Thursday, December 12, 2019

Waving Snowy Heart

Doesn't this waving snowy just make you smile?!? He is so fun in his heart shape with his big smile and wave. I think he is perfect for sending holiday wishes to family and friends! 
I can't wait to send this card and hopefully bring a smile to their face just as big as Snowy's!




I stepped out of my comfort zone for this card. I gravitate towards the lighter papers in a paper pad and but today I challenged myself to work with one of the darker papers just to shake things up a little in my crafty world. 

After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut him and popped him up with foam pop dots. The grey on the stamp is silver Wink of Stella and very sparkly in person. 
The large snowflake was cut out using some glitter paper to match the glitter in the heart. I kept my design quite simple for this card because I wanted the focus to be on this adorable stamp.
   A sweet holiday sentiment, ribbon and glitter enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Heart Framed Waving Snowy - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Cozy Season - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Woodland Winter - Bo Bunny, Watercolor Wash - MFT

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, white gel pen, silver Wink of Stella, ribbon - Stampin' Up, glitter enamel dots - Whimsy, large snowflake die - Gina Marie Designs, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG7 BG10 LY1 LY3 EB3 EB5
Copics: W5 BG05 BG07 BG09 BG01 CO CO1 R20

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Nordic Night Snowy Delight!

Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and today I'm sharing a card that I made using the image Nordic Snowman with Bird (TLF010) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) from our latest Christmas release. I just love the serenity of this image.  I grew up in Northern Canada and have always loved snow. It's always so beautiful watching it come down from the sky. Not so much fun when you have to shovel it or drive through a snow storm, but other than that, it is quite beautiful! LOL! Did you grow up where there was a lot of snow too?

To make my card, I first stamped the image using Memento - Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Then I ran the stamped image through my Cuttlebug and die cut it with Craftin Desert Diva's Fancy Frames.

I decided to colour in the sky first with various blue Copic markers. After I coloured in the sky, I added in the falling snow using Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen.

I thought the sweater looked Scandinavian, so I decided to colour it similar to some Scandinavian  sweaters that I've seen in the past. I used Sakura Glaze - Black pen to pop up the eyes and smile on the snowman and lastly added some Stickles - Diamond for the pom-poms on the hat and along the top of the snow on the sweater. I also coloured over top of the black snowflakes with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen on the sweater and hat.

For the snow at the bottom of the snowman, I used the same die-cut, Craftin Desert Diva's Fancy Frames, to cut out the base using Recollections - Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper. I then ran this same paper through my Cuttlebug again, this time using the die cut from Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders. Next I popped it up on the image using 3M VHB - 2 sided tape.

I die-cut some patterned paper using Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) that I had in my stash and then popped up the coloured snowman image onto it using 3M VHB - 2 sided tape.

For the sentiment I used Winter Delight (G114) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). I stamped the sentiment and then die-cut it out using Craftin Desert Diva's - Tag Essentials Dies. Then I went around the border of the die-cut with Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear pen and drew in some small snowflakes.

I then die-cut some snowflakes using Poppy - Simple Snowflakes (Style 1931) from Recollections - Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper. Once the snowflakes were all cut out, I ran them through my small Xyron to make them into stickers.

To assemble the card, I started with a base of 6" x 6" white AC cardstock. Next I mounted American Crafts - Wonderland Collection paper for my background. I chose this particular pattern as I thought it matched the image so well. I attached the mounted snowman directly to the background paper using 2-sided tape. I popped up my sentiment using 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. Added my snowflakes and then finished off the card by adding in little gems in the centre of each snowflake and 1 on the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Nordic Snowman with Bird (TLF010) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment:  Winter Delight (G114) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper - 8.5 x 11", AC Cardstock - White

Die Cuts: Poppy - Simple Snowflakes (Style 1931), Craftin Desert Diva's - Tag Essentials Dies, Craftin Desert Diva's Fancy Frames, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders, American Crafts - Wonderland Collection - 6 x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) paper pack

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear pen, Xyron, Forever in Time - Round Gemstone Stickers, Rhinestone Selection - Dress Up Sheet - Red, Stickles - Diamond

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Night Sky: B99, B97, B37, B34, B32, B29, B24, B21, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Moose: E27, E25, E23, E35, E33

Snowman: E27, E25, E23, YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y15, BV20, C0, Colorless Blender,

Sweater and Hat: R59, R37, R35, C4, C3, C2, E41, E40, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Stickles - Diamond

Scarf: YG67, YG17, G21, R59, R37, R35

Cardinal: R59, R37, R35, Y17, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Tree \ Holly Leaves: G99, YG67, YG17, G21, R59, R35

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Penguin Kind Of Season!

