Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MMSC46 Sweet Dreams

Hello everyone, are you ready for this weeks  Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!?!  We have been loving having so many of you playing and being able to visit your blogs, you are all amazing!!   How about all of the 'goings on' last week - well, stay tuned as there is never a dull moment here, but first, my card!

I am using this adorable image 'Jenna' from D'Amour Allure, this weeks sponsor.- Janna has been such a delight to work with.  As I coloured her I could see it was going to be an easy card to make - you know how it is - some just come together almost by themselves.  I decided on a pink, black and white colour combination, keeping it feminine and incorporating the black with the night sky!  The image  is popped up on foam dots.     

This gorgeous pearl swirl is also from D'Amour Allure- it is the first time I have used them and love how they look, a little bit fiddly but I am sure it gets easier the more you use them.  I attached the pearl across the various layers and they bring it all together in that corner!

Of course I had to make an easel card - I am right into them at the moment and love the way they for beautifully into the envelopes made with Priscilla's envelope kit!. 

I love using the kit from 'priscillastyles' STORE, and feel that they take the card to another level, it has been a pleasure giving my cards to friends when they come in these gorgeous envelopes - thank you Priscilla for letting us showcase them this month - I have loved you being the monthly sponsor, it has been so much fun - and YOU can win an amazing March Monthly PRIZE from "priscillasytles" STORE just by playing along with the MMSC this month!!

As you can see you can decorate these envelopes anyway you like and you can see from the photo that they have depth and hold those gorgeous 3D 'works of the heart,' you have worked so hard on, so beautifully - no crushed cards now!! LOL!
Now for this weeks sketch - you can check here for our CAS version - it is as easy as 1-2-3

Thanks to our weekly sponsor:

and to our bonus sponsor:


Our MMSC45 Gold Star Award goes to...
#62. Anne Ryan
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
#9. Linda W.
#18. Anne2411

Please grab your awards logos from the side bar and display them proudly!!
Midnight Madness on the High Seas
September 9 to 13

Yes it is 'full steam ahead' with the Midnight Madness of the High Seas Cruise - you can find out all of the details HERE - don't miss out!!

I am linking this to:
Your Next Stamp - Distressing
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbons
Stamp Something - Distressing
Saturday Spotlight - Birthday Card - This was my DD1's birthday card
S2G Challenges - Spring with pastels - I have used pink (black is a neutral)
Practical Scrappers - Use Something you have had for over 1yr - the brad
My Time to Craft - Lovely Lace
Magical Crafts - Spring
Hand Full of Stamps - Remove the dust - brad
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Colour Inspiration
Creative Card Crew - Going Dotty
Crafty Catz - Spring
Challenge Up Your Life - Flower - on envelope

Thank you for visiting today - I love knowing that you have been, your comments are always so encouraging, you make blogging such a fun thing to do - you are 'feeding my addiction' and I am LOVING IT!!  LOL!  God bless you!!


  1. So beautiful Linda. And the envelope is the perfect finishing touch..Loz

  2. what a beautiful card! she looks so very content gazing off with her dreams to keep her company! thank you for playing with us at S2G! :)

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

  4. A real beauty! Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week!

  5. Hi Linda, lovely card, Jenna is so cute, your colour scheme is so pretty, thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

  6. Wow Linda! This is stunning! LOVE the color combo and your image is adorable! You did a fantastic job with the envie too!!! Beautiful!!!

  7. I love the pink mixed with black, this is just gorgeous Thanks for playing Twisted Thursday!

  8. what a beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday Challenge.

  9. wow linda hun this is just so beautiful just waiting on a few things to arrive before I get my card done but yours hun stunning hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  10. Linda what a beautiful card! I just love to see the same image done so differently by each designer! Wow what a lovely job you did on this wonderful easel card! Truly inspiring!

  11. Oh wow!! What a really gorgeous card Linda!!! I think the image is just darling!! You've done such a gorgeous job with this hun!! LOVE the extra touches with this sketch!! SO STUNNING!! And thanks for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week sweetie!! HUGS

  12. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at S2G, hope to see you in future challenges.

  13. What a gorgeous card! I love the layers and details!
    Thanks for joining us at S2G!

  14. What an adorable card. She looks so peaceful sitting there staring at the moon. What a darling little girl. I love the colorcombo and that big pearl on the bottom half of the card. Your coloring is fantastic as always, I really like how you have made the light from the moon shine in her hair.

