Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Gnome - Merry Christmas!

 It’s Wednesday, and this week I'm featuring a Christmas card I made using the image Flying Gnome - TLF008 and sentiment Sm Christmas Script - F051 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).  I just love colouring these adorable little gnomes. Also, it's always good to make Christmas cards a little at a time throughout the year so that you are not rushing to get them all done in December. LOL! Have you started making your Christmas cards yet this year?

To create the card this week, I first used the die cut from Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson - Festive Collection - Pointsettia Mini Background - CED3049 to cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug. I stamped the main image and then coloured it with Copic Markers. I started off doing the sky first as I didn't want any of the Reds smearing into it. (This happens sometimes if you are not careful.) Once the image was all coloured in, I used Sakura Glaze - Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to increase the intensity of the eye on the bird. I outlined the entire image with Pigma Micron 03 black marker to make it stand out more against the sky. Lastly, I used a mixture of Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen to create the snow and stars in the sky.

For the base of the card, I began with a standard white card base of 4.25" x 5.5". I cut another piece of white cardstock the same size and applied the red shimmer topping on it using Crafts - Sparkling Stickers - 02-3068629. I used the same die cut listed above to cut out the intricate design using my Cuttlebug and the gold paper from Hot Buy Craft Smart - Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper. I had put the gold paper through my Xyron Creative Station before I die cut it. This made it easier to just peel and stick onto the base.

For the sentiment, I die cut some spare red cardstock using Craftin Desert Diva's - Flag Banner Dies. Using my MISTI and VersaMark ink, I stamped the sentiment onto the die cut and embossed it using Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder. This was heated with my Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. The image and the sentiment were both popped up with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Flying Gnome - TLF008 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sm Christmas Script - F051 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart - Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12" x 12", Crafts - Sparkling Stickers - 02-3068629

Die Cut: Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson - Festive Collection - Pointsettia Mini Background - CED3049, Craftin Desert Diva's - Flag Banner Dies (Retired)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Gold

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Pigma Micron 03 black marker, Xyron Creative Station, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Outfit: R59, R39, R37, R35, YG97, YG95, YG93, G43

Cardinal Bird: R37, R35, R24, R22, R17, R14, R08, R05, R02, R000, YR15, YR12, C3, N10, N8, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Sakura Glaze - Black

Leaves and Holly: R59, R37, R24, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG05, G43

Shoe: E34, E33, E31

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Happy Birthday!

I am obsessed with Gnomes and this cutie is flying by with a Birthday Wish! Meet the adorable "Balloon Gnome" from High Hopes Stamps! This cutie is one of four new Gnomes that are in the New Summer 2020 Release.
I love this cloud paper from the Honey Bee "Spring Lullaby" 6x6 collection. It made my background quick and easy. I didn't have to ink blend clouds...yippeee! The idea for the design was to try to make it look like "Balloon Gnome" was floating up from the bottom and off the page. Not sure if I nailed it or not, but he's adorable either way! The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Dot Simple Happy Birthday". I cut it in 2 for a different take on the sentiment. A bit of glitter pen to the balloons added a fun element.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E95
Beard: C1, C3, C5
Outfit: B41, B45, B39
Balloon: V09, RV66, RV69

Head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting our Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!


Monday, September 28, 2020

Angel Bear Pumpkin Costume

 Howdy - MichelleO here today - How cute is a sweet bear in an angel pumpkin costume? This is High Hopes Stamps "Angel Bear Pumpkin Costume" image  - 

For my card I colored the bear with pencils and Copic markers. (colors below) Then I went through my mast stash of scraps and found two pieces that felt perfect with this bear. A check pattern paper from Graphic 45 and then a orange spotted paper from SEI. All on dark brown card stock with orange card stock as a mat. All sewn down. Then I added two leaf punches from Martha Stewart Extra Large punches. And because all angels even bears need some sparkle, I added Nuvo glitter to the wings. 

For the sentiment I pulled out High Hopes Stamps - "Happy Halloween!"

Copic colors used  - 

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Thanks so much for looking

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Three Kings

Hi Friends,
Today I have a fun Christmas card using a couple images from High Hopes Stamps!

To make my card I stamped "Three Kings"
  with Memento black ink and colored using alcohol markers. After coloring I die cut my image using a square stitched die stackable. The Christmas paper I'm using was a gift from a friend so not sure what is the collection named. I added white gel to highlights my image also some diamond stickles. After my main panel was die cut it and decorated I adhesive with foam tape to give the perfect dimension.

