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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I can't believe it is Tuesday again so quickly, but am so glad it is because that means it is time for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! Wahoo!! I love a good Sketch Challenge that gives you a good starting point and you can be sure to find it at MMSC each week!

This weeks “MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to.....
#1 Grace MMM
Congrats Grace!!

The Midnight Madness Team has created a very special award called The “Midnight Madness Remarkables” Award !! We would like to acknowledge those entries that are just exceptionally Remarkable!! Conratulations!

#9 SuperNan MMR
#16 Connie MMR

Thanks again to Michelle's Scrapbooking & More for being our Monthly sponsor..check out what they are giving away this month HERE

We have a very special treat
for the Bonus Winner of MMSC27. Our weekly sponsor is once again, the very talented Michelle Perkett. Michelle Perkett is an artist who believes that the world can always use more happiness, innocence, color and inspiration. You can see her amazing work here.

Here is this week's sketch!

....And here is my take on the sketch!

I used Michelle's fabulous Summer image on my card. I made it more of a Christmas type image using the Winter Wonderland paper from K & Co. I paper pieced her dress and colored the rest of the image with copics. Parts of the background are dry embossed with the soft swirls embossing folder. The triangle corner pieces are embossed with gold. The pearls are from ZVA Creative. I did lots of sewing. This image is truly different than my usual style and I struggled with how I wanted to use it but I think it turned out o.k. What do you think?

It is a busy time of year for us all and we at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge are no exception, Priscilla will be out of town for a couple of weeks and the Design Team is going to take over.We hope you have a restful vacation Priscilla.

In addition to all the normal monthly and weekly giveaways, we have our blog hop to look forward to, so don’t forget to put the “Holiday Blog Hop” logo on your side bar for a chance to win a weekly gift till our hop launches. We will let you know if you are one of the winners!

Thanks for visiting today!! I hope you get a chance to play with this week's sketch!! If so, please leave a direct link to the MM blog here. We would love to see what you create!! If you upload to SC or PCP, please use the keyword MMSC27 so we can see all these creations in one place.

For more inspiration for this challenge, 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
Linda - Craft Central!!
Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle
Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000
Priscilla - "priscillastyles"
Sue - McMahon Five Designs
Sandee -Simply Southern

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!! I will be back tomorrow with the Flutter By Wednesday and Inky Impressions C

Oh..... this past weekend was the beginning of the Inky Impressions Inky Drop Hop! The team is showing all the new Winter releases. Boy are you in for a real treat. You don't want to miss it!! I also have blog candy for this hop. You have a chance to win this Stamp!!!
Angelica's Snowman
Click here for a chance to win Angelica's Snowman! You have until Saturday Nov. 14 to leave a comment on this post.
If you do stop by, please leave me a comment so I know you were here and I can in turn visit your blog.



cats whiskers said...

A Fabulous card Chris
Hugs Jacqui x

joey said...

Hi Chris

this is stunning, what a gorgeous image and fantastic detail

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW GF - this is GORGEOUS!!!! You have such an incredible flair of combining embellishments and your sewing is fabulous!!! You've done an amazing job with the sketch!!!

chercroppin said...

Another great sketch by MM, and yours is GORGEOUS Chris! What a beautiful image (colored beautifully) and I love those papers, flowers, pearls and lace too! Hope I can get mine done!

Carol said...

Chris I love what you did with Michelle's image. How spectacular to create it with a Christmas flare. The stitching is superb as are those gorgeous swirl pearl flourishes. A very dazzling display of your creative talent. Such a fine piece of work....and you do it consistently each week. Your an inspiration to the design team and wonderful friend!!!

Bear hugs,

Peggy said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors and details!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! this is stunning. i love the colors and those pearl swirls are fabulous. just gorgeous!!!!


Cheryl said...

Just stunning and fabulous colouring!!! You have a real talent for making the most stunning creations!!!
Hugs xx

America said...

oh my goodness GF, is this ever FABULOUS!!!!

Tina said...

Gorgeous as always, love the colors and texture. You are the queen of perfection.

Cindy Haffner said...


Lacey Stephens said...

