Friday, April 16, 2010

Blog Hop - Day 4

Mark's Finest Papers RELEASE Hop and....BLOG CANDY!!!
Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW STAMPS for the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection with a Blog Hop! They are available TODAY! For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on April 14th, 15th, and 16th. On Saturday, (April 17th), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all 9 blogs for that day! The 3 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month. That’s three chances to win!

My cards for today have two totally different looks – but the images are all from Our Side of the Pond. One is whimsical, the other more glamorous.




The first one has a happy little frog in the bulrushes. He’s stamped on MFP Yum Yum’s Blue Eyes and colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I was torn as to whether I should use googlie eyes on him, but in the end I decided against it. I used some fun flock for the cattails in the background. The sentiment is cut out with one of the dies in the Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two set, and sponged with Palette Landscape ink.



My second card uses the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis pendant as the background for the lovely swan. I thought the Basic Grey Wisteria DP was feminine enough without being overwhelming. I added some half pearls for a bit of elegance. The sentiments (which actually are one stamp) were cut out with one of the Fancy Tags Shapeabilities with the pointed ends cut off.

For another chance to win a free stamp set, be sure to visit the blogs of the rest of the design team and comment on each.


April Guest Designer: Sherry - http://workingandstamping.blogspot.com
Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com
Nikki- http://smellslikehomemade.blogspot.com/
Lois - http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com (that’s me)
Peggy - www.artfulljourney.com
Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com
Jeanne - http://nannys-room.blogspot.com/
Faith - http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com
Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

20 comments:

peggysue said...

I think this is my first glimpse of the swan, very elegant and you used a nice layout. I really like the fancy tags spellbinders too!

Kim said...

Both cards are so adorable. Love the cattail in the background and on the swan card I love the fleur de lis pendant background.

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards, love the swan, this is so pretty.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Lovely fleur de lis card and super frog card! Your attention to detail is amazing!

jonim52 said...

Both your cards are just gorgeous!

StampinCathy said...

Both cards are just beautiful.

Susan said...

Love them both....TFS

Peggy said...

Wonderful cards Lois! I love your swan card! So elegant! Perfect placement on those cattails on the frog card!!

Janet L. said...

What great cards! I love the colors, texture and details. It's a really great stamp set, isn't it?

Mo Moss said...

i like them both, but really like the swan best

Denise said...

Another awesome set to work with. Again, both of your cards are amazing. Love the swan image. Beautiful colors. Nicely done!

Heidi said...

Both of these are just wonderful, love the softness of the swan.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Lois these are both gorgeous!

Carol Dee said...

Two great cards form a neat set!

Karen said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. One cute and one elegant!

Virgo5 said...

Well you are just unstoppable Lois! Two more fabulous cards, TFS!

Laura P. said...

Both of your cards are great. The swan is so elegant!

Dotti S. said...

You're right Lois, very different but both are lovely.

Julie said...

Beautiful cards!

Joanne (jojot) said...

they are both fabulous, Lois....love how your designs really focus on the images....with great detail work to enhance them