Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MMSC50 Sweet Thing

Hello everyone - it is time for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - who enjoyed last weeks sketch - wasn't it fun - I loved coming and seeing all of your cards - there was such a variety - you are all so creative. 

This week I have used an image from our monthly sponsor Sunflowers & Dragonflies - haven't the cupcakes that the girls are doing YUMBLY - I love the way we all create so differently - I have decided to make this sketch a fun one and went for this gorgeous Basic Grey DP that I won in a Blog Candy - it is so delish!

The cupcake is coloured with....yes...Chalks and a Blender Pen, with the roses popped up on foam dots and Kindy Glitz added for a touch of shimmer!  It is layered onto an embossed circle....I ran off some of these when I borrowed my friend Hannah's (aka bubblefrog) embossing folders while she was away - thanks Hannah -  I embossed for hours at a time  - my hands have never been the same!  LOL!   Instead of a circle at the side I used the SU punch (not sure of the name of it) and added a row of mini pearls and some paper piercing.

I used buttons and circles, it all seemed to work well with the DP....I really had to think about these circles I wanted to stay true to the sketch but using just circles made it look so crowded with the busy DP - at one stage I nearly stopped and started again, but the buttons brought it all together - in my opinion. 

For the lower embellishments I used more buttons and a SU sentiment which is layered onto CS circles and has a button in the middle - I love buttons on cards - don't use them much but LOVE them!

Now here is what you have been waiting for - this weeks sketch

don't forget we are now offering a CAS sketch as well - you can check it out here - it is as 'easy as 1-2-3'

Before we go any further I would like to take this opportunity to welcome 2 fabulous new Guest Designers to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Team and they are:


We are excited to be working with both of these ladies and know that you are going to be both amazed and inspired by their creativity!!

A big thank you to our monthy sponsor


 our weekly Bonus Sponsor

Gurlee Girl

Congratulations to our MMSC49 Gold Star winner
#28 America

and the MMSC49 Remarkables
#1 Loz
#26 pam124
#29 Jorunn
#36 Holly Miller

Make sure you grab those blinkies and post them on your Blogs

I am linking this to:
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie
Creative Card Crew -Happy Birthday
Stamp Something - Something Layered
Other Lovelies - Embellishments
Cute Card Thursday - Touch Feely
Meljens Designs  - 3D Touches
Little Red Wagon - Dry Embossing
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Belli Challenge - Die Cut Shapes
Pile It On - Spring is Finally here
The Crazy Challenge - Don't Call me Flat
Simple Doodles - Inspire Others

Thank you for coming by and for your comments, I really enjoy reading them, you make may day!  I hope you are having a great week, especially as it has just started! LOL!  God bless you!


  1. Linda, this is one gorgeous card. Love the cupcake stamp. I even had to buy some after I saw you use one of them last time!! Like the sketch - hope I get the time to try it!!

    Sharon x

  2. Linda this looks good enough to eat :-)!! Love all your circles - I was starting to see spots!

  3. Goodmorning Linda! What a yummy cupcake! I would not mind having that for breakfast *LOL*

    It is amazing how you made that cupcake stand out from that busy DP. Nice job!

    Thank you so much for having me on the team. I am really looking forward to this!

    Have a great day!


  4. This is gorgeous Linda!! I just love your yummy cupcake!! The stunning coloring and sparkle is so inviting!! There is so much texture and gorgeousness to your take on the sketch!! Love your use of the tab punch!! Stunning colors and design my friend!! My you have a blessed day!! Thanks for all your inspiration.
    blessings and hugs,

  5. wow this is beautiful... your 3D is awesome :)

    Thank you for joining the MelJen's designs challenge this week. Good luck!

    Hugs x

  6. Twice in one week - I feel so priveleged! Another absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks again for playing along with other-lovelies!

  7. So YUMMY Linda. Love all the colours and detail..Loz

  8. Wow Linda what a cute card. Love the sponging on the edges and of course that YUMBLY image! Just lovely!

  9. what a fabulous cup cake and such pretty embellishments. thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  10. Your card is just DARLING! I LOVE it!!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!

  11. Linda, this is just a YUMBLY looking cupcake!! I just am in love with all those wonderful looking cupcakes from Sunflowers & Dragonflies. I bet the cupcake flavor is lime or maybe pistachio!! AWESOME colors and coloring!! Love all the sparkle and shine!! WONDERFULLY embellished!! All your circles work together just perfectly!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  12. well you rocked one tough sketch girl!! Thanks for joining us on Simple Doodles

  13. Love how you popped up some elements and the coloring is amazing! Need a few extra buttons? LOL, looks great!

  14. Linda this is absolutely yummy and as close to the real thing as I am going to get for the next few weeks...lol I almost licked the computer screen!!! Trying to lose a few pounds here. Love your colors and embossing. How clever to use buttons for the circles for the sketch element. Great work my BFF!!!
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  15. This is so beautiful and yes, delicious in your own right. I love your style of creating, and your fun and lovely details make this very sweet and special. Always inspiring to visit you! Thank you for sharing!


  16. Oooh Linda this is gorgeous!!! Love this luscious cupcake and the colours are beautiful!!!

  17. Linda you really made this cupcake look tasty! I'm SO trying to stay away from sweets right now, but this beauty is truly testing my will power! Super job on this week's sketch... again. :) Michelle

  18. What can I say , this looks good enough to eat. Your post and cards are always so polished and perfect. You really do love creating..it just shines from your work and you!!! You are such a pleasure to work with and I gain inspiration from you each and every day. Thank you Linda :)

  19. WOW this is AWESOME!!!! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's design. Good Luck

  20. So good to see my good friend Linda taking part in our Belli Challenge this week with this beautiful card. I love that pretty dp and what a gorgeous, yummy cupcake!! Thanks for joining us this week!!

  21. Beautiful shading on this yummy cupcake and it really pops against the cheery green background! Fun technique to repeat the dots; it looks like a candy shop!!

  22. What a FUN card! I love the layout and all the awesome 3-D elements!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
    ♥Dee (Spryte)♥

  23. Beautiful! I love this color combination! Thanks for playing with the MelJen's challenge this week!

  24. Delicious Linda...sweet and yumbly for sure! Love your take on the sketch with the buttons as the circles. Your dry embossing is gorgeous, color of the dp just perfect and your coloring is always tops! Fantastic work!

  25. oh wow Linda, this is absolutely gorgeous hun!
    I'm so glad you came to play with us @ Creative Card Crew & Creative Belli!!!
    take care sweetie
    Blessings, Maria

  26. Awwwww... what a wonderful card Linda!!! Love that image! So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
    Hugs, Denimo

  27. Linda, Your Delicious cupcake card is so Yummy, I sure want one! So your hands worked for hours embossing, my goodness we need to get you a little embossing machine of your own! :) You are so skilled at chalk coloring, fabulous sketch work this week! xox ~Jeni

  28. This is fantastic! Gorgeous :) Thanks for joining us at PIO!

  29. you make me what this image, super cute!!! thanks so much for playing along with SD again.


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