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Friday, 16 August 2013

MFP August Blog Hop (Day 4) - Wealthy Fish

August Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
   Featured Aug 13th - Pocket Watches
Featured Aug 14th - Joyous Season 
Featured Aug 15th - Country Charm
Featured TODAY Aug 16th - Wealthy Fish

I am not at all happy with this card.  I was pleased with the glittery bamboo panel but I am not happy with the overall card layout.  I didn't have time to remake it but will try again with the same image on another occasion.

This one is stamped on some paper I found in my scrap tray and I quite like the subtle bamboo and other oriental images.  I grabbed a couple of elements from last months set "Be Virtuous"

I have one further oriental card to show you today made with elements from Lucky You and an old Spellbinders die I have had in my collection since I don't know when! I used a gold rub on paste to bring out the embossing.

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 Aug 17, 2013 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 16, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Lucky You"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"

Here's the Design Team:

Jane C
Pat G
Thrfity Stamper
Cathy C
Sue W

Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Thanks for joining us this week and good luck in the prize draw.


  1. So pretty! That middle card is my favourite, I love the soft colours! :)

  2. Janine--these cards are beautiful! Love them all! TFS

  3. I think your first card is lovely! They're all fabulous.

  4. The black background card is beautiful! I love the look.
    The pagoda stamped on the printed paper is lovely. I love how you added the chops from Be Virtuous. Very nice.
    The fan card is very pretty. I wish I had that die. Very yummy with the gold highlights.

  5. Beautiful cards. I really like the one in the middle. I love that paper that you had in your scrap tray. GORGEOUSNESS.

  6. I think all your cards are gorgeous! So different and all beautiful! Bravo and enjoy your holiday!

  7. Beautiful!!!! I think your first card is quite eye catching! Love the glitter! Your second is fabulous with the DP as background! I love that! That fan is gorgeous on your third and I love the pop of red! Great cards!

  8. I like the glittery that an embossing powder or actual glitter?
    I saw your second card and thought how what a sweet and subtle card.
    It's fun to use something you've had in your collection for a long a feeling of accomplishment.
    stamping sue

  9. The card with the fan is super. I can't wait to see what other card you come up with using this set!

  10. Wonderful cards! I love the glitter on the bamboo and the fan is just gorgeous!

  11. Great cards! My fav is the fan!

  12. Super cards today, Janine! That fan is amazing, and the DP on your second card is so pretty.

  13. Beautiful cards Janine!!! I love that fan!

  14. I really like the mystic feel of the center card , the glitter bamboo is super great , the fan is lovely..Lis

  15. Like the glitter, subtle soft look & fan embossing.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. WOW!Awesome cards!!!Love the designs,Love the glitter!!!

  17. Janine,
    All of your cards are beautiful! Your glittery bamboo is lovely against the dark! My fav is the images stamped on the DP - it's stunning!

  18. Lovely projects; I liked the 1st card! Thanks for sharing

  19. These Are incredible cards... You may not like the first one but it is great... Love the background on the second card too.

  20. love asian themed cards
    thanks for sharing all these beauties

  21. I think these look great! I love your glittering bamboo and stamping on patterned paper!


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