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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

MFP September Blog Hop - Day 2 - 24/09/14

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

I don't send cards at Halloween as it is not an occasion we celebrate.  I don't deny sweets to local children but that is as far as we go.  Despite that I managed to make two cards with this set.
The first card took ages - fastening all those fibres to make a web was a labour of love and I decided to add the black glitter to make it stand out even more.  I wanted t add the sentiment Another Birthday to go with the Yikes but I could not find one!  I know where this is bound!
My second card uses leaves from Scenic Selections. some Spellbinders leaves and the broom from today's set.

For all those that commented on the lavender fields yesterday in my balloon card if you drop down to the bottom of this post I have added a few more photos of what is a fantastic spot in the summer.  The fragrance on a warm summer evening is amazing.

Here's the Design Team:

Mayfield Lavender Fields - Carshalton, Surrey


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Both cards are great; love the second card with the fun scene.

  2. Janine, I really like how you showed these very different ways of using the stamp set. Well planned and very creative. The spider one is super scary and the fall one is super fun. Great job! Hugz!

  3. Wow, Janine!! First, I am sooooo impressed that yesterday's bg was a photo!!!! What a fabulous way to make a totally one of a kind card! Next, Thanks so much for adding your gorgeous lavender field photos. Amazingly pretty! Does the air smell like lavender or is it only once the plant has been harvested? I had one small lavender plant and it didn't smell until I crushed it in my hands....just wondering if it's the same with the fields. Finally, Your cards are gorgeous! I love that spider!!!! I am not one to create many Halloween cards either but I have had to create a few. I LOVE your fiber webbing!!! Fabulous card. Your Fall card is perfect with those lovely leaves, great way to use the broom image!

  4. Love the broom with leaves. Gave it another purpose. Beautiful pictures.

  5. Love both of these cards -- and especially the fact that you made a "non-Halloween" card using this set. And thanks for the photos of the lavender fields in bloom. Gorgeous!

  6. Both cards are really cool, especially that first one.

  7. Loved your cards. You did a great job making Non Halloween cards with this set. I especially love the spider one. I love how the web looks. Thanks for sharing more photos of the lavender fields.

  8. Fabulous cards. I really like the second one with the pretty fall scene.
    Those lavender fields are beautiful.

  9. Great use of the stamp. Love your photos.

  10. Wow, wow, wow on both of your card...
    Love the background paper on the spider card...labor of love!
    The second one what a great idea for the broom image...
    Well done

  11. Wow, Janine, both of your card are wonderful. The first card is clearly a labor of love and lots of work - but, wow, it turned out amazing - I love it and so will the recipient! Thanks so much for sharing more pics of the gorgeous lavender fields. I think they would have to come and insist I leave at the end of their business day - because I would be sitting there enjoying the beauty of the fields. I think I might be adding this to my "bucket list" and thanks for letting us share your pictures.

  12. Both cards are great. Love that you used the broom for a non-Halloween fall card.

  13. Your cards are great and I love the way you used the sets so differently. I love the photo's of the lavender fields. I have lavender growing in the front is the only thing the deer won't eat! TFS

  14. What amazing lavender fields !! And I love both the cards !!

  15. Wow, I love both of your creations!!! So different and unique:) Lots of hard work going on!!! Very creative and innovative!

  16. I love the first one...what a great idea using that for a web! and the second one is awesome, I just love the fall! awesome pics of the fields too!!!

  17. Wow for the lavender fields. That first card is spooky. Love the broom and the leaves Hugz


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