Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fairy Tale Bug

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday Friends!  Here's a fun and cheery card that's sure to put a smile on your face...
 Lisa 

This is Fairy Tale Bug (P119).  This cute image could make for a great birthday card, get well card or a thinkin' of you type of card!       
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Zig-Wink of Stella brush marker-dark pink to the book.  This creates a little added sparkle to the card and is very easy to apply.
 
The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye-Now and Then 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Blush Blossom, Blue Bayou and White cardstock.  The image was cut down to a smaller size to better fit this card.   To keep this card relatively flat for mailing purposes, I did not use any foam tape under the main image.  A couple of strips of lace ribbon were added under the image, along with 2 banners.  The sentiment was die cut using a Penny Black Die Set called Hooray.  I just love the font in this set. To complete this card, a bunch of YNS-White Gumdrops were added on the banners.  I hope this card made you smile today! 

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N55, N75, 373, 025, 743, 969, 856, 977, and 126 .  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder. SU Blush Blossom Ink Pad for sponging the edges of the main image.
 
Paper - My Mind's Eye - Now and Then 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Blush Blossom, Blue Bayou and White Cardstock.
 
MiscZig-Wink of Stella Brush Marker-Dark Pink, Penny Black Die-Hooray Set, Offray Lace Ribbon, YNS-White Gumdrops, Sponge Dauber, Water Brush, and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!

***********
It's time for our February Challenge!  Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

It's that easy to join the February Challenge!!!

Also.... 
Save 30% off STOREWIDE until March 31st, 2016 on all stamps!  Get free shipping on orders over $50.00 (before tax & after discount within Canada & the US only)
 
You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Friday, February 5, 2016

Leapin' Larry - Bifold Card

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Friday!  For today's post, I was going for a fun, yet universal card that could be used as a birthday card, get well card, or possibly a thinking of you card...
 Jane 
 
This is Leapin' Larry (R145).  Such a fun and adorable image...

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Wink of Stella - Glitter Yellow brush marker to the centre of the flower and some Wink of Stella - clear glitter on Larry's spots on his body.  It's a bit difficult to see this in the picture though.

The main image was fussy cut out.  MFT dies called Stitched Ovals were used to cut the various layers of ovals using SU Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi Cardstock.  The designer paper is from Echo Park-Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pad.  Foam tape was used under the oval (only on the left half of the oval), to add some dimension to the main image. I decided to leave off the sentiment for now, as I couldn't decide on what to put on.  This maybe a convenient card to have on hand for those last minute ones that are needed.  To complete this card, SU wild wasabi stitched ribbon was taped down on an angle at each corner, along with a light green flower gemstone.  
 
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - 055, 249, N75, 126, 133, 296, 491, 723 and 761.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Echo Park-Bundle of Joy 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi & White Cardstock.
 
Misc - MFT-Stitched Oval Dies, SU Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon, Zig-Wink of Stella Brush Markers - Glitter Yellow and Clear Glitter, Hero Arts-Green Flower Gemstones, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 ***********
It's time for our February Challenge!  Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.
It's that easy to join the February Challenge!!!

Also....
 
Save 30% off STOREWIDE until March 31st, 2016 on all stamps!  Get free shipping on orders over $50.00 (before tax & after discount within Canada & the US only)
 
You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hedgy Smile

Happy Thursday High Hopes fans! It is the first Thursday in February and my turn to post some inspiration for you.

My post today features Hedgy in Tulip, an older High Hopes Stamp. 

                                                      Donna



Sparkly Close Up


I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers and using a stitched rectangle die to cut it out. I cut out a piece of red cardstock a little longer then my image and using a stitched scalloped die to cut out the bottom edge. My "cloudy" effect for the background was done by using the chisel end of my marker by colouring in circles. When you move fairly quickly it leaves the light colour and when you move a little more slowly it leaves the darker colour - I really like the effect. After temporarily placing my image where I wanted it to go, I stamped my flourishes on the edge and added the flower - after gluing down my image. A die cut word Smile and some gumdrops finished off my card. 

