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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I am so excited to be bringing you another Midnight Madness Sketch!! This week is a fun sketch and I really think you would enjoy playing with it.

Before I bring you the sketch........

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Here is this weeks Sketch :

Here is my take on the sketch!

As you can see, I flipped the sketch. I used the Happy Birthday panel from Our Daily Bread Designs and colored it with my copics and added glitter here and there. The image is framed with the Fleur De Lis Pendant Spellbinders Die (now on sale at ODBD for 15% off-sale price shows up in your cart). The dp is Basic Gray Marrakech, one of my faves!!! The sentiment pulls out and says Happy Birthday.

Stamps : Our Daily Bread Designs: Happy Birthday
Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech, white, blue
Accessories: Cuttlebug Victoria, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch, Hero Arts Pearls, grosgrain ribbon, buttons from stash, sewing machine, copics


Crazy 4 challenges: Create a birthday card or project
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge: number 36 sketch
ABC Challenge - Layers
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Going girly
Flutterby Wed~flutter & new theme
Hand Full of Stamps~flowers.
Copic Buzz~ribbon

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Carol, Carolyn, Charlotte, Denise, Grace, Jane, Jeni, Linda, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, and Sue

I hope you have a chance to create for this week's challenge, we sure would love to see your take on the sketch. Please leave a direct link to your creation, here by Monday at 8pm EST or 5pm. PST. Please tag your creations with MMSC36 when uploading your creations to online galleries.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your comments. I hope you all have a wonderful time with lots of crafting time.


update: Thanks to all for your sweet comments on yesterday's post. Thankfully our plumbing issues are all squared away and the mess is cleaned up. I am praying for an uneventful day today with lots of time to blog hop and craft as well as teach my girls!


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Another really cheery card. A great reminder of summer and the garden. With all the snow we still have here this is an uplifting card. I love your layout and colours and the image is fabulous.
Fiona x

Andrea said...

Wow! Your card is fantastic. I love the papers, colours and all your fabulous detail, especially the way you have used your ribbon.
Have a lovely day!
Love, Andrea xx

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow Chris, such a beautiful card with so many challenges! Way to go! I really love your image, it makes me wish that spring was already here. Just lovely! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

It's GORGEOUS Chris!! Soooooo many details girl! It really is unique and I love that ribbon along the bottom...well, I love everything about it LOL!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous all of the details.
Mandy xx

Carol Hurlock said...

Hi Chris: What a attractive and elegant interpretation of this weeks sketch challenge. I love this image...and have been doing flower images myself since this bitter cold weather destroyed all my flowers. Your coloring is always phenomenal and your accessories are perfection!!! Thanks for always inspiring me to be the best that I can be, my friend!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Tina said...

So sweet, love the ribbon!

Crystal said...

WOWZA Chris this is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE this blue and your ribbon treatment...FABULOUS!!!! What a fantastic job with the sketch, LOVE IT sweets!!!!

Carolyn said...

Wow, Chris! This is breathtaking. I love the deep, rich blues that you chose, and I have always loved that ribbon technique. Gorgeous work. You are amazing to find all those challenges to enter this one in too!


Nannieflash said...

Stunning and beautiful card Chris, the image in the centre is gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Shelly said...

Lovely card, some fab details! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Maria Matter said...

Oh this made me smile as soon as I saw it! It's beautiful Chris, this pretty image is perfect for the diamond shape in this sketch!

Also, wanted to say, I really appreciate how you write up your posts for the Midnight Madness days. There is just sooo much information on the challenge blog, I get lost in it all! I like the way you break things down, makes it so much easier to read though!
blessings, Maria

Stef H said...

oh you know i just love it! how do you come up with your colors? they're always fantabulous! soooo glad your plumbing problem is fixed.

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Chris, this is really stunning!! I love how you've flipped the sketch to make it work for your card! Beautiful image, colors and elegant touches as you always do!! HUGS

Glad your plumbing is back up to par again too!! :)

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Unknown said...

Chris, this card is absolutely beautiful. I love coming by to visit your blog. Hope you have a great Tuesday

Cheryl said...

So beautiful and such a fabulous take on the sketch and those colours divine.......I love it!!!
Hugs xx

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, another beautiful card...don't know where you find the time to create such beauties with so many details. I love the blues you've used and all the punches, they add such a great dimension to your card. The ribbon is just gorgeous and I love the little butterflies you've added.
Beautiful as always!
Big Hugs,
PS: I'm glad that your plumbing issues got sorted out...not the thing you need especially when it's so cold!

dolcreations said...

