Monday, September 5, 2011

Spring Sunshine for a special Monday .

Hi there blogging pals .
Welcome to my room . Special thank you to the new followers who have joined my blog .I hope that you call in again soon .I love all the comments I receive and I try to return the visits,  but if I  don't get to you , please know that I appreciate you leaving kind words .
What a glorious start to Spring here in Adelaide ..Sunshine  and birds are singing/ chattering ,  in the trees at my back door wish you could hear them too .
 My card this morning , for this very special Monday at Make it Monday

Card and paper from SU .Coloured with various markers and the sentiment is so old the name has worn off the block sorry . I could have made the flowers brighter I know but I wanted the focus to  be on the image .
I have used one of the fantastic Digi images from this week's sponsor .
Sniffing Daisys , from ..

You will find an exciting   range of Digi images over at Delicious Doodles. There is something there for all occassions.
The  talented  Teri is offerring  a fabulous prize of
                                                     4 digi images of winners choice
                                                                                   to the winning commentor this week.
To be in with a chance to win this week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries this week and say that  you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.
                                             Now for the extra special news from Michelle . 
"It is a very exciting and  special week for us here at Make It Monday, we are celebrating our FIRST BIRTHDAY!!
Because the success of this weekly linky party is built on the creativity, inspiration and encouragement of the entrants each week we thought we would like to say a big thank you by having a BLOG HOP with two fabulous prizes up for grabs.
Now while it will be business as usual for MIM with a fabulous prize from our sponsor this week for the winning commenter there will also be some extra chances to win.
There are prizes on two MYSTERY DESIGN TEAM MEMBER'S blogs!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes is visit each DT member's blog and leave a Happy Birthday message.
Prizes will be drawn by the DT members and announced on their blogs next week.
Good luck! and thanks again for all your wonderful support!"

Well done Michelle , I am so proud of you and your blogland endeavours and successes . Good luck and best wishes for the future .

And finally but no less exciting ,  my pic of the week  is SUE .

Now Sue said that her DH  did not think it was Christmassy . Well , when you pop over to have a look,  be sure to let Sue know if you think he's wrong!!.
Now don't forget to check out Make it Monday for more details on the blog hop and candy , then add your entry .I look forward to seeing what you come up with .

Catch you later , cheers for now , Shirley-anne


  1. Love your card!! ;) Happy Birthday MIM!! So glad you have come into my life!
    Karen C

  2. Hello Shirley. I hope you are doing well! Your card is so beautiful! I love that image and you did an amazing job coloring. Now for Michelles tag..stunning. Totally Chrissmassy..its vintage Christmas:) LOVE it. I will hop on over for a visit now. Hugs:)

  3. perfect spring card!

    Its looking very springy here too Shirley, enjoy it!

  4. Very cute! Love the addition of the little butterfly with this cute image.

  5. I love this image Shirley-anne, so sweet and beautiful butterfly.. love your pick for the the colours.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Hi Mum

    Thank you for being part of the MIM team and helping to make it the success it is today!!

    Such a pretty card from you this week!! I love the way you have framed this sweet image.

    Wonderful pick for your favourite too, and I definitely think it is Christmassy.

    Michelle :o)

  7. Happy Birthday MIM! Beautiful card!

  8. Really fab Shirley-Anne! I know it's Spring where you are but it's autumn here {glum} so your card has brightened my day!

    Lovely pick too - amazing colouring by Sue!

  9. Gorgeous card Shirley-anne, I like the image, the papers and the lovely butterfly.
    Kevin xx

  10. Shirley-Anne, you have used one of my favourite images for your card and I adore how you have framed her hun. :0)
    I'm also heading over to Sue's blog right now - as her creation is just stunning and of course it's Christmassy. Smiles.

    Whoop whoop on MIM being one already - here's to many more fabby years of MIM being the best challenge blog around. :0).xx

  11. I think your flowers are lovely, Happy Birthday to MIM!

  12. Congrats to year old. Lovely card you created Shirley-Anne, I like the way you have coloured it.

  13. Happy 1st Birthday MIM.

    Your card is lovely ... great colours.

    How awesome is that tag! congrats to the creator!

  14. Hi there, Shirley-Anne,

    Gosh!!! One year has flown by so very quickly... I feel so happy for MIM! Congrats.

    Your card is swell and the flowers are not dull - they are rather pretty and that image - adorable. So well coloured, too.

    The pic of the week is so vintage - love it.

    Thanks for the kind things you wrote about my card. I felt on top of the world reading them.



