Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Good Clean Fun!

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I have another fun favorite image from High Hopes Stamps. Good Clean Fun! That is! How can you not just adore pigs in a bubble bath?


So cute - I used a piece of paper from my stash from The Girl's Paperie - Jubilee collection. Some pink card stock for a base and then a border punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I sewed down things with my sewing machine. The sentiment is a High Hopes favorite of mine "Hog Wash!" Then just because you know I had too, I added lots of Rangers Stickles for all those bubbles!

Close up!


Copic colors used -


There are just images that make you feel good... and High Hopes has so many that just make me smile and feel good!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spring Is In the Air!

Good day HH Fans!!
Spring is around the corner and for me that means "Spring Cleaning" When I saw this stamp from High Hopes I knew it would make the perfect "Spring Cleaning" themed card. This is the adorable "Tidy Up Tillie"!
I chose paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 collection and finished it off with some Doodlebug Enamel Dots! The sentiment is called "Spring Is In the Air" also by High Hopes! I decided this time to make my own card base with matching pink cardstock. The image and heart border are popped up with foam tape for extra dimension.
Here's my decorated inside with a sentiment I printed on my computer to match my theme!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E53, E57. E59
Overalls: B93, B95, B97
Shoes: RV13, RV14, C1
Broom: E43, E47, YR21, YR24
Dust Pan: C3, C5, C6, C8
Feather duster: E43, E47, Y02, FY1
Outline and shadow: W1, B000

Happy Stamping:
Supplies:
 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Watercolor Birthday Card!

Welcome back crafty friends!
Happy to be back with a watercolor birthday card inspiration today.

I stamped *Cherry Chip Chimp with Versa-Mark and heat emboss with black embossing powder. To coloured I used various ink pads and my Wink Stella pen. After the image was all done I fussy cut it and used some Glossy Accent. The paper is *Little Boys And Their Toys from ThePaperStudios. To finish I added a few dots with *Dandellon Yellow NUVO Crystal Drops.

Here is how the inside looks!
I LOVE decorating the inside of my cards. For the inside I used the same pattern paper and stamped one of my favorites sentiment called *Happy Birthday Script  from High Hopes Stamps 

Thanks for stopping by,
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Ms. Griffin

Happy Sunday!

It seems my stash of birthday cards is always empty.. 
Time to make a bunch of birthday cards!! 
Today I made one with the lovely Ms. Griffin.. It is so much fun to colour the image every time with another colour combo. This time I went for some Spring colours.
Sentiments on this card are: It's a Party and Happy Birthday



Copics used:

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So if you'd like to have a chance of winning 2 free High Hopes Stamps: hop on over to our Challenge Post! 

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tea time!

Happy Saturday!
I'm here to share a little tea card using....
and
I used some floral pattern papers and the base of the card is Kraft paper.  Used some neutral 
tones on the teapot, doily and some sewing stitches too.  I cut up the sentiment and mounted the parts on pink card stock, the teapot is sitting on pop dots for added dimension.
Enter this month's "Anything Goes" challenge.  You can find the details here.

Friday, February 23, 2018

You're Purrr-ty Tweet....

Welcome OCS Fans;

February is almost over, and it seems very spring like with all the rain we have had lately.  It seems a lot of the snow has been washed away.

Today's card can also be used for Valentine's -- next year maybe or just because......

I have used the adorable Purrr-ty Tweet Kitty from High Hopes Stamps to create a CAS card.  I coloured the image with Copic Markers.  Used the Spellbinders Square Hearts to mount it on and added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in the corners.


Supplies used:
Do play along with  this month's "Anything Goes" challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice. 

You can get High Hopes Stamps here.  For any supplies that you might need or want, check out High Hopes Stamps sister store One Crazy Stamper Store -- online as well as the brick and mortar.
Until next time, happy crafting.

Hugs,

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hummingbird Hello

I have had this stamp in my stash for a little while now. I think it is a gorgeous stamp that can be used for so many different occasions but for some reason, I have been scared to try colouring it.
However, for this weeks post, I wanted something that had a Spring feel to it, something I could use some bright spring colours with, so I sat down, took a deep breath..............and then this happened <smile>




Sketch Inspiration


After colouring this amazing stamp with alcohol markers, I fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge and set it aside. I cut out a circle and added some puffy clouds using a cloud die, dauber and light blue ink. The hummingbird and flower were added using some foam pop dots. Next I cut my patterned papers and a cardstock backing piece to match. The scripty word die was taped down on the patterned paper (with painters tape so it didn't rip the paper) and run through my big kick. The die was run again using a piece of matching cardstock. I glued the cardstock word down as an inset and added some ribbon and gumdrops to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Hummingbird - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Scripty Words die - YNS
Patterned Paper: Watercolour Wash Brights - MFT, Sugar and Spice - Doodlebug
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Stampin' Up ribbon, Forever in Time Pop Dots, classic circle die - Spellbinders, white sugar and sparkle gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: AG1 AG3 AG4 AG5 BT3 BT4 BT6 BT7 DR5 DR1 DR7 BG7 MG3 MG4 DR6 CT1 CT2 GB5 CT4
                                                                        
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes challenge! We can't wait to see what you create! 

                                                  
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Herbie

Howdy - MichelleO here and honestly how can you not fall for Herbie? He is just too cute loving on his blue ribbon chickens! 


Herbie is great!  I colored with my Copics (colors below) Now I needed a Thank you card and this was perfect. I found an older piece of paper from Cosmo Cricket in my stash, love double sided paper made to coordinate.. no thinking it works! I sewed down the layers onto a kraft card stock base and then matted Herbie with the same kraft card stock. My sentiment is simple but fun. "Thanks!" Then three heart shaped faux pearl pieces in the corner.

