Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Midnight Madness, Crafty Secrets and Crazy 4


WOW ...  I have a lot to share with you today so please bear with me on the long post!  I'll try not to be too long winded!!  First I'd like to share with you the creation I made for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  As I have said before ... the fact that they now give you the option of TWO sketches (easy & more detail) ... and a SNEAK PEEK ... I can actually give my creation a little more thought and always TRY for the MORE DETAILED version of the sketch. 

Here is what I've come up with today!  I just love these vintage images from Shabby Chic papirskatter and have used one for my creation today.  Here is a listing of items used on my card:
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Papers:  Kraft, Garden Green, WW, SU Groovy Guava dp
Inks:  Versafine black
Accessories:  Detail Clear EP, Target paper doily, Prima flowers, Darice brads, Mrs. Grossman sticker stitches

I would have loved to go MORE ornate on this creation but I just know that the ladies who purchase my cards wouldn't like having to pay the extra postage by doing that (ask me how I know, LOL!)

For today's Crafty Secrets Forum Challenge over on SCS, Jan is our hostess this week and has asked us to use "sweet little birds" on our creations.  Crafty Secrets has some awesome bird images both in their stamps, booklets, cotton scraps and their post card kits like I have used here.
There wasn't much to making this creation ... the postcard kit does all the work!!  I simply added a little stickles to the birds winks and flower centers as well as Darice satin ribbon & Target half pearls.  Pretty Easy Peasy but very eye appealing!!  Like I said, these CS images are beautiful ... you really should check 'em out!!


My final card to share with you on this posting is for the Crazy 4 Challenge.  This week they have a sketch challenge for us and an easy one at that.  I had just finished coloring this adorable image by Creations By Penny and thought it would work perfectly.  What do you think???  Ooops, I just realized the sentiment was to be in the bottom right corner ... oh well ... it came with the image and is close enough to qualify I hope!

Isn't this image just too cute!!  The designer paper is by Colorbok and I have used Nestabilities scallop ovals for my matting.  Prismacolor markers were used for coloring and the edges where stippled with SU Old Olive ink.

Hope you have enjoyed my cards this morning.  I will be back in a bit to share some BIRTHDAY fun with you all!  Until then ... have a wonderful day!


  1. You are such a busy lady! Fabulous cards hun! Love 'em (that last one is a bit cheeky! LOL)
    Teri x

  2. Fabulous cards indeed - but that last image is SO ME!!!!! GOTTA HAVE IT!!! LOL!!!

  3. WOW girl you have been busy these are FANTASTIC!!!! Such fabulous cards sweetie, hope you are enjoying the sunshine and its supposed to finally get warm...WOOOOHOOOOOO!!! Have a great one sweetie!

  4. Love the image you decided to use and the white doilie underneath it as it fits the time period. The lace-up worked in very well and your flowers with green centers? Thank you for joining us at Midnight Madness, hope you can join us again.

    Jane MMCS DT

  5. Looks like you have been one busy girl in your craft room...now I want to be the one to peek in there to see if it is neat and tidy or cluttered and in disarray like mine when I do a whole bunch of cards in a row!!! LOL It takes a bit of time to straighten it back out. Your creations are just stunning and fabulous. I love your vintage styled MMSC sketch. How fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  6. You are so on top of all these challenges. Well done with each of them ..busy busy busy. Your vintage MMSC is my fave..bet you already knew that though huh? Great take on the sketch and I love how the flowers you added bring out the ones in her hair :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Looking forward to seeing what you will do with MMSC47.

    MMSC Hostess

  7. Wow you have been busy. Your MMSC card is lovely. The image is beautiful and the coral colored background really makes the image pop. Thanks for joining us for the MMSC this week. Great lacing too.

    MMSC March Guest

  8. Hi Darlene, you have been a busy girl - love your cards, the last one is just too funny - love your MMSC card Darlene - it is perfect for the sketch!! Great colors and flowers and that image - DIVINE!! Your ideaas are always so well thought out Darlene - LOVE IT! Thank you for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we appreciate your support and love to visit with you! We look forward to seeing you next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  9. Nic cards. the last one is really cute

  10. Wonderful cards, love the funny image (c4c)... Hugs Silke

  11. Darlene, you sure have been busy. Each of your cards are fantastic! I just love all of the finishing touches on each one! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
    Midnight Madness DT

  12. Oh Darlene!! You sure have been busy!! I love them all including the MMSC but the 2nd is my fave!! Love the cheery colors and the elegance of it!!

  13. Darlene, how do you keep track of when you have to do what???? You always amaze me that you have a post or several posts each day...I don't seem to find the time to visit as much as I should...perhaps I'm in denial about my organizational skills!!! LOL
    Your MM card this week is so pretty, I love the sentiment and how true it is. You always have such gorgeous images too...love love love this one and the flowers and paper doily combo is the perfect touch! Well done again on another pretty card.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us.


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