Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Believe!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Believe Snowman - TFL006 and Snow Globe - ULF002 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and North Pole Greetings - GLL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It's time to start believing the magic of Christmas and the joy that it brings to everyone!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base using AC Cardstock - White cut and folded to 6" x 6". The snowflake background is from Lawn Fawn - Let It Shine Snowflakes (6" x 6") paper pad. I applied this directly to the base using double-sided tape.

Using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a 3.75" circle from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. With my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the snowman scene image onto it. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some snow to the sky and snowman's arms using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. Sakura Glaze - Black was added to the eyes of the snowman and birds and the snowman's mouth. With a Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear, I added some ink to the top of the Snowman's hat, sign, icicles, tops of the birdhouses and snow drifts and then heat embossed everything with WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. Stickles - Diamond was added as an extra layer to the snow and Wink of Stella - Clear was applied over all the snowman. This was then set aside to dry.

With my MISTI and Memento - Summer Sky ink I stamped the top part of the globe onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. I cleaned off the stamp and this time, I used some Post-it Notes to hide the background inside the globe and inked the braided border for both the top and bottom of the base with Versamark ink. I applied Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder and heat embossed it using a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. With my globe image still in place on my MISTI, I removed the snowglobe stamp and added the sentiment turning up both ends of the stamp slightly to give the words some curvature. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark ink and then Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder was applied to it and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. The base was then coloured in using my Copic markers and a Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear pen was used to colour in the white areas to give it some glitter. I also added some of this pen to the tops of the snowman's arms. With my scissors, I fussy cut around the entire snow globe.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached 3M double-side tape to pop up the snow globe onto the main background and then added 3M double-sided tape to the back of the circle and centred it on the top part of the globe. Lastly, to finish off the card, I applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Nuvo Glitter Drops - Sherbert Shimmer to some of the snowflakes on the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Believe Snowman - TFL006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Snow Globe - ULF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: North Pole Greetings - GL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Memento - Summer Sky ink, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock - White, Lawn Fawn - Let It Shine Snowflakes (6" x 6")

Die Cut: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles

Stickles: Diamond

Nuvo: Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Glitter Drops - Sherbert Shimmer

Embossing Powder:Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear, Sakura Glaze - Black pen, Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Hat and Buttons: C10, C8, C6, C4

Arms and Sign: E27, E25, E23, E21

Scarves, Patches, Hat Band: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01

Bird Houses: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01, E27, E25, E23, E21

Birds: R46, R14, R08

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

Snow: B60, C1, C00, B0000, BG0000, Colorless Blender

Snow Globe: R46, R14, R08

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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Penguin Crush!

Happy Tuesday!
Tuesday's mean I get to colour a High Hopes image and post about it! It makes Tuesday's my favourite day of the week LOL. Meet the adorable "Penguin Crush" red rubber-stamp. I like to imagine that this will be their first kiss. Looks to me that these two are heading from crush status to love!! 
I thought that the papers in the Echo Park "Celebrate Winter" 6x6 collection were a perfect choice for this pair. I stamped, coloured and cut out the image with my Brother Cut N Scan. I popped the HH sentiment "Candy Cane Wishes" and the image up on the card with foam squares. Foam squares help to give your card dimension.
Copics Used:
Penguins: N0, N1, N6, N7, N8, R01, YR04, YR09
Reds: R22, R24, R27, R29
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99

Thanks for stopping by today and 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, October 18, 2021

Homespun Hearts Snowy

Howdy -MichelleO here - I just love a little Country Christmas Crafting!  This image from High Hopes Stamps is "Homespun Hearts Snowy

 
giggle... country right? Love it! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added lots of Nuvo Glitter to the hearts so they twinkle! The pattern papers are from Farm House Norland Collection. Love how they match up with simple kraft card stock for a base. All my layers are sewn down with a zig zag stitch and then put together with a fun High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Twinkle All the Way", which of course I added Nuvo glitter to those stars as well. 

Sweet little snowman with heart! or hearts?! 

Copic colors used -

For LOTS of fabulous images to play with for your Christmas projects visit the High Hope Stamps web store HERE - and have fun going through the new release It's beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas - So fun!

Thanks! 