Happy Tuesday!
Look at today's cutie!!! Isn't this penguin just the sweetest?!! This adorable image is called "Skating Along" from High Hopes Stamps! The expression on his face just makes me giggle! That's how I skate too all graceful (lol).... except because I'm not looking down, I'd trip and fall flat out LOL! 
To start I stamped the background High Hopes image called "Winter Wonderland Background" with embossing ink and added white embossing powder. Then I used my heat gun to melt the embossing powder. I stamped the background a second time on some masking paper and cut out the trees so I could lay it over the embossed image.  This way the trees would be "protected" while I coloured the sky. Using Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Broken China I created my sky and added ink to the snow. Next I used some Lucky Clover Distress Ink and my water brush to colour in the trees. I coloured the "Skating Along" image with my Copics and hand fussy cut it out. I added the image to the background with some foam tape for added dimension. Of course this background and image had to have some sparkle, so I used my Clear Glitter Wink of Stella pen and added it to the snow and the ice the penguin is skating on. A few enamel dots, ribbon and bow finish it all off!
I also used the High Hopes sentiment called "Sleetin' & Freezin'" and popped it up with foam tape as well.
Copics Used:
N0, N1, N4, N5, N7
YR04, YR09
RV02, RV06
V04, V06
B0000, B000, B01


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Monday, December 9, 2019

Joey Snowy

Howdy - MichelleO here and today I would like you to meet "Joey Snowy" from High Hopes Stamps! Isn't he just a precious little guy?!


He just makes you happy right? I colored with Copics (colors below) and then I decided to take a different route of color combo... I had out blues, but then decided this guy was cheerful and bright so went bright with my colors! LOL I think he likes it! I matted with red card stock and used a brown card stock base. The sentiment is perfect for my "Joey Snowy" it is called "Snowman Greeting"

Copic colors used -


Pattern Paper is from Graphic 45 and Bazzil Cardstock. 

A fun cheerful little Christmas card - You like the bright and cheerful color combo? I think I do!

Have a great day -


Saturday, December 7, 2019

O' Holy Night!

Hello & Happy Sunday!!!
Today I'm sharing this cute O' Holy Night card I made for Highhopesstamps.com 

I really, really LOVE this image from Highhopesstamps.com called "Shepards Awe" I colored with alcohol markers. I used a stitched rectangle and that beautiful star flame dies from my stash. The pattern paper is a similar color from my grass...I bought it probably ten years ago. It's "Asparagus Plaid" from Lasting Impressions. To finish off, I used just the perfect sentiment called "O' Holy Night" popped up on foam tape to the left corner of my scene. Lastly I added in some gold gel pen to the stars. Hope you have enjoy my card today!

Image is colored with Copics;
skin E000 E51
clothes B91 B93 B95 Y11 Y13 Y15
shepherd's crook E23 E57
grass G99
sheep W1 W3

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Have a BLESS day!
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Friday, December 6, 2019

Define Naughty

Welcome,

This Santa's Helper is definitely tired after a hard day's work.  He is probably trying to figure out how to "Define Naughty".  Is it because he possibly ate Santa's cookie and drank his milk, or he is trying to figure out who is on Santa's Naughty List.

After stamping Santa's Helper from High Hopes Stamps on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured him with Copic Markers.   A square die was used to cut the image out and then mounted on some glittered paper with some red mesh.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Santa's Helper (L039), Define Naughty (FLL004) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - My Favourite Christmas (Echo Park)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Mouse: E50 - Egg Shell, E51 - Milky White, E53 - Raw Silk,  R20 - Blush, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6, T7 - Toner Gray No. 7, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red
    • Cookie & Glass of Milk: E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, BG0000 -Snow Green, C00 - Cool Gray No. 00
  • Spellbinders Die:  Squares
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  White Blizzard
  • Enamel Dots 
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Hugs,
 


Thursday, December 5, 2019

I Believe!

