Friday, November 25, 2016

Too Cool!

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Kristine here with a bright winter card to share.

This is Cool Claude.
The sentiment is Cold Hands Script.



I colored the image with Copic Marders.
(C7 C5 C3 C00 BG02 BG000 V15 YG99 YG93 R27 YR00 YR02 YR04)



The patterned paper is from the Echo Park "We Are Family" paper pack.

The sparkly Stickers are by The Paper Studio.


There are 3 ways to win 2 stamps of your own choice from High Hopes Stamps!! Just hop on over to the CHALLENGE blogpost and join in on the fun!

Here is the sketch for the November challenge:



Thanks for stopping by!




Thursday, November 24, 2016

O Holy Night

 It's Thursday and the last Thursday in November already!!!

             Can you say full out Christmas card making mode anyone!?! 

My mom loves the Nativity scenes. Whether it is ceramic, wooden, a picture - a nativity scene is her favourite thing at Christmas.........well that and snowmen but the nativity scene is her all time fav. 

When I saw the "Let Us Adore Him" stamp from High Hopes Stamps I knew it would be perfect for her Christmas card along with the O Holy Night sentiment.



 I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and since I had my cuticle scissors out from my card yesterday I decided to fussy cut this one too - I was on a roll after all lol. I grabbed my ink blending supplies and created my background. 
Something new for me - I also played with the new Nuvo Crystal Drops. You can use them to fill in areas or to make your own enamel dots. Note - make your enamel dots on something other then your card - if you mess them up putting them directly on the card ......well let's just say, mine aren't perfect but they are okay. I also used these drops to add some stars to the sky - a few are a little larger then I would like but I like the effect. Nuvo drops were also added to the star from the Shepard's Awe stamp also from High Hopes Stamps. 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Let Us Adore Him (S207) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Shepard's Awe (T028) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Oh Holy Night (E070)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Frosted - Kaisercraft 
Dies: Classic Circle - Spellbinders
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressItFaded Jeans Distress ink, Silver Moondust and Midnight Sky - Nuvo Crystal Drops, Bashful Blue ink


Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 1G1 1G2 CT2 CT4 BG11 EB6 EB3 EB5 GB8 GB10 EB5 BGR2 BGR4 PP1 PP3

There are three ways to participate in this month's challengeClick here to find out how to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Stamps!!
There are still a few days left to come play along! 
This month's sketch will get your creative juices flowing! 



Grab your High Hopes Stamps and come play along! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!



Sunday, November 20, 2016

Herald Angel

"Hark, the Herald Angels sing..."

I just love this Christmas song! Happy Sunday everyone!
Today I would like to show you my project with leftover scraps ;)

My favorite use of leftover scraps is to turn little pieces of paper into banners. It is an easy way to make a fast card. As you can see, these leftover banners are from the same cards I made last week and the week before.. (blues are my favorite, hihi). The stamp I used is called "Herald Angel".


Supplies used:
Stamp: Herald Angel
Copics: B00, B000, T2, T1, T0, Y15, Y17
Paper: Bazzill white and white dotted
Dessinpapers: Echo Park (leftovers), paper from an old music book
Other: star dies, pearl maker blue, twine, black stabilo pen

If you would like to win 2 stamps from the amazing High Hopes Stamps collection, than hop on over to our challenge post!! There are 3 ways to win (wow, that's easy!!).

Thanks again for stopping by!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

High Hopes Stamps -- Merry Christmas

 Happy Saturday High Hopes fans.
I've been creating with this super sweet image from High Hopes  ...
 I cut a couple tags out of kraft paper and glued them together for strength.  The image is coloured with Copic Markers and misted with a Tim Holtz shimmery  spray (called Heirloom Gold) . 
I thought the music note pattern paper on the background was a fun touch. 
Lots of white acrylic paint for a snowy look and some Christmas  twines too!
Thanks for peeking!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Twinkle All The Way

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!

Thursday means the weekend is almost here and it's my turn to post a card for you.

Today I am sharing "Getting Spruced Up" and the sentiment "Twinkle All The Way" from High Hopes Stamps. This image just makes me smile - the first time I saw it I thought it looked like our penguin friend was doing a photo bomb but I think he is just getting ready to decorate his tree. 



