Sunday, October 13, 2019

Candy Cane Penguin!

Hello there!
Happy to be sharing another Christmas Card using this cute and fun image from 

Today I'm using "Candy Cane Penguin" 
 I colored the image with alcohol markers and I die cut it with a new rectangle die I bought during the weekend. The paper pad is a 12X12 called Christmas Plaids. I embellish him using white gelly pen, stickles and glossy accent. To finished tie a bow with natural twine and add a black/white plaids button.

Image is colored with Copics;
penguin body C1 C3 C5 C7 C9
penguin beak YR09
scarf/socks YG11 YG13
skates/candy cane/Santa's hat R24 R29 R39

Here is the inside!
To finish the inside I used this adorable sentiment called "Candy Cane Wishes"
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Happy Holiday Quick Card

Happy Sunday!

Today, I'm stamping with the sweets! Gingerbread, of course! This image is Happy Holidays Quick Card. I colored it up for the front of my card, then stamped out a second of the cute gingerbread man for some accent (two cookies are always better than one!).

In making my card, I took inspiration from the gingerbread. The lace was meant to mimic the icing on the cookie and the gems reminded me of gum drops!

On the inside, of the card I’ve used the verse sentiment All That is Dear.

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Have a perfectly lovely Sunday and we'll see you again next week with more great inspiration from the talented team at High Hopes Stamps.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Greetings from the North Pole!

Hi Everyone!!

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada & it's raining and quite chilly.  What better way to get a chilly wet weekend going than sit in your craft room and make a card before you head out the door for work.  Yep that's just what I did this morning!

This adorable image is called North Pole Reindeer from our new release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I paired this cutie with the new sentiment North Pole Greetings of course lol.  This CAS card is kind of the style I will be going with for all my cards this holiday season.  I want to get as many cards done as I can this know how life always gets in the way of our crafting time.  In the coming weeks you will notice that I have the Kraft colour on the brain for this years holiday season.  I have so many images coloured up and ready to make cards for this year & they all seem to fit the Kraft colour.  So stay tuned...there will be more to come....I promise lol!

I coloured this cutie with Copics….my go to for all things coloured!

Reindeer - E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, R02 & R01
Reindeer nose - C9, C7, C5
Pole - R59, R39, R37, C6, C4, C2
Sign - C4, C2, C0
Snow - B000, B0000
Scarf - BG49, BG45, BG18, BG15, BG13

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Have a super awesome crafty kinda' weekend!!


Scrapbook Saturday with Bev Code

Welcome High Hopes Stamps Fans;

Hi it's Bev here today ... for Saturday Scrapbook layout projects st High Hopes Rubber Stamps. If you have been visiting me on Saturdays you will see that I am only using stamped images as accents on pages. I try to theme them to photos which makes them a perfect accent. I am hoping I could inspire you to try using your stamps on layout pages too. 

This cutie is called Buddy's Gift Block. It is copic coloured, accented with Signo white gel pen, Stickles and  it's a perfect accent for my page. The bear and present in this image was just what this page with tree, bears and presents needed. 

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Buddy's Gift Block R161

  • Copic Markers: R24, R27, R29, B28, B29, G12, G21, G24, G28, Y15, E13, E15, V09
  • Other: Paper, cardstock, stickers, Ink, Signo white gel pen, gold pen, origami Xmas tree, die cuts, flowers, flair button, stickles

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    Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.


    Friday, October 11, 2019

    Gingerbread Dreams!

    Welcome HH Fans;

    Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year.  Along with all the craziness that goes along with searching for that perfect present is the decorating of the tree/house is the baking. There is always a lot of baking such as the likes of  butter tarts, fruit cake and cookies, especially gingerbread.

    Today's card reminds me of all this.  I have used the adorable Large Gingerbread Man from High Hopes Stamps.

    Supplies used:
    • Stamps:  Lg Gingerbread Man (S043), Gingerbread Dreams (E061) -- High Hopes Stamps
    • Ink:  Tsukineko  Memento Tuxedo Black
    • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Dear Santa Collection (BoBunny)
    • Copic Markers:
      • E35 - Chamois, E37 - Sepia, E39 - Leather
      • G46 - Mistletoe
      • R29 - Lipstick Red, R46 - Strong Red
    • Nuvo Crystal Glaze
    • Enamel Dots - A Cozy Christmas  (Echo Park) 
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    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Santa's Surprise

    Growing up the rule was when the presents were put under the tree we could  look at them but not touch them and definitely not pick them up! I can remember doing "watch for Mom duty" numerous times while my brothers picked up presents and tried to guess what was inside by the weight and shape. 
    Thankfully they usually didn't guess correctly and still got surprised by their gifts on Christmas morning. 
    "Santa's Surprise" paired with the "Peeking, Poking, Shaking" sentiment  brought back some fun memories and a few chuckles as I created my card. 

    After stamping Santa I coloured him with alcohol markers and cut him out using an oval die. I added some sparkly Stickles to his hat and coat trim - I love adding sparkle to my Christmas cards! 
    I chose paper from Echo Park for my base and cut the pieces to fit my design. Some fishtail banners - one in matching glitter paper - were perfect to add some detail. Matching sparkly ribbon and my fav - gumdrops - finish off my card. 

    Card Recipe 
    Stamp: Santa's Surprise - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Sentiment: Peeking, Shaking, Poking - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Patterned Paper: A Perfect Christmas - Echo Park

    Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, oval die - Gina Marie Designs and Sizzix, Silver Wink of Stella, Star Dust Stickles, ribbon - Galena, gumdrops - YNS

    Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 PP1 BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 MB1 CG1 DG2 DG4
    Prismacolor Pencils: 10% cool grey, 30% cool grey

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    Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Christmas Joy!

    Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

    It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Christmas. This week, I used Seasonal Wreath M018 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Christmas Joy G115  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

    Card Recipe:

    Stamp: Seasonal Wreath M018  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

    Sentiment: Christmas Joy G115 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

    Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black

    Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper - 8.5 x 11", Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock - Red - 8.5 x 11"

    Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

    Die Cut: Craftin Desert Diva's - Flag Banner Dies (Retired)

    Embellishments: Crafts Stickers - 02-3010502, Crafts - Ribbon

    Image coloured with Copic Markers:

    Wreath: G99, YG67, YG17, G21

    Bow: E15, Y28, YR24, Y17, Y08

    Ribbon: R59, R37, R35, R27, R24

    Candy: BG45, BG10, R59, B26, B23, B21, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Wink of Stella - Clear

    Berries: Crafts - Self Adhesive Pearls 02-3006207

    Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!
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