Friday, 16 August 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #4 - Wealthy Fish

Mark's Finest Papers August Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured August 13th - Pocket Watches
Featured August 14th - Joyous Season
Featured August 15th - Country Charm 
Featured August 16th - Wealthy Fish

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 August 17, 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 10 PM EST on Friday August 16, 2013.

The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Lucky You"

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Take Time Mini"

Its the final day of the hop and today's set called "Wealthy Fish" is a lovely one:

I really loved the simplicity of the larger images so I decided to make clean and simple cards to complment them:

I had fun watercolouring the embossed images, and using the coin embellishments I had been saving from a May Arts embellishment pack.  The black seam binding ribbon and the sparkly sequins were perfect to finish the cards off.  Simple and quick, but lovely just the same.  :)

I hope you enjoyed my cards, but the fun is not over!  You can visit Mark's Finest Papers store to purchase these sets along with lots of other wonderful sets.  Or, if you need some inspiration the DT list is below!  This is a blog hop after all and talented Toni is next on the list!  Or if you've started here click below to go back to the beginning.


  1. WOW! Love your cards, great showcases for these stamps!

  2. 2 lovely cards - great work.

  3. Oh Cathy--what gorgeous cards! Great job! TFS

  4. Beautiful and classy. Love the white, the layouts and the embellies.

  5. Both cards are beautiful. I love the use of the sequins. Very oriental in nature and they compliment your cards.

    These are both lovely.

  6. The ribbon and coins on both of your cards are the perfect embellishments. Such classy looking cards!

  7. Gorgeous cards! They are sooooo elegant! TFS!

  8. Stunning! Fabulous CAS! I love the coin charms tied with the ribbon! So pretty!

  9. Elegant cards! sometimes less is more and this is one of those times.
    stamping sue

  10. Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the sequins on them :)

  11. I like how you incorporated the sequins into your cards. Beautiful work!

  12. I always love to get to your blog and see what you have created! I love your work and the cards are beautiful. The sequins were the perfect touch Cathy.

  13. Like the use of the sequins.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. AWESOME!!!Love your cards!!!Very Pretty!!!

  15. Cathy,
    Wow,both cards are beautiful and I love the touches of sequins you have added - it gives just enough glitz!

  16. Lovely cards; thanks for sharing

  17. So cute! I love the simple sequin embellishments!


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