Thursday, 10 October 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #3 - Huge Blooms

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, called "Huge Blooms", is a lovely one..  Sunflowers are always so pretty!

My first instinct when I saw the set was to use the biggest flower.  Lovely!

I loved how the colouring turned out so I decided to do it again with the smaller image, only this time I decided to make the flower a bit more 3D.

The lace embossing folder used on vellum is so pretty I will definitely be using this technique over and over!  Combined with the paper tole flower and some baker's twine  make a fairly quick card look that much more special.

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.


Jan Castle said...

Nice work on the flowers!!! Lovely!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow your first card is awesome. I love the colors and that embossing folder. And I'm not sure what type of texture you used on your last card but I love it and would like to know what you did to get it.


Lois said...

Beautiful work!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Wonderful cards.

Janine said...

Pretty cards and I like the lace folder with that vellum.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

These are so pretty- love the way they turned out!

Pam said...

Lovely work! I like your fall themed blog as well!

jimlynn said...

So beautiful and elegant looking. Love the look of that rich green ribbon on the first card.

Sue D said...

great colors and i like the dimension on the second one.

Kathy Bradley said...

Two very pretty cards! My fav is the first one!

Pam said...

Your cards are just beautiful!

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards; love the details and colors. Thanks for sharing

Winnie and Patty said...

Wonderful cards Cathy! TFS

Pat Garvin said...

Very pretty.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great card!

Carmen M. said...

Nice work I love the effect of the embossing on the velum.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how you've embellished the wonderfully colored flower cards w/ ribbon, pins & twine.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

loulou said...

Beautiful cards. Love the ochre colour flowers.

Beth F. said...

WOW! These are really gorgeous stamps, aren't they!
Beth's Beauties

Golda said...

Both of them are beautiful. I like the vellum look, too.

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous work! I love how you colored the flower and the embossed vellum is divine!