Saturday, July 29, 2017

Get your happy on!

Hi there!
Happy Saturday :)
Santa's on vacation right now...
a little sun and fun!
Creation made with High Hopes ...
 Copic Markers were used along with warm sunny papers and die cuts. Gum drop gems, 
ribbon, and the perfect sentiment to describe this scene!
 Thanks for peeking!
Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Home For Christmas

Welcome back High Hopes fans! 

My post for this week is one more Christmas in July card featuring "Festive Wreath". 
I love driving around and looking at Christmas decorations. This wreath had a country feel to me so I pictured it on a fence. 
Where I live, it is very common for people to hang wreaths on the cedar rail fence they have near their homes. 
It is also common to see a tractor out in the middle of a field covered in Christmas lights...... but I personally love the wreaths. 

I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting it with manicure scissors. I added some Stickles to the beads and clear Spectrum Sparkle pen to the bow. 
Some glittery snow on the fence and in the blue sky behind add just the right amount of bling. 
I added a silver brad to the fence so it looked like the nail head used to hand the wreath. 
Some sparkly Stickles in the hearts with the sentiment help tie everything together. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Festive Wreath - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: All Hearts - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Tiny Check - MFT, Watercolour Wishes - Lawn Fawn

Spectrum Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6 TN1 EB1 EB2

Don't forget! The "So Much Cuteness" new release is shipping now. Follow this link to browse and order you High Hopes stamps.  High Hopes Rubber Stamps website

 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link and a few details: July Challenge

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Snow Angels

Welcome back High Hopes Fans! This week I am continuing with my Christmas in July theme with a fun image called "Snow Angels".

I have to admit that it is a challenge to think about cold, snow and winter when we are finally getting some hot summer weather. For those of us who live in an area that gets snow, making snow angels was a really fun thing to do and something I think everyone did at least once in their life.

This stamp sure brings back some fun childhood memories! 

My snow angels were stamped,coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a stitched rectangle die. I added some sparkly stickles to our angels' outfits and to the larger snow drops in the background. 
I matched the colours to patterned paper from MME and added some snowflakes with an embossing folder although they are just peeking out <smile>. I added a few fishtail tags just for fun - this is a great way to use up the small pieces left behind after cutting a piece of paper.
The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a fish tail banner die and some sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Snow Angels - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Think Snow - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum - MME
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  3D Foam Pop Dots - Forever In Time, Star Dust Stickles, snowflake embossing folder - Darice, stitched rectangle, stitched square and fishtail banner dies - YNS, white sugar & sparkle gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 PP1 PP3 PP5 CG1 DG2 EB6 EB5 BT3 BT4 BT5 BT6 BT7 
Copics: E31 E34 E37

 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link and a few details: July Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fishing Santa

Howdy - MichelleO here today, How about a little Christmas in July? And one of my all time favorite fun Christmas image is High Hopes Stamps Fishing Santa

You just know that is probably what Santa is doing now with his summer vacation right?

He is adorable isn't he.. and look some shiny fish for his catch! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then inked the edges with Rangers Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then Santa needs a little sparkle to him even in summer. So I added some Rangers Stickles Diamond. My papers are from Papers Studio's Beach collection. I liked that net looking paper with the fishing theme. My sentiment is a High Hopes Stamps sentiment that is just too perfect for the image! "Best Fishes for a Merry Christmas!"

And my Copic colors used -

Now make sure to pay attention this weekend for a new High Hopes Stamps release... seriously this release has me totally giddy! Does that give you any hints? he he

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Get Well Soon!

Good Morning High Hopes Followers!!
Today I am sharing with you a Get Well card I made using the super sweet "Seymor's Sick Day" stamp from High Hopes Stamps. Poor Seymore looks like he's "dragon" his butt LOL!
I started by stamping and colouring just the green of the dragon. Then using a piece of terrycloth and some of my Copic Blending Solution I dabbed it on coloured green areas. It sort of takes some of the colour out and leaves a bit of texture to the image. I then finished colouring "Seymor" and fussy cut him out using my Silhouette Machine. I chose papers from the Doodlebug  Dragon Tails 6x6 Collection. The papers match Seymor perfectly. I used half of the "Better Quickly" sentiment on the outside.
Then I inked up the other half of the "Better Quickly" sentiment on the inside.
Copics Used:
YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17
W1, W3
B28, B26, B23
R24, C1

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Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Seasons Greetings -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hi, Its Saturday!!
I'm back to share a little bit of Christmas in July!
Made with ...
I used an embossing folder with a Christmas design and added white acrylic paint for a distressed look.
The Nut Cracker is coloured with Copic Markers, added gems, a little bell, glossy accents and
pretty red twine were added to the design. 

