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Tuesday, December 29, 2009



Happy Tuesday All!


As we speak the wind is whipping here and when I say whipping I mean whipping. It is about 80 mph winds, -2 degrees and boy does it feel like a train is right on top of us. My dear husband was going to go back to work today boy is it ever tempting for him to stay home another day. Neither of us have slept a wink all night. I sure hope some of our Christmas decorations from the outdoors are still there and not blown across the neighborhood (which they just may be). A great day to crawl back under the covers for sure.

Anywho....since it is Tuesday it is time for a new sketch from Midnight Madness!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR

To all of you from all of us here at Midnight Madness we wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New year!!!! Big Congrats to our Winners this week! All the creations were outstanding!!
Our Gold Star Winner for M MSC33 is:
#8 Christina C.

Our Remarkables are:
#1 Peggy Elms
#18 Gunn aka Mrs. Plum


This Week's Sketch Challenge:


I found this sketch to be really fun!! I incorporated a sneak peak from Our Daily Bread designs to be released on January 1 called Confirmation. I used a flower soft display globe that Kelley sent each of the design team from the store. The image is watercolored. Ivory flower soft is added in the inside of the globe. The designer paper is from SU called To the Nines. The pearl Flourishes are from ZVA Creative.

Just a reminder that on Friday, there will be three new releases and a blog hop at Our Daily Bread Designs! Hope you can join the fun!



Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Confirmation to be released on Friday, January 1, 2010.
Paper: SU To the Nines, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ivory Flowersoft, Flower Soft Display Globe, Ivory Satin Ribbon, ZVA Creative Pearl Flourishes, ZVA pearl strands

For more inspiration, please see my dt sisters for some creative takes on the sketch:
Carol-Chocolate, Crafts, & Bears!
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

If you are able to join our Sketch challenge, we would sure love to see your creations. Just remember to:
1. Use the keyword MMSC34 when uploading to galleries and
2. Enter a direct link to your project to Mr. Linky & leave a comment

Oh...my dear friend and dt sister, Denise, is offering a chance to win these two stamps from Pixie cottage. This candy is open until the end of January.




Thanks so much for stopping by today. I so look forward to blog hopping again!!

blessings,
Chris

47 comments:

dolcreations said...

Your birthday card yesterday was gorgeous. Love the browns and that bow so perfect! Love today's card as well. You have such talent putting together such perfect cards! Looking forward to all the inspiration you provide in 2010!
Keep warm and hopefully that wind will die down!
Christine

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - this is just gorgeous. Love the image and that divine pearl swirl - gorgeous!! You always come up with something fresh and new!! I had a comment on my Facebook home page saying how your card was lovely and have forwarded it to you! I hope your outdoor decorations are still there Chris - otherwise you will be meeting neighbours for days! LOL! Happy New Year Chris - thanks for being such a talented sister and always sharing your art AND your heart! God bless you my friend! {{{HUGS}}}

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris this is stunning, I love that image its so beautiful and the design is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Christina C. said...

Your globe card is absolutely gorgeous. Love it!
Best wishes and happy New Year, Christina

Helen Dooley said...

Awesome card! simply beautiful.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is beautiful. I love the image and the stitchwork and bead swirls are fantastic.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i truly marvel at your cards and i'm enthralled by the stitching that you do. absolutely awesome! this card is, but of course, GORGEOUS!

a very happy new year!

hugs,

Becky said...

This is just stunning.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, how lovely! I just love these new globes I see popping up everywhere. I haven't tried one yet though. How do they mail? Just a gorgeous card! Don't get blown away outside now! LOL!

Christine said...

Hi Chris this is a stunning piece of work ..hope you stay warm & safe.

Hugs Christine xx

Lisa Foster said...

This is absolutely STUNNING!!! I love that globe! I'd heard of them, but not seen one in "action" until now...WOW!!! That image is simply gorgeous!!! Beautiful colors..oh I just love it all!!!
Hope you ha a lovely Christmas!
Hugs,
Lisa

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Stunning card this week Chris, that Dome is wonderful. Cute shaker and lovely sewing and pearl arrangement, TOPS!

