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Monday, 28 July 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop Challenge - Day 1 - Gift Bows

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Co’s Christmas in July Blog Hop Challenge! 

If you are looking for my FOSTV post it is just below this one.


Each day, our designers will make sample projects from tutorials. The tutorials can be found on MFPSpeedyTV.ning.com (You can join for free!)
Participants must play in each of the 5 daily challenges. Participants will need to make samples and upload them to our site with the InLinkz button. Participants should follow the daily tutorial to the best of their abilities. Items can be substituted if necessary. Participants should upload to each day’s InLinkz button.

Participants have until August 10, 2014 at  8PM EST to submit their projects with the InLinkz button.

We will have ONE grand prize winner who will get 5 stamp sets of their choice!
Thanks for joining us today! You have until August 10, 2014 at 8PM EST to submit your projects!

 Today's challenge is to make a DIY Bow. (If you prefer, you could make a Birthday Bow! That way you could use it year round!)
Here is a link to Sandy's Tutorial on MFPSpeedyTV.
 
Here are my samples - I actually ended up assembling these in a rush and they needed more time, practice and patience!
 

 

Please visit these DT members' blogs for more samples

Janine (me)

FOSTV135 - Lace and Pearls

Our challenge for this new week at FOSTV is to make a project involving lace and pearls.  I made this gift box which was used to hold some details about a holiday - I was asked to make it after I made a box for my sister's birthday.  I used the set called Dogwood Blossoms.



Please join in our challenge (FOSTV135 which can be found via this page)  and the Christmas in July challenge which you will also find on my blog Monday and Wednesday.

Lace and pearls is actually very apt today.  We are celebrating our Wedding Anniversary.  You can probably tell by the photo that it was a good few years ago - 35 very happy years!


Have a wonderful, loving and creative week.

Monday, 21 July 2014

FOSTV134 - Shaped Card

Hello - the FOSTV challenge this week is to make a shaped card - not a rectangular or square card something a little different.

I started with this card using a Spellbinders die, some white card and some paper that I embossed.  The image is from Please Snow.
 
 
I then decided to make a second Christmas card using the CCC14 theme for July - 1 down and 11 to go!  This is it using a Spellbinders die and some freehand cutting.  This time I have used the Santa face from the Holiday Tag set.
 
 
You can find details of the challenge on the Marks Finest Papers site and the FOSTV challenge page.  The challenge this week is number 134.  Each week there is a prize for one lucky participant so please play along.

Enjoy your new week.

Friday, 18 July 2014

MFP July Blog Hop - Day 4


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are





 Featured  July 15 - Chinese Take Out
Featured July 16 - Coneflowers & Roses
 
 Featured July 17 - Snowflakes
Featured July 18 - Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony
 
These cards were also made whilst away.  I improvised with what I had adding sequins to the first and glitter to the second.



Thanks for looking.  Have a great weekend.

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 
July19, 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 July 18, 2014

 
Here's the Design Team:
 

Come on back soon for more creativity.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

MFP July Blog Hop - Day 3


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are





 Featured  July 15 - Chinese Take Out
Featured July 16 - Coneflowers & Roses
 
 Featured July 17 - Snowflakes
Featured July 18 - Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony
 
Both these cards were made whilst away using stencils and shapes brought with me.  The card bases were ordered to be there for my arrival and before I knew the sets.  I may have chosen white for the 2nd one but hey it is different!



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 
July19, 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 July 18, 2014

 
Here's the Design Team:
 

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

MFP July Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are



 
 Featured July 15 - Chinese Take Out 
Featured July 16 - Coneflowers & Roses


 Featured July 17 - Snowflakes
Featured July 18 - Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony
 
 
Today's sets are right up my street.  I love colouring flowers and cards with flowers are ones I am able to use.  No fancy sentiments just nice and clean with some die cut shapes.  The first 4 cards were made whilst on vacation and I even used a little wire mesh on the red rose one donated by my friend Jules. 
The blue rose was made when I got home - for our anniversary later in the month.  It is actually a richer blue than in the photo.  All the colouring was done with Prismacolor pencils and Zest. 
 




 

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 
July 19, 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 July 18, 2014

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

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

MFP July Blog Hop - Day 1


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are



 
 Featured July 15 - Chinese Take Out 
Featured July 16 - Coneflowers & Roses


 Featured July 17 - Snowflakes
Featured July 18 - Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony
 
 

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 
July 19, 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 July 18, 2014

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