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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

MFP September Blog Hop - Day1 - 23/09/14



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

September Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept.23 - Hot Air Balloon 
Featured Sept. 24 - Witchie


 Featured Sept. 25 - Chrysanthemum
Featured Sept. 26 - Nutcrackers

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 
Sept. 27, 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 Sept. 26, 2014


My cards today are simple but hopefully nice enough to inspire you. 
On the first one I stamped and embossed the two balloons and then coloured with Copics. I sponged the sky and then stamped the sentiments.  This has already hit the mail!
 
 
My second card features our local lavender field.  I don't think I would ever see a hot air balloon over the field though as we are quite near both Gatwick and Heathrow flight paths - with the fragrance of lavender filling my head can dream though ! 
I used a photo I had taken and then printed it out on some plain card.  I chose balloon colours to go with the rows of lavender and grass between.  Three varieties of lavender are grown there at
Mayfield Lavender each summer and children are encouraged to collect the beetles that destroy the crop in jam jars! 

 
 

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

29 comments:

  1. Both cards are beautiful; I especially LOVE the second card with the scene you created.

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  2. Two beautiful cards. Love the second one with the die cut border.

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  3. These are great Janine!! I love the two balloons (especially the one on the left) and how you arranged them, but your second card is totally fabulous! Wow! Hugz!

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  4. Both of your cards are so nice, Janine -- but you hit a home run with that second one. I love how you incorporated the balloon into a photo!!!

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  5. They look so royal fit for the queen to take a day to fly away.....Lis

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  6. Janine your cards are terrific! but I have to say I really, really like your second card with the balloon floating over the lavender fields. those fields must be a sight to see.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. Janine, Squeal especially for your second card!!!! Amazing creations!

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  8. Beautiful cards and beautiful coloring. I love love love the second one.

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  9. Janine,
    Your first card is lovely and elegant, but my favorite is the second card - it is gorgeous! Your picture of the lavender field is wonderful and the card you made using it is so beautiful! I love lavender and tried growing it - but, alas, it did not like me!!

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  10. Two very beautiful and elegant cards done with this set Janine! I absolutely love the colors you used.

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  11. I really like both of your cards. The first one, the placement of the balloons looks great.I especially love your second one. The colors are fabulous. I loved seeing the lavender field.I have seen lavender growing a little bit here and there but never a whole field. I bet it is a glorious sight.

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  12. two great looking cards...they both turned out really nice...
    well done

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  13. Both cards are great. Love the colors you have used in the firs one and the die cut photo frame in the second and how you matched the balloon to the field of lavender.

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  14. The first card is lovely, and the second is stunning! How creative to use a photo!

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  15. WOW, how GORGEOUS is that lavender fields card! What an excellent idea and the die cut frame is the perfect touch.

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  16. Love the photo with the balloon The purple is also very awesome looking.

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  17. What a great idea with the picture and the die cuts. Lovely cards

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  18. I love your you did the photo with the balloon very clever!

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  19. the 2nd one is my favorite hugs bibiana

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  20. Beautiful cards, Janine!!! The blue and gold of the first balloon is really something!!! I love the balloon paired with the scenic DP! Two great cards!

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  21. Beautiful cards Janine!! I especially LOVE your second one!! Lavender is my most favorite fragrance and the scene you created is really beautiful :)

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  22. You showcased this stamp set very beautifully! Love both the cards, but the second one steals the show:) LOOOVE it!!! This creation is full of adventure!!!

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  23. Love both projects. Your clouds are perfect too.

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  24. Both cards are beautiful, but your second card design was brilliant!
    Myrna

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  25. Great coloring on the first one and I like how you used a photo on the second.

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  26. Phenomenal card with balloon overlaid on your photo!!! Wow. Wow. Wow. LOVE this!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  27. Janine, your cards are gorgeous. I love your wonderful colouring. The balloon floating over the lavender fields is absolutely stunning.

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