Tuesday, December 29, 2009

MMSC34 Childhood Memories

Can you believe that this is the last Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for 2009 AND the first for 2010 - how cool is that!!  I remember when the MMSC was being advertised and we were all intrigued, waiting anxiously for it ti begin - and hasn't it been fun!  I have loved this journey, first as a player and then was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Design Diva and now as A Design Team Member - has to make you wonder what next year holds!

I have used this gorgeous image that was a gift from my dear friend Melinda (aka Melinda80).  I embossed it and then cut it out with an oval and scalloped oval Nestie, sponging around the edges as I went! I have also cut out a bigger embossed Nestie (embossed with the Argyle Folder - thanks to Melinda again!!), sponging around the edges of that.

I used some fibre thread that I had put away to use one day and never did - until now!  I also cut the corners from the embossed CS and then cut those gorgeous corner flourishes - adding come sponging and Nail Bling.  I tried to keep it simple this week...hard for someone who is as eclectic as I am!!  The final touch is the Nail Bling that has been added to the corners.


So what are you waiting for - here is the sketch - I am looking forward to seeing what YOU make - you know I will come across and have a look!

Our Gold Star Award for MMSC33 goes to:
#8 Christina C

Our Remarkables goes to:
#1 Peggy Elmes
#18 Gunn aka Ms. Plum

 Thank you to our monthly sponsor:

and our weekly sponsor is:
our very own Priscilla Styles
Priscilla will be providing a stamp set to one lucky winner

Thank you for visiting and for the wonderful comments you leave me - I enjoy reading them and value each one of them!  A special thank you to the Midnight Madness Players who come across and comment - you have made me feel so 'at home' - thank you! I love going to each of your Blogs to see what you have created - you give me so much inspiration!!
Thank you too to Priscilla and the Midnight Madness Designers, I have had so much fun and love being part of this amazing Team - I am sure you would all agree with me that these ladies are such a talented group - that beauty that shows up each week on their cards, truly does start within ,with each of these girlz!!  I am honoured to call each of them friend!!  I {{{heart}}} you girlz!! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all


  1. Love your tree and the way you have embossed the larger oval with the argyle CB. You are so creative.


  2. Linda, what a beautiful childhood memory card. I remember swinging on a tree swing in my childhood! Love every single thing about this wonderful card!

  3. Beautiful,love that image and the earthy colours!!! Very artistic,love it!!
    Hugs xx

  4. Linda...you tree is awesome. I love how you shaded it. I click on your picture so I could get a good close up...really lovely. Your dp is exceptional...love your color choices. Simply outstanding and gorgeous. Thanks for being so inspiring and creative. You are such a warm and loving person. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  5. This is beautiful Linda!! I love your image and the color combo!! The flourishes in the corners are the perfect touch!!

    Gorgeous take on the sketch my friend!!


  6. Your card is absolutely stunning Linda!
    Wishing you a very happy New Year.
    Hugs, Christina

  7. WOW Linda this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Gorgeous colors!

  8. Linda, Gorgeous Tree and the little kids on there brings back memories! Thank you for your wonderful creative self, and your loving comments. Your encouragement and fun comments always keeps my spirit up, Hugs ~Jeni

  9. Absolutely georgeous Linda and definately not simple. The colours blen sooo well together..Have a Happy New Year...Laurel (Loz)

  10. Fabulous! Great job on the tree, love the look of it.

  11. This is beautiful Linda. We used to spend hours swinging from a tire swing in the back yard. Then when my girls came along grampa put in a real swing.. Same one that my daughter broke her arm falling off of..LOL. Sweet memories.. Don't you love it when a card invokes them. Super job on this sketch.

  12. Oh Linda! This is just soooo beautiful! I LOVE the inked/distressed background layer behind you image, and the wonderful flourishes in the corners! WOW, a real STUNNER!!

  13. Oh Linda your card is beautiful and magical! Your coloring is always so perfect. Thank you so much for always taking the time to visit and leave a comment on my blog.....it means a lot. Happy New Year!

  14. Cool card with beautiful tree image Linda. Such a awesome way to take on for the sketch and those color scheme is so delightful :o)


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