Saturday, 21 October 2017

Autumn Is In The Air, by Miriam

Hi again, Miriam here with my second project for the month.  I hope you are enjoying all of the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

My second project this month is a little canvas full of different mediums.


I hope you can pop over to my blog  to see how my project was created.

There is still time to join in with the challenge for this month.  There is a gift voucher in offer for a lucky winner.

Thanks for joining me......

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Autumnal Fern, #56, Hazel,



The colours of Autumn are so glorious. Teamed with the real fern leaf that I collected and pressed last year, I feel that this portrays the joys of Autumn so well. For more detail, feel free to pop over to my blog. 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A world with Octobers

The new theme this month is Mixed Media with Autumnal hues and for my second project I mixed ink, paint and stamped elements to make a journal page. The fabulous quote is from Anne of Green Gables! I hope you'll join in with us this month, there's a prize for the winner if you do!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

September Winner, Top Three & DTSM

 
Hello everybody!  It's time to announce Miriam's lovely Metal challenge in September.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So the September winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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September winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...



#33 Gerrina
Congratulations Gerina!  Your badge and prize voucher will be on their way to you very soon.

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Now on to Miriam's top 3 and DTSM.
 
We had 42 entries this month and there were so many interpretations of 'metal'.  After much deliberating, my top 3 are as follows:

No. 14 Plony


I love the shabby chic and vintage feel of this card - it shows the softer side of 'metal' and is perfect for a male themed card.

No. 41 Lula

I love this project because the paper has been distressed perfectly to look like metal.  

No. 12 Ionabuny
Subtle way of adding metal in a beautiful autumnal themed project.

DTSM
September's DTSM goes to No. 15 Lady Penelope.


Penny has embraced the metal theme and turned a wooden project into a metal dream!  An amazing transformation using different type of 'metal' finishes.
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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 October Challenge - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues



Friday, 13 October 2017

Falling Leaves and a video

Hello everyone and happy Friday!
It´s Evelyn here today. I want to show you my second make for the October challenge. I made a little canvas with falling leaves.

If you want to see, how I made the leaves, you are invited to watch my little video. More you can find on my blog
Have a wonderful golden October weekend!


Thank you for your visit!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Autumnal Jane


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Hello Everyone Debs here to share my second inspiration for this fabulous theme Autumnal Colours. 
I really enjoyed creating this journal page, as the colours of Autumn inspire me so much.
You can see how it came together over on my blog.
Take care
Hugs




Monday, 9 October 2017

The year's last, loveliest smile

Hello everyone, 

and welcome to my second inspiration post for this months challenge which was set by the lovely Rachel and she wants us to make a Mixed Media piece with Autumnal hues. I have made a tag this time : 


If you'd like to know how I made it then hop over to my BLOG where I explain everything. 

Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

In the woods

Good morning, today I'm showing you this cute creature hiding in the woods...
 
 
For the Mixed Media element I created a bark background with all sorts of paints and you can read my warts and all account of how that went on my blog. Do come by and have a look, he's not only cute but fabulous too...

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Autumn Beauty - Sue

Good morning and happy Thursday, it's Sue here and I'm very happy to be sharing my second Autumn coloured piece.



I love using the DecoArt Quinacridone colours, and there's a little bit of re-cycling going on too. More details can be found here on my blog. Have a great day, and thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

More Autumnal Hues


Hello everybody! Rachel here today trying to tempt you into joining our challenge this month. I have created a very personal memory piece today that has an autumnal theme aswell as autumnal hues. If you would like to read more about the stamps I used and how I put it together please head over to my blog here.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs Rachel x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

October 2017 - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues

 
Welcome everyone to our October Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues", chosen by the lovely Rachel
 


Good morning! I have chosen the theme of our new challenge to be mixed media and Autumnal hues.  Autumn is my favourite time of year and I would love to see you entering anything mixed media in autumnal colours - the topic is not Autumn ...but of course you can do anything based around autumn as long as the colours are right!!!! I do hope you can join us. If you want to know more about how I made my piece please check out my blog here.

Big hugs Rachel x
 
Sue
 
Brrrr Autumn has certainly arrived in my part of the word. But this does bring those lovely crisp mornings and beautiful coloured leaves that dogs love to play in, especially this one.
More details can be found here on my blog. Have a wonderful Autumn, and play in those leaves! 
 
Autumn seems to have arrived in my corner of the world very quickly. I’m a real summer gal so the trees changing colour and the cooling weather always comes as quite a shock!

I wanted to make something to celebrate a colleague’s 39 years at my place of work (quite an incredible achievement!) and when I saw the new theme I knew I could combine the two!