Christmas will be here before we know it and Santa and Rudolph are already meeting to plan a magical Christmas Eve for everyone! 
I think these two "Christmas Pals" spend a lot of time together when it's not Christmas too and are the best of friends! 




After colouring up this cute pair with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting them I added some bling to Santa's suit with Stickles and Rudolph's wreath bow with Wink of Stella. I set them aside and got my side step card die out and cut the base. Some light blue starry paper was perfect for the background for these two. I added some sparkle to each star with Stickles. 
I had a wood sleigh and reindeer in my stash I made with white acrylic paint and I added some bling to them with a clear sparkle pen (hard to see in the photo). I inked all the paper edges with antique linen distress ink. Some sparkly ribbon, gold bells and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Christmas Pals - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Bold I Believe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Classic Christmas - Simple Stories

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, Star Dust Stickles, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, antique linen distress ink, wood sleigh and reindeer - stash, Gold Wink of Stella, gold bells - stash, My Creative Time die (snow), ribbon - Offray, side step card die - Local King Rubber Stamps, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG7 BG10 FS9 DG2 DG4 CR9 DR5 DR7 CR7 CR11 RB1 RB2 RB3 EB3 EB6 EB5 EB1 CG4 DG3 JG6
Copics: W5 E00 E11 R20 C0 C01 B00

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Mudzie Goes Skating!

Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday and this week I'm back to share a card that I made using
Skating Mudzie - R064 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with Frozen Skating Pond - S074 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for my background and then finished off with the sentiment Sparkle In Ice - H156 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).


This card brought back memories of skating on the Ottawa Canal when I was younger whenever we went to visit our grandparents and my mom's side of the family. We would skate for hours, enjoying Beaver Tails along the way (Beaver Tails are a fried dough pastry, stretched to look a beaver's tail with added yummy toppings of your choice. They are sooooooo good! LOL!)

I grew up in Northern Ontario and we couldn't wait to get home from school to lace up our skates and go across the street to the rink to skate. Like Starbuck's, we had rink on practically every corner and the rinks were always full of children playing hockey or rink games. Our parents would have to fight with us to go inside. We would go in for supper and then be right back out on the ice again.

To make this card, I first coloured the ice with a mixture of blue Copic colours. Then I covered the whole area with Ranger Inkssentials - Glossy Accents and let it sit overnight to dry. The next day, I finished colouring in the trees, leaving the snow drifts white. I also coloured in the sky and then used various sizes of Gelly Roll Sakura Pens to create the snow.

Lastly, I completed the background snow using some BV20, C0 and Colorless Blender and then to add some sparkle, I spread glue randomly over the snowy areas and tree tops and added glitter.
I coloured in the moose and fussy cut around him and then popped him up as well as the background onto the card. I thought it would be fun to do his socks in the traditional "Roots" fashion. I also used the Gelly Roll pen to create some movement on the ice below the moose.

For the sentiment, I wanted it to have some sparkle like the snow. To do this, I inked the sentiment on white paper and then used some Sookwang double-sided tape to cover it. I peeled off the tape and then sprinkled Crystal Glitter Ritz - Warm Highlight - Transparent Ultra Fine Glitter and burnished it with my finger. (Rubbing it until it was smooth). I added some double-sided pop-up tape and added it to my card to finish it off.

Lastly, I added some green ribbon and some pop-dots for the last finishing touches.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Skating Mudzie - R064 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Frozen Skating Pond - S074 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sparkle In Ice - H156 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Forest Moss

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts - Merry and Bright 6 x 6" pad, American Crafts - Holiday - 6 x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) paper pack

Die Cut: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools \ Miscellaneous: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Crystal Glitter Ritz - Warm Highlight, Jot Stickers: Pop-Up, Crafts Ribbon - 02-0201044

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Moose: E37, E35, E33, E31, R22
Antlers: E25, E23, E21
Skates: W9, W7, W5, C3, C1, C0, Wink of Stella - Clear
Sweater: R59, R37, R35
Socks: C4, C3, R37
Trees: G99, G21, YG67, YG17
Ice: B01, B00, B000, B0000, Ranger Inkssentials - Glossy Accents
Sky: B99, B39, B37, B34, B32, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen
Snow: BV20, C0, Colourless Blender, Recollections Extra Fine Glitter - Snow

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Joy To The World!

