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Monday, 17 November 2014

HHC242 & JUGS267

High Hopes Winter Mittens and Jugs Colours were used on this quick Christmas card which uses a High Hopes image and a Spellbinders mittens die.



I used fibres on the bottom of the mitten die for added interest and texture. My new Spellbinders die was used for the background.  Wishing you all a good week.

Monday, 10 November 2014

FOSTV145 - Red, Gold and Green

This times challenge at FOSTV is to use the colours Red, Gold and Green.  You can find the challenge here.

I made two cards.  The first is a simple Christmas card using the holly from Create with Pine Boughs and the sentiment from Cardinal.  The second card uses a very sparkly gold paper which was a nightmare to photograph, a die cut green panel and some Roses from the Roses stamp set which were coloured with H2Os.. 



Don't forget to check out the cards made by my team mates and to get your creative genes going.  The challenge closes on Sunday 23rd November.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

One that got away

I made this card for last week's blog hop with the sentiment from the Cardinal set but then I forgot to post it.


The blue background was stencilled and placed behind the die cut card base. Small gems were placed around the star cut.  The sentiment from the Cardinal set was stamped onto a small blue circle.

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.