Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MMSC40 You've Got Mail

I hope you are all having a great week - it is about to get better - it is Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge time - who doesn't love that!!  I would like to thank those of you who stopped by and commented on my card last week - I was staggered to see that there were so many comments...thank you so  much - I could not do this without your support and the fact that Sketch Challenges always inspire me and get me motivated, Priscilla's sketches are among the best out there, and now she is even giving you a choice - you can go CAS if that suits you...makes it even  better for some of you!!  I have done two cards for this week, using images from both our Monthly and Weekly sponsors.

My first card is using one of our the stamps from our Weekly sponsor, Lacey from Create and Stamp.  Isn't this little girl adorable!!  I stamped her twice and coloured her with chalks, cut her our, popping her up on foam dots, I also popped up the bow on the letterbox.  You know, I am a 'vintage' type girl (that is nothing to do with my age!! LOL) but I am discovering a love for whimsical......and I have to say with images like this Lacey makes it ever easier to 'go there!'

The background DP has been embossed with the Stylised Flowers embossing folder and the edges sponged with distressing ink.  This adorable little face reminds me of my daughters when they were little, what a gift Lacey has to be able to capture that innocence with her images - they are adorable Lacey!

 I handcut the scallops for the border and inked it, adding two layers of ribbon and used my Bow Easy with the Martha Stewart ribbon, finishing it off with a gorgeous pearl brad that is encased in silver - this qualifies me for the Wag & Whiskers Challenge this week - yay!  The vintage corners are part of a RAK from my MUM, Lesley aka SuperNan...I love these corners and definitely have to get this DieCut, they finish a card so beautifully.  Pearls have been added!

I am linking this card to the Wag'n Whiskers Challenge - Charms -
The Pink Elephant - Valentine -  I am sure they are 'mushy' cards she is holding!
Crazy4Challenges - Be myValentine - it's in the letter!
Frosted Design - Valentine Challenge
Stampin' for the Weekend - Love is in the Air
Pile It On - To the One I Love
Creative Card Crew - Valentine
Penny's Challenges - Valentine/Love
Charisma Cardz - I Love You
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Floral Frenzy - on DP and bow
 Now it is your turn - here is this weeks sketch, you can find the CAS one by clicking here with YOUR CHOICE.

Congratulations to our Gold Star Winner:
#56 Darsie


Our Midnight Madness Remarkables:
#23 An
# 61 America

A special Thank you to our monthly sponsor Cornish Heritage Farm, CHF is owned Richard & Liz Pomeroy, who have been so genenrous and supplied the DT with a wonderful variety of images, they also have a great prize for this month's winner - thank you so much for you generosity!!

and to our weekly sponsor Wags & Whiskers, and you know how I feel about those!

My next card is using one of the Cornish Heritage Farms images, from their Critters Range - this was too irresistible for me, especiall when caleed' Skunky Hair'  some days I can so-o-o  relate to that!!

I embossed the image with black embossing powder and then coloured the porcupine with my dauber and distressing ink, I also used the same technique on the grass - this made it show so much more than chalking would have with the dark image.  I then used chalks to add the detail and a glitter pen for the mirror.  Very quick but oh so cute!  What a great card for a hairdresser - I might have to put this one away for mine!

I am linking this card to:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love and Friendship

Thank you for visiting today and for your lovely comment - you are so encouraging and make this Ol' Stamper's day!!  Now, check out the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and see what you can do - you know I will be there to see!   We will be having another one of our "HUGE" giveaways in a few weeks. More details to follow, but as you know from our past giveaways, it will be 'HUGE' -   HOW EXCITING - you won't want to miss out!!


  1. Love both your cards - they are adorable - as ever. :-)

  2. oh this is stunning hun your detail is amazing just adore that image brilliant colurs too hugs cheyrl xxxxxxxx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!


  4. Both cards are sooo cute Linda. I especially love the skunk. Thanks for your comments obn my blog. I received the leaves in a RAK from the USA...Loz

  5. both cards are great! Thanks so much for joining us at PIO!

  6. These are terrific Linda..I love the way you swirled the side of the first one..She is so sweet.. The second one is stinking cute..Great job.

  7. Good morning Linda! WOW...gorgeous!!! What a darling image, awesome papers and I love your inked-edges and that fabby ribbon/flower too! And your 2nd one? Shall we say it's just too-stinkin'-cute??

    Oh, thanks for playing along with us (also) at Penny's Challenges!!!

  8. Hi Linda!

    I am sorry that I have not been around much lately. i have seen your work though and you always amazes me. How do you manage to be so kreativ and so productiv at the same time?

    I love your skunk card! It is just so adorable!I love how you have made the flowers pop out with color.

    I have something for you in my blog.


  9. Hi Linda...you have outdone yourself this week with the two cards. They are just gorgeous and you usual spectacular style. The little girl is just so sweet and endearing...and the Skunky Hair is hilarious. Simply delightful.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  10. Gorgeous!
    The image on the 1st card is so cute!
    Thanks for Piling It On this week!

  11. Oh my goodness girl!! These are BOTH just adorable!! I really love your coloring on the WnW image!! You've done an exceptional job on both creations sweetie!! TFS! HUGS

  12. Linda, OMGosh, what an absolutely sweet card!!! I really love everything about the first one and the second one, well, Dawn said it right.....stinkin' cute!!! I am praying for you my friend ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  13. Your second card is hilarious! Wow, the coloring on your little girl is so beautiful!

