Friday, 1 March 2013

Launch of our new challenge site!!!

Country View Crafts are delighted to announce the opening of their new challenge site, Country View Challenges. We will be holding monthly challenges under the auspices of our talented design team with a £20 shop voucher, winner's button and guest DT spot for our one lucky winner (chosen at random). The Design Team (DT) will be taking turns at choosing their 3 favourites each month who will each receive a button of merit.

If that isn't enough, to celebrate the launch we are also offering a further special prize to promote the site so to learn more about it click HERE.

So, without more ado, let's announce this month's challenge which is:

'Pick and mix'

Yes, anything goes this month! We have Mothers' Day (UK) on March 10th, Easter at the end of the month and Spring around the corner so you PICK what you want to do and you can MIX your colours as you like because anything goes. 

Here are some beautiful examples from our Design Team...






 "With the new challenge blog in mind I've made a domino book that focuses on creating, making and learning."



"A tag from my 'Classics' trio... I love the vintage and distressed style and when I layer it makes things so much more interesting. I thought this would be a good example of our 'Pick and mix' challenge this month."



"A little hanging using Tim’s on the edge dies, Wendy’s Art Parts and stamps. The background was inked with Wild Honey Distress Stain which is just the most fabulous colour with Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Markers on the flower." 


"I love the distress palette and love the wonderful new addition of the distress paints , allowing the ability to play with paints and inks in coordinating colours that I love , create layers and add lots of water!"
 Now you've seen an example of what our DT members have done it's over to YOU!!

 Please folks, please, PLEASE read the rules before entering. Entries close at midnight London time on the last day of the month and the winners will be announced on the 10th April.

 Good luck everyone!

(If you need instructions for using the linking tool please click HERE.)



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54 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Congratulations on this very exciting new Challenge! I'm thrilled to be part of it!

Dots Dabbles said...

congrats on the new challenge blog!!! Awesome DT talent!!!
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

So looking forward to sharing the journey of the new challenges alongside some very talented and creative people. Xx

inkypinkycraft said...

looking forward to the new journey with some super talent hugs trace x thrilled to be part of it ! x

Helen said...

Great to see a new challenge - hope I find some time somewhere! You have a very talented DT.

Redanne said...

Many congratulations on the new challenge blog! Some amazing talent on the DT too, really looking forward to this one.

Buttons said...

Awesome DT makes and what a line up! Adored what this company had to offer at Stitches - well worth checking out. Hugs, Jenny x

Claire said...

Well you're certainly starting with a bang, what beautiful makes from all the DT for your first challenge!
Claire xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a great start and fabulous DT! Sooo looking forward to the challenges! xxx

Terry said...

Looks like a fun brand new challenge blog! Fabulous projects from the DT, but of course! Looking forward to playing along! Congratulstions! Hugs!

Alison said...

Fantastic inspiration from your fabulous team! Congrats on the new challenge!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Congratulations on the new site and to the new team! Gorgeous samples,

Lucy x

Tarnished Rose said...

Can you add the option to subscribe by email?

Beautiful work by your Design Team.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Fab inspiration from the design team.
Do you have to have a blog to take part?

Babs

Dips said...

Have already added you to my favourites! Looking forward to lots of great challenges! Thanks for starting this.

Maelchen said...

Congratulations to your new blog and thanks for giving us the chance to show our work and participate in your challenge! I certainly become one of your followers!
Greets, Manu

Chris Warner said...

Hi Babs, no, you don't have to have a blog but you do need to have a web page you can link to which displays your entry properly. Chris xx

Country View Challenges said...

Thanks Marilyn, I've added an email option for you. Chris xx

Sandra said...

Really looking forward to the challenges,

Sue said...

This will be fun, I will enjoy participating.
Smiles:)
Sue

Sue said...

Hello Girls
I have been trying to link up my card, but Inlink is not uploading the photo of my card? What am I doing wrong here? I am going through the web page.
Smiles:)
Sue

Kathryn said...

Ohhhh brilliant xxx ill definitely be entering xx

Brenda Brown said...

Glad you got it to work Sue and great to see you here.
x0x

Brenda Brown said...

Thank you to everyone who has left a comment and is keen to enter. We appreciate your support and encouraging words and look forward to visiting your blogs.
x0x

butterfly said...

