Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MMSC62 - Two for One!

It is a rough life when you just can't decide between two images for your card - this is what has been happening for me with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge these last couple of weeks - so I have not one BUT two cards again...I cannot help myself

The first one of from our monthly sponsor - Angela at Sew many Cards. 
  I have also used the CS from our weekly sponsor Patricia from the Paper Temptress, on both cards  and they are fabulous to use!   You will see from both cards the variety of colours and if you could feel the DP you would know just how DIVINE they are!  I am very tactile and LOVE them!!

Who can resist this darling penguin - the closest I will ever get to one is at the Zoo and we have spent hours watching them - they are so entertaining!  I am sure this ice skating one would draw a crowd!!  I have embossed the DP and it has embossed deeply, which I am happy with, it was a challenge for me to use mainly CS as I L-O-V-E my DP's, but am convinced that a great look can be achieved with CS as well!

I have popped the snow globe up on foam tape and also cut out the penguin and popped him up on foam tape as well - you can see the dimension above!  You know I just had to add some shimmer with Kindy Glitz and Bling!!
I could not resist making a second card with this fabulous Teapot from 'priscillastyles" stores.  Again  I have used the CS for the Paper Temptress as my base card then relied on this DIVINE DP from SU....which worked so well with the 'wedgewood' look I have tried to achieve!!

I printed this gorgeous China Teapot on the white CS, cut it out, coloured it with SU Chalks and popped it up on foam tape onto blue embossed CS.  I used the Forest Branches Embossing Folder that I was sent from Grace, one of my dear friend as well as Design Team and Twisted Sisters...Thank you Grace!!

The side swirls are from the Doodle Parts Nestibilitie - I love the way these interlock, some paper piercing was added, just for something different - what do you think!?!

Here is this week's sketch - I know you are 'busting' to get creating.....remember - it is YOUR CHOICE - it is as easy as 1-2-3...you can check both sketches here

I am linking these to:
The Shabby Tea Room - Christmas in July - card #1
Drunken Stamper - Water - Ice is made from Water - card #1
Pollycraft Monday - Bold and Bright - card #1
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Congratulations to the MMSC61 Gold Star Winner

#9 Lesley aka SuperNan
(Yay - congratulations MUM - you rocked this week girlie!!)

and the MM Remarkables

#2 Karen Wallace

#23 Sue Drees
#41 Sharon Basel
#50 Marsha Sanderlin
Thank you to our weekly sponsor

and our Monthy Sponsor

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, there are new challenges going up soon.

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. Love that teapot - looks real classy - are you sure you should be using it?? The piercing and brads on the doodles are delightful - well done, I really love this card.
    As for the penguin he is just adorable!!

  2. Oh my word that penguin is the CUTEST!!! What two great cards Linda!!!

  3. Both stunning cards Linda, but the cute penguin is my Fave' Loz

  4. Way to go Linda! Great cards! The Penguin is a darling and he looks great surrounded by all that bling! The teapot looks fantastic in that somewhat weatered blue. It looks like my grandmothers teapot!

    I am so happy for your mum and hope it really makes her day!


  5. oh wow linda these are just 2 stunning cards,that penguin is so cute,and as for the tea pot that is pure joy ,brilliant take on the sketch,too and the detail as always just stunning,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  6. Linda-both of your cards are adorable...but I just have to tell you that the penguin is just wonderful!! I love all the layers, colors, and embellies. It makes my heart smile when I look at it. You are so talented...love your work.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  7. Ooo, divine wedgewood teapot card, Linda! So feminine, so beautiful! Wish I was there to have a spot of tea with you today!

  8. Linda, a 2-fer this week!! Aren't we lucky!! My gosh Linda, both cards are created so beautifully. The SMC penguin is just priceless and colored to perfection Lovely Linda style! Love all your details and embossing. The Paper Temptress card stock is YUMBLY, isn't it? You have showcased it so well along with the image. I guess you get to be on the high list of faves this week for using Priscilla's beautiful teapot. You nailed the wedgewood look Linda and I'm with you, it's good to make a creation using just cardstock sometimes. It pushes you to places you might not have gone. Don't be surprised if you see my version of Priscilla's image coming to theatres near you soon!! LOL!! Maybe I can get back on the fave list!!


