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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This post has a lot of events since today marks the celebration of Midnight Madness One Year Anniversay and a Big Blog Prize! Please put your name down for the lucky drawing. For the ENTIRE MONTH, the DT will be sending mystery prizes :) to the winners who play our sketch, so do join in! You really don't want to miss any of the fun and I know I will miss some of the details, so please hop on over to the Midnight Madness Blog.
In fact, I am one of the ones offering up some blog candy toward the blog prize this week!! Here is a sneak peak of it....
Congrats to the Gold Star award: #5 Karen Wallace and Remarkable winners: #15 Grace
#29 Mrs Boz, #53 Holly Miller

We have some "Royals Court" players, these loyal players who have never missed a sketch with us!! Congrats to *Darlene, *Loz, Julia, Peggy Elms, Karen Wallace, Ger Stringer, Pam, Valarie Florer , Vicki Kertz , Sue Drees, Sandee, Grace, Lisa V, Teri Sherman. Thank you Ladies for your continued support to the Madness sketch!
Today I too am celebrating one year being on the Dt but it is also my last week as a Midnight Madness Design team member. It is hard to say goodbye as I have had so many memories with these dear friends. We have laughed, shared our joys and sorrows and been inspired by one another in so many ways. With the summer approaching, however, I felt it was time to lessen my commitments up a bit so I could spend more time in my gardens and with my girls and hubby. My time as a MMSC design team member will be a memory I will treasure. This is not a goodbye at all, however, since I do plan to keep playing as time allows and I will be stalking their blogs. Who knows....I may return as a dt member some day if they will have me!! Love you all girls!!! Thanks for this awesome opportunity to work with you!! You all have so much talent and your kindness has warmed my heart!!

Now before I get to emotional....let us go on to this week's sketch and sponsors....
*Our MMSC52 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Throughout the month, our Design Team members will be randomly sending our weekly winners something special in the mail as part of our Anniversary celebration. Some DT may post these gifts on their blogs and some may leave it as a Mystery, but rest assured, if you are our weekly Bonus winner, not only will you win our Sponsors gifts, but you will also be getting showered with a few extra surprises in your mail box from the team!! How fun is that? :)

**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....
PB Stamps



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.
Just have fun and come play with us :)

Since this week's sponsor is PB which sells exclusively retired Penny Black images, I had the opportunity to use their stamps for this week's creation!! I love Penny Black but just don't have a
s much time as I would like to use them.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used Marching Mouse and Gifts for you image from Penny Black as well as some Basic Grey Paper. The image is colored with copics except for the sponged background. What do you think?
This next card is using the same sketch but it is a sneak peak of a new digital image to be released at Whimsy stamps tomorrow!! The digital is called Little Red Riding Hood. Isn't it just darling!! I used some dp from my stash which I have been hoarding from Crate Paper. I bought it in Lancaster last year. Again, the image is colored in copics. You won't want to miss the fun tomorrow at Whimsy tomorrow as their will be a new challenge and a blog hop that will be occurring simultaneously at noon!! Hope to see you there!! The images and sentiments are darling and perfect for so many occasions!!

Oh and tomorrow also marks the beginning of the new speak peaks at Wags n Whiskers as well!! Friday there will be a blog hop and the stamps will be available to purchase!! You won't want to miss these cuties!!

challenges:
Going Grey with ScrapCreations Challenge- basic grey paper and an open challenge
Crafts and Me - Sparkle
Spoon Full of Sugar - furry friends (mouse card)
Oh Alice - Card for a Child
One Stitch at a Time- Card for a child
Quixotic - How Distressing!
Stampavie - Distressing
Charisma- Girly card with flowers (Both cards)
Stamp with Fun- friends (Penny Black card)
Lexis creations- Animals (Penny black card)
Incy Wincy- anything goes
Creative Card Crew- April Showers bring May flowers
Simon Says Stamp- Buttons, bows and bling
Your next stamp- going dotty (Little Red Riding Hood)
Hand full of stamps- look what I just got (new SU Ribbon!! on Card 2) (purple pearls on card 1)
Stampin for the weekend- favorite Book (Little Red Riding Hood-fave fairy tale as a child-Card 2)
Saturday Secret Crafter- friendship

