Friday, November 30, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Welcome Everyone;

For today's post, I have another Christmas card using the adorable Snowbear Friends, from High Hopes Stamps latest release "Woodsy Christmas"

In keeping with the challenge that I set for myself three weeks ago, I have used a Christmas Embossing & Embroidery die.  I haven't used one of these for a while.  Using red and green Sulky thread, I stitched it with the backstitch.  After completing that, I coloured it using the Cherry Blossom and Forest Green YNS Premium Dye Ink pads.

Supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Snowbear Friends, Merry Christmas (Woodsy Christmas - High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, YNS Premium Dye Ink - Forest Green and Cherry Blossom
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Really Rainbow Christmas (YNS)
  • Copic Markers:
    • G07 - Nile Green, G05 - Emerald Green
    • B0000 - Pale Celestine, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue,B14 - Light Blue, B12 - Ice Blue
    • E29 - Burnt Umber, E27 - Africano
    • Y17 - Golden yellow, Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y28 - Lionet Gold
    • R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R20 - Blush
    • BV0000- Pale Thistle, BV01 -Viola
    • W00 - Warm Gray No. 00, 
    • C00 - Cool Gray No. 00
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  White Blizzard
  • Nuvo Glitter Accents:  Fresh Snowfall
  • Stickles
  • YNS Gumdrops 
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Hugs, 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas Penguins

I have been playing around with some non traditional colours for my Christmas cards lately and this week is no exception. 

These cute penguins got the "no peeking, poking, shaking" memo a little late I think! It was so hard as a child to resist the temptation to pick up the presents from under tree wasn't it?! If we got caught we got in some major trouble so I would sit and look at the presents instead and try to guess. 
Truthfully, I find it just as tempting as an adult! 



I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and cut it out using a hand stitched rectangle die. I added some fun polka dots to one of the hats just for fun and some pom poms with just a hint of silver in them. I was going to re stamp my sentiment because it isn't 100% straight but given what the sentiment is, I left a little crooked because it fits the card theme. 
I added this to an older collection of patterned paper from Bo Bunny. Some matching white and silver ribbon and sliver glitter enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Christmas Penguins - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Peeking Poking Shaking - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Altitude Collection - Bo Bunny

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, hand stitched nested rectangle die - Whimsy Stamps, Celebrate It Ribbon, pom poms - stash, glitter enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Markers:  BG5 BG7 BG10 OR1 GB5 CT4 CR11 AG1 AG3 AG5 TN1 EB1 MB3 DP2 DP3 DP4 BT4 BT6 BT7

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Woodland Stocking

Howdy - MichelleO here today for High Hopes Stamps and I have a little Woodland Stocking to share! Christmas Stockings are a favorite for the holiday, and for me a stocking filled with cute little animals sounds perfect to me.


 Love the warm feel, and love how perfect this image fits in the oval die. I colored with Copics, and then inked the edges and background with Ranger Distresss Ink. I found papers from Paper Studio Christmas collection that I sewed together with a zig zag stitch and then topped off with a vintage piece of lace. Vintage lace and red and black gingham paper is a love of mine. Some enamel dots in each corner to finish it off.

Copics used -


 Hope you enjoyed and you got a warm country feel with my High Hopes Woodland Stocking!


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wishing You Holiday Cheer!

Hello HH Fans!
It's my turn to share the "Wreath" from the new "Woodsy Christmas" Release from High Hopes Stamps! I know the Design Team has been sharing this stamp a lot but it's because it's just so pretty!
I tried to do a different take on the stamp by using non-traditional colours. I love the "Little Wonders " 6x6 collection by Bo Bunny and thought I would try to match my Wreath colours to the paper. So as you can see, very non-traditional pink and blue! I coloured the image with my Copic Markers and then used my Brother Cut N Scan to fussy cut out the image! It's hard to see in the picture but the berries have Stickles on them and all the pink and beige leaves have Spectrum Noir Glitter pen added to them. I decided to use the sentiment called "Holiday All Year" on the front of my card!
On the inside I used the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the "Woodsy Christmas" Release.
Copics Used:
RV09, RV52, RV55
B37, E41, E43

Happy Stamping!
Supplies:

Monday, November 26, 2018

Pillow Box & A Tag With HighHopesStamps!

