Saturday 31 July 2021

June 100th Challenge Winners

 Hello everybody! Here are our June 100th Challenge Winners.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

The June winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher and the gorgeous package from Tracy Easson, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is

Congratulations, please contact me direct with your address so I can post your prize 

The winning comment of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher is # 33 drawn from Corrie's blog:

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said:
I can see why you would be inspired by Janes colourway, the salvaged patina looks fantastic against the glimmer of the copper. What a stunning card Debs with so much attention to detail given to bring those die cut flowers to full bloom. Stunning. Creative wishes Tracey x

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 100th Challenge and in the morning, we will have a new Challenge which we hope you will take part in and you are going to be inspired by our Design Team's projects

Friday 23 July 2021

May Winner, Top 3 and DTSM

  Hello everybody! Here are our May Winners.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

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


May's challenge, hosted by Craftyfield, was "We will always have Paris". Here is what she thought:

Well... my choice of theme was not popular with everyone but, the ones who took the challenge were particularly inspired and some of you even entered multiple times. You have enjoyed finding old stash and retrieved photos to create wonderful art. To me you are all winners and it was hard choosing just 3!  But here goes... my Top 3 in no particular order:

Entry 26 - Joan:


I loved this combination of stamps which perfectly illustrate our theme.

Entry 24 Linby :

Do visit Linby's post to see more of this lovely keepsake documenting her trip to Paris, lots of stamping, photos and ephemera give it a real life feel. Linby also had another great entry (no 16) with a Paris fashion theme.

Entry  21 Matilde

A lovely journal page with 2 ladies of Paris who both have inimitable style, the iron lady (no not that one!) and Coco Chanel. Matilde demonstrates that with a bit of imagination you don't need a lot of supplies to capture the essence of Paris!

Finally my Special Mention goes to Vee who created a page on the theme of Love, which remind us that Paris is one of the most romantic city in the world! Vee's detailed and cute die-cut is complemented by Tim Holtz supplies, but no grunge in sight!

Thanks to all of you for playing with us, I enjoyed seeing all your makes and reading your posts!

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 August Challenge xx

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Under the sea with a stencil

Hello it's Jane here today with my 2nd post to hopefully inspire you to join our July challenge which is to add a stencil (or 2). Susan has had a recent restock of gorgeous Visible Image stencils (and stamps) so I decided to use one of my all time favourites; Fibres.

I made some new pages in my art journal and I have a step by step of the process over on my blog here; Just swim pop on over and take a peep. Have a fab July and summer.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Monday 19 July 2021

Birthday Card

 Hello and happy Monday!

Today I have another card for you.

This is one of a series of cards I am making at the moment.

If you want to know more, please hop to my blog.

I´m looking forward to seeing your makes with stencils!

Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful week.


Saturday 17 July 2021

Loving the greenery

 Hello there!

Rachel here today with another stencil based make to encourage you to join this months challenge - there's loads of time left! You can get details of my make over on my blog here.
Have a great day!
Rachel x

Thursday 15 July 2021

Using a stencil or two, or in this 6


I would love you to pop to my blog where I show how I designed, cut, and then used the 5 layers to this stencil design.
 Plus I added hot foil as well. 
See you there 

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Wandering mind

 Hello everyone, 

I have made a journal page for my second inspiration piece for the 'Use a stencil (or 2) challenge.

If you'd like to see how I made it then please hop over to my YouTube channel where you can see the process. You can also go via my BLOG

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Sunday 11 July 2021

Steampunk and Textured tag

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here today for a second dose of stencil inspiration! 

As I am sure you cannot get enough of Tim Holtz techniques and stencils... another tag inspired by the man himself!

Come by my blog to read all about it!


Friday 9 July 2021

Add A Stencil (or 2) Take Two

Good morning and a very happy Friday. It's Sue here with my second project for our stencil challenge, and again I've used my lovely AALL & Create stamps, this time by the wonderful Tracy Evans.

There are more photo's here on my blog, and I would love to see you over there.

Take care and have a fun weekend! x

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Using one stencil

 Hi everyone, it's Jo here.

Today I'm sharing an art journal page for this month's Use a Stencil (or two) challenge, which I created using the same stencil a few different ways.


