Monday 29 April 2013

Anything BUT a Card

Hi folks - Monday has rolled around again and this week we don't want to see any cards because
3D creations, tags, bookmarks - even scrapbook pages but please NO CARDS.

Some fun creations made by the DT~

A Fat Page 4" x 4"

Suzi B
ATC's folding book.

Home Decor - Wall Hanging

Box Canvas


Wednesday 24 April 2013

Midweek Motivation - Fancy Folds

Good morning all - how is the folding going - need some inspiration? Take a look at what I have made for you today

A folded piece of card stock with a few cuts - fold the cuts inside to create 'steps'

Stick this card inside another card - add some stamped images and voila! - the perfect pop up card

I have a very old tutorial over on my blog HERE which shows you how to cut your card stock to make a card like this.
I hope you have enjoyed today's card and I can't wait to see what you create - Jacqueline xx

Monday 22 April 2013

Fancy Folds

Morning all - it's Monday and that means another challenge here at Make My Monday. This week we want you to go to town with your creations - please include on your cards or projects some
Joy fold cards, easel cards, zig zag cards - you get the picture? As long as your card has more than one fold you will qualify for the Top 3 shout out in a couple of weeks.

Some fancily folded creations from the DT~ don't forget to click on our names to visit our blogs and see the folds to their full effect.



Sunday 21 April 2013

Create Your Own Background Top 3

Hello everyone, a very big thanks to everyone who entered my Create Your Own Background challenge and thank you so much to all of you for making it such a big success. I can't tell you how much it means to me to see just how many others love to get all inky and paint covered.
It did make it very hard for the DT to choose a Top 3 and the results were so difficult to narrow down but we did it in the end and these are the lucky 3:

A very well done to you all ladies and please do take a Top 3 Badge from the side bar.

It's such a shame we couldn't have more than a Top 3 this week as I, for one, could have done with more than twice that!
Thanks again to all who entered and hope to see you again.

Fliss x

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Mid Week Motivation Blue and Brown

Hi, this is Caz here, a member of the Make My Monday design Team, for the Mid Week Motivation I have prepared a very simple and easy to follow mini-tutorial which again uses Distress Inks from Ranger. The theme is to use Blue and Brown,  the only two colours I have used on a plain white card. First you need to choose the size of card you want to make, then add a layer of card or paper, in this case I used brown. Then you need to cut a piece of white card to place onto the brown card when completed. Punch out with either a hand punch or a die cut a circle, the size really depends on the size of your card. I used a hand punch using a post it note to have a temporary sticky side for the moon. Place on the white card where needed.

I then chose Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans, for the blue shades of Distress Inks. Starting at the bottom with Tumbled Glass,  I added to approx the lower third. I then added the Broken China the  next third and finally the Faded Jeans to the upper third. I went around the entire piece with the Faded Jeans forming a defined edge all around. I sprayed water into the palm of my hand, gathered the water at my fingertips and splattered the water onto the inked page, this gives good large spots which lifts off the ink. Pat with a dry piece of a wet wipe or similar. I then dried the card with my heat tool. 

Using stamps from Inidgo Blu Meadow and Nature 1, with Vintage Photo Distress ink I stamped directly onto the prepared card. 
If you haven't tried this simple technique why not give it a go, it is easy, yet can give very effective results. 
I would encourage anyone to try to use Distress Inks for they are as good if not better than everyone has claimed who have used them. 

Monday 15 April 2013

Blue & Brown

Hi everyone, it is Caz here, my turn to choose the theme for Make My Monday weekly challenge. I love colour, I don't really have a favourite colour, for I love them all. I like to choose a challenge which either involves a technique or a colour combination. This week I would like to see you crate a project, anything you wish with the colours of BLUE AND BROWN. Have fun everyone, I am so looking forward to visiting you.

Here are  some creations from the DT to inspire you~


Please link up your project below on Mr. Linky. 


Sunday 14 April 2013

One Layer CAS Card - Top 3

Here are the top favourites from the Make My Monday dt for the One Layer CAS Card challenge

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

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Mid Week Motivation - Create Your Own Background

Hello everyone, it's Fliss here today with a little inspiration for you in the form of a mini tutorial in case you haven't yet taken the plunge and joined my challenge theme.
There are loads of ways to make your own background, especially with the very inspirational and creative Tim Holtz around designing ever more fabulous products for Ranger. My background is created using Distress Stains which if you haven't tried them, are a must for the stash box as you can do such a lot with them.
Here's one idea:

Add patches of Distress Stains to a craft surface (I use a plastic clipboard but you could use a craft sheet if you have one). I used Picket Fence, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass. Spritz with a little water to blend the inks and then push the card down into the stains. Dry and repeat until you're happy with the colour.

I then embossed the right side of my card with a Crafts Too folder and swiped Milled Lavender Distress ink over the raised areas. How easy is that! 

I made up my card by sponging a little Peacock Feathers Distress ink round the edges before adding to the card blank.
I inked some white card with Milled Lavender Distress ink then stamped on some script with Seedless Preserves DI. I die cut the doily (Papermania) from the stamped card and then sponged Seedless Preserves DI round the edge.
I stamped the butterfly (Hampton Art) with the Seedless Preserves ink and coloured the image with the Milled Lavender. i cut the image out and sponged Peacock Feathers on the edges of the wings.
I stamped the sentiment (Butterfly Kisses) with the same ink, coloured with toning Promarkers and cut it out. I then assembled the card as you see.

If you're interested in learning how to make some more backgrounds, on my blog you'll find a page named TUTORIALS and there are links to some of my techniques on there.

Have fun!
Fliss xx

Monday 8 April 2013

Create Your Own Background

Hello everyone, it's Fliss here to welcome you to this weeks' challenge theme which I chose as I'm a DIY fanatic and normally make my own backgrounds for cards so the theme is:


There's lots of ways you could do this as you'll see from the Design Team creations but please remember, no patterned papers must be seen so break out those stamps, inks, stencils, sprays, paints or embossing folders and have fun experimenting.

Inspiration from the talented DT~



Suzi B

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