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


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!

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.

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There is a New High Hopes Challenge this month! Click Here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

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!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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.