Friday, 17 November 2017

Crazy For Stencils

Good morning and welcome to the weekend! It's Sue here with my second 'stencil' piece, and I've gone a little crazy!


I've gone back to my master board for this, and then chopped holes in it - well the crazies have to sit somewhere, and being cats they go just where they like!

So, come on, you know you want to join in the fun, and you could win a £20 certificate to spend in the store. What's not to love about that. 

Have a fun weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A background evolves ....

Hello there! Its Rachel here today with my second post of the month. We are using stencils this month and I have used quite a few in making up the background in this card ....


For full details please check out the step by step on my blog here.

Big hugs Rachel xxx

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Holly and stencils

Good morning it's Jane here with my 2nd post to share some inspiration with you for the current stencils theme challenge. I chose to make 2 Christmas cards for the challenge. My first used very contemporary colours.
This time I have gone for a very traditional Christmas palette.
My stencil is the Tim Holtz holly and I used my favourite Tim Santa stamp..these just epitomize the Christmas spirit to me.
I have a step by step over on my blog here where a very frosty warm welcome awaits you.
There are only 44 sleeps...ho ho ho...meanwhile you have another 19 days to enter our challenge! We would love to see what you come up with. 

Bye for now,

Thursday, 9 November 2017

October Winner, Top Three & DTSM

 
Hello everybody!  It's time to announce Rachel's lovely Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues challenge in October.  There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme.  So here are the October winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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 October winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
 
#66 Creations by Nora
 
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Now on to Rachel's top 3 and DTSM.

There were so many beautiful entries to this challenge - a feast of colour and texture and thanks to all who entered.
 
 
My top three - in no particular order were...

 

Such a fabulous use of metals and alohol inks - awesome!
 
#45 Butterfly 

wonderful mixed media project - beautiful texture and colours and just the best leaves.


 

 a stunning piece of art - just beautiful!
 
My special mention goes to
#77 iritshalom 
 
 

 A mixed media canvas...I adore the colour and texture in this piece. To me this really sums up the challenge....autumnal colours, mixed media ...I just love it!
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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 November Challenge - Stencils

Vintage white Victorian Carollers

Monika


Hello Everybody,
For our November challenge: Stencils, 
I made a Christmas card with stencilled snowflakes.
The Sizzix brought back the Bigz Die, Victorian Carolers by Tim Holtz,
 so I bet this lovely couple will be very popular this winter!
The supply list is on my blog.
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Stencilling With Dies

Hi again.  Miriam here to share my second project for the Stencil Challenge.

This time I have created a card using the fabulous new Seth Apter dies that are in stock.


Pop over to my blog to see how I have used stencils in this project....  don't forget to have a play yourself and join in with the challenge.

Happy crafting!
Miriam


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November 2017 - Stencils

Welcome everyone to our November Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Stencils", chosen by the lovely Gabrielle

I love stencils and when given the opportunity to choose the theme this month it was an easy choice! In this journal page I have six stencils - two different numbers, arrows, speckles, tracks (under the leaves) and plus symbols. If you'd like to see more on this, please pop over to my blog!
Gabrielle x


Brrrrr the temperature certainly knows that we have reached November. We are counting down to Christmas now and I make no secret that this is my favourite time of the year. I am in full Christmas crafting mode. For the fun stencils theme this month I made one contemporary styled and one vintage card. Today I am sharing my contemporary one... I do love blue with silver and white.
I have a full step by step over on my blog here where a chilly  warm welcome awaits you. Keep snug, I think it is now time to get out my scarf and hat. I wonder if one of these snowflakes will flutter down soon?
Bye for now,

Sue

I was so pleased when I saw that the challenge this month was stencils, as they are something that I really enjoy working with.


I've used them in a couple of different ways for my piece, and if you pop over to my blog there are lots more details there.
Have a wonderful November, and I'll see you later in the month for my second piece x
 


Hello there! I am so excited today that the new challenge has started! I just love to work with stencils! For more details of my make please pop over to my blog here.

Corrie
Hi everyone, 

For Gabrielle's fab challenge I have made an art journal :


and I have filmed the process if you are interested to see how I made this then hope over to YouTube:


 
Or go via my BLOG! 

I'll be back soon with more inspiration ! 

Corrie xx


 
I travelled back in time to re-visit an old technique which I adapted to stencils. Come and check the details on my blog, I promise it's a fun and easy one!
 



Hello everybody,
it's Monika here
with the first project of our November challenge: Stencil it!
At this card, I created a stencilled background using two Distress markers for the flowers and two for the leaves.
As I really liked my background I didn't want to hide any part of it, so I decided to use a vellum for the text.
More details on my blog!



Hello Everyone when I saw this months theme was stencil, I was over the moon, well I would be really, wouldn’t I, lol.
I have used lots of stencils on this journal page. Please visit my blog to see how it all came together

Miriam
This month Gabrielle has chosen stencils as our challenge theme.  The amount of ideas that went through my head was crazy.....we all love stencils!  Here is my first project....


Pop over to my blog to see how I created this tag.  Happy crafting!
 
Stencils! I admit, I am a little bit addicted to stencils. They are so versatile to use. I really enjoy working with them.


I made a male card for a special anniversary and used some stencils for the background.
If you like, you can find some more pictures at my blog.


Gorgeous stencil 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 Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon

 

 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Mixed media Halloween

Hello it's Jane here with my 2nd inspiration post. For my first project I shared my witch's washing line..she was obviously getting ready for the main event in 6 days time...yes it's nearly Halloween. Now that her washing is dry I am sharing her spooky house which has every shade of autumn .........boo!
I used lots of different media to create my card and I will be spooked delighted to see you over at my blog here where I am sharing my step by step.

You have 6 more days to enter our mixed media with autumnal hues challenge...don't miss out. No tricks, just a fab treat of a £20 voucher for one lucky winner.

Bye for now,

Monday, 23 October 2017

Autumn card with pumpkin

Monika


Hello everyone,
this is Monika with the second inspirational project
for our mixed media autumn challenge!
On my card I tried to represent most of the colours of the autumn, but of course the lovely red and burgundy are missing here.
You can find my tutorial on my blog!
Thank you!


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......