Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MMSC41 He is not Here!

Wahoo!!! It is lovely having you visit and you are just in time for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - comes around quickly doesn't it! It has been great seeing all of your cards, you are all so talented and I love visiting you each week and being inspired.  Thank you for your comments and support to me here each week - you certainly make my day, I love to see you! 

This week I have two card to show you, the first one I have the honour of using this gorgeous set from our Monthly Sponsor Cornish Heritage Farms called 'The Glory of Easter'  What a fabulous set, these stamps are such a pleasure to use, they ink up so well.

 I have stamped the image onto some sky DP and then paper pieced the 'tomb' on some paper resembling rocks.  The stone is backed with some thick CS to make it pop up a bit.  I had a bit of a chuckle when I went to stick the stone onto the image - I couldn't find it...but then I realised it couldn't keep HIM in anyway! LOL!  But as you can see, it did turn up and is now firmly in place!

The panels either side are distressed stripes - how appropriate with this Easter image - 'by His stripes' we are healed.....yes, they have been inked and attached with tarnished eyelets,  The photo corners have been added with brads.

I love this sentiment and used my Ticketed Punch (that my DH hunted 4-EVA to find me last year) and inked around it in Distressing Ink - you probably know this, but just incase I will tell you - I ink almost everything in Distressing Ink - I always have 'inky fungers!'

Now to show you this weeks sketch - this is a great one to work with and you choose this one or the CAS version here.

My second card is quite different, more 'whimsical' I love the fact that the same sketch can look so different depending on the image and youre creativity.  this darling little 'Eris the Elephant' ( well, maybe not so little IRL) is from our weekly sponsor this week, Angela at Sew Many Cards - Eris is just adorable and won my heart from the first clink on the site.

I have coloured her with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen, cut her out and popped her up on foam dots. The side panels are NOT INKED (imagine that!! LOL!) but are layered onto black CS, as is the main DP.

I have added ribbon and the gorgeous flowers that were sent to me by Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz) who keep me supplied with the white flowers - thank my friend - you keep me going! LOL!  I have added pearls either side to give the impression of corners!

Here in Australia we just LOVE baby elephants right now, we have had 2 babies born in our zoos in the last year - the lates addition is a little girl born earlier this year - awww - they are so adorable and we eagerly watch any footage of them we can - they bring our house to a stand still and to absolute silence - which is a MAJOR achievement at the best of times!

I am entering this darling girl in the:
Stamp Something Challenge - Something Cute
Tanda Teaser - Quick and Cute

A big thank you to our sponsors, our Monthly Sponsor as I have mentioned previously is Cornish Heritage Farms, who have been so very generous to the Design Team AND the monthly winner - you only have to play to be in the draw for them!

and our weekly sponsor Angela from Sew Many Cards - be prepared to be delighted as you look through her images - adorable!!

The Gold Star Winner is:
#86 Holly Miller

The MM Remarkables are:
#56 America
#73 Tracy
#88 Darsie
#93 Nancy

Congratulations girls, don't forget to grab your badge and display it with pride!

Thank you for looking and for taking the time to make those lovely comments, I do read and appreciate each one!  Now, make sure you pop across to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge  and remember it is 'as Easy as 1-2-3!'  I look forward to visiting YOU and seeing your gorgeous work - you inspire me!  God bless you!


  1. Both cards are fantastic Linda and completely different..Loz

  2. Those are wonderful works of art. the Easter card really captures the meaning of Easter, and I just love the wee elephant and all her bling. Well done my friend.

  3. Wow Linda both of your cards are so wonderful! Love both of them. One is so vintage and the other so whimsical! Great Cards this week!

  4. Hi Linda,

    Both cards are lovely, amazing how one sketch can be done by the person is two so very different ways! I love that gorgeous Elephant!
    Thanks for the inspiration - I'm off to see the other DT cards before I try the sketch myself!

    Sharon x

  5. You baby elephant card is fantastic! So adorable. I love the colors.
    Your other card has a great rustic feel to it. That is very cool!

    You never stop to amaze me!


  6. Two completely different, yet equally gorgeous cards Linda!!! Love how you created the first one and your story made me smile! :) The second is totally adorable!!! :)

  7. It's beautiful Linda....and oh so true! : )

    Love your distressing...it truly is remarkable!

  8. Awwwee, I love what you did with Eris. It almost looks like she is sitting on a nice soft bed! And I love the rustic feel of your first one and how it just gives the true feel of Easter.


  9. Linda doing the two different cards has showcased your true creative talent. It reflects the ability to be able to present with any images and is truly a gift. They are both so different, yet both equally as stunning and gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  10. Linda, Linda, Linda, girl, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!! I love the first one..what an awesome Easter card that will be and the second...so very cute. And yur embellishments fabulous!!! Love them both...and yes, my friend, I will keep you supplied ;D;D;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  11. Gorgeous cards Linda,love the rustic feel to the first and the softness to the second!!! So very different,but both fantastic!!
    Hugs xx

  12. Linda ~ WOW!! Both cards are just wonderful!! You are so good at embellishments - all those corners on both cards are lovely!! Just two beautiful, beautiful cards. Love the images on both!! That Easter scene is awesome and that little elephant is just the cutest!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  13. Two cards for us? Both very different styles, I love to mix things up. He is not Here, love the distressing on this card and the Elephant one, very cute, love the coloring, flowers and pearls. Thanks you so much, Linda. Hugs, Jane

  14. Hi Linda! Easter is my favorite holiday, I adore your card. The sentiment is the best, give Ron another big hug for finding it! Your little elephant is so sweet, love the coloring. Hugs, Lori

  15. Hey Linda, you are a busy girl.. making two cards this week..were do you get off? LOL I am going to have to start paying you for overtime..LOL no, I think I would just double your salary :) hahahhah!!! Thanks for being on our team..your the best :)

  16. You certainly do amaze me my friend! I am lucky to get one card in on time, and you have been doing two...and top quality to boot. The first one has my jaw to the floor. How realistic. A true work of art. I would adore a card like this for Easter. You have some lucky friends and family! I have a friend that would trample a crowd to get to that elephant card. She is an avid collector, and that is just adorable. I LOVE the pearls. You put all kinds of inspiration out there. How lucky I am to be on this team with you. Thanks for sharing!!


  17. I love your versatility Linda. You go from softly soulful and elegant to bright and playful all in the blink of an eye! Thanks so much for always being a bright light in my day with your constant inspiration. :) Michelle

  18. Both of your cards are stunning, but the whimsical elephant is over the top gorgeous.
    Fantastic job on both cards, Linda.

  19. Hi Linda, the versatility that you show with your different styles is amazing, and there is always lots to look at. What a clever daughter I have, and I would love to come and "play" cards with you. Love from Mum/Lesley AKA Supernan

  20. Oh my goodness, busy lady, you! Both cards are so beautiful and so different, I love that! The Easter card is wonderful. Love all the distressing and the brads, fit the image to perfections! And Eris, what can I say, he is adorable and your card is so pretty with the light pretty colors and embellishments, makes you happy just to see him highlighted front and center. Love your work.....just beautiful.

  21. Your cards are beautiful! I really like the first one. The way you have laid out the card and the colors are fabulous. the 2nd one is really cute and fun. Great job coloring.


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