Friday, October 15, 2021

Chill Out

Hi Everyone;

If you haven't seen High Hopes Stamps, latest release "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" yet, grab a coffee or tea and take a break and browse.                                                                                                                                                       

For today's card, I'm using the adorable Lil' Frosty who is certainly enjoying his drink and paired it with the  Chill Out sentiment.  Both of these stamps are from the "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" release.

After stamping the image onto some XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  I used a Wonky Stitched Square die to cut it out.  Using a Wonky Stitched Oval die, I cut a piece of  pattern paper and a piece of foil cardstock out.  The image was then mounted on these two shapes.  The snowflakes were cut out with a small snowflake die and a crystal was added to each center.    Nuvo Crystal Glaze was added to the sentiment, while some Fresh Snowfall from Nuvo Glitter Accents and enamel dots, finished off this card.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Lil' Frosty - SS023, Chill Out -- FDG001, both from "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP: I love Winter (Echo Park), Foil Paper Pad - Winter (Kaisercrft) 
  • Copic Markers:
    • N8 - Neutral Gray No. 8, N7 - Neutral Gray No. 7, N6 - Neutral Gray No. 6
    • YR16 - Apricot, YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow
    • C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1
    • BG75 - Abyss Green, BG72 - Ice Ocean, BG70 - Ocean Mist
    • R0000 - Pink Beryl, R11 - Pale Cherry Pink, R46 - Strong Red
  • Dies:  Wonky Stitched Ovals & Squares, Small Snowflakes -- all from Gina Marie Designs
  • Nuvo Glitter Accents:  Fresh Snowfall
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze -- used on the sentiment
  • Enamel Dots
Come for a visit at High Hopes Stamps and check out the variety of stamps that High Hopes Stamps has to offer for all occassions.  If you are in need of some inspiration, pop on over to the  High Hopes Stamps Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instragram to see the daily posts by the  HH Divas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs,




Thursday, October 14, 2021

Moo-rry Christmas

  Growing up I spent my summer vacations on my uncle's dairy farm or some friends of mine who lived on dairy farms. Cows weren't necessarily my favourite animal but the more time I spent milking and feeding them I realized that they all had their own personalities. My uncle and friends always had their favourites and I soon grew to love a few as well - her name was Betsy <smile>

"Charlie's Tag" and all of the Charlie stamps in the It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas release bring back some fun memories and make me smile!







                                                                       
After stamping Charlie with Memento Tuxedo black ink, I coloured him using Copic markers and added some bling to his hat with Stickles and to the lights with a clear Spectrum Sparkle pen. Next I masked off the sentiment and stamped the two words separately and then hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. 
I decided to do an A2 size card and cut the front of it in half to create a "barn door" for my tag to sit on. The tag reminds me of some of the ways we would decorate the barn doors for Christmas.
I loved the barn board paper in the Jingle All The Way paper pad from Echo Park and also added some plaid from the Tartan paper set from Whimsy. On the inside I cut a white piece of card stock so I had room to write some Christmas wishes before giving the card. 
Next I die cut some holly leaves and snowflakes and added them to three corners. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Charlie's Tag - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Moo-rry Christmas - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Jingle All The Way - Echo Park, Tartan - Whimsy 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, Star Dust Stickles, clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, holly die - YNS, snowflake die - Memory Box, enamel dots 


 Copic Markers:

Spots- N4 N5 N8 N10

Nose - E00 E01 E93 E95

Hooves -C1 C2 C4 C5 

Hat/Tag - R17 R27 R37 R59

Lights - YG01 YG03 YG17 B12 B14 B16 Y11 Y15 Y17 G17 G28 

Shading - W0 W1 C1




Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!




















Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Brrr!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Havin' A Ball Snowman - S147 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Brr... - FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Brr.... - Winter is coming soon!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base using Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cut to 4.25" x 5.5". I cut out the background from Heartfelt Creations - Merry and Bright Collection and sized it to 4" x 5.25". Adding double-sided tape, I adhered this to some yellow cardstock. I cut around the yellow cardstock and left a very thin border. Lastly, I applied some double-sided tape and glue and attached it to the base.

