Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MMSC89 Puppy Love/Vintage Wings

It is Tuesday and Tuesday means it is time for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and we all love that don't we!  This weeks sketch is another fabulous one from Priscilla - I don't know about you but I have a;most forgotten how to create without one of these sketches.

  Speaking of creating - here is my card for this week!

I have used an image from our monthly sponsor Paper Pretties - the image is called Romeo - don't you love that!

I have coloured him with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen, he is printed into the Lacy Circles Nestibilitie and cut out with my Spellbinders Grand Calibur.

I had printed another image and was going to layer him but I forgot and spent ages colouring him, so just the little card with a heart on is popped up! LOL!  The paw brads are part of the first Blog Candy I ever won and are perfect with this image.

My second card is for the "priscillastyles' Design Team and I have used Priscilla's fabulous Dragonfly image - I printed a lot of these as I love it so cannot help myself and just have to use it often - I love the layered effect you can get with it!

I have layered it onto a large flower that was part of a fabulous RAK I received from my Design Team sister and friend Gunn - the gorgeous DP, flowers and pearls are from Gunn also - thank you my friend - this is a shared card!  :LOL!!

The Oval has been cut with the Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestibilitie and embossed with D'vine Swirls embossing Folder - I love the movement that this folder gives.

 I am thrilled to be linking this last card to a special challenge that is starting today and isthat is hosted by my dear friend and SU Demo Ann and some of her Team - jac-inks Papercraft Challenge they KICKING off with a fabulous Colour Challenge!

These cards are also for the following Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the Air - card 1
Cards for Men - Masculine and Love/ Valentine - card 1
Karber Weekly - Digi Stamp and Something Old - both cards - DP
Lexi's Creations - Valentine - card 1
Magical Mondays - Flowers - card 2
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes with a Digi - both cards
Stamps R Us - Animals - both cards
Aly's Sunday Challenge - For the Guys - card 1
CD Sunday - Love is in the Air - card 1
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Be My Valentine - card 1
Creative Cowgirls - Love is in the Air - card 1
GingerLoft - Things that Fly - card 2
I Did It Creations - Red for Valentines - card 1
Stamptacular Sunday - Whateva - both cards
Craft Your Days Away - Love - card 1
Crafty Emma - Bold and Bright - card 1
Crazy4Challeges - Vintage or Shabby Chic - card 2
Mark's Finest Papers - valentine - card 1
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It - both cards

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 MMSC88 Gold Star Award goes to...
#32 Beate

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#16 Brenda K

#41 Wenche WTE
#47 Artesania
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There is plenty more inspiration waiting for you on the Design Team Blogs - make sure you pay them a visit - you are going to LOVE it - these girls are amazing!!


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 week - you know I will be there to see you!  God bless you!


  1. Both beautiful cards Linda. I do LOVE the puppy one..Hugs Loz

  2. I am gobsmacked by how much you do and how many challenges you participate in Linda. Amazing. Whilst the puppy is cute I just love the dragon fly. It looks so lifelike I could pluck it off a branch here in my garden, mind you the ones here don't, well I think they don't have jewelled middles.

  3. Love these Linda, the first one is just to dang cute, and the second one, that dragon fly is stunning. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

  4. These are gorgeous, Linda, and I love your new blog background. It's always fun to see what you've got feautred over here on your pretty blog!!

  5. Awesome work. Thank you for joining us at IDIC

  6. Wow! Both these cards are gorgeous! And I can see why you love the dragonfly, beautifully detailed! Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls :D XXX

  7. Both just gorgeous, but I love your dawgy he looks fab & those paw brads do go so well with him!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & Gingerloft this week, good luck!!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Your cards are beautiful Linda. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  9. Ahhh, i fell in love with this cute little critter!
    Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

  10. Wow Linda. Congratulations on being the first to post on our new "jac-inks Challenge" blog. Your take on the neutrals is beautiful, so sensitive and lifelike and your colouring technique continues to defy description! Thanks so much for your support of our new venture.

    Hugs, Ann

  11. Both are wonderful! Love that little puppy (so very cute) and the dragonfly looks REAL!
    Thanks for playing along at Stamps R Us Challenges.

