Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MMSC33 Party Time

It is time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - are you ready!?!?  This week has flown by so fast and Christmas is nearly here!!  I am as ready as I am ever going to be - how about you!?!?  Those that are organised among us are already planning for New Year....parties galore!!  Well, okay not in our house - we normally settle in and watch the fireworks in Sydney on TV - they are spectacular on the Sydney Harbour Bridge....we went in one year prior to having our children and that was sensational but once was enough for me! LOL!

I am using this image that was generously sent to me in a RAK from Jakester on SCS after I commented on one of her cards , Terese generously sent me some of these images...thank you Terese, I love it!!  What girl wouldn't love a dress like that (personally I'd like the body to wear a dress like that! LOL!)

I highlighted the image with chalks and used green Distressed Stickles on the black areas but it does not show up at all in the photos.   The edges of each layer have been sponged with distressing ink and layered onto black CS.  The layer with the image on has been 'popped' up on dimensionals.  Small pink pearls have been added to each side of the image.

The DP has been embossed with the Victoria Embossing Folder and sponged.  The ribbon is from a Blog Candy I won from Abby.  I have added pink fibre thread along the middle of each piece of ribbon - now that was a lot fiddlier than I bargained on, but worth it in the end!!  For the final touch I added a piece of sheer ribbon which has been treaded through a pearl buckle.slider.

Without any more chatter - here is this weeks sketch - I am looking forward to seeing what you create!

Our Gold Star Award goes to:

#13 Teri Sherman

The Remarkables are:

#20 Sue Drees

#21 Gunn aka Mrs. Plum


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On a personal note:  By now you are either sitting back knowing you are organised OR making those last minute dashes to the shopping centres to get stocking fillers and those YUMBLY treats....this morning my DH and I went up with our son and after entering the Plaza, DH saw something on the floor - bent down to pick it up and have a look and we got the shock of our lives to find the top of a 'hollow point' bullet - it just doesn't happen here - skeery really.  DH gave it to a Security Guard who was equally as shocked .  It makes me grateful for all that I have and reminds me of those who have had tragedy over this past year, through another's hand - we have always had 'Open House' at Christmas, at times our kids found it very hard, but have always had a special Christmas - it goes on for days here!  Coming from a home that had 14  foster children over the years, and having a DH who grew up in a Children's Home with 15 boys...we are more than aware of those whose hearts are 'heavy' at Christmas.

 I am always reminded of my Mum's words when she was asked why she had so many extra's, there were already 5 of us growin up under tough circumstances - Mum just calmly answered, 'we all have each other - they have no-one!'  My prayer is that my home and my heart will never be too full that there is not room for 'one ' more - how sad to be told in this day and age 'No room in the Inn!'

I wish each of you the happiest Christmas yet - may your hearts be filled with love and laughter, your homes be filled with family and friends and your lives overflow with health and happiness!  I personally would like to thank you for making the time to come and visit me on my Blog and for all of the encouragement you have poured out on me - I appreciate each one of you and look forward to the new year where we can get to know each other more and make new friends along the way as we share this amazing passion of ours!  God bless you HEAPS!  {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Beautiful & gorgeous card Linda. Love those pearls and pink is my favorite color, that's even better :o)

  2. Hi Linda - another stunner :-).
    Sounds as though you will have a pretty full house over the coming days... we are not quite so open these days, simply because the offspring are now adults, but during their teens, at one point I joked we had a house with elastic walls!!

    Bless you heaps, and may your Christmas be a blessing to you and others.

  3. Linda, the card is absolutely gorgeous. Very impressive layout too! I love the pink pearls and ribbon slider. I do think this is the first time I've visited your blog, but it won't be the last. You are so more than welcome for the images I sent. I am so glad you've got to use one. It really is a lovely card and I thnak you for inviting me here to view it. May you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year. I look forward to seeing all your new creations of 2010. : )
    Happiness always, Terese.

  4. Gorgeous Linda,a fabulous take on the sketch and that image is beautiful......wish the dress would fit me as well.....lol...Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!!!
    Hugs xx

  5. Great work Linda!! Really great works of yours. Love those pearls in pink card.

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  6. This is stunning Linda!! Love the dress image, the colors and all the pearls you added!!! The pink is so gorgeous!! That dp is perfect. Elegant take on the sketch!!

    You are really an inpspiration to me in so many ways Linda!! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas. May the joy and message that the Christmas message brings be with you this Christmas and throughout the new year.

    Big hugs my friend,

  7. This is just sooo beautiful, Linda! I just love the fun fibers and the beautiful ribbon and slide!!

    Linda, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year! Hugs to you!!

  8. Your card is beautiful Linda, but your mom sounds to me to be more beautiful! I do admire people who puts actions behind their words. And it seems to me that you do that. I want to thank you for doing that!

    I wish you, your family and everybody who comes through your doors a very merry christmas!

    Gunn (MsPlum)

  9. Linda, Your card is fabulous! I agree it is the perfect dress and to have the perfect body to fit in that and actually look good would be wonderful! Great textures, colors, image and of course those pearls! Wow! Wow! Wow!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  10. Georgeous card Linda. Have a very merry Christmas..Laurel

  11. Wow, wow, wow Linda this is stunning loving that image and the added pearls one awesome creation. Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays

    Lorraine x

  12. Linda, your creations are so inspirational to me and this one is no exception...just beautiful. A housefull of family and extended family at this time of year is a real blessing....reminds me of my great aunt who had 9 of her own children but always had at least 3 foster children. For my sister and I it was a wonderful experience being at their house. The more the merrier.
    I wish you a beautiful Christmas filled with love and happiness.
    Thanks for always making me laugh...you are a true treasure!
    Big hugs,

  13. Beautiful card Linda, can you imagine stepping out in a dress like that?? Princess for the day, very glammed and perfect in every detail. Sweet of her to send you that image. Happy Holiday to you and yours Linda. Hugs, Jane

  14. This is so pretty Linda. It makes me think of my 10 year old niece. She is a ballerina and recently performed in the annual Christmas Joy here in Albuquerque. :) Merry Christmas and stay safe! Michelle

  15. Just perfectly sensational Linda! This is the picture of femininity! I love all your little details! The ribbons, pearls, the pearl slide... all so pretty! I hope I get to play this week but I have to tell ya... I'm out straight!!! I just want to tell you from my heart that I pray you will have a most blessed Christmas... a time to rejoice over His gift, and to enjoy your family around you! I hope there's a little relaxing and reflecting time too! Hugs and Blessings!!!

  16. Every girl needs a dress like this in their closet to pull out when they want to feel pretty!!!! Your card is gorgeous like always Linda and an inspiration. Just beautiful. Wishing you joy and happiness during this Christmas season and a very healthy happy New Year to you and your family. I am so blessed to be a part of this team and to be able to call you all my friends.

    Bear Hugs
    Carol :o}

  17. Hi Linda! Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your family and friends!!
    hugs!!! Deena

  18. Merry Christmas, Linda! This card is just stnning! LOVE IT! I don't know where you come up with this stuff??!?!?!!!! Maybe it's that little inspriation piece I sent you. LOL! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas with your family! I wish you many blessings in the new year!



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