  15. What a lovely card - love the paper. Happy 1st Birthday @ MIM. Hugs, Claire x

  16. Lovely card. Love the accents. Happy Birthday MIM.

  17. I love that we chose the same image! Isn't she divine? Love what you've done with pretty!
    And your pick of the week is awesome!
    Rene :D

  18. What a pretty card spring card Shirley-Anne.I can just picture the spring scene with the birds singing that you mentioned.
    I too love Sue's card. It is nice to see an un-traditional coloured Christmas card and hers is beautiful.
    Happy Birthday to you and all your team mates at Make it Monday. It has gone from strength to strength and all my friends have joined in with the linky party fun too. We all love it.


  19. Very pretty card, love the coloring and the little butterfly.

  20. Your creation is adorable. I love that you used this image with light colors too. Shows the versatility of it. thanks for your inspiration each week and I want to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY AT MIM. It is an amazing place and I for one am so glad I found it :) even though I am new to it :) Loving the inspiration here.

  21. It´s such a cute card, I would like too have spring.

    Happy Birthday MIM, a great place.

    I love Sue´s card , she is a bit vintage and definitely christmassy.

    Hugs Dagmar

  22. Lovely summer card lovely image too, Happy Birthay MIM. Janet

  23. I think she is wonderful in her little collection of flowers. That butterfly and bow really draw attention to the frame around her too. Lovely colors and it makes me wish that I could actually smell the flowers.
    Have a great one and beautiful pick of the week!

  24. Happy Birthday to us Shirley .. aren't we lucky to be on a fab team and to see so much crafty inspiration on a daily basis .#
    Love the pretty card you made this week ..and the sentiment is perfect.
    I also love Sues cards .. they are always fab
    Lisa x

  25. Hi Shirley- Anne,
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I am flattered that anybody reads my ramblings- especially from the other side of the world lol !
    Best Wishes
    Julie x

  26. A very pretty spring card and so nice to see with winter just around the corner. Happy 1st birthday to MIM and I am sure there are more to come!

  27. Your card is so pretty love the soft colors you used.
    Happy Birthday to MIM, I love playing along at MIM

  28. Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for picking me as your pick of the week, I am truely honoured!!

    Happy 1st birthday to MIM, just love playing along and seeing everyone elses gorgeous creations :-D. Loving your card this week too, such a pretty image and lovely colours

    hugs, Sue xx

  29. Happy Birthday, MIM!! Woohoo! One wonderful year! Such pretty card!

  30. What a very nice card. And I love your pick from last week. Happy Birthday MM Design Team. Here's to wishing you many more birthdays to come. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. Great Card, Shirley-anne! Happy Birthday MM

  32. happy birthday make my monday xxxx hope there are many more to come xxx

  33. Such a cutie! Love the colors you've used.
    And Happy MIM Birthday ^^

    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

  34. What a pretty spring card - lucky you with the flowers just starting to bloom. We are just heading into Autumn.
    Happy 1st birthday MIM.
    Caroline xxx

  35. Happy Birthday MIM! Your card is sweet and I love the sentiment!

  36. This is a nice card! Love the light colors, reminds me of spring. Happy B-day MIM!

  37. So cute, and pretty, love the image... wishing you a happy birthday MIM xxx

  38. So pretty!! Such a lovely image and great colors! A very Happy Birthday to MIM!

  39. Such a pretty card, Love your pick of the week too. Of course it's Christmassy! We do all the shopping lol! Happy Birthday MIM. Carolxx

  40. Soft and pretty! I found you by way of MIM!

  41. Hi Shirley Anne, what a stunning card, just love your image and wonderful colouring.... isn't it exciting 1st birthday x

  42. Happy MIM Birthday, love your card (and your pick of the week!)
    Jenni x

  43. Hi Shirley Anne
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear make it Monday
    Happy Birthday to you.



  44. I think your choice of flower colors is perfect. Works great with the DP. The brighter shade of pink on her dress, does indeed, make it the focus. Happy Birthday MIM

  45. Happy 1st Birthday MIM!

    and a lovely spring inspired card.

    Kathleen Mc x

  46. Love your color combo & the butterfly is perfect!

    Happy Birthday MIM!

  47. Gorgeous card Shirley-Anne!!

    Happy Birthday MIM!


  48. LOVELY work - love the flower soft on the second creation!! Perusing projects from MIM Have a great day!

  49. Happy first birthday Shirley for Make It Monday, you must be proud of Michelle, it's a great blog and so much fun to look at all the creations from week to week,

  50. Dear shirley-Anne,
    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website:


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