Thanks for peeking, wishing you a great Saturday!!
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Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Candy Cane Wishes

I always have the best intentions - to start my Christmas cards early so I'm not rushing to get them done. I like to personalize my cards as much as possible by using images that match the receivers personality or hobby. I have a number of them that need to be sent out West so leaving things to the last minute makes it stressful. 

However, since I'm being honest here.........I always have good intentions but I am also Always! rushing to get my cards done for Christmas.....maybe this year will be different? 

This week my card features "Niki Sweet Tooth" and the "Candy Cane and Mistletoe" sentiment..made for one of the "sweets" lovers on my list of course.

I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a classic circle die. I used my Fiskars circle cutter to cut the cardstock circle to back it with. I chose my patterned paper from Echo Park and added a fun white and silver ribbon and bell to match the little bells on his shoes. 
Some red berry sparkle pen was added to the candy cane for some bling - this girl loves a touch of bling especially on Christmas cards. 
Icicle Stickles were added to the hat tassle and some silver glittery gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Niki Sweet Tooth - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Candy Cane & Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: I Love Christmas - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskar circle cutter, silver gel pen, Red Berry Spectrum Noir Sparkle PenIcicle SticklesBe Creative Swookang 3mm tape3D Foam Pop Dots - Forever In Time, Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, ribbon - Celebrate It, Silver Tinsel gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 FS5 FS2 TN2 FS8 CT1 CT2 CT4 GB11 EB6 EB5 CG1 DG2 DG4 IG1 IG2 

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Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Christmas in July!

Hello HH Fans!!
No your eyes aren't playing tricks on you it's Christmas in July LOL!! I'm using the High Hopes stamp called "Snowman Pile" to create my cute card. Since it's not "traditionally" the time to make a Christmas card, I thought I'd also use non-traditional colours as well!
I stamped and cut out my image using a Stitched Tag die. Then I coloured it using my Copic Sketch Markers in colours to match my Designer papers. I also inked all the edges of my papers with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo for some added dimension. I added the "Peace, Love, Joy" sentiment in the bottom corner. A few enamel dots, ribbon, bow and snowflake are my embellishments this time for this card.
Copics Used:
Snowmen: C1, N8
Blue Greens: BG72, BG75, BG78
Violets: V91, V93, V95, V99
Red Violets: RV52, RV55
Snow: B0000, B0000

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Spruced Up

Happy Sunday!!

Last year I've started making my Christmas cards way to late, so this time it's an extra early start with my Christmas cards, haha!
Today I've made a card in my favorite colours: turquoise, kraft and white..
The stamp is called 'Getting Spruced Up' by High Hopes Stamps.
I try to use as many scraps as possible and sometimes it's a bit of a puzzle, but the dotted background is actually made of 2 strokes of paper ;)

Supplies used:
Paper: Bazzill kraft
Dessinpaper: lots of scraps (love to use those!)
Colouring: Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
Other: wooden snowflakes, oval die, Stickles white frost, Stabilo black, light blue glitters

For more details, just visit my blog:  Nog zoveel te doen

Yesterday we've started a brand new challenge at High Hopes Stamps, so I hope I'll see you there with your creation? You have a chance of winning 2 free High Hopes Stamps of your choice!

June Challenge Winner...

We are super excited to announce the winner of our June Challenge "Anything Goes" ..... drum roll please .....

The winner from the June Challenge is Illey Burkett with her comment on the "Thanks a Melon" post of June 29th on the High Hopes Blog page.

"What measurments did you score the lines. I LOVE this card. TFS"
Illey, please email Sue at sberkley51@gmail dot com to claim your prize of 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Challenge -- "Anything Goes"

July is here and High Hopes Stamps is back with a brand new challenge.  The High Hopes Divas will be using an assortment of High Hopes Stamps, for this month's challenge which is "Anything Goes".  You can use any stamp except for digital images.  You have all month to join in the fun for a chance to win a fabulous prize from High Hopes Stamps.

Supplies used:
Paper: Bazzill white
Dessinpapers: Echo Park
Colouring: Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils (details on my blog)
Other: snowflake dies, wooden stars, snowman embellishment, snowflake glitter brad


Made with Catching Flakes found here!

Make sure you stop by on Saturday, July 15th to check out the the new release from High Hopes Stamps, which will be debuting on this day.

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Do come back on Sunday, August 6, 2017 to see if you won.