Tuesday, January 26, 2010

MMSC38 Vintage Pearls & Lace

The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - it can't some around quick enough for me.  But before I show you my card I would like to wish all of the Australians a

and what a beautiful day it is here in Canberra, the Nations Capital.  Our family went into the BIG BREAKFAST and Australia Day Celebrations early this morning which included a Flag Raising Ceremony in on Lake Burliegh Griffin - it was amazing!  I will post some photos tomorrow - make sure you check back and see Australia's 'best kept secret!' - Canberra!

Now - onto the MMSC - this week I am using an image from our monthly sponsor, who happens to be one of our very own DT sisters - Jeni - I love this vintage image, Estella, she is just so beautiful to colour and makes a card gorgeous without too much effort on my part!! LOL!

I have paired her with some gorgeous DP from Graphics45, I only have a TINY bit of it and I use it sparingly...The torn corners are from my endless supply of scraps, which I always think I should just throw out, but they come in so handy for corners and those little extras that we don't want to cut into a new sheet for - I definitely need a bigger cupboard! LOL!

I have stamped her twice, colouring her with my SU Chalks and Blender Pen, then cut out her head and the ruffles on her dress on the second one image, popping them up on foam dots for a bit of dimension.  A couple of flourishes have been added each side of the circle.

The recycled crochet lace has been embellished with small blacks gems, it never ceases to amaze me what a difference something so small can make, they made such a difference.  You can also see the layering of the ruffle in this photo and the slight shimmer from the Kindy Glitz.

Flowers have been tucked into the top of the circle with the larger black gems sitting onto the circle, I like the effect this has.

So there you have it and before I show you this weeks sketch - which I know you are ALL 'busting' to see, I have to tell you that when I went to open this card I realised that I had attached it all backwards and the card opened the wrong way - how many times have you one that! LOL!  I am hoping I have fixed that before you are seeing this card!!

Well, enough of me and here is this weeks sketch - how much fun is this!! We got a great response to our “Your Choice” sketch selection last week so we are going to keep this trial going for a little longer. So check over at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge to see 'YOUR CHOICE'   I am looking forward to seeing what YOU do - let's see who can't resist pushing that button! LOL!

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#14 Laney

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#15 pam124
#30 Linda W
#51 Melissa

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And a BIG welcome to our February Guest Diva - Cheryl aka CherCroppin', congratulations Cheryl - we are looking forward to working with you!!

 We have such wonderful Divas each month and always look forward to working with the next one. We would like to take this time to thank our current Guest Diva and my dear friend, Grace for a wonderful month of fabulous cards and she has a special treat for everyone tomorrow. So check back in for a fun tutorial from her.

If you are interested in being our next Diva, we would love to hear from you, you can leave us a comment on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog.

Thank you for stopping by and for those lovely comments you leave me, I just love meeting you all and the friendships that we make along the way!!  You are amazing!!!  Don't forget that Priscilla is giving a 'Sneak Peek' of next weeks sketch on Fridays - to get it you just have to click on the 'SNEAK PEEK" button on the right hand sidebar!!  God bless you!  {{{hugs}}}


  1. Absolutely georgeous Linda. As usual. Happy Australia Day to you. I am off to work the nigh shift as it is always very busy..Loz

  2. Beautiful and so much gorgeous detail,love the image!!!
    Hugs xx

  3. All class, my friend, all class - you really didn't have to tell us about your boo boo :-)

  4. Stunning, love how you have paper toled, those little pieces of scrap are gorgeous, what a clever idea, your colouring is wonderful, just love the crochet lace to. Thank you for your lovely visits, they are very much appreciated. Take CareX:)

  5. Just stunning!! I love the papers also and all the little details. Great take on the sketch. I always love seeing the DTs ideas.

  6. oh my gosh! georgeous Card! love the colours and the diemtion of the image!
    hugs from Linda S. L

  7. Dimention was I to write...came out wrong written... :)

  8. Happy Australia day! Sounds like you are having fun celebrating.

    I just love the vintage feel of your card!! The color, rich dp, and your coloring and stunning. Awesome take on the sketch my friend. You are such an inspiration.

  9. Linda, your card is just gorgeous...love the pinks and black combination! Those flowers and lace around the edge of your image are just such a pretty addition and I wouldn't throw those little scraps of paper away either..they come in handy sometimes. I have a box full of all my little scraps!
    Happy Australia Day....can't wait to see pictures :)
    Hugs to you my friend...thanks for all your inspiration!

  10. Oh....what a gorgeous card!!!!!
    Love,love,love it!

  11. Linda, girl, you are blowing me away your creativity!!! Love...absolutely love the way you've added that piece of lace on the side and your coloring as usual...awesome!!! It sure sounds like you had a fabulous Australia Day! Hugs and blessings to you my friend, Sabrina

  12. Happy Aussie Day - GF!!!

    Your Sketch card is so vintage and gorgeous - I love it!!! Hugs ~S~

  13. Linda, this is absolutely beautiful. I love it. The image is perfect!

  14. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love all your pretty details you added. You're so right, the smallest little things can make such a huge impact on a card. Love the elgance here. Thanks for sharing *Ü*

  15. Over the top gorgeous! Happy Australia Day to you, Linda, looking forward to your pics. Your new pet spooked me a bit, wasn't expecting the little bark, so cute!

  16. Another terrific card Linda..The image alone would be a challenge for me..Your cards are always full of great detail. Super job..Hugs and enjoy your day.

  17. WONDEROUS Card, Linda! And that word is a mix of Wonderful Gorgeous ! LOL I need to make my own word for SUCH a BEAUTIFUL card. Your little details and the all the layers, such work into making Art. Love your work, Seriously classy Vintage Museum style, xox ~Jeni

  18. Linda your card is gorgeous this week. You sure rocked the sketch with this lovely vintage lady! Simply stunning! Very inspirational with all of your fine details!

  19. I know one thing...I cannot keep up with you and your crafting. You create so many beautiful things and so quickly. I am always in awe of all you do. This card is no exception. I really love the colors, and you have so many beautiful details, and I love them all. You are amazing!


  20. Your card is wonderful, what a beautiful lady all dresses up in her finery. Love that paper too and your lace and other embellishments, what a joy to view. Thanks, Jane

  21. Beautiful vintage chic card, Linda!! Can't wait to play along with this week's MMSC!

  22. Beautiful vintage chic card, Linda!! Can't wait to play along with this week's MMSC!

  23. Linda your card is FANTASTIC.. well, we know we love the image, but I must say I really like the way you worked those flower around the edge of the main circle. It is very original and I love it. Thank you for always having such an exciting blog to visit :)

  24. Your lady is so refined and beautiful!! Class and elegance abound!! Love all your details and color selections!! One of my problems is that I can't throw away scraps, but I almost never use them either. I guess I need to have better habits.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  25. Lovely work on the layers Linda. I love the cool colors you pick and the coloring on this vintage image. Very great layout design for the sketch!

  26. Linda your Estella is delectable. So stylish and charming with all your wonderful elements. Her beguiling smile and alluring eyes are impressive!!! Simply gorgeous.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  27. Linda, Estella is perfectly adorned with vintage laces and bling! I love all the added swirls and texture my friend. :) Michelle

  28. WOW! I love everything about this card! The colors, the half flowers, the papers, the image, your every little detail! You amaze me everytime I visit! Gorgeous, Linda!!

  29. This is soooo gorgeous!! I just love every little detail you put into this!!

    Did your blog just bark at me, teehee. That is such a cute sound effect, it just took me off guard a little, teehee. I'm glad it didnt' growl.


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