Monday, 27 March 2017

Inspired By Tim Holtz #49

Hi, again.... Miriam here from Miriam's Creative Dreams.

It's my turn to show you another project for the current theme 'Inspired by Tim Holtz'.  If you pop over to by blog you can see the details of how I created my card.

I hope you join in with this month's challenge - I'll look forward to seeing your entries.

Thanks for looking.......

Saturday, 25 March 2017

It's Those Crazy Dogs

Good morning and happy weekend! I'm really pleased to be sharing my second Tim Holtz inspired piece today.

I love these stamp and die sets when I need a fun 'special' card, they just make me smile!
There are more photo's and details over on my blog Sue The Iron and I'd love it if you popped across. 
Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking. Sue xx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Tims feminine side!

Today its my turn to share more inspiration for our challenge with you. I wanted to explore Tims more feminine side with this second piece and this is what I came up with - there's full details over on my blog here.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Having fun with the new Tim Holtz Oxides.

With apologies, some of you have already seen this post but it published at the wrong time - probably my fault lol. Thank you to those who have already left comments and here it is again in it's correct slot.

Hi it's Brenda here today to share a little playtime I had recently using the new Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz. I haven't completed a project as I spent time playing with a palette of three colours, spritzing, dipping and drying many layers to create these fabulous backgrounds.

If you would like to see more then pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies and also keep a watch out on the project blog over the next couple of weeks where I will be showing how I used these two pieces in a project.

Don't forget to take a look at the Challenge Blog to see the challenge details 'Inspired by Tim Holtz' and all the fabulous entries we already have. (You'll find the link on the sidebar).

hugs Brenda xxx

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Card with robot and metallic background

Hello everybody,
for our March challenge - Be inspired by Tim Holtz - I have made a card with one of Tim's newest embossing folders and of course with Tim's stamps. As I was a great fan of Tim's challenge, the "12 tags of...." I chose the techniques from there. 
For more details, please hop on my blog!
Thank you!

Friday, 17 March 2017

It's a wrap

Hello it's Jane here. Happy St. Patrick's Day to those who celebrate it. I am back with my 2nd DT piece to hopefully inspire you to join in with our "inspired by Tim Holtz" challenge this month. You still have plenty of time to join in and remember you can enter as many times as you like and link with any challenges too! My first piece I shared here was quite girly. Today I am back with something very "traditionally" Tim inspired; a tag........

......but wait a minute...have you spotted something in the background.............yes it's a "real" gift tag with matching gift wrap. If you would like to see what I got up to together with a step by step do pop over to my blog here where a very warm, nearly spring welcome awaits you 

Bye for now,

Jane x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Inspired by Tim. #49 Tim Holtz,

Alcohol Inks, Acetate, A Compendium of Curiosities all mixed together to create my second piece this month. For all the details, please visit my blog!

Monday, 13 March 2017


This month's challenge to be inspired by Tim Holtz has meant I've dusted off some of my favourite of his older stamps. I used Distress ink and then spritzed water through a stencil to make the background. I used lots of Glossy Accents on the wings, crown and motto. When it was dry I bent the wings and crown so they cracked. If you would like to see more, please pop along to my blog. Thank you as always for popping by. Gabrielle x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Card with frameworks diecuts

Hi lovely peeps, 
today it´s my turn to share my second take of our "Inspired by Tim Holtz" challenge.

if you want to know more about how I made, hop over to my blog!
Have a nice week!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

February Winner, Top Three & DTMSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the February winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

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

Congratulations, Hazel!  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.
Now it's time for Sue to share her top picks with you.

Thank you so much for all the fabulous entries into my challenge. You have certainly made choosing the winners difficult, but here they are, in no particular order.

#3 Catherine

Beautiful colours and great use of gelli plate circles.

#14 Gerrina

 A wonderful clean and simple card that's been coloured so well.

#78 KandA Creative Moments

Fabulous composition and I love the glisten.

#50 Carol Gill

 Such a great design and I love the splash of red - even if it shouldn't be there lol.


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 March Challenge - Inspired By Tim Holtz

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Inspired by Tim Holtz butterfly card.


