Monday, December 26, 2011

Make It Monday #69 with Di's Digi Downloads

Hi, how are you?

Did you survive the Christmas craziness with your sanity in tact??

Chaos reigned supreme in my house but I wouldn't have it any other way. I just know that the days of my boys being caught up in the magic of the twinkling Christmas lights are numbered so I am more than fine with being woken up at just after midnight by my middle son (seven) who is TOTALLY sure that Santa woke him up when he sat on his bed to fill his stocking.

My eldest son (now eight and a half) mentioned just before falling asleep on Christmas Eve that he remembered that last year he thought it quite interesting that the gifts from Santa had been wrapped in the same wrapping paper as the gifts from his Dad and I..........hmmm mental note to self to remember that next year!

How will I spend my Christmas Eve in the future when I don't have to put out the "magic" key and fill a glass with milk to place beside the cookies and carrots and write that letter from Santa? I choose not to think to much about it now but instead draw every inch of love and happiness from the moments now.

Well, enough of my sentimental mushiness, lol, and on to the reason for my post today!!

Even with the fesitive season mayhem so many of you still managed to find a little creating time and shared your beautiful creations with us over at Make It Monday this week.

It has been so much fun these past few weeks seeing all the fabulous Christmas creations. But I must admit with this week's Make It Monday linky party now open, I am really looking forward to seeing more of the non seasonal projects you can come up with.

I found a little time to create a card this week to share with you using an adorable image from our sponsor this week.

Image is called "Birthday Rascal"

isn't it just adorable?! I'm a sucker for a cute image, I can't deny!

I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges:

This week's Make It Monday linky party is sponsored by the fabulous

and they are offering a $10 voucher to the winning commenter this week.

To be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize all you need to do is leave a comment for another entrant letting them know you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

Each week the MIM Design Team choose their favourite entry to feature on their blogs. Let me tell you, this is so much harder than it sounds. When you think we have a couple of hundred entries each week it is pretty hard to narrow your choice down to just one!!

For me this week, it had to be

Wow Loz, this is absolutely STUNNING!
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Please head on over to Loz's blog to see it in more detail.
Ok everyone, now let's see what you have to share with us this week. The Make It Monday linky party is now open. My incredibly talented teamies have shared some gorgeous cards this week to help get you all inspired. Hope on over to Make It Monday now and take a peek and then get creating!! You have a whole week to link up and I can't wait to see what you've made!
Even if you don't have a new creation to share this week, don't forget you can revive an old post from way back and share an old favourite with us.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Michelle :o)


Shirley-anne said...

Hi Michelle .Enjoy your children and their wonder at Christmas for as long as you can .

Your easle card with cute image is an absolute beauty .I think I saw some pink there too .love the design and the papers .

Your pick from Loz is quite amazing and i love the decorating at top .

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Michelle..I love the soft pretty colours and gorgeous image.Beautiful pick from last week..gorgeous and elegant.
I'm home resting after the boxing day feast that was forced on me at my daughters tonight..truly..they forced


Mary J said...

A stunning pick, soooo beautiful!

Your card is amazing, Michelle! I love how all the details came together so professionally! Love it!

Jill said...

Beautiful card Michelle! Glad you had a great Christmas! Apparently my brother and I noticed the wrapping paper thing when we were kids so my mum warned me and santa has his own private stash of paper!! Kids can be pretty observant when you don't want them to be!!!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Michelle .. so glad you all had a magical day .. was thinking about you.
You are right to make the most of these precious moments .. as the children grow up too quickly.
Beth was at her Dads .. am just waiting fr her to come home .. and then my parents are coming and we exchange gifts ..
I have some BIG news.. will reveal all this week
Happy Boxing Day
ps love the pretty card this week .. and that Lantern is stunning.,.. you know how i love lanterns

Jan said...

Love this. I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Mrs Wonka said...

Beautiful easle card!

I hope that you had a lovely Christmas and that you have a happy healthy & crafty new year!

Mrs Wonka (Zoe ) xxx

downrightcrafty said...

Merry Xmas this is gorgeous thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge at this special time of the year
Kate Hugs xx

Katherine said...

Fabulous card Michelle! I have to admit that I am also a sucker for cute!
Happy New Year!
Katherine xx

craftymum said...

Hi Michelle

Your Easel card is wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us at Hotshot Craft

Hugs Sarah.

p.s. I will be posting some blog candy on my personal blog for all my followers to have a chance to win soon

Andie's Space said...

Hi Michelle,
This is a gorgeous, fun card. I love the image & the fab papers. Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.
Andie xx

Sonia said...

Beautiful card and colouring thank you for taking part in this weeks 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
Hugs Sonia xx