Monday, March 26, 2012

MIM #82 with Di's Digi Downloads


Oh I'm excited now, only five sleeps to the start of two weeks school holidays! Yay!

It's not that I don't like my job because I love it and it's not like I don't enjoy the time I get to myself on the days I don't work and the kids are at school because I do.  It's just that time is going so fast and my boys are growing up before my eyes and I just want more time with them. I'm looking forward to just hanging out with them while they still think it's fun to spend time with Mum and Dad.

But, before I wish away another week I want to tell you all about this week's Make It Monday linky party.

It was another fabulously inspiring linky party last week. It is so much fun discovering new blogs each week and meeting some really lovely people.

I was fairly organised again this week with my card made ahead of time.

 I was inspired to make this card after seeing my friend Shannean's creation here

I really loved her card and thought I would have a try at heat embossing some flowers and then colouring them with ink with my water brush. I also really liked the way Shannean did the sentiment in the distressed oval.


Stamp Set - Friends 24-7 by Stampin' Up!
Flower stamp -              by Stampin' Up!
Papers - Prima Melody collection 6"x 6"
Newspaper print from Stampin' Up!

I am entering my card in the following challenges

Ok, now you've seen what I've been working on this week. Let's see what you've been up to!! 

Come on over to Make It Monday and share you latest creation. Or if you haven't found time to get crafty this week but you'd still like to play along how about reviving an old post. No need to create a whole new post just link back to the old one and blow the dust off that creation you were so proud of back then.  Lots of new faces joining us each week that will be seeing it for the first time.

This week's Make It Monday linky party is now open!!

They are generously offering a $10 gift voucher

To be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize all you need to do is leave a comment on an entry in this week's linky party. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.  

The wonderful Design Team ladies have created some positively gorgeous card to get your mojo in gear this week. Please head over to MIM and check them out. Don't forget to visit their blogs to see who they have featured as their favourite entry this week.

Speaking of favourite entries I need to show you the one I thought really stood out to me this week.

I have been featuring a few entries this week on the Pink Paper Paradise facebook page that have caught my eye. It is lovely to see a few familiar faces turning up over there. We are so close now to our magic "100 Likes" and the give away will be starting soon.

But for today I would like to share this particular entry from

I just couldn't go past this absolutely amazing colouring!

Thank you for sharing with us at MIM Alyce.

Come on over and join in the fun, we'd love to see you there!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Michelle :o)


Rene said...

Gorgeous and that flower is amazing! Your pick of the week is too fab!
Rene :D

Chrissy said...

Love the technique with the embossing and ink Michelle,fabulous colours on those flowers..gorgeous card and love your POTW..fabulous colouring.


Shirley-anne said...

Your card, Michelle, is a stunner . Love the layers of great papers.Love the punched edge as well and the beautiful flower .
Your pick of the week from Alyce is amazing .

Alyce said...

Aww Michelle you are such a sweetie! Thanks for featuring my card :) It was a lot of fun to make! But wow look at your amazing card! I absolutely love those flowers...they look so real. The whole composition is amazing :) Have a great day xx

Stamping Shanni said...

Michelle - This is a stunning card. I love teh aqua blues and chocolate and you have balanced everything so perfectly. Thanks for saying that I inspire you as the reverse is actually true! A beautiful project which I hope goes to a nice home.
Shan xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, I just love your creation and that flower is just awesome. I agree MIM is such a lovely challenge blog which provides a great platform for us creative souls to share our passion with each other.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is so pretty ( even though i am scared of birds lol) The flower and the distressing is fabulous .
Hope you are all well
Lisa x

Jan said...

This is great I'm so pleased I saw it on MIm xx Jan

Marjorie said...

What a beautiful card hun, lovely image, and I adore your flowers..really beautiful!
Enjoy the holidays with the boys..time does fly, my little grandson is turning 4 this week, it doesn't seem that long since his dad was that age lol!!

Anonymous said...

A stunning card, that flower is b-e-a-u-tiful! Fabulous pick too, her colouring is awesome!
Helen x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the flower.
Nikki x

Mary J said...

Love the SOG card, very pretty! And your card is so beautiful Michelle! Lovin' the flower and elegant feel of this!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Michelle what a beauty you have made.The flower is so extraordinary and beautiful !


Birgit said...

Your card is so pretty and I love the distressed look with the sentiment-very pretty. I saw this on MIM

Laurel said...

Wow, what a gorgeous creation..... Simply stunning. So glad you played along with us at Lawnscaping!!!!

Helen said...

This card is stunning, Michelle! The flowers are so pretty and the color combinations are just perfect.

carol said...

your card is beautiful, saw it on MIM x carol

Merry said...

Michelle, this is such a lovely card. Really love how you have added the second layer of the flower. Have a fun holiday. Hope the weather stays like yesterday. :-)

melania deasy said...

Pretty and gorgeous card :) So glad you playing along with us at Lawnscaping :)

Angie said...

Hi Michelle

As promised, Ive dropped in to see your creations and I must say WOW WOW WOW! Thanks for sharing your inspiring art work and look forward to catching up in term 2.

Mwah Angie

Rae said...

Wonderful projects. Love the coloring! Vivisting via MIM.