  9. Linda, I am over joyed with your creations this week. YOu amaze me week after week with your ability to knock them out of the ball park. You are a card making queen. YOu seem like you have your system down to a "T" and when you get on a roll you can just pump out works of art. Both your cards are fantastic and I am sure that both the sponsors are just thrilled with what you have done this week. I know that I am over the top delighted with your teapot card. It just does not get much better than this. Your a sweet heart to make two cards this week. Where do you get the energy? I need some of what you are taking ;) Thank you Linda for EVERYTHING.

  10. These are both beautiful Linda!! Love your sweet penguin with all the textures and bright colors. your teapot with the baja breeze is my fave!! So elegant. Awesome job on the sketch my friend. How inspiring.
    May you have a blessed day!

  11. Love them both, Linda! The first is so whimsical and cheerful. Your second card is more formal and regal! Two great styles, and you've pulled them off beautifully. Never disappointed in your samples, girl!

  12. These are both just stunning cards. In the middle of July what better way to cool of with a winter card and a pot of tea...ha ha. Love what you did with both images.

  13. amazing! love the distressed look on the teapot card!

  14. OH! Your first card is entirely TOO SWEET and WOW, can you ever color!
    Love the teapot card too, just has a peaceful, elegant and vintage look!
    Beautiful blog!

  15. So cute the little penguie guy! Love that red and winter scene. It's so hot here, I tried to will myself to make a Christmas card this week but nothing doing! I just can't. Well maybe this has changed the mood a bit. Thank you for sharing this cute little card Linda. hugsxo

  16. Oh Linda, I love them both! Love your wonderful, colorful penguin. Gorgeous colors, textures and so much fun.
    Your monochromatic teapot card is absolutely breathtaking. Wonderful fancy cutting and coloring of your teapot. What a gorgeous creation!

  17. Linda, Your first card is just tooo cute!! I love that little penguin. Nice textures and embellishments.

    Your second card is INCREDIBLE, GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME. This is the most beautiful card you have ever created. I love the colors and that teapot looks like it is bone china. I know that Priscilla is over the moon with this beautiful tribute to her WONDERFUL teapot digi!! I love the paper you used and those gorgeous embellishments.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team
    (this is my second comment, don't know where the first went....)

  18. I LOVE both of your cards so much this week, Linda!!! Both different, but equally spectacular in their own right. I just adore how cute that penguin is, and you worked him onto that card perfectly, and you have made Priscilla's teapot as elegant as it can be. What a talented lady you are. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us!


  19. oh my gosh, Linda, I just love love love your teapot card! such soft yet lush colors you have chosen! And your penguin card is just too darn cute! So many fabulous details to both cards! Hooray for you!
    Hugs, Darsie

  20. These are both adorable cards, Linda! Your little penguin is a perfect foil for the blazingly hot weather we're having, and I'm so glad you shared this with us at Drunken Stampers!

  21. Both cards are wonderful, love the embossing and super cute images! Thanks for playing along in our Paper Sundaes "lots of layers" challenge this week :)

  22. Adorable holiday card ... sweet image and I {heart} all the bling! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  23. Great cards! So much texture! Glad you were able to join us at Paper Sundaes!

  24. Just adorable! I love the sweet little penguin image and your coloring is superb! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  25. Great stuff! I love how you used the 'wood' embossing folder for the blue paper under the tea pot. I have that folder and I never would have thought to have used it that way. It looks like a slightly rumpled tablecloth. Great Idea!

  26. Hi Linda!! Your penguin card this week is absolutely ADORABLE!! And I absolutely love what you did with that teapot card!! The colors and coloring on both are FANTASTIC!! Kudos on both cards!!


  27. Your cards are wonderful Linda! I just adore that skating penguin. Lovely coloring job on him and I really like the embossed paper, too. Thanks for playing along with us again at TSTR.

  28. Both wonderful cards Linda, the Christmas one is fab with all that bling and I love the teapot on the second card.

    Thanks for joining us over at Pollycraft.


    Joanne xx

  29. Linda 2 cards!!! YIKES I can barely get one done in time. I like them both, so different but each is very creative.....


  30. Very cute cards. The penguin pops right off the page, and so does your colouring.


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