Good morning,
I am excited to shared my project today.

Today I'm sharing a set of 3 Christmas pillow boxes I had created with an old but super adorable snowman stamp. Perfect to use as decoration on your table this Holidays or just to give with some goodies inside! 

 So I pulled out one of my favorite snowman stamps this week

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic markers. Once the images were coloured I fussy cut it leaving a small white border. Next I used my Sizzix Thinlist 660660to die cut the pillow boxes. I used foam tape to pop my snowmen. The ribbon and baker twine is from my stash.  

I finish my boxes with a handmade heart garland and the word JOY
  Copic List; R27 R29 R59 C5 C7 C9 YG97 YR04 Y35 & B000

 Here is a close up!
The snowflakes Nuvo drops and background are layers.
You can see all the sparkle I added and details of this beautiful stamp.

Bonus project I did using "Hello Winter"
from "Woodsy Christmas" New High Hopes Stamps Release!
Hope you have enjoy my Christmas projects today!

Thank you for visit my blog today Have a BLESS day!
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Best Fishes

Seems like Santa has been getting some R and R and doing some ice fishing before his big day! 

I have a few people on my card giving list that love fishing! They sleep and dream in fishing and yes, ice fishing included. 
"Fishing Santa" paired with the "Christmas Fishies" sentiment is perfect combo for the person who loves fishing on your card giving list! This card is made for a gentleman so my challenge was to keep it masculine and Christmasy all at the same time. 



After colouring the stamp with alcohol markers and a touch of Prisma pencil, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I added some stickles - not too sparkly or colourful to his hat and set him aside to dry. I coloured his buttons and the reel on the fishing rod with a silver gel pen - gotta get a bit of sparkle in there for Christmas right?! 
Paper from Echo Park's Celebrate Winter collection was perfect for my masculine theme. The sentiment comes as one large sentiment so I masked it and stamped it separately just for fun. 
A touch of a fish net die cut and some matching sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Fishing Santa - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Christmas Fishies - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Celebrate Winter - Echo Park 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, silver gel pen, fish tail banner die - YNS, fish net die - Tutti Designs, Twinkle Stickles, sparkly gumdrops - YNS


Spectrum Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 CR7 CR11 DR6 BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 MB1 MB2 TB8 BT9 TB9 YG1 YG2 YG3 
Copics: BG01 B02 B04
Prismacolor Pencil: 30% Cool Grey 

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Woodland stocking

Happy Sunday!

Traditional colours from me today! I felt like I needed some red and greens along with my blue cards ;) 


Base of the card is Bazzill white cardstock. The dessinpapers are from Basic Grey (yeay, using up my stash!!). I've used an oval die for the image and a winter oval die by Joy!Crafts. 
To finish this card: some little wooden stars too! 
Copics used:

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Sunday everyone! 

Hugs Alie

Saturday, November 24, 2018

North Pole love



Hi there High Hopes fans!!!
Happy Saturday. Today's creation is made with ...


Copics, glitter glue, Antique Linen distress inks and a little love went into creating this card.
I added some buttons and sewing stitches too!
Thanks for peeking!


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Friday, November 23, 2018

I'll Be Gnome for Christmas

Welcome Everyone;

This is the first week for my self challenge, I used the cute Cocoa Gnome from High Hopes Stamps latest release called "Woodsy Christmas" and some foil.  It certainly didn't go as  planned.  I used the Gina K Holiday Flora and foiled it twice; once with a piece of Sparkling Silver and again with some green foil.  I then took the negative and put it over the opposite colour.

