Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MMSC61 Bedazzled

It is time for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and that makes today exciting!!  If you are anything like me, you 'hang' to see what everyone has created and for some inspiration - well, you are not going to be disappointed this week - it is all happening!!

This week I have made not one BUT two cards - this one is using one of "priscillastyles" images - isn't this butterfly gorgeous!  I have had it printed and sitting on my desk for sometime and decided it was time I did something with it.

I coloured the image with SU Chalks using a Blender Pen and  attached it to a framed oval I had created with my Nestibilities Oval - I cut one in white and the next size up - the largest one - in black, the smaller one was placed slightly to the side on the black oval, to fit in with Priscilla's sketch.  The side pieces probably took me as long as the rest of the card to do and get right! LOL!

The DP I used are textured and  I just tore and sponged to get this effect - you can see by the photo above that I popped up the wings on foam tape,  The pearls are actually white but have taken on a glow from the butterfly - so look like they match!

My second card is with an image form our monthly sponsor - Angela from Sew Many Cards.  I have found that although I usually do vintage, I love the whimsical images and have enjoyed this darling dinosaur!!  There is just something about the shape of Angela's images that I adore - so cuddly and round!!  Love it as I don't make many children's cards, so this was a great opportunity.

I kept pretty much to the sketch, adding torn corners with leftover DP and some pape piercing around the oval.

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


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

Congratulations to our MMSC60 Gold Star winner

#11 Lorie S


MMSC60 Remarkables winners

#16 Linda W
#28 Jane Snyder
#38 Teri Sherman

Thank you to our Weekly Bonus Sponsor

and our Monthly sponsor

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jessica for being such a fabulous guest diva . Jessica your talent  and CAS flair of card making really made for a nice variety to our samples over the last 3 months.  Thank you! 

We are very excited to have Holly joining in the fun, so please help me in welcoming our newest Guest Diva.

Holly Miller

Holly, I am looking forward to working with you and hope some of your inspiration and skill rubs off on me - you are amazing. 

I am linking this card to the following Challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Animal Crackers
By the Cute and Girly - Summer things - Butterflies
My Favourite Things - Butterflies, Chalks
Hand Full of Stamps - Lifes a Picinic - every picnic has to have butterflies!
Oh La La - Simply Summer - Butterflies
Drunken Stampers - Butterflies/Vacation
Lexi's Challenges - 3D Decoupage
Prarie Fairy - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly - Distressing
Nutty Nutshells - Summertime Fun
Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers

It is great to see some of you incorporating some of the CDAC challenges with your Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge cards. There is so many talented artists on that site it is just a joy to look through the gallery collection of over 7000 projects made with digital stamps. The CDAC is got so much to offer, so if you have not been over there yet, I encourage you to stop in for a peak.

Thank you for looking and for your encouraging comments - you always make my day!  I look forward to coming to visit YOU as you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!  God bless you!


  1. Well done Linda - two totally different cards from the one sketch. I do love that butterfly one - it's a stunner!!

  2. Gorgeous cards Linda!! I just love your first creation with the black and teal green. It is so elegant. The second is too cute!! Have a good night my friend.

  3. Linda, my goodness where do you find time with your large family and all the things you do to make so many cards?? These two are just lovely, I am crazy about Priscilla's beautiful butterfly and that dragon on the other one is just toooooo cute. Great colors and embellishments on both cards!! You go girl!!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  4. Hi Linda!!! Your first card is gorgeous...love the color theme and the butterfly!!! Your second card is super cute...and kiddo would love to receive this one :)!!! Have a wonderful day!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. OH WOWIE Linda!! They are BOTH awesome, but my fave is that GORGEOUS BUTTERFLY card! Love your striking colors and that you even used the LOC stencil on the left side-- LOVE the elegance!! And your second card is just too cute =) Very nice job on job!!! Have a lovely day! ((hugs))

  6. Hi Linda
    Both cards are gorgeous,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  7. Linda, both of your cards are lovely. You have made Priscilla's butterflies come alive. As always you show off the images beautifully each week!

