Monday, December 4, 2023

Let Us Adore Him

Howdy - MichelleO here today - this week for High Hopes Stamps I chose a sweet image - with a great sentiment. I hummed the entire time I was putting this one together. This image is "Let Us Adore Him"

Sweet image! And I just love the sentiment also from High Hopes Stamps "Let Heaven and Nature Sing!

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and found papers from Pink Paisley papers deep in my stash. They are all stacked up on kraft card stock for a base. A simple card - and I wanted something just a little additional but really didn't want bling or flashy on this one. I went digging deep in my drawers and found this cute little Fiskars punch of a music note! That fits perfect with my sentiment and my humming going on! 

Copic colors used - 

Simple card and I missed my sewing machine with this one. Sigh... its on the fritz again. I need to do some internal cleaning on it. Seems all my paper sewing does build up some fuzz inside and I just need the time to clean it. Time... uh right. 

Hope you enjoyed my card - and please pop over to High Hopes Stamps website and see all the glorious images to play with! You will love them... and fill a cart fast I am sure! 

Thanks so much! 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Warm Cocoa Wishes

 As I am typing this, we are getting a wet snow and rain mix. Over night and for the next two days they are calling for snow. As kids the first snowfall was always so exciting! When we would get snow days from school when there was a snow storm there was nothing like bundling up in our snow suits and spending the day outside playing. When we were soaked through and cold we would go in the house and have a hot cup of hot chocolate. My card this week features Cocoa Gnome and brings back all of these wonderful memories. And now.......I think I need a cup of hot chocolate.....

After colouring the stamp with Copic markers, I cut it out using a circle die. I cut a piece of card stock to go behind it with a circle cutter because I like a thinner card stock edge then the next larger die gives me. I set that aside and found some paper from Echo Park. 

To create the card base I folded a 5.5" x 5.5" in half and then opened it up and cut one side in half again. Next I cut card stock and patterned paper to fit the "flap" and inside of the card. I have added a piece of white card inside to include a message to the recipient. I stamped the sentiment and tucked it along the edge the piece of patterned paper with the ribbon on it. To finish the card I added the circle to the flap and put some enamel dots in the corners.

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Cocoa Gnome (TDG005)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Bold Winter Wishes (H098) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Winter - Echo Park
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, circle die, ribbon, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Skin - E00 E21 E11
Packages - E30 E31 E43
Gingerbread - E34 E35 E27 R17 R24 R39
Hat - B34 B37 B39 B91 B93 B95 
Bow - B91 B93 B95
Marmallows/Beard - C1 C2 blender
Mug - E40 E41 E42
Candy - E30 E34 R17 R24 R39

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, November 27, 2023

Woodland Stocking

Howdy - MichelleO here today -

Back again with a Christmas Card for High Hopes Stamps - This image is so sweet and great for your cards! This is Woodland Stocking -  love the country feel of this image!


I have also been testing myself to use some non traditional colors lately. So for this one I found some scraps from my stash, and went with the colors of the animals and then loved the blue and lime green the rust color. So off to the coloring to match! 

The pattern papers have a kraft card stock feel to them, so that is what I used for the base of the card. Sewing things down with a zig zag stitch. The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps. "Scripty Merry Christmas"  A favorite as it works with so many types of images. To finish it off a few enamel dots

 Copic colors below-

Different - yes, but I think I like it. I know I love the image. Country adorable! 

For LOTS and LOTS of image to have fun with click HERE to pop right over to the High Hopes Stamps Web store. 


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Holiday Cheer

  Back in my happy place this week making Christmas cards. I have a lot of friends and family who love penguins and High Hopes has so many adorable penguin stamps it is hard to choose which one to use. This week I decided Penguin Family is perfect for one of the penguin lovers on my card cute is this family!

