Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Udderly Fabulous!

I'm popping in today to share my card featuring the High Hopes image called "Decorating With Charlie" from the "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" re-release. Love these two friends helping each other out to decorate the tree. 
I started my card by stamping the image onto Copic friendly paper. Next using my Copic Sketch markers, I coloured in the image. I decided to cut the image out with a Gina Marie "Pleated Lace Rectangle" die and layered it over paper from Echo Park's "A Perfect Christmas" collection. My card today is 6.5"x5". The sentiment from High Hopes called "Udderly Fabulous" goes so well with this image. I ended cutting it in half to place it on the top and bottom of my design. A few Christmas coloured gems finish off my card today.
Copics Used:
Cow: N6, N7, N8/ W3, W5, W7/ R01, R02
Mouse: C2. C5, R01, R02
Reds: R37, R59, R89
Bell: Y35, Y38
Ground and tree: E25, E27, YG63, YG67

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Christmas Santa

Howdy - MichelleO here today -

Ok so Santa is Great! but a Santa with Presents, Rudolf and Candy Canes?? Best Santa ever! 


I colored up this fabulous High Hopes Stamps "Christmas Santa" with lots of Copics and then added Nuvo Sparkle and White for Santa's Trim and the snow. I found a great candy cane pattern paper from Paper Studio to match up with the image. I sewed down the layers of papers and mats with zig zag and straight stitch, then it is all on a bright red card stock card base. For the sentiment a perfect High Hopes Sentiment "Candy Cane Wishes" You just can't help but feel the happy Christmas Spirit right? 

Copic colors used -

There are SO MANY fabulous images for your Christmas projects at High Hopes Stamps! You really need to pop over and see - HERE  

Hope you have a Ho Ho Ho Smile! Candy Cane Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses! 

Thanks - 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Holiday Greetings from the North Pole

Hi All!

Oh where does the time go.  Another week has gone by and Friday is here again.  In keeping with High Hopes Stamps Christmas theme for this month, I have this adorable but tired NorthPole Reindeer.  He has done his job.  

After stamping the image on XPress It Blending Cardstock, it was coloured with copic markers.  Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard was added as sone.  Some snow crystals were added to the center of the mini snowflakes.  Twine and some Christmas embellishments finished off this CAS card.

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:  North Pole Reindeer - TLF003 & North Pole Greetings - GLL005 both from High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - North Pole Trading Company - Photoplay
  • Copic Markers:
    • Reindeer:  E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, E34 - Toast, R00 - Pinkish White, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, W2 - Warm Gray No. 2, W3 - Warm Gray No. 3
    • Scarf:  G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
    • Sign:  C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Coll Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1, C2 - Cool Gray No. 2
    • Pole:  R46 - Strong Red, R24 - Prawn
  • Die:  Mini Snowflakes - Gina Marie Designs
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  White Blizzard
  • Miscellaneous:  Twine & Christmas Embellishments

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Christmas Wishes

  I have a few young men in my life who I give Christmas cards to but I always find it a challenge to figure out what stamp or stamps to use on their cards. I think Joey Snowy is absolutely adorable! and perfect for a masculine themed Christmas card. These young men all like and have a dog in their life so I masked the dog out of the "Christmas Treat" stamp to add to the card. 

Here's hoping this card works for one of the youngun's in my life and brings a smile. 

I stamped both stamps on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured them with Copic markers and hand fussy cut them. I loved the colours of the Winter Magic paper from Echo Park and coloured my stamps to match it. 
I cut my card base and rounded the bottom front corners with a corner punch and cut the patterned paper and card stock to match. Next I cut some patterned paper using a rounded corner die to use as a back drop behind the stamps and added some ribbon to "ground" them. 
I stamped the sentiment, added it to matching card stock and cut some fish tail banner dies to go behind it. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Joey SnowyChristmas Treat - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - We Wish You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Winter Magic - Echo Park

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, corner punch, rounded corners with piercing marks die - YNS, fish tail banner die - YNS, enamel dots, ribbon

 Copic Markers:

Buttons/Hat -E23 E57 E79

Nose - Y21 Y35 Y38

Tongue - YR00 YR01 YR02

Scarf - B91 B93 B95 B97

Puppy - E23 E57 E79 E34 E35 E29 N4 N5 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Believe Snowman - TFL006 and Snow Globe - ULF002 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and North Pole Greetings - GLL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It's time to start believing the magic of Christmas and the joy that it brings to everyone!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base using AC Cardstock - White cut and folded to 6" x 6". The snowflake background is from Lawn Fawn - Let It Shine Snowflakes (6" x 6") paper pad. I applied this directly to the base using double-sided tape.

