Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch #52 & Anniversary

As our one full year of Midnight Madness Sketches draws to an end. we bid a sweet farewell to Chris as this is her last week with the MMDT.. She will be missed so very much. Thank you Chris for helping bring the Midnight Madness Sketch challenges to where they are today. We could not have done it with out you. May your next Crafting Chapter bring you much joy and happiness! I will miss you, but know where to find you ;).
We also have a TUTORIAL for you this week, so be sure to check it out too.
Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC51 Gold Star Award goes to...
5. Karen Wallace
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
15. Grace N
29. MrsBoz
53. Holly Miller
Our MMSC51 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
Our April Month End Winner is.....
Lori G
The Cruise Blog Candy Winner is....
Art Girl
Our MMSC52 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Throughout the month, our Design Team members will be randomly sending our weekly winners something special in the mail as part of our Anniversary celebration. Some DT may post these gifts on their blogs and some may leave it as a Mystery, but rest assured, if you are our weekly Bonus winner, not only will you win our Sponsors gifts, but you will also be getting showered with a few extra surprises in your mail box from the team!! How fun is that? :)
**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....
PB Stamps
Great news PB Stamps stock most of the old retired stamps that are available nowhere but PB Stamps (an exclusive arrangement between them & Penny Black). You can even view old catalogs on his site: http://www.pbstamps.com/ Are you ready for this Months Sponsorship prize? Well, Dick over at PB Stamps has very generously offered up a 15% life time discount to 5 of our players….
YES, you heard me right, 5 (five) winners will
be randomly drawn at the end of the month!! WOW!.
So come play with us. Break out your Penny Black stamps or stop by PB Stamps and get yourselves some. (Any stamps are welcome to play our challenges, but let’s have some fun with Penny Black this month)
Thank you Dick we love Penny Black stamps and will be showing them off all Month. Thanks for the awesome Giveaway.. You are going to make a few Penny Black Lovers Very Happy :)

For my design card this week, I inked up a Penny Black stamp that I have had for some time called "Coop Party". I found some nifty glue stickers that I used sparkle on for color. It was the first time that I have ever used them and thought that they turned out pretty well. It actually looks like it was part of the ribbon instead of an added embellishment. My papers were from a old stash of DW that I needed to use up. On my tag is stamped "Happy Birthday". As you can see I simply flipped the sketch on the side to accommodate my image shape.

I am linking this card to the following challenges:

By the Cute and Girly - Celebrations
Corrosive Card Challenge - Let's Celebrate
Cute Daisy May - As you Like It
The crazy challenge: bling bling
SD: something old (mine is paper, I have tons)
Crafty Hos': flowers
Kaboodle Blog: Celebrate Spring
Crafts and Me - Sparkle
Oh Alice - Card for a Child
One Stitch at a Time- Card for a child
Charisma- Girly card with flowers
Stamp with Fun- friends (Penny Black card)
Lexis creations- Animals (Penny black card)
Incy Wincy- anything goes
Saturday Secret Crafter- friendship


  1. What a great image!! Lovely bright coloured card! Thanks for sharing at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

  2. this is sooo cute fabby chickens
    Thankyou for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy

  3. Denise this is absolutely stunning. I love your gorgeous image, so beautiful coloured and showcased in this excellent card. Thanks for much for sharing with us at BTC&G and WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs

  4. Denise ~ This is just the cutest card!! Love those Penny Black chickens!! You have done a wonderful job with the sketch and I love your colors and embellishments!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  5. oh what a fun stamp!! and i love all your detail in your card :) thanks for playing with us on SD this week.

  6. love it, love it, love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with both SD and the crazy.

  7. Your card just made me smile out loud!! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodles. x

  8. This card is too too cute, I love the image and your color choice! A fabulous card! (Sorry if you get two comments, the first one crashed!)
    Hugs, Darsie
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  9. Denise this is just so simply fun and adorable. There isn't a Penny Black stamp that I am not in love with. I love your colors and all your cute little embellishments. This is so bright and cheerful and just plain sweet. Great job this week...you make me wish I had this stamp!!! lol

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  10. Such a fun image and your choice of vibrant colors really makes it shine! Awesome cloud background, too!!

