Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MMSC63 A Mother's Touch and more...

Things are rolling along nicely over at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and we have heaps of inspiration for you fromt he Design Tam.  We are all loving visiting your Blogs ande seeing you fabulous cards - you inspire us so much - keep them coming!!

This week I have two cards for you again, the first one is using one of Priscillas new inages ''The Nanny!  This card was a lot of fun to make, I loved Priscillas card and tried to do something different,  I colured this 'happy pair with my SU Chalks, cutting them pout and popping them up on foam tape into a Labels 4 Nesitbilitie that has been embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I gave my Cuttlebug a good work out with this card - I used the larger Labels 4 and cut another frame in green and added it behind creating a frame - sis I stop there - NO - I used that funny little Die from the Vintage Corners, cutting each in half diagonally and popped it behind each corner of the frame.  To this I added some flowers and Bling - the little flowers are from a punch I picked up for $3 at Target (on sale) and never used as the petals kept falliing off the flowers - than I had a REVELATION and used thicker card - much better - sometimes I 'skeer' myself!

The rest of the card is self explanatory!  When I asked my family what to call ths card my DS said 'A Mother's Touch'   LOL - what is with that!??! 

 Now onto the second card - here I have used our weekly sponsors image Sophie's Floral Hat by D'Amour Allure.  I love this image Jeni and she was a pleasure to colour - as you may gather - I love colouring!!

I used similar framing and added flowers as per Priscilla's sketch.  The Stampin' Up DP was also embossed for added texture.

You can see the dimension here, plus the added photo corners with pearls and that gorgeous lace - I love lace on a card!

I am linking this to:
Stamp Something - Digital
AI Factory - Flower Frenzy
For Fun Challenges - Colour Your Images
Stampavie - Anything Goes
The Town Scrapper - Anything Goes -last post until after Labour Day
Paper Playtime - Flower Power

Well, that is it for me and it is all about YOU!  Here is this weeks sketch! 

Entering our challenge is as easy as 1-2-3 - you can check it out here


Our MMSC62 Gold Star Award goes to...

#24 Donna Moore

Our MMSC62 Remarkables Awards this week go to...

#5 Karin Van Eijk
#20 Anne Ryan
#28 Lesley aka SuperNan
#41 Sue Drees

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)

A big thank you to our fabulous sponsors
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Thank you for looking and your fabulous comments - you are always so generous and make my day!  I am lookiing foreward to having you play along and being inspired by you!  Don't you love the way we can all start with something like this sketch and end up with something so unique and FABULOUS!!!  God bless you!


  1. Love both your cards, but the blue one really appeals - maybe I am generally a more CAS cardmaker ;-)
    You are a real inspiration my friend.

  2. Wow Linda both of these are just fabulous, love the images on both and the design, very pretty details.

  3. Oh my Linda these are two quite beautiful creations I so love the vintage look your design and images are gorgeous
    Lorraine x

  4. What a gorgeous take on the sketch my friend. I love the vintage flair on the second and your coloring of Priscilla's image!! Gorgeous colors and designs my friend.

  5. Linda-I see that you had some competition with the two card submissions this week. Someone is trying to take over your favorite spot!!! I am not naming names, but being your BFF I have pointed it out to them...lol Both your cards are just wonderful this week again Linda. I love your attention to detail and your coloring techniques. Simply fabulous!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  6. Once again, you have outdone yourself. I simply cannot choose this week which one is my favorite. I can tell you this though....your coloring technique shines on both of these cards. Thanks so much for going the extra mile and giving us two cards again! Blessings, Tracy PS....I could stay all day on your blog.

  7. Wow! Both cards are gorgeous. The green cs on the first card looks like embossed metal, I love this. A mother's touch, huh? You gotta be "cruel to be kind", maybe? LoL!

  8. What can I say in my defence.... Since Priscilla has not been here to comment yet I can not blame it on her cause then she might see it...but it is all her fault - it was not to try for the FAVE position at all... you belive me right? If you don't I see my self as the little girl beeing dragged of to time-out *LOL*

    Great cards Linda! I really like the Sadie card, the blue looks so good! And the blue flower is stunning!

    Gunn (the nice and innocent one)

  9. Both stunning cards Linda. And as always your colouring is beautiful..Hugs...Loz

  10. Linda, Linda, Linda, I already told Gunn that since you are both making 2 cards this week and trying to grab the fave spot, that next week I will make 3 cards. Did you hear that? Three cards!!! You're both lucky it's summer and I don't have the extra time. LOL!!

    Linda, as much as I go on about you with our little games, girl you really have the most incredible talent. These 2 cards prove it. Your use of Priscilla's beautiful image is done to perfection, both in coloring and fabulous deatils.

    Your creation using the D'Amour Allure image is so STRIKING. You pulled the majority of the attention to the awesome image! Your lace, flowers and die cuts just sweeten the deal.

    You did an incredible job on both creations this week Linda.


  11. Linda, both of your cards are soooo beautiful. You have shown off our sponsors images so wonderfully! I don't know how you do it! Wow Wow Wow!!!

  12. This card is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week!

  13. Linda, two lovely cards this week!! Are you trying to make me look bad?? Your image by Priscilla is probably what you and your mother looked like a few years ago. I can imagine you were a handful. You are an exceptional card creator, but SuperNan is sure right on your tail....better watch out she is HOT!!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  14. So beautiful! Thank you for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime. :) Janis P.S. The "I Like Your Style" blog award you have... did you know my daughter took that picture of herself and that's her eye? I had her create me a custom blog award I could pass out. It still amazes me to surf the blogs and see my daughter's artwork on other's pages. It
    s really made it around in the blogging world. Have a fun day.

  15. the first card looks like my house this month. Great cards. Thanks for sharing on For Fun.

  16. You are so inspired me!! Those cards are works of art! I intend to give my cuttlebug "a workout", too:) Thanks for sharing!

  17. Hi linda, your post today is just over the top wonderful...I must say that your PS card is just so yummy with its colors, textures and embellies. So pretty Linda, I think you did an amazing job with both images this week. You are such a strong DT member.. Hey, I think Gunn is trying to keep up with you.. *she begged me to post two cards this week so she could keep up with you..LOL (only joking on both accounts..LOL )Just having a little fun with both of you. Thanks again Linda, you rocked my digi and love the way you colored it.

  18. Fantabulous! What great designs, coloring, awesome images and fancy cutting on both cards. Your really have inspired me to use chalks more -- did you use a blender pen to apply your chalks? I love the look; it looks like watercoloring!

    Amazing creations!!!

  19. Hi
    this is gorgeous, love your card, thanks for playing at Stampavie and more.
    Hugs Kaylou xoxo

  20. Gorgeous cards....so creative! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at For Fun!

  21. WOW! I love the vintage looks. Your embellisments are great too. Did you make the blue flower? Both cards are super.


  22. Beautiful! TFS at Paper Playtime!

  23. Hi Linda!! WOW!! I love both of your cards this week!! I'm not going to choose a favorite! I love the color combo on the Nanny and the vintage touch on you sweet little face is to die for!! Excellent job as always Linda!


  24. Fabulous cards!!!! Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.



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