Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sending Christmas Cards inside and out!

Hello and Happy Saturday! I'm happy to report my Christmas cards ready to go!
 Every year I decorate both the envelopes and inside of my cards. 
So this year I decided to use the new release from High Hopes all inked up in red for 
some festive fun!
Made with …
I love sending cards this time of year. It's a chance to let my friends know that I am thinking of them even if I don't get a chance to see them  at Christmas.

I gather up all my Christmas designs and stamped a beautiful sentiment inside.  Also added a Christmas sticker and note
inside for my family and friends.
So my cards are all ready to go.  Got the stamps, stickers, washi tape,  sentiments stamped inside my card and decorated envelopes.
Now to pop them in the mail!
Thanks for peeking. Hope you get festive and drop a 
handmade card in the mail for a loved one!
 Thanks for peeking!
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Friday, December 7, 2018

Callie Christmas Kitty & Mischief

Welcome Everyone;

With Christmas just around the corner, it was time to put up the tree.  Well, we did but we definitely had some help from Taz the mischeivous kitten.  He is a character and Callie Christmas Kitty reminds me of what he gets up to.  Never a dull moment with him around.

After stamping the image on Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock with Staz-On Ink, I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Pencils.  Some Nuvo Crystal Glaze was added to the ornaments, and Nuvo Crystal Drops were used to create some enamel drops.



Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Callie Christmas Kitty, Merry Christmas (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic White, DP - Holiday Joy (Your Next Stamp), 'Twas the Nigh Before Christmas Vol. 1 (Echo Park)
  • Spectrum Noir Pencils
    • Essentials Set -- 009, 020, 091, 103, 112
    • Nature Set -- 048, 051, 054
    • Primaries Set -- 066, 107, 024, 061 
  • Spellbinders Die
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze
  • Nuvo Jewel Drops: Gloss Simply White 
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hitting The Slopes

This week I am hitting the slopes with "Skiing Raccoon" and my Prismacolor pencils. 
I personally am not a skier but I had some fun building a snowy scene for this acetate front card. 






After colouring my stamp with Prismas I added some sparkle to is hat and the snowflake on his sweater with Stickles and then hand fussy cut him. 
Next, I cut my card base and all the pieces to build my scene. Stitched dies were perfect to add a little bit of texture to the snow hills and some fun trees that we hope our skiing raccoon can avoid help complete my scene. 
The sentiment is added directly on to my snow hill - so thankful for my Misti because I held my breath and did it after my card was assembled. Some twine, a snow flake and a few crystals for bling finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Skiing Raccoon - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment:Sparkle All The Way - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: White Out Collection - Bo Bunny

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, double stitched hills die - YNS, stitched hills die - Whimsy, Star Dust Stickles, Sheer Treescape die - Memory Box, Crystazzi crystals - stash, twine - stash, snowflake punch - Marvy

Prismacolor Pencils: 10, 20, 50, 70% french grey, 90, 70, 30, 10 warm grey, deco pink, blush pink, pink, dark brown, chocolate, beige sienna, peach beige, tuscan red, scarlet lake, poppy red, salmon pink, olive green, spring green, apple green

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Santa was Here

Twenty days until Christmas arrives, and look what my wandering eyes did see....


...it's Santa's hat, and an adorable tag for a gift!!  This sweet image is Penguin Tag from High Hopes Rubber Stamps newest release, Woodsy Christmas.  I have colored the image with Copic markers and used a Sakura white glaze pen to add highlights.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, then I added silver embossing powder which was heated to create the finishing touch.

Card Recipe - Copics - R24, R29, N1, N4, N7, N10, B23, B26, B29, B0000, G43, G46


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Winter Wonderland!

Howdy OCS Fans!
Santa is giving Rudolph a bit of a rest before his big night Christmas Eve! This is the adorable "Reindeer Games" from High Hopes Stamps!
I chose this plaid paper from an older Lawn Fawn 6x6 collection! There's just something about plaid that always gets me! I stamped and then coloured my image with my Copic Markers. I added the outline and sky with my markers as well. Then I added some snowflakes using Liquid Appliqué. I let it dry then heated it up and voilá they puff up! Glitter was added for the snow effect. I also added the HH sentiment called "Winter Wonderland" on a tiny tag die.
On the inside I used the "Sparkle & Cheer" sentiment from High Hopes.
Copics Used:
Santa: E00, E1, E21, R22, R24, R27, N6, N7, N8, C1, C2, C3
Reindeer: E51, E53, E55, E57, R00, R01, G16, G19
Sleigh: E43, E44, E47
Outline and sky: 0, B0000, B000, B00

Happy Stamping!

