Wednesday 30 December 2020

Guest Designer Sue


Hi, I’m Sue, married with two grown up children and three lovely grand-daughters. I have been crafting since I was a teenager and have been a knitter and dressmaker, have done patchwork, embroidery and applique wall hangings among other things. Since 2007 I have made cards, starting with iris folding and going on from there.  I love learning new techniques. About 18 months ago I learnt how to weave yarn flowers from knitting wool and find it really relaxing. For just over a year I have been blogging about this hobby, which has been great fun, but quite demanding, coming up with a new project to make every week.

To me, decorating for Christmas means sparkle and shine, tinsel and baubles, red and gold, so I decorated a simple polystyrene cone to make an over the top Christmas tree. Tinsel yarn is so much fun for weaving flowers. 

Wow, Thank You Sue. It's a lovely Christmassy Project and I recommend others having a peek at your blog to see some of your other beautiful creations and how you created this fantastic tree.

Saturday 19 December 2020

Inside story

Hello crafters,
Craftyfield here with some inspiration for our Christmas themed challenge.

You may be even tempted by this design for an extra special card...
Do pop over to my blog to find out how I made it.

Happy crafting!

Thursday 17 December 2020

Last Minute Christmas Card

 Hello all, it´s Evelyn here today with my second project for the challenge.

I made a simple card.

If you want to see how I made it and what stamps I used, please hop to my blog.

Now I want to wish you to have a very peaceful and merry Christmas, stay save in this crazy times and we will see us in 2021!

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Christmas - Anything Goes

Can you believe we are half way through December!  Not many sleeps to go.

Here is my second project for the challenge.

I decided to make a shaker card that I filled using Mica flakes.

I really enjoyed creating this card.  

Don't forget there is still time for you to join in with the challenge.  There is a gift voucher for the shop up for grabs.

Pop over to my blog to see more details on this make.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Safe and Peaceful New Year.

Sunday 13 December 2020

Merry Christmas

 Hello everyone, 

For the second project for this month's challenge 'Christmas, anything goes' I have made an AJ spread:

They're is a video too; you can click HERE of go via my BLOG

Merry Christmas ! See you in the new year ! 

Corrie xx

Friday 11 December 2020

The professor gets his Christmas groove on ....

 Hello there!

Rachel here today with a touch of Christmas madness to help get through this season this year. 

So the rather dashing Professor is joining in the festivities too .... wonder if I can catch him under the mistletoe? Probably better not - social distancing and all!
More details of how I made this card over on my blog here.
Still plenty of time to join our challenge.
Rachel xx

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Christmas card with an Idea-Ology paper doll family


Hello dear crafters,

I'm here with the second project for our Christmas - Anything Goes challenge.

For making this card, I used a background that I made last year but I couldn't use it that time.

If you would like to see more photos and read a tutorial, 

please hop on my blog.

Since this is my last post here this year,

I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday 7 December 2020

November Winner, Top 3 & DTSM

 Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the November Challenge Winner.  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!

The winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is

 Thank you to everyone who entered my November "anything but a card challenge". There were some lovely non card creations and I had a very difficult task choosing my Top 3 and my special mention. I got it down to my top 5 and then finally decided on my top 3 so here goes. These are in order of entry to the challenge.

No 21 Butterfly  who created this gorgeous trio of tags

I loved her backgrounds as much as I did the finished tags. I am a huge fan of distress inks too which Alison so skillfully uses. 

No 95 Empire of the cat who created the most beautiful butterfly art journal pages.

I love the contrast of the shimmering butterflies on the kraft and white background. So pretty, lovely work.

I still have a "cute" side to my crafting and this tag made me smile. I have the stamp version of this digi stamp from years ago and it brought back fond crafting memories for me. 

I also thought the background was so cool and festive. A lovely tag. 

 So last but not least is my special mention and this goes to 

Cathy upcycled the base for this wonderful project . You need to check out the details on her post and check out the lovely crackle and the interesting way it came about. The extra elements she added were beautiful.

Well done Kathy such a lovely make and the words are most appropriate too. 

So that's it from me. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks again for taking part in my November challenge. 

Bye for now,

Jane x

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 in our December Challenge Anything Christmas. xx

Saturday 5 December 2020

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

 Good morning and a very happy Saturday. Today I'm sharing my second Christmas card made with my previously un-opened Colourise dies. 
There are more photo's here on my blog if you would like to take a look.

Well, what a year this has been, I hope that the next one is much kinder to us all.

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year.

Take care, and I'll see you next year! x

Thursday 3 December 2020

The Christmas hearth

Hello it's Jane here with my 2nd anything Christmas make for our current December challenge. We are lucky enough to live in a house with an open fire in the front room and even if we don't light it I love to decorate the mantlepiece and add Christmas decorations and candles in the hearth. So this inspired today's make.

I used crackling campfire distress ink for the background, it seemed just the right choice. If you would like to see how it was made the fire is burning over on my blog here where I am sharing the details. 
Wishing you a very peaceful, merry Christmas, see you again bright and breezy on New Year's Day 2021!
Bye for now,
Jane x

Tuesday 1 December 2020

December 2020 - Anything Christmas

Welcome to our December Challenge.  I'm sure we will all be pleased to see the back of 2020 but let's end our year on the Challenge Blog with an Anything Christmas Challenge.


Back to basic for quick cards for the Season... Hop over to my blog for all the details.


Well here we are at my favourite time of the year, yes it's Christmas time. I love everything about the season and my makes for both this month are very vintage and remind me of my childhood. I used some retro colours too.

It you would like to see how this came toether take a quick sleigh ride over to my blog here

Take care and have a peaceful and healthy Christmas,

I am back again on Thursday with some more vintage Christmas inspiration. 

Jane x

Happy December.

This is always my favourite challenge of the year.  I love festive crafting but seem to have less time to create each year. 

Here is my quick and easy make to get you started if you are short on time.

Pop over to my blog to see how I made these quick and easy tags.

Happy crafting!



Hello everyone, 
here I am with an Advent calendar that I made for our December challenge.
I hope you like it!
And if you would like to see the supply list and more pictures, 
please visit my blog!


Hello everyone, 
For this months Christmas Challenge I have made a Christmas card.

Of course there is a Video too, you'll find it HERE

Or you can go via my blog HERE.

I'll be back with more inspiration soon ! 

Corrie x


Hi there! Hope you can join us this month in our anything goes Christmas challenge! 
More details about my make on my blog. Enjoy!
Rachel xx


Hello and welcome to the last month of this crazy year..

For the Anything goes Christmas challenge I thought, I would share my self-tied Advent wreath. I had so much fun!

If you want to know a little bit more and see (a ton) more pictures, please hop to my blog.

Have a wonderful Advent!


Good morning and welcome to December! Yes 2020 will soon be a thing of the past, and hopefully, 2021 will be much happier, but first there's that little thing called Christmas! 

There are more (but not many) pictures over on my blog so it would be lovely to see you over there. 

Take care and have a very happy month x

Gorgeous Christmassy 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 November. There are lots of great entries and the winner will be announced soon. Most important of all is Stay Safe Everyone and have a Fabulous Christmas xxx

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