Tuesday, May 25, 2010

MMSC55 Awww Adorable!!

Greetings everyone and welcome to the last week of our month long Midnight Madness Blogaversary celebration. The Design Team has had a blast with you at the Dance Party and the barbecue and now we have one more surprise for our final festivity.

For the last week of our gala event we are rolling out the Red Carpet and are about to embark on a yearly Blogaversary tradition. In honor of the person who started the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  The design team unanimously chose to name this very special award the "Priscilla Award".   Priscilla has inspired, encouraged, motivated, and stimulated everyone of us in our crafting endeavors. She has been our friend, our mentor, our confident, our sister in crafting. She is tireless in her efforts to bring you the best of the best each week and to challenge each and everyone of us to achieve greater heights than we ever thought imaginable. She was humbled by the idea of us coming together to call it the "Priscilla Award", but we as the Design Team thought it was only fitting for the highest honor that someone could achieve on Midnight Madness to be named after our founding individual.

We would like to present to ONE outstanding card/craft person who is represented amongst our GOLD STAR winners of the past year, the coveted "Priscilla Award".  Not only that, but it is going to be the "PEOPLES CHOICE". What does that mean - click here to find out!

We will be Announcing the PEOPLES CHOICE next week along with our weekly and month end winners. 

The voting will last all week, so tell your friends and family to come vote too.

Voting closes Monday May 31st at 8pm PST


Like the Oscars, we have to have 'the dress.'  All of the 'who's who' of the MMSC crafters will be there and you KNOW - it's all about the dress!  I have searched tirelessly to find the perfect one - and here it is....

Talking of dresses - how adorable is this hedgie from Penny Black's Tiny Wishes - she is dressed for the Big Event as well.  No pretence here, just straight out earthy goodness. 

I won this gorgeous image in a Blog Candy from the lovely Pauline.  I love hedgehogs - we have them in New Zealand and used to feed them as kids - there are some that live under my Mum's house - I hope I get to see them...but as adorable as they are, unfortunately they are full of disease!

I stamped 3 images and  have coloured her with SU Chalks/Pastels and a Blender Pen

You can see the dimension here, the head has been cut out and coloured separately, making a third layer and then a final layer of the rose, which has had some Kindy Glitz added.

I have also used some of my favourite Stampin' Up DP, which, typically has been discontinued.  I have added some gorgeous lace - you know I love lace, and inserted some under the inked slits.  I am keen to see what you so with this weeks sketch....speaking of it...here it is

You can check out the CAS Sketch here - it is as Easy as 1-2-3

The MMSC54 Gold Star Award goes to:
#45 Bonnie O'Clair

The Remarkables Award goes to:
 #6 Christina C
#7 An
#8 Chris Olsen
#9 Karen Wallace
24 Gini Cagle
#37 Nancy Bush
#56 Gry-Beate

A big Thank You to our May Sponsor

and our Bonus Weekly Sponsor

This week's Sneak Peeks (last week) for special
Blogaversary celebration.
The Design Team have had a lot of fun over the past year, I have had a pleasure of being a player, Guest Diva and a permanent Design Team member and I agree with Priscilla when she says that  that this Design Team has been the most fun to play and create with and we are better people having known each and everyone of them. It is with a heavy hearts sharing that two of our wonderful MMDT “originals” will be stepping down to spend some much needed quality time with their families and perusing other avenues this summer. Michelle and Jeni, you will be missed, but I know you will only be a click away.  You know by now for me, I don't say goodbye - 'I will see you when I am looking at you girls and you KNOW I will be!' BIG{{{hugs}}} - I {{{heart}}} you!!

So we hope you will have a glass of Champagne - the Design Team will be showing off their RED CARPET DESIGNER DRESSES and we invite you to join in. Who will you be wearing?   Be sure to check back on Monday to cast your vote for the "People's Choice Award".  

I am linking this to:
Papertake Weekly - Say It with Flowers
Doodle Palace - Pop It Up
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Add a Pearl
Practical Scrapper - Felt, Fabric or Tulle - the lace
Charisma Cardz - 3D
Your Next Stamp - Cut It Out & Pop It Up
The Crazy Challenge -All Things Girly
Spoonful of Sugar - Celebration
Stampavie - Flower Power
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it On

Thank you for looking and for your encouraging comments, you make my day!  My Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge post for next week will  prescheduled as I will be in New Zealand with my eldest daughter, we are visiting family there....I can't wait to see everyone - my Mum's family is very close and we all grew up together -so it is very special to me, especially taking my DD2, she has not been there since she was 4 - and only 2 sleeps until I go.  So please know that I may not be able to visit you while I am away as Mum is on dial up (painfully slow) but I will do my best to get across and see you as soon as I come back - I will look forward to seeing you - you know I will be going through 'withdrawals' - I may even have to sneak to McDonald's to use their WIFI occasionally - LOL!  God bless you!