Hello everyone today I have a butterfly card to share, which shows some different techniques inspired by 
Tim. All the details are on my blog if you would like to see.
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Blah Blah Blah - Inspired by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, 

welcome to my second inspiration post this month. I have been playing with my Tim Holtz goodies again and made this tag :

If you would like to know how I made this please visit my blog HERE or skip straight to the movie : 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Friday, 3 March 2017

Inspired by Tim Holtz CAS card

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here with my second make inspired by Tim Holtz.
No grunge this time, just some of his products, especially some new ones, to me at least!
Do come over to my blog to get all the details of how I made the card and the results of my tests.
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

March 2017 - Inspired By Tim Holtz

Welcome everyone to our March Challenge and our newest Design Team member Miriam.
Our theme this month is "Inspired by Tim Holtz", chosen by the lovely Craftyfield.
Whether you are inspired by Tim Holtz's products, his style, or his techniques (or all three!) your make will be perfect for this challenge.


Being technique mad and interested in the latest crafty supplies, Tim Holtz is one of my crafting heroes. He created the Distress inks, brought back products we had forgotten about (Marker Spritzer, Micro Glaze... re-invented products (the collage brush) and generally pushed the limits for manufacturers to give us new possibilities.

My first make is very much in the style of Tim and with a lot of his products but not all!
It's alright, the master himself would tell you to use what you have... Do come by to see my step by step on my blog.

There can't be many crafters who haven't been inspired by Tim Holtz in one way or another. Whether it be his inks and paints, or his stamp sets and dies. I love his grunge, but I also love his pretty stamps, and these butterflies are one of my favourite sets.  There's lots more pictures over on at Sue The Iron
Have a fun week xx

I just fell in love with Tim's new 'Tiny Houses' die and just had to have a play for this fabulous challenge from Christine, but I also used lots of his other products as well. If you'd like to see more details and what else of Tim's inspired me for this project please pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies and find out how these Spring inspired flower houses came together.

Hello All, it's Monika here and I have brought you an oval shaped wooden box for our March challenge: Be inspired by Tim Holtz.
If you like my crackled wooden box and if you want to know how I made it, please hop on my blog for a step by step tutorial with many photos. Thanks!

I love all things Tim and one of my favourite dies of his that I own is the weathered clock die..sadly long discontinued. Tim always encourages us to create "outside the box" and embrace our own unique creativity so I wanted to show that Tim's inspiration doesn't have to be all browns and grunge. I have made a feminine card for today, my 2nd inspiration piece, later in the month will be male. I have a step by step over on my  blog here if you would like to see how I made the metallic background and elements. A warm girlie Tim Inspired welcome awaits you there. 

Bye for now,


Since I started crafting I have been inspired by Tim Holtz, so when I saw the theme I was really excited!

You can see how I created this card by popping over to my Blog. 

I hope my card inspires you to join in with the challenge and show how Tim Holtz has inspired you!

Thanks for popping by!

Inspired by Tim Holtz? I know I am - so much so I had to ask my daughters for help with this challenge! I just didn't know where to start - but I finished with this tag ... you can find further details on my blog here. I hope you can join us!
Rachel x
Cherish by Corrie

The challenge "Inspired by Tim Holtz' should be an easy one for many as almost everyone in has some Tim stuff in their stash. I am very inspired by him and I dug out all my Tim-goodies for this little canvas. 
This was a very enjoyable project and if you would like to know how I made this then please hop over to my BLOG for a photo tutorial. 
Have fun everyone ! 

This definitely took me a lot longer than our 30 minute rule from last month. I think that I might win a prize for the most time faffing about rearranging everything on this piece, inspired by Tim Holtz.
If you would like details of this Doily inspired piece, then please visit my blog.
I think many of us have been inspired by Tim over the years and I wanted to use some of my older stamps that I don't use very often. It was lovely using these old stamps - I really enjoyed inking them up! I used Distress Inks for the background, a stencil and three of Tim's stamp sets. As always, there are more details on my blog. Gabrielle x


Hello everyone, Debs here with a Journal Page for this months challenge, featuring Ginger Cat and blue the Bird. To see what's
going on with these two pop over to my blog for all the details.
Hugs Debs xx.

Tim Holtz is such a great source of inspiration! So many supplies and techniques are developed by him, so it was not hard to find something to make, "inspired by Tim".
I decided to make a birthday card, using Alcohol Inks, which I didn´t use for a long time.
If you want to see, which technique I used, hop over to my blog!

Wow some fantastic 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 Time Challenge last month. There are some great entries and the winner will be announced soon