Monday, January 30, 2012

MIM #74 with Di's Digi Downloads

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Hi, nice to have you stop by today.

I hope your weather is either warming up or cooling down depending on where you live.

Here in Australia it has been a real scorcher this week. I reckon there were quite a few unfortunate souls doing their best lobster impersonations at BBQ's around the country on Australia Day.

It's been a very busy week for me with my return to work and my boys back at school  after our summer school holidays. A couple of days spent preparing our house for inspection, but sadly no offer to buy it.

I had hoped to get crafty in the evenings but just felt too exhausted with all that and the heat too.

But I did at least get my card made for this weeks

I've been getting in to the romantic spirit with Valentines Day fast approaching and I have to say I am pretty pleased with the card that I made.

The card is made using two stamps sets from Stampin' Up! called A Rose Is A Rose and Notably Ornate.
Papers are also from Stampin' Up!
I inked around the edges of the flourished frame with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The roses and leaves are created using a two step process. For the roses I stamped first in Riding Hood Red and then in Memento Tuxedo Black and for the leaves I used Old Olive and Memento Tuxedo Black.

For the inside of  the card I created the frame by stamping just the edge of  the Notably Ornate flourish frame  around the edges and also the bud of the roses. Again I used a dauber to just very lightly ink around the edges with the Tuxedo Black ink.

I have to be honest and say I am really happy with how this card ended up. I had no idea in the beginning what I was going to create and this just sort of evolved. I did end up getting a bit carried away in the end and even stamped the envelope.

Ok that's enough of my card, lol!!

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

Did you happen to get the chance to check out last week's Make It Monday linky party? Wow, there were so many amazing entries linked up, 236 to be exact. That is some serious inspiration, let me tell you!

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful 
They are offering a fabulous prize this week of a $10 gift voucher.

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

Head on over now and check out the amazing cards the talented Design Team have created to share with you this week.

Now, here's the hard part..........

Choosing just one entry from last week to feature as my favourite.

Well  I know this lady was chosen as our featured blogger over at MIM this week too but I really just couldn't go past her amazing layout.

created this absolute stunner

I mean seriously, look at those beautiful hand made flowers!

Head on over to Celeste's blog to see them in more detail.

Thank you for sharing with us Celeste.

Come on, join us this week for another fun linky party. Take a tour around the amazing blogs that link up and share you latest creation with us too. You can even share an older post with us if you like. Maybe you have an all time favourite you would like to shed some light on once again.

See you there!
Michelle :o)


Mary J said...

So beautiful Michelle, just love how you used the roses and sentiment like that - and your inside is AMAZING!
Gorgeous pick too! That flower arrangement is so briliant!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Michell, just love the image and beautiful colouring, love the envelope too, really very pretty...and great pick from last week...gorgeous flowers.


Monica said...

Very impressive card, Michelle, love the roses and the ornate frame. So elaborate with an equally beautiful inside and my, my, what a pretty envelope.

The pick of the week is lovely... what superb flowers and so many...

Wishing you cooler clime,
Thanks for asking about my hubby, he is doing better. You are so kind and I am sorry that I could not answer that email. Have a wonderful week ahead.



Mynn xx said...

Oh my word, this card is AMAZING!!! LOVE the bright pinks with the black--so pretty! :)

Shirley-Anne said...

hi Michelle .This is a stunner! A card with the X factor .
Love the colour combination and the images together
The whole card design is amazing .love the touch to the envelope as well .
Pretty LO from your pick of the week too.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow your card is a stunner in my fave colour combo... that rose is beautifully coloured .. so rich .. and love the flourishes .. in fact i love it all.
The ladies layout is amazing too.. i love all those fab flowers
Hope you are all well and the boys are enjoying school
Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, perfect for Valentines.

Aud said...

This card is beautiful so vibrant colours I actually have this stamp but hold my hand up and confess never hardly use it, this card has given me some inspirations and will be looking it out to use. I saw your card over at MIM. Aud x

Lisa Minckler said...

You blow me away! Your card is absolutely elegant inside and out and an envelope too!! Love the 2 step stamping.


Jan Ltc said...

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

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow!! This is stunning, Love this is so elegant and the Inside is just as beautiful..and a stamped envelope to match..really gorgeous!
Love your pick of the week..also a stunning card..
Wish you could send us some of your's freezing here lol!!

Marjo said...

Lovely, thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too & Paper Creations Ink.

xoxo Marjo

Karen Hasheck said...

Lovely card for our Love/Romance challenge! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Paper Creations Ink.

Pami said...

This is a beautiful card Michelle, love the images and colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this fortnight, hope to see you again soon. Pami x