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It really is the time of the year for us to all be thinking of the seaside and I am delighted that this is our theme for August. Even if beach holidays abroad have been cancelled, I hope you can still tiptoe through the sand and listen to the sea at some point this summer.
My seaside make today uses one of the backgrounds I shared on the shop blog some months ago using the new distress glazes on texture paste.
If you would like to see more of how I made this just swim pop on over to my blog here where I will reveal all.
Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your holidays or should I stay staycation this year!
Hello there - just love this months theme - it gave me the chance to get some older stamps out and play with yummy distress oxides - you can find details on my blog here. Can't wait to see what you make!
for our August challenge
I have created a framed beach scene with a cute hut.
For the new seaside challenge I have made a postcard:
If you'd like to know how I made this then please hop over to my BLOG where explain with some step-by-step photos.
I will be back again soon!
Good morning and welcome to August. I would love to visit the seaside, but for now I'm happy to settle with my stamps and stencils.
There are lots more photo's over on my blog showing how these came together. Take care and have a very happy month x
Hello and happy August!
For the challenge I made a beach card with this wonderful vintage stamp.
If you want to see how this came together, please visit my blog.
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 July. There are lots of great entries and the winner will be announced soon. Most important of all is Stay Safe Everyone xxx
Hello everybody! It's time to announce the June Challenge Winners. There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme. So here is the winner of our Challenge, Top Three & DTSM. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!
Rachel's Summer Fields June winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is
Hello there - Rachel here with my winners for June's Summer Fields Challenge. There were a lot of beautiful entries but some seemed to fit the theme more than others - and my top three from these were:
I love this and the blog post shows a great tutorial of how it evolved - just lovely!
My DT special mention has to go to Jo . Jo entered the challenge a few times but my favourite art journal page was this one ... its perfect for the theme! Love it Jo!
Thanks to all who entered - I do hope you'll give it another go this month with Sue's brilliant challenge!
Hugs rachel xx
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 hosted this month by the lovely Sue with the theme Do What Makes You Happy
Hello there! Rachel here and today and I want to share my love of painting pottery with you today! I have painted a cake stand that is a birthday present for a family member - her birthday has passed now so should be okay to show this on here. I used two aall and create stamp sets to create this. When I stamp up my pots I use any ink ...it will all burn off in the kiln. Since I have to overpaint everything I usually stamp in a colour that I will not use in the painting. In this picture you can see the stamped creation with only limited painting (in black).
The glazes I paint with are specialist - not nomal paints but any pottery painting studio will let you bring your stamps and paint their pots with their glazes.
Here's the finished piece... fully glazed, overglazed and fired....
There's more details over on my blog here.I look forward to seeing what makes you happy!
Hi it's Jane here today with my 2nd project for our current "do more of what make you happy" challenge.
I am never happier than when I am making cards, even though Dotty's teahouse is closed I am still making them so that I will have lots of stock for when she is finally able to open again.
One of the rooms in the teahouse is Alice in wonderland themed and cards I make using this theme are always very popular. They certainly seem to make customers' happy!
So for today's post I am sharing a rather unusually coloured Cheshire cat using stamps by Visible Image to put a smile on everyone's face. If you would like to stroke meet my cat and see how he came to life please pop on over to my blog here where a warm welcome and loud purr from Mr CC awaits. Enjoy your July,
Welcome to our July Challange, chosen by the Lovely Sue - Do More Of What Makes You Happy - Use your happy colours, favourite stamps etc
Good morning and welcome to July. We've all had a really tough few months, so for my challenge I'm asking you to do more of what makes you happy. This could be a favourite stamp, or colour, or in my case it's attending a crafty class (in this instance an online tutorial) and learning something new.
This is my Dad's Father's Day card which was inspired by a Graphic 45 tutorial. If you would like to pop over to my blog here there are lots more photos (including a few really bad ones lol) Take care and have a great month x
Summer really is in full swing now and one of the things that makes me very happy is sitting in my outside studio creating and being inspired by the hot colours in my garden. I also love working with alcohol inks and this is the technique I have chosen to share today for the challenge together with my favourite stamp brand, Visible Image. I have made a card for my husband as our 39th wedding anniversary on the 25th July.
If you would like to see how I achieved this very organic background for my card, all is revealed over on my blog here.
Have a wonderful summer,
Hello there - there are two things about making this card that make me happy - using a newly learned background technique - and using a never before inked up stamp.....find out more over on my blog here. Have a great day!
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 June. There are lots of great entries and the winner will be announced soon. Most important of all is Stay Safe Everyone xxx