Saturday, 25 February 2017

Egg shaped Easter card

Monika


Hello All, Here is my second inspirational make for our February challenge: 30 MINUTES OR UNDER. Since Valentine's Day passed, now I'm preparing for the next festival, for Easter. If you want to know how I put this card together, please visit my blog.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Time To Say Farewell

This is a sad post for me today as I step down from the Design Team here at Country View Challenges. I have had a wonderful four years making all manner of projects and have worked alongside a wonderful team of amazingly creative people.

Rather than sharing a project today I thought I would share three of my favourite makes for CVC.



This was my very first project as Guest Designer in May 2013 for the How Does Your Garden Grow Challenge. The following month I made my debut as part of the DT!  The shadow box still sits on the shelf by my desk and brightens even the dullest of days!


Another project which also sits by my desk and is a great favourite - made for the Bugs, Bees and Butterflies challenge in November 2014.



And finally I don't know how many flowers I have made over the last four years but these are probably my favourites - blousy summer blooms made for the  Summertime challenge in August 2015.  Here's a link to the tutorial on my blog if you would like to have a go.

I shall certainly miss being here at CVC and seeing all your wonderful projects, but I am also looking forward to having some more time to experiment with new products and of course develop more flowers which I really love to make.  I am sure I shall see you around somewhere in bogland!

A huge thank you to Susan and all the present (and past) Design Team members who have been so wonderful to work with.

Best wishes and Happy Crafting!

Jennie x






Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Using scraps to save time

Hello it's Jane here today sharing my second piece to hopefully inspire you to enter our time challenge this month; making something in 30 minutes or less. You still have a week to enter and join in with the fun. I chose to make a card again, using lots of scraps that I keep as left overs from other projects. The painted central mdf flower was even recycled from a previous project.
If you would like to see how I sourced my scraps and put this together...I even timed myself whilst making it....do pop over to my blog here where a time saving  warm welcome awaits you. Get that stop watch out 😁

Bye for now,


Sunday, 19 February 2017

#48, 30 minute challenge, Hazel,



Here is my second piece for the 30 minute challenge. A card using gilding flakes and infusions. If you would like to find out more, then please visit my blog. 


Friday, 17 February 2017

Masculine card in under 30 minutes?

Hi Everyone, Brenda here with a card for a man that I really did manage to get finished within the 30 minutes deadline for this challenge.

Having boxes of bits of all sorts is really handy to have when you want to get something made pretty fast and getting a man's card done has got to be an achievement as we all find them difficult right?
So pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies to see how this one came to fruition and how useful those discarded elements can be.

Have a wonderful weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Multiple Personalities

I am loving this 30 minute challenge this month! I am really thankful that I've not tidied my studio in yonks so I have so much to hand to play with so I've not had to waste time searching for anything!
For this page in my Dylusions Journal I used a similar technique as I did on my first project this month and expanded on it! To make sure I stayed within the time limit I stamped my chaps on book paper and resisted the urge to colour them in! That was a lot harder than I thought! The hats were Dylusion stamps - a combination of hats and bunting turned upside down! I timed myself and this page took me 29 minutes - phew! Just made it in time!
If you would like to see a step by step guide on how I made this then please pop over to my blog.
Hope you feel inspired to join in with us this month,
Gabrielle x

Monday, 13 February 2017

A Little Quick Tag

Hello everybody, it´s Evelyn here today with my second take of the "30 minutes or under"- challenge.
This challenge really was not an easy one for me! I needed 3 trials to make something right in time ;-)
Here is my tag:


If you want to see a step x step tutorial, please visit my blog!
We hope you find time to join in with our time challenge! You have got 15 days left.
Thank you for popping in here today and have a nice week!
Evelyn xx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Acrylic Tag


 

Hello everyone, today I'm sharing my second project for this current challenge which is an acrylic tag. It took me 27 mins, so
get you clocks out, grab your supplies, set 30 mins and go! All the details on blog.
So looking forward to see what you made.
Hugs Debs xx

Thursday, 9 February 2017

December & January Winners, Top Threes & DTMSMs

 
Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the September winners of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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First of all, the December winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...



Congratulations, Rachel!  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 Debs to share her top picks with you.  As always you made it very difficult to choose from so many amazing entries, but here they are in no particular order

#97 Paper - Stamps - Color


 I simply loved this beautiful design

#166 Vintage Handmade
 
I loved the vintage look of this card
 

I thought this lamp was beautifully altered
 
DTSM
anuprem #14


So much wonderful detail which made a little Christmas story.

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



Congratulations, Angelina!  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 Brenda to share her top picks with you.  As always you made it very difficult to choose from so many amazing entries, but here they are in no particular order
 
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Oh my goodness 292 entries to look through and make decisions on who are to to be the Top 3 and the DT special mention. This was a hugely difficult job with so many entries so I gave myself some focus areas to help me narrow it down. I decided I wanted a mixed media piece as the special mention (just because that's what I love doing at the moment) and then for the top 3 I would look for something vintage, something made in what I call a journal style and then something I find hugely difficult to do which is the 'less is more' style.

So here goes -

DTSM

I really love the textured backgrounds, the beautiful focal elements and the gorgeous mixed media layers on these fabulous tags.


Top 3 in no special order -

I was drawn to the beautiful tones of blue and the contrasting white of the embossed stamping on this journaling style project.

I adore this vintage card where Nicola has used vintage patterned papers and then added just some subtle embellishments to add that special elegant yet vintage shabby appeal.






Even this proved difficult choosing a LIM card but I opted for Kathy's card not just for the fabulous simple design but also because she spends time stamping the back of the card, the inside and the envelope to make it very special for the recipient.


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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 if you have a spare 30 minutes, don't forget there is still lots of time to enter our February Challenge









Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Tomorrow doesn't exist

Hello everyone, 

Corrie here with my second inspiration piece for this month's 30 minute Challenge. 



If you'd like to know how I made this there is a short description on my blog HERE.

....or you can watch the movie ! 



Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x