Sunday, December 16, 2018

Santa's Helper?

I am on a last minute Christmas card making kick.  There are a few people on my card giving list who will look like this after Christmas dinner, especially after dessert! "Santa's Helper" is the perfect stamp for one of these people don't you think? 

It looks to me like someone found Santa's cookie and milk stash and has over indulged! 




After colouring up this fun stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a pleated circle die and added some Stickles to his hat and coat for a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is one long sentiment that I masked off and "layer" stamped to fit my card design.  Some matching glittery ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Santa's Helper - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Not Even A Moose - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Christmas Delivery - Carta Bella

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Star Dust Stickles, Galena ribbon, pop dots - Forever In Time, gumdrops - YNS, Pleated Circle die - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 IG1 IG3 IG5 PP1 PP3 PP5 TN3 TN6 TN7 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB3 EB5 CT2 

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Mini Book fun!

 Hi there and Happy Saturday!
I'm back to share a few mini books.  I took a class with Myra over at One Crazy Stamper back in September.
I made another creation using the techniques she taught us with a Christmas theme. 

Made with....
 A peek of a few pages!
 A little Christmas fun!
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Wishing you Holiday Cheer.....


Welcome Everyone;

As Christmas Eve, is ten days away I hope all your preparations for Christams are coming along nicely.  I have used the adorable Christmas Gofer from High Hopes Stamps "Woodsy Christmas" release.  Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers were used colour it.


Supplies used:
  •  Stamps:  Christmas Gofer (Woodsy Christmas release - High Hopes Stamps), Holiday All Year (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Staz On Jet Black
  • Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor Paper, DP - Really Rainbow Christmas (Lawn Fawn)
  • Zig Clean Colour real Brush Markers:
    • 075 - Brick Beige, 900 - Warm Gray 2
    • 068 - Deep Brown, 062 - Dark Brown
    • 302 - Haze Blue, 036 - Light Blue
    • 041 - Light green, 045 - Pale Green, 040 - Green
    • 020 - Red, 060 - Yellow, 303 - Shadow Mauve
  • Spellbinders Dies:  Circles and Lacey Circles
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze
  • Nuvo Crystal Accents - Fresh Snowfall
  • Your Next Stamps:  Ice Blue Baby 
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Hugs, 
 
 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Greatest Gifts

Christmas is literally just around the corner and I am still working on Christmas cards. Some will be given in person and some will be sent in the mail. Yikes - I guess I better get on that! 

I have a few friends and family who love snowmen so this stamp is perfect for one of the snowmen lovers on my list. I love this group of snowman friends all hanging out in a fuzzy mitten. So fun!! 



I coloured this fun stamp with alcohol markers and cut it out with a new to me stitched tag. Gold Wink of Stella on the ribbon, clear spectrum Sparkle pen on the stars and some Stickles on the snowman hat added some more fun sparkle.  I added some fun gold sequins to some of the white space around the stamp. Next, I chose my patterned papers from Simple Stories and cut them to size. I took my smaller piece  of paper and put it in my Misti, held my breath and stamped the sentiment. A few sequins add some sparkle to the sentiment too. 
Some gold trim ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snowmen Stocking - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Magic Of Christmas - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Cozy Christmas - Simple Stories

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, stitched nesting tags - Tutti Designs, GL Gold Wink Of Stella, Icicle Stickles, Spearmint gumdrops - YNS, gold sequins stash.

Spectrum Noir Markers: CG4 DG3 JG6 IR1 IR2 TN1 EB1 EB2 XR7 CR88 DR6 black IG1 IG3 IG5 CG1 DG2 DG4 CT1 CT2 TB1 TB2 FS8
Copic Markers: E37 B00

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Oh the Weather Outside is .....


Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
Since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
It doesn't show signs of stoppin'
And I've brought some corn for poppin'
The lights are turned down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Yesterday we were under a heavy snowfall warning of 20 - 25 cm, and mother nature did not disappoint!


So my card for today's here at One Crazy Stamper blog was inspired by it....


First off I must say that you should never heat emboss and then color with your Copics, as the two seem to not really like each other (guess who will be replacing a few Copic nibs in the near future).  Oh well, lesson learned and I'm passing it on to all of my followers.  Now, back to the card - the image is High Hopes Rubber Stamps Winter Wonderland U-013.  I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed it with a white embossing powder, and then I colored it.  Excuse the streaky sky - I was going for the northern lights and really messed it up when the reaction occurred - sigh!  After coloring the image, I once again stamped with Versamark( thank goodness for the MISTI) and added more white embossing powder.  The next time I think I'll stamp the image with a light color, color it with my Copics, and then heat embossed the white over the finished product.

Copics - B12, B02, B26, B24, B00, B66, 0, G14, G02, YG13, G29, G94, C1


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Buddy's Gifts!

Hello OCS Fans!
Christmas is fast approaching so I'm still in the Christmas card mode trying to make enough to send to Family & Friends! Today I am using the adorable "Buddy Gift Block" stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps!
I coloured up Buddy two different ways but used matching papers. I love the snowflake border and of course both have lots of glitter and shine to them! You can't see it in the picture but the ornaments and bows all have Clear Sparkle Glitter Pen added to them.
Copics Used:
Bear: C1, C3, C4, C6/ E31, E33, E34, E35
Purples: V04, V05, V06, V09/ V15, V10
Blue Greens: BG11, BG32, BG34
Blues: B91, B95, B97

Happy Stamping! 

Supplies:

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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Hugs, 





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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