Friday, November 15, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Chill in the Air

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.

Both of my cards today are clean and simple -- and black-and-white.  I don't know if you're a Harry Potter fan or not (if not, you won't have a clue about what I'm going to say); but the first time I saw today's set, Chill in the Air, all I could think of was the "Whomping Willow."   My first card features this magnificent landmark of Hogwarts.

My second card is also just black and white, although it does have a couple more layers.  The sentiment is the focal image.

I think Chill in the Air was my favorite set this month.  I decided to make two more black-and-white cards with it to make a gift set.  I used some images from two other MFP sets, Scenic Selections and Autumn Friendships to complete the cards.

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 & Card #2 
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Chill in the Air
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Smooth, Licorice Whips
Accessories:  (Card #1 only) EK Tools Journaling pen


AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Lois I too have to say this stamp set was by far my fav this month. And I can tell you really liked this stamp set. I like all of your cards. And all are beautiful.

Anne said...

Stunning! I love the way you drew a frame around the tree too. Such classic, clean cards!

Janine said...

I love this set too and yes I see what you mean about whomping willow! Great set of cards.

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Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--this gift card set is just beautiful! I love all 4 of these cards! TFS

kReN said...

Love these cards! Great stamp images!
TFS your creativity with us!
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Carole Robb Bisson said...

The cards you created are pristine and just like fall. Carole

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. Such simple elegant designs. I see exactly what you mean about the whomping willow.

Pam said...

Beautifully done. I think this set lends itself to a b/w theme. Awesome gift set.

Georgei said...

Wow these are so very beautiful
And simple card
Thank you for showing

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards, Lois. I love the one you made with a frame and the one with the fencing. Awesome job with this stamp set.

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. Each so pretty in their simplicity.

Jane said...

Beautifully done Lois!!!

stamping sue said...

I do remember the whomping tree!!! great reference to HP! all your cards are tree-riffic!
stamping sue

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful b&w cards. My daughter who is a senior in college is a fan of Harry Potter. I liked Haggard character.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gail said...

These cards are lovely Lois.

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous and elegant cards. My fav is the first card with the line drawn around the tree - very pretty.

Pat G said...

Glad you explained whomping tree. Lovely in black and white.

Sue D said...

Wonderful set of black and white cards with this set.

Cathy Clouston said...

These cards are beautiful and so very clean! I love them :). And you are so right about the Whomping Willow! I knew that tree looked familiar! You may have inspired me to have an HP marathon weekend, lol. :)

Jo4Him said...

Awesome cards; love the black and white and the creative ways you used this set. Thanks for sharing

Renee Collier said...

I am so loving these images!

Amy E said...

Hi Lois! I'm so sorry I'm hopping late this month but I just wanted you to know that i looked at all your hop projects and absolutely LOVED them. You are SO talented! I loved the way you incorporated the whole entire Happy New year stamp set on just one side-step card! And the stylish woman fit on there perfectly...brilliant!
The two tiger cards were beautiful. i never would have thought of using the bamboo embossing folder like that. It worked perfectly!
LOVE love love the kitty calendar!! And I love the idea of using an already made calendar and just incorporating the stamps into the pages. I might be making some mini calendars for Christmas this year now too!
The duck hunting cards were the perfect masculine cards!
The two out on the town cards were gorgeous!!! I love your coloring!!!!
Chill In The Air was my favorite stamp set this month too! Your cards are stunning. And you're TOTALLY right about the whomping willow tree!! I didn't see that until you mentioned it!! Did you just freehand the outside line around that first card? I LOVE the affect! Whoever received that card set will be a lucky person!!

Amy E.

Ravengirl said...

Oh wow! I can totally see the whomping willow now. All we need is a miniature car to get stuck in the branches. I also really love how you placed the fences in front of the tree. Very classy!