Friday, 15 December 2017

Yule Log Christmas

It's only 10 days until the big day! and I am feverishly still trying to get some Christmas cards done! The Christmas Wish Sentiments set created by the oh so talented Tracy Wray was perfect to help me get another card done and include in this month's Anything Goes challenge at Whimsy Stamps.

How cute is this little bird with his Santa hat and a branch of good cheer! My brother in law loves the outdoors so I think this card is perfect for him!



I printed my stamp to the size I wanted (gotta love digi stamps!) and coloured it with alcohol markers. My hand stitched nested rectangle dies were the perfect size to cut this cutie out and a sentiment from the Christmas Time Sentiment set fit perfectly! Some fun coloured snow, ribbon, snowflakes, branch dies and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Christmas Wish Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Christmas Time Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Icicles Digital Paper - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 CT2 AG1 AG3 AG4 IG3 BP1 BP4 BP6
Copics: B24 B23 B28

I hope you'll join us for our Anything Goes Challenge - click here for more info!

Don't forget to pop by the Whimsy Stamps website for the products I used as well as many, many more stamps, dies and digital paper to name a few!

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Snowflake Gift

I love snowmen! so when I saw the Snowman Flakes 4 U stamp in the new Winter Joy release I knew I wanted to make a card with him. I also fell in love with the colours of this paper and the result is a fun, winter themed card for a friend. 



I coloured my stamp using alcohol markers and cut it out with a new to me die with scallops and stitches. It is hard to see in the photo but the "gift" snowflakes are coloured with a Spectrum Sparkle pen - fun right?! After colouring the trees, I cut a piece of sponge and used it add some white acrylic paint to add some "snow". Ribbon, some Nuvo drops and a fun silver snowflake charm are the finishing touches. Now...I wonder which of my friends would like to find this in their mailbox........


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snowman Flakes 4 U- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment:Cold Hands - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Meadow - Photo Play 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, Moonstone Spectrum Sparkle pen, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Drops, white acrylic paint, Diamond stickles, Neptune Nuvo drops, White Blizzard Nuvo Drops, snowflake charm - stash


Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT2 GB5 OR1 CT1 CT2 GY4 EB6 EB3 EB5 DR1 DR6 DR7 VB1 VB2 VB3 BT3 JG2 JG4 JG6 
Copics: E31 E34 E37
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! We can't wait to see what you create! 


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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Ice Skating Oops!

A couple weeks ago I attend my first ever weekend retreat with One Crazy Stamper. I had way too much fun, lots of laughs and well......you know ..what happens at the retreat, stays at the retreat!

Our welcome package included some 12 x 12 paper, ribbon, chipboard and a sketch and a challenge should we choose to accept it. Create a card or layout with the patterned paper in the kit but we could make it our own. 





I decided Oops Oliver was the perfect stamp to match the paper in pack. I added a fun sentiment I had taken with me. I coloured him up, added silver gel pen to his skate blades and cut him out with a stitched oval die. Some silver ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 
I didn't win the challenge - so many talented ladies played along - but I had way too much fun making this card! 


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Oops Oliver Bear - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment:Days Like This - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched oval die - Your Next Stamp, oval die - Spellbinders, stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp, silver gel pen, Ribbon Trends ribbon, enamel dots - Echo Park, pop dots, Crystal Stickles

Spectrum Noir Markers: TB8 BT9 TB9 BG5 BG7 BG10 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG1 DG2 DG4 DR5 DR1 DR7 IG1 IG3 IG5
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!


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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Cowgirl Smile

Today I had a chance to take a break from making Christmas cards to colour up this oh so sweet digital stamp from Digi Doodles Studio for their Anything Goes Challenge. 

Anyone who knows me knows I love horses so this is one of those "perfect for me" stamps. It reminds me of my horse and I - he didn't necessarily like hugs in the beginning but he came to like them and even hugged me back a couple of times.



After colouring this sweet stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I popped it up with pop dots because I really wanted it to be the focus of the card. I mixed and matched some patterned paper and cut out a matching banner die and heart. Some cotton lace ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Cowgirl Up - Digi Doodle Studio 
Sentiment: You Make Me Smile - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Creavtive Imaginations, Echo Park, Simple Stories
Build a banner die - Whimsy Stamps, Photo Corners - Quickutz, Love me some Latte gumdrops - Your Next Stamp, Cotton lace ribbon. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 IG2 IG3 IG5 TB8 BT9 TB9 EB6 EB4 EB5 CG2 CG4 GB8 GB10 EB5 BG5 BG7 BG10 FS6 CT1 CT2 GY4
Copics: RV11 RV32 RV34

I hope you have enjoyed today's post! Thanks for stopping by! 









