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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MFP Oct Blog Hop Day 1 - 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.

So here is what I came up with using this fun set:
I stamped the holly and berry image in all 4 corners, colored with copics then tied some gold and red cording around the main panel and matted on green cs base.  The focal panel is one of the sentiments stamped in garden green cut and embossed using Nesties Label 1 then sponged on the inside of the nestie with real red.

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 344 - Tempting Eggplant Pie.
This is also for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 346 - Stack Up The Backgrounds. I stamped the background image from "BRICK WALL" acrylic stamp set after stamping off once then stamped the sentiment from "HOLLY CHRISTMAS" in elegant eggplant randomly followed by some tempting turquoise sponging around the edges.
My layout is from Monday's SKETCH AND STASH CHALLENGE # 72.
Now I have to admit I usually avoid detailed images such as this one as I have a hard time figuring out what is what but I did enjoy coloring this one even if I did it wrong. My image and sentiments are from a brand new set called "HOLLY CHRISTMAS" from MARKS FINEST PAPERS. After coloring I cut and embossed the focal panel using Nestie Label 9.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Holly Christmas, Brick Wall - MFP
Paper: white, elegant eggplant
Ink: momento tuxedo black, elegant eggplant, tempting turquoise
Accessories: ribobn, Nestie Label 9, dimensionals, sponges, stickles
Techniques: sponge distressing, 3D, layered background


Lisa :) said...

What a cute card! Love the corners.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Neva you card is darling. The holly is just awesome.

Bear Hugs,

Lois said...

Two very pretty cards, Neva! I especially like the brick background on the second one.

Pam said...

Awesome creations! Love the twine on the first card and the CC for the second is great.

Lynn McAuley said...

Two wonderful holiday design, Neva! I love the brick backing the wreath! That was on my list to attempt as well!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

These cards are just wonderful, but my heart belongs to RED! LOL!

~@ngie~ said...

gorgeous Christmas card... love the backing paper & great colours etc :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Designing with Debbie said...

Pretty cards. very colorful.

Newbie said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the holly on the first one and great idea of the brick wall on the second! Love the color combos!

Joanne (jojot) said...

LOVE the corner classy

Dawn Mercedes said...

You've created very pretty corners!

Pat Garvin said...

2 very pretty cards and who says those things have to be pine cones. They make good flowers!

redwasher1 said...

Neva, both cards are just stunning!! I like the second card the best!!

Chrissie said...

Such wonderful cards Neva and I absolutely LOVE that beautiful wreath.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
lol Chrissie xx

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful - the purple one really grabs my eye!!! Sooo pretty!!!