Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Country View Crafts Challenges - Sparkle and Shine

I hope you are all having a  great start to the year and have been inspired by the fantastic makes for the first challenge of the year.

Here is my second project for the Sparkle and Shine challenge:


To create this card I used the following products:

Lisa Horton Crafts Ornamental Lattice Die

Lisa Horton Crafts Stitched Alphabet Dies

Lisa Horton Crafts Glitter Euphoria Cardstock

Lisa Horton Crafts Sparkle Gems

Paper Flowers

White Posca Pen



This was so much fun to make and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't capture the sparkle!

Pop over to the Challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.  And while you are there, why not join in with this months challenge - there is still plenty of time.  You never know, you may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to spend in the online shop.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

Miriam

Saturday, 1 January 2022

Country View Crafts Challenges - Your Year To Sparkle And Shine

Happy New Year.  I hope you all had a happy and safe festive season.  

Today is the start of a new year of challenges over at Country View Crafts.

Jo has chosen the theme for January and very fitting it is too - full of sparkle and shine.  Here is my first project:



This was a very simple card to make, and fitting to get back into the swing of crafting after so much seasonal crafting.

The products I used are:

Lisa Horton Crafts Padded Quilt 3D embossing folder

Lisa Horton Crafts 'Happy, Perfect, You' Stamps and Dies

Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria Glitter Card



So, with only a few products I was able to create something full of shine and sparkle.


Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.  And if you feel inspired I would love to see you join the challenge.  Don't forget, by joining in you will be added to a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to send in the store.  

Thanks for joining me today.

Miriam

Friday, 3 December 2021

Country View Crafts Challenges - Christmas Anything Goes

Only 22 sleeps until Christmas day.

Here is my second card for the Christmas Anything Goes challenge


To create this card I used the following products:

Lisa Horton Crafts Snowflakes Slimline 3d Embossing Folder
Lisa Horton Crafts Festive Banner Sentiments dies
Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbly Snowflakes Dies
Ranger Gel Plate
PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic Chalk Paint
Lisa Horton Crafts Wax
Clear Adhesive gems

I loved creating this card.  And, as I said in my first project, creating gel press backgrounds is perfect for batch making for Christmas.  

Do keep popping by to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the team.  And if you are inspired to enter the challenge you never know that you may be the lucky winner of the gift voucher to spend in the online shop.

This is my last post before Christmas and for 2021.

May I take the opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year.  I wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas.  And I hope that 2022 is Happy, Healthy and Successful for you.  

Happy crafting!
Miriam








Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Country View Crafts Challenges - Christmas Anything Goes

Happy December,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well. 

Here is my first project for the final Country View Crafts Challenge of 2021.  The theme this month is 'Christmas Anything Goes'.

I created a card (which also helps me get ahead with my Christmas crafting!).


To create this card I used the following products:

Lisa Horton Crafts Festive Slimline Checked Frame Die
Lisa Horton Crafts Holly and Berries Slimline 3d Embossing Folder
Lisa Horton Crafts Festive Banner Sentiments stamps and Dies
Ranger Gel Plate
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint
Red enamel dots

I loved making this card.  The gel plate enabled me to make very quick backgrounds and the 3d embossing folder added a lot of dimension to my card and gave me a really elegant card.

Do pop over to the Challenge Blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.  I hope you get inspired to join in with the challenge.  Don't forget that by entering the challenge  you will be entered into the draw to win a gift voucher to spend in the online store.

Thank you for joining me.
Miriam




Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Country View Crafts Challenges - Christmas Gifting

Thank you for joining me again today.  

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration from the team on 1st November.  Here is my second project:


This is a gift card holder, which I thought would be nicer than just popping a gift card in a card or envelope.  This time I created a master board and had loads left over to make extra cards.



The products I used are:

Sizzix Tim Holtz Gift Card

Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Snowflake Impresslit

Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria Glitter card

Tim Holtz Ideology 

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Tim Holtz stamps


Here are some more pics of my project:



I really hope you are enjoying the challenge this month.  Pop over to the blog to see the inspiration.  And, it would be great to see you join in with the challenge - you may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to spend in the online shop.

Thanks for joining me!

Miriam

Monday, 1 November 2021

Country View Crafts Challenge - Christmas Gifting

Happy November.  This month it is my turn to choose teh challenge over at Country View Crafts.  If, like me, you are in denial that it is Christmas next month you will suddenly realise that there isn't much time left to create.  

I love adding a personal touch to my gifts or even create the gifts themselves, so 'Christmas gifting' is a perfect opportunity to get ahead and to be inspired by projects created by others.

Here is my first project


I thought this cute box would be perfect to hold a small gift, or even to fill with chocolates.  It is also a Tim Holtz overload of goodiness.

Here are the products that I used to create this:

Sizzix Milk Carton die

Lisa Horton Euphoria Glitter Card

Tim Holtz Poinsettia die 

Tim Holtz Ideology

Here are some further pics




I'm really looking forward to filling this with a gift and giving it to a friend for Christmas.  

Do pop over to the Challenge blog and see the inspiration from the rest of the team.  I really hope that you join in with the challenge too.  Not only do you get to craft but you can make practical gifts or wrapping for Christmas too!  And just by entering the challenge you will be added to the draw to win a gift voucher to spend in store.

Thanks for joining me today.

Happy crafting!

Miriam



Sunday, 17 October 2021

Country View Crafts Challenges - Autumnal Colours

Wow, mid-October already!  I hope you are enjoying the inspiration this month.  Here is my second project for the month:


The products that I used for this project are:

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

Tim Holtz Leaf Embossing Folder

Tim Holtz Cabinet Die

Tim Holtz Oak Leaf Impresslits

Lisa Horton Crafts Wordage sheets


Do pop over to the Challenge blog to see the inspiration from the team.  And why not join in with the challenge?  You may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to use in the shop.

Happy crafting!