Utterly stunning stuff from the DT... can't wait to play along!!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congratulations on this new Challenge, great inspiration by the Design Team :)

Paper Profusion said...

The very best of luck with this new challenge. Gorgeous DT inspiration - thanks so much for starting up challenge. Nicola x

Craftyfield said...

Lovely projects, and great news about the new challenge !

butterfly said...

Yay! Congratulations on the new challenge and amazing inspiration from the team!
Alison x

lucretia said...

I want to enter but don't have a blog. How do I enter please?

lucretia said...

Please don't tell me I need a blog after I've bought your products and promoted you left right and centre or I won't be very pleased that I can't enter.

ellyscard creatief said...

Congratulations on the new challenge.
Lovely projects from the DT.
I am here for the first time and I'v enterd my creation [34]
Thanks for the challenge.
Gr Elly from the Netherlands

Ephemera said...

WOW what amazing DT entries from your very talented design team, thanks for the new challenge and inspirational projects. XX

Stamping in Pink said...

Congrats on your new challege, great DT inspiration and thank you for the challenge hugs Karen P

Kaz Brown said...

the design team's makes are gorgeous, especially love Brenda's domino book, that's awesome!! Hope the challenge blog goes well, I'm sure it will!! xox

Annie said...

Just received my email and saw that you now have a challenge blog. So delighted as I am a regular customer and hope to play along
Best wishes

Annie x

lucretia said...

The first image went wrong. Can you please delete it? Thanks

Country View Challenges said...

Hi Lucretia, you don't need a blog, just a web page where you can post the picture of the item that you're entering to. Use the url of that page/entry when you provide your details in the linkie tool. Chris xx

Country View Challenges said...

We'll look forward to seeing your work Annie. Chris xx

Katarzyna said...

Hi Brenda, I have entered my challenge again linking to my blog this time. Last time I linked to my blog post which I thought was required. I must have misunderstood??
Rules "The link you provide with the piece of work you are entering must link to the specific post featuring that item NOT your general blog site."
Kat

butterfly said...

I've disqualified myself with the Glampunk Birdhouse, as I missed the rule about not having been anywhere on any site before, but I plan to be back with a whole new piece in a couple of days instead!!
Alison xx

Alexa said...

WOW WOW WOW - what a great new challenge blog!! You have such amazing entries from talented people I'm just blown away by the beautiful work that has been showcased. Really exciting!

Julia S-W said...

Congratulations on a new challenge blog. Some great DT inspiration.

Julia S-W said...

Oops! Didn't read the rules first so I'm disqualified as I posted my piece first on Sunday and forgot to link here - my fault!

Izzwizz said...

Hi, I've been trying for days to link the pic from my blog, but it's just not playing ball so am adding the link to my entry here instead. Great to see you starting a new challenge. Maddy x

http://izzy-izzwizz.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/happy-mothers-day.html

Julia S-W said...

New, unseen piece now linked!
Juliax

Karin said...

Congratulations on the new challenge. I've managed to enter a simple card for it.

Dips said...

Still can't upload a picture from my blog url, have to upload from my computer. This is the only challenge where I have this problem so I think something is going wrong with you Inlinks. I can see from other comments that I'm not alone

Ann said...

Fab new challenge - great samples from your DT.......I can't see my entry, but my name is showing, does that mean I'm entered??
Good Luck with your new challenge blog :D
ANN-R

die amelie said...

So glad I found your challenge blog! I look forward to some awesome challenges and inspiration from your great DT!

die amelie x

Nikki Payne said...

Been trying to upload photos from my blog,but its not uploading my pictures:( Have done it step by step so tried doing it from my picture folder, but it said its too big:( and I am not clever enough to make the jpg smaller can anybody help me? I must be having a BRAIN FREEZE...

Stella said...

Hi Nikki
Seen your post about resize problem.If you have windows
7.Go to pictures select imnage and click on it,click on edit,organise or share.Click on edit ten click on resize(column 3 item 2)Resize confirm done .This will give second image in pictures which you can selct and download.

Chriss Real said...

Congratulations on your new site! Your DT is fabulous!

Hugs,

Chriss
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Maggie said...

Great DT projects and I'm pleased I was able to play along with you on your new challenge blog, had trouble linking and loading picture but managed it in the end!

MaggieH