Saturday, April 25, 2015

Foxy Knitter - Alex.

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The April Challenge can be found here.
It runs through 7pm EST Thursday, April 30th.
 


I show you today the card with " FOXY KNITTER ".





Colored is with  Albrecht Dürer watercolor pens .
 
 
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Why did Brewster cross the road?

Hello High Hopes Fans

Did you see the new challenge?
The April Challenge can be found here.
It runs through 7pm EST Thursday, April 30th.

Jane 
 
For today's card, I wanted more of a fun card with a farm theme to it!  We have a close friend, who is a chicken farmer, and I thought this would be a perfect card to give to him.  We have an on-going joke about, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"  No one seems to know the answer...lol!
 
The High Hopes Stamps I used for this card are:  Farm Background (R106), Brewster (H189), and Roadway (J019). These stamps have been available at High Hopes for awhile now, (they are not from the new release on March 19), but they are still very fun to use though!
 
The images were coloured with Copic Markers. A fair bit of chalking was used on this card - clouds, grass, and sunset/hills in the background.  Red stickles were added on the chicken's head and below his beak, and yellow stickles for the chicken's beak and feet. The letter's "WHY?" were stamped with individual letter stamps and embossed with black embossing powder.  Brewster was fussy cut and foam tape was used to pop him out, to make him look like he left the barn and crossed the road!
 
Supplies used

Ink - Coloured with Copic Markers, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink Pad.
 
Paper - White and Black cardstock.
 
Misc - Chalk, Yellow and Red Stickles, Glue dots, Foam Tape.
 
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Friday, April 24, 2015

New release coming May 1st!!!!

We are so excited to share with you the news about our upcoming release on Friday, May 1st!  

Sneak Peaks will begin on Monday, April 27th....so get ready for some cool projects by our High Hopes Diva's!!!


Emilee and Lola - Lisa

Hello High Hopes Fans

Did you see the new challenge?
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It runs through 7pm EST Thursday, April 30th.
 
This adorable image is a newly released High Hopes stamp called - Emilee and Lola (T500).  I coloured it with Copic markers (C1, E00, E01, E30, E31, E49, E71, E74, R20, R21, BG32, BG34, BG72, BG75, C3, C5, and 100).  The die cut is from Spellbinders-Fleur De Lis Squares die.  The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye-On Trend 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some Blush and White Cardstock.  The die cut was raised with foam tape, to give the card a bit of dimension.  Gold rhinestones and a couple of pieces of gold cord were also added, to match the gold flowers on the designer paper.
 
Have a great weekend! 

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Firefighter Dragon - Jane

Hello High Hopes Fans

Did you see the new challenge?
The April Challenge can be found here.
It runs through 7pm EST Thursday, April 30th.

Jane 

Inside of Card
 
For today's card, I am using an older, yet very cute, High Hopes Stamp called Firefighter Dragon (S198), along with Dot Simple Happy Birthday (F086) and Go ahead..(G305) sentiment stamps.
 
The image was coloured with Tombow Markers and water. In my stash, I found a piece of designer paper that I thought resembled some flames.  Once I had finished the colouring on the image, I used a Spellbinders die called, Curved Rectangles for both the image, as well as, the inside sentiment.  I stamped, then embossed all the sentiments with a Versamark Ink Pad and Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder.  The candles on the inside of the card, are from an old and small EK Success Punch that I had.  I was able to use some scrap cardstock to punch out different colours for the candles, then used yellow and orange peel stickles to add a flame on each one.  Also, a Sakura glitter pen was used to decorate the candles with some diagonal lines too.  For an added touch, I used an orange gel pen to add some dots around the Spellbinder die cut outs.  A little Wink of Stella-blue glitter, made the water droplets sparkle, and some Glossy Accents were used on the dragon's horns, water drops, water nozzle, and dragon's boots, to give the image some dimension and shine.
 
Supplies used

Ink - Coloured with Tombow Markers and water - 990, 977, N55, N75, 491, N60, 055, 985, 126, 177, 925, 933, 535.
Black Embossing Powder,  Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink Pad, Water brush, Grey Ink Pad for Sponging Edges.
 
Paper - Orange, Green, Blue, Yellow and Black cardstock, DP - unknown (from stash)
 
Misc - Spellbinders-Curved Retangles Dies, EK Success - Candle Punch, Zig-Wink of Stella Brush-Glitter Blue, Yellow and Orange Peel Stickles, Black Ribbon, Sakura Stardust Clear Pen, Glossy AccentsGlue dots, Foam Tape.
 
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Taking a Break - Lacey

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The challenge runs through 7pm EST Thursday, April 30th.

Lacey
Today it's my turn to share on of my cards.


This is Taking a Break. Or I think he can be called a "Lazy cow"!! 
The papers are from an old My Mind's Eye paper pad mixed with some grass paper I bought awhile ago for a soccer layout. I added a fence and clouds die cut. 

The image was embossed in black onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os.
Then it was cut out and attached with foam tape.

Now let's see what you can do with these fun stamps. 
The April challenge is open for another week. 
Remember, you must use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenges, but if you don't have a High Hopes stamp, you are welcome to use our free digi to enter!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Welcome Little One

                             Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

When I first saw this stamp my first thought was a Mother's Love......

This stamp is called Snuggles and Cuddles from the Spring Is In the Air release.

I thought about doing my card as a Mother's Day Card but chose instead to make it a baby card. I don't have anyone in my life at the moment who is having a baby but you never know when things can change so it will be nice to have it in my finished card stash.





I had an impromtu shopping trip at One Crazy Stamper a couple of weeks ago and one or my purchases was this Bundle of Joy paper from Echo Park. I really like the soft colours of this paper and thought it was perfect for this stamp. 

I coloured this stamp with the following Spectrum Noir Markers: DG2 DG4 
YG67 (Copic) TN3 TN6 CR2 FS8 CR5 PP1 PP3 PP5 BG5 BG7 BG10 GT1



Our challenge for April is Anything High Hopes Goes! You have all month to play along so hop on over and join the fun!

I hope you have enjoyed my post today. Thanks for stopping by!

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