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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

MFP September Blog Hop - Buried Treasure

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   September Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Buried Treasure Featured September 25
Going Batty Featured September 26
Autumn Splendor Featured September 27
Tweet That Featured September 28

My cards using Buried Treasure are quite simple.  

The first is for my Nephews Birthday this weekend and will hold some "dosh" inside.  When you are 16 you want to choose your own stuff (aka Treasure!).  I used a paper that has gold on it and then used distress inks on it, polishing it off the gold.  The map was distressed and coloured to make it look old.  A few areas were coloured with Copics and the skull  & crossbones were coloured with a Picket Fence distress marker.  I used SC399 for my card.


Inside the card I added a simple pocket for some folded notes or a gift card.

My second card uses the parrot and is showing parrot like repetitive behaviour.  The paper here is from Papermania.  Copics were used for the colouring and Memento inks for the stamping.

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 September 29, 2012 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 11PM EST on Friday September 28, 2012.


  1. Totally love the paper you chose for the first card. DS(5) would totally enjoy the humour of the second!

  2. Janine--both of these cards are great!!! I can't decide between the two which I like best. Guess it'll have to be a tie! TFS

  3. Wow wee all of your cards are great. Happy Birthday to your nephew! I like that you distress so of your first card. It stands out! Beautiful Bright colors on your last card. TFS AJ-

  4. Both cards are nice, Janine, but that first is outstanding!!!

  5. Two fine cards, Janine. Your nephew is sure to love his 'treasure' and the card. Those parrots can be repetitive when they start chatting, can't they? :-)

  6. Awesome background on that first card! A great way to give a teenager his birthday gift. And a clever idea with the repetitive sentiment on the second one.

  7. two terrific cards! you nephew will love it.
    stamping sue

  8. I am a sucker for blue Love your cards....Lis

  9. Great work! Love the gold on the first and your nephew will be happy!

  10. Janine,
    The first card for your nephew is adorable and I'm sure he will love the treasure inside the card! Your second card is adorable as well and the coloring of your parrot is perfect and just like a parrot, he is repeating and repeating!!

  11. The paper on your first is fabulous. I'm sure your nephew will absolutely love it. The second is really cute. Love the bright colors you used.

  12. These are great! I love the repeating parrot. What a perfect card!

  13. Captain Jack Sparrow says you will not be walking the plank with this card. Especially like the gold polishing.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow Fan

  14. What fun cards; love the second one with the repeated saying. Thanks for sharing

  15. WOW! That background paper on the first card is so striking and really sets off the stamps so well!

    1. Love the gold on the background paper. Perfect for the image.

  16. FAb job Janine! I love the dp on the first perfect with the map stamp :) The second is so cool with the 3 tag sentiments!

  17. Your cards are great and I love the white you've used on the map! I think I may have to invest in one of those picket fences markers. :)

  18. Very nice details on the first card!
    Cute three-peat on the second!

  19. Love the gold paper background on your first card. What a treasure!!

  20. Great cards. Love your distressed map it looks fantastic on that gorgesou paper. cheers Linda


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