Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MMSC81 Christmas Frame/Perfect Shade

Wahoo - it is Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge time and I am ready to go!!  this week I have two cards for you (no surprises there!)   I have used our monthly Sponsor The PaperTemptress on both cards - infact the whole DT has been using them all month - and we are all impressed with them - they are the most divine card stock and such a gorgeous variety!!

My first card with this fabulous sketch of Priscilla's is created using the Layers of Color Poinsettia Frame cling art stamp which is created to use with Spellbinders Labels 16 - you have to love that! 

I coloured with SU Chalks and added bling to the centre of each flower - you have to have bling and shimmer for Christmas! The ribbon has been pleated and I have added a button that I have placed a heart brad through - I love that effect - it certainly worked here - in my opinion!  LOL!

I was thrilled to see the sketch as I wanted another opportunity to use this gorgeous Lacy Doily Die Cut - I cut it in half and added it to each side of the panel - easy!

My second card is created using one of 'priscillastyles' images - you can find it here!  I love this tree wouldn't it be amazing all covered with lights for Christmas - we put up our Christmas tree yesterday and it had got me it a Festive Frame of mind!  LOL!

I used my new Spellbinders Fancy Tags to create these corners - I love the decadence of them, especially in the gorgeous gold card stock from The PaperTemptress.

I could not resist the gorgeous corrugated card stock from our The Paper Temptress - who truly lives up to her name!  LOL!

These cards are for the following challenges:
Scrappy Frogs - Christmas - card 1
Digi Doodle Shop Best - Anything Goes - both cards
Our Daily Bread Designs - Holiday - card 1
One Stitch at a Time - A Season or an Event - Card 1
Lexi's Card Creations - Traditional Card Colours - Card 1
Paper Romance - Favourite Things - Spellbinders - both cards
Gingerfloft Challenge - Great Outdoors - Card 2
Crafty Pad - Red and Green - Card 2
Tip Top Tuesday - Buttons - Card 1 - on ribbon
CCEE Challenge - Buttons - Card 1
Frosted Designs - Distressing - Both cards
Caardvarks - Holiday Die Cuts - Card 1

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 MMSC80 Gold Star Award goes to...
#4 Sassy

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#18 Nancy Williams
#27 Sarah T
#42 Sandee
#64 Michelle Pearson

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

Our MMSC81 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Our Nov Monthly sponsor is....

 Thank you Patricia, we just love your products.
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!  God bless you!


  1. Hi Linda - you have been busy!! The red against the green in your first card is really dramatic!! Love the gold and brown too. A couple of beauts - again!

  2. Linda these are beautiful, such wonderful details.

  3. Very beautiful cards Linda. I lOVE the die cuts...Hugs..Loz

  4. So much detail and oh-so-beautiful, Linda.

  5. Lovely card, super image and great corners! Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week.

    Pat xx

  6. Hi Linda! I SO love your Layers of Colors cards -- I have been oogling your designs and the stamps for days now.... beautiful work - love the pleated ribbon and the bling!! Thanks for playing in the Paper Romance Challenge!

  7. Lovely cards, Linda! Beautiful cardstock, looks like such a delightful paper to work with!

  8. gorgeous Linda!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too

  9. Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  10. Linda, I love the little heart brad on the button!

  11. Oohhh!! These are so very pretty! I especially love the poinsettia frame! I just got this same stamp and label set over the weekend. Seeing yours really makes me want to go ink them up!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

  12. WOW, will you look at these beauties!? Linda, both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous and I must say that I love the equallly as much :D. Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  13. Fantastic Linda! The first card has great texture, love the way you did the ribbon folding.

  14. Linda I love that you did pink poinsettia with this one beautiful! And girlfriend your creativity and thinking out of the box just never ends!! You amaze me at the wonderfully original idea's you come up with. If I'm not mistaken, you used the ends of one of the Spellbinders labels on your corners!!! Love it. I would have only thought to use the label die as a label. Thank you so much for helping me see things is a different way!

  15. Oh so gorgeous on both counts Linda! LOVE that lacy doily die cut! What is it? I'd love to find it!!! Beautiful poinsettia frame and love the button!

  16. Wow Linda! Stunning cards again this week! I don't know how you do it! Simply divine.

  17. Both cards are very pretty. Esp. like the tree on the second one. Thanks for sharing at the Gingerloft Challenge. :) Gale

  18. Linda, you are sooo creative.. Would you look at those corners you made out of fancy tags! Your details on both card are gorgeous. And I am always amazed by your wonderful coloring. Your work is alway an inspiration! Both cards are beautiful!

    I can't believe you got your tree up already... and I bet it's gorgeous. My mother always teased me that I was always the last one to put up the tree and the first one to take it down. I count myself lucky if I get my cards out on time. Please don't tell me you have your shopping done already?!

  19. These are both so beautiful Linda!! I especially love your colors and design of the Christmas card. The poinsettia's are colored so beautifully and I love the added embossing. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.


  20. Both gorgeous, I love the corners on the second one!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Gingerloft & OSAAT this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

  21. Both designs are lovely, the richness of the first and the multi-coloured tree is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  22. Lovely cards! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/



  23. Lovely, thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations, we're happy to have you!

  24. Both cards are lovely, very delicate,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week,
    Ruth x

  25. Linda your die cuts look awesome on both cards. Love your pink poinsettia and the lovely ribbon and button embellishment. Your lovely colored "priscillastyles" tree is awesome. Love both your wonderful creations.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  26. Wonderful cards and love the die cuts :)
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    Lynn xx

  27. Super great cards, Linda !
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.
    All the best to you, Jóna

  28. Gorgeous cards!

    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & good luck :)

  29. Such gorgeous creations! Love your holiday card, Linda! Thank you for joining us in the ODBD Shining Light Challenge! We hope you will join us again this week!

  30. Wow Linda~

    Both cards are so fabulous! I have never seen a pink tone poinsettia...but it is Spectacular! I love all of the special details around them...the pleated ribbon, the large "love" bling...you name it.

    And, I think Priscilla did a wonderful job designing that tree...so you can do a spetacular job bringing it to life with lots and lots of color. I love this piece a lot!


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  31. These are really elegant Linda I love them! Great job and thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft Challenges.

  32. Absolutely beautiful - thanks for celebrating with us at OSAAT this week
    Debbie x

  33. Hi Linda!
    Sorry for being so late with commenting this week. Both your cards are gorgeous! Love the pink and green one! The colorings of the flowers are so pretty.

    The tree-card is very pretty too. Love the fancy tag corners!

    Take care!

  34. Lover-ly! Your cards are just sweet and wonderful and amazing and I like them alot okay? Hee hee! Really great Linda. You're one heck of a card maker lady. :)
    Holly R. Moore

  35. Oh my, Linda! What beautiful cards these are..you sure rocked the sketch this week! Love what you did with the half circle backgrounds on each of your cards!


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