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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope you are all doing well and your week has had a good beginning. We here in our household are fighting illness. I am so sorry I have not present other than making my posts but I have been suffering from Migraines and have been trying to limit my exposure on the computer since it makes me real sick!! My husband has also been home from work sick. It is funny how that happens when it is one of the busiest weeks of all with Our Daily Bread Design's Anniversary challenges and hop, a Whimsy blog hop and etc. Please bear with me on my brief post...

Since it is is time for a Midnight Madness Sketch challenge!!

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This is the sketch for this week!

We have another fun one for you this week. Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.


Here is my take on the sketch:

I found this sketch to be a real challenge for me and just wasn't sure where to put my image. I decided to take some liberties and drape an image over the sketch using the Bella Blossom set from SU. Since we have had non stop rain here (over 4 inches in the last couple of days) and a lack of sunshine, I thought I should bring the sunshine to me since it was not coming on it's own. I used yo yo yellow and made my creation much brighter than I normally would. The papers are from Basic Grey Origins. If you click on the picture you can see the individual squares in the close up but it is very difficult to see with the stripes in this photo. The envelope in the background is created with Priscilla's 6X6 think style envi kit found here,

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 MMSC45.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your sweet comments. Please stop by later for my Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Challenge and Whimsy post.

Have a great day!!

hugs and blessings,


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is beautiful. Wonderful papers and colours and the image is majestic on the card. The overall effect is classy and the envelope is a masterpiece in itself.
Iam so sorry you are all feeling so sick - anything but pleasant. Take care and look after yourself. I do hope the headaches pass quickly.
Special Hugs,
Fiona x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Chris, love the papers and how you've added the pearls.
Hope you all feel better soon hunny.
Take care, hugs Mandy xx

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

I love the color on this one. It really sends the message of spring and sunshine! I think this was a great take on the sketch!

Hope you all feel better soon!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow Chris, this is just amazing sweetie!! I love it!! The yellow colors are so Spring-like FUN!! :) Beautiful as always sweetie!HUGS

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Very pretty card, I love the yo yo Yellow!! This is a very style for you but of course, always wonderful and love the patchwork design as well. Hope you and your family are feeling better very soon. Hugs, Jane

stampinfrog said...

Beautiful card Chris!Love the color combo and the image is so gorgeous!
Feel Better soon!!!

Christina C. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card and I hope you and your family all feel better soon! hugest hugs!

Phyllis said...

An AWESOME card Chris!! Love those papers and the image is so lovely!! Great embellishments!
Beautifully done as usual!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Carolyn said...

I am just floored with ALL of the beautiful creations on your front page here. You have been a busy girl..WOW!! I love them all. This one impresses me with how much gorgeous and intricate stitching that you have done. The soft colors and delicate pearls really complete the feel of this card. Wonderful job!!


p.s. hope you are feeling better!!

Lori said...

I like the bright yellow, way to be outside of your norm! Your matching envie is perfect! Hope you feel better soon.

Andrea said...

A very pretty card - I love the patchwork, and the flower, and your envelope is fabulous!
I really hope you are feeling better very soon - take care!
Love, Andrea xx

Michelle's Daydreams said...

I think this is PERFECT Chris! I love the patchwork background with that beautiful blossom on top. You are SO inspiring! Just wonderful. :) Michelle

Sue said...

Oh Chris, so pretty. Love the yellow flower against the green envelope. Your card is wonderful with the flower over the squares. The paper you used for the squares is so attractive behind the flower. Hope your feeling better soon.

MMSC March Guest

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

Beautiful Set with the Rose, Chris! Your choice of papers has worked out well for this brick background. And a rose on top of the bricks is perfect! I will try that next time :) I hope you feel better with those migraines soon, xox ~Jeni

Priscilla said...

Hi Chris..another lovely card from you..Your are the super queen of the card world in my opinion ;) I need to learn to manage my time like you..what is your secret :) Your card this week has so much sewing on it..thank you for taking the extra time for all that really paid off with the end result. Your always so good at following the sketch to a "T" Thanks for making the MM sketches look so good :) Your post is great and thanks for the support.

Sue McMahon said...

Hi Chris! 4" of rain...oh my! I hope you don't float away! I absolutely love your 'brick' background. Fantastic job on that and it goes excellent with your stunning flower! Beautiful all around, girl!


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, another gorgeous card from you. Beautiful stitching, coloring and details as always. I don't know how you manage to get all these cards and posts done every week! You are one busy lady for sure, no wonder you have migraines! Feel better soon!

Carol Hurlock said...

Chris, what a poignant beauty we have here-from the colors to the images. The flower is just captivating. I love every inch of beautifully placed stitching. A work of "Heart".

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, I just love your variegated bricks. The beautiful yellow flower really pops! Love the stitching and wonderful finishing details! Great take on the sketch again this week!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - this is just lovely! I love the brickwork and that gorgeous flower - I have seen you use it a few times and always loved it! Your take on the sketch is fabulous, there is always so much to see! Your stitching is such a great touch! I do hope your family is feeling better - you just keep on going regardless - you are amazing! Thanks for sharing and always inspiring! {{{hugs}}}

Benzi said...

Chris, your card certainly brightens up the day. We have had so much gloominess in my area, also. I enlarged your photo and I must say your card is just amazing. Your stitching is fabulous and I love your brick wall. Marvelous card! Hope you and your family are feeling better by now.


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