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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!! I hope all are doing well!! Today I have a Midnight Madness sketch to share with you!!This week we have what is called a "YOUR CHOICE" Sketch challenge. We've noticed in some of your blog post when we visit, that you mention that the sketch was difficult for you, or some of you like a Clean and Simple Design. Well, we have listened to you and have come up with two similar yet different sketches. If you do like the choice of two sketches, please leave a shout out in the comments here. We would love to hear your thoughts.


Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :)


My take on the sketch:

For my creation this week I used an image from D'Amour Allure called Sophia's stroll sent to me by our sponsor for this month. Since this image looked more vintage or victorian in style to me, I gave my card a more victorian flare. I added more details than I usually do. LOL! I used the paper from K&Co Classic and the gold foil paper from American crafts. The roses are from the Nursery Tales Collection and the pearls are from ZVA Creative. The Border punch is from Fiskars and I forget the name of it (sorry) What do you think, does the style of this card match the image? I don't normally do the vintage style.

I sure hope you can join us for this week's challenge, if you can please leave a direct link on Mr. Linky here. If you upload to any online galleries, please use the keyword MMSC37. We would love to see your creations.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Carol, Carolyn, Charlotte, Denise, Grace, Jane, Jeni, Linda, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, and Sue

I am so sorry if my post is not like my usual posts, I am not feeling to well today. I hope that I will be feeling better soon so I can go blog surfing and leave you all some "love". You all inspire me so!!


Carol Hurlock said...

Hi Chris...what an awe inspiring card. I just noticed too, that the color you changed your blog to makes this card pop right off the internet. What a glorious creation. You do that Vintage image complete justice. Hope you feel better soon my friend!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous and now I have some ideas for what to do with this awesome embellishments I bought a few months ago. LOL I hope you feel better!!!

Angelwood said...

Chris, this is stunning! I've always loved Victorian images and I love what you've created here. Love your combination of papers/colors and your stitching is beautiful (I never have any luck with the sewing maching). Pearls are gorgeous! Wow! hugs, Angela

Becky said...

Girl this is just stunning. I just love the Victorian image, your stitching, Heck I just love everything :).

Nora said...

OMGosh, this is SO PRETTY! Love the pearls, the hatpin, the's got such a great vintage feel to it!
Thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

Hi Chris,
I do hope you'll be feeling better soon love, I must say this card is elegance at it's best, I adore everything about it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Chris, I was hoping that you were feeling better. I'm so sorry you are still not up to your usual cheery self. Please take care of yourself and don't take on too much. That said, your victorian card is FABULOUS! I love it in the soft browns....elegant!!!!!!

dolcreations said...

I hope you are going to be feeling much better really soon! Your card is simply gorgeous! Love all those embellishments! WOW!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is so elegant. It is absolutely gorgeous. The stitching is perfect and the flowers and swirls are fantastic. The lady in the centre is beautiful.
Fiona x

Angela said...

Oh Chris, this is so beautiful!! And you got it right with the vintage look and feel!! This is just stunning and I love the colors you used and all the details!!
Hope you get to feeling better!!

Mandy said...

Love the vintage look..the whole card comes's gorgeous..
Mandy xx

Crystal said...

WOWZA Chris your victorian creation is amazingly beautiful!!! That image and these blues and pearls are stunning.....YOU ROCKED this layout sweets!!!! Hugs

Grace said...

Oh Chris this is stunning!!! Your pearls are a wow!!! Love the color combo!!! Wow on this one my friend!!! Love the vintage feel to the dp too!!! Gorgeous and how talented you are to be able to use so many different styles so beautifully!!!

Holly Young said...

What a pretty card Chris! I love your coloring on the image, and you've really dressed it up with the pearls and flowers!

Dianne said...

Chris, this card is gorgeous. I love Victorian and you did a wonderful job making her come to life and pop. Love all the embellishments.

Tina said...

Jeepers, this is just fabulous!

Jessica G. said...

Wonderful details on this card add to its perfect Victorian feel! Those pearls are amazing!!

Hope you feel better soon!

Stef H said...

oh my word! is this gorgeous! and i know just how hard it is to place those pearls! absolutely gorgeous!

hugs :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Christine, thats one fabulous card and so classy, love that victorian look. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Debbie said...

This is just gorgeous Chris,Love the vintage look,Hugs Debbie x

stampinfrog said...

