Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sledding Gnome Fun!

How fun are these sledding gnomes from the Woodsy Christmas new release!
They bring back so many memories of sledding fun from my child hood. We had a huge hill that lead to a ditch that we sledded on. It ended with a "jump" that landed us in the bull rushes, much to my Mom's dismay! My brothers, neighbours and I had many hours of fun! 

After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it and added some Stickles to their hats and the sleigh front. 
Next I started forming my card base. I used a tutorial from my fellow DT and super talented friend Cheri which she calls a front step easel card. You can find her easy to follow tutorial here
Once my base was cut and scored I added some fun snow banks and trees to the patterned paper and the mountain folds of the base to create my scene.  Some plain and sparkle gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Sledding Gnomes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Dashing Through The Snow - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Northern Lights - Recollections
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Twinkle Stickles

Spectrum Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 TN4 BT3 BT4 BT5 HB1 LV1 HB2 BO2 BO4 B06 CG1 DG2 
10% and 30% Prismacolor pencils for shading

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the oh so creative design team!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Merry Christmas Wreath

Howdy - MichelleO here and today for High Hopes Stamps I went for a simple traditional look for my card today. I used the new Wreath stamp with the sentiment Merry Christmas works out perfect. 

I was trying to go for a bit of leather look... hmm.. not sure if I pulled it off but I still like it. I stamped the image and then colored with Copics - topped off with some Nuvo sparkle pens. Just for a little touch of bling. I inked the edges of the kraft card stock with Ranger Tea Dye ink.

With cardstock layers of dark green and red I sewed all the layers together. Then added ribbon around the corners with a bow. Simple but I love how this stamp stands out.

Copic colors used - 

I hope you enjoyed my card - Love how grown up it feels.. :0)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Snowman Sled!

Hello HH Friends!
I hope this post finds you all well and staying warm! Today I am sharing with you "Snowman Sled" from the new High Hopes release called "Woodsy Christmas".
I decided to go with a black and red theme on today's card. I'm trying to use up some of the papers from my "scrap bin", and I found these that go perfect with my theme!
I stamped and coloured my image with my Copic Markers. I used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut out the image and make a red layer for behind. I added some white gel pen to the little berries and some Spectrum Noir Glitter pen to the sweet bird and the heart. It's hard to see but for all the decorations on the sled I used a red gel pen. It's a simple layout design today to show case "Snowman Sled".
Copics Used:
N4, N5, N6, N7, N8
R35, R37, R39
YG23, YG25, C1, YR04, YR07

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 12, 2018


Hello everyone,
I have fell in LOVE with "Snowmen Stocking" stamp
from High Hopes Stamps new "Woodsy Christmas"
Release! Here's a Christmas card I created over the weekend.

So today I am showcasing "Snowmen Stocking"

I stamped my image with Memento tuxedo black and used
alcohol makers. After my image was all done I fussy cut it and 
added Diamond stickles, silver & white glitter pen and glossy accent.
I pop my image with foam tape. 

To finish my card I adhesive some red jewel, and 
grosgrain ribbon. Pattern paper is from my stash.
 Copic List; YG17 YG97 E23 Y13 Y15 Y35 R27 R29 R39
B000 B93 B95 C1 C7 C9 RV10 YR04 YR07 & 0

Here is a close up!
You can see all the sparkle I added and details of this beautiful stamp.
Hope you have enjoy my Christmas cards today!
Have a BLESS day.

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Wasn't Me Brutus

Anyone else have two pets that blame each other for their shenanigans? 
I had a kitten first and then a puppy. Both of the had their moments with wreaking havoc on my house. They would blame each other and look all innocent when something went wrong. Little did they know, as their personalities came out it was pretty easy to tell who the trouble maker was! 

It is these fun memories that inspired this fun Christmas card, coloured with Prismacolor pencils. 

After some creative masking (the tree stamp has a cat and mouse on it) and stamping, I coloured my stamps with Prismacolour pencils. Brutus is stamped  hand fussy cut and glued down to create my scene.  I cut it out using a notched rectangles die. I set it aside and chose some fun pet themed Christmas patterned paper. Some ribbon, a gold bell and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Wasn't MeBrutus - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Cat Did It - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Christmas Pets - Recollections
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Gold Wink of Stella, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Prismacolor Pencils: Prussian, Kelly, Sap Green, Chocolate, Beige Sienna, Peach Beige, Black Raspberry, Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Warm Grey 30%, 70%, 90%, Dark Umber, Dark Brown, Light Umber, Bronze, Pink, Blush Pink, Deco Peach, 20% Cool Grey

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the oh so creative design team!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Penguin tag

Happy Sunday!

I am such a huge fan of Bazzill Basics cardstock. So when I saw the sketch challenge of November I immediately thought of this cute Penguin Tag from the Woodsy Christmas release!! 
I added the Merry Christmas sentiment in the tag.

So for this card I've used a lot of Bazzill cardstock:
Base card: white cardstock
black cardstock
darkblue cardstock
white dotted cardstock

Only a litlle stroke of Maja Design winter dessinpaper to match the blue of the image.
And a few buttons to complete the card.

Copics used:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you got inspired. 
All new release stamps are in the Woodsy Christmas section on the High Hopes Stamps website!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Wintery trees!

Hello and happy Saturday
Still creating cards for Christmas. I love these trees
and can see using them for Wintery cards
and Christmas designs also.
Made with....
Made with love!
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