November Challenge -- Christmas/Winter

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Think Snow -- High Hopes Stamps

If you like it or not Winter is on it's way and if you live in my part of the world we had our first snow fall last night.  I haven't accepted this change in weather as of yet and taking my snowy / frozen clothes off the laundry line after work yesterday totally proves that!

 I love the designs in this stamp release. Many darling  details like the sweet candy canes in this Snowman's pocket. The tree  has added acrylic paint to give a soft and snowy look. Hot glued cotton to the base of the tree and an added star for the tree topper. 
The sentiment is from High Hopes from the snowman mini set found here
Thanks for peeking! Have a crafty rest of the week :)
Copic numbers... Y21,Y28,Y23,C1,C3,C5,C0,B41,YG61,YG63,YG67,R11,R21,R24,R26,E31,E33,E37,0

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cascade Card Tutorial

Tuesday is here again and for today's post I have a Cascade Card Tutorial.  I originally saw this tutorial on Beccy's Place.  It is a rather unique shape and does make a rather nice card if you are looking for something different.

Outside of Card

Inside of Card

Supplies used:

Step 1:  Take a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock and cut it to be 6" x 12". 

Step 2:  Starting from the left hand side and on the long side score at 2", 4", 8" and 10".  Fold in along the scorelines as mountain, valley, valley and mountain.

Step 3:  Measure 2" down from the top left hand corner of the card.  Draw a line from the mark that was just made to the top of the 4" score line.  Do the same on the right hand side using the top of the 8" scoreline.  Cut along both of these lines.  Keep both pieces.

Step 4:  Design Paper Preparation.  Whatever design paper you decide to use, cut 1 piece to be 5 3/4" x 3 3/4".  This is to be used for the inside middle part of the card.  Cut 4 pieces of paper to be 5 3/4" x 1 3/4".  Use the triangular off cuts to get the correct angles for the strips and make sure that you trim the panels in the right direction

The image Penquin Love, was coloured with Copic Markers.  Polar White Flower Soft was used on the trim of the hats.  The image was then fuzzy cut and mounted to the middle panel.  The sentiment was added to the left front panel.  Faux Snow was also added to the middle panel.

For any supplies that you have on your wish list for Santa, do check out Lora's OCS store for some amazing products and prices.

Until next time, keep crafting.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Freezin' Season

Welcome back friends, my card today is for the challenge this month here at One Crazy Stamper, I have actually made two cards using the same wonderful image from High Hopes Rubber Stamps-Freezin' Season, Snowman Stumble, From all of Us.  I made the first one adding some snowflakes and sequins, embossing the background card stock and coloring the image using Copic markers.  

The second card using the same image trying the chalkboard technique, looks different in person, but wanted to share it anyway.  The image is colored using white pencil crayon and chalk.  I used other pencil crayons as well.  Adding the mitten/hat and snowflake sequins.  I also used glittery paper and a Merry Christmas die.  

Thanks and I hope you get a chance to check out these fun awesome stamps and play along with the amazing design team creating some fun projects.  Till next time happy crafting. 

Supplies: High Hopes Rubber stamps-Freezin' Season, Snowman Stumble, From all of us, Card stock, Glittery Card Stock, Memento Ink, Pencil Crayons, Snowflake, hat, mitten dies, Sequins, Liquid Glue, Fun Foam, Copic Markers, Embossing Folder, Merry Christmas Die, Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Santa Bob!

Hello everyone!
Today I am sharing with you a card using the super cute Santa Bob from the High Hopes new release called Joys of the Season.
I decided to use up some paper from my stash. I used the Echo Park Refections Christmas 6x6 collection. My design is really simple and I only added 2 layers of Designer papers. A piece of twine with 2 tiny gold bells, a bow, Crystal Stickles and some white flocking on Santa's beard and hair finished off my design!

inside of my card using the" Ho Ho Ho "sentiment.
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E01, E31
Santa suit: R35, R37, R39
Boots & Glasses: W3, W5, W7, W9
Chimney: W1, W3, W5
Snow: B0000, B00
I did a second card using papers from the same collection but this time Santa's beard is left plain only using W0 on the edges. I wasn't sure I like the white flocking I used on the other card but the more I look at it, it seems to be growing on me.

Just a reminder to enter into our current Challenge over on the One Crazy Stamper Blog
Click HERE for details. I hope you'll play along, I can't wait to see what you create!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Lil' Snowbird

Hello and Happy Friday!  I am home from my trip to Michigan and I can officially say I am all done my Christmas Shopping!!!  This weekend I will be decorating my house for 1 full week then wrapping and baking the next =)  Sooooo happy to have all that off my plate for the month of December, yeah me!!!!

Ok on to today's card, check it out....
 Supplies Used:
* Copic Xpress It cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Image:  High Hopes Stamps, Lil' Snowbird
* Sentiment:  High Hopes Stamps, Merry Christmas
* Angel Glitter
* Paper:  Doodlebug 6x6 Paper Pack, North Pole
* Cardstock: Green & Red
* Satin Bow Embellishments
* Zig Glue Pen
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Cottage Ivy

Here is a close up of the fun image to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Hair:  E49, E59, E25, E23, E21
* Red:  R39, R37, R35
* Green:  G46, G43, G40
* Brown:  E27, E25, E23
* Snow:  BG000
* White:  Glitter

I hope that you enjoyed today's card.

