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Monday, 1 September 2014

FOSTV 140 - Card for a Child

Good morning - I hope it is a good one where you are.

This time at FOSTV we are making cards for children and boy did I struggle.  I have a child in mind but getting the card to work was a challenge.  I started it when away from home with limited supplies and that is where I went wrong.  It would have looked totally different if I had begun at home I am sure.  Anyway it is done and I think it is OK.

Shown below is the front and then follows a view of the inside.


 
In real life it sparkles quite a lot because of the glitter, shimmery paper and sequins, not to mention the outline stickers and glimmer spray.
 
The FOSTV challenge last for 2 weeks s you have time to play along.  There is a fun stamp for Coffee Lovers for someone to win.
Have fun and come back soon.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

CCC14 August Cards

The CCC14 challenge for August is to use torn paper on your cards.  Not great with torn edges BUT I did make snow drifts and rough ground to come up with these cards.  The backgrounds are sponged with various inks and all the stamps are from Marks Finest Papers.  The cute snowman is from a recently released set called Brrrr and the wise men are from the mini set called Wise Men.





These cards were all made yesterday on our lovely wet, and I mean wet, UK bank holiday.

Monday, 25 August 2014

FOSTV139 - Using Eyelets


I have only stamped a sentiment today and then created the star out of eyelets and some gold fibre.  The sentiment is from the set Poinsettia Blooms


The card I used for sky has great sparkle so I had to take several photos to capture it.  A simple card but I wanted to make the eyelets key to the design.

 
We would love you to join the challenge at FOSTV this week.  Hopefully most people have eyelets somewhere in their collection.  You can find details of the challenge here FOSTV139.

Monday, 18 August 2014

FOSTV 138 - Joy Fold Card

This week at MFP for our FOSTV challenge we are making Joy Fold Cards.  All the details can be found here.

I am keeping this post short as I am away at friends and don't have much time right now.

 
My card is an anniversary card and uses the flowers to fasten closed.
 
If you can please play along and you could win the set called Halloween Selections.  Have a great week.

Friday, 15 August 2014

MFP August Blog Hop Day 4



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

August Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 
 Featured Aug. 12 -Crows and Scarecrow 
Featured Aug. 13 -Hydrangea
 

 Featured Aug. 14 - Keys
Featured Aug. 15 -Dear Santa and Brrrr
 
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 six winners will be announced on 
Aug. 16, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 Aug. 15, 2014
 
 
Today's sets help with making the Christmas card stash.  Here are mine
 



 
 
I also shared this one on Splitcoast last week for the DTGD challenges
 
 
Here's the Design Team:
 
Come on back soon for more creativity.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

MFP August Blog Hop Day 3



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

August Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 
 Featured Aug. 12 -Crows and Scarecrow 
Featured Aug. 13 -Hydrangea
 

 Featured Aug. 14 - Keys
Featured Aug. 15 -Dear Santa and Brrrr

 
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 six winners will be announced on 
Aug. 16, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 Aug. 15, 2014

My projects today include a simple link shrink plastic key ring and a card. 
 

 
 
Here's the Design Team:
 
Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

MFP August Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

August Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 


 
 Featured  Aug. 12 - Crows and Scarecrow
Featured Aug. 13 - Hydrangea
 
 Featured Aug. 14 - Keys
Featured Aug. 15 - Dear Santa and Brrrr

 
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 six winners will be announced on 
Aug.16, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 August 15, 2014
 
My card today uses stencils with both the small flowers from the set and the main hydrangea image which I layered.  This card went to our friends in CA who were such wonderful hosts recently.
 

 
Here's the Design Team:

 

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.