I used a variety of yellows, oranges and browns to colour these new Dylusions flowers and arranged them on the tag with a die cut banner. Gabrielle x
 
Hello everyone, 

For the new Mixed Media challenge set by the lovely Rachel I have an art journal page :


I enjoyed making this and if you'd like to see the process then hop over to my blog HERE or straight to YouTube. I will be back soon with more inspiration !
 

 

I love the colours of Autumn so used them on this this little Mixed Media notecard. All the details can be found
Over on my blog. Hope to see you there.
Hugs xx


October and autumn have arrived with a bang...or should I say with a bump in the night? For my mixed media card with autumnal hues I have a clue to what is on its way....
Yes it's the time of the year when things are starting to get a little chilling and mysterious over at my blog. I used several mixed media techniques on my card. If you would like to see my step by step click here where a very spooky warm welcome awaits.

Bye for now,

Jane x



Some die cutting from me this month with  Sara Davies' beautiful Autumnal Dies. For more details please pop over to my blog.



Hello everybody,
For our October challenge I created an autumnal tag.
Since this challenge is about mixed media, I used inks, acrylic paints, glossy medium, paper, fabric, cork sheet etc. But you can find the whole details over on my blog.

 
A seasonal theme chosen by my teammate and a fun one too... I took my paints, mediums and assorted bits & bobs to create this tag.
 
 
Great fun was had and I'm ready to do it all again later in the month...
Do check on my blog how my Mixed Media tag was made.

Miriam
Rachel has chosen a fabulous topic this month, and just in time, as the leaves start to change colour.

This month I have created an autumnal themed card using paint, card stock and die-cutting.


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

Happy crafting!



Although I love summer and the warm temperatures, autumn has it´s beautiful sides too. The colors of this season are spectacular. The glowing colors of the trees are wonderful.
I made a vintage card in fitting colors of autumn.
If you want to find out how I made it, please visit my blog.

Gorgeous autumnal 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 Metal challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon

 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Exhibit A. #55 , Hazel,



Here is my very blingy bottle that I had fun creating. If you would like all the blingy details than please pop over to my blog.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Create Art

For my second project this month on the theme of metal I wanted to make something that could easily be a card or front to an art journal or a variety of other uses! I painted the tag with Snowflake Fresco Paint and added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink through a stencil. Then I added the stamped leaves and then assembled the pieces continuing the metal theme. I like the simplicity of this tag - sometimes it's good to keep it simple - something I should try more often!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Altered Little Note Pad

Hello all, it´s Evelyn here today, nice to have you here again!
I want to share my altered little note pad with you. I love the industrial, steampunky look of things and of course thinking of steampunk and metal, there must be some gears and cogs!


I made a video of the process, where you can watch the steps of the making of.


There are some days left to join in with our challenge, so I hope to see your work here!
Thank you for your visit today and you are welcome to visit my blog.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Shine on

Morning everyone Debs here to share my second inspiration for this months theme, given to us by the lovely Miriam. Still managing to resist doing something rusty, (well it's good to challenge ourselves, isn't?) I used metallic paints instead.


Hope you can pop by my blog to see how this card came together

Take care 
Hugs xxx



Sunday, 17 September 2017

Industrial Man

Hi everyone,

and welcome to my second inspiration post for Miriam's 'metal' challenge... I have made a mini art journal page.


If you would like to know how I made this page then hop over to my blog HERE and I will show you. Until next time,

Corrie x

Friday, 15 September 2017

Stamped and Embossed metal

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here today to share one of my favourite technique with metal.


Embossing a stamped image does take a bit of time and effort but has the wow factor!
Do come over to my blog to find out how I did it.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

He's A Family Guy

Good morning, it's Sue here and I'm really happy to be sharing my second metal themed piece with you. I've gone back to a forgotten favourite that's been at the bottom of my drawer for far too long - VerDay paint.


I hope this makes you smile more than my grumpy Hipster family. There are more photographs over on my blog so I hope to see you over there.  Have a very happy day, and thanks for looking x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

August Winner, Top 3 & DTSM


Hello everybody!  It's time to announce Corrie's lovely Blues & Greens challenge in August.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So the August winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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August winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...



#49 - Sarascloset



Congratulations!  Your badge and prize voucher will be on their way to you very soon.

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Now on to Corrie's top 3 and DTSM. It is always difficult for us to narrow our choices down to just 3 with so many wonderful and worthy submissions but after much deliberation and in no particular order, Corrie has chosen 
#74 - Glennis F


I love everything about this! The purple is a great addition to the blues and greens ! Fabulous ! 


# 12 - Shilpa

There  is so much to see here. I particularly like the dimension and collaged elements ! Well done ! 

# 45 - Inky Fingers
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This is a great birthday card and those birds are so cute ! Fantastic ! 

