Friday, July 19, 2019

Christmas Joy

Welcome HH fans;

We can't win with the weather, if it isn't freezing cold, it is raining cats and dogs and then there is the never ending heat wave.  As we are currently in the midst of a heat wave, what better way of cool off than by creating Christmas cards in July.

Yes it is 5 months before Christmas, but it is a great time to start the stash that will be needed for when Christmas does arrive.

For today's card I have used Christmas Joy Snowy from High Hopes Stamps.  I usually don't do an inside for the card, but I did this time using the sentiment Sparkle & Cheer also from High Hopes Stamps.

Inside of Card

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Christmas Joy Snowy (S228), Sparkle & Cheer (LL002) from High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - I Love Christmas (Echo Park)
  • Copic Markers:
    • YR07 - Cadmium Orange, YR04 - Chrome Orange
    • G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachio
    • E40 - Brick White, E41 - Pearl White, E42 - Sand White
    • N8 - Neutral Gray No. 8, N7 - Neutral Gray No. 7, N5 - Neutral Gray No. 5, N3 - Neutral Gray No. 3
    • R29 - Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red, R20 - Blush
    • C00 - Cool Gray No. 00
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pen -- Red
  • Spellbinders Dies
  • Enamel Dots - I love Christmas (Echo Dots) 
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mooshie's Christmas Kiss

This week's card features the adorable Mooshie and Mudzie. 
Mooshie seems to have caught Mudzie by surprise under the mistletoe and has swooped in for a Christmas kiss! This stamp just makes me giggle and will be perfect to bring a smile to someone on my Christmas card giving list. 

After colouring Mooshie and Mudzie with alcohol markers and Prisma pencils I hand fussy cut them leaving a this white border. The mistletoe was stamped and cut from the Under the Mistletoe stamp and Stickles were added to the "berries" for a bit of bling. 
An oval die was cut to use as the background. Paper from Echo Park was perfect for this stamp as it kind of looks like mistletoe on the paper. The sentiment was stamped and cut to size and mounted on matching cardstock. 
Some sparkly ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Mooshie Steals A KissUnder The Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Candy Cane and Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: I Love Christmas - Echo Park

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, Star Dust Stickles, Galena ribbon, Big and Little Pierced Chain Oval die - Gina Marie Designs, fishtail banner die - YNS, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB1 TN3 TN4 TN6 IG1 IG3 IG5 DG2 DG4 
Prismacolor pencils: dark brown, beige sienna, beige, indigo blue, green ochre, moss green, limepeel, dark purple

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tall Country Snowman

Howdy MichelleO here today and we are still having a little Christmas in July fun at High Hopes Stamps - and I have always had a bit of a soft spot for this handsome guy... "Tall Country Snowman"

 Love his country feel... now I don't know how tall he actually is... I think it is mostly hat. LOL I colored with my Copics (Colors below) and then matted with red card stock. Same red for the base of the card and then pattern papers from Paper Studios. I sewed the layers down - think the sewing adds a texture to it. Then for the sentiment I used High Hopes Stamps "Celebrate the Magic of Christmas" Great sentiment for the Christmas Season!

I just adore Country feeling of Christmas Cards - and this one for sure has it!

Copic colors used -

For LOTS and LOTS of great Christmas images pop over to the High Hopes Stamps website and see them all!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

All Wrapped Up!

Hello HH Fans!
It's the 3rd week of the "Christmas in July" theme over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs. It sure has been fun making Christmas themed cards and the best part..... I have them to mail this Christmas! Can you say win, win!! This poor Snowman is having a struggle getting his gifts wrapped and I don't think those little birds are helping him at all LOL. Meet "All Wrapped Up" by High Hopes Stamps!
I coloured "All Wrapped Up" with my Copic Sketch markers and fussy cut the image out using my Brother Cut N Scan electronic machine. I decided to use papers from the LDRS "Holly Jolly Holidays" 6x6 collection. I love the blue and red combo's and that present paper was perfect for my poor snowman! I paper pieced the presents for a fun look. I added some Liquid Appliqué and Stickles for a dimensional sparkly touch.
On the decorated inside I added a scalloped border and the "Candy Cane and Mistletoe" Sentiment also from High Hopes.
Copics Used:
C00, C1, C7, C9, YR04, YR09
B21, B24, B26, BG05, BG07, BG09
R01, R24, R27, R29

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Scallop Christmas Card!

Good morning High Hopes Friends!

I am really please how my Christmas card turned out. I have used almost every circle and scallop circle dies I own. The MORE, The MERRY right!

Today I am using three images from 
The ones in the in front are "Penguin Earmuffs" and "Chilly Penguin" Colored my images with alcohol markers. All my penguins are color with the same color combo. After image was colored and dry I fussy cut it leaving a small white border. The pattern paper is a 6X6 pad from American Crafts. For my snow I used texture paste, tarte angel spray and chunky glitter. To finish the front I added glossy accent, star dust stickles, green sequins, red satin ribbon, brown button and white jelly pen.

Image is colored with Copics;
penguin body W1 W3 W5 beak/feet YR04 YR07 cheek R20
scarf YG95 YG97 hat R27 R29 R39 BG10

Here is the inside!
My last image is "Happy Penguin" The word Merry Christmas is a die set from Sizzix #663171 Hope you have enjoy my project today. Here is another project using this stamps

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Have a BLESS day!
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Snowlady Surprise

Happy Sunday!

My second Christmas card this year with our Christmas in July theme.. 
Well, I'd better make a lot more while I'm in this mood, cause I always seem to run out of time at the end of the year.. Am I the only one?? 
Well, for today I have this cute Snowlady Surprise to show you. I like this stamp, cause you can use this as a Christmas card as well as a birthday card! Therefor I didn't add a sentiment yet, so I can decide at the last moment what kind of card it will be.. ;)

The base of this card is made using white cardstock by Bazill Basics. The dessinpapers are from My Minds Eye (real old ones).. I've added some kraft photo corners and some little wooden stars (they are my all time favorite embellishments!!). Some snowflakes with Uniquely Creative dies and the round stitched die is also from Uniquely Creative. 
To get a snowy feel, I've used a pearl maker. And I really like it! It shows the dots very well:

Copics used:

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Have a great Sunday!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Snow Couple Merry Christmas

Welcome HH fans;

For today's post I'm sharing another "Christmas in July" card using this adorable Snow Couple Block from High Hopes Stamps.  After stamping the image on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured it with Copic Markers.

 Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Snow Couple Block (R164), Merry Christmas (GG045) from High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Winter Plaid (Lawn Fawn)
  • Copic Markers:
    • T9 - Toner Gray No. 9, T7 - Toner Gray No. 7, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6
    • B000 - Pale Celestine, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Mint Blue
    • G46 - Mistletoe, G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 -Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
    • YR07 - Cadmium Orange, YR09 - Chrome Orange
    • R29 -Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red
    • Y19 - Napoli Yellow
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops - Winter Blizzard 
  • YNS Gumdrops
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.