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Teresa here with another inspiration project for our Postcard Art challenge this month. I have used one of my 'scrap' papers that I clean my brayer on when printing, for the background. I just loved the bright colours!
You can find out more and see some detail photos on my blog. Thanks for looking - have a great day!!
Hello everybody! It's time to announce the February Challenge Anything But Cute. There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme. So here are the February winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!
February winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
Christine says: "I loved the background made with a mop up tissue layered on top of Mica sprayed cardstock. This builds up a lovely depth and the addition of stark black acrylic paint lines creates a striking contrast."
Finally Christine's special Mention goes too... (drum roll)...
Christine says: "First I admired how Pat managed to control the Brushos, as it's not an easy feat! Secondly the sunset was so believable I was transported to the African plains... The Sheena Douglass stamps looked so beautiful and realistic against the background they are now on my wish list!"
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 plenty of time to enter our March Challenge Postcards (6x4)
Good morning and happy Thursday. I'm really happy to be hosting this months challenge, and I've chosen a nice easy one for you - Postcards (6x4).
I was recently lucky enough to attend the Stitches trade show at the NEC, and I took a class with the lovely Raquel (Scrapcosy) She taught us loads of fab techniques and she and Leandra are more than happy for us to pass them on (though not as well as she did I'm afraid) There are more photo's over on my blog along with a link to Raquel's YouTube channel, so I would love to see you over there xx
I wonder if March will be in like a lion or a lamb...whatever it decides it is wonderful to welcome in the new month today with the promise of spring. For the fun new postcard challenge I made this very spring-like one.
However I did something different to my postcard afterwards...if you would like to find out what and also see how I made it just spring hop on over to my blog here . I will give you a clue...it involves photo corners 😂
Hello everyone, I love this months challenge set for us by Sue use a postcard or similar size. Such a fun size to use and perfect for you card makers
Hope you can visit my blog to see how this came together.
Beautiful Postcard 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 Anything But Cute challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon.
Hello everybody! It's time to announce the Stencils challenge in November . There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme. So here are the November winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!
November winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
Good morning and happy Friday, it's nearly the weekend!. It's Sue here with my second 'anything except cute' piece and as I needed a 'man' card, I've raided my Tim Holtz stash. Tim never lets me down, and he certainly wont in the foreseeable future - have you seen all the lovely stuff he keeps bringing out, I think I may have to go back to work! Anyway, here's my card.
There are a lot my pictures here on my blog. Have a very happy day, and thanks very much for looking x
Hello it's Jane here with my 2nd project to hopefully inspire you to join our "anything but cute" February challenge For this card I stayed with the "love" feel of February but rather than a Valentine's card I designed a general non cute love card.
I made a metal background using aluminium tape...if you would like to see how I did this just pop over to my blog here where I will foil share my process with you. Remember that February is a short month so you only have 1 more week to enter and possibly win the £20 crafting voucher to stock up on all the fab new products that have been arriving on the Country View craft website.
Hello - Teresa here! The theme this month is Anything But Cute and today I have an Artist Trading Block to share. I used a crackle finish on my chess pieces and a great Paper Artsy stamped quote on the reverse.
Why not pop over to my blog to find out more. Thanks for looking - have a great day!!
Hello everybody! It's time to announce the Anything Goeschallenge in January. There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme. So here are the January winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!
January winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
Hello everyone Debs here with my second post for this month which Anything but cute. Well these little houses are kind of cute but not cute cute if you know what I mean lol. I had lots of fun with these and they now sit proudly in my lounge waiting to be packed away!
For all the details of how I created these, what my inspiration was and where they are now, please visit my blog
Our theme this month is "Anything But Cute", chosen by the lovely Christine
Hello crafters, I am so excited to be hosting this month challenge! I have chosen an easy theme for you... You can use any media, colours, style, but no cute characters, critters etc...
I made an address book, Midori style, to inspire you. Come by my blog to see it close
and personal as it is difficult to capture the details with this shimmering paper.
I will see you in 2 days with another make.
We are now in the love month, yes February is the time for us old romantics! I got engaged many moons ago on a Valentine's day and we still celebrate it every year. My card today had to be a Valentine's but with a Tim Holtz twist.
You can see how I made the background and put my card together over on my blog here where a big squeeze warm welcome awaits. The other great thing about February is that we are getting very close to spring now...hooray.
Hello there - I have chosen to make a card to go with this months theme - but am uncertain as to whether or not he actually is cute! What a dilemma! If you would like to see how I put this card together please see my blog here. I do hope you can join our challenge!
Wonderful 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 Anything Goes challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon.