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! 
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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

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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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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Not Even A Moose

T'was a couple months before Christmas and my craft desk is full
of stamps, glitter, cardstock, patterned paper and bling - how bout you? 
This week I would like to introduce you to  Stirrin' Milton

I'm not sure why but Milton just cracks me up!!! Maybe it's those knobby knees.......



After choosing my sentiment I had the Twas the night before Christmas poem going through my head so I decided that I would do a peaceful winter night ink blended background for Milton.......he is in his fuzzy bunny slippers after all! 
I stamped Milton, coloured him with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut him using cuticle scissors. Some navy blue cardstock and glitter gumdrops finish off this simple card layout. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Stirrin' Milton - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Not Even A Moose - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Broken China, Faded Jeans Distress inks, Cosmic Crush Glitter Gumdrops - YNS, white Gelly Roll pen, White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB1 EB2 RB1 RB3 RB4 GB5 OR1 CT2 CT1 IG2 IG3 IG5 AG1 AG3 AG4 PP3 CR7 CR11 DR6
                                            
                                       
 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. 
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Heaven and Nature Sing

Welcome back High Hopes fans! My post this week features Harp Angel from the new Seasons of Celebration Release
I have chosen to colour her in some non traditional Christmas colours. This stamp is versatile as I can see using it being used for Valentines' Day too...hmmm....another card added to my "to do" list .  My Mom's best friend loves angels on her Christmas cards so I can see an "order" coming up for this stamp especially because my Mom was with me when I coloured it and said the stamp would be perfect for her bestie! 





After colouring this sweetie with alcohol markers I cut her out using a stitched square die. I added some Stickles to her wings and silver sparkle pen to her harp - I love a bit of bling on my cards! Some paper from MME was perfect for my non traditional colours and a simple silver bow and some silver gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Harp Angel - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Let Heaven - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum - MME
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Star Dust Stickles, stitched square die - YNS, #3 Banners die - Sizzix, sterling silver Spectrum sparkle pen, gelly roll white gel pen, ribbon - stash, silver tinsel gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS2 FS1 TN2 FS8 CG1 DG2 DG4 CT1 CT2 GB4 PP1 PP3 PP5 IG1 
Copics: RV11 RV34 B01 B02 B04 
                                             
                                         
 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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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Reindeer Wishes

Welcome back to another Anything Goes Challenge at Whimsy Stamps. This month I am still working away at my Christmas cards. When I saw the reindeer set by Tracy Wray, I knew they were perfect for one of my nephews Christmas cards. 



After printing my stamp to the size I wanted I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol makers. I cut my patterned paper to fit my 5x5 card size and glued it down. The frantage I used on the circle around my stamp went a little crazy - who knew it would stick where there's no versa mark ink?! but I decided to use the image anyway since it looks like he is in a snowfall. I cut and layered some snowflakes from the retired snowflake border die and added them to some leaves from Crissy Armstrong's new Christmas Branches die set. Some sparkly gumdrops, stickles on his hat and a twine bow finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Reindeer 1 - Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Sentiment: Holiday Mini Sentiments - Whimsy Clear Stamps
Christmas Branches Dies Set - Whimsy Stamps

Have you got your Whimsy stamps and dies out yet? Here is the link to come play along!

Don't forget to pop by the Whimsy Stamps website for the products I used as well as many, many more stamps, dies and digital paper to name a few, to help get you inspired!

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Mistletoe Kisses?

Poor Tink! He is looking all charming and adorable but his only Christmas wish has always been to get a kiss under the mistletoe. I even added some freckles to add to his charm but for some reason no one wants to give him a kiss
Meet Hopeful Tink from High Hopes Rubber Stamps - he is adorable isn't he?! Any skunk lovers out there who will grant Tink's wish? 






After colouring this charming skunk with alcohol markers, I cut him out using a stitched oval die. I added some bling to his hat pom pom using Stickles and some clear Spectrum sparkle pen to the mistletoe berries. The sentiment was masked off, stamped and the question mark was added with a black marker. I added this adorableness to some fun patterned paper, added some ribbon and gumdrops to help this cutie get a kiss. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Hopeful Tink - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Candy Cane and Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: A Very Merry Christmas - Carta Bella
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Icicle Stickles, Black Marker, stitched oval die - YNS, ribbon stash, retro gumdrops - YNS 

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 PP2 AB1 AB2 AB3 AG1 AG3 AG5 CR7 CR11 DR6 IG1
                                             
                                         
 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. 
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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Reindeer Love

Am I the only one that thought it would be a good idea to have a pet reindeer as a child? I mean really - you could train them to deliver your presents first right?!  

