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Monday, December 9, 2013

MIM#170 The King

Hi everyone, I've woken up this morning to rain! We are having such weird weather, hot for a couple of days and then plummeting back down with rain, or hot with rain, lol. No use putting the cardigan away or those long sleeved tops because you never know when you will need them.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I went shopping yesterday and bought my Secret Santa present for the person that I have this year. Now just have to organise food and drink for the big day and also minor pressies for the rest of the family and also gifts for the 3 grandies.
It's always a fun day on Monday as it's the start of a new Linky Party at Make It Monday and this week our wonderful leader, Michelle, is also our sponsor. She has an online shop called Pink Paper Paradise and is offering the winner a fab rubber stamp by Saturated Canary.
Congratulations go to Lisa T as the featured artist this week and also to Ann as the winning commenter. Enjoy your prize!
Now, I had better get on and share my card for this week (the kettle is boiled and my coffee is calling!). We were given a free hand this week but as Michelle is giving away a cute Saturated Canary Stamp, I decided to use one of their digital images. Just right for the Christmas season.
I made another twisted easel card but not the usual type.
Here is my card.... the card is made using 4 diecuts (basecard) and 3 smaller diecuts using the DP  - Two are held together on one end with a brad, the second one is folded diagonally to create the twist and the third is mounted on top for my image. My fellow teamie, Shirley, showed us how to make a card (with a pocket, another half diecut) using two diecut pieces with a brad in the left hand corner to hold the diecuts together, I thought that I could play with that idea and try to use it to make a twisted easel card. I started off with the brad in the corner, but it just wouldn't sit properly so changed it to the centre of the card and that works a lot better!!! The fourth diecut is chopped in half and placed on the bottom one to create a little pocket. You can put either a smaller diecut in the pocket for your greeting or maybe a gift card or some cash. Mine is empty at the moment so I could show off this gorgeous paper!

SU Night of Navy cardstock for the diecuts
White cardstock from stash
DP is from My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Collection
Image is from Saturated Canary - The King ( it does have a little star hanging over the manger, but I couldn't get it to fit on my card because of doing it sideways on the diecut)
The sentiment circle is from Melonheadz ~ a cute little baby Jesus in a manger with the words "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given"
Nestie Dies - Label
                   - Standard circles - large
                   - Scalloped circles - large
Punches - circle
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday - Challenge #23 ~ Christmas
Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas challenge
That Craft Place Challenge - Christmas

Here's Michelle's details for her shop and the fab prize she is offering.......

Our sponsor this week is 

who are an Australian stockist of Copic Markers, Accessories and more.

With a large range of Sketch and Ciao markers and refills available, Pink Paper Paradise has your colouring needs covered.
They stock a wide selection of stamps from La La Land Crafts, Flourishes, The Greeting Farm and Saturated Canary.
Free postage is available on orders over $75.00
Although Pink Paper Paradise is only available to Australian Customers
The fabulous prize of a rubber stamp

(Fairy Wishes  - Saturated Canary)
Fairy Wishes
offerered to the winning random commenter is available world wide.
Here's the fun part... POTW Time.
The first one I've chosen is this one from Jodi at Kaboo Designs ~ a cute tag which you can find here

The second one I have chosen is this fabulous card by Deonna from For the Love of Cardmaking blog and you can see it here. I love the image of Father Christmas worshipping at the manger of baby Jesus.

So... now it's time for you to show off your creativity, We would love to see all those wonderful Christmas cards, tags and papercraft goodies and any other papercraft projects you have been making. Remember, you can share an older post if you would like and don't forget to stop by the DT and leave some blog love and check out the other entries to be in the running for this cute little fairy.
Thanks for stopping by today,
Take Care,


  1. This is such a wonderful card!
    Love the image!

  2. Fabulous twisted easel Sandy and those papers are gorgeous.Love your P'sOTW.Fabulous tag and what a neat snowman and love the nativity scene card..gorgeous.
    I was not in a festive mood either and didn't want the tree up. but for the sake of the wee ones I did it and found myself humming..not in tune but humming all the same.We have a BBQ tea..anyone who turns up throught the day gets chips and nuts!! have to work 3 times that day and my SIL works till 2.00 so we just nibble throughout the day.Hope your festive spirit turns up..
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Absolutely wonderful card! I love it!!!!
    Rene :D

  4. Hi Sandy
    great style of easel card and beautiful papers along with the perfect image .
    Two wonderful PsOTW

  5. The design of your card is impressive Sandy, I love it! Will have to give it a go next year as my card making has wrapped for this year. :) Love this SC image which you've colored beautifully. Your P'sOTW are wonderful choices too! Hugs

  6. I've never made a twisted easel card before, but seeing this I'm quite tempted to give it a go! The design and shape works wonderfully with this clean design. The DP and images go so well together, and I like the little pocked you've added to this card - great idea for a money gift or gift card!

  7. Oh what a special image that is and you have created such a wonderful card with it. Great work Sandy

  8. Love you twisted easel card Sandy and such a special image...


  9. Lovely card, Sandy! the fold is so neat and unique, great colour combo, the navy and almost gold look of the paper is really effective! Cute image xoxo

  10. Sandi, Thank you so much for featuring my card on your blog. Your Twisted easel card is awesome and i love that image. Thanks again

  11. Beautiful card Sandy! I have never seen a twisted easel card before. Very inspirational!
    Marie XX

  12. What a fab card ,love the twisted easel idea ,thanks for letting me in on how it's done I will have to .....borrow that idea
    Great POTW,s too
    Tracey x

  13. Hi Sandy,

    What an interesting idea: twisted easel card. I've never heard of this before. I'm going to have to look it up. I love your color combination. They really POP! And your POTWs are adorable.


  14. Thanks so much for the feature.... off to explore your blog. Hugs, Jodi

  15. Gorgeous sweetie, just love the colours hugs pops x

  16. gorgeous card Sandy. teh image is super cute
    Doreen xx

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

    xx coops xx

  18. So sweet, love this image, hugs Kerry xx

  19. Love the image and the background papers are gorg.Thanks for playing along at That Craft Place.
    Lis - TCP GDT

  20. Such a pretty card! :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

  21. Really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this challenge

    Lisa xox

  22. Wow you have been pretty busy. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

  23. What a charming card, very nice. Thanks for joining us at The Come & Get It Challenges.

  24. gorgeous card, love the colours you have used for Christmas! Thanks for joining our blog hop at Come and Get it Challenges, good luck! Jo x


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