Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Paint Sample Card --Winged things., #53 , Hazel.

My second piece this month is a simple quick card using a paint sample card. Feel free to pop over to my blog for the details. 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Use Your Wings

For my second project this month following our really fabulous theme of Things with Wings I made one of Tim Holtz' fabulous houses.
I used PaperArtsy paints for the background of the house and a selection of images and Ideaology to decorate it.
There's some dictionary paper on the roof that I distressed. I added a butterfly to the back to add another set of wings!
Thank you, as always, for popping by and I hope you have joined in with us this month.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Card with butterflies - and a VIDEO

Hello dear visitors!
Today it´s my turn to show you my second project for this month´s challenge "Things with wings".
I made a card with butterflies. I created my own background and made a video for you, I hope you´ll enjoy watching.

Here is my video:

Thank you for your visit today!
If you want to see some more pictures, please visit my blog.
Now spread your wings and play with us!
Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

How to paint a stacked acrylic Butterfly.

Hello! Debs here, thanks for joining us today on the blog. I'm really excited to share my second inspiration make with you all, 
using stamps that I designed which are available from The CVC store.

Please visit my blog to see all the details of how to successfully stamp and paint onto acrylic.
Take care 

Monday, 17 July 2017

Brave wings..

Hello everyone, 

I have my second inspiration piece for this month's challenge for you and it is an Art Journal page:

 If you want more details of how I made it please hop over to my BLOG
Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Until next time ! 
Corrie x

Saturday, 15 July 2017

A robin doesn't make Christmas

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here with this unseasonal offering...

Do you get the feeling this robin is wondering how it stumbled in this July post?

Still, the most organised crafters among us know Christmas cards are a marathon, not a sprint, and are already on the case... If you want to get ahead (Christmas card wise) come and check my blog.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Things With Wings challenge

It's Brenda here with you again today with my second sample for the fabulous Things With Wings challenge hosted by the lovely Jane.

I have used a background I made for a technique post on my blog and added a beautiful Tim Holtz butterfly and sentiment. Although it looks as though it shouldn't have taken me too long to do, it actually took me all morning to get the butterfly and substrate right and that's with the background already made - what am I like!!!! If you'd like to see all the details do mosey on over to Bumblebees and Butterflies, I'd love to see you pop in. xxx

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Use Your Wings

Good morning and happy Tuesday. I have lots of 'things with wings' for you today, and it was a real labour of love. I'd forgoten how much I enjoyed using my Dina Wakley stamps.

There are lots more details here and I would love it if you popped over. Have a wonderful day, Sue x

Sunday, 9 July 2017

June Winner, Top 3 & 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!

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

#65 Roshini's Crafts

 Congratulations, Roshini!  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 over to Hazel for her Top3 and DTSM

This was such a difficult challenge to choose my favourites as the standard was amazing and the styles so varied. I started off with 11 choices which I begrudgingly had to whittle down.
In order of numbers
#9 Jannet
Such an emotional journaling page, so personal and unique. The message is clear and the images tell the sad story but point out the resilience of the human spirit!
#17 Svetlana
Svetlana has such an amazing talent for combining colour, texture and forms. Truly magical.
#65 Rossini
Rossini has created a masterpiece using simple objects that she has cleverly woven together and sprinkled with fairy dust. I just love it! 
Special DTM mention goes to 
#43 Melissa
Melissa keeps producing pieces for our challenges that are so spontaneously fresh and full of life. Her love for her art just shines through! 

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 July Challenge - Things With Wings

Friday, 7 July 2017

Bee your own kind of beeautiful!

Hello there! Its Rachel here today with a card made using the fabulous stamps from Kay Carley at paperartsy.

I have put a step by step guide to how I made this on my blog today which you can find here. I hope this may inspire you to join our 'Things with wings' challenge this month!

Big hugs

Rachel x

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

On fairy wings

Good morning, it's Jane here with my second post for the "Things with Wings" challenge I am hosting here at Country View this month. For my first card I went with paper planes and this time I have gone to the fantasy world of fairies. I wanted some really hot summery colours so I got out my brightest distress inks to play with to make my fairy card.
If you would like to see how I made my little things with wings scene you will find a magical welcome over on my blog here. I am pleased you enjoyed seeing all my photos of things with wings on Saturday...I have some more today to share on my blog..including a peahen with her chicks at breakfast..yes seriously.
 I will be flying over visiting your blogs to see all your own lovely things with wings projects. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your makes.

