Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Happy Tuesday everyone!
I hope your Memorial Day weekend was a good one spent with family and friends! Here it is time for Midnight Madness again and this time we are on sketch number 56! First I need to introduce you to our new Guest DT's   
                        Pam Lawver
Pam says "The main reason I first got into stamping was to scrapbook events and activities for my 2-year old son who has autism to assist with his language and communication skills. He is now almost 12 - I can't believe it!! I was a legal secretary for years and needed a creative outlet. So, it served 2 purposes. It, of course, didn't help my financial situation at all, but that's another story!! It then shifted more to cards several years ago. I found that when I handmade a card for my friends, family, church members and my son's school staff I could brighten their day and make them feel "special", for whatever occasion it happened to be, or comfort when they needed it. My craft room has grown CONSIDERABLY as I'm sure all of yours have too. It's great therapy for me and I've met some of the most incredible people EVER!"                                                         
Brenda Kluge
She says "I am a mother of 2 beautiful kids ages 20 and 9. I took up card making about 1 year ago and instantly fell in love with it! I joined the Midnight Madness Challenges a few months ago and the sketches, players, and design team have really made me open up to try different things. I am really looking forward to this experience to work side by side with these ladies"
Congratulations to all our winners this week including the Priscilla Award winner
Our Masterpiece Award goes to
#52 Holly Miller
Our Remarkables Awards go to
#8 Judi Rose
#24 Christina C
#25 Gry-Beate
#32 Teri Sherman
Our sponsors this week is Michelle's Scrapbooking

 Our Monthly sponsor is Katstamps

For this weeks sketch I decided to make a little gift set for a new baby using this darling image from Shawne over at Studio313 creations. It comes already colored or you can get a black line image of it to color yourself.
I couldn't resist making another easel card as I didn't want to overload the main image with the little embellishments. This way I added the safety pins and peg onto the bottom half without taking the attention away from the sweet baby image!
Whilst covering the little box I thought of a ballerina's dress, so added some wider ribbon around the bottom to frill out to look like the bottom of the dress. Did I manage that effect ok?
Here's a closeup of the top of the box...isn't it cute? I love this image so much, especially as it's set against a black background, it really makes the baby stand out beautifully! Thank you Shawne for creating such cute digi's!
Challenges I entered with my creation
One Stitch at a Time - Use something new - circle box and wired ribbon
Alyssunday - Bows and ribbon
Allsorts - Black and White with one other color (pink)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Swirls and pearls (swirls on card, pearls on gift box)
Pixie Dust Studios - Going round and round (my gift box and image)
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbons and Bows
Thank you so much for stopping by
Have a wonderful week!


  1. Oh Charlotte these are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  2. This is a really beautiful project. I love the matching box and both items are SO pretty!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at OSCC this week!

  3. So pretty....Thanks for playing OSAAT. Smiles...Tammy

  4. Gorgeous Charlotte WOW love the card and your project sooo beautiful!

  5. this is really beautiful love the super detail and colurs on this thanks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

  6. WOW! Charlotte, your creations are stunning! I love the adorable image and the colors.
    Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this month. Hope to see you again next month.
    Hugs, Rleen

  7. Love your card this week. A-DOR-A-BLE imgage too. LOVE LOVE LOVE the matching box.

  8. Oh my gosh these are just stunning. The easel card is just perfext with all the little embellies....as for the box I thought of a ballerina as soon as I saw it lol..

    Thanks for joining us over at one stop xx

  9. Charlotte its absolutely gorgeous, both the card and the box and the image is so cute. Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy.

  10. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

  11. Oh my these are stunning absolutely beautiful so sweet and girlie. Thanks for joining us for the OSCC this week. luv gina xxx

  12. Oh Charlotte this is incredible. How wonderful. The details you have put into this project are amazing. This is so adorable and utterly fabulous-one of my favorites that I have seen you make!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  13. Sweet image and so striking against the black background! Wonderful coordinating container, too. Love all the tulle, pearls, and lace -- it's perfectly 'girly'!!

  14. Wonderful and adorable creations.
    Thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge and good luck!

  15. This is so gorgeous! I don't like pink and cute and babystuff, but you melted my heart here Charlotte! I have to make a baby card soon and there is a big chance that I might lift this - if its ok? It's just adorable!


  16. This is truly beautiful! Love the roses. Tracy, MMDT

  17. What a fantastic card! And your little box is to die for! Love the colors you chose!
    Hugs, Darsie

  18. P.S. It's great to be on the team with you! Sorry for the lengthy write up. I'm glad you shortened it. Sometimes I get chatty!!

  19. Charlotte, this is the most ADORABLE image ever!! You did such a spectacular job turning this into the sweetest card. LOVE your ribbon, flowers and pearls too. You turned this into a fantastic easel card. My gosh, it's so STUNNING!! What a treat for the parent that gets this for their baby daughter!! TFS!

  20. Charlotte, this is simply a stunning baby card! Your entire design is perfectly divine! Wow!

  21. Hi Charlotte! Thank you for the warm welcome! What an absolutely ADORABLE card and box...those colors are so precious!!

  22. This is wonderful Charlotte, Stunning, exceptional, fabulous. Very well done, love all the details and the baby favors like the pins. Thanks for your stopping by, I always enjoy your visit. Hope all is well and your enjoying our nice weather. Hugs, Jane

    Ps. My cats are wondering where your cat is, LOL.

  23. Oh my Cripes!!! lol! Charlotte! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You know the box you've made? It looks like the image is "within" the box! Did that make sense? lol ... I don't know how better to word it ... but it's AMAZING!!!! Yes! I love how the image sits against black .. it just pops! And this image is just sooooo sweet! Oh gosh, these are just tooo precious for words and it's both so STUNNING! sigh ... I really really need to try to make something other than a card one day soon. lol! Thank you for being a wonderful inspiration to me!

    ps... thank you so much for joining in on my candy! Yayyy! Ooooooh, I'm wishing you tons of luck! You're so sweet ... thank you for the love you leave on my blog ... you always bring such smiles to my face, and I get so excited when I see your name on my comment section! :)

    Big Hugs to You!

  24. Hi Charlotte - well, it seems we are all agreed - you have rocked the MMSC with these projects my friend! I love the image and the fabulous colours you have used - there is so much detail Charlotte - totally DIVINE my friend!! I have a little something on my Blog for you!! Thanks for sharing!! {{{hugs}}}

  25. Hi Charlotte what can I say about this wonderful creation...WOW, WOW it is truly stunning work and I love it so much thank you for joining our challenge at Whoopsie Daisy this month.
    Lorraine x

  26. This is so elegant and gorgeous Charlotte!! I just love all the pink and the details!! Your embellies are so creative!! Gorgeous design!
    Missing you!


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