Tuesday, January 5, 2010

MMSC35 Double Delight!

Wahoo - it is time for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I have got not one but TWO cards for you....so, sorry about the longer post but I hope you find it worth it!!  My first card is done with this weeks sponsors Sunflowers & Dragonfly's image and how YUMBLY is this cupcake - I had so much fun making it!

I stamped the image 4 times and layered the icing and the flowers popping each one up on dimensionsals, as you can see in the close up!  Then coloured with my 'trusty' chalks and blender pen.  The icing is coloured with pearlised Chalks and has the loveliest shimmer, but you know how it is - you can never capture it!!  The icing layer, the flowers and the lemon slice are all popped up on foam dots - I love the dimension they give - and have to add that with all of the cutting out of those tiny flowers, I may have to change my profile photo - I am now cross eyed! LOL!

  The Cupcake has been layered into embossed white CS - I used the 'Divine Swirls' folder as I love the look it gives - yummy, creamy swirly, 'dip your finger into' icing - YUMBLY!!  All edges have been lightly sponged  and layered onto 'plum' coloured CS.  The vintage corners are from a RAK from Lesley (aka SuperNan aka my Mum )- thanks Mum these are great....you sent me the perfect colours....now just send me the DieCut and I will be laughing! LOL!!  Finally chiffon ribbon and silver thread have been used around the base of the image and a sponged flower along with a silver flower brad with a pearl added - these are to compliment the silver pearls used on the corners - how cute are they - do you get those silver 'balls' on cakes - we loved to eat them as kids!!

Before I show you the next card - here is the sketch for this week - you can be thinking about it as you look at my other card - multi taking!!

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Now for something totally different - this card is definitely a vintage one which has been created with this gorgeous vintage image, Sophie's Stroll, by our very own DT sister Jeni of D'Amour Allure.  The image has been embossed in black and lightly coloured with chalks and a blender pen, all edges are sponged and then it is layered into Pomegranate CS.

 This in turn, has been popped up on foam dots and layered onto embossed white CS - I have used the Distressed Striped folder and have cut it into 3cm strips, inking and distressing around all edges, layering it onto the Pomegrante CS and used a Cuttlebug Die, which has been cut in half, on each side as a frame.

This gorgeous cameo, which was part of a RAK from my dear friend Pam (aka pam124) has been attached with about three glue dots on top of the gold thread which has been wrapped around the layered image.  It has all been attached to the stunning DP from DCWV - I love the dramatic look of these colours with this image - a bit of contrast happening here!

Are you still with me!?!? LOL!  Thank you for being patient and going through this LONG post with me - I wanted to show you both cards with the same sketch to show how versitile it is...so don't waste any time and pop on over to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and play along  - it's as easy as 1-2-3!  I would love to come and see what YOU have done!!

Before I go a BIG congratulations to:

 the Gold Star Winner this week:
#29 Tracy

and the Remarkables Award Winners:
#20 Biggan

#25 Brenda Kluge
#43 Sue Drees

Thank you too for your lovely comments - you are so very kind and and I am always encouraged after your visit!   God bless you!


  1. OMG. The are both Fantastic cards Linda. Such a lot of detail. I love the vintage one the best as this is my favourite style. It is extremly hot here today so I have to stay at home in the aircon making cards..LOL..Loz

  2. WOW! Two so totally different cards with the same sketch. I like them both but the cake takes the cake! How gorgeous is that cake! Stunning card, beautiful work. So very pretty.

  3. Love both cards Linda!!! Your dimension on the cupcake is yumbly and the vinatage image is just beautiful... love those extra scrolly elements from the QuicKutz die! Love the cameo... what a great touch!!!! You're off and running in the new year and I can't wait to see what this year has in store! Blessings my friend!

  4. aww Linda makes me wanna just eat that Cupcake LOL
    beautiful colouring, and lovely images on both cards
    love emma xxx

  5. Look at both of these gorgeous creations. So different in style but yet both so beautiful!! That cupcake looks yummy with the colors and paper. Love the dimension you added. Your second card is so vintage and beautiful!! Awesome take on the sketch on both girl!! Blessings to you my friend!!


