Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MMSC68 Some Cards and Some EXCITING News

Welcome to this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - another week and another great sketch - some of you may have already 'peeked' and had a head start - don't you just love that!  We have a lot to show you today and we also have some EXCITING announcements for you today.

First I am showing you my card (s) you knew I was going to say that didn't you!! LOL!  The first one is using this darling image from our weekly sponsor Wags'n Whiskers - who wouldn't love these gorgeous images.  This one is called 'Budding Artists'

I used some delish DP from Basic Grey, it all co-ordinated and  saves me a lot of time!  I coloured the image with my SU Chalks, but it out and popped it up onto an embossed panel with foam tape.  I criss crossed ribbon to the side panel and added black gems according to the sketch!  Finishing off with these cute mini roses.

My next card is using Priscilla's butterfly image - I love this butterfly - it is so lifelike when coloured.  I thought I would go for warmer colours with this card.  The DP is from my stash of cut papers, I am slowly getting the pile smaller! LOL!  The gorgeous braid is from my friend Ann - I had it tucked away in a drawer and when I saw it, knew it was perfect for this weeks sketch.

I layered it onto the Beaded Flourish also from 'priscillastyles' lightly chalking it to soften the flourish and tone it with the Butterfly.  The edges are sponged with Distressing Ink to give it an aged look, naturally I had to add bling and some mini roses (thanks Gunn!)

You can see the dimension here - I have used double thickness of foam tape to give the wings MORE dimension as my foam tape is not too high.

These cards are for the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations - Emboss it - card 1
Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen Challenge - Summertime Feeling - card 2
A Pocket Fulof Posies - Winged Things - card 2

Before I go any further we have some wonderful announcements for you today. First, we are just thrilled to have three new additions to the MM Design Team for the next few months.  You will find out a little bit about each of them here. They are each so talented and will add their own special flair to the MMSC each week.  

Next, I am so excited and proud to reveal the first ever “priscillastyles” Design Team. Click HERE to see who these fabulous and talented ladies are.....hurry and get there as it may well involve people you know....like ME!  How exciting is that!!  I will be posting my first card for the Design Team a bit later in the week - once I have made it!  LOL!  So watch this space!!

Congratulations to

Our MMSC67 Gold Star Award Winner

#28 Renee Matarese


Our Remarkables Awards Winners

#9 Denise Pettigrew
#12 Beate
#80 Dreamtime
#88 Colleen Dietrich

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

A  BIG thank you to

*Our MMSC68 weekly Bonus sponsor


Our Aug Monthly Sponsor

Here is what you have been waiting for - this weeks sketch!

Thank you for visiting today and for staying with me during the post, I know it was a bit longer than usual, but all for good reason.  You can see so much inspiration over the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge- we would love to see you play along!!  It is as easy as 1-2-3!!  God bless you!


  1. Love both your cards - I am amazed at your constant creativity. Two cards for the same sketch and they are both totally different - and delicious!!

  2. Fabulous cards Linda. Love the image of the first one, this is so adorable and great details, love the second one, that is one gorgeous butterfly

  3. Two beautiful cards,love your fabulous colouring and yes that butterfly is gorgeous!!!
    Hugs xx

  4. wow 2 stunning cards,you would never believe they are the same sketch!!,thanks for joining us with card 1 at lexis ,it is fab and i wish you luck in the challenge
    lalkygirl x

  5. Two very beautiful cards Linda. I do LOVE the first image..Loz

  6. WOW!! This is stunning!! Thanks for playing in the FTTC this week:)

  7. Both cards are gorgeous as always, Linda! Especially, I love the beautiful braid border and butterfly on the 2nd card!
    Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

  8. Wow - the Budding Artists card i soooo cute:)
    Love the colours you have used:)
    The butterfly card is beatiful - love it:)
    *Hugs Inger*

  9. Hi Sweetie! Congrats on the PSDT spot ;o)
    Your W 'n W card is so cool! Love the colors and all the dimensions. As always, your colorings are great!

    I don't know where to start with your butterfly card. Love how you combined the butterfly with the swirls from the birds. The colors are so pretty! The gold looks amazing togheter with the worn DP. But of course the card would be nothing without the two pretty white roses *LOL*
    Beautiful work my friend!


  10. Fabulous card! Congratulations on yet another design team position.

  11. Linda, WOW, not just 1, but 2 gorgeous creations this week and a big CONGRATS on the new design team. Priscilla is so fortunate to have you showcase her beautiful images.

