Thursday, June 10, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day Three and Stampin'B's Challenge

Mark's Finest Papers Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop! All 4 sets are available TODAY! For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on June 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th. On Saturday (June 12th), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! 4 different winners, one winner for each day. THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning! The 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on June 12,, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

My first card is serving two purposes – the Stampin’B’s challenge for this week and also Day 3 of the Blog Hop. Today's set is called More of Speedy the Cat's Friends.





Joanne (jojot) was hostess for the Stampin’B’s challenge this week –her challenge was to make a seashore card. I really had to struggle to get a seashore card that would work for the Blog Hop also. I may have been stretching my imagination limits with this card. The spaniel is the stamp from More of Speedy the Cat’s Friends, and I think he’s trying to decide if he’s up to surfing. (Check this out!) I incorporated a few stamps from MFP’s Tropical Vacation on my card also. The most fun was making the surfboard, which is actually a Spellbinders die from the Surf’s Up Shapeabilities set. All of the background is sponged, masking the sections as I went along.




I’m not really a cat person, but this kitty is so cute and fluffy that I loved making this fancy card for her. Her little rug is made with suede paper in shades of pink. To make this as feminine as possible, after stamping the sentiment in Palette Moulin Rouge, I added the rhinestone flourish to the Basic Grey Green at Heart DP. To dress her up in style I added her sparkly collar with the red heart.


Don’t forget -- 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.

The Blog Hop line-up is:

June Guest Designer- Samantha
Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

29 comments:

marla said...

Adorable kitty card!!

MOMO S said...

Nice dog card.I love summer theme.

Cheryl said...

I am a cat person and I love your cat card. The doggie going surfing is so cute. He looks like he's up to it! Great cards! Hugs Cheryl

Susie said...

Great beach scene with the doggie. The kitty card is very sweet and pretty.

Susan Raihala said...

WOW! Two for one click! What fun cards...esp the surfin' spaniel!

Emily Keaton said...

Both of these are adorable!

Markie's Mom said...

What a SPLENDID surfboard card!!! LOVE the kittie, too!

Carol Dee said...

Love the kitty card. The rhinestone florish is cool! Hugs...

Lynn McAuley said...

An awesome scene for your dog!! That's my favorite!!

Virgo5 said...

Two more beauties Lois! I love the bling collar on the kitty!

Gloria Westerman said...

These are fabulous....great job in coloring.....

Karen said...

Love all the bling on that fancy kitty. And I think the dog will go surfing!

jdmommy said...

Wonderful cards Lois! I love the dog thinking about surfing, and all the flourished bling with the kitty!

Debbie Seyer said...

Love your cards! The kitten with the bling is awesome!

Nanny's Room said...

Love the beach scene! Great cards!!!

Margaret C. said...

Wonderful cards, especially the beach scene. Thanks for sharing :-)

jovialjudi said...

Too cute! The dog is really thinking and the kittie is a bit spoiled I think! Fun cards Lois! TFS

redwasher1 said...

Looks great to me. Love both cards!

Yogi said...

cute pet cards

Claudine Poch said...

Wonderful cards! I espcially liked that blinged out kitty.

One Picky Family said...

I like the surfboard card!

peggysue said...

I have seen surfing dogs, so I don't think this is too much of a stretch . . . although it makes me long to be where he is right now!

mmwilken said...

I have the cutest kitten stamps, but I could sure use that one. Such a pretty card!!

Laura P. said...

Love your cards!

Rhonda said...

These are such great images.

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous..

Sandra said...

what fun!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Lucky me - found a great new site, and super card examples! - Love the cat! Never blogged before - so this is a challenge - but I will figure it out somehow!

imastampin said...

Both of these are oh so fun! These are beautiful pets.