Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christmas Wish

Hello and happy Saturday!!
Still creating cards for Christmas.
Created with....

 Made with love!
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Holidays

Welcome Everyone;

I hope you all have had a good week and that the everyday events that happen, haven't driven you crazy.

For today's post, I have used Snowmen Stocking from High Hopes Stamps latest release called "Woodsy Christmas".

Since redoing my craft room and having supplies not hidden as they were (drawers and supplies are now labelled), I have set a weekly challenge for myself --
  1. to use different colouring mediums as well as 
  2. try a new technique
  3. incorporate a different embellishment
    The goal is to do or use at least one different thing or item. No doubt I will use some products more then once in a month.  As there are 52 weeks in a year, that is 52 challenges -- hmm -- we shall see how far we get lol.

    I stamped the image on a piece of XPress It Blending Cardstock and coloured it with Copic Markers.  A silver snowflake peel off border was used on each side.  Nuvo Crystal Glaze was used to fill the stars, while Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard) was used for the trim on the stocking and the snowman's hat.  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Gloss Simply White) were used in the corners.



    Supplies used:
    • Stamps:  Snowmen Stocking, Happy Holidays (High Hopes Stamps - Woodsy Christmas Release)
    • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
    • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Sugar Plum (My Mind's Eye)
    • Copic Markers:
      • G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachi, G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
      • Y17 - Golden yellow, Y19 - Napoli yellow, Y28 - Lionet Gold
      • E47 - Dark Brown
      • T9 - Toner Gray No. 9, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6
      • R00 - Pinkish White, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R46 - Strong Red
      • B0000 - Pale Celestine Blue 
    • Nuvo Products:
      • Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
      • Crystal Drops - Gloss Simply White
      • Crystal Glaze
    • Peel Off Stickers 
    Be sure to stop by the  One Crazy Stamper blog as the DT Divas will be bringing Daily Inspiration throughout the month.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.



    Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.
    Hugs,


    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Sledding Gnome Fun!

    How fun are these sledding gnomes from the Woodsy Christmas new release!
    They bring back so many memories of sledding fun from my child hood. We had a huge hill that lead to a ditch that we sledded on. It ended with a "jump" that landed us in the bull rushes, much to my Mom's dismay! My brothers, neighbours and I had many hours of fun! 



    After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it and added some Stickles to their hats and the sleigh front. 
    Next I started forming my card base. I used a tutorial from my fellow DT and super talented friend Cheri which she calls a front step easel card. You can find her easy to follow tutorial here
    Once my base was cut and scored I added some fun snow banks and trees to the patterned paper and the mountain folds of the base to create my scene.  Some plain and sparkle gumdrops finish off my card. 

    Card Recipe 
    Stamp: Sledding Gnomes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Sentiment: Dashing Through The Snow - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Patterned Paper: Northern Lights - Recollections
    Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Twinkle Stickles

    Spectrum Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 TN4 BT3 BT4 BT5 HB1 LV1 HB2 BO2 BO4 B06 CG1 DG2 
    10% and 30% Prismacolor pencils for shading

    Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the oh so creative design team!
                                                                     
    Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Miracle

    For today's post for One Crazy Stamper I decided to create something a little different.  This card features three different stamp images from different companies but they all came together beautifully.


    I started this card by stamping the High Hopes Rubber stamp Forest on to water color paper with Versa Mark embossing ink, and then white embossing powder was applied and heated.  Once that was finished I used Inktense pencils to color the card front.  A sentiment from Crafter's Companion and the Santa and sleigh image from my stash finished off the front.  I added some clear glitter glue to the snow and trees to add some sparkle.

    Card Recipe - Inktense pencils -0840 Iron Blue, 0900 Iris Blue, 1510 Beech Green, 1310 Iron Green, 2110 Payne's Grey, 1900 Willow



    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Snowman Sled!

    Hello HH & OCS Friends!
    I hope this post finds you all well and staying warm! Today I am sharing with you "Snowman Sled" from the new High Hopes release called "Woodsy Christmas".
    I decided to go with a black and red theme on today's card. I'm trying to use up some of the papers from my "scrap bin", and I found these that go perfect with my theme!
    I stamped and coloured my image with my Copic Markers. I used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut out the image and make a red layer for behind. I added some white gel pen to the little berries and some Spectrum Noir Glitter pen to the sweet bird and the heart. It's hard to see but for all the decorations on the sled I used a red gel pen. It's a simple layout design today to show case "Snowman Sled".
    Copics Used:
    N4, N5, N6, N7, N8
    R35, R37, R39
    YG23, YG25, C1, YR04, YR07

    Happy Stamping!

