Friday, January 21, 2022

Friendship Warms the Heart

Welcome Everyone;

One of my favourite things to do when it is blustery, snowing and just downright cold outside is to snuggle up with a pet or two, or even when the children were toddlers, and have a snooze together.  This is what these two friends are doing.  

Today's card is featuring Friends Snooze, paired with Friendship.  Both of these stamps are from High Hopes Stamps "Winter Friends" Release.


After stamping the image onto Copic friendly paper, I coloured it and then used a Double Stitched Oval Die to cut it out.  Using the same die, I cut another oval shape from some matching cardstock.  Using the Nuvo Glitter Accents Fresh Snowfall, I had some to the pine needles in the image, the trees on the design paper and some below the oval shape on the design paper.

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:  Friends Snooze - TDG013, Friendship - FDG023 -- Winter Friends Release from High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress it Blending Cardstock, DP - The Four Seasons - Winter (P13)
  • Copic Makrers:
    • Bear:  E33 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, E35 - Chamois, E29 - Burnt Umber, R00 - Pinkish Vanilla
    • Bird:  B12 - Ice Blue, B14 - Light Blue, Y17 - Golden Yellow
    • Hat & Scarf:  G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
    • Other:  G46 - Mistletoe, BG0000 - Snow Green
  • Dies:  Double Stitched Oval -- Gina Marie Designs
  • Miscellaneous:  Gelly Roll Pen - White, Zig Wink of Stella - Clear, Nuvo Glitter Accents - Fresh Snowfall

When you have time, head on over to the High Hopes website and check out the new Winter Friends Release.  While you are there, take a peak at all of Lora's other adorable stamps!  You can find inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs,





Thursday, January 20, 2022

You Make Me Smile

 I am an animal lover through and through but I am slightly partial to horses and dogs. At the moment I have a little Shipoo who is the love of my life. He has his moments where he thinks he's a Rottweiller but for the most part he is the best cuddle bug ever and a mom's boy. He is never too impressed with me when I put a sweater on him to go out in the freezing cold that is our winter sometimes but he gets over it pretty quick if I let him run the race track his dad blows for him in the back yard. It's a perfect place to get rid of the zoomies! 

"Winter Pup" from the Winter Friends release just makes me smile and reminds me of my dog when he is dressed to go out. I love his hat and scarf and he is just too cute! I wonder how my dog would like a cute hat and scarf.....



I stamped this cutie on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured him with alcohol makers and hand fussy cut him. Next, I found some snowy paper in the Winter paper pad from Echo Park and cut it and card stock to fit my 5" x 5" card base. 
I cut a second piece of card stock at 4.5" x 4.5" and used an inside out stitched circle to cut a hole. I added a stitched hill die behind the circle, added a picket fence and a stitched snow bank for this pup to sit on. The sentiment is stamped directly on to the card stock.
To create the stcitched snow bank I cut a stitched border and then carefully moved the die down the paper (keeping it in line with the first cut since it is wavy) to the thickness that I wanted, taped it down and ran it through my Big Kick again. This created the little drift he is sitting on. Some snowflakes punched out of the paper I trimmed off and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Winter Pup (SDG005) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - You Make Me Smile (FDG015)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Winter - Echo Park 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, inside out circle die - Gina Marie Designs, stitched border - Whimsy Stamps, fence die - Your Next Stamp, snow flakes - Marvy punch, enamel dots


 Copic Markers:

Nose- T4 T6 T8

Body - C1 C2 C4 C5

Scarf/Hat - B91 B93 B95 C0 C1 C2

Clothing - E41 E42 E43 BG72 BG75 N5

Star - B91 B93 B95




Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!




Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Beautiful Day!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Winter Kitty - SDG006  for the main image and Beautiful Day - FDG013 for the sentiment. We just had a major snowfall over the last few days and this little kitty is all bundled up and ready to play!

