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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Tuesday!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Sorry for my absence yesterday. My dear hubby was home sick and I was playing nurse for the day, everything else was put on the backburner.

Today is Midnight Madness and there are so many awesome things going on!!!

Midnight Madness Week #22 (MMSC22)

Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop!!

The count down Is on!!! Just a couple more weeks till the Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop!! We hope you are getting excited about our blog hop. Exciting times are ahead for all of us. As a special way to thank our players and welcome new ones, we will be hosting our very 1st Halloween/Fall themed Midnight Madness Blog Hop.....Beginning October 16th at 8 a.m. EST and ending October 20th at 12 a.m. Midnight. AND OH WILL THERE BE PRIZES....... 25 prizes to be exact.

Before I forget, this is the last week to get in on the HUGE Workbox contest.You don't want to miss out on your chance to win!!

This week we are proud to say the“MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to.....

#35. emma lockley

Thank you all for playing and please help me in congratulating our “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..
60. Mary Lou



We are so happy to announce that this week we have the wonderful Simon Says Stamp sponsoring us for our weekly Bonus prize for MMSC22

Want an extra entry to win this $25 voucher from Simon Says Stamp???

For an extra entry to win this $25 voucher here is what you have to do....For our MMSC22 "PLAYERS" this week, all you have to do is add the "BLOG HOP LOGO" (seen above) to your side bar.

When you add your project to Mr Linky this week enter two times….ONE with a direct link to your card and the OTHER ONE to either your main blog address or a Special Post about our upcoming Blog Hop. BUT in order to qualify with the second entry on Mr. Linky, the logo HAS to be on the SIDE BAR with a link back to the MM blog.

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Since Gurlie girl is our monthly sponsor, many of the dt used *Gurlee Girl Design images. We had a really good response to last weeks sketch. This Weeks sketch has some different added elements to it so we hope you will enjoy this one just as much. Remember…Anything goes!!…Stamped, Digital, Collage, Vintage Prints, Hand drawn, Mixed Multi Media, scrap it, 3-D it, you name it!! I am sure it will be wonderful, I know you will be proud of your work and eager to link it up here. Any form of style/brand is accepted, as we do not endorse any one product line. Be sure to Make it Your Own and feel free to take artistic liberties with the sketch provided, as long as you can still tell it was based upon the sketch. ie: rotate the sketch, add embellishments, change the shape of an individual piece, create a square card from a rectangle sketch, etc. JUST HAVE FUN :)

Here is my take on the sketch!

I used Shy Little Nicki from Inky Impressions. Isn't she so sweet!!! I watercolored and paper pieced her. The buttons and designer paper are Basic Grey Lemonade . I just love the designs and colors that match the new in colors of this paper. I added texture to two of the panels with the textile and swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Everytime I color this image I think of my daughter, Nicki. She has long curly hair. The Nickie here is cut out and dimensionalized.

I hope you enjoy today's inspiration and that it encourages your to join in the fun if not all the prizes do. For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

Carol-Chocolate, Crafts, & Bears!
Carolyn - Creative Card Corner
Charlotte - Designs From Within
Denise - kc242 Designs by Denise
Jane - The Paper Affair
Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards
Kimmie - kimmie kaye's designs
Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle
Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000
Priscilla - "priscillastyles"
Shawne - Paper Art from Studio 313
Sonya - The Pink Paper Penguin
Sue - McMahon Five Designs
Lovely Linda's - Craft Central!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you do create with this sketch, please upload a direct link to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to SC please use the keyword MMSC22.

Prayerfully, I will be able to visit everyone's blogs today and that Scott is feeling much better. I will be back to post for Flutter By Wednesday tomorrow. If you have not signed up for my birthday blog candy, please scroll down to the next post. I have lots of eye candy there for you. Thanks so much for all your comments!


Annette said...

What wonderful watercolouring, Nicki looks just gorgeous, love the papers you have used, great colours. Hope hubby is on the mend and well soon, take careX:)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris, what an adorable card you have craeted here! I love that image, she is coloured so beautifully!! Your colours are soft and feminine and blend so beautifully together. The buttins are just perfect! Another 'work of the heart' my friend! Thank you for sharing!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}
I hope your DH is a lot better today!

treesawardincrafts said...

What a lovely sketch, I shall have to try to do it this week. Thanks a lot.

Crystal said...

My word Chris this is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE how you paper pieced and these colors and dp look amazing with Nicki!!!! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS card!

chercroppin said...

This is AWESOME Chris! Love the color combo you chose, the embossing, the stitching and you did a fabulous coloring job! LOVE IT!

Patti J said...

How much fun! I love your gorgeous card, Chris! Wowzers, so much to look at! Great job!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is so pretty.

Dawn B. said...