    Supplies:

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    Wasn't Me Brutus

    Anyone else have two pets that blame each other for their shenanigans? 
    I had a kitten first and then a puppy. Both of the had their moments with wreaking havoc on my house. They would blame each other and look all innocent when something went wrong. Little did they know, as their personalities came out it was pretty easy to tell who the trouble maker was! 

    It is these fun memories that inspired this fun Christmas card, coloured with Prismacolor pencils. 



    After some creative masking (the tree stamp has a cat and mouse on it) and stamping, I coloured my stamps with Prismacolour pencils. Brutus is stamped  hand fussy cut and glued down to create my scene.  I cut it out using a notched rectangles die. I set it aside and chose some fun pet themed Christmas patterned paper. Some ribbon, a gold bell and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

    Card Recipe 
    Stamp: Wasn't MeBrutus - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Sentiment: Cat Did It - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Patterned Paper: Christmas Pets - Recollections
    Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Gold Wink of Stella, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

    Prismacolor Pencils: Prussian, Kelly, Sap Green, Chocolate, Beige Sienna, Peach Beige, Black Raspberry, Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Warm Grey 30%, 70%, 90%, Dark Umber, Dark Brown, Light Umber, Bronze, Pink, Blush Pink, Deco Peach, 20% Cool Grey

    Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the oh so creative design team!
                                                                     
    Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

    Saturday, November 10, 2018

    Wintery trees!

    Hello and happy Saturday
    Still creating cards for Christmas. I love these trees
    and can see using them for Wintery cards
    and Christmas designs also.
    Made with....
    Made with love!
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    Thanks for peeking!

    Friday, November 9, 2018

    Christmas Penguins... Merry Christmas

    Welcome Everyone;

    Who doesn't like receiving presents from these adorable penguins.  For today's card, I coloured up the Christmas Penguins stamps from the High Hopes Stamps, Woodsy Christmas release with copic markers.

    Some Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops was added to the hats, along with a pom pom.  A silver Peel Off border was added to the outside edge.  Faux Snow from Art Institute Glitter was used to add the snow effects.


    Supplies used:
    • Stamps:  Christmas Penguins, Merry Christmas (Woodsy Christmas release - High Hopes Stamps)
    • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
    • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - 'Twas the Nigh Before Christmas Vol. 2
    • Copic Markers 
      • T9 - Toner Gray No. 9, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6
      • Y17 - Golden Yellow, Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y28 - Lionet Gold
      • G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachio
      • YG63 - Pea Green, Y67 - Moss
      • R00 - Pinkish White, R21 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R46 - Strong Red
    • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  Sunligh Meadow, Honey Gold, White Blizzard
    • Nuvo Crystal Drops:  Autumn Red
    • Peel Off Sticker
    • Faux Snow (Art Glitter Institute)
    • YNS Gumdrops:  Holly Jolly Sparkle
    Do stop by the  One Crazy Stamper blog as the DT Divas will be bringing Daily Inspiration throughout the month.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.


    Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.
     
    Hugs,

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Woodland Noel

    How fun are these woodland friends all hanging out in a stocking?!!
    When I saw this stamp I knew I wanted to colour it up in some earthy tones and find a way to make it look like these cute friends are hanging from a tree branch. 
    What was in my head didn't work out and this card went totally sideways from "the plan" but I am happy with the end result. 

    Meet "Woodland Stocking" from the new Woodsy Christmas release!



    After colouring these cuties with alcohol markers, I cut it out using an oval die. I chose some matching wood and subtle snowflake paper for my background. The stamp was hand fussy cut leaving a thin white border. Next I cut some matching branches for the top of my oval. I chose not to add a sentiment because I thought the Noel on the stocking was perfect. I added some clear sparkle pen to each letter for a bit of bling. A glitter ribbon bow and enamel dots finish off my card. 

    Card Recipe 
    Stamp: Woodland Stocking - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Patterned Paper: Winter Wonderland - Simple Stories  

    Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, Galena ribbon, foam pop dots - Forever In Time, mini greens die - Tim Holtz, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs, Oval die - Gina Marie Designs 

    Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 MB1 MB3 MB4 OR1 TN3 TN6 TN7 GY2 FS8 EB1 TN1 DR6 CR7 DR6 CG1 DG2 YG3 BGR2 BGR3 BGR4 VB2 VB3 

    Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the oh so creative design team!
                                                                     
    Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Gofer Christmas Greetings

    Who doesn't love an adorable little gopher wishing you a very Sparkly Christmas!!!  I just had to color up this cutie from High Hopes Rubber Stamps newest release Woodsy Christmas.


