‘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…

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…

Paper Planes for Country View Challenges

I am back again with my second project for the Planes, Trains and Automobiles challenge at Country View Challenges. This time I have a stamped tag to share: I blended some Distress Oxide inks together to create the background and once dry I stamped the…

Quirky Canvas – The Written Word

Welcome back to my second post for the Written Word challenge at Country View Challenges. This time I have a quirky mixed media canvas. I used modelling paste through a stencil from AALL and Create and set aside to dry. Meanwhile I stamped the Stampotique…

Look and See

I have another project to share using stamps from AALL and Create. This time I used two sets by Aida Domisie -#47 and #64 I used Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Tea Dye and Broken China to create my background, smooshing inks on the cardstock…

Beautiful Butterflies

Papercrafting isn’t just about cardmaking. Sometimes it’s fun to create a 3d project to display in your home, and these pretty butterfly stamps from AALL and Create (designed by Tracy Evans) were just what I needed. I took a wooden embroidery hoop and painted it…

Quirky Bird

Today’s project is another fun card using some more of the new AALL and Create stamps. I have used set #69 Quirky Birds designed by Louse Nelson, and some colourful Distress Oxide inks, I smooshed some Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides on my…

Delicate Dragonflies

I love AALL and Create’s stamps and they have just released a huge selection of new designs. I have treated myself to a few new sets, but today’s project uses a couple from previous releases: I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp the scribbly script…

Pimp It Up (Again!) – Upcycled Tin

Today I am sharing my second Pimp It Up project for Country View Challenges. This time I rescued a tin from the recycle box and turned it into some crafty storage for my desk. I brayered some acrylic paints onto some paper and added background…

Art Is Life

The wonderful people at Aall and Create¬†have just begun the International Tournament of Art and Craft¬†and Challenge 1’s theme is Europe. I created a mixed media canvas board incorporating all of the prompts!! Of all the continents, I feel Europe has the richest history of…