Ohhhhh she is sooo sweet. I just love this image. You colored her so nicely Chris.. I love it. This layout is super. I just love this and may just find time to play along.. The buttons and paper tie it all together perfectly.. GREAT card.

Lisa Foster said...

This is fantastic!!! What a sweet image! Your coloring is fab as always! Looks like a FUN sketch! :)

Elena said...

Wow! This card is so beautiful! I really love this sketch! Love the sewing and buttons! And your coloring is amazing!

Tina said...

Oh my, she is sooo lovely. I adore the papers you have chosen to use as well.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well first, i love your new blog look!!! it's gorgeous and so much easier on the eyes!

your card is just gorgeous -but then.......

big hugs,

Cheryl said...

So adorable,love that image and your detail as always is perfect.........gorgeous work!!!
Hugs xx

RosesMarijke said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, your shy little Nicki is adorable! Beautifully colored and fabulous dp. Love the dry embossing and the additions of the buttons. Stitching is perfect too.

Kerri said...

Your card is so beautiful, Chris! I love that sweet image, and you paper piecing is fabulous : ) Love the colors and dp too!

stampinfrog said...

So ADORABLE Chris! I just love this image of Shy Lil Nicki. It reminds me of my granddaughter! Love the paper piecing and the papers you have used for this card!

Judy Rozema said...

Totally adorable! That sketch is so neat and your have really shown it off with those papers and darling image!

Dianne said...

Hi Chris, this card it so so cute. Love the layout and colors and embellishments - just everything about it.

itsabrt said...

This card is fantastic I love that image and your laying on black! Beth

Holly said...

What an adorable card Chris. I love the paper piecing and the sketch is wonderful!

Jenny said...

Love it! So cute!

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Chris, Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog. Look at your card - WOW! I love how you incorporated all of the patterned paper colors into your card so neatly. The image was colored perfectly, shading, etc. The stitching - too perfect for words, which lends itself to an even more outstanding card!! *sigh* I have a LONG way to go....I love the inspiration though - thanks so much!

Shawne said...

gorgeous! Love the colors and dp!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is just fantastic!
Beautiful colouring and I love your gorgeous design!
kim x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Chris, I just ADORE your MMSC posts!! This creation is soooo gorgeous!! That image is too sweet, everything you add is just awesome!! HUGS

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Chris - love how the 4 panels complement this sweet image beautifully! Fabulous papers and your sewing is awesome!
Hope your hubby is feeling better!
Hugs, Danielle

Susan said...

Oh, she's just too cute for herself! She looks so sassy sitting there! Love the layout and I'm going to have to give this one a shot. I love the colors in your card and the texture. Just too cute!



Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, fabulous card, love the colouring youve used, the backing papers are gorgeous as is the layout. Love the image to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful job on this sketch, Chris! I'm always a fan of Basic Grey, but the stitching and paper piecing really make this card stand out!!

Carolyn said...

Your cards are always so inspiring, Chris. I always forget that you can use more than one embossing folder for a card and you can use your dp for more than just a background. You always get me to open my mind and let the creativity flow. Thanks for sharing.


dolcreations said...

Oh my this card is just so adorable. I love what you have done! With the weather here being so dreary it was so nice to see your bright and cheery card!

Rachel said...

oh she is gorgeous Chris. I LOVE that layout. you made a beautiful card as always.

Lori said...

Super card Chris! Shy Little Nickie is so sweet!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

She is AAAAA-DORABLE!...and I'm lovin the look of the sewn panels...looks like patchwork! Love that look. :)

Danni said...

Oh I love this! The colors are gorgeous and how cute is her paper pieced shirt!! Wonderful, wonderful card!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Chris & I love the layout....awesome work gf & tfs!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Love all those matching colors in the papers, buttons, and your imaging. Great thinking on your four square background papers with the embossing and sizing, you never miss a thing. Hope hubby is better!!

Jane Wetzel said...

very pretty Chris and the buttons are perfect!

Faye said...

Great Card!!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Chris! Well done! Another beautiful card! The background DP's are perfect with this image! Incredible!!


Chris said... the colors in the squares and there is so much depth to this card. Just wonderful!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Hugs Michele x

Priscilla said...

Your card was so cute this week.. still want to know where you find the time for these wonderful cards AND these wonderful blog posts. You are so informative all the time :) well are SUPER BLOGGER ...I need to get you a cape ;)

Risa said...

Wow...your card is gorgeous Chris! Awesome coloring and lovely layout!

Carol said...

Chris this image is so outstanding...along with your coloring as well. I love the blend of the colors that you used. This is so charming and stylish. The buttons accentuate everything so nicely. What a spectacular feast for the eyes!!!


Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris, I love this little girl amd flower pot full of flowers. It's very sweet. The black accent really pops everything you've done here. :) Michelle


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