Thursday, September 24, 2009

Always Cherished

I have been working on a few cards on and off over the past few days with my Mum and sister here from New Zealand, we are going out and sightseeing most days, but yesterday we stayed home as there was a horrendous dust storm in Sydney and we got some of it here as well - not great weather - 75,000 tons of dirt was blown off the land and out to sea an hour - amazing!!! What else could a girl do but make cards and I am feeling pretty pleased with myself as I have got this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge finished already. I usually don't get it done until the end of the week as I take my time getting it together, but NOT this week...

I used a Sarah Kay image I received in a Blog Candy from Tracey and coloured it with chalks. I then cut her out and popped her up on foam squares. I love all of the layering we had to do with this sketch, layering is a passion of mine - along with sponging and yes...all of the edges on this card are sponged! I tore the edge on the first panel, the second being embossed with the Cuttlebug and the Paisley EF, the third layer is also from a Blog Candy that I won earlier in the year!! The crotchet lace is part of a RAK from Maxine (aka Kiwime on SCS) So as you can see this is a combined effort - LOL - you 'gotta have friends!!' Thanks girls - you know I love you!!

If you haven't been over to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge then you NEED to - there is so much happening and so many great prizes - don't miss out!!

Thank you for stopping by - I do appreciate your comments, you know I love knowing when you have visited. Have a great day! God bless you!


  1. Linda, Your little lady is just the cutest. You have done a super job with the colors choices, embellishments and captured the sketch perfectly!! The MM Design team thanks you for playing so consistently with us. We will be looking forward to another wonderful entry next week too!! Hugs and blessings to you!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  2. Oh Linda, this is just precious!! I just LOVE Sarah Kay images and your coloring and details are so gorgeous!! Congrats on being the new guest designer!! I look forward to seeing what you bring!! HUGS

  3. This is so pretty, Linda. The colors are just wonderful, and I love the torn papers. Beautiful coloring and the flower...the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for so faithfully playing with us at the MMSC. Can't wait to see your new MMSC creations coming up.

    Carolyn MMSC DT

  4. You go girl!!!! Linda, I love this card, would really look good in a frame on my wall ;D;D;D. No reall,y this card is absolutely amazing to say the least. I have always loved Sarah Kay, but just can't color like you. Growing up I had this big thing for them. I had everything that had a Sarah Kay image on it, like journals, triket boxes. I su[[ose that tells you how old I am. That was way, way back in the days ;D. Sorry to hear about that bad storm, I am sure you had tons of fun in the craft space with your family. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  5. Linda: This is just splendid. The Sarah Kay image is colored to perfection. All your elements speak of grace and style. Your distressing is outstanding. Looking forward to getting to know you and experiencing your creative talents!


  6. A beautiful card with lovely colours. Great colouring of the image too! =)

    Thank you for taking part in my little blog candy. Good luck!

    And you should know that I really appreciate that you have become a follower of my blog!! =)

    Have a great day!

  7. Yet another stunner - Linda your work is amazing.

    As I just said to my DH - you have the talent, I work at things, but I do enjoy the work!! :-)


  8. OH Linda - this is such a gorgeous take on the Sketch!!! I love SK images and you made this one look fab!!! Hugs ~S~

  9. Congrats on your DT spot Linda...well deserved my friend! Your card is stunning just as the rest of your work...


  10. So adorable Linda!! Love the Sarah Kay stamps myself.
    Congrats on being guest designer~~~love your creations!!!
    Blessings Mary Lou

  11. What beautiful soft colors love how you pay attention to details. WELCOME ABOARD TOO :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. If you find the time, please stop back by and check the “BIG” give away announcement next Monday.
    MMSC Hostess

  12. Just adorable Linda! Congrats on the remarkables award and the guest diva!!! You'll do an awesome job!!!

  13. Another gorgeous card Linda - love your colouring on this Sarah Kay image and how you have torn your paper edges :-)
    Pauline x

  14. Lovely, lovely, Linda!! Beautiful colors and details!


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