Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy birthday penguins

Happy Sunday!!

Yeay!! It's the 5th day of the New Release and I had to make a penguin background card!!
Love penguins!! Haha!

From the new release I've used all the penguins:
Happy Penguin
Penguin Earmuff
Chilly Penguin
Party Penguin

And part of the Birthday Wishes sentiment. The Happy letters are from Marianne Design. 

Here's the inside of the card:

This month we have a Christmas/Winter Fun challenge. So for a chance of winning 2 free High Hopes Stamps, just hop on over to our Challenge Post to read all about it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dashing through the snow!

I've been playing around with the new release from High Hopes.  I'm a huge kitten fan so this 
Wintery feline caught my eye!
Created with ...
For this creation I used..... Copics, tinsel,  acrylic paint, cotton balls, and  a little satin ribbon too!
Thanks for peeking!!
Looking forward to seeing your creation in this months challenge :) 
 Click here for more details and to come play along!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Gingerbread Boy Banner

Happy Friday High Hopes Fans!

While the team has been having a blast playing with the stamps from the new release I thought it would be fun to play with an older image!

I colored the image with Prisma pencils and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.
(Cardinal Red, Grass Green, Spring Green, Pink, Sienna, sky blue, silver)

The ribbon is May Arts.
The paper is We R Memory Keepers.
The sentiment that I stamped on the banner is Dot Warm Winter Wishes.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration.
We appreciate you stopping by!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Winter Kitty Christmas

Did you see the new "Winter Fun" release from High Hopes yesterday?!? If you haven't - be sure to check it out! 
One of the oh so cute new release stamps was this cutie "Winter Kitty". If you are a cat lover or have a cat lover in your life, then this a stamp you will want in your collection!

After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a circle die. I added Liquid Applique to the hat and scarf for some texture. I found out the hard way, you have to completely dry/puff up the applique with your heat gun - if there are any spots that are still wet and you run it through a die cutting machine ......well let's just say it's a mess - lesson learned - die cut then add liquid applique. After I was set (the second time), I added my stamp to paper from Simple Stories and added some ribbon and a bow. Some photo corners and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winter Kitty - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Meowy Christmas Saying - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Cozy Christmas - Simple Stories
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskars circle cutter, liquid applique, Be Creative Tape (3 mm), Celebrate It ribbon, Holly Berry Red gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: PP1 PP3 PP5 TN3 TN6 TN7 CT2 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It's Time for our NEW "Winter Joy" Stamp Release

Happy Wednesday High Hopes Stamps fans! 

Today the Diva's have gathered together to share a totally adorable NEW release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps called "Winter Joy"

We can't feature them all here today but over the coming weeks, the Divas will show you more of their wonderful creations.  Can't get enough of these cuties already?  Pop over to the OCS blog and catch MORE of these cuties.  You can find them HERE

Looking to GRAB your new stamps right now?  Well, you can shop HERE at OCS or HERE at High Hopes, they are all shipping now.

Paper: Red and White Cardstock, We R Memory Makers polka dot paper
Other: Stampendous Snow embossing elements, Prisma color Pencil, Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue dye ink, Doodle Bug Designs Bakers Twine
Paper: Red and Black Cardstock, Pebbles "Home For Christmas"
Other Supplies: Stickles, Clear and Red Rhinestones, White and Gold pen, Alcohol Markers, Glossy Accent, & Scallop Die

Other: Versamark, Memento Black, Let it Snow ribbon, MFT die, Snowmaker, Pearlmaker blue and lightblue
Copics: YR09 YR16 BG18 BG15 T10 T6 T1 0

High Hopes Bluebirdy found here!
High Hopes Winter Evergreen found here!
High Hopes Winter Pup, High Hopes Warm Winter Wishes, Copic Marker, Spellbinders Nesties Circles, Memento Tuxedo Black, EK Success Punch, Viva Decor Glitter Pen

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tall Country Snowman!

Hello and Welcome!
Thanks for stopping by today! I love snowmen and this "Tall Country Snowman" from High Hopes Stamps is one of my favourites! I love the country feel to him and the larger size makes a nice tall card as seen below!
I stamped my image onto Copic XPress-it paper and coloured it in with my Copic Sketch Markers. Then using a FishTail Flag die I cut him out! I decided to use papers from the Echo Park I Love Winter 6x6 collection! It's hard to see in the picture but there is Spectrum Noir Glitter pen added to the checkered parts and stars on the image.  I used the HH "Brr" sentiment on the front.
Here's the inside of my card using the HH " Work of Art" sentiment.
Copics Used:
R22, R24, R27, R29
B000, B52, B93, B95, B97
E15, E18
YR04, YR07
N4, N5, N7

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Let Us Adore Him!

Hello everyone,
Today I'm sharing a special Christmas card
I made using this adorable image from High Hopes Stamps 

The adorable image on my cad is "Let Us Adore Him"
Such a darling image from High Hopes Stamps. I Absolutely love it!

