Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Fresh Apple Pie

I hope you are enjoying all the fun Fall/Halloween stamps the design team is sharing this month. 

This is "Milton's Fall Harvest". He looks so proud of all his apples! For me this stamp reminded me of all of the fresh, warm apple pie and apple crisp my mom made when we were growing up. She sometimes made apple dumplings too but not too often so they were a special treat for us. 



Close Up


After colouring the stamp with alcohol markers I cut him out using a stitched rectangle die. I added some paper from Jillibean, Carta Bella and some from my stash. I added some texture by running some plain cardstock through an embossing folder and using some burlap ribbon. The sentiment was created on my computer. Milton is popped up with pop dots as there are lots of layers of paper underneath him. A quilled apple from my stash finishes off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Milton's Fall Harvest (S214), High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Calibri font - computer
Patterned Paper: Dots and Stripes - Carta Bella, Jillibean, stash
Stitched Rectangle Die - Your Next Stamp, Forever in Time 3D Pop Dots, burlap ribbon - dollar store, quilled apple - stash, Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB1 EB2 EB6 EB3 EB5 TN3 TN6 TN7 GB8 GB10 CR7 CR11 DR6 LG1 LG3 LG5 JG2 JG3

There is still time top play along in our August Fall/Halloween challenge. Click this link and come play along. I can't wait to see your creations!

If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 

I am entering this card into the Spectrum Noir "Anything Goes" challenge on Facebook.



Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Krptnght

Today I was getting my fingers inky making my little brother's Birthday card. 

He got the car of his dreams for Father's Day so I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate that into a card for him. 



I remembered I had a licence plate die in my stash so I pulled it out. After cutting it, I printed his personalized plate name on it and stamped an older version of a Camaro. To be honest, as I am writing this post I realized I had spelled his plate wrong so I had to go and redo it... sigh.... but I think this one is right now lol.
Some twine and a few black gumdrops put the finishing touches on my card. 

This is the picture he posted - I got as close to the green as I could with the inks I have. I hope he likes it! Gulp!


Card Recipe
Stamp: Voitures - Carabelle Studios
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Wasabi and Leaf Bud - Martha Stewart 
Twine: Baker's Twine
Sentiments: Blue Highway and Calibri fonts - computer 
Dies: Quickutz Licence Plate
Cupid Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp


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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Happy Fall

I can't believe it's Thursday again already! 

As I write this post, we are in the middle of a brutal heat wave. We have had temps with humidity feeling into the 40's most of the week. To play with a fall image definitely helped me cool off and it reminded me the cooler, sweater weather is coming! 

This week my card features "Tommy's Fall Fun" and the "Happy Fall Y'all" sentiment. I have been known to jump in a pile of leaves the odd time with my nieces and nephews . I think a pile of leaves brings out the kid in all of us doesn't it? 


Close Up


I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers cut it out using a stitched rectangle die. I used some bright, fun paper and added some clouds, a fence and some grass to create my background. I added a big leaf - out of my comfort zone for sure - to the corner and added my sentiment (I only used part of the sentiment and cut it apart). I used a leaf punch to create some more falling leaves and rolled them on a pen to give them a bit of dimension. Adding my favourite - gumdrops - finishes off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Tommy's Fall Fun (S079)High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Fall Y'all (G086) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Misti, Tuxedo Black Memento InkCopic Xpress It Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Fall Friends - Doodlebug
Dies:Stitched Rectangle, Stitched Square, Chunky Grass - Your Next Stamp
Head in the Clouds - Die'sires
Fence - Cricut, Leaf - stash, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Leaves - Recollections punch, Brown gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 BT3 1B3 BT8 EB6 EB5 DR5 DR1 DR7 CT2 CT4 GB11 OR1 OR2 CR8

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We want EVERYONE to PLAY so here is how you can participate if you don't have a blog!

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It's that easy to join the August Challenge!!! 

As the winner will be announced on the first Sunday of the next month, do check the blog on September 4, 2016 to see if you have won.

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below. One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada, High Hopes Website

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Wanna Hang Out?

Happy Wednesday OCS Fans! 

I had a little bit of fun with my card this week. I challenged myself...to use tissue paper and material instead of patterned paper. It was an interesting experiment! 

I used "Just Hanging Out and Bat" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 


Close Up


After colouring the stamps with alcohol markers I fussy cut them out. I went one step further with my fussy cutting and cut out our cute vampire's cape. I added some pale orange and silver material from a Halloween bag I found. Sparkle was also added to the bats just for fun. 
I used some white tissue paper I received with a gift - I wanted a used piece so I had some texture. I very carefully! stamped my cob web and fence and glued it onto the back of the black frame I made out of cardstock. I used some orange and black patterned paper to create a second frame and mounted it to black cardstock. The sentiment was created on my computer and voila! A couple orange gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Just Hanging Out (R125), Bat (H267) High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Mistral font - computer
Patterned Paper: Frightful - My Minds Eye
"Cape" - Halloween Bag 
White Gel Pen, Mr. Bones stamps - Bo Bunny
Orange Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 TB8 BT9 TB9

Our challenge for August is Fall/Halloween. Click this link and come play along. I can't wait to see your creations!

