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Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope everyone had a great New Year's!! I sure did! I am just getting into blogging since it was my anniversary and I promised my dear husband that I would stay away from crafting and blogging for the day. I know that I sometimes put so much time into this hobby that he may feel neglected so I thought it was the least I could do for him. He even took Monday off to spend with me so how could I not oblige....

I have been missing all your inspiration and the blog hopping so I can't wait to get back to it!!!

Since today is Tuesday.....It is time for another Midnight Madness Sketch!!! Before I share the sketch, congrats to our winners:


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Our MMSC34 Gold Star Award goes to...


Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
This Weeks (MMSC35) Bonus Sponsor is....




Sunflowers and Dragonflies was started in May 2007 by Beth Norman.
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My take on the sketch
Beth generously provided each dt member with an image for this week's sketch!! (Thanks Beth!) I used the image called Chocolate Dipped Strawberry (2 1/4 inches in size). I had fun paper piecing it and adding snow tex for texture on the icing part. I dyed the snow tex with chocolate chip dye and added red pearls on the top for some added interest. The paper is from Die Cuts With A View- Sweets. How appropriate don't you think?


We also want to welcome Alumni member Jess back as a guest this week. Jess is an illustrator for this company!! So glad to have you back Jess!!
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Sponsors

In addition to our Bonus Sponsor Beth, at
there will be an ADDED BONUS-For the week of MMSC35 ONLY
Jess will be offering one of her
prints from Solocsomo on deianART to the top three cards of the challenge.
Thank you Jessica (MM Alumni)

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Our January Monthly Sponsor is.....


D'Amour Allure (a line of stamps provided my our very own Sue, Jess, and Jeni located at
For the Month of Jan, D'Amour Allure has prepared a mixed package retail over $100 of Vintage Vanities and Pretty Little Things Stamps, including the newest Valentine Collection and Matching Text Collection. Thank you Jeni for your most generous offer to this months winner and to the whole DT. You along with Jessica's art work and Sue's store are making this adventure a really fun one.



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For more inspiration for this sketch, please visit my dt sisters:

For more inspiration, please see my dt sisters for some creative takes on the sketch:

Carol-Chocolate, Crafts, & Bears!
Carolyn - Creative Card Corner
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
Grace- Th-ink-ing of You
Jessica - solocosmo-Guest and alumni

If you are able to join our Sketch challenge, we would sure love to see your creations. Just remember to:
1. Use the keyword MMSC35 when uploading to galleries and
2. Enter a direct link to your project to Mr. Linky & leave a comment by Monday evening at 11 p.m. EST to qualify for prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I sure hope you have a chance to join us and participate in this challenge. I look forward to visiting your blogs!! Tomorrow I will be back with a Flutter By Wednesday Blog Hop!!

41 comments:

cats whiskers said...

Ohhhh this is just yummy !!!
Hugs Jacqui x

Tracy said...

Delicious creation Chris, Love the detail too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well a happy belated anniversary! ours was jan. 2d!! 10 yrs! where does the time go????

i love the card. i am just amazed at your stitching. absolutely gorgeous. just adds more beauty to your work! love it.

hope you're staying warm too!

hugs,

Grace said...

Just adorable Chris!!! I always love the details you put into your cards!!! I hope you had a great anniversary! My DD's is tomorrow! I need a card!!!! LOL! Hugs and stay warm up there! It's frigid here too!!!

chercroppin said...

Good morning Chris!! I hope you had a lovely anniversary : )

This card is just too cute, what an adorable image...you did such a great job with it...it really looks like frosting! Love your choice of colors, stitching and added pearls...oh, and those flowers too!

Tina said...

Oh my stars, this is delectable!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

My that is a very SWEET card, Yummy. Very nicely done and all those layers and sewing - Phew! Great Job Chris.

jdmommy said...

Lovely stitching, and all those layers are wonderful. Happy Anniversary to you and DH!

stampinfrog said...

This cupcake looks sooooooo yummy Chris! Fantastic job!
Hope you and your hubby enjoyed your Anniversary!!!
Hugs,Connie

debhorst said...

gorgeous!! Your stitching is fantastic!! I just got a Janome for Christmas and I am still learning--each card gets alittle bit better!

Becky said...

These are gorgeous girl...love the stitching

dolcreations said...

First off...Happy Anniversary! Wonderful that you spent the day together!
Love this cupcake card! You always take a simple sketch and make it pop! You give your cards the wow factor!
Christine

Cheryl said...

LOVE your card,the colours and textures are fabulous!!! Really love these cupcake images as well!! Happy Anniversary!!
Hugs xx

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, this looks good enough to eat, Chris! Yum!

