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Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope you all have had a good beginning to your week! Has anybody else been experiencing difficulties with blogger? Oh sometimes it can be so frustrating when windows won't open or when links change...After a while I get so frustrated I just shut it down and give up!

O.k. enough complaining..it is time for another Midnight Madness sketch!!

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Congrats to our winners from last weeks sketch!:
Our MMSC42 Gold Star Award goes to...
48. * Vicki*
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
3. Lesley aka Super Nan
9. Ms Plum
51. Darsie Bruno

Our MMSC42 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
Woo hooo Nancy!! It is so fun when you see friends or dt sisters win!!


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Our MMSC43 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Janice, Thank you for your wonderful prize this week...Your line is very refreshing :)
Below is our Weekly Bonus Prize.
1 6x6 Basic Grey Origins Pad
1 6x6 Basic Grey June Bug Pad
1 Bow Easy
1 pkg of Prima Mini Roses
PLUS
3 digital images-winner's choice
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Our March Monthly Sponsor is....
In celebration of Priscilla's new Store, She is going to be the March Monthly Sponsor. How fun is that? Her New store features "priscillastyles" customizing kits and my "Dabbling with Digi's" digital stamp images. In addition to this Monthly prize, she would like to give away any item from my store to one lucky winner just for following the store blog.
What do you have to lose?
Click HERE, then Click ”Follow” for a chance.
She will pick one name from all the followers at the end of the month and announce the winner along with the weekly and monthly grand prize winners.
This is the March month end prize!!!
O’Scrap Pocket Organizer
6x6 “priscillastyles” Envelope Kit
Chic Ribbon Chest in Pink
The ScrapMaBob drink holder

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Here is this weeks Sketch and my creation this week:

Once again, it's "YOUR PICK". Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. We can't wait to see what you come up with.
Have fun and enjoy your crafting.


My Take on the Sketch:
I made this card using Retired Papers from SU that were in my stash (Parisian Summer and BonJour) and the new stampset just released from Our Daily Bread Designs this week: Happy Easter . The image is watercolored then cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I also colored the image and used masking to create the background.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Happy Easter
Paper: SU retired Parisian Summer and Bonjour, So Saffron, Bitter Chocolate
Accessories: Zva Creative pearls, MS Classic Butterfly punch, MS shell border, Swiss dots embossing folder from Provocraft, Oval spellbinders

On Sunday I shared this box on my blog which matches with this card:


stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-Happy Easter
template: Treat box from Leigh Ann Baird from Perfect Presentations
paper: SU Bonjour, Bitter Chocolate, So Saffron
Accessories: Memory Box ribbon, MS Butterfly Punch, SU Oval punches, Soft Swirls embossing folder from Provocraft

Challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch 42
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft - In The Frame
Tellen's Place - Anything Goes
Clearly I Stamp - It's Hit to be Square
The Treehouse Stamps - Bling
willow traders: use you stamps
crafty creations: #56 cut it out and pop it up
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Stitching
Practical scrappers: inks.
Crazy 4 Challenges: textures
Pile it on Lucky Me -The snow has stopped and Spring is on the way!!! The daffodils are sprouting although buried under 3 feet of snow
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Round and Round- round frame with the oval, swiss dots, and pearls
allsorts-make a card or gift for someone who is like a mom to you


Please visit the rest of the Design Team Divas to see their take on this week's sketch!

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
Sue Drees - Rubber Stamping Adventures

I hope you enjoyed my creation and you too are able to participate in the sketch. If you do create a card or project using the sketch, please leave a direct link to your creation here. If you upload to PCP or SC please use the keyword MMSC43.

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments!

55 comments:

Susan M said...

Lovely! Your work is so good!The colours are beautiful!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Stunning, stunning, stunning. It makes my day when I visit here. This card is amazing. Beautiful colours and papers. Gorgeous image and your stitching is perfect. You are a very talented lady.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris your cards are GORGEOUS!!

chercroppin said...

Wow Chris, just gorgeous! I LOVE the colors and those black butterflies and border are PERFECT...it's STUNNING! Ohhhhh, I sure hope I have the time this week to play along with you all at MM....I miss you all already! : )

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Chris I LOVE this!!!! So many gorgeous details - love how it matches the box!!!! Totally stunning my friend!!! :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so beautiful. I love all the layers and textures and your daffodil is gorgeous! So happy you could have fun with Pile ti On this week.

dolcreations said...

This is just simply gorgeous Chris. You have such an eye for detail that is for sure! I too have been experiencing blogging problems! It is so frustrating...but darn it all so fun to do this!

Terry Oulboub said...

Chris, this is really a beautiful card with such pretty papers and the image is so cute. Thanks for playing along iwth us at Tellen's Place! ;D

stampinfrog said...

Chris your card is GORGEOUS!Fabulous papers,stitching and coloring!
Hugs,Connie

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us & good luck!

Saskia :)

Tina said...

So pretty Chris.

Tricia said...

It's a beautiful card, Chris! Thanks for joining our square card challenge!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, Your Easter card is stunning! What a lovely take on the sketch this week. Love the elegant colors that you used. Your stitching is wonderful too!
Denise
MMDT

AmandaB said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards.. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrapper this week..

Amanda :0)

Donna said...

Pretty card...thanks for playing along with Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Phyllis said...

Chris ~ WOWZER!! You have done it again!! This is jut a AWESOME card and envelope made with Priscilla's envelope kit!! Your colors are so pretty and all the trims and embellishments make you lovely card so perfect!! I don't know where you find the time to do all you do!! Maybe because you are not laaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzy like me.

Patti J said...

