Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #99 and a Crafty Secrets Challenge Creation

WOW can you believe Midnight Madness is on Sketch Challenge #99 ... how awesome is that!  Next week will certainly be a milestone at 100!  Congratulations to Priscilla and her team!!

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I didn't truly follow the fancy sketch but I came close.  I just love making these flowers and thought they'd fit up nicely with this vintage image from Nicecrane Designs.  This is one of the eight images available on the Women's Painting Digital Collage Sheet.  

If you've never played along in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge or seen Ignacio's digital images over at Nicecrane Design ... I urge you to click on the links provided within their name titles and check them out!!

Other challenges this card qualifies for:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Layer It Up
Woodware - Anything Goes
Fashionista Friday - Spring is in the Air
Mami Doodles - Use Punch or Dye

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I'd also like to share with you the card created for this week's Crafty Secrets Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  I am the hostess this week and I've ask everyone to use the color YELLOW along with their Crafty Secrets products.  Here's what I came up with using an image from the Crafty Secrets Birds & Botanicals Booklet.

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The designer paper used on this creation is from the Basic Grey 'Origins' paper pack.  Using the same dp, I've added corner panels which were matted in SU garden green and a center panel with designing running the opposite direction, matted in garden green with a yellow satin ribbon through the middle.   I've also used Stickles to add some sparkle.

Other challenges this card qualifies for:

The Crafty Pad - Spring is in the Air
2 Sisters - Spring
Little Claire's Designs - Celebrate Spring
Stamping Vacation - Monochromatic Yellow
Crafts 4 Eternity #14 - Color -photo inspiration
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I always enjoy hearing from you!  Hope you have a wonderful week with lots of crafting fun!


  1. FAbulous creations Darlene, great take on thsi AWESOME sketch!!! YUCK the cold is back this am...grrrrrr LOL!!!! I am probably heading to Akron on Sunday, maybe I will see you there!!! HUGGGGS!

  2. Darlene, two utterly gorgeous creations! I love your entry for this week's MMSC challenge! Your flowers are just STUNNING - love the leafy branch you used too!

  3. They are so cute)))
    Love the pictures you used for these card) Great job))))

  4. Darlene, your colors are fabulous, and I especially love the flowers!! Beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful springtime card with us at The Crafty Pad for our Spring Is In the Air Challenge this week!
    Good Luck,
    Dawn xxx

  6. Two stunning creations Darlene, the first is very romantic and the second is definitely saying spring!!Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

  7. Very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping Vacation.

  8. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing your beautiful daffodils at The Crafty Pad this week.

    Pat xx

  9. wowww, wowww, wowww Darlene,,,,I love this card,,,,OMG I haven´t watch it before,sorry,,,,what amazing flowers,,,,and so vibrant red tones on the card,,,,,,you did a gorgeus work using my pict,,,,,,as always,,,,,,,CONGRATULATIONS my friend.

  10. I love the spring colours in this card! Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's :) x

  11. Always gorgeous from your Darlene - you are so prolific with your creations! I adore your MMSC card - that image is divine and so beautifully coloured!! It looks like it should be hanging in a gallery - love it - and the gorgeous flowers!! love it! It is great having you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we love to see you and be inspired by your creations! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  12. Two fabulously beautiful cards Darlene!!

    Wow, those flowers are so perfect for that first card.

    Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

    Just a reminder that there is a new prize up for grabs this week, in addition to the regular featured blogger. To encourage everyone to share a little blog love, someone’s comment on one of the entries to this week’s linky party will be randomly chosen as the winner.

    The only criteria is that you have to mention that you saw their creation on the Make It Monday linky party in your comment.

    So the more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

    Good luck.

    Michelle :-)

  13. Beautiful cards! I love your handmade flowers, they give the card such color and life. And great images too!

    Thanks for sharing your project with us at Michelle's Make It Monday. Hope to see more!


  14. Fabulous cards! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs xx

  15. Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

  16. Eeesh!! What fabulous cards, really beautifully done!! Thanks for entering the WWUSA Blog Challenge this week!

  17. Oh wow...I love this image, love the vintage feel. Thanks for playing with us at The Shoe!

  18. I love the image! Your card is terrific!
    Valerie PSDT

  19. Beautiful cards, the flowers and leaves on the first one are fab! Ruth, Crafty Calendar Challenge


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