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Tuesday, March 23, 2010



Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope everyone has had a great start to their week. We the Olsen's are still recuperating and struggling with the flu. Lord willing it will disappear soon. To add to our adventurous week we lost power for the majority of the day and night yesterday! That is why my candy did not get posted yesterday. I will make sure to post it early this morning after posting this post. Sorry!

Welcome to another Midnight Madness Sketch!!
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This Week's Sketch

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.


"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.

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This is my take on the Sketch:

For my card, I had a great time water coloring and cutting out Water Lily from Whimsy stamps. Isn't she just so fun?!!!
The paper is from Scenic Route Sonoma which I have had in my stash forever!! I just love the soft yellow and pink together. The image was cut out and adhered with dimensionals to a background dry embossed with Swiss Dots on Very Vanilla cs. The coral pink ribbon is from American Crafts and has a sparkle glitter added to it. The stitched yellow ribbon is Dashes, Dots and Checks.



The envelope in the background is created with Priscilla's 6X6 think style envi kit found here, using some golden Bazill, Sonoma dp and a large star spacer.

Challenges:
Creative Cottage- Flowers
Crafty creations - Spots & dots
Creative card crew - Going dotty
Hand Full Of Stamps: something old (dp I have had for years)
Crafty Catz - Spring
Frosted Designs - Think Spring
Paper Garden - Spring
Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring
Challenge Up Your Life - Spring Flowers
Jacksonbelle - Spring
Fab N Funky - "Show Us Something New"
Incy Wincy- Easter or Spring
Practical Scrappers- use something you have had for a year of more (Sonoma dp)
Allsorts - Spring is in The Air
Secret Crafter - Spring has Sprung
Bee Crafty - Spring


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 MMSC46.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your sweet comments. Please stop by later for my blog candy!

Have a great day!!

hugs and blessings,
Chris

51 comments:

Marley said...

Wow I love your card Chris! Love the design papers!! and the image is adorable! xx marley

dolcreations said...

Chris this simply gorgeous. You create one beauty after another. I love coming day after day to see what you have created! I love how the envelope matches too! All the attention to details wow!

Crystal said...

Chris wow this is totally gorgeous, I LOVE how you used this fairy...she looks amazing sweetie...OOOOO WEEEEE and the matching envie girl this can't be any better!!!!!! LOVE THIIS!!! Hope everyone is feeling better, sending love your way!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

1) sure hope you all are better by today
2) sorry about the power outage. my compy was down too! SUCKS doesn't it!
3) absolutely gorgeous card. i mean gorgeous! love that pearl swirl
4) love your new picture & blog! you are beautiful!

Nancy said...

Chris, I'm so sorry that you are still struggling with illness, not to mention electricity issues!! Give a family a break already! Your card is gorgeous, and what a fun sketch!! Amazing work, despite your ailments!

Angelwood said...

Hi Chris! Sorry you are all sick! Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest :0)...

Your card is lovely! What a great sketch and I love the image you used here. She is beautifully colored - so sweet.

Take care, hugs, Angela

ps. love your new photo sweetie

Cheryl said...

stunning my dear friend so love the layout on this one,and your iamge as always its gorjus and such wonderful detail wish I could stich like you hun mine goes all wonky he he hugs cheryl xx
Oh hun hope you feel better soon,take it easy please hugs cheryl x

Tina said...

Another beauty Chris! Sure hope you feel better soon!

Karen Wilson said...

This is beautiful, Chris. You've put alot of detail in this and it's just so pretty! Love the pearls.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is exquisite. I love the colours and papers and the embellishments are out of this world. As usual you have produced something that is a true work of art.
Hope the flu is soon a bad memory.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Cheryl said...

So very beautiful,love all the layers and gorgeous pearl detail!!! WOW so many challenges!! I hope you feel much better soon!!
Hugs xx

stampinfrog said...

WOW Chris this is another stunner!Love the image,the papers and all the details you put on your work and of course your coloring is exquisite!
Hugs,Connie

Chris (catt871) said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love the papers and the image is so cute!!!! THANKS for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week!
Chris & the DT

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Chris
A stunning card,thankyou fo joining this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

jdmommy said...

I hope you are all feeling better soon, Chris!! I love the layers and pearls on this adorable fairy card!!!

Barb Sampson said...

Wow... What a striking card!

Thanks for sharing it with us this week on Practical Scrappers!
Barb S

Jayma Malme said...

Beautiful card! Love that fairy and how you colored it. I hope your family is feeling better soon!

Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers :)
Jayma

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous card and envelope Chris!

Carol said...