With my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and sentiment with Copic markers. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then I fussy cut around the image and the sentiment. Using a black pen, I outlined all of the edges for the image and sentiment, except in the snowy area. I peeled off the backing to the sentiment pieces and adhered them to the card front. I glued the snowman image in place at the bottom of the cut out background. I applied Stickles - Sea Glass to the Sweater cuffs and trim and a little bit in the snow at the bottom of the snowman. Stickles - HIbiscus was applied to the hat trim and pom pom. Stickles - Diamond was added to the snowballs and Stickles Crystal, Diamond and Stardust were all added to the snow to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Havin' A Ball Snowman - S147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Brr... - FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, Heartfelt Creations - Merry and Bright Collection, Yellow Cardstock

Stickles: Sea Glass, Hibiscus, Crystal, Diamond, Stardust

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman and Snowballs: B60, C1, C00, R30, R20, YR18, YR15, YR14, E27, E25, E23

Hat and Scarf: RV66, RV63, RV55, Y17, Y15, Y13

Sweater: B04, B02, B01, B00

Boots: RV66, RV63, RV55, B04, B02, B01, B00, C7, C5, C3, C1

Sentiment: RV66, RV63, RV55, Y17, Y15, Y13, B04, B02, B01, B00

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Merry Christmas!

Howdy!
I don't know about you, but I never really thought of Cows being a Christmas "thing". But after seeing this cutie called "Charlie's Christmas" from High Hopes,  I wonder why we didn't think of this years ago!! He's just so cute and perfect for so many people, especially farmers! Charlie is perfect to colour to make a card using non-traditional Christmas colours!
I stamped Charlie onto some Copic friendly paper and then using mu Copic Sketch markers, coloured him in. Using my Brother Cut N Scan, I cut Charlie out and added him to my card with foam squares. I decided to use papers from the Photoplay "Kringle & Co." 6x6 collection. The HH sentiment called "Your Herd" matches perfectly for Charlie! A bit of ribbon, and Crystal Stickles on Charlie's hat finish off my card.
Copics Used:
N6, N7, N8
W3, W5, W7
C00, C0, Copic 0
R01, R02, R35, R37, R39

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check High Hopes out on:

Happy Stamping!


 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Snowman Dash

 Howdy - MichelleO here today ... Have you seen the new release at High Hopes Stamps?  It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas! 

So many great images for your holiday projects!! And this group of Snowmen is to fun to color up and use! "Snowman Dash" - Fun Fun Fun! 

 I colored these cuties with my Copics (colors below) and then added Nuvo white paint for some pop of snow. All my pattern papers are from My Minds Eye - I sewed all the layers down with a zig zag stitch and a wavy straight stitch on that fun Sentiment from High Hopes Stamps "Dashing through the snow

Felt like it needed just a little more so I found a die of a snow flake - glued it down then added Nuvo glitter so it would sparkle!

Copic colors used -


You just have to pop over to the High Hopes Stamps web store and see the new release "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" and then sleigh around the entire site and see all the other fabulous fun you could be having! 

Thanks! 


 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Penguin Family Sending Wishes of Peace, Love & Joy

Welcome Everyone,

For the month of October, High Hopes Stamps is having another re-release called "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas".

For today's card, I'm using the ever so cute Penguin Family paired with the sentiment Peace, Love, Joy.

After stamping the image on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured it with Copic Markers and then used the Loopy Square Die to cut it out.  Some Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops where added to the trims on the hats and Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents to the mounds of snow.  Twine, some Glacier Jewels and Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Pens, finished off this CAS card.


Supplies used:

  • Stamps:  Penguin Family - TT057, Peace, Love, Joy - HDG001 -- both from "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas", release from High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxed Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Celebrate Winter - Echo Park
  • Copic Markers:
    • N8 - Neutral Gray No. 8, N5 - Neutral Gray No. 5, N4 - Neutral Gray No. 4
    • YR16 - Apricot, YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow
    • BG34 - Horizon Green, BG32 - Aqua Mist
    • G0000 - Crystal Opal, G00 - Jade Green
    • BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua, BG01 - Aqua Blue
    • B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Mint Blue
    • R27 - Cadmium Red, R24 - Prawn
  • Dies:  Loopy Square - Gina Marie Designs, Large Circles - Spellbinders
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard
  • Nubo Glitter Accents:  Fresh Snowfall
  • Miscellaneous:  Twine, Jewels: Glacier - Pink Fresh Studio
  • Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Pens:  Red, Clear
Come for a visit at High Hopes Stamps and check out the variety of stamps that High Hopes Stamps has to offer for all occassions.  If you are in need of some inspiration, pop on over to the  High Hopes Stamps Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instragram to see the daily posts by the  HH Divas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs,



Thursday, October 7, 2021

Penguin Christmas

  Oh my goodness! Have you seen the It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas release? So many fun, cute stamps that are perfect to help get your Christmas/winter card mojo going! 

