The Craft's Meow October Release Blog Hop

Monday, October 21, 2013


Hello and welcome to The Craft's Meow October release blog hop! You should have arrived here from the talented Amy's blog but you can visit The Craft's Meow blog for the full list of participants! First up is a card using the new Holiday Poinsettia stamp set illustrated by Nina Brackett. I created the background paper by repeat stamping the poinsettia and postage stamp mark from the set onto some Core'dinations cardstock.


The sentiment is from the same set and I just colored the text with a Distress Marker. The little bit of holly is from the Christmas Lantern stamp set. Next up is a fresh card using the Christmas Lantern stamp set.


I stamped the main lantern image and colored using Distress Markers then I stamped some of the holly separately and did a little fussy cutting. I added everything to my card using silicone glue, I find it a bit less fiddly compared to foam pads sometimes.


Next up on the hop is the lovely Deborah! Enjoy the rest of the hop. Don't forget you have a chance to WIN all five stamp sets from the October release by leaving a comment on each blog in the hop, you have until Wednesday October 23rd 8:00pm Pacific to leave a comment. The Inside Christmas stamp set is this month's free gift with $60 purchase. Thanks for dropping by today! : )

Here are the stamp sets I used on my cards today.



43 comments

  1. Both your cards are stunning. Such beautiful showcase of these images!!

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  2. Both cards are Gorgeous! I especially loved the poinsettia card!

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  3. Both of these cards are so beautiful Clare!! Love the new Christmas Lantern stamp set that you designed.....I loved coloring that beautiful lantern image. ♥

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  4. The poinsettia and the lantern are my favorite images from the whole release! Great cards, Clare!

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  5. Gorgeous cards Clare. Love all your details.

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  6. Oh your cards are gorgeous! I just love everything, and that lantern is fabulous!!

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  7. Beautiful cards. I love the stamped poinsettia background and the little sprig of holly on your first card. Great distress colouring on the lantern

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  8. Love both of your cards! The lantern is spectacular.

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  9. Lovely cards, Clare! These new stamp sets are just so beautiful and versatile. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  10. Love the background on your first card using the poinsettia - great color choice! AND I have fallen in love with the lantern stamp - love the fussing cutting and the separate holly leaves :)

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  11. Love the poinsettia card with the stamp and bow.

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  12. Your coloring is beautiful. The Poinsettia looks lovely.

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  13. Lovely cards! The Poinsettia seems to be taking my eye today, but I like the lantern too and the sentiments, guess I ike the whole release!

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  14. Both of your cards are beautiful. It would be so hard to chose just one of the stamp sets...they are all so amazing.

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  15. Gorgeous cards Claire!
    I love your new Christmas Lantern set and had so much fun creating with it!

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  16. Both cards are so lovely but I am love with your poinsettias. And the sentiment font is a wowser!

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  17. Beautiful cards! I love the ribbon on the first one!

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  18. Both of these are gorgeous in every way!! I love the "glow" around the lantern flame. :)

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  19. Clare, I love your poinsettia card with the button.

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  20. I like the look of the Poinsettia used as a background. I like the holly sprays with the lace and ribbon. Beautiful card.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  21. PS...I forgot to comment on the lantern card. I like how you used the holly sprays and gave them dimension. Beautiful coloring on the lantern and the lace and twine compliment the pretty sentiment. Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  22. Lovely cards with these sets. I really like the lantern.

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  23. Lovely cards with these sets. Love the lantern image.

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  24. Your cards are always lovely, and these are no exception.

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  25. The cards are so pretty. The red ribbon and the lace on the poinsettia card really set it off The coloring on the candle are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love the lace and red ribbon on the first card. You did a great job on coloring the lantern on the second card. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Beautiful cards. Love the lace that you used on both cards. TFS

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  28. All your cards are lovely. Aloving the candle stamp.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  29. Christmas perfection. These are beautiful.

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  30. My fav is the poinsettia, but they are both great!

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  31. Love the cards. Really like the lantern.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Wonderful use of the flower outline on the first and the great colouring on the 2nd.

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  33. Love your cards & this release.

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  34. Love your cards & this release.

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  35. Loving your cards for today and all of the projects you've shared this week!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabuulous Week!! ;)

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  36. Beautiful cards! I love the coloring you did!

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  37. Love the cards. I like the reverse embossed dots on the light card. Thanks for sharing.
    Brit76tuck@yahoo.com

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  38. Beautiful stamps and love your gorgeous cards.

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