I used this month's challenge sketch for my card layout - but shhh - don't tell the boss I forgot to add my tag.. our secret okay? I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and cut it out using a stitched oval die. I used a smaller oval die to cut out my sentiment. I chose my paper from an older Echo Park collection called Holly Jolly Christmas - I liked the non traditional colours in this paper pad. 
To add some sparkle I added some star brads from my stash and I have a new addiction - Nuvo Crystal Drops. I added it in tiny drops to my corners and to the stars on the sentiment and to the trim on his hat. 
Nuvo drops let you fill in spaces or make your own enamel dots in whatever size you want - how cool is that! 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Getting Spruced Up (S241) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Twinkle All The Way (HH032) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Holly Jolly Christmas - Echo Park
Dies: Stitched Circle Dies -Your Next Stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt, Antique Linen Distress ink, Nuvo Crystal Drops - Honey Gold 


Spectrum Markers: CT1 CT2 CT4 GB5 OR1 BG3 BG5 BG7 EB6 EB3 EB5 CG4 DG3 JG6 TN1 EB1 EB2 PP1 PP3 PP5 LG1 LG2 LG4 

There are three ways to participate in this month's challengeClick here to find out how to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Stamps!!
There are still a few days left to come play along! 
This month's sketch will get your creative juices flowing! 



Grab your High Hopes Stamps and come play along! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Road Trippin' Santa


Howdy - MichelleO here today and I have been having some Ho Ho Ho fun working with one of High Hopes Stamps GREAT Santa images! 

This is "Road Trippin' Santa" One of my favorite Santa images!


Colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found some fun Christmas Papers from Graphic 45, that I put onto a kraft card stock base. I sewed down the layers with a zig zag stitch. A band of a vintage burlap ribbon as a band. And then the absolute perfect sentiment for this image "Santa Claus is coming to town!

Copic colors used -



There are so many wonderful Christmas images over at High Hopes Stamps! You just have to pop over and see them!!


Thanks so much for looking ! 

you can see my cards at 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Christmas Love - High Hopes Stamps


Just peeking in with my Saturday  post. 
I'm so in love with my High Hopes stamps♥♥♥
For this week I've been using the following ....
Mudzie and Chopper's Carolling found here!

I especially  {heart} this stamp as it features the super  sweet beaver and moose pal which totally has a Canadian  flare to the image.

The border of the image is stitched, white satin ribbon hot glued to the side of the card and a die cut heart was also added for a bit of Christmas Love!

I used a series of pattern papers that were
offered in a 6x6 booklet. The advantage to this is the colours  always coordinate so well 
together. I added in the brown Kraft paper to break things up a bit


Thanks for stopping by, hope the rest of your weekend 


is a crafty one♡

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Naughty!

I had some fun this week making a card to share with you featuring an older High Hopes Stamp called "Mudzie's Predicament". 

This stamp brought back some memories for me. I grew up in the middle (age wise) of two brothers. They often teamed up on me and convincing me to stick my tongue to the metal tobaggan we had at the time was no exception! I learned the hard way not to always listen to these two!!! lol





I coloured my stamp and then fussy cut it out leaving a thin white border. My sky was created with ink blending and the snow is dabs of white acrylic paint. The stamp is popped up with 3D foam pop dots for fun. A first for me - I ran some white card stock through an embossing folder and added some colour to it with ink. I also added colour to the tops of my snow banks. My card is finished off with a bow and some enamel dots. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Mudzie's Predicament (T031) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Classic Christmas - Simple Stories
Dies: Fence and Lampost, Hills Die SetFishtail Banner Dies -Your Next Stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressItGlossy Accents - Ranger, Bashful Blue Ink - Stampin Up, Faded Jeans Distress ink, Snowflake embossing folder - Darice, Celebrate It ribbon, Classic Circle Die - Spellbinders, 3D Foam Dots - Forever In Time, Enamel Dots - Mistletoe Kisses Simple Stories


Spectrum Markers: 1G2 1G3 1G5 TN1 EB1 EB2 CT1 CT2 CT4 PP1 PP3 PP5 EB6 EB3 EB5 TN3 TN6 TN7 CG1 DG2 DG3 CR7 CR11 DR6

There are three ways to participate in this month's challengeClick here to find out how to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Stamps!!
There are still a few days left to come play along! 
This month's sketch will get your creative juices flowing! 



Grab your High Hopes Stamps and come play along! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Udderly Fabulous

Hello High Hopes Fans!

