Thursday, 21 September 2017

Poultry In Motion

Our friend Tom the turkey heard that Thanksgiving is coming soon and for some odd reason he has decided not to stay for dinner! This stamp just cracks me up!

This week's card features Turkey Getaway and the Poultry In Motion sentiment from High Hopes.  I made him into a slider card.......I mean he does seem to be in a hurry to get out of town after all!



After giggling through colouring my stamp I hand fussy cut him out and set him aside. I cut out the "sky" using a stitching and piercing mark circle die and added some die cut clouds. Next I used my slider die to cut out "Tom's" getaway path. 
I added a fence behind my sky, and added all of this to paper from Echo Park. Some ribbon, a couple arrows and some gumdrops finish off my card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Turkey Getaway - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Poultry In Motion- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: The Story Of Fall - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  MistiForever In Time pop dots, mini slider die - YNS, Head in the Clouds die - Die'sires, silver gel pen, Retro gumdrops - YNS, ribbon - Stampin' Up, circles with stitching and pierce marks die - YNS, arrow - Journalled Weekly die set - YNS

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 TN3 TN4 TN6 TN7 CR7 CR11 DR6 IG2 IG3 IG5 CG4 DG3 JG6 OR1 OR2 CR8

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Boo-tiful Day

Halloween is a spooky, sometimes creepy time of year but these cuties from High Hopes are more cute then scary aren't they?! 

Meet Boo Pals - how fun are these three! I decided to pair them with some more non-traditional Halloween coloured papers just for fun.



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I glued it down on some black card stock and cut it out leaving a thin black cardstock line to help it stand off the card. 
The stamp is popped up using 3D foam squares to keep it above the twine I put behind it. Some super cute die cut ghosts and black gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Boo Pals - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Boo-tiful Day - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spookville - We R Memory Keepers
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  White Gelly Roll pen, Happy Haunting Die set - YNS, 3D Foam pop dots - Forever In Time, twine - Baker's, Cupid gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: IG2 IG3 IG5 PP1 BG5 BG7 BG10 
Copic: B00
                                     
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Snowmen Fall Unassembled

It's the 15th of the month and time for a new Anything Goes Challenge at Whimsy Stamps! 

I don't think you can ever start making Christmas cards early enough...although thinking about cold and Christmas is kinda tough in hot, humid weather! Top O' The Morning by Crissy Armstrong however, makes it easy to get into the Christmas card making mode - seriously - how cute is he with his bird friend!?!


After printing my stamp to the size I wanted I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol makers. I printed my digital paper and cut it the size I needed to complete me 5.5"x 5.5" card. Some glittery snow was added to the fence, lampost and a little under the snowman. Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen and Stickles add some fun bling to the pom pom and buttons. A lacy bow and some gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Top O The Morning - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Sentiment: Snomwan Sheet 1 - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Patterned Paper: Christmas Tidings Digital - Whimsy Stamps
Stitched Border Dies Trio - Whimsy Stamps

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Half The Fun

With fall comes different responsibilities around the farm. As kids, we often tried to find fun ways to get our responsibilities done - this stamp reminds me of that. I mean what is more fun then a "hay ride" to take a chicken back to it's coop?!? We didn't necessarily always think things through  ......but boy did we have fun getting our work done!





After colouring my stamp with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, I cut it out using a stitched rectangle die. I think the paper from Simple Stories has a country feel to it - perfect for my card. Some twine, punched maple leaves and my fav - gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Hay Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Half The Fun - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hello Fall - Simple Stories
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  MistiForever In Time pop dots, stitched rectangle die - YNS, twine - Recollections, Love Me Some Latte gumdrops - YNS, maple leaf punch - Recollections

Spectrum Markers: FS2 FS5 TN2 TB8 BT9 TB9 CR7 CR11 DR6 CT4 GB5 OR1 CG1 DG2 DG4 BG5 BG7 BG10 FS8 MB1 MB3 MB4 OR1 OR2 B04 EB6 EB3 EB5 BT4 BT6 BT7 

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Free Broom Rides

Halloween is just around the corner. Plans are being made for witches and ghosts and ghouls to come out of the wood work for trick or treating. It is a spooky time of year but this cute witch from High Hopes is having some fun with it all and offering some free broom rides! 



