Challenge The Written Word winners.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So here are the June winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!


 June winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
Congratulations Aimeslee - your voucher will be with you shortly. Now over to Teresa

It was wonderful to see so many different ways of incorporating text into your projects.
 It was tough to narrow the entrants down, but here are my Top 3:

I love the graduating colour change in the background and the use of the layering. The stencilled leaves add subtle detail allowing the purple flower to stand out.

A beautiful journal spread with a wealth of colour and texture. The use of threads and fabric add interest and the way that the figure's face is framed really draws the eye in.

I love the timeworn feel of this piece and the rich colour combination. The stencilled and textured background adds depth and interest, recreating a rusted patina finish perfectly.

Special Mention goes to:

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Mail Folio #Tim Holtz #Ideaology #Distress #Sizzix Alterations #Stampers Anonymous

The attention to detail in this travel journal is incredible. There is so much to see, little tags and pockets, and vintage ephemera. Such a labour of love and a pleasure to see.


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 time to join us in our July Challenge In The Summer Garden

Friday 13 July 2018

Wildlife in the garden

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here today in this hot July weather,
I hope you're keeping cool wherever you are… Here's my second inspiration piece for our July challenge:
Do come over to my blog for all the details on how I made this card,
I promise there will be no badgering from me!!!

Wednesday 11 July 2018

A summer garden for my mum

Hello there! How are you? Its Rachel here with you today and the summer garden card that I made for my lovely mum's summer birthday. I used a set of JOFY stamps from paperartsy to make this card and the details of what I did can be found on my blog here.

Plenty of time to join us in the challenge!

Hugs Rachel xx

Monday 9 July 2018

A Summer Garden Birthday Card

Good morning and happy Monday. It's Sue here with my second Summer Garden piece. I've gone with two of my favourite things, PaperArtsy stamps and paints, but just to prove the 'pleasure/pain' theory, there's also fussy cutting.

There are more photo's here on my blog, so please come on over. Have a lovely day, and thanks very much for looking x

Saturday 7 July 2018

Card with 3D roses


Hello Everybody,
this is my second project for our June challenge:
My first garden was filled with wildflowers but my other garden is a rose garden.
If you like this card with roses, please visit my blog!
Thank you!

Thursday 5 July 2018

A garden birthday card


Hello everyone, today I have a card to share with you for my 2nd inspiration for this month’s challenge. I had so much fun creating 
this card with lots of layers, so why not pop on over to my blog where I share a full tutorial of how I created it.

Hope to see there

Hugs xx


Tuesday 3 July 2018

Butterflies in my summer garden

Hello it's Jane here again with my 2nd DT make for my "In the summer garden" theme for this month's challenge.  I used one of the new amazing Tim Holtz 3D embossing plates for my background and the amazing Visible Image butterfly stamps and new words. 
I have a step by step and some more garden photos to inspire you over on my blog here. A very warm and sunny welcome await you if you would like to pop on over. I am really enjoying visiting you and seeing your lovely summer garden inspired projects and I hope to see lots of you joining us this month.
Bye for now,

Sunday 1 July 2018

July 2018 - In The Summer Garden

Welcome everyone to our July Challenge
Our theme this month is In The Summer Garden chosen by the lovely Jane

Hello July 1st! I am delighted that it is my turn to host the challenge here at Country View this month. To me July is all about enjoying my tiny but gorgeous garden at its very best. So the theme I have chosen is "In the summer garden". My first project is a very 3D floral card.
I have a step by step of my card plus lots of summer garden photos for you over on my blog here . I hope it will give you lots of inspiration and ideas for how you can join in this month. Do pop on over where a very sunny welcome await you. I am really looking forward to seeing all your lovely projects and even if I can't comment on everyone's entries I will be visiting every single one.
Bye for now,

Hi everyone, 

For today's new challenge I have made an art journal page. 

I filmed the process if you'd like to know how I made this. 

Or you can hop over to my blog HERE
I'll be back soon ! Corrie xx

Good morning and welcome to our new challenge. I must admit that I do love our garden, but gardening - not so much. Luckily I'm married to Neil who's one of those 'has to be busy' people, so I let him do my share - it's my gift to him lol. Here's my take on our challenge. 
I'm not really a fan of giant flies, their sole purpose in life is just to annoy me, but it seems that if we want Summer we have to have flies. There are lots more photo's here on my blog. Have a lovely July, and I'll see you later in the month with my second piece x

Hello there! What a lovely theme - I had so many possibilities but decided to go with some fabulous hydrangeas...I have some in my garden!!! What will you choose??? I look forward to seeing your makes! Hugs rachel xx

As you can see, my summer garden is filled with wildflowers.
If you like my canvas or if you like these wildflowers from Tim Holtz, please visit my blog.
Thank you and happy crafting!
With little time and zero knowledge in the way of the art of growing flowers, I am quite happy watching wild vegetation... Here's my interpretation of a summer meadow, which isn't too far off the way my garden actually looks like!

Do come over to my blog to read up on my experiments with Distress Oxides...
Miriam here, showing you my first project for this month's great challenge.  Perfect for this time of year and while the weather is amazing in the UK.

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this project.  Hope you enjoy all of the inspiration from the rest of the team - you're in for an inspiration packed month!

Happy crafting.


Hello everyone, today I gave a watercolour painting for you inspired by the beautiful Lake District, which is nature’s own garden.
 It is full of wild daisies at the moments, in the fields, and verges along with all the meadow wildflowers.
Why not pop on over to my blog where I will tell you more.


For this months theme I made a little set of ATCoins. Okay, okay, I know - most of the busy creepy  crawlies in our garden we don´t like too much, but they are part of summer and many of them are even useful. For some mor pictures please visit my blog.
If you want to see how I made them, you can watch my video:

Good morning and welcome to another fabulous challenge. The theme this month is In The Summer Garden and I have created a colourful floral background using my gelli plate. 

You can find out more on my blog and watch the process video below:

Sizzling Summer Garden 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 Written Word challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon.