Thursday, 21 September 2017

Poultry In Motion

Our friend Tom the turkey heard that Thanksgiving is coming soon and for some odd reason he has decided not to stay for dinner! This stamp just cracks me up!

This week's card features Turkey Getaway and the Poultry In Motion sentiment from High Hopes.  I made him into a slider card.......I mean he does seem to be in a hurry to get out of town after all!



After giggling through colouring my stamp I hand fussy cut him out and set him aside. I cut out the "sky" using a stitching and piercing mark circle die and added some die cut clouds. Next I used my slider die to cut out "Tom's" getaway path. 
I added a fence behind my sky, and added all of this to paper from Echo Park. Some ribbon, a couple arrows and some gumdrops finish off my card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Turkey Getaway - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Poultry In Motion- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: The Story Of Fall - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  MistiForever In Time pop dots, mini slider die - YNS, Head in the Clouds die - Die'sires, silver gel pen, Retro gumdrops - YNS, ribbon - Stampin' Up, circles with stitching and pierce marks die - YNS, arrow - Journalled Weekly die set - YNS

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 TN3 TN4 TN6 TN7 CR7 CR11 DR6 IG2 IG3 IG5 CG4 DG3 JG6 OR1 OR2 CR8

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Boo-tiful Day

Halloween is a spooky, sometimes creepy time of year but these cuties from High Hopes are more cute then scary aren't they?! 

Meet Boo Pals - how fun are these three! I decided to pair them with some more non-traditional Halloween coloured papers just for fun.



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I glued it down on some black card stock and cut it out leaving a thin black cardstock line to help it stand off the card. 
The stamp is popped up using 3D foam squares to keep it above the twine I put behind it. Some super cute die cut ghosts and black gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Boo Pals - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Boo-tiful Day - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spookville - We R Memory Keepers
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  White Gelly Roll pen, Happy Haunting Die set - YNS, 3D Foam pop dots - Forever In Time, twine - Baker's, Cupid gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: IG2 IG3 IG5 PP1 BG5 BG7 BG10 
Copic: B00
                                     
 I hope you will ink up your favourite fall/halloween stamps and come play along in our  challenge! We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!


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Friday, 15 September 2017

Snowmen Fall Unassembled

It's the 15th of the month and time for a new Anything Goes Challenge at Whimsy Stamps! 

I don't think you can ever start making Christmas cards early enough...although thinking about cold and Christmas is kinda tough in hot, humid weather! Top O' The Morning by Crissy Armstrong however, makes it easy to get into the Christmas card making mode - seriously - how cute is he with his bird friend!?!


After printing my stamp to the size I wanted I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol makers. I printed my digital paper and cut it the size I needed to complete me 5.5"x 5.5" card. Some glittery snow was added to the fence, lampost and a little under the snowman. Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen and Stickles add some fun bling to the pom pom and buttons. A lacy bow and some gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Top O The Morning - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Sentiment: Snomwan Sheet 1 - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Patterned Paper: Christmas Tidings Digital - Whimsy Stamps
Stitched Border Dies Trio - Whimsy Stamps

Have you got your Whimsy stamps and dies out yet? Here is the link to come play along!

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Half The Fun

With fall comes different responsibilities around the farm. As kids, we often tried to find fun ways to get our responsibilities done - this stamp reminds me of that. I mean what is more fun then a "hay ride" to take a chicken back to it's coop?!? We didn't necessarily always think things through  ......but boy did we have fun getting our work done!





