Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MMSC58 Melting Moment

What a week it has been - while most of you are enjoying the warmer weather, we have been having temperature that are REVOLTING AT Night - around the minus 4-5 degrees Celsius - brrrrrr!!  Great weather for staying home and.....yes...you guessed it...creating!!!  Perfect opportunity to create my Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge card for this week!

I have used an adorable Gurlee Girl image - how adorable are they,  Gurlee Girls was the first one of our sponsors that I used an image from when I first started at MMSC - I have been looking forward to using another one - this Gurlee Girl is perfect with her hot Cocoa!

I coloured her with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen, then cut her out and popped her up with foam dots into some card stock embossed with the Divine Swirls embossing folder - it made me think of swirls of steam from the hot Cocoa!

I enjoyed this sketch but had to do some thinking about the panel at the top - I decided on this white lace and threaded a thing strip of one of the DP's through it, so the colours matched exact, then a small black brad was added in the centre of each lacy flower.

So what do you think of it - I love the colours and the warm feel - it is your turn to show us your stuff' with this weeks sketch - here it is - get creating and I will be there to see your card!

Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Its as easy as 1-2-3 click here to see both sketches

Our MMSC57 Gold Star Award goes to...

52. Holly Miller
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
1. Jane Snyder
23. Patricia Rose
38. America
48. Wenche WTE

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Thank you to our weekly Bonus Sponsor

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I am linking this card to the following challenges:
Busy Beauties - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating Children
Hand Full of Stamps - How Cute is This
Stamp Something - Happy Somethings
Thank you for stopping by today - I love it when you visit - it makes my day - thank you for your encouraging comments!  We would love to see you join us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge -you know I would love to com and see what you have created!

Lastly, but in no way least - have you been over to the Priscilla's new Ning site - Crafters Digital Art Center yet - past 1000 members now and we are waiting for you to join us - the place is 'pumping' and so much fun!  be sure to come and join us - there are so many challenges and prizes and the most amazing people - you know that means YOU have to be there!  LOL!  God bless you!


  1. Hi Linda,

    I love this layout, your image is very cute - such a gorgeous card.

    Sharon x

  2. Linda this is just gaw-juss - love that image!! The way you have interpreted the sketch is wonderful.

  3. Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends! I invite you to see my post, I hope you will find interesting too.

  4. Wow Linda!!I love love love this card and image!!I love the colors,paper,image,butterflies,and your gorgeous coloring!!

  5. Oh wow Linda .. this is fabulous! Love your choice of colors and the image is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at The Sisterhood! Please come back again!

  6. Linda, your gurlee girl image is fitting for your chilly weather! Towtally gorguss! Beautiful colors and embossing and your lace is so pretty. Fantastic job that I think Chelsea will love! Hope you get lots of crafting done during the cold nights! keep warm!
    PS: If you want to send some cooler weather this way, I'll be more than happy to send you some of our 90 degrees back! :)

  7. Hi Linda, this is truly beautiful. My favorite element tho is that gorgeous background paper you have used. I have never seen anything like it and you have tied it in beautifully with the rest of your work. Blessings, Tracy--MMDT

  8. Perfect card for your side of the world! Her little rosy cheeks, and hot cocoa. The swirl CB folder is a great idea. You rock, when you put "it all together"! Those little black brads are a nice little detail.

  9. So adorasble Linda. Your colouring and the image are fantastic..Hugs..Loz

  10. Oh, Linda! This card is soooooo lovely, just like you!!! ~.~ Wanna get warm???....come visit me here in Florida! It's 95+degrees farenheit today, with humidity that will melt you...and right now it's thundering and lightning! I've lived in both extremes...came from Maine, with weather which is more like what it sounds like you're having now, but I do prefer hot over cold!!! Moving to northern California foothills in a couple of months, which will hopefully be a happy medium! Keep warm, and thanks for sharing the wonderful card and for all the lovely comments you leave about my cards! Warm Hugs, Val

  11. Linda, what an awesome job you did on the MM sketch this week. I LOVE that image and you have colored her perfectly - no shock there!! LOL!! I love all your details and the corner pieces on the image look fantastic! LOVE your ribbon, embossing, dp and sponging. This is a real winner my friend!!


  12. Wow Simply gorgeous from the coloring of your image to the embossed background! What a wonderful take on the sketch challenge this week!

  13. so pretty! great papers, love the embossing and that lace is lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something. We are in the last week of our DT Call, visit the site for details on how to apply.

  14. Super cute project! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

  15. Beautiful card, Linda! Such a darling image colored to perfection! Love the wonderful details you added!

  16. Hi Linda!
    Pretty, pretty, pretty! It is adorable! I love the colors and patterns.

    If you miss the heat I can wrap up some for you and send. It is a little bit to warm for me these days, but it usually don't last for long. The rain will probably pour down troughout July *LOL* It is like that every year, and still all norwegians have summerholiday in July... I don't get it *LOL*


  17. what a great image and card, love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.

  18. I'd love to share some of our heat with you -- we're supposed to have a heat index today of 106F!

    Beautiful shading on this sweet image and your DPs are the perfect complement!!
    Jessica, MMSCDT

  19. Hi Linda, you have done it once again. Amazing take on the sketch..Love the way you used your ribbon and you really colored Chelseas image beautifully. Thanks for always having such wonderful creations to share with your Midnight Madness players and for being such a valued design team member.

  20. Hey Linda...looking at your card makes me want to come over for a cup of Cocoa with you...lol Love your pretty shading and coloring. And that embossing is the perfect backdrop to this lovely image. What a terrific addition to our DT gallery. Your work is always inspirational my friend!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  21. Hi Linda!! I cannot even begin to explain how much I love this card!! You always do such AWESOME work! Love the color combination and your coloring!



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