Growing up we had a lot of snow during the winter and couldn't wait to put on our mitts and snow boots and go out to play. We had huge snow banks in the schoolyard across the street and would toboggan down them or just slide down in our snow suits! LOL! It was sooooo much fun! Sometimes we even made big snow forts in the backyard with tables and chairs made out of ice and snow. We hardly spent anytime indoors and didn't usually go back into the house until we had to or we were turning blue because it was so cold out, but even then we still wanted to continue playing outdoors. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25".  I used Scrapbook.com - Rainbow Smooth Cardstock for the main background paper. It was already the same size as the base, so no cutting had to be done. To get more use out of the same paper, I had cut the oval frame using my Cuttlebug and Hero Arts - Infinity Die Ovals first. Then, I placed the Rainbow cardstock onto the card base using double-sized tape. I die cut the square background using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and Pebbles - Winter Wonderland paper and the rectangle to the size of 4" x 4". The rectangle was cut from from the same paper pack to the size of 1.25" x 4". I inked around the edges of both shapes with a sponge dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough. Using double-sided tape, I placed both shapes over the pink background and hid where I cut the oval with the square. I cut out a smaller oval using the same Hero Arts - Infinity Die Ovals and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I also cut out a 1.5" circle using a circle punch. Lastly, I die cut the scalloped circle using WeR Memory Keepers - Quickutz Nesting Scallops dies and Hot Buy Craft Smart - Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper.

With my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock oval and the sentiment onto the circle. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear to the bottom of the oval and applied WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I heat embossed this and added more embossing powder several times to create a thicker layer with my Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. Then I added some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and heat embossed it as well to puff it up. Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen was used to create the snow in the sky. Sakura Glaze - Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen were used on the eyes and nose of the cat.

I inked around the edges of the large pink oval and the circle with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry. I applied the coloured image directly to the pink oval and the sentiment circle to the scalloped circle using some liquid glue. Both shapes were then popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape. To completed the card and add in some extra sparkle, I applied some YNS Gumdrops - Winter Wonderland to the background patterned paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Winter Kitty - SDG006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Beautiful Day - FDG013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Scrapbook.com - Rainbow Smooth Cardstock (4.25" x 5.5"), Pebbles Winter Wonderland 6" x 6", Hot Buy Craft Smart - Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12" x 12"

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Hero Arts - Infinity Die Ovals, WeR Memory Keepers - Quickutz Nesting Scallops, 1.5" Circle Punch

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Sakura Glaze - Black, Cuttlebug, YNS Gumdrops - Winter Wonderland

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitty: N7, N5, N3, R02, R00, RV66, RV63, RV55 (Eyes - Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Sky: B05, B04, B02, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Snow: WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Have A Beautiful Day!

Hi!
Today I am using the "Fish Kiss" image from the Re-Release called "Winter Friends" over at High Hope Rubber Stamps!  I like to think this cute polar bear is kissing his fish friend, not trying to eat it LOL. 
I decided to make a winter scene for these "Fish Friends" to sit on. Papers from the Craft Consortium's "Polar Playtime" 6x6 pad worked perfectly! I added the snow paper and then fussy cut out the South Pole scene and added it to the snowflake paper. Next I used some MFT Stitched Snowdrifts to create the "hill". I added some little trees from a die I had. All the papers have their edges inked with Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass. After colouring my image with my Copic markers, I fussy cut it using my Brother Cut N Scan, and popped both the image and sentiment up with foam squares. I added some fish scales with a white gel pen for fun.
I decided not to glue down the trees as it adds a bit of dimension to the snowy hills. I paired my image with the "Beautiful Day" sentiment. 
Copics Used:
C00, C0. C1, C2. C3, C4, C5, C6, C8, C9
R02, R01
G28, YG17, YG03, YG01
B0000, B000, B00, B01

Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 17, 2022

Bird Song

Howdy - MichelleO here today - This image is such a happy image! It is High Hopes Stamps "Bird Song" - it just makes me smile.  

