Black and White Challenge

It’s time for another challenge at Country View Challenges. The theme this month is Black and White or Black and White Plus One. I have created a vintage style card using black, white and sepia: I used lots of Idea-ology products to create this pretty…

Distress Ink Landscape for Country View Challenges

Today I am sharing my second project for the Cityscapes and Landscapes challenge at Country View Challenges. This time I have used simple masking to create a blended Distress Ink landscape. I tore a strip of card to create the ‘mountain’ shape and blended Distress…

Gel Print Cityscape Card

Happy New Year to you all!! Today we announce a new challenge over at Country View Challenges, and our theme is Cityscapes and Landscapes. I used a cool set of Tim Holtz Sizzix does to create a cityscape over a gel print background: I created…

Metallic Gel Print Christmas Cards

I’ve put a modern twist on today’s Christmas cards by using some metallic paint and my gel plate to create abstract backgrounds. The blocky word die cuts from Sizzix look really striking against the colourful shimmery circles. Paints Used: DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallics: Gold, Silver,…

Christmas Layers

Happy December 1st!!! Can you guess what the new challenge will be this month at Country View Challenges??? Yep – you guessed it…..It’s Christmas!!!!! You can join in the fun here. I have made a scrap-busting layered card using vintage ephemera and washi tape: I…

Leaf Print Card

Continuing with our wonderful Plantastic! challenge theme at Country View Challenges, I have made a pretty greeting card using a leaf print gel print. These are so much fun to make – I made a video a while back detailing the process: The prints are…

Plant-tastic! with Country View Crafts

Where did September go?? Here we are in October, autumn is in full swing and before you know it that jolly fat man in a red suit will be flying across the moonlit sky!! But for now, let’s enjoy the new challenge at Country View…

Watercolour Card – Art Foamies by Julia Woning

Today I am sharing a bright and fun card using some more of Julia Woning’s art foamie stamps from Pronty Crafts. I used washi tape to mask off my background and paint stripes using black gesso. I then stamped the flowers and leaves onto another…

Planes, Trains and Automobiles at Country View Challenges

The year is flying by and it’s September already. There’s a new challenge starting today at Country View Challenges and the theme is ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles‘, I have a vintage style card to share using some lovely stamps from IndigoBlu and Stampers Anonymous: I…

All Squared Up

This new stencil from Skull and Cross Buns is really fun to use. Geometric shapes are always a versatile addition to your stash. I created two cards with it today using elements from various stamp sets (Retro Sweeties, Dinosaur Gang, Lightbox Love). Decreasing Squares Stencil…