Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Work of Art!

Hello!
It's the last day of the "Christmas in July" over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs. I'm finishing off the month with this adorable snowman stamp called "Making Friends" from High Hopes Stamps. Snowmen and Penguins are my favourite winter "friends" so of course I think his Snowman is just so super cute. 
The paper is from an older Echo Park collection called "I Love Winter". I just love the blues and reds in this collection! I added some Diamond Stickles for a bit of sparkle and a few enamel dots as well. The sentiment from HH called "Dot Warm Winter Wishes" is perfect for the front of my card.
On the inside I used the HH sentiment called "Work of Art". I absolutely love this saying! It's so true as you really do put all your love into building a snowman!
Copics Used:
R24, R27, YR04, YR07
B000, B95, B97, B99, YG23
C1, C2, C5, C7, C9

Now that the Design Teams from High Hopes and One Crazy stamper have inspired you for the month with "Christmas in July"........ join us in August for our "Fall/ Halloween themed cards!
Happy Stamping! 
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Monday, July 30, 2018

HHS Stackable Stanley!

Happy Monday crafty friends,
excited to be back with another Christmas-card!!!

For today I'm using "Lg. Stackable Stanley" from  High Hopes Stamps 



To created this Christmas card, I stamped this adorable image with Black archival ink and used my *Prismacolor pencils. The pattern paper is "Milk& Cookies from Doodlebug Design. Pop my snowman with 3D adhesive. To finish I used red and white thread from my stash.

-Find this adorable image and tons more HERE at High Hopes Stamps!
Have a BLESS day.
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Winter birthday

Happy Sunday!!

For today's Christmas in July themed card I'd like to show you a birthday card with a Christmas stamp. It's not only Christmas we're celebration in December, but there are also Birthdays to celebrate!! 
For this card I've used Penguin Giver. It's perfect for Winter Birthdays.. 


Card base is with Bazzill white cardstock. Dessinpapers are from Maja Design. 
I've used a Snowflake border die and added the Happy Birthday Block sentiment.

Copics used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Christmas in July -- High Hopes Stamps

 Happy Saturday High Hopes Fans.
Today's creation is made with …
 A vintage tag was created using distress inks and copic markers. Kraft paper.  Plus  embossing and some 
pattern papers were added to the design.
 Only part of the sentiment was used on a banner flag with added fine twine.
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Here Comes Santa Claus....

Welcome HH fans;

It is hard to believe that summer is half over and we wonder where has the time gone. This in turn means that school will start in another month and we are getting closer to Christmas.

For my last post for this month's inspiration of "Christmas in July", I have used Flyin' High Santa from High Hopes Stamps.  After stamping the image and colouring it with Copic Markers, I added some Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents to the trim on Santa's hat. 

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Flyin' High Santa, Here Comes Santa Claus (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Twas' The Night Before Christmas (Echo Park)
  • Copic Markers:  
    • Santa:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E01 - Pink Flamingo, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29- Lipstick Red, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6, T4 - Toner Gray No. 4, C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1
    • Plane: Y08 - Acid yellow, Y06 - Yellow, T0 - Toner Gray No. 0, T2 - Toner Gray No. 2, BG0000 - Snow Green, BG02 - Frost Blue, R46 - Strong Red, R27 - Cadmium Red, G09 - Veronese Green, G07 - Nile Green
    • Other:  G46 - Mistletoe, YG45 - Cobalt Green, Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y17 - Golden Yellow, Y28 - Lionet Gold
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:  00 - Clear, 05 - Lemon
  • Nuvo Glitter Accents - Fresh Snowfall 
  • YNS Gumdrops:  Holly Jolly Sparkly
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Until next time, Happy Crafting and have a fantastic day.
 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ho Ho Ho

I have one last Christmas in July post to share with you.

Today's card features "Santa Bob" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. No Christmas card making endeavour is complete in my world without making at least one Santa card! 
Santa Bob fits that bill perfectly doesn't he? Going down the chimney with his bag of toys and cool shades - we will see if he fits! 