Whoosy Daisy Challenge - As you Like It
The crazy challenge: bling bling
SD: something old (mine is the bg paper I have hoarded)
Crafty Hos': flowers
Kaboodle Blog: Celebrate Spring


I hope my creations have inspired you to join this week's sketch!! Priscilla comes up with such neat sketches each week!! We can't wait to see what you create!!

For more inspiration for this Midnight Madness Sketch challenge, please visit my sweet and talented dt sisters:

CAROL
CAROLYN
CHARLOTTE
DARSIE
DENISE
GUNN
JENI
JESSICA
LINDA
MICHELLE
PHYLLIS
PRISCILLA
TRACY

Thanks for stopping by today and for all your warm comments!! May you have a blessed day!

hugs,
Chris

69 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris, your cards are delightful, as always....love those images and the way you have 'worked' those whimsical images! Great take on the sketch Chris. What an inspiration you have been not only on the MSMC Chris, but as a person. I value you as a DT sister, sister and friend! Thank you for being such an inspiration in all that you so! God bless you my friend - you know I will be seeing you when I am looking at you! {{{hugs}}}

Guylaine said...

beautiful cards!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Chris I LOVE these!! You totally rocked this sketch!!! Gorgeous work sweetie...!!!

Tina said...

WOW! I am always amazed at how much detail you put into your cards. Love it!

dolcreations said...

WOWZERS! these are just so amazing! What a fantastic idea for a card. I just love how you put so much detail into your cards...it usually takes me some time to just take it all in! Absolute beauty!

Debbi said...

Wow! Your cards are gorgeous. I love all of the detail.
*smiles*
debbi

Tracy said...

These creations are so wonderfully beautiful, I especially love the Penny Black one (my favourite stamps, Marvellous Chris.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen W said...

These are just fabulous and I love PB stamps, they are so sweet.

Primitive Paper said...

Both of these cards are just wonderful. I have enjoyed being with you on the DT even if just for a short time. I will check beack often to see what you have new here on your lovely blog.

pam124 said...

Chris, I can't find the words to say how much your cards touch me and I'm sure everyone else. Your talent is unmatched my friend and it's an honor to be a part of anything you do. You've served MM so well and I will truly miss you, but I know you will still be around and I will continue to visit your gallery to see what you're up to. It's never the END, right? Thanks SO MUCH!!

Alyssa S said...

These are great! Your coloring on both and color combos are fabulous!

Becky said...

These two cards are just stunning. Gorgeous colors and details. Your cards are always such inspiration to step it up a notch :)

Kim said...

Both of these cards are magnificent! I love the embossing, the layers and the sweet little images. Fabby, as always!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Marlene said...

Fantastic cards! Congrats on your one year anniversary - and good luck with your future endeavors. Love your stuff!

angelique (anlou) said...

wow what a lovely cards you made, hugs angelique

Riet said...

Wowwww Chris,what a beautiful cards,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

lalkygirl said...

wow 2 stunning cards,love the details and colours on both,fabulous.thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
lalkygirl x

Erin said...

Great cards, such detail. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice. Come back again next week, we love having you.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Chris :-) Both cards are just gorgeous :-) I love the sketch with the hidden tag too ,,, lovely :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lorraine x x x

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Love the red riding card hun..Ots so perfect. Good luck at OSAAT this week x

Rose said...

they are both fantastic!! way to rock both sketches :) thanks for playing on SD

Lexi said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous! I wish i was that talented...thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Faye said...

WOW! Your cards are just stunning. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodles, Charisma and Lexi's. x

Darsie Bruno said...