  12. Oh how cute! I love your little puppy embellishments! He's such a cutie and you colored him great.

    The dragonfly is just gorgeous! You've made his wings look amazing and I love the little crystal.

    Great cards!

  13. Darling little love pootch Linda. Very bright colors, I love to see. You did such a fine job at sponging and chalking! Beautiful oval frmaing and love that dragonfly on the flower! Yummy for the heart. TFS :)Peggy, Auntie Giggles to the kids, hugs to all.

  14. Gorgeous creations! I especially love the first card. The texture you have given the nestie is just perfect and that dog is too cute!

    Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations! :)

    Lou Mac. xo

  15. Wow stunning cards Linda, I love them all. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  16. These are beautiful! I love Romeo!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Freinds!

  17. Cute puppy card! I knew the dragonfly card was yours before I read the name! Love your style girlfriend.

  18. Linda Both cards are Stunning! Your Romeo just melts my heart and the dragonfly is Beautiful! Thanks For all the inspiration you provide each week!

  19. Beautiful cards Linda, Romeo is a cutie, the paw and bone brads look fab. The dragonfly is stunning.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

  20. Cute V day card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

  21. Linda, both of your cards are remarkable. The dragonfly almost looks real! Romeo is so cute. You did such a lovely job with your card design. I know what you mean about sketches. I use them all the time too. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cowgirls Challenge this week. XX

  22. That pup is just too cute! Love it. I thought that dragonfly was a 3-D embellishment!! It is stunning! and your card is just beautiful.

  23. Love the pup, but the card I really really like is the dragonfly one - that is a stunner to my way of thinking. I am constantly amazed by the variety of your cards and styles you use.

  24. Oooo Linda, you are just amazing..Both your cards are just FANTASTIC...I love the gem on the dragonfly. I Just adore your style. Thank you so much for adding your talent to the MM line up each week. So much inspiration from each of our DT.
    Keep up the exceptional work.

  25. Hello lovely, what a super cute card!! love the image and super bright colours!! Thanks for playing with us over at CES xx

  26. Lovely cards and thanks You to visit my blog and for the lovely massage. I have sign in to follos Your blog. Hugs Janny

  27. Lovely card thanks for joining us at CYDA this week and Good luck

    Liz xx

  28. Oh Linda, both cards are just wonderful. I love the adorable doggie card bestest!! Hugs from your DT sister, Marcy

  29. Hi Linda, what a cute card, I love the image and muted colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away and Cards for Men, good luck with the challenges xxx

  30. Wow Linda, you always knock my socks off! I am just drooling over your dragonfly, so incredibly rich looking - love your design! Your puppy is just too cute, love your choice of papers and that little bone is just precious! It's always a treat visiting your blog ad I love your new blog look!

  31. Wow, those cards are just amazing. Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Playtime this week.

    Hugs, Heather

  32. I love the red card it is so cute. Beautiful job on your coloring. Your second card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  33. Both cards are so beautiful! :)

    Thank you for joining at SSC this week :)


  34. Wohh, beautiful cards!! The second one is my favorite.:) Love that dragonfly.
    Thanks for joining Creative Cowgirls.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  35. Hi Linda!
    Love your new blog! This is YOU! The birds are so very pretty!

    Your Romeocard is so cute! He is adroable and I love all the little hearts all over the card.

    Your dragonflycard is gorgeous - great to see you have fun with the stuff I sent ;o)

    Hope you are doing ok my friend!

  36. Hi Lovely Linda! This is so so so sweet!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss!

    Mary J xxx

  37. Wow! You have been busy! Your cards are sensational especially the dragonfly..it's lovely:)
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    Lynn xx

  38. Love the flower! Great card. Thanks for playing along with us at IDIC this week. Hope to see you again.

    Tammylee IDIC DT
    I Did It Creations

  39. Hi Linda! What stunning cards. Both of them are so different but each is eaqually beautiful~
    There i always something wonderful to see here!

  40. soo cute! great job. thnxs for joining us at Creative Cowgirls!


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