Wednesday, 23 May 2018

It wasn’t me ...

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

Take care everyone 

Monday, 21 May 2018

Show Your Crazy - By Miriam

Miriam here, showing you my second project for the 'Be Humourous' theme this month.  Hasn't the inspiration been great!

Here is my finished project

Join me over at my blog to see how happy experiments with my gel press has contributed to the project, creating loads of depth and mono print texture!

Thanks for joining me.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

You're how old?

Hello it's Jane here with my 2nd humorous card to share some inspiration and encourage you to join our May challenge.
It's certainly funny that it is shared today, the day of the Royal Nuptials! 
This is my card, which is not a reference to the royal couple..😂..honestly
I have a step by step over on my blog showing how I made the background with a combination of stamping and dies.
I can't resist one last pun... and yes it has to be a wedding one for today;
" It was an emotional wedding...even the cake was in tiers"
....boom boom, it just had to be done! 
Enjoy your day, whatever you do,
Back soon,

Thursday, 17 May 2018

I Need Cake!

Good morning and welcome to another inspiration post for out Be Humorous challenge this month. Today I combined some Stampers Anonymous stamps with some fun PaperArtsy stamps for this cute tag:

Please head over to my blog to see how I created this and don't forget to join in the challenge for your chance to win £20 to spend in store!!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Do you want chocolate?

Hello everyone, half time here for our challenge!

I made this tag with a fun sentiment. If you want to know, what the words mean in English, please visit my blog.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Currently unsupervised !

Hello everyone, 

Corrie here today ! 

For my second project for Monika's 'be humorous' theme this month I have made an art journal page  and I hope it will make you chuckle !

I have used mostly PaperArtsy materials for this apart from the sentiment. 

I have filmed the process of making this and I hope you'll pop over and have a look. It would be even more fantastic if you could subscribe to my channel ! Thank you ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 11 May 2018

Under construction

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...

Monday, 7 May 2018

Always Check The Bottom!

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

Saturday, 5 May 2018


Hello there! Rachel here today and I have another humorous card for you following our theme for this month.

I have made a tag using a stamp from paperartsy - if you would like to see a step by step please pop over to my blog here

Hugs Rachel x

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Sexy old goat


Hello everybody,
I'm here with my second inspirational project for the May theme of the Country View Challenges:
Be humorous!
Isn't he sexy, this old goat, in his straw hat, red glasses, polka dot shirt? He is a real beach boy.
If you like him, you can find the supply list on my blog.


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May 2018 - Be Humorous

 Welcome everyone to our May Challenge
Our theme this month is Be Humorous chosen by the lovely Monika

Hello everybody and welcome to our May challenge:
Be humorous!
This time I had the opportunity to be your hostess.
So please show us your humorous side and create something funny that makes us laugh!

As a first inspirational project, I made a card with a super funny PaperArtsy Zinski stamp.
I hope you like it! You can find more details on my blog!

Good morning and happy Tuesday. I love this fun challenge that Monika has chosen, and as I didn't use my Grumpy Penguins last year, they're having their first outing.

I think this Dylusions sentiment sums them up perfectly! For more photographs please pop on over to my blog - I promise to be more cheerful than this lot!

Monika has had a great idea with the theme of humour - I thought I should put this not so skinny cook out there....he makes me smile for sure! Hope you can join the challenge! Hugs rachel x

For this theme, it isn't so much a matter of what I did, but whoooo...

Come by my blog to read up on the details. You'll have a hoot, I promise!

Here is my entry for the challenge.

It really pushed me out of my comfort zone this month.  Join me over at my blog to see more about this project.
Happy crafting!

Welcome to the merry month May!
We were asked to be humorous, so I took a stamp with a fun sentiment and made this tag.

If you want to know, how I put this together and what the German words mean in English, please hop to my blog to see more.

I often use humour in my projects and I really love it.. I hope I succeed in giving you a chuckle today! 

This AJ page was made with model paste and a stencil, spray inks and more. If you are interested in how I made this the you can watch the movie or hop over to my BLOG.

I hope you enjoy ! I will be back soon with more inspiration ! 
Corrie xx
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 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! 😂
Bye for now,

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.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Pimp It Up! - Chopstick Wands

Hi Everyone
Today I am sharing a project from our Shop Blog
Pop on over to our Shop Blog to see how to Pimp Up your Chopsticks

Friday, 27 April 2018

Guest Designer Karen


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.
I then glued them together.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

March Winner, Top 3 & DTSM

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, thanks so much for joining in with our postcard challenge. It was a really hard decision but here is my top 3.
Sue said - such a happy postcard, and a great technique that I want to try.
Sue said - I love the sparkle on this underwater scene
Sue said - so bright and modern and what gorgeous colours

My special mention goes to
Sue said - the layers and amount of detail on this 6x4 piece is amazing!

