Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Howdy folks!
It's time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Today my post has been pre-scheduled as I'm on vacation for the next two weeks, so if I don't have all the important info. please check out the Midnight Madness blog to get updated on everything.
Congratulations to all our winners this week! I'll catch up with them on my return!
Our sponsor this week is....
Thank you Shelly for your lovely image I got to create with this week! I love it!
Our Monthly sponsor is

My card was created with Shelly's image called "close to my heart". Isn't it just beautiful!
I have to say that I wasn't sure if I could do justice to this sweet image when I got it, but now it's finished I'm actually really happy with how it turned out! I loved coloring it even though I wasn't sure of the colors to use initially but once I got playing with my copics, it all just came together so nicely. I've always been a bit intimidated by horses so it was a little challenge for me to create with it!! LOL I think they are beautiful animals but I've only been riding one time and that was a scary experience....in the mountains of Colombia of all places. Anyway, I was told that I had the most docile horse out of everyone but then she decided to take off with me in tow, through the steep mountains with my fear of heights!!! I was terrified to pull the reins too hard (as I'd been instructed to not do that) and I didn't want the horse to rear up and me fall off the back, but I couldn't get the horse to stop. Eventually the guys came to my rescue and I was left feeling like a complete idiot!!! Anyway, enough of my wandering horse experience! Here's a couple of close ups of the flowers and little Joy sign.
dp is from DCWV - Once Upon a Time stack, flowers are from Prima and sticker signs are from Micheal's. 
The corner edges were made with Sizzix sizzlits Architectural Accents set.
Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to stop by next week, coz even though I'm not here, I'll still have my post set up!
Have a great week!


  1. Charlotte, you did a fabulous job with this cute image! I love the colors you chose and what beautiful accents! Have fun on your vacation!

  2. Great card Charlotte! I think we have acoomen feeling about horses. They are beautiful, but I do prefer them on tha distance :)
    Have a great holiday!

  3. Beautiful card Charlotte!

  4. Hello Charlotte - what a gorgeous card! I love your beautifully coloured image - it is divine! I had to smile at your story - I was brought up with animals - my Dad was an International Livestock Controller and horses were part of our lives - even had one BUT I was not that sure sround it....so can identify with you! LOL! Gorgeous details - I always love to come and see you - you inspire me on so many levels my friend - thank you! {{{hugs}}}

  5. Hi Charlotte! What a wonderful card. You have colored and shaded your adorable image beautifully!


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