Tuesday, 10 September 2013

September MFP Blog Hop Day #1 - Koi Fish

Mark's Finest Papers September Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10 - Koi Fish (that's today!)
Featured Sept 11 - Primitive Farm 
Featured Sept 12 - What a Scream
Featured Sept 13 - Tailgate Party

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 Sept. 14, 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 Sept. 13, 2013.

The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Holiday Tag"

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Nature's Brushstrokes"

Today's set, called "Koi Fish", is lovely:

So pretty!   I decided to play with watercolouring with these images:

When I showed this one to my three-year-old I asked him if he liked the fish.  He said "I love it when you paint the gold fish with gold Mom!".  So cute.  :)


I haven't played with patterned papers in a while so I had fun combining some My Mind's Eye papers.  I left the inside blank so I can use them as a note card or stamp a sentiment later.

I hope you enjoyed my cards!  If you like this set and the other sets coming out this month be sure to visit the Mark's Finest Papers store.  They have a lot more lovely sets and card making products that you will enjoy!

And don't forget about the other Design Team members!  This is a blog hop after all and if you've been following along the lovely Toni is next.  If you haven't been following along here is the list of members so you can start at the beginning.  You won't regret it!! :)


  1. your watercoloring is super on both your cards. I agree with your little one....love it!
    stamping sue

  2. Very pretty cards - great job with the water colouring.

  3. Lovely work. Isn't it fun getting your family's opinions?

  4. Beautiful water coloring (something I have difficulty with). And I like the way you brought the patterned paper to the inside of your cards.

  5. I like the watercolor/heat embossing technique a lot. Get out my Twinkling H20's!

    Thanks for sharing your talents!
    kReN@ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
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  6. Both cards are very pretty. Great job coloring.

  7. Lovely cards done with this set!!! I love all the details on your cards!

  8. Lovely!!!! Beautiful water color on both cards!!

  9. Like the detail on the edges of the images. Like the comment by your son on gold fish.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Beautiful cards and you did a great job watercoloring.

  11. Beautiful cards. Great job watercoloring. Great minds think alike... :) I love how your water turned out, and I love the shading on your flower.

  12. Cathy,
    Beautifully colored and elegant cards! Your watercoloring skills are awesome - mine not so much!!

  13. Wonderful koi and water lily cards!

  14. water coloring is a great choice for this stamp

  15. Your water coloring is amazing! beautiful work!

  16. Totally gorgeous cards. I love your watercolouring.

  17. Fun watercolor cards. I do love the look of water coloring and this set is perfect for such a technique. The patterned papers you used are great compliments to this stamp set. Definitely pinning your cards for future inspiration.

  18. Both of these are great, but I adore that first card! Lovely!

  19. Lovely, serene and very pretty!

  20. These cards are so serene. I really like the second one :)

  21. Beautiful cards. I love the heat embossing.


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