Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Happy Tuesday everyone!

I know it's almost a week since I posted anything on here so let me first apologize for that. Having a hard time getting organized after the vacation.....not really a good excuse but it's the only one I have.

I would like to welcome my new followers to my blog and say a huge thank you to my followers who leave comments on here....I love to read what you have to say, so keep them coming! This week I'd like to welcome Brenda from Brenda is full of scrap (love that name), she has some really cute scrapbook pages so you may want to check those out, and zinzia's blog with some really pretty cards.....stop on by you won't be disappointed, and of course Michelle from Enchanted Inspirations who has gorgeous images and is one of Midnight Madness sponsors right now. Michelle has a lovely blog candy going on at the moment for one of her adorable prints.... go check it out.

This weeks card is a little different for me, don't you think? Not sure if I really like what I made but still haven't decided...one of those times where I think to myself....should I have put this together this way? Anyway, I'm sure you will let me know if you are unsure about it too.....don't worry I won't be offended!

Well I have had this beautiful filigree gate from Lindy's gang just begging to be used, I had previously embossed it using Lindy's gang embossing powder but just couldn't figure out how to place it...until I saw MMSC12. I had fun placing all the little wires and curling them, then sticking on all the little flowers and adding some glitter to them. Unfortunately my ribbons are a little lower than on the sketch, but you still get the gist right? I do think the large flower kind of overpowers the gate though, perhaps it's a bit too dark for it. OK I'm not going to write anymore about this card coz I'll end up taking it off the post completely if I continue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

card recipe
filigree gate - Lindy's gang
flowers - prima vintage style nursery tales from Michael's
DP - K & Company Que sera sera
Ribbon - basic narrows by michaels
Embossing powder - Lindy's gang in Jack o'Lantern orange
edge cutter - Martha Stewart
glitter - martha stewart aquamarine
Butterfly - from my stash

If you haven't checked out everything that is going on over at Midnight Madness, you may want to fly on over coz there's so much. Hey and don't forget the Mad Money on Priscilla's blog (all the way on the right side), noone has collected the Mad Money yet, so keep checking it out....your name could be pulled out and you could win the cash!

Congratulations Carol H. for winning this weeks Midnight Madness Masterpiece Award...so well deserved. Her cards and creations are just beautiful! Enjoy your award.

Congratulations to our very own DT sister DENISE on winning this award. This is just so fitting for her as she is always consistent with her friendly comments and shows her love to everyone she meets. Wear this award proudly Denise, it is so well deserved.

Also please don't forget to check out my DT sisters blogs, click on their names on my side bar and you will get connected to each one. They do incredible work, are so inspiring, and are so worthy of a visit. Plus they are sincerely sweet ladies too.

*****A huge congratulations to Shawne one of our DT sisters, on the birth of her new baby girl.*****

Hope you enjoy your day!


  1. WOWZA!!! Girl, this is so so elegant and beautiful!! I love all the pretty touches you add to your creations!! Lovely take on the sketch!! ;)

  2. I really like the gate! So original... just lovely through and through!

  3. Oh NO, I think this is a fantastic card Charlotte, perfect. I LOVE the gate you used - you did a great job and is that a lollipop flower you made? So very pretty.

  4. Hi Charlotte, I really like your card too. I think the gate is beautiful, and the butterfly just adds the perfect touch. I just love all the tiny flowers on the gate. Your cards are always so pretty. You never have to question them. We love them. Thanks for sharing with us.


  5. I love this Charlottte!! That gate with all the flowers is so elegant and creative!! It is gorgeous. I know this seems a little out of the box as far as technique etc, Charlotte, but it is absolute stunning like all your cards!!!

  6. I love it! It's a little fairy gateway!Just beautiful. And the flower is amazing! Ok, I think I'll pack up my craft room right now...nah! First you have to pop over to my blog because I have a little something for your lovely blog!

  7. You altered the flowers and the work is amazing. A very wonderful scenary you created for this card, very lovely!

  8. Wow stunning card ,such fabulous colours and detail
    hugs Dawnxxx

  9. All the details and the altered colors are so inspiring, Charlotte! Love it :)

  10. Charlotte, this card is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it! :)

  11. Charlotte, I adore you card. When I first saw it on Tuesday, I was in awe of that gate. It's one of those....I gotta have it...things. lol Your little flowers are precious and that butterfly on that gate was a stroke of genius. Wonderful card. See you next "Tuesday".

    PS Thank you for mentioning my "Gold Star" win on your blog and your kind words, I was so flattered.

  12. Your card this week was just amazing :) Great post too!!


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