Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Welcome to the MFP October Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added TWO MORE STAMP SETS!!!


We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released today: Seasonal Poinsettias, Time to Chill, A Walk in the Woods, Greetings of the Season, Thankful for You, Snowman Country

For your convenience, all 6 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (October 16, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

10/12 TUESDAY: Seasonal Poinsettias and Time to Chill

Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com/

Lois - http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com/

Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblinsg.blogspot.com/

Jeanne - http://nannysroom.wordpress.com/

Anne- http://inkinginred.blogspot.com/

Peggysue- http://rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com/

Susan – http://simplicitybylateblossom.blogspot.com/

Judi – http://paper-rose-petals.blogspot.com/

Connie – http://sodakstamping.blogspot.com/

Emily- http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com/

Karen- http://karenskreativekreations.blogspot.com/

Patty- http://winnieswhimsandmycrafts.blogspot.com/

Roxie- http://paperscaper.blogspot.com/

Vicki- http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/

Liz: http://rightbrainmadness.blogspot.com/

Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/

These are my cards for the sets "Seasonal Poinsettias" and "Time To Chill".
This is the card that I made for our brand new set “Seasonal Poinsettias”. I heat embossed the Poinsettia wreath in Azurite embossing powder and line cut it. I added the JOY sentiment in Palette Noir Black. I used my CB and a new die cut for me “lacy circles” in Christmas red paper.

The second panel is done in deep green with a white overlay punched with a tree line punch and a large snowflake. I added some red half pearls to the wreath and the centre of the snowflake.

The first panel was embossed with a swirls folder.

To finish I added a glittery bow ornament.

For this card I love this adorable “Time to Chill” set that is new to Mark’s Finest Papers line.

It is a one layer card except for the popped polar bear cub.

I tore a piece of paper and masked off the sky which I sponged in a very deep blue, I added some dots for far away stars and a larger North star with a tiny silver bead in the middle.

I then moved the torn paper down a few times and sponged in the edges to make snowdrifts. I saw this done on a card by Michelle Zindorf and got brave enough to try it. Thanks Michelle, I hope to get much better. LOL I used the bare tree image from the “Walk in the Woods” set that is coming out later this week.

The bear and sentiment are stamped with Palette Noir Black and highlighted in light grey Copic for shadows. I then line cut this adorable little bear and popped it. Used a few half pearls at the bottom for accents.
Hugs Alway, Nicole


  1. Beautiful poinsettia card, Nicky. That lacey circle nestie is the perfect background. And your polar bear looks right at home in his snow. I like the layering of the snowdrifts.

  2. What gorgeous holiday cards, Nicole!! Your poinsettia colored as holly is inspired and the polar bear cub on the snow banks delightful!! Such beautiful work!

  3. Fabulous work Nicole! Your wreath looks stunning framed and the polar bear card is adorable! Love these!!

  4. I lov ehow you added the nestie behind the wreath. Super layout. And the masking on the bear is wonderful!

  5. Nicky - LOVE the nightime card~ Beautiful cards!!

  6. Gorgeous cards!! Great scene on that one!!

  7. Awesome! Love the snow and starry night!

  8. What gorgeous cards, Nicole!! I love the cut wreath (not easy...I know!), and that fab night sky and wonderful snow!! Love them both!!! TFS!

  9. Lovely cards! I really like the snowy scene that you have created!

  10. What a cute bear scene, Nicole!! And I love how you created your wreath :)

  11. Wonderful cards, love the snow scene - so cute.

  12. Awesome cards! That little bear has me reaching for my wallet! lol

    Hugs, pat smith

  13. Great cards! I love the layers and embellishments on the wreath card, and your snow scene with the bear is adorable!