Saturday, 2 December 2017

Ride A Reindeer

I love making Christmas cards for my horse back riding friends. I love to colour horse themed cards but I also keep my eye out for something different every year too!
Rita and the Reindeer by Stampingbella fit the bill this year. How cute are these two!?! and who wouldn't want to ride a reindeer - especially one as cute as this!



After colouring Rita and her reindeer with alcohol markers, I cut her and her reindeer out using the matching die. I added some Nuvo glitter drops to her ha t and the reindeer's scarft. It is hard to see but the star has clear Spectrum Sparkle pen on it for some bling too! I popped the image up using foam pop dots.
Some patterned paper from Carta Bella was perfect for this stamp. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a stitched circle die. I added some Nuvo glitter drops to the stars here too. 
Some ribbon, matching red bells and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Rita and her Reindeer - Stampingbella
Sentiment: Twinkle All The Way - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Merry Christmas - Carta Bella
White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops, Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Forever In Time Pop Dots, Cupid Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN4 TN7 TN8 FS1 FS4 TN2 CR7 CR11 DR6 BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT2 GB4 CG4 DG3 JG6 TB8 BT9 TB0

Copic Markers: E31 E34 E37

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No Peeking!

It's Day 2 of the new digital release at Whimsy Stamps! I had some fun with the new Christmas Wish Sentiments - this set has both images and sentiments! 

I don't know about anyone else, but as a child I and my brothers of course, needed to be reminded we were not allowed to peek at our presents under the tree let alone pick them up and shake them - yikes! 

I think this cute little reindeer just got caught don't you??



After printing my stamp and colouring him with alcohol markers I cut him out using a circle die and then used my circle cutter to cut a cardstock backing for it. I added this to digital paper from Whimsy (link below) and added some Stickles to the present bows and sparkly gumdrops for ornaments. 
I printed and die cut the sentiment and added a matching paper clip and bow. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Christmas Wish Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Christmas Time Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 CT4 TN3 TN6 TN7 EB6 EB3 EB5 CG4 DG3 JG6 DR5 DR1 DR7
Copics: B00 B01 BG01 RV11 RV32 RV34 

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Holy Night

It is December 1st already! Yikes! That means a new challenge and it means I can go in to panic mode about not having enough Christmas cards done yet!!! 

This month our challenge theme is Winter/Christmas - fun right? And it means I could get another Christmas card done and checked off my list - phew! 




I coloured up sweet Mary with alcohol markers and cut her out using a stitched tag die. The nativity scene was cut out of some patterned paper in the Echo Park pad I was using. Matching tags cut out with a fish tail banner die, sparkly ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Mary - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Oh Holy Night - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Wise Men Still Seek Him - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched tag die - Whimsy Stamps, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp, ribbon - Celebrate It, Candyland Glittered gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers:FS1 FS4 TN2 DR6 DR1 DR7 black GB8 GB10 EB5 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Winter/Christmas challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Chilly Penguin

I hope you have had a chance to take a look at the new Winter Joy release. It is full of super cute snowmen, dog, cat and some cute chubby penguins to name a few. 

This week given our blasts of winter we've had, I chose to play with Chilly Penguin. I kinda feel like him - chilly! and all I can say is Brrrr!



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and paper piecing his scarf, I cut this cutie out with a classic circle die. i used my circle cutter to cut a matching piece of cardstock to go behind him. I created my snowy scene by cutting out some stitched hills and trees and added some glittery snow to them. All of this was mounted on an easel style base and Bo Bunny patterned paper. I stamped and coloured my sentiment and added some glitter snow to that too. The purple ink turned it purple - at first I was upset about this - now I think it matches perfectly. One of those happy accidents as they say. Some ribbon and sparkly purple gumdrops finish off my card. 


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Chilly Penguin - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: BRR - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Altitude Collection - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Tree die - Memory Box, Double Stitched Hills die - Your Next Stamp, Glitter Snow - Aleene's, ribbon - Recollections, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Dots (hat), Sparkly Purple Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers:BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 PL3 PL5 black
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!


