Sunday, April 21, 2019

Catching fire flies

Happy Sunday!

It's SPRING here in The Netherlands!! Well spring?? It looks like SUMMER!!! This Easter weekend it's about 20C and more, so we are walking barefoots as well!
It's a perfect time to go find some fire flies in the evening, with the kids having a two weeks holiday there is no need to get in bed early, right?? ;)
For this card I've used Jenny's Glow Bugs.

To make this card, I've used:
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Jenny's Glow Bugs
*Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock: white and blue
*dessinpaper: Lawn Fawn
*MFT oval die
*other: Pergaglue, foam tape, Copic paper
*Copics used:

I'm off to catch some more sunhine!
Have a great weekend peeps!

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Egg-stra Special Pick Up

Hello my High Hope friends! I'm so happy to share this card I made featuring the Old Pick Up Truck and Tree Element stamp by High Hopes Rubber Stamps. Because Easter is tomorrow I threw in some decorated eggs into the truck bed and added an egg-cellent sentiment! I hope you like it!

I used Copic markers to color in the truck, tree, and the eggs. Here are the Copic colors I used:

Truck body: BG 01, BG 05, & BG 09
Frame: N 2 & N 0
Tires: N 2 , N 4, & N 6
Headlights: Y00 with 0 Colorless blender over top
Inside of truck/windows: BG 01 & BG 05 with BG 70 over top
Eggs: BG 05, Y 18, V 06, YG 03, & R 32
Tree leaves: YG 01, YG 03, & YG 07
Tree trunk: E 18, E 15, E 13, & E 11

I created the grass by diecutting some green card stock with a grassy hills die. I slightly inked the top edges of the grass with a little bit of green ink to help it stand out a little more.  To create the sky in the background, I used a stencil and some soft blue ink and very, very lightly blended the ink onto the card stock with the stencil.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in black ink on a small strip of vellum. I cut a glue dot into a very, very tiny piece to put behind the "Y" to make sure it stuck down to the card, then I wrapped the other end of the vellum strip around and adhered it to the back of the card stock panel. I really love how this card turned out, and I can't wait to share it with my family on Easter. For more High Hopes inspiration, be sure to join our Facebook group! Have a great day!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Hugs, Kisses & Easter Wishes

Welcome HH Fans;

Another week has come and it is not only Friday, but Good Friday also and Easter is here.  For my card today, I have used the adorable Easter Stroll from High Hopes Stamps.

After stamping the image with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  I used a double stitch oval die to cut the image out, and then used the Quilted Backdrop die from Lawn Fawn with the Buncha Scraps Floral Blends papers.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Easter Stroll (TT117), Hugs, Kisses, Easter Wishes (HH054) from High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Dots & Strips - Gingham Spring, Spring Dots & Stripes (Echo Park), Buncha Scraps - Flora Blends
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pin, E00 - Skin White, R20 - Blush
    • Hair:  E55 - Chamois, E33 - Sand, E31 - Brick Beige
    • Top:  BV000 - Iridescent Mauve, BV000 - Pale Thistle, BV01 - Viola
    • Dress:  G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade
    • Flowers:  R83 - Rose Mist, R81 - Rose Pink
    • Chicks:  Y18 - Lightning Yellow, Y19 - Napoli Yellow
    • Basket:  E40 - Brick White, E41 - Pearl White, E42 - Sand White
    • Grass:  YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
  • Dies:  Double Stitched Oval, Quilted Backdrop (Lawn Fawn)
  • Miscellaneous:  YNS Gumdrops, Ribbon
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mother's Day Waddles

Mother's Day is just around the corner! This month the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper design teams are presenting thoughts of spring with our cards.
For me, one of the things that spring brings with it is a day to celebrate my Mom, my mother in law and a few other very special women who are an important part of my life. 

Waddles and her clan are perfect for a Mother's Day card for one of these Mom's especially because a couple of them are animal lovers through and through.

I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and did some shading with Prismacolor pencils. Next I cut out these cuties with a stitched rectangle die. Paper from Echo Park helped me put my vision together with flowers and stripes. The sentiment was created on my computer and cut and mounted on matching card stock. Some ribbon from my stash and flowers from Poppies and Paperie finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Waddles - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Computer
Patterned Paper: Hello Easter, Dots and Stripes - Echo Park

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, flowers - Poppies and Paperie, ribbon - stash, stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT4 GB5 LY1 LY2 LY3 PP1 PP3
Copics: E31 E34 E77 

Primacolor Premier Pencils: Jade Green, Charteuse, Cream, Deco Yellow, Jasmine, 10% Cool Grey, 30% Cool Grey, White

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Two Peas in a Pod

Howdy - MichelleO here this week while having some fun strolling through my High Hopes Stamps these two little cuties just were begging to be colored and put on a card. "Two Peas In a Pod" - adorable! 

Cute right? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and matched it up with the perfect sentiment "Like two peas in a pod". I found some pretty papers from Authentique Cuddle Baby Boy pattern papers. Such pretty blue and green patterns. Then I thought a pea pod needed a leafy mat - Spellbinders die cut mat in green. I sewed the layers down and then added three enamel dots for a pop of fun. Such a cute image!

Copic colors used -

Love that there are so many fun images to play with at High Hopes Stamps. You can see them all at the High Hopes Stamps store! HERE 

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Spring Is In the Air!

Happy Tuesday HH Peeps!
"Spring Is In the Air" and boy do I wish I could get into the garden like the High Hopes "Gardener Bunny"! We moved into a new development last June and we still don't have our grass or any flower beds yet. I know it's a bit early here in Ontario, but I sure would like to play in the garden!
You could certainly use "Gardener Bunny" for an Easter card as well. I chose to use papers from the Doodlebug "Hoppy Easter" 6x6 collection. I added lots of paper layers and tilted some of them for a different look. Sine I love my Copic Markers, that is what I used to colour my image.
I always like to add dimension to my cards. I like to pop ups the different layers with foam squares. I think it makes everything stand out better!
Copics Used:
Bunny: C00. C0. C1, C3, R01
Outfit: V22, V25, V28, Y15, Y18, RV17, RV19
Carrots: G28, G46, YG17, YG23 / YR04, YR07, YR09
Hat: E50, E51, R53, E55
Hoe: E44, E47, Silver Wink of Stella

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Happy Stamping!


Monday, April 15, 2019

Here Comes The BRIDE!

Hi there, 
I am back with a lovely congratulations card. 
Just perfect to give to a future bride to be!

 Today I'm using such a beautiful image called "Adrianna"  from

I stamped my image and used alcohol markers to colored. I wanted to use pastel colors since is a bride card. Used all the left over pattern paper from my stash. I add tiny pearls and paper roses. Love how the vellum wreath looks in the back and the cheese cloth, lace, button, cream thread makes my card feels shabby chic and that's the looks I was going for!!!

Here is a close up!
To finish my card I added lot of Diamond stickles all over the flowers and her dress. This card was soooo fun to created hope it have inspired you to created something pretty!

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Have a BLESS day!
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