Thursday, April 18, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 & CCEE1316 Color Challenge - Honor & Glory


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

 Featured April 16 - Columns & Topiaries
Featured April 17 - Be a Showoff 
Featured April 18 - Honor & Glory
Featured April 19 - Birds & Trees

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! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on April 20, 2013, 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 11 PM EST on Friday April 19, 2013.



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         

My first card with today's set, Honor and Glory, is serving double duty.  Kathy Bradley (another MFP DT member, by the way) is the hostess for the CCEE Stampers for the month of April, and she gave the team a color challenge.  We were to use only gray, pink, and white or ivory.  My sister just recently sold her house and is looking for a new one.  I think I will send her this card when she finds her new "castle."  IRL the pink elements are not as dark as they appear in the photo.  I'm afraid the CCEE challenge police might cite me for using the wrong color.  Honest, ladies, it's pink!


If you want to play along with the CCEE stampers, check out our blog.

For my second card I had to use an old SU tool (Layer Ease) to make the shield on which I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black and then clear embossed it.  The sentiments are stamped on silver-edged ribbon and glued down.



Be sure to check out the rest of the DT members' blogs to see their creativity with today's set.  Remember, you have a chance to win a free set if you comment.   Patty,  Lois (that's me), Vicky,  Jane,  Debbie,  Pam,  Pat,  Thrifty Stamper,  MariLynn,  Karen,  Bonnie,  Kathy,  Angela,  Cathy,  Toni,  Sue,  Janine,  An'jenic,  
Kate,  Shirley,  Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

Card 1
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers - Honor & Glory
Paper:  MFP Fresh Cream, Licorice Whips, Oven Clean Gray, Strawberry Freeze
Ink:  Palette Charcoal, Tim Holtz Distressed Weathered Wood
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Nested Pennants, Sizzix Bricked embossing folder

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Honor & Glory
Paper:  MFP Licorice Whips, Silver, DCWV Once Upon a Time DP
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Ribbon, Layer Ease, Pop dots, Clear embossing powder

28 comments:

Janine said...

Great minds think along the same lines! Great work.

mariko said...

This is a wonderful castle/fort image! It is a great 'welcome to the neighborhood," or "here is our new address" card!!! Love the red banners and your great background!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderful work, Lois...love your CCEE card....fab housewarming greeting

Angie said...

Wonderful cards! Love the brick BG for your castle card! Beautiful shield card!!! Amazing look you achieved!!

Benzi said...

Wonderful creations, Lois. I'm sure the challenge police are NOT coming. We'll call that HOT PINK over at the CCEE. :-)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great job on these Lois!

kren said...

Great use of the brick background with this image!

terrie said...

Both of your cards turned out really nice..well done

Davi said...

Really love the brick background on the first one looks sooo real! Fab job on both :)

Pam said...

Super cards today Lois! We did our congrats card quite similar!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

How pretty. I love the background on your first card and to do a shield is perfect. TFS AJ-

Pat Garvin said...

Great embossing folder for the castle. Layer ease...never heard of it. Great cards.

MariLynn said...

Love the bricks behind the castle. Great cards!

Jane said...

Fantastic cards Lois!!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a fab bg for the wonderful castle. No one can combine like you can, Lois! Great job!

Cindy Groh said...

Love your cards. The background of your first one is cool. Is that an embossing folder? And if so by who?

Ravengirl said...

Great cards Lois! I really like the stamping on the ribbon, looks perfect!

Pam said...

Wonderful cards!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Golda said...

Love the castle and the shield!

Michelle N. said...

Really creative use of the stamp set-cool cards!

wannabcre8tive said...

Great cards, Lois, I love the castle and you did a great job with the shield, too.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
So very pretty! I really like your castle with the red banners and brick background - looks wonderful. Your second card with the coat of arms looks so pretty in silver againt the lovely DP.

Vicky Gould said...

Well done on both challenges, Lois! Love your shield!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wonderful cards Lois! I especially love the background you created on the first one. TFS

Sue D said...

Awesome cards with this set!

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These look like great boy cards.

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Ellen said...

Awesome new home card! Love it!!!!!!

Cathy Clouston said...

Both of these cards are great but that castle card is perfect! :)