Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Happy Tuesday everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed a great weekend and had the time to do something fun and exciting! Talk about exciting......the MM DT is in the midst of planning the upcoming blog hop.....believe me, you will not want to miss it. Mark your calendars for Oct. 16th!!! There will be lots of creativity and prizes!!!! And, if you haven't checked out Priscilla's blog this week....shoot on over coz you do not want to miss the giveaway she is advertising. If you are in need of a state of the art storage place for all things crafty......trust me, you need to get over there and get in on the action.
Now for the awards for MMSC20.....this decision gets harder each week I tell you, but the Gold Star Award for the Masterpiece this week for her gorgeous card goes to........
The Remarkables Award goes to the following ladies for their beautiful creations:
#53 Juut

Congratulations to all the award winners and to those lovely peeps who continue to play along with us at MMSC each week, and to those new players too, who take the time to play along and keep all the DT members inspired. You peeps are the best!

The Midnight Madness Team is just thrilled with out sponsor this month. Chelsea from Gurlee Girl Design was VERY GENEROUS to our entire team. You will be getting a big treat, because we get to share some of her wonderful images on our sketch samples this month. Chelsea is a very talented artist and I just love her work, as I'm sure you will too.

Our weekly sponsor is Belles n Whistles!! They have some really fabulous stamps by the very talented Artist Elisabeth Bell. Summer from over at Belles ‘n Whistles is giving away two adorable stamps for the Bonus winner of this weeks Sketch challenge (MMSC21)

My card this week has one of Chelsea's adorable stamps, and is colored in prismacolor pencils and OMS. I stitched the black background, then layered the orange, dry embossed paper on pop dots. Added some black gems and the flower, complete with pin and that's it! I had so much fun making this one!

Card recipe: dp by core'dinations, embossing - cuttlebug birds and florishes, flowers - Prima, gems and ribbon from JoAnn's.

Hope your Tuesday is a good one.

Hugs, Charlotte

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Two Challenges!

Happy Thursday folks!
Sorry this post is late in the day but I've been trying to catch up with things today!
First I would like to Welcome Midnight Madness' Guest Diva for October, Linda Lucas. Please stop by the MM blog to read a little about Linda, and help us welcome her. Also, check out all the things going on over there and don't forget to mark your calendars. Hopefully you will all join us for our first Blog Hop on October 16th!!
Next, onto my card.....This one was made using a beautiful image from Inger Harding which I colored in prismacolor pencils and OMS. I made this for two challenges, the first being The Pink Elephant Challenge which provided a sketch and the second one was for Stamp With Fun which wanted Autumn cards.
Card recipe
Image - Inger Harding digi stamp
DP - DCWV Rustic
Ribbon embellishement - Prima Nursery Tales Boy
Gems - Studio18 from Micheal's
Sentiment stamp - StudioG clear stamp from JoAnn's

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Hugs, Charlotte

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Four Challenges!

Happy Wednesday everyone!
I hope you checked out all the things going on over at the Midnight Madness site yesterday.....don't forget to mark your calendars for Oct. 16th when we have our BLOG HOP!!!
Today I have made a card for a few challenges. The first is CLP challenge, number 3, where Chelsea made a fabulous sketch! If you haven't checked out this challenge, you should do because Chelsea's sketches are fun to create with. The second challenge was OCC which was the color combo, pink, white, chocolate and hot pink. The third one was for Stamp Something which called for a creation using your favorite colors or dp......I used both!! I've just realised I can also add this to the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge as they are asking to create something with a flower and butterfly or fairy!! I thought about adding Stamp with fun to the challenges but not convinced that this really fits....they asked for something for Autumn! I don't think I'll enter it into that one.

I used a WOJ image and colored her in prismacolored pencils and OMS. dp is from S.E.I (brown butterfly paper) and K&Co., (pink & white floral paper), flowers are by prima, lace from JoAnn's, butterfly from Michael's.

