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Monday, November 25, 2013

MIM#168 Building a Snowman with CC Designs

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. My hubby and I had an all expenses paid trip to Sydney for two days to see our son graduate last Thursday night. We stayed out at an hotel at Olympic Park, which was built for the last Olympics that were held in Australia. We didn't have much time, and we were about 40 mins out from the city centre, so we didn't get to do any sightseeing. The graduation dinner/ceremony was held in a venue at Lunar Park (an amusement park which is near the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge) in the city centre, so we did see the harbour and the bridge etc.We arrived mid afternoon Thursday and had about an hour to relax before getting ready to be picked up and taken to the ceremony/dinner. It was a formal event, so I got to wear my dress that I bought for our son's wedding back in April.  On Friday, they picked us up and took us for a tour of the training centre, provided us lunch and then drove us off to the Airport to catch our flights to all the various places that the apprentices live throughout Australia. On Saturday, I went into my craft room and must have knocked a piece of clear packaging onto the floor. I was using my Cuttlebug and was hurrying to finish a card, I turned around to walk out of the room and my foot slipped on the plastic and sent me into the splits. (I don't think I have ever done the full splits in my whole life and at my age it is very painful!!! LOL)  I dragged my other leg forward and just sat there on the floor for about 10 mins before attempting to get up,. Hubby and also our youngest son had already gone out and I was expecting the 3 grandchildren as they were coming to stay overnight. Needless to say, it has been a hard weekend, not much sleep ( 3 kids sleeping in the bed with me too) I'm still sore, but starting to feel a bit more movement without as much pain!
Now onto the purpose of my post and that is to share my DT card for Make It Monday, we would love you to join us at our Linky Party. This week the DT team had just one image to play with, so check out the rest of the team and see what they did with it. Our sponsor this time around is C.C. Designs rubber stamps and dies
Congratulations to as the featured artist Coreysnana1( this one was on my short list for POTW!) and also to Cindy as the winning commenter. I hope you enjoy your prize.
Now onto sharing my card......

Front of card:

inside of card: I kept it fairly plain, just using the scrap of the DP leftover from the front of the card.

SU Real Red cardstock for the cardbase and mattes
White cardstock from stash
DP is from Rosie's Studio - Just Jolly paper pack
Image is In The Meadow  from C.C. Designs
Sentiment from  Sugar and Spice Studio - Happy Santa wooden stamp set
Nestie Dies - Labels Two
                  - Standard Circles - Large
                  - Petite Scalloped Circles - Large
Memory Box Die
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflakes
Bling from stash
Copic Markers
Memento Black inkpad
DS tape roller
Foam Dots
Tacky Glue

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge  #34 ~ Anything Goes
Come and Get it Challenges - Anything Goes with a Twist ~ Use a digital stamp
Crafting When We Can - Challenge 58 ~ Winter
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge$182 ~ Winter Wonderland
Word Play Saturday - Nov Challenge - Word is "Snowman"

Our sponsor details are as follows:

C.C. Designs was started in 2006 from my love of all things art. Since 2006 we have added additional Illustrators and dies. We think our images are cleverly cute and fun to use. 

They are generously offering our winner at

$15 Gift Certificate

Here is the fun part of my post. Time for POTW from last week's entries. So many wonderful cards that I wish I could feature them all!!!
This first one comes from Leslie from Love to Scrap and you can find it here
A fun male card, great image and layout.


My second choice is this lovely card from Caroline at KISS - Keep it Sweet and Simple and you can check it out here. Just a simple wreath dressed up with glamour dust and a gorgeous bow and bells. Although she has done a lot of fussy cutting so it would have taken her a while to complete!


Well, that's it once again from me. Time for you all to get busy with creating. We would love to see your wonderful entries this week and with Christmas looming closer each day I'm sure that there will be lots of wonderful inspiration to be seen. Please stop by all the DT blogs and check out all the wonderful creations and don't forget to be in the running for this week's prize all you have to do is check out some of the entries and leave some comments, mentioning that you saw them on Make It Monday this week. 
Have fun!!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my "hey buddy" card from MIM on your blog! What an honor, and I do appreciate it!

  2. Hi Sandy ..hope you are not too stiff and sore from your "splits"
    Great sample from you as usual . Love your card design and that swirly die cut along with your super colouring of fun image .
    Two fabulous PsOTW too
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  3. Ooooo...Sandy, what a nasty way to land...hope you are okay...gee, I have not done the splits for years...dont think my muscles can ever do it again..and what a fabulous job on your your patch work colouring...sooo cute.Fab P'sOTW...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. This is cute! Love how you've used different dies to make the frame for this sweet image, and the snowflakes border is so decorative and perfect with this layout.

  5. This is gorgeous,such a lovely image and fab

  6. This is so cute Sandy. An adorable image and a gorgeous layout. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT Member

  7. Hi Sandy, I am thrilled you chose my card as one of your POTW. Thanks so much. Congrats to Leslie too - great male card.
    Ouch!! The splits?? That's making my eyes water just thinking about it. Hope you can take it easy today and that the pain has lessened.
    Fab card. I have a soft spot for doggy bimages and this one is too cute.
    Caroline xxx

  8. I love all your layers, Sandy. And teal is my favorite color. Your POTWs are terrific, too.


  9. Adorable image and card; thank you for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can Winter Challenge.

  10. Like your blue colours and papers. Great work P O T W 's good too. miracle Iv'e got through..mum

  11. Super cute card Sandy, adorable image & so festive!

    Good to see you join us for the CAGI Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT

  12. fabulous card Sandy ,love the colours and how you coloured your cute critters...especially the spotty one
    fab potw's too
    tracey x

  13. so gorgeous sandy.fab design and i love your colours and stunning image :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Wonderful card- love the coloring and that you also embellished the inside : ) Love both of the POTW- the 1st image makes me chuckle, and the 2nd KISS is beautifully done!

  15. Beautiful card, I esp. like the spotted puppy and the flourish embellishments! Visiting from MIM.

  16. I like the spotted puppy too Sandy and the pretty die flourish. Great design and coloring too! Love your P'sOTW. Hugs

  17. This is such a cute image! I love the sweet little animals building their snowman! I love the way yout inside matches the card, I struggle with my card insides... Your POTWs are beautiful!
    I saw your project on the MIM Linky Party where I am also partying with my
    Thank You Card
    I'd love it if you stopped by.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

  18. Great cards Sandy. Love the turquoise, white and red for your cute snowman card.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx


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