Thursday, February 23, 2017

Twirling By!

I can't believe it's almost the end of February already! Spring will be here before we know it! 

I hope you have enjoyed all of the Birthday cards we have been sharing with you this month. 

I have one last Birthday themed card to share with you this week. Meet "Dancing Ellie". How fun is Ellie in her tutu!

I stepped out of my colour comfort zone with this one - I don't usually do many purple/mauve cards but I am happy with how it turned out.

After colouring Ellie with alcohol markers, I cut her out using a classic oval die. A matching cardstock stitched oval die was cut to mount her on. The sentiment was done on my computer, printed out and cut with a fishtail banner die. Some matching twine and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Dancing Ellie (R065- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Computer, Calibri Font
Patterned Paper:  Watercolour Wash - MFT, Forever in Time
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoCopic XpressIt cardstock, Stitched Oval die - YNS, Fishtail Banner die - YNS, American Craft Twine, Classic Oval die - Spellbinders, Lavender gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: 1G1 1G3 IG5 FS8 HB1 LV1 HB2 PP1 

A new month = a new challenge! Join us for the "Party Time" challenge. Here's the link: February Challenge
There is also a sketch for you to use if you would like. We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Charlie Party Cow

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I am still partying! This new Party Time Release is just so much fun! This week I colored up "Charlie Party Cow" ... now who doesn't love a dancing cow with balloons?

I went with a little different color combo on this one. With a card stock from Core'dinations that I sanded to show the turquoise core, then matched up with older My Minds Eye papers that have lots of glitter to them. I inked the edges of the papers with Rangers walnut distress ink and then sewed the layers together. The sentiment is also from High Hopes new release "It's Party Time" I just love that you can color the sentiment's letters to match the image!

My Copic colors used -

Now you just have to pop over to the High Hopes Stamps website HERE  and see all the new fun.

I do hope you enjoyed, Thanks so much

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It's A Party!

Look at "Charlie Party Cow" from the new release called "Party Time" from High Hopes Stamps! It looks to me like Charlie is the life of the party! I mean a dancing cow...... doesn't get much sweeter than that LOL!
I decided to make "Charlie Party Cow" into a shaker card using the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Frame die. I love the colour combination of black and yellow and the paper from the MME Breeze 6x6 collection suited my theme perfectly! The sentiment is called "Happy Birthday Block". A nice grey ribbon bow finished off my card!

The various sequins all use the black and yellow theme that's going on with this card!
I used the sentiment "It's Your Day from the Sentiment set #1.
Copics Used:
Cow: T0, T1/ T1, T3, T5, T6, T8, T9/ R11
Yellows: Y21, Y26, y35

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Here's the Sketch for the month of February

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 20, 2017

**Party Time**

Happy Monday HHS Friends,
I Hope you have all had a lovely Valentine's Day!

I had lot of fun this past week playing with all the new stamps from 
High Hopes new stamp release called  "Party Time".

For my card I have used the new stamp called 'Chi Chi's Party'I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils & blended with Gamsol and a blending stumps. I know I've using my new prismacolor for almost every post...but they're so much fun and easy to used!

The pattern paper is 6X6 pad called *Party Time* from Crate Paper and the cardstock I used are 'Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler' from S.U. The rest of the supplies are from my stash.

 This is how the inside looks!
To finish the inside I used the following stamps 'Celebrated The Joys' and 'Happy Birthday Script'  I added the same pattern paper too. Is all for today friends!

February Sketch;
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Sunday, February 19, 2017


Happy Sunday High Hopes Fans!!

The Party is still going on!! Whoop whoop!!
Today I am partying with this cute stamp called Chi Chi's Party.
And it sure is a party!! Lots of added banners and bright colours, great for a party mood!

Supplies used:
Colouring: Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
Paper: Bazzill kraft
Dessinpapers: Echo Park
Other: MFT dies, blue Pearl Maker, twine

I've used the sketch from this month's challenge, but I have turned it upside down (like how you feel when you are partying BIG time, LOL).

I hope you had fun, I sure did! 
Have a great Sunday and play along with our challenge if you like! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

José -- HH Guest Designer with Oops Ellie

José Hompus, February's Guest Designer for High Hopes Stamps is back with another card.  For today's card, José has used the cute stamp called Oops Ellie.

I used papers from My Mind’s Eye and cardstock from Bazzill. Stamp is HH Oops Ellie. I coloured her with Derwent Colorsoft pencils. Text is printed on a label from Nestabilities. Completed with ribbon, buttons and twain of my own stock.

Thank you for stopping by;


Robot Happy Birthday!

Happy Saturday!
Today's birthday creation is made with ...
 This partying robot was coloured with Copic markers.  I added a few metal gears, sewing stitches
and a jean type material ribbon too.
The sentiment was stamped in a teal coloured ink directly on the background. The top corner of the card is rounded by using a corner round punch for an interesting detail to the design.The background pattern paper is a busy chevron design for some added fun!
There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Here's the Sketch for the month of February

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!