Thursday, November 14, 2013

CCEE1346 (Stitches) and MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - On the Town



Nov. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Nov. 12 - Tigers
Featured Nov. 13 - Duck Hunting
 Featured Nov. 14 - Out on the Town
Featured Nov. 15 - Chill in the Air

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 Nov. 16, 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 10 PM EST 
on Friday Nov. 15, 2013.







My first card using this almost retro set is performing double duty.  Cindy Haffner, the CCEE Stampers hostess for November wanted us to make a card with stitches.  The center-step card I made using one of the elegant ladies from today's set Out on the Town has stitches -- I just didn't sew them.  They are in the patterned paper -- Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl matstack.



If you'd like to see the cards from the rest of the CCEE Stampers' team, pop over to the blog and take a look.  But be sure to come back to the MFP Blog Hop too!

My second card features one of the other glamorous ladies in this set.  I recently bought a set of alphabet dies because of some cards I had seen, which were made by a stamper on Splitcoaststampers, Irene (a/k/a DandI93).  I liked the look of a single word cut from the card front using the alphabets, and then backed with designer paper.  I added a gemstone to the closure on her coat and a gem flourish to finish the card.


Be sure to check out the rest of the design team members' blogs for more inspiration.  And don't forget to comment when you visit.  You might just win a free stamp set from this month.

Here's the Design Team:
Lois (that's me)


Card #1 
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Out on the Town
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Linen Cream, Licorice Whips; Cosmo Cricket Material Girl DP
Accessories:  Copic markers

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Out on the Town
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Premium Heavy White, Bang Up Blue, Snow Storm Smooth; Recollections blue/white polka-dot
Accessories:  Copic markers, Memory Box alphabet dies, Gemstone bling

29 comments:

KC said...

these are both beautiful! I love the blue one!

Anne said...

Wow! These are stunning! Thanks for the instructions and inspiration!

Janine said...

Nice cards - centre step one is very elegant

loulou said...

Very elegant and stylish. Fantastic colouring of the gorgeous girls and I love the way you have used the negative letters for the sentiment on the second card.

Vicky Gould said...

Now those are some stylin' ladies. Love your cards, Lois!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Fashionable creations. Like the center step style. Made one of these for first time & they are a wonderful card style. Like the gem flourish.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful cards Lois! Of course I love the center step card best! LOL TFS

kReN said...

This set of images will work so well with center and side step cards. Lovely!

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Pam said...

Terrific! The material girl paper is perfect for this set! Love the gal in blue with her bling.

stamping sue said...

Lois, two terrific cards. step card is a great way to showcase the lady and like your lady all in blue!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

wannabcre8tive said...

Fabulous cards, Lois. I love the first one with the center step card.

MariLynn said...

Pretty cards. I really like the one in blue.

Jane said...

Very pretty cards Lois. I love the center step done with this set!

Gail said...

These are just lovely Lois -you always do the greatest work on your creations - I love viewing them - have a wonderful day!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

That center step is fab! And isn't she a beauty! Great job for both challenges, Lois!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The first card gives me the impression of a runway and the second of the Vogue patterns I used to buy. Sweet! Beautiful! Carole

Georgei said...

Wow your cards are very beautiful

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are lovely and well done.

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are fab, but the CCEE card is one of the classiest step cards I have ever seen...fabulous, Lois

Karenladd said...

I am just loving this elegant retro stamp set and beautiful cards!

Sabrina said...

Duh, I've just realised that I had some paper, possibly even the same pack, that would have been so perfect for this challenge. It certainly is perfect with your stylish lady, and the centre step is always a good one for showing off a stylish outfit!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both cards are fantastic. love the papers you chose for your birthday card and the simplistic approach to your Style card.

Michelle N. said...

So elegant and gorgeous! What a stunning card you made!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Wow, 2 very pretty cards and wonderfully colored images!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great cards. I like the first one with the center step.

Jo4Him said...

Lovely cards; thanks for sharing

Pat G said...

Lovely center step card.

Cathy Clouston said...

Lois, as always your colouring is impecable and these cards are so lovely! :)

Ravengirl said...

Glamorous is absolutely accurate. Gorgeous work!