After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers, I cut her out using a circle die. I had to cut part of her hat and broom first as my die wasn't big enough to to around them. 
Next I cut a piece of orange cardstock and stamped it with the new spider background. It wasn't quite as wide as my piece of paper so there was some overlap in the webs... hidden now by the sentiment and twine  
Some creepy spiders, a broom from my stash and a few matching gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Free Broom Rides - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Halloween Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:Bootiful Nights - American Craft 
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, White Gelly Roll pen,  classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskars circle cutter, fishtail banner dies - YNS, candy corn gumdrops - YNS, twine, broom and spiders - stash

Spectrum Markers: FS2 FS5 TN2 BG5 BG7 BG10 OR1 OR2 OR3 CR8 CT1 CT2 CT4 AG1 AG3 AG5 HB1 LV1 HB2 GY1 GY2 GY4 GB7 PP1 FS8
                                     
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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Merry & Bright

I have alot of people in my life who love penguins so I always need a stash of penguin themed cards.

Christmas is not exception so when I can make a card to include in a challenge, it is a win win! 

My card features "Waddles Snow Fun" from your Next Stamp and my card is based on the sketch from the current Sketch and Colour Challenge #72. 



After colouring this adorable stamp with SN alcohol markers - I LOVE Waddles - I cut him out using the matching die to this set. Next I cut out a polaroid die and stamped my sentiment using white ink. It is hard to see in the photo but the ornament tops are coloured with a silver sparkle pen and the ornaments have a clear sparkle pen on them. Some sparkly ribbon, glitter silver gumdrops and icicles finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Waddles Snow Fun - Your Next Stamp
Dies: Waddles Snow Fun, Polaroid Insta Love die set - Your Next Stamp
Bling: Glitter Silver Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Patterned Paper - Tis the Season - Bo Bunny
Crystal Clear and Sterling Silver Spectrum Sparkle Pens 
Icicle border die - IO
Picket Fence Distress ink, ribbon - Celebrate It

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 CG4 DG3 JG6 DR5 DR1 DR7

Here is the sketch I followed and the link to Sketch and Colour Challenge #72 at Your Next Stamp.

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Happy Fall Y'all

Welcome to September High Hopes fans! Seriously, where has the year gone?! Fall is my favourite time of year......but I really feel like we just got through winter didn't we?! 
I live in a rural area so it is the time of year when farmers are on the fields taking off crops and well.....spreading manure...okay maybe that part isn't my favourite but fresh produce from these fields is the best!

It is no secret.........Bob the farmer loves his tractor! He is more then happy to be out on the fields taking crops off all day! 



Bob and his tractor and the farm background are coloured with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut. I used a hills die to cut out some fun rolling hills. The sentiment was stamped and cut out and place on the corner. I added some glossy accents to the tractor headlights just for fun. Bob is popped up with pop dots and some gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Bob Loves His Tractor, Farm Background - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Fall Y'all - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Piggy Tales (sky), Pumpkin Spice - Simple Stories
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti, Forever In Time pop dots, hills die set - YNS, glossy accents - Ranger, Love Me Some Latte gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 DG2 DG4 JG2 JG4 FS1 FS2 TN2 JG2 JG5 JG6 TN3 TN6 TN7 DR5 DR1 DR7

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Thankful For Friends Like You

Happy September OCS fans! Fall is in the air - it is my favourite season. I love the crisp feel in the air and my cozy sweaters. 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner to and I am always thankful for the friends I have in my life. Our friends come in all shapes and sizes so I chose to use this more of a Halloween theme stamp to make a card celebrating my friends. 




These fun friends are coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a stitched rectangle die. I added some freckles to the dog and cat using a brown marker. The sentiment was created on my computer and cut out using fishtail banner dies and mounted on patterned paper from the Story of Fall collection from Echo Park. I left the die on the image and used baby blue ink around the edges. Some gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Pumpkin Buddies - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: The Story of Fall - Echo Park
Sentiment: Computer - Calibri font
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti,  brown Staedler marker, stitched rectangle and fishtail banner dies - YNS, baby blue ink - Memories Ink, Love Me Some Latte gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir: OR1 OR2 OR3 DG2 VG67 DG4 FS8 TN1 EB1 EB2 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 

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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Hello Fall

I am so excited fall is just around the corner! I love the colours, the natural tones and the cool temperatures this season brings with it. Fall also brings with it fresh apples which are perfect for home made apple pie and apple fritters. 

