Monday, March 22, 2010


This is my design team entry for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #46 as their March Guest.

You can see both the fancy or the clean and simple version of the sketch on the Midnight Madness blog.

The Stamp was sent to me to use in this week's challenge by Sue McMahon, owner of
McMahon Five Designs who distributes stamps for D'Amour Allure. They are our weekly sponsor this week and are offering some nice stamps and flowers to our weekly bonus winner.

You can see the prizes being offered on the MMSC blog site.

I colored the image with Copic Markers. Distressed the edges with Ranger Distress ink. The border punches are all Martha. The papers are from the My Mind's Eye, Home and DCWV, At Home stacks. I used a word stamp by A Muse Art Stamps. I love this saying, my grandkids used to say it all the time when they were little.

Here's a close up of the image.

Here's a close up of the bling of the stars!!

A close up of the matching envelope made from the 5x7 template for the thick envelope kit from Priscilla's Styles Store. She is the monthly sponsor for March for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and has offered some wonderful prizes. And she is also having a drawing at the end of the month from the followers of her store blog for a great prize. The stars were cut with a sizzix die. The rhinestone stars are from Michaels.

Our MMSC #45 Gold Star Award goes to: Ann Ryan

Our Remarkables Awards go to: Linda W and Anne 2411

The MMSC #45 Weekly Bonus Winner is: LOZ

Congratulations everyone!

Sue Drees


Denise @ kc242 said...

Sue What a beautiful card. I just love that saying too! Wonderful through and through! Fantastic take on the sketch challenge this week! Wow! That envie is divine too!
Midnight Madness DT

dolcreations said...

You have done a gorgeous job with this card! You have such an eye for all the little details you place on your cards! Wow! Fantastic take on the challenge! Way to go!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how darling Sue!! What an awesome job coloring the image and using the sketch!! Great choice of sentiment, dp, and embellies!! Great envi!!

Carol Hurlock said...

Sue this is so cute and adorable. I love the little paper lace trim on your card and envy. You have colored your image impeccably and the color choices are phenomenal. Just magnificent.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Carolyn said...

This is so beautiful, Sue! I love all the border punches that you used. That is one of my crutches. I am a punch a holic ;) It always makes for a beautiful card, and you have done wonderful with this beginning to end.


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Sue, so much to take in on your card and envelope, what a treat! Okay, first I love the star gems AND the MS paper punch with the star design. AND then everything else!!! The envelope with the closure and printing, you must have been up till "Midnight" - Madness!! Hugs, Jane

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Oh, Sue! This is so pretty! And the little sentiment is absolutely perfect for this image! WOW! What a wonderful addition you are to our dt this month! Hugs, Michelle

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Sue, I love your take on the sketch this week, all those fabulous colors together really bring out the beauty of that sweet image! The lacy border behind each color is so stricking and your coloring is outstanding. The sentiment I love, my son and I still use that all the beautiful. You aced the envelope too! Such a beautiful set!

scrapperjulia said...

I love that saying too! Goes great with this card! Very beautiful card and envelope!

pam124 said...

Sue, you did an incredible job on this sketch challenge and love you use of that awesome image. Way 2 go!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Sue - I LOVE THIS!!! That saying could not be more perfect for this wonderful image!! My kids are in their teens now and they still say it - may it never change!!! Love the colours and all of those divine punches!! Your bling with the stars is just the right touch Sue and your colouring is perfect! I have loved seeing the different ways of using this image this week! Thank you for sharing Sue - I am loving having you as GDT!!! {{{hugs}}}

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Sue - this is just incredibly beautiful! It's like a treasure hunt discovering all the little details

stephanne said...

What a cute image, this must be that once a year occasion mid January when the moon is at its largest, fullest size. Your colouring is terrific and the elements that you've included in the project are perfect, from the bling to the sentiment. Fantastic work!!

cabio's craft corner said...

It has a cool galaxy feel Sue. It's so cool and those punched borders are very pretty. Love the way you colored the image that really matches the night time feel for the moon :o)

froebelsternchen said...

a dream !!!

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

Oh Wow, Sue! Just strikingly beautiful! I couldn't have done a more gorgeous job than you showing off this stamp! The box is equally stunning, wonderful job this week my friend! xox ~Jeni

Priscilla said...

Wow Sue you rocked the sketch this week and your envy is so all the stars. Just fantastic :)Sorry for that late commenting…family is feeling much better and Pheobe’s birthday was a blast. Thanks for holding down the fort and I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.