Oh Chris, this is such a delightful card! I love all the elements you have incorporated into this beautiful creation! We will miss you on the design team, but know that your wings will fly you higher than ever!
Hugs,
Darsie
Midnight Madness Design Team

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my gosh, Chris, both of these cards are amazing!!! Love your choice of color and papers...and oh, don't let me forget those fun little embellishments and ribbon and lace....gorgeous!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Tammy T said...

Both are lovely. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again.

Carol said...

Chris both of these are awesome as usual. What beautiful papers, colors, and embellishments. A feast for the eyes and an inspiration for the heart. May God Bless you in your future endeavors. We will miss you on the MMSDT but I for one will be stopping by now and again for a dose of inspiration.
Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

stitchy said...

Chris, both of your cards are a delight as usual, I bet you are going to be so missed at Midnight Madness, as much as you will miss all them..you really do get close when working on a great team, I know first hand lol..thank you for sharing your final DT creation with us at OSAAT - good luck and enjoy your family..NY is finally gettin' warmer, we been waiting so long lol

hugz
stitchy xoxox

Danni said...

Fabulous cards as always!! I just love the lace on them!

Jessica G. said...

Adorable cards, Chris! Those PB mice are just too cute and how fun to have a Riding Hood image! Your lace is gorgeous and so are those fun ribbons!!

Sorry to hear you are leaving the MMSC DT, but you are such a busy gal that I know I will see you often with all your amazing creations!

Cheryl said...

wow just when i think i have seen it all you come up with these 2 stunning cards,wow hun really amazing bless you for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxx

BA said...

fantastic cards!!! really love the ribbons and all teh details
tahnsk for joining us at SAM this week
xoxo BA

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Chris!! I love them! xx

Tammy said...

These are just beautiful...Love the tag effect.
Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge over at OSAAT. smiles...Tammy

Sarah said...

Both Absolutely Stunning, creation, lovely image and colours too, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon, Good Luck
Sarah xx

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris, I will miss having you along on the MM team. Your creations are always so inspiring. But, I do understand your reasons for stepping down (for now). I will not say good-bye, because I DO know where to find you and will continue watching all of the lovely creations you share with us. Hugs, Michelle

Dawn B. said...

These are beautiful Chris.. This sketch is so tough and you did an awesome job with both of them.. Design teams take so much time and I am sure you will be missed.. BUT I am so glad that you will have extra time for you.. :)

Dena said...

Oh my! Both of these cards are sooooo amazing! I really like the purple a lot though since it is one awesome color! That layout is great too, I might have to try it!
Thanks for joining Simon Says this week!
Hugs, Dena

Maria Matter said...

Hi Chris!
Hope you are well hun! I'm finally getting around to visit! I'll be kickin' off my shoes and staying awhile to see all the fabulous makes you've created while I've been away! :)

these are super cute and look at all those challenges! I don't know how you do it ALL!!!
But I'm glad ya do, 'cause I love seeing it!
Hugs & blessings!

Jodi said...

Chris your cards are just gorgeous! I love the tag that you have for each of them and these are great color combos too!! I hope to try the sketch this week!
Hugs
Jodi =)

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

Chris, You make the both of them glow with color! Magnificent, using both sketches to create such different cards! You are always an inspiration and we'll miss your beautiful cards:) But you'll always be close by and we'll be stalking you for sure! Big Hugs and enjoy the family and summer to come! xox ~Jeni

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Oh Chris! These are so stinkin' cute! I love the dimension on them! Looking forward to working with the new images at Whimsy! Thanks for playing at Creative Card Crew!

Janna :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris Both of your cards using the MM sketch are stunning! Love those older PB stamps! We will sure miss you! Enjoy your summer with your family!
Denise

Phyllis said...

Chris ~ An AWESOME couple of cards to say farewell with!! I am always inspired by your lovely creations!! You pay such attention to detail and your cards are always so feminine and beautiful!! The MMDesign Team will miss you. You will be only a click away and will never be forgotten!! See on you blog and I hope in our challenges!! Best wishes to you and your family always!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

pinky said...