Upon reflection, I would have just used a couple of strips, and that is what I will try the next time I do this.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Cocoa Gnome, Gnome for Christmas (Woodsy Christmas Release -- High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Photoplay Mod Plaid Christmas
  • Copic Markers:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 - Skin White, W00 -Warm Gray No. 00, W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, N0 - Neutral Gray No. 0, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, E35 - Chamois, E25 - Caribe Cocoa, E27 - Africano, E29 - Burnt Umber, G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachio, r27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red 
  • Stickles:  Xmas Red
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  White Blizzard
  • Zig Wink of Stella - Clear
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.
 
Hugs,

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Wreath

I don't know about your neighbourhood but some of my neighbours have started putting up their Christmas decorations. 
This week my card was inspired by the outdoor decorations I see going up. There are a lot of people who are putting up lights, blow up a characters and wreaths on their door or on the brick above their garage door.

Inspired by the wreath on the brick look, I decided to design my card with that in mind. For me this is a CAS card design and I have used some non traditional colours for this gorgeous wreath from the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Woodsy Christmas new release. I had to sit on my hands, I find the CAS style quite challenging!  



The stamp is coloured with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut leaving a thin white line. I set it aside and cut a piece of white card stock to the size I needed. I taped it down with painters tape and then placed the brick pattern stencil over top and taped down the corners. London Fog ink was perfect for my brick colour as I wanted it to be kind of subtle so the wreath is the focus. 
Originally, I was going to pop the wreath up on pop dots so I added a silver glitter heart with a piece of thread in the middle. The heart kept sitting sideways so I ended up just gluing everything down. I put my cardstock into my Misti and stamped my sentiment (after I masked off the exclamation mark) and added a silver glitter heart beside it. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Wreath - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Merry Christmas - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, silver Wink Of Stella, silver glitter paper, brick stencil - Whimsy Stamps, London Fog ink - Memento

Spectrum Markers: BT4 BT5 BT9 CR1 CR3 EB6

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Cocoa Gnome

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I still have the Country Christmas feel I guess... These new High Hopes Stamps Woodsy Christmas stamps are just feeling so perfect this year. I pulled out Cocoa Gnome and did a little coloring with my Copics.


I went a bit from the traditional Christmas colors and papers and pulled out pure country. I had fun coloring with my copics and then inked the edges of the image. I added Nuvo sparkle to the hat and then Nuvo Clear to the candy and the marsh mallows. I sewed down the image with a zig zag stitch. And then dug in my antique buttons and found four mother of pearl buttons that have the vintage feel to them.

For the sentiment I pulled out the new "I'll be Gnome for Christmas" sentiment. Love that!

Copic colors used -



Loving the warm feeling these image have - for you to see the entire collection click HERE -

Enjoy all the Christmas fun there!



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Penguin Wishes!

Hello HH Fans!
It's Tuesday!!!!! And that means I'm sharing an adorable card using the "Penguin Tag" from High Hopes Stamps! This little penguin is just so cute and the image comes blank so you can add whatever you'd like on the center of the tag!
I decided to use the HH "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the new "Woodsy Christmas" release. I stamped and coloured my image using Copic Sketch markers and then cut him out using a Postage Stamp die. My papers are from a company new to me called LDRS Ctreative. This collection is called "Holly Jolly Christmas". A ribbon with a bow, Crystal Stickles and enamel dots finish off my card today.
I used the HH Sentiment called "Magic of Christmas" and some more designer papers on the inside.
Copics Used:
C1, C00, N5, N6, N8, YR04, YR07, YR09
R24, R27, R29, YG95, YG97
BG05, Bg07, BG09, B000, W0, W1

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Supplies:

Monday, November 19, 2018

High Hopes Stamps/Joey Snowy

Good morning everyone,
A quick post with two adorable stamps I made during the weekend!
One of my images is from "Woodsy Christmas" NEW stamp release.

