Sunday, January 20, 2019

Winter Fairy

Happy Sunday!!

My birthday cards stash is empty, so I need to make more birthday cards asap.. 
So today I have a Winter birthday card for you with the cute Holly the Winter Fairie...
I already know who will get this card, so still a low stash. Hmmmm.. need to make more and more and more!! 

To make this card, I've used:
*Holly the Winter Fairie (High Hopes Stamps)
*white, kraft and blue cardstock (Bazzill Basics Papers)
*doilies (Stampin Up)
*kraft photo corners (local shop)
*dessinpapers (Echo Park)
*Hoera sentiment (Dutch)
*oval die (MFT stamps)
*handmade chrochet snowflake
*polychromos pencils

Hop on over to the High Hopes Stamps website for more cute Fairies! You can find them HERE.
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Seeds of Friendship

Hello High Hopes Friends! 
I am happy to be back again today to share a super sweet Wintry card using "Seeds of Friendship" 

Today, I decided to work with an adorable winter image, that I created for High Hopes Rubber Stamps, called “Seeds of Friendship”. I just love this image because it depicts a snowy, wintry day with the sweetness, and kindness, of friendship! Can’t you just hear the silence that a fresh snowfall brings?

I wasn’t too sure, at first, of the layout I wanted to use for my card, but I knew fairly quickly of which beautiful colors that I would try to incorporate in my image.

I wanted to keep my design with a strong wintry feel and decided to focus more on my stamped image than the design elements around it.

I decided to use a piece of white cardstock which I cut and folded to create a 5.5 x 5.5 card with a stitched round window for the cover.

I colored the image using a combo of Spectrum Noir Alchohol Markers, Copics and Watercolors.

I added a few die cuts to create a little Winter scene and a few bling elements to add some sparkle because after all what's Winter without a little SPARKLE!

I hope you have enjoyed this fun little project and I hope I have inspired you in some way today!

Happy Crafting & Enjoy Your Winter!

Card Supplies:
Card Base: White Cardstock
Markers: Specrtum Noir Alchohol Markers – PV1 LV2 AB3 BT7 MB3 RB3 / Copics – YG61 B12
Die Cuts: Sizzix Holiday Greens 
Miscellaneous: Sequins & Ribbon

Friday, January 18, 2019

Snowballs for Sale

Welcome HH fans;

Hopefully, there will be some snowfall this weekend for some good old fun with snowballs.  Where I live, there has been a lack of this main ingredient to be able to make snowballs never mind throwing them.

For today's card, I have used this adorable Penguin selling snowballs stamp called Frozen Fun from High Hopes Stamps.

After stamping the image, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  I used Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accent to add some snow at the bottom and Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse and Pure Sheen Ice White Glitter to the snowflakes.

  • Stamps: Frozen Fun, Have an Ice Day (High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - my stash
  • Copic Markers:  YR07 - Cadmium Orange, YR04 - Chrome Orange, T9 - Toner Gray No. 9, T8 Toner Gray No. 8, T7 Toner Gray No. 7, E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua, BG01 - Aqua Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B0000 - Pale Celestine, W00 - Warm Gray No. 00, W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, R20 - Blush
  • Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse
  • Nuvo PureSheen Glitter Ice White
  • Nuvo Glitter Accent - Fresh Snowfall
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Overwhelming Love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! The "month of love" as it is sometimes called will be here before we know it. 
This stamp reminded me of all of the cards I used to get when I was a kid. I used to love going to school with my bag of cards to hand out to all my friends. And then of course it was waiting to see if I would get one from that one special boy...... 

I think this possum is looking for that "special card" or letter too!

I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, hand fussy cut it and added it to a sponged cloud background. I think paper from the Blowing Kisses paper pad from Echo Park was perfect for this stamp. Antique Linen ink was the perfect colour to ink all of the edges. I used a die to add a letter edge to fit the theme and a little heart banner. Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Overwhelming Love - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: I Love You More - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Blowing Kisses - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Antique Linen Distress ink, Baby Blue Memories ink, cloud die - Quickutz, classic circle die - Spellbinders, twine, notebook edge - My Creative Time Dies, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers:  IG1 IG3 IG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 CR7 CR11 DR6 PP3 PP5 DR5 FS8 FS2 FS3 TN2 CR3 
Copics: E31 E34 E37 

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the design team!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Clucker Club

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week we have been talking about getting a few more chickens... and then I saw this stamp and just knew it needed to be colored. Clucker Club is just too cute!

I can only imagine what these girls are sitting around chatting about... I colored with my Copics (colors below) And then found a pattern paper from Paper Studio.. love the yellow and white polk a dot with the barn wood feel to it. Perfect for a little chicken coop pattern. A bright red card stock mat on a white card stock base really pops. All the layers were sewed down.  And then why do buttons feel right for a country chicken card? Not sure but they really feel right. And then the High Hopes sentiment "Hanging' with my Peeps" is just fun and perfect!

Copic colors used -

 My first stamping love all those many many years ago was falling for High Hopes Animal Farm stamps - I still get that pitter pat heart when I play with any of them! And there are so many to choose from! To hop straight to the ANIMALS click the word!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes!

Hello HH Fans!
Today I'm sharing this cute trio of cards to hopefully brighten your winter day! I used the High Hopes image called "Bluebirdy".
I coloured this cutie with my Copic Markers and then fussy cut her out using my Brother Cut N Scan.  I'm using papers from the Pebbles "Winter Wonderland" 6x6 collection. 
I popped "Bluebirdy" up on top of the Lacey circle with some foam tape for added dimension.
Each bird has some Stickles added to her fur trim and pom pom for added fun! A few Doodlebug sequins finish everything off. The "Dot Warm Winter Wishes" sentiment is also from High Hopes.
Copics Used:
BG05, BG07, BG09, BG10, BG11
RV66, RV69, R01, Y38
G43, G46, YR04, YR07, YR09

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Snowman Stumble!

Good Morning everyone,
Another weekend gone. Can't believe we are in the middle of January? There certainly isn't enough hours in the day. The weather is just perfect in Southern Cali. Truly feels like Winter!

Today I have used "Snowman Stumble"

I stamped and colored my image with alcohol markers, the image was fussy cut it and pop with 3D foam tape. The patter paper are from my stash. Love the silver glitter cardstock it gives my card the winter feel! I have added some diamond stickles and glossy accent. Also used my gel white pen to embellish the hat and skates. To finish I added a button similar color of my pattern paper and baker twine. 

Copic List; snowman C1 RV10 and 0
hat and skates B93 B95 B99 W1 W5
gloves RV00 RV10

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