Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Doing more of what makes me happy for Country View Challenges

Hello and welcome to July. It's a new month and a new challenge over at Country View.
For July the theme is "Do more of what you makes you happy". This is a pretty open theme and this could be a technique you enjoy, stamp brands you love, colours etc. Just let us know what you love to do when creating. The details and my teamies projects for more inspiration can be found here. 

What makes me happy...well gardening is second to my crafting and I have loved having more time to garden. I even started some plants from seed this year including some Cosmos. You would not believe the joy and love I felt on Friday when I saw my first flower in bloom.
This is how they started at the beginning of lockdown
How amazing is Mother Nature!
So back to doing more of what makes me happy craft wise. Well one thing I love doing is making backgrounds using alcohol inks. Susan has lots for sale on the website here

This is what I got up to using Yupo.
I just played and fiddled
adding, dripping and dabbing
until I got the background I wanted
I then grunged it up using the ink splats stamps by Visible Image, Susan doesn't have this set in stock but I'm sure she can order it for you if you email her.
I used one of the gorgeous sentiments from the Love you longer set available here
which I stamped and embossed onto vellum and added between some die cut hearts
I also stamped the hearts in this set onto some other stitched die cut hearts and put my card together.
Some close ups

and one final shot.
This is my anniversary card for my Hb as we celebrate 39 years on 25th of July.  Shhhh...keep it under your hat!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Sweet stampin 2/3 create your own background
Creative fingers 2/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 2/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Crafty sentiments 1/3 anything goes
Cuttlebug mania 1/3 anything goes my heart dies are by Memory box
Crafty cardmakers 1/3 make your own background

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our July "do more of what makes you happy" challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 
You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing from CVC is free on all orders over £7.50! Once again all the details for the July challenge can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon

Bye for now

Jane x


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  2. Beautiful card Jane - and I love that sentiment - hugs Rachel x

  3. This is beautiful Jane, I love alcohol ink and really should use it more often. Take care and have a very happy July, Sue xx

  4. I love the card, it reminds me of the lights shows during rock concerts in the 60s and 70s! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Awesome vibrant colours, Jane!!! Fabulous card!!! Have a great July in spite of the circumstances!!! Big hugs xx

  6. I love playing with alcohol inks too! I need a new bottle of blending medium… Fab card Jane! x

  7. Awe what a gorgeous card and a lovely sentiment ...M will love it.
    Thank goodness it wasn't the year for our 40th's, hopefully we can have more fun next year!!!
    V x

  8. Fabulous..and such a lovely verse. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  9. Such amazing work with the alcohol inks. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. Amazingly vibrant card! I am feeling the urge to dig out my alcohol inks and have a go.... Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


  11. Mother nature sure is a magnificent thing, how lovely are those cosmos, your alcohol inked card seems to absorbed that beautiful rich red colour. A stunning composition with a heartfelt sentiment of beautiful words. Wishing you and hubby a very Happy Anniversary tomorrow.. Enjoy your special day.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  12. Beautiful card Jane & anniversary congratulations.
    🌴 Jane x 🌴


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