Wednesday, October 12, 2011

MFP Blog Hop - Christmas in the Country/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.

The church in Christmas in the Country reminds me of the little mission church I attended in the Pennsylvania town I grew up in. Coloring is done with Copic and Prismacolor markers -- with sponging on the sky with Tim Holtz Distress inks. I added some Flower Soft to look like snow.



My second card is pretty simple. It's difficult to see, but I put crystal glaze inside the fenced area to make it look like an ice pond.



I love the fun images in our second set. That snowman has a twinkle in his eye -- just looking for someone at whom he can throw that snowball! I used a brand-new Spellbinders Star Circle die to coordinate with the stars on his hatband.



Don't you love the eyebrows on that penquin? Makes him look a little bit like Groucho Marx!



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.

Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Debbie
Mark’s Finest Papers

36 comments:

Dianne Guilinger said...

I love that style of cards. I think I need that moose!

Heike said...

I know MFP since a few weeks as a challenge blog. I did´t know, that I can buy stamps there. And this is my chance to win.
I love such kind of stamps and i love your artworks.

Hugs, Heike

Аня said...

very beautiful!

Vicky Gould said...

Awesome work, Lois....you just keep belting them out better and better!

Heather Quinn said...

Your cards are amazing! Beautiful work!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Everyone of these is simply delightful. From the coloring to the layouts they are simply divine.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Neva said...

OMGosh Lois what a fabulous job on ALL of these samples you have done. WOW, love the special folds

Liz Williams said...

These are outstanding, Lois! Your coloring is just terrific!

Dawn Mercedes said...

A Very fabulous display of these sets! wow!

Connie said...

You put the rest of us on the DT to shame with your fab samples Lois. What talent you have! Every card, every item you make is fabulous.
Can you tell that I love your style??
Connie

Dawn said...

OMGoodness Lois! you're killing me here! FAB samples girl!!!!

Karen said...

Over the top fabulous Lois!

Theresa said...

Your cards are fantastic...love the designs and colors of them all.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards! I like the fancy fold too.

Lorraine said...

wow these are all so fabulous i love the country set xx

Chrissy D said...

WOW!!!! Lois - all of these cards are AMAZING!!! Beautiful work!!!

Angie said...

Your cards are Stunning. I just love the 1st one with the church!!! Just Beautiful!!!

Pam said...

Whoooo whoooooooo. What a terrific job you've done!

Casmiles said...

Beautiful and fun cards. I'm loving the moose (not normally something I lust after - but I do like him alot!!!)

Anniebee said...

Talk about eye candy! More beautiful cards! I can never get enough of Christmas cards and yours are spectacular examples! I love them all.

KC said...

ok I must try this tri fold! these are amazing cards!!!

sandi said...

Very amazing what you can create. Thank you for sharing and helping me get my butt in gear for Christmas.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this sensational parade of holiday beauty, Lois!! Beautiful cards, all!!

Carol L said...

You've really knocked this hop way outta the park with all of these pretty cards! I love the tri-shutter cards you create, and the one with the church is so beautiful! They're all great cards & I enjoyed seeing your creations!

Marianne said...

These cards look amazing. What a beauty and so nice to see what you did with the stampsets. Great work!! xxx Marianne MW

redwasher1 said...

Lois, again you just wow me with these stunning cards! I love each one! you are amazing!!

Nichole Bryant said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Peggysuez said...

Wow, what a set of cards, Lois, you're hitting it out of the park!

Barbara Colbert said...

Marvelous!!! LOVE your cards!!! The folded are terrific..and you really showcased these 2 sets wonderfully well!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--all 4 of these cards are wonderful!!! It's so funny that you & I both used the same BG paper for the snowman!!!! Guess we both shop at MFP a lot! LOL Great job my friend!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are all incredible!! love your details (-:

MaryH said...

Lovely cards. Wonderful coloring and use of papers. Thanks for sharing.

Pat Garvin said...

Great cards.

Francie G. said...

Triple WOW, Lois! These are all amazing! Fabulous designs and coloring! Beautiful!

Dotsy said...

I love those cards...and that stamp set!! What more can I say, except keep up the good work, Sis!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards. Thanks for all your inspiration.