Sunday, 23 April 2017

Objet trouvé with a new video !

Hello everyone,

Corrie here, and I have another 'rusty' project for you today ! 


There is not an awful lot of rust but there is a little ! I have filmed the process of making this and hope you will hop over to YouTube or my BLOG to have a look. 



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! Until next time ! 

Corrie x


Friday, 21 April 2017

Magic Rust

Craftyfield here, back for a second bite at creating that magical rust effect!
 
 
Come by my blog to see how I made it.
 
[No actual rust has been hurt in the making of this card].

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Mixed Media Rust

Hi it's Brenda here with my second inspiration project for this month's rusty challenge.


This is very different for me and I'm still not sure about it, yet I really quite like, I'm in a quandary. This is a 5 x 7 canvas board created with metal and mdf embellishments and using DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid Acrylic paints. Even as I'm writing this post I'm wondering whether I should put something else on it like remnant rubs or a quote chip. So if you'd like to see more details and photos I would love to see you over at Bumblebees and Butterflies and maybe between us we can decide whether it needs anything else.
xxx

Monday, 17 April 2017

Wash Away The Dust

Sue
Good morning and Happy Easter Monday. I'm very happy to be sharing my second 'rusty' piece with you today.


This is a mixture of new and very old stamps, and I love how well they all work together.
For more pictures visit me at Sue The Iron, and please bring chocolate 'cos I've not had an Easter egg this year!
Have a lovely day, Sue xx

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Time flies - more rust!



Good Morning all! Rachel here today! Our challenge this month is 'rust' and for my second piece I have made this masculine card - details of the techniques I used can be found at my blog here.
I do hope you can join us this month - I loved this challenge - rust is so cool! Go on - you know you want to!

Hugs

Rachel x

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Square box with rusty hardware findings by Tim Holtz



Hello everybody, here is my second project for our April - Rust - challenge. Again I have brought you here a box (I'm a box addict or I just like these practical objects or both?) with rusty hardware findings by Tim Holtz. If you want to know more and see more pictures, please visit my blog.
Happy crafting!


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Rusty love

Good morning. It's Jane here again today with my 2nd inspiration card for our current challenge. I made a rusty heart as the focal for a card I made for Dotty's Tearooms.
If you would like to see my process I have a step by step over to my blog here where a rusty  very warm welcome awaits.
I hope to see lots of you joining in with our Rust challenge. You still have plenty of time to link up your work....have fun getting rusty 😉

Bye for now,

Jane x

Sunday, 9 April 2017

March Winner, Top Three & DTMSM

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

#16

http://sewpaperpaint.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/lynne-perrella-infusions-stencil-resist.html

Congratulations, Autumn!  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. 
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The Inspired by Tim Holtz theme was a crowd pleaser amongst the afficionados of all things Distressed and it was hard to choose just 3 of the best....
Christine (a.k.a Craftyfield) gave up and chose a top 4, on account that Tim Holtz would tell you to break the rules (that could be just be her excuse...) and it just wasn't possible to leave one of these brilliant makes behind...  In no particular order:

2 - Butterfly


Christine said: Hats off to Alison who had me at the Verdigris effect on the metal embellishments, and produced a tag full of interest, showing off her new Distress Oxides backgrounds.

44 - Sewpaperpaint


Christine said: Autumn made this journal page with lots of layers in a beautifully Vintage colour scheme. Don't you love these Paper Dolls from Tim's latest collection?

59 - Paperplay


Christine said: Carol created her own Paper Dolls by fussy cutting the Stampers Anonymous image (kudos, fussy cutting is my pet hate!) to create this wonderfully "Tim" tag. I love the colour contrast between the foreground and the black and white image.

63 - Julia Aston


Christine said: I can tell from Julia's blog she is a big fan of the man and even met him! She used lots of supplies for her tag including the new Distress Oxides and the iconic Umbrella man... I think Tim would be proud, don't you agree?

And finally, Christine choice for the Design Team Member's Special Mention goes to:
31 - Two Mad Dahlias


Christine said: Jess started making a tag and ended up with a piece of theatre... She put the brothers on stage, surrounded by suitably inked, distressed and generally "aged", papers and embellishments. Aptly named Beautiful Relic, methinks...

