Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MMSC42 With Love

Hello again what a week it has been, one of the highlights has got to be the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge !!  You know how much I love these challenges - ths particular one I have the honour of using this adorable DIGI from this week's sponsor Teri from Delicious Doodles. 

I had a lot of fun with this sketch and decided to use the same DP for the background and the panels, layering it onto white distressed CS to make it 'pop!'  Some of the panels are lightly sponged as well, I like the effect that is has by leaving some edges unsponged, it adds interest and brings a nice perspective, in my opinion.  Don't you just love those panels, this is one of my favourite sketchs and I know I will be using it again,,,,and again - Priscilla, you have outdone yourself this week my friend - I am loving it!

I have printed the image off twice and coloured it with chalks and a blender pen.  I cut out parts of the image on one of the layers and popped it up on foam dots, not only the rose but SOME of the leaves as well.  This was layered onto heavily textured back DP with some shimmer through it and was finished with red brads.

This last photo is just to show you that I made the rectange with the first image on it slightly smaller than the full image so that some of the leaves were hanging over the edges of the image and when I popped the rose up I didn't cover the whole rose with the foam dots, but added them to the outer edges and used double sided tape at the centre of the rose, near the leaves - so it was popped up at an angle, I used the same process with the leaves and love the effect, it was a little bit fiddlier BUT well worth the effort! 

So there you have it, this card is going to someone very special to me, I hope they like it! 

 Now here is what you are waiting for -  this week's sketch

Don't forget we are offering a CAS style sketch as well, so make sure you check it out here and remember - it is as 'easy as 1-2-3!'  Let's see what you can do!!!

A BIG THANK YOU to our monthly sponsor Cornish Heritage Farms, we are loving using their New Release Stamps and I know you have enjoyed seeing the Design Team projects, you can see all of their 'goodies' here.  Fabulous!

and our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles, I personally have loved using your images Teri - they truly are DELISH!  You are going to want to see more and check them out here.


Coongratulations to our Gold Star Winner:
#103 Sonya Appel
and the Remarkables Winners for MMSC41
#8, Darlene
#25. Gry-Beate
Well done ladies - don't forget to get your blinkie and display it with pride on your Blogs.  We love seeing every card that is entered into the Midnight Madness sketch Challenges, you may not have won an award this week, but be assured we have enjoyed every card and to us, you are all winners, there is so much talent out there, I am inspired by each entry and love all that you 'bring' each week - thank you so much!!  {{{hugs}}}

We are proud to welcome our March Guest Diva - Sue Drees

We look forward to having Sue with us in March, her work is so inspirational!!  If YOU are interested in being a Guest Diva, we would LOVE to hear from you!
Thank you to Cheryl aka Chercroppin' for her beautiful creations during February - we love your work Cheryl and look forward to you joining us each week! {{{hugs}}}

I am linking my card  to the following Challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Spring is in the Air
Stamp Something - A Touch of Sprin
Totally Gorgeous - Flower Power
Creative Card Crew - Get Well Soon - who doesn't love flowers when they are sick!
Pile It On - Get Well Soon - That Rose does the rick again! LOL! 
CuteCardThursday - Metal - Brads
My Time to Craft Challenge - Green Plus One - Red (Black and white are neutrals)

Thank you for stopping by and for being such great players and supporters - you know I love to see you, you brighten my day - I LOVE visitors!!  I hope you are all well!  God bless you


  1. Absolutely stunning - i love single roses on cards like that, and you have excelled yourself here!!

  2. Drop dead gorgeous...Linda!!! Love it!!!

    Thank you for thinking of us and for your kind words!!! God is good and I know everything will be good!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. Absolutely georgeous Linda. Some lucky person will be very happy to receive this masterpiece..Loz

  4. Your card is areal beauty! The way you coloured the rose it almost smells....Thank you for the idea about the cushions, the effect is stunning!

  5. Such a stunning card
    love tasha xx

  6. Linda, this is just great!
    Thanks so much for joining us at MTTC this week!

  7. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! I am so pleased you got to use one of my images for your card today. You have out-done yourself with this card hun - love the layering and all that sponging - you must have been well messy!! LOL
    Thanks for all the compliments, and the plug too, very much appreciated hun.
    Teri xx

  8. Beautiful card, I love the rose! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  9. Hi Linda, fabulous card chuck, that rose is so special!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter

    Mel X

  10. This is gorgeous. It's a fabulous image of the rose and you have coloured it beautifully.A lovely layout too.
    Thank you for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Beryl xx

  11. So, so pretty Linda! You did an awesome job with those greens and that lovely image....all of those layers and beautiful coloring!

  12. Linda, your rose card is fantastic! I just love all of the details. The distressing was perfect for this wonderful card.

  13. This is just beautiful! What a gorgeous piece! Thanks SO much for sharing with us at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  14. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TG
    Love sarah W XXX
    p.s. only 5 days left to enter my first blog candy if you haven't already

  15. Linda ~ This just GORGEOUS!! Right up my alley!! Love that image and how you have colored and layered it!! The rose just pops out from that background!! Beautifully done, Miss Lovely Linda!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  16. wow this is stunning! Love the beautiful colours and the image! The distressed edges are just fab! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

  17. Oh wow this is absolutely stunning!

  18. WOW, Linda, girl, you never cease to amaze me!! This card is so beautiful!! The chalking and the layering....so awesome...your rose looks much better that the one I've received for Valentine's Day last week ;D. Gorgeous!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  19. Love this great project well made, Thanks for joining us at MCFC

    Liz xx

  20. WOWZER!!! Linda, this is sooo amazing!! What a gorgeous take on the sketch this week!! The flower is so pretty popped out like that!! STUNNING!! HUGS

  21. ...Well it's so gorgeous that I forgot to thank you in joining us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! LOL!! I sure enjoy your beautiful creations sweetie and thrilled to have you join us!! HUGS

  22. Great card that rose is beautiful, thanks for joing in at MCFC

    Jackie x

  23. Great post Linda, way to cover those challenges. Your card is so lovely this week and your coloring on that rose is perfect. You are such a joy to have on our team. Thank you for your input with the team activities and your wit and charm are so refreshing. Looking forward to your tutorial this week.

