Friday, April 20, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Train Talk

 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's  April Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 20


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day to win! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on April 21, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win; and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 20, 2012.

After reading one of the sentiments in today's set, I decided to have a little fun with my first card and try to make a mountain tunnel. It may or may not have worked -- you be the judge! The "tunnel" was made using Petite Ovals nesties, and the trees are from another MFP set, A Walk in the Woods.


My second card is definitely a guy card. I braided six pieces of hemp together to form the "rope" ribbon and attached it to the card using an antique-look brad. The DP is from Basic Grey Oxford paper pad, which has lots of guy prints. The birthday sentiment is also from another MFP set, North American Woods.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Be sure to hop through the rest of the DT members' blogs and comment to win! Lois (that's me),Vicky , Anne , Pat G., Karen H., Patty P., Mary, Marilynn , Karen K., Pam , Debbie , Nancy, Bonnie , Kathy, Brenda, Toni, Tangii, Anna S, Sue, Kelli, Janine, Mark's Finest Papers


Card 1 Stamps: MFP Train Talk, A Walk in the Woods Paper: MFP Snow Storm Heavy, Licorice Whips, Morning Sun Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy; Tim Holtz Distress Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo Accessories: Spellbinders Petite Ovals, Copic markers


Card 2 Stamps: MFP Train Talk, North American Woods Paper: MFP Speedy the Cat's Cream, Garnet, Morning Sun; Basic Grey Oxford DP Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Spellbinders Circles and Inverted Scallop Circles, Double-Ended Tags; Copic markers; Twine; Brad

26 comments:

Vicky Gould said...

Well, weren't you the clever one with that tunnel! Love it.

Two great masculine cards!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Yes, your tunnel worked. What a cleaver card. I love the colours you have used, and that train is just adorable!

Pat Garvin said...

how absolutely clever!!

shirl said...

love the light in the tunnel!

Benzi said...

Lois, your tunnel turned out super. Two great cards today!

Sue D said...

Great train cards--you definitely achieved the making the tunnel.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Theresa said...

Love the tunnel...great cards with the train set!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the tunnel, and the train bursting out of the circle!! Great job!

Lagene said...

Great cards, love the charm on the 2nd one!

Pam said...

Your first card is a wow! Really fabulous and I love the colors of the train! Love the braided twine treatment on the second...a great masculine card.

MariLynn said...

Great cards. I love the way you made the tunnel.

Jane said...

I love your cards! All the embellishments are awesome!!! Great job.

Marsha said...

Both are are wonderful. Love the colors, out of the box, and your tunnel is fab.

Ravengirl said...

Great cards! I love how you worked in some other MFP sets too!

NancyK said...

OMG Lois - I love that scene with the train going in the tunnel!!

Stampsnob said...

Makes me want to take a trip

Lena said...

awesome projects!

Janine said...

Great tunnel - I didn't have the energy to even think about it so well done you.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
What wonderful card - I like both of them. The scene you created with the tunnel is so awesome - you did an amazing job. I lov the DP on the second card - very masculine. Wow cards!!

Candy Meyers said...

Cute cards and I needed an idea for my brother in law who worked on railroads.
Thanks,
Candy Meyers

Jo4Him said...

What great cards; love all the details, especially the tunnel! Thanks for sharing

Designing with Debbie said...

Lois, you never cease to amaze me. Great cards.

Ellen said...

You tunnel is soooo creative! Very impressive card! TFS!

miatagal said...

Lois, Thanks for sharing these wonderful masculine cards.I will definitely have to CASE them!! Thanks again for the inspiration.

wannabcre8tive said...

Fabulous cards, you did a great job on your tunnel, A great scene you have made. On the second one, the paper is perfect for your train and I like the braided twine.

nwilliams6 said...

I am going to have to get this set! These are totally fabulous cards!!!!!! I love, love, love them.