To finish, I stamped "Oh Holy Night" and layered with a piece of light green cardstock. Also added a few gold sequins and this adorable star die from my stash. I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card.

Thank you for visit my blog today!
Have a BLESS day.


Friday, September 25, 2020

No Tricks...Just Treats

Welcome Everyone;

Time is certainly passing by.  Halloween is almost here, and it is going to be so very different this year with global events that are currently taking place.

For today's card, I have the adorable Pumpkin Treat from High High Stamps.  This is a very CAS card.  After colouring the image with copic markers, I cut it out using the Pleated Circle Die from Gina Marie Designs.  Some Twine and enamel dots finished it off.


Supplies used:

  • Stamps:  Pumpkin Treat - J104, No Tricks - D231-- High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP:  Bewitched - Echo Park
  • Copic Markers:  
    • YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
    • YR18 - Sanguine, YR16 - Apricot, YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow
    • N8 - Neutral Gray No. 8, N6 - Neutral Gray No. 6, N4 - Neutral Gray No. 4
  • Die:  Pleated Circles - Gina Marie Designs 
  • Zig Wink of Stella:  Clear
  • Miscellaneous:  Twine and enamel dots

Check out the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps.  If you need some inspiration, stop by the High Hopes Stamps Blog to see what the the HH Divas have been up to.  We post daily and would love it if you stop by and visit us.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Spider Silliness

  I am an animal lover through and through but I have some animals and critters that aren't necessarily at the top of my favourite list.

Spiders are one of the critters that fit in this category but if they were all as cute as this Silly Spider from High Hopes Rubber Stamps I would be convinced to change my mind. He just makes me giggle!

This is a small stamp (1.5" x 1.5") and I wanted to use it for a different design then I normally do. With the help of my trusty Misti, I did a repetitive stamped pattern, coloured all of them with alcohol markers and added some clear sparkle pen to the moon and stars and some freckles to their cheeks with a white gel pen.
I hand fussy cut one leaving a thin white edge (that I added the purple chalk pencil too as well) and popped him up with foam pop dots.

After my spiders were coloured the white background was just to stark for my liking so I wracked my brain to try and find a way to tone it down. I pulled out my chalk pencils and started playing on a scrap piece of paper. 
I found that the subtle colour I wanted was easy to add by colouring heavily on the scrap paper and smudging it with a piece of paper towel. The paper towel picked up the colour and I was able to use it to add some colour to my background. 
I stamped my sentiment with Versa Mark ink on black card stock, added some white embossing powder and heated it with my heat gun to finish off my CAS card.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Silly Spider - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Boo-tiful Day - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, white gel pen, purple chalk pencil - General's, 3D foam pop dots, white embossing powder

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:

Hat - W3 W5 BG7 BG10

Stars, Moon - YR21 YR35 YR38

Hat Band, Wand - V12 V15 V17

Body - W2 W4 W7 R20


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Birthday Belle!

It’s Wednesday, and this week I'm sharing a CAS card featuring Birthday Belle - T076 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with the sweet sentiment Bummer - H263 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). Our birthday girl this week isn't too keen on having another birthday to remind her how old she is, but she is still having fun blowing out all of the candles. LOL! I decided to colour her outfit and cake pink, because I remember how much my grandmother loved that colour.

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out die and my Cutttlebug were used to cut out the main coloured image and the hot pink background paper.

For the base card I cut some yellow cardstock 10" long by 5" high. It was then scored and folded in half to be 5" x 5". All of the edges for the base card and die-cuts were then inked around using the various Tim Holtz Distress inks listed below. I mounted the hot pink cardstock directly to the base using double-sided tape. Then the main image was popped up with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. Finally, to finish it off, I used some crafty dots by Crafts.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Birthday Belle - T076 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Bummer - H263 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Pink Cardstock, Yellow Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Crafts Stickers - 02-3010802

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin,Lips and Eyeshadow: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, YG09, YG06, YG03

Hair: N5, N3, N1

Blouse and Cake Icing and Earring Pinks: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000

Cake Flowers, Leaves and Trim : G17, G14, G07, Y38, Y19, Y18, Y04, BG32, BG13, BG10

Balloons: BG34, BG18, BG15, BG10, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV00, Y38, Y19, Y04, Y00

Candles: BG34, BG13, BG10, YR14, Y19, Y04, Y00

Hat: RV09, RV06, RV02, BG34, BG10

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.