Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Midweek Motivation - Contemporary Christmas

Hello again,

I hope you are all enjoying our theme this week - if you have entered already, then good luck - but if you haven't there is still plenty of time to join us here at Make My Monday.

So, I thought I would pop back with a little midweek motivation to keep you going ...

I have kept this one nice and simple - it only took about 15 minutes to make. Exactly what we need when we have a huge pile of christmas cards to make.

I hope you can come along and join us and don't forget to pop back on Sunday for our next set of winners.

Hugz, Jan xx

Monday, 25 November 2013

Contemporary Christmas

Happy Monday,

Welcome back - I hope you all had a great weekend, despite these rather cold temperatures. Is everyone ready for our next challenge here at Make My Monday - well it's Jan's turn to choose the theme this week and we would love to see your projects showcasing our theme of:


So out with the traditional red, gold and green and let's see something different. Here's what the design team came up with for some inspiration ...


Now it's over to you - please link your projects below and remember to link them back to our blog. We will be round to visit your blogs over the next week and back with the winners of our last challenge on Sunday.

Hugz, Jan xx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Mid Week Inspiration - Santa, The Big Guy

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Mid Week Inspiration for our current challenge theme which this time is a rather inky and glimmery creation which I hope you'll like.

The background paper was made with a panel of watercolour paper which I coloured with Distress Stains in Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive. I found that if you coat the watercolour paper with water before pressing into the ink stains on a craft sheet the colours spread much more freely. Repeat this step until the paper is covered.
I then embossed the panel with a Darice snowflake swirl corner design, turning the card upside down to emboss the other side. I then brushed the raised areas with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink wihich gave lots of lovely shimmer.
I stamped the Crafty Individuals Santa collage with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink on to thick, smooth cartridge paper and coloured it with Distress Stains. I cut it out with deckle scissors to leave a border and added it to a red card mat.
I added the background paper to a red card mat and then attached the panel to a white square card blank and finished off with a computer generated greeting on a red mat.

You still have a few days left to enter the challenge and hope to see you there.

Fliss x

Monday, 18 November 2013

Santa - The Big Guy

Hello there, it's Monday again and time for a new challenge and it's Fliss here to announce the theme which was chosen by our former team member Caz and is one you're gonna love too as what better excuse to add more to the Christmas pile than this!

Santa - The Big Guy

You'll find 2 for the price of 1 on my blog!



Fabulous inspiration I think you'll agree and now it's your turn. Good luck!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Autumn Flowers Top 3

Hello there, hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far. It's Fliss here with the Top 3 winners for my Autumn Flowers challenge and first up is a thanks to all who entered. Really gorgeous creations everyone and you made it hard to arrive at the top 3 mentions but without further ado here they are:

Many congratulations to you all and please help yourselves to our top 3 badge on the sidebar.

Thanks again everyone and please come back tomorrow for our new challenge which I think you're going to love.

Fliss xx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Anything but a card - Christmas style

Monday again already how come the weekend goes soooooooo quick?? But least we have our new challenge to look forward to and this week it's mine turn (Laura)  and I've chosen

Anything but a card - Christmas themed

So maybe a 3d item, a scrapbook page, a tag.. Well you choose but anything but our usual 'cards'... Heres what the design team came up with 

Have fun with this weeks challenge and we can't wait to see what you come up with too...

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Steampunk Top Three

Hello and welcome it's Suzi B here with the winners of the Steampunk challenge.

1. Aquarius
4. Daniele

 6. Louise

Congratulations to all three your work is fantastic
Please feel free to take the winners badge from the side bar... enjoy your win!
 Our new challenge begins tomorrow... it's hosted by Laura and you'll like it! :))

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Autumn Flowers - Mid Week Inspiration

Hello there, if you're stuck for some inspiration for the current Autumn Flowers challenge please read on as I have another card to share with you that is a little simpler than my other card shown on Monday.

The background here is made very simply by inking up a small square acrylic block with Dried Marigold and Crushed Olive Distress inks to make a check style paper and I ten punched 3 of the corners with a daisy corner rounder punch.
The daisies by Hobby Art were stamped with sepia ink and coloured with Promarkers and pencils. I then cut them out and added them to a small round doily.
I stamped the sentiment (also Hobby Art) directly on the background paper with the sepia ink and added all the elements to the card blank.

Thank you to all who have entered so far - some fabulous creations and lovely to have you join us.
Fliss xx

Monday, 4 November 2013

Autumn Flowers

Hello there and welcome to a new challenge at Make My Monday. It's Fliss here with your theme this week and being an Autumn born girl my choice is:

Autumn Flowers

You could either choose seasonal flowers as some of us have done or you could colour your flowers with Autumn shades. I really hope you can join us!

Suzi B

Please link your entries up below and wishing you good luck!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Halloween Top 3

Good morning everyone,

It's winner's day again here at Make My Monday.
We had some fantastic submissions for the Halloween theme 
with 62 entries to choose from - what a tough decision this was!

Here's the final decision on our Top 3
(in no particular order)



(The Sparkle Fairy)

Congratulations to you all - please feel free to take a winner's badge for your blogs.


Don't forget to pop by tomorrow to see what Fliss has for our new challenge.

Hugz, Jan xx
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