Thursday, December 13, 2018

Greatest Gifts

Christmas is literally just around the corner and I am still working on Christmas cards. Some will be given in person and some will be sent in the mail. Yikes - I guess I better get on that! 

I have a few friends and family who love snowmen so this stamp is perfect for one of the snowmen lovers on my list. I love this group of snowman friends all hanging out in a fuzzy mitten. So fun!! 

I coloured this fun stamp with alcohol markers and cut it out with a new to me stitched tag. Gold Wink of Stella on the ribbon, clear spectrum Sparkle pen on the stars and some Stickles on the snowman hat added some more fun sparkle.  I added some fun gold sequins to some of the white space around the stamp. Next, I chose my patterned papers from Simple Stories and cut them to size. I took my smaller piece  of paper and put it in my Misti, held my breath and stamped the sentiment. A few sequins add some sparkle to the sentiment too. 
Some gold trim ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snowmen Stocking - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Magic Of Christmas - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Cozy Christmas - Simple Stories

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, stitched nesting tags - Tutti Designs, GL Gold Wink Of Stella, Icicle Stickles, Spearmint gumdrops - YNS, gold sequins stash.

Spectrum Noir Markers: CG4 DG3 JG6 IR1 IR2 TN1 EB1 EB2 XR7 CR88 DR6 black IG1 IG3 IG5 CG1 DG2 DG4 CT1 CT2 TB1 TB2 FS8
Copic Markers: E37 B00

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Buddy's Gifts!

Hello HH Fans!
Christmas is fast approaching so I'm still in the Christmas card mode trying to make enough to send to Family & Friends! Today I am using the adorable "Buddy Gift Block" stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps!
I coloured up Buddy two different ways but used matching papers. I love the snowflake border and of course both have lots of glitter and shine to them! You can't see it in the picture but the ornaments and bows all have Clear Sparkle Glitter Pen added to them.
Copics Used:
Bear: C1, C3, C4, C6/ E31, E33, E34, E35
Purples: V04, V05, V06, V09/ V15, V10
Blue Greens: BG11, BG32, BG34
Blues: B91, B95, B97

Happy Stamping! 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Let Us Adore Him!

Good morning HHS friends,
I am here today with a vintage Christmas card.
I wanted to created a soft and Vintage Christmas scene, with just a little sparkle!

So today I am using  "Let Us Adore Him"

I started with stamping out this beautiful image on Copic friendly paper. Them used stitched squared die. For the background I used distress ink softly in the inside, hard in the edges. For sparkle I added my Winkle Stella pen. It's kind of hard to!

The pattern paper and sentiment are from my stack.
To finish I used espresso cardstock, some ribbon, white pen and gold rhinestones. 

Here is a close up!
I LOVE how my card turned out. I hope this Vintage Christmas card have inspires you today.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sledding gnomes

Happy Sunday!

Sometimes I am out of my comfort zone. I usually make 6"x6" or 4"x 6" cards.. but this one is a big one! A5 sized!! I love how this image has all the space to really pop out! 
The stamp is called Sledding Gnomes and it looks like they are having a lot of fun!
The sentiment is Gnome to Yours

Base of this card is an A5 card. The dessinpapers are from Eline Pellinkhof. I've added some kraft Christmas trees (die from Joy!Craft) and some white snowflakes (dies from several companies), blue stars and snowmaker.
Copics used:

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sending Christmas cards inside and out!

Hello and Happy Saturday! I'm happy to report my Christmas cards ready to go!
 Every year I decorate both the envelopes and inside of my cards. 
So this year I decided to use the new release from High Hopes all inked up in red for 
some festive fun!
Made with …
I love sending cards this time of year. It's a chance to let my friends know that I am thinking of them even  if I don't get a chance to see them  at Christmas.

I gather up all my Christmas designs and stamped a beautiful sentiment inside.  Also added a Christmas sticker and a note
inside for my family and friends.
So my cards are all ready to go.  Got the stamps, stickers, washi tape,  sentiments stamped inside my card and decorated envelopes.
Now to pop them in the mail!
Thanks for peeking. Hope you get festive and drop a 
handmade card in the mail for a loved one!
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Friday, December 7, 2018

Callie Christmas Kitty & Mischief

Welcome Everyone;

With Christmas just around the corner, it was time to put up the tree.  Well, we did but we definitely had some help from Taz the mischeivous kitten.  He is a character and Callie Christmas Kitty reminds me of what he gets up to.  Never a dull moment with him around.

After stamping the image on Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock with Staz-On Ink, I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Pencils.  Some Nuvo Crystal Glaze was added to the ornaments, and Nuvo Crystal Drops were used to create some enamel drops.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Callie Christmas Kitty, Merry Christmas (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic White, DP - Holiday Joy (Your Next Stamp), 'Twas the Nigh Before Christmas Vol. 1 (Echo Park)
  • Spectrum Noir Pencils
    • Essentials Set -- 009, 020, 091, 103, 112
    • Nature Set -- 048, 051, 054
    • Primaries Set -- 066, 107, 024, 061 
  • Spellbinders Die
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze
  • Nuvo Jewel Drops: Gloss Simply White 
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hitting The Slopes

This week I am hitting the slopes with "Skiing Raccoon" and my Prismacolor pencils. 
I personally am not a skier but I had some fun building a snowy scene for this acetate front card. 

After colouring my stamp with Prismas I added some sparkle to is hat and the snowflake on his sweater with Stickles and then hand fussy cut him. 
Next, I cut my card base and all the pieces to build my scene. Stitched dies were perfect to add a little bit of texture to the snow hills and some fun trees that we hope our skiing raccoon can avoid help complete my scene. 
The sentiment is added directly on to my snow hill - so thankful for my Misti because I held my breath and did it after my card was assembled. Some twine, a snow flake and a few crystals for bling finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Skiing Raccoon - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment:Sparkle All The Way - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: White Out Collection - Bo Bunny

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, double stitched hills die - YNS, stitched hills die - Whimsy, Star Dust Stickles, Sheer Treescape die - Memory Box, Crystazzi crystals - stash, twine - stash, snowflake punch - Marvy

Prismacolor Pencils: 10, 20, 50, 70% french grey, 90, 70, 30, 10 warm grey, deco pink, blush pink, pink, dark brown, chocolate, beige sienna, peach beige, tuscan red, scarlet lake, poppy red, salmon pink, olive green, spring green, apple green

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