Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MMSC85 Framed Butterfly/ Celebration

Hello and welcome - I am excited and I hope you are too -  it is time for the first Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - the new Design Team have been amazing with their sketches this week - I know you are going to love each one!  Sit back and prepare to be inspired!

I used one of Priscilla's new images - Happy New Year - for this gift bag - it is perfect for many occasions - New Year, Graduation, Birthday, Wedding, new job - just to name a few!

I have coloured it with SU Chalks and tried to keep the colours more masculine - I am endeavouring to see that our DH's are not left our of the equation!  LOL!

 The sentiment is a SU one, punched out with a Circle Punch and layered onto a larger circle.  An old button from my stash has been added. 

You can see the dimension of the gift bag here - these are so easy to make and as you can see look great with an image in the front!  A number of people have asked about a Tutorial for these  - I will be working on one over the next week - you will see it HERE!!

 My second card is create using one of the 'priscillastyles' Butterflies - if you know me at all, you will know I LOVE these butterflies

The frame is a Diecut that I borrowed from my friend Ann, we had a fun morning running off each other Dies - it certainly adds to the variety we have at our fingertips - thanks Ann!

You can just see the shimmer on the butterfly - capturing it is an ellusive dream!  LOL!

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 MMSC82, 83, 84 Gold Star Awards goes to...
15. Valerie Mitchell
28. Karen Wallace
94. Artesania

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
8. Brenda K
26. Teri Sherman
78. Nancy Brown
Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)

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These projects are for the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #99 - Flowers - Card 1
Oh La La Creations - Toast to 2011 - Project 1
Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes - Both
Anything Goes - The letter 'C' - Celebration - Project 1
Card Makin' Mama's - Anything Goes - Both
Crazy4Challenges - Celebrate Something - Project 1
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes - Both
Dutch Dare - New Beginnings - Project 1
Creative Friday - Let's Party - Project 1
Ellephantastic - 'New Beginnings' - Project 1
Lets Create - 'New Beginnings' - Project 1

Simon Says Stamp - Time to Party/ Celebrate - Project 1
Stamp Something - Glitter - Project 1
Make sure you visit the Design Team and see their gorgeous creations - these girls are amazing!  I can hardly wait to visit them myself!


Thank you for visiting today - I love it that you come and appreciate your encouragement and support - we would love to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this wek - you know I will be there to see you!  God bless you!


  1. Oh my! Linda, these are both fabulous! What a beautiful gift bag, and such a stunning way to present a gift, and the butterfly card is AMAZING!! I've just got to go back for another look!


  2. Hi Linda, these are amazing - love how you have made yet another bag and got it so masculine looking. Love that butterfly - it looks stunning against the black frame - like you, I love the wee creatures.

  3. Your coloring at the heart is all over the top.
    I love the pop of brown at your New Year bag.

  4. Wow, Linda so much love and work has gone into this project I don't know where to start. I love everything about it. Truly stunning! Thanks for joining us over on Ellephantastic this month.

    Tamara Elle DT

  5. Awesome projects, Linda! I still can't get over your coloring...one day, maybe one day, I will be able to color like that! I see we have the same taste ;D. You chose the exact same Blog outfit as me ;D;D. Sending you hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

  6. These are gorgeous Linda! I am looking forward to see the tutorial for that giftbag!

    You always rock when using those pretty butterflys - I LOVE them in blue!


  7. fabulous card and bag Linda ,,,both are gorgeous and so arty !!! wonderful work !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and Stamp Something Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. What a great New Year Card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

  9. WOW Linda, both of your creations are just amazing! Your New Year's gift bag looks fabulous and so versatile, I can't wait to see your tutorial! Also, your framed butterfly is just a work of art! Beautiful colors and I just love all the flowers!

  10. Linda, these are both so very pretty! I love that you got creative and used the sketch for something other than a card. That top hat image is adorable! The butterfly card has the most gorgeous color combo. I love it!

    Happy New Year!

    Midnight Madness Design Team

  11. Wow what fabulous creations
    Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week
    Happy New Year

  12. Wow, both projects are just gorgeous!! I especially love the gift bag...it's so original.

  13. Hey Linda, How cool is this image!!! Really beautiful little gift bag! I love the image and all the fun details of your mind's eye!

    Hugs, Peggyxo

  14. Hi Linda! Happy New Year! Wow 2 fantastic projects. Your attention to detail is phenominal!
    Hugs, Denise

  15. Fantastic project Linda..Happy New Year..Loz

  16. Spectacular purse! Looking forward to that tutorial...Your butterfly card is gorgeous too, of course. :-)

  17. Hi Linda! These are both so beautiful! Love the colors and the details on the giftbag; it's a gift in itself. And priscillas butterfly; amazing. It must be my favorite image ever.
    I am realy looking forward to working with you on the Midnight Madness team; you are such an inspiration!
    Hugs Guro

  18. WOW! Gorgeous! Love the gift bags! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La in our Toast To 2011" challenge!

  19. Hi Linda, Well what can I say about your first post of the year for the MM :) I LOVE IT!!! lol I wonder why ? ;) Well of course your work as usual is amazing but geesh..you used my images on all of them..lol ARe you ready for another chapter of the Madness? I am so thrilled you are a Senior..lOl sounds funny huh? You know it is a good thing though. Thanks for ALL you do Linda, you are so special to me.

  20. Wow Linda they are both just stunning makes. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month. Good luck! Hugs Helen & Elle DT x x

  21. Great gift bag and card, love all the wee elements on the gift bag and the colours on the card! Happy New Year to you and thanks for taking part in our first challenge of 2011! Hope to see you again next month!
    Elle DT

  22. what a lovely celebration card! Thanks for joining Anything Goes this week, K x

  23. Hey! Congrats on your win over at OLLCB! This was a super cute project!

  24. These are 2 fab projects. Thanks for stopping by & joining in with our challenge at Ellephantastic challenges xx Clare (DT) x


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