Sunday, 1 March 2015

It's March and we're celebrating our 2nd Blogaversary!

Good morning everyone!

We've been having fun now for 2 years, can you believe it!!??  I'm extremely proud of our team - they're hugely talented - and we're extremely proud to have been supported by all of you!  Whether you've commented or not, whether you've joined in the challenges or not, a big thanks to ALL OF YOU.  A big thanks too, to those who've become official 'followers'.

To celebrate our 2 years, we're having TWO winners this month, each will win a £20 shop voucher from our generous sponsor, Country View Crafts.  In addition, at the end of the month, we will be awarding a special BLOG CANDY to one of the lucky people who have left a comment on THIS post.  All winners will be drawn at random using random.org as we believe it's the fairest way of giving everyone a chance of winning.  All we ask is that, if you're entering, you follow our simple (and pretty standard) rules.

Without more ado, let's tell you what our theme is.... can you guess......?


 As we like to do, our previous winner and Top 3s will be guesting with us during the month.  We start our DT line up with our last winner leading us out with her interpretation of our theme and that is...... Andrea!......



Hi, I'm Andrea and in blogland I'm also known as KandA. I've been crafting in one form or another since before I started school many, many years ago. I live in the East Midlands with my super hubby who is the K bit of the crafty name and is very tolerant of my passion for crafting.

I was so delighted to be asked to join in with this months 2nd blogaversary challenge, especially as I was lucky enough to guest design with their celebration a year ago. With the theme of 'anything goes' I decided to have a play with PaperArtsy JOFY09 & JOFY13 stamps which have been coloured with a combination of Memento inks, Promarkers and chalks on canvas.



I love making albums and often do so using up my scraps - this one is exactly that.  A mixture of brands and products but ultimately coming together as a little travel destinations album.  The details of how I made it (I always use my own templates) can be found on my own blog, here. Chris xxx


Had a play with some new Dina Wakley stamps for my 'Anything Goes' ....
....all details and more pics are on my blog :)
Donna xx


I have made a background of Fresco Acrylic paints and JOFY stamps for my card today
You can get more details from my blog.


Congratulations Country View Crafts Projects on your Blogaversary! I am more than a little obsessed by the new Lin Brown for PaperArtsy colour Bougainvillea and it will feature heavily in my posts this month! For my first project I have made a small mdf blank with a sentiment which seemed so appropriate after the day at work I’d had!!! As always, there are more details on my blog!


JENNIE
Such a fabulous challenge theme this month for trying something new! I recently purchased a stamp and die cut flower set from Heartfelt Creations and have been playing around making some different flowers to my usual makes. Hop on over to my blog if you want to know more!


NIKKI
'Anything goes' means time to play with my current favourite stamps - Bird Crazy! Lots of texture too and the wonderful new Big Chat stickers. Be great to see you over at Addicted to Art if you would like to see how I made this one.


SUE B
It was a case of 'Anything Goes'  on this card, I took this theme literally!!!
All the steps are on my Blog.


SUE D
Wow it's March already, I really hope that Spring is on it's way. I've been having a play with one of my new Kate Crane stamps. The full details can be found here on my blog.


ASTRID
For my first project I decided to play with my new Tim Holtz Correspondence papers. I created a little W book following Tim's great bideo. If you want to readd my little story of adventure, just pop over to my blog.


BRENDA
Spring is coming and holidays are approaching so I have made myself a travel scrapbook to take to America with me. It is a hardbound, soft spined book very similar to the one I am teaching at the next CVC workshop - Essential Bookbinding Techniques. (Full details on the shop site). Once you know how to stitch the pages together these are super easy to make.



Wow ladies, what a line up, thank you all so much!

Whatever your prefered craft, whatever genre you choose, we'd like you to create something this month and join in.  We will be publishing a post every 2 days with a brand new project for you to see and help you along the way.

Good luck everyone, have a wonderful March!

Chris and the team xxx





100 comments:

kbrandy4 said...

Wow! Fantastic DT creations, thank you for another wonderful challenge!
Hugs, Hazel x

Liz said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary. Fabulous creations from the DT. :-) xx

Jane said...