I have a lot of people who love penguins in my life so "Penguin Presents" was a perfect stamp for me to get to create a card with. I have a hard time remembering from year to year which stamp I used on who's card so to have a few new penguin stamps to choose from is perfect in my world. <smile>

I chose to do my take on a Front Flap style card. 





                                                                       
 I stamped my image, coloured it with Copic markers, added some polka dots to his scarf with a white gel pen  and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I set him aside and chose some patterned paper from Photo Play to match. I created my card base by cutting some matching card stock to a 5.5" x 5.5" size. 

Next, I cut a quarter of an inch off the outside of the top piece so the plaid background which is actually the inside of the card would show on the front. What I didn't think about is that by doing that, the card actually won't sit to be displayed because there isn't anything there for it it sit on. I decided to continue with my take on the design because I have a few people in my life who display their card laying down - phew! I cut some snowflake paper for the top of the card and added some ribbon and a sentiment. Then I measured my stamp to figure out how big my "flap" needed to be, cut it and added a snowy hill, a snowflake border and my stamped image, glued it to the card base and added the plaid patterned paper.

To finish off the card I stamped a sentiment on the inside on a piece of white card stock and added some enamel dots to the front. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Penguin Presents  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Scripty Merry ChristmasSparkle & Cheer - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring - Photo Play 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, ribbon, white gel pen, Frostyville border - Memory Box, enamel dots 


 Copic Markers:

Body - N4 N5 N8 N10

Hat/Scarf - BG13 BG18 BG09

Sled -E34 E35 E29 C2 C4 C5 

Shadow -C1 C2

 Presents - R17 R27 R37 R59 G17 G28 B39 BG11 BG32 BG13 BG75




Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!












Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Moo-rry Christmas!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Chillin' Charlie - TT049 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Moo-rry Christmas - FDG002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas release is being celebrated this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Recollections - Winter 4.25" x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards). I cut Crafter's Companion - Luxury Cardstock - Navy Blue paper to the size of 3-5/8" x 4-5/8". The 3.5" x 4.5" background was cut from Heartfelt Creations - Festive Winterscapes Collection. I inked around the edges of the base card and background image with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Jeans. The sentiment was added to the base card using Versa Fine - Onyx Black ink and my MISTI. The ink was embossed using my Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger - Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I applied the 2 cut pieces together using double-sided tape and then popped them onto the base using 3M  double-sided tape. I had some branches pre-punch from earlier from various green cardstock using my Martha Stuart - Branch punch. I applied liquid glue to the backs of each of the branches and applied them to the popped up background.

With my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. For the hat trim and pop-pom, I used Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear and sprinkled on some WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I heated this with my Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool and then repeated the process to give it more texture. The image was popped up onto the background using 3M double-sided tape and a few small Ranger Snowflakes were added. Lastly, I added some Stickles - Diamond to the snowflakes on the background and in the centres of the smaller snowflakes to complete my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Chillin' Charlie - TT049 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Moo-rry Christmas - FDG002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Versa Fine - Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Winter 4.25" x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Crafter's Companion - Luxury Cardstock - Navy Blue, Heartfelt Creations - Festive Winterscapes Collection

Die Cut: Martha Stuart - Branch punch

Embossing Powder: WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M - 2 sided tape, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool, Sakura Glaze - Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear, Ranger Snowflake Glitter

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Eyes: Sakura Glaze - Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Cow: C8, C6, C4, C3, C1, C00, B60, R30, R20, R00, R000, E95, E93, E53, E51, E50

Santa Hat: R59, R37, R35, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Collar, Holly and Bell: G43, G29, G28, H 14, YG23, YG03, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Winter Friends!