If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Waddles Birthday Shaker

Most of my family have Birthdays in July and August so they are busy, busy months to try and get everyone's cards made. 

My sister-in-law loves penguins like alot of my family and friends so it's always a challenge to find new penguin stamps to use. 

For her card I chose to use one of the super cute Waddles stamps from Your Next Stamp. 



After colouring the stamp with alcohol markers, I fussy cut him out with my manicure scissors. This stamp set has matching dies to go with them and they are on my "wish" list for sure. 
The sentiment is stamped with the "Happy Day Sentiments" set also from Your Next Stamp. After mounting my backing on the card, I added some silver beads and sequins from my stash. My favourite..gumdrops finish off my card. 

I am entering this card in the YNS Sketch Challenge #45. 
This card is my take on the sketch: 



Card Recipe
Stamp: Waddles - Happy Brrr-thday - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: Happy Day Sentiments - Your Next Stamp
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Dies - Your Next Stamp
Give Thanks For Sparkle and Cupid Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Patterned Paper: It's A Party - Whimsy Stamps
Core-dinations cardstock, Sliver Wink of Stella, sequins and silver beads from my stash.
Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 CT1 CT2 HB1 LV1 HB2 FS6 CR3 FS8 FS9 OR2

Thanks for stopping by! Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!



Thursday, 11 August 2016

Happy Halloween

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 
A sure sign of Fall is Halloween! We lived in a somewhat rural area of the town I grew up in so we didn't have too many houses to go to for treats but we had fun! 
This week's card features "Boo Crew In Frame" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 


Close Up


I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers cut it out using a square die. I cut out my "pieces" using various dies and formed my scene. The sentiments are stamped and then fussy cut and mounted on black cardstock. This is a pretty cute "Boo Crew" in my opinion lol. A few orange gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Boo Crew In Frame (P121)High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Boo Crew Sentiment (D232) Happy Halloween Script (F232) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Misti, Tuxedo Black Memento InkCopic Xpress It Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Spookville - We R Memory Keepers
Dies: Classic Circles - Spellbinders, Fence and Lampost - Your Next Stamp
Gold Wink of Stella, Orange Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 1G2 PP1 PP3 PP5 LY1 CT2 CT4 OR1 0R2 CR8 HB1 LV1 HB2 CG4 DG3 JG6 1G1 1G2 EB6 EB3 EB5 BT1 BT2

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

Want to TRIPLE your chance to win?  Add your card to the gallery in the linky below & you triple your chances of winning this month.  You MUST use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge but if you don't currently own a High Hopes image yet please use our free digi to enter.
If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

Grab your FREE Digi 
HERE
Enter your project to the linky below.
We want EVERYONE to PLAY so here is how you can participate if you don't have a blog!

You can upload your cards to either Splitcoast Stampers or the High Hopes Facebook Page then use the link to your card in the gallery in the linky below. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.

It's that easy to join the August Challenge!!! 

As the winner will be announced on the first Sunday of the next month, do check the blog on September 4, 2016 to see if you have won.

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below. One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada, High Hopes Website

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Let's Do Lunch?

It's Wednesday and my turn to share some Fall/Halloween inspiration with you. 

A sure sign of fall being just around the corner is that sweet corn is in season so I chose to make my card using "We're All Ears and Cawnie and Cawrls Lunch" stamps from High Hopes. 


Close Up 1


Close Up 2


After colouring the stamp with alcohol markers I fussy cut them out. I used a Cricut cartridge to cut out my cornstalks and ink blending to create my sky background. I wanted the stamp used in the circle to look like you are in the middle of a corn field....great place for lunch don't you think? lol
The sentiment was created on my computer and buttons from my stash and some twine finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: We're All Ears (K034), Cawnie and Cawrls Lunch (H153) High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Calibri font - computer
Patterned Paper: Pumpkin Patch- American Crafts, I Heart Summer - Simple Stories, It's A Boy Dots and Stripes - Carta Bella
Ink: Bashful Blue - StampinUp!, Baby Blue - Memories
Dies: Fish Tail Banners - Your Next Stamp, Classic Circles - Spellbinders
Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge, American Craft Twine, Buttons - stash

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT4 GB5 OR1 BG5 BG7 BG10 CG1 DG2 DG4 LY1 CT2 TN1 EB1 EB2

Our challenge for August is Fall/Halloween. Click this link and come play along. I can't wait to see your creations!

If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!