Let me know what you think!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Happy Tuesday everyone!
Sorry I didn't post anything yesterday but I had my little one home as his school had no electricity. The principal decided to send all the children home because of the heat! Anyway, I'm back today for Midnight Madness week 20!! Hopefully you have all checked out the MM blog and read about all the things that are happening over there....but stay tuned too because there is more to come!!
This weeks MM Masterpiece Award goes to
Congratulations on such a beautiful creation!
The MM Remarkables this week go to
Congratulations ladies....wear this badge proudly!
Our September sponsors DRS Designs provided the team with some beautiful stamps this month and we have all had fun creating with them.....A huge Thank You to this wonderful company!!!
Our weekly sponsor is Michelle’s Scrapbooking & More which carries everything a stamper would need, including all the latest Basic Grey, Spellbinders, Copic Markers, Flowersoft and stamps from such great companies as Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Alota Rubber Stamps, Stampavie, CC Designs, House Mouse and more. They recently introduced The Pixie Cottage stamps to the paper crafting community. If you haven’t seen these adorable stamps stop by and take a look. The first batch is arriving in our store in mid September, with more to soon follow!

I hope you take the time to visit the rest of the MM DT and see their beautiful creations.
Enjoy your day!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Happy Saturday!
I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of the weekend!
Well I was really late this week for Crafting Life's Pieces sketch challenge, but I made it so I'm happy about that...I guess better late than never! If you haven't tried out this challenge site yet, you should go check it out because the sketches that Chelsea makes are really pretty ones and when you see her samples you will be amazed!!
Well, I was busy with three blog hops over the last couple of days and really enjoyed each of them. The first one was Belles n Whistles, showcasing all of Elisabeth Bell's new images, (which of course are one of my favorites!), the second one was Squigglefly that had super cute images and today I completed the third one from Stampers United. They have some very talented ladies participating including our very own Priscilla, hostess of Midnight Madness!!
Although the first two blog hops are over already, they are still worth a look to get some inspiration from.

Ok, onto my card.....I used a stamp from WOJ, guardian angel collection, which I have used once before and I just love this little girl! I colored her in prismacolored pencils and copics, then chalked lightly around the edges. The dp is from core'dinations, ribbons and flowers are from Prima, brushed silver book plate is Craft Essentials from Joann's, edge punch is from Martha Stewart and I used the Sizzix die Flower and Vine #2 to make the florish. The little silver heart charm is from my stash.
Let me know what you think!

Have a super weekend....

Hugs, Charlotte

Thursday, September 17, 2009


It's me again!!!

Just wanted to attach my second card from the Dustin Pike release today!! Please check my first post of today for all the information regarding Dustin's retiring images!




Happy Thursday folks!
Well we are almost at the weekend again!! Are you all ready for a nice relaxing rest or are you going to get busy with your crafting? Not sure what I'm going to do yet, I guess it depends on whether I finish all the laundry by tomorrow!!!
Today over at Dustin's place he has a cute bunch of bears and penguin's release....called "buddies", I still need to finish one more, so perhaps I'll post again later or tomorrow if I don't get the photos taken in good light! I had so much fun creating this card, I just love the little bear and penguin duo! This one I made using the Mojo Monday sketch....yes, I know it's late but I liked the simple sketch so figured I'd give it a shot. I colored the image in prismacolored pencils and markers, popped the little penguin gift out on pop dots, used my spellbinders circles and added a little glitter glue to give a little sparkle. The little Christmas tree was cut from lace cardstock by KI Memories, and I added a snowflake brad to the top of the tree. That's it!

Please read what Dustin has to say about this......