Copic colors used -


Hope you got a smile from Herbie today - You must hop on over to the High Hopes Stamps store and surf around and see all the great images. My first love was all the farm and country images - but there is that and so much more! Jump on HERE -

Thanks so much -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Heidi & Mattie

Hi HH Fans!
I'm a big dog fan and have had a dog in my life for as long as I can remember! I think it's wonderful to have pets especially when you have children as the two become best friends! I am using the High Hopes stamp called "Heidi & Mattie". Don't these two look like they are the best of friends?!!
I coloured Mattie up adding some grey spots to her with my Copic Markers. My paper this time is from the Echo Park Just Be You 6x6 collection. I decided to paper piece Heidi's overalls for a fun element! The sentiment "Best Friends Forever" is also from High Hopes and goes perfectly with this image!
Here's an inside view of my card. The sentiment is part of the "Best Friends Forever" stamp. I masked off the stamp and used part of it on the front and the other part on the inside of my card. It's fun to do different things with your sentiments!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR21, YR24, Y21, Y23
Shirt & shoes: R02, R05, R08
Dog: C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C8/ G43, G46

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!
Supplies:

Monday, February 19, 2018

Swaddled Baby!

Happy Monday, High Hopes  Friends!
I made a quick and easy card for my Monday's post hope you guys like it?

For today's card I decided to used "Swaddled Baby"from High Hopes Stamps 

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and then colored with Prismacolor pecils. The pattern paper are from my stash. I want to keep this baby card simple but cute so I used sequins, diamond stickles, cream thread and a flower button to embellishment. That's all for today hope you have enjoyed today's post.

Thanks for stopping by,
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Space birthday

Happy Sunday!

Today I'd like to share this pop up card I made with a couple of Space Alien stamps.. 
For the background: Space Scape
And in the front: Zappin Zeke, Quentin and Space Post Sign

In the Post Sign I've stamped a Dutch sentiment (it means Hooray).


A lot of Copics used on this one ;)
Here a the Copics for all images I've used:





There is still time to enter our Monthly Challenge! This month it's an easy one: Anything Goes.
So hop on over to enter the challenge for a chance of winning 2 free High Hopes Rubber Stamps!!

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Birthday wishes!

 Hi there, Happy Saturday!
I'm back to share a little tag made with 
 The tag shape is hand cut and I made some hand made flowers too. The Kitten is coloured with Copic markers and pop dotted for added dimension.  Butterflies, pretty pink ribbon, glitter and love were all used to make this tag :) 
Enter this month's "Anything Goes" challenge.  You can find the details here.


Friday, February 16, 2018

I'm Not "Lion" When I Say.....

Welcome HH fans;

Yes, I know... Valentine's Day was on Wednesday and it is now Friday.  But who says Valentine's Day has to be on a specific day, why can't it be everyday.  Everyone needs loving and hugs every day.

Today's card is clean and simple using the adorable High Hopes Stamps called "Not Lion".  The Lots of Love Stickable Stencil from BoBunny and Gloss Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops were used to create the hearts.


Supplies used:
  • Stamp: Not Lion -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Corrugate Stack (DCWV), Watercolour (Lawn Fawn)
  • Copic Markers:  YR14 - Caramel, YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow, Y17 - Cadmium Yellow, E17 - Reddish Brash, E33 - Sand, E31 - Brick Beige, YR12 - Loquait, W7 - Warm Gray No. 7, W5 - Warm Gray No. 5, R20 - Blush, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red
  • Stencil: Lots of Love Stickable Stencil -- BoBunny
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss Red Berry
  • Nuvo Glitter Accents:  Fresh Snowfall
There is still plenty of time to be creative and play along in our "Anything Goes" Challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create!

For any supplies that you might need or want, check out High Hopes Stamps sister store One Crazy Stamper Store -- online as well as the brick and mortar.
  
Until next time, happy crafting and have a great day.

Hugs,

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Light Those Candles

This cute little fireman and his dog are racing in to save the day and help you put out your birthday candles!

My younger brother was a volunteer fire fighter for years and he loved doing it. I don't think I ever saw him with a Dalmation tagging along but I did hear some fun stories over the years. 

I also don't think he would have volunteered to help me put out my birthday candles with his fire truck and hose.........well actually - he would have - he does like to bug and tease me...sigh......




I coloured this cutie with my alcohol markers and cut it out using a stitched square die and added it to some fun party paper from Photo Play. The sentiment was masked off (it is only part of a sentiment), stamped and cut out using a circle die. Some fun matching enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: L'il Fireman - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Go Ahead - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Party Boy - Photo Play 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched square die - Your Next Stamp, silver gel pen, Carta Bella enamel dots

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 CR7 CR11 DR6 CT1 CT2 CT4 GY4 CT2 GB3 GB7 IG1 IG2 IG3
Copics: B02 B04 B06
                                                                        
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes challenge! We can't wait to see what you create! 

                                                  
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

American Cowthic

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I am having so much fun pulling out some of my older favorite High Hopes Stamps. The stamp I used this week just always makes me giggle a bit...

American Cowthic - Love it! 


Seriously isn't it just one great image?? Love this cow couple! I colored with my copics (colors below) and then found a piece of bandana paper in my scraps. Seemed perfect to me. Matted on black card stock and then on a white card stock base. I sewed all the layers down and then added some Viva Decor Black Paper pen for some "dots" on the corners. Simple but it makes me happy..

Copic colors used -


Have you ever taken some time and just surfed all around the High Hopes Stamps Web site and seen all the fabulous images in their inventory? You will be amazed at just how many you fall in love with! Seriously so much fun!

Head over to the store HERE and have some fun! Happy Valentines Day!

Thanks so much -