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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MMSC47 Beaded Beauties

A big THANK YOU to all of you who have visited me during the past week.  I am thrilled today to be bringing you the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, which is an event in itself, but this week is special for me as I got to use some of Pricilla's very own digi's and aren't they divine!!


 Even better as Priscilla is the Bonus Weekly Sponsor for this week and we used her Envelope Kits - these are fabulous and so-o-o easy to use!  I love working with digi's - these ones inparticular were so easy to use and worked beautifully with this weeks sketch!  I photocopied the Beaded Floursih directly onto my DP and added some Nail Bling.


The birds were also photocopied onto the same DP!  I then shaded them with Chalks and added some Kindy Glitz for that little bit 'o Shimmer!!  Once agin I made an easel card - they are just gorgeous and so easy to make - have you guessed, I am into 'easy' my DH says I say that about everything! LOL!


Now it is your turn - here is this weeks sketch - I can't wait to see what you do with it - there is a CAS version over that the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - remember, it is as 'easy as 1-2-3'


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Our MMSC46 Gold Star Award goes to...
#70 Susan Killiman

Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...

#24 Guro
#34 Chelsea
A BIG Thank you to our Monthly Sponsor

who also happens to be our MMSC47 Weekly Bonus Sponsor.  Make sure you check out the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for details of Priscilla's great STORE giveway - there are so many opportunities to win on the MMSC - what are you waiting for!?!? LOL!

Design Team Update

As you may have read on the MMSC two of our lovely ladies will be leaving the group to peruse other avenues. Sue and Jane, and I would have to agree with Priscilla, it has been such an honour getting to know you, I would have said working together, but we do so much more than that - you girls are FABULOUS and it is with very mixed feelings for the whole DT that this is your last challenge as one of our MMDT members. You will always be one of the “Original” Midnight Madness Team members and a huge part in its development.  We wish you all the best and know that you are just a 'comment' away - we...brace yourselves girls, I can feel the 'L' word coming on...we love you girls and will be keeping an eye on you!!  God bless you my Blogging Sistah's - you are the best!   We don't say goodbye in our house, we say 'I'll see you when I'm looking at you!!

Now that being said, we have been working hard picking out our newest DT members. Thank you to all of you who sent in applications. Next week we will reveal the first two of our New Design Team members. We plan on adding a few more “3 month termers” over the next few weeks and we are very excited about bringing some new talent to our challenges. A BIG thank you to our March Diva, Sue Drees. She is just awesome and we really loved having you as part of the Team - you are a blessing Sue!.

Don't forget to check out the 'Madness on the High Seas' Cruise - what an opportunity to meet some of the Design Team and have some FUN!!  Check it out here.


I am linking this card to:
By the cute and Girly - Spring is in the Air
The Corrosive Challenge - Spring/Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Dimension
Gingersnap Creations - Reasons to Celebrate in April - Spring
Hand Full of Stamps - You're so Sweet - Birds are so-o-o sweet!
If the Shoe Fits - Recycled - my DP is recycled
Magical Craft Challenge - Spring/Easter
Little Red Wagon - Inspiration Photo - The blue inspired me
Pile It On - Animal Riffic
Crafty Ann's - For someone who is special
Your Next Stamp - Distressing
Charisma Cards - Spring has Sprung
Sisterhood of Scrap - Use your Scraps
The Pink Elephant - Add Green to your Colours - touches of green on the birds wings

Thank you for staying with me through this longer post - I do appreciate it - there is so much happening at the moment and I don't want you to miss ANY of it!  Make sure you pop on over to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and play along!  I would love to come and see your creations!!!  God bless you all!
{{{hugs}}}

52 comments:

  1. Oooh lucky special person, this is brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's. Hugs x

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  2. OMG, Linda. I love this card. The wood paper and the image goes so well together. Just love it!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  3. oh this is just stunning hun super detail and the images are just perfection hugs cheryl xxx

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  4. Absolutely stunning Linda! Thank you for bringing it to Crafty Ann's and sharing it with us.
    Ann x

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  5. Gorgeous - Gorgeous - absolutely love it hun! Love all the distressing, and the laces detail. Yummy.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  6. Wow Linda, stunning stunning work girl. The whole look of these are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.
    Pinky

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  7. Absolutely divine Linda! Love these birds and your envie is yummy! Thanks so much for all the inspiration you give time after time!!!

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  8. This is gorgeous Linda!! Love those birds!! You coloring with chalks and the sparkle rocks my friend!! I love the vintage flair of your creation with all the awesome details!! Stunning use of the sketch, envi template, and Priscilla's digis gf!! Now I need to get more kleenex not only for my stuffed up head from this flu but from all the tears after reading your post.

    big hugs to you dear friend,
    Chris

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  9. What a stunning easel card! I love the birds and the magical feel to it all! Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge at Cupcake this week!
    Shelly ;)

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  10. Linda this is such a gorgeous card. I have never thought of photocopying digi's directly onto the coordinating papers! What a wonderful idea. You have done Priscilla's digis proud. What a phenominal take on the sketch this week!
    Denise

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  11. Beautiful card the birds are very nicly coloured

    Love Dawn xx

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  12. So beautiful Linda. I love the colours and the birds are fantastic. Great sketch this week...Loz

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  13. Such beautiful colors and love the birds Linda. Great sketch this week..Hugs..Loz

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  14. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, just love it.

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  15. What elegant cards. I love them. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

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  16. Hello Lovely Linda~

    What a fabulous card! I love the two birds together! I immediately think of the Holy Spirit when I see birds similar to doves. I am crazy about the green on the wings...and the shimmery look they have! The dp is gorgeous!! I love how much you love easel cards!! The bottom portion gets just as much love and attention to it as the top portion. Beautiful!