These are so beautiful, Chris! They certainly make me eager for spring! How in the world do you do it all? You amaze me! Thanks for being such a wonderful inspiration to me, and always finding time to drop by my blog to comment! Hugs!!!

RosesMarijke said...

What a very beautiful card,,,,!!

Neva said...

WOW Chris you really packed in the challenges on this awesome creation. thanks for including the THT in your list. Hope to see you again with the next one.

lalkygirl said...

absolutley brilliant card,i love it,so much detail
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the challenge
lalkygirl x

Kim said...

Beautiful card.....you did an amazing job with the sketch! Love this daffodil! You are such an inspiration!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Carol said...

Chris...we have here another beauty I see. I love the yellow with the backdrop of the black. It is absolutely stunning...I love daffodils too. Exquisite as always. Such an inspiration.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Carolyn said...

I love this, Chris! Makes me smile thinking of Spring and all the beautiful flowers that await us. I am always so impressed with the beautiful detail on your cards. I am going to have to look for that punch. I can't stop looking at it. I love the box too. It is every bit as beautiful as the card itself.

Huge hugs,
Carolyn

Karen Wilson said...

Wow Chris, this is beautiful and a great take on that sketch. Love the butterflies :) I just bought that punch. Your flowers are just so pretty.

That's a lot of challenges all rolled into one card to, WTG!!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for joining us in our pop it up challenge at Crafty Creations with your lovely project! Cheers Claire x

Dawn B. said...

Chris these are beautiful. I love what you did with the sketch and the second creation has such a unique shape.. Really great job with these..

Crystal said...

WOWZA Chris this is SOOOOOOO beautiful as always hun!! LOVE these colors!!!!! Its always a treat to come visit you!!!! Loved catching up today...Big Hugs!

Lori said...

Lovely! Your butterflies are perfect! You've almost got a gift set here, just need to put something special in the box!

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

blackdragon said...

Lovely and spring like. thanks for joining us at TELLENS PLACE this week.
lynx

Dianne said...

Chris this card is Beautiful! I love everything about it. I also like the treat box. They both are exquisite.

Deb Neerman said...

Wow, these are just fabulous, Chris!!! Love that daffodil stamp, the color combination, and all the texture you created on your projects. What a wonderful gift!!

Priscilla said...

Wow Chris you do it week after week..where do you get your energy? I would like you to bottle some up and send it to me :) Your textures, colors, image, layers and embellishment are all so wonderful and add so much to the sketch this week. Well done my friend :) well done :)Thank you for your friendship my dear friend :)
Priscilla

itsabrt said...

Chris these cards are a sight for spring longing eyes! Beth

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Okay, I'm going to sound like a broken record, but you are AMAZING, girl! Loooove the papers on these...and I just LOVE daffodils. I can't wait for them to start blooming.

Joynana said...

I love this project the colors and images are great. Thanks for Joining us at Tellens Place.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both are gorgeous Chris! I love the daffodil silhouette on the first as well as all the fabulous sewing! And the shape on the second is super!! WOW!

Sue said...

Chris, your daffodil is so pretty and love the way you stamped on the oval and use the cutout. They are such blessings, because they are one of the first signs of Spring to peep out of the ground. Your entire care is so beautiful, love the colors you chose too.

Mandy said...

a gorgeous card,I love the image and the papers..The gift box is also gorgeous,Your work and ideas are so insprational..
Mandy xx

Jasmine said...

i love how you placed the butterflies on the card and the box is beautiful!

Jas

cats whiskers said...

These are simply stunning dear so classy (just like you) and elegant I love both of them
Hugs Jacqui x

cabio's craft corner said...

Truly amazing card Chris! Love all the little details and textures. It's so cute that you made this card to match that gorgeous box. Stunning creations :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Anonymous said...

Chris--you are truly amazing! I mean that as a person and as an artist! I love this newest piece. The colors grabbed me, because they were so unexpected with the pops of black in it! Were your "Swiss Dots" made with pearls? The dots look very raised! I wouldn't put it past you, you almost always include pearls in your art. I think I shall nicely call you "Pearl Girl." Do you like your new nic-name? And, I love how you have the background of more daffodils. Beautiful job, Pearl Girl! :)

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Mel X said...

Beautiful cards

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter

Mel X

Krümel said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful and full of spring and sunny colors!

Thanks for taking part in this week´s round and round Challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge.

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Lexi said...

Gorgeous! And i love the colours! Thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Beautiful card and matching gift box...

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

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

Chris, What a wonderful card set! It's just amazing, love the daffodils :) You have such a way with creating peaceful scenes. Love the special rounded corners on the box ,xox ~Jeni

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Chris, what a beautiful card. Love the stunning daffodil image and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

AN said...

Todella kaunis kortti-hienot värit
Hyvää ja aurinkoista viikonloppua sinulle ! :)

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful Chris! Your colors and details are stunning. What a wonderful job on this week's sketch my friend. :) Michelle

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Totally gorgeous work, Chris. Love the soft yellows you chose and the daffodil image is so beautiful. Your work is always so wonderful. So happy you could have some fun with us this week at Pile it On!

Rosanne said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Pile It On!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is so pretty!
I love how you stamped those daffodils and then poped one up - beautiful!

Take care!
Gunn

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Chris - I had to scroll down about 6 screens to be able to comment - seems we all LOVE your work my friend! I love this card and the warm colours you have used with that fabulous image is amazing! What a lovely border punch and that sewing - amazing! Chris, you can take so many elements and bring them together so beautifully! I am loving this! Thanks for sharing - both your art and your heart! God bless you! {{{hugss}}}

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