Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Country View Crafts Challenges - Seeing Stas

Welcome back.  I cannot believe we are half way through the month already!

Here is my second project for the month:


This was a very simple but colourful card.  Here is a list of teh products that I used:

Aall and Create; Janet Klein; In The Stars stamp set

Various alcohol markers

See, very simple product list!


Do keep popping over to the Challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.  And, if you feel inspired, why not join in with the challenge.  You never know, you may be the lucky winner of the gift voucher!

Thanks for joining me.

Happy Crafting!

Miriam


Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Country View Crafts Challenges - Seeing Stars

Happy June.  I hope you enjoyed the inspiration from May.

The challenge over at Country View Challenges this month is 'Seeing Stars'.  Here is my first project for the month:


I loved making this card, it was so much fun. 

Here is a list of the products that I used:

Katzelcraft 'Cats on Wall' A5 rubber stamp set.

Aall and Create 'Lotza Stars' stencil

Aall and Create; Janet Klein; In the Stars stamp set

Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Moon Mask

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

White Posca Pen

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.  I really hope that you are inspired to join in with the challenge this month.  I love seeing everyone's projects.  And don't forget, if you join in you are entered into the prize draw to win a gift voucher to spend in the online store.

Thanks for joining me today.

Happy Crafting!

Miriam





Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Country View Crafts Challenges - Cats and Dogs

Welcome back. Today I am sharing my second project for the Cats and Dogs challenge, again I have used a cute kitty stamp.


Here are the products that I used to create this card:

Aall and Create Janet Klein stamp set

Tim Holtz Doodle Stencil

Tim Holtz Distress Sprays

Sizzix Hexagon from the free set included with the Sizzix Switch

Tim Holtz Texture Paste


This was such a fun card to make.  If nothing else, I only used snippets of the backgrounds that I created which means I have more left to make other projects.

Pop over to the blog to see the amazing inspiration from the rest of the team.  And while you are there, why not join in with the Cats and Dogs challenge.  You never know, you may be a lucky winner.

Thanks for joining me.

Miriam





Sunday, 1 May 2022

Country View Crafts Challenges - Cats and Dogs

Welcome to May.  I can't believe we are almost half way through the year!

The theme for the Country View Crafts challenge this month is 'Cats and Dogs'.  For those of you who know me you will know that I adore pussy cats.  A few weeks ago we adopted a new pussycat after losing ours last year.  Needless to say we are run off our feet learning the character of the new little one, her name is Mia.  


Mia

Anyway, back to the challenge.  Here is my first project for the challenge:



To create this card I used the following products:

Aall and Create Bipasha BK Hocus Pocus stamp

Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade

Tim Holtz Deckle Edged Trimmer

White Posca pen

PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paint


A very simple card but bags of character in that wonderful image from Bipasha BK.


Do pop over to the challenge blog where you can see the inspiration from the rest of the team.  And I hope you are inspired to join in with the challenge.  Such a fun theme.  And don't forget, by entering a project into the challenge, your name will be put into the hat for one lucky winner to win a gift voucher to spend in the online shop.

Thanks for joining me.

Miriam








Tuesday, 26 April 2022

A Very Rare Play Day

I thought I would pop by and share a few makes that were created a little while back, all of which were inspired by Tracy Evans and other crafters (apologies, I wrote names down at the time and have since lost the post-it note).

All of my makes are using Tracy Evans designed stamps for Aall & Create.  

Here are my makes:


There is something special about losing yourself in a crating session.  And for me, this has happened less and less over the last couple of years.


My first three cards are all very similar, using the same master board background that was cut down.


Tracy's images are so beautiful that they made a great focal point.  I adore these images.



This card is far more colourful and made for my dear friend, Lucy, for her birthday.  Lucy loves bright colours and, I'm pleased to say, she loved her card.

All of my products were purchased from Country View Crafts.  The Aall & Create stamps can be found here.  

So, there we have it.  When I do get chance to 'play' it does me the world of good and I can completely relax and unwind.  And I can certainly say that I truly love creating with Tracy's stamps.  

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Country View Crafts Challenges

I hope you had a fabulous Easter and have been enjoying the Spring inspiration this month.  

Here is my second project for the month:


Products Used:

Lisa Horton Crafts Layering Stencils and Embossing Folder

Lisa Horton Crafts Ultimate tool

Tim Holtz Salt Water Taffy and Villainous Poison distress ink

This card was so simple but effective to make.


It has been a great month of inspiration and it's not over yet!  Thank you for joining me.  Pop over to the Challenge blog  to see the inspiration from the team.  And don't forget, if you enter 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 today.  

Happy Crafting!

Miriam




Friday, 1 April 2022

Country View Crafts Challenges - Spring

Happy April.  It feels so much better now Spring is in the air.

Here is my first project for the April challenge:


Easter always springs to mind when I think of Spring.  Here, I have used gorgeous Spring colours and the new Tim Holtz Sizzix goodies.

Products used:

Tim Holtz Ranger Salt water Taffy and Villainous Poison Distress Oxide ink pads.

Tim Holtz Sizzix Simple Plaid die

Tim Holtz Sizzix Bunny Games die set

So much fun piecing the dies together.

Do pop over to the Challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.  And while you are there, I hope you are inspired to join in with the challenge.  You never know, you might be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend in the online store. 

Thanks for joining me.

Miriam