Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Midnight Madness & Crafty Secrets Challenges

It's time once again for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I have Love & Hearts on the brain!!!  So of course, I couldn't help but use one of "priscillastyles" fun digi stamps ... this particular one is called "Love Birds" and can be found HERE.  But you can see all of "priscillastyles" images in her store located  HERE.  I'm sure you'll find something you just can't do without!! 

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Other challenges this card qualifies for are:

Allsorts - Love, Love, Love ... Catch the Bug - Anything Goes ... Crafty Calendar - Love ... Crafty Emma - Red & Romance ... Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentines  ...  ECP Challenges - Love ... Secret Crafter - Valentine ... Card Makin' Mamas - Valentine ... Digi's with Attitude - pink/white or red/white
Do it With Digis - Romance ... Fairy Fun Fridays - For a sweetheart ... Mami Doodles - Magic of Love
Raise the Bar - Hearts ... Simply Create - give your heart away ... Stamp Something - use a digi
Stampin For The Weekend - Valentine's Day ... Tellen's Place - Hearts

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Another fun challenge today is the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on SCS.  Today I'm honored to be your hostess and I've asked all participants to use PUNCHES along with their Crafty Secrets products for this week's card/project.

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Even though we've been getting snow every day for WEEKS!  The birds are everywhere so I thought this cute image from the Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps collection would be appropriate for today's creation.  The punches I have used are all Martha Stewart ... Garden Trellis, Frond, Fence, & Bird.  The sentiment is also Crafty Secrets and is one of the many stamps in the "Bird Lovers Stamp Set".  My only other embellishment are a couple Prima flowers and a brad.

If you own any Crafty Secrets / Heartwarming Vintage products and are a member of SCS ... please come join in the fun!!  We rotate hostesses each week of the month and give clues the Monday before the challenge is posted on Tuesday!  Hope to see you there!!

Thanks for stopping by ... 


Celeste said...

such beautiful cards

Dorcas said...

Nice job on your cards, Dar ! And I LOOOVE your new blog background. I always have loved the preraphaelites.

Crystal said...

WOW Darlene these are BEAUTIFUL girl!!! Hope you are staying warm!! hugs!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Dar, these are really stunning girl!! LOVE your colors and added details!HUGS

Rose Petal said...

Hello Darlene. Lovely papers, fab design and a cute image. Just love those ornate hearts, so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Jodie Mackrell said...

very cute card! love the hearts! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug!

downrightcrafty said...

Beautiful valentine creation thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC
hugs Kate xx

Curlybear said...

Wow Beautiful card, and fabulous design and layout,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 120 Valentines

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi Darlene! Your cards are both terrific. I absolutely love your take on this week's MMSC90, and your crafty secrets card is lovely. Makes me think of Spring! Love all the punched details.

Donna Moore said...

Hey Darlene! Yet more eye candy here today! You never fail to provide both beauty and inspiration, your cards are both beautiful! That little love bird numbers makes me smile, love your colors and your very special touches that make it "Darlene's"!! Beautiful, beautiful work!

Joy said...

fab! thanks for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT

Merry said...

Such beautiful cards Darlene. Love all the birds on the second card. The first card is wonderful, what a great idea to put the red bow on the image. Thanks for taking part in Cardmadfairy's Digi Days first ever challenge 'Romance'. (Was known as Do it with Digi's)

Gillian said...

What pretty cards Darlene I really love the heart cut outs on the first one. Thanks for joining in our very first challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days. Good luck!

Dawn said...

Two fab cards!!! Thanks for sharing at Digi's With Attitude!
Dawn xxx

Terry Oulboub said...

What a lovely card with those love birds and sweet lattice hearts - very cute indeed! The birds in the second card - great bringing them to life with the punches! Thank you for joining us at Tellen's Place for our "Heart" challenge this week! :~)

Tracey Brossart said...

Very cute! Love the way you did the hearts and the different colors!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)


LindaS said...

Wonderful cards. Love the red and blue and all the hearts.
And the birds - the colering and the flying ones - beautiful.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is gorgeous, I love the ribbon it looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Mummylade said...

what an adorable project. Thank you so much for entering this in the SFTW challenge and good luck!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely Stunning Darlene,,,,oh my,,,,,I aodre your diecut,,,,, your birds,,,,, the flowers,,,and These little birds,,,,are amazing my friend,,,,,I love it.

Debs said...

Beautiful cards.
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Joynana said...

Both of your crds are very cute. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Priscilla said...

Hi , Love your card this week!! It is FANTASTIC. Great take on the sketch. I just love those corners. Thank you so much for rocking this sketch and for bring your talent to the MM blog each week. You are a valued member of the priscillastyles team :)
Your bird card is wonderful too :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Both cards are lovely Darlene. I do like the way you have incorporated the ribbon in the first card.
Thank you for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you next time

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Both cards are beautiful!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tellen's Place :D

~*Joni said...

Hello my sweet talented friend!! Oh I just love love love this adorable lineup today - look at all those sweet birds on your cards! Beautiful new blog look too, it suits your style just perfectly. :) Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge this week at Raise The Bar! Have a wonderful weekend Dar!
~*Joni RTB DT

Linda said...

Both cards are so beautiful!!
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our heart challenge...hope to see your creative work for our next challenge.
Linda - Simply Create DT

Sheena said...

A fabby card - thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx

Helen said...

Sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

scotspanda said...

both cards are gorgeous, the colours are fab and the images are fantastic

thanks for joining in with our love theme this week at Allsorts


Amanda xx

This N That said...

Thanks so much for being our valentine at Card Makin Mamas!

Rose said...

your hearts one is too adorable!!! and i love all the punches you used on your second card........fantastic :)

So glad you joined us on Simply Create :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Darlene - your cards are gorgeous - as usual! Your MMSC card is beautifully coloured - that image looks adorable and LOVE the hearts on the corner - well done with the sketch Darlene! Love it! {{{hugs}}}