Two stunning cards, so glad I got to see them.Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.
Pinky

Priscilla said...

Hi Chris, what can I say, this has seemed like the longest good bye in history..LOL It is your last week and I am so sad :( but, I know great things are in store for you and I am so happy that you are going to have more time for your family. You are the master of anything you do and I know that if you are a 10th of the mother/wife that you are a cardmaker, Your family is so LUCKY to have you :) You continue to amaze me each week and I am sure for many more weeks to come. You can not get rid of me that easy LOL Thanks for helping me get started with blogging and most of all thanks for all your advice and friendship :) Your the best.
Priscilla

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, you have wowed us once more with your beautiful creations....I love both your cards with all your fabulous details. Those ribbons are just gorgeous and your coloring with the copics is spot on girl! Fantastic way to go out in style! I hope that your summer is blessed with good fun, family time and you enjoy your time with your loved ones. Although I will miss you on the team for sure, you know I will keep checking out your lovely creations and what you have been up to! Thank you for always inspiring us, for your sweet personality but most of all your friendship.
Hugs for a great summer,
Charlotte
XXX

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards Chris, and just look at all those challenges you combined! Thanks for playing with Going Grey at Scrap-Creations.

Nana said...

Oh, wow, gorgeous set of cards! I love them both but the little red hood is way too adorable! Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge"!
hugs Nana

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Two beautiful cards awesome job Thank you for joining us here at OSAAT.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon

Designs

shellshearer said...

OH they are both gorgeous...but the little red riding hood is my fav..

Thank you for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

hugs shell xx

Peggy said...

Wow! Amazing cards!! Great job!! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap Creations!

Trish Hughes said...

Just stunning, I love looking at what you come up with!!! Thanks so much for playing along with in all the challenges: SD, HFOS, and the crazy.
Trish

Crafteezee said...

Wow, two cards, you have been busy. I love them both. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Chris!

You sure go out with bang! Great cards and I love the colors!
I am sorry we did not get to know each other better, but I guess we will see you around ;o)
Take care, and have fun!

I am getting ready for the danceparty next week!

(_|_)(_/_)(_|_)(_~_)(_|_)(_/_)(_|_)(_~_)§§*

Mvh
Gunn

Mummylade said...

amazing card. Thank you so much for joining the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

Gunn (Merete) said...

These cards are awesome. I like the colors and pretty papers. Images is so cute and the bows,such a fab detail.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
*Gunn*

Tasha said...

WOW WOW WOW these are beyond stunning they are exquisite! WoW the details and layouts are beautiful and i love the colours
Thank you for joining us at Oh Alice!
love tasha xx

Kristy Young said...

WOW! These are absolutly gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Oh Alice :)
Kristy x

Carolyn said...

These are both stunning. I hope that you will enjoy your summer with your family, and please stay in touch. I have enjoyed this past year with you and will be visiting you here again soon to catch up. Take care, and blessings to you.

Hugs,
Carolyn

cabio's craft corner said...

Both of these cards are so beautifully done Chris. I am so lazy to do a card and you even did 2 for the same sketch. You are not only making beautiful cards, but you are such a fast & productive cardmaking gal!!
Hugs,
Cabio

sam said...

Two fab cards hun. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT this week.
Sam x

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining in with the Simple Doodles challenge! Hope you can join us next time.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous creations. Thanks for joining the May WhoopsiDaisy Challenge.

Gwen said...

Such amazing and adorable cards! You are a magician with Copics!

Kristen said...

Chris, your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in this weeks Going Grey with scrap-creations!

Moshie said...

WOW! Both cards are simply amazing! Your talent awes me! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations. Hugs Diana

autumn0725 said...

These are stunning! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's this week!

Rleen said...

WOW! Both cards are stunning. I love all the details. You did a fabulous job!
Thanks for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this month, hope to see you again next month.
Hugs,
Rleen

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