May 25, 2010

MMSC #55 The red carpet is all layed out!

Welcome to the Midnight Madness Red carpet!

Greetings everyone and welcome to the last week of our month long Midnight Madness Blogaversary celebration. This will be the last week to get in on the Huge Potluck Blogaversary Candy Giveaway and our May monthly sponsors prize that is being awarded to 5 people! We have had a blast with you at the dance party and the barbecue and now we have one more surprise for our final festivity.

For the last week of our gala event we are rolling out the red carpet and are about to embark on a yearly Blogaversary tradition….....

In honor of the person who started the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, the design team unanimously chose to name this very special award the
"Priscilla Award".

Priscilla has inspired, encouraged, motivated, and stimulated everyone of us in our crafting endeavors.
She has been our friend, our mentor, our confident, our sister in crafting. She is tireless in her efforts to bring you the best of the best each week and to challenge each and everyone of us to achieve greater heights than we ever thought imaginable.

She was humbled by the idea of us coming together to call it the
"Priscilla Award",
but we as the Design Team thought it was only fitting for the highest honor that someone could achieve on Midnight Madness to be named after our founding individual.
We would like to present to ONE outstanding card/craft person who is represented amongst our GOLD STAR winners of the past year, the coveted "Priscilla Award".

Not only that, but it is going to be the "PEOPLES CHOICE". What does that mean....that means that you our friends and weekly players are going to choose the winner this time!!!! We have picked 20 GOLD STAR winners.


It is with a heavy heart sharing that two of our wonderful MMDT “originals” will be stepping down to spend some much needed quality time with their families and perusing other avenues this summer. Michelle and Jeni, you will be missed.

So we hope you will have a glass of Champaign, join in the fun by voting and of course by playing our challenge this week...The design team will be showing off their RED CARPET DESIGNER DRESSES and we invite you to join in.

Who are you wearing?

I will be Rhianna this week.
This dress actually reminds me of some weddingsinvitations I made a few years back. I cut out roses just like these in the bottom right coner of the invitations.
I love those roses and I have come to like Rhianna better and better. She is a though girl with a lot of attitude. And she looks like a millon dollars in this dress.

Now to this weeks'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 MMSC54 Gold Star Award goes to...
45. Bonnie O'Clair
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
6. Christina C.
7. An
8. Chris Olsen
9. Karen Wallace
24. Gini Cagle
37. Nancy Bush
56. Gry-Beate
Please grab your award logos and display them proudly :)
Random BBQ Comment Door Prize winner is ...
Our MMSC54 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
37. Nancy Bush

Please contact Priscilla with your info to claim your Bonus prize and our Special Blogaversary Celebration Prizes!!! :)
This Weeks Sneak Peeks (last week) for our Special Blogaversary Celebration!!
*Our MMSC55 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

D' Amour Allure stamps include vintage styles to character art. Please browse the collections at our exclusive retailer,
Thank you again Jeni for your wonderful prize :)
**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....
PB Stamps
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!.
Here is this weeks Sketch and my Creation:

I don't make many blue cards so I guess it was about time I tried. I got this beautiful DP from my mom and just had to try it.
The fab girl here is from D' Amore Allure and is called Sadies floral hat. You can find it here.

I colored her with Watercolor Pencils and poped her up on foamdots. I stamped some texts here and there and and added some ribbons, laces, gems and pearls.

This fab flowers are a mix of primas, metal flowers and mulberry roses. I have topped them off with some clear tiny beads that I have just glued on.
I teared of some bits and pices according to the sketch and sewed the crisscross with some thin ribbon and placed some leftover scrappaper behind it. And of course I found a place for my all time favorite heartcharm!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
No rush over to the Midnight Madness blog to vote for your favorite to the Priscilla Award - then run to your craftsroom to come play with us!


