Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MMSC51 Sitting Pretty

Can you believe it is Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges 51st Sketch - that means that next week it is our Anniversary!!!!!  Would it surprise you to know we have BIG plans....you will have to come back next week and find out how to be part of it!!  You are not going to want to miss this!!

This week I am thilled to be using an image from D'Amour Allure, by the name of Sasha how adorable is this image.  I coloured her with SU Chalks/Pastels and a Blender Pen.  I also added Kindy Glitz lightly around the hem of her dress and the umbrella, but typically it doesn't show up in the photo.

Sasha has been cut out and popped her up on foam dots onto the Olive CS.  I have included a couple of photos to give you an idea of dimension.  The Olive CS is layered onto white and onto another layer of Olive CS.  I used some lovely old lace down the right side of the image, rather than DP, the SU Eyelet Border Punch was so close to the lace, so added that rather than the scalloped one down each side, sponged - of course!

This gorgeous bling is was a RAK from my DT Sister Jeni, whose image I am using today, by the way - thank Jeni - it is perfect with your divine image.   I found it a bit easier to use it this time than my first try.

I really enjoyed this particular skletch - thank you Priscilla for providing us with the constant inpiration - not just one but two choices - here is this weeks sketch, let's see what you can do with it!!

You can find 'Your Choice' here - remember it is 'easy as 1-2-3'

Congratulations to our MMSC50 Gold star winner

#18. Sue Dress

 our Remarkables Award

#2 Valarie F
#25 Leigh
#35 Charlene
#37 Risa
#39 Holly
#43 America

Make sure you grab your badge and pop it on your Blogs!!

A Special thank you to our generous Monthly Sponsor - these images are delightful, thank you for your generosity!!

and our weekly sponsor - I have loed using this image this week - make sure you pop over and see the large variety of images avilable

you can check out the prize details here

Working on this Design Team is such a pleasure for me and I value each one of these fabulous girls, in saying this it is never easy when one of them is moving on - today is one of 'those days' and it is with sad hearts that Carolyn is moving on.  Carolyn is one of those people in life that just quietly makes her way into your heart and before you realise it, she is a permanent resident - Carolyn, these friendship are not by chance my friend, I will miss you on the Team but am grateful that it is not good bye, I heard a saying...'friendships can be for a reason, a season or for life!!'  I know too that some have eternal value - so with that knowledge tucked securely away, I will say 'I will see you when I am looking at you sistah! {{{hugs}}}' 

I am linking this to:
Raise the Bar - Colour me Happy
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter - Distressing
Other Lovelies - Use a Punch - SU Eyelet Punch
Crafty Angel - Summer
S2G Challenge - Flowers
Creative Card Crew - May Flowers

Thank you for looking and for your fabulous comments - you are always so encouraging!! We would love you to play along this week - I love to come and visit your blogs and see where inspiration takes you...it is so much fun!!


  1. Linda this is just do sweet - she is adorable, as is your card! the jewels echo the pattern on your dp perfectly.

    I am getting so frustrated that I cannot get to my studio :-( and one young DGD is not moving!!

  2. Hi Linda,

    What an adorable card. The image is beautiful and coloured so wonderfully! The pearls are gorgeous - will have to track down some of those :-)

    Sharon x

  3. Your card is beautiful. I love that bling! Goes perfectly with Sasha, who is absolutely precious. Thanks for joining us this week at SSDS. Hugs, Kim.

  4. Wow what a beautiful card i just adore the pretty image and such fab detail. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
    Paula xxxx

  5. Oh Linda... how adorable! Your image is so cute and colored to perfection and I love what you did with the sketch! Sooo cute!!!

  6. Beautiful!!! Thanks for playing at CCC.

  7. Linda~You are always so sweet with your kind and caring words. I feel the same way. I will always have the bonds with you ladies no matter where life takes me. I am blessed to have had this time with you all and will always treasure that. I seem to always feel like I can get a hug here when I need one, and even if I don't ;) You are a good-hearted and compassionate person. You touch the lives of all that know you. Thank you!