"I am currently working on a line of rubber stamps (don't worry I will still do Digi's) BUT some of the rubber designs will be similar to some of my past digi's. So I am retiring pages 1 thru 5 from my site. http://www.doodledragonstudios.com/ I am selling all images for $25.00. It is good until midnight Sept. 25th. I will not offer these again until Jan/Feb 2010, and at that point will have to see what was made into rubber and what wasn't and if there is a design conflict some of them might not return.... I cannot tell you who this company is just yet, they do a lot of outside the U.S. sales, which will be good for those Doodle Dragon fans living around the world...http://www.doodledragonstudios.com/justincase.htmlSpread the word, this wil be the last time Boo Boo Dragon, CupeCake Monkey and a few other favorites will be around..."

****Please don't miss out on this awesome chance to get these digi's...it is such an awesome deal!

Let me know what you think....and don't forget to slide on over to Dustin's place!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Happy Wednesday everyone!
Well today is the day over at Dustin's place for the freebie and as you can see it's a cute scarecrow! I had fun making this card, a little rushed but I got it done! I actually made this for 3 challenges, all new for me so I'm not sure whether they "fit" the challenges perfectly, but at least I gave them a shot. The first one is for Stamp Something where we were to use our favorite embellishment (mine being ribbons), the second challenge was for OCC which was to make something for Fall, and the third challenge was Stamp with Fun that had a sketch ( I had to tweak it a little as the image was large, so you can't see all the ribbons too easily).
Anyway, hopefully tomorrow I will be back with Dustin's cute releases which I am sure you will all love!
On my card I colored the image in prismacolored pencils and markers then popped out the little birds to give dimension. The dp is from core'dinations, organdy ribbon from Michael's, gems are by studio18, rafia from my stash, and pumpkin button from Joann's.
I'd love to hear what you think!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Happy Tuesday everyone!
Well I hope you all enjoyed a great weekend and are back into the crafting mood! Our weekend was good and relaxing, on Sunday my little one wanted a pyjama day, so that's what we did...playing games and hanging out in our pj's! It's good sometimes to kick back and relax!!Lots of exciting things happening over at the Midnight Madness site, so please check out all the details over there. We have some fun things planned for the rest of the year too so stay tuned with us.
VICKI (BASEMENT STAMPER)....whoo hooo Vicki, you so deserve this award. CONGRATULATIONS!
To all the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge entries, thank you so much for playing along withus week after week, it really makes the DT happy to visit your blogs and see those fabulous creations.
Our sponsor for this month is DRS Designs......thanks for your sponsorship! We have really enjoyed using your wonderful stamps and creating with them.
Our weekly sponsor......many thanks for this sponsorship!

If you have not checked these sites out, please take some time to do it, they both have some really terrific things for your crafting needs.
Now onto my card! I would have loved to make this an oval as the sketch was drawn but as I don't have an oval nestie, I had to settle on a circle one!!! This pretty image is one from DRS Designs and of course being English and loving tea, I just had to have this stamp!!! I colored it in prismacolored pencils then layered it with pop dots and glazed it over with paper glaze to give it that ceramic feel. Paper is from K & Co. called Gyspy Baby, ribbons are from Anna Griffin, flowers and teapot button are from Joann's, and gems are from my stash. I really like the colors on this one and I hope you like them too!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave me comments, they are so appreciated!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Hello Everyone.......TGIF!!!

I can't believe how fast this week has flown by and we are almost at the weekend already!! I hope you all enjoyed your week and have something exciting planned for your days off.

Last night we went computer researching!! Oh what fun that was! I think it's finally time to give this one a rest and invest in a laptop that will at least cooperate with us. We'd love the apple computer but the funds aren't there right now....so we will settle for something a little less expensive! As long as the computer doesn't give me any hassle...I will be fine!!

OK, now on to my card....this one was made for the very talented and sweet Chelsea Dang for her first challenge on her blog "Crafting Life's Pieces". If you haven't checked her blog out yet.....what are you waiting for?? Chelsea makes the most beautiful scrapbook/memory book pages and cards too, her details are absolutely amazing and what I love about her is that some of her cards and layouts are made for charity....something I would like to get into.