Many congrats, I have been with you for the majority of those 2 years. Thanks for all your hard work in producing such inspiring cards and ideas and also thanks to Susan for her generous sponsorship. Happy 2nd bloggerversary! Xx

Zoe said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogversary , and also to Andrea for your guest spot, I love Jofy and love how you've used them, I'm a new follower and hope to be entering something later today xx Zoe xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congratulaions. What a varied selection from the DT too, fabulous

Susan Carol said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary! Wonderful creations from the design team as usual. There's always loads of inspiration to be had here.

Claire said...

Well done on the blog anniversary! Some amazing projects from the DT as always :-)

crafty creations said...

Many congratulations on the Blogaversary the Design Team have certainly rose to the occasion with some wonderful projects - can't wait to visit all their blogs to find out more about their amazing works of art

Craftyfield said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary, I have followed you since the start and entered most of the challenges! Looking forward to more of the fabulous DT inspiration.

KandA said...

Huge congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary and thank you so much for letting me join you this month xx

Vintagehandmade said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary! Thank you for all the inspiration and great challenges! Amazing creations of all DT members!
Branka x

Lucy Woods said...

Congrats on the 2 year mark that's fab!!! Brilliant DT cards as always look forward to entering the challenge :-) xx

Kimberly Cobb said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary! I have only been following for a short period of time, but love the inspiration of your DT and guests. Great makes this month by the DT and Andrea.

Meggymay said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary. Absolutely fabulous inspiration DT.
Yvonne

SweetScraps said...

Congrats on the blogaversary and many more! Keep up the great work and fun inspiration!

ionabunny said...

Oooh what fun. Congrats on your 2 year-aversary. Hope you get a record number of entries. Hugz

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Happy 2nd Birthday! and many more to come.
Fabulous samples ladies and a gorgeous array of different styles.
Lorraine

PsyPenguin said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I love seeing all the great inspiration from the design team, but rarely find time to enter challenges at the moment. Maybe with an anything goes theme I'll manage this time. Sarah x

Maggie said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blog adversary and many more love to play here, fabulous DT inspiration as always will be back to play later. :))
MaggieH

Ginger said...

great challenge theme and love the Dt inspiration. c x

klistersøster said...

Congratulations on your second blog birthday and thanks for all your inspiration over the past year.
Hugs Susan

lainey said...

congrats on 2yrs :) looking forward to playing with you all.

Furrbster said...

Happy Birthday!!!

mags said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary. Looking forward to joining in with this challenge. Great inspiration from the design team and guests.
Mags
x

Lys Scrap said...

Congratulations for this blogaversary ! Thanks for the various inspiration each time and for the chance given to win.

stephanie cunningham said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary, some great design team ideas as always.

Becky Buck said...

Happy 2nd anniversary!! Can't wait to get my thinking cap on for this challenge :) xx

Brigitte said...

Happy birthday !!!! (lol) Beautiful creations from the DT.

SARN said...

I was led to this blog by Andrea and Zoe . . . will definitely have to join in for the first time with this month's Anything Goes challenge. CONGRATS on your 2 year Blogaversary.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen Rankin said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary, here's to many more !

Karen Rankin said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary, here's to many more !

ellyscard creatief said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary!
Thanks for the chance and the challenge.
Gr Elly

Robin said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Thanks for a chance at winning such a fab candy! I love the work you have created...the DT are so diverse and so much talent! Hugs, Robin

Karen Petitt said...

Congratulations on your Blog-Versary! Hope that you get bigger and better and always have lovely challenges for us too!
Wonderful inspirations from the DT, as usual, and thanks for a fabulous theme too!
Great to see Kanda as a GDT - I love those canvases.
Hope to be back soon with an entry or two for the challenge Karen x

Gail said...

Doesn't time just fly! Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary and I hope for many more! Thank you for the opportunity to join in this month and the prizes you're offering! Who doesn't love Anything Goes?!!!! Best wishes to you all and beautiful projects to use as inspiration! Hugs, Gail

Sue Nicholson said...

Congrats on 2nd anniversary, this is my first time joining your challenge, didn't realised you were here. Will keep you on my list to keep following and joining your challenges. Beautiful creations from you DT, Cheers Sue N x

Mynn Kitchen said...

Thank you for the fun challenge and fabulous DT work for added inspiration! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Blogversary. I can't believe you have escaped my notice before now - but I will be back. Loving the DT inspiration. Thank you for sharing

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Thanks so much for a chance to win such a great prize. Love the DT projects...they are so gorgeous!

