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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MMSC31 Christmas Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Midnight Madness Christmas Blog Hop. We know this is a busy time of year for everyone so we are including our Blog Hop with our regular weekly Challenge MMSC31. We invite you to participate in our challenge by making a card from our fabulous sketch and to be inspired by the projects on our blogs and make a matching ornament or small project. You are not required to do the project, but it would be a treat for us to see what you come up with and we would love it!!!  You also do not have to do the sketch to participate in the Blog Hop. As an added bonus, we are going to do something a little different this time around. Each of our Design Team is offering up their card and project as a prize. WOW, a chance to own a Midnight Madness Card and design!!!

1 Blog Hop GRAND Prize Drawing (PRIZE TO BE ANNOUNCED)

1 REGULAR Weekly Sponsor Drawing-(You do not have to participate in the blog hop to be eligible but our standard Sketch Challenge policy for winners does apply).


2 Design Team Featured Card with Ornament/Small Project Random Drawing


1 PRETTY PAPER Christmas Card drawing from the 12 Highlighted on Each DT Blog from the MMSC#28

You have until Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12 p.m. Midnight EST to enter your MMSC31 in Mr. Linky at Priscilla’s Midnight Madness Blog as always to be eligible for the Regular Weekly Bonus Prize.

If you would like your name entered in for the MIDNIGHT MADNESS BLOG HOP PRIZES, you will have to follow the directions below……..

1. To be eligible for the Blog Hop Grand Prize, 12 Design Team Card/Project Drawing, and Pretty Paper drawing; you must leave a comment on each of the Designer’s Blog’s during your journey through the Hop. Once your name has been chosen, we will check to make sure you have commented on each blog before you are notified.

2. Enter your name and the words BLOG HOP in Mr. Linky, to be eligible for the Blog Hop prizes. As an added bonus, if you do the sketch you can enter you link to your card/project and have two entry chances for the prizes.

3. In order to have a chance at winning any of the prizes, except for the Regular Weekly Bonus. you must gather a secret phrase along the Blog Hop. Each Design Team Member will have a particular word or words listed on their blog and as long as you visit them in order, you will have the secret phrase at the end. If you are picked as a Prize winner you will be contacted by email and you must email back the secret phrase WITHIN 48 HOURS to claim your prize. If there is no response within the 48 hour time frame, another winner will be chosen until all prizes are awarded. To start off, you must begin at Priscilla’s Midnight Madness Blog! If you have not started there, I suggest you go back and begin again . . . you don’t want to miss out on the Prizes! If you have arrived from Michelle's Blog then you are on the correct course. If you want a chance to win you will have to follow the instruction listed above. Thank you and have fun on the Hop.

If you would like to be considered for the Christmas Blog Hop Prizes, and you DO NOT have a blog, you still can participate. You will have to follow the directions below……..

1. Leave a comment on the Midnight Madness Blog Hop comment section with your email address, first name and last name initial.

2. Link up to Mr. Linky with first name, last name initial, the words BLOG HOP and in the URL space enter this address http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/

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 Pretty Paper Christmas Card Picks

'Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon of Blue,
Wrap your presents to your darling from you,
Pretty pencils to write I love you,
Pretty paper, Pretty Ribbons of Blue.'

We as paper crafters and card makers go crazy over pretty paper, pretty pencils, and pretty ribbons. Probably most of you are wishing for a special paper crafting tool or treat to be under the Christmas Tree with your name on it this year!!!! This song fits the mood and tempo of all us out there crafting away for the Christmas Holiday. For something Festive for the Season we want to feature our favourite cards from MMSC28 to honour our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Players who played along with us that week. Our Pretty Paper card choices will need to do the Blog Hop, leave a comment at each of the Design Team Blogs, and collect a word from each of the blogs visited for the winning phrase and place their name in Mr. Linky with “Blog Hop” after their name at Priscilla’s Midnight Madness Blog! We will enter your name in a drawing for one winner from our 12 entries. We will email you when we verify that you have entered your name in Mr. Linky and have left a comment on each of the Design Team Blogs, you will need to email back the phrase in order to qualify for your prize. Even if your card has been chosen for the “Pretty Paper” you are still eligible for the other prizes.

