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Monday, January 6, 2014

MIM#173 - A New Year and a New Sponsor

Hi Everyone, welcome back to Make It Monday and to start the year off, we have a New Sponsor for our first Linky Party of 2014. I hope you have all recovered from your celebrations and are ready for a wonderful year of crafting.
We also have a new teamie, so welcome  Rachael to the Design Team
My hubby had his birthday at the end of December and our daughter came back early(Friday) from a trip to the outback with her boyfriend so we had a barbeque to celebrate both events yesterday. Well it rained quite a bit but stopped in time to sit outside and eat. All five of our kids were there and with all the husbands and wives (except for one, who is still in Vietnam) and the 3 grandchildren, there were fourteen of us and four dogs (our other two grandpuppies stayed home) We all had a good time. The guys went off to a couple of secondhand shops after lunch and my youngest daughter and I ducked out to the craft shop to get 3 of my Copic Markers filled. I had to borrow one from a friend on Friday so I could finish off an image for a DT project. I drove to the craft shop only to discover they had just closed. One of the staff opened the door and I think if I just wanted to buy something she would have let me in, but she didn't know how to fill the marker. (It was only one at that stage!) and the owners are Seventh Day Adventists so they don't open on Saturday and I had to wait until Sunday.
Now onto the Linky Party!!!
Congratulations to Rita as our featured artist from last week and to Loz as the winning commenter. As usual we would love to see your paper creations, anything goes, as long as it is a papercraft and it doesn't have to be a new post either. Please make sure you include a link back to Make It Monday as well in your post and if you are new to Make It Monday, all you have to do to be in the running for the fab prize is to stop by some of the other entries and leave a comment and include that you saw them at MIM. Easy!!! and you get to check out some fabulous blogs too and get inspired!
Well as promised, we have a New Sponsor and it is the delightful Time For Tea Designs. Make sure you go and check out the store! I chose Happy Birthday Digital to play with for my card.
Here it is.....

I'm sharing two pics - the first here is a scan which shows the image for what it looks like in real life better than in the photo!!

This is the photo, which show the card and Designer Paper off better than the scan!!! Frustrating isn't it. It was so windy I just haven't been able to take a photo outside and the light wasn't very good inside when I took this one.  But you get the idea, maybe if you hold your head on an angle and squint the images might combine and show one card, LOL!!!!

SU Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for the cardbase and mattes
SU Pistachio Pudding cardstock
White cardstock from stash
Image is Happy Birthday Digital from Time for Tea Designs
Sentiment is from SU Bring on the Cake - set 2 of 2
DP is from Kaisercraft 6x6 Paper Pad - Lilac Avenue Collection
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #37 ~ Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Challenge #193 ~ Use a Digi
The Squirrel and the Fox - Challenge #60 ~ Anything Goes

Our sponsor details are as follows:

We welcome our new sponsor Time For Tea Designs

Time For Tea Designs is the home of my digital creative world! My name is Jo Davies & I'm a digi stamp designer,doodler & tea drinker from the UK :) T4T is a part time venture that I do around my full time 'proper' job. My dream is to one day make this my only job as it brings me so much happiness seeing other peoples creations with my designs. I hope you enjoy my artwork & are inspired by the creations of the Design Team. Happy Colouring!
3 images of winners choice
Now onto POTW - my favourite part of my MIM post each week!  Usually I can't manage to pick just one so keep an eye out, you just might find your creation here on Monday posts!!!

Isn't this one from Jo Ann of  J. Atterbury Creations fabulous. Love the embossed image and wonderful scripture on this gorgeous bookmark. You can check it out here

 And yes, I do have a second creation to share. This one is from Amanda of Amanda's Paper Palace. A sweet baby card, Love the image!!! Check it out here on Amanda's blog.

Okay enough from me - If you still have your craft gear packed away it's time to get it out and join in the fun.My DT teamies and I would love to see your creations so link up your new or old creations! and we will pop in and visit you. We would appreciate you popping in to the DT blogs too if you have time. All the team have made wonderful creations to show off the fab digital images of our sponsor this week.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,


  1. Hi Sandy, I almost chose the Happy Birthday stamp too, I got a thermomix for Christmas and have been cooking up a storm so I was feeling a bit inspired by her, its a hard choice to make! I love the tag you chose for the POTW. It has gorgeous colouring.

    Rach :-)

  2. Hi Sandy
    Wow, what a family get together, sounds fantastic, I miss being able to do that with my family.
    Hope your DIL from Vietnam will be able to join you all soon.
    Your card this week is just fabulous, such a fun image. Your two photos give a great look at both your colouring and the papers, it's so hard to get a good shot some times isn't it.

    Great choices for your POTW, love the tag and the card. The dark colours and the embossing on the tag really give a dramatic effect.

    Have a great week.

    Michelle :o)

  3. Beautiful card Sandy ..did try the squint look and it looked pretty good in both pictures .
    Love the colouring , the papers and the staggered sentiment .
    Both projects are great picks for your POTW too .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  4. Fabulous image and colouring Sandy..she is so gorgeous.Love the papers and both photos are lovely..great P'sOTW too..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  5. This is just gorgeous,love the image and

  6. Hi Sandy...Thanks for the wonderful comment you left in my Blog and for highlighting my bookmark as one of your POTW. I am truly humbled and thanking all of those that complimented my artwork. God bless y'all!

    JO ANN

  7. Hi Sandy! I love this little image and your coloring is super duper awesome. The card is adorable all around. Your POTW is so cute, too.


  8. Wow sandy ,love this purple and lime combo,they look fab together ,wonderful shading on the image.....I have shading envy
    Gorgeous POTW,s too
    Tracey x

  9. Your coloring looks great in both photos, so I'm sure it looks great in real life too! Purple is one of my favorite colors, but I do struggle using greens which is sad as it's a beautiful color combination! I like your design!

  10. Lovely card, great choice of papers. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this month.
    Laurence DT

  11. got through 2nd. hit.. B/day card great with why not , a purple dress..potw bookmark nice and I wondered where babies came from , smile as cute

  12. What a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenges.

  13. Love your card Sandy and the digi papers are very pretty. You did a great job coloring this fab image and your P'sOTW are great choices. Hugs

  14. Sassy unique image, love her! Beautiful colouring!!


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