Monday, 19 February 2018

Green and gold

Hello there! How are you? Its rachel here today with another non- cute piece for you. I decided to use some stamps and stencils from Aall and create to make this card.

If you want to know how I did this and get links to the stamps and stencils I used please pop over to my blog here.
Have a fabulous day! Hugs rachel xx

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Purple card with flowers


Hello everybody,
it's Monika here.
For the February challenge: Anything but cute
I have chosen the Colour of the Year 2018, the Ultra Violet.
If you like my card and if you would like a supply list, 
please visit my blog.
Thank you!


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Anything But Cute

Its Miriam again, here to share my second project of the month.

I hope you are loving the inspiration as much as I am.

Here is my second project

I think we can certainly say that 'cute' does not feature in this, and I had great fun making it!

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

I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the Challenge for this month.  Don't forget, you could be in with a chance of winning a voucher to spend in the online shop.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 11 February 2018


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!!

Friday, 9 February 2018

January Winner, Top 3 & DTSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the Anything Goes challenge 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...
Now on to Susan'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 pretty papers and a gorgeous album!

wonderful project - beautiful papers and loving the pom poms


 a lovely tag with a gorgeous background - and must not forget to mention a very handsome Frank!
My special mention goes to


 A wonderful anniversary card. Great use of the two different dies to create the circle & heart I love it!
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 February Challenge - Stencils

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Little houses

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

Hugs xx

Monday, 5 February 2018

Live the life you've imagined

Hello everyone, 

For my second post this month I have made an art journal page. The theme of this month's challenge is 'Anything but cute' and there is plenty of time still to take part ! 
Here's a little inspiration:

It was great fun to make ! I have filmed the process if you are interested in how it came together.. 
Or you can hop over to my BLOG

Thank you for stopping by today ! Until next time ! 

Corrie x

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Hearts a flutter

As promised, I am back for a second inspiration post for the challenge "Anything BUT cute",
chosen by me, Craftyfield.
Not cute doesn't mean not pretty, so here goes, a pretty, feminine Valentine:
Come by my blog to read up all the details!
Although February is a shorter month, I expect lots of you will take up my challenge and I look forward to seeing all your entries!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

February 2018 - Anything But Cute

Welcome everyone to our February Challenge.
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.

Hello everybody,
here is my shabby chic floral box 
with Stampers Anonymous stamps by Tim Holtz.
If you like it, please visit my blog where you find my tutorial.
Thank you!

Our chosen theme of Anything But Cute suits me perfectly!! I can do cute, but prefer to be a bit more off the wall. This mixed media canvas is certainly a bit different:

A walkthrough of how I created it and some detail photos can be found on my blog.
Thanks for looking!
Good morning everyone and welcome to February. I needed a special birthday card, but as my Crazy Dogs are off the table for being too cute, I had to come up with something else.

This is a 70th birthday card, and I think I've had some of this stash since the 70's! There are more photo's over on my blog so I hope to see you over there xx

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.
Bye for now,

Hello everyone, 

We have a new challenge ! The theme is 'Anything but cute' and it was set by Christine !
I have made a card:

As usual I have filmed the process. So you can hop over to my blog HERE or straight to YouTube:


I will see  you real soon again for some more inspiration ! 

Corrie x

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!
Hugs rachel xx


For the first project of the month I have chosen a soft project.  I love creating tags, they are a good size and great to use on cards.

Here is my project


Join me over on my blog  to see how I created this tag.

Happy crafting! 

Hello everyone here we are in February already! I have a journal page for you today which shows how every page is salvageable 
even when you think it’s for the bin. I hope you can join me on my blog where I share the steps I took to recover this journal page.
Hugs xx

Hello all and welcome to February!
I want to show you my Art Journal page "Looking forward to 2018" from my "Face - Book".
If you want to know more, please visit my blog!

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.