Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Happy Tuesday to you all!
Did you ever have one of those weeks where so many things went wrong? Mine has been like that, first of all we had two tires on our boat trailer that needed to be replaced, one had a huge bubble in it the other one had a chunk out of it. Next was my bike with a puncture, the dishwasher malfunctioned, the lawnmower is not working and my truck is in the service dept. getting repaired. I feel like I need a vacation!!!! When it rains it pours~! Ah for another day. I sure hope your week was better than mine :)
Maybe if we get onto our Midnight Madness stuff I will feel better! There were so many lovely cards that it was really hard to choose a winner this week. You crafty peeps keep the DT smiling with your gorgeous creations....keep up the good work!
Congratulations to our winners this week
Our Masterpiece Award goes to
#31 Iris
Our Remarkables Awards go to
#14 Grace N
#46 Teri Sherman
Our weekly bonus sponsor is Stamp and Create

Our Monthly sponsor is Sunflowers and Dragonflies

I have used one of Stamp and Create's adorable images called Sweet Dannie and Bella from Wags n Whiskers. I have to admit that this sketch baffled me for some time and it wasn't the easiest to make a card with that's for sure. I kept changing my mind and couldn't figure a good way to make the puzzle pieces work (perhaps my hectic week had something to do with it!!!!), so in the end I opted for the easy solution and traced around one of my son's puzzle pieces then cut them out. The image itself was made twice too as I destroyed the first one by putting too much paper glaze on it....nothing was easy with this card! The good thing is I found some cute metal puzzle charms at Michael's...I thought that would be a nice added touch. I colored my image with copics, mounted her on foam squares and added some pearls for a little bling.
DP is from S.E.I. called Winter Song
Flowers are Prima E line in white
Organdy ribbon is from JoAnn's
Pearls from Michael's
Green brads from my stash.

Hopefully on this photo you can see the stitching better!
Stampin for the weekend - Ribbons and bows
My time to craft - Pretty pearls
Stamp Something - Stitching
Sew Many Cards - Stitching

I hope you will join us this week for either challenge and please don't forget to check out my DT sisters gorgeous creations.
Have a beautiful day!


  1. AWWW Charlotte this is soooo cute, I LOVE this darling image and those fun puzzle pieces!!! beautiful~!

  2. Hi Charlotte - this is adorable! I love this WNW image, you have coloured her so beautifully! Great work with the puzzle and I love those embellishments - perfect touches! Great details Charlottle, you are always so great with details! Thanks for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}]

  3. It may have baffled you a little but you did an
    awesome job on this sketch gf!!So sorry you had such a terrible week!!I have had weeks like that
    but not that many problems in one week!Anyways
    not that the whole thing isn't gorgeous but I love that paper and your coloring on that sweet
    Dannie and Bella!!

  4. Hi Charlotte, The stitching on this card is so gorgeous. I also love that puzzle charm, so cute. Beautiful card as always. ~Chelsea

  5. Beautiful card! Love the colors and detail!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!!

  6. So pretty and the stitching is fabulous. Thanks for stitching along with us at Sew Many Card Challenges.

  7. Great Idea about tracing the puzzle pieces. Cute image and love the color of browns on this card. Hope you have a better week this week. Hugs, Jane

  8. Awesome, You did great with a difficult sketch.
    Thanks for joining SewManyCard’s challenges this week.

  9. BEAUTIFUL CARD! Love the bling!

  10. Hi Charlotte..I am so sorry to hear you had such a rough start to your week. I can say that it did not affect the way you made your card, because it is as beautiful as ever :) Your touch with the pearls are perfect. It added just the right touch of contrast. Thanks for always bringing it Charlotte. Wondderful take on this weeks sketch....your ROCKED the puzzle.

  11. I am sew happy you joined us at Sew Many Cards this week. You have such talent that I admire.
    The pearls on this card really add a wonderful texture and are so beautiful!!!!


  12. Trust me, Charlotte...I know all about when it rains, it pours. It always works that way too, doesn't it? Wouldn't it be nice if these things would happen at timed intervals, so that we could afford them better? I hope now that it all happened at one time that the rest of the year will be smooth sailing for you!
    I love your very sweet card this week. The dp is so pretty, and I just adore that gorgeous sheer ribbon and the pearls. An awesome job on this week's tough sketch!


  13. Sorry about the problems in your week, but this too shall pass... I have had those weeks too!! I does seem like when it rains it pours!! This is just a darling card!! Love all the stitching and charms. Lovely colors and embellishments!! Great job!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  14. Geez Charlotte, I hope by the time you read this that you will be having a better time of it. I wish I lived closer so I could take you out to lunch...I think we would actually skip the sandwiches and go straight for a Hot Fudge Sundae!! lol Your card is just adorable this week. I love your image and how you did the puzzle portion of the sketch. Your embellishments, charms, and bows are adorable.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  15. Awwww... what a cute card! Love that ribbon!!

    So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
    Hugs, Denimo

  16. Hi Charlotte!

    I am so sorry that life has been treathing you bad this week. I will make a call and tell this lifeguy to be nice to you! He should learn to pick on someone his own size soon!

    The paper you have cut the puzzelpieces out of reminds me of a bedlinnen my grandmother once made for me when I was a kid. That makes this card just so warm and loving to me. The pearls are a perfect touch and the flowers looks great!

    I hope things turn out to the best for you soon!


  17. Oh, how cute!!!

    Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

  18. Charlotte, I sure hope your days turn out better than how's its been going lately it seems! Hope you get your truck back soon too. You created a sweet and adorable card with that cute image. The pearls and flowers are great dressing to this sketch! xox ~Jeni

  19. Great card, love the layout. Thanks for joining us at SMC

  20. You totally NAILED this puzzle challenge Carolyn. I LOVE it!! Beautiful colors, awesome image and those details and sewing - YUMMO!! Sorry you had such a bad week, but you knocked out a real beauty here!! Maybe you work better under pressure!! LOL!!

  21. Such a pretty card Charlotte. Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week.

  22. Such a sweet card, Charlotte! Here's hoping this week is better than the last! Hugs, Darsie


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