Using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a 3.75" circle from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. With my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the snowman scene image onto it. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some snow to the sky and snowman's arms using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. Sakura Glaze - Black was added to the eyes of the snowman and birds and the snowman's mouth. With a Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear, I added some ink to the top of the Snowman's hat, sign, icicles, tops of the birdhouses and snow drifts and then heat embossed everything with WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. Stickles - Diamond was added as an extra layer to the snow and Wink of Stella - Clear was applied over all the snowman. This was then set aside to dry.

With my MISTI and Memento - Summer Sky ink I stamped the top part of the globe onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. I cleaned off the stamp and this time, I used some Post-it Notes to hide the background inside the globe and inked the braided border for both the top and bottom of the base with Versamark ink. I applied Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder and heat embossed it using a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. With my globe image still in place on my MISTI, I removed the snowglobe stamp and added the sentiment turning up both ends of the stamp slightly to give the words some curvature. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark ink and then Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder was applied to it and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. The base was then coloured in using my Copic markers and a Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear pen was used to colour in the white areas to give it some glitter. I also added some of this pen to the tops of the snowman's arms. With my scissors, I fussy cut around the entire snow globe.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached 3M double-side tape to pop up the snow globe onto the main background and then added 3M double-sided tape to the back of the circle and centred it on the top part of the globe. Lastly, to finish off the card, I applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Nuvo Glitter Drops - Sherbert Shimmer to some of the snowflakes on the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Believe Snowman - TFL006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Snow Globe - ULF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: North Pole Greetings - GL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Memento - Summer Sky ink, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock - White, Lawn Fawn - Let It Shine Snowflakes (6" x 6")

Die Cut: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles

Stickles: Diamond

Nuvo: Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Glitter Drops - Sherbert Shimmer

Embossing Powder:Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear, Sakura Glaze - Black pen, Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Hat and Buttons: C10, C8, C6, C4

Arms and Sign: E27, E25, E23, E21

Scarves, Patches, Hat Band: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01

Bird Houses: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01, E27, E25, E23, E21

Birds: R46, R14, R08

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

Snow: B60, C1, C00, B0000, BG0000, Colorless Blender

Snow Globe: R46, R14, R08

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Penguin Crush!

Happy Tuesday!
Tuesday's mean I get to colour a High Hopes image and post about it! It makes Tuesday's my favourite day of the week LOL. Meet the adorable "Penguin Crush" red rubber-stamp. I like to imagine that this will be their first kiss. Looks to me that these two are heading from crush status to love!! 
I thought that the papers in the Echo Park "Celebrate Winter" 6x6 collection were a perfect choice for this pair. I stamped, coloured and cut out the image with my Brother Cut N Scan. I popped the HH sentiment "Candy Cane Wishes" and the image up on the card with foam squares. Foam squares help to give your card dimension.
Copics Used:
Penguins: N0, N1, N6, N7, N8, R01, YR04, YR09
Reds: R22, R24, R27, R29
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to 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 the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Homespun Hearts Snowy

Howdy -MichelleO here - I just love a little Country Christmas Crafting!  This image from High Hopes Stamps is "Homespun Hearts Snowy

giggle... country right? Love it! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added lots of Nuvo Glitter to the hearts so they twinkle! The pattern papers are from Farm House Norland Collection. Love how they match up with simple kraft card stock for a base. All my layers are sewn down with a zig zag stitch and then put together with a fun High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Twinkle All the Way", which of course I added Nuvo glitter to those stars as well. 

Sweet little snowman with heart! or hearts?! 

Copic colors used -

For LOTS of fabulous images to play with for your Christmas projects visit the High Hope Stamps web store HERE - and have fun going through the new release It's beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas - So fun!