Chris:
This is so delightfully charming and pretty. I love the paper and the pink color. This is nice and frilly and full of wonderful feminine pizazz.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week! Lovely card! Cheers Claire x

Maria Matter said...

oh Chris, this is just so gorgeous!!! love that pearl swirl, you always add just the right embellies sweetie!

I sure hope you all are doing much better soon!
take care Chris!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Carolyn said...

Chris, This is way beyond stunning. I am so drawn to all of the details on this card AND on the envelope. An incredible beauty!

Hoping you are all feeling better your way very soon!!

Hugs and blessings to you!
Carolyn

chris said...

hi chris
this is a cracker, I love it, as I always do your cards, I wonder if like me you ever throw them in the bin, only I seem to have had alot of disasters lately!!
back soon chris xx

my5bratz said...

GORGEOUS, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

acreativeneed said...

So pretty,lovely colors and great sketch! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!
smiles,Deena

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Chris.
Thanx for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Chris, this card is STUNNING @@@@@@, truly it is wonderful, you have outdone yourself and that my friend is almost impossible!! All the sewing and details and envelope - WOW - speechless. Thanks YOU, what a treat!! Hugs, Jane

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is lovely! The image is so sweet, the papers and colors are fabulous and your stitching is frosting on the cake! Great job on the "dotty" challenge! So happy you could have fun with us this week at the Creative Card Crew.

Sue said...

Chris, you just cannot appreciate all the details on this card unless you click and enlarge. Wow, the stitching is awesome! Such pretty color combinations too. And your little scene you created with the image is wonderful. Just a delightful, fun card, one that would put a smile on the face of the lucky recipient. Your envelope is also a work of art, just beautiful. Sounds like your having a bit of a time in the Olsen household, hope the week gets better.

Sue
MMSC March Guest

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - I am going to have to oinvent new words for your cards - I keep using the same old words over and over - but again, this is adorable! I love that image from Whimsey - she is beautiful in your hands my friend!! I love the pearl swirl, the colours and gorgeous DP - the stitching - everything about this card says 'Chris!' Beautiful! Love your new photo too! God bless you my friend - with health and peace in your household! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card, beautiful image and flowers!
Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

stunning!!! all your lovely layers, little work of art!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutley stunning! I love that image and all the details you added to the card.
Hugs, Christine

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

This is amazing! I love the layering and all the details. Thanks for playing the Paper Garden projects challenge.

Jamie Lane said...

Beautiful, love all the details! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris~

I love this card! Your water lily and fairy are so beautiful. It is so easy to see the sketch in this card...it is a perfect match! Your embellishments are wonderful, as is your watercoloring. Chris, I love how you used the pearls...as a border in some areas. The yellow is beautiful with the rose colors. I love the ribbon, and the yellow stitching makes a big impact, also. This is surely a "CHRIS CARD!"

He IS Able,
Traci S.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Beautiful, Chris! I love all of the stitching and the pearls...and of course the Whimsy image :) Thanks for playing at CCC!

Janna :)

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

My Goodness Chris, what a pretty creation this week. :) I especially love the pearl flourishes. Lovely! :) Michelle

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, this is just so gorgeous and in my favorite color too! That dp is beautiful and of course I love the scalloped stitching! That little fairy with her big watering can is just darling and you have colored her beautifully! You've really outdone yourself with this one!
Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi, Chris. This is beautiful. All the details, the sewing (which I am so envious - I can't sew material, much less cards LOL), the colors, just gorgeous!

Barbie (BarbieP from SCS)

Christina C. said...

This image is tooo cute....love it! Absolutely stunning card!

Phyllis said...

Chris, this is just adorable!! Love all the pink and your papers and embellishments are lovely!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Phyllis said...

I forgot to tell you I like your new picture!! Great hair color!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Erin said...

Great card! love the coordinating envelope too!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, fab papers and sweet fairy.
luv
Debby

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Chris, it is absolutely gorgeous!! The lovely colored image, the embellishments and the matching envelope box. Just do lovely. You rock the sketch gal!!
Hugs,
Cabio

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

Chris, What a gorgeous set! Really wonderful job this week , the stitching and the pink dp :) Your attention to detail has always been perfect! Those pearls and the flower fairy are just glowing ! xox~Jeni

Heather "Hev" said...

Lots of beauty to look at here :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge this week :)

Priscilla said...

Your card is wonderful as always..love the texture..your lighting always shows it off so well. You candy looks so yummy too. Sorry for that late commenting…family is feeling much better and Pheobe’s birthday was a blast. Thanks for holding down the fort and I hope your having a wonderful weekend.

Bee said...

Lovely Spring card. You do need to use a digi image for the Bee Crafty Challenges :)

viagra online said...

fantastic card and great bold colours! thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck with the pollycraft dt call

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