Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Vintage Travel Mid week motivation

Hello every one it's Suzi b here and its my turn to provide the mid week motivation.
I thought I'd have a go at making tissue tape using masking tape. OK so masking tape isn't tissue paper, but it could do a similar job!  Lets have a go.

I wanted to make  mail art using this envelope but off course being a vintage theme I needed to cover the red lettering. I covered it firstly with two layers of masking tape that had been blended over with DI Vintage Photo and Tea Die. I then did the same to a third piece of masking tape and over stamped with a vintage travel map stamp.
This is how it looked before I peeled  the tape off the craft mat
Close up
The finished envelope is much more grungy than I intended so it's Steam Punk Vintage Travel !
Have a go at using masking tape to make your own tissue tape.. then it can be any colour any theme. 
 I've no idea what other people use when making tissue tape
 perhaps I'll pop across to You Tube to find out.

I've been having a play!
Sorry :o(  lots of pictures 

Products/ method
SU Whisper White applied to tape.
SU Rollergraph. Impress: Old Rose
Adirondack: Snow Cap applied to tape.
CB lace stamped in Archival black

White acrylic paint (from Home and Bargain ) stippled to give texture

Images stamped with Archival Jet black


Adirondack Mushroom blended onto tape. Butterflies stamped with Versafine Onyx Black

 Have fun, I did :o)
 xx Suzi b xx

Monday, 24 September 2012

Vintage Childhood - Top 3 Winners

Thank you for all your lovely Vintage Childhood creations last week we loved visiting your blogs and looking at them. Here are the dt's top 3 favourites

Val who set this month's vintage challenge especially loved the colouring skills on this card.

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

MMM Vintage Theme - Week Four

This is our final vintage themed challenge - another brand new theme starts next week along with a set of delicious French style challenges - ooh la la!

Our journey this week takes us down the road of
Cars, bikes balloons the choice is yours - just make sure it has a vintage flavour and you could be one of our Top 3 picks - you may even get picked to come back as a Guest Designer in November just follow the rules in the side bar, join in and have fun.
Here's the dt line up this week, as always you can stop by our personal blogs - just click on our names.
Thank you to our GDT - it's been fun having you play along with us this month.

GDT - Alison from xtglx

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Mid-Way Motivation - Vintage Childhood

Good morning everybody

This week is is my turn to produce the mid-week motivation piece.  I decided to produce a tag instead of  card, and basically it follows on from the theme I used for my DT card in the challenge on Monday.  I distinctly remember have a dress like this, and this was certainly me having been told off for doing something I should not have been - all innocent and butter wouldn't melt ....

I have used a Ranger tag and inked with peacock blue, tumbled glass and wild honey distress inks, brushing them on rather than with a blending tool as I wanted a soft background.  I stamped the little girl with brown Momento ink, masked her, and then stamps the Mason's jar around her.  The dress has been coloured with a distress pen .  Some swirls were stamped around the edge, and the edges finished off with distress ink in tea dye.  I roughly inked the lace with tea dye, and also the pink roses.  As i said a very simple piece of work.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Top 3 Winners

Hi all - hope you had great weekends, I'm back with this week's Top 3 winners for our Vintage Wedding challenge. Here they are

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

MMM Vintage Theme - Week Three

We had some beautiful wedding creations last week and this week we are continuing our fabulous vintage theme and our challenge to you this week is to create a card or project featuring

And to inspire and delight you this week we have a gorgeous array of cards created by the dt - just take a look. Please don't forget to visit our blogs too - we love it when you stop by to say hello.

GDT - Alison from xtglx - unfortunately Alison is unable to join us this week but please do still visit her amazing blog and take a look at her fabulous creations.


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Mid Way Motivation - Vintage Wedding

Well, here we are already half way through the Vintage Wedding challenge.   Jacqueline, our fearless leader has asked the Design Team to join her in producing our regular Mid Week Motivations, so you will be seeing each of us taking our share on the weekly spot. This week is my turn - Caz- I do enjoy making Wedding Cards, especially of the Vintage style, plus appropriately it is my Wedding Anniversary today. 46 years, gosh! how did that happen so quickly? Here is my card, to hopefully inspire you.