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and pencil I added some liquid applique to his coat and had trim. I wasn't going to fussy cut him but as you can see not all things go as planned! 
I created my background with distress ink, a white gel pen and some glitter accents. At first I wasn't happy with my falling "snow" so I was going to scrap it but then I remembered no two snowflakes are alike so they don't have to be perfect. 
Next I took my label die, cut out the centre and added some die cut houses. I kept the frame and added some snow drifts to the bottom and added it to my cardstock base with foam pop dots. I finished it off by simply stamping and adding my sentiment which is glittered up to match. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Santa Bob - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Ho Ho Ho - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents, liquid applique, faded jeans Distress ink, Cute Home On A Hill die - YNS, Hills die - YNS, Label One die - Spellbinders

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 BBG5 BG7 B10 IBI RB1 RB2 RB3 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG4 DG3 BT4 BT6
Spectrum Colourblend Pencils: 104 27
                  
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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Joy Ride!

Howdy - MichelleO here today - Now this is a Joy Ride! A little Christmas holiday Joy Ride


I looks to me like maybe these cheerful couple are riding in the Christmas Parade... doesn't it? LOL
Sometimes an image just needs to have all the focus on it, and needs a CAS (Clean and Simple) card. So I gave in and went with it. I had fun coloring up the image with lots of Copic colors! (colors below) And you know I just had to add some bling with Viva decor sparkle and pearl pens. My sentiment "We wish you a Merry Christmas" is perfect for your Christmas Cards! A few Enamel Dots after sewing my card to the red mat. Now about that red mat..... well... I couldn't find any red paper that didn't look like the wrong color. So... I took a scrap of white and used my Copics and colored the edges! cheating? yes, but also makes things match and go farther!

Copic colors used -

Hope you enjoyed!


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Christmas Carollers!

Hi HH Followers!
I'm popping in again to share another "Christmas in July" themed card using this adorable stamp from High Hopes called "Carolers". We Used to spend Christmas Eve with my cousins when we were young and after dinner and a visit from Santa, we would go around the neighbourhood carolling. These are very fond memories for me!
I love the very non-traditional colours in this 6x6 collection from Scrapberry called Elegantly Festive!  I added the HH sentiment called "Peace, Love, Joy". A couple strips of ribbon, some enamel dots and a nice flower finish everything off!
I used the HH sentiment called "Sparkle & Cheer" on the decorated inside of my card.
 
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E44, E47, E49/ Y23, YR21, E53
Purples: V91, V93, V95, V99
Blue Green: BG18, BG23, BG34
Greys: C1, C3, C5, C7, C8
Browns: E41, E42, E43, E44

Happy Stamping!
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Hockey season is coming!

I know it's Summer now BUT hockey season is just around the corner.  This card is for all the hockey fans out there.

I have used Sam's Big Play from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I kept it clean and simple.

Copic colours:  R89, R59, R56, B99, B95, B93, C8, C6, C4, C3, Y24, Y23

You can grab this great masculine stamp HERE at OCS or HERE at High Hopes, the sentiment Merry Christmas Eh is HERE at OCS or HERE at High Hopes

Thanks for popping by today!

Hugs,


Distress Christmas Tags!


Welcome back High Hopes Stamps fans!

If you are looking for the perfect stamp to created easy but beautiful tags. 
This is just the perfect one ladies. Think of all the cute Christmas tags you could created with just one stamp!

This cute stamped is  "Checkerboard Gift Tag" from HHS.

Supplies List; vanilla tags, art grip aquarelle pencils, water brush,
Tea Dye & Walnut Stain distress inks, bells,
mini red clothes pin, ribbon, and thread

Here is a close up!
Hope you're inspired with this cute project.

-Find this adorable image and tons more HERE at High Hopes Stamps!
Have a BLESS day.
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Oh come let us adore him..

Happy Sunday!!

It's still a very warm July over here in The Netherlands, but as always for this month I am ready to show you my next Christmas in July card!
I wanted to have a more traditional card for my parents this year, so I made a red and green card for them. The image I've used is called "Let Us Adore Him". It's one of the older stamps, but I like this one very much!


