Friday, 23 June 2017

Vintage heart hanger

Hello all on this wonderful sunny and hot summer day (at least here in Germany)!
For my second project for the "Hearts" challenge this month I altered a wooden heart.


If you want to see, how I made this, please visit my blog!
Now I hope you will join in our challenge, you have enough time to play!

Thank you for stopping bye today!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Love Heart


Hello everyone Debs here from ArtZone  with my second heart which has gone very floral. I had so much fun creating this, and hope you are inspired to play along with the challenge. 

 

As always you can see all the details over on the blog plus lots of close up.


Hope to over there
Take care
Hugsxxx 
 

Monday, 19 June 2017

You and me

Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my second post for this month's challenge "Hearts". It is an art journal spread :



I hope you will hop along to my BLOG  'MadeByCHook' to have a look at how I made this ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Foiled Heart

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here today with a shiny heart!
Don't they say people are blinded by love? Well, I took that to heart... (puns totally intended)
 
 
Please come by my blog... to read all the details on how I created my gilded heart,
this is such an easy way of getting a beautiful shine!
 
Have a great crafty weekend!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Wildflower heart garden

Hi Brenda here sharing my second project for our HEARTS challenge this month using an mdf heart that had been painted up eons ago but served my purpose perfectly to add Tim's wildflowers and some DecoArt media acrylics to create a dark corner of a summer garden.


I would love to see you at Bumblebees and Butterflies where there are more photos and details of the process steps.

I hope you are enjoying the challenge and have hopefully entered a project already.

Enjoy walking in a garden somewhere whether that be your own or one you are visiting.

hugs Brenda xxx

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Love Rocks!

Good morning and happy Tuesday.
It's Sue here with my second hearty piece. I'm still needing wedding anniversary cards, and this time it Dina Wakley that's come to my rescue.


 There are more details here at Sue The Iron.  Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking xx

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Hearts on my mind


Hello there! Rachel here with you today to give you another idea for a heart project. This MDF heart is now hanging in my dining room. If you want to know how I made it please pop over to my blog here.

Friday, 9 June 2017

May Winner, Top 3 and DTSM


Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the May winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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May winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...


#157 Irena's art


Congratulations, Irena!  Your winner's badge and voucher will be on their way to you shortly, and we hope you'll join us a Guest Designer here at Country View Challenges in the future. 
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Again we had a very popular challenge month! In May we received 164 entries to the Flower Power challenge! Thank you again for your participation!

The easy part was to see your fabulous creations but the the hard part was to choose the Top 3 and only one Special Mention project!

My choices for the Top 3 are the following (my order is by entry numbers).





This card was among the first entries on the very first day and I knew that time that Lesley's card could be one of the Top 3. I love the colours that she chose! She created the background with lovely soft colours and she used one of my favourite techniques: dabbing the ink with a simple kitchen/bath sponge on the surface :-) And although the flowers beautifully pop out they are not bold or harsh at all. And I must mention too, that this stamp sat from the PaperArtsy is my beloved too.





Again a card! Lou used Tonic Studios stamps with matching dies - and they really matched perfectly :-) Very nice design with not much but enough colours! I love it!






And again a beautiful card! Maria chose a plain white watercolour paper as a background which was perfectly embossed creating a perfect frame for her bouquet. The flowers were fabulously coloured with watercolour technique. 

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And now I would like to prove you that I'm not just a card fan! As a DTSM I chose an upcycled mixed media project, an altered salt box by





This pencil holder is just stunning! Ramya used many beautiful handmade flowers what I really appreciate at this challenge!  The feathers were hand cut by Ramya which is amazing! I love the metallic colours over the reddish-pinkish colours! 
This pencil holder looks like a precious jewellery box! 


Congrats to the winners and don't forget to join our June challenge: HEARTS!

