Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I can't believe it's Tuesday again and time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! This will be our last week of our Blogeversary celebration so I hope you are all ready as there is so much going on! Here for starters....
"In honor of the person who started the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, the design team unanimously chose to name this very special award the "Priscilla Award". Priscilla has inspired, encouraged, motivated, and stimulated everyone of us in our crafting endeavors. She has been our friend, our mentor, our confident our sister in crafting. She is tireless in her efforts to bring you the best of the best each week and to challenge each and everyone of us to achieve greater heights than we ever thought imaginable. She was humbled by the idea of us coming together to call it the "Priscilla Award", but we as the Design Team thought it was only fitting for the highest honor that someone could achieve on Midnight Madness to be named after our founding individual."
We would like to present to ONE outstanding card/craft person who is represented amongst our GOLD STAR winners of the past year, the coveted "Priscilla Award". Not only that, but it is going to be the "PEOPLES CHOICE". What does that mean....that means that you our friends and weekly players are going to choose the winner this time!!!! CLICK ON HERE TO GO TO PRISCILLA'S BLOG TO SEE ALL THE FINALISTS AND TO CAST YOUR VOTE!
Before I continue with all the awards and card details there are two DT members that we have to say goodbye to today! Michelle and Jeni have decided to step down from the team to spend more of their time with their families and exploring new things over the summer. You both are super talented and supportive, have been such an asset to the team and I feel blessed to have worked alongside you. Ladies you will both be missed but I wish you all the best and look forward to keeping track of what you are doing by visiting your blogs.
Congratulations to all our winners this week
Our Masterpiece Award goes to #45 Bonnie O'Clair
Our Remarkables go to
#6 Christina C
#7 An
#8 Chris Olsen
#9 Karen Wallace
#24 Gini Cagle
#37 Nancy Bush
#56 Gry-Beate
Our weekly sponsor is D'Amour Allure
Our Monthly sponsor is PB Stamps
For my card this week I decided to use one of my favorite Elisabeth Bell images called Daisy. I just love the way she seems to be lost in thought....daydreaming! I think we all need to do that once in a while just to appreciate the moment....the here and now!
This is a closeup of the stitching. I had fun with this and am happy with how it turned out.
So who are you going to be wearing on the RED CARPET this week? Let's see all those fabulous designer gowns you have hidden away!!
 I chose this gorgeous black Vera Wang gown worn by the beautiful Mariska Hargitay...she borrowed it from me and I know will give it back for our RED CARPET evening!!! LOL
I can't wait to see what you all are wearing for the end of our celebration week. Oh and don't forget to get all the info from Priscilla's blog regarding voting for the Cardmaker/Crafter of the year!
Sew Many Cards - Anything goes
Pixie Dust - Add a pearl
Practical Scrappers - Felt, Fabric or Tulle (Tulle under the ribbon)
Crazy Challenge - All things girly
Stampavie - Flower Power

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you leave me each week.


  1. wow charlotte - you are looking gorgeous in your dress for the Red Carpet - what a fun month we are having! I love your card - who doesn't love that adorable image and you have coloured it so beautifully! I love the scalloped circle and those gorgeous pearls - your stitching rocks my friend! A beautiful card! I love the inspiration you always bring - thank you Charlotte! {{{hugs}}}

  2. AWESOME Take on this sketch Charolette!! WOW I LOVE this image and all these fabulous details on this creation...GORGEOUS creation!

  3. Lovely card and super gorgeous red carpet dress. I love your use of texture on your card!

  4. Sweet image and so beautifully colored -- she looks like she could be dreaming of her own red carpet dress!

  5. This is so sweet Charlotte!! Love that image and all your texture!! The tulle is an awesome idea!! So springy and creative. Awesome take on the sketch. Miss joining you girls!

  6. Your card is beautiful, Charlotte. I love your stitching and the way you used the tool was very ingenious! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers this week.


  7. I meant the way you used the TULLE!!!! Not tool!! Sorry - I got carried away with the beauty of your card!

    :) Karen

  8. YOur card is spectacular!! I love the way you added the tulle to it!! and the red carpet dress inspiration is gorgeous!! Thanks for playng along at Practical Scrappers!!
    Barb :)

  9. Charlotte, this card of yours is wonderful! Love your coloring and shading! Wow Beautifully done. Love your party dress too!

  10. Beautiful card!! Love the image and the details!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

  11. Great card, Charlotte, I love the dearmy girl, too! anks for playing along with us at Practical Scrappers!

  12. Gorgeous card and thank you for joining the pixies
    Lana xoxo

  13. Charlotte, Wow You amaze me each week, last week with the PB card, and this week with the beautiful purples and stitching on the sides- super mini pearls! Golly it's gorgeous, thanks for being so talented, will come by to visit often! xox ~Jeni

  14. oh my fav image, i do love her, fab card too, thanks for joining in with SMC this week, x carol

  15. Wow what can I say except totally brilliant card the colours image and stitching are such a delight thank you for joining us at SMC this week.
    Lorraine x

  16. I love this little girl and the tulle is to awesome. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

  17. LOVE your gorgeous card! The stitching and LO are just lovely! I adore your stunning choice of evening gown for the Red Carpet! ;D
    Thanks for joining us this week at Pixie Dust! I’m having a “Count the Pearls” Contest on my blog
    Here You could win a digi from the new “Pearl” Collection!

  18. Gorgeous card, love your stitching...
    Daisy is my favourite stamp ever, just love her..

    Thank You for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!! Good Luck!

    Hugs Shell xxx

  19. beautiful card! and I love your red carpet dress as well! what a fun blog! thanks for joining us at practical scrappers this week!

  20. Charlotte!! This is soooo cute!! Love that little girl image and your colors are so lovely!! Great pearls around the scalloped circle.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  21. stunning work!!! thanks so much for playing along with the crazy challenge.

  22. Nice Card. Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

  23. Your look good in your dress :) Adorable image on your card this week and those colors are so pretty. You rocked the sketch with that stitching too. Well don my friend, well done. your work is so clean and your photos so clear. You are a lady of many talents. Thank for always bring your skills to the this team. You are an amazing artist.

  24. How adorable! I love the image you used and the pearls. Wow!

    Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

  25. A sweet image for a beautiful card! You've colored her so well and I love the tulle you've used!
    Hugs, Darsie

  26. Stunning dress Charlotte! I think it's perfect for you! :) I've so enjoyed getting to know you this past year and although I'm stepping away from DT duties, I'll still be checking in with you and everyone else as much as time allows. Have a wonderful and safe summer! :) Michelle

  27. Beautiful card! Loving that SN stamp and the color combo.
    Thank you for playing with us at "Crazy challenge"!
    hugs Nana

  28. Charlotte, I just love this card. So pretty with lots of wonderful details. I am just about caught up and didn't want to not leave comments for last weeks DT cards. I finally got my MMSC56 loaded up today!!! lol

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}


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