Monday, May 25, 2020

Emily's Snuggle Bunny

Howdy - MichelleO here today - Oh my how could you not love a sweet little girl with an adorable little bunny? This is Emily's Snuggle Bunny from High Hopes Stamps

Totally Sweet right? I colored with Copics (colors below) and then shaded with pencils. I then cut out the image to give her more of a pop. I found a piece of paper from October Afternoon Modern Homemaker collection. Love the pink and red. I placed Emily on a piece of red card stock for a more dramatic pop. I layered up and then sewed the layers together with straight and zig zag stitches. The sentiment is "All Your Dreams Come True" is too sweet to match up with Emily!

Copic colors used -

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Gears To You!

Good morning all, 
Here is a fun shaker card I did using a couple stamps from HHS!

I started by stamping, coloring and fussy cutting "Wheel-ie Robot"  The paper is a 6X6 paper pad called "Toy Box" from Carta Bella. I used a photo frame die to created my shaker part. Sequins are from my stash. Since this is a boy card my embellishment were minimum. Once I had my shaker ready I pop my image with foam tape for a fun dimension. To finish my card I used this awesome sentiment called "Gears To You"  I hope you enjoyed my shaker card today!

Copic Used; blue B91 B93 B95
red R27 R29 R59 
yellow Y11 Y13 Y15
yellow green YG 11 YG13 
yellow red YG09
warm gray W1 W3

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Friday, May 22, 2020

"Thinking of You"....

Welcome All!

It's hard to believe that it has been ten weeks since everything came to a grinding halt and total hibernation has taken over.

Today's CAS card is rather fitting with the whole COVID situation that everyone is dealing with.  I have used the adorable Thoughtful Kimberly paired with One of Those Days, both from High Hopes Stamps.

After coluring the image with Copic Markers, I cut it out using a Pleated Circle Die.  I then used a larger Pleated Circle Die to cut out a piece of mulberry paper with one edge trimmed. Some ribbon and Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops finished off the card.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Thoughtful Kimberly (H202), One of Those Day (F252) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Garden of Delights -- Scrapberry; Mulberry Paper
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin:  E0000 - Skin White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E01 - Pink Flamingo
    • Hair:  E33 - Sand, E31 - Brick Beige, E30 - Bisque
    • Top:  G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
    • Hat:  B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Mint Blue
  • Die:  Pleated Circles -- Gina Marie Designs
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops:   Morning Dew 
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

More Bubbles

It's all about blowing bubbles this week with the adorable "Dwight" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 
On the weekend my little three year old neighbour came over for a visit. He brought his "leaf blower" with him which is a battery operated bubble blower and his lawn mower. After he mowed my lawn with his popping mower he blew off my lawn with his "leaf blower". He was giggling from his toes when the bubbles surrounded my dog and I and he could hardly contain his laughter when they landed on my hair and popped. That was the funniest thing for him that day...... I could still hear his laugh as I coloured up Dwight. 

Here's hoping your day is filled with more bubbles and giggles then troubles! 

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After colouring him up with alcohol markers, I cut him out using a rectangle die and trimmed him to fit. I set him aside and cut some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. This is one of those cards that was in my head one way ......and came out another way - ever had that happen? Some simple ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Dwight - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Filled With Bubbles - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid, Water Color Washes - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock,ribbon - stash, rectangle die - Kat Scrappiness, banner die - Banners #3 Sizzix, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers : E41 MB2 E41 CR9 R29 R56 YG03 YG63 YG67 G99 YG01 YG05 YG17 B000 B00 

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Greatest Fisherman

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Norman - Q038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Worlds Greatest Fisherman - H159 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Norman is very happy today as he caught a magnificent Lobster. My dad LOVES fishing and can't wait to go fishing again. Hopefully, that time will come soon and then he'll be smiling just like Norman with his big catch of the day!

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 5.5" x 4.25". I used Belle Blvd - Secrets of the Sea paper for the main background.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then die cut it with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time - More Stitched Circles. I cut a slightly larger circle out of Orange cardstock with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles and glued it down on top of the background paper. I coloured in the background using a variety of Copic Refill inks, Colorless Blender and a Q-Tip which I used to apply the colours. For the water, I wisped several colours back and forth and then added some Copic Colorless Blender and wisped the colours one last time. Lastly, I added some white caps by dabbing Sharpie Water Based Paint - White - Extra Fine Point onto the surface. I completed colouring in the rest of the image with Copic markers and then popped it and the sentiment using 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. The sentiment was die cut with Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Norman - Q038  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Worlds Greatest Fisherman - H159 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black,
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Belle Blvd - Secrets of the Sea - 6"x8"
Die Cuts: My Creative Time - More Stitched Circles, Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20
Hair: C10, C8, C3, PrismaColor  Premier Pencils Black and White
Coat, Pants and Hat: Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, C3
Hoody: B26, B23, B21
Shirt: G99, G85, G82
Boots: C10, C8, C5, C4, C3
Lobster: R17, YR18, YR09, YR04
Water: BG72, BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B000, C3, Colorless Blender, Q-Tip, Sharpie Water Based Paint - White - Extra Fine Point

Used Copic Refills and Q-Tip to Create Background:
Sand: E30, E31, Colorless Blender
Sky: B0000, B000, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Walkabout Wally!

Happy Tuesday!
Meet your Jungle Guide "Walkabout Wally" from High Hopes Stamps. Wally is ready to take us on an adventure through the jungle! Now if only they would lift the "isolation ban" lol. Wally is all ready with his binoculars and walking stick! This cutie would be the perfect guide don't you think?! 
I started my card by stamping the High Hopes "Jungle Background"and "Walkabout Wally" onto some Copic friendly paper. Using my Copic Sketch Markers I coloured my images. Next I cut out the Jungle Background with a Stitched Rectangle Die, and used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut out Wally. I decided to use papers from the Doodlebug "At the Zoo" 6x6 collection. I added the HH "Jungle Out There" sentiment in the top right of the card. I decided to pop up Wally with some foam squares for a bit of added dimension. A bit of twine and a bow finish off my card.
I decided the decorate the inside of my 6x6" card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E77, E79
Wally's Outfit: E50, E51, E53, E55, BG93, BG96
Boots and Stick: E43, E44, E47, E49
Jungle Background:
Flowers: RV52, RV55/ R37, R59/ Y35, Y38
Rocks & Ground: N4, N5, N7 E50
Greenery: G28, G46, YG17, YG25/ YG21, YG23, YG25
G94, G99/ BG93, BG96, BG99
Outline: B0000, B000, B01

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Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Little Missy

Howdy - MichelleO here today  - What a great thought for us to remember! "Take Time to Smell the Flowers" - and this High Hopes Stamps sentiment is perfect to work with their pretty little girl "Little Missy"

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then did some shading with pencils. And with a pretty little girl like Missy.. I had to go girly with lots of pink and flowers. My papers are from Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe collection... very girly and flowery! I layered up three patterns, and added some Flower Border punch. I sewed all the layers down. The mat for the image I punched some corners for the image to slide in. Love using tools I have had for decades! The sentiment is then added on top.

Love this sweet image and sentiment!

Copic colors used -

I hope you all can "Take time to smell the flowers!" and enjoy something today -