Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Happy Tuesday everyone!
Another week is over yet again and I am counting my days until my trip to Holland, and realizing that I have so many things to do before I leave! Ahhhhh, can somebody please give me some more hours in my days??? OK...breath in and breath out! Phew!
Onto the important stuff first.....it's time for the next Midnight Madness sketch. Are you all ready? This weeks sketch was a fun one which I really enjoyed making, with the added bonus of using one of Priscilla's gorgeous butterfly digi stamps.
 Congratulations to our winners this week
Our Masterpiece Award goes to
#8 Darlene
Our Remarkable Awards go to
#14 An
#50 Marsha Sanderlin
#58 Iris
Our sponsors this week is Priscillastyles Store
Our Monthly Sponsor is Kat Stamps
For my project this week I decided to make a set which includes a card, bookmark and thick style envelope. Both the card and bookmark are using the butterfly digi's from Priscillastyles-store...aren't they beautiful!
I colored the image with copics, made the one on the bookmark 3D using foam dots and glittered it with stickles.
The inside of my card
The envelope is made using coordinating paper. I stenciled both the front of the card and envelope using a stencil I won from Laura over at Layers of Color. Isn't it gorgeous! This stencil is called "Natural Flourish" and I am lovin' how it looks, I will use this over and over again for sure. If you haven't already been over to Layers of Color you should check out the lovely things they have over there and check out all the other stencils. You won't be disappointed! It's just hard to pick just one as each is so pretty and has so many uses, I feel creativity coming on for sure with this one.
A huge Thank you to Laura for this stencil.....I love it!
My envelope is a thick style from Priscilla's store so it has plenty of room to hold my card plus the bookmark. These envelopes are so easy to make and Priscilla has provided all the measuring for us, you trace around the template and fold as per her instructions and voila that's all there is to it...quick and easy!

A while ago I received an award from Lovely Linda where you are to tell 6 lies and 1 truth! Ok let's see if I can do this!!!

1. I own a 45 foot yacht called Sunny Breeze
2. I'm the youngest of 3 girls
3. I used to be a ballerina but had to stop because of a knee injury
4. I'm actually shorter than I look, I'm only 5' 2"
5. I only like white chocolate
6. I once cycled from Miami to Key Largo, two years in a row (without training!)
7. I can't cook!
So now I get to pass this on to 7 other people!!! LOL
I would also like to give these talented ladies the Blog Buddies Award for their friendship and beautiful inspiration. I received this award months ago from Lyn over at Spyders Corner.
I know I have another award from Elise that I still need to give out so I will try to get that done this week!
Challenges entered with my project this week
Ooh-la-la creations - Simply Summer
Freshly Brewed - Anything goes
Digi Doodle - Anything goes
Sew Many Challenges - Anything goes
Meljen's - Bookmark and/or tag
Our Creative Corner - Blues and greens
So glad you stopped by my blog and thank you for your continued sweet comments....I really appreciate them all.
Have a fabulous day!


  1. Sheesh...this is to stunning for words!!! I totally love it!! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  2. oh my Charlotte that butterfly is soooo gorgeous, you made one stunning set!!! WOW so much beauty here girl!

  3. Charlotte, your take on the sketch challenge this week is stunning! Love all of your fine details! Beautifully done.

  4. Ooo, Charlotte! What GORGEOUS projects!! I love how you layer so many pretty elements like stitching, stenciling, stamping. And your colors are delicious!

    I'm so glad you won the art stencil! I can't wait to see your next creation!


  5. What a beauty! Thank you for joining us at DDSB! :)

  6. You're set is simply stunning! I love the colors, layout and these amazing butterflies. Your book mark is too pretty to put in a book. I should be displayed. Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. Good luck!

  7. What a great gift set Charlotte. You did a fabulous job with Priscilla's Digi too! I love the stencil. I have never used one, but it looks fabulous. Thank you for my award. Now let us see what the truth is??? You didn't tell us!!! Beautiful card Charlotte!

