Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Peachy Keen 43 & Midnight Madness Challenge 86

Good morning!!  I woke up this morning to snow, snow, and MORE snow!  Between 6 and 8 inches so far, and soon the wind will blow.  30 mile an hour winds should make for an interesting day.  No worries, though, because I'm safe and warm within the depths of the craft room watching the winter blow by.  Speaking of winter, my Peachy Keen Challenge card today couldn't be more fitting.  I (heart) Winter.  Hmmmmm...  I'd probably be in BIG trouble uttering those words out loud around here today, so this will be our little secret.  Okay?  
 If you head over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, you'll find that our challenge this time is a sketch, and one that I REALLY enjoyed working with. For this card I used my PKS-317 Ice Skating Penguin Couple, and PK328 Snowman Winter Greeting Card Set for the sentiment.   For once, I chose the paper BEFORE I started coloring.  *GASP*  That's so NOT the way I usually roll, but I'm nuts about this new Crate Paper Snow Day Collection, so you'll probably be seeing a lot of it.  :)  As usual, I colored with my Copics, and there's a layer of Crystal Effects under their feet.  It looks so cool IRL.  

It's so exciting to be back in the swing of things and posting regular challenges, and part of our excitement at Peachy Keen is our line up of Guest Designers.  Some of the most talented paper crafters there are will be joining us in 2011, and today our Guest Designer is Theresa Harris (aka The Scrapbooking Queen).  Be sure to visit her blog to check out all the wonderful things she does with Peachy Keen Stamps.  My fellow design team members have some amazing samples to share with you using this week's sketch, so be sure to check out all the fabulousness they've got on tap, too.  You'll find links in my side bar to all of their blogs.  We'd love to see what you're doing with your Peachy Keen Stamps, so please play along with our challenge, because one random winner will receive the PK241 Happy Birthday Kids stamp set, just for joining us.   New stamps have just been released for Valentine's Day, and there's more on their way, PLUS, for the entire month of January you can take 10% off of your purchases at Peachy Keen Stamps.  NOW THAT'S A GREAT DEAL!!!!!

Now, on to the next card.  This is my take on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #86.  I made this card a full 5x7 size in order to fit the tag, and all the "little extras" that were a part of the fancy sketch this week, but as always, the choice is yours as to whether you go fancy, or clean and simple.  The wonderful Heart Tree  digi image comes from the Priscillastyles Store.  You should definitely drop by there and take a look at all the beautiful vintage style images she has to offer. 

Our monthly sponsor at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is Lindy's Stamp Gang, and I used their Moon Glow Mist on the background of the tag, the paper roses, and the chipboard heart.  Oh my goodness! This is so gorgeous IRL, but with all the overcast days we've had lately, I've been hard pressed to get any really good photos.  Here's a little closer look at the wonderful shimmer these products give.
If you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, you have the chance to win a fabulous prize  package from our weekly sponsor The Doodle Pantry, as well as the amazing prize package from our monthly sponsor, Lindy's Stamp Gang.  We're all anxiously waiting to see what you create with this fabulous sketch, and if you need a little inspiration, check out the challenge blog to see what our talented design team has created for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I wish you a blessed day and happy stamping!

33 comments:

Janice W. said...

Lorie your cards are works of art!! I am always amazed and inspired! Look at you loving the bling these days. The tag on your Midnight Madness card is AMAZING!! Your coloring makes the tree glisten like a crystal chandelier with your impeccable shading. I love the way you cut out the image, and with such precision. Your attention to detail floors me. Sorry to write a book, but I really love these, can you tell? Your vintage lace ribbons are so pretty too! Whew... nuff said!
Love and hugs,Janice

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow Wow Wow Lorie! This card is Gorgeous! I must go and get this digital. I love how you cut it out and popped it up. I'm so going to use that as inspiration when I create with it. The lace trimming is a nice accent and the Flower at top is Beautiful.

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

JAW IS NO LONGER ABLE TO BE REPAIRED.. just a GASP came out! Lorie I don't even know what to say! Your skating penguins.. OMG and the paper I totally get what you were talking about with the colors! I LOVE THAT PAPER TOO!! Your Valentine Heart Tree card is just gorgeous too!! :)Thank you for always doing such amazing work for PKS! You are the BOMB! Love ya! BIG HUGS!! :)Kathy

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Lorie I just love your amazing projects they turned out so awesome I can't believe such talent your have... and the tree is so bueatiful I will have to check out that challenge...
I truly honored to be a Guest Designer with all you amazing and beyond talented ladies...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Guro said...

I love both your cards in this post! The colors and the image on the first one are amazing :-D
And your Midnight Madness card is absolutly stunnting! Love all your colors and the layers. Really inspiring!
Have a great week :-D
Hugs Guro

Becky said...

OH my Word Lorie..These are just fabulous.. Love the colors and details you put into these. Just Stunning girl. :)

Beckie W said...

Lorie, I am in complete amazement in your cards!! Your penguins are so perfect. Your talent in coloring them is incredible. Your tag in the other card is so awesome. Thank you for sharing!

Glora said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I can't over those adorable penguins. I wanna hug em! Hugs- Glora

AJoy said...

Those penguins are absolutely adorable!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com

Lisa B said...

OH MY LOrie...Boy is it good to have you back because now I have some awesome eye candy to look at in awe. This is better than a trip to any museum! Your cards are fabulous. When I look at the tree stamp I just sit there and gasp at how long it must of taken you to cut out!

JennyKozar said...

Your skating penguins are adorable! And the card with the tag is just beautiful!

Ruthie said...

Hi Lorie!

WOW! What beautiful cards you made! Those penguins are so sweet and the heart tree is amazing.

Ruthie :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, Lorie! The tree is as sweet as it gets - those lil hearts drooping down like a weeping willow, colored to perfection! Such stunning work ...... and did you say Snow? LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!! :) xoxo

Nancy said...

OH MY GOSH, Lorie,
Your cards are amazing!!!
Your coloring is some of the best I've ever seen.
HUGS!
Nancy

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your penguins are adorable but your second card is a masterpiece, Lorie. However did you cut out the tree so beautifully? It's amazing - simply gorgeous! Hugs, Lesley

Angelica said...

Ok these are just gorgeous! I never tire at seeing what you create next, Lorie!! That tree is fabulous! You soo need to give me a lesson in that gorgeous highlighting you've got going on there! Thank you so much, also, for your sweet comments on my blog. I am beyond flattered and can't tell ya how blessed & lucky I am to have you as a friend!! Love & Lots of hugs, Angelica

Julie said...

Two fabulous makes!! Awesome colouring and colours!! Your tag card is especially full of gorgeousness!! Juliexx

Imke said...

Lorie, both cards are amazing. Great colors, DP and all the rhinestones on the tree card. Fantastic !!

LindaS said...

It's the most fantastic colored tree I've seen. It looks wonderful with the pearls and red/heart paper as background.

Viv said...

Oooh Lorie!! TWO lots of awesomeness in one post. you are spoiling us!!!
Well ya know how much I love your penguin card, but ya don't know how much I love your tree tag card! It's stunning my friend! You are a-mazing.
Love viv xxx

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This is just gorgeous! Your coloring on the tree is amazing as are all of your details. What a beautiful card! The colors just pop!
Reneé
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lisa said...

WOW what a beautiful card, love those penguins. Your tree card is absolutely gorgeous.

scrapn_momof2 said...

TOO....STINKING.....CUTE!!!

Kim H said...

Where to begin with your card~ I just love everything about it! I so wish I would even venture to color with copics! Toooo scary for me. I just will come a drool over yours! If I tried to put that color combination together it would be disaster! YOU ARE BRILLIANT!
TFS
Kim H

Samantha Casey said...

Lorie you blow my mind with your talents! Both of these projects are just stunning. I wish I could have half of the copic skills you have! You are a real artist! Amazing work like always!
-Samantha

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Lorie- what gorgeous card you create! I love your MMSC - the layering and fussy cutting are so lovey and add so much interest to your card! Gorgeous Lorie - you are inspiring! Thanks for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

Valerie said...

This is stunning! Valerie PSDT

Priscilla said...

Lori, your work is just over the top amazing. I am in love with your Tree Heart card. Both cards are amazing. Thank you so much for all you do.
Priscilla

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Lorie, your work is always top class and I am loving the colors and details on this one! It has such a pretty feel to it with your fabulous rendition of the heart tree, coloring and all that bling. Truly a stunner! So much inspiration to see here, I'm so glad you are a part of the MM team.
Many thanks for all your kind words for my DH's uncle, they are much appreciated.
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi laurie, your card is looking beautiful, what a coloring and the tree of hearts is gorgeous.

greetings karin

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is just fantastic! WOW! Absolutely LOVE this!

Hugs
Gunn

Sassylassy said...

What a gorgeous card! I love how you colored this sweet heart tree. So pretty and what a great back ground you created. Love all the bling.
Hugs Bonnie

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