Monday 1 August 2016

Fun In The Sun

Hello, welcome to our challenge blog.  We have made a few changes and are planning
 on a few more in the near future. We are greatly looking forward to the 
new adventure and the journey ahead for Make My Monday. 

Please grab a cuppa, for this a longer blog post than usual. 
We have been overwhelmed with the wonderful response to our DT Call.
Our apologies to those not succesful on this occasion, we had difficult choices
to make. We are so pleased to announce our new DT Members who will
soon be joining us.

Silvi - Basslady

"My name is Silvi...  I am 45 years old...  I come from the land of “Sauerkraut, Schnitzel and Beer”..
.better known as Germany.  I am crafting more than 20 years. I started with my creative “first love”...napkin-technique...later I became very interested in stamping-techniqueMy blog name is “Basslady Creations”: 

 “Clean and simple” is my preferred style. I love to encourage people with a hand-made card to cheer them up.
Hugs and kisses from Germany,


Pat Garvin  The Eagle's Nest 

Hi.. I'm a Wife, a Mom to 4 + 3 fur babies, a Grandma and a Great Grandma. Retiring at the end of 2016 we plan to travel the US going from campground to campground. A lot of my time is spent crocheting and knitting for my kids and grand kids. I have been stamping since 2004 being introduced to it at a park program and have been published 3 times in the past. I love making backgrounds for my cards. Lives in  Florida, USA.
Robbie  - Inked Times Two 
Lives in Holywood, Maryland

Hi Stampers!  My name if Robbie Rubala.  I have been papercrafting for about 20 years.  I love learning new techniques and playing with stamps and inks.  I have always shared my creations with readers on my blog.  My cards are usually clean and simple but I can also play with Vintage as well as Classic and Elegant. 
 I am excited to be sharing my creations with you. 

Nandini - Paint - Paper- Scissors
Lives  in Mumbia, India

Hi! I am Nandini Karmarkar, a stay-at-home mom of two with a passion for all kinds of crafts. I am a trained Textile Designer and also designed costumes for films and ad films for a while. I quit work when my daughter was born and trained as a craft teacher after couple of years. I love teaching children and hold workshops for them every summer.  My card making style is very CAS. I love trying new techniques in stamping and die cutting and also finding imaginative ways to stretch my supplies. I learnt sewing, embroidery and crochet from my mother and grandmother as a child. I like to add elements of these crafts to my cards as well. My other interests include                                                                                  reading, music and movies.
and finally, we are thrilled for a past DT member to be re-joining us, 
a welcome return to 

Suzi B - The making Room

Cheshire, England. UK
More Details to follow
Our thanks to those who entered into our challenge on 
July 18th  Sentimental
We had some fabulous entries. 

Here are the Top 3 picks chosen by the Design Team.

 Top 3 Winners
Chosen by Fliss --in numerical order

#5 Tammy A
I thought the sentiment here really did pop out 
from the surrounding floral elements

# 18 Jessica Lin
Simplicity at its best and the white sentiment is so effective. 

#41 KartenKram
The fabulous shadow effect really made the sentiment 
stand out so well.

Congratulations, please take a copy of our Top Picks Badge from the tab bar.


The winners for our new challenge will be announced
on our next challenge on  August 15th.   We hope to see you then.
N.B. Paper Playful no longer announce winners.

Now it's time to introduce our new challenge for the next two weeks
chosen by Amy who will also choose the winners. 

Challenge # 27
Fun in the Sun
Let's see the Design Team's creations






Thanks for supporting our challenge blog, we look forward to
seeing your entries. We will see you again on Monday August 15th.


  1. Congratulations to the winners and new DT members. I want to give a special shout out of congrats to Pat Garvin. I am a great admirer of her cardmaking skills, particularly of her wonderful background tutorials. Looking fwd to seeing her work featured here.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks so much Fliss for choosing my card as one of the Top 3, congrats to the others as well. Beautiful work this week DT.
    Hugs, Tammy

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