    He IS Able! If I do not get a chance before then...Have a blessed Easter! I also love how you take the chance to share your love for our Lord any chance you are given. I am so blessed to know you as my Sister in Christ. Thank you.

    His,
    Traci S.

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  17. Hey Linda, you did a marvelous job with Priscilla's bird digi. It looks pretty enough to frame. I like the sparkle and shine on the wings of the bird. You also did a fabulous job with the envelope kit. Thank you for always inspiring me and keeping your designs so fresh and innovative.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

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  18. Linda, I don't like green normally but I love this card. You have put a lot of love and attention into it. Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  19. WOW. Fantastic card.Love what you've done with the birds and of course the colorscheme is georgeous. Happy Easter

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  20. Wow - a fantastic creation. Love the design and those doves are gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's challenge.
    Beryl xx

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  21. Absolutely beautiful - love your colours and those birds are just awesome!!

    Blessings
    M

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  22. Pretty card!Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

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  23. Indeed those are divine digi's and you bring them to life my friend. Wonderful card and creativity and envie. Thank you so, you are a very lovely Linda, now I know how you got your name. I won't say good bye either but- I'll see ya when I looking at ya. Hugs to you~Jane

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  24. Linda, this is just magical! I love the birds printed onto that pretty dp! :) Michelle

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  25. What a magical card Linda. :) You have such a way with everything you touch my friend. Beautiful dp and that gold lacing is perfect with it. Hugs, Michelle

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  26. Awwww Linda, you have really our done yourself on this weeks card and envy. Wowzer..you have brought a tear to my eye. It is so cool to see your one image brought to life by someone elses hand. You did an outstanding job with this whole post. It was very moving and I am procrastinating commenting on Sue and Janes posts...boo hoo :( Thank you again Linda, your are and exceptional talent.
    Priscilla

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  27. OmG....this is stunning. I so love the birds and the layout is fantastic.

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  28. Wow such a beautiful card, gorgeous colours and details.
    Thank you for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

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  29. WOW this is stunning Linda, wonderful detail.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft and Magical Crafts.

    Hugs

    Joanne xx

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  30. This is just stunning, Linda!! You have outdone yourself with Priscilla's digi. You even made her cry ;) I love all of the detail that you always add and the way that you amazingly color all of your images. I hope I can make my digis from her look as divine!

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  31. Hi Linda, what a beautiful easel card. The image is gorgeous and the distressed/vintage feel is perfect. Gorgeous shimmer and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  32. Your card is gorgeous I love the birds and all the detail you have included
    Thanks for joining in at MCFC

    Jackie x

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  33. ooh..this is gorgeous! Wonderful papers and those birds are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts this time.
    Hugs, Donna x

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  34. Oh my Linda this is stunning work I just so admire your talent and creativity the design, colour and images are simply wonderful thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  35. hi Linda, well its taken me a while but i got here eventually! lol

    I hope you are ok!

    Hunny your card is simply divine, i mean WOW! Im going to check out Priscilla's digi's
    thank you so much for joining us this week at Pollycrafts, i hope to see you again soon
    love emma xxx

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  36. You have done Priscilla's Digi Set such justice! It's so beautiful, you really know how to color birds :) The box decoration is equally scintillating, smashing job on the easel card inside too, xox ~Jeni

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  37. love your card. The colors the look the whole thing. It almost looks like you colored/stamped on veneer pieces. Gorgeous.

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  38. WOW!! I am glad there is a little room at the bottom of all these comments for me. This card is just INCREDIBLE!! Beautiful papers and embellishments!! Your birds are STUNNING, I love your colors and your envelope is BEAUTIFUL!! What a WONDERFUL gift for some lucky person!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

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  39. WOW, this is so gorgeous! What a beautiful card you created with the digis. Love how you copied them right onto your dp. The green on the birds wings absolutely catches the eye right away! I had a great time with you ladies, and I think I would call you the glue that holds them all together and gets them going. I enjoyed the banter back and forth between all of you. I'm sorry things are changing and Sue and Jane are leaving and everyone is sad.

    LLLLLLLLLLove
    Sue

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  40. I seen this sketch over at Midnight Madness, love it. You did a gorgeous job. Love that you weren't afraid to print that digi on DP, and your birds are so beautiful!

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  41. Pretty! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

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  42. wow, this is stunning! very creative how u designed this one! thanks for joining us at the shoe this week!

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  43. Great project!!!

    Thanks for participating in the Sisterhood of Scrap challenge!!! BE sure to check out the new challenge posted Monday!!!

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  44. Absolutely stunning card! Glad that you enjoyed our Reasons to Stamp article on Gingersnap Creations. Next month, we will be adding a spot for readers to link their creations.

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  45. Oh my goodness, Linda this is totally amazing!
    Such gorgeous papers - I adore the flourish and the birds are beautiful.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Irene(GD)

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  46. Hi Linda!

    You know, you are like King Midas - everything you thouch turns into gold! Ok, maybe not gold, but it sure turns into beauty!

    Hugs
    Gunn

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  47. I just LOVE your card (and envelope) Linda!
    Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge.

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  48. Linda, sorry for the lateness of my comment but this card using Priscilla's digi is absolutely divine! Love the colors, the distressed appeal and everything about it! Stunning creation as always my friend!
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    XXX

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  49. I "L"ove you too Linda! LOL! It's been a BIG SMILEY FACE playing along side of you at MM. You are the center of the fun! I will always remember and treasure knowing the Blue Linda is preserved in it's special place. hehe!

    Your take on Priscilla's digi's are amazing. Beautiful job on the sketch too! Your work is always sooo amazingly creative. You are Top Notch, girl!

    HUGS
    Sue

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  50. I really like this card, just stunning!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
    Trish

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Thank you for your comment, I read and appreciate each one - you make my day! {{hugs}}}