Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #19

By Taheerah | 26th May 2014 | 19 Comments

Hey everyone!

Happy Monday! I know, I know, Mondays are tough. We all need a little tonic to help us get through the day. Luckily there’s a new challenge in town to help us do just that – the Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge!!

This is a challenge which I’ve created myself, yay me! Every Monday I will bring you a photo inspiration challenge, with images that focus on lifting us out of those Monday doldrums and all inspired to create!! I’ll be asking you to play along as well and linking up your creations! At the end of each week I’ll pick a Top 3 who’ll be my Cures For The Monday Blues and receive a special badge to add to your blog!!

This challenge is in its nineteenth week now – woo hoo!! Thank you to everyone who has given it love and support and helped it to grow!

In case you missed this previous post, please read on for some of the recent changes made to the Challenge – including info on how to be in with a chance of becoming a Guest Designer!

Right then. Back to business, lol!

Before we get to this week’s challenge I want to once again thank all of you that submitted entries for the last challenge. I am always especially happy to see some new faces to the Challenge, as well as ‘regulars’! They were all truly beautiful entries and you did not make my life easy when choosing the winners!! I really wanted to pick you all!! Here are my Top 3 Cures For The Monday Blues:

Winners please contact me to be sent your challenge winner’s badges!

Yet again I had some absolute stunners for entries. It is seriously getting harder and harder each week to pick out only a Top 3! All of you have really been putting in some amazing designs and it makes me so happy when you play, so please keep playing along!

So are you excited to get this week’s challenge under way?! Let’s see what’s up for this week’s inspiration:

Source: Pinterest 

I just love this cute, sweet little room!! So soothing and happy and full of joy!

Here’s my take on the inspiration:

I love love *love* how this turned out!!

I started with a panel of Rustic White cardstock and stamped built up my oh-so-cute banner with stamps from the Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine stamp set. I have been dying to play with this set for ages!!

I stamped the string using Soft Stone ink (stamped off once), then added the stars with WPlus9 ink in Wild Mango (stamped off once but then stamped twice – it *does* make a difference, honest!), the raindrops with WPlus9 ink in Lake House, the hearts with Mama Elephant ink in Lollipop, and the moons with PTI’s Classic Kraft ink.

I then stamped the solid clouds using Kraft ink (stamped off once) followed by the dotted outlines (sometimes stamped off, sometimes not). I added the *adorable* faces using the stamp from Let’s Roll, and the blushing cheeks were using one of the raindrop stamps from Hello Sunshine with a little of the Mama Elephant ink in Bubble Gum swiped off to make them round!! I added a little Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to the clouds (because I just couldn’t help it!) the stamped the sentiment using SU! ink in Soft Suede. I scored some grooves to match the walls, before adhering my panel to my Pure White card base and I was all done!!

So now it’s your turn to cure the Monday Blues! Here’s how to participate in the challenge!

The Rules

  • Create a brand new project using the photo inspiration
  • Post on your blog or to an online photo album. Ensure you link up to this challenge post in your blog post and include the inspiration photo
  • If it is not obvious how the image inspired you then please explain your process in your post
  • Link up your creations to this post using the Inlinkz below. Please use the link to your actual post rather than the link to your blog
  • You can enter as many times as you like!
  • The deadline for linking submissions is Sunday 1st June at 11pm BST/6pm EST
So are you ready to play?! I can’t wait to see your creations!!

PS: if you would like to check out all of the previous challenge images you can see them here on my Pinterest board!

I’ll be back again soon with something new! Thanks so much for stopping by – I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way! And I would love some feedback on the challenge itself!!


19 thoughts on “Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #19”

  1. Oh gosh, your card made me smile like a cloud !?!. Seriously, I see so many of the elements on the picture, just awesome. I wasn't able to join in the fun last week, and I won't be playing this week too 🙁 … but I hope to be back the next one.
    Congratulations to all the winners!

  2. Congrats to the winners; I don't envy you having to select a Top 3 out of a field of fabulous! Such inspired cards…Your card here is absolutely amazing: sweet smiley clouds, darling banners; Your hand-made patterned paper is perfect! Awesome!!

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is one of my favorite weekly challenges so to be chosen is beyond awesome! Congrats to Torico and Cornelia too! The photo you have for this week is so adorable, I spotted that cute cloud pillow straight away. Your card is so pretty and you used so many different techniques I have never thought about before. Thanks for your inspiration and can't wait to start crafting.

  4. Yay ladies…congrats!
    What a fun new inspiration…at first I was going to ask where you picked up that adorable patterned paper and then I realized you did all the stamping! ADORABLE! Love this, tons.

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