Supplies:

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Seasond Greetings

Happy Saturday and Happy Dec 1st!!
My little creation for today is 
 made with....
Made with Love!
 Thanks for peeking!
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Friday, November 30, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Welcome Everyone;

For today's post, I have another Christmas card using the adorable Snowbear Friends, from High Hopes Stamps latest release "Woodsy Christmas"

In keeping with the challenge that I set for myself three weeks ago, I have used a Christmas Embossing & Embroidery die.  I haven't used one of these for a while.  Using red and green Sulky thread, I stitched it with the backstitch.  After completing that, I coloured it using the Cherry Blossom and Forest Green YNS Premium Dye Ink pads.

Supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Snowbear Friends, Merry Christmas (Woodsy Christmas - High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, YNS Premium Dye Ink - Forest Green and Cherry Blossom
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Really Rainbow Christmas (YNS)
  • Copic Markers:
    • G07 - Nile Green, G05 - Emerald Green
    • B0000 - Pale Celestine, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue,B14 - Light Blue, B12 - Ice Blue
    • E29 - Burnt Umber, E27 - Africano
    • Y17 - Golden yellow, Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y28 - Lionet Gold
    • R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R20 - Blush
    • BV0000- Pale Thistle, BV01 -Viola
    • W00 - Warm Gray No. 00, 
    • C00 - Cool Gray No. 00
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  White Blizzard
  • Nuvo Glitter Accents:  Fresh Snowfall
  • Stickles
  • YNS Gumdrops 
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Hugs, 
 
 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas Penguins

I have been playing around with some non traditional colours for my Christmas cards lately and this week is no exception. 

These cute penguins got the "no peeking, poking, shaking" memo a little late I think! It was so hard as a child to resist the temptation to pick up the presents from under tree wasn't it?! If we got caught we got in some major trouble so I would sit and look at the presents instead and try to guess. 
Truthfully, I find it just as tempting as an adult! 



I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and cut it out using a hand stitched rectangle die. I added some fun polka dots to one of the hats just for fun and some pom poms with just a hint of silver in them. I was going to re stamp my sentiment because it isn't 100% straight but given what the sentiment is, I left a little crooked because it fits the card theme. 
I added this to an older collection of patterned paper from Bo Bunny. Some matching white and silver ribbon and sliver glitter enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Christmas Penguins - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Peeking Poking Shaking - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Altitude Collection - Bo Bunny

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, hand stitched nested rectangle die - Whimsy Stamps, Celebrate It Ribbon, pom poms - stash, glitter enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Markers:  BG5 BG7 BG10 OR1 GB5 CT4 CR11 AG1 AG3 AG5 TN1 EB1 MB3 DP2 DP3 DP4 BT4 BT6 BT7

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Greatest Gifts

    
Christmas is quickly approaching - the time to share memories with family and friends, and my card  today celebrates the season!


This sweet image is from High Hopes Rubber stamps newest release Woodsy Christmas and is called Christmas Penguins.  I have colored the image with Copics and added white highlights with a Sakura white glaze pen.  The image was mounted on Photo Play's Mad 4 Plaid Christmas paper from last year.  The sentiment is also from High Hopes Rubber Stamps and can be found here.

Card Recipe - Copics - T1, T2, T10, R24, R27, R29, G21, G24, G28, Y19, Y38


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wishing You Holiday Cheer!

Hello OCS Fans!
It's my turn to share the "Wreath" from the new "Woodsy Christmas" Release from High Hopes Stamps! I know the Design Team has been sharing this stamp a lot but it's because it's just so pretty!
I tried to do a different take on the stamp by using non-traditional colours. I love the "Little Wonders " 6x6 collection by Bo Bunny and thought I would try to match my Wreath colours to the paper. So as you can see, very non-traditional pink and blue! I coloured the image with my Copic Markers and then used my Brother Cut N Scan to fussy cut out the image! It's hard to see in the picture but the berries have Stickles on them and all the pink and beige leaves have Spectrum Noir Glitter pen added to them. I decided to use the sentiment called "Holiday All Year" on the front of my card!
On the inside I used the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the "Woodsy Christmas" Release.
Copics Used:
RV09, RV52, RV55
B37, E41, E43

Happy Stamping!

