Monday, January 23, 2012

Make It Monday #73 with Cupcake Cards and Craft


Well, that last six weeks certainly zipped past pretty quick!!

My boys are back at school today after six weeks school holidays. We had a wonderful time just doing nothing in particular. That is just the best part isn't it? Just taking each day as it comes, no rush to be anywhere or do anything. And truth be told not having to wash drink bottles and make packed lunches is a pretty good holiday to me, lol.

I didn't get to craft much with the boys home but I did manage to make this card for this week's Make It Monday linky party which is open now.

It uses an old SU stamp set and papers.

The rose is coloured with Copics

R20, R22, R24, R27, R29 and R46 (if I remember correctly)

Our sponsor this week over at Make It Monday is the lovely Mandy at

 Cupcake Cards &Crafts

The wonderful prize this week is £5 worth of paper collections in downloadable form!

If your mojo has taken some extended leave you really should stop by and check out the weekly Make It Monday linky parties. There is a huge variety of creations and styles that are shared each week and the inspiration is just endless!

Of course the tough part for me is having to choose just one entry from last week to feature on my blog today.  Again I was having loads of trouble viewing many of the entries because of the blogger issues (I really should just bite the bullet and try Google Chrome as some say that seems to fix the problem) but from the fabulous entries I was able to visit this one really stood out for me.

Created by

Sharon at Colouring For Pleasure

Thank you for sharing this with us at Make It Monday Sharon, it is just gorgeous. Such a sweet image and I love her pretty little outfit too.

Make It Monday #73 is now open.

Head on over and check out what the fabulously talented design team have created for you this week.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Michelle :o)


Chrissy said...

Beautiful rose Michelle, and beautiful colouring, such a pretty card, and love your pick,pretty image and love the flower..


Rene said...

What an elegant Valentine! And your pick is my favorite color green!!!!
Rene :D

Helen said...

I was just thinking about this stamp set. Your rose is beautiful.

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Michelle .Lovely warm colouring on the rose and great use of the swirls behind.
And Sharon's card is beautiful .
hugs Mum

Rae said...

This card is a perfect Valentine's day card. Your flower is gorgeous!

Rae said...

PS. Popped over from MIM.

Mary J said...

Sharon's card is so lovely - that flwoer is amazing!

Your flower is amazing too, Michelle!! Wow, love how you used that flourish and papers. Love your gorgeous colouring!!

Marjorie said...

This is gorgeous hun, very elegant, and your rose is so beautifully coloured!! Love your pick of the week too! I was also apprehensive about google chrome..but haven't looked back since my daughter installed it for me:)

Jan said...

This is great! I saw it on MIM so had to take a closer look. xx Jan

Dr Sonia S V said...

Michelle the large rose looks so beautiful anasal discharge you have created such an elegant card

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, love your shading! Great pic of the week too!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow that rose is stunning... coloured beautifully.
Lisa x

Alyce said...

Hi Michelle! What a gorgeous card! I love how striking that rose is - great colouring! Simply beautiful :) Saw this on Make it Monday and saw your lovely comments on my blog. Thanks so much :)

nnalorac said...

Very striking card Michelle, love the SU Rose, makes a real pretty card. Lovely pick of the week too. Popped over from MIM. Carolxx

Lisa M said...

WOW! Your card just hits you with love when you see it! POW with that amazing rose and then the POP of the sentiment. Love those SU papers you used. How could anyone resist saying Yes to that!

As for your POTW...I love that outfit she's wearing...sooo stinkin' cute!

hugs to you,
Lisa xxx

Merry said...

Hi Michelle...thanks for your lovely comment. Yes, I would say the wet season has finally arrived. Typical, the kids start school with new bags, books and shoes and all are soggy by the end of the week. I love your card....your colouring is lovely and great colours too.

Katarina A said...

Beautiful card and flower. Thanks for sharing your work.

I saw it at MIM. Love the "party" :-)
Katarina XXX

Tamie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW FACTOR! This is my new favorite Valentines Day card. Thank you sooooooooo much for the wonderful inspiration. Sure glad I saw it over at Make It Monday.