Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #24 Cocoa Girl

Here is today's Midnight Madness #24 Sketch Challenge. I did Chelsea's Cocoa Girl this week for my image and I used some fabulous cork paper for Sue's McMahon Five store.Here is a picture of my card and the matching envelope. Notice these gorgeous flowers and wonderful feathers I was able to use on this creation. The largest part of the flower was made from Cork, the middle is Sitka wood, and the small flower is Cork again. They are all layered and held tother with a brad. I am so in love with Chelsea's images and I took liberties again to drawn in some boots on this girl. I thought she had the "Hip" 70's look going on and thought the boots were super. It is so easy to do. I just used a sharpie and a ruler. Don't you just love it!!This is the inside of my card. I started out with the three recipes for hot chocolate, then I decided to make a cup to actually hold a package of Swiss Miss chocolate.This picture shows the cup of Cocoa and the recipes all nestled snug inside the pocket of the card that I made. I really isn't too bulky.The cup has some machine stitching and an image to match the card and evelope. You could actually use this for a get well card by using different colors and include a package of cup-a-soup. You could do one with coffee or tea that would be really cute.
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.

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.....

Sketch Challenge Star Award MMM
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.

Thank you all for playing and please help me in congratulating our “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..
49. Cabio
72. Brenda Kluge


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.


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a treat today, you outdid yourself. Love the boots you put on her. I thought she looked different. Excellent coloring and layering and sketch card. The cork wood looks wonderful on there and what a clever idea to make that Cocos packet with this, a very nice gift. TFS your wonderful ideas. Jane

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Carol!! This is too creative girl!! I just love your use of Sue's wood paper on this and your beautiful coloring. Your inside with the hot chocolate is incredible. Love the little mug. What an awesome gift idea!! Great take on the sketch and so creative!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, I just love every single thing about your card. The inside just blew me away! Soooo creative and fun! This card isn't just a card it is a gift! Beautifully done through and through.

Sue McMahon said...

WOW! I LOVE that CUP idea!! I'm so stealing that idea! Now...will you send me the directions on how to make it? LOL! Love the card and fantastic job with the cork paper! It's been a BLAST this week seeing everyones cards they made with the wood paper! Always a pleasure coming here and seeing what you are up to!!! Blown away everytime I visit! :)


Cassandra said...

I had seen the card and thought it was amazing, but I really love the cocoa holder!! The entire set is FANTASTIC! I love, love, love the wood flowers! Thank you so much for sharing such a great project!

Annie said...

I love your card - a real stunner, and that mug tutorial I just read is fabulous. Now I know that my dear hubby has some very thin pieces of marquetry wood and also lots of feathers in his fishing fly tying box .. .. I wonder if he will miss a few!
hugs, annie x

Carol L said...

I just saw your incredible tutorial over on the MMSC blog and I'm completely floored with your beautiful creation!! Your talent is unmatched and I think I want to be you when I grow up........if I ever do :) TFS your amazing talents and know-how - this whole project is fantastic!!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Wow! Carol, this is so darling! I LOVE what you've done with the cork wood. Those flowers are so wonderful... I'm going to try that right now! Your idea for the hot cocoa mug with the hot cocoa packet and recipes is perfect for this image too. :) Loving everything! Michelle

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Carol - loving this 'sweet treat!' Your colours and colouring are perfect with this adorable Gurlee Girl - you excel with all style Carol - I am going to have to watch you closely and learn lots! Thansk for sharing!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, let's try this again!! If you get two messages from me it was my computer!!
I just love what you have made here and your work is once again outstanding! Love the idea of this complete gift set...recipes, card and little cocoa pouch too!!!
Awesome job again!

Shawne said...

this is gorgeous Carol and your flowers look amazing!!!