Tuesday, June 22, 2010


That's correct ... it's Tuesday and that means MIDNIGHT MADNESS SKETCH CHALLENGE time!  I am always impressed with the sketches on this site ... who comes up with all these ideas???  Who ever it is, they are doing an amazing job!!!
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I had a request from my mother to make a birthday card for a young lady who will be receiving a "vintage" dolly for her birthday this coming weekend.  So, I decided to use a combination of the two sketches offered for my card.  The image I chose to use if from Art Creation Friday (you can find the link on my Vintage Creations & Links page) and I thought it was perfect for the occasion. 
My mother also requested the sentiment "A Sweet Doll for a Sweet Doll" so I broke it up and put half on the front and the other half on the inside.  

Here is a close up of this adorable little girl image.  Isn't she the sweetest little thing!!

Here is the recipe for this creation:
Stamps:  Wordsworth
Papers:  K&Co. Ancestry dp, Mulberry cs & vellum, Mint cs, Whisper White cs
Inks:  Versafine Black, Ranger Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Image from Art Creations Friday, Computer generated sentiment, Nestabilities, Kaiser half pearls, Martha Stewart floral & leaf punches (to create flowers ... see tutorial by Selma Stevenson HERE

I also thought you might like to see the inside of the card.  I simply mimicked the front using scraps of the same K&Co. designer paper then added my computer generated sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed my creation.  Please pop back later when I will have my Crafty Secrets Challenge creation to share with you!  Have a wonderful day!!


  1. Aw, that's beautiful hun! Love the matching insides too. Not too kenn on those vintage china dolls you can get, they scare the willies out of me!! LOL
    Take it easy hun!
    Teri xx

  2. This is a piece of art! Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. That is one awesome card, love it.
    What great creativity.

  4. Beautiful vintage card, Darlene. It is perfect to accompany the doll. {{Hugs}} to you.

  5. this is a beauty Darlene, lovin the vintage style.... you aced this sketch....What a pretty image and colors....

  6. Stunning job! Love the colors and that image is just way too adorable!! A+ LOL

  7. Oh I LOVE it!!! I tried finding the image but couldn't....Looking forward to getting to know you because I am on the squigglefly design team too! My first!

  8. Darlene this is precious. I love those gorgeous flowers too! How delightful sweet and wonderful this is. I think this girl will be so lucky to receive this beautiful card. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  9. Darlene, wow, is this ever a winner!! You're sure to capture Priscilla's heart with this vintage beauty!! I LOVE your image and those gorgeous flowers. Anyone wo uld consider it an honor to receive this creation!!

    Thanks SO MUCH for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I hope you can join in again next week.


  10. How adorable is this little girl! Your card is very pretty! I love those pink flowers, so many layers.

    Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. I look forward to see you again next week ;o)


  11. Hi Darlene - this is just gorgeous - I am sure it will be loved! That image is perfect and so are those flowers! I love your take on the sketch my friend!! It is always a pleasure to visit with you! It is great to have you with us at this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch challenge, we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}

  12. Oh Darlene, Pam is right you have captured my heart..just like you do week after week, with your vintage wonders. I alwasy love what you come up with. You always seem to work my sketches to perfection. Thank you "doll" :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with the DT team, viewers and players of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. We are thrilled each week to see such wonderful entries in our challenges and I want to personally thank you for joining in the fun.

  13. You definitely came up with the perfect card for the occasion. Absolutely gorgeous!

  14. Oh Darlene, can I add this one to my list of favs of yours?!!! I love, love, love this sweet card. That darling image is precious, the flowers a beautiful compliment to the dp and the sweet doll expression is so fitting. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us again this week.
    PS: sorry I've been MIA....so many things going on and I have a vacation coming up in 10 days!!! Ahhhhh!

  15. Darlene this is such an adorable card! Love your vintage image as well as your embellishments and color choice. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

  16. Your card is just stunning. That image could not be sweeter and the card is perfect for what your Mom was looking for.......congrats on the win......well deserved!


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