Hi Friends!
October brings another re-release over at High Hopes Rubber Stamps called "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" ". It's so fun to play with all these images again! This cutie patootie is called "Winter Friends ". I think snowmen are one of my favourite things to colour. They remind me of my Mom, who has a huge Snowman collection she gets out every Christmas!
I decided to go with non-traditional winter/Christmas colours for this card. The papers from the Doodlebug "Winter Wonderland" fit the bill. I stamped my image onto Copic friendly paper, coloured it in with my Copic markers and then cut it out using an oval die. I love the round sentiment called "Peace, Love, Joy" and I coloured the hearts to match. A bit of "Spoonful of Snow" from Stampendous adds the snow to ground my image. 
Copics Used:
Snowman: C00, C0, C1, C2, C4, C5/ R01, YR04, YR09
Outfit: RV06, RV09, RV55/ V15, V17, V09/ C7, C8, C9
Bird: R27, R29/ B21, B23, B24, B28
Branch: E25, E27, BG13, BG49
Bells: Y26, Y28

Thanks for stopping by today and 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, October 4, 2021

It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas

It's time for.......

Howdy - MichelleO here today - Guess What!! We are bringing back some older favorites!!!  This release is called "It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas!! Some FABULOUS winter images to color up for the Holiday Season! For me I went with "Snow Kisses".


Sweet round little snowman enjoying some red cardinal bird friends! At least I colored them up as cardinals... lol I colored a bit country for this snowman. Matching up with a few FarmHouse Christmas Papers. I adore Country Christmas Themes - I sewed down layers with both straight and zig zag stitches. For my image I punched the corners with a Fiskars corner punch. Then I think I may have gone a bit overboard with Nuvo Pearl and Glitter Paints. LOL The trim on his coat and scarf, and then well.. ALL of him and the snow base. 

For my sentiment I love the High Hopes Stamps "Twinkle All the Way" I think a snowman can twinkle all on his own! 

I punched it into a ticket shape from EK Success - then I used a Copic to create a faux mat around the edge. Stuck it down and then used an enamel dot for the look of a brad. And those stars on the sentiment - well they were crying out to be colored yellow right?

Copic colors used -

You must visit the High Hopes Stamps Web Store HERE and see all the new Re-Release images and all the other hundreds of fabulous images!! You will fall in love with a bunch I promise! 

Visit us here on the blog tomorrow to see what Cheri picked from this new release. 


 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Welcome Everyone;

Another month is done and before we know it, Christmas will soon be here.  For today's card, I'm using the adorable Reindeer Sweetness from High Hopes Stamps', "Christmas Cheer Release"  paired with the sentiment called Holly Jolly.

After stamping the image on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured it with copic markers.  It was then cut out with a Wonky Stitched Circle Die.  Using some red cardstock, I cut a Poinsettia Arrangement out.  Some Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, Spectrum Noir Sparkling Glitter - Clear, enamel dots and a green pom pom finished off this CAS card.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Reindeer Sweetness - RDG006 -- Christmas Cheer Release, Holly Jolly - K048 both from High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  Xpress It Blending Cardstock, DP - A Perfect Christmas - Echo Park, Mad 4 Plaid Christmas - Photoplay
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers:
    • Girl:  -- Skin: E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 - Cotton Pearl, R20 - Blush; 
    • Hair:  E34 - Toast, E31 - Brick Beige, E30 - Sand
    • Boots: N0 - Neutral Gray No. 0, N1 - Neutral Gray No. 1, N2 - Neutral Gray No. 2
    • Leggings & Scarf: G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachio
    • Coat & Hat: R46 - Strong Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, r27 - Cadmiun Red
    • Reinder: E35 - Chamois, E34 - Toast, E33 - Sand, R01 - Pinkish Vanilla
    • N4 - Neutral Gray No. 4, N3 - Neutral Gray No. 3, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1, N0 - Neutral Gray No. 0
    • Scarf:  G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachio, G40 - Dim Green
  • Dies:  Wonky Stitched Circle, Poinsettia Arrangement -- both from Gina Marie Designs
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  White Blizzard
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkling Glitter Pen:  Clear
  • Enamel Dots - YNS
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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Warm Wishes Snowman

 I used to love making snowmen when I was a kid. I haven't done it for years, until last year when my old neighbour came by with her little ones to wait for the drive by Santa Claus parade to come to my street. The snow was perfect for snowman building - really wet ... but heavy! We had so much fun building a snowman and added twigs for it's arms and stones for his buttons. It felt great to be a kid again! 

I think I get my love of snowmen from my Mom who has a collection of them that comes out every year. I have a collection too..........but it is in stamps <smile> and thankfully High Hopes Rubber Stamps has a ton to choose from and add to my wish list. I'm not sure I will be able to get them all but a gal can dream right?!? "Glowing Spirit Snowy" was one on my wish list and I am sharing a Christmas card I made with him. 