    Bear Hugs,

  8. A totally gorgeous card. I love the greens against the orange butterfly. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

  9. What a gorgeous card. Love the image and pretty papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge. Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

  10. Wow, Charlotte, now you too have ruined my chances of EVER using Priscilla's beautiful butterfly as it would put mine to shame. Your creations are breathtaking to say the least. A matching bookmark and envie and the inside is just as BEAUTIFUL!! It was SO NICE of you to make this gift to send to me for my PRISCILLA FAVORITE AWARD this week!! I'm totally surprised and so GRATEFUL!!! LOL!! Just thought I would throw some humor in there. I've got to get some of her expandable envie templates. They are fabulous. You did a super duper incredible job this week my dear Charlotte, so I'll put in a good word for you with Priscilla about being the "fave", but only if you send me this gift set!! I'm not beyond payoffs!! Great job! TFS!

  11. Wow, this is really stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

  12. Sunning in every way. I love the image and your beautiful coloring. the papers and stitching are tdf!!! I also enjoyed reading your about me random stuff. :) Adorable card. Thanks for playing at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

  13. Hi Charlotte - this is a double delight for me to see! I love the way you have used Priscilla's butterflies - they are even more adorable in your hands!! You colours are divine and so summery - perfect! You know I love the stitching and layers, they add so much domension and texture to your gorgeous project AND that Layers of Color Art Stencil - I love the way you have used it - perfectly gorgeous! You are amazing at whatever you set your hand to my friend! Thansk you Charlotte for the inspiration!! Have a great holiday too Chrlotte - I will miss you! {{{hugs}}}

  14. What a scrumptious card! Good luck and thanks for sharing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


  15. Ooh, these are beautiful!!! Love how you used the LOC stencil!

  16. Well, once again I am speechless. You truly go the extra mile with your work. I love all of the stitching that you do on your cards. I so want a sewing maching but dont even know where to start with that. Can you recommend a brand?
    Blessings, Tracy--MMDT

  17. WOW, such a gorgeous card!! LOVE how you incorporated the LOC stencil on there--it's subtle and goes beautifully with all the goodies!! LOVE that scallop stitching and your butterfly and of course the way you decorated the inside of the card as well!! =) GREAT CARD!!

    LOC DT

  18. Wow - this is just stunning!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Bookmarks and Tags challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

  19. Beautiful card! The image is lovely and the stitching and metal embellies are fabulous. What a work of art, especially with the inside finished off and that terrific envelope! So happy you could join in the fun at Our Creative Corner this week!

  20. So cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)


  21. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with MelJens this week!

  22. This is beautiful- I love your butterfly and embellishments!

  23. Your project is so adorable love your butterfly sooo pretty...I am joining too the challenge from Our creative Corner, my card is number 100, would you mind to see my Blog?Many thanks before, hugs, Monika

  24. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for playing along with "our Creative Corner' this week!

  25. how gorgeous! You just can't go wrong when you use one of Priscilla's images! I just love this whole gift ensemble! I have to get some of those stencils!
    Hugs, Darsie
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  26. Beautiful coloring on this butterfly image and it really pops against the soft blues -- gorgeous!
    Jessica, MMSCDT

  27. Charlotte...Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I absolutely love the coloring as well as the color scheme you have chosen!!

  28. OMG.. Charlotte this is breathtaking. Truely one of my favorite ever made with that image. Thank you for going the extra mile on this one. Wowza. I am truely touched at your post. Thank you. Congrates on your awards too :) Sorry it took me awhile to stop in at your blog. Thank you for always making such awesome creations. I always look forward to seeing what will be created week after week. From my family to yours I would like to wish you a great 4th of July.

  29. Great summer card, thanks for playing along with OLL. Hugs x

  30. Ohhhh wowwwww your set is absolutely beautiful!!!

    ♥ Hugs, Inger


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