Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MMSC111 Flower Fetish

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Can you believe it is July already - over half the year has gone - we will be preparing for Christmas before we know it!!!  LOL - I know some of you are already creating your Christmas cards.....I am not quite there yet!!

This week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge I have something fun to show you - we have made more than a card - how could we not with our wonderful sponsor this month - Petaloo has supplied the Design Team with so many flowers, a card would not be enough to show them off - besides that - they just inspire you to create. 

Our sponsor this week is none other than the lovely Priscilla herself - I do not get a chance to create with her stunning images as much as I would like - to I had fun with this Victorian Hat

I coloured it with Distressing Inks - a different colouring medium for me - it was fun and I love the effect it has.

I had a lot of fun with the flowers from our monthly sponsor Petaloo - added  some inked edges and a little bit of shimmer

For the one above I used some Tim Holtz Crackle - I have never used it before but LOVE how it turned out - it works really well on these flowers - I am loving all of the different ways you can colour them!

I continued in with the frame in the same way - keeping the nostalgic feel - this is a birthday gift for a deear friend of mine who has celebrated a 'landmark' birthday and I wanted to keep it vintage - just her style - no not age!  LOL!

As you can see, the flowers come in so many styles - my mind is racing to see how I can colour them differently each week for the month of June!
This card is for the following challenges:
Bee Crafty - Must Use Digi
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Summer Time
Bling It On - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrapping - Frame It
Hooked on Craft - Flowers
House of Gilli - Lots of Sparkle
Before I go any further - I know this post is a bit longer, we have a ,lot happenign this month at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - but don't we always!  LOL!   We are so very happy to announce today that we have two New DT members joining the Midnight Madness DT.. Please help us in welcoming.....
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 MMSC110 Gold Star Award goes to...
#11 An
 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#10 Erin Reed
#16 Eline
#37 Elise Muller
Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Our MMSC111 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...


Our June Monthly sponsors are....
We are sooooo luck to have one of the largest floral manufacturing companies in the crafting world sponsoring us for the month of July!! Their grand prize will be awarded at the end of the month to one very lucky person who will receive floral products worth over $100..Wow how awesome is that? Check out all the wonderful creation the Midnight Madness Team has created using products from the Color Me Crazy line from Petaloo this month. Petaloo is also having a challenge of their on and the deadline to enter is July 15th. Thank you Petaloo for your generosity to our team and through yours sponsorship this month.

I can hardly wait to pop across and see the inspiration the Design Team have for you - these girls are UBER talented - make sure you check out theor projects this week too!

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. Love all of the details on this Linda! The embossed tabs just pops and beautiful matching frame. Outstanding job and so very inspired by stopping in before bed...however, now I want to stamp and it is late here in NC!!! hee-hee

  2. Love your colours, and as ever all the details. Those flowers are sure stunning, as is the many and varied ways you have coloured them!! The frame is amazing the way you have altered it.

  3. Stunning card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.
    hugs Marilyn

  4. Wonderful creations. I really like the vintage feel and colors. You make the Petaloo flowers rock. I especiallynlovenhowntje paper is inked and teared.

  5. Linda, you did such an amazing job coloring the flowers. I love the subtle shading on the roses. The crackle paint looks great too. That frame is just so beautiful! The embossed and distressed paper looks wonderful with the gorgeous flower cluster. Fantastic job on both creations!

  6. Thanks for sharing another of your fab creations with us all here at OSAAT.

  7. Absolutely Gorgeous! Beautiful set! Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

  8. Oh GORGEOUS and beautifully embellished......love the vintage feel to this!!! I hope you are well!!
    Hugs xx

  9. Stunning Linda its always a pleasure to pay you a visit!!
    Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you again

  10. Holy Cow! These are FABULOUS Linda! LOVE your choice of color and what a creative way to color your flowers! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE both of these creations! Well done my friend!! Fabulous inspiration ... thanks so much!

  11. Very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!! ♥♥♥

  12. So very beautiful and I love how you have played with those flowers and got all of the different effects! Thank you for playing at HLSC this week and good luck!

  13. It may sound funny to talk about a hat, but this is absolutely stunning!! Marvelous all the way around. Warm colors, great layout, super coloring! Wow....thanks for sharing your card at the challenge at Catch the Bug. Enjoyed checking out your site too!

  14. Linda, this is just amazing! I love your fabulous flowers and your frame is so elegant! You are always so inspiring!

  15. Beautiful card and just love the frame. Thanks for joining the Happleigh Scrappin Frame It Challenge, hope to see next week too. Hugs lin

  16. Such a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

  17. Beautiful card and frame, Linda!!! What a fantastic gift for a friend. I agree these flowers are gorgeous, I like the added Crakle and new coloring medium.

  18. Linda, Your card and frame are simply gorgeous! I follow your blog in Google reader and always love looking at your creations.

    Thank you for posting my blog candy in your side bar. Good luck in the draw!

  19. Beautiful work, love the flowers! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  20. Oh WOW Linda! That frame is gorgeous! Love the torn papers in the corner! Your friend is a lucky lady!


  21. Thanks for all the details Linda.. what a fabulous post too. Thank you for entering the Petaloo’s Color me Crazy Challenge. Your entry is just lovely. We will be emailing the winners & runner-ups on Wednesday July 27th ! And don’t forget to visit our Petaloo Youtube channel and website gallery for more ideas and inspiration. Good luck!
    Priscilla :)
    Petaloo Products
    MMSC Hostess

  22. fabulous work and such pretty flowers :0)..thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On and goodluck..hugs Debs x


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