Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - there has been so much inspiration coming from you all that we can't wait for the next week to come along and see what you do with Priscilla's amazing sketches!

My first card is created using one of the gorgeous butterflies from "priscillastyles" stores - I felt like making something different this week and this sketch just lent itself to the Sidestep card.  I also used the fabulous cardstock from our monthly sponsor The PaperTemptress - what fabulous product - I wish you could just reach in and feel the different textures - they are divine and make your cards feel luxurious!

The butterflies have been coloured with SU Chalks and had touches of Kindy Glitz added, I layered these on the steps as close as possible to the sketch - what do you think!?!  The gorgeous corrugated CS creates great light and shade- I do like this look - a lot!

You can probably get a better idea on this photo - the CS has been sponged and layered onto black cards, this really makes it pop.  A large pearl has been added to each butterfly and some along the bottom step.

A gorgeous flower from Wild Orchid has been added and a left over piece of embossing using some inked SU Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder - I love this folder!

My next card is using another of Priscilla's images - this is from the Christmas Tree set of 4, using the gorgeous papers from The Paper Temptress once again.  I used some of the same corrugated card along the edges - how could I resist - I love this stuff - you will be seeing more of it!  LOL!

I decided to try and use the sketch a bit differently and make my three squares part of the tree.  I printed two images and used my SU punch to punch the squares.

You can see it more clearly in the photo above.  The tree is coloured using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and a small paint brush,  Bling has been added - in nearly every form (LOL)

A bow made with my Bow-Easy using some ribbon I got at Garage Sale/Yard Sale a number of years ago - it is HUGE and I will be using it for years!  

I nearly forgot my third card to show you - this one is made with one of Priscillas new Christmas images - don't you love it - her new images are gorgeous - you NEED to check them out!!

I have coloured the image with Prismacolor Pencils and craeted my own DP using Layers of Color Touch of Elegance art stamp set - the CS is all from The Paper Temptress and you all know I love that!!

Now onto the sketch and as you will know - 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.

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC78 Gold Star Award goes to...

#50 Linda S 

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#59 Rita M
#62 Nancy Brown
#75 Chris Olsen

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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 - it is PARTY CENTRAL!  LOL!  God bless you!


  1. Both these cards are fantastic Linda. You really are going "outside the box" now with your creative solutions to the sketches. I'm soooo inspired.

  2. Linda, great cards as always - you sure are getting set for the Holidays, hope all is well, Jane

  3. Lovely designs Linda. Your butterfly card has me wanting to dust off my chalks and use them...absolutely beautiful coloring and sparkle from the Glitz! Love your Christmas designs as well and super cute images :o)

  4. All of them are gorgeous. Beautiful colors and beautiful details. {hugs} :)

  5. That butterfly card is divine my dear - just love it - all the texture and colour.... I am amazed with what you have done to the Christmas tree - love your concept there, and the blue card is sweet.

  6. Pure gorgeousness, especially the first card! Yowser!!

  7. Linda, I love how your butterfly card turned out. Simply gorgeous!!! That multicolored flower is beautiful.

  8. Your cards are gorgeous, but I especially love the side step one.

  9. Oh My! Amazing collection of cards, or should I say, "Artwork"! Beautiful, Linda!

  10. This week you have left me speachless Linda!
    Your butterfly sidestepcard is the prettiest I have ever seen! I love it! The colors are so amazing and the butterflies are so pretty. I really love this card!

    I also really love your blue christmas bells card! I lvoe the sparkle on this one and I like the surprize of a blue christmascard.

    Your christmastree is supercool! Love how you took your own twist on the sketch there!


  11. All are gorgeous Linda! I am amazed at how many cards you can crank out! You are one talented lady!!! Love the butterflies and side step layout... and the flower has me drooling! Gorgeousness all around!

  12. Such Beautiful cards Linda..Hugs..Loz

  13. *huge sigh* what a treat!!! Everything is just so different and inspiring! I do love the side step card and really must try that one of these day, yours is perfectly gorgeous!! I love your inking and the butterflies are so very beautiful!
    What a great idea with the tree, love, love it! That too is out of the box and is full of inspiration! Now, the ornament, well Linda, what can I say, you have hit a grand slam! I do so love your work and feel like I have feasted grandly today!! Wow, wow, wowzer!!

  14. Linda you really know how to work these images to their fullest potential. I love the glittered texture on the tree, your sidestep card is totally amazing, and your bell is just awesome, love your color choices. What a beautiful array of extraordinary talent. You're so inspiring.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  15. Linda, oh my! Your butterflies are stunning! Love the side step card and all these gorgeous Christmas cards! Your mojo is in high gear, you have been one busy lady!

  16. WOW they are all gorgeous,but my favourite would have to be the butterfly one......it is absolutely stunning and love the beautiful colours!!!
    Hugs xx

  17. Linda, each of your cards are soooo beautiful. You show off Priscilla's digitals wonderfully well! Beautiful in every detail!

  18. Not one but three beauties this week, Linda! Your butterfly card is out of this world gorgeous. What an inspiration. Is there nothing you cannot do?

  19. Three amazing cards, Linda! I sooo love all of them! Your first is just so beuatiful...love the stair steps with the stunning butterflies! Your second...oh my I love how you worked the sketch here with the big tree and the smaller pieced squares! Your third is also a beauty! WOW, soo much inspiration here! Love it all! Hugs!

  20. beautiful cards linda, beautiful butterfly's and great colors and coloring.

    greetings karin

  21. Your cards are equally stunning as always. I love your sidestep card. I need to try that. Your butterflies are colored so beautfully. Lots of inspiration!!!!


  22. Oooh lala! I LOVE the butterfly card! Wow...beautiful!

  23. No words can say how gorgeous these cards are, Linda!! And the butterfly one? Oh my gosh, I'm blown away by it's beauty!!! Fabulous creations, girl!
    Hugs, Darsie

  24. Gosh Linda, I am just in love with your uber creative butterfly card. And how cool is the layering on the tree card. AND... :) I just think the colors you chose for the bells are wonderful. So different and yet still so cute Christmas.


  25. I know I am late, but WOWZA on both cards.. I would love to see a tut on that butterfly card. Thank you Linda :)



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