                                  
  Card Recipe 

Stamp: Hedgy In Tulip (S515)
Patterned Paper: Sunkissed - Doodlebug, Piggy Tales - Thumbelina collection
Bazzill cardstock, white gel pen, Copic Xpress It cardstock
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Dies - Your Next Stamp
Whirly Gigs stamp - Technique Tuesdays
Flower: Recollections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive - Stampin' Up, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Red Berry - Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
Cupid Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB11 EB2 EB6 EB3 EB5 CR1 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG1 DG2 DG4 BT5 FS8 CT4 GB5 OR1 BG5 BG10 1B1


It's time for our February Challenge!  Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.
It's that easy to join the February Challenge!!!

There is an awesome sale going on at High Hopes! 

Save 30% off STOREWIDE until March 31st, 2016 on all stamps!  Get free shipping on orders over $50.00 (before tax & after discount within Canada & the US only)

If you need High Hopes Stamps to play along you can find them here at 
or 



Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Miss Zoe

Howdy - MichelleO here today and when I was sick this past week I was wanting to color up things to make me feel better and that takes me back to the early days of me collecting all the High Hopes Farm images. I just love the animals and farm images... they always make me happy. :0)

So here is a favorite.. Miss Zoe


Isn't she cute with her pail of milk and that little Kitty just waiting for a little for him! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then decided to go with all primary color papers, Farm House Kountry Kitchen collection,  and with lots of sewing and a little inking on the edges of the image and papers with Rangers Distress Ink. Miss Zoe still is making me smile. I added a red gingham ribbon and bow. Then three red buttons. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is the "Large Script Thank You"

Copic colors used -


Hope Miss Zoe gave you a little smile... and if you need more then how about a sale?


 ***********
 
Save 30% off STOREWIDE until March 31st, 2016 on all stamps!  Get free shipping on orders over $50.00 (before tax & after discount within Canada & the US only)

Join us for our February Challenge & your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.
It's that easy to join the February Challenge!!!



Hope you enjoyed
MichelleO 
www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday Party Animal !!

 Gosh this is such a fun image to colour. I love all the details and there are tons of ideas floating around in my head! I will be using this gang on a New Year's Card next year for sure!
 I created a shaker card by die cutting multiple frames and gluing them together almost creating a thick chipboard. Added a piece of clear acetate and one last die cut on top of the stack and the window was created. Confetti and the image was inserted on the back of the window and pop doted to the card.  

I also decorated the inside of the card with this super cool sentiment  "Happy Birthday to the Party Animals" Added Copic airbrushing and gum drop gems for added fun!
Thanks for peeking, wishing you an awesome crafty day!
and 
Copic#'s 0,BV000,BV01,BV02, YG000,YG03,YG05,R20,R11,R24,C3,C7,C1,E31,E50,G0,G20

Join us for our February Challenge & your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.
It's that easy to join the February Challenge!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Charming Elmer

Today I have a fun High Hopes Birthday Card to share with you!

For the card base I used the Sizzix Charming Flipits Card die.

The image is Elmer Elephant.

The sentiment is Can't Believe.



I just love how easy the  Sizzix Charming Flipits Card die makes it to make a super cool card.

This is how it looks when it flips open.

The patterned paper is old paper from my stash but you can find fun animal print paper in most of the paper lines out th
re.
High Hopes Stamps has tons of great birthday sentiments.


I hope you got some inspiration from my card today!

I'll be back next week with another fun High Hopes birthday card but check back everyday because the team is so creative and there is always an amazing new project on the High Hopes blog!

It's time for our February Challenge!  Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.
It's that easy to join the February Challenge!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Hogs-N-Kisses!

Hi High Hopes Fans!
Today's post is sharing with you the super cute High Hopes Stamps Valentine image called "Cupig".
I am using the cutest paper ever! It's from the Doodlebug "Sweet Things" collection. I triple cut the String of hearts die so that I could layer it to match my Cardstock. The "Hogs-N-Kisses" sentiment is also from High Hopes.This time instead of making a bow with my ribbon, I added a heart slider. Of course I had to add some Clear Wink of Stella on all the hearts!
Copics Used:
Pig: R00, R01, R02
Hooves: W1, W3, W5
Bow: E43, E47
Hearts: R24, R27, R29/ BG11, BG32/ RV04, RV06
Wings: W1
Outline: BG000

It's time for our February Challenge!  Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.
It's that easy to join the February Challenge!!!

Thanks for Stopping by!

Supplies: