Wednesday, 27 June 2012

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Strawberries and Cream

So how are you enjoying our Wimbledon themed challenge this week? Today I have a card for you using our colour combo of

and I have gone with the strawberry theme and dug out an old Craft Stamper mag freebie - I also made a waterfall card - take a look

Now the reason I put a pic of the inside in is beacause I don't want you to fall into the same trap I did. I made the card and embellished the front, went to photograph it and it wouldn't stand up! - I had made it too heavy!. Solution - I had to add more card stock to the inside and back to balance it out!!
This week's challenge can be found HERE if you fancy having a go.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Midsummer Night's Dream - Top 3

Here are our favourites from last week's challenge

Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar. Don't forget to check out our Facebook page too - the link is in the side bar.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Hi, friends!  Thanks to all who played along with last week's challenge--wasn't it fun?!  We loved seeing everyone's interpretations of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and has some amazing entries!

Well, it's the last week of our June & Associated Events theme, and this week Jacqueline has a color challenge for us. To celebrate the start of Wimbledon (my favourite time of year- Jacqueline)
--it's STRAWBERRIES & CREAM!  The colors you may use are

Let's see what the team has come up with, shall we?

Guest DT -Tara - Craftilicious - thanks Tara for a great month of cards from you


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Father's Day Top 3

A bit late - sorry but here are our favourites from last week's challenge - we have four this week as the voting was very close!

Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar.

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Fairies

Today is the Summer Solstice, tomorrow is the longest day and soon after that on the 24 we will be celebrating Midsummer - it's a magical time of year and is traditionally associated with Fairies - hence our challenge this week.
The card I have made for you today is a Shadow Box card (there's a tutorial HERE) - take a look

The fairy can be seen dancing in the moonlight through the butterfly shaped aperture - here's a close up

And here is a view from the top

If this has inspired you to take part in our challenge click HERE to check out all the details. Stay tuned too 'cos I'm posting our weekly top 3 next - sorry it's late!

Monday, 18 June 2012

MMM - Week 54

Welcome to the third week of our June & Associated Events theme here at Make My Monday!  We are certainly excited about the turnout we've had this month--thank you to everyone who has linked up!  There have been some really wonderful creations!

This week we have a fabulous theme for you: 
This means we would like your to incorporate fairies and/or fantasy or anything dream-like into your creation!

Let's see what the team has come up with!

Guest DT - Tara at Craftilicious

Suzanne B

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Father's Day/Masculine Cards

Cards for men always seem to fill me with dread - I am very much a girly girl! I love to craft with pretty colours, flowers and ribbons. This week however I have stepped out of my comfort zone and created a Father's Day card to show you - I have replaced the frills with masculine colours and lots of texture.
As my track record with photographing my embossed projects is pretty poor I took a photograph half way through production to hopefully make it clearer what I have done - take a look

The dotty panel was created with my Cuttlebug and the ever faithful Swiss Dots embossing folder but the bottom panel was created with my scoring board - there are some fantastic ones on the market but mine is years old with corners knocked off and a sickly purple colour. It does the job though and the straight lines are perfect for a male card.
Here's what it looks like finished

Good job I took the 'before' pic as the lined embossing has totally disappeared! Anyhow colours used are Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock along with Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler inks. Stamps are Up, Up and Away with some sentiments stamps from Papermania to finish it off.
Hope you like it and if you would like to take part in this week's challenge there's still time and all the details can be found HERE. You can join us on Facebook too if you like - the button is in the side bar.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Birthday Card with Pearls - Top 3

Here are our top 3 favourites from last week's challenge

Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the sidebar.

Monday, 11 June 2012

MMM - Week 53

Hello to all our challenge buddies and welcome to the second week of Jacqueline's
monthly theme!  We really enjoyed seeing all of your gorgeous pearly birthday creations last week and hope to have you play along again this week!  So let's get started!!!

This week is all about Dad.  Or Father.  Or Daddy.  Or Pappy.  Or Pop.  You get the picture!  Let's see some fabulous 
 creations!  Let's see what the team has come up with, shall we?
Guest Designer - Tara of Craftilicious


Thursday, 7 June 2012

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Birthday Card with Pearls

This week I have a Joy Fold card to show you - it's really easy to make, take a look and then I will tell you how I made it

Here's how I made it

Take a piece of card stock 5" x 71/2" and score down at 5" - fold and crease. I have also used a scallop edge punch to decorate the shorter section.
Add some decorative papers to the inside of the card and to the top of the shorter section.
Take another piece of card stock 3" x 6" and fold in half.
Add this to the middle of the inside with the crease to the right - it will open in the opposite direction to the main card.
Add some coloured card stock and embellish with stamped images or toppers of your choice.
When adding your embellishments place something just over the bottom left hand corner of the smaller card as this will hold it closed.
I have added liquid pearls to the centres of my flowers.
A sentiment can be added to the inside of the small card.

Who would like to see their card on Facebook? Just like our page, enter the challenge and wait and see! Our Facebook badge is in the side bar.