Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MMSC24 So Sweet!

Wahoo - It is Tuesday  and that means - it is the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - you can check it out here!!  I can't believe that the Blog Hop is nearly over - make sure you play if you haven't already!  Thank you to those who played along and made so many fabulous comments on the way - you blessed us all...we love seeing you and hearing from you makes it that much more special!!

There is always inspiration to be found with these amazing sketches!  You won't want to miss it!!!  I would like to thank our sponsor for the month of October, Gurlee Girls - these girls are just so adorable, they remind me of my girls when they were little.  The DT has some amazing creations for you this week - sure to inspire!! so come on - let's check it out!!  Here is 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.


 This week are sponsor is Sue McMahon from “McMahon Five Designs” She is also on our very own design team. Sue has been making cards for 11 years. Her love for the craft has fueled the opening of her online store, McMahon Five Designs. Her store offers real wood paper, downloadable digital images, and a large variety ofproducts from Prima and Ranger. 

For my card I have used the Gurlee Girl image called 'Avie' - she is just so sweet with that lovely ice-cream....the cherry on top started me off choosing papers and embellishments.  I embossed the DP through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - I love the effect of embossing on DP, it adds so much texture!

That YUMBLY DP is from a RAK from one of my Twisted Sisters, Pat Smethers, how could I go past it with this image.  I layered it on black CS for the corners and then added some crochet lace...another favourite of mine - no doily is safe at our house! LOL!  The ovals were cut with the Nestibilities Oval, I went for a smaller size so it would not overshadow the image!  Both of these ovals have been embossed as well!

The image has been chalked  and popped up with dimensionals!

I made a stick pin from a RAK sent to me by my friend Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz) - I love these pins and save them for special occassions.  I used a lovely deep red hydranga flower, layered with a tiny crocheted one and added a gold centre.  I also used these flower centres on the edge of the oval.  I have finished off with Dimensional Magic being added to the cherry to make it stand out!

Well, that it it from me, thank you for coming over and for your encouraging comments!  I love it when you come and would HATE to miss you!!   I appreciate your support - you have made blogging such a fun place to be!!  Thank you!!  Now don't forget to check out the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - these sketches are so much fun.  A number of people have commented that they find them hard - let me assure you that once you get going they come together - give it a try, you will feel so pleased with yourself when you have finished it - you might even enjoy yourself!  I will look out for you!  LOL!  God bless you!


  1. This is so sweet Linda!! I just love your coloring of that adorable image and your color combo with all the fab details. The lace, beads, dry embossing and hatpin add such elegance. Great take on the sketch my friend! A real treat for the eyes!!
    hugs and blessings,

  2. OMG this is so beautiful,such a sweet image and all that gorgeous detail!!! The hat pin and lace are so elegant!!

  3. Linda, this is such a sweet card!!! Your coloring blows me away. Love that stick pin;D;D;D.
    Everything is absolutely perfect on this card! Hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

  4. Linda this is just an adorable card. Your pin is just what it needed! Beautiful. Your shading of your Gurlee Girl is outstanding. Great take on the sketch challenge

  5. I love this card and all the beautiful detailing you put into it =) And of course the colors so rich and elegant you really are making gorgeous cards =)


  6. This is just so cute, Linda!! Love your flower/pin accent...just stunning!

  7. Very cute girl with a ice cream cone and skates! Love the coloring on her and all your embellishments, how yummy is that?

  8. Hi Linda - I never made the blog hop - too much life going on this side of the ditch! But am I soooo glad I bought the oval Nesties!!

    Your card is awesome, I love the detail you get onto it without it looking cluttered!


  9. This is so cute and pretty, Linda. What jumps out at me is that pin! So beautiful!! I always try to put them together and they do not look like this! I need a lesson...PLEASE! It's been a JOY having you with us this month!!

  10. OMGosh! this is so stinkin' cute!!!! The cherries are so yummy! Very pretty stick pin.

  11. Linda I love the beaded stick pin! Such a sweet little girl and of course the vintage lace and texture is wonderful. :) It's so fun having you on our team!

  12. Linda, your card is just precious! Love how you colored her with the chalks...awesome! Beautiful flower pin. Fabulous colors and details....love that lace.
    Beautiful eye candy!

  13. Linda, this is just gorgeous. I cannot wait for your chalk tutorial. The pin on this is outstanding. I love the colors and your embellishments. Just beautiful!!! Great job...congrats on making the team....we are some lucky girls!!!


  14. How absolutely sweet!!! Oh, that stick pin with the crocheted flower and tiny gold flowers is such eye candy! I love the yummy cherries and your beautiful coloring too!


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