  24. Linda, your rose card is just beautiful! Love the colours you chose and the distressed edges fit so perfectly with the image. Roses really are such special flowers and you have certainly produced a gorgeous creation here. Love it! Thanks so much for always inspiring us.

  25. This is stunning Linda!! I love your rose and your coloring is gorgeous!!! Awesome take on the sketch my friend!! So elegant!!

  26. Linda this is so romantic and complete enchanting. When I look at this, it reminds me of "Beauty and the Beast" for some reason. One of my favorite Disney movies. You have done an outstanding job with the coloring of this rose. Simply spectacular!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  27. Gorgeous Linda! Love all the layers and papers, fab image! Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Stamp Something this week! :)

  28. This is just beautiful, that rose is simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at By the cute and girly this month.

  29. This is beautiful! The way you can use green... I don't have words for it. You have colored the rose perfectly, and it is such a great touch to make it a little bit bigger than the one below. I have never tought about leaving some egdes undestressed - it looks very good. Thanks for the tips, I will have to try that one day.

    I hope you are doing good, and that your daugther is doing better.

    Warm hugs to the both of you from a very, very cold Norway ;o)

  30. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!

  31. What a treat. I love the chalking, the layering the the over-hangs. Linda, I think YOU outdid yourself. Just breathtaking - thank you. Blessins, Jane

  32. Simply gorgeous Linda! What can I say? Your coloring is soooo pretty! Love the rose image! Way to go my friend!!!

  33. Love how this turned out! The idea of using the same dp on all of the panels is great. Your coloring of the rose is gorgeous, Linda!

  34. This is so beautiful! I love the way you colored this image. I think one of my favorite things about your creations is your amazing coloring. The sponging and black paper really adds to the feel of this too. What a great job from you as always!


  35. Wonderful flower, Linda! What great work this week, flowers are always a strong point with you, Thanks for being a wonderful talent, xox ~Jeni

  36. Hello, Lovely Linda!

    This is my first visit to your blog. I just LOVE it! Oh, your rose is just DELIGHTFUL! I think your COLORING and your LAYERING are done so well, it made me stop thinking about how you accomplished it, and just took a moment to "take it in." Your SHADING and all of the colors together make a POWERFUL statement! I love the darkness under the rose. I think it makes the rose stand out even more. The WONDERFUL DETAILS on your leaves are just BEAUTIFUL and you even gave the stem a bit of LOVE, too. I am sure the recipient will CHERISH this card for the rest of their time.

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

    p.s. I was so EXCITED about your INCREDIBLE card that I almost forgot to mention how FABULOUSLY the card fits the MMSC#42 sketch...and it is a very INTERESTING one at that! Congratulations!

  37. Linda, that card is absolutely STUNNING. That rose almost comes off the page and it is colored to perfection. Beautiful job!!!!!

  38. Fabby card, that rose is gorgeous, love your colour scheme, thanks for playing at MCFC, lovbe Steph

  39. beautiful card! thanks for joining us at PIO!

  40. WOW, how fantastic is this, love the vibrant colours, the rose is amazing...

    Thanks for joining us at MCFC.
    Hugs Angel

  41. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.
    Lora x

  42. the flowers look so real! Lovely job on thisThank you for joining us at TG this week!

  43. A very pretty card a lot of work has gone into it. I like the strong colours you have used and the red rose is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  44. Linda, I'm in love with this card. I love the deep greens and layers, layers, and more layers! Your rose is colored to perfection and of course I just love your style. :) Michelle

  45. This is beautiful. I love the way you colored the image Linda..Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight and Flourishes...Your creations are always inspiring...

  46. Well, Miss Linda, a special card for a special friend.....who wouldn't love receiving this beautiful rose. Love how you used the same papers for the background, just comes off so classy! That flower turned out so nice and I like how the leaves hang over the edge of the frame like that too. Wonderful creation as always and a delight to come see what you are creating.

  47. This is stunning Linda. I really love it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at TG.

    Kat x

    ps I have blog candy!

  48. Stunning card! Gorgeous colors and beautiful cutting work.
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On and By The Cute and Girly!

  49. Elegant and pretty card Linda. Love the distressing you did around the frame and the rose is beautiful!

  50. This is really a work of art, Linda! That rose is absolutely gorgeous. Great job on al the challenges! So happy you could join in the fun with Creative Card Crew and Pile it On this week.

  51. Hi Linda! Beautiful job coloring Sue's rose! Just gorgeous! Beautiful take on the sketch this week too. Your work is always an inspiration to me!

  52. Rose's are my favorite! I love your take on the sketch... and I agree, this was a beauty this week! Beautiful card!
    Hugs Sista!

  53. This is absolutely gorgeous Linda, the rose image is beautiful as is the colours and paper.

    Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.


    Joanne xx

  54. Gorgeous, Linda! Your coloring is just stunning and your cut work detailing beautiful! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!


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