Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #53: Wish Big

**Click HERE to see this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge card!**

Stamps: Penny Black 'Quite Dandy' and 'Wish Big'. Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey 'Phoebe', WCP. Ink: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi. Accessories: white flocking.

This is no ordinary week at the Midnight Madness.

Each day something different will be posted on the blog to keep the party going. To be eligible for the prizes, make sure you come back each day to see the new party theme and post another comment.

It will be an exciting week of activities and we need you to help with our celebration. You may not want to leave the party!!! We will be having door prizes from the comment section in addition to our regular drawings for each of the activities we post. The only requirement is that you have played "ONE" of our challenges in the past year and post your comment. That's it!! You’ll want to log onto the Midnight Madness Blog, grab your crafting supplies, and party with us each day for a chance to win.

If you are new, just join us for MMSC53!

50's swing is my favorite retro dance -- is it really 'retro' if it's still popular today? Here's my dress for the MMSC dance party:

Now to 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 MMSC52 Gold Star Award goes to...
Nancy Brown

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#17 SuperNan
#35 Brenda
#52 Holly Miller


This Weeks Sneak Peeks for our Special Blogaversary Celebration!!


*Our MMSC53 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

The Stamping Boutique

Below are a few words from the owner:

Our company, "The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.
Tracey Malnofski

Tracey fromThe Stamping Boutique is offering her entire line of "The Fairy Cynthia" rubber stamps as a prize.

These are all her own designs!! WOW-ZA Thank you Tracey! :)


**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!.


For my card, I went with the pure CAS sketch, using fun DPs to dress up the effect. The image is faux watercoloring with a bit of flocking because all dandelions (even pink ones!) are fuzzy, right?

Be sure to stop by the other Midnight Madness Design Team's blogs to admire their take on the sketch:



  1. Great take on the Sketch and use of images. Love the freshness that your cards has about it. Tracy, MDMT

  2. Totally BEAUTIFUL Jess...what an awesome take on the sketch...Beautiful color choice!!

  3. So beautiful Jessica.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Beautiful Jessica. The watercolor paper adds such nice texture, too. Love the touch of flocking. Great card.

  5. I LOVE this card!! Awesome!

  6. Hi Jessica, great card this week. Cool Paper..love the flocking. Thanks for the close up too. Your post looks awesome.. where is your party dress? The party is getting a little crazy now... The later it gets the more wild it gets...See, I knew you were a wild one and would show up late. See you at the party and save me a dance..BBQ next week, so defrost that meat..LOL

  7. Jessica this is a beautiful and elegant card!! Love your colors and papers!! Great job!! Poodle skirts were around when I was a teen - oops!! does that make me sound old? (well I guess because I am)!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  8. Very cool!! I love the watercoloring and the fuzzy look you have created with the flocking. Hugs, Kel

    P.S. -- I used to love going to 50s/60s dances, too. My mom and I even created our own poodle skirts with cute felt poodles and fuzzy pompoms.

  9. wow, a ton of info on this post!! I think your pink flocked dandelions are the cat's meow!!! love them :-) I did not create my own poodle skirts ..just saying!! LOL ;-)

  10. Hi Jess!! This is beautiful!! I just your flowers and the CAS design!! What an awesome take on the sketch!! I love your dp and flocking!!
    Missing you girls!!

  11. Jessica, your card is just beautiful, lovely colors and image. Fabby poodle skirt for the dance party...love it!

  12. Your 50's dress are way to cool!

    Great card! Love the colors and the texture. The image is amazing!


  13. What a fabulous card! I love the clean lines of it! Simply beautiful!
    Hugs, Darsie

  14. Beautiful image and lovely color combo of the DP contrast. Very cute and delightful :o)

  15. I like the watercoloring image. The color combi is great.so bright colors the green and blue. Really beautiful card.

  16. Beautiful! Love the watercolor look!

  17. Beautiful card! Love the colours you have used:) *Big hugs Inger*

  18. Hi Jessica - this is fabulous - I love that image, the flocking is a great touch - dandelions bring back so many childhood memories! Your DP's add such warmth to this simple elegant card! Thanks for sharing! {{{Hugs}}}

  19. Jessica-this is so clever and creative. I love that you used flocking on the dandelions. When I was a kid, I just to love picking them and blowing on them and watching the little "fluff" flying in the wind. This is simply delightful. So much great texture and color.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  20. Oooh, very pretty card. Love the design and the colors. That image is perfect.


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