  8. Both cards are so Beautiful Linda.. I Lovee the dinosaur card...Loz

  9. Beautiful indeed..love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

  10. Linda you have outdone yourself this week with your cards. Both are exceptional and gorgeous. You have a knack to be able to do any style and any image. Thanks for always being an inspiration to the team.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  11. Amazing! Love the butterfly and the colors in the first card. Very elegant. And the second one is so fun! That little dino is adorable!

  12. Summertime butterflies! Awesome!

    Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

  13. Well Linda, what can I say you ROCK both of these cards. I must say that the butterfly card is one of the prettiest I have seen made with that image. The contrast between the black and the blues on the butterfly are just amazing and really make the butterfly pop off the card. Your different angles of your pictures really show it off well with your lovely dp. Thank you for bringing your talent once again to the Midnight Madness sketches.
    Priscilla :)

  14. Great job on both! Love that butterfly and those papers are awesome! Thanks for joining usat Lexi's this week!

  15. Fabulous layout and I love the first one!! Gorgeous!

  16. Your work has always inspired me Linda- you know I have always been a fan, but to see and SMC image on one of your cards it truly an honor!
    I love your butterfly too! The colors are so soft and pretty- and the textures work well together, even if the side pieces too a long time LOL

    Sew Many Cards

  17. It is indeed lovely, Linda! Thanks so much for joining the Drunken Stampers Summer Vacation challenge!

  18. Linda, my friend, how happy I was to see your beautiful butterfly card over on speedy's Friends' Linky!! Best of luck in the drawing this week!!I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

  19. Linda, my friend, how happy I am to see your beautiful butterfly card over on Speedy's Friends' Mr. Linky this week. Best of luck in this week's drawing. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  20. Hello Linda! Love both of these phenomenal creations. Your butterfly card is drop dead gorgeous! Amazing butterfly! And your second card is precious. Adorable image. Your designs really are outstanding on both. And I love your coloring!

  21. WOW! The blue butterfly is ust amazing! You know how I love black, and this card has got it all, it has black and gold and that striking colored butterfly! It's just amazing!
    The dinosour is just way too cute! He is just adorable ;o) No wonder why you are the FAVE! *LOL*

  22. Fantastic cards. Thanks for playing at Crafty Catz this week
    Suzanne x

  23. love it, I think picnics also need butterflies!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.

  24. wow! two cards for one sketch! We are lucky this week!! I love love the butterfly card and the dinosaur is so cute!
    Hugs, Darsie

  25. Linda, not one but TWO cards from you this week!! You really are trying to get your FAVE position back aren't you. First of all, using Priscilla's beautiful b/fly image to perfection and then making 2 cards for the challenge this week!!! I think you showcased Priscilla's butterfly and the Sew Many Cards darling dino image wonderfully!! Your choice of papers, embellishments, details and coloring at absolutely OUTSTANDING!! You always AMAZE me.


  26. Wow these cards are beautiful as well. Especially love the one with the butterfly. Thanks for sharing at By the Cute and Girly. Hugs Hanna

  27. Beautiful cards Linda. I particularly like that cute dragon card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this fornight.

    from another

    Lin x

  28. I love both of these cards Linda....only one problem...don't know which one I like the best!!! I am partial to the aqua color you have used on the butterfly though. Beautiful work as always! Blessings, Tracy

  29. Sorry I have not had chance before now to visit your blog
    Your card is Absolutley Gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

  30. When I looked at these two cards I had no idea the same person had made them. They are such different styles. What talent you have to be able to do both. I love that butterfly card. Makes me want to try that butterfly out! Thanks for the inspiration!

  31. Lovely card and I love the butterfly

    Glad you joined us at crafty cardmakers

    lv toria

  32. Hi Linda!! I LOVE both of your cards this week!! That butterfly is drop dead GORGEOUS and that dinosaur...well, my son LOVES dinosaurs, so, I have seen alot in my day, but never quite this adorable!! lol Fantastic job on the sketch!!


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