Friday, February 14, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 6 - Lucky Duck



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured Feb. 9
Foo Dogs

Featured Feb. 10
Birds of the Orient

 Featured Feb. 11
Birdcages

Featured Feb. 12
Medallion

Featured Feb. 13
Fairies

Featured Feb. 14
Lucky Duck

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating blogs (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 six winners will be announced on 
Feb. 15, 2014, 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, Feb. 14, 2014.

The mini set this month is Lucky Duck, and that's the set being featured today.  When I started making my card for today, I used the materials on my desk -- the purple base and white mat layer.  I had cut them out for something else and wound up not using them.  So, while you might not think about purple when ducks are involved, I'm pretty happy with the way this card turned out.


I again used the Square Flip-Its Framelits for my second card today, along with a couple of orange scraps of DP.


I'm not sure how I would use this card, but into my stash it goes!



Be sure to check out the rest of the hop today -- the last day.  If you want to go back and make some more comments to increase your chances of winning a free set, please feel free.  I'm sure all the designers will welcome you back.  I hope you got some inspiration looking at our creations this week.  We had fun presenting them for you.

Here's the Design Team:



Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Lucky Duck
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Groovin' Grape, Snow Storm Smooth; scrap of purple plaid DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly
Accessories:  Copic markers, Gold pearls, Foam pop dots

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Lucky Duck
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Bright Pumpkin, Snow Storm Smooth; scraps of Recollections orange DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Sizzix Flip-Its Framelits (Squares)

17 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Lois, I am loving both of your cards, the colors you chose for them are beautiful.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful projects with great color choices!!!
Jan

Karenladd said...

Beautiful cards and LOVE these duck images!

SHartl said...

I love the white duck against all the colorful papers and background! So cute!

Renee Collier said...

These are just too cute!

Janine said...

Great colour choices and great cards

loulou said...

Great cards. I like the purple.

Anne said...

Both cards are beautifu and so much fun! What a super image! I would use the second card easily for a birthday, (Happy Birthday ducky or me ducks), which are English expressions. Great for Easter/Spring, and if ever someone hurt themselves...."You should have..(ducked).....get well soon! An apology card too, "I 'goosed' over this" let your imagination run wild!!!!!

Georgei said...

Very pretty cards that you made
And very pretty color
Thank for showing

terrie said...

Both of your cards turned out fantastic...well done

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are so cute!!! I love the purple plaid one! But the flip card is cute too! Great cards! TFS

stamping sue said...

Lois, I like both your cards but you know me any card that moves is my favorite.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Lili Sulastri said...

Pretty cards.

Vickie Y said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Cute duck cards--love the purple one.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both cards are just 'ducky' *U* love the simple colors.

Amy E said...

Hi Lois, I procrastinated this week and didn't get around to commenting on all of the blog hop posts but I wanted to come tell you that I looked through yours and I just absolutely love the work you did this week. Your Foo Dog bookmarks are adorable and you're right, the images are the perfect shape for a bookmark. I just love the way you made the birds fly off the page on your Birds of the Orient card! What an elegant card. And I never would have thought of adding feathers to the sweet little bird on the birdcage is card. That was perfect!

Your Medallion cards are stunning. I love the way you layered the first card, added the bling, and gave it a metallic look with the silver paper. Your flip card is brilliant. I didn't even think of just using part of the image but it works beautifully! Your Fairy cards are so pretty. Your coloring is beautiful and I love the way that the little silhouettes look almost translucent. Your purple duck card is adorable, but of course I would say that since purple is my favorite color! I love the orange card too. The stripes and polkadots together are super cute! Great job this week!