Tuesday, October 13, 2009

MMSC23 Sunset Shimmer

Yay it is Tuesday and hasn't it come around fast!!  You know that means - it is the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - you can check it out here, for all the fun happenings that are going on this month. You won't want to miss it!!! At this time, I would like to thank our sponsor for the month of October, Gurlee Girls - how adorable and these girls, the DT just keeps bringing the gorgeous cards and inspiration with them!!  Here is what you have been ' hanging' for - this week's Challenge!!

The Monthly Sponsor for October is:

Gurlee Girl Designs images Our Monthly sponsor that has donated a huge prize to our month end winner. Be sure to click on them to find out all the details of each one.

ISC is a one woman business http://www.innovativestampcreations.com/ They offer realistic-unique deeply etched rubber stamp sheets. With a focus on nature elements and faces of women. ISC carries various products from Ranger to Spellbinders and more. They offer a flat $5.95 shipping fee for any size order. We also ship to International countries. ISC has an amazing talented group of Creative Architects, be sure to visit their blog as well. We would like to thank Betsy for her most generous prize for this week’s Bonus Winner (MMSC23) $50 worth of Stamp sheets of your choice…WOW!!!

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                                                                     $50 voucher ???

For an extra entry to win this $50 voucher cick here and find out how!

This week I have done something so completely different for me,  using a Kaiser Set..I have coloured the image wuth SU Chalks (my favourite technique) and cut it out with an Oval Nestibilitie, also cutting a Large Scalloped Nestie from a paint chip (I love these!)

I was inspired by the fabulous DCWV 'The Endless Summer' Stack of Papers - which is bold and bright, normally I steer away from these BUT in this case I could not resist.  The DP I chose for my card is shimmery and embossed - irresistible, it went perfectly with this tropical image.  I cut the palm trees out and layered them onto the side of the oval on dimensionals.  I then added a strip of lace trim, having inked it with distressing inks and then added the pink nail bling along it - this added so much to the card - another one of those small touches that just brings it alive!

A layered flower was then added on top of a Nestibilitie from 'Doodle Parts' and a pearl brad attached to the centre.....finishing off with Nail Bling on some of the corners!

 I had actually sent the card to Priscilla before I added the Nail Bling and the Scalloped Nestie, but wasn't 100 percent happy with it SO I played around with it and added thoses extra touches and am much happier with it - you have gotta stay true to yourself with your cards - near enough is NOT good enough...a good lesson for me!!

There is so much happening over the the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - it is the BLOG HOP that starts on October 16. Click on the Logo to find out all about it!


Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop!!

The count down Is on!!! Just a few more days till the Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop!! We hope you are getting excited about our blog hop. As a special way to thank our players and welcome new ones, we will be hosting our very 1st Halloween/Fall themed Midnight Madness Blog Hop.....Beginning October 16th at 8 a.m. EST and ending October 20th at 12 a.m. Midnight. AND OH WILL THERE BE PRIZES.....
One "Grand Prize Crafters Care Package" random drawing
350th Brand New Sketch Player SPECIAL Prize
"Cards from the Crypt" (picked by our very own DT members from the MMSC archives)
Plus a number of Random Package winners

The Midnight Madness DT has been working on making this blog hop extra special for everyone. We are hoping you will join us for all the fun, exciting projects with tons of inspiration and prizes. So mark your calendar and join us for MM's first ever blog hop.

Thank you for stopping by and for all of your encouraging comments - you make my day and I appreciate it so-o-o much!! Now, what are you waiting for...check out the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this week - we would love to see you play along!! God bless you!


  1. This is beautiful Linda!! Just love that dp and all the dimesion you added to frame your beautifully colored image!! What an awesome take on the sketch!
    hugs and blessings,

  2. WOW Linda this looks GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your take on the sketch, awesome colors and lovin the distressing!

  3. Very pretty tropical card, love the detail added and color choices, very unique - love all the details Linda. TFS Jane

  4. Linda this is so lovely!!! I love that you stepped out of your comfort zone and tried something different! That's how we grow! Love the flower and flourish... and i love the nail bling! Beautiful!!!

  5. What a beautiful card, Linda! Just breathtaking. So many wonderful details to enjoy. What a pleasure working with you this month and enjoying your creations.


  6. This is just so pretty, Linda!! Your image is colored so wonderfully!! Love your take on this sketch...can't wait to play!!

  7. Linda, this is so pretty. :) I love the vintage tropical feel you've created with the textures and colors. :) Just gorgeous. :) Michelle

  8. Ok...let me get this straight...paint chips, distressed ribbon and nail bling?!?!?! I see these all the time and never think that I could add it do a card! How creative are you!?!?!?! Love this card. Just beautiful, Linda!

  9. Linda, this is such a beautiful card and great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. How gorgeous!! I love all the elements you used on this fabulous card! That darling little flower just totally intrigues me! It almost looks like little feathers beneath the bloom! What a gorgeous take on the challenge, I love this!!

  11. Hey Linda, your attention to detail is outstanding. I just love your card and your wonderful take on the sketch. You are bringing so much to the Midnight Madness team this month..THANK YOU FRO THAT :)


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