And for the DTSM : 

#48 - Alison/Craftytrog


Journals are my first love and this one is fantastic. 

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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 September Challenge - Metal

Embossed metal with an autumn twist...


Hello there! Rachel here today with another metallic post for you! I have embossed sheet aluminium and painted it. For full details please see my blog post here.

Hope you can join us! Hugs rachel xx

Thursday, 7 September 2017

More metallic creatures

Good morning it's Jane here. Firstly can I thank you all for the love you sent for my dragonfly card..I was really blown away! The weather has turned much more autumnal so my second inspiration card for our metal theme this month has some autumnal hues....
just like my card I shared on Friday everything is made of "metal"....if you would like to see how I hammered put this together do pop over to my blog here. It would be lovely to see you there....even though I may be somewhere else....hmmm there's a bit of intrigue for you 😉 I hope we are giving you lots of metallic ideas for you to join in the challenge this month.

Bye for now,

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Metal star ornaments

Monika


Hello All, 
let me show you my second project for our September challenge: Metal.
As you see I have made some vintage style Christmas ornaments decorated with rhinestones and pearls. If you like it, please hop on my blog to get a tutorial and more photos!
Thank you!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Metal Can Look Pretty

Hi there, Miriam here for my second 'Metal' project of the month.

I hope you are enjoying the inspiration so far.

I wanted to show that metal can be 'softer' too....


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

I hope I have inspired you to join in with the challenge this month.

Happy Crafting!
Miriam

Friday, 1 September 2017

September 2017 - Metal

Welcome everyone to our September Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Metal", chosen by the lovely Miriam

Miriam
 
Hi all, it's my turn to pick the project for the month.  I have chosen 'Metal' which features in my crafting a lot. I also happen to have a very large tool box which is full to the brim of metal embellishments and watch parts.

For my project I have altered a cheese box to create a trinket box.


If you pop over to my blog  you will be able to see how I created this box full of metal goodness!

I hope you enjoy all of the inspiration again this month and that you are inspired to join in with the Metal challenge to be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to send at Country View Crafts.

I will hand over to my Design Team members to show you how they have interpreted the Metal theme.
 
The August bank holiday weather was so beautifully hot and sunny. We even had a dragonfly fluttering in the garden near my flowers. As I searched for inspiration for our fun metal theme this month I knew just what I could to do..I would make metal flowers and a dragonfly! If you would like to see how I made my metallic creation do fly pop over to my my blog here where all is revealed. Enjoy September, I think we may have seen the end of our summer weather but who knows, it can be so fickle.
 
 



Hello everyone today I'm sharing Boho  Jane who just loves butterflies, so I gave her lots!
All the details are over on my blog as usual so I hope to see you there.
Hugs xx


Cogs and Gears are the order of the day for my first piece in the "metal " challenge, chosen by my lovely friend Miriam. 
For more details, please visit my blog. 
 
When Miriam suggested that this month's topic would be metal - I knew I wanted to use this JoFy stamp set! I made a rusty background using metal tape, a texture fade and Fresco paints and real rusty wire to suspend the light bulbs and for the robot's neck. Gabrielle x
 
Sue
As soon as I saw that the challenge was metal I knew exactly what I wanted to do....


No this wasn't it! In my head, this was a tag, and the frame wasn't broken, but I like it better this way. There are a lot more details over on my blog, so please enter The Twilight Zone.....




Hello there! I do hope you can join us in this great new challenge - there are so many ways to incorporate metallics into your design. You can see what I did to make my card on my blog here.

Hugs

Rachel xx

Monika


Hello Everybody,
For our September challenge - Metal - I have chosen the silver. So you can see silver moon, silver stars and silver spatters on my card! If you want a tutorial, please click on my blog.
Thank you!



Some weeks ago I went to a flea market and found this pretty silver platet spoon - perfect for this challenge, Miriam hostes this month! I decided to alter it. I had much fun making a totaly different arty thing from a common thing like a spoon. If you want to know, how I made it, you´ll find the steps on my blog!

Hello everyone, 
The lovely Miriam has set the Challenge for September and she chose 'Metal'. I did struggle a bit with this and three of my previous projects landed in the bin !! 
In the end I managed though and made an art journal:


If you would like to know how I made this you can visit my blog HERE or hop straight to YouTube where you'll find a tutorial. 
 

 

Thank you for stopping by  ! I will be back soon with more inspiration, hopefully I will be able to do it in one go ! lol 

Corrie x

 
 
Metal is such an exciting material to craft with... lots of techniques to try, from the easy to the more elaborate. Today I went for easy and fun!
 
 
If you want the secret on how to get this effect, come by my blog,
 where I shine the light on the matter...
 
More gorgeous 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 Blues & Greens last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon