Wednesday 29 February 2012

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - A Girl's Best Friend

Our challenge this week is Flourishes and Diamonds - after all they are a girl's best friend. Well my card for you today encompasses more than just diamonds 'cos as we all know diamonds are very difficult to come by (thank goodness for QVC!!) and I have included such delights as shopping, handbags, shoes, cocktails and cake.
Also fresh from a craft class I attended last night I decided to make a Neverending Card - take a look

This is the front of the card with the cocktails and a few hearts and flourishes. There is a centre opening and the sides fold out and round to show the next part of the card

Now we come to the cake and a glimpse of some shoes. By the way all my stamps come from various sets from Studio G - they are very tiny sets that I got from my local craft shop for around 99p. This time the card opens horizontally - up, over and down.......

...... revealing the handbags to match the shoes. The card alternates vertical openings followed by horizontal openings and this time we open vertically to reveal the back of the card and a picture of we girls do best!

Finally the card opens back out to the front of card ready to start again.
Last night at the craft club we had templates to work from and I believe that Papermania make kits with pre-scored pieces of card stock for you to make this style of card, however I have found a video tutorial on Youtube here if you would like to have a go at making one yourself - enjoy!

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Victorian Romance Top 3

Thank you for all your lovely entries last week here are our top 3 favourites

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

Monday 27 February 2012

Week 38

Morning all and welcome to week 38 at Make My Monday. This is the last of our ROMANCE challenges and this week we would like to see some
FLOURISHES AND DIAMONDS - after all they are a girl's best friend!
Don't for get that this is your last chance to be in the running for our fabulous prize generously donated by Marianne Designs - take a look

Now take a look at what the dt have come up with for you this week

This is very important so please read carefully - it has come to my attention that some of you still use word verification and it is starting to make life very difficult for those of us that comment on your blogs. Please turn it of - here's how
1) Sign in to your blog.
2) Click on customise
3) Click on settings tab
4) In settings click on the comments tab
5) Scroll down until you see 'show word verification for comments' and make sure NO is checked. You will still be able to moderate your comments.
6) Click' save settings'
(If you use the new blogger interface you will have to change back to the old interface before you follow the above instructions)

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Mid-week Motivation - Vintage Spring Card

Hi all - it's mid-week motivation time and here is a little reminder of this week's challenge
Just think flowers, hearts, lace and pearls - all done in beautiful rosy vintage colours.

I have another card for you today - it's very similar to Monday's card but using some very fancy folds and turning them into a Spring Card. Take a look

Here is how I made it

1) Take a piece of card stock 101/2" x 51/4".
2) Fold in half.
3) Open again so that the fold in the middle is vertical. Fold the right hand edge into the middle so that it meets the middle fold.
4) Open your card stock again and lay it flat. Now take the bottom left hand corner and fold the card up as in the diagram. The bottom edge should lie against the fold made in step 3.
Open your card and repeat the process with the top left hand corner.
5) Your card stock now look like this.
6) Mark the centre point on the left hand vertical edge and then cut from this point down to the start of the first score lines - like in the photograph.
When folded up the finished card looks like this from the front,
and like this from the back.
For details on how to decorate please pop over to my blog here.

Tip: you may wish to bookmark this post or perhaps have a little practice - you never know when we might 'spring' a surprise on you!!

Hearts and Flowers - Top 3

Some fabulous entries last week ladies - well done you made choosing the top3 very difficult indeed!
Here they are

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

Monday 20 February 2012

Week 37

Hello and welcome to week 37 at Make My Monday. This week our ROMANCE theme continues with another challenge - this week we want to see some
Don't for get that we are being sponsored this month by

and you could win this fabulous prize

Here are the cards from the dt
Guest Designer - Meggymay

This week we are saying 'Goodbye' to dt member Cath - on behalf of myself and the rest of the team I would like to thank you for all your hard work over the past few months and wish you all the best for the future - we will miss you.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Top 3 and January Winner (at long last!)

So sorry to be so late with this folks - I have been AWOL for a couple of weeks and left things in the very capable hands of my dt ladies. They have done a fantastic job - as always of making sure you all get comments and that 3 of you are picked to be  featured in the top 3. This week the winners of the Romantic Verse or Script are as follows

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

Our winner of Fliss's fabulous stamps and March Guest Designer is Victoria - congratulations please e-mail me on so I can set the wheels in motion - Jacqueline xx

Monday 13 February 2012

MMM - Week 36

Morning all and welcome to week 36 of Make My Monday. Thank you for all your wonderful entries last week - the top3 will follow in a day or so.
This week we want to see your
HEARTS AND FLOWERS -  both please and if you can manage a die cut or two that would be brilliant.
Don't for get that we are being sponsored this month by

and you could win this fabulous prize

Here are the cards from the design team

February Guest Designer - Meggymay

Please click on the names to visit the blogs and please upload your new projects (no back links please) in the linky below. Please link your blog post only and not your whole blog and please put a link to us in your post.

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.