Monday, 29 August 2016

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

Here is my second piece inspired by Jane's choice, "Hot Summer Days". If you like to find out how I created my sizzling colours then hop over to my blog.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Summertime and the Living Is Easy .....

Hi Everyone Jennie here with you today and oh how I wish it was summertime still here in the north and life was a bit easier! Instead I had a wonderful time creating those feelings in my art journal with this double page spread.

This was a very fluid page (which is arty speak for 'I had no idea where I was going with this'!) so there are no step by steps on my blog, but you might like to visit Live The Dream and see some close up photos of the details.

Thank you for joining me today!


Live The Dream

Thursday, 25 August 2016


Hello crafters, this is Craftyfield showing you today a second piece of inspiration on the theme Hot summer days, chosen by my teammate Jane for our August Country View challenge.

Having chosen the less travelled road for my first post, this time I had to involve the more traditional beach...
Watercolour, pastels, micro beads... a whole host of supplies were dragged in to create, I hope, an evocative beach vibe. Come and see more details on my blog here.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Distress Ink Ombre

Distress Ink Ombre Emma Godfrey Stamps Nikki Acton
There is still time to play along with our Hot Summer Days challenge!
I have used my distress inks to create a summery ombre effect on this card and added the lovely flowers from one of Emma Godfrey's PaperArtsy stamp sets. There are some more details and photos on my blog today.


Monday, 22 August 2016

Guest Designer - Samantha Wade

Hello everybody! We're delighted to welcome Sam Wade from Craft Room Delights as our guest this month.  Sam won our challenge in May and today she's here with her take on this month's Hot Summer Days theme.  You're going to love what she's created, so without more ado, let's hand over to her...

My inspiration this month are orchids with bright colours, stamped on vellum and die cut, with a lovely summery feel.
I really love stamping flowers and bringing them to life with shaping, if i can add a bit of sparkle somewhere i will.

More information can found on my blog,
Thank you CVC for letting me be a guest designer this month.
What a beautiful creation, Sam!  Thanks so much for joining us this month as our guest.
 If you'd like to see more of this lovely project, do visit Sam at Craft Room Delights for all the details.

You still have time to enter our Hot Summer Days challenge.  The usual £20 voucher is on offer for the winner of the challenge, and the possibility of a Guest Design spot here at Country View Challenges, See you there!

Susan and the CVC team x

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Lazy Summer Days

Hello all, it´s Evelyn here today and I want to share with you my double spread of my large Art Journal, called "Lazy Summer Days". It´s my second inspiration for our August challenge, hosted by my very talented team mate Jane.

I enjoy my holidays at home in my little garden and fortunately there are several really hot summer days here. You can find some steps at my blog, how I made this pages.
For me roses belong to summer - what do you associate with hot summer days?
We would love to see, what you come up with! There are several days left to join in.
Have a great day!
xx Evelyn

Friday, 19 August 2016

Crazy birds on hot summer days

Hello All, it's Monika here with the second piece of our August challenge: HOT SUMMER DAYS.
My birds are spending their holiday by the sea on the dog days and they have just enough from hot and sunburn :-) 
On my blog you can find the details! Happy crafting!

Monday, 15 August 2016

On the beach

Hello everyone Debs here with my second piece for this months challenge Hot Summer Days chosen by our very talented Jane.

I decided to go vintage with this journal page of the beach. I wanted it to reflect a bygone age when people flocked to the coast to take in the sea air. I hope you have time to pop to over to my blog where you can see how this came together.

Hugs xx



Saturday, 13 August 2016

Fun at the hut

Hello there! Rachel here ...Here's my make for our current challenge which is 'Hot summer day'. You can see how I put this back together over at my blog here.

I do hope you can join our challenge which you can find here.

Have a great day! Rachel x

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Our CVC Hot Summer Days continue

I am scheduling this post so I hope the weather remains nice and warm in the UK for August!!!!
It's Brenda here with my second project for Jane's Hot Summer Days challenge and oh boy my journal pages are burning lol.

I have used DecoArt media paints and mediums on these pages ........

.... with texture through a stencil .......

.... and napkins for the main images.

I hope you are enjoying sunshine wherever you are in the world even if it might be a cold day in the southern hemisphere.

We are looking forward to seeing all your projects being lined up.

hugs Brenda xxx