It is my privilege to be showing you Gunn's (aka as Ms Plum) card  from the MMSC28.  I love this card as soon as I saw it, Gunn  makes such a great variety of syles and always amazes up with her creativity!  I love the unique feel to this card, Gunn , your colouring is gorgeous - keep those cards coming - we are loving them!!



If you get a moment why don't you pop over to Gunn's Blog - be prepared to be inspired!!

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Our Gold Star Winner this week is:


#34 Sue Drees

Our Remarkables this week are:
#13 Christina C.
#44 Kreativemonster

Thank you for playing this week everyone and we would be honored if our award winners would pick up their badges on the side bar and please display them proudly.

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For my project this week I have made a card and a Christmas Album.  It has been a lot of fun making this knowing that one of you will be winning it - I have asked my DH and friends 100's of times 'is it good enough' 'would you be disappointed to win it?'  They tell me they would be thrilled to win it -so let's hope you feel the same!



I have gone with a 'vintage' feel as it is my favourite style.  I have also used Layers of Color images, combining the older sets with the New Releases - they work so beautifully with this album.  The card is made using the MMSC31 sketch and I have used the sentiment that is in the album for the card as well. The theme this week is 'Winter Wonderland'  I have used that theme through the album with the reindeer and embellishments - my snowflakes are 'blinged' - I could not resist it - so for the sake of the Blog Hop, every time you see 'bling', think 'snowflake!'  LOL!



The Granny's Jewelry set has been adorned with copper pearls



and dressed up with half gems and Cuttlebug Vintage Die Cuts which have had Distressed Stickes added to them!



The album is very eclectic as you will see by the photos - I will keep my comments to a minimum as there are a few photos!












So there you have it - I hope you like it  - I am interested to hear what you think and am looking forward to sending  it to the Winner from my Blog!  For a chance to win this and the other DT cards and projects, please leave me a comment here and at each of the Design Team Members and place your name in Mr. Linky at Priscillastyles. Good Luck with the Drawing!!!!!

Oops - nearly forget this week's sketch - too excited about the Blog Hop LOL!  Here it is - have fun with it and I will be by to see what you have done!



Our monthly sponsor for December is:



Thank you for playing in our weekly challenges and for all your support each week. Everyone at Midnight Madness would like to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year. We thank you for joining us in our special Christmas Blog Hop and invite you to participate in the sketch challenge this week with a small project of your own.  Here at Midnight Madness we are looking forward to 2010 with more exciting fun and prizes and meeting and making friends with all of our participants past, present and future. Thank you and all the best with winning the prizes!!!

73 comments:

  1. Oh Linda your card is beautiful! I love all the texture you added and the bling is just perfect... love how you outlined the wings of the bird in bling!!! Love your project too! Wouldn't it be a treat to open the mail and receive this masterpiece! Blessings my friend!

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  2. This is gorgeous Linda!!! I just love your album and the vintage colors!!! So rich and beautiful!! Stunning creation!! Anyone would love to receive this as a prize!!! Awesome workmanship!
    hugs and blessings my friend,
    Chris

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  3. WOW, Linda! Your card is just so very elegant and pretty! Your attention to details is just AMAZING!!! I just love the vintage feel to this...one of my most favorite syles, and you have mastered it!!

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  4. Linda, your card and project are phenomenal! Love every little detail! I know that everyone will definitely want to win those! WOW!!!

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  5. Oh Linda, you have outdone yourself! WOW ... these are gorgeous! I LOVE vintage style and I agree with your hubby & friends ... I would be THRILLED to win this lovely set!! GREAT JOB!! Thanks for the inspiration and fun!!

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  6. Linda the card and album set is So Detailed and Beautiful! The vintage style on this Christmas set is delightful, especially with the bird and the gems. I think the album shows so much work that you have put into it! Hugs, ~Jeni

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  7. Linda, OH MY WORD!!!!! That is about all I can say right now....{big sigh}. Girl, the first card is so gorgeous...so Vintage!!! Then your seconf card and that album, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! There are no words to discribe this absolutely amazing creation....I am at awe over this MASTERPIECE!!!! Your attention to detail is just mindblowing, my friend. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  8. You don't have to worry Linda! If no one else would want this set be sure that I do! Your album is fantastic! I am always very emotional around christmas and your sentiments puts tears in my eyes. I do belive in the miracle of christmas! ;o)

    Thank you so much for your sweet words, and for showing my card!