Love the vintage look of this card!Fabulous papers,image and the pearl swirls are the perfect touch!
Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Chris, your card is just amazing girl!! I love your Vintage style, all those pearls and your beautiful take on the sketch this week!! Beautiful work as always girl!! HUGS

cheryl said...

wow chris this is amazing such wondeful detail so love those added pearls such elegance hugs cheryl xx

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just beautiful, Chris! I love the stitching and all the pearl flourishes.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris, and I hope you start feeling better is the first day in a while that I've felt well enough **hugs**

Love the victorian look to this one, gorgeous papers, image and I love those pearls : )

Silli said...

OMG dear Chris...your card is beautiful, I love all the stitching, the colors and the pearls... VERY PRETTy ....Big hugs and enjoy your day!

Cassie said...

oh my. yes!
i always love everything you do chris but this one is absolutely one of my favorites!! of course, i'm partial to vintage looks!!
hope you're feeling better! blessings, cassie

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful - love the pearls and the elegance and class of this!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh Chris I pray for a speedy recovery, your card is ever so lovely you really brought this stamp to life with the vintage look! Beth

Patti J said...

Hi Chris! I love the beautiful vintage look of your card. You have really rocked this sketch! Hope you feel better very soon. Thanks once again for the wonderful inspiration. Hugs! (Love your new background!)

Tammy said...

Stunning card Chris! I just love the rich colors! Your pearls and flowers are gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Oh girlie, this is stunning! Loving those delicious papers, flowers, pearls, and that image is gorgeous! I'm liking the two sketches!
Kim xXx

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, I hope you feel better soon! Your card this week is so beautiful. It is amazing with all of it's details! I especially love the pearl swirls throughout! Wow!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, this is so stunningly beautiful my friend!! I love those pearl flourishes and those cute little roses. Your stitching is as always amazing...I wish my machine would not act up when I try to sew on paper :C. Until I figure out why, I'll admire your creations :D:D Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Kim said...

Chris, this is totally gorgeous! So beautiful! Love all the WOW you put on the card - the pearls, the flowers, the pin, etc.!

Maria Matter said...

aww, sweetie, I was hoping today would be a good day for you, get better!!!!

I love the pearls on this Chris...absolutely gorgeous!!!
take care
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Jodie from Oz said...

Chris, Happy New Year. Love love love this wonderful card. The colours and your colouring just beautiful. Your stitching and detail is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Priscilla said...

Chris, Please feel better soon. I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Your card is just fantastic and I love all the pearls on it.

Kristine said...

Gorgeous!! Love this color combo Chris, and of course your beautiful pearl flourishes--where on earth do you FIND those??!! LOL - I can never seem to find those things. Anyway, wonderful job on the victorian style too! *Ü*

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

Chris, You have worked this image with Vintage Flair! I Love it! Gorgeous choice of papers, gold and brown and the blue. Knock out card, DT Sister! You make them like no other.~ xox ~Jeni

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creation. Love the colours and design.

Pam Varnell said...

This is so classy and Victorian. Love all those pearl accents Chris. Just beautiful!!! Hugs

Rachael said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Darlene said...

WOW Chris ... this is STUNNING!! You know how much I love vintage and this just takes my breath away!! LOVE all those pearls! Gorgeous!!

Risa said...

Wow...what a beautiful card Chris! Your Victorian image is gorgeous and the detailing is fab!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

OMG this is wonderful, You do Victorian wonderfully. Love the color, beautiful flowers and bling, another card done fabulously, you excell at them all!!! Hope you are feeling better now Chris. Hugs, Jane

Stamp and Smile said...

You are the QUEEN of creativity... just amazing Chris!! Wonderful rich colors and the pearl flourishes make an elegant touch! Warms my heart... TFS! :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and classy vintage card Chris!!! I love the fancy pearl swirling accent you put on which made it a wonderful addition to this card!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, your card is just stunning and vintage sure works well with you. Beautiful coloring, flower, dp and stitching. I don't think there is any type of card you can't do! Just a beautiful creation!
Hope you feel better!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - I thought I had commented on your gorgeous card BUT NO!!! I am so sorry - I love this gorgeous elegant vintage delight!! Your colours are so perfect and those pearls Chris - they are stunning, this is a masterpiece - can it get better than this - I think NOT!! I am loving this my friend! God bless you 0 I hope you are better now and able to PACE yourself! {{{hugs}}}


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