                                                                           
  After stamping my image on alcohol marker friendly paper I coloured it with Copic markers and cut it out using a circle die. I set him aside and played around with some patterned paper pieces from the Farmhouse Christmas collection by Carta Bella. Once I figured out my paper combo, I cut the pieces to fit the design I had in my head. I inked all of the white paper edges with antique linen distress ink to help them stand out a little more. 
After stamping the sentiment I wanted to use I added it to some matching card stock. I die cut some branches from the Tim Holz's Festive Greens die set, added a cotton lace bow and finished the card off with some enamel dots. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Glowing Spirit Snowy  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Dot Warm Winter Wishes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Farmhouse Christmas - Carta Bella 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, cotton lace ribbon, circle die, Fiskars circle cutter, antique linen distress ink, Festive Greens die - Tim Holz


 Copic Markers:

Clothing - BG93 BG96 BG99

Nose - Y21 Y35 Y38

Flame -Y11 Y15 Y17

Mitts/Hat -R24 R27 R39 R59

Hat Trim/Buttons/Candle Holder - W0 W1 W2

Grass - YG61 YG63

Tee/Socks - B91 B93 B95

Snow B00



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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Santa's New Ride!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Flyin' High Santa - T093 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Here Comes Santa Claus - G272 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Santa's giving his reindeer a rest this year as he checks out his new ride. 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 cut the background paper from Creative Memories - Glacier Paper Pack to be the same size and applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. I took a small scrap of Recollections - Black cardstock and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker so that it would become a sticker. With my Cuttlebug and Joy Crafts - Lin & Len Design 1201/0027, I die cut the silhouette out of the black paper and then peeled off the backing and placed it directly to the bottom of the card. Stampendous - Snowflakes - Chunky White was sprinkled over top of the card and melted from the bottom of the card using my Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool.

With my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped both the image and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I cut the sentiment in half using my cutter and ran it through the Xyron Create a Sticker. I placed the sticker on top of some Recollections - Black cardstock and cut it again using my small cutting tool. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. With a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, I coloured in the candy cane swirls on the airplane and small circles. Once it was dry, I used Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear to go over the big yellow gumdrop, the swirls on the propeller, the candy cane swirls, small circles on the plane and the star on the tree to add some glitter. For Santa's cuffs, coat trim and hat, I used Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear and sprinkled on some WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I heated this with my Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool and then repeated the process to give it more texture. For Santa's pop pom, I applied a little bit of Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and then heat embossed it with my Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool.

The Santa image and sentiment were both popped up onto the background using 3M double-sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Flyin' High Santa - T093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Here Comes Santa Claus - G272 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories - Glacier Paper Pack (12" x 12"), Recollections - Black cardstock

Die Cut: Joy Crafts - Lin & Len Design 1201/0027

Embossing Powder: WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Stampendous - Snowflakes - Chunky White

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M - 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear, Xyron Create a Sticker, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Sakura Glaze - Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Eyes: Sakura Glaze - Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R30, R20

Beard: C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Santa Hat, Clothing, Mitts: R59, R37, R35, YG67, YG63, YG61, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Airplane: R29, R27, R22, R17, G14, YG23, YG01, BG0000, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear

Star and Present Bow: Y17, Y13, Y04, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear

Christmas Tree, Propeller and Leaves: G14, YG23, YG01, Y17, Y13, Y04, Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Merry Christmas!

Hello!
Anytime is a good time to make Christmas cards, especially when I send so many out to friends and family. With the "Christmas Cheer" re-release over at High Hopes, I just couldn't resist this cutie called "Christmas Boy"! He's adorable, easy to colour and makes the sweetest Christmas card! I love his little toes sticking out! I paired him with the HH "Fun Merry Christmas" sentiment.
This card was fun and quick to make. I stamped my image and coloured it with my Copic Markers. Using my Brother Cut N Scan, I cut around the image leaving a small white border. My papers today are from the Polkadoodles "Ho Ho Ho Christmas" 6x6 collection. A simple layout but still perfect for this cutie. I added some Crystal Stickles to his hat and used a bit of Nuvo Drops in Gloss White to mimic the dots on the present paper.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20, E27 (hair)
Reds: R35, R46, R59
Blues: B91, B93, B95
Greens: YG23, YG25, YG17

Thanks for stopping by today and 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!