Friday, October 30, 2009
Hope you have a terrific day. I would love to hear what you think!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
We are going to start with a size 7 crochet hook and one skein of embroidery floss. You can use crochet thread, but I like how the embroidery floss looks. It is a personal choice and either material will produce this flower.
To beg: ch 4, join with a sl st in first ch.
Row 2: *ch 9, sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 1 trc in next ch and in each of the next 2 chains, dc in next ch, hdc in last ch, sl st in circle*. rep from * to * 4 times for a total of 5 petals.
Row 3: *ch 3, sl st between petals", repeat * to * 4 times for a total of 5 ch 3 loops.
Row 4: sl st in first ch 3 loop, *ch 9, sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 1 trc in next ch and in each of the next 2 chains, dc in the next ch, hdc in the last ch, sl st in next ch 3 loop, repeat from * to * 4 more times, sl st in first sc of row and fasten off.
I would love to see your Poinsettia if you should decide to use my pattern. Just leave me a comment and I will come to visit you. If you have any problems, or find a mistake in this pattern please let me know so I can fix it. Enjoy!!!
Have a wonderful day.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This card is something that I have been wanting to create ever since my very own team member Carolyn - Creative Card Corner gave the tutorial at Priscillastyles at Midnight Madness for MMSC#21. If you haven't made one of these yet, may I encourage you to do so. It was so much fun. It does take some planning if you are going to do lots of glitter. I didn't realize that stickles took so long to dry. I more than once smudge it and went to an interview with glitter on my face...LOL I guess they got to see my "sparkling" personality!!! hahahaThis is a tease of a picture isn't it??? I wanted to show you how the little door opens to reveal the shaker part of the card.And here is precious Rosie. Oh my my this is an image from Fred She Said. You can get it colored just like this one is here or it comes not colored and you can do your own. Isn't she just about the cuties doggie you ever saw. Now you know why I have been chomping at the bit to make something really special with this image. I love working with digi stamps and I want to invite you to check out Tracey's wonderful designs at Fred She Said. You will be so pleased. You can just about see the glitter I have in the shaker box and I found some cute tiny buttons I snipped the backs off to put inside as well. There are puppy faces, a couple dog houses, dog bones, a few fire hydrants. LOL Just so cute, cute, cute!!!
Here is the inside of my card. What is so great about digi's is that I reduced the size of Rosie to put her inside the card as well. With a face like this little puppy dog has, you just have to use it more than once on the card so you can keep smiling and be happy!!!
Stayed tuned tomorrow. I had some Whirly flowers left over from Fred She Said from that cake I made for the blog hop. I made a splendid card with them. What until you see it!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
You have one more week to get in on our Month End drawings. Our sponsor for the month of October was....Winner will get 3 free stamps of their choice AND a $50 Certificate that is valid till June 2010. WOWZER :) Thank you again Chelsea
We would like to thank this week's sponsor----- Studio 313-Creations by Shawne
Shawne, from our very own DT has her own stamp line and has very generously offered up a $25 Gift Voucher to the store that features her line.
This week's Midnight Madness Gold Star Winner is - #33 Cabio
Our Midnight Madness Remarkables for this week are:
#25 Vickie Basement Stamper
#44 Stephanie Hester
Congratulations ladies on some really wonderful entries. It is really so hard to choose. But I encourage you to go check out what these talented ladies created for MMSC #24--you will be entertained and amazed.
Upcoming Midnight Madness event
Our DT has already scheduled our next Blog Hop which will be coming to you all on Dec 8th. Our Holiday Blog Hop will be a week long Hop filled with surprises and of course prizes. If you would like to help spread the word about our next hop by posting this logo on your side bar we would appreciate it.