After colouring my stamp with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, I cut it out using a stitched rectangle die. I think the paper from Simple Stories has a country feel to it - perfect for my card. Some twine, punched maple leaves and my fav - gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Hay Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Half The Fun - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hello Fall - Simple Stories
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  MistiForever In Time pop dots, stitched rectangle die - YNS, twine - Recollections, Love Me Some Latte gumdrops - YNS, maple leaf punch - Recollections

Spectrum Markers: FS2 FS5 TN2 TB8 BT9 TB9 CR7 CR11 DR6 CT4 GB5 OR1 CG1 DG2 DG4 BG5 BG7 BG10 FS8 MB1 MB3 MB4 OR1 OR2 B04 EB6 EB3 EB5 BT4 BT6 BT7 

 Join us for our Fall/Halloween challenge. Here's the link and a few details: September Challenge

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Free Broom Rides

Halloween is just around the corner. Plans are being made for witches and ghosts and ghouls to come out of the wood work for trick or treating. It is a spooky time of year but this cute witch from High Hopes is having some fun with it all and offering some free broom rides! 



After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers, I cut her out using a circle die. I had to cut part of her hat and broom first as my die wasn't big enough to to around them. 
Next I cut a piece of orange cardstock and stamped it with the new spider background. It wasn't quite as wide as my piece of paper so there was some overlap in the webs... hidden now by the sentiment and twine  
Some creepy spiders, a broom from my stash and a few matching gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Free Broom Rides - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Halloween Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:Bootiful Nights - American Craft 
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, White Gelly Roll pen,  classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskars circle cutter, fishtail banner dies - YNS, candy corn gumdrops - YNS, twine, broom and spiders - stash

Spectrum Markers: FS2 FS5 TN2 BG5 BG7 BG10 OR1 OR2 OR3 CR8 CT1 CT2 CT4 AG1 AG3 AG5 HB1 LV1 HB2 GY1 GY2 GY4 GB7 PP1 FS8
                                     
 I hope you will ink up your favourite stamps and come play along in our  challenge! We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!


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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Merry & Bright

I have alot of people in my life who love penguins so I always need a stash of penguin themed cards.

Christmas is not exception so when I can make a card to include in a challenge, it is a win win! 

My card features "Waddles Snow Fun" from your Next Stamp and my card is based on the sketch from the current Sketch and Colour Challenge #72. 



After colouring this adorable stamp with SN alcohol markers - I LOVE Waddles - I cut him out using the matching die to this set. Next I cut out a polaroid die and stamped my sentiment using white ink. It is hard to see in the photo but the ornament tops are coloured with a silver sparkle pen and the ornaments have a clear sparkle pen on them. Some sparkly ribbon, glitter silver gumdrops and icicles finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Waddles Snow Fun - Your Next Stamp
Dies: Waddles Snow Fun, Polaroid Insta Love die set - Your Next Stamp
Bling: Glitter Silver Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Patterned Paper - Tis the Season - Bo Bunny
Crystal Clear and Sterling Silver Spectrum Sparkle Pens 
Icicle border die - IO
Picket Fence Distress ink, ribbon - Celebrate It

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 CG4 DG3 JG6 DR5 DR1 DR7

Here is the sketch I followed and the link to Sketch and Colour Challenge #72 at Your Next Stamp.

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Happy Fall Y'all

Welcome to September High Hopes fans! Seriously, where has the year gone?! Fall is my favourite time of year......but I really feel like we just got through winter didn't we?! 
I live in a rural area so it is the time of year when farmers are on the fields taking off crops and well.....spreading manure...okay maybe that part isn't my favourite but fresh produce from these fields is the best!

It is no secret.........Bob the farmer loves his tractor! He is more then happy to be out on the fields taking crops off all day! 



Bob and his tractor and the farm background are coloured with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut. I used a hills die to cut out some fun rolling hills. The sentiment was stamped and cut out and place on the corner. I added some glossy accents to the tractor headlights just for fun. Bob is popped up with pop dots and some gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Bob Loves His Tractor, Farm Background - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Fall Y'all - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Piggy Tales (sky), Pumpkin Spice - Simple Stories
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti, Forever In Time pop dots, hills die set - YNS, glossy accents - Ranger, Love Me Some Latte gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 DG2 DG4 JG2 JG4 FS1 FS2 TN2 JG2 JG5 JG6 TN3 TN6 TN7 DR5 DR1 DR7

 Join us for our Fall/Halloween challenge. Here's the link and a few details: September Challenge

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