 

 I've colored this image with bold bright colors before - but this time I went with pastel colors. Colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut out and corners punched with a Fiskars corner punch. I found a Bo Bunny's pattern paper that I have saved for a while, just love that newspaper print mixed in the pattern of blue flowers. I sewed down the pattern paper with a zig zag stitch on a blue card stock then on a white card stock for the base. A vintage ribbon to wrap the papers with and stuck down the image. My sentiment is from High Hopes Stamps "Friend are the Best Collectibles" I adore that sentiment! 

Then I just felt it really needed a flower... I know it is winter, but sometimes you just have to have a flower! I found a Prima Flower with Martha Stewart leaf punch. Then topped off with a yellow button.

Copic colors used 


Ok I know I said it.. but this one makes me smile - love those little birdies! 

To find this image and lots of others you will smile over pop over to the High Hopes Stamps web store HERE and fall in love! 


 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Best Friends forever & ever

Welcome Everyone;

Even though winter can be very cold and chilly, there is nothing better than spending time with your friends and having fun, whether inside in the warmth or outside in the chilly cold.  No matter what type of activity it is can be fun with friends.

This adorable bear and fish are no doubt best friends.  How adorable is that.  For today's card and I have used the cute and adorable Fish Kiss paired with the Best Friends sentiment.  Both of these stamps are from High Hopes Stamps latest release called Winter Friends

After stamping he image onto copic friendly paper and colouring it with copic markers, I cut it out using a Wonky Stitched Circle Die.  Some Frosted Lace Stickles and Enamel Dots finished off this CAS card.

Supplies used:

  • Stamps: Fish Kiss - TDG017,  Best Friends - FDG019 -- both from High Hopes Stamps, Winter Friends Release
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Winter Playground - BoBunny
  • Copic Markers:  
    • Bear:  E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E38 - Sand, E34 - Toast, E35 - Chamois
    • Fish:  C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1
    • Ice & Water:  BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua
  • Die:  Wonky Stitched Circles - Gina Marie Designs
  • Miscellaneous:  Stickles - Frosted Lace and Enamel Dots

When you have time, head on over to the High Hopes website and check out the new Winter Friends Release.  While you are there, take a peak at all of Lora's other adorable stamps!  You can find inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs,




Thursday, January 13, 2022

Happy Feet

  Do you ever hear a song come on the radio that gives you happy feet? One that takes you back to your youth and got you and all of your friends up on the dance floor? I have had that happen a few times and thankfully have been in the presence of a friend who got happy feet with me to the same song. Okay...so it was in a an aisle in a store but when happy feet take over ....jus sayin......lol. 

I love it when I can look at a stamp and it brings back some fun happy memories and "Dancing Snowmen(TDG020) from the Winter Friends release at High Hopes Rubber stamps does just that for me. 



                           After stamping these cuties on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured them with alcohol markers and cut them out using a stitched oval die. I set them aside and found some patterned paper from the Farm Fresh Holiday pad (Honey Bee Stamps) and the Blurry Flurries pad (Whimsy Stamps). 

I cut two strips of the grey wood grain paper to go down each side of the card and measured a piece of the blurry flurries to go down the centre and added it to some matching card stock to create an edge between the two papers. 

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out in a matching stitched oval die and mounted it on card stock. Some ribbon across the bottom with a cute bow, Star Dust Stickles on the snowflakes and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Dancing Snowmen (TDG020) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Friendship (FDG023)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Farm Fresh Holiday - Honey Bee Stamps, Blurry Flurries - Whimsy Stamps


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock,ribbon - Stampin' Up, enamel dots, stitched oval die - Your Next Stamp, Star Dust Stickles


 Copic Markers:

Noses/Buttons - T4 T6 T8

Mouths - R20

Hats/Shoes/Arms - E34 E33 E35

Clothing - E41 E42 E43 BG72 BG75 N5

Snow - BG0000




Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!