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Monday, 2 January 2012

Make It Monday sponsored by Digi My World!

Hey, hope you are all enjoying 2012 so far!  It's a Bank Holiday in the UK today and I'm going to make the most of it before going back to work!  It's also Monday so that means a new linky party has opened over at Make It Monday!  And we are kicking it off with a brand new sponsor for us - Digi My World!  Annie is the owner and creator of these wonderful digis!  Here is my card using one of their newbie sets called England...

Now, I'm hoping my niece isn't reading this cos I want to give her this for her birthday in March!  She is just as cute and gorgeous as Annie's teen creations and born in Britain - a perfect match!  

I typed up and printed the sentiment - for those who aren't familiar, the phrase "Keep calm and Carry On" was a slogan created by the UK government for posters during World War II.  It's now a trendy phrase to use and I obviously modified it to fit the occasion!  

And did you notice - no embellishments!  Hhhmmm, feeling a bit naked but couldn't think of anything else to add to it!!  Any advice most welcome please!

Anyhoo, I hope you get to share your papercraft creations with us this week!  You can see more wonderful DT inspiration over at the Make It Monday blog and you could be in for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to spend in the store!  And they are in sale at the moment so you may want to pay the store a visit!  ;)

Okay, so onto my pick of the week!  I have chosen this brilliant card by Elena of Fantasia d'Inchiostro....

Created by Elena of Fantasia d'Inchiostro

 What an original, huh?!  Elena's colouring is fab and love how she did the tic-tac-toe - so clever!  But that Elena is so creative, I wish I could be in her brain sometimes!  Thanks Elena for sharing with us honey!

Okay, that really is it from me today - see you on Wednesday for a very very special Flutter By Wednesday - you do NOT want to miss it!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:


Beckie said...

Love it! And thanks for the story behind. Keep Calm...;0)

Be Blessed, Beckie

Chrissy said...

Very effective Mary...I love it CAS, no need for anything else, gorgeous image and colouring.
Love your pick, love the tic-tac- toe too.[say that fast, lots of fun, really gets your tongue moving.]
sorry, on a chocolate overdose...gone quite silly today...


Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh Mary, I think it's adorable JUST the way it is!! Sometimes LESS is MORE!! I'm sure your niece will LOVE it!! I hope you are enjoying a fabulous New Year my sweet friend!!!!


DesignerDiva said...

Fabulous Mary it doesn't need anything else. Enjoy your bank holiday - I'm at work! :-(

Sally said...

This is the colouring especially on the Union Jack. Just as it is perfect nothing else can do CAS Mary! Have a great day hun.
Keep Calm and Carry On Crafting!
Hugs Sally x

Shelby said...

This is perfect without embellies! The black accents are just perfect. Your color is so gorgeous and your niece is going to love it!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Mary J
Awesome card from Elena ,love everything about it
I have trouble placing any embellishments on any how so I'm keeping MUM and besides your card is a stunner as is .
hugs Shirley-anne

Theresa said...

Totally love your card. What a cute image and I love the coloring.

The Elena card is also definitely adorable.

Thanks for sharing.

heidy said...

Wow what a cool card Mary J,your niece will adore this!
XXX Heidy

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is amazing Mary... what a fab image - perfect for a Teen you niece will love it .
Your pick of the week is stunning too
A very Happy New Year to you, Steve and the doggies
Lisa x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous & cool card! And it really doesn't need any embellishments.

Amanda R said...

I think any embellishments would detract from it but if you MUST add something I always put 3 little pearls in a corner or in a row. Just makes me feel better to do it!

Kerry said...

Don't think it needs anything else Mary's fabulicious as it is xx

Anonymous said...

Mary, it's fab!!! Really doesn't need anything else at all. Love it!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Mary,love the

Digi My World said...

I love the job you did Mary --- I had so much fun creating these tween girls...and I am glad you are having as much fun coloring them!! Wonderful job... :)

Rae said...

Hi Mary,
I don't think you need to add a thing to your niece's card! The colors are bold and wonderful, it turned out perfect! I popped over from MIM!
Happy New Year! ; D

Eskimo Frosting said...

Great card, It doesnt need any thing else.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this is just fabulous as it is Mary, love it! Super colouring too!
Helen x

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Mary, it's perfect just as it is, it does'nt need anything else. Love the sweet image, amazingly coloured too.

Donna x

coops said...

wow, love your card mary.stunning sassy image and really striking colours and design.its needs nothing adding at all.its perfect ;D

xx coops xx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love it how it is.
Nikki x

Kathleen said...

Love this as it is, and very appropriate with it being Olympic year and in GB.
Hope you enjoyed your last day off work and managed to relax.

Kath x

Shannon White said...

Goodness Mary! This is soo CUTE! I wouldn't change a thing! 8-) And I just know that your niece will Love it!

Happy 2012! 8-)


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Both of your card are adorable. Your niece will have a wonderful surprise. Thank you for explaining the slogan...I was not aware of it and was very educational. Also, thank you for sharing your project with us at Catch the Bug this week.

Mandy said...

it's a beauty Mary, nothing more needed I reckon! (lucky niece)!!!

Christine said...

Wow, I LOVE your card!! It is colored so well and it is cuter than cute!! What a great image and I love the flag too!! Just a perfectly fun card!!
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Michelle said...

Hi Mary J

LOVE your card!! What a fab card for your niece. I don't think it needs anything else.

Your pick this week is amazing, Elena's colouring is awesome.

Michelle :o)

Pinkllilac said...

Love your card mARY, all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured.
Thank you joining in our challenge at Catch the Bug.
Hugs Linda

Sammibug said...

Wonderful card, Mary. Great coloring! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Catch The Bug. Hope to see you again, next week! ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps

Merlyn said...

OMG!! This is lovely and pretty..I love it soooooooooooooooooo much

Tamie said...

This is a super cute card. The sentiment is rockin'. Glad I saw it over at MIM.

Tammy Miller said...

This is a great card, just adorable. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for joining in our challenge at Catch the Bug, using this really cute and cheerful card!
Jen Leeflang

Shannon White said...

Yay! Congrats Marry on your Win at Mel Jens! So Well deserved! 8-)


Elena said...

Ohhhh hunny, thank you so much for your kindness!! You're so sweet, and I would be so glad to have you in my brain... you're welcome, in every moment! ahahah :D and believe me, it's a big honor for me be mentioned in your blog!! Thanks, thanks, thanks!
Your card is, as always, stunning!! Colouring is fab, and the girl with the flag behind is a fantastic idea, and the sentiment really great!! The work is perfect in this fit, no embellishment needs. I'm sure your niece will love it!


Di said...

This is just so clever! fabulous card! thanls for joining Digidesigns
Hugs Di x

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digis!!


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