I stamped it with Black Archival ink and used once again my Prismacolor pencils. Then I cut the image out did some distress ink around and added all those wonderful embellishments from my stash. The pattern paper I'm using is from different companies.

To finish I stamped a sentiment called "Peace, Love, Joy" from HHS. Once again cut it using with a couple spellbinder circles and adhesive in the right corner of my card.

Thanks for stopping by,
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There is a New High Hopes Challenge this month! Click Here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Penguin Family Fun

Happy Sunday!!

Another Golden Oldie Winter card today. For the challenge this month is Christmas/Winter Fun!
And boy, oh boy, are these cute penguins having fun!! 
This one is called Penguin Family Fun.

The background is Snowy Slopes and I've colored it with these Copics:

Dessinpapers are from Echo Park (might be my favorite brand, haha) and I've added a felt snowflake in the corner (from my stash).

Make sure you are participating in our challenge this month for a chance of winning 2 free High Hopes Stamps!! You might even want to choose these 2 for a fun Winter Card!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Peace -- High Hopes Stamps

Happy Saturday! I'm back to share a little a little card :) 
Made with High Hopes...
I coloured up the image with Copics. Fussy cut and mounted the image on pop dots. Lots of red and green in this card along with touches of gold. The sentiment is die cut and gold Stickles were also added for some glittery detail. 
Come play along in our challenge! Don't have High Hopes Stamps? Click here to get a free digital stamp to play along. 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!
Thanks for peeking!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Let's Monkey Around

Hello High Hopes Friends!

Today I am sharing one of my older High Hopes images that is perfect for any time of year.

I colored him with Prisma color pencils.
(apple green, pink, chocolate, light peach)
I got a little overly happy with the Snow!  It's Spoonful of Snow embossing elements from Stampendous.

The sentiment is from High Hopes too!

The paper is The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. 

I used Spellbinders dies and the ribbon is from Michael's.

That's it for now...hope you got a little inspiration from my fun card today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 9, 2017


As I child I always wondered what it would be like to be able to fly like one of Santa's reindeer. We went to Santa's Village in Bracebridge and I was fascinated by this place - it was all things Christmas year round. 

It even had live reindeer and I always wondered if one of them worked for Santa! Our friend Rodney Reindeer is dreaming of the day he is big enough to help pull Santa's sleigh......but first he has to grow a little.....and then he has to Believe in the Magic......<wink>

I started my A2 size card by stamping Rodney Reindeer, colouring him with alchohol markers and fussy cutting him with cuticle scissors. I added him to patterned paper from an older Bo Bunny collection. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a fish tail banner die and I stamped a santa and sleigh from another stamp set above Rodney's head. It's hard to see on the photo but the rings on his harness are coloured with a Sterling Silver Sparkle Pen. A matching holly die, ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Rodney Reindeer - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Believe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: White Out - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, brown marker, Sterling silver Spectrum Sparkle pen,  3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Cotton Candy Blue gumdrops - YNS, fishtail banner die - YNS, Christmas Branch Die - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN4 TN6 TN7 
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Amanda with Warm Winter Wishes

Howdy - MichelleO here today - and I would like to have you meet "Amanda", isn't she so pretty in her winter coat, hat and scarf?

Right now that heavy coat and winter wear is not necessary here in Texas. Finally it is getting cooler again. We were excited a few weeks ago with a nice early cool front. Then Texas heat came back! It was nearly 90 here this week. But now the fronts are coming in again and off goes the air conditioning, and out come the winter clothes! Love matching coat, hat, scarf and gloves!

I colored with my Copics, and found some pattern papers from Authentique's Bundle collection to match with my coloring. An older Martha Stewart border and corner punch with some sewing to layer it all together. Three red buttons in the corner and the sentiment "Warm Winter Wishes" from High Hopes to finish it off.

Great image for a note card to send to a friend.

Copic colors used -

To see many more wonderful winter and holiday images from High Hopes Stamps click HERE to get right over to the web site.

Warm Winter Wishes!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Snowy's Friends!

It seriously doesn't get any cuter than this! Two of my favourite things......Snowmen and Penguins! My Grandma loved Penguins so any time I see one it just brings but such fond memories of Her! This adorable stamp is from High Hopes Stamps and is called "Snowy's Friends"!
I've had this paper in my stash for awhile and I love that it combines tractional Christmas colours with some black! The papers are from the Brazill Basics Paper Countdown to Christmas 6x6 collection. It's hard to see but there are some Crystal Stickles on each of the characters.
On this card I coloured everything the same but on the Bear I used some of my Copic Solution "0" and a washcloth to make a fur type texture!
Copics Used:
E11, E13, E15, C1, C3, C5, C6, C7, C9
YR04, YR07, YG93, YG95, B000, B00, B01, B02
R01, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29
Copic Solution

Happy Stamping!