Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #28-Fred She Said Emma

Greetings one and all and welcome to week number 28 for Midnight Madness. It's been a busy week here at the Hurlock household. I took down my Fall/Halloween decorations and put them away. You won't believe how much stuff I have...enough to fill 4 rooms and an entry way, lights....tree....the whole nine yards. Today the Christmas decorations are coming out. It will take me a week to get it all up....5 trees, garland, blinking lights...you name it. It will be a winter wonderland. I need to charge admission to come see it. LOL I might put a couple pictures up here to give you a peek....I promise not to charge you to look. LOL

Today my card is a digi image from Fred She Said. This is Winter Emma and the Chickadee and she comes in 5 color versions. She is just the sweetest thing and don't you just love her boots!!! I can't wait to do the blue version and you will probably see that Fred She Said digi here next. I am a big fan of Tracey's digi's and encourage you to stop by her store and see her wonderful designs. They make up a card so beautifully!

Here you can see the layers I did with the digi and all the embellishments close up. I stitched the card, used the Fancy Tag Spellbinders Die Cut for the sentiment, and tied a ribbon. The green glitter piece is a spellbinders borderability that I cut from a cereal box and glittered up.The same goes for the swirls you see here. Cut them from an cereal box and glittered too! The Snowflakes are from K & Company that I happened to pick up on sale at JoAnn's early in September. I don't even see them anymore. They are gorgeous.Here is the inside of my card with the matching border punch, stitching and snowflakes. I hope that you have been inspired to create your own Christmas Card and here is why!!!!
And now for the BIG NEWS. From this week's sketch challenge, each of the Design Team members will be choosing a card from this week's entries to be featured on their blog during the Blog Hop. So along with doing the regular sketch challenge, we are asking you to make a "CHRISTMAS CARD" this week. One of our lovely Design Team members will be contacting you after the close of the challenge to let you know that your card has been chosen to be featured on their blog for our Christmas Blog Hop. You will need to participate in the Blog Hop to have your name put in a drawing for a special prize at the end of the Hop. Please let your Design Team Hostess know that you will be able to attend the Blog Hop to be eligible to win the prize. Please link up your cards in Mr. Link over at the Midnight Madness Blog at Priscillastyles.
Our Gold Star Award this week goes to -
#36 Sassy
Our Remarkable Awards this week go to -
#19 Carolyn, #26 Teri Sherman, #37 Crafty Pagan
Thank you for playing this week everyone and we would be honored if our award winners would pick up their badges on the side bar and please display them proudly.
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Here is MMSC 28

***Don't forget we want to see those Christmas Cards***

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have found some inspiration to make your Christmas Card.


Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, This is another stunning card from you. Your image is just daring and I like how you embossed her background. Your attention to details is superb! Wow! The inside of your card is such a treat to view too! Beautifully done through and through!

~Michelle~ said...

so awesome! I also love the detail on your cards! I can't wait to play with that image....I NEED to break it out...maybe today!! :)

Anonymous said...

Carol, this is soooo very pretty!! Your coloring is amazing and what an outstanding take on the MMSC this week!! HUGS

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, this is such a beautifully detailed card. I love that gorgeous image and all those details; the stitching, snowflake, flowers and ribbon plus all that sparkle. Your card insides are always as stunning as the outsides....fabulous job! Can't wait to see photos of all your Christmas decorations.

Emma Lockley said...

OMG Carol, my word have you outdone yourself with your beatiful card. All those added extra detail's and the cereal box!!! are amazing. I especially love the way you have used the
nesties Fancy tag, inside and out...its stunning
love emma xxx

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card, Carol! Just love all the detailing you did!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Carol, I was just thinking about how I can pinch pennies so I can get started on my Christmas shopping for my kids (no, I haven't EVEN thought about it til now) and I come here to find you're making the most lovely embellishments out of cereal boxes! What an awesome idea! Going green is beautiful at your blog! This card is stunning with all the layers and details! I just love your creativity! Michelle

Carolyn said...

This is amazingly beautiful! So many gorgeous details! I, too love that you go green with many of your creations. Awesome ideas that you have. This card is so festive. I love the color version that you used. I was wondering how you did her coat, and I guess that is how she came. lol. You had me stumped for awhile there. It really is gorgeous. I love visiting your blog to see all this beautiful work that you do!


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I too love that image on your card, it has almost an old-fashioned appeal and pretty, pretty embellishments.

I'll be checking back with you to get a peek at your house decked out for the Holdiays! Five trees, that is the most I have every heard of, thanks Carol.

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Wow, Carol! This is glorious! ...and I so need to try the cereal boxes in my cuttlebug. Thanks so much for that tip!

Still in awe,

Sandee said...

Carol this is stunning!!! I love the image and your outstanding coloring! And you are so smart to use the cereal boxes! Looks fantastic!!!

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lotsa scrap said...

I love the rich colors--and the inside of your card is just as super!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Carol (sounds like a song) you are truly the 'Queen of Christmas' I would love to see your house - I am sure it will be stunning - I love the putting it all up - but the taking it down - aghhhh! Love your card Carol - so adorable and always so beautifully coloured! Your sewing and embellishing are adorable - love the ribbon and the snowman! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and inspiring constantly! God belss you {{{hugs}}}

cabio's craft corner said...

Carol, You always got good skills on layering the images. The rich colors of this card is so gorgeous and the bling is so classy looking!

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol, I don't know where to start with this card. Of course the little girl is adorable in her many many layers on your card. And I love that you made your own glitter accents! Gotta' remember that. TTYL--Patty

Our Little Inspirations said...

You never cease to amaze me with the gorgeous cards you create! What an incredible gift this card will make for the lucky recipient! And 5 trees?!?! Oh My Gosh, I'm exhausted just THINKING about doing 5 trees! I can't wait to see the photos!! If it's HALF as fancy as the decorations (and cake) you had on the last blog hop, I can hardly wait to see it!!! Your work is SO exceptional and I'm grateful that you share it here:)

Jessica G. said...

This is such an adorable image and you've dressed her up beautifully with the sparkle and elegant DP! Gorgeous colors, too!!