Friday, 11 October 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #4 - Fall Apples

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 another lovely one, called "Fall Apples", it is a perfect set to have in your stash at this time of year:

I couldn't help but do more colouring for today's cards:

 Using my markers on kraft was a really fun technique to play with.  For some reason the kraft seems to pill less than any brands of white card stock I've tried, and the darker colour gives a nice tint to the image that I really like.  Yet another technique I will be using in future! :)

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!  


  1. Cathy--these cards are so pretty! Your coloring is just perfect! TFS

  2. Pretty cards, I love the second one with the apples perched on the pretty blue dotted paper. The twine was the perfect way to wrap it up.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Beautiful colours and your paper selections perfectly match these images.

  4. 2 lovely cards - interesting about the kraft card!

  5. Gorgeous, rich and wonderful apple creations.

  6. Gorgeous fall cards!! Fantastic coloring too. Lovely!

  7. Two very pretty cards Cathy!!!

  8. Stunning! I love the embossed background on the first one.
    Beth's Beauties

  9. The coloring on your apples is super. I agree about the kraft -- it does give a nice look to the apples.

  10. Cathy these are stunning. I love the embossing folder and papers on both cards. And I really like how you add a the lines to your appels. TFS AJ-

  11. Like the texture, layers, embellishments & colors.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. Cathy,
    Such pretty cards, but I have to say my fave is the one with the blue/white polka dot - awesome.

  13. Cute cards, especially the 2nd one-love the details. Thanks for sharing

  14. Beautiful coloring and I like your choice of papers and the twine.

  15. These are beautiful Cathy! I love the highlights on your apples.


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