‘Spring’ at Country View Challenges

April is here and our new theme at Country View Challenges is Spring and Easter. I love Spring – the garden bursts into life, the days get longer and we all feel invigorated as the temperatures slowly start to rise! I have created a pretty…

Numbers and/or Letters -Country View Challenges

There’s a brand new challenge at Country View Challenges and the theme for March is Numbers and/or Letters. I have created a pretty CAS card: The background was created by blending Ripe Persimmon and Fossilised Amber Distress Oxide inks through a number stencil and adding…

Flying Blueprints

I have another project on the Country View Challenges blog today. Our theme this month is Black and White Plus One. I have used AALL and Create stamps to create this simple yet stylish masculine card. I stamped the image onto a piece of white…

Opulent Artist Trading Coin Card Toppers

Today I am sharing another mixed media project for Artful Days. I have made some Artist Trading Coins and used them as card toppers. Here’s a sneak peek: Hop over to the Artful Days blog for more pictures and a walkthrough of how I created…

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…