    Have a nice day!


  15. Oh how cute Linda!! Just love the sweet image and your colors. The pink, black and white with the polka dots is striking!! The pearls and dimension are the perfect touch!! Gorgeous set and take on the sketch my friend!

  16. Great projects! Love your color choices and PPs! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!

  17. A super card. Thanks for joining us at TG
    Love sarah XXX

  18. A beautiful Spring card your image is adorable love the colour combo. Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  19. Linda this is just darling. What a great color combo, I just love the pink. This image is just as sweet and adorable as it can be. It just touches my heart. Just wonderful.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  20. So pretty Linda!! Wonderful combination of colors and prints!! I'm so happy you joined us at Crafty Creations challenges!!

  21. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

    Peace & Luv,

  22. What a beautiful easel card! I love the evening feel of this and the dots are very cool for this image. I am a huge fan of the pearl flourishes too. Just love the whole thing, and the envelope is just gorgeous!!!

    Hugs my friend,


  23. Striking! I love the bold color combo and the image is just darling! I love all of the detail work you've done! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something and Creative Card Crew!

    Janna :)

  24. Okay, I don't have any words to say on your card, you left me speechless and I always got something to say!!! Colors are great- Easel-envelope and how you decorated that - should I go on!! You must of had a vision with this card!! TFS. Hugs, Jane

  25. Sorry, I didn't have time to read your post, but wanted to leave a little love...This card and envelope are adorable, so pretty!

  26. A very sweet card!!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Shirley's 2 Girls!!!

  27. There's nothing left for me to say.... and yes, you deserve every compliment :-)

  28. Gorgeous. I love the card, the colors are stunning and I HEART that bling! Great job and thank you for playing at Practical Scrappers!

  29. Linda, I love your wonderful little star gazer. She is deep in thought of wonderful things. Lovely papers and embellishments on the beautiful card.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  30. Just beautiful Linda! Love the pretty papers and that layout and of course the image. Beautifully colored and the 3d element is great! Hope you are doing well. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you back again. :)

  31. Wow really Nice little project toomust try it
    Thanks for joining MCFC this fortninght Good luck

    Liz xx

  32. Wow this is gorgeous and elegant, love pink and black together

    Thanks for playing along with Shirleys2Girls at Twisted Thursday hope you join us again this week


  33. Jenna is just so pretty in pinks and black! That color combo is always a winner. The papers, embellies and details are all just stunning. :) Your cards are always so wonderful! Michelle

  34. Love those pearls ... gorgeous card.

  35. I love Jenna done with that color combo! What beautiful papers and that pearl swirl in the corner....Wow, have to have some of them! I loved seeing this stamp done by three of us, it's always fun to see how everyone sees the image through their eyes. Your envelope is a stunner! I am also loving these envelope templates, and they make such a nice presentation. When you give someone a beautiful set like this one, they sure know you care. Just lovely, Linda!!!


  36. Linda, this is definately one of my favs of yours...that color combo is really strickingly beautiful! I love this easel card with all the bling and femininity, the dp, pearls and lace. Another stunning creation from you!

  37. gorgeous work...love your easel card! thanks for joining us at Jacksonbelle!

  38. What a stunning card, Linda!! Absolutely love this image and you presented her beautifully.

  39. Pretty easel card Linda. Cute coloring and layering job on the image and those beads/pearls are totally awesome!!! A fun layout of this sketch :o)

  40. Oh my word Girl this is STUNNINg, LOVE LOVE these colors and this beautiful image and design!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

  41. Linda, Jenna is just shining in the moonlight! I love how your made her surrounds dark and her outfit pink :) I was going to use that same ribbon on the right hand side too until I found a bigger ribbon! hehe That would have been fun coincidence if I stuck to my old ribbon ! Thanks for showing off this stamp beautifully, xox ~Jeni

  42. Hi Linda, awwww what a cutie pie this card is..love the softness of the pink with the contrast of the black..It looks great. LOVE the envy too..thanks for making my kits look so great :) Great post, you are the best. I will be playing catch up, but hope to get by all your newer posts if I can. Sorry for that late commenting…family is feeling much better and Phoebe’s birthday was a blast. Thanks for holding down the fort and I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

  43. Wow great card beautiful colours

    thanks for joining MCFC
    liz x

  44. Totally gorgeous - love all the different 'bellies! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp!

  45. Another wonderful creation!!! You inspire me!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS again.


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