Tuesday, 8 October 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #1 - I Am Thankful

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

 Featured Oct 8 - I Am Thankful
Featured Oct 9 - Pandas
Featured Oct 10 - Huge Blooms
Featured Oct 11 - Fall Apples

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 Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 11, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
Works of Art

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:
Wise Men

Today's set is a Thanksgiving themed set called "I Am Thankful".   

I came up with two cards using this set:

I normally watercolour a lot, but this month I think this was the only card I used watercolouring on, it was the perfect technique for Mr. Tom Turkey!   I enjoyed pairing him with the autumn feeling patterns and some rolled flowers.

I made a much cleaner card for my second sample, still using lots of different patterns, but much more sparingly.  Making a card like this one is a good way to use up smaller scraps.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today!  The fun is not over though, talented Toni is next on the hop!  Don't miss out on visiting the rest of the amazing DT, there is lots of inspiration in store for you!  Here is the rest of the design team in case you didn't start at the beginning:

Jane C
Pat G
Thrifty Stamper
Cathy C (Thats Me!)
Sue W
Kate Z
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

And while you're hopping along don't forget to visit Mark's Finest Paper's Store.  You'll find this month's stamps along with lots of other beautiful sets and tons of supplies to get you on your crafty way!   See you tomorrow.


  1. Very cute cards. I like the fall colored rolled rose with the turkey.

  2. wonderful card and the card with the hearts is gorgeous.

    greetings karin

  3. Very pretty cards and like all of the hearts
    Thank for showing

  4. Fantastic cards! Love both, but the second one is more my style with the crisp, clean background, but such lovely papers used on top.

  5. Lovely cards Cathy! I love all the techniques you used on these and the ones in the post below...

  6. Gorgeous!!!! Both cards are so lovely with fabulous papers and embellishments!!!!

  7. Both cards are gorgeous and I love your flower and the background.

  8. Both cards are absolutely beautiful!

  9. You always do such beautiful work. Lovely details on your creations.

  10. Pretty cards- fun to see more than one way to use the set in more ways than just for the Holiday!

  11. Cathy,
    Your first card is so very pretty - all of your elements and layout are wonderful. Your second CAS card is lovely as well!

  12. Cathy,
    Your first card is so very pretty - all of your elements and layout are wonderful. Your second CAS card is lovely as well!

  13. You really made 2 over the top elegant cards. I love the pearl stick pins. Those gorgeous, addictive quilled flowers look awesome on your first card. I hope you have a blessed day today.

  14. Like the coloring, quilled flowets, texture & embellishing.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the rolled flowers on the first one. And your second card is just stunning! I love everything about it!
    Beth's Beauties

  16. Great cards - love the one with all the hearts.

  17. What great cards Cathy! I love the rolled flowers on the turkey one and all the hearts on the 2nd one! TFS

  18. Great use of scraps on your second lovely card!

  19. Great extra details on the turkey card-love it!

  20. Great embellishments on both cards.

  21. These are great! Love those rolled flowers and cute turkey on the first card and all the hearts on the second one.

  22. Your cards are wonderful! I love the watercolored turkey and it's rolled rose embellishments. I also think your thankful heart card is beautiful!

  23. Beautiful cards. I am loving the font on Thankful!

  24. two wonderful cards.
    stamping sue

  25. Wow so pretty!!! I like the papers on both cards. And the amny hearts and kraft colors on the last one is so cute and perfect with that sentiment. TFS AJ-

  26. Cute cards; thanks for sharing


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