Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop-Christmas in the Country & Snowball?

Christmas in the Country


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 Sets: Christmas in the Country and Snowball? (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 Christmas in the Country and Snowball?. 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 again today at Chocolate Crafts and Bears, Oh My! Well what do you think? This card is mostly white and silver. The roses have a pink tinge in the picture because they were sprayed with "Frost" Glimmer mist. The following products were used on this card:

Spellbinders: Rose Creations dies, Labels 20 Nestiblities
Martha Stewart: Snowflake Large and Small Punch
Crimper, Silver Stickles, Glitter, Bridal Lace, Dollar Store Snowflakes, Snow-writer, antique brads, rhinestones flourishes, Starlight Silver Dew Drop Brilliance, White and Silver card stock

This is the inside of my card. I repeated the images, die cuts, and punches.

This is the second card for the Blog Hop today from the Snowball? rubber stamp set. Isn't he cute. I did this one in the traditional colors of Christmas. The following products were used in this card:

Spellbinders: Large Scalloped and Round Nestabilities, Parisian Motifs, Fancy Tags 1
Martha Stewart: Large & Medium Snowflake Punch, Branch Punch, Frond Punch
Roses, Pearls, Glitter, Stickles, brad

Challenges Entered:
iCopic - Masking
Karen's Doodles - Distress It
Cutie Pie Challenge - Bingo Board (Flowers, Border Punch/Punch Out/Ribbon or Lace)


Marisa said...

What a gorgeous winter wonderland you have created on the first card. Love the snow and all the frosted flowers - gorgeous. Cute Santa card too :)

Chrissy said...

Absolutely beautiful Carol, just love the image and gorgeous colouring of Christmas in the country....Stunning...


Susan.... said...

Morning Carol,
Simply beautiful ! the first card is stunning..
susan x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow carol the card above is gorgeous what beautiful made and lotts of details, just stunning.

your second card is very beautiful, great image and coloring.

greetings karin

Karen W said...

They are both great but the church one is WAY beyond gorgeous, I LOVE it!

dawnmercedes said...

Your flourishes and ribbon and flora really take the cake! Amazing!

Lynn McAuley said...

What remarkable work!! Your cards are so masterfully crafted! I get lost in their beauty, Carol. That winter church is stunningly beautiful!

Neva said...

WOW Carol, once again you have outdone yourself

Emily Keaton said...

What fabulous details, Carol!! I love what you've done here. That country church image (and your creation made with it) are outstanding!

stampingbowd said...

Wow!!! Your Country Christmas card is absolutely stunning!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Omgosh Carol your making me want to craft even more so than i already want to...hehehehehe

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Christmas in the country card, its beautiful inside and out. I love how you take the time to make the inside of your cards match the outside. Your work is always beautiful hun! I always love seeing how ytou layer and embellish your cards. I cant wait to be able to deisgn something, its killing me sitting her and not crafting. but on the bright side at least i get to see your beautiful work.

I also love you darling santa card. he is too cute, and i love mkaing these lil circle easel cards, they are fun to make huh?!!!

Well hun, enjoy your day, and i will chat with you soonn!

Anne said...

oh wow Carol what can I say other than fantastic cards. They are adorable especially the snowball one, it's exquisite!!
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles and good luck
Anne x

Benzi said...

Carol, that church card just takes your breath away....beautiful!!!! And, the jolly ol' Santa is adorable. Super job, as usual.

Shirley said...

The first one is just so elegant and lovely! Perfect as an easel card! The second one is so fun and wonderful!

redwasher1 said...

carol, both cards are over the top gorgeous!! but wow the chuch one is totally awesome!!

Winnie and Patty said...

OMGoodness Carol--you really outdid yourself with both of these cards, but the church card is so beautiful and serene! Love them both! TFS girlfriend!

Lois said...

OMG, Carol. That first card is just amazing!!! Your creative juices were really flowing on that one!

Mandy said...

Oh wow Carol the Christmas scene card is stunning, I love everything about it and the santa card is so cute
hugs Mandy xx

Sue said...

Seriously! This Card is stunning! What a beautiful scene and all your embellishments and details are wonderful.

Santa is cute too,


Love crafts forever said...

Oh my goodness Carol!!!!!!!! You blow me away with your white card. It is soooooo elegant and gorgeous. Your flowers are stunning, and it's so sparkle. love it.
And your other card just too cute, love the shape.
Hugs Nataliya

Sue said...

OMG what a fantastic winter wonderland card like the Santa too Luv Sue x

Anonymous said...

Wow your card is stunning! Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie Woo x

Chrissy D said...

WOW!!!! Gorgeous!!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your creations always do this to me: I see what you've made, and I look at it and think "Uh!" As in, "Oh, my gosh, I've been stunned to the point where I have no words!" Carol, that country scene is AMAZING, amazing, AMAZING.