  11. I've always love the chicken images from Penny Black LOL! These hens seem to be having quite a good time. Love the colors and layers! Michelle

  12. What a bright and cheery card! Thanks for joining us at Kabooodle Doodles for our Celebrate Spring challenge. ~chris

  13. Denise, what a cute set of hens, Very vibrant, I like how you chose the colors and the cloud in the background looks so fun. Thanks for being a wonderful sweet friend, xox ~Jeni

  14. Denise, what a brilliant card, so bright and cheerful, love all the detail on it..thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week - hope to see you again..good luck

    stitchy xoxox

  15. Fabulous card - love all the details. Thanks for joining the WhoopsiDaisy May Challenge.

  16. i saw this sketch earlier this morning i think it fabulous! Your card is amazing! Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

    Hugs Lexi xxx

  17. What cute card...great details. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. smiles...Tammy

  18. Hi Denise, well what can I say..this is just too cute..I am so looking forward to all the cute and fun cards this month :) Thanks for always bring true quality workmanship to these challenges.

  19. Your card made me smile all over again! Thanks for playing at Lexi's. x

  20. Great card. Really bright and cheerful. The chickens are sooo cute. Thank you for sharing your creation and entering the BTC&G challenge this month.

  21. Your card is great! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again.

  22. I just looove Penny Black, and this is a fabulously lovely fun card! I love the colours! Thank you for joining OSAAT's Children Challenge this week, hope to see you next week too!


  23. Stunning! beautiful card! I love the tag (I am a tagger! LOL) Thanks for joining us over at BTC&G and good luck on the prize draw! x

  24. wow hun this is just stuning but then when i saw your name i knew it would be so much fantastic detail too hun,thanks for joining us at OSAAT hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  25. What a darling card with so many wonderful details. Simply stunning!

  26. Beautiful creation, fab image and love these colours too, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon, Good Luck
    Sarah xx

  27. Denise, how fun is this card!! Love, love, love those hens sitting all ready to party! Perfect colors and added details, especially the bright red ribbon. Fantastic job with the sketch. Thanks for always inspiring us with your creations.

  28. Love that! If it was my turn this week, you will defenetly won a palce in our top 3! :) Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge"!
    hugs Nana

  29. The colours are fab really make the card pop Thank you for joining us here at OSAAT.

    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon


  30. Oh I love your chickens fab, great card

    Thank you for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

    hugs shell xx

  31. Super cute chicks. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

  32. This is so cool Denise. Those hens would make anybody smile. Everything with this card is just happy! The colors and embellishment is so festive. Perfect card for any birthday!

    Now lets get ready for next weeks danceparty!



  33. Good God! My jaw about hit the floor. . .Pardon the drool! ;) Your card is so freakin' gorgeous. . .WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  34. Great colors and layout! Thanks for joining Crafty Ho's Challenges! I hope to see you back soon!

  35. Cute card, love the colours and image
    Thank you for joining us at Oh Alice!
    love tasha xx

  36. This is a really cute card. I love the bright and bold colors that you used. The details really stand out beautifully, and the tag is gorgeous.


  37. Denise, you did a very cute card for this sketch. So lovely :o)

  38. Great card hun. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT.
    Sam x
    PS I love your blog too - so fresh and bright.

  39. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining in with the Simple Doodles challenge! Hope you can join us next time.

  40. Wow, way to rock the challenges! Cute card; I love that Penny Black stamp! Thanks for playing along with us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

  41. What a sweet layout you've done this beautifully love all the details in this :)
    Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

  42. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Ho's Blog!

  43. What brilliant cards I love all the sparkels with those chickens lol :D
    Thank you for joining us at crafts and me and good luck.

    Amy xx

  44. Hi Denise - you surely are the 'Queen of fun cards' this is adorable and those chickens GAWJUSS! This card just makes me happy! I love the colours and your colouring (of course!) all of your touches just add so much - always well done with you Denise ! I am loving this! Thanks for sharing Denise - you always inspire me! {{{hugs}}}

  45. A very wonderful card! Like the design and all of it. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
    Many greetings

  46. Your card is just gorgeous. What a fun image. I love all the detail and your talent is overwhelming! Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations. Hugs, Diana

  47. Oh what a great image and love the layout - the ribbon looks great. thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next month.

    Beccy x

  48. Hi Denise, your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and the tag. You did a great job!
    Thanks for joining us at the WHoopsi Daisy Challenge this month. Hope to see you again next month.