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Sunday, 26 November 2017

25 Days Of Christmas Tags

High Hopes Rubber Stamps is excited to be participating on Day 26 of the annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags hosted by Tracy McNeely on her blog: In My Creative Opinion.
I created a tag using the oh so cute Christmas Boy and Reindeer Dog and the Believe sentiment.




I cut my tag base out with my Cricut, stamped and coloured my image with alcohol markers, and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white border. I added this to patterned paper from Your Next Stamp and a die cut circle. Some gold trim ribbon, sentiment and gumdrops finish off my tag. Star Dust Stickles on his hat give me the little bit of bling I like on my Christmas cards and tags. A sparkly pom pom on his hat was the perfect finishing touch. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Christmas Boy and Reindeer Dog - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Believe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Plaid - Your Next Stamp
Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Star Dust Stickles, Holly Jolly Sparkle gumdrops - Your Next Stamp, Recollections ribbon.

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 CR7 CR11 DR7 EB6 EB3 EB5 BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT2 GY1 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG1 DG2 DG4 IG1 
Copics: E31 E34 E37 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!




Thursday, 23 November 2017

Hot Chocolate Season

We have had a couple blasts of winter where I live. You know....the cold biting wind and yes even lots of snow. So far it has melted away the next day but it is a reminder that winter is just around the corner.

This also means that hot chocolate and marshmallow season is already here. There is nothing like putting on a sweater and curling up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows. Bear-ly Warming Up from High Hopes has it right from what I can see.......




I decided to make Bear-ly Warming Up into a little gift package. I found a super easy to follow tutorial for this on the This Is Me Playing With Paper blog and made my single sided gift box. Then after colouring up this cutie I hand fussy cut him and added some sparkly Stickles to his mug. I made the sentiment using my computer printed it off and voila! Some ribbon and a few sparkly gumdrops finish off my gift. 
If you're looking for me....I will be curled up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Bear-ly Warming Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Computer - Georgia Font
Patterned Paper: Bundled Up - Carta Bella
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Crystal Stickles,  Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops - YNS, chocolate treats, packages of hot chocolate and marshmallows. 

Spectrum Noir Markers:BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 DR5 DR1 DR7
Copics: E31 E34 E37
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas Bug

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend my first crafting weekend retreat with One Crazy Stamper and Scrapbook Niagara! I had no idea what to take but I knew I had to take this super cute image from Stampingbella called "Christmas Bug". I had coloured it on Thanksgiving weekend back in October, and hadn't had a chance to get the card made. 

My son's girlfriend has a tan coloured VW Bug......so when I saw this stamp, I knew it was perfect for her Christmas card! 




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I added some silver sparkle pen to the ornaments on the tree and the car bumpers. I really wanted to use the licence plate die I had taken with me and used it as a place to add my sentiment. Some snowflake dies, Nuvo glitter drops, twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Christmas Bug - Stampingbella
Sentiment: Loads Of Wishes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: A Very Merry Christmas - Carta Bella
Enamel Dots: Carta Bella
White Blizzard Nuvo Drops, licence plate die - Quickutz

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 CG1 DG2 DG4 DR5 DR1 DR7 AB1 AB2 AB3 CG4 DG3 JG6 CT4 GB5 OR1


I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas Bug!

Thanks for stopping by - have a fantastic day!



Thursday, 16 November 2017

Winter Kitty Christmas

Did you see the new "Winter Fun" release from High Hopes yesterday?!? If you haven't - be sure to check it out! 
One of the oh so cute new release stamps was this cutie "Winter Kitty". If you are a cat lover or have a cat lover in your life, then this a stamp you will want in your collection!




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a circle die. I added Liquid Applique to the hat and scarf for some texture. I found out the hard way, you have to completely dry/puff up the applique with your heat gun - if there are any spots that are still wet and you run it through a die cutting machine ......well let's just say it's a mess - lesson learned - die cut then add liquid applique. After I was set (the second time), I added my stamp to paper from Simple Stories and added some ribbon and a bow. Some photo corners and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winter Kitty - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Meowy Christmas Saying - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Cozy Christmas - Simple Stories
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskars circle cutter, liquid applique, Be Creative Tape (3 mm), Celebrate It ribbon, Holly Berry Red gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: PP1 PP3 PP5 TN3 TN6 TN7 CT2 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6
                                            
                                      
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Fabulous Friend

          Welcome to our Anything Goes challenge at Whimsy Stamps.
This month my card features one of Crissy Armstrong's oh soo cute penguins! I chose to use "Penguin Fliesfor a card for a very dear friend of mine who has done something for me that really means alot. She really lifted me up and I thought this stamp was a perfect way to thank her for being such a good friend. 