This beautiful image is by the very talented Inger Harding from Norway, whom I just discovered a couple of days ago. Please take some time to check out her gorgeous creations too. I just loved this image and wanted to keep it as close to original as possible, so colored it very delicately with prismacolored pencils just to give a little color. I added some sparkly mod Podge on the edges, window and dress to give a little sparkle. The paper is from DCWV - the Rustic stack, flowers are from Prima - fabric fancies and nursery tales, ribbon from my stash, pearl gems from Recollections.
Let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


It's me again!!!!
Here is my late card for the Dustin Pike Release for today! These adorable Halloween images are just a few from his Halloween collection which I colored in copics and prisma markers. I made this card for two challenges, The Pink Elephant Challenge which has a color combo of Red, white, black and yellow, and for Mojo Monday which had the sketch.
Dustin has some exciting news to share so you may want to check out his blog for what he is working on! This will be fantastic for him and I can't wait for the details......you might want to stop reading and go and check it out!!!
Thank you to all you wonderful peeps that have stopped by to leave me a message and have stuck with me during my computer issues.....I so appreciate your lovely words. Extra big hugs to you for that!
Have a fun rest of the day!

I made the top 5!!

Happy Thursday everyone,
I'm a day late with Dustin's card for his release today....sorry Dustin! All those computer problems have my brain in a fuzz!!! Anyway, hopefully I will be able to get the card posted here later on but for now I wanted to share with you all, that this little snowman by Dustin Pike made the top 5 over at The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog, so now I get to proudly display the cute elephant badge on my blog! Thank you ladies over at TPE, this means so much to me.
I hope your week has been a good one!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Happy Wednesday Folks,
Sorry I'm only showing you my card today but poor hubby has had to reinstall everything on the computer two days in a row...major problems. Not sure how long it will last today, so I will keep this short!
Hope you are all having a lovely day!

Each week we are awarding a special Badge Award to one person for their outstanding sketch submission. If you would like to be considered for this award, please make sure your card link is posted to Mr. Linky by Sunday of each week. This is our way of letting you know how wonderfully talented you are and how much we appreciate you sharing your craft with us. This week we are proud to say the“MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to

The Midnight Madness Team has created a very special award called The “Midnight Madness Remarkables” Award !! We would like to acknowledge those entries that are just exceptionally Remarkable!! During our voting each week, due to the caliber of the cards entered in our challenges, we end up with so many ties and close votes, so this Fairy logo is for those recipients to display proudly. If you would each like to take our fairy logo for your side bar, she would love to come stay with you.
Thank you all for playing and please help me in congratulating our “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..
29. Jacque

Our Sponsor for the month of September is
They offer high quality, wood mounted rubber stamps as well as unmounted rubber depending on your preference. They have a 10 person design team and a blog that is updated daily by each member of the team. Every two weeks on a Monday, they host a blog challenge and have invited you to join them. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with their awesome images this week.

Our MMSC18 Weekly Sponsor is.....

This week's sponsor is one of our very own Midnight Madness players. Penny is generously offering up a wonderful set of her digis and a really cool stamp set from “Close to my Heart” Be sure to stop by her BLOG and check out all that she has going on.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dustin Pike - Pink Elephant Challenge

Happy Wednesday evening folks!
Hope you all had a good creative day today. Sorry this post is late but I didn't get a chance to do this earlier. This little snowman is a Dustin Pike digi from his Christmas images and I had him colored a while ago. The image is colored with copics then popped up with pop dots, glazed with paper glaze and Modge Podge to give a little sparkle and shine. I made him for the Pink Elephant Challenge which called for one ribbon, two squares and something that sparkles! Well I ended up with more than one thing that sparkles.......got a little carried away I think!! Anyway, it was so much fun to make, not your usual Christmas colors but I like him!
Card recipe
Image - Dustin Pike
DP - DCWV Christmas stack and Old World Stack
Ribbon - Micheal's
Gems - Martha Stewart
Flower - Prisma
Let me know what you think!