I have a super cute card to share with you today using one of the newest images from High Hopes Stamps.



The patterned paper is The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.


Here is a closer look....
I stamped his face two times and popped out part of it.
That wasn't part of my original plan but I smeared his nose what I colored it so this was a great way to cover it up!

The image was colored with Prisma color pencil and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.


Here is a peek at the inside of the card where I stamped


With a new month also a new challenge begins and you can work (also) with a new sketch again this month:



If you'll go to the Challenge blog post, you can join us with a new monthly challenge or 2 other ways to win new High Hopes Stamps!! Go for it!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Our October Challenge winner is.....



We are super excited to announce the winners of our October Challenge.....drum roll please.....

The winner from the September Challenge is Janine Vegter  with her comment made on October 2nd, on the High Hopes Design Team Blog ("Frankie and Bride post).

"Funny"
 
Janine , please email Sue at sberkley51@gmaildotcom with your choice of 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Chill Out

Hi there, hope your enjoying  your Saturday! !
I've been creating some fun Wintery Tags!

Made with High Hopes Catching flakes found here!
High Hopes Chill Out found here!

We're getting close to the Snowy season in my neighbourhood.
I love snowstorms (providing I don't have to drive).
Snowy walks are my favorite and this gal is totally enjoying the snowfall :)
Haven't we all have done this before and maybe a snow angel or  two also?!!

I kept the colours really simply  in this design
 Blue and brown, that's it!
She's super sweet and those boots remind me of my favorite tan Cougar boots from the '80's do you remember them?

Stitches, snowflakes and white acrylic paint were added to the image. Copic markers numbers E30,E30,E35, BG70,


Thanks  for peeking!
 
  
There are three ways to participate in this month's challengeClick here to find out how to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Stamps!!

Here is this month's sketch
Grab your High Hopes Stamps and come play along! I can't wait to see what you create! 

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Naughty List

I can't believe it's the first Thursday of November already! Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? 

I have some done but when I saw this sentiment I knew I had to have it to use on a card for one my brothers. This is the first one I have used it on....I think you may just see it on a few of my Christmas cards this year. <wink>

I have also used an older High Hopes Stamp called "Santa's List". 

A new month also means a new challenge and this month we also have a sketch to get your creative juices flowing. I have made this week's card using the sketch (below). 


After colouring Santa and his list with alcohol markers I added some Stickles to the fur on his coat, hat and mitts and then cut him out with a stitched square die. I stamped my sentiment and coloured the words with Spectrum Sparkle pens - they are glittery but it's hard to see in the photo.
I cut out my tag and added a die cut word notes - cause Santa does keep notes..or so I'm told......... 
All of these elements are added to patterned paper from Carta Bella. Some ribbon and sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Santa's List (R154) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Naughty List (JJoo4) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Have A Merry Christmas - Carta Bella
Dies: Stitched Square, Little Notes Die Set, Stitched Fishtail Tag Two -Your Next Stamp, My Creative Time Dies 
Diamond SticklesMemento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt, Red Berry and Holly Green Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Celebrate It Ribbon, Be Creative 3mm tape, Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp


Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 CR7 CR11 DR6 BG5 BG7 BG10 1G2

There are three ways to participate in this month's challengeClick here to find out how to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Stamps!!
There are still a few days left to come play along! 
This month's sketch will get your creative juices flowing! 




Grab your High Hopes Stamps and come play along! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

High Hopes Stackable Santa

 
Wow It's November already, truly hard to believe. It will soon be crunch time to get all your crafty Christmas creations completed. 
I've been playing around with this cute little Santa from High Hopes.  You can snag this festive Santa & Sentiment found here!!!

Okay, are you wondering what this creation is?   It's a festive mason Jar filled with small gift tags.  I will be giving this to a friend, just for some Christmas fun!
The cap is decorated with a little winter scene using the super cool "Naughty List" Sentiment. Used some Christmas twine, bells and white acrylic paint for some Festive goodness. 
Here's the inside of the Jar, lots of Tags, pom pom's and bells too!
 And wait there's more LOL!!!! 
 My second creation is this Santa garland card made with the same Small stackable Santa from High Hopes.
I coloured and fussy cut a bunch of them and added some twine to create a garland. 
Added the number "25" as we all know its a pretty important day in the Month of December.
Thanks for peeking! 
Hope you play along in this months Challenge.  Catch all the details HERE!