    Thank you so much for all the fun and inspiration you give us every week at the MMS challenge! You do a great job!

    MsPlum

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  9. Your link to Jeni's blog is not working sweetie!

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  10. Linda, This card is just beautiful and your album is wonderful!! Love the vintage colors and all the jewels!! Beautifully done!!

    SparklePlenty1000

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  11. Your card is gorgeous--so rich in texture!! I love the vintage look and you mastered it. The album is equally gorgeous. Stunning set!!
    Hugs, Christina C.

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  12. Linda, who would not be absolutely thrilled to receive your wonderful card and album...they are gorgeous! I love the vintage style and you truly have captured such perfect details....I just love your style!Thanks for all the inspiration!
    Amazing work as always.
    Hugs,
    Charlotte

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  13. Oh my your card is just FABULOUS beyond belief....and the album is just STUNNING!!!

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  14. Your vintage card and Christmas album are lovely! Thank you for sharing!

    Barbara Diane

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  15. Vintage at it's best. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Oh, Linda, what a beautiful card and album. It's such a work of art. You know how much I adore your gallery, blog and creations. Way to go!!!! Pam Lawver, pam124@cox.net

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  17. Wow Linda, your album is so gorgeous and the card - well the detail is absolutely amazing.

    Hugs Ali x

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  18. Well look at you!! OMG - great card and album - Of course people would be excited to win your card and project, it is beautiful. One can tell you invested alot of time and effort into both pieces. Bravo!

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  19. Linda, your creations are amazing and this is no exception! Except, maybe I can win it! Thanks for showing the pages in the album.

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  20. I adore this project, Linda. Famiily is such a versy special part of Christmas for me and I think your little album and that gorgeous sentiment is going to make a wonderful herilom for someone to cherish forever. What special care and creativity you put into play to capture all these lovely textures and colors on this masterpiece!!

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  21. Beatufiul!! love the earth tone colors and all the detailing! awesome creations! i love it!

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  22. Linda. Your card and album are simply stunning. The person who wins this will be extra lucky...Loz

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  23. You card and album are fantastic.

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  24. I would love to win this card and album as I'm a vintage kinda gal. I love the texture and detail on your projects.

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  25. Your card and mini album are just so gorgeous, Linda! I would love to win this too!

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  26. What an amazing project. I love what you have done. Magnificent prize for some lucky winner. Tons of gorgeous details!

    Hugs to you and blessings.
    Carolyn

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  27. Linda, love the elegancy and traditional style of your set. Such a lovely set to inspire others!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  28. Love the book a lot. Just what I'd like to do. It has that aged look that I love. Very pretty.

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  29. So beautiful!!!!You all have outdone yourselves. I need to get done with the blog hop so I can use the inspiration to go play. Thanks for sharing

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  30. Oh Linda your attention to detail always amazes me!

    Abby:)

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  31. Just beautiful! Your mini album is a perfect gift!

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  32. Oh my Linda what an amazing creation!! Beautiful work on both the card and album~~ superbly done!! Pick me Please :D Thanks and Holiday Blessings
    Mary Lou

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  33. Everyone has said it all before me :-) As ever - absolutely beuatiful. Oh, and BTW I would LOVE to receive it!! Hint hint ;-)
    Blessings
    M

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  34. Love your projects!!! You gals put some time and effort into these projects! It takes me a long time to finish projects like you all have posted. And mine still never looks this good. I would love to win one of these projects. I must hop along...

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  35. how pretty are the snowflakes not like the storm that is roaring outside my window right now!!! everything in your projects is stunnibg!!!

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  36. Your card and book are absolutely beautiful! Love the vintage look to it! All done up in my favorite colors!! I cannot say enough about it! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Hi Linda,
    your card and album are just wonderful. I love the papers you have used - so elegant.
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  38. What a treasured keepsake this little memory book will turn out to be! What a brilliant idea for giving! I love the matching card and all the gorgeous gemstones and DP you used. Fabulous project, FABULOUS!!