Enjoy your summer days.

Bye for now,

Monday, 3 July 2017

Vintage three-drawer box with butterflies


My goal was to make a vintage box whose sides look like old butterfly illustrations from a handbook. Tim's stamps were just perfect for my project. On my blog I will tell you what I used.
Thank you!

Saturday, 1 July 2017

July - Things With Wings

Welcome everyone to our July Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Things With Wings", chosen by the lovely Jane

Welcome to July, the month of sunshine and holidays. I am delighted to be the hostess for the new challenge this month and I have chosen a summery theme, "Things with wings". Over on my blog I have several ideas and photos for your inspiration.... some of them  more off the wall..but all have wings. My card today has wings.......paper plane wings 😄 I have a fly by step by step over on my blog post here.
I am really looking forward to visiting you all this month to see your wings too. Have fun and don't forget to fly.
Bye for now,
Jane x

Hello there! I do hope you can join us for our new challenge - I decided to use a Tim Holtz die and make my bees...they're buzzing around my card and you can find out how I made it over on my blog here.
Hugs Rachel x

Hello! Can you believe it's July already?! For my first project this month I altered a page in my Creative Dyary - I've put the details on my blog. I love this challenge theme as there are so many possibilities. I adore what my team mates have made as inspiration this month and I can't wait to see what you make too!
Gabrielle x

Hello everyone, I loved this months theme! So in my journal I created this pretty little thing,
All the details are on my blog. Hope to you there,

Hello all, it´s summer! One of the most beautiful things are the twittering birds in summer. So for the "Things with wings"-challenge I made a little card with a bird. For more details you can hop to my blog.

I love this theme chosen by Jane as it provides so many options for us all both as Design Team members and you, the readers, to enter the challenge. I decided I wanted stay in a vintage mode and chose to create wings for these two lovely girls so they could play at being fairies in the garden. I've added a vintage shabby mixed media background, a few embellishments and altered the shadowbox. So if you'd like to see how this came together I'd love you to pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies where there are instructions, new techniques and more photos.

Hello everyone, 

For this months 'Things with wings' challenge I have made this AJ page. I filmed the process too so if you want to know how I made this then hop over to my blog HERE or go straight to YouTube :

Hope you enjoy ! I will be back soon with more inspiration ! 

It's 1st July, Summer is here, so we're in my happy place. It doesn't need to be hot, but a little bit of sunshine cheers me up. Quirky birds also cheer me up (slick link eh!) so here they are
Oh to have legs like this! There are lots more pictures over on my blog so I hope to see you there x

This song (Chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep...) and I, we were both born in the early seventies. So I was just a little girl when I first heard it. It came to my mind when I was looking for an inspiration for Tim's birds and for our "Things with wings" challenge. If you want to see the tutorial of my canvas boards, please hop on my blog. Thank you!

Butterflies are high on my list of Winged things but I wanted my offering to be more original and out of my usual so...
 here goes the Flamin' [birds].
Please visit my blog to read all the details on how I created this scene-scape!
Keep cool and carry on crafting...

For our new topic this month I have chosen to create a journal page with memories of my recent holiday. I hope that you will join me on my blog.

This month I have been able to combine two of my favourite things - Butterflies and Tim Holtz.  Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card.

This topic can be so versatile.  I hope you join in with the challenge and look forward to seeing what you create.
Happy Crafting!

Fantastic Things With Wings 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 Hearts Challenge last month. There are some beautiful entries and the winner will be announced soon

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Hopeful Love

Hi, Miriam here from Miriam's Creative Dreams.  It's my turn to share another project with you today.

Pop over to my blog to see the full project and how I created it.

There's still time to join in with this month's challenge.  And don't forget - there is a gift voucher up for grabs too!

Thanks for looking.....

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Love heart

For my second project for this month's Heart theme I have made a page in my Dylusions Dyary. The heart is a Wendy Vecchi stencil (with PaperArtsy paints on black card) so I added some of my favourite leaf and flower stamps from Wendy too. I added a Dylusions stencils in the background and some washi tape. I loved making this page - and I hope you have been inspired to join in too - there's still time to enter and you may win a prize!

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

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!

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. 

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. 


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,

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


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.