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Friday, 14 February 2014

Blog Hop 14th February

Happy Valentines Day 
Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured Feb. 9 - Foo Dogs
Featured Feb. 10 - Birds of the Orient
 Featured Feb. 11 - Birdcages

Featured Feb. 12 - Medallions
Featured Feb. 13 - Fairies
Featured Feb. 14 - Lucky Duck

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 
Feb. 15, 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 Feb. 14, 2014

My card uses the duck and one sentiment from the set.  I added Koi fish to "my water", which was made with ink applied to an embossing folder.

This is the inside with the small duck and a sentiment from the Cranes set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come back next month for another hop.


  1. Very cute, Janine. I love the Koi Pond you made for your duck.

  2. I love how you colored that sweet little duck with the shadowing!

  3. The pond is a great addition to this! Good job!

  4. This is gorgeous! What a superb idea for water! It's brilliant! What a lovely cheery card! But maybe not quite for now with all the flooding...only the ducks are liking it!

  5. Sweet card. I like your embossed water.

  6. Wow very pretty card
    Like how you did the water
    Thank for showing

  7. Very nice card..I like the swirl embossing folder that you used for your card....Well Done

  8. Just wonderful!
    stamping sue

  9. all the sets are fantastic, as usual, TFS. it is beautiful!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Cute card; love the creative water!

  11. Cute--I like how you created the water.

  12. Cute card. Love the embossing and the flowers.

  13. The yellow flowers accent the yellow bill and feet on your duck! So cute

  14. I like how you embossed only part of this cute card.............Lis

  15. Fun card! I like the swirled torn paper for water!

  16. Okay, so I've been a pretty bad DT sister, and I've procrastinated in commenting on all your beautiful creations from last week's blog hop. I did want you to know that I've come by to see all your goodies and just wanted you to know how great I think they all are! I absolutely love what you did on your Foo Dog card. I was finding that a hard stamp set to use, so using the sentiment was pretty smart! Your Birds of the Orient card is very cool. I really like orange and blue together, and that punch or die that you used is so pretty. I am absolutely in love with your Birdcages card. The gilding on the cage really sets the whole thing off. I was struggling with how to stamp the cage, not realizing that it didn't seem right because it wasn't looking like metal. Yours is so pretty!

    Your Medallion cards are awesome. I didn't realize you could use different colored embossing powders over each other. I always thought after you embossed with the first color, that when you went back to heat the second color, it would re-melt the first one and you would just have a big mess. I'm glad it works though so thank you for showing it. I also never thought of masking and then embossing. Your second card uses all sorts of different techniques, and I love it. I also love the way you use the die cuts to look like little brackets. Your Fairy cards are so cute! I think that was my favorite stamp set this time around. I love the punches and fancy edges you used on both of them. It really sets the images off. Your duck card is so adorable! I think I have that same embossing folder that never thought to use it for water. And the fish are an awesome added touch. Great job!


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