The Penguin Apple Bushell stamp from the new digital release reminds me of these yummy things and my favourite season. And besides ........who can resist a penguin this cute!?! 



After printing off my stamp I coloured it with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it using manicure scissors, I added it to some fun Autumn digital papers. The sentiment was perfect for this fall feel card. I used a maple leaf punch to cut some leaves out of some of the digital paper and rolled them with a pen to curl the edges. I wanted them to look like they were blowing in the breeze. Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penguin Apple Bushel - Whimsy Digital 
Sentiment - Fabulous Fall Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper - Autumn 2, Autumn Woods Digital Papers - Whimsy Stamps


Spectrum Markers: MB1 MB2 MB4 CR7 CR11 DR6 TN1 EB1 EB2 BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 AG1 AG3 AG5 TB8 BT9 TB9

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Friday, 1 September 2017

Winter Wonderland Ride

Welcome to September! Time for the new Seasons of Celebration release and a new Fall/Halloween challenge - what better way to start the month! 

My challenge card features "Winter Horse Ride" and the "Snowflake Background" from the new release! I loved to ride my horse on the trails in the winter when the sun was out to warm us up and the snow was falling gently around us. He didn't need anything extra - he always grew a big thick winter coat so he was warm!!!






I started by stamping the new snowflake background stamp with Versamark and heat embossing white embossing powder to create my background. Then I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it out. The sentiment was printed off my computer and then the winter wonderland sentiment was stamped on. Snow banks were added using a die to cut out some curves. Some tree dies with glitter snow, white and gold ribbon and some sparkly gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winter Horse Ride, Snowflake Background - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Winter Wonderland - High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Georgia font - computer
Patterned Paper: Tis the Season - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, white gelly roll pen, Gold Stickles - Ranger, Aleene's Glitter snow, classic circle die - Spellbinders, ribbon - stash, fresh pine trio and fresh pine trees dies - Memory Box, white sugar and sparkle gumdrops - YNS, white embossing powder - Ranger

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 IG2 IG3 IG5 CG1 DG2 DG4 TN4 TN6 TN8 TN1 TN3 EB6 EB3 EB5 AB1 AB2 AB3 CGR2 BGR4 BGR5 DR5 DR1 DR6 CR11 CG4 DG3
                                         
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Polar Bear Sleigh Ride

It's September 1st and that means it's time for the new Seasons of Celebration release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps AND a new Fall/Halloween challenge! What a great way to start the month - some fun, cute new winter/Christmas themed stamps! 

My card features "Polar Sleigh" from the new release. How much fun are these two having jumping snow drifts on their sleigh! We had a hill we used to love to jump with our crazy carpets........and the landing wasn't always soft! 




I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting it out leaving a thin white edge. I left some solid white parts because these cuties are mounted on the card using a mini action wobble so they move and wiggle every time the card is moved. I added some snow banks cut out using a stitched hills die, trees in the background, and some icicles to help create my winter scene. Some twine and a sentiment stamped directly on the snow finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Polar Sleigh - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Think Snow - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Forsted - Kaisercraft
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, White Gelly Roll pen,  stitched square and double stitched hills dies - YNS, mini action wobble - Hampton Art, Bakers twine, icicle die - Impression Obsession, Fresh Pine Trio die - Memory Box, Stardust Stickles - Ranger

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 PP1 PP3 PP5 CG1 DG2 DG4 CR7 CR11 DR6
Copics:  E31 E34 E37 C00
                                     
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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Country Garden

My final my favourite thing to share with you this month is flowers. 

My Grandmother was phenomenal with putting together bright coloured flowers in our flower beds. My job was to follow her as she planted with the "magic" bucket to water the flowers after they were planted. The "magic" made the water blue.......such a fun child hood memory! As an adult I know what turned the water blue........but I still like to pretend I didn't know  

I think Country Garden is the perfect stamp to use to share.......flowers.