The base of the card is Bazzill white cardstock. Other cardstock colors are Bazzill Cajun and Bazzill Capers. I used those colors for the pointsetta (a Leane Creatief die) as well. 
Dessinpapers are from Basic Grey.
The sentiment is a Frisian one. Here in the Netherlands we have a second language and I am blessed to be raised with that language as well ;) 
Copics used:

If you're not quite ready for Christmas cards yet, we also have a new Modes of Transportations release, check it out HERE!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check in regular this week again for more Christmas in July inspriration!!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Joy -- High Hopes Stamps

Hello High Hopes fans :) 
Happy Saturday!!!!!!
I'm back to share a little Christmas in July.
I created this card using the following stamp.
 The trees were stamped in a black ink and coloured with copics.  I used a light BV copic marker to 
add shadows to the trees.  The background was also coloured with copics and added snow using a white sharpie marker. 
The deer is a die cut from black card stock.
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Magic of Christmas

Welcome HH fans;

From Santa and Rudolph, to Jack Frost and Frosty the Snowman, I have always found Christmas to have a magical air about it.  It also seems that it is the time that families and friends gather for some Christmas Cheer.

For today's Christmas Inspiration here at High Hopes Stamps, I have used Santa & Rudy.  After stamping the image, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents was added to the trim on Santa's hat


Supplies used:
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Until next time, Happy Crafting and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Home For Christmas

One of my parents' favourite things about Christmas is to have their "kids" come home. My Mom is famous for having at least one of each of our favourite foods or snacks available at some point throughout the day. Now, add to that the grand children and let me tell you the variety of food and treats is crazy! but we all love being together. 
My card this week is based on this very thing - going/coming home for Christmas. 



The "pieces" for this card took some time to create. The stamps were coloured and fussy cut and then set aside. I paper pieced the hat and scarf on the "Momma" bird just for fun and added glitter drops to her hat.
Next, I cut out an oval and die cut quite a few branch pieces. I cut the branch pieces apart and laid them out on the oval die to from my nest. I trimmed the oval down to about a quarter of the size to form my base. Next I cut my tree branches and added a light touch of snow to them as well as a few of the branches on the nest. 
The sentiment was masked off with post it notes and stamped in stages. It took about 4 tries and a whole lot of patience to get it stamped the way I wanted it. Love my Misti is all I can say! 
Some ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: BluebirdyLanding Birdie - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - All Hearts - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Classic Christmas - Simple Stories, Holly Jolly - MME
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Moonstone Spectrum Sparkle pen, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo glitter drops, Christmas branch die set- Whimsy Stamps, Mini Holiday greens die - Sizzix, Galena ribbon, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 CT1 CT2 GB5 CT4

                  
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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christmas Cats Block - Meowy Christmas!

Howdy - MichelleO here today and it is Christmas in July at High Hopes!  I pulled out some kitties to play with!

This is Christmas Cats Block


Love these cats - they are just fun for those people in your life that have a bit of furry nature in them... yeah you guys know who you are! I colored with my copics (colors below) I matched it up with the puuuuurrrrfect High Hopes Christmas message "Meowy Christmas!"

I matted the image with a Spellbinders Die. And then I colored the leaves in the die with a copic just so they would pop a bit more.

My Copic colors used -


Loving digging through my High Hopes Stamps Christmas stamps and coloring up some favorites. Have you surfed through all the fabulous High Hopes Stamps in their Christmas images? Oh my I guarantee you will find more than one you will want to use on this years holiday cards! Pop over to the High Hopes Christmas stamps HERE

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas Joy!

Hi HH Fans!
It's Christmas in July over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs and I thought this adorable Snowman called "Christmas Joy Snowy"was perfect for this theme!
It's been fun to pull out my Christmas papers and these papers are from the Echo Park I Love Christmas 6x6 collection. I added the "Think Snow" sentiment which is perfect to remember on these hot summer days! I love the Stampendous Spoonful of Snow added under Snowy. You sprinkle it on and heat from underneath to melt it. It's just so pretty in person!
Here's the decorated inside with the HH sentiment called "Work of Art".
Copics Used:
N5, N6, N8, C1, B0000, B000
R35, R37, R39, YG63, YG67
Y23, Y26, YR07, YR09
E41, E42, E43

Happy Stamping!
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