Saturday, 21 September 2019

Explore timeless wonders

Hello everyone, 

Corrie again, for today's inspiration I have a postcard to share. 



As always I have a video where you can see how I made this. You'll find it HERE.
You can also hop over to my BLOG where there's a link to the video too.. 

See you again soon ! 

Corrie x



Thursday, 19 September 2019

An ornate mermaid

Good morning, it's Jane here today with for my 2nd post for our current "Under the sea" challenge. I recently returned from a week in Rhodes where we spent 3 of our 7 days on the beach in glorious sunshine. I swam each day and looked out for mermaids, but sadly they are obviously rather shy as I didn't spot any. So I decided I would create my own impression of what that scene might look like.
I used my Visible Image Mythical mermaid stamp set. If you would like to sea see how I created my card and also have a look at some of my beach photos just swim pop on over the my blog here where I have a full step by step. 
You still have 10 days left to join in with the fun and perhaps be the randomly selected winner of the £20 gift voucher. Now that is worth getting wet for!
Bye for now, 
 Jane x

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Creatures from the Deep

Hello everyone,
 it´s Evelyn today with my second post this month!

I made an art journal page with some creepy fishes.


If you want to know, how I made this page, please swim hop to my blog!
Thank you for your visit today!

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Mermaid Tag

Teresa here again with another Under The Sea project for you!
I have created another tag, this one features a fun mermaid.


Please pop over to my blog for all the details and a closer look.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Card with porthole and fish

Monika


Hello everyone,
for our September challenge
- Under the sea -
I created a card with a porthole to see the fish in the sea.
If you like it, please hop on my blog
where you can find a supply list and a tutorial.
Thank you!!!

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

With the fishes

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here with a second Under water scene.
 
 
Come by my blog and discover how I created the water ripples, coral and bubbles.
I did all the heavy lifting for you...
 
Hope you enjoy!

Monday, 9 September 2019

Get Yer Groove On

Sue
Good morning and happy Monday. I'm really enjoying this new challenge and the chance to play with my fun stamps, though I do think that puffer fish is looking at me....

There are more pictures over on my blog where I'll also share what a numpty I was! Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Guest Designer - Liz Cavill

Today we have the lovely Liz Cavill as our Guest Designer


I was delighted to be invited to be the Country View Challenge Guest Designer for September.  I live in the West of England with my hubby, Alan.   I was an Infant school teacher in a former life, a job I loved, but I'm now happily retired.  When I was teaching, I ran an after school scrapbooking club for over ten years with my Teaching Assistant, hoping to inspire the next generation.  All the children were 6 or 7 years old and they created some amazing scrapbooks.  I have always enjoyed crafting, something I inherited from my Mum.  In the past I've enjoyed knitting, sewing, cross stitching, patchwork, cake decorating, making corn dollies and scrapbooking.  For the last 20 years or so, card making is what I enjoy most.  My style is generally CAS, although I sometimes go out of my comfort zone and get really inky and messy!  I belong to a local craft group which meets once a month and it's always fun to craft with friends.


The image is a Lavinia stamp, 'Guinevere'. I made the stencilled background with three shades of Distress Inks.

Liz xx

Wow Liz, a beautiful project for our September theme Under The Sea and using Lavinia Stamps was a bonus as Country View Crafts are now stockists of these stamps. Thank you so much for taking part

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Under The Sea - Artist Trading Coins

Hi there,

Miriam with you again today.  I am loving the theme this month.

For my second post I am sharing some artist trading coins that I have created.


Pop over to my blog  to see how I have created these.  I even have a little giveaway over there.

Happy crafting!
Miriam

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tall tales and Fish Scales

Hello there! Rachel here today to bring you my second inspirational piece - another collage canvas for me based around a photo my daughter had taken at Center Parcs this summer. She just loves mermaids and jumped at the chance to be one.... I have taken her photo and made an underwater collage using it....


You can find out about the products I used and how I did it here.
I do hope you can join our challenge!
Hugs
Rachel xxx

Sunday, 1 September 2019

September 2019 - Under The Sea

Welcome everyone to our September Challenge.

Our theme this month is Under The Sea, chosen by the lovely Rachel. We love you taking part in our challenges so this month, don't forget Under The Sea must be the main part of your projects to be in with a chance to win a £20 Gift Voucher.


Hi there! Rachel here with this months new Challenge - its Under the Sea! I hope you're all singing the Disney tune now! It might help get you in the mood! Here's what I made first...

 You can get a bit of a step by step on my blog here. I really hope you can join us this month!
Looking forward to seeing what you make!
Hugs
Rachel x

Miriam
I was so excited when I heard the theme.  It meant that I was able to use my favourite stamps (yes, I know I have loads of favourites!).
Here is my first project for the month:

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card and to look at more detail.
Happy crafting!
Miriam

For our September challenge, I chose one of my favourite subjects for an underwater theme, 
the seahorses.
These beautiful creatures have always been an inspiration for me.
If you like my love card, please hop on my blog.
Thank you!!!

Although it we have reached September we have had some glorious late summer weather so I decided to create some very summery artist trading cards for our new Under the Sea challenge.
If  you would like to see them in close up and also how I made them just swim  pop over to my blog here Let's hope we get a long Indian summer, which takes us right into October. 
Bye for now,
Jane x

Hi everyone, 
For our fab new Challenge 'Under the sea' I have made an art journal! 


Of course there is a video, you'll find it HERE ! You can also pop over to my BLOG where you'll find a link to my YouTube Channel ! 
I'll be back soon with more inspiration ! 
Corrie xx

Hello everybody, welcome to September!
For the underwater theme this month I made some ATCoins. My problem was - I have no stamps for a sea theme! So I had to draw some fishes by myself.
If you want to see more, feel free to hop to my blog.

Good morning and happy September, where is this year going, it will soon be time for my annual Christmas countdown! BUT while it's still the Summer of Lurve here are my loved up seahorses.
There are some more pictures over on my blog, so I would love to see you over there.
Have a great month, and in case you're wondering it's 114 days!!


My scene could almost be a photo from my holidays...

Dive in and visit my blog to meet my turtle! Snorkel and flippers optional...

I love the new theme here at Country View Challenges - I have created a beautiful tag using Distress Oxides and stamps:


Please pop over to my blog to see how it's made!
Please join in the challenge with us this month.

And our Guest Designer, Liz Carvill's project will be posted on the 7th September


Gorgeous 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 challenge in August. There are lots of gorgeous entries and the winner will be announced soon.






You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, 25 August 2019

July Challenge Winner, Top 3 & DTSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the July Challenge Blues & Greens.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So here are the July winner of our Challenge and Corrie's Top Three & DTSM.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
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 June winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
Congratulations Aimeslee - your winner's code & badge will be with you shortly

Hello everyone, 

it is Corrie with the top 3 and the special mention for my challenge of July which was 'blues and greens'. There were lots of fabulous entries and it was very difficult to choose ! 

Here's my top 3:

#6 - Aussie aNNie

This card shows fabulous use of the requested colours with nothing to distract from the theme. I love it ! Lovely gel printed background too ! 

#3 - J.


This mermaid girl is fabulous and fits the bill (=challenge :)) perfectly ! Love her wild hair and the background is fabulous. 

#50 - Tammy A. 


Love all the different elements on this card and the main image is lovely! 

The special mention is for :

#60 Jo from 'Let's Artjournal'


The detail in the background is fantastic, I love the blues and greens and the meaning of the page is powerful ! 
I'd like to thank everyone who took part in my challenge; it was fun looking at all the entries and see all the stunning work ! 
Corrie x

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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.