Supplies:

Monday, November 26, 2018

Best Fishes

Seems like Santa has been getting some R and R and doing some ice fishing before his big day! 

I have a few people on my card giving list that love fishing! They sleep and dream in fishing and yes, ice fishing included. 
"Fishing Santa" paired with the "Best Fishies" sentiment is perfect combo for the person who loves fishing on your card giving list! This card is made for a gentleman so my challenge was to keep it masculine and Christmasy all at the same time. 



After colouring the stamp with alcohol markers and a touch of Prisma pencil, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I added some stickles - not too sparkly or colourful to his hat and set him aside to dry. I coloured his buttons and the reel on the fishing rod with a silver gel pen - gotta get a bit of sparkle in there for Christmas right?! 
Paper from Echo Park's Celebrate Winter collection was perfect for my masculine theme. The sentiment comes as one large sentiment so I masked it and stamped it separately just for fun. 
A touch of a fish net die cut and some matching sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Fishing Santa - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Best Fishies - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Celebrate Winter - Echo Park 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, silver gel pen, fish tail banner die - YNS, fish net die - Tutti Designs, Twinkle Stickles, sparkly gumdrops - YNS


Spectrum Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 CR7 CR11 DR6 BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 MB1 MB2 TB8 BT9 TB9 YG1 YG2 YG3 
Copics: BG01 B02 B04
Prismacolor Pencil: 30% Cool Grey 

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

North Pole Love



Hi there High Hopes fans!!!
Happy Saturday. Today's creation is made with ...


Copics, glitter glue, Antique Linen distress inks and a little love went into creating this card.
I added some buttons and sewing stitches too!
Thanks for peeking!


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Friday, November 23, 2018

I'll be Gnome for Christmas

Welcome Everyone;

This is the first week for my self challenge, I used the cute Cocoa Gnome from High Hopes Stamps latest release called "Woodsy Christmas" and some foil.  It certainly didn't go as  planned.  I used the Gina K Holiday Flora and foiled it twice; once with a piece of Sparkling Silver and again with some green foil.  I then took the negative and put it over the opposite colour.

Upon reflection, I would have just used a couple of strips, and that is what I will try the next time I do this.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Cocoa Gnome, Gnome for Christmas (Woodsy Christmas Release -- High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Photoplay Mod Plaid Christmas
  • Copic Markers:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 - Skin White, W00 -Warm Gray No. 00, W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, N0 - Neutral Gray No. 0, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, E35 - Chamois, E25 - Caribe Cocoa, E27 - Africano, E29 - Burnt Umber, G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachio, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red 
  • Stickles:  Xmas Red
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  White Blizzard
  • Zig Wink of Stella - Clear
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Hugs,

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Wreath

I don't know about your neighbourhood but some of my neighbours have started putting up their Christmas decorations. 
This week my card was inspired by the outdoor decorations I see going up. There are a lot of people who are putting up lights, blow up a characters and wreaths on their door or on the brick above their garage door.

Inspired by the wreath on the brick look, I decided to design my card with that in mind. For me this is a CAS card design and I have used some non traditional colours for this gorgeous wreath from the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Woodsy Christmas new release. I had to sit on my hands, I find the CAS style quite challenging!  



The stamp is coloured with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut leaving a thin white line. I set it aside and cut a piece of white card stock to the size I needed. I taped it down with painters tape and then placed the brick pattern stencil over top and taped down the corners. London Fog ink was perfect for my brick colour as I wanted it to be kind of subtle so the wreath is the focus. 
Originally, I was going to pop the wreath up on pop dots so I added a silver glitter heart with a piece of thread in the middle. The heart kept sitting sideways so I ended up just gluing everything down. I put my cardstock into my Misti and stamped my sentiment (after I masked off the exclamation mark) and added a silver glitter heart beside it. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Wreath - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Merry Christmas - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, silver Wink Of Stella, silver glitter paper, brick stencil - Whimsy Stamps, London Fog ink - Memento

Spectrum Markers: BT4 BT5 BT9 CR1 CR3 EB6

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