Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MFP Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the MFP March Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!


PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!

All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

For my first card using today's set, African Veldt, I used the reverse masking technique to spotlight this giraffe.




After making the circle in a scrap piece of paper, I sponged on Tim Holtz Distressed inks in two colors - Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans.

I made this Criss Cross card using MFP Deep Olive and patterned papers from DCWV's Safari Chic paper pad. The elephant head is colored with Copic markers.




Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team members' blogs. Next stop on the hop is Vicky

50 comments:

Liz Williams said...

I love both of these, Lois. Fabulous work!

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous cards, Lois. The masked framing of the giraffe is brilliant! Love the beautiful criss cross pocket design for the elephant!

KC said...

these are both so great! I love the colors!

Claudine Poch said...

Each of these cards is great! I like your choice of papers and colors!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Lovely cards. The coloring is super.

Elaine said...

Two wonderful cards, love them both!
thanks for sharing:)

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Neva said...
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Neva said...

Oh Lois, both of these are just fabulous, great job with this set.

cebelica said...

Lovely card! :)

Vicky Gould said...

You've been knocking out some real beauties, Lois. Love the giraffe! Both are awesome!

Connie said...

They are both beautiful Lois. I am partial to the first as I like the look of that background you did.
Connie

Payne Holler Cards said...

wonderful cards - really lovin this set!

Patti P. said...

I love the giraffe card but that criss cross is gorgeous with those papers and love the elephant...colored stunningly. Have to have this set!!!

Dawn said...

wonderful Lois...love the criss-cross! I need to do those more often!!

Theresa said...

Love your cards...have to try the criss cross. Lve these stamps.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Criss cross card is awesome and that giraffe is adorable.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your cards are both gorgeous, Lois! I love that elephant! :)

Lillian Child said...

The giraffe is the PERFECT image for a sore throat card - love your creativity!

Chrissy D said...

I just love this set - and that fold! Great work!

PatS said...

Fabulous animal cards. I love the criss-cross card and DP. Too cute!

crotnem said...

I love your cards.
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ButterflyEars said...

Lois, I love both of these cards.
I love the blue moon behind the giraffe in the 2st card with the nice piercing in the corners.
I commented on the other in SCS and think it's Fantastic!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally awesome! i love that pocket card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both of your cards are terrific, Lois!

Dell said...

These are great! I just love these adorable animals.

Dawnll said...

These images are spectacular! Love a criss-cross card

orangepunkins said...

These are great cards!!!

Lena said...

these are so cute!

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful job on these cards. Expecially love the elephant one, the style is wonderful!

redwasher1 said...

Lois both of your cards are excellent!! I love criss cross cards.

Emily Keaton said...

These are great safari cards, Lois! I love your sponging on the giraffe card. :)

Nana Connie said...

Such great dp with the giraffe! And the elephants have their own kind of simple elegance. Terrific! Great set.

Miesje said...

What a fun card, great paper too,

Elin said...

Perfect background for the giraf. Wonderful colour aswell!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are both so pretty! The patterned papers are perfect!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Great cards Lois!!!! Love them both! TFS

Peggysuez said...

What a neat idea to do a pocket card! Although I do like both of them! Great idea piercing the corners by the giraffe.

Sharon Peele said...

Lois, Beautiful job on your cards!! I really love the Criss Cross card, the colors are wonderful!!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I really like the sentiments.

Designing with Debbie said...

like the this card

jdmommy said...

Fabulous! Love the dp for the criss-cross, and the way you highlighted the wonderful giraffe!

Dawn Mercedes said...

The crisscross card is a great idea! I haven't made one in so long.

Funny...we both made "get well soon" cards and "Happy bday cards" for today's hop! great minds, are we!

Nan G said...

Hope it's not too late to comment. Beautiful cards.

patty said...

I love it, good times for you, patty

Crafty Math Chick said...

This set is at the top of my must have list - I LOVE elephants! That DP is perfect with the giraffe card too, a terrific duo!

MariLynn said...

Really like your criss cross card!!

PaperAddictJenn said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the giraffe.

imastampin said...

The perfect African Safari type cards. Great work Lois.

Roxie said...

I like image in the blue surround, very nice cards.

Angel said...

Awesome cards!!! This set is one of my faves!