Congrats and happy anniversary!

~Hugs!

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is pretty and yummy!!

Ila said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!!...I love your card..that cupcake looks totally Yummy..especially that icing!!!...Hugs, Ila

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OH my!! Now this is just as sweet as can be Chris!! I love the yummy touches you've put on your cupcake!! :) So glad you had a wonderful Anniversary!! My hubby feels the same about this stuff too!! They don't get it, do they?!! Have a wonderul day!!

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card, Chris! Love the blue and brown, and as always, your details just astound me! SO pretty, my friend! Congrats on your win at CCC!!! Great job!

Vicki said...

Chris must be the month for anniversaries...mine is the 24th...and your card is super...wow, love the icing and all the sparkle...very very pretty.

HUGS,
Vicki

Stampin Mindy said...

This is beautiful LOVE all of the layers. Such an elegant card!

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Chris,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Carol said...

Chris you cupcake looks yummy. It looks almost like real frosting on the top!!! How cute! Your colors and dp are sensational. Great job this week DT sister!!!

Bear hugs,
Carol :o}

Angelwood said...

Hi Chris, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Hope you had a wonderful day! You are one busy lady, I must say with all the work you do! This card is wonderful! Just love the colors you've chosen and this image is yummy! Great technique you used for the icing. Love this! hugs, Angela

Abby said...

Happy Anniversary! I know what you mean with feeling like we sometimes neglect our hubbies:) Your cupcake is so cute and REALISTIC! The icing is unbelievable and your choice of colors turned out perfect!

Have a great week!

Danni said...

Happy Anniversary!! Yummy card!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Happy Anniversary! Your card is just stunning with it's soft colors and perfect stitching! I especially love that little flower arrangement with the cording wrapped underneath it! Nice job on this!!

Jodi said...

Oh Chris! i wish you a very Happy Anniversary and what a sweet hubby to take off work and spend it with you!! Congratulations! This of course another gorgeous card that you have made. Wonderful job with the sketch!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Carolyn said...

What a fab card, Chris!! That icing looks so real, that my mouth is watering just looking at it. Always something new to see here. You are so creative. I hope you enjoyed your holidays and your anniversary. I will be in touch with you all again very soon. I have missed talking to everyone.

Wishing you many blessings, good health and happiness in the new year!

Hugs,
Carolyn

Lori said...

Yummy Cupcake! Fun card, I like how you layered it based on the sketch.

Mina said...

wow this card looks good enough to eat Chris and such yummy colours too
Mina xxx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwwww, awesome details on that cupcake and I love all your stitching!

...and Happy Anniversary to you and DH!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, I just love all of the details of your lovely cupcake card! Great take on the sketch challenge! Wonderfully inspirational! Yummy!

Michelle said...

what a yumm-o-licious cupcake! Fabulous card, my friend!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - this card is YUMBLY!! That icing looks good enough to eat and what a great touch with the red pearls!! I love all of the details - you are so good at those! Your colours are delish too- well done Chris! Thanks for sharing and once again you have 'wowed' us with your creation! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}
I hope your annivrsary was fun and special!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hi Chris, Happy belated Anniversary! Hope your day was extra special with hubby!
Your cupcake looks soooooo delicious! I love all the added little red pearls...makes me want to eat them! Now you're making me hungry though and I don't have any cupcakes that look as good as yours! Beautiful card as always, love the stitching and the flower.
Happy New Year!
Big hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Wendy K. said...

Wow, what a card! I love all the layering!
Wendy K.
www.myscrapbookingblog.com

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

Beautiful Card, Chris! The layers under the cupcake makes it jump right off the page :) And it looks delicious, with that glistening strawberry! xox ~Jeni

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card - Chris!!! The cupcake is yummy!!! I finally had a chance to play this sketch too :) Hugs ~S~

Priscilla said...

Wow Chris, your blog looks fantastic :) Of course your card this week is yummyer that ever. Just pure and pretty perfection :) I am so happy for you too with all these followers. You are so dedicated to blogging and I applaud you. I award your the the "BEST BLOGGER EVER" :) I really think there are like three of you whom none of them sleep btw...LOL I have a hard time keeping up and I can only imagine how you handle it all. {{{clap clap clap}} congratulations on your newest award..LOL Thanks for being you :)
Priscilla

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Chris, I love the cupcake texture and details you did on this card. Gorgeous take on of the sketch and your card is gorgeous!!
I haven't get a chance to do a card for the sketch, but I better be hurry to think hard for an idea now, lol
Hugs,
Cabio

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

What a yummy cupcake Chris! Gorgeous as always!

Sue
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