Monday, October 29, 2012

Make It Monday #113 with Ladies That Craft

Hi there, how's things?

It was a huge week over at Make It Monday last week, halloween has you all going in to creative overdrive!!

There were so many fantastic entries.

Congratulations to this week's winners.

A new linky party starts today and this week we are sponsored by

Julie at 

Ladies That Craft  is a new crafty club specialising in classes both at our local community centre and on-line. Information and inspiration can be found at  We currently have 240 members and are growing every day.

A new Etsy store will be opening on 1st November selling Kits, classes, supplies and mini books ready made so that you only have to add your photos.

Julie is very generously offering a fabulous prize of a 
mini book kit and a disc of Gayles latest Digi Stamps.

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

The design team and I were fortunate enough to be given these fabulous images to play with this week and we absolutely love them!

I chose to use Beach Huts

The card base and the tri coloured strip in the centre are pieces from a card kit my Mum gave me and I added some paint peeling timber paper from my stash.

I brought the colours of the papers together in the beach huts with my Copics.
I'm not particularly happy with my sky background, think I'm going to have to hit my teamie Chrissy up for some lessons!

But over all I'm really pleased with how this card turned out, it appeals to my post holiday state of mind, lol.

I do hope you can all come on over to 


this week and join in the fun.

I loved to come see what you have been creating!

Before you go though, I would like to share with you an entry from last week's link up that was a real stand out for me.

It was linked up by

Isn't sweet?! Love the simple design and brilliant colouring, really pops!!

Thanks for sharing with us Lola.

Bye for now!

Michelle :o)

Monday, October 22, 2012

MIM #112 with Cupcake Cards and Craft


Well, I am excited to be participating in
this week.

It's been a long time since I have been able to make a card and I really enjoyed visiting many of the entries in last week's link up too.

It's a simple little card using a a card kit that I picked up from my Mum during my recent visit down to see her.

The image is one from MayzyArt and I have coloured her up using my Copics.

is now open.

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Mandy from

where you will find fresh and contemporary digital downloadable and printable papers for cardmaking, scrapbooking and papercrafting.

There are some totally goregous new paper packs available right now and with this week's prize of a paper pack of the winners choice up for grabs you could be lucky enough to get your hands on a pack just by leaving a comment for another entry in this week's linky party. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment the more chances you have of winning.

I do hope you will join in the fun this week and I look forward to coming to visit to see what you have been creating.

Before you go though I would like to share with you my favourite pick from last week.

This one from 

Isn't it just so fabulously fun?!
I love this image and Marie has paired it perfectly with these fantastic papers.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday Marie.

And thank you, for popping by to visit me today.

Michelle :o)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Make It Monday #111 with Meljens Designs

Well hello!!

I know, its been a while hasn't it!

My family and I have just gotten back from a few weeks away.

I haven't had any time to craft yet since we got back but I am keen to get back in to the weekly 

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebookFAN PAGE!  Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!

Melissa is generously offer 4 digis to our winner this week!

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

The lovely and talented ladies of the MIM team have done an outstanding job of looking after MIM for me while I was away and I can't thank them enough.

They truly are the best group of ladies you could ever hope to meet and they have whipped up a selection of fabulous cards to share with you this week and get you all inspired to play along with us.

Come on over to Make It Monday and check out what everyone has been making.

I look forward to coming to visit you this week.

Michelle :o)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A word from Stamping Shanni

Howdy Peeps been busy with school holidays and lots of other things like my annual Stampin' Retreat. . . will post some photos soon.  Had a brilliant time with heaps of creative people, not much sleep and lots of laughs.

Big NEWS of the moment. . .

Stampin' Up! has outdone itself with a promotion for October. . . a free spool of the new 2012 In Colour stitched satin ribbon with every purchase over $60!* 
So if you place an order this month for say $125 you are entitled to two spools, $180 means three spools etc.  You get my drift. . .

And the great part is that the ribbon is divine! I love this ribbon it is so luxurious and comes in five beautiful colours - Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit (which is a fresh green colour, not yellow as everyone presumes). Of course it matches the new In Colours perfectly and that means easy to combine and match projects - Yay!
There is over 9 metres on every spool.  The satin ribbon is fantastic for bows and knots and sits perfectly on all projects.  The other amazing attribute is that it is nice and light so it won't weigh your projects down - Stampin' Up! are really clever about their embellishments. . . they are always thinking of ways to help their customers.

Another neat thing is that the ribbon is 1cm wide (3/8") and has four rows of evenly spaced white stitching through the centre of the ribbon that makes for a great contrast and helps to marry it in with projects.
So contact me today to place your order.  I can have your products shipped directly to your door without any fuss or delay.

Shanni xx

* Unfortunately this offer is only open to Australian residents.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.