Happy Tuesday!!
Wow it's the December..... where did the time go? Soon it will be Christmas! This is the super cute High Hopes stamp called "Mudzie & Chopper's Caroling". This image brings back memories of Christmas Eve for me. Every Christmas Eve we would go to my Aunt & Uncle's house where Santa would make an appearance, the kids would sit on his lap and Santa would give us a small gift. My cousins and I would be thrilled that Santa had time to stop and say hello on his busiest night of the year. After some goodies we would all go out Christmas Caroling around the neighbourhood. It's something that isn't done that much anymore but it was so fun to entertain the various neighbours and was a family tradition I cherish!
Today I chose papers from the Recollections "Mistletoe Kisses" 6x6 collection. I coloured my image with my favourite Copic Sketch markers, added a paper pieced scarf to Mudzie and fussy cut the image out. I cut a piece of Designer paper using a die from the Gina Marie Double Rope set and then created a little scene with the lamp post and snow hills. I also used the High Hopes "Joy To The World" sentiment and whenever I look at this card, in my head I'm singing the song along with Mudzie & Chopper LOL. I added the Musical Notes die from Memory Box to go along with the caroling theme. A bit of Crystal Stickles on the book and Mudzie's boots as well as a few enamel dots finish off my card.
Here you can see the added dimension by popping up the scene layer, Mudzie & Chopper, the sentiment and one of the snow drifts with foam tape. I love adding extra dimension to my cards, I think it just makes them look that much better!
Copics Used:
Mudzie: W1, W3, W5/ E42, E43, E44, E47, R01/ N5, N6, N8
Chopper: E15, E17, E18, E19/ G24, G28
Crate: E50, E51, E53

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Christmas Treat

Howdy - MichelleO here today for High Hopes Stamps and an adorable Christmas Image ... "Christmas Treat". How can you not love Santa with a puppy?


I know our doggies are high on my treat list for Christmas! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut out the image with a circle die cut. I inked the edges with Ranger Distress ink to make it pop a bit more. Pattern papers from Cloud 9 seemed fun with the whimsical trees. And I love the glitter to the paper. The sentiment is from High Hopes Stamps "Good Friends" is perfect with this image! Then three vintage buttons on the corner for embellishments.

Copic colors used -


Love coloring up some Christmas cheer and High Hopes Stamps has so many amazing to choose from! You can get there by clicking HERE!

 Merry Christmas!


Unassembled Snowman Love

I'm popping in today to share some "Snowman Love"! My Mom loves snowmen and has a collection of them that sit on the front window sill every Christmas. I think this stamp is perfect for her card this year. I always love going to her house and seeing what she has added to the collection this year.

This is an A2 size card and was a huge challenge for me because I usually make square cards. I have been watching my dear friend Lora create incredible cards at this size so I wanted to give it a go. You can see the card that inspired me here. Thank you Lora for inspiring me to step outside my comfort zone and just wing it! 



 After colouring up this adorable snowman with alcohol markers I cut him out using a hand stitched rectangle die. I cut my patterned paper pieces from Echo Park to fit and set them aside. Next I took two dotted rectangle dies and cut them to create the frame from the stamp. I glued down all the pieces and added a fun snowman sentiment. Some matching ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp:Snowman Love - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Long Unassembled Border - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Let It Snow - Echo Park

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, white gel pen, ribbon - Stampin' Up, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs, hand stitched rectangle die - Whimsy, dotted rectangle dies - Sizzix

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 BGR3 BGR4 BGR5 EB3 EB6 EB5 DR1 DR5 DR7 CT1 CT4 GB5 TN1 EB1 MB2 DG2
Copics: C0 R20


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