Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Midnight Madness Challenge #42-Bear Essentials

Hi bloggers it is challenge number 42 at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog. Wow, did we have some awesome entries last week. It was so difficult to narrow it down for our Gold Star and Remarkables awards. You are all a bunch of talented card crafters and I just enjoy visiting each of your blogs!!!

Before I go on, I wanted to share with you that today is my first day of school. No I am not starting kindergarten!!!! After being out of work for a year, I am going to school for Medical Coding and Billing. So I see lots of studying in my future. I am soooo excited!!!

The image I used this week is from Cornish Heritage Farms called Bear Essentials. Being the bear lover I am, it was so easy for me to use these sweet and adorable bears. This is the perfect card for sending along bears hugs to someone special.

Card Recipe:
Martha Stewart Punches-Lattice, Large Deep Daisy Fan, Pop up flower, Deco fan around the page punch
Spellbinders- Sunflower Die Cut, Scalloped Square punch
Eyelets, ribbon, stickles, chalk, pearls

Here is this week's sketch.
Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember it is "YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us. Be sure
to enter your creations at Priscillastyles!
Our MMSC40 Gold Star Award goes to Sonya Appel
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to Darlene and Gry Beate
Our MMSC40 Weekly Bonus Winner is Birget Biggan

Our February Diva is...Sue Drees
We are just thrilled to have Sue joining us for the whole month of March! Sue has been playing the challenges with us for quite sometime. I have enjoyed visiting her blog and viewing her beautiful work. I love how she changes the picture of Niagara Falls to match the seasons. Be sure to stop by her wonderful blog. Sue, welcome to our family. I am going to enjoy your time with us and getting some inspiration from you!

Our MMSC42 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
You can find all her fantastic images at http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.com/
Bonus Weekly MMSC42 Prize.......

SIX sheets of A4 printed digital images, six images on each - on card not paper. These are images from my shop, Delicious Doodles.
Two sheets A5 textured Lilac coloured card.
Four sheets A5 Lilac coloured handmade papers, some with petals embedded.
One pack of Papermania 3D stickers 'Butterfly Tags'.
One pack handcrafted stickers with mini gems + flowers.
One pack of 3D birthday stickers with shaker elements.
One pack of metal Heart charms.
One small pack of clear stamps - Studio G.
Thank you again Teresa for your Awesome MMSC42 prizes!!

Our Feb. Monthly Sponsor is....
**Cornish Heritage Farms
Click HERE to see the Awesome Prize!

These are the challenges I have entered this card in:

Crafty Creations - Challenge #55 Stitching
Inky Impressions - Think Spring
Stamp Something - Spring
Your Next Stamp - Spring


Annette Bowes said...

Carol, this is just stunning, just love all those gorgeous cuddly bears, such lovely dsp and flowers and such neat stitching, love it, take careX:)

Cheryl said...

Awesome job Carol! Those bears are just precious, and your choice in papers is perfect! Great details here : )

And hope your first day of school goes great! : )

Saskia said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your lovely work! Good luck!

Saskia :)

Dianne said...

WOW! This is a beautiful card!! You have so many extra details that really make this card.

Phyllis said...

Carol ~ OMyGoodness, you used the bears, what a total surprise, I never would have guessed!! You never disappoint!! This is another INCREDIBLE card!! You are such a busy lady, where do you find all your time!! Do you like Chris have more hours in your day? Love the colors and embellishments on this lovely card!! AWESOME job!!

Pinklady 68 said...

WOW! What a beautiful card you have made!
Awesome job!
Have a great day!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, your card is fabulous inside and out. What a feast for the eyes! Another stunner, my friend! Love it!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Cute little bears, I know they are one of your favorite things, right next to chocolate and crafts and this little guy knows it!! Very sweet with his big bear hug. Hope you have a good day at school today, Hugs Jane

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and adorable at the same time!! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Crafty Creations challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my!! These bears just make me smile!! I love them!! :) Beautiful easel card and fab take on the sketch this week sweetie!! HUGS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how cute!! These bears are right up your ally!! LOL! Too cute!! So cheery and gorgeous.!! So much dimension!! Thanks for entering it into the Inky Impressions Think Spring Challenge. Awesome take on the sketch my friend!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, first of all congrats on your first day back at school....you will ace your classes for sure! No surprise that you chose the bears for this weeks card and you have made these sweet teddy's look so at home on your Spring card. Love how you placed the little bears inside the flowers! Fabulous creation inside and out, and on the envelope too....as always! Congrats on all those challenges too!
Hugs and all the best for school!

Carolyn said...

Aww, there is always so much to see in your creations. I love just gazing at all of the wonderful details and special touches that you add. Such beautiful dies and punches that you used, and what a sweet image. I always look forward to seeing what you create.


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

Carol, You are sure dedicated, going to school too! Hope it's going well. Your bear cards are so cuddly! The inside is stunning and the envelope too! xox ~Jeni

Christina C. said...

Congratulations on your new endeavor--isn't it exciting????
Love your card, inside and outside. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and see all your wonderful works.

Karen W said...

Great card!!! I removed the comment on my blog, sorry I can't find anywhere to email you personally. The other one was fine. Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl!! I forgot to mention thank you for joining us this week at Stamp Something!! HUGS

Winnie and Patty said...

OH MY GOSH! This card is just too cute for words. I dont' know where to start, the bears, the flowers, the colors, the punches......WOW! Just too cute is all I can say! TFS!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Oh Yeah!!! Just look at these cute cuddly bears just begging to be hugged and bursting from the flower center piece. Carol, your imagination is one of the very best! I love how every inch of your cards both inside and out have so many lovely details. :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Carol - this is gorgeous and I am in no way surprised that you have used bears! How adorable are they!?!? You have made them irresistible, they are so perfectly placed Carol and look ready to jump off the card - this is truly beautiful inside and out! Thanks for sharing BFF - you ROCK!!! {{{hugs}}}

Sue said...

Carol, this card is just too darn cute! You had to pick the bears...what a fun and bright card. I always know I'm going to see lots of color and this card is no exception. That big pink flower front and center is just the right touch and your card is beautiful inside and out.

Oh, school sounds like you will need every ounce of brain power......good luck!

Erin... said...

toooooooooooooo cute!!!! those little bears are so huggable! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something this week!

Unknown said...

Those bears ar soooo cute!! Love the detail and colours of your card, thanks for joining us at YNS,
angela x

cabio's craft corner said...

Carol, here you go again, another stunning creation using the MMSC sketch!! Love the bright colors and the cheerful theme with those awesome teddy! Super cute :o)

Sue McMahon said...

This is beary cute, Carol! Look at all those bears you worked into one card! All of your details are stunning! I just keep looking and looking and see more beautiful touches everytime!


Jenn Borjeson said...

Very cute! And I, too, wish you could come to my house and make cards with me on Sundays! LOL I get lonely! I don't have any local stamping friends, which is why I love the Internet and blogs so very much. They are my virtual support group! hee hee
Have a great week! Peace & Hugs, Jenn

Rosemary said...

Congrats on your upcoming studying - it will all be worth it. I remember those late nights and weekends with homework quite well, I don't miss them but know they were vital for me moving ahead. So, good luck and best wishes for lots of success.

Oh my gosh, this is an adorable card! The lucky recipient will have an ear to ear grin when she gets this!