Big hugs,
Monika

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WOW 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 lots of time to enter our June Challenge - Hearts



Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Card with two hearts and blue flourish background

Monika


Hello Everybody, here is my second project for our June challenge:
I think this is a classical Valentine's Day card or love card and it's not difficult to make it even for a beginner card maker.
The list of the supplies and the tutorial is on my blog.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 5 June 2017

CAS love

Hello it's Jane here this morning with some more inspiration for our hearts theme challenge. I made a very CAS (Clean And Simple) card on a hot sunny day last Thursday in my garden studio using the D'Oxide "ice cream" off cuts from my first "hearts" card I shared here last week.

If you would like to see how I put this together there is a very warm welcome awaiting you over on my blog  here. I hope you will join us this month....and share a little love (not forgetting the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend in the shop 😍)

Bye for now,

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Flowers and Hearts, #52, Hazel,




Here we are in June and here is my second contribution on the CVC topic of "Hearts". My title is Flowers and Hearts, because, I nearly forgot to add the Hearts! Details of my muppetry are over on my blog.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

June 2017 - Hearts

Welcome everyone to our June Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Hearts", chosen by the lovely Hazel
 
Hazel

 
Hazel here, very happy to be launching the new challenge entitled Hearts! Here is my recycled bag photographed amongst the Wisteria! Happy June everyone. Please visit my blog for more details

I loved the theme this month - there are so many ways to use hearts and I know your creativity will soar with this month's challenge! For my submission I decorated an MDF plaque and embossed a heart shaped Art Part. The gold highlights make the project 'pop'! Gabrielle x

 
 
I made a gruny/Vintagey tag for my first Hearty make. After Valentine's Day garish reds, I fancied muted colours and spent a long time establishing the background for my hearts. Come and see how I did it on my blog.
 

Wow June already, time for  sunshine and Summer weddings. That means Anniversary cards the following years, which is what I've made for our first hearts challenge.
Being born without a romantic bone in my body it was Paper Artsy stamps and Dylusion papers to the rescue. There are more pictures of my struggle here at Sue The Iron xx

Corrie
Hello everyone, 

The lovely Hazel has chosen the theme of 'Hearts' for June's challenge. I have decorated this MDF Monolith for the occasion ! I have also filmed the process and if you are interested to see how I made this you can pop over to my blog HERE
or go directly :


 

Thanks for stopping by today ! I'll be back later in the month with more inspiration. 
Corrie x


Hello everybody, it's my first project for our June challenge: Hearts.
I wanted to make a card using the techniques I have learned from Tim Holtz during the "12 tags of..." challenges. I hope you like it! More details on my blog. Thanks for visiting!


My daughter recently got engaged and we don't know when she and her partner will get married but when I came across this lovely vintage photo I created a journal page to celebrate the occasion. The details of how this came together can be found over on Bumblebees and Butterflies if you care to pop over.


Happy June everyone, summer really is just around the corner now. For the lovely Hearts theme this month I chose to make 2 very summery cards. This is the first one; I used distress oxides and carried the theme right through to adding a heart brad. I thought the colours reminded me of  ice cream! If you would like to see how I made this I have a step by step over on my blog here where a warm (and heartfelt 😊) welcome awaits. Let's hope it's a really flaming June. 

Bye for now,
 

Hello there! Well our theme this month is hearts and I had lots of fun making this card. If you would like the details please hop over to my blog. Hugs rachel x
 
 
 
Fabulous topic again this month....and perfect for lots of wedding anniversaries that are coming up over the summer months.  Pop over to my blog to see how I made this card.
 

Hello everyone, what a fabulous theme for this month;  hearts, a favourite any time of year! 
I choose do a journal page with lots of Stencilling, and as I'm still addicted 
to those Oxides, I couldn't resist adding a little here and there.
As always the details are over on my blog.
Hugs 


Hello all, what a lovely theme this month! For my first project I made a romantic card with a vintage touch. If you want to know how I made this, please visit my blog.


Wow Wow Wow these are gorgeous heart 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 Flower Power Challenge last month. There are some fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon

 

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Happy Memories

Hi again..... it's Miriam here from Miriam's Creative Dreams.  I hope you've been enjoying the awesome projects from the design team so far this month.  I adore flowers and so had lots of ideas running through my head for this topic.

