Tuesday 1 October 2019

October 2019 - Bokeh

Welcome everyone to our October Challenge.

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

Good morning and welcome to October. I'm really happy to be hosting the challenge this month, and I've chosen a theme which I love - Bokeh. This is what Wiki has to say about it;
In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light". Wikipedia
So now you know!
Anyway this is what I've made
As always there are a lot more photographs over on my blog so I would love to see you over there. 
Have a very happy month (I turn the big 60 this month but don't tell anyone) 
Thanks very much for looking, and I'll see you in a couple of days with my next piece xx

Hello everyone, 
for the new 'Beautiful Bokeh' challenge I have made a card:

Of course there is a VIDEO too; you'll find it HERE.
You are also welcome to go via my BLOG !
Thank you for looking ! I will be back soon  ! 
Corrie x

I have to say I needed to do some research for this month's topic - what a fascinating subject!
Here is my first project for the month

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this project and close up pictures.
Happy Crafting!

Hello Everyone,
for our October challenge,
called Bokeh,
I created a Christmas card with the Santa's Helper die by Tim Holtz.
If you like it, please hop on my blog where you can find the tutorial of the background.
Thank you!

Welcome to a Bokeh October! I really enjoy making cards using this effect and use it a lot in my card making. My first sample today is a floral one using some of Tim's Holtz' fab floral stamps.
I have a full step by step over on my blog here so just float  pop on over if you would like to see how I made my  card. I also have some of my own "bokeh effect" photos to share.  My 2nd project coming up later in the month will be a Christmas themed one. 
Bye for now,
Jane x

Hello there - well I experimented with distress oxides and stencils to make my bokeh - I think I will stick with the plain distress next time to make my background!
I wonder how you will make yours?
More details on my blog here.
Rachel x

 Happy Autumn/Fall!

It was too early for me to leave the seaside, despite summer being just a memory...
But fog, and possibly rain too, await you on my blog in a port
that has all the hallmarks of British quaintness!

Hello and welcome to October!
It´s Autumn now and so I decided to choose an autumnal image for my card. I went out of my comfort zone and picked colors I do not use very often - but I really like how it turned out!
For more please visit my blog!

Can you believe it's October already? 
Well, it is, and I love the theme for our new challenge: Bokeh Technique.
I have created a vintage style tag for my project.

Please pop over to my blog for a closer look.

Gorgeous Bokeh projects from our Design Team. So it's over to you now, create your Bokeh 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 September. 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


  1. Beautiful work lovely ladies, this is a technique I've always meant to try so thank you for picking it this month. I'm looking forward to playing with inks and paints to try this technique. Any chance of finding out who won the August challenge please? Karen x

  2. Wow! Fantastic bokeh samples! thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Fabulous topic and inspiration. I loved looking at all of your blogs.

  4. Lovely projects! I love this effect in photography and crafts so I'm putting my thinking cap on for this challenge.

  5. I really enjoyed this theme...a real favourite of mine and quite a showstopper effect. Great inspiration teamies 👍xx

  6. Fantastic DT inspiration. Love the diferent background I saw on their project.

  7. Thank you so much teamies, you have really rocked my challenge! xx

  8. What an interesting challenge! I'm so looking forward to creating a Bokeh effect to join in the fun and thank you to the design team for all the amazing inspiration 😀. Happy October! Hugs, Jo x

  9. This one was a bit of a puzzzler for me but I'm having a go. Hopefully my background is bokeh enough. Love the inspiration from the team so maybe I'll be back. Hugz

  10. One of my favourite techniques and look forward to joining in. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  11. Such a lovely and unusual theme - love the DT projects, and I've seen some great entries around too.
    Alison x

  12. Hi Esther - the Winner list for this challenge will be on the 23rd November xx


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