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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

MFP Oct Blog Hop Day 2 - Christmas in the Country and Snowball

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.

Oh how I love this fabulous set.  I stamped the image in momento tuxedo black using masking for the smaller moose image .  I added some color with copics then added some puffy snow using liquid applique and heating it from the backside
So for this I took some liberties with the snowman image and used the treat cups I have had for over a year and finally put to use.  On the left the view with the treat cup empty and on the right filled with tiny marshmellows. I glued a marshmellow above the left tree branch on the card front.

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 354, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 344 - Tempting Eggplant Pie and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 346 - Stack Up The Backgrounds. I stamped my "Crackled" background image from Rubber Stampeded after stamping off using elegant eggplant ink then stamped a sentiment from a just released acrylic stamp set from MARKS FINEST PAPERS called "Christmas in the Country" in tempting turquoise and pumpkin pie inks randomly. My focal image is a cute penguin from "Snowball" stamp set also just released from MARKS FINEST PAPERS. I cut, embossed my focal panel with Nesties Label 4 then popped it up after coloring with copics. Now off to work on "Hump Day".
Stamps: Christmas in the Country, Snowball - MFP; crackel - rubber stampede
Paper: white, elegant eggplant, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie
Ink: momento tuxedo black, elegant eggplant, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, stickles, Martha Stewart border punch, corner punch
Techniques: stacked backgrounds, copic coloring, 3D


Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Great cards Neva. I am so tickled with the marshmallows. How cute.

Bear Hugs,

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow! you completed a sketch challenge this early in the day! You are amazing!

Liz Williams said...

These are all fabulous, Neva! Your creativity just must flow 24/7!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What great holiday creations, Neva!! A gorgeous Christmas classic with the moose and a sweet treat with the snowman!! Wonderful designs!!

Pam said...

As always, wonderful creations. Gotta love the marshmallows. What a great idea!

Lois said...

Great cards, Neva! I LOVE the treat cup as the bottom of the snowman! How cool is that!

Chrissy D said...

ALL of your cards are wonderful - but that one with the Marshmallow belly is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Wonderful work!

MariLynn said...

How cute. I love your marshmallow snowball!!!