Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Midweek Motivation - Autumn supplies: Ribbon & Buttons

Hello all - it's Midweek Motivation time and it's my (Jacqueline's) turn. The card I have for you today is made using one of my favourite Stampin' Up sets - Summer Silhouettes.
I have given them an Autumnal twist by stamping them in earthy colours with a touch of Pumpkin Pie. They have been stamped on to white card stock and then fussy cut and mounted on to Pumpkin Pie card stock. A small scrap of Very Vanilla ribbon has been wrapped around my stamped images and a button added - this has been attached to the ribbon with some twine.
A simple stamped sentiment was added for a finishing touch - hope you like it.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Autumn: Buttons & Ribbon

Good morning all and welcome to our last
challenge of the month. Today we want to see your lovely projects that include the use of
It's also the last chance you have to win this month's prize - a £10.00 voucher for
Joanna Sheen
Our prize has been very kindly donated by
Vee Cassidy

Here is the DT and GDT line up for this week

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Meet the Guest Designers

Our Guest Designers this month are Suzanne

Here are a few words from Suzanne
Hi, my name is Suzanne and I use to be a member of the design team for Make My Monday!  I still miss the ladies very much - it's a friendly, low stress design team to be on.  I have been papercrafting for over 7 years now and I cannot imagine my life without it now.  Crafting has opened many doors for me.  I have made lots of new friends both in "real life" and "cyber life" - I make no secret of the fact that I find Crafers the most generous and friendly of people, always willing to share and inspire.  I was introduced to card making by my ever patient husband who knew I needed a "hobby" as I was obssessed with housework and nothing else.  7-years later I bet he rues that day - (1) the housework is now last on my list of things to do and (2) we probably could have paid our mortgage off if I had not been buying craft stash.  My style I believe is quite varied - I do tend to flit from one thing to another - loving all colours and styles.  The only thing I know is that I love layers and detail (aka cluttered) and that I cannot do "clean and simple" to save my life but that does not mean I cannot appreciate the CAS genre as I love to drool over other people's creations and dream if only.  I am very proud to call myself a "papercrafter" and am a member of the Craft Room Challenge, Marianne Design World and Divas and It's all About the Vintage & Beauty design teams.  At the start of the year I had a very full nest (4 of them) at home but come the end of the year I will just have one son left at home - and I now have my own craft room which is lovely. Life is busy with working full-time, granddaughter, local council work and crafting but I consider myself to be blessed and my glass is always half full!  Wishing you all very happy crafting days.  Suzanne xx

A couple of my favourite pieces from Suzanne''s blog 

 and Avril

Here's a few words from Avril

I was thrilled to be invited to be the Guest Designer at MMM and its an honour to see my work displayed alongside such a talented team. 
I have always had an interest in crafting and was taught to sew and knit as a child.  My love of sewing continued until recently when my friend persuaded me to go to a card class with her. From then I was 'hooked' on cardmaking, hence my blog name 'Mrs. B's  Addiction'  as chosen by my very understanding husband.
Although I enjoy most forms of papercraft, my main passion is stamping, and I do enjoy 'vintage'.

I visited Avril's blog and these are a couple of my favourite pieces of hers

Please do pop over to both girls' blogs and show your appreciation.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Stitching - Real or Faux Top 3

Here are the winners of our Stitching - Real or Faux challenge

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

Autumn: Vellum

Good morning all and welcome to another challenge at Make My Monday - we have a lovely challenge for you today as we are continuing our
theme. This week we want to see projects including
Don't for get we have a sponsor this month
Vee Cassidy

is offering this month's lucky winner a £10.00 voucher for
Joanna Sheen

Take a look at this week's DT and GDT line up


Sunday, 18 November 2012

Kraft & String (Twine) Top 3

Here are the lovely winner of the Kraft & String (Twine ) Challenge

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

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Mid Week Motivation Faux Stitches

Hi everyone it's Suzi B here with this weeks Mid Week Motivation.
I thought I'd share with you how I made the leaves on this weeks DT piece.


I used TH tattered Leaves die to cut the leaves from an A4 DP from Chocolate Baroque

I ran the sewing/marker wheel along the leaves. This makes the paper bend and crunch which all helps to the look of an a Autumn leaf. I find the 50p Ikea mouse mat ideal when using the marker wheel
 I mark out the holes first with a fine liner, its not always necessary to do this but I think it gives a better look I then join up the dots. Don't worry if you miss a bit it all works out OK in the end.
Once this is done I shaded the leaves with TH DI's  until I had the desired effect, this also adds to the crinkled look as the points girl in etc.... Wed 11.06... just spotted girl! should read curl of course, like you wouldn't have guessed.... lol... Didn't correct it, I thought it might make you did me :o)

 I also shade the reverse
I hope you find this technique helpful and you are able to use it  in your projects.
 Suzi B

Monday, 12 November 2012

Autumn: Stitching--Real or Faux

Good morning all and welcome to another week at Make My Monday. We are continuing our
theme and this week we want to see some
Don't forget we have a sponsor this month
Vee Cassidy

Vee is offering our winner this month a £10.00 voucher for
Joanna Sheen

Here are the DT cards for this week - the first two are our Guest Designers for this month


Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Very Late Top 3 and Monthly Winner

So sorry these are so late but here they are - the winners from the French Feminine Romance Challenge:

Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar.
Our monthly winner and possible guest designer for December is
Congratulations Yvonne - please e-mail me on for details of the December challenges.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Midweek Motivation - Autumn Kraft Card and Twine

Hello folks, it's Fliss here today to share a little inspiration for the current challenge featuring my favourite time of year as I really love to see the trees turning gorgeous shades of amber and rust, to me as great as seeing the first green leaves of Spring.
My creation is a simple tag made with the Tim Holtz cabinet die for a very different and slightly more unusual shape.

I die cut the shape using kraft card and embossed it with the Darice fall leaves folder perfect for this time of year.
I stamped the beautiful bird with berries (Gordiano by Joanna Sheen) with Memories creamy coffee chalk ink and then coloured up with watercolour pencils. I cut out the image to leave a contrasting cream border.
I added a scrap of corrugated card painted a deep rusty red near the base, popped on the image with foam tape, added a rustic string tie and the top and there we have a finished tag - very easy if like me you did the watercolouring whilst watching TV!

Hope you like this.
Fliss xx

Monday, 5 November 2012

Autumn: Kraft & Twine

Good morning crafters and welcome to a new month of crafty challenges. We are celebrating
and we are also having a
This week we want to see your crafty projects incorporating
Phew - have you got all that? Also this month we welcome the return of one of our past DT members - Suzanne plus last month's winner Avril - check out their creations below.
Also - and here's the best bit we have a prize this month.
Vee is offering this month's winner a £10.00
Voucher - how cool is that just before Christmas?
Please make sure you follow all our rules to qualify for this wonderful prize.
Now take a look at our DT line up for this week.

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.