Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Happy Tuesday Folks,
I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend and did some fun things. I'm writing this post today with mixed emotions....happy because "It's my Birthday" but also sad because today we have to say goodbye to two of our DT sisters...... 
Sue and Jane are persuing other things in their lives and have decided to step down from the team, and as we have become such a loving, supportive family that it's so hard to say goodbye! We have laughed and cried together, supported each other through things that have happened in our personal lives and have come to love our weekly emails with one another.  I know for sure that we are not the only ones who will miss seeing their names on Priscilla's blog, but you the players will also miss them too. Please join me in letting both Sue and Jane know how much they are loved and cared about and that they will be greatly missed from the Midnight Madness Team.  Please stop by their blogs to show some love as it is an emotional day for them too! WE LOVE YOU SUE AND JANE xxxx
OK, enough of the sad stuff....now onto the weekly business....we are now on week 47 and have been admiring the gorgeous creations all of you have been making! WOW, how terrific you all are to give the DT such beautiful cards to look at each week. Our congratulations go out to all our winners this week:
 Our Masterpiece award goes to
#70 Susan Killiam
Our Remarkable awards go to
#24 Guro
#34 Chelsea
Our sponsor for this month has been Priscillastyles-store
I made the thick style 6 X 6 envelope with Priscilla's kit and it came out so great. This card has lots of depth to it because of the embellishments but it fits perfectly inside the thick envelope.
This card is something different than what I usually make but I had fun with it! When I asked my son what he thought (I always get an honest opinion from my little one), he told me he liked the card, but it's very busy!!!

The inside of my card I stitched and added a few flowers and have to say I do like how it came out...even if it is busy!
I love this little sentiment as it's so true

Challenges entered with this card
Your Next Stamp #12 - Distressing
Crafty Ann's Challenge #11 - For someone that is special

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my card and envelope set.
Have a lovely day and a very happy week!


  1. Happy Birthday Charlotte!!! I hope you day is special - you sure are! I love being part of the MMSC DT with you Charlotte, you are such a BIG HEART and we all benefit from it! Your post is beautifully said, being part of this team is more like being part of a family - what fun we have! I do love your card Charlotte - I have those flowers and am inspired by your beautiful work! Great use of the sketch - I love the 'busy-ness' of your card and gorgeous envelope! DIVINE Charlotte! God bless you my friend - we celebrate because you are worth celebrating! {{{hugs}}}

  2. OH WOW Charlotte what an AWESOME design...WOW LOVE all those beautiful details on your card....GORGEOUS colors too and fabby layout!!! Stunning work sweetie!

  3. Happy Birthday Charlotte!!! I hope you have a great day!! You so deserve it!!

    I just love this card!! I think this one is my absolute fave ever. Your green and purple combo with all the flowers and butterfly is simply gorgeous!! Exquisite take on the sketch my friend!!

    Love the stitching on the envi!!

  4. Charlotte, your creation this week is jaw dropping gorgeous! Wow... I love every single thing about it! Way to go! DIVINE throughout.

  5. Happy Birthday Charlotte. I hope you are having a fabulous day with family and friends and that you fulfill your hearts desire. This card is absolutely stunning. I love this robin egg blue color with the subtle shades of purples. Exquisite from one end to the other. You blog is always a great source of inspiration.

    Happy Birthday
    Bear Hugs :o}

  6. WOW, this is stunning Birthday Girl!! Those blues and browns, on of my favorite color combos! You lacing is fabulous as is you flower and butterfly grouping. The friends sentiment is very touching. What a great card to give a special friend. Hugs, Jane

  7. i was just stop'n by to say hello! This is just gorgeous and beyond! FABULOUS! So well done and very creative! I love the colros and all of the detail is just amazing!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
    Hop on over to my and enter in my blog candy. I will send anywhere!

  8. Yes it is busy - but what a fab busy card - totally love it...love the ties...comes together really really well

  9. Charlotte, I think your card and envelope are PERFECT! I think we were on the same wave-length this week! LOL! I use a flower as my focal image too. Beautiful colors and details all around! Happy Birthday! Hugs, Michelle

  10. Wow wow wow..Charlotte your card this week is amazing and the envelope is a perfect match for it. I love love love these colors together. You have really out done yourself this week. Your post almost made me cry..I am trying so hard to hold the tears back, and have been procrastinating going to Sue and Janes blogs..LOL :( Thank you my friend..you have done an exceptional job this week.

  11. Oh and Happy Birthday ..but I already wished you that through private email.

  12. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dear Charlotte! Oh I am sooooo wishing you a wonderful one! :) May all of your wishes come true and may this year of your life bring you tons of happiness and love here and ever after!

    I am so sorry that 2 of your DT sisters will be leaving ... but I know you all will remain in contact and still have wonderful times to share!

    As for your card ... this is absolutely STUNNING! I love the colors of it and the work that went into this is just AMAZING! I know your son says it was "busy", but I really don't think so! I think it's perfect ... as always! I LOVE it!!! Tons!

    Oh! And I see your "kitty cat" sounds are back! lol! This time I didn't get freaked out and wonder where it was coming from ... lol! As soon as I heard it, I had to let out a giggle as the first time I remember being sooo baffled where it was coming from! Thank you for the giggle!

    big Hugs to you,

  13. Oh my Charolotte this is over the top gorgeous and have a wonderful birthday!!!

  14. Happy birthday, girlfriend!! You are one of the sweetest friends that I have found, and you deserve a very special day. Wishing you many, many more!!

    So funny about your son. My kids are like that too, and quite honestly, I love busy cards...it's a feast for the eyes, and your cards are amazing whether they be simple or filled with details and embellishments. This card is no exception. I am loving that envelope too. What a wonderful job!

    p.s. you are such a sap...thanks for making us all cry with that sad farewell to our friends/sisters on the team. I hate to say goodbye to friends, but we can stalk their blogs, right?

    Hugs and birthday punches (paper ones that is) to you!! :)


  15. Happy birthdya Charlotte, wow you have been a busy little bee, these are delectable, just gorgeous xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  16. Denise, this floral set in purple and blue is one of my favorites here :) I like the embossing and roses. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday Celebration!! And Happy Easter too :) xox ~Jeni

  17. Charlotte, your card is wonderful. Both inside and out. I love the uneven stitching and your color choices are so pretty. Those flowers are lovely. Matching envelope makes for a beautiful set. Sorry to hear that Sue and Jane are leaving, and everyone is so sad, hard to say goodbye when you have all become such good friends. Thanks for your warm welcome for me this month and your support and encouragement. I had a great time.

    MMSC March Guest

  18. Charlotte, this is just STUNNING!! I love, love, love your colors and all those lovely flowers!! Just a GORGEOUS creation!! Great job with the lacing and Priscilla's envelope!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  19. Happy birthday Charlotte! (yeah I know I am way to late... sorry about that! I hope you had a great day!

    Your card is so beautiful. The colors are so pretty togheter, and even though there is a lot going on, it is not to much, it is busy, but it works! It is very, very beautiful.


  20. Hi Charlotte! I finally made it here. I love you too! :) Thanks for the sweet words! The colors you used on your card are dreamy! I just love them. The flowers and butterflies are spectacular! Well done, girlfriend! It's been such a pleasure working alongside you and getting to know you!


  21. What an AMAZING piece of art you have here Charlotte. My gosh, from front to inside to the envie. Your stitching and flowers are just AWESOME and your details are unmatched my friend! This is a BIG WINNER!! TFS!!!

  22. P.S. Charlotte, BTW Happy Birthday and I'm so sad to see Jane and Sue leave too. Their creations were dynamite. I wish them the best in the future!!


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