Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Welcome to the MFP November Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 6 NEW SETS!


We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released: Brick Wall, Bells on Bobtail, Christmas Postage Due, Bold & Free, Muscial Holiday and Welcome Home. 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, (November 13, 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.

NOV 10 (WEDNESDAY) 2 SETS: Christmas Postage Due; Bold & Free

Nancyruth -

Lois -


Dawn L.-



Susan –

Judi –

Connie –



Joanne T-

Nicole -


Geri –


Mark’s Finest Papers -

This is my card for today’s release of the new set “Christmas Postage Due” from Mark’s Finest Papers.*Christmas-Postage-Due-Stamp/Detail

I love the stamp images and sentiments in this fun set. LOVE the Santa stamp....

I inked the image with Palette Noir and colored with Copic markers.

The fun on Santa’s hat is made with Stickles/Frosted Lace.

I also added some Crystal Effects to his glasses for the lenses.

The DP is Echo Park paper.

For the matting on the stamp I used some stamp edging scissors.

I added three thin ribbons of different patterns and tied in knots at different intervals

Hi! Everyone, this is my card for the release of the set “Bold and Free” from Mark’s Finest Papers.*Bold-%26-Free-Stamp/Detail

I used the beautiful image of the mighty buffalo surrounded by a wreath of leaves.

I colored the image with Copic markers and line cut the image.

The colors for this card are blue, darkest brown, dark yellow and rust.

I used a plain oval Nestie to mount my image on and the framed it with a beaded oval Nestie.

For one of my three panels I used my CB and embossed bubbles onto the dark yellow paper.

I added some rawhide string, beads and feathers to finish my card.

I really love this set and I know you will too.

All of the supplies except “the feathers, beads and rawhide string” can be found at Mark’s Finest Papers Store.

Happy Hopping, Nicole


  1. Real feathers! Is there a cold bird out there somewhere, it is winter coming on soon you know. Clever touch! And the Santa card is very pretty.

  2. WHOA!!! Awesome work and attention to detail! Beautiful, beautiful work, Nicky!!!

  3. Two wonderful cards -- I especially like the way you added the stickles to Santa's hat on the first one.

  4. fab samples!!! love the feathers and rawhide

  5. Great cards! Love how you used crystal effects on Santa's glasses!

  6. That rawhide grabbed my attention girl. Great work!!

  7. Nicole, what gorgeously detailed cards!

  8. Nicole, these are both fabulous cards. Love the real feathers on the Bold and Free card. Outstanding work.

  9. Gorgeous work with these sensational images, Nicole! Fabulous colors and papers on these exquisite cards!!

  10. Wonderful embelishments on both cards.

  11. Nicole what gorgeous cards today!! Amazing detailing!! You rocked these!!

  12. Wonderful, love the colouring on Santa!

  13. Love the sparkle and shine on the Santa card! And I think the mix of bubble background and beaded diecut on the buffalo card works very well.

    TFS and ...

    Happy Crafting!
    Tina aka TeeGeeDee

  14. These are beauties, Nicole!! I love all the great embellishments you used on your bison card :)

  15. Great cards--I like the stickles on the first and the feathers on the second.

  16. Your bold and free card looks so authentic!

  17. Nicole, your samples are just stunning!! Fabulous job on these sets!!

  18. Love how you used real feathers on your card too. I love the sparkle on Santa's hat!

  19. Such great work, Nicole! I love how you used Stickles on Santa. The buffalo is done so beautifully! I love your choice of earthy colors!

    Hugs, Pat Smith

  20. Great cards, so different from each other, I really think the "Santa" card is cheerful.

  21. Beautiful cards Nicole! Each one has it's own distinct style, but the feathered card really interests me! I still have some of those stamped feather and dream catcher images you sent me over a year ago! I love this native American themed stuff and your card is fabulous!

  22. Nicole--what great cards today!!! And your attention to detail is fabulous! TFS

  23. Both are fabulous. LOVE the postage stamp one. What a wonderful holiday card.

  24. I just love the feathers. What a great touch to the second card.

  25. Wow, Santa looks great. I love the papers that you chose for the Santa card. And you bison card is so cool. The bison really pops off the card. Wow

  26. Great Santa card; the buffalo is awesome; love the Spellbinders!

  27. the sparkle on santa's cap!