Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop-Holly Greetings

Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Holly Greetings? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Holly Greetings. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois, Vicky, Dawn, Anne, Peggysue, Connie, Linda,Karen, Patty, Liz, Geri, Lynn, Claudine, Debbie, Mark’s Finest Papers

Mark's Finest Papers goes Shabby Chic at Chocolate Crafts and Bears, Oh My! This card was from some awesome inspiration at "Pinterest". I love shabby chic and this was my attempt at this beautiful style. When I saw this image I knew it would be perfect for what I had in mind. To determine how I was going to color my image, I researched owls and came up with the beautiful barn owl. The following products were used in the card:

Spellbinders- Holly Motif and Accent Dies, Large Round and Large Scalloped Nestabilities
Martha Stewart- Holly Punch Around the Page for the inside of the Card, Holly Punch
Cuddlebug- Holly Embossing Folder
Sheer Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glitter, Stickles, Tim Holtz distressing tool, Tea Dye and Sage Green distressing ink, Bridal Lace
This is the inside of my card. I just repeated images and punches and die cuts to accent the front of the card. Thank you so much for stopping by today. We have an exciting week at Mark's Finest Papers with our beautiful projects for the new release. I hope you will join me here again tomorrow for what I have to show you. You don't want to miss it. Challenges Entered
Christmas Card Challenges - Photo Inspiration
Christmas Inspirations - Birds or Flowers
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - So Distressing
CMC Copic Challenge - Vintage and Distress Coloring
Little Claire's - Christmas
Bah! Humbug! - Glitter and Glitz
Totally Paper Crafts - Animals
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Distressing

40 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured owl and I'm loving the mix of lace with the various punches/dies you used. Great card.

Dr Sonia S V said...

SO gorgeous carol

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Wow! This card is fabulous! Loved it! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope you will play again soon.

Pam said...

My goodness, this is a work of art and should be framed!

Emily Keaton said...

Tee, hee--that card is SO cute, Carol!! That lace is an amazing embellishment. :)

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Anonymous said...

As usual, a fabulous card!! I love the holly "flowers" and the wonderful ribbon!! WOW! Anne (jdmommy)

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome beauty!! I love all the punched and die cut holly with this gorgeous owl!! Fabulous feathers and lace! Exquisite work, Carol!

Stampalicious said...

Gorgeous! Love your bow, feather, pin, and the way you made your white flowers, awesome, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenges, hugs, martina

Stampalicious said...

hi, me again, love this, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is fabulous, Carol, and just dripping with a vintage feel! I really, really like your lace at the bottom, and that holly leaf die cut. Gorgeous! Glad you are finding inspiration at Pinterest. It's such an awesome treasure trove of idea.s

Winnie said...

I love all about you card the punches the dies, the embossing the bow, the owl is so cute, thank you for playing along with us st Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie @ Norwayscrapper

Cathy Lee said...

Lovely card, Carol. Your owl is so sweet and I love all the wintery sparkle and bling.

Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Heleen said...

Hi Carol,
This card is ohhh so lovely! What a sweet stamp and you colored it so beautifull.
Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge.

Hugs,
Heleen

Susan.... said...

Evening Carol,
That is such a wonderful creation,l love that stamp and the LO is delightful !
Hugs
susan x Mallorca.Spain

Heike said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the monthly Little Claire challenge. x

redwasher1 said...

carol, what wonderful designed card!! you always do a incredibly beautiful job!!!

Neva said...

WOW Carol, the inside is just as pretty as the outside. Love it.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wowza.....this is beyond fabulous...all those flourishes are so regal...perfect for this divine owl.....wow

Dawn Mercedes said...

I love the white holly leaves!

Lois said...

Drop dead gorgeous, Carol. I especially like the white punched holly leaves -- very non-conformist!

Brook said...

Very pretty card. I love all of your details. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so beautiful carol,also your lace and all the beautiful details.

greetings karin

Gildett de Marillac said...

Oi Carol, adorei seu cartão, cheio de detalhes, muito lindo. Bjs

bettand said...

Wow I love everything that's going on here. The lace, snowflakes, the diecuts, corners, bow... Everything is looking perfect together. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina x

StephC said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love all of the details. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Benzi said...

Your 'barn' owl is just awesome and I love that glittered holly you've used. Yummy lace, too. It's a 10 out of 10!!!

Shirley said...

What a fun, unusual, and pretty Christmas card! I love your owl! We need more of those!

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--this is beyond words! Your coloring of the owl with the green eyes is fabulous! I love the lace you chose, and everything else on this beautiful card! Great job!!! TFS

Julie said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at DDSC for our distressing challenge
Hugs,
julie

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

What a stunning card!! I love all the layers you used - such eye candy. Thanks for joining us at CMC Copic Challenge.

Ruby said...

How lovely to see a different image in the gallery, love that you chose owls, great card!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at Color Me Creative!

Andrea said...

I just love owl images! You did a great job with this cutie and your card is superb. thanks for playing along with us at CMC Copic Challenge.

Craftyanny said...

pretty as a picture Carol, thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Donna Mosley said...

Carol, this is so lovely. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

Chrissy D said...

Sooo lovely!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love the coloring.

Jess Willison said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

Georgina said...

A beautful card. Lovely colours and so detailed. Lovely image and embelishments.

Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

Helen said...

Beautiful - a lovely image and a really elegant lay out too.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x