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Hello everyone Debs here with my inspiration for this months challenge which is be humorous, chosen by the lovely Monika. So come let’s see your funny side and show us what you can do! Here’s mine, and as Shaggy stated It wasn’t me! All the details of how I made this can be found on my Blog
Morning crafters, Craftyfield here with my second Humorous make.
Cast your mind back to those happy childhood memories when you heard the 3 little pigs fable, or maybe watched a video if you're younger! Come over to my blog to see how I made this card. There will be no more huffing or puffing ,but I may bring the house down with my Humorous make...
Good morning and happy Monday, it's Sue here with my second piece for our 'Humerous' challenge. It's been made with a mop up sheet and some scraps of card so it goes to prove that you must keep everything (until the floor gives way then maybe you can have a sort out)
I've used lots of PaperArtsy goodies, stamps and paints, and the fun sentiment is by Carmen's Veranda.
There are lots more details over on my blog so I'd love to see you over there.
Have a very happy day, and thanks very much for looking x
May time, play time (well that's what I always sung at primary school!) I love this month, everything is bursting into life and there is colour everywhere. For this month's fun "humour" challenge I used this sentiment on a new baby card.
It always raises a smile 😍
I made a yupo paper with alcohol inks background. I would love to see you pop over to my blog here where I am sharing the details of how I made this.....plus the answer to this joke awaits...How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep....? There might be a few more awful jokes over there too! 😂
I love creating projects with a bit of humour - the new Tim Holtz Snarky Stickers are the perfect accessory...
Please pop over to my blog for all the details! Have a great day xx
We all hope these projects from our Design Team bring a smile to your face and it's over to you now, create your Be Humorous 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 Pimp It Up! challenge last month. There are lots of upcycled entries and the winner will be announced soon.
Hello everybody! We're delighted to welcome Karen from Karen's Crafting Obessions as our guest this month. Karen won our challenge in December and today she's here with her take on this month's Pimp It Up theme. You're going to love what she's created, so without more ado, let's hand over to her...
I have crafted in one way or another since childhood and I’ve learnt that I am one of those people that need to create or make something. I love creating home décor, mixed media canvas, journal pages and tags and I like to design and create cards. I’m learning to draw and paint from You Tube videos and online tutorials. I’ve tried different crafts: candle making, silk painting, glass painting, fabric painting, origami and sewing. These days I’m obsessed with mixed media products and techniques.
I decided to recycle three old paintbrushes that had damaged and
broken bristles. Originally I planned to bin them until the idea for this
project popped into my head.
I painted the pallette with white gesso then added circles of
texture paste with a stencil because I wanted it to look like there were
puddles of paint on the palette. Once the texture paste was dry I
coloured each circle with a different colour of acrylic paint. I attached
a Tim Holtz stencil and added the wooden grain detail with Vintage Photo
Distress ink pad and dried the ink.
I glued the three tatty paintbrushes together and gave them two
coats of gesso before painting with white acrylic. Once they were dry I
added matt medium to the bristles where were rough and dipped them into
glitter. I used another MDF piece which I coated with gesso and then
painted before stamping the sentiment onto it.
Hello everybody! It's time to announce the March Challenge Postcard size. There were some really fabulous entries and we always love seeing what you're inspired to make by each theme. So here are the March winner of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!
March winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...
Hi everyone. Miriam here again, sharing with you my second project for the April challenge. This time I have used cardboard from a cereal box and lots of odds that I have lying around from other projects.
Hello it's Jane here today from Jane's Journal with my second DT project for this month's "Pimp it up" challenge. This time I decided to turn an ordinary flower pot into something much more interesting and fun using stamps, paints and inks.
I have a step by step over on my blog here with lots more photos of how my very brown, very ordinary terracotta flower pot got its metamorphosis.
Hello there! I do hope you can join our new challenge .... it could be just the excuse you were looking for to upcycle something that you use that looks just a bit ordinary ....it certainly got me busy with our trusty coin tin!!!!
It's all roses and shabby chic today on my blog with my pimped up frame!
Join me for a cup of roses here and read all the details on how
I transformed this ordinary frame.
and Happy Easter ! Today sees the start of a new Challenge of which the theme "Pimp it up", reuse or alter, was chosen by the lovely Evelyn. I chose to reuse some old book paper for this art journal spread.
I have filmed to process so please HOP (excuse the pun) over to my YouTube Channel HERE or blog HERE where you'll find a link to the video. Or, you can click on the pic below !
Happy Easter everyone and there are double celebrations in my house as today is also my birthday!
For the fun theme this month I "pimped up" a little Links box. I wanted to keep a few of my treasured Links charms in it and also reuse a lovely metal star. This came from a Christmas gift tag my son gave to me. It has been sitting on my side waiting for a home and this was an ideal opportunity to use it.
This is my finished box.
It's very hard to show it in one photo so if you would like to see some before and after photos, as well as a step by step of my processes, do hop pop on over to my blog here. I will raise a virtual glass of bubbly to you all today as I celebrate being a year older.
Have a lovely day.
Beautiful Pimped Up projects from our Design Team and a Happy Easter Sunday Birthday to Jane. 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 Postcards challenge last month. There are lots of fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon.
Hello it's Jane from Jane's Journal here today with my 2nd postcard to hopefully give you some more ideas for entering our current March postcard challenge. For this postcard I used the same distress oxide ink colours as my first but used an assortment of stamps to help my birdie sing as he builds his nest. All the details are over on my blog here if you would like to spring pop over.
We have passed the first day of spring and despite the return of the Beast from the East let's hope by the end of the month March will go out "like a lamb"
There are just 8 days left to get your postcards made and "posted" on the challenge entry pagehere. You might even be the lucky random winner of a £20 spend on the website. Good luck!