Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MMSC A Month of Madness!!

Hello it is great to see you here - November is slowly moving past us and December is only a day away!!  We are counting down here as it is my DS's birthday on December 2 - we have been counting sleeps for weeks!! This week at the  Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge   we have some fun planned for you! 

The Midnight Madness Sketch  Challenge has combined three sketches in this post that will last the WHOLE MONTH. We have supplied both the FANCY and CAS sketches for you. In the true celebration of crafting, you are more than welcome to enter as many cards as you like this month. You can even do a few of each if you want to.  

I could not help myself and had to make a card for each sketch - all three cards are made using images from "priscillastyles" Stores - you can see them here. The dragonfly is a personal favourite of mine and I love the way the wings pop up so easily - ready for flight!  I have to say I LOVE this sketch and will be using it again during the month!

Priscilla's Christmas images are so elegant and I could not go past these fabulous Christmas Bells -

They are so festive and I loved the opportunity to use that extra bling, that we all LOVE at Christmas!!  The gorgeous DP that you can see, with the gold embossing is part of a gorgeous RAK I received from my DT sister and friend Gunn - thanks Gunn - I am treasuring every piece and using it carefully!

The bling is some left over Phone Bling that was lying around the house from one of my girls - I tell you nothing is safe here, well not since I started card making anyway!!  LOL!

My third card has been created using the wonderful Christmas Stocking image by "priscillastyles" Stores - who wouldn't love a stocking stuffed full like this!  I have gone for more earthy tones rather than the traditional Christmas colours - it is another wonderful sketch!

I have used an assortment of bling and glitter pends for that added shimmer that continues to remain elusive to the camera, but I am sure you know what I am talking about!  The gold ribbon and cord add something different and I am loving the effect!  I think I have forgotten how to craft without a sketch these days! 

All images have been coloured with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen - my favourite technique!  I love to colour, it takes me back to my childhood and has continued on in my life under the banner of 'therapy!'!  LOL!

These cards are for the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Masculine and Christmas - card 3
Karbers Weekly Challenge - Dogi and Sparkle - all cards
Little Paper Shop - Funky Edge - all cards - distressed and sponged
Oh La La Creations - Inspired by a Christmas Song - Card 2 Jingle Bells
Woodware USA - Anything Goes - all cards
I Did It Creations - Surprise Me - all cards
One Stitch at a Time - Bling It On - cards one and 1 and 2
2 Sisters Challenge - Non Traditonal Christmas Colours - card 3
Christmas Stampin' - Anything Goes - all goes

Everyone on the The Midnight Madness Team, the "priscillastyles" Team want to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!!  We have loved having you join in with us each week and visiting your Blogs for inspiration and the friendship that just overflows from them!  You have all been a blessing to me personally and I pray your Christmas will be a blessed one - filled with love and laughter, health and happiness, love and laughter!  More than that I hope that you take the time to remember WHO we celebrate - Wise men seek Him still

Don't forget - this month is the same as all of the other weeks  - 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.

Our MMSC81 Gold Star Award goes to...
#21 Teri Sherman

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#9 Brenda
#41 Chris Olsen
#60 Anne (Stargrove)

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

**Our Nov Monthly sponsor is....

Make sure you check out all of the Design Team Blogs for inspiration - these girls are amazing!!
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 - it is so much fun - Priscilla has a Group there too and it is growing everyday we would love to see you there!!  God bless you!


  1. All stunning card Linda. I will have to wait til tomorrow to make mine as it is over 100 in the craft room which is the only romm that is not air conditioned...Hopefully tomorrow will be cooler....Loz

  2. I want to see more beautiful cards. I hated to see the end of your display. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous cards with I Did It Creations.

  3. Thank you for your 'Jingle Bells' for our Challenge at OLL this time - although I also enjoyed your Dragonfly card that appeared on our blog instead. In fact I liked it so much I have have bought one. Thank you for joining us.

  4. Hi Linda, fabulous cards love them all. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyx

  5. Wow what beautiful cards love those colours
    on the dragonfly one
    and the Jingle Bells card for our challenge
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  6. Linda, that dragonfly is fantastic. I love the way you have it colored. I like how you used the crocheted panel.

  7. Great job! The dragonfly is so beautiful, my favorite by far.

  8. WOW! Great cards! Love the Dragonfly!!! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Anything Goes challenge!

  9. Great work Linda - you have been a busy bee! Love the colours on the MMSC82 - they are stunning. All three cards are great!!

  10. So beautiful cards! Thank you for playing The Karber Weekly Challenge :)

  11. Wow your cards are awesome!! I love that dragonfly! Thanks for playing with us at the WoodwareUSA weekly challenge!

  12. Such beautiful cards,all so different but each one lovely...Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men,hope you will join us next time....
    Mandy xx

  13. Such beautiful and intricate cards! Really lovely!
    Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week

  14. Lots and LOTS of awesome creations. Love the lacy/crocheted ones the most! Good luck with your challenges!

    WoodwareUSA DT

  15. Hi Linda!
    Of course you made one card for each sketch.... you always go all the way to make the rest of us look lazy and unispired.... *LOL* You are amazing my friend - I do not under any cercumstanses understand how you find the time. But i am glad you do, cause it gives me so much beauty to look at! All your cards are pretty! Love the blue on your dragonfly card - such a lovely color! And I really love the little golden bow on your christmasbell card! It is so cute!


  16. Hi Linda....I am always just floored when I come to your blog. Not only do you do such amazing work, but I just love that you make my images look so wonderful. You are so sweet and appreciate all you do. You are a true friend. your post look fantastic and I love all your creations. You sure have a way with coloring . Thank you thank you thank you. I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.


  17. I really enjoyed all of your cards. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge. Happy Crafting.
    Hugs, Patricia


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