Tuesday, 12 November 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #2 - Duck Hunting

Mark's Finest Papers November Blog Hop!

This month's new stamp set releases are
November 12 - Tigers
November 13 - Duck Hunting
November 14 - Out on the Town
November 15 - Chill in the Air

Please hop along with us!  You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets!  Just comment on the folowing 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 as the names are drawn randomly.   All four winners will be announced on November 16, 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!  Comments on the MFP blog count twice!)  The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday November 15, 2013.


The special stamp set we have for you this month is called "Calendar"


The mini stamp set we have for you is called "Mini New Year"


Today's set is called "Duck Hunting".


This set is perfect for those who like the show "Duck Dynasty", or if you like duck hunting. I am not a hunter, and I don't get Duck Dynasty (although if I did I'm sure I'd get sucked right in knowing my track record with 'reality' shows, lol), so I must admit I struggled with this set a bit. In the end I decided to go CAS, and pull out an old Tim Holtz embossing folder I hadn't used in a while:



In the end I really like the result.  I think this is a more masculine feeling card (depite the bow) and could be given to a hunter, a birder, or someone who appreciates the wetland wildlife.  

I hope you have enjoyed my creation, but the fun is not over!  If you started here the hop list is below so you can start from the beginning.  Or, if you've been hopping along talented Toni is next on the list!  

Once you are done hopping you should really visit Mark's Finest Papers Store where you can find all of the lovely stamps we've been showcasing. They also have lots of supplies to supliment your crafty creations!  

Here's the Design Team:
Gail
Guest Designer - Kelli Jo

23 comments:

Janine said...

Great card for someone struggling! Think it is really lovely and simple with great duck colouring.

loulou said...

Stunning card! I love your gorgeous CAS design, wonderful colouring and perfect fussy cutting.

Jean Bullock said...

Love this card. The dry embossing of the cat tails and the well colored fussy cut ducks look really great. Very cool!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Dry embossing/wetlands, such a super idea. Blessings, Carole

Pam said...

Love, love the twine...just about my fave embellishment. Your ducks are colored awesome and are perfect with that ef.

wannabcre8tive said...

A very nice card. Twine is always a great addition for a masculine card.

Georgei said...

Wow beautiful cards like the embossing folder that you use
Thank for showing

Jane said...

Perfect embossing folder for a beautifully colored group of ducks!!! Lovely.

Lois said...

It didn't look like you struggled too much! You had the perfect embossing folder, and it showed off your cut-out ducks so well.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love what you created here Cathy. That white BG is so nice!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, did your struggle ever come through in a perfect way, Cathy. Your card is really gorgeous!

MariLynn said...

This is gorgeous. I knew you could take this set and create something fabulous!!!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how your cut the ducks out & the embossing complements the outdoor feel.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Winnie and Patty said...

Cathy--what a wonderful card. You colored your ducks beautifully! TFS

Pat G said...

One of my favorite cards of the hop. Love it!!!

Renee Collier said...

The embossed cattails is fabulous! Great idea.

Jo4Him said...

Great card; the embossing folder was perfect with the ducks. Thanks for sharing. (We love duck hunting and Duck Dynesty!)

Sue D said...

Wonderful--I like how you colored the ducks and the embossing.

stamping sue said...

I like the result of your card, too!!! fabulous!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Quack Quack - is duck for lovely card. The embossed background really stands out nicely in contrast to your 3 ducks.

Karenladd said...

What a wonderful effect with the embossed background!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow how pretty. I love the embossing folder used.

Ravengirl said...

This is gorgeous too! I love the ducks and how you colored them!