Sunday, 4 December 2016

Peace Love Joy

I am still plugging away at my Christmas cards, I will be honest. I should be done by now but I love to be able to find the perfect stamp for my loved ones to use on their card. 

It could be their favourite animal, a hobby or just something I know means alot to them. This is true for the "Star Of Bethlehem digital stamp from the Whimsy Digital Shop - it is perfect for my parents. 



My stamp is coloured with alcohol markers ....and here is a confession for ya. I had no intention of fussy cutting any part of this stamp but when I messed up the sky background for the third time, honestly - I wasn't going to colour it again. So, I fussy cut part of the stamp and let some patterned paper become my sky background. Phew, glad that's off my chest! 

Now, back to my card! I coloured the star with alcohol markers and gold Wink of Stella to give it a little glimmer. Some gold trim ribbon and some gold crystal drops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Star Of Bethlehem, Crissy Armstrong - Whimsy Stamps Digital Shop
Patterned Paper: Winter Wishes - Whimsy Stamps
Gold Wink of Stella, Honey Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops, Celebrate It Ribbon, Copic XpressIt Cardstock

Spectrum Noir Markers: BT4 BT6 BT7 1G1 1G2 GB1 GB4 GB6 1G2 1G3 1G5 1G8 LG1 LG2 CT1 

I hope you have enjoyed my post today! I love reading your comments!



  

Friday, 2 December 2016

Santa's Workshop - Masculine Christmas

I often like to give myself a challenge when I'm creating a card.....but sometimes the challenge finds me! 

Our son is apprenticing to be a millwright and I needed a Christmas card for him. 

The challenge - a masculine Christmas card - gulp! I love glitter somewhere on my Christmas cards! so what is a gal to do................

I searched the web over and found Lili of the Valley stamps and purchased this cutie! It is more geared toward woodworking I think but as a millwright, our son is working with all types of material - wood, steel etc so I decided this digital stamp is perfect for our sons card. 


I coloured the shavings on the floor to look like metal - I mean who knows what he is building right?!


I wanted to keep the layout fairly simple so I layered some patterned paper and added some twine, enamel dots and some screw head brads for a masculine touch. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: The Work Bench digital stamp - Lili of the Valley
Patterned Paper: Have A Merry Christmas - Carta Bella
Screw Head Brads - Recollections
Dies: Stitched Square and Stitched Rectangle - YNS
Enamel Dots: Cupid Gumdrops - YNS
Forever in Time pop dots, American Craft twine, silver gel pen

Spectrum Noir markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 DR5 DR1 DR7 TN1 EB1 EB2 CG4 DG3 JG6 GB8 GB10 1G2 1G3 1G5 

I hope you have enjoyed my post. I love seeing your comments! 

Have a fantastic day! 







Thursday, 1 December 2016

Jingle All The Way

Whoo Hoo! It's the first of the month and that means a new release in the Whimsy Digital Shop. 

Images, and paper and sentiments oh my! Santa will be busy filling your wish lists for sure! Personally, I have to get off the naughty list first but that's another story! 

Today I am sharing a step side card using "Cool Ride 2 with carousel removed". 




I started by printing and colouring my image and then grabbed my cuticle scissors and started fussy cutting. My patience level was at an all time high so it was safe to try to cut the image out . The card base was cut out using a die and I added my paper and die cut snow banks and trees to create a little scene. A ribbon, bell and horseshoe finish off my card. I need a little bling on my cards so I added some stickles to the blanket. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Cool Ride  with carousel removed - Whimsy Digital Stamp
Sentiment: Christmas Moments - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Comfort and Joy - MME
Star Dust Stickles, Step Die, Double Stitched Hills Die, Creative Ribbon, silver bell, wood horseshoe

Spectrum Noir Markers: GB8 GB10 EB5 CG4 DG3 JG6 EB6 EB3 EB5 1G2 1G5 

Look at this December release - WOW!


I hope you have enjoyed my card! Be sure to stop by the Whimsy Digital Shop for more images, paper and sentiments. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!



Life's Path

December 1st means it's time for a new challenge at One Crazy Stamper and a new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps called "Friends Always".

This release has 13 new sentiments and 8 new images that are perfect to make cards for friends. 

My post features "Kovu and Leo" and the "Life's Path" sentiment. The OCS team will be featuring makes from the new release this month so be sure to pop back in and check them out. 



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I pulled out my cuticle scissors and did some fussy cutting. I stamped the image onto patterned paper and paper pieced the hats and scarves. I gave them cheeks and added some freckles with a white gel pen. 
I do alot of fussy cutting and I think I have officially worn out my scissors - guess I better ask Santa for a new pair!

I based my card layout on the new challenge sketch for December so I set about cutting my patterned paper and cardstock to follow it. The sentiment was stamped directly on my paper and and cut out with a stitched rectangle die. 
After doing that I added a doily for a little bit of fun, a wood heart coloured with a sparkle pen (it doesn't show up real well but I like my little bit of bling), gumdrops and some twine to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Kovu and Leo (TT068) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Life's Path (LL003) - High Hopes Stamps
Patterned Paper:Classic Christmas - Simple Stories
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt , Doily Trio One Set (YNS), white gel pen, Holly Berry Red Spectrum Sparkle pen, Forever in Time pop dots, heart and twine from my stash, White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops (YNS)

Spectrum Noir Markers used: CG1 DG2 DG3 TN1 EB1 EB2 PP1 PP3 FS8 EB6 EB3 EB5 

Our December Challenge is Friends Always and there is a sketch to get your creative juices flowing. Click here to play along - we can't wait to see what your create!

Here's the sketch



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


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 


Friendship

                              Happy December High Hopes Fans! 

A new month means a new challenge and.... Surprise! - A New Release

The "Woodland Friends" release has some fun new, wintery friend images - perfect for those friends you want to make a special card for at this time of year. And ... there are a whopping 13 new sentiments - wow! 

My card features " Friends Snooze" and the " Warm The Heart" sentiment. 





This super cute image is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out with a stitched oval die. I added some glitter to the snow edge on the branches - I do love a little bit of bling and the card layout out was done using this month's new challenge sketch.  I added some freckles to the bears cheeks just for fun. 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Friends Snooze (TT063) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
 Sentiment: Friendship Warms The Heart (GG005)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum - MME
Dies: Stitched Oval Dies - YNS, Holiday Mini Greens (Tim Holtz) - Sizzix, Snowflake Border (snowflake) - Whimsy Stamps, Icicle Border die - Impression Obsession
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt, Brown marker, Quickie Glue Pen, Hero Arts glitter, Be Creative Sookwang tape (3