Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Good Morning folks!
It's Tuesday again and time for some Midnight Madness! Are you all ready? I loved the sketch this week and decided to incorporate the CDAC heart pocket tutorial too which was really easy to do, but adds a nice added touch to your creation don't you think?
Congratulations to all our winners this week
Our Masterpiece Award goes to
#45 Linda-aka-Oz
Our Remarkables Awards go to
#23 Nancy Brown
#24 Brenda K
#36 Sharon Basel
Our sponsors are Priscillastyles-store
Our montly sponsor is Lindy's Stamp Gang 

Here's my card showing the tag out of the heart pocket
I used this pretty sunflower from Priscillastyles for my card which I've used a few times before. As it was more of a Valentine's card I decided to color it in a dark pink rather than the yellow of a sunflower. I printed the image in two sizes, colored them both then cut the images out. The smaller image petals were layered on top with foam dots. I just love the dimension it gives! I added some creme brulee starburst stains from Lindy's Stamp Gang on the top layer of petals and a glass dome with bee inside to the center of the image.  
The heart pocket was made from two gold colored doily's. I wrapped one around the other to give the pocket effect that the tag fits into.
I hope you will take the time to visit my DT sisters as they have some beautiful creations to see!

One other thing I wanted to say is thank you for all your thoughtful words and prayers for my family, we truly appreciate all the love and support during our difficult time!
After the last couple of stressful weeks we've had, I just wanted to spend some real quality time with my little boy over the weekend! Away from the computer, phones and any other distractions, so we went to try to get him to ride without training wheels (stabilizers). I figured that my DH and I would be out for a while holding onto the back of his seat getting tired but that wasn't the case...within a couple of mins he was actually riding on his own! Once he rode around a few times on his smaller bike we tried him with his new bike that he won last year at a bike parade for "Best Decorated Bike". He took to this new bigger bike like a duck to water! Made for a very proud moment! 
Thijs's first time without training wheels 
A few minutes later riding alone on his big bike!
Enjoy your day and make each moment count!


  1. Hi Charlotte! Wow what a beautiful card. Love your design and layering. As always perfect in every way!

  2. What an elegant card! It's amazing how different you've made the sunflower look just by coloring it red. It's beautiful!
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  3. Oh my giddy aunt Charlotte - this card is just beautiful! I love the rich elegance you have created! That heart is gorgeous and the flowr - divine! I love, love, love your details my friend! Thanks for sharing - and the photos of your DS with his bike - well done!! {{{hugs}}}

  4. This is just gorgeous, it's so striking!

  5. OMG I can't take my eyes away from this amazing flower and the hearts/stones looks like a million. TFS LindaS/PSDT

  6. Wow, this is gorgeous. The colors are striking and I do love the pocket design. Wonderful! Marcy PSDT

  7. Hi Sweetie! Wow your heart pocket card is gorgeous! The gold, red and black are just striking together. And your 3-D flower is so pretty.
    Congratulations on your son's succesful bike riding! Thanks for sharing those mOments with us through your beautiful pictures.
    Hugs Bonnie

  8. Charlotte, your card is just stunning! I love the colors you chose and your heart pocket is just gorgeous, especially the gold doily you used. Also, I love how you used Priscilla's Sunflowers. Your little boy is so cute and what a great event in his life, thanks for sharing!

  9. Charlotte, your card is so elegantly beautiful! The heart pocket made from the gold doily is stunning, and the flower on the tag, well, it's just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing the photos of the bike ride. It looks like you had a wonderful day!


  10. Hi Charlotte, love your pocket heart card this week. The sunflower image looks great in the center of it too. Another fantastic creation from you. Love the pictures of your son too. Such a proud mamma huh? I am so glad you are on the MMDT and ecstatic that you make such wonderful cards week after week. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being on this team and using my image this week too.

  11. Lovely Charlotte!!! Love the golden heart, and the fact that you have a tag ontop of it.
    Beautiful details :-)
    The bikepictures are realy good, love the look on his face on the last one; thrilled!
    Have a great weekend, and thanks for sharing :-)
    Hugs Guro

  12. Hi Charlotte!
    I hope you are all doing better. You have had some though weeks. It is so great to see Thjis riding his bike - that is such a big moment isn't it? I remember the first time my stepson could ride his bike on his own - that was a fantastic moment!

    Your card is amazing! Love the colorcombo and the sunflower looks so pretty! This card is sexy!


  13. What a amazing thing for your son! Yea!!
    I dont think I will every forget the look on my kids face the first time they rode their bikes with out training wheels! It was priceless!
    You card is just stunning! I love that you used the sunflower and the great tag. Super work!


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