I chose to create a canvas for my dear friend, Dianne.  Here is my finished project....


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

If you haven't done so already there is still time to join in with this month's challenge - Flower Power. 

I hope that I have inspired you today.  I hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday weekend.

Happy crafting!
Miriam



Thursday, 25 May 2017

Double flower power

Hello it's Jane here again today with my 2nd flower power inspiration project.  I decided to make a Distress Oxide version of the tag I shared with you on the 1st of the month using exactly the same floral stamps.
I am always fascinated how 2 projects using the same stamps turn out so differently when different inks and colours are used. I have a full step by step over on my own blog here where a floral  warm welcome awaits you. We have already had some gorgeous entries into our Flower Power challenge this month, you have just under the week left to enter. We look forward to seeing lots more.

Bye for now,


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Flower Power,#51, Hazel,




A background inspired by Mindy Lacefield and some Queen Anne's lace were my inspiration for my second Design piece. Please pop over to my blog for details. 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Happiness blooms from within

This month's challenge theme of Flower Power is terrific as there are so many ways you can incorporate flowers into your art. I made a page in my journal and used the idea of a jam jar filled with flowers as my central image. The colours are all complementary meaning that the yellowy orange flowers really pop out from the background. Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enter our challenge for the chance to win a great prize. Gabrielle x

Friday, 19 May 2017

Feminin card with pretty flowers

 For my second piece this month I made a very feminin card and added some Flower Power!
If you want to see more, please visit my blog!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Thinking of you

Hi everyone, 

Today I have a little more inspiration for this month's 'Flower Power' Challenge. I have made a card:


If you want to know how I made this, please hop over to my BLOG where everything is explained ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Until next time ! 

Corrie x


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Powerful Flower

Craftyfield here today with a single bloom... alone yes, but strong!
 
 
In complete contrast to my first inspiration piece I used only one flower for this card, but a big one to create, I hope, a powerful image. Do come over to see the details on my blog!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Flower Power #2

Hi it's Brenda here from Bumblebees and Butterflies and here I am sharing my second project for the Flower Power challenge and I promised you the finished journal to the covers I showed you on the 1st May. This was them.


I took the first set of panels (the design on the left) to make this finished piece .....


... and all the details of how I made the journal itself are on my blog today.


Grab a cuppa on the way over as there are lots of photos and steps for you to peruse if you have time.

I hope you are enjoying the challenge and have been able to pop over and took a look at the inspiration projects from the design team.

Have fun.

hugs Brenda xxx

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

April Winner, Top 3 and DTSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the April winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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April winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
 
#30 Toni
Congratulations, Toni!  Your winner's badge and voucher will be on their way to you shortly, and we hope you'll join us a Guest Designer here at Country View Challenges in the future. 
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Hello dear followers, today it´s time to choose the winners of our April challenge!
Although there were not as many entries as in the challenges before, the ones who through in their hat did a really fantastic job! It was hard to pick out only three of them!
But here they are in no particular order:

#2 - Laneen
Evelyn said: Laneen created a gorgeous male layout in a grunge style. The rusty bits and bobs are fitting perfect to the vintage photo of James Dean!

#17 - Jan

Evelyn said: Love this book cover to bits! I would love to touch the surface with all it´s texture. The rust is looking so very elegant here and the blue night sky pops out beautifully.

#30 - Toni

Evelyn said: Another gorgeous layout with loads of rust goodness! There are so many fabulous details, you nearly can´t stop looking at. The photo of the "machine man" rounds off the overall picture.

Evelyn´s choice for the Design Team Member's Special Mention this time even goes to two completely different entries, but both catched her eyes so much, that she didn´t want to leave one of them behind:

#7 - Lys
Evelyn said: What a fabulous and unique idea to alter an USB stick! Lys created an absolutely stunning tiny little piece of art with gorgeous rustiness. Love it!

#31 - Kristina
Evelyn said: This invitation card is so very elegant, although it is so simple! I love, how the created rust comes into focus.
 
