Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MMSC72 Pelican Brief/Bridal Bliss

It is great to see you here for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, there have been so many of you playing along and we love being inspired by your amazing creativity!  I have made a  few cards for this weeks challenge - the first is using an image from your monthly sponsor Sunshine and Giggles

I coloured the pelican with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen and popped him up with foam tape onto an Oval that has been cut with a Nestie and embossed with the D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder - this has been layered onto a Labels 4 Nestie

I found these shells embellies in my stash - how perfect are they!  The mesh is a remnant from a screen window and I loved the netting look of it, the final touch is the braid, which just fits so well with the textured CS - in my opinion!! LOL! 

My second card is made using one of Priscilla's images, you can find them here - I think this would be among my favourites of the images - I have embossed the corset using the Victoria Embossing Folder.  It is layered onto some embossed and flocked wallpaper using foam tape/  This is actually a Gate Fold card but I forgot to photograph it that way - where was my head!?!

I added some gorgeous braid that I got from my dear friend and SU Demo Ann - it was in a bag of lace that Ann so generously gave me - thanks Ann!!  You can see more of the details in this close up!  The gorgeous roses are from my DT sister Gunn - in the amazing RAK she sent me - thank you Gunn - I am loving EVERYTHING and slowly starting to use it!!

This last card is made using Priscilla's gorgeous butterfly image - who doesn't love a butterfly.  This one is in very different colours for me, but I was using some leftover DP's and card stock that I got from Ann at our last Srapbooking Class - I am loving these summery colours.  The flowers again are from Gunn and I have added bling on either side.

As you can see below the butterfly is coloured with Chalks and mounted onto embossed card stock and backed with a scalloped oval.  The lace panel is has had brads added and I have finished off with vintage corners.

These are for the following Challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Animals - cards 1 and 3
Crafty Calendar -  Blue - flowers optional - card 1
Daring Cardmakers - Things that Fly
Fairy Fun Fridays - Embossing - all cards
Sew Many Cards - Embossing - all cards
Stamp Something - Use a Digi - all cards
Cute Card Thursday - A Tweet and a Fllutter - cards 1 and 3
4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing - all cards
Other Lovlies - Starts with C - chalking, colouring, cardstock

That is it from me for this week - and here is what you have been waiting for - this weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK"

Our MMSC71 Gold Star Award goes to...
#33 Mona Eidhammer
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#15 Benzi
#69 Gunrun Artesania
#71 Paola

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

Thank you to our MMSC72 weekly Bonus sponsor

Stamp and Create
Our September Monthly Sponsor
Sunshine and Giggles

Make sure you check out all of the Design Team Blogs for inspiration - these girls are amazing!!

Carol  * Charlotte * Connie * Darsie * Denise * Gunn * Holly M

Holly R M * Marsha * Phyllis * Priscilla * Tracy
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. MY goodness, so many beautiful cards. Love that Pelican, he is adorable, the gate fold is fabulous.

  2. Wonderful work - and you thought I had been busy!! no wonder your mojo deserted you today - it's on strike from overuse :-)

    Love the pelican, and the corset and butterfly are stunning.

  3. Such beautiful cards Linda...Hugs..Loz

  4. Wow, your gate folded card is amazing! I love the Victorian folder for embossing. Is it Cuttlebug? Your card is truly stunning. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks and your support.

  5. Wow, holy smokes Linda three cards today. I love them all. You have a knack of making the most joyful and pretty cards. Your attention to detail and your eye for design is impeccable.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  6. Beautiful cards, Linda! I especially love the embossing on the corset! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog today! :O)


  7. Very pretty cards!!! Thanks for playing along with 4 Crafty Chicks embossing challenge this week!

  8. beautiful cards you created here! The use of the starfish and sand dollar on the first one is great!

  9. Linda!! Three AMAZING creations!! WOW!! Your first is just so fun with that cute image...the second so elegant with the pretty ribbon, and the third sooo pretty with your perfectly colored butterfly!! Hugs!!

  10. My Gracious, Linda! What a fantastic trio!!! I love the textures and embellies, love the colors and images, wonderful!!

  11. beautiful cards Linda :-) the images are all gorgeous and the papers and embellies are lovely :-) love the pelican one especially :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  12. I love all of your creations and the ways that you embossed on each of them. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

  13. Beautiful cards, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  14. Wow! you make AWESOME cards! Thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful Thursdays challenge!

  15. A great selection of cards - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  16. Alotta cards you did there sweet lady! I love them all. The pellican is sooo cute. The bustier...vavavavoom and the butterfly how peaceful.

    Hugs,Peggyxo Good to see you Lindalou!

  17. All of your cards are gorgeous, Linda. But...the butterfly card stopped me in my tracks when I saw it at the MMSC blog earlier. I thought, 'is this my Linda?'. The colors definitely are not your normal M.O., lol!!! I absolutely love it! You've outdone yourself, girlfriend. The coloring on that butterfly is something else.

  18. Well, Linda what can I say....all three of your cards are just over the top GORGEOUS. I really really love the butterfly card. Your colors are so interesting and I would never think to combine those colors. It is just sooooo pretty. Thank you Linda for all you do for the teams...you always go above and beyond.

  19. Splendid cards, Linda. What a fun pelican, love the feminine corset and gorgeous butterfly! All the work of a wonderful artist. I especially love the flocked wallpaper and lovely braid on the corset card.

  20. Hi Linda, Wow!! what can I say that hasn't already been said. These are stunning, I love every one. The embossing, images and design are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday with your lovely creations.
    Suzi x

  21. Wow! So many lovely, beautiful cards!! Thanks for joining them all at FFF and our embossing theme challenge! :D

  22. You really nailed this challenge with not one but 3 cards! I LOVE what you did with Priscilla's images. Talk about drop-dead gorgeous! Amazing work.

  23. An adorably cute card! So well put together and beautifully coloured motiv :O) I like your other cards too.
    Thank you for joining in with the Totally Gorjuss challenge this week,
    Good luck!

    Hugs Nina

  24. 3 cards? Oh you makes all the rest of us just look so bad and lacy. Here we are struggeling to get our 1 card ready for the MMSC and then you go and make 3... No wonder you are the FAVE *LOL*

    Great cards all of them, but I think I might just fall in love with your bridalcard. Love the textures of that one!

    Glad to see you like the stuff I sent.


  25. Wow Linda! I simply love all of your wonderful
    cards. Your pelican is adorable and your use of Priscilla's digitals is phenominal! Wow, great job as always!

  26. Linda, what does one say when treated to these beauties? I have to concede, you should be the fave of all time doing 3 cards for this challenge and using 2 of Priscilla's images. Your talent is amazing. LOVE the little starfish on the pelican card. The gatefold card and butterfly are just phenomenal. I bow to you oh mighty one. I never though I would say that, but you certainly deserve it on these beauties!!! Hugsssss!

  27. Wow Linda! All your cards are fabulous. I love the pelican and colors you used. I am missing summer already.



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