Have a wonderful day! I can't wait to see what you come up with this week. I'll be around saying hello!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my creation today and that it will have you thinking outside the box on what you could use your own holiday images for. I invite you to go check out the challenge entries that some very talented card makers have done for this challenge. They are all clever and fun cards. When doing so please use the key words NOV09VSNMINI1 in the search box.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Today, I am going to show you how to make a mug to hold cocoa. This is something that really happened by accident. I guess you could say, I really got into this card and just kept adding things as I went along. Who could resist this sweet Cocoa Girl that Chelsea created. The more I look at her the more I can think of things to make with her. Just think how wonderful this would be as a get well card. Instead of including a Cocoa packet, you could include a Cup-of-Soup packet. The same thing goes for tea or coffee. You are only limited by your imagination!!!So here you have my card that I originally started with a pocket for the recipes for Cocoa. My card is 6" x 6" and the pocket is 6" x 3-1/4". This will hold your mug nicely. Make sure to either stitch your pocket or use a strong adhesive so it will not pull apart when you place the mug inside. It is optional to put the recipes inside, but like I said...this all happened accidentally and I am keeping the recipes in here. lol
Now you are going to want to cut away a portion of this handle. I just guessed at about how big I wanted my handle. You then want to place a small amount of adhesive to keep it in place. Put the top piece on and either sew or use a nice strong adhesive so that it won't come apart when you put your goodies inside.
So here is what it looks like after you put it together. I used a 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of decorative paper to match my card in the front. Just as an idea, I thought this would be really cute with a picture of a child framed on the front of this as well.We are going to assemble the flower next. As you can see, I used every little bit of this wonderful wood paper. I only have shreds left. I just love this stuff. I have a variety here of punches for making the flower. The base of the flower is made by punching 2 of the largest punch from the cork. The middle is 2 punches from the medium punch of the sitka wood, and the small punch is only one punch from cork. I have shown a brad here that I use to keep the flower all together.You are going to punch a little hole in the middle of all the flowers for ease in assembling on the brad. The tool I am using comes from the Cricut tool kit. I can't tell you how much I use this...it is so versatile I would buy that tool kit again just for that!Put the smallest flower on the brad first, then the two medium and then the large. Twist so all petals show. This is how your flower should look. I put some stickles just on the sitka wood paper because I want to keep the natural look of the cork.You can decorate your mug as you like. As you can see here, I put some feathers with my flower and attached my matching image and a bow on the handle. I would have put a charm on my bow if I could have found a mug or a spoon one...and that would have been really cute.This is a picture of what the mug looks like inside the card. You can see it fits perfectly!Here is a picture of the whole project. The card, the envelope, the recipes, and the mug.Thank you for stopping by to view my tutorial for this project. I really appreciate it and would love to hear what you think about it. If you should make this project, I would love to come and see it.
NOTE: Because of the request for the recipes I have provided the links as follows:
Orange Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
Maple Hot Chocolate
Brown Sugar Hot Chocolate
Here is everything altogether. I think it makes just a darling set. Be sure to stay tuned to the Midnight Madness blog tomorrow. A tutorial on how to make that Cocoa cup to fit in this card will be feature. I hope you enjoyed viewing my card for this week, I would love to hear what you think about it.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE AWARD
Each week we are awarding a special Badge Award to one person for their outstanding sketch submission. If you would like to be considered for this award, please make sure your card link is posted to Mr. Linky by Sunday of each week. This is our way of let you know how wonderfully talented you are and how much we appreciate you sharing your craft with us. This week we are proud to say the“MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to.....
The MM REMARKABLES AWARD!!
The Midnight Madness Team has created a very special award called The “Midnight Madness Remarkables” Award !! We would like to acknowledge those entries that are just exceptionally Remarkable!! During our voting each week, due to the caliber of the cards entered in our challenges, we end up with so many ties and close votes, so this Fairy logo is for those recipients to display proudly. If you would each like to take our fairy logo for your side bar, she would love to come stay with you.
OUR WEEKLY BONUS SPONSOR THIS WEEK IS.....
This week are sponsor is Sue McMahon from “McMahon Five Designs” She is also on our very own design team. Sue has been making cards for 11 years. Her love for the craft has fueled the opening of her online store, McMahon Five Designs. Her store offers real wood paper, downloadable digital images, and a large variety ofproducts from Prima and Ranger. More items are being added every week! Besure to sign up for her Weekly Newsletter to receive special coupon codes and tutorials! She also offers FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders over $50.
Bonus Prize this week is:
12 sheets Exotic Real Wood Paper
1 package Prima Flowers
1 Girls Silhouette stamp with Gems
1 Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foliage Hardware Set
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #24 (MMSC24)
Below are the Design Teams samples this week and some are made with *Gurlee Girl Design images Our Monthly sponsor that has donated a huge prize to our month end winner. Be sure to click on them to find out all the details of each one. We had a really good response to last weeks sketch. This Weeks sketch has some different added elements to it so we hope you will enjoy this one just as much.