JennyH said...

Thanks for another great challenge and congrats on turning 2 : )

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous creations as always! Happy second Birthday!! Congratulations and here's to many more years of wonderful challenges! hugs :)

Diane said...

Time flies when you are having sooooo much fun !! Fabulous creations by the wonderful team !!

hugs Diane xx

samantha wade said...

its always great to stop by and see the fabulous work done by the design team, they are very talented. Love your challenges and always try to take part. Congrats on your anniversary. x

Sara Barker said...

What a diverse group of fabulous creations by the Design Team! I really love a good Anything Goes challenge, so I'll be linking up! Happy send birthday! Wow! That's a lot of creativity over the course of 24 months!

Sara Barker said...

What a diverse group of fabulous creations by the Design Team! I really love a good Anything Goes challenge, so I'll be linking up! Happy send birthday! Wow! That's a lot of creativity over the course of 24 months!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Happy blogaversary Country View Challenges! Thanks for a fun challenge and to the DT for so many wonderful inspirations!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary! As always gorgeous creations from the DT.

Tocoart said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, may it go on for many more years. I have only entered 1 challenge, however it is a blog I visit often just for browsing. Always eye candy and educational too
Thank you for the effort you put in, I am sure it cannot always be easy to keep it up.

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous DT Creations!! Congrats on Blogaversary #2!! Woot!! Love Nikki's... love the colors and all the texture! Just wonderful!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Deborah Wainwright said...

Huge congrats on two years. How time flies when you'rehaving fun! Great inspiration from the team and what great give away. Good luck everyone xx

Dawn Louise said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Blogaversary. Always a delight to see what your design team come up. Inspiring and varied, something for everyone.

Kristiina Majuri said...

Congrats on the blogaversary! Anything goes is always fun, love the different makes by the DT, especially the mixed media stuff. Thanks for the chance to win!

nichtniedlich said...

Love the DT-Projects, especially Nikki's little bird *gg* though I also love to watch the posts of all the participants - lots an lots of lovely inspiration! Also many thanks for this gorgeous blogaversary candy and, of course: congratulations! CVC is always worth a visit :)
hugs Irmgard

pearshapedcrafting said...

Congratulations on the blogaversary - as always - brilliant inspiration from the DT! Chrisx

Olga Direktorenko said...

Thank you ladies for some beautiful and very inspiring projects!

massofhair said...

HUGE Congratulations Sue and your DT on your 2nd Blogaversary. As always some fantastic inspiration from the DT who i think have excelled themselves on this occasion :-) xxx

massofhair said...

HUGE Congratulations Sue and your DT on your 2nd Blogaversary. As always some fantastic inspiration from the DT who i think have excelled themselves on this occasion :-) xxx

massofhair said...

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Blogaversary Sue, the DT have excelled on this wonderful occasion, loving all of the projects :-) xxx

massofhair said...

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Blogaversary Sue, the DT have excelled on this wonderful occasion, loving all of the projects :-) xxx

massofhair said...

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Blogaversary Sue, the DT have excelled on this wonderful occasion, loving all of the projects :-) xxx

massofhair said...

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Blogaversary Sue, the DT have excelled on this wonderful occasion, loving all of the projects :-) xxx

massofhair said...

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Blogaversary Sue, the DT have excelled on this wonderful occasion, loving all of the projects :-) xxx

massofhair said...

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Blogaversary Sue, the DT have excelled on this wonderful occasion, loving all of the projects :-) xxx

Ana K. said...

Congratulations to all ...you are a bunch of very talented ladies and you are doing a very, very good job!! Keep going!
This month inspiration is amazing (as always), hope I will find time to play with you!
Hugs and kisses....

Cec said...

Big congratulations on your blogaversary. The inspiration from the DT is spectacular and now I am itching to get into my craft room and play along.
Hugs!
Cec

Pawsitively Creative said...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary! What an awesome accomplishment and dedication. Loves the makes and Art on this blog! Carpe Diem! ~Niki

Dee's Craft Room said...

Congratulations on your second anniversary. I have found my way here today via Pamellia's blog but I shall be back.

Dionne

Paper Profusion said...

A very happy 2nd birthday to all at Country View Crafts and the wonderful challenge here. Fabulous line up of inspiration from the design theme as always. Thank-you for chance to win candy. Nicola xx

Christine Harrop said...