  1. wow hun this is totally stunning really love how you have colured in the cute chappy,love hugs cheryl xxxx

  2. Hi Linda, I just love how this wee lady jumps at you off the background - she is just adorable. And hedgehogs are not that disease ridden if they are healthy - it's the sick ones that carry the bugs - literally!!

  3. Linda this is just as cute as can be! I love Penny Black images and you have brought this one to life with your beautiful coloring!!! I love the lace too! Great take on the sketch!!! It's been quite the party!!! Your red carpet dress is gorgeous as well!!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  4. Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  5. You look fab girl! So does you hegdehog. They are adorable little creatures. We have a lot of them here. But I am a little conserned that maybe your hegdehog will steal all the attention on the red carpet ;o)

    Love the lacees both over and under ;o)

    We will miss you while you are away, but I am already looking forward till you come back ;o)


  6. Cute stamp, I have the same one, DO we have good taste or what??? I love your lace and how you have it peaking out, very clever lady. You will love stunning in your dress. Lovely Linda indeed!! Jane

  7. I love the softness of your card and the lace just makes this one--SUPER LOVELY! Tracy, MMDT

  8. another stunner!!! love your cards!!! thanks so much for playing along with us over at the crazy.

  9. Linda, I love this sweet hedgehog and how you've colored her so beautifully. The colors of your card are lovely and the way you integrated the lace underneath is a fabby idea. Gorgeous creationn again! Love your dress...you definately found the perfect one for you! Simply marvelous!

  10. Wonderful coloring on this hedgie; your soft colors really perfect the vintage feel! Stunning red carpet dress, too!!

  11. What a cute card Linda!! I just love your sweet image, colors and elegant details. I don't use Penny Black enough...I wish there was more time in a day...Seeing your creation is so inspiring.

  12. Linda, your card is so beautifully done again this week. Your coloring and shading of your image is spot on perfect! What a fantastic card!
    Hugs-- Denise

  13. Ohhhh. This is so gorgeous Linda. I love the image and your colouring is beautiful.. Have fun in NZ...Hugs..Loz

  14. Linda, You and I Chose the SAME DRESS!! AAaaah, we are gonna look like sisters, except you are whackier than me LOL!! Thanks for being yourself Linda, I can never get enough of You, You make me laugh even on the days I think I can't laugh.. AND your Cards are always glowing, love this beautiful one! xox ~Jeni

  15. OMG this is adorable,love this image and the softness of your colouring!!!
    Hugs xx

  16. Oh this little hedgie is just gorgeous...love your colouring hun its fab..

    Thank You for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!! Good Luck!

    Hugs Shell xxx

  17. Wow so beautiful!!! Love how you colored the image xxx Marley

  18. Linda, my friend, this card is so cute!!! I am loving your perfect coloring and all of those little touches....gorgeous!!! You are truly an Artist!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  19. Blingtastic creation hun! Thanks for playing along at TG this week. Hugs, Squirrel xxx

  20. Your colouring of the little hedgie-girl is absolutely awesome! I am not going to join the challenge this week, I don't like it to put the images on a card as demanded (I don't know the word, maybe aslope?), maybe I'll be back next week...

  21. Oh Linda, you look just fabutlous in your dress. Love it!! Your card is super adorable too. Love the way you use the sketch with the lace behind the slits. Very clever and it looks wonderful. Thank you for bring your high energy and spirit to our challenges. They would not be the same with out you.

  22. Well, isn't she special. I love her vintage look and feel of your card. Love all your layers and embellishments.

    Have a wonderful visit with your Mum and family and enjoy your time with your daughter.


  23. OMG! The dog barking scared the Dickens out of me!! It just took me off guard...now I am laughing at myself!

    Your card is just adorable. The workmanship is just out of this world.

    Thanks for playing along with our Felt, Fabric or Tulle challenge over at Practical Scrappers this week.

  24. This is such a feminine, soft card! I love your coloring and take on the sketch! Have fun with your family and hurry back!
    Hugs, Darsie

  25. Linda, you are THE SOURCE of so much laughter and joy! It has truly been a pleasure to be on the MM team with you! I can always count on a smile when I see your name pop up on my blog. I love your sweet card this week with the lace peaking through. I hope you are enjoying your visit with your Mum this week. I'll be clicking in to see what you are up to as much as I can, Hugs, Michelle

  26. Totally lovable and adorable card, Linda. Just gorgeous!
    Thank you for playing again with us at "Crazy challenge"
    hugs Nana

  27. Even though I missed the fun last week, I just wanted to let you know how cute your card is. I love this PB stamp and your coloring is superb! I am almost caught up now too!!! Yippee!!! Hope you are having fun girl. See ya soon.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}


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