Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MMSC#52 One Year Anniversary Celebration

Midnight Madness One Year Anniversary Celebration
Welcome to our One Year Celebration…It's all about our Players and Followers this month. If you have not entered our Blogaversay Jackpot Candy, be sure to click over for a chance to win a Candy Prize worth over $300.We will be celebrating all month! Be sure to drop by the Midnight Madness Challenge Blog for all the announcements and prizes that are being given away.

At this time, I would like to bid Chris a fond farewell as this is her last week with the MMDT. Chris you work will always be an inspiration to me. I will miss you being on our team, but I won't be far away as I will still be paying you a visit at your blog!

We also have a TUTORIAL for you this week, so be sure to check it out too.
Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC51 Gold Star Award goes to #5 Karen Wallace

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to #15 Grace N., #29 MrsBoz, and #53 Holly Miller

Our MMSC51 Weekly Bonus Winner is-Leigh
Our April Month End Winner is-Lori G
The Cruise Blog Candy Winner is-Art Girl
Our MMSC52 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Throughout the month, our Design Team members will be randomly sending our weekly winners something special in the mail as part of our Anniversary celebration. Some DT may post these gifts on their blogs and some may leave it as a Mystery, but rest assured, if you are our weekly Bonus winner, not only will you win our Sponsors gifts, but you will also be getting showered with a few extra surprises in your mail box from the team!! How fun is that? :)
**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....
PB Stamps
Great news PB Stamps stock most of the old retired stamps that are available nowhere but PB Stamps (an exclusive arrangement between them & Penny Black). You can even view old catalogs on his site: http://www.pbstamps.com/ Are you ready for this Months Sponsorship prize? Well, Dick over at PB Stamps has very generously offered up a 15% life time discount to 5 of our players….
YES, you heard me right, 5 (five) winners will
be randomly drawn at the end of the month!! WOW!.
So come play with us. Break out your Penny Black stamps or stop by PB Stamps and get yourselves some. (Any stamps are welcome to play our challenges, but let’s have some fun with Penny Black this month)
Thank you Dick we love Penny Black stamps and will be showing them off all Month. Thanks for the awesome Giveaway.. You are going to make a few Penny Black Lovers Very Happy :)
My card for this week's challenge has been made with the teapot and teacup digi's made by our very own Priscilla. Your can purchase them at the Priscillastyles Store along with an array of other beautifully designed digi images.

I used crystal effects on the images to give them a china/porcelain look to them. My paper is from K & Company along with the matching covered brads. The lace border punch, frond, and branch punch is from Martha Stewart. The flourish is a sizzx die cut and everything was glittered with stickles.

Thanks for dropping by today to view my card. Be sure to check back for all the fun happens this month is the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!


Arty'mrs said...

This is wonderful, fab blog too
CArole x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Carol!! I love your tea theme and colors!! It has so many fun details and cheerful colors!! So much eyecandy and textures to look at!!

I have so enjoyed being on the dt with you. Your creations and friendship have been a constant inspiration to me!! I will so miss you all!! Don't be a stranger!! I will continue to play and join you girls when possible as well as stalk your blogs.
big hugs,

Darsie Bruno said...

wow, this is stunning, Carol! Love the vintage feel to it and your colors are fabulous!
Hugs, Darsie
Midnight Madness Design Team

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful coloring on the tea set -- your shading makes them looks so 3-D and just like fine china! Wonderful punches, too!!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Tea?! Is it time for tea yet? :) I DO Love what you've done with Priscilla's digi Carol. As always, it's a joy to see your new cards each time I visit. :) Hugs, Michelle

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Carol, this fun set of teacups are superb! I love to see what you think up of. It's always inspiring and creative! Your party idea is fabulous, am gonna try to keep up with it! xox ~Jeni

Phyllis said...

Carol ~ You are the border punch queen of the MMDT!! You must have every MS punch made. This is just AWESOME!! Great job with Priscilla's wonderful digi teapot and teacups!! Love your colors and papers and all those GORGEOUS embellishments!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

Another beautiful card from you Carol. I love the fact that you use your MS punches regularly. I have a lot of them too but don't seem to use them regularly. You showed off Priscilla's digi images off wonderfully well!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I just popped over to say tell ya that I
am looking forward to you joining in on
"Meet a Bear Monday"....Your cards are
beautiful, as always, I have been checking
them out! I need to get to crafting, I
spend way too much time on the computer.
I bet you will be glad when your classes
are done! Thanks for stopping by for your
bear fix! Boyds has been bought out by
another company.

Bear Hugs~Karen

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, this is another stunning creation and of course the tea set is definately a hit with me as I have this every day, mind you my china is not quite as pretty as this set!!! I love all your edge punches and how you combine them together. Beautiful work as always!

Christina C. said...

OMG, you girls are so creative. What a wonderful, unique card! Stunning work!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Oh yes! Teapary this week and danceparty next week. This is an expotion of colors so this would be a great party! Fab card Carol. I love all the little details and all the happy colors!
I wish I was invited to this teaparty (even though I don't drink tea *LOL*)

Now lets get ready for next weeks danceparty!



Whimcees said...


A bright and happy card! So cheerful! Love it!

The butterfly tutorial is great - thank you for the link!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Barbara Diane

cabio's craft corner said...

This is stunning Carol. That crystal effect is so perfect for these tea set images. Very cool and Victorian tea time style, Love it!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi there Carol - milk and no sugar thanks! LOL! It is 'Party Central' here on your Blog - wahoo - I am ready to PAR-TAY! I love this card and Priscilla's images - they are divine - you add such amazing touches to your cards Carol - there is always so much to see! I love the rich warm colours, the swirls and the bling - what a DYNAMIC combo! Thansk for the inspiration BFF - you ROCK! {{{hugs}}}