    I have always admired your work, and this card is another wonderful example of your amazing talent. Every time I visit you, I am in awe of your amazing coloring and wish to one day be as good at that part of card making. You are such an inspiration, and I have learned so much from you.

    Hugs and Blessings to you Always my dear friend!

  8. Just papped in to say hi and to say I love your card. Have a great day!

  9. Absolutely gorgoeus Linda. I just adore sasha..Hugs..Loz

  10. Hi Linda! Sasha is fantastic in pink! Beautiful!! Can I add her to the gallery?

    Hope all is well!


  11. Very beautiful! thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge!

  12. I love the lace and beading accents! Lovely!

  13. Gorgeous card, Linda. As usual, I love your distressing.

  14. This is very pretty Linda! Those pearls are amazing! I love that they are in different colors. I have not seen that before.


  15. Linda another amazing work of "heart" this week. I love the flower pearls in the corner...it looks so sweet and adorable. The lace on here is so very pretty. Beautifully done this week with our sponsors image.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  16. Sweet image; those pearl accents with real lace really make this a stunning card!

  17. Linda, how Cute!! You made Sasha just shine under her parasol! The flowers go well with it, I'm so glad you used it :) And you cut it up so it's not all together - creative , I think I need to learn how to cut the pearls up so we can make better placement :) xox ~Jeni

  18. Oh Linda ... this is just precious!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! Great job!

  19. Hi Linda, Just lovely as normal :) your pearls are so pretty on this card too. You can tell you always put 100% in each project you do. You have created a wonderful card and post today. Your comments about Carolyn are just lovely too. Thanks so much for your class and style each week... "you" are a true inspiration.

  20. Linda, your card is just so pretty. Love the way you color your images and add all those fabulous details. So you got your bling after all! Good for you...and may I say...stunning display of it too. Love the lace trim and your background dp! Beautiful work my friend!

  21. She is beautiful! The bling is fantastic, too.

  22. This is gorgeous Linda!! I just love your coloring of this image, the lace trim you added and your design!! Such an awesome take on the sketch my friend!! It has such a shabby chic or vintage flair to it!!! The bling is perfect!! What an inspiration you are!!
    hugs and blessings my friend,

  23. Such a stunning card, Linda! Love all the gorgeous elements and that image is just precious.

  24. Gorgeous Linda!! Love the sponged trim! Thanks so much for joining in the Crafty Creations challenge!

  25. Beautiful! I really like all of the pearls!
    Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

    Peace & Luv,

  26. Oh Linda, this is such a beautiful and lovely card! The pearl flowers are so darling!
    Thank you for joining the FTTC with us.

  27. Oh, so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Shirleys2Girls for Twisted Thursday!

  28. Wonderful detail!! Thank you for playing with Shirleys2Girls!

  29. I love the paperd=s and lace very lovely card

    Love Dawn xx

  30. Linda, this is just beautiful! Wonderful detailing and vintage styling! LOVE the decorative pearl accenting! Adorable card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

  31. Wowzer Linda, this is beautiful!! the antique look, the lovely image and all those spectacular pearls really work perfectly!!

  32. Linda ~ This is just precious!! Love your colors and all the wonderful embellishments you have used on this lovely card!! That image is just sooooo cute!! Love how you have colored her!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  33. What a gorgeous card! LOVE the Vintage look! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

  34. Wow what a fantastic card. I just adore the pretty image and all the fabulous little details.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty angels this week.

  35. This is just spectacular, Linda! Wonderful image and beautiful coloring. I love the way you matched up the punched edge against the lace and all the wonderful pearl work! Wonderful job on the the challenges! So happy you could have some fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner and Creative Card Crew.

  36. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at the OCC!

  37. Love your card, just gorgeous.Thanks for joining us on the by the cute and girly April Chall. nnalorac.xx


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