Congratulations on your 2 year challenge blogaversary. Some fabulous inspiration from the DT. Christine

Jean said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary, I have only just found you challenge and I love all the talented inspiration I see here. I have joined as a follower and added my entry.
Jean x

andree said...

just found your blog and become a follower-congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. Beautiful DT inspiration x

Kate Edwards said...

Happy Blogaversary :) Fabulous DT cards, all great and such a variety xx

DeBe said...

Fab creations! Brilliant techniques and so inspiring too, thank you DT! Denyse x

Dawn said...

Congratulations on your two year blogaversary. I can't believe I have only just found you! May you have many more years of fun and I look forward to joining in your challenges now that I have found you.
hugs
Dawn xx

Christi Conley said...

Happy Anniversary!! When I first started my blog, winning the challenge here was one of my first wins!! So glad you are celebrating with these fabulous DT makes - I don't know who's blog to start with!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Happy Blogaversary! What amazing work from the DT - everyone so different and each totally inspirational in its own way! xx

Dagmar said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary and many thanks for the Designteam and the great inspirations!

Georgie C said...

Happy Anniversary to the lovely Country View Challenges!! I love your site and it's the first place I ever entered one of my pieces, I got your DT's Special Mention for it too - something I will never forget as you all gave me a boost to keep going and to put myself out there a little more. This is a lovely challenge site and everyone is amazingly friendly and I hope you have many more anniversaries to come.. Hugs, Georgie xx

Claire said...

Wow where did the last two years go? Happy Birthday CVC and a big thank you to the DT for all their inspiration
Claire xx

Tracy said...

Congratulations, beautiful projects from the dt.. love the inspiration! xoxox

Ruth said...

Huge Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary, stunning projects as always from a very talented and inspirational design team. Ruth x

Michele said...

i so love the wonderful DT samples! i plan to play along with your challenge -- it will be my first time. congrats on your blogaversary! xo

Planetsusie said...

Congratulations to you all on your 2nd blogaversary - I have entered your challenge for the first time - woo hoo! Your DT are a really talented bunch and I've loved looking at their creations.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Gitte said...

Congratulations with the 2nd blogaversary. Great challenge and SUCH beautiful DT-work.

Cathy Parlitsis said...

2 years! How did I not know you were here! I just found you and the projects are all so beautiful that I'm so glad I did! What incredibly talented artists you have. I have a feeling I'm going to be spending a lot of time here! Happy Anniversary! :-D
Hugs,
Cthy

michele said...

Congratulations on your second anniversary. Fabulous blog and full of inspiration. Well done.

Zora said...

Wow fabulous work from the DT-members. Thanks for the oportunity to win a lovely candy :O)

Crafting Diva said...

Thank you just found your blog and it's wonderful such great projects from your dt.....Happy blog Anniversary and thank you for the chance to win some lovely candy.... I have added my project to my blog and would love to read your comments so please feel free to pop by....All the best from Lisa

vinita jain said...

Congratulations on 2nd blogeversary!!! Great projects by DT's! Thanks for the lovely chance to win this gorgeous candy!

NanaConnie said...

I am so loving all the inspriation this challenge. Happy 2 year blogaversary!!

Vee Cassidy said...

Congrtualtions! Wonderful DT projects as always. Vee xx

Cardgenie said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary!! I love your blog - the great mix of different designers and projects means I'm sure to find some inspiration. Keep up the great work! Jean.x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Happy 2nd blogaversary! Here's to many more years of wonderful inspiration and creativity! You girls rock! :) xx

Sara Barker said...

That's "second" birthday!

Sara Barker said...

That's "second" birthday!

Beebeebabs said...

Congrats. Beautiful work DT!!!

Milka said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Blogaversary! I wish you many many more. :-D
Great projects from DT and thank you for the challenge. :-D

Kezzy said...

Wow such super gorgeous DT projects and congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary, it's such an amazing blog and challenge blog so many wonderful ideas and creations. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

Krafty Katt said...

What an amazing array of inspiration, may the you blog on for many a blogaversary to come. Happy crafting

Rumtruffle said...

Wow some fantastic inspiration from the DT but also some amazing entries. I have only just found this blog but I will be watching it closely now and definitely taking part in some of the monthly challenges. Congrats on your blogaversary too, I'm sure there will be many more to come x