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Friday, 31 October 2014

October Blog Hop - Day 4 - Create with Pine Boughs


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

October Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct. 28 - Owls

Featured Oct. 29 - Polka Dot Country
 

 Featured Oct. 30 - Cardinal
 
Featured Oct. 31 - Create with Pine Boughs
 
I had some fun with this set creating 4 cards. 
 
The first one uses a blown alcohol ink background and the baubles from the set stamped and embossed in gold.

The second one uses the bauble image on designer paper to create a 3D effect bauble.
 
The third card uses the bulb and the greenery to create a garland 

This card is my favourite - coloured with Copics and simply mounted with a gold border.


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on 
Nov. 1, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 31, 2014

Here's the Design Team:

Thursday, 30 October 2014

October Blog Hop - Day 3 - Cardinal


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

October Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct. 28 - Owls

Featured Oct. 29 - Polka Dot Country
 

 Featured Oct. 30 - Cardinal
 
Featured Oct. 31 - Create with Pine Boughs

I have seen Cardinals when we were in Minnesota but they are not a Christmas symbol in the UK so I have only made one card which is actually travelling to the states.
 



Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on 
Nov. 1, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 31, 2014

Here's the Design Team:

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

October Blog Hop - Day 2 - Polka Dot Country


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

Oct.  Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 
 Featured  Oct. 28 - Owls

Featured Oct. 29 - Polka Dot Country

 Featured Oct. 30 - Cardinal
 
Featured Oct. 31 - Create with Pine Boughs

For today's sets I made a Thank You card and a Birthday card.  Both are simple cards using inks and red and clear embossing powder.


 


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on 
Nov. 1, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 31, 2014

Here's the Design Team:
 

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

October Blog Hop - Day 1 - Owls


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

Oct.  Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 
 Featured  Oct. 28 - Owls

Featured Oct. 29 - Polka Dot Country

 Featured Oct. 30 - Cardinal
 
Featured Oct. 31 - Create with Pine Boughs

I made a card and a bookmark with this set.  A blown alcohol ink background and an owl coloured to match.  The bookmark has a more traditional coloured owl.
 
 
 


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on 
Nov. 1, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 31, 2014

Here's the Design Team:
 

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Monday, 27 October 2014

FOSTV144 - Moving element on a Card

I suppose I took the easy option for this one making another waterfall card.  This one I was asked to make and as it qualifies as a card with a moving element I am sharing as part of this challenge for FOSTV144.

The card uses a variety of MFP flower sets.  I made one panel for each season wishing for a great year ahead rather than just a single day.





We would love you to play along with our challenge this time around. You have two weeks to create a card with something that moves.  Please check out all the other team members cards too.
You can find our fortnightly challenge on this page - look for the one in large type each time.  There is always a prize for one participant and this time around it is the set Sand Dollar.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

For Andree and Jeff

I am hoping Marks Finest Papers will excuse me doing a really early post for the November sets, but I made this for some dear friends who live some distance away now in Cornwall.  Andree has been battling cancer for some time and I hoped this card would get to her in the hospice, but sadly she went to be with our Lord, Jesus this morning. I hope the card brings some comfort to Jeff who has been at her bedside for weeks and been there for all the ups and downs before that. 
The stamp actually has a deer in it but I have "doctored" my version and on this card I used it with some stencils, a cloud die and MFP sentiments.

Even though I feel very sad right now Andree was a bright and lively person and I know we owe it to her to celebrate the life we have.  Rest in peace sweet friend - you were an amazing witness to a great God.