Sunday, July 22, 2018

Oh come let us adore him..

Happy Sunday!!

It's still a very warm July over here in The Netherlands, but as always for this month I am ready to show you my next Christmas in July card!
I wanted to have a more traditional card for my parents this year, so I made a red and green card for them. The image I've used is called "Let Us Adore Him". It's one of the older stamps, but I like this one very much!

The base of the card is Bazzill white cardstock. Other cardstock colors are Bazzill Cajun and Bazzill Capers. I used those colors for the pointsetta (a Leane Creatief die) as well. 
Dessinpapers are from Basic Grey.
The sentiment is a Frisian one. Here in the Netherlands we have a second language and I am blessed to be raised with that language as well ;) 
Copics used:

If you're not quite ready for Christmas cards yet, we also have a new Modes of Transportations release, check it out HERE!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check in regular this week again for more Christmas in July inspriration!!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Joy -- High Hopes Stamps

Hello High Hopes fans :) 
Happy Saturday!!!!!!
I'm back to share a little Christmas in July.
I created this card using the following stamp.
 The trees were stamped in a black ink and coloured with copics.  I used a light BV copic marker to 
add shadows to the trees.  The background was also coloured with copics and added snow using a white sharpie marker. 
The deer is a die cut from black card stock.
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Magic of Christmas

Welcome HH fans;

From Santa and Rudolph, to Jack Frost and Frosty the Snowman, I have always found Christmas to have a magical air about it.  It also seems that it is the time that families and friends gather for some Christmas Cheer.

For today's Christmas Inspiration here at High Hopes Stamps, I have used Santa & Rudy.  After stamping the image, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents was added to the trim on Santa's hat

Supplies used:
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Until next time, Happy Crafting and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Home For Christmas

One of my parents' favourite things about Christmas is to have their "kids" come home. My Mom is famous for having at least one of each of our favourite foods or snacks available at some point throughout the day. Now, add to that the grand children and let me tell you the variety of food and treats is crazy! but we all love being together. 
My card this week is based on this very thing - going/coming home for Christmas. 

The "pieces" for this card took some time to create. The stamps were coloured and fussy cut and then set aside. I paper pieced the hat and scarf on the "Momma" bird just for fun and added glitter drops to her hat.
Next, I cut out an oval and die cut quite a few branch pieces. I cut the branch pieces apart and laid them out on the oval die to from my nest. I trimmed the oval down to about a quarter of the size to form my base. Next I cut my tree branches and added a light touch of snow to them as well as a few of the branches on the nest. 
The sentiment was masked off with post it notes and stamped in stages. It took about 4 tries and a whole lot of patience to get it stamped the way I wanted it. Love my Misti is all I can say! 
Some ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: BluebirdyLanding Birdie - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - All Hearts - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Classic Christmas - Simple Stories, Holly Jolly - MME
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Moonstone Spectrum Sparkle pen, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo glitter drops, Christmas branch die set- Whimsy Stamps, Mini Holiday greens die - Sizzix, Galena ribbon, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 CT1 CT2 GB5 CT4

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christmas Cats Block - Meowy Christmas!

Howdy - MichelleO here today and it is Christmas in July at High Hopes!  I pulled out some kitties to play with!

This is Christmas Cats Block

Love these cats - they are just fun for those people in your life that have a bit of furry nature in them... yeah you guys know who you are! I colored with my copics (colors below) I matched it up with the puuuuurrrrfect High Hopes Christmas message "Meowy Christmas!"

I matted the image with a Spellbinders Die. And then I colored the leaves in the die with a copic just so they would pop a bit more.

My Copic colors used -

Loving digging through my High Hopes Stamps Christmas stamps and coloring up some favorites. Have you surfed through all the fabulous High Hopes Stamps in their Christmas images? Oh my I guarantee you will find more than one you will want to use on this years holiday cards! Pop over to the High Hopes Christmas stamps HERE

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas Joy!

Hi HH Fans!
It's Christmas in July over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs and I thought this adorable Snowman called "Christmas Joy Snowy"was perfect for this theme!
It's been fun to pull out my Christmas papers and these papers are from the Echo Park I Love Christmas 6x6 collection. I added the "Think Snow" sentiment which is perfect to remember on these hot summer days! I love the Stampendous Spoonful of Snow added under Snowy. You sprinkle it on and heat from underneath to melt it. It's just so pretty in person!
Here's the decorated inside with the HH sentiment called "Work of Art".
Copics Used:
N5, N6, N8, C1, B0000, B000
R35, R37, R39, YG63, YG67
Y23, Y26, YR07, YR09
E41, E42, E43

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pillow Pocket Candy Cane Pouches!

Hi friends,
welcome back to another High Hopes Stamps Monday post!

I really enjoyed making these Pillow Pouches this weekend. They're so easy to created, these are perfect for hanging on the tree or giving away as teacher gifts.

For today I'm using "Winter Evergreen" from High Hopes Stamps 
 I stamped image with memento black ink and colored with alcohol markers. 
My favorite part -fussy cut it leaving a small white border. 

Supplies Lists; Brown Cardstock, glitter cardstock
 Specialty Sweet Shop-Designer Series Paper
Sizzix thinlits #660660 and MFT scallop oval dies
white pen, green & brown thread, mini silver bells, green clothes pin,
 white ribbon, red rhinestones and frosted lace stickles.
 Copic List; YG95 YG97 and E23

-Find this adorable image and tons more HERE at High Hopes Stamps!
Have a BLESS day.
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