Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Challenge Winner

Thanks for joining in our challenge this month. We had fun looking at all the fabulous entries!  We used to choose the winner.

This month's winner will be sent their choice of 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps and the winner is:

# 22  Karen Ladd with her card Snow Kitty

Karen please email me at sberkley51 at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

Check back tomorrow for our new monthly challenge and another chance to win!

Friday, January 29, 2016

 I love my coffee and hate the thought of wasting a single drop. Sadly , there's been way too many times where I have made a trail of spilt coffee from the cafeteria to my desk at work :)   (don't tell my boss!!) 
So... I thought that it would  be fun to create a sad/spilt coffee cup.
I used a newspaper style card stock which I think is perfect for the coffee rings background stamps. Some heart gems for total coffee love, fine twine, sewing stitches and a glossy accents coffee puddle too! 
Thanks for peeking and happy Friday! 
Copic #R24,0,Y21

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just... Hello

Happy Thursday OCS Fans! We're one day closer to Fri-YAY and it's almost the end of January already - wow! 

Some of you may have noticed a few changes in the posting schedule here at OCS. 

I thought I should tell you a bit about myself. I have always done some kind of crafting and took up scrapbooking about 13 years ago. 

It has only  been in the last about 21/2 years that I found my new addiction - card making, stamps and alcohol markers......oh and did I mention paper?! I admit it - my paper collection is ever growing.......and it's funny, I still don't always have just the right paper for a card I'm making - crazy how that happens isn't it?! I know I can't be alone in this dilema.....

Anyway, I will be posting and hopefully providing some inspiration for you here on Thursdays. I am honoured to be part of the super talented group of designers here at OCS. 

Now enough about me - on to this weeks post! Today I am sharing a card using an older stamp from High Hopes called Sitting Kitty with Posey  (P146).


This super cute stamp is coloured with alcohol markers, cut out with a Spellbinders circle die, and "stitched" around the border. I mounted my stamp onto a doily from my stash, added my patterned paper and my "hello". My favourite - gumdrops, finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Sitting Kitty with Posey - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hello Sunshine - Doodlebug 
Dies: Circle - Spellbinders, Circle Stitch Marks - Your Next Stamp, Scripty Words (Your Next Stamp),  Fun Stitched Edges - My Creative Time Dies
Gumdrops: Chocolate - Your Next Stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Xpress It paper, dollie (stash), Adhesive Trim (stash) 

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 PP2 PP4 PP5 CG2 DG3 JG6 CT4 GB5 OR1 CT1 CT2 CT4 1B1

You have a few more days to play along in our challenge this month - it's Anything Goes (except digital stamps). Follow this link for all the details and to post your project.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Crazy Bird #5

Hi Everyone!
This is the last post for January so that means it's the last Crazy Bird in my Crazy Bird series for January using the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set. I hope you've enjoyed my take on these fun "crazy birds"! For my bird today I made him into a Valentine card card using the heart from the Crazy Accessories stamp set.
I stuck with the same Copic marker theme all month, using some of the Copic Sketch Fluorescent markers. The bright paper is from the Bo Bunny Family Is 6x6 collection that I've had for awhile.
Copics Used:
Body: FYG2, FBG2, FB2, FYG1
Hearts & Bow: FRV1, RV04, RV06, RV14/ FRV1, RV17, RV19

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hot Chocolate time.......

Hi Fellow Crafters;

There is no doubt that the winter here in Ontario is either mild with melting snow or snowing and bitter cold temperatures.  Either way, it is a good time for Hot Chocolate.  For my post today, I have used this adorable stamp called Snowy Couple from the latest release of  High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  The sentiment is from the Winter Wonderland paper pack from Pebbles.

Supplies used:
There is still time to enter this month's challenge, "Anything Goes".  For any supplies that you might need or want, check out both the brick and mortar as well as the online store OCS.  Lora does have some amazing products and new products that will soon start arriving.

Until next time, Happy Crafting 



Monday, January 25, 2016

Snowy Holding Sign


Great challenge still happening here at One Crazy Stamper and we love seeing your creations.  My card today is from the fun High Hopes Rubber stamps called Snowy Holding Sign.  I stamped my image using Memento Ink on Xpressit Copic Blending card stock, and I colored using my Copic Markers and added some liquid applique, love that stuff.  I also popped up the sentiment using foam tape.  Not often I do make a one layer card, and it was fun.  Thanks for stopping here, and play along with the fabulous team here at One Crazy Stamper.  Don't forget to stop by Lora's store and pick up your supplies.  Till next time happy crafting.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Oh Frap! Java Geek - One Crazy Stamper!