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dapper Dan Wishes You a Merry Christmas

Less then six weeks to go before Christmas is here, and this month the design team at One Crazy Stamper is celebrating by showing you projects featuring products from High Hopes rubber stamps.

This wonderful gentleman snowman is Dapper Dan which you can purchase here.  I have stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock and then colored him with Copic markers.  After fussy cutting him out I have added him to a card front featuring paper from Simple Stories, a sentiment die from Impression Obsession, and ribbon and wooden snowflake embellishments from my stash.

Card Recipe
Snowman - E50, E30, Colorless Blender, W0
Vest/Berries - E17, E19, E18
Greens - E81, E84, E87
Nose - E95, E99
Hat, Buttons, Wood Handle of umbrella - E44, E47, E49

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Joy Ride -- High Hopes Stamps

Hi there. Can you believe another Wednesday is here! Time is flying by and Christmas will be here before you know it.
Happy Wednesday!! :)
I whipped up this fun design using High Hopes Joy Ride.  Find the stamp at OCS HERE or High Hopes HERE This sweet stamp totally makes me smile! I could only wish to have such a festive ride! :)

Plaid has always been a favorite of mine at Christmas. I just love traditional elements.
Christmas red and green Stickles and Kraft paper were added to this design. The sentiment was created using pattern paper and twine. 
Thanks for peeking! Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!
Created with Copic #'w YG61,YG63,YG657,R20,R22,R11,R24,R27,,C1,C3,C5,B41,T1,T3,T5,E50,E21,Y21,Y28,E31,E33,E35
A quick picture of my local market at Christmas :D

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Jingle Bells....

Another week has gone by and for my post today, I have used three stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps  newest release "Joys of the Seasons".  I also created a couple of embellishments using the Heidi Swapp Minc machine.

I used a piece of holographic reactive foil with a transfer sheet and ran this through the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine and used a snowflake punch to make the snowflake.  I did the same with the green foil for the holly leaves but used a holly leaves punch.  The Heidi Swapp minc machine is great tool to have among your supplies.  So many things can be done with it and this journey has only begun.

Supplies used:
 There is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge.  For any supplies that you might need, check out Lora's OCS store.

Until next time, happy crafting



Monday, November 16, 2015

Snowy Couple

Waahhoo fun stuff I am using on my card today.  Thanks for stopping, the challenge hereat One Crazy Stamper which I am on their design team and couldn't be happier with this rubber stamp company we are show casing this month.  It is the Joys of the Seasons Release from High Hopes Rubber stamps.  Super fun and mine is called Snowy Couple, cute right!  And I am using this Snow Tex by DecoArt, fun to play with, makes everything look like fresh snow on it and gives the look almost 3D too.  Anyway, thanks for stopping and I hope you get a chance to get in your craft space.  Thanks again and look forward to seeing your creations here at One Crazy Stamper.  Cheers!

Supplies: HH Rubber Stamps-Snowy Couple, Snow-Tex, Doily, Card stock, Carta Bella Warm & Cozy paper, Copic Markers, Circle Die, Snowflake Corner Die, Snowflake Die, Tree Die, Distress Ink-Ranger, and ink blending tool.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Snowmen Pile!

Happy Saturday!
Today I have a card to share with you that I made using my new Mini Minc Machine. I'm still a newbie with it  but I did manage to make something that I felt was good enough to share. With the Minc Machine you need to use Toner ink based items. What I did was use my Laser printer and printed off a stamped image of the High Hopes Stamps stamp called  "Snowman Pile". When I applied the foil, it was hard to actually see the foil as the lines are thin. I decided to colour in the outfits of the snowmen with a dark grey and then printed that off. This time the foil showed up much better. I printed everything in black and white at the darkest printer setting so that the toner would be dark and pick up the foil.
 I also photocopied the Spellbinders Label 28 and then foiled the outline. When you actually use the die and cut it out, you get a foiled border. I used the Darice Snowflake Background embossing folder on my bottom layer of White Cardstock.  The Label 28 foiled piece is also embossed using the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder. The snowmen are popped up onto the Label 28 die cut with foam squares and then glued to a Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28 die cut. My final touches were matching sparkly ribbon and a few enamel dots.
I added used a few Copic Sketch Markers to highlight a few areas. I put C1 on the snowmen, YR04 for their noses, R01 for their cheeks and used Red and Green Gel pens to colour in the scarfs and mitts.
I also used the Mini Minc Machine to foil the HH Sentiment called " Unassembled Script" .

I must say that the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine is really a cool tool to have in your craft closet. I have so much more to learn and improve on but my first attempt was fun! I'm happy how my cards turned out. Lora has so many different colours of foil and items to help you get started. Go Check them out here!

Happy Stamping!