    This is Christmas Gofer that I colored with Copic markers.  After fussy cutting the image I added sparkle with touches of a silver glitter pen, white highlights with a Sakura glaze pen, 3D berries made with white and red pearl pens, snow with Liquid Applique, some fun flock on the hat, and then to finish off the whole image I sprayed it with Shimmer Spritz (sure wish the glitter showed on this photo). 

    The sentiment is also from High Hopes Rubber stamps and is available here.  A red snowflake cut using an older Memory Box die from my stash finishes off the card front.  

    Card Recipe - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, 110, RV11, RV34, R85, BG02, BG07, BG09, R08, R29, R37, G07,, YG67, G29


    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    Bear!

    Hello OCS Fans!
    I'm popping in today to share with you a card I made using the new "Bear" stamp from the "Woodsy Christmas" release and an older image called "Package Packin' Penguin" from High Hopes Stamps!
    I started by stamping my images, masking them off and then creating this background using some Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I splattered some white and black ink onto the background using a paintbrush. A couple spoonfuls of Stampendous Spoonful of Snow Embossing Powder gives these cuties some sparkly snow to walk on. I'll let you in on a little secret...... I messed up on my Bear. I had coloured it and then tried to add some texture with Copic Blending Solution and a rag. Lets just say it didn't work the best so I had to add little dots of Copic inks to try to fix it. I just couldn't throw it out after all my work on it. I hope it turned out okay for you guys.
    Copics Used:
    Bear: N1, N3, N5, N6, N7, N9/ R20
    Penguin: C5, C6, C7/ YR04, YR07, YR09

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    Supplies:

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    Seasons Greetimgs!

    https://highhopesstamps.com/shop/holidays/christmas-holidays/christmas-gofer-tt157/
    Hi there High Hopes friends. I'm getting my Christmas Cards ready and made a little
    design using ….
    I used Copic markers, Christmas cardstock and  festive berries ink.  Some thick red and green twine and cotton for some snowy fun!
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    Friday, November 2, 2018

    Sparkle All the Way...

    Welcome Everyone;

    Now that Halloween (hope you had a good time trick and treating) has been and gone, Christmas is truly just around the corner.  For today's card, I have used the adorable North Pole Penguin from High Hopes Stamps latest release called Woodsy Christmas.

    After stamping the image I coloured it with Copic Markers.  I used a piece of blue cardstock for the the card base instead of my usual red and green.


    Supplies used:
    • Stamps:  North Pole Penguin, Sparkle All the Way (Woodsy Christmas Release - High Hopes Stamps)
    • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
    • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Really Rainbow Christmas (Lawn Fawn)
    • Copic Markers:  Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y17 - Golden Yellow, T9 - Toner Gray No. 9, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6, G43 - Pistachio, G46 - Mistletoe, Y28 - Lionet Gold, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Misty Blue, BG0000 - Snow Green, E000 - Floral White, R24 - Prawn, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R46 - Strong Red
    • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  White Blizzard
    • YNS Gumdrops:  Holly Jolly Sparkle
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    Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.
     
    Hugs, 


    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Winter Stroll

    I have a confession to make. Winter really isn't my favourite time of year. There are some beautiful days though - you know the ones... the sun is glistening off the snow, little to no wind, not too cold and a fresh blanket of snow. 
    I love to take my dog for a long walk on this type of day! He loves to bury his nose in the snow and run!!

    This "perfect" winter day was the inspiration for this weeks card. I mean why wouldn't a bear want to take a stroll in the woods with mountains in the background on a beautiful winter day right?! 




    I started today's card by stamping one evergreen tree, masking it off and stamping some of the mountains. I stamped an extra tree and the bear and coloured everything with alcohol markers and fussy cut them. "Snow" was added to the sky with a white gel pen.
     I cut my patterned paper to the sizes I needed and cut the scene was cut with a stitched rectangle die. I added a bit of extra white card stock to the bottom of it for more room. 
    Next, I took a hills die and cut out thin strips of card stock and added them to my scene to act as snow drifts. I added the second tree and the bear and stamped my sentiment. Some twine and gumdrops finish off my card. 

    At the very end, once everything was glued down I held my breath, grabbed a paint brush and added some glitter snow to the mountain tops and trees. 

    Card Recipe 
    Stamp: BearMountainsWinter Evergreen - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Sentiment: Hello Winter - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Patterned Paper: Let It Snow - Carta Bella  

    Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, stitched rectangle and oval die - YNS, Aleene's Glitter Snow, twine, gumdrops - YNS 

    Spectrum Noir Markers: EB3 EB6 EB5 BG5  BG7 CG4 DG3 JG6 IG1 IG3 BGR3 BGR4

    Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the oh so creative design team!
                                                                     
    Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!