Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MMSC45 The Doors

Hello everyone - what a busy weke it has been on my Blog!!  It is Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge time and I want to start by saying, it is great to see so many of you playing along - there is so much inspiration out there - we are loving it - THANK YOU!

This week I am using a Darkroom Door set that my DH got me for Christmas, I just love Darkroom Door and the sentiment is a favourite of mine.  I realised when I had finished that I have actually combined both sketches on this card!

I embossed the sentiment with Black embossing powder, then cut the workds out individually sponging them and attaching them to the black CS, as per the sketch.  I added embossed panels and then stamped some of the images with Tim Holtz Distressing kalnut Stain - my favourite!)


Our MMSC44 Gold Star Award goes to...
25. Gry- Beate

Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
2. Ms Plum
59. America

Please grab your awards logos from the side bar and display them proudly

 Our MMSC44 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
Linda B

A BIG Thank You to our sponsors this month, our monthly Sponsor is our very own Priscilla Styles, there is so much to see at her store.

This weeks Sponsor is

Midnight Madness Cruise Blog Candy

Blog Candy will run from now till 4-30-10.
Winner will be announced first week of May.

This candy is to help spread the news about the "Midnight Madness on the High Seas" Cruise in Sept.  Yes, you read it right - the Midnight Madness are hitting the High Seas and we hope you will join us for the fun!! This is NOT a challenge - this is for real!!  For a chance at this candy, please help us spread the word out about this very special event - find out how here!!

I am linking this card to:
Crafty Catz Challenge - Something for the Boys
Crafty 4 Challenges - Masculine Card
Cute Daisy May - Anything Goes
Double Dutch - Boys Only
One Powerful Hour - Luck - I don't believe in luck - I believe that God opens and shuts the doors for us as we allow Him to!
Order of the Opus Gluei - Inspiration - I used the colour of the flowers
Oh-la-la Challenges - Anything Goes
papercutz challenge - Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter Challenge - Anything Goes
Lots to Do - Distressing
Raise the Bar - Green - Embossed panels are recycled
SophistiCat Challenge - New Beginnings - an open door is a new beginning
Gingersnap Creations - Copper, Ginger or Rust
Thank you for visiting today and for your lovely comments - you know you make my day!  I look forward to seeing what YOU do with this weeks sketch!  God bless you!


  1. Really love your use of colours and all the distressing on your card. Thankyou for wonderfull comment in my blog.

  2. Fantastic card Linda. And you managed to link to 12 challenges. WOW. I struggle with two..Loz

  3. Hi Linda,

    Great take on the sketch - love how you've incorporated the brads into your card and the distressing.

    Sharon x

  4. wow hun this is just brilliant love it to bits,hope to get mine done today love the colurs fab layout too hugs cheryl xxxxx

  5. Hi Linda!

    I really love this card. The colors are so great, and your take on both sketches are so clever! THe sentiments is so cool, and I love how you spilt up every word like that.


  6. I love the colors and the embellishments you used. Great interpretation of the inspiration picture. Thank you for playing with us at Opus Gluei.

  7. hello my Lovely Linda! WOW hunny i love this!

    Beautiful distressed vintage style is my fav but i never do it very well. I love the sentiments

    hope you are well, take care
    love emma xxx

  8. Your card is so beautiful, was admiring it this morning on the MM blog. Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.

  9. Oh my goodness Linda this is amazing!!! I love how you used that sentiment to incorporate both sketches!!! Love all the details... the distressing, sponging, everything!!! Gorgeous!!!

  10. Hi Linda
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  11. This is beautiful Linda!! Love how you used the sketch for the sentiment, the shabby chic feel and your awesome details!! Very vintage and gorgeous my friend!