 The card consists of two strips of punched card made with a Martha Stewart punch. Again I have used the Christmas Vine Embossing folder for the background. The bride, a Bravura Stamp,  was stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarkers. Here is a close up

I am not a Promarker expert but for anyone who is even more a novice than myself , here is my guide.
Skin - Almond. - Hair - Tan and Caramel - Bouquet - Pastel blue, Pear Green and a White Pencil, 
Dress and Veil - Lace A White Pencil, Outline and Shading - Cool Grey 1. 

Monday, 10 September 2012

Vintage Fashion Top 3

Morning all - I'm being super efficient this week and posting the Top 3 a day early!
We were blown away by your creativity this week and thought your cards were amazing but unfortunately there can only be 3 winners and they are:

Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar.
Please don't forget to 'Like' our Facebook page - the badge is in the side bar and if you can please hop over and take a look as there you will find another card that took the dt's fancy.

MMM - Vintage Theme - Week Two

What a fabulous catwalk of vintage fashion you showed off last week - a big thank you to all who joined in. This week we want to see your projects featuring the theme of

So, before you send out the invitations, bake the cake or hire the wedding planner please take a look at the gorgeous cards created for you by the dt this week. Please stop by our blogs - we'd love to see there too, just click on our names to take you there.

GDT - Alison from xtglx


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

MMM - Meet the Guest Designer

Morning all hope everyone is happy to be back at MMM and loving our fabulous new vintage theme for this month.
Today I would like to introduce you to our Guest Designer


Here are a few words from the lady herself

I was really chuffed and very honoured to be asked to be a GDT for the Make My Monday challenge blog.  They have some brilliant themes and gorgeous DT inspiration and so I love to play along when I can.
Now, I have never been bored in my life ever!  From a very early age I was always ‘up to something crafty’, sewing clothes for my dolls, drawing, painting, tapestry, embroidery, making jewellery and learning to make anything for myself that I could.  I got into card-making about 9 years ago, and like to try lots of different styles – except CAS!! lol.
I think essentially I am quite girly and feminine and very much a ‘more is more’ kind of gal.  I love making my own flowers, adding stitching to my cards and playing about with dies (my favourite things!).  I can spend hours on one project, as its not about a race to the finish, its about how you get there and what you learn along the way for me. 
I love visiting other crafters blogs as they are an unlimited source of inspiration and beauty.

Please visit Alison's blog and take a look - I found some lovely work over there. Here are some of my favourites

If you would like to be a Guest designer on Make My Monday all you have to do is enter our weekly challenges - if you get get chosen as a Top 3 winner you will be in the running for GDT. Why not start now - we have a brand new monthly theme and Vintage Fashion challenge right now - just click HERE for all the details.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Hello all - here are the top 3 winners from the final challenge in our Colour wheel theme


Unfortunately Valerie your picture seems to be missing - but the dt loved it!

Congratulations ladies please feel free to grab your badges!

Our overall winner and receiver of the prize of digis from our sponsor My Heart Pieces is

Congratulations Julia - you also win the option of being our Guest Designer for October - please e-mail me on so I can give you all the details of your prize.

Monday, 3 September 2012

MMM Vintage Theme - Week One

We are back after our summer break and raring to go with a brand new month of themed challenges - this month is no exception as DT member Val has four fabulous VINTAGE challenges starting with

It's been a while so please don't forget to ensure that you are in the running for our TOP 3 mentions and read our rules - they are in the side bar.

We also have a fab Guest Designer this month and I'm sure you are looking forward as we are to seeing her work.
Speaking of which just take a look at this week's dt work and don't forget to click on our names to visit our blogs - we'd love a visit from you.

GDT - Alison from xtglx

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.