After printing my stamp to the size I wanted I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol makers and hand fussy cut it leaving a small white border. I added some fun polka dots and hearts to the balloons with a white gel pen. I printed my digital paper and cut is to fit my card base. The cherry blossom panel die, some ribbon and a flower finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penguin Flies - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Patterned Paper: Over The Rainbow Digital Paper - Whimsy Stamps
Cherry Blossom Panel Die - Whimsy Stamps


Don't forget to pop by the Whimsy Stamps website for the products I used as well as many, many more stamps, dies and digital paper to name a few!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Cowgirl Winter Fun!

Welcome to the "Winter Joy" new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! 

I had the pleasure of working with "Snowman Cowboy".....a perfect stamp for me for those that know me . I was a bit of a rebel with this one - I decided to make it a snowman Cowgirl! 

Our cowgirl is done her chores and what is a gal to do once chores are done and she needs some winter fun?!? Why try to lasso a snowflake of course!!




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I cut it out using a circle die and added some stitch marks using a die as well. I stamped and fussy cut my snowflake leaving a small white border and added some Stickles to it for a little bling. I also added Stickles to the snow on the fence. I stamped the sentiment - perfect for this card I think - and cut it out using a stitched oval die. Some fun bobble ribbon as I call it and sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snowman Cowboy, Snowflake 2 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Roundin Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum - MME, Creative Imaginations
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Star Dust Stickles, stitching marks die - YNS, stitched oval die - YNS, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers:BT3 MB1 MB3 MB4 BG5 BG7 EB3 EB6 EB5 PP1 PP3 PP5 EB1 EB2
Copics: B02 B04 B06
                                            
                                      
 ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Believe!

As I child I always wondered what it would be like to be able to fly like one of Santa's reindeer. We went to Santa's Village in Bracebridge and I was fascinated by this place - it was all things Christmas year round. 

It even had live reindeer and I always wondered if one of them worked for Santa! Our friend Rodney Reindeer is dreaming of the day he is big enough to help pull Santa's sleigh......but first he has to grow a little.....and then he has to Believe in the Magic......





I started my A2 size card by stamping Rodney Reindeer, colouring him with alchohol markers and fussy cutting him with cuticle scissors. I added him to patterned paper from an older Bo Bunny collection. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a fish tail banner die and I stamped a santa and sleigh from another stamp set above Rodney's head. It's hard to see on the photo but the rings on his harness are coloured with a Sterling Silver Sparkle Pen. A matching holly die, ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Rodney Reindeer - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Believe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: White Out - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, brown marker, Sterling silver Spectrum Sparkle pen,  3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Cotton Candy Blue gumdrops - YNS, fishtail banner die - YNS, Christmas Branch Die - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN4 TN6 TN7 
                                            
                                      
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Friday, 3 November 2017

Peace, Joy, Love

I hope you have been enjoying this month's digital release from Whimsy Stamps! 
I had the chance to work with "Leap Of Joy". How fun is this reindeer leaping through the air!?! I think it is one of Santa's reindeer practicing for the big night don't you?




I decided to create a fun little scene in a shadow box style card. I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, added some sparkle with Stickles and Nuvo Gitter Drops and then hand fussy cut him out. I ran a black marker around the edge just to clean up any white I may have missed and to give it a finished look. 

To decorate my shadow box front, I used dies from the Christmas Branches die set and the Build a Poinsettia die set. A stitched border die from the Stitched Border Die Trio was perfect to help make my snow banks. The sky is ink blended with distress inks and a light snow fall was added with a white gel pen. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Leap Of Joy - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 TN3 TN6 TN7 JG2 JG4 JG6 CG1 DG2 DG4

Don't forget to come play along in our challenge - click here for details...after you've done your shopping! 

Thanks for stopping! Have a fantastic crafty day!