Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Happy Tuesday All!
Today's post is written with a heavy heart! On Friday night my DH's uncle Wout passed away at the young age of 60. He had been having some problems with emphasema and his heart and was hooked up to 8 different machines the last few days. After discussing the procedure, the doctor's took him off the respirator on Friday morning and he passed away in the evening, leaving a wife, three children and 4 grandchildren. My in-laws were supposed to be going to Holland to celebrate my hubby's grandma's 90th birthday but instead they will be attending a funeral, now that the party has been canceled. It really is a sad case as we don't know what caused the emphasema as he didn't smoke and was an avid cyclist. The week before he was admitted to hospital he had still been cycling.
Wouter van Beek (Dec. 25th 1950 - Jan. 8th 2011)
Our lives change so quickly that it sure does make you appreciate each day you have.

OK sadness over for this post, now onto happier things with Midnight Madness.....
Firstly Congratulations to our winners on their beautiful creations this week!
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My card was made for my DH's grandma so it will be on it's way to Holland today, hand delivered by my MIL! I used an image from Priscilla and some lucious stains from Lindy's Stamp Gang on my creation and in real life it is so pretty!
Butterfly image from Priscillastyles-store 
Flower dressed in Creme Brulee Cream Moonglow's starburst stains from Lindy's Stamp Gang  The new package I received was called "Little Lindy's Tiffany Chocolates" and let me tell you they are as decadent as they sound! I also trimmed the edges with Lindy's Autumn Maple Crimson stain that I've had for a while.
The background dp was also daubed with the delicious Creme Brulee which gives such a gorgeous creamy gold sheen to your paper. I colored Priscilla's butterfly with prismacolored pencils and added some cotton candy stickles. My embellies are all from Michael's, flowers from Prima.
I did end up changing some things on this card, I had originally wanted to add the sentiment "The Key to a Long Happy Life" but due to the circumstances I felt this was no longer appropriate. Grandma did not want to celebrate her 90th birthday after losing her son-in-law!
I hope your day brings you peace and happiness.


  1. I am so sorry Charlotte, life can certainly be turned upside down so quickly! My prayers are extended to you and your family.

    May I just say this card is spectacularly elegant. One of those involuntary gasps escaped when I looked at this gorgeous creation. I am sure your DH's grandmother will cherish this piece of art!! Breathtaking!!

  2. Charlotte, your card is stunning! You managed to create one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen, all while dealing with the sadness of the loss of your loved one. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation!


  3. Charlotte My Heart goes out to you and your family during this time of loss. Your card is Stunning. The detailed stitching along the edges and on the tag are amazing. Your handmade flower is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss, life is really fragile.
    Your card is absolutly stunning. I love the shimmer and the soft colors. Your image is one og my favorits.
    Take care!
    Hugs Guro

  5. Hi Charlotte my dear I am so sorry to hear of your DH uncles passing. I wish the best for your family and hope pease comes quickly to their heavy hearts. My prayers are with you all.

    Your card is absolutely stunning. I love the soft romantic colors. And your butterfly looks so realistic! Love the shimmer!
    Hugs Bonnie

  6. It's so elegant - love how the butterfli is melting into the tag.

  7. Charlotte, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    What a beautiful card. The shimmer is amazing. I love the gorgeous flower! You've colored the butterfly so perfectly and your stitching is spectacular both on the tag and the card. What a wonderful piece of art.
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  8. This is a beautiful creation, Charlotte...So elegant and classy with wonderful elements and gorgeous details. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband's uncle.

  9. This is stunning! Sorry to hear about your husband. I pray he will get well soon. Valerie PSDT

  10. Hi Charlotte, my heart goes out to your family for your loss. I have been thinking about you a lot.

    Your card is fabulous as always. Thank you so much for rocking the butterfly. I am thrilled you still want to hang out with the MM Team. Have a wonderful week and looking forward to your next creation.
    MMSC Hostess

  11. Hi Charlotte!
    How are you all doing? Know that I think about you and is sending lots of happy thoughts and smilingdust to help you all through the loss of your DH's uncle!

    Absolutely LOVE your card. The pink is so pretty and romantic. I wish I could make beauty with pink like you do!



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