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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 April Challenge - Rust

Friday, 7 April 2017

Rusty Door, #50, Rust,



My interpretation of a rusty old door is my second piece this month on the CVC challenge. Lots of layers here for you to explore. Pop over to my blog if you are curious. 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Rusty Things

I have made a rusty looking tag for my second project this month. The whole piece is made with lots and lots of layers of paint and is a pretty easy effect to achieve! There is more explanation of this technique on my blog. Gabrielle x

Monday, 3 April 2017

Rusty canvas - as time goes bye

Hello and a wonderful Monday!
Today I want to show you my second project for the rust challenge.
This time I have a little canvas for you.


As I promised, I will show you some more ways how you can create rust!
So if you are interested, please visit my blog.
Thank you for stopping bye!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

April 2017 - Rust

Welcome everyone to our April Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Rust", chosen by the lovely Evelyn
 
Hello and happy April! 
This month it´s my turn to host the new challenge here at Country View Challenges and I decided to choose the theme: RUST.


If you want to know, how I created my forgotten door, please visit my blog! I´ll show you some ways to get things rusty. Come back the next days, I´ll show you some more ways, so stay tuned!
 
 

What a great challenge, this really made me think. Then it made me clear out 'that' drawer to find the rusting powder, and then 'that' cupboard to find the white vinegar!
For more details and pictures (not of the drawer and cupboard, no one needs to see these) please visit my blog at Sue The Iron.
 


Rust, and its copper equivalent Verdigris, are my favourite weathered effects. It immediately gives a Vintage look to your creations and I was inspired to make a foray in the Steampunk area with this canvas. Come and see how I made this on my blog.

I am in a phase of mixing rusty elements with lighter and/or brighter colours and I am also experimenting with abstract art, so I have mixed it all up for this challenge. As always more details and photos can be see over at Bumblebees and Butterflies, but the warmer weather is definitely on it's way and inspiring my creations.
 
Miriam
For my rust project this month I have created a tag using new Distress and Tim Holtz products.  My rusty birdcage has been created using paint. 
 

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this tag.
 
For my first Rust project this month I covered a mdf plaque with Fresco paints and Copper Treasure Gold. To find out how I made it, please pop over to my blog. Gabrielle x
 


I had so much fun making this piece - I do hope you can join in with our rust challenge - I think you'll have fun too! You can find more details at my blog here.




For our April challenge I have brought you here a Rusty Time Box which can actually indicate the time. If you would like to know how I put this together, please visit my blog.


A very happy 1st April to you all...there will be no catching me out today on April's Fools' day because it's also my birthday..yes honestly. I will be catching up with all the family later and enjoy a meal out and cake (of course). Our theme for April is rust and I must admit I did struggle a little with this at first. However I eventually decided on a "rust" coloured and textured female greeting card. I made rusted butterflies and used lots of other textures and colours. If you would like to see some more step by step details do pop over to my blog here where a  slice of birthday cake  very warm welcome awaits you.

Bye for now,

Jane  x
 


Well done Evelyn for choosing the topic of RUST! Love it! Here is a taster of my contribution to the team effort. It's over on my blog if you are curious! 
 
Corrie
Hello everyone,

and welcome to a new fun challenge ! The lovely Evelyn chose the theme of RUST this month and boy did I have fun making this wallhanger  :


Now if you want to know how I made this little wall hanger you will have to pop over to my blog HERE where all is revealed ! 
We hope you will play along with us ! 

I will be back with more inspiration later this month ! 

Corrie x
 
Wow some wonderful rusty 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 Time Challenge last month. There are some fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon
 
 
 
 

Monday, 27 March 2017

Inspired By Tim Holtz #49

Hi, again.... Miriam here from Miriam's Creative Dreams.


It's my turn to show you another project for the current theme 'Inspired by Tim Holtz'.  If you pop over to by blog you can see the details of how I created my card.

I hope you join in with this month's challenge - I'll look forward to seeing your entries.

Thanks for looking.......

Saturday, 25 March 2017

It's Those Crazy Dogs

Good morning and happy weekend! I'm really pleased to be sharing my second Tim Holtz inspired piece today.


