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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Vintage February Christmas

This is a very quick post of my last of my February Christmas Cards for CCC13.  There are simple, vintage style and in non-standard Christmas colours.

 
Hope it is feeling more like Spring than Winter where you are.

Monday, 24 February 2014

FOSTV113 - Tissue Paper



The Marks Finest Papers FOSTV challenge this week is to use tissue paper.  I came across some fancy gold tissue that had been on a gift so this is what I used on this card along with this butterfly image and some sentiments from the Swallowtail set.  The gold card used for the backing is also recycled and was run through a Spellbinders embossing folder.


 
 

 
Here is a closer view


 
There is a prize this week of the set called Lily of the Valley for one lucky participant in our challenge so please join us and have some fun with your tissue.



Thank you for checking in.
 

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Queen Angie - QFTD204

Angie (Oh My Paper on Splitcoast) has become a great long distance friend since we both started working together for Marks Finest Papers.  I was thrilled for her this week as she has been away for a well deserved break and has been picked as Queen for the Day at Splitcoast.   I love peeking at her gallery and blog and she is a great champion of mixed media and pretty cards. 

I love this circle card she produced for someone undergoing surgery and I used it as the inspiration for my card.

I used the Marks Finest Papers set called Huge Blooms with black embossing powder on watercolour paper that I had shaded with distress inks.  The blue shading does not show up too well in the photo but is actually prettier in real life.


A variety of dies were used and a little glitter added to the butterfly.  Thank you Angie for the inspiration - twice in one week!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

JUGS228

Firstly I should thank Angie for the inspiration for this card - Thank you Angie.

I have used 3 background images from Marks Finest Papers on my spring flowers which are all die cuts made with Spellbinders dies as is the trellis.  I used Memento inks to stamp with and then other Memento inks to sponge.  The sets I used are called Works of Art (Yellow flowers), Love Script (Pink flowers) and Just a Note (Lilac flowers)  The sentiment is a pre done one from a bunch given to me some time ago.  The border was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.


I am entering this card in this week's JUGS challenge - JUGS228.

This picture shows the stamping detail.


I am thinking Spring even if it has been raining again today!

Monday, 17 February 2014

VLVFeb Week 2 & High Hopes 205

I made the Birthday card shown below using the VLV sketch for the 2nd week of February and a recently released image from High Hopes called Hummingbird Ring

I have been checking out Copic colour combination at DoveArt Studios (http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/) - a great site and well worth a visit.

The sketch looks like this
 
My card looks like this

and this is a close up
 
My image is coloured with Copics and the flowers are made using Spellbinders dies.  The background paper is from Kelly Panacci.  I am entering my card in HHC205 which is Birthday Cards using a High Hopes image, VLV Feb Week 2 and Word Art Wednesday as I believe my bright colours would uplift many people.  Wishing you a bright and cheerful day.
 

FOSTV112 - Tent Card



My card today uses 3 Marks Finest Papers sets -
Ivy and Blossoms,
Brick Wall Mini and
In My Den




 
Our challenge this week is a tent card and there are instructions at Splitcoast if you need them here
I made mine as a Christmas card as we have many friends and neighbours with cats.  I used a photo for the back panel as I don't have suitable MFP stamps but I did add the chair from In My Den.
 
 
Here is a closer view


I used dies for the window and the cats.

There is a prize this week of the set called Broom Rides for one lucky participant in our challenge so please join us and have some fun with your tent cards.


Wishing you a great week

 

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.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Blog Hop 13th February

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

 The Fairies set was the clue to get out glitter etc.  My first card uses some fancy Spellbinders dies, a stencil and dragonflies along with today's set.  The sentiment Well Wishes was the closest I could get to Wishing You Well.
 

My second card also uses glitter and gilding flakes. I also added girlie pink ribbon.


Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Blog Hop 12th February


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 first card uses the medallion with three different coloured embossing powders and a simple Thank you sentiment.


My second card uses the medallion again with embossing powder (white) but this time stamped after I had coloured and masked the rosebud from Love Remains.  The sponging was done with Old Paper Distress Ink and I also stamped Cracked Hello over my sponging.  My last touch was the little embossed pieces made using Spellbinders dies.


Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Blog Hop 11th February



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




For today's card I pulled out my gilding flakes which I used with the cage.  I sponged the background through a stencil (Memory Box - thanks for asking Anne) and stamped the sentiment from today's set directly onto my background.  The bird was cut with my Cricut and coloured with some ink on a cotton bud.

Here's the Design Team:


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.