Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MMSC66 Sunny Days

Wahoo - time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - I don't know about you, but I am ITCHING to get happening this week!!  It seems lately I have not been able to get enough of Priscilla's sketches - they are so creative and get me thinking outside the square and I LOVE THAT - don't you!!?

My first card this week (yes I have made two again!! LOL!)  is using one of Priscilla's newer images - and who doesn't love sunflowers - they can make anyone smile!  When I first looked at this sketch I thought okay, this is going to be interesting'' - as soon as I started working with it - I loved it....

I coloured the sunflower with SU Chalks, cut it out and popped it up on foam dots.  Deciding which DP's to use was the hardest part of this card - I went with these Stampin' Up ones that I had lying around in my scraps bin from scrapbooking class!  The bling - well, I had to hand glue each gem on there, I used a glue
stick and a toothpick and I gotta tell you - I don't think my eyes have been focusing properly since!! LOL!

My second card is made an image by the Divine Miss M (Michelle Perkett that is), our monthly sponsor - I just love Michelle's whimsical images, they are in a league of their own - if you haven't checked them out - you need to...

This card took me some time to make - at first I emailed  Priscilla and told her I had make the ugliest card ever - not because of the image, but the way I had put it together BUT I was determined to persevere and fine tune what had made it UGLY - finally yesterday I found what it was - the ribbon I had chosen - originally I had used a white ribbon with pink starts, thinking pretty and soft - but it was just too washed out - so changed to the black and white and wha-la - instant improvement.

This adorable image is coloured with SU Chalks and I have added Kindy Glitz to the wings...and...to the eyelid - a major achievement when my eyes had not yet recovered from the card above!  LOL!

The DP is gorgeous in its own right and has photographed perfectly, I added one of these delish roses that I won in a Blog Candy and the black gems - there was no way I was going to do the toothpick thing again!!

Before we go any further.....NOW we are on Facebook!! Yes, that is right..we are jumping on the bandwagon there too. So many people have such different avenues for communications these days and we thought we would start a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge page as well as a "priscillastyles" Store page.(thanks Gunn) If you are on facebook and would like to follow.. just search Midnight "Madness Sketch Challenge" and "priscillastyles Store" and click the "LIKE" button..We would love to have you as a friend :)

So there you have it - now for this weeks sketch - as you know it is "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

Congratulations to

 our MMSC65 Gold Star Award  Winner
#29 Sarah T

Our Remarkables Award Winners
#13 Zoe
#27 Sue Dress
#38 Judi Rose

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

The Beary Scrap


August Monthly Sponsor

Michelle Perkett Studio

This is for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Things with Wings - card 2
Stars and Stamps - Use Patterned Papers - both cards
Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly - card 2
Cute Card Thursday - Whateva!! - both cards
Pixie Dust Studio - Cute as a Button - card 2
Pennys Challenges - Anuthing Goes - both cards
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Anything Goes - both cards

Thank you so much for visiting with me today, I look forward to your visits as much as I look forward to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge each week.  You are so very kind with your comments - they always add that extra 'buzz' to my day!  God bless you!


  1. Oh I just love what you did with priscilla's Sunflower, Linda! You've colored it so well, and the lace touches are fabulous!!!

  2. Linda I love both your cards - the Sunflower is a stunner - what gave the crinkly shine behind it?
    The Angel is so cute - she looks as though she has heaps of attitude!!


  3. Love them both, they are both stunning and love the layouts and colours, both gorgeous!
    Take care

  4. I am glad you told me wich one of these that was supposed to be the UGLY one - 'cuase I kind of had a hard time finding it - but now I understand - you fixed it... That is quite an achivement - you are good!

    You use a toothpick to add the small pearls? I add all my small pearls myself but I use a tweezer, works like a charm!

    Your sunflower is absolutely amazing! I love sunflowers and I love the dark red background you gave it. I makes the flower really stand out.

    Your ugly card came out adorable in the end!

    Thanks for sharing my friend!