I love these stamp and die sets when I need a fun 'special' card, they just make me smile!
There are more photo's and details over on my blog Sue The Iron and I'd love it if you popped across. 
Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking. Sue xx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Tims feminine side!


Today its my turn to share more inspiration for our challenge with you. I wanted to explore Tims more feminine side with this second piece and this is what I came up with - there's full details over on my blog here.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Having fun with the new Tim Holtz Oxides.

With apologies, some of you have already seen this post but it published at the wrong time - probably my fault lol. Thank you to those who have already left comments and here it is again in it's correct slot.

Hi it's Brenda here today to share a little playtime I had recently using the new Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz. I haven't completed a project as I spent time playing with a palette of three colours, spritzing, dipping and drying many layers to create these fabulous backgrounds.



If you would like to see more then pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies and also keep a watch out on the project blog over the next couple of weeks where I will be showing how I used these two pieces in a project.

Don't forget to take a look at the Challenge Blog to see the challenge details 'Inspired by Tim Holtz' and all the fabulous entries we already have. (You'll find the link on the sidebar).

hugs Brenda xxx

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Card with robot and metallic background



Hello everybody,
for our March challenge - Be inspired by Tim Holtz - I have made a card with one of Tim's newest embossing folders and of course with Tim's stamps. As I was a great fan of Tim's challenge, the "12 tags of...." I chose the techniques from there. 
For more details, please hop on my blog!
Thank you!

Friday, 17 March 2017

It's a wrap

Hello it's Jane here. Happy St. Patrick's Day to those who celebrate it. I am back with my 2nd DT piece to hopefully inspire you to join in with our "inspired by Tim Holtz" challenge this month. You still have plenty of time to join in and remember you can enter as many times as you like and link with any challenges too! My first piece I shared here was quite girly. Today I am back with something very "traditionally" Tim inspired; a tag........

......but wait a minute...have you spotted something in the background.............yes it's a "real" gift tag with matching gift wrap. If you would like to see what I got up to together with a step by step do pop over to my blog here where a very warm, nearly spring welcome awaits you 

Bye for now,

Jane x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Inspired by Tim. #49 Tim Holtz,




Alcohol Inks, Acetate, A Compendium of Curiosities all mixed together to create my second piece this month. For all the details, please visit my blog!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Dream

This month's challenge to be inspired by Tim Holtz has meant I've dusted off some of my favourite of his older stamps. I used Distress ink and then spritzed water through a stencil to make the background. I used lots of Glossy Accents on the wings, crown and motto. When it was dry I bent the wings and crown so they cracked. If you would like to see more, please pop along to my blog. Thank you as always for popping by. Gabrielle x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Card with frameworks diecuts

Hi lovely peeps, 
today it´s my turn to share my second take of our "Inspired by Tim Holtz" challenge.


if you want to know more about how I made, hop over to my blog!
Have a nice week!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

February Winner, Top Three & DTMSM

 
Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the February winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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February winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
 No.73


Congratulations, Hazel!  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 Sue to share her top picks with you.

Thank you so much for all the fabulous entries into my challenge. You have certainly made choosing the winners difficult, but here they are, in no particular order.

#3 Catherine

Beautiful colours and great use of gelli plate circles.

#14 Gerrina

 A wonderful clean and simple card that's been coloured so well.

#78 KandA Creative Moments

Fabulous composition and I love the glisten.

DTSM
#50 Carol Gill

 Such a great design and I love the splash of red - even if it shouldn't be there lol.

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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 March Challenge - Inspired By Tim Holtz

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Inspired by Tim Holtz butterfly card.


 

Hello everyone today I have a butterfly card to share, which shows some different techniques inspired by 
Tim. All the details are on my blog if you would like to see.
Hugs Debs

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Blah Blah Blah - Inspired by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, 

welcome to my second inspiration post this month. I have been playing with my Tim Holtz goodies again and made this tag :


If you would like to know how I made this please visit my blog HERE or skip straight to the movie : 




Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x




Friday, 3 March 2017

Inspired by Tim Holtz CAS card

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here with my second make inspired by Tim Holtz.
No grunge this time, just some of his products, especially some new ones, to me at least!
 