Gorgeous card. Very elegant. I also like this sketch..hopefully I can play this week!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Love how you colored your image and the color choices you made - your pearls, lace and flowers. Another great one from you!

Milnie said...

Wow what a beautiful card have you made!! I love the colours!



Holly said...

Chris, I think it was good for you to step out of your usual style a bit because this card rocks! I love that even though it's a summer fairy you went with the Christmas theme! The sewing is marvelous and I love all the pearls!

Shawne said...

I think it turned out beautifully, I love all of the shimmer and the paper pieced gown!

Cathy said...

So pretty and elegant!! I love the colors!! Great take on the sketch! I love that Inky stamp that you're giving away!! So cute! Hugs, Cathy

lotsa scrap said...

What an adorable stamp that you're giving away. And your card is fantastic!

stampinfrog said...

Chris your card is gorgeous! Love the papers and the paper piecing on the dress.Fantastic sewing!!!

Danni said...

Another true work of art! Just gorgeous!

dolcreations said...

I agree with Danni..another piece of art work!
Simply stunning! You certainly know how to inspire someone! Wow!

Maria Matter said...

wow, this is really beautiful these rich colors!!!
You are such an inspiration!!!
Thank you for sharing!!
Blessings, Maria

Lori said...

Marvelous card! I don't even know where to start, I love everything about it. It is so rich, yet she looks so peaceful....

Grace said...

I love your take on the sketch Chris! Love the out of the box image placement and your flowers, pearls, corners... so much eye candy and all in rich tones! It's beautiful my friend! Thanks for the mention of the winners too... how sweet! One more day of company and I hope to get started on my sketch! LOL! Hugs!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow is that ever STUNNING!

Dawn B. said...

This is really beautiful Chris.. This image is so sweet. I have nto seen it before.. Great image for this sketch. I may have to find time to try it.. Super job.

Jamie said...

Fantastic! Love the image and your design is fabulous! Beautiful work!

Cheryl said...

Great job with this! Much work involved in this creation.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

This is such a beautiful creation, Chris! Very artistic in design, color, and imagery!

Carolyn said...

Very beautiful and elegant card. I love the pearl flourishes!! You did an amazing job with this image. Can't say enough about it! You are so talented.


Ila said...

Wow!! what an Incredible and Beautiful card!!...the image and details are Amazing!!...Hugs, Ila

Priscilla said...

Another amazing card Chris..I love your pearl swirls..I have to get me some :) LOL As always your take on sketches are always spot on and turly inspire me to keep coming up with them for our weekly challenges. Thank you for that :)

Nicola said...

She is a beauty Chris and your papers are delish. Love your lace, pearl scrolls and floral detail.
Nicola -x-

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris, you always make such beautiful cards and this one is no exception. I love the warm colors you've used on Michelle's image. Wonderful!!!! :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Stunning cars Chris. The bright red and those pearls goes so well together. Beautiful coloring treatment you did on the image!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, your Michelle Perkett card is gorgeous...beautiful stitching and addition of the pearl flourishes. I love how you made it a Christmas image with those gorgeous pointsettia flowers. Just perfect. Thanks for always inspiring us.

Randi said...

Stunning card!! Love that image!

Desire Fourie said...

Such a gorgeous and creative take on the sketch. Love the rich colours you have used.

Sammi said...

GREAT card Chris :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - once agin you have created something amazing! I love the way you have coloured Michelle's image! Those peark Flourishes are divine!!! Love the poinsettia's, they make the card very festive!! Thanks for sharing Chris - it is always gorgeous!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card, I love that fairy.

Anonymous said...

Oh know I'm not going to let you creations go by without having a peek at them ALL!!! This is just GORGEOUS!! Your coloring is so stunning and what a fabby sketch...this is the first time I've been about to see what's going on in blog land!! LOL!! I so love stopping by to see your creations hun!! HUGS

Mimiko said...

Beautiful card, love those warm colours :)

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

What can I say 'cept I love love love your style!!! You rock it out!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Chris! Love the dp and those gorgeous Christmas flowers! You colored the image so well too! Your awesome!!!


Sandee said...

Chris, you always amaze me! This is so gorgeous!!!! Love everything about it!!!!


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