 Firstly, I applied some crackle paste through the stencil, then some Distress Ink and finally I used the stencil like a stamp by covering it with ink and pressing it onto my page.

To see how it all came together and a full list of products, please pop over to my blog Let's Art Journal.

Thanks so much for joining me today! Hugs, Jo x

Monday 5 July 2021

Use a Stencil (or two) - By Miriam

 I hope you are all enjoying the inspiration for the challenge this month.  Here is my second project:

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card.

And don't forget, there is plenty of time to join in with the challenge.  By entering you will be in the hat for a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend online.

Thanks for joining me.


Sunday 4 July 2021

Win The July Release Tim Holtz Distress Colour Set

  We are offering one lucky person the chance to get their money back on their order of the next release of Tim Holtz Distress Colour Set with us at Country View Crafts. All you need to do is purchase the pre order and then on our FB post, leave a comment with a guess as to what colour you think it will be.

When it is announced, we will put all those names with the correct colour into Random org and one of you will win, spread the word everyone and have a Great Sunday

You only need to purchase the set once from our website but can have as many individual guesses as you want on our Facebook post

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Saturday 3 July 2021

Tag duo with Mary Poppins


Hello everyone,

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

This month it was my turn to be your host and to choose the theme, so I chose

Use a stencil (or two).

To make these tags, I used only one stencil.

If you need a tutorial, please hop on my blog.

Thursday 1 July 2021

July 2021 - Use A Stencil (or Two)

 Welcome to our July Challenge. This month is Use A Stencil (or Two) chosen by the Lovely Monika


This month I am the lucky one who can be the host of the challenge.My theme is, Use a stencil (or two).It's easy-peasy so I hope you like it and many of you can join our challenge.For creating this tag, I used only one stencil but three times with three different embossing powders.

On my blog you can find a full tutorial and a lot of pictures.

Hello everyone I’ve used this Stencil two ways, please pop to my blog for all the details 
Hugs Debs xxx

Good morning and happy July everyone. Summer will be getting into full swing now and hopefully tea, cake and chatter outside in the sunshine will be the order of the day. For my first make I used my Tea party stencil and invited the Cheshire cat.

He is smiling at the thought of all of this and has already taken up pole position, ready and waiting. If you would like to see how my make came together pop the kettle on and come on over to my blog here where all is revealed. I will be back soon with my 2nd make soon, which is sea inspired. Enjoy the sunshine.

Bye for now,
Jane x


Good morning and a very happy Thursday. I hope you are all ready for our fun new challenge. 

For my journal page, I've used some long-neglected AALL & Create stamps and stencils, and there are more photo's over on my blog if you would like to see how this came together.

Take care, and have a very happy July xx

Hello everyone!
For this month's challenge, I created this mini art journal page using a Stamperia stencil and papers.

To see how it all came together and a list of products, please visit my blog Let's Art Journal.
Happy and creative wishes! Jo x


Hello everyone,for our July challenge of 'using a stencil or 2' I have made a tag:

I also have a video (finally!) if you'd like to see how I made this. Click HERE if you like to hop over to YouTube. 
You can also go via my BLOG
I'll be back soon with more inspiration ! 

Until then, Corrie xx


Two makes from me today - I just love these stamps and stencils and wanted to play - my samples are very simple but I enjoyed making them - more details at my blog here.
I do hope you can join us with this fabulous theme!
Rachel x


Here is my first project for the 'use a stencil (or two)' challenge:

Pop over to my blog to see what products I used to create this card. I look forward to seeing your creations this month.
Happy crafting!


Stencils are such brilliant crafting tools, this theme is a treat for all of us! 
Add some crackle, embossing powders and... well if you want to know everything 
about my tag hop on over to my blog here.


Hello and happy July!

One of my very favourite supplies are stencils! They are so versatile to use and they change every artwork in a wonderful way. I made a card for a man and used 3 stencils, this time all from Tim Holtz.If you want to see how this came together, please visit my blog.


Wow some gorgeous projects from our Design Team now lets see your projects and don't forget to make sure that there is at least one or two stencils in your entry to be entered

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter