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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Tuesday!! Boy do I feel late and behind the eight ball today after being on a schedule for Midnight Madness for a year. It is funny how we get ourselves on such a routine. Well today I broke the routine a bit ....since I am not on the dt anymore. Feels very weird.

Anywho...I just had to play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch anyway!! Here is the sketch:Here is my take on the sketch using Whimsy's Proud Mama image illustrated by Crissy Armstrong. As You can see, I flipped it. I had such fun water coloring and using paper tole. The dp is from BG Wisteria.I created the panels along the bottom using the Fancy Tags Die from Spellbinders. I received this frame Spellbinders from a dear friend and I can't get enough of it (as you can probably see from all my projects with it.
Stamps: Whimsy Proud Mama
Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria, Bashful Blue, white CS
Accessories: Fancy Tags Spellbinders, Scalloped Edge Frame Spellbinders, Mini Gypso -Ivory, Sunshine Prima Cameo Roses, blue roses, yellow ribbon, white ribbon from Offray, MS Shell border punch, ZVA Creative Blue Flourish

Midnight Madness Sketch
Paper Play: digi or stamp and bling
Whoosy Daisy Challenge - As you Like It

Practical Scrappers~punches
Delightful Sketches~punches (corner rounder punch on coupon holder)
Wee Memories~ stitching
Totally Papercrafts: stitching
Quixotic Challenge: Oh Baby
A Time to Craft: Too cute
Papertake Weekly: Shiny, Sparkle and special (choose one or all 3) My image is clear embossed and for a special little arrival
Crafty Calendar- Great Outdoors
Going Grey with ScrapCreations Challenge- Animals and Basic Grey
Some Whimsy news to share!
Now through May 16th!
Most rubber stamps across all our rubber stamp collections are on sale for 20% to 40% off!
Prices are as marked, no coupon code necessary.
Offer valid on in stock merchandise while supplies last. Offer can not be combined with any other offers. Sale includes only rubber stamps, no digital images, sentiments or embellishments.

I also wanted to share some blog candy that is out there from some dear friends of mine. The first is from my dear friend and dt sister Crystal!! Crystal is celebrating her 1st blogoversary. Congrats Crystal!! I just love you and your blog girl. Look at these awesome goodies she is offering until June 10. Click here to find out how you can win.
The second candy is being offered by my former dt sister and dear friend Priscilla. Click here to find out how you can enter until May 31st.

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!! I so appreciate you all!!



~Denise Lynn~ said...

Chris is card is gorgeous! I love the blue and yellow and all the intricate details. Fabulous framing and yellow ribbon trim. Awesome coloring and beautiful details. :)

Becky said...

Chris this card is jaw dropping :). Love the colors and coloring and love all the extra details you put into this card. Just Fabulous girl..:)

Holly Young said...

Such a pretty card Chris! Love the dimension, the embossed background and your sewing! Marvelous coloring!

Crystal said...

Chris, this is gorgeous! You have so many wonderful details! You're cards always inspire me ! Love them !

Kimberly S said...

What a beautiful card Chris! All of the amazing elements that have gone into it with flowers and pearls and actually cutting out that lovely! :)

Katie said...

Just gorgeous Chris!
I love the punch across the top of the card and the woven ribbon, I love it all!
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges :)

pinky said...

This is so gorgeous, thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy

Crissy Armstrong said...

OOooooh, I love what you did with Proud Momma! This looks so delicate and pretty! Gorgeous colours and love the white background! So elegant!

Kristen said...

Chris, this card is GORGEOUS!!!! I love everything about it. Thanks for playing with Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

Sue said...

Hi Chris
awww stunning card, your colouring is awesome, beautiful papers & embelies, great stitching,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Spyder said...

Fabulous card Chris, and those tag die cuts are on my wish list, they are really pretty!

Danni said...

This is stunning!Simply gorgeous! I'm always in such awe over your work!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Crystal said...

Chris you card is GORGEOUS, WOW you used this set perfectly!! These colors and your take on the sketch rock GF!!! I love love your ribbon treatment around the frame that is such a GREAT touch!!!!! Thanks so much for spreading the word of my candy, you are the BEST, Love you too girl!!!!

Joy said...

love your card Chris! it's always so full of detailed embellishments and layers upon wonderful layers! this really came out so pretty and elegant. thanks for the information! wonderful and lots of blog candy being given away! hope you have an awesome Tuesday! be blessed! hugs~ Joy

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining the WhoopsiDaisy and the MTTC Challenge this week.

Grace said...

Oh Chris this is sooo pretty!!! I love this sweet image and your take on the sketch is fab as always! Love the ribbon woven in the frame and love the fancy tags for the sketch elements! Enjoy your time with a little less load!!!! Fantastic as always!

Jenny said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! Love all the pretty details! Thanks for leaving me a comment on my Bugaboo card!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Chris!
Gorgeous!!! I love the trim at the top and these colors are just lovely together! clever ribbon detail, you never cease to amaze me Chris!! and thanks for sharing all the candy info!
take care
Hugs & Blessings!

Anonymous said...


What a beautiful card, I wanna do these beautiful carousel ponies myself, so many great little time!

Tracey said...

I love this gorgeous card Chris! Stunning!! I am so excited that I won this image over on Denise's. Can't wait to play. xx

Deb said...

such a beautiful card Chris, so love the sweet image and those colours are very pretty, perfect for either girl or boy! hugs debx

Jodi said...

WOW!!Chris!! This is just gorgeous, I love the colors and coloring on this beautiful image!!
Jodi =)

Cindy Haffner said...


Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, your card is simply stunning. Love the soft watercolors as well as your carousel horse image. Beautiful design through and through! Wow! Simply fantastic. So nice to have you playing along with Midnight Madness. You are truly missed!

Cheryl said...

WOW this is gorgeous and detailed to perfection......I love it!!!
Hugs xx

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely stunning, Chris!

Annette Bowes said...

Chris another Masterpiece, absolutely gorgeous with all your usual wonderful detail, take careX:)

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the layers you've created and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - how funny to see you at this end of the challenge!!! What a gorgeous card Chris, your attention to detail is fabulous as always! I love the great colours, the pearls - it is all gorgwous! Your work is always a pleasure to come and see Chris - thanks for the inspiration!! I am loving it! We are glad you joined in the fun this week and appreciate your support for the MMSC - we look forward to seeing you NEXT week when we are going to be 'sizzling' - on the Barbeque - YUMBLY! C U there! (((HUGS)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Karen Wilson said...

Wowzers, this is GORGEOUS! I love this. What a neat idea for 'new addition'!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

A beautiful card for sure, love the punch you used on the top. Thank you for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is very, very pretty Chris! It's so soft and warm. The horse is fab and those white bows are your beautiful!

Thanks for joining in on our dancparty this week.(how wierd was that to say to you... *LOL*) Make sure to come back for our big barbecueparty next week!


Rachel said...

Beautiful card Chris!! thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.

Mandy said...

Stunning card Chris, so many beautiful little details.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Lisa said...

WOWZERS Chris! This is stunning...the intricate detail is just breathtaking! Gorgeous work...thanks for playing along at Delightful Sketches!

Sue Frazier said...

Gorgeous card! Very intricate! thanks for joining us at practical scrappers this week!

Ann Kranitz said...

This is simply gorgeous!!! I just love the image and all your fabulous details.

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card Chris :-) the image is gorgeous and the papers and embellies are just perfect :-)

thanks for joining the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Nicola said...

Wow this is mind blowing Chris. Your colouring has really brought these ponies to life and your punched detail is fabulous. I adore your floral and ribbon accents and of course this beautiful colour combo.
Nicola -x-

Priscilla said...

Hi Chris, wow it does feel strange that you are not on the DT :( but I am thrilled that you still want to play with us :) your card is lovely and as always, a perfect take on the sketch. Well, is has to be said..LOL A BIG WARM WELCOME to our Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and for helping celebrate out one year anniversary. I have saved you a dance and would love to see your See you on the dance floor. DANCE PARTY HERE
Next week we will be celebrating with a Barbeque Midnight Madness style.
See you at the BBQ
MMSC Hostess

Jessica G. said...

Fun spin on the traditional new baby card and this image is gorgeous! Not only is it colored beautifully, but your scissor work is amazing. We miss you on the DT, but glad to see your wonderful take on this sketch!!

Carol Hurlock said...

Chris, as always, your work is amazingly beautiful. What a gorgeous image and I love the ribbon entwined through the frame. Just spectacular. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Darsie Bruno said...

Oh Chris! This is so beautiful! I love everything about this card! You never fail to amaze me with your talent!! We so miss you!
Hugs, Darsie
Midnight Madness Design Team

Peggy said...

Wow. I love this card. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap Creations.

pam124 said...

Chris, you NEVER, NEVER, NEVER disappoint. This is absolutely a STUNNER!! A real work of art. You just keep getting better and better. I LOVE IT!! TFS!!

Carolyn said...

This card is so dainty and beautiful, Chris! I seriously can't stop looking at it. What wonderful detail, and impecable workmanship as always from you.


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, this is just beautiful! I love that image of the little pony with it's mama...just darling! You have colored it so beautifully and of course your details are always a stunner. The ribbon, edging, dry embossing and bows finish this off....gorgeously!
So glad you came along to join in the fun....miss you!

Debi said...

Chris this is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Jenny said...

SEW Beautiful!!!! love it :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Thanks for playing at wee Memories! I posted a new challenge today... hope you get to come play again!! :) :) :) :) :) Have a great day!

Basement Stamper said...

What a beautiful card. I love the carousel horse with the flowers & pearls you used. It's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

Mary C said...

What a gorgeous card! I love thr colors that you used on this card! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.


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