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 to join us in our May Challenge which I am sure will be bringing smiles to your faces


Monday, 23 April 2018

Upcycled Bits And Bobs

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.

Here is my project

Pop over to my blog to get a better look.

I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the Challenge.  Don't forget that there is a gift voucher up for grabs for one lucky entrant.

Thanks for joining me.......

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Fun flower pots

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. 

Bye for now,

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Upcycled Tin - Pen Storage

Hello! Teresa here again - welcome to my second project for our Pimp It Up challenge. This time I have upcycled a tin to create a pretty storage pot for my craft desk.

You can see all the step by step instructions and photos over on my blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today xx

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A little bit of recycling !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second project for the April Challenge that is "Pimp it up". I decided on using a piece of a card board box to make a tag.

After I cut the tag (Using a knife and a hole punch) I stripped off some of the paper so the corrugation became visible. I filmed everything after that. 
I hope you'll visit my blog HERE or you can hop over straight to YouTube HERE

Why not play along with us ! You might just win a voucher for the shop ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! I'll be back soon ! 

Corrie x

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Altered Drawer Box

Hello crafters, Craftyfield here to show you a second "Pimped Up" make for your inspiration.
For all the details on how I made it and the photos of all sides of my box, drop by my blog here!
I would love to know what you think...

Friday, 13 April 2018

Pimp That Binder

Good morning and happy Friday 13th! Here's my second project for this month's fun challenge, after all you can never have too much storage.

This is an A4 kraft ring binder, and it's been falling off the top shelf for about a year now, so I thought it was time that I did something with it! Please join me over on my blog for more pictures. 
Don't forget - no walking under any ladders today! 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Upcycled box

Hello there! Rachel here today with more inspiration for our 'pimp it up' challenge ....this time I took a £1 box from the Works and turned it into this....

If you would like to see how I achieved this transformation, please follow the link to my blog here.

Big Hugs

Rachel xx

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Masculine faux metal box


Hello everybody, it's Monika here
with the second inspirational project of our April challenge:
Pimp it up! (alter or reuse something).
This is a masculine box decorated with chipboard cutouts and a few metal screws.
More details on my blog.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Altered Drawer

Good morning dear visitors, it´s Evelyn here to show you my second project for the April Challenge "Pimp it up!"

I saved this drawer from the bin and made this little treasure.
If you want to know how I made this, you can watch my tutorial here on YouTube.

I would appreciate, if you would like and subscribe.
Now I hope, you also want to make something beautiful, there is plenty of time left.
Thank you for your visit today!

Sunday, 1 April 2018

April 2018 - Pimp it up! (reuse or alter something)

Welcome everyone to our April Challenge
Our theme this month is Pimp it up! (reuse or alter something) chosen by the lovely Evelyn
Hello and Happy Easter!
This month it´s my turn to host the new challenge and I want you to "Pimp it up!".

I decided to "pimp up" a notebook. If you want to see all the steps I made (and it was maaaany steps), unwrap your chocolate bunny, grab a cup of coffee and visit my blog.
Have a wonderful day!


Hello everybody,
for our April challenge, I altered a box.
I tried to make a mixed media box with inspiration from Finnabair.
I added laces, cheesecloth, chipboard cutouts, metallic pieces etc. to my box.
You can find more details on my blog.
Thank you!
Hello everyone and a very Happy Easter to you all!
Teresa here with an upcycled door hanger using Distress Oxides and Micro Glaze:

Before you eat all the Easter Eggs, why not pop over to my blog to see how I created it!!
Good morning and happy Easter. I had such fun with this new challenge and it's useful too.
It's a phone holder for my craftroom, as allegedly I lose my phone in there about a hundred times a day. This can't be true as I keep a very tidy craft room (snort's with laughter!).
There are more pictures over on my blog so I would love to see you over there. 
Have a very happy April xx

Happy Easter to you all.  Miriam here with my first project for the April challenge.

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this little project.

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 certainly got me busy with our trusty coin tin!!!!
Check out what I did here. Hugs rachel x
 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.
Hello everyone, 
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 ! 

I will be back with more inspiration soon ! 
Corrie x

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.


Sunday, 25 March 2018


Hello there! Rachel here today! I do hope you have been enjoying the postcard theme this month - just make something 6x4 in size to join in. I have made another postcard...

For full details check out my blog here.

Have a great day! Rachel xx

Friday, 23 March 2018

Use your wings

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 page here. You might even be the lucky random winner of a £20 spend on the website. Good luck!

Bye for now,