  14. Wow girl!! Two cards and gorgeous at that. The skunks are too stinkin cute!! I really love what you did with the Wags n Whiskers image!! Your coloring is exquisite and I love the colors and details you added. Stunning!! Gorgeous take on the sketch GF!

  15. Such lovely cards!

    Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin and thanks for joining us at Charisma this week too

    Jan xx

  16. Hi Linda!! WOW!! Aren't you a busy girl - two cards this week!! Love that little girl by the mail box. She is just tooo cute and colored so beautifully!! The skunk hair dresser is precious too and you have done a great job with it!! You are really a prolific card maker!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  17. Linda, Your first card using StampsandCreate is very heart warming, the way you did her polkadot socks and skirt :) And for the 2nd card ,as I was telling Sue, You can come Do My Hair Anytime too! - I Trust you to make EXACTLY Like that. LOL! I can really see your inked edges and fabulous color in these shots. Love your style, xox ~Jeni

  18. Fantastic card, love the details. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge this fortnight and good luck.

  19. Wow Linda! You are one busy lady!!! I love the first one with the swirly edge! The sponging on that adds so much! Fabulous coloring!!! The skunk one is adorable.... I would say stinkin cute but it's been used! LOL! love them both!!! Hugs!

  20. Magnifique, Linda!! I love both cards, but that first one is soo precious. For one, your coloring never ceases to amaze me, and that ribbon and bow are absoultely perfect. I want to hire you to do my bows for me. The pearl gems finish this card off perfectly. Thank you for sharing your talent!


  21. Wonderful cards Linda. Love them both, your style is so you, love the colors and coloring. PS. You stay away from my chicky card this week, I don't want them ending up 'sleeping', LOL - you are such a HOOT by Friend. Hugs, Jane

  22. Gorgeous,love your fabulous colouring and the pearls are beautiful!!!
    Hugs xx

  23. Linda, both of these are just fabulous! I really love the little girl and the mailbox. I SO admire your coloring and shading! The ribbons and flower are simply perfect for this too. :) Michelle

  24. How CUTE is this!! FANTASTIC!!
    Thanks for playing along at PIO!

  25. Linda, I love both your cards this week....that skunky hairdo just cracks me up...such a fun image. Your sweet little girl card is awesome...love all the little details you've added to this card...the ribbon, button, pearls and your coloring is always spot on! Just beautiful cards Linda. Fabulous as always!

  26. Hi Linda, How cute are these two cards. The little girl gives another meaning to "You've got mail", and just loved her little classic blazer. Colours are fantastic, as are all the details.
    I wondered if the little skunk had just got herself a "Home Perm", and it made me laugh. Two totally differnt cards, but both are great.
    Luv ya Mum AKA SuperNan.

  27. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  28. Wow Linda - this is lovely! Love the pearl accent on the ribbon. Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  29. SUPER! I just love your card! They are both lovely, but I really love htis little girl satmp and what you have done with her! SHe is gorgeous! I love the DP and that flower is just great! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous works in the future!
    Love your work and your blog so I am now follow'n! Please hop oer and ay hello would love it if you follwed along with me too!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  30. Linda, what an absolutely charming little girl image. What a perfect Valentine. Your dp and embellishments are wonderful! Love your coloring too on your other card. So many challenges too! Way to go!

  31. You overachiever you!! :) Love "BOTH" your cards this week. You are just a card making fool huh? that was meant in a sweet way..LOL Thanks for being you :)

  32. Hi Linda,

    Hope you are doing well. Sorry I don't stop by more often but I thinkI have overcommitted myself lately.

    Your first card is so darling! The little girl image is so charming and you have brought her to life with your coloring. Great job piling it on too. So happy you could join in the fun with the PIO and Creative Card Crew girls this week!


  33. WOW ***claps*** Stunning Linda, sorry i havent been here for a while, i have no internet at home and am now at work (supposed to be working Lol)
    thank you so much for joining us again this week for a sweet stampin challenge
    love emma xxx

  34. 2 wonderful cards!! I just adore the sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us on Stampin for the Weekend this week :)

  35. Hi Linda! I am just in love with that cute little girl by the mailbox. Sooooo sweet!!!! Perfect Valentine card!
    Isn't that Bow Easy the neatest thing???
    Love your skunk too...cute as can be!

  36. 2 great cards! Thanks so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant!

  37. Wow, two for one. First, I love the little girl at the mailbox image. Such a little cutie. Very pretty embellishments and papers too. And the skunks, what a great card for a hairdresser for sure. Both cards are lovely.

  38. 2 gorgeous cards hun I love that hedgehog image :D
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  39. adorable card! i love your pearl accents! Glad you could join us at Frosted Designs!

  40. Your card is gorgeous Linda and such beautiful details. I love your pup Tilly :-)

    Nikki x
    Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

  41. What a beautiful card. That image is wonderful...love the flower!!

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin xx

  42. Lovely Linda, Yes, your card is as lovely as your name. Very cute scene set on the background and love the color scheme, very delightful!!!

  43. Such lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  44. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Wag 'n Whiskers! hugs!

  45. These cards are awesome! But you know I am partial to the Wags 'n Whiskers one (*wink*). Our artist does such an amazing job with these characters!! And you did a fantastic job with coloring her and the whole feel of the card. Thank you for allowing me to be a sponsor this week! Also, thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge! We have a fun and easy one this week...Favorites!!
    Wags 'n Whiskers


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