Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #85

Good morning!  There's lots of exciting stuff going on here today, because today is my first chance to make a post as a member of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Design team.  The latest challenge is up, and it's your choice as to whether you want to go fancy, or clean and simple, but either way, when you play along, you get the chance at a fabulous prize.  Our weekly sponsor for this challenge is Craft Brulee, and the sponsor for this month is Lindy's Stamp Gang.  The chance for two wonderful prizes awaits you, and all you have to do is play along.
My card was made with the PK-350, Colby and Jack Cheese stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I followed the MMSC85 and used this beautiful patterned paper from one of  My Mind's Eye winter collections.  Instead of ribbon for the sketch element behind the buttons and for the bow, I decided to use twine from Jillibean Soup.  I just felt that lent more of a rustic touch and went much better with the aged look of the paper.  I really love working with the twine, and there are so many fabulous colors to chose from.  Thankfully, my sweet Secret Santa Susan sent me a HUGE bag of buttons in my Secret Santa package, and I was able to find  so many that went beautifully with this paper.  

Please hop on over to the Midnight Madness Challenge Blog and check out all the amazing samples that the design team has created for you.  They are such a talented group of paper crafters, and you can't help but leave there completely inspired.   Thanks so much for making my day by stopping by.   A very sweet commenter asked, and since there's a new look to my blog, I thought maybe I'd better point it out.  If you'd like to receive notification when a new post is made on my blog, you can subscribe by clicking on the  orange "Subscribe" button at the top of the page, right under the header.   I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start, and I wish you a glorious day and of course lots of happy stamping!


Glora said...

Wow, so cute Lorie!!! I love it. The twine and buttons are such a nice touch!

LindaS said...

Totally cute card. I especially love the bow of twine in the corner.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Lorie - this is gorgeous! I love that image and your olouring - it is fabulous! Gorgeous aging effects too - thanks for sharing Lorie - the MMSC is blessed to have you! {{{hugs}}}

Unknown said...

Hello Lorie! Your card is the cutest ever. I just love that little mouse. The twine and buttons match everything perfectly. Amazing coloring as usual. Happy New Year, I hope it brings only the best for you;)


Grenouille Greetings said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love those buttons! Happy New Year. Warmest wishes, Lesley

Imke said...

Lorie, this is super cute. Lovely image and i LOVE all the buttons and the twine bow. Really pretty !!

Becky said...

Lorie, this is just adorable, love how you colored this little critter :), and love all those buttons.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Lori!
Welcome to the Midnight Madness Team! This card is adorable! Love the colorchoises and the stringbow!
I am looking forward to work with you on the MM team!


Beckie Williams said...

I love your card it is just to cute for words... thanks for sharting your talent!

Janice W. said...

Love it!! We will soon have another adorable mouse to ink up! Love those mice, as long as they aren't real.

marsha said...

This is just too, too cute! I just LOVE this image and your coloring is perfect! Fabulous creation and great being on the team with you!

Renee Matarese said...

Oh this little guy is so cute! I love what you've done with him! Your buttons match perfectly with how you've colored him. His fur looks so real. Great job!

Happy New Year!

Midnight Madness Design Team

Valerie said...

This is such a cute card! I just love this image!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

LORIE!! YOU BLOW MY EVER LOVIN MIND! This is just ADORABLE! The buttons and stitched too!! HOW DO YOU DO IT.. I WANT THAT MAGIC BAG!!
Thank you for all you do for us! He is just the cutest!!! Love it! BIG PEACHY HUGS, Love ya! Kathy

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hi Lorie! Happy New Year! Wow your design card is wonderful. That little mouse is adorable. Beautifully done.
Hugs, Denise

Guro said...

Hi Lorie!
What a beautifull card you have made! The image is so sweet :-)
Love the panels, and your colors; amazing.
I am looking forward to working with you at the Midnight Madness team.
Hugs Guro

Priscilla said...

Hi Lorie...Well, how exciting, your very first MMDT post. Your card is fabulous!! I am so thrilled you are a part of the team. Hold on tight because it should be a fun ride :)

Tina said...

Such a beautiful card...wonderful blog.