It's all about Reindeer Love and non traditional winter/Christmas colours for this weeks card. 



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and then hand fussy cut it using cuticle scissors. I like to add a bit of bling to my cards so some Stickles on her hat, glitter snow on the trees and clear sparkle pen on the reindeer's nose helped me add just a touch. Next I cut out my side step card base, trees and snow drifts to create my scene. I masked off part of the sentiment and using my Misti, got perfect placement - love my Misti! A silver bell and matching glittery ribbon finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Reindeer Love - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Jingle All The Way - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Wishes- Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Aleene's glitter snow, Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Icicle Stickles, side step die - Local King, double stitched hills die - YNS, Pine Fressh Trio and Fresh Pine Trees dies - Memory Box, Galena ribbon, bell - Christmas Craft Essentials, Best Glue Ever, Aleene's glitter snow. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 HB1 HB2 LV1 CR7 CR11 DR6 TN3 TN5 TN6 TN1 TN2 PL4 PL5 black CT1 CT2 CT4 PP1 CG1 DG2 
Copics: B00 B01 B02
                                             
                                         
 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. 
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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Hittin' The Slopes

We are hittin' the slopes with "Penguin Skier" from the new digital stamp release at Whimsy Stamps. 

I love Crissy Armstrong's penguins - they are always up to something and this month is no exception as we get ready for winter and snow!




After printing my stamp and colouring it with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white border. Glossy accents on his goggles and liquid applique on his hat give some fun textures. Next I printed my digital papers and laid out my easel card design. I added two different sentiments and added some snow hills cut my the stitched border die trio and trees to create my scene. Some twine and a few gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penguin Skier - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Christmas Time, Snowman Sheet 2 - Whimsy Stamps
- Whimsy Stamps
Die: Stitched Border Die Trio - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT4 GB5 OR1 BG5 BG7 BG10 FS8 IG2 IG3 IG5
Copics: B02 B04 B06 B00 E31 E34 E37

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

It's Cold Outside

Have you seen the Season of Celebration new release?! It has a whopping 20 new stamps and they are sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!! 
The design team will be sharing Christmas/Winter Fun projects with you this month and this release is perfect for this theme. It is also the theme for our challenge this month so happy shopping and then come play along! 

My inspiration card introduces you to Winter Owl - how adorable is he in his big argyle hat and scarf!?! 



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and then cutting it out with a circle die. I added some blue Frantage on the edges for a little bit of bling. Some stardust Stickles were perfect to add bling to his hat and scarf, and some glittery snow on the branch he's sitting on finish off my touches of bling....although I did add some clear Spectrum sparkle pen to the ornaments..
The Tim Holtz mini greens die set had the perfect branches to match the stamp so I cut some out and added them. Icicles, ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winter Owl - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Cold Outside - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sleigh Ride - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Aleene's glitter snow, Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Stardust Stickles, ribbon - stash, icicle border - Impression Obsession, enamel dots - Whimsy Stamps, Shabby Blue Frantage - Stampendous, fish tail banner die - YNS, Mini Holiday Greens die - Sizzix

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 GB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 TN2 TN3 TN6 EB6 EB3 EB5 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6 DG2
                                             Copics: B23 B28
                                         
 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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Little Drummer Boy

I can't believe it is October 1st already but here we are. This month's challenge at One Crazy Stamper is Christmas/Winter Fun and the new Seasons of Celebration release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps has the perfect stamps to come play along and get your Christmas cards started

My inspiration post features Little Drummer Boy and Friends and the Par Rum Pa Pum Pum sentiment. This is one of my favourite stamps from this release. Not only is the little drummer too cute but so are his animal friends! 




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a stitched square die. I ordered the new Echo Park Christmas paper from OCS and it came just in time for me to use it on this card. I love the off white, gold, burgundy colour combo. 
I masked off part of the sentiment and used my Misti to perfectly place it on the cardstock I had cut out for it. I added a screen print piece of sheet music, some gold trimmed ribbon, music notes and gumdrops to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Little Drummer Boy and Friends - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Wise Men Still Seek Him - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, White Gelly Roll pen,  stitched square die - YNS, ribbon - Celebrate It, Candy Land glittered gumdrops - YNS, Spun Gold Spectrum Sparke Pen, music notes - Joys of the Season - Cricut

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 FS2 FS1 TN2 FS9 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 FS6 CR3 CR1 DR5 DR1 DR7 EB6 EB3 EB5 RB1 RB3 RB4 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG4 DG3 JG6
                                     
 I hope you will join us for our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge!  Click here for more details and to come play along!



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