I coloured up this adorable family with Copic markers. I cut down the sides of paper and then traced the edge of a die to create the border at the bottom and cut it with a pair of scissors. I did the same for the card stock behind it but decided to off set it for a different look. Next I cut patterned paper from Echo Park to fit my card base and added a small strip at the top to add some interest. The sentiment was masked off from a larger sentiment, stamped, cut and mounted on matching card stock. To finish off my card I added some twine, a snow flake, enamel dots and Star Dust Stickles to the hats and ear muffs. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Penguin Family (TT057)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Holiday All Year (H200) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Jingle All The Way - Echo Park
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, snowflake die - Memory Box, enamel dots, twine

Copic Markers
Bodies - T5 T7 T8
Hats/Ear Muffs - YG01 YG03 YG17 R17 R24 R27 R39
Beaks/Feet - Y11 Y15 17
Shading - C0 C1 
Igloo - B000 B00 B01

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

All that is dear!

 Happy Tuesday HH fans!

Today's I'm sharing our sweet image called Gingerbread Friends which I have combined with the sentiment All That Is Dear on the inside.

I love making Gingerbread cookies & houses too BUT I can't eat any of it.  Sadly I'm allergic to every spice that goes into making them.  My children & husband too can always enjoy the bounty so that's a good thing.

I tried to keep up with my non-traditional colours for Christmas again with this card.  I have quite a bit of patterned paper in my stash that fits the bill lol.  

This is the inside of the card.  I made sure the image on the front fully overlapped the back so you couldn't see the sentiments right away.

Copic Combos
Red - R46, R37, R24
Brown - E35, E24, E33, E31
Gingerbread Boy & Girl - Dark Blue/Green - BG78, BG75, BG72
Gingerbread Boy & Girl - Light Blue Green - BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01
Shading & Grounding - BG01, BG000, BG0000
Cheeks - R02, R01, R00
Candy Stick - R02, R01
Grey - C4, C2, C0

Misc. Stuff - Patterned Paper Sweet Christmas from Holland, American Craft Hot Cocoa, Cardstock Red & Dark Kraft, Frosted Lace Stickles, Satin Ribbon & Enamel Dots

Thanks for poppin' by today, happy stampin'!

Monday, November 20, 2023

Goliath Christmas Mouse

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I am not ready for it to be time for Christmas. This year has been a blur! But that doesn't mean it isn't coming fast. So time to color up some Christmas cards. And this little image from High Hopes Stamps is just to cute and too perfect for a sweet card for a friend! This is Goliath Christmas Mouse

Colors and patterns are a little non traditional. But I just loved the soft red, and greys. And the circles worked well with me kie cutting out the little mouse! 
Goliath is colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added sparkle with Nuvo glitter pen. And Nuvo white for his tie on beard. He is just so cute! I cut him out with a circle and then matted with a stitch circle. My papers are from Sassafrass and I just adore the scallop edge that is made on the paper. All sewn down with a straight black thread. 
The sentiment is from High Hopes Stamps "Merry Christmas" and punches out perfectly with an EK Success ticket punch. 

Simple but sweet! 

Copic colors used - 

For more fabulous images to play with for your holiday cards click HERE to pop straight over to the High Hopes Stamps Web store!

Thanks so much!  

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Don't Worry Be Happy

  I am taking a break from my what feels like a never ending to do list for Christmas cards to have some fun with Mr. Frog from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. He just makes me smile....looking kind of innocent but happy at the same time, its hard not to smile with him. I was listening to the radio while I crafted and while I was trying to figure out a sentiment to put with him a song came on that I not only could not get out of my head but inspired the sentiment I chose using words from two different sentiments.

After colouring this cutie with Copic markers, I hand fussy cut him and ran a black marker around the edge to get any white I had missed. I decided to get in touch with my CAS (clean and simple) side for this card design. I cut some matching patterned paper with fishtail banner dies and layered them for Mr. Frog to sit on. 
Next, I picked two sentiments that I only wanted a few words from, masked them off and stamped them. This took a couple tries to be honest but I am happy with how it turned out. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Mr. Frog (SLF037)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Dont Worry (FDG021), Be Happy (GG040) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Water Color Wishes - Rainbow - Lawn Fawn, Water Color Wash - Brights - MFT, Perfectly Plaid - Spring - Lawn Fawn

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, fishtail banner dies, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Body - YG25 G24 G28 
Spots - YG01 YG03 YG17

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!