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  39. HI Linda!! What a truly gorgeous inspirational projects!! I love your pretty design with the sketch and that book is just fabulous!! The colors and the fun vintage style really make it very special!! The card you choose to showcase is stunning as well! :) Thank you for such a wonderful blog hop!! So fun and inspiring!!

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  40. Oh the vintage flair really works and I can't believe all the detail you added to this card...It is fantastic and i would be honored to win it

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  41. Linda, your card and album and awesome. I love the vintage look and those beautiful copper pearls. Anyone would love this gorgeous set.

    Brenda O. benben@hiwaay.net

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  42. I love the vintage look of this, just beautiful!

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  43. How beautiful Linda, how could you ever doubt this would be good enough. Anyone would be thrilled to receive these.
    x

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  44. Beautiful makes, I love all the detail on the little album, can't wait to finish this blog hop and start my card!
    (Lyn)

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  45. Beautiful card & project. I love "bling" & you have just enough in all the right places! Beth

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  46. Great choice on your Pretty Papers pick!

    Wonderful use of textures and embellies on your card and such a fun idea (and beautifully implemented) to create an accompanying mini album!!

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  47. You never cease to make my jaw drop with your stunning paperarts, Linda!! Wow, someone will be a very fortunate winner to win this creation!

    Holiday hugs!

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  48. Stunning card and project! And the details leave me without words (omg - my English is soooo poor!, but I hope you do understand what I am trying to say)

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  49. wow. Lovely Linda has Lovely work! These are amazing.

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  50. Linda, the details are beautiful! TFS :)

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  51. Linda, I always look forward to seeing what you are up to and creating. This memeory book is a treasure and anyone would be so lucky to win it. The time and talent that went into creating it shows from cover to cover. Your card is equally as stunning. All those embellishments are just fantastic. So much to look at and enjoy. Wonderful work as always!!!

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  52. I just love the vintage feel of your projects! Your card is just beautiful and I love all the added bling! Your album is spectacular and anyone would be thrilled to win it!!!

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  53. I love the vintage colours you used. It looks amazing

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  54. LUV your colors and your album!!!

    dyngera@aol.com
    http://stamper69.blogspot.com/

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  55. WOW, Linda, just plain WOW!! You have outdone yourself with this card and mini album. It just speaks of your style and that is a GREAT thing!! :)

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  56. WOWZER - GF!!! Your creations are absolutely AMAZING!!! You really have outdone yourself...I love it!!! Big hugs ~S~

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  57. wow I'm out of words!!! my gosh what beatuiful card and album! love looove the coulours and the vintage! wow!!

    hugs from Linda S.L

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  58. Linda, Linda-are these good enough?! I, for one, would love to win anything you make! These are both gorgeous. I love vintage and that album is just perfect!

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  59. Linda your card and project are just gorgeous. I am tickled that you did that little album as it is unique and charming and different from what the rest of us did. It's brought excitement to the mix of things. I am so happy to be working along side you on the Midnight Madness Team. Your work is awe inspiring and helps me to take my own creativity to another level.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  60. Linda...you amaze me every time I come to your blog..always something new and amazing going on. I love the vintage feeling of these and that album is fantastic.. Thank you so much for making this blog hop so much fun and for offering such a awesome prize :)
    Priscilla

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  61. This is gorgeous Linda!!! I just love your album and the vintage colors!!! Stunning creation!! Hugs Ewa

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  62. Your sentiment is so true! Love all the tiny details you have put into your card. The mini quote book is really nicely done.

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  63. Hello Darling Friend, I have a blog award for you, because you deserve it.
    Hugs Michelle

    http://happylittlestamper-colouroncards.blogspot.com/2009/12/over-top.html

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  64. So may details in your card and mini album. Love it Janine B (janine.brain@btinternet.com)

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  65. I am partial to pearls and I LOVE how you used them to add gorgeous details and accents to your card!!! The album is outstanding!!

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  66. Love your card and a great Idea the Christmas album I am getting loads of inspiration from the Dt blog hop
    hugs
    laney

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  67. Love the vintage card and album! So beautiful! Gorgeous gems and dp!

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  68. I love the vintage card! So many details and embellishments- where do you come up with it?

    Angela
    Sew Many cards
    http://digital.sewmanycards.com/

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