 Oh Frap! Yep these two Java lovers are having fun again!
Honestly I adore this sweet stamp  set and have many fun scenes to create.
You can grab these stamp sets here at One Crazy Stamper.
For this card I pulled out my sewing machine and used some super thick button thread for added details.  The banner flags are simply hand cut triangles with tied bows at each end. The sentiment was one piece so I cut it up to create a different look to the "Oh Frap!" which also worked better on my design.
 These cuties were coloured up with Copics. Only a few used here being E50,E33,E37,R20,R11,0
The love embellishment was a heart safety pin which I cut and hot glued in the middle of my bow. The froth on my Frap was created using Liquid Pearl Paint.

Thanks so much for looking. Hope you take time to have a Java with a friend!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine's - Shaker and Mini Treat Box

Happy Thursday OCS Fans! It's almost Fri-YAY!!

Last week I shared a card I made after challenging myself to use a stamp in a way that might not be the first thing that comes to mind - ie. rabbit = Easter.

This week I challenged myself to do a card that wasn't in the "normal" colours for a specific day/event. For Valentine's Day I automatically think red. 

I chose to go with a pink, blue and green theme for my card featuring Bear Buddies from High Hopes Rubber Stamps and mini treat box.


Card Close Up

Mini Gift Box with Treats 

Mini Gift Box
I found the pattern on a site called Aunt Annie's Crafts (here)

I coloured my image and fussy cut it and then added it to my card base. I paper pieced their boots and the bow tie is paper pieced from  Joy Ride, another High Hopes stamp.  The base was formed by tracing and cutting out a heart shape, adding some foam tape, sequins and clear beads inside. I added a bow to finish it off. 
I also wanted to make a treat box to go along with my card so I googled it and found this very cute Little Gift Box . The Sweetheart candies are a wedding favour from my brother's wedding this past summer. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Bear Buddies (S254), Joy Ride  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: A New Addition, Bundle Of Joy Dots & Stripes - Echo Park 
Sentiment: Happy Day Sentiments - YNS 
Copic XpressIt, Stix 2 Clear Foam, Windows #2 Template (heart), Sequins and Beads - Dollar store, Forever In Time Pop Dots, self stick gems - Darice, 
Dies: Classic Square Die - Spellbinders, Heart and Blossom mini font - Quickutz

Spectrum Markers: DG1 DG2 DG4 TN2 TN4 TN8 TN3 TN5 TN7 PP1 PP2 PP5

Don't forget to come play along in our challenge this month - it's Anything Goes (except digital stamps). Follow this link for all the details and to post your project.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Crazy Bird #4

It's Craaazzzzy Bird Day!
Today's post is the 4th bird in my Crazy Bird series for January! Once again I am using the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set and the Crazy Accessories stamp set. 
Once again I am using some of my Copic Sketch Fluorescent markers. I love how fun and vibrant they are. So of course I had to match my bright image with some fun and bright papers from my stash. I used the Spellbinders Star Circles die to layer behind my Crazy Bird. A cute little sentiment stamp and a few MFT Die-namics Stacking Stars finish off my card.
Inside view
Copics used:
Face & wing: FYG1, YG01, YG03
Beak: FYR1, YR07
Body: B63, B66, FV2
Tie: FYG1, YG03, FYR1
glossy accents on his eyes

Please remember to make something crafty and enter it into our January Challenge called "Anything Goes". Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Snow Fun!!!

Hi Fellow Crafters;

Well this month is definitely not your typical winter.  One day it is raining and the snow is melting and the next day it is snowing and depending on the location there is a lot the white stuff that is great for skiing.  For my post tody at OCS, I have used the Skiing Snowman from the High Hopes Rubber Stamps latest release.

Supplies used:
Do come and play along in our "Anything Goes" challenge this month.  For any supplies that you might need to do your project, visit Lora's OCS store either online or in person at the brick and mortar.
Until next time Happy Crafting!