    My gosh, you did such a wonderful job coloring your W&W image this week. I would have gotten so lost in this and would have had to look at yours first!! LOL!! Beautiful, beautiful work!

    And, Priscilla's butterfly - I know she's in love with this one. You do such incredible work Linda. It's ashame that you'll have to be booted off the team when I come back! Oops, that wasn't supposed to slip out!! Yikes. Just close your eyes and ears and everything will be just FINE!! LOL!!

    a/k/a Da Princess of MM Royal Court, Former GD and Favorite, and now Glamour Queen per Gunn

  12. Your creativity always blows me away! It is such a pleasure to browse through and give me eyes a treat and my imagination a whirl! Love your cards this week, as always they are beyond words, but I will use "stunningly gorgeous" which I hope gives you a clue how much I love them!!

  13. Gorgeous cards Linda, your butterfly card looks wonderful. The little amber gems add just the right sparkle. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you next week at our BLOG HOP. :-) xx

  14. Oh Linda, these are both such wonderful cards, my friend!! I LOVE what you have done with the adorable Wags'n whishers image, and well the butterfly is stunning!! Hugs!! Connie M.

  15. Wow, Linda, not one but two beauties. Amazing coloring and designs. You always add the best details. Gorgeous work!

  16. Linda, another WOW week from you! Your inspiration is just outstanding and your creativity always has such incredible eye candy for your viewers. BEAUTIFUL, on both accounts.
    Congrats on your new DT position, you will make P so proud with your stunning work. Have fun with the talented team :)

  17. wow..that butterfly doe look so real when it's coloured and I love the swirls..just beautiful xx Thanks for playing at cowgirl up xx

  18. What gorgeously rich colours your pieces have Linda, absolutely fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge XXX

  19. What can I say Linda but that both of these cards are magnificent!!! I enjoy the sweetness of the little artist girl and the butterfly with it's rick color and glitter accents if astounding. You are so talented and so creative. Always something to be in awe of at your blog.

    Bear Hugs,

  20. Linda, what beautiful cards, that butterfly is stunnning!! Thanks for joining us at CSSC, hope to see you next week too :-)
    Claire xx

  21. Linda, both of your cards are works of art. Your coloring is amazing. I just love that butterfly set and the artist girl image is darling. You are so talented and creative!!!


  22. beautiful cards, that butterfly is stunning. thanks for joining us at CSSC :>

  23. Wow, such impressive cards!
    Thanks for playing along with us at cowgirl sunday challenge!

  24. these cards are looking great linda
    there is a lot too see
    just beautiful

    greetings karin

  25. Linda Linda LINDA! Your painter girl card is a favourite of mine this week. Are we allowed to say that? Hee hee! The dark jeweley colors with the bright green... loverly! I literally just sighed. Not joking. :)

    Holly R Moore

  26. Great colours for a young girl's card with your Wags'n'Whiskers artist and your butterfly is just as lovely.
    Tine :)

  27. Adorable creations!!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations Challenges. Good luck.

  28. such a lovely card! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge, good luck!

  29. Your cards are both gorgeous!! I love all of the details you put into them- it's major eye candy!! I'm so glad you joined us this week at Lexi's Creations!!

  30. Ah Linda! This image is so cute! I love the DP's and the roses. Very cheerful.


  31. SUPER-DUPER cards...all of them. Your coloring skills are just amazing. Your embellies are the perfect touch for this card and I always enjoy seeing what you have created! It is a joy to work with you on such a fine design team. Blessings, Tracy, MMDT

  32. Hi Linda~ Missed you, so I wanted to stop by and say hello and see all your wonderful works. You are a busy lady, and your cards are gorgeous. I did not expect anything less though.
    Congrats on your position with Priscilla's team. You are so talented. You really deserve that! Can't wait to see what the new team presents.

    Take care my friend..
    Hugs and blessings,

  33. Linda, I don't know what to say! Your work is amazing! Both cards are just so stunning! Love them xx Hugs Tina xx

  34. Linda, your creations are fabulous! Your colors are dynamic, the Wag n' Whiskers is adorable and that butterfly is just stunning!
    Hugs, Marsha

  35. what a fantastic card! Love it! Thank you for playing with us over at PFOP and good luck! X


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