' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Grapes

Saturday 1 October 2022


The change in temperature has been brutal and I do feel a twinge of regret thinking about these scorching sunny days of summer, but Autumn is here and with it, harvests and of course Halloween. 

"Halloween or Harvest" is our theme this month at Country View Challenge, hosted this month by Miriam

My first make celebrates the grape harvest which will be turned into wine. Soon enough we will be able to drink the new wine, still a bit fizzy and not entirely "adult", popularised by the Beaujolais Nouveau.

To create this page I used a stencil set (French Vine by Crafters' Companion) which turned out to be a mistake... I thought it was 6"x6" but in fact was a large 8"x8",  too big for cards and so it languished untouched in my stash, until now.

The set comprises 3 stencils allowing an increasing level of detail to be applied each time with darker inks. The stencil does all the work except for the addition of coloured pencil around the grapes, 

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield    I am entering the SSS Wednesday challenge


  1. I remember years ago queuing outside M&S for the Nouveau to be released, looking back I wonder why when a nice mature red would have been so much more palatable. It's a great card though.

    B x

  2. What a beautiful page! I love how you celebrated the harvest, those grapes look amazing and I love how you shaded them with the three stencils come together to create the light and shadows - perfect 😊. I'd happily share a glass of wine with you too - cheers and Happy October! Hugs Jo x

  3. Great page Christine! I do love a glass of the red myself! lol Have a happy October. xx

  4. Great page, it looks like a Beaujolais advertisement! The colours of the grape are fantastic! Have a happy October!!! xx

  5. Great page Christine. I love the grapes (also my favourite wine - lol!)

  6. This is great Christine, I really like your grape stencil! Take care and have a very happy October, Sue xx

  7. A great page Christine I love grape imagery and it works so well for the theme. Happy rest of October, hugs xxx

  8. Super jolie cette page... Ah, le beaujolais !!! ;-))) Très beau ce pochoir, et tu en as fait une belle utilisation en lui donnant vie.
    Je t'embrasse, Coco

  9. A lovely page. The pencil work lifts and highlights the stencilling very nicely xx