I have another favourite thing to share and that is country colours. Dusty rose and what I call a grey blue are some of my favourite colours. After colouring my stamp, I cut it out using a stitched rectangle die. Some paper from Julia Nutting and MFT were perfect. A white picket fence, cotton lace bow and some gumdrops finish off my card.  
I decided to keep the layout quite simple and will add the sentiment to the inside of the card when I have an occasion to use it. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Country Garden - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Paper Dolls - Julia Nutting, Watercolor Wash - MFT
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti, baby blue ink - Memories, fence and lamp post die - YNS, stitched rectangle die - YNS, white sugar and sparkle gumdrops - YNS, cotton lace ribbon - stash

Spectrum Markers: AG1 AG3 AG5 CG4 DG3 JG6 CT1 CT2 CT4 GB5 AP1 AP3 AP4 AB1 AB2 AB3 EB6 EB3 EB5 OG2 DG2 DG4 VB1 VB2 VB3
Copics: RV11 RV32 RV36

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Tea Cup Thanks

I have had way too much fun playing with the So Much Cuteness release this month! I couldn't let the month go by without playing with the oh so cute Teacup Pup!

I think he is just adorable peeking out of the cup! I have coffee or tea with friends the odd time either at their house or a coffee shop so I thought he would be perfect for a thank you card to give after a nice coffee/tea with a friend. 




After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut him out. I added some polka dots to the tea cup with a white gel pen just for fun. I cut my piece of background cardstock and after roughly placing where I wanted my stamp to go, I added my word die and cut it out. 
Some sparkly sequins finish off my card. This is more of a simple layout then I usually do so I was a little out of my comfort zone but I am happy with how it turned out. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Tea Cup Pup - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Rainbow Perfectly Plaid - Lawn Fawn
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti,  white gelly roll penBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, sequins - stash, Scripty Words Die - YNS

Spectrum Noir: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 EB6 EB3 EB5 MB1 MB2 MB4 CT2 CT4 GB5 OR1

 Join us for our My Favourite Things Challenge - here's the link: August Challenge

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Get Your Happy

I couldn't let the month of sharing some of my favourite things with you without sharing one of my favourite High Hopes stamps with you! 

Classy Clydesdale was in one of the first new releases I got to play with as a design team member. 
Today's card is a reminder to be happy! My horse used to remind me of this every once and a while. If I was too stressed out or he felt I needed a laugh he would always do something to make laugh......like walk over to the garbage can and pull a Tim Horton's coffee cup out of the garbage and stand there bopping it back and forth..........and many more stories believe me! 

Classy Clydesdale just looks so happy and seems to like to have fun so I thought he was perfect for my card. 



This week's card was started by making my background paper. I used some inks from stamping up and my ink blending tool and went to work. I added the mini butterfly ink splatter and cut out my pieces using a stitched rectangle die.
The stamp was coloured and fussy cut a very long time ago - it has been on the corner of my white board watching every move I make but I felt it was perfect for my card this week so voila! 
Some gingham ribbon, a wooden horseshoe and sparkly gumdrops - more of my favourite things finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Classy Clydesdale - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Get Your Happy On - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, ink and ribbon - Stampin' Up, wood horseshoe - Southern Ridge Trading Co., stitched rectangle die - YNS, Ink Blending tool and foam - Ranger, magical pastel sparkly gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: IG1 IG3 GB8 GB10 EB5 TN7 TN8 EB8 JG2 JG4 JG6

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Clucker Club

This week's post gives us a peek into the hen house! I have wanted to try making a shadow box style card for awhile now and I thought these chicken stamps were perfect for my first try. 

There seems to be quite the conversation going on in the hen house today don't you think? 



I started my vision by searching for the perfect shadow box style I pictured in my head. I found a tutorial here and after a few failed attempts with some regular printer paper, I made my frame with some wood patterned paper. Next, I measured the inside space of my square and stamped a chicken wire background to fit. The chickens were added to some red cardstock and popped up with 3D foam dots. Raffia pieces were perfect for some "straw" in my mind so I cut some pieces and "roughly" added them. I think a few feathers were the perfect touch - you know someone is clucking about something that will upset someone! 
Some gingham ribbon and matching sentiments finish off my card. This is a fun card style to make and I definitely see more in my future! 

Card Recipe 
 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Chick Gossip, Ruffled - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Snap Basics - Simple Stories 
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti,  fishtail banner dies - YNS, Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, feathers and raffia - stash, Celebrate It Ribbon, 3D foam pop dots - Forever in Time

Spectrum Noir: CR7 CR11 DR6 CT1 CT4 GB5 MB1 MB2 MB4 TN1 EB1 EB2 TN4 TN6 TN7

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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

 Join us for our My Favourite Things challenge. Here's the link and a few details: August Challenge

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