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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Happy Tuesday All! Today is time for a Midnight Madness Sketch!! There is just so much fun going on over at the Midnight Madness Blog you won't want to miss it.


Congratulations to Carol for winning the Midnight Madness Gold Masterpiece Award. Each week there are so many amazing creations that are a real joy to look at and it is becoming harder and harder to choose just one for this award!!

Congratulations to me dt sister, Denise, for winning the Friendship Award. Denise is an amazing card artist and friend!! She always goes the extra mile to be a good friend to others. Each every day she keeps with supporting others through her caring comments on others blogs and keeping personal contact with her friends. Her talent and friendship is cherished by all on the dt!!! Thanks for being who you are and a wonderful friend, Denise!!

Speaking of friends....and in sticking with our friendly theme this week, the MMSC has an added treat. We will be starting the "Refer your friends for Freebies" this week and this is how it works....for every brand new participating friend you refer to our challenge, you will get an extra entry in our weekly bonus drawings through the end of August. For more info. on more chances to win, visit the MMSC blog for more details.


This week our bonus prize is a 7 piece clear stampset donated by More than ink and a set of Spellbinders donated by our dt sister Jeni!!

This week was a truly fun sketch and one that I enjoyed very much!! I made this card for my sweet and talented friend Angie Crockett. She always brings a smile to my face and I cherish her deeply!! I am so thankful for our friendship. I hope this card gives her just a fraction of the joy she gives me.
I included several of the Dare to be dirty challenges on this card as well the sketch.
The challenges included:
Flutter By Wednesday and DTGD09eggette- Spread your Wings- I added a butterfly using my Sizzix Butterfly Die from SU
DTGD09Lauraly- Tie One On!- I added ribbon to my card
DTGD09DeborahLynneS- Taken with Texture- I added dry embossing
DTGD09genie1314- Tag Art- I added a tage to frame my focal image
DTGD09blondie090277- Paper Tole- I paper toled my Bella Blossom
DTGD09 Becca_stamps- Cut it Out (to use punches and dies)- I used several
DTGD09Bevmom- Sew Unexpected- I sewed a scalloped border on my card and laced cording on the tag
DTGD09craftycaro- Anything but Average- (non A2 card)- My card is 6X6"
365 cards- Sponging- I sponged on my Bella bloom to create depth, around my tag and on my butterfly to make the texture pop

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Bella Blossom
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Perfect Plum, Lavender, White
Accessories: Fiskars Eyelet punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot and Textile Folders, Sizzix Butterfly die from SU, Cuttlebug Vintage Die, purple thread, Hero Arts Pearls, Making Memories Flower Eyelets, Plum Satin Ribbon

I hope today's sketch inspires you to join in the fun!! For some more fun and exciting inspiration you should really see all the amazing creations by my Dt sisters!!!: Carolyn, Charlotte, Denise, Jane, Jeni, Jessica, Kimmie, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla and Sue.
Shawne will not have a creation because she just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Izabelle!!! Congrats Shawne!!! We will miss you but we hope your are enjoying your new little one and resting up!!
If you should participate in this week's challenge, please leave a direct to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to SC please use the keyword MMSC12.
Thanks for stopping by today. If you do stop by, please leave a comment so I can return the favor and visit your blog.


Ann Kranitz said...

Chris, these colors are amazing. I was playing alittle last night with some shades of purple and you have inspired me to keep playing!! TFS

Spyder said...

Another perfect card,love the colours!!Please pop over to my blog I have a little something for you!


Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Wonderful color combo and colors, Chris!!! Beautifully done!!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris... simply a beautiful card. Love the colors and the stitching especially! Lovely take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for your kind comments!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you know what i'm gonna say here.... absolutely gorgeous! you should open a card shop!

and personally, i think Shawnee has the best "creation" of all. way to go Shawnee!


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Chris, I love your color combo and your gold thread you used and the butterfly, I like the embossing on that and the shape of it and your flower pedals - great job (again!).

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What an amazing take on the challenge Chris!! I adore the beautiful details you've put into that tag!! Amazing my friend!! HUGS

Cindy Haffner said...

So beautiful, awesome, awesome job.

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love your take on this sketch, this card as a really beautiful distressed look. love it!

Danni said...

Love this! So very pretty! It has such a vintage feel to're so talented!

Crystal said...

WOW Chris GORGEOUS!! LOVE your take on the sketch and that bloom and butterfly STUNNING!!!

Connie said...

Oh Chris!! This is just sooo beautiful! I LOVE the purples, and your stunning flower! WOW!

Carolyn said...

Stunning, Chris!! I'll bet your are killing Priscilla with that purple. It is just gorgeous. I love everything on this card. Your stitching is outstanding! The border, the embossed butterfly. I just love it all!


Riet said...

Ohhh Chris,what a beautiful card,i love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Maria Matter said...

This is another gorgeous card Chris! I love this purple color and all the textures & layers! Well done!
Blessings, Maria

Becky said...

Hi Chris; just wanted you to know I have a "circle of friends" award for you. You will not hurt my feelings if you do not pick it up :), but just want you to know how much you inspire me and how much your comments mean to me.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - I loved this masterpiece when I saw it over on MMSC - your colours are gorgeous - such lovely tones!! What a great interpretation of the sketch Chris - you never cease to amaze me and inspire!! you are one shining light Chris...God bless you!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how your flower extends past the edge of the tag. Very pretty.

Beate said...

Wow! Chris, your card looks fantastic! I love all the details and texture of your card.
Hugs and smiles

cabio's craft corner said...

I love the distressed effect you did on this card. Texture and all the details are just so elegant and pretty!

Jodi said...

Another awesome card!! Very pretty colors! I hope I have a chance to play too!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Beautiful bloom, Chris. Love your take on this week's sketch.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi Chris! OMG! I just LOVE your card! The colors are wonderful and all the textures and sewing make it just perfect. :)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris this is such an elegant, precious card. Those colors are fantastic and all the stitching is just perfect. The butterfly...well what can I say...exquisite! You are so very talented and this is just another perfect and beautiful creation.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oooooooooh....STUNNING Chris!!! Angie is going to LOVE this card!!!!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Just gorgeous,beautiful image and elements and a fabulous take on the sketch!!! I rec'd my Bloomin with Beauty stamp set today,just hope my cards turn out as gorgeous as yours!!
Hugs xx

Carol said...

These colors are so tranquil and blend perfectly. Your stitching is amazing. That flower is just gorgeous. This card is spectacular. I am inspired by your creativity. See you next Tuesday.

P.S. Thank you for mentioning me on your blog and your kind words. It is so appreciated.

Priscilla said...

Great card and congrats on the Dirty girls top ten :) off to comment on your other card with this sketch..I love them both :)


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