Thursday, 16 November 2017

Winter Kitty Christmas

Did you see the new "Winter Fun" release from High Hopes yesterday?!? If you haven't - be sure to check it out! 
One of the oh so cute new release stamps was this cutie "Winter Kitty". If you are a cat lover or have a cat lover in your life, then this a stamp you will want in your collection!




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a circle die. I added Liquid Applique to the hat and scarf for some texture. I found out the hard way, you have to completely dry/puff up the applique with your heat gun - if there are any spots that are still wet and you run it through a die cutting machine ......well let's just say it's a mess - lesson learned - die cut then add liquid applique. After I was set (the second time), I added my stamp to paper from Simple Stories and added some ribbon and a bow. Some photo corners and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winter Kitty - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Meowy Christmas Saying - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Cozy Christmas - Simple Stories
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskars circle cutter, liquid applique, Be Creative Tape (3 mm), Celebrate It ribbon, Holly Berry Red gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: PP1 PP3 PP5 TN3 TN6 TN7 CT2 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6
                                            
                                      
 I hope you will 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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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Fabulous Friend

          Welcome to our Anything Goes challenge at Whimsy Stamps.
This month my card features one of Crissy Armstrong's oh soo cute penguins! I chose to use "Penguin Fliesfor a card for a very dear friend of mine who has done something for me that really means alot. She really lifted me up and I thought this stamp was a perfect way to thank her for being such a good friend. 





After printing my stamp to the size I wanted I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol makers and hand fussy cut it leaving a small white border. I added some fun polka dots and hearts to the balloons with a white gel pen. I printed my digital paper and cut is to fit my card base. The cherry blossom panel die, some ribbon and a flower finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penguin Flies - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Patterned Paper: Over The Rainbow Digital Paper - Whimsy Stamps
Cherry Blossom Panel Die - Whimsy Stamps


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Cowgirl Winter Fun!

Welcome to the "Winter Joy" new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! 

I had the pleasure of working with "Snowman Cowboy".....a perfect stamp for me for those that know me . I was a bit of a rebel with this one - I decided to make it a snowman Cowgirl! 

Our cowgirl is done her chores and what is a gal to do once chores are done and she needs some winter fun?!? Why try to lasso a snowflake of course!!




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I cut it out using a circle die and added some stitch marks using a die as well. I stamped and fussy cut my snowflake leaving a small white border and added some Stickles to it for a little bling. I also added Stickles to the snow on the fence. I stamped the sentiment - perfect for this card I think - and cut it out using a stitched oval die. Some fun bobble ribbon as I call it and sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snowman Cowboy, Snowflake 2 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Roundin Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum - MME, Creative Imaginations
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Star Dust Stickles, stitching marks die - YNS, stitched oval die - YNS, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers:BT3 MB1 MB3 MB4 BG5 BG7 EB3 EB6 EB5 PP1 PP3 PP5 EB1 EB2
Copics: B02 B04 B06
                                            
                                      
 ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Believe!

As I child I always wondered what it would be like to be able to fly like one of Santa's reindeer. We went to Santa's Village in Bracebridge and I was fascinated by this place - it was all things Christmas year round. 

It even had live reindeer and I always wondered if one of them worked for Santa! Our friend Rodney Reindeer is dreaming of the day he is big enough to help pull Santa's sleigh......but first he has to grow a little.....and then he has to Believe in the Magic......





I started my A2 size card by stamping Rodney Reindeer, colouring him with alchohol markers and fussy cutting him with cuticle scissors. I added him to patterned paper from an older Bo Bunny collection. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a fish tail banner die and I stamped a santa and sleigh from another stamp set above Rodney's head. It's hard to see on the photo but the rings on his harness are coloured with a Sterling Silver Sparkle Pen. A matching holly die, ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Rodney Reindeer - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Believe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: White Out - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, brown marker, Sterling silver Spectrum Sparkle pen,  3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Cotton Candy Blue gumdrops - YNS, fishtail banner die - YNS, Christmas Branch Die - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN4 TN6 TN7 
                                            
                                      
 I hope you will 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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Friday, 3 November 2017

Peace, Joy, Love

I hope you have been enjoying this month's digital release from Whimsy Stamps! 
I had the chance to work with "Leap Of Joy". How fun is this reindeer leaping through the air!?! I think it is one of Santa's reindeer practicing for the big night don't you?




I decided to create a fun little scene in a shadow box style card. I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, added some sparkle with Stickles and Nuvo Gitter Drops and then hand fussy cut him out. I ran a black marker around the edge just to clean up any white I may have missed and to give it a finished look. 

To decorate my shadow box front, I used dies from the Christmas Branches die set and the Build a Poinsettia die set. A stitched border die from the Stitched Border Die Trio was perfect to help make my snow banks. The sky is ink blended with distress inks and a light snow fall was added with a white gel pen. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Leap Of Joy - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 TN3 TN6 TN7 JG2 JG4 JG6 CG1 DG2 DG4

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

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

No Peeking or Poking

This month the challenge at High Hopes is Winter Fun. Part of winter is Christmas and part of Christmas is hunting for your hidden gifts even though you've been told not to.
Then when you find them..........when no one is around of course you just want to pick them up and shake them to see if you can guess what it is.......or was it just my brothers that did that?!






I started my A2 size card by stamping Teddy Gift. I masked him off and added some more presents around him by stamping the Presents stamp. After colouring my image with alcohol markers (colour combo was inspired by a fellow designer who's name starts with "C") I hand fussy cut him with my cuticle scissors and an exacto knife and added some freckles with a brown marker. 

I added this cutie popped up with foam dots so paper from the A Perfect Christmas by Echo Park. A polka dot embossing folder gave me some texture behind my stamp and some matching gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Teddy Gift, Presents - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Peeking, Shaking, Poking - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: A Perfect Christmas - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, brown marker, Sterling silver Spectrum Sparkle pen (bows), Crystal Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Crystal Stickles, polka dot embossing folder - Cricut, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, twine, Holly Berry gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 GB8 GB10 EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 CG1 DG2 DG4 JG6 CR7 CR11 DR6 
Copics: RV11 RV32 RV34 
                                            
                                       
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our challenge! Don't have High Hopes Stamps? Click here to get a free digital stamp to play along. 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Puppy Christmas

This month I got to create with an older stamp called "Christmas Treat". I have a dog and it is always fun to bring him treats - any new toy that squeaks is a hit in his world! He also loves his cheddar cheese flavoured snacks........yes he is a spoiled little man!! 

I wonder what Santa will bring him this year.......




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a stitched oval die. I added this super cute image to paper from the Mad 4 Plaid collection from Photo Play. A die cut holly in the corner and some fun paw print curling ribbon from my stash and my favourite embellishment - gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Christmas Treat - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Sm. Christmas Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Mad 4 Plaid - Photo Play 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched oval die - YNS, Icicle Stickles - Ranger, Sterling Silver Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Cupid gumdrops - YNS, ribbon - stash

Spectrum Noir Markers: DR5 DR1 DR7 BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 JG2 JG4 JG6 IG1 IG3 MB1 MB3 MB4 black
                                             Copics: B00 B02 BG01
                                         
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our challenge! Don't have High Hopes Stamps? Click here to get a free digital stamp to play along. 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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