  5. Both are adorable!!! Love the sunflower and how pretty you colored it! Just perfect for this time of year (here anyway)! Great job with the sketch which does look skeery at first glance! Hope you have a great week! Hugs,

  6. GORGEOUS creations,love the beautiful colours and your amazing details!!!
    Hugs xx

  7. Both cards came out fabulous! Isn't it amazing how one thing can ruin the whole look? Good for you, finding it that is, that's hard to do sometimes. The b&w with pink is beautiful!

  8. Gorgeous cards Linda!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


  9. These are just stunning! I do understand how we aren't always satisfied with the end result and "need" to rework it a little! Thanks for joining us this week at Operation Write Home!

  10. Wonderful cards. What you said about the ribbon on your second card is so true, it's amazing how different something can look just by making one small change! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

  11. Linda, both of your cards are wonderful. I especially love your sunflower. You sure do show off Priscilla's digis beautifully!

  12. Oh, Linda, I'm so tired of you trying to hog the spotlight advertising that your card was ugly this week. Far from that. They are both made with the utmost of care. Whatever might have started out not to your standards, you certainly managed to pull it together. Your cards are so interesting and wonderful to gaze out every week!! Beautiful work Linda!!

    Princess Pam

  13. Linda, Your cards are BOTH just lovely!! I especially love the colors your have chosen and your images are just wonderful!! You are the queen of details. I got up in the middle of the night to see what ugly card you were talking about and was so disappointed that they are both very pretty. Didn't even get to see any ugly.... All I did was lose some sleep!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  14. Both simple stunning card Linda. I don't think you could ever make an ugly card. Sometimes we are our worst critics..Hugs..Loz

  15. These are both beautiful cards - Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our very first challenge ... here's hoping we see you again next week :0)

  16. Linda all this talk about ugly....you do ugly so well!!! lol Ugly is the new pretty!!! Really Linda, your cards are gorgeous...just like you!!! Keep beauty in your heart and you will cause it to shine everywhere!!!

    Bear Hugs,

  17. OK....that is the most beautiful, white DP on your UGLY card that I have ever seen!!! You always do top-notch work Linda, and you never disappoint. I am eager each week to get over here and find out what you have created. BLessings, Tracy

  18. These are both gorgeous Linda and yes, I love sunflowers! They certainly are the flower of the moment aren't they!!!

  19. As always, your creations are spectacular! Fabulous job with the sunflower image - your great design draws the eye to this gorgeous image. And the second card is also a WOW! Love what you did with this adorable digi! The details are amazing! Hope you have a super weekend!

  20. " fab cards and I love that sun flower it is just so summer and hot days, not something here in yorkshire we seem to be having much of but anyway your card makes up for that. Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

  21. Linda, I know it's not possible for you to make an ugly card and when I saw both cards I was thinking to myself...ok which one was the ugly one? They are both so pretty and you've done a fabulous job as always! Hope your eyesight is better now you've had a few days focusing without seeing all that tiny bling! Awesome job!

  22. You good, you made 2 absolutely pretty in the Linda style way! Love your flower and the bright yellow and the little girl too. The papers are so pretty. Hugs my friend. Always a pleasure to visit here.

  23. Girlfriend I would have been totally intimidated by this sketch. Sketchs are the hardest for me! You rocked it!!!

  24. Both are beautiful but I adore that image of the little girl on the moon.

  25. Hi Linda!! I don't think you could ever make an ugly card!! I love both of your cards!! As always, you have rocked this sketch, with 2 cards! Awesome job!


  26. Linda, both cards are great! I love the colors in the sunflower. I never thought chalks could look so good. I wish I had more time to make more than one.


  27. these cards are looking great linda
    they are very beautiful
    love your coloring

    greetings karin

  28. Oh Lovely Linda, what can I say? I adore your cards. I must say your sunflower cards flower pedal shading it just AMAZING..I love the way they look and your take on the sketch with these two cards are fantastic :)



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