Crafty Creations - Celebration (it is a happy birthday-card - sentiment on the inside)
Your next stamp challenge - Cut it out and pop it up
Stamp Something - 2 of something (2 flowers)
Sew many cards - Anything goes
Doodle Palace - 3D (pop it up)
Pixie Dust studio - Cut it out

Entering our challenge is as easy as 1-2-3 :)

1. Please become a “FOLLOWER”

2. Tag with MMSC55 when uploading to galleries.

3. Enter your project to " inlinkz" below and leave a comment

MMSC55 ENTRY DEADLINE Monday May 31st at 5pm PST


Lovely Linda said...

Wow Gunn - you do 'blue' so well! This is gorgeous - I love that image and every detail you have added to your card! Those flowers are gorgeous and I love your charm - I have some of those and get them from a patchwork shop...LOL! You certainly add such a gorgeous touch to the MMSC Gunn - I LOVE coming to see your work and KNOW I am going to LOVE it! Thanks for sharing Gunn and inspiring!! {{{hugs}}}

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Gunn, Such a stunning beauty this is...I love what you have done with Jeni's image, the vintage elements are truly divine and the flowers, lace, charm and pearls are the perfect addition to this gorgeous card. LOVE IT!
Your RED CARPET dress is stunning and you will look amazing in it!

~Jeri~ said...

Stunning and amazing!! Love the vintage distressed look!! Absolutely beautiful work!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges!!

Primitive Paper said...

Oh My.....I used the same image this week and loved it! The soft muted hughes on this card are just dreamy. I love all of the details and how you have given us more than one photo so that we can see everything up close. Love, Tracy, MMDT

Sue said...

Gunn, your card is stunning. So many beautiful details and your pictures of closups let us enjoy them all. Flowers are beautiful. That image is so nice and love it with the blue. Always fun to come see what you are up to and creating!!

The dress you chose is wonderful, you are going to look marvelous, darling...........


Anita said...

This is just stunning. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sew Many Cards. Hugs, Anita

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful image and your embellishments are perfect for completing the wonderful vintage feel of this card! Stunning red carpet dress, too!!

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

Gunn, No One does vintage, charms, flowers like You!! This is so terrific , Great edging. I sure will miss your mischief in emails! BIG HUGS!! That dress is so avant-guarde xox ~Jeni

Denise @ kc242 said...

Gunn, you are one of the best vintage and distressed card makers that I know! Wow! Love all of the wonderful details. Love your saucy dress too! Just perfect for the party!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gorgeous, as always, sweet friend! You are so, so talented.

Phyllis said...

Gunn! This is an awesome card, love the colors and all the lovely embellishments!! Beautifully done. Love the laces!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Cheri said...

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week with this amazingly beautiful card!

Cheri said...

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week with this amazingly beautiful card!

Priscilla said...

WOW ..I do not know where to start with this post..everything looks wonderful. Great dress, wonderful flowers on your card, love the way you distress..I could go on and on..Love what you did with this weeks sketch. You are an amazing artist. Thanks for bring your special flair to these challenges.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very pretty! Stunning!!!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Darsie Bruno said...

what a fabulous vintage card! Just love all the elements that went into this stunning creation!
Hugs, Darsie

Guro said...

Herlig kort igjen Gunn!!! Og for en kjole da :D Nydelig, perfekt til det den røde løperen.
Kortet ditt er fult av flotte detaljer som alltid; likte veldig godt blomsten i hjørne med litt perler.
Ha en herlig helg!
Klem Guro

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Fabulous card Gunn, and I totally Love your style with everything you create. :) You are a wonderful addition to the MM team. I'll be peaking in to see what you are up to as much as I can this summer! :) Michelle

Carol said...

Gunn-even though I missed the fun last week, I just wanted to stop by and say how beautiful your card is. Love your fabulous dress for the red carpet walk as well. Your work is stunning my friend. I will be caught up in the next day or two...thank goodness. I finally got my MMSC56 card up today. YIKES!! lol

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}