Thursday, 7 December 2017

Ice Skating Oops!

A couple weeks ago I attend my first ever weekend retreat with One Crazy Stamper. I had way too much fun, lots of laughs and well......you know ..what happens at the retreat, stays at the retreat!

Our welcome package included some 12 x 12 paper, ribbon, chipboard and a sketch and a challenge should we choose to accept it. Create a card or layout with the patterned paper in the kit but we could make it our own. 





I decided Oops Oliver was the perfect stamp to match the paper in pack. I added a fun sentiment I had taken with me. I coloured him up, added silver gel pen to his skate blades and cut him out with a stitched oval die. Some silver ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 
I didn't win the challenge - so many talented ladies played along - but I had way too much fun making this card! 


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Oops Oliver Bear - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment:Days Like This - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched oval die - Your Next Stamp, oval die - Spellbinders, stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp, silver gel pen, Ribbon Trends ribbon, enamel dots - Echo Park, pop dots, Crystal Stickles

Spectrum Noir Markers: TB8 BT9 TB9 BG5 BG7 BG10 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG1 DG2 DG4 DR5 DR1 DR7 IG1 IG3 IG5
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!


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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Cowgirl Smile

Today I had a chance to take a break from making Christmas cards to colour up this oh so sweet digital stamp from Digi Doodles Studio for their Anything Goes Challenge. 

Anyone who knows me knows I love horses so this is one of those "perfect for me" stamps. It reminds me of my horse and I - he didn't necessarily like hugs in the beginning but he came to like them and even hugged me back a couple of times.



After colouring this sweet stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I popped it up with pop dots because I really wanted it to be the focus of the card. I mixed and matched some patterned paper and cut out a matching banner die and heart. Some cotton lace ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Cowgirl Up - Digi Doodle Studio 
Sentiment: You Make Me Smile - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Creavtive Imaginations, Echo Park, Simple Stories
Build a banner die - Whimsy Stamps, Photo Corners - Quickutz, Love me some Latte gumdrops - Your Next Stamp, Cotton lace ribbon. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 IG2 IG3 IG5 TB8 BT9 TB9 EB6 EB4 EB5 CG2 CG4 GB8 GB10 EB5 BG5 BG7 BG10 FS6 CT1 CT2 GY4
Copics: RV11 RV32 RV34

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Ride A Reindeer

I love making Christmas cards for my horse back riding friends. I love to colour horse themed cards but I also keep my eye out for something different every year too!
Rita and the Reindeer by Stampingbella fit the bill this year. How cute are these two!?! and who wouldn't want to ride a reindeer - especially one as cute as this!



After colouring Rita and her reindeer with alcohol markers, I cut her and her reindeer out using the matching die. I added some Nuvo glitter drops to her ha t and the reindeer's scarft. It is hard to see but the star has clear Spectrum Sparkle pen on it for some bling too! I popped the image up using foam pop dots.
Some patterned paper from Carta Bella was perfect for this stamp. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a stitched circle die. I added some Nuvo glitter drops to the stars here too. 
Some ribbon, matching red bells and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Rita and her Reindeer - Stampingbella
Sentiment: Twinkle All The Way - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Merry Christmas - Carta Bella
White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops, Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Forever In Time Pop Dots, Cupid Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN4 TN7 TN8 FS1 FS4 TN2 CR7 CR11 DR6 BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT2 GB4 CG4 DG3 JG6 TB8 BT9 TB0

Copic Markers: E31 E34 E37

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No Peeking!

It's Day 2 of the new digital release at Whimsy Stamps! I had some fun with the new Christmas Wish Sentiments - this set has both images and sentiments! 

I don't know about anyone else, but as a child I and my brothers of course, needed to be reminded we were not allowed to peek at our presents under the tree let alone pick them up and shake them - yikes! 

I think this cute little reindeer just got caught don't you??



After printing my stamp and colouring him with alcohol markers I cut him out using a circle die and then used my circle cutter to cut a cardstock backing for it. I added this to digital paper from Whimsy (link below) and added some Stickles to the present bows and sparkly gumdrops for ornaments. 
I printed and die cut the sentiment and added a matching paper clip and bow. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Christmas Wish Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Christmas Time Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 CT4 TN3 TN6 TN7 EB6 EB3 EB5 CG4 DG3 JG6 DR5 DR1 DR7
Copics: B00 B01 BG01 RV11 RV32 RV34 

Don't forget to come play along in our challenge - click here for details...after you've done your shopping! 

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Holy Night

It is December 1st already! Yikes! That means a new challenge and it means I can go in to panic mode about not having enough Christmas cards done yet!!! 

This month our challenge theme is Winter/Christmas - fun right? And it means I could get another Christmas card done and checked off my list - phew! 




I coloured up sweet Mary with alcohol markers and cut her out using a stitched tag die. The nativity scene was cut out of some patterned paper in the Echo Park pad I was using. Matching tags cut out with a fish tail banner die, sparkly ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Mary - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Oh Holy Night - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Wise Men Still Seek Him - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched tag die - Whimsy Stamps, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp, ribbon - Celebrate It, Candyland Glittered gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers:FS1 FS4 TN2 DR6 DR1 DR7 black GB8 GB10 EB5 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Winter/Christmas challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Chilly Penguin

I hope you have had a chance to take a look at the new Winter Joy release. It is full of super cute snowmen, dog, cat and some cute chubby penguins to name a few. 

This week given our blasts of winter we've had, I chose to play with Chilly Penguin. I kinda feel like him - chilly! and all I can say is Brrrr!



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and paper piecing his scarf, I cut this cutie out with a classic circle die. i used my circle cutter to cut a matching piece of cardstock to go behind him. I created my snowy scene by cutting out some stitched hills and trees and added some glittery snow to them. All of this was mounted on an easel style base and Bo Bunny patterned paper. I stamped and coloured my sentiment and added some glitter snow to that too. The purple ink turned it purple - at first I was upset about this - now I think it matches perfectly. One of those happy accidents as they say. Some ribbon and sparkly purple gumdrops finish off my card. 


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Chilly Penguin - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: BRR - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Altitude Collection - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Tree die - Memory Box, Double Stitched Hills die - Your Next Stamp, Glitter Snow - Aleene's, ribbon - Recollections, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Dots (hat), Sparkly Purple Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers:BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 PL3 PL5 black
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!


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Sunday, 26 November 2017

25 Days Of Christmas Tags

High Hopes Rubber Stamps is excited to be participating on Day 26 of the annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags hosted by Tracy McNeely on her blog: In My Creative Opinion.
I created a tag using the oh so cute Christmas Boy and Reindeer Dog and the Believe sentiment.




I cut my tag base out with my Cricut, stamped and coloured my image with alcohol markers, and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white border. I added this to patterned paper from Your Next Stamp and a die cut circle. Some gold trim ribbon, sentiment and gumdrops finish off my tag. Star Dust Stickles on his hat give me the little bit of bling I like on my Christmas cards and tags. A sparkly pom pom on his hat was the perfect finishing touch. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Christmas Boy and Reindeer Dog - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Believe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Plaid - Your Next Stamp
Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Star Dust Stickles, Holly Jolly Sparkle gumdrops - Your Next Stamp, Recollections ribbon.

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 CR7 CR11 DR7 EB6 EB3 EB5 BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT2 GY1 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG1 DG2 DG4 IG1 
Copics: E31 E34 E37 

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