Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Can you believe it is time for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we have been busy with life while Priscilla and Carol have been living the HIGH LIFE cruising with some other MMSC players - what a life!! LOL!

This week I have used one of  'priscillastyles' images - Victorian Rose, from a set of three, they are fabulous to use ad such great value as well!!  I coloured the rose yellow, as it was the first rose my DH ever gave me (awww, how romantic!!)  I dried the rose and still have it today!!

It is layered onto some embossed wallpaper that has been cut into a circle, I love the deep embossing this has. A row of vintage lace is added and finished off with the square of the wallpaper and a Kaiser large square brad added - easy peasy!!

My next card is also using an image from Priscilla - the gorgeous Chandelier from the Retro Gown and Chandelier Set

 - I used a Die from the Spellbinders Doodle Parts ( my kids think that name is hilarious) and created a frame for the image.and added nail bling to each 'doodle'

Chiffon ribbon has been threaded through a pearl buckle/slider and added above this adorable recycled lace!

I these cards are for the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Autumn Colours - card 1
Lexi's Creations - Flower Power - card 1
Pollycraft Challenge - Autumn Colours - card 1
Allsorts Challenge - Autumn Colours - card 1
Drunken Stampers - Use Circles - both cards
Marks Finest Papers - Fall Colours - card 1
Fairy Fun Fridays - Embossing - both cards
The Stamp Man - Distress - both cards
Creative Inspirations - Lace and Sparkle - card 2
Fab'n' Funky - Anything Goes - both cards
This weeks sketch...it's "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.

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Thank you so much for coming to visit and for the constant lovely comments you leave for me!  I love seeing that you have been!  We would love to see you play along this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and also at the Crafter's Digital Art Centre - where things are moving along at a great pace now, new challenges have just started - it is so much fun - Priscilla has a Group there too - it is PARTY CENTRAL!  LOL!  God bless you!


  1. Great lace! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

  2. 2 fantastic cards,i lobe the lace and embossing ,perfect with the rose image,
    thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
    lalkygirl x

  3. Linda these are fabulous works of art!! I heard of using wallpaper just the other day, and we have some hiding somewhere.... yours is awesomely deeply embossed (and flocked?).
    Your colouring of the rose is wonderful.

  4. Both cards are fabulous Linda. Love the vintage look on the first one and the retro style on the second one is as awesome :o)

  5. Hi Linda

    A really lovely take on the sketch and super rich colours.

    Thank you for joining in with my Coluors of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  6. Lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

  7. Linda, your cards are always the best! Love your interpretation of Priscilla's sketch. Both cards are beautifully done with wonderful embellishments.

  8. This is exquisite, with the perfect touch of embossing, thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays, hope to see you back again for our next challenge!

  9. Such lovely cards! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

  10. two lovely cards linda
    love that lace you added too

    greetings karin

  11. What a wonderful flower. your card is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations Challenge. Good luck!!!

  12. Beautiful designs Linda! Love the lace on both of these...

  13. Wow these are all gorgeous
    Thanks for joining the challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  14. Linda, these are gorgeous! What a lot of beautiful details in each one! Great work, my friend. I love that velvet ribbon! Looks like such a fun sketch!

  15. WOW!!! Amazing cards
    Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

  16. Luscious! Elegant! and downright breathtaking! Both of your cards are imaginative and extremely gorgeous!!

  17. Linda, the cards are gorgeous and I must tell you yellow roses are my favorite, also. Love the use of the beautiful wallpaper. Your Doodle Parts is a Spellbinder's I haven't seen yet but I do love it. Glad you visited my new blog and became a follower. I've having fun with it.
    Love your cards!!!!

  18. Fabulous patterns and textures with your beautiful yellow rose!!

    Thank you so very much, Linda, for sharing this gorgeous card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!!

  19. Such pretty Cards Linda the lace is just gorgeous
    Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

  20. Linda! You really have an amazing gift! Your creations are wonderful and your technique is so impressive!Thank you for all the thoughts and loving wishes you sent over to me and my family. You know, it's people like you that make the scrapbooking community so wonderful. Bless you and your family Linda!

  21. Linda, both your cards are beautiful! I love the victorian rose and the colors you matched it with! All the lace and embossing on your cards is just divine and the bling is such a pretty addition! You are such an inspiration each week!

  22. These are just fabulous my firend!!! That confederate blue is one of my favorite colors. Tremendous use of embellishments this week. Lokks like you had them special made just for the cards. Tracy

  23. Linda both of these are stunning cards but I got to say that the chandelier is my favorite. I just love the framing with the die cuts. I think I might have that die, I surely have to use it to try out this framing technique with it. I just love it so much. Great colors and composition. Always loving your creative talent!

    Bear Hugs
    Carol :O}

  24. Hi Linda!
    You have made som amazing cards as ususal. I really love the blue chandeliercard. So clever how you used all those punched out swirls to make a frame. It looks really good! Your home made belt buckle is amazing!


  25. Great work, Linda!
    The blue chandeliercard is so beautiful

  26. Two very beautiful cards Linda. Love the embossing on both. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week with your lovely creations.
    Suzi x

  27. Another beautiful card. Love the colors and paper you used.

  28. that wallpaper panel really pops your whole design...fabulous...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

  29. Linda, I'm gettin' mighty tired of you showing off with more than one card each week for the MMSC. And, to top it off, using 2 of Priscilla's beautiful digi images. I keep telling you now matter how hard you try, you will nevah be #1.

    I will say, in all honesty, that you have done such a BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL job showcasing Priscilla's digi image. I'll give you that. She may just want to keep you around with the beautiful work you do. Darn, I hate when that happens.

    On a serious note Linda, you do the most incredible work and they all have such a Lovely Linda feel to them that is unique to you. Absolutely beautiful colors and details. When I grow up, I may want to be you, but I will always a Da Princess and Da Fave!

    Da Princess
    Da Fave

  30. Stunning cards, Linda!! I adore the natural tones with the deep rich colors and all your gorgeous embellishments!

  31. CLEVER! I love the frame made from Doodle parts. And that embossed wallpaper is to die for...where did you FIND it? Great cards and colors.


  32. Both cards are just sooo amazing. Linda!! I just love the wall paper! Ooohhh another avenue of paper I have never thouht of! :) Your second card is a beauty too...love the pretty lace and ribbon slider!! Hugs, my friend! :)

  33. Linda, I sound like a broken record, your cards are so wonderful..I love what you have done with my images..I am glad to be back and missed commenting and visiting your blog. Thanks for being a part of the Midnight Madness Design Team and thanks for holding down the fort while I was away :)

  34. Linda I am especially fond of your blue and brown chandelier card this week. It seems those colors are striking my fancy, but also you have done such a great job!

    Hugs and love!
    Holly R. Moore


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