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!

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.


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
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. 

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


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!

Friday, 1 September 2017

September 2017 - Metal

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


Rachel xx


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

Sunday, 27 August 2017


A warm hello from me, Craftyfield!
Whether you are having a normal weekend or enjoying a longer British Bank Holiday,
I hope you will have time to relax and enjoy the last of the summer...
or maybe the music!

I feel ready to join her...
Today I'm showing you my second inspiration piece for the Greens and Blues challenge.
As usual, all the details on how I made this card are on my blog, I hope you will take some time out to visit!

Friday, 25 August 2017

Fairies At The Bottom Of The Garden

I've tried something a little different for my second piece for our 'blues and greens' challenge.

This is the first time I've used Powertex on my own so please be kind :-D  More details can be found over on my blog and I'd love it if you would join me over there. xx

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Ornate seaside frame card

Hello it's Jane here again to share my 2nd card for the month to hopefully give some more inspiration for our Blues and Greens challenge, which has just over a week left to run. I made a seaside card with a very ornate frame.
If you would like to see a step by step everything is over on my blog here. It's worth swimming  popping over to see the background in full. As always it all gets covered over. The things we do to our art eh!

Enjoy the last week of August and happy holidays to you all. We are enjoying seeing all your lovely blue and green entries. 

Bye for now,

Monday, 21 August 2017

Soul Sisters

Hello there! Rachel here with you today with another piece to encourage you to join our challenge this month...

The theme is Blues and greens ... there's still over a week to join in with us. I made this card using a stamp set by Tracy Easson... please pop over to my blog for full details here.

Have a great day.
Rachel x

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Tag with dragonflies - Blue and green

Hello everybody, this is my second piece for our August challenge: Blues and greens. If you like my dragonfly tag and if you would like a supply list, please click on my blog.
Thank you!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Inspired By Seth Apter

Hi again, it's my turn to show you another project for the 'Blue and Green' theme.

I hope you have been enjoying all of the wonderful inspiration this month. 

As my title suggest, this month's project is inspired by Seth Apter - those of you who know his art will know his love of layers and paints!

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

If you haven't done so already there is still time to enter this month's challenge - don't forget that there is a voucher to spend in the shop up for grabs!

Thanks for joining me.....It's the bank holiday weekend so I hope you have something crafty planned.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Be Bold, Be Brave.

Hazel here with my second "Blue and Green" piece. Using my paint chip cards again. All the details can be found over on my blog.
Don't forget that there is still plenty of time to join in with our challenge. 

Friday, 11 August 2017

I don't like...

For this month's Blue and Green theme (which I have LOVED!) I have tried to think a little more differently and make a journal page in less than half an hour.
I simply added white Fresco Finish paint to a black page in my journal and made sure that it was thin coverage so some of the black shows through. I'd used a stencil for my first project this month and so I simply used the leftover ink by flipping the stencil over and rubbing it to transfer the ink to the page (which is why the numbers are reversed!) The blue heart and green coloured stamped images finish off the page.
Thank you, as always for popping by!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

July Winner, Top 3 & DTSM

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

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

#23 Lovely Linda
Wow what can I say! There were 128 wonderful entries into my things with wings theme for our July challenge. I was delighted to see so many diverse projects. Thanks so much to everyone who rose to the challenge, it was great fun visiting all your blogs. I'm sorry if I didn't manage to comment on everyone's..I would have been away for days. This however did lead to a on earth could I just chose a Top 3 from the 128? Well after a couple evenings I did manage it and here there are, in the date order they were submitted into the challenge.

As you well know I have a "cute" side too. This sweet little bird card flew into the challenge early on and immediately caught my eye. Gail's CAS (Clean and simple) design is delightful and despite all that white space that little bird stamp and words really gives the feeling of flying and movement. A really super cute card which made me smile.

I love colouring images (when I get the time) and Carol's brilliant dragon stood out with its gorgeous red, white and blue colours. Her colouring is fabulous and he stands out so well on the speckled background. A most unusual "thing with wings" and a striking card.

Nora's gorgeous art journal spread joined the challenge during the last few days of July and what beautiful pages she created. There is so much texture and her painted butterfly is stunning. The fabulous background and colours are so summery too. A really beautiful entry.

So those are my Top 3. Now I just need to reveal my Design Team Special Mention (DTSM)...and it goes to 

Janner obviously knows my weakness for fairies as one of my favourite things with fact she quite rightly said that it sounded wrong to call a fairy a "thing". This is the most delightful card...those fairies are perfectly silhouetted against the gorgeous stamped and inked background. The monochrome colour scheme works perfectly too for this very magical card and as the sentiment says, "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it".... I could not agree more!

