Sunday 28 February 2021

December Winner & January Winner, Top 3 and DTSM

 Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the December Winner and the January 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 December Challenge and our January Challenge, Top Three & DTSM.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

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


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

Hello everyone ! 

Thank you all for taking part in our January Challenge which was all about squares! There were some great entries and I had a tough task choosing the top 3 and special mention. I looked at all the projects again today and here are my choices, top 3 first, in no particular order:

#31- Melanie H. from 

I really like the muted colours on this card and the gingham background makes perfect squares!

#53 - Pearshapedcris from

Great square focal point and background and I love the colours used. Yellow, blue and greens are my go to shades too! 

#24 - Maria F. from

I really admire these pop-up cards, I wouldn't know where to start! This one is fabulous and colourful, it would cheer anyone up!

My special mention is for: 

#10 - Granne from

I love this card, the design and colours are great and it is a great recycling project ! 

That's it ! Thanks again for all your lovely projects. I hope you enjoyed my challenge and will continue playing in the coming months!  

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 March Challenge which starts tomorrow. xx

Sunday 21 February 2021

Yellow bird in frame


Hello crafty friends,

I'm here with my second project for our February Spring challenge.

Bird, flower, green leaves - for me that's the Spring.

If you like my card and if you need a tutorial, please visit my blog.

Friday 19 February 2021

Signs of nest building

 Good morning it's Jane here today . I have made another "first signs of spring" tag to hopefully inspire you to join our current challenge. There will be lots of nest building going on around here in the next few weeks so I thought I would make a birds' nest tag. 

And yes there are even eggs in there! If you would like to see how I made the paint resist background and hatched the plan for the eggs, just  fly over pop on over to my blog here where all is revealed.

Bye for now,

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Spring Time!

 Hello lovelies, it´s Evelyn today with my second project.

I liked the single flower from my first project, so I decided to make a page in my little sketch pad with only one flower too.

If you want to see more, please visit my blog!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for your visit

Monday 15 February 2021

Its all green to me!

 Hi everyone Debs here with my second make for February 

all the details can be found on my blog hope to see you there.


Debs xxx

Saturday 13 February 2021

Spring is in the air

 Hello everyone, 

I am back with my second project for the 'first signs of Spring' Challenge. I have made a simple tag:

If you want to see how I made this, then please hop over to my YouTube channel where you'll find a process VIDEO of go via my BLOG.

Thank you for looking ! 

Corrie x

Thursday 11 February 2021

Red breasted robin

Hello crafters,  Craftyfield here for a second inspiration make for our February challenge.

As usual, I invite you over to come and meet my robin on my blog for the lowdown....
Tweet tweet!!!

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Keep A Green Bough

 Good morning and a very happy Tuesday. It's Sue here with the very 1st page in my journal for our "First Signs of Spring" challenge. For this one I've gone back to my first love, which is ink, paint, stamps and stencils - not necessarily in that order!

There are more photos over on my blog, so please click here to take a look.

Have a great day, and thanks so much for looking x

Sunday 7 February 2021

New Design Team Member

 Well you may have seen her post on 1st February along with our other Talented Design Team so now I am going to introduce you all to the Lovely Jo from Let's Art Journal who has joined us at Country View Challenges. Jo's talents have been seen in Blog Land since 2015 and we are really pleased and excited that she has joined us. Here is her second project for our February Challenge First Signs of Spring and with it only being the 7th, there is still plenty of time for you all to join in, don't forget the theme though in order for your entry to be accepted


Hi everyone,  I'm so thrilled to have joined the wonderfully talented Design Team here at Country View Challenges!

 I hope that you're enjoying the First Signs of Spring challenge. For my second project, I created a mini art journal page to say "Hello Spring" with some cute bunnies, pretty butterflies and colourful blossom. To see how it all came together and the products that I used please visit my blog Let's Art Journal

Friday 5 February 2021

Buzzing in the air


Hello there! Rachel here today with another spring time make - I love bees so this was an excuse to play with some bee stamps! You can get the details over on my blog here.

Have a great day!

Rachel x

Wednesday 3 February 2021

First Signs of Spring

Miriam with you again today - what amazing inspiration from the design team already.  

Today I am sharing my second project

Spring makes me think of meadows, bunny rabbits and Easter.

Pop over to my blog to see more about this project.  

Don't forget to join in with the challenge this month - you may be the lucky winner of the gift voucher to spend in the website.

Thanks for joining me.


Monday 1 February 2021

February 2021 - First Signs Of Spring

Welcome to our February Challenge. This month's theme was chosen by the Lovely Miriam. We are also excited to have a new Design Team Member join us too and we will officially introduce her later in the month

Happy February.

I am lucky enough to choose the theme for this month.  for a lot of people the start of the year has been tricky - the pandemic still control a lot of our day to day, it has been winter and the nights are still dark.  So, I wanted my theme to lift the spirits a little.  That made me think of hope and new beginning and then I thought of Spring.

So my theme is that, first signs of Spring.  Here is my first project for the month

I used lots of my favourite products and mediums on this card.  Pop over to my blog to see what I used in this project.

So there you go - I really hope to see you join in with the challenge.  I hope to see lots of Spring themed projects.

Happy crafting!



January is finally behind us.  Our February "first signs of spring" challenge is very apt for us to all stay positive and look forward to brighter, lighter days. I decided to make tags for this challenge. Here is my first one.

The birds will soon start looking for their mates and building their nests, such a wonderful sign that spring is on its way. If you would like to see how I made this and take a peep at the background before it all got covered up just fly pop on over to my blog where all is revealed.

Hello crafty friends,
for our February challenge, First signs of Spring I created a card with a blue bird and a wreath. For this card, I used Tim Holtz's products and if you like it, please hop on my blog for more info.


Good morning and a very happy Monday. I'm certainly looking forward to Spring, I'm missing the sunshine and being able to sit outdoors. I had to do some serious research before I could make my card, 'cos I'd forgotten how to make an easel card!

There are more photo's on my blog here if you would like to take a look. Take care and have a very happy month x

Hello everyone,
For today's start of the new 'First signs of Spring' Challenge I have made an Art Journal.

Of course there is a VIDEO too.
 You'll find it HERE or you can go via my BLOG.

I'll be back soon with more inspiration! 


Hi there! I have gone for a really early sign of Spring coming - snowdrops! I always love seeing these fearless little blooms - gorgeous! You can get more details on my blog here.Hugs

Rachel xx

  Hello Everyone Debs here with my February make

All the details can viewed on my blog 

Hugs, Debs



Hop on over to my blog to read all the details for my card full of the joys of Spring!


Hello everyone, I'm so excited and honoured to have joined the wonderfully talented Design Team here at Country View Challenges.

I love celebrating the different seasons and creating this blossom and birdsong art journal page was so uplifting. To see how it came together and a list of products that I used, please pop over to my blog Let's Art Journal


Hello and happy February!

For the new challenge I made a tag with a little daisy, one of the first flowers in the meadow in spring. To see them bloom makes me always happy - it´s like a promise for the warmer days to come!

If you want to see how I made it and what I used, please pop over to my blog!

Gorgeous Spring 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 January. There are lots of great entries and the winner will be announced soon. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter