Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Believe in Your Star

The month of November is drawing to a close and I am the last of the DT  to post my second project in what has been a wonderful star inspiring month!  So if you still want to join us you have just a couple of days to get your STAR project linked up!

Do please join me over on my blog Live The Dream if you would like to see more details of this small star decoration which was great fun to crackle!

Jennie x

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Still gazing at the stars

Hello, its Jane here with my 2nd inspiration piece for our stars challenge. I have used the same colour distress inks and stamp as I did for my debut stars card but created something very different.
My fairy Christmas card is all ready watching for Santa...she "believes"....do you ;0)
I have a step by step over at my blog here if you would like to see how I made her.
There are only 3 more days left to enter our challenge...don't miss out!

Back soon,

Jane x

Friday, 25 November 2016


The Country View Challenges theme this month is Stars and I I couldn't help but use this Marilyn Monroe quotation! It seemed so perfect! The stencilled stars were made using Metallic Glaze paint so they had a shimmer when the light catches them! 
Thank you, as always, for popping by!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

To the Evening Star

I am really excited to be able to present to you my second interpretation of the Stars theme here on the Country View Crafts blog. Since I joined the team, I seem to have been a bit bonkers about Landscapes. Please visit my blog to see how I created it.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Reach For The Stars

Good Morning and Happy Monday. I'm very happy to be back and sharing my second 'stars' themed piece with you. It's a double page in my small journal and I've used lots of my favourite PaperArtsy stamps.

If you haven't joined in with our challenge yet there is still lots of time, and if you have, join in again 'cos we love to see what you make.
There are more photographs here on my blog.
Thanks very much for looking , and have a great week. Sue xx

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Star of Thrift

Greetings crafters!
Craftyfield here today to show you what to do with your precious left over bits. We are a savvy bunch and we don't throw anything if we can avoid it, don't we?!
This is what I did with mine:
If you want to see how I played and I made these tags, come and check out my blog post

Friday, 18 November 2016

Guest Designer - Elly from Elly's Creaties

Hello all!  We're delighted today to welcome Elly from Elly's Creaties as our guest.  Elly was the winner of our Hot Summer Days challenge back in August (you can see her fabulous card here if you missed it), and today she's sharing a fantastic creation made for the current Star theme.  So let's take a look...


My name is Elly and I am 65 years old.
Married with Jan for 45 years and we have 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws and 4 granddaughters.
We live in The Netherlands, in a small town called Coevorden.
I have a blog for 4 years and love challenges. 
I make cards in many different ways.
I like to work with dies and stamps and I like to learn the mixed media crafting. 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

What a star



Hello everyone, I'm sharing my second make for this months challenge. I thought I'd move away

From my journal to alter this MDF star. All the details are over on my blog.

I would love to see you there! 

Hugs Debsxx

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Art Journal Page "Stars"

Hello dear followers, it´s Evelyn here today. Half-time for our November Challenge Stars
This is my second project for it.

This page is a very emotional one for me. I used my beloved DecoArt Mixed Media Acrylic paints and my new bought PaperArtsy JOFY Mini stamp JM50.
If you want to see how I made it, please hop over to my blog and have a look!
Thank you for your visit and have a good week!
xx Evelyn

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Card with golden stars

Hello All, I'm here with my second piece, a card with golden stars to inspire you for our November challenge. If you like it and if you would like to know how I made it, please visit my blog for a step by step tutorial and for lots of photos of the process. Thank you!!!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Baby, You're a STAR

Hi it's Brenda here and I'm sharing an easel card with you today to fit in with the theme of STARS which is our challenge for November.

I love adding an easel to a canvas board so that it makes a standing card to give a friend, I think it makes it kinds special.

If you'd like to see how I made it then please pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies for more details.

Hopefully with our continuous projects appearing on the blog we are enticing you to join in and enter the challenge, you can press the link Here or on the sidebar of the main challenge blog page to see more about it.

Enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned.

hugs Brenda xxx

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

October Winner, Top Three & DTMSM

Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the Spooky October winners of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!

First of all, the winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
Congratulations, Janny!  Your winner's badge and voucher will be on their way to you shortly, and we hope you'll join us as a Guest Designer here at Country View Challenges in the future.
Now it's time for Corrie 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.
No.2 – Lynnes's Art World.
I like this because it is so not scary ! It is a great example of how Halloween doesn't always have to be about skulls. Great job !
No.26 – Margik
I love this little panel. The images used a great and coloured very nicely. The addition of the witch's hat makes it perfect for Halloween.
No. 39 – Teresa
I really love the design of this card especially the little moths on wire. Great background too.
Design Team Special Mention:
No. 102 - Ma-Mi
I love this because it is so simple and yet so wonderfully effective ! Fantastic !  
Wonderful Spooky work all around!  Congratulations - your badges will be on their way soon, and we hope you'll display them with pride.

Monday, 7 November 2016


Hello everyone, 

Corrie here, and welcome to the blog where I am sharing my second helping of "star" inspiration. 

I made this card with a gelli print and I filmed how I put it together. So if you are interested then hop over to my YouTube Channel :

Or to my blog HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Corrie x

Thursday, 3 November 2016

More Stars

Hello all! Rachel here to give you a little more inspiration for our new challenge at Countryview  where the theme is stars. When I set this theme I had grand ideas of what I was going to make but out of neccessity I have made a card!!! Further details are over on my blog here
I hope you can join us for your chance to win £20 to spend in store!

Rachel x

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

November 2016 - Stars

Welcome everyone to our new challenge for November with the title
chosen by the lovely Rachel

Hello all! Welcome to a new challenge here at Country View challenges. Its my choice this month and I have gone with the theme of stars. I am hoping its a broad theme so that lots of you will join us! I can't wait to see what you make! My first make includes one of the new Elena Zinski stamps from PaperArtsy - for more details please see my blog here.
My first make for our November theme is a card for someone special.
No glitter but shine aplenty!

Join me on my blog to learn how I made it!

I love this month's theme - there are so many ways stars can be used and my incredibly talented Team mates have shown some fabulous ideas. My tag has a little back story (pop over here to read it!) and there are stencilled stars and stamp stars surrounding the figures.
Recently I spent some time walking in a forest, and that experience inspired this journal page full of stars! I loved the colours of the leaves as they floated down forming a vibrant carpet; they reminded me of falling stars but I kept mine in the sky. Hope you can pop over to see the technique I have to share.  See you soon hugs Debs xx

Here are my round wooden boxes I have made for our November challenge. There are slight differences between the two boxes and if you want know how I put them together, please visit my blog.
I've gone very grungy mixed media for this challenge using a Tando media board and some chipboard shapes to add dimension. Thanks to the lovely Rachel for choosing this theme as I now have something to add to my daughter's tree stocking. It has become traditional that every year I buy her something with a star on, because that's what she is. More details are on my blog as always. xxx

After months of hunting I finally found my matchbox die so gave it an outing for my STAR project  which was lots of fun to make and had me hunting around for all my star themed stash! 

Do join me over on my blog if you would like to see more!

Country View Crafts Crew have Stars in Their Eyes this month, and here is my Dimensional offering.
I really enjoyed creating this festive piece. For more info, visit my blog.
Good morning, and welcome to our November challenge. To celebrate our 'stars' challenge I've gone back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
I must admit I do love old films (or anything with Colin Firth in it) and in this piece I have a combination of a very old stamp, and a new Andy Skinner stencil.
If you would like a closer look pop on over to my blog
I'm looking forward to seeing what you make, and I will be back later in the month with my second piece.
Brrr we have arrived in November and it is time for those long dark nights when we start drawing the curtains earlier and earlier in the afternoon. Rachel's lovely theme of "Stars" for this month's challenge is perfect to light up a November day.
I have made a starry fairy Christmas card to shine a little light into these dark days. If you would like to see how I made my card I have a step by step over on my blog here where a very warm (and bright) welcome awaits you.
Bye for now,
Jane x

Hi everyone, 

the lovely Rachel has chosen 'stars' for her November Challenge and here's mine :

If you would like to know how I made this Art Journal page then hope over to my blog HERE where I explain all ! 

I'll be back soon with some more inspiration. 

Corrie x

For this challenge I decided to make a quick and easy card with a stary sky. 
If you want to know how I made it, please visit my blog.


Wow these are beautiful star 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 Spooky challenge last month. There are some gorgeous entries and the winner will be announced soon