  6. Two beautiful cards - Linda!!! I'm totally smitten by the yummy-licious cupcake card!!! Love it!!! The 3-D look is perfect!!! Hugs ~S

  7. GORGEOUS cards Linda,but I really love the yummy cupcake and its beautiful papers!!!
    Hugs xx

  8. That cupcake card looks good enough to eat! Love the colors, coloring and dimension on that! Fab!
    And your Victorian card is soooooo lovely!

  9. Oh Linda, Your cupcake looks soooo YUMMY and I just LOVe all your layers!! Really makes a huge difference when you pop up certain elements, doesn't it? LOVE your beautiful DPs too! Great job! Your 2nd card is so lovely as well *Ü*

  10. Both your cards are so delightful, YUMBY as you say. Fabulous as I would say!! Love the cameo on the lady vintage card, very classy my dear. Hugs, Jane

  11. Love the layering on the cupcake card. It is just delightful with its great colors and embellishments. I love the vinetage card too. How exciting it is to always see you wonderful creations for these challenges. Always an inspiration!!

  12. Linda you have gone all out this week with MMSC...WOW and same sketch both two totally different looks. Just sensational!!! You are so creative. Love the layering on the cupcake!!! Great job this week DT Sister.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  13. Hi Linda - looks as though you must have been up half the night with all that cutting and layering - to great effect though!!

    You vintage lady is just awesome too.


  14. Thanks for showing 2 different styles using one sketch! The cupcake is to pretty to eat. Um, I don't think you were supposed to eat the little silver balls...(I did too). I like your very elegant card as well!

  15. Linda, Wow 2 off the chart cards! Both of them are wonderfully done, but I have to agree that the cupcake one is soooo yummy! Great takes on the same sketch! Fantastic!

  16. Beautiful cards and that cupcake is just adorable!

  17. Two completely different and stunning cards!!! The first is so luscious and love all the dimension!!! The second is beautiful in your classic vintage style!

  18. WOW and WOW again Linda!! Two totally gorgeous creations here using one sketch...such a talented lady you are! I just love what you have done with that cupcake...want to make some real ones like that and send me some??? Te he he!!! Gorgeous! Your vintage lady is stunning too. Beautiful details and colors, and that cameo is just the perfect touch. Don't know how you do it but you always WOW me with your designs. Super talented lady that you are!
    Happy New Year! Missed emailing you for the laughs!Now I need to catch up on that!
    Big Hugs,

  19. Linda, Yes, it is WOW and WOW! The cupcake card is beautiful and so delicious looking. You sure know how to make treats and sweets :) I knew you could pull off this beautiful stamp, the diecut and the cameo was the perfect touch. Thank you for making this card awesome. Hugs ~Jeni

  20. OMG Linda, your cupcake is gorgeous! Beautiful colouring and layering.

  21. Linda, your cards are both absolutely stunning. Love the gorgeous cupcake and the beautiful vintage card. The addition of that cameo is perfect. Your coloring is phenomenal. Hugs, Christina

  22. Well both your cards are scruptious!! Love the cupcake and of course your old fashion card is right up my alley :) GUESS WHAT...I got one of those cameos pam gave you too :) It came in the mail yesterday with a bunch of goodies for me.. She is so sweet huh? I can't wait to use my new pretties :) Ok, off to your next post.

  23. Both your cards are fabulous this week, Favorite One!!! Your cupcake is so yummy and fabulous job with Jeni's vintage stamp! I hope you don't mind me adding this card to the website...and the idea galler...and the newsletter... and the...


  24. I am sitting here trying to figure out which one of these cards that I love the most, and I truly cannot decide. I sooo love pink, and that cupcake is just mouthwatering, but the other card is so feminine and elegant with such gorgeous details, and your coloring always rocks. You just have me stumped. I love them both the same!! You are amazing.

    Happy New Year!!


  25. AAW I have seen this cup cake in real life. It looks like you could eat it!! The colours work well and all your little touches are just beautiful. My fav...Boy I have a lot of those with you now my dear friend You are so clever and creative.
    p.s thanks for having me over the other day for a play with the cuttlebug.IT WAS FUN!!
    x Chriss


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