Thursday, 17 August 2017

In My Heart

This week's installment of My Favourite Things is......Animals. I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. I was a typical child begging my parents to have a dog. When they finally gave in and got us one you can imagine how overjoyed I was! 

Meet Delia Angel - the perfect stamp to share my love for animals and perfect for the animal lover in your life. 




I started by colouring my stamps with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting her out leaving a thin white edge. After gluing her on matching cardstock I cut her out again leaving a thin edge. It is hard to see in the photo but her wings are coloured with a sparkle pen to add a little bling. The sentiment is from the so much cuteness release and perfect for this stamp. A wood paw print heart, some twine and another favourite of mine - gumdrops - finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Delia Angel - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Furever - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sweet Celebration - MFT
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti3D foam pop dots - Forever In TimeMoonlight Spectrum Sparkle penBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, wood paw print heart - Kaisercraft, Baker's twine, Ocean Mist Glittered gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: RB1 RB2 RB4 AB1 AB2 AB3 CT1 CT2 GB5 CG4 DG3 JG6 AG1 AG3 AG5 PP1 PP3 EB6 EB3 EB5 IG2 IG3 IG5

Copics: E31 E34 E37

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Warm The Heart

Today I am happy to introduce you to Friendly Kitty, another cutie from the new release at High Hopes. I used to have a grey striped cat named Smokey. He was a very friendly guy.....especially when I had strawberry banana yogurt. He would sit on the back of the couch as I ate it and bat my hand every time I took a mouthful. He knew he would get to lick the spoon off when I was done. 
This stamp reminds me of his playfulness!



After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. I added him to some fun paper from the Echo Park. I added some dots to the flower just for fun. The sentiment is also from High Hopes (link below). A picket fence, some puffy clouds and my favourite - gumdrops - finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Friendly Kitty - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment:Friendship Warms The Heart - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Happy Summer - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti,  white gelly roll pen, Quickie glue pen, Love Earth gumdrops, gray marker, classic square die - Spellbinders, fence and lampost die - YNS, Head in the clouds die - Die-sires, 

Spectrum Noir: PP1 PP3 IG2 IG3 IG5 BG5 BG7 FS8 GB4 GB5 GB7 DR3 CG1 DG2 DG4 CG2 
Copics: B00 B06

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Garden Birthday

Welcome back Whimsy fans! Our challenge this month is Anything Goes!

My grandmother is a "master" gardener. I can remember her coming to plant the flowers at our house every Spring. My job was to fertilize each plant as she put it in before she put the dirt back around it. I took this job very seriously and I loved spending time with her and watching her meticulously plant each flower. 
Her 95th birthday is coming up later this month and my mom asked me if I would make a card for her - of course I said yes! I knew it had to be flowers and the Friendship Garden 2 Sentiments set was perfect for my card.



Grandma is bed ridden now but she still loves her flowers! 
I started by printing my digital stamp to the size I wanted for my card and coloured it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I cut it out using a classic circle die and added some stitching marks. the circle and paper edges are all inked with antique linen distress ink. Some cotton lace ribbon, a wooden heart and some enamel dots finish off my card. 
Card Recipe
Stamp: Friendship Garden 2 Sentiments - Whimsy Digital Stamps
It's A Party Enamel Dots - Whimsy Stamps

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Somedays You Just Have To

Happy Thursday and welcome back High Hopes fans! 

My post this week features another of my favourite things - stamping! and colouring of course. I talk to people all day and there is really nothing like coming home and hiding in my craft room - there is something theraputic about colouring and stamping isn't there? 
Ronda Stamping Angel was the perfect stamp to share one more of my favourite things. 



I started by colouring my stamps with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting her out. Originally I had another plan for this card but it didn't come together like I wanted it to so I had to redirect my creativity...does that ever happen to anyone else? 
I added this cutie to an embossed heart background and stamped my "partial" sentiment directly onto my patterned paper. Some sparkly ribbon and sparkly gumdrops - another of my favourites - finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Ronda Stamping Angel - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Somedays - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar and Spice - Doodlebug
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, clear Spectrum Sparkle penBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, Quickie glue pen, swiss hearts embossing folder - Taylored Expressions, curved scallop die - YNS, ribbon - stash, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: CG4 DG3 JG6 CG1 CG2 IG1 IG2 EB6 EB3 EB5 IG3 IG5 CT1 CT4 GB5 OR1
Copics: B00 B01 BG01 B24 B25 

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Love You More

Happy Wednesday OCS Fans! 
We all need a hug once and awhile right? Even animals need a hug....so when there isn't a human around to give them one what's a cow to do??? 
Find another cow of course!  
Cow hugs it is with this cutie from the So Much Cuteness release at High Hopes. 



I had some fun colouring these two with alcohol markers and then cut it out using a stitched square die. Patterned paper from Photo Play was perfect to pull things together. The sentiment was stamped using only part of the whole sentiment and cut out using a fishtail banner die. 
A heart banner die with a pop of orange for one heart, matching twine and some sparkly gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Cow Hugs - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: I Love You More - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: About A Little Boy - Photo Play 
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti,  twine - stash, Give Thanks For Sparkle gumdrops - YNS, stitched square die, fishtail banner die and heart banner die - YNS

Spectrum Noir: IG2 IG3 IG5 BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 CT1 CT2 CT4 GB11 YG1 YG2 YG3 CG1 DG2 OR1 OR2 CR8 AB1 AB2 AB3

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Dragon Birthday

This month our challenge theme is "My Favourite Things". I have gone through my High Hopes stamps and the website and have chosen stamps that represent my favourite things and I will share a different my favourite thing each week.

This week my card brings back memories of camping with my family when I was younger. We always had a campfire - love a campfire! - at night and toasted marshmallows, made spider wieners or even the odd time had a hamburger made over the fire...maybe not the best bedtime snack but boy were they good! My nephew loves to build a fire and toast marshmallows too so I thought these stamps were perfect for his birthday card! He is turning 16 so I had to do something teenage and masculine - yikes!





I started by colouring my stamps with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting them out. I cut my white cardstock piece and placed my circle die where I wanted it cut out. Next I placed my sentiment and with the help of my Misti, it is perfectly positioned. I added some night starry sky patterned paper behind the circle and some glittery gumdrops to finish off my card. The dragon is also popped up with foam pop dots just for fun. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Smore Dragon, Campfire - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Birthday Block - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: The Great Outdoors - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, sterling sliver Spectrum Sparkle pen, Not Quite Navy ink - Stampin' Up, Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: CG4 DG3 JG6 CG1 CG2 IG1 IG2 EB6 EB3 EB5 IG3 IG5 CT1 CT4 GB5 OR1
Copics: E31 E34 E37 



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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The Magic

It's Day 2 of the August new release in the Whimsy Digital Shop!

Anyone who knows or follows me knows how much I love horses. When I saw the Wind Beneath My Wings stamp I knew I had to colour it up! 

I kept my layout CAS (Clean and Simple) to keep the focus on this gorgeous stamp and ink blended my background paper so it was the perfect colours. 




After printing off my stamp I coloured it with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it using manicure scissors. I added some honey gold Nuvo crystal drops to the wings using a fine tip paint brush. 
I ink blended the background paper and cut them out using the hand stitched nested rectangle dies (link below). 
Some simple, black enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Wind Beneath My Wings - Whimsy Digital 
Sentiment - Christmas Moments



Spectrum Markers: IG1 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN4 TN6 TN8 TN3

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