So today I am using  "Merry Christmas" and "Joey Snowy"

As usual I stamped and used copic markers to colored my image. Fussy cut
it and added Diamond stickles, glossy accent and white pen. The circle is from MFT. Pop my snowmen with foam tape and stamped the sentiment and fussy cut it too! Just love these PPP clear sequins. Copic List; R27 R29 R59 C5 C7 C9 YG97 YR04 Y35 & B000

Here is a close up!
You can see all the sparkle I added and details of this beautiful stamp.
Hope you have enjoy my Christmas cards today!

Have a BLESS day
AND
Happy Thanksgiving.
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Happy Sunday!

Today I'd like to show you this cute Snowbear Friends stamp from the new release.. 
I love all the new stamps!! 


The base of this card is Bazzill grey cardstock and a Studio Light die. 
I used a MFT die for the stamp.. an oval MFT die for the sentiment.. and cute 3d stars die from Joy!Crafts (lots of dies in this card!). 
The gifts dessinpaper is from Kaisercraft (First Noël collection). 

Copics used:

For more cute new release stamps: Woodsy Christmas
For more Christmas stamps: Christmas
For everything High Hopes Stamps: the High Hopes Stamps website

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday! 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christmas Wish

Hello and happy Saturday!!
Still creating cards for Christmas.
Created with....

 Made with love!
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Holidays

Welcome Everyone;

I hope you all have had a good week and that the everyday events that happen, haven't driven you crazy.

For today's post, I have used Snowmen Stocking from High Hopes Stamps latest release called "Woodsy Christmas".

Since redoing my craft room and having supplies not hidden as they were (drawers and supplies are now labelled), I have set a weekly challenge for myself --
  1. to use different colouring mediums as well as 
  2. try a new technique
  3. incorporate a different embellishment
The goal is to do or use at least one different thing or item. No doubt I will use some products more then once in a month.  As there are 52 weeks in a year, that is 52 challenges -- hmm -- we shall see how far we get lol.

I stamped the image on a piece of XPress It Blending Cardstock and coloured it with Copic Markers.  A silver snowflake peel off border was used on each side.  Nuvo Crystal Glaze was used to fill the stars, while Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard) was used for the trim on the stocking and the snowman's hat.  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Gloss Simply White) were used in the corners.



Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Snowmen Stocking, Happy Holidays (High Hopes Stamps - Woodsy Christmas Release)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Sugar Plum (My Mind's Eye)
  • Copic Markers:
    • G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachi, G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
    • Y17 - Golden yellow, Y19 - Napoli yellow, Y28 - Lionet Gold
    • E47 - Dark Brown
    • T9 - Toner Gray No. 9, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6
    • R00 - Pinkish White, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R46 - Strong Red
    • B0000 - Pale Celestine Blue 
  • Nuvo Products:
    • Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
    • Crystal Drops - Gloss Simply White
    • Crystal Glaze
  • Peel Off Stickers 
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.
Hugs,


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sledding Gnome Fun!

How fun are these sledding gnomes from the Woodsy Christmas new release!
They bring back so many memories of sledding fun from my child hood. We had a huge hill that lead to a ditch that we sledded on. It ended with a "jump" that landed us in the bull rushes, much to my Mom's dismay! My brothers, neighbours and I had many hours of fun! 



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it and added some Stickles to their hats and the sleigh front. 
Next I started forming my card base. I used a tutorial from my fellow DT and super talented friend Cheri which she calls a front step easel card. You can find her easy to follow tutorial here
Once my base was cut and scored I added some fun snow banks and trees to the patterned paper and the mountain folds of the base to create my scene.  Some plain and sparkle gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Sledding Gnomes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Dashing Through The Snow - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Northern Lights - Recollections
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Twinkle Stickles

Spectrum Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 TN4 BT3 BT4 BT5 HB1 LV1 HB2 BO2 BO4 B06 CG1 DG2 
10% and 30% Prismacolor pencils for shading

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