  12. Wonderful card as always, a beautiful set from your hubby, always nice they buy our crafting 'stuff' and that saying is profound, sure am thinking of that!! Great colors and patina on that - beautiful Linda. Have a great day. Hugs, Jane

  13. WOW! Beautiful card and what a great new beginning....open door! I love it. Thank you for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week.
    hugs, Diana

  14. Gorgeous card hunny i love the sentiment too. Thanks for joining the Sophisticats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

  15. Linda, you are just toooooooo clever, both sketches in one!! I had a hard time coming up with one in one. This is a wonderful card!! You are one crafty chick!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  16. What a clever take on the sketch!! Beautiful card, Linda!
    P.S. Thanks for your kind comment on my Princess Tilda card. It is much appreciated.

  17. Awesome card - again :-) How do you find so many challenges??? you amaze me, - if I spent enough time on line to find that many challenges, I would have no time left for crafting or anything else...

  18. This card is so awesome, Linda!! What a wonderful set that your husband got you, and you did an incredible job with it. I love the sentiment too, and the way you put all the details into this. Another source of wonderful inspiration here!!


  19. Linda, your cards always make me smile. What a wonderful sentiment and the dp and layout are perfect for it. :) Michelle

  20. Oh, Linda, I absolutely LOVE this! Such a great quote, and the way you presented it looks fantastic. How cool that you combined both sketches. Thank you for the comments you leave, I love to hear from you, I admire your art so much. Hugs to you!

  21. Hi Linda and welcome to Ooh la la challenge we are very happy to have you join us with such a fabulous card I love the distressed look thank you for sharing it with us

  22. Wow, both sketches on one card and so many challenges...do you sleep?? What wonderful colors, so rich and warm. The matching envelope is another creation in and of itself. Always know I'm going to see something wonderful when I visit. Just a beautiful take on the sketch(s) this week.

    MMSC March Guest

  23. Linda, the wood colors and the doorhinge set is so fun to see! You have expanded your horizons using this set :) I would be at a loss for sure! You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for being your talented self, xox ~Jeni

  24. Linda, you are an amazing lady, look at you utilizing both sketches in one! Your colors are so warm and appealing...totally fabulous what you did with the sentiment and it really does speak to you that way! Way to go talented lady!

  25. Stunning card, so much work has gone into it.
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats this week, hope to see you next week

  26. Whewww made it over here :) so glad I did too..what a wonderful post Linda, thank you for all the extra effort you put in your weekly posts..you are an angel :) Your work just shines with happiness too..You can really tell you enjoy your craft. You have made an awesome matching envy too. They get addicting and it is hard not to make matching envy's once you start..LOL sorry ;) Thanks for all the support.

  27. what a lovely card, love the colours used, thanks for joining in with craftycatz, x carol

  28. This sketch was made for you! Oh my Giddy Aunt! I LOVE how you made the words into the bricks. Outstanding, Linda! I love your creative uniqueness! Your visions (and faces) are beautiful!


  29. Fabulous card Linda, great take on our challenge at Sophisticats this week, thank you so much for playing along, also thank you for sharing with us at CDM this week, Hugs Avril xxx

  30. WOW!!! Linda this is INCREDIBLE!!!! Love how you used the sentiment to make the sketch panels!!! Awesome!!!!

  31. This card is beautiful, love all the colours and the work that has gone into it.

  32. Wow, what a fabulous card and a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at OLL. Hope to see you again. ♥Hugs♥

  33. Linda, I absolutely love your vintage easel card! What a fabulous take on the sketch this week! And so many challenges... Great Job!

  34. Wow this is fantastic. Love the vintage feel and easel style
    love tasha xx

  35. Linda what a journey into amazing craftsmanship and artistry. I am enthralled with all your fabulous details and exquisite elements. I love the look of the hardware on this stunning beauty. So well done and so classic.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  36. A wonderful card, with a fantastic quote
    Thank you so much for joining us on Secret Crafter this week, good luck at winning one of Wendy's new stamps they are gorgeous aren't they?

    Victoria DT Member of Secret Crafter

  37. Welcome to the Opus Gluei and thanks for playing with us there! This is a great card, I love the work you put into it - it shows with the great attention to detail. And talk about multi-tasking! Look at all of the challenges you participated in with this card.

  38. Stunning card! Wonderful details! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge!


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