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WOW 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 lots of time to enter our May Challenge - Flower Power
 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

More Flower Power

Sue
I'm loving the challenge this month, and I know you are too, so here's some more flower power.


Again I've used some of my favourite (they're all my favourites) PaperArtsy stamps, and my neglected but now sharpened watercolour pencils. There are lots more pictures over at Sue The Iron so please pop across x

Friday, 5 May 2017

Floral Borders



I had fun making some floral borders for these bright summery cards and then completed them with stamped flowers. For more details please see my blog post which you can find here. Have a great day! Hugs rachel x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Canvas with wildflowers and watering can

Monika


As a second inspirational piece I have a mixed media canvas with Tim's Watering Can and Wildflowers. Our theme is Flower Power in May this is why I put many of these beautiful wildflowers onto my canvas. For more details, please visit my blog...

Monday, 1 May 2017

May 2017 - Flower Power

Welcome everyone to our May Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Flower Power", chosen by the lovely Monika

Hello everybody, it's Monika
the hostess of the May challenge

It's said: "April showers bring May flowers."
So it's time for the flowers and for the floral creations.



You might know that I like to make home decorations. For our May challenge I've created two flower wreaths - a pink and a blue one - with felt flowers. I wanted to show you how easy to make home decorations with Sizzix dies and not just with Bigz dies but with Thinlits dies too. For more details, please click on my blog.
For the Flower Power project I made a wall hanging, combining the rust of last month with the flowers of this month to create a bird cage. It been ages since I last did any die cutting and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed sending a piece of card though my machine only to see it turn into leaves or flowers at the other end! There's a close up photo and a description of how I made this on my blog. Gabrielle x

One of the most difficult part of designing this card was to chose the stamps to use! Flowers are a fail safe image for cards and I have a lot to chose from... Come over to my blog to see how I made my floral card.
I've been playing with the Tim Holtz Floral stencil and I've created two sets of panels for when the new Eileen Hull journal comes into stock (hopefully very soon). The panel on the left was made using distress oxides and the stencil as a stencil and using the ink left on it, spritzed with water as a monoprint. The second panel on the right was created using the monoprint technique only. I won't leave you hanging, so for more details pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies and you'll find out when I can show you the finished journal.
 
Happy May day, wow the year is racing by but May is one of my favourite months of the year. I was delighted when our lovely Monika chose "Flower Power" as our theme this month. May really is the month of flowers and I chose to make 2 floral tags. I am sharing the first one today made with regular Distress Inks.
If you would like to see how I made my flower power tag do pop over to my blog here where a very fragrant  warm welcome awaits you. I will be back to share my Distress Oxide version of this later in the month. Enjoy the bank holiday and I really hope that you get some time to get inky.

Bye for now,

Hi everyone,

Here's my contribution to this month's fab Challenge "Flower Power". 


It is a mini art journal page and if you would like to know how I made this then please hop over to my blog HERE
I will be back later in the month with some more inspiration ! 

Corrie x


You just gotta love flowers! So many shapes and colours - they really are the most amazing things! I used some wonderful stamps from Kay Carley to make my card for today. You can find out more details on my blog here.
Hope you can join us!
Hugs rachel xx



Excited because we got round to my birthday month. Here is my first piece in the new challenge of "Flower Power". For more details, please visit my blog.



Flower Power! This theme is perfect for bold colours and a happy design!
I made a card with the beautiful PaperArtsy stamps and used Distress Oxides on my background. If you want to see, how I put this card together, please hop over to my blog

Sue
What a great challenge, perfect for Summer which I hope starts now! I have a few family birthdays coming up, so with this in mind I've chosen my happy colours of PaperArtsy paint, along with their stencils and stamps. There are more details over at Sue The Iron. Have a lovely day x

Miriam
Who doesn't love flowers?  Especially at this time of year when Spring is in the air!  Here is my project for this month's challenge....


Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card.
Wow some wonderful flower 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 Rust Challenge last month. There are some fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon