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"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Oh WOW - that magical number 100 is drawing ever closer!

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.


  Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :)



*Our MMSC98 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Stamp and Create and is offering a $25.00 gift certificate.

Stamp and Create is an on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Sweet Pea, CC Designs, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!! Lacey is always adding new items to the store…so check it out at www.stampandcreate.com
Thanks Lacey for your wonderful prize this week!!


**Our April Monthly sponsor is....

Studio 313 Exclusive Creations
Hello! My name is Shawne, I am an Illustrator. I love art in many forms. There is always something new to learn and experiment with. Card making is perfect with many different mediums and that is how I got hooked! I just recently moved my image line, Studio 313 by Shawne to McMahon Five Designs and am really excited to be working with my friend Sue McMahon. I also have a line of stamps at Clear Dollar stamps, although I am no longer there. You can find out more about my past work and some more recent at my blog Paper Art From Studio 313.



Here is my card for this week:

The image this week is from the Stamp and Create Store, and I coloured her using coloured pencils and OMS. I then cut out the image and matted onto various offcuts of printed, plain, batik, embossed and metallic cardstock, and sewed on the little sequin flowers. The rhinestones were stuck on using silicone adhesive.

Why don't you head on over to the MMSC challenge bllock and check out all the other beautiful cards made by the MMSC Design Team members? They really are fabulous this week!

Here are some handy links for you ...

To link to the Midnight Madness SKetch Challenge ... click HERE

To join the Crafters Digital Art Centre ... click HERE

have a create crafting week.

Love and hugz


  1. hi jen, wat een kleurijke farie en een mooi kaartje.

    groetjes karin

  2. That image is so adorable and those embellies sparkle beautifully! So glad to be joining you at MM!! :)

  3. Jee Jen wat een heerlijk kaartje, mooie kleurtjes en een beetje bling bling!

    groetjes Amanda

  4. Really beautiful card; love the colors you used!

  5. Hi Jen!
    Love the sparkle and shine of your card this week. Lovely colors and the image is very, very sweet!

  6. What a super sweet image. I love the use of textures and colors on this one. Thanks for being a part of the Midnight Madness Design Team and thanks for your amazing card this week :)


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