Tuesday, 9 July 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #2 - Shello

Mark's Finest Papers July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:
 Featured July 9th - Lotus Blossoms
Featured July 10th - Shello 
Featured July 11th  - Be Virtuous 
Featured July 12th - Presents

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 July 13, 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 11PM EST on Friday July 12, 2013.




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




 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Dragonflies"     




Today'set is a really cute one, perfect for summer.  Its called "Shello":


I decided to pull out my sparkly water colour paints and came up with two cards:









Its hard to see in the pictures but the paint is really sparkly.  I embossed the images because it resists the paint really well, and I love the gems with the paint.  There is no such thing as too much sparkle! :)

This set was really fun to work with, but of course this isn't the only set Mark's Finest Papers offers.  You can find this month's sets along with many other beautiful sets at the Mark's Finest Papers Store.  In the meantime, why not have a look and see what the other design team members have to offer?  The lovely Toni is next on the hop, but if you haven't visited the other designers I really encourage you to visit everyone.  There is lots of inspiration to be had!  See you tomorrow for day #!  :)

25 comments:

Karenladd said...

Love both of these cards! The added bling is a great touch!

Janine said...

Can see a bit of your sparkle - love the colours.

Tamara D said...

Very nice card! I agree, you can never have too much sparkle!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow pretty cards. I love the embellishment on the first card. And the paper is so fun and cute on the last card. TFS AJ-

Angie said...

Cathy, your turtle colors are so realistic on both cards! The paint give off a bit of texture too! Stunning cards! I wish I had thought to add some sparkling jewels! I will have to remember to place my flags like you did on the inside, love that look! Two fabulous cards!

Pam said...

Super darling cards! I love your signature rhinestones.

MariLynn said...

Love how your turtles look. I just knew you would find a way to add some bling to your cards. I really like how your first card turned out!

Jane said...

Two darling cards!!! Love the gems on the first.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cathy- the scenes you created are adorable!

Lois said...

Two cute cards -- I like all the bling on the first one!

kren said...

Very pretty cards. I love all those individual elements and the bling!

Come and see what I've done lately! kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards and great water scenes.

Michelle N. said...

Fab, just fab! Great coloring on all your elements, and I like the flag cut too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 beautiful cards Cathy.

greetings karin

Mary Ann said...

Super Cute Cards!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Cathy,
Very pretty cards - and I like the colors and layout too. You're exactly right - never too much bling.

Pat Garvin said...

Love the added bling.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Cathy--how cute!!! Both of these cards are wonderful! Love the added bling on the first one! TFS

Ravengirl said...

Ahhhh, bling in the weeds. These are amazing Cathy!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the bling on the first one.

Jo4Him said...

What fun cards,especially like the 1st one with the bling! Thanks for sharing

stamping sue said...

two very good cards and I agree sometimes you just have to shine!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Cindy Groh said...

I'm loving that turtle stamp set. Super cute card.

Beth F. said...

Both of the cards are great! I love the sparkles!

loulou said...

Great cards. I love them both but the second is my favourite as your colouring of the cute turtle is just fantastic.