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous!!

Kris said...

Wow Chris!!! this is stunning!! love the stitching, which came out beautifully... and love the bubble... beautiful! hugs, Kris

Crystal said...

Oh my word Chris this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love that image and your frame...gorgeous!!! Those pearls and stitching are fabulous!!! You rock sweetie!!!! Can't wait to chat with you!!! Big Hugs!!!

Cassie said...

Wow! That's absolutely stunning, Chris ;D

Joanne Travis said...

Chris, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it.

Gwen said...

Beautiful card! Love the way the cross grabs the eye due to the display globe!! Awesome!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris,i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stampin Mindy said...

This is gorgous! Love the colors and the swirly! Fantastic job with this sketch. Just BEAUTIFUL!

stampinfrog said...

Oh my Chris this is absolutely exquisite! Love the papers,stitching,the pearl flourish and the image in the globe is gorgeous!
Hugs,Connie

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

Beautiful dome card, Chris! The pearls and ribbon shows your style. Thanks for being your wonderfully sweet self :) Hugs ~Jeni

chris said...

now this is something special its fANTASTIC
Happy new year to you too

love chris xx

Holly said...

so pretty! It reminds me of an Easter egg. Love the pearls flourish.

Tina said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!

Lori said...

Love the sneak peek! My DD is being confirmed this year, can't wait to see new release. The pearls are perfect for the edge as shown on the sketch. Better get to it...

Cheryl said...

om my hun this has blown me away gosh how super is this,really took my breath away the beauty of this is amazing love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow AMAZING!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOWWWWWWWW, love love love the look of this card. So beautiful!!

Danni said...

What a stunning, beautiful card..just gorgeous!

Patti J said...

Another stunning card, Chris! Beautiful work. Hope you don't blow away! Sounds COLD up there! Hugs...

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a dazzling stunner of a card!! I LOVE the soft colors, perfect stitching and the ivory flower-soft looks fabulous!!! WTG on this one!!

Vicki said...

Hello Chris! Very pretty card! Happy New Year!

Vicki

Dawn B. said...

Chris this is incredible.. I love it.. One of my favorites of yours.. Your stitching is so pretty and straight..Really well done..

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous Chris!

Connie M. said...

One word, Chris...STUNNING!! I just LOVE how you have used this image with the FS globe!! This is just a breathtaking card!

Mary Lou said...

Oh Chris what a wonderful card ~~ so incredible!! Just as the card I have--just can't quit checking it out :)
Blessings
Mary Lou

Kimberly S said...

Wow Chris, how gorgeous! What an absolutely beautiful creation. :)

lotsa scrap said...

Love your use of pearls on this sketch.

Faith S. said...

Oh my!! How beautiful!! Love the colors and everything about this card!

Cheryl said...

So beautiful and elegant,love your perfect stitching and the globe looks amazing......I must get some!!!
Have a wonderful New Years and a enjoy 2010!!
Hugs xx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Chris this is a truly inspiring card dear, I love it, Best wishes for 2010
Hugs Jacqui x

Carol said...

Hi Chris...how elegant and awe inspiring your card is this week. I love the dome over the image...now that is something I think is an outstanding product development line!!! The pearls are just the perfect accent to give this a regal air. Just beautiful. Wishing you and yours a Very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :0}

Abby said...

Wow Chris your card is AMAZING! The globe with the flowersoft inside is so clever and beautiful. As always you're an inspiration....Happy New Year!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my goodness Chris, your use of the stitching and pearls just sets this off so beautifully!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

LOVE this card Chris - so soft, delicate and oh so ELEGANT!!!! Sheer perfection!!!!

Priscilla said...

This is so beautiful Chris. It reminds me of those old fashion framed pictures with the dome glass. Just breathtaking.

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