Friday, 14 February 2014

MFP February Blog Hop Day #6 - Lucky Duck

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Feb. 9  Foo Dogs
Featured Feb. 10  Birds of the Orient
 Featured Feb. 11  Birdcages
Featured Feb. 12  Medallion
Featured Feb. 13  Fairies
Featured Feb. 14  Lucky Duck

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 six winners will be announced on  Feb. 15, 2014 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 Feb. 14, 2014

Hi Everyone!  You'll notice this month we are mixing up the structure of the blog hop again.  Instead of spreading the hop over two weeks you'll get six days in a row!  For the first three days one half of the design team (including me)  will be participating in the hop, and the other half of the team will have their projects displayed on the main blog.  For the last three days of the hop the reverse will happen.  That way you get the benefit of all of the crafty inspiration the design team provides, without having to hop and comment on so many blogs.  This just makes it easier for you to win one of this month's lovely sets!

Today we are featuring this month's mini set called "Lucky Duck":

This one is cute!  Here is what I came up with:

I started with a kraft card base and panel, and heat embossed the sentiment and duck.  I coloured the image with a Recollections white opaque marker, and the bill and feet with a bic alcohol marker.  Some dashed lines, Mark's Finest Papers flowers, rhinestones, and twine finished the card front off.  

I hope you liked my cards today!  Feel free to see the rest of the cards that my half of the design team made back at the main blog, or if you haven't hopped along yet start with Lois below!  

Today will be my last post as Senior Design Team member for Mark's Finest Papers.  I've had a great time during my time as part of the team, and I've learned a lot.  You won't be rid of me completely, hoever, as I will be continuing to post in the MFP Speedy TV Get Inspired Column - a new post coming tomorrow in fact!  Even so, I would like to say thank you to Mark's Finest Papers for the opportunity to be a part of this talented team, and to the senior design team even though I won't be contributing to the hop, I willstill be hopping along with all of you in the coming months!  :)


  1. A very cute card, Cathy. I like how you are coloring on the Kraft paper with the opaque pen. Great job.

  2. Beautiful! I adore this one, it's one of my favourites! Love the simple colouring.

  3. Love the white on craft! Cute duck card!

  4. Love that you stamped the duck on Kraft paper then colored him in.

  5. Cathy - didn't get to you yesterday and now I hear you are leaving the senior team. Great cards as always and sorry to see you go.

  6. Hi Cathy! I procrastinated this week and didn't make all my visits during the blog hop, so I wanted to stop by and see what too made! I love your gilded birdcage cards and I really want to try the technique of coloring on the back of vellum. It leaves such a soft beautiful look on your image. Your Medallion cards are so pretty. I hadn't thought of using the image in place of a doily. The texture is gorgeous.

    Your fairy card is exquisite! The white on white is really stunning. And I really have to try that texture technique! Your duck card is adorable too. I love little pops of color the flowers provide.


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