 
Do come over to my blog to get all the details of how I made the card and the results of my tests.
 
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

March 2017 - Inspired By Tim Holtz

 
Welcome everyone to our March Challenge and our newest Design Team member Miriam.
Our theme this month is "Inspired by Tim Holtz", chosen by the lovely Craftyfield.
Whether you are inspired by Tim Holtz's products, his style, or his techniques (or all three!) your make will be perfect for this challenge.

Craftyfield

Being technique mad and interested in the latest crafty supplies, Tim Holtz is one of my crafting heroes. He created the Distress inks, brought back products we had forgotten about (Marker Spritzer, Micro Glaze... re-invented products (the collage brush) and generally pushed the limits for manufacturers to give us new possibilities.



My first make is very much in the style of Tim and with a lot of his products but not all!
It's alright, the master himself would tell you to use what you have... Do come by to see my step by step on my blog.


There can't be many crafters who haven't been inspired by Tim Holtz in one way or another. Whether it be his inks and paints, or his stamp sets and dies. I love his grunge, but I also love his pretty stamps, and these butterflies are one of my favourite sets.  There's lots more pictures over on at Sue The Iron
Have a fun week xx




I just fell in love with Tim's new 'Tiny Houses' die and just had to have a play for this fabulous challenge from Christine, but I also used lots of his other products as well. If you'd like to see more details and what else of Tim's inspired me for this project please pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies and find out how these Spring inspired flower houses came together.



Hello All, it's Monika here and I have brought you an oval shaped wooden box for our March challenge: Be inspired by Tim Holtz.
If you like my crackled wooden box and if you want to know how I made it, please hop on my blog for a step by step tutorial with many photos. Thanks!


I love all things Tim and one of my favourite dies of his that I own is the weathered clock die..sadly long discontinued. Tim always encourages us to create "outside the box" and embrace our own unique creativity so I wanted to show that Tim's inspiration doesn't have to be all browns and grunge. I have made a feminine card for today, my 2nd inspiration piece, later in the month will be male. I have a step by step over on my  blog here if you would like to see how I made the metallic background and elements. A warm girlie Tim Inspired welcome awaits you there. 

Bye for now,

Miriam

Since I started crafting I have been inspired by Tim Holtz, so when I saw the theme I was really excited!


You can see how I created this card by popping over to my Blog. 

I hope my card inspires you to join in with the challenge and show how Tim Holtz has inspired you!

Thanks for popping by!
Miriam



Inspired by Tim Holtz? I know I am - so much so I had to ask my daughters for help with this challenge! I just didn't know where to start - but I finished with this tag ... you can find further details on my blog here. I hope you can join us!
Hugs
Rachel x
 
Cherish by Corrie


The challenge "Inspired by Tim Holtz' should be an easy one for many as almost everyone in has some Tim stuff in their stash. I am very inspired by him and I dug out all my Tim-goodies for this little canvas. 
This was a very enjoyable project and if you would like to know how I made this then please hop over to my BLOG for a photo tutorial. 
Have fun everyone ! 
 


This definitely took me a lot longer than our 30 minute rule from last month. I think that I might win a prize for the most time faffing about rearranging everything on this piece, inspired by Tim Holtz.
If you would like details of this Doily inspired piece, then please visit my blog.
 
I think many of us have been inspired by Tim over the years and I wanted to use some of my older stamps that I don't use very often. It was lovely using these old stamps - I really enjoyed inking them up! I used Distress Inks for the background, a stencil and three of Tim's stamp sets. As always, there are more details on my blog. Gabrielle x


 

Hello everyone, Debs here with a Journal Page for this months challenge, featuring Ginger Cat and blue the Bird. To see what's
going on with these two pop over to my blog for all the details.
Hugs Debs xx.



Tim Holtz is such a great source of inspiration! So many supplies and techniques are developed by him, so it was not hard to find something to make, "inspired by Tim".
I decided to make a birthday card, using Alcohol Inks, which I didn´t use for a long time.
If you want to see, which technique I used, hop over to my blog!

 
Wow some fantastic 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 Time Challenge last month. There are some great entries and the winner will be announced soon