Friday, December 4, 2009


This is the second photo I uploaded. I think the picture quality is a bit better.

First, I apologize on the photo. The photo does not do the card justice. I took a bunch of pictures and didn't get a really good one. I don't know what I did wrong.

The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week is to use the layout seen above and to have a theme of wings and things that fly. I really wanted to do something with a pig and say, "When pigs fly", but I didn't have the right sassy pig stamp for it. I then decided to use Tilda. I spent an evening coloring her. By the time I was done coloring I lost all of my mojo to do any stamping. I put her away for the evening and reached for her again this evening. I stopped at HL today and found all of this wonderful textured, glittery paper at half off! Woo hoo! I also bought the spellbinders blossoms dies because I thought it was fitting for this weeks sketch layout (look at the original sketch...see link above). I also found the flocked brads there (Did I spell flocked right?). I used a cotton ball behind the main image and pulled it apart to get the cloudy look. Not very original, but it sure did help make the image pop. I made the sentiment on my computer and then used my new blossom die to cut it out. I forgot to put stickles on her wings. Oh well!
I wish I had a story to go behind this one. I like it when I do, it makes it more fun and more personal. I guess the big decision is who to send it to!

Stamps: Dragonfly Tilda
paper: various glitter dp found at HL, white, green
ink: memento tuxedo black
Markers: copics
accessories: cuttlebug, blossoms die, cotton ball, flocked brads

(pssst, don't you dare leave with out leaving a comment!)


  1. Pssst!!! What happens if I DO dare leave without leaving a comment? Or i leave and come back? :) Maybe you'll double dare me. Cute little dragonfly Tilda, I haven't played with my paper dolls in soo long, you've inspired me. I might have to pull them out this weekend. Neat background you've created there. Flocked brads, those look neat too!

  2. Hi Karen - you have it all going on with this card - so much texture - you know I love texture - flocked brads - how cool! Love this Dragonfly Tilda - you have coloured her so beautifully!! Love the sparkle as well Karen - gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, if you get a moment pop back and have a look at the HUGE Giveaway that is offering NOW. We would love to see you next week at our Blog Hop - there is so much fun to be had and we would love you to be part of it!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  3. Terrific card! Your details are just wonderful. Good luck with this weeks challenge! Hugz, Sunshine:^)

  4. What an adorable Tilda and I love how you incorporated your sentiment in with the Midnight Madness clever. This is just adorable. Thanks for playing along with us. It is so inspiring to visit and see your work.


  5. Love all these little details and the texture of the card is so fun. Thanks for joining the MMSC this week and hope to see you again next week Karen!

  6. I just love your sparkly card! Love your choice of dp and coloring of your "Angel"
    Everything is so wonderfully put together to make such an adorable card. I can tell from your pictures that it is of high quality too! Great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC!

  7. really did a wonderful job with this one even though you have no story to go with it..LOL Love all the fun products you used on this one and your coloring is AWESOME!! And a clever are you?? :) Oh, If you have not done so already, be sure to get in on our HUGE giveaway we are giving right now for the 12 Blogs of Christmas. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch Challenge this week.
    MMSC Hostess

  8. Tilda is too cute cute. Love your coloring and design!! The cottonball is such a creative touch!! Thank you for playing with us at the MMSC this week!

  9. Love how you make the scalloped circle a cloud. Great take on the sketch.

    And thanks for the Christmas card, it is beautiful! And what a handsome group of men you have there!