With the cold weather we are having here in Ontario this card is such a reminder of what will come...we just have to be patient!LOL
I love that image! Beautifully done as always!

Grace said...

Chris this is absolutely gorgeous... as is everything you create!!! I love the blues with this image! I love the ribbon treatment and all your special touches! I don't know how you do it girl!!! But keep doing it... it sure does blow me away time after time!

Becky said...

Chris this is beautiful..Love this blue, and the ribbon is lovely.
Glad to hear things are better in the plumbing.

LINDA said...

Simply gorgeous!! Love all the details on this one the color combo is wonderful.. Love it!!!
Hugs, Linda

Priscilla said...

Chris you are so amazing..I have no idea how you have the time to figure out all these other challenges. I am going to have to jump on that band wagon one of these days, but as of now..I can only handle one at a time..LOL Anyway, another treat for the eyes this week. Your dark rich blues are remarkable. Thank you for sharing your talent with so many people.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Wow, how gorgeous. Navy blue is one of my favorite colors.

Stampin Mindy said...

This such a beautiful card. I love the colors! Have a great day!

Cindy Haffner said...


Cheryl said...

Beautiful card Chris! Love that design and the gorgeous colors. Glad you plumbing problem is solved.

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Manunamoral said...


Tudo tão lindo.


Bjotas sonoras.

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

You are AMAZING, Chris! With all the plumbing troubles, you still have time each day to create wonderful cards. I always enjoy your color choices and this one is great! xox ~Jeni

Danni said...

Gorgeous!! I just {heart} that set from ODBD!

Unknown said...

Chris, I adore your take on the sketch! I totally love the image you used and you embossing and use of the pearls are just a perfect touch!
Kim xXx

Denise Marzec said...

LOVE that watering can...gorgeous!! Love ho you did the ribbon, too!

cheryl said...

wow hun the design on this is brilliant love it so much great colors too hugs cheryl xxxx

Mandy said...

this is really the colours

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow! Chris this is so beautiful! Love the colors and the little tag!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Lovely card and like the navy blue on this. The watering can and butterfly make me think of spring, sigh, still a ways off. TFS.


Annette Bowes said...

Stunning card, just love the colours, the watering can is coloured so beautifully and just love those butterfies fluttering around, take careX:)

Kimberly S said...

So pretty! Love the glittery accents. So happy to hear that the plumbing is alright now. (that had to be scary for you!) :)

csroyal said...

Hi Chris. Lovely card! Love the pearls and I'm quite fond of the Fleur de Lis medallion!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have a stash of metal corners, etc., and can't for the life of me remember where I got them other than on eBay! If I think of it or come across it, I'll get back to you.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Chris this card is lovely, I love clicking on your images so I can get up close and personal with your creations! Beth

Vicki said...

So very pretty Chris...I really like how you used the fleur de lis medallion...and love the pull out tag! Colors were well thought out kiddo!


Shawne said...

Here you go again doing another amazing job on the sketch! And wow, the lovely comments to prove it, beautiful in blue!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors, patterns, detailing, and design, Chris! LOVE the tag, too! Great card!

Kathy Jones said...

OMGosh Chris!!! What a gorgeous card you've created!!! Love these deep, rich blues, beautiful colouring, fantastic border and you've nailed this sketch!!! ~hugs~

fairie said...

Lovely card.


Kelley said...

Very pretty, those flowers are gorgeous!!

Lovely Linda said...

Well, Chris - we all agree - you are amazing and this card is gorgeous! I love that image and the way you have used the Fleur De Lis Nestie - just gorgeous! The DP is so pretty - you have a great eye for all of these details! Thanks for sharing Chris - it is always delightful to come here! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Silke Ledlow said...

So, so beautiful - Chris!!! I always loved this ODBD Set and you rocked it with this awesome Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Hi Chris, I love how you turned the sketch this week and especially the ribbon treatment you added. The butterfly flying off the page and buttons are a perfect touch too. I'm so thankful to have you with us on our team. Have a great day! Hugs! Michelle

Sue McMahon said...

Hi Chris! Your ribbon is beautiful! The colors are so rich and yummy! Hope you are feeling better! (((HUGS)))


susanwilliamsrn said...

love this card...i esp love that its dark the stickles on the flowers...fabulous...

Unknown said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.


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