Thanks again to everyone who entered and made it such a pleasure to see so many gorgeous things with wings. Remember that our current August challenge theme is Blues and Greens and we hope to see lots more of your lovely work. Here is the link. Enjoy the summer and happy crafting.

Bye for now,

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 August Challenge - Blues & Greens

Monday, 7 August 2017

Thank you!

Hello dear crafty peeps, 
it´s Evelyn today with my second piece for this month!
I hope you enjoy the summer - here in Germany we had some very hot days.
But now to my project.
For the Blues and Greens challenge theme this month I made another card.

As you can see, I made my background in nearly the same way as my first project - and nevertheless it looks totally different!
If you want to know some more details, please hop over to my blog.

Now I hope, you will join in with our challenge, there is plenty of time to play!
For more inspiration please come back to see the fabulous creations of my lovely teamies here to come.
Thank you for your visit today!

Saturday, 5 August 2017


Hello everyone Debs here, thanks for stopping by as I share my second piece for this month's challenge of Blue, and Green.

All the details are on my blog
Take care 
Hugs Xxx

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Hug me and a new VIDEO !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second inspiration post for the challenge I set. The theme is 'blues and greens' and I have made an art journal page in these colours. I also filmed the process if you are interested.

A link to the Video is on my blog HERE or you can go straight via the link below:

Thank you for stopping by today and don't forget to play along ! 

Corrie x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

August 2017 - Blues and Greens

Welcome everyone to our August Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Blues & Greens", chosen by the lovely Corrie
Hello everyone, 

and welcome to my Challenge. For this month's theme I chose one of my favourite colour combinations: greens and blues. I would love to see you create something in these colours and don't forget you could just win a GBP 20,- voucher to spend in the shop ! 

I you'd like to know how I made this then hop over to my BLOG and I'll tell you all about it! 
I will be back in a few days with another project ! 

"Blues and Greens" - what a beautiful colour combi!
Okay, I decided to add some red too, but  this makes the blue/green background pop out even more I think.
For my first project this month I made a Fantasy card. I had so much fun! If you want to know how it came together, please visit my blog.
Have a wonderful holiday month!
Well, it's birthday season again around here, so it's back to the craft room for me - cloud bathing was getting a little bit boring anyway!

You can't beat a little bit of Tim Holtz when it comes to a 'guy card', and I've teamed his stamps with his stencils, inks, and dies. More details can be found here at Sue The Iron.
Thank you, Corrie, for the fun challenge, and have a fun week everyone! x

I've been having fun layering up some blues and greens media paints to create a mixed media background and a panel for the cover of a new journal I am in the process of making.

If you'd like to see how the layers unfold I would be very pleased to see you at Bumblebees and Butterflies where I have the process steps and more photos to go with the details.
Thanks for this great theme Corrie I have always loved blue and green together but I just don't use them that often, so it was lovely to play with them again.
A glasses case is a useful gift idea and also great way to get your crafting skills seen by lots of people, unwittingly advertised by your gift recipient....!
Come and read the details on how I made this and see more pics on my blog !
I love the colour combination of blue and green (green is my very favourite colour!) and often use them together. For this month I wanted create a layered look from the image to the tag to the background allowing the colours to be distinct and also harmonious by carrying the leaf stamp across both. i'm looking forward to seeing how you interpret this month's theme. Gabrielle x
Blue and green are 2 of my favourite colours so I was delighted with Corrie's theme for August. There is so much scope for inspiration using these colours. I have made a male and female card this month..this is the male one today. I have all the details and a step by step if you would like to travel pop over to my blog here. I will share my female card later in the month. Enjoy the summer holidays and your summer crafting 😎.

Bye for now,


Blue and green should never be seen, is something that resonates from my childhood! Pop over to my blog for details of my journal page. 

Hello All, I have made a mini canvas board as a birthday card for our August challenge: Blue and green. For this canvas I used Tim Holtz's stencil and stamps, and of course many shades of Tim's blue and green markers. If you want to know more about my canvas, please hop on my blog. Thank you!

Blue and green meant an underwater scene for me - and here it is. There is a step by step on my blog here if you would like to pop over! I do hope you can join us! Hugs rachel x

Blue and Green are one of my favourite colour combinations so I was thrilled to create a journal page 
using one of my own stamps now available in store and this gorgeous colour combo.
For all the details please hop over to my blog.
Take care
Hi there, the them this month is two of my favourite colours. When I created this project it was cold and raining outside and so I drifted away to think of summer and fields full of flowers.

Pop over to my blog  to see how I created this card.  Make sure you enter this month's challenge - I will look forward to see what you create
Wow Wow Wow these are 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 Things With Wings Challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon