So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tis the Season to Rejoice

This is a new stamp set from Mark's Finest Products. It is a great set to work with for your Christmas creations. I tried it out for Speedy the Cat's Challenge  Week #76 -- No Designer Paper. (Here is the website)

I used Autumn Rose cs from PaperTrey, Cranberry Tart cs from GKD and white cs from MFP. I embossed the Autumn Rose with a Sizzix folder Flourish Dots and Ribbon, added some Autumn Rose ribbon from Paper Trey. The stamp set is Mark's Finest Holly Greetings and I stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and embossed the sentiment on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Trio die cut with gold. The wreath was colored with Copics, Sakura glitter pens and then accented with Flower Soft -- Christmas green, Sage, Heather, Toffee. The tag was sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose. I used Magenta Pearl Pen for the dots on the tag.

 The sentiment on the inside was stamped with Cottage Ivey Memento and colored with Copics and Sakura glitter.

Tis the Season



  1. Barbara this is gorgeous. Love your beautifully colored image and the wonderful die cuts. So pretty. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,

  2. absolutely beautiful!!!
    cant wait to see what you create for the Team (-:

  3. WOW!! This is totally GORGEOUS!!!!!

  4. This is gorgeous Barbara!!! I love how you added the flower soft!

  5. Barb--What a wonderful card! Great no designer paper challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  6. Gorgeous card. I love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. We hope to see you again next week. Check out our new design team at SpeedyTV http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/forum/topics/friends-of-speedytv-challenge-week-2