Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MMSC103 A Touch of Renassiance

I am late!  I am late - for a very important date - and it is not to the Mad Hatters Tea Party - close to it though (LOL)  It is this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

 Blogger has been offline to me since an update over 24 hours ago and it is finally sorted out - so here I am with my card for this weeks challenge! I am always waiting for the next sketch - they are so inspiring aren't they - I think I have forgotten how to create without one!!

I have used this divine image from McMahon Five Designs - I have coloured it with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, cutting the image out with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur using Spellbinders Labels 18 Nestibilitie and popping it onto the Fleur De Lis Rectangles Nestibilitie (thanks Jayne for the loan of it!!)  The background Nesties are from the Floral Doily Accents

The corners have been embellished with mulberry roses and punched branches

and beautiful pearls - the large heart pearl is from my dear friend and Design Team Sistah Gunn (loving it Gunn!)

You can see some of the dimension in this photo - hopefully!  LOL!

This card is for the following challenges:
Challenge Crazy - Anything Goes
Kadoodle Doodles - Lots of Layers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Mothers day/Girly
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Girls With Curls
Creative Cowgirls - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Glitzy and Bling

This weeks sketch...

Our MMSC102 Gold Star Award goes to...
32. Nancy Brown

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
4. Oheidia
9. Kimberly S.
26. Kylie

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

Our MMSC103 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...

Our May Monthly sponsor is....

Make sure you visit the Design Team and see their fabulous creations - you are going to be inspired by each one!!


It is always a pleasure when you visit - you know 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. Hi Linda

    Gorgeous card!

    I love the layering. The combination of dies works perfectly.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

  2. This is just lovely! Your image is a beautiful stamp but then the way you colored it....perfection! I also love all the Spellbinder layering. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

  3. This card is elegant. I love the coloring, the image and the embellishments....all great. Thanks for joiing "Little Girls with Curls" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  4. This is just gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for joining us for our Lots of Layers challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

  5. Gosh, you make such excellent cards! Love this one!

    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  6. Linda, this is just BEAUTIFUL! Love the vintage feel and all the awesome little details you've added! Hugs ~S~

  7. wonderful card - love the punched borders and the gorgeous pearl heart
    Thanks for linking up at Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  8. Wow! This is so pretty!! Love the little heart you added.
    Thanks for joining us at CCH & IWDC this time. ~hugs~darling Ho~

  9. Forgot to say, the butterfly's wing is excellent!!

  10. Linda this is amazing - love the image and the way you have mounted it is fabulous!! All the layers etc complement the image and the eye just goes straight to the focal image.

  11. Linda! I absolutely love your combination of borders and die cuts on this card. Your coloring and color choices are so beautiful. What a wonderful card you've created!

  12. oh wow this is one,gorgeous card love the image and beautiful colors, bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xx

  13. WOW - you have been busy my dear! Love this...

  14. Hey Linda, saw your card on Make it Monday & thought how amazing was this image you have used! Great card. x

  15. Fabulous details and layers... and amazing shading!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

  16. Just scrumptious Linda! Great border punch and love how you intermixed with the dies - fab colors and incredible image!

  17. Gorgeous Linda! Love the background dies you have used. It looks great!

    Hope you are doing fine my friend!

  18. A fabulous card with all the layers and colouring. Thank you for joing us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  19. Hi Linda! Wow she turned out beautiful! I love the softness and sweetness of your card! Thank you so much for using my image this week! Hugs, Sue

  20. Beautiful card & image! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  21. I love how you colored those wings. WOW!!!

  22. Lovely embellishments on a lovely card, Lovely Linda! ~.~
    Valarie Florer

  23. This is a wonderful card. I like your image.
    Thanks for playing by Creative Cowgirl. Good luck.
    Hugs Monika

  24. Very retro and romantic. I love it. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

  25. Wow Linda this is divine! I love your pretty image and the details are stunning :-D
    Love the colors too!
    Hugs Guro

  26. The Monthly Challenge at the Latte Lounge is "Cards for Mom and Other Special Women in Our Lives". We would LOVE for you to join us and enter your card in our challenge! We're having a drawing at the end of the month for all KINDS of great prizes!!
    If you're not already a member, we'd LOVE for you to join us!!


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