Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Country View Crafts Challenges - Do more of what makes you happy

Happy July.

This month's Country View Crafts challenge is 'do what makes you happy'.

For those of you that know me you will know that I have an addiction to all things Tim Holtz - so I created something that made me happy!


I used lots of different products and just created without thinking.

I used:
Collage paper

This was really good fun to make.

Pop over to the Challenge blog and see the amazing inspiration from the design team.  And make sure you join in with the challenge to be in with a chance of winning a voucher to spend in the online shop.

Happy crafting!
Miriam

Friday, 5 June 2020

Country View Craft Challenges - Summer Fields

Hi there.

Today I am sharing my second project for the fabulous Summer Fields theme.  Here is my project:


This was a labour of love but worth the time. 

I started by washing a card panel with Fresco Acrylic paints.  

I decided to use PaperArtsy Kay Carley stamps for this project as they are perfect for summery images.

I then got my trusted Stamping Platform out and started to stamp the images.



I stamped the images one by one and while leaving everything in place I painted them using the opaque paints.  Once they had dried, I stamped them again - and because I hadn't moved anything, it stamped perfectly.


Look how perfect that detail is again.


This is how my finished panel looked before I put the card together.  

Although  had stamp then colour individually, as opposed to stamp all the colour all, it was definitely worth the finished result.

Thanks for joining me today.  

Make sure you pop over to the Challenges blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

Happy crafting!
Miriam

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Junk Journal Using Recycled Packaging

Evening all,

I have a project over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight.


Pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see how I created this journal using materials I had saved from packaging.

Thanks for joining me.

Happy Crafting!
Miriam

Monday, 1 June 2020

Country View Crafts Challenges - Summer Fields

Happy June,

I can't believe we are almost half way through the year.  I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Here is my first project for the fabulous Summer Fields theme over at Country View Crafts Challenge blog:



I started off with a really simple Distress Oxide background.




It actually remind me of a hot dusky evening as you pass a field.



The flowers are die cut from  Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz die.  They were simply coloured using Distress Oxides.



To finish I mounted my flowers onto teh background.  I loved how it looked as though they were shining on a hot summer evening.

To finish I added a Lin Brown quote from PaperArtsy.

Thank you for joining me today.  Pop over to the Challenge blog to see the inspiration from the other DT members.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Popping Pink

This evening I have a post over on the PaperArtsy blog.  The theme for the fortnight is 'Popping Pink' which I thought was way out of my comfort zone.  But actually, I had loads of ideas.


Pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see how I created these cards.

Thanks for joining me.

Miriam

Country View Crafts Challenges - Tea Party

Welcome back.  Today I am sharing my 2nd project for the Tea Party theme at Country View Crafts Challenges.

Here is my project:


Again, I have used those amazing Stamperia Alice papers.  I also used the fabulous Stamperia Cotton Net.  You get sooooo much on this roll and a little goes a long way!

Again, in case you missed it a few days ago, you can see a mini album I made using these papers here and the finished album here.

Make sure you pop over to the Challenge blog to see the inspiration throughout May.  And don't forget to join in with our challenge to be in with a chance of winning a voucher to spend in the online store.

Thanks for joining me.

Stay Safe!
Miriam

Friday, 1 May 2020

Country View Crafts Challenges - Tea Party

Happy May to you all.

Today is my turn to choose the theme for the Country View Crafts Challenge.

I have chosen 'Tea Party'.

With the global pandemic on-going many of us are self-isolating or social distancing.  It's a hard time for most of us and we all miss family and friends.  I wanted the Challenge theme to be something to look forward to, something to celebrate and I thought the idea of a tea party of celebration party would be perfect.

Here is my first project for the challenge:


Ive used the fabulous papers from the Stamperia Alice collection.  I simply adore these papers and can't get enough of them!

So much so, I made a mini album for Country View Crafts that you can see here and the finished album here.

Make sure you pop over to the Challenge blog to see the other amazing creations from the design team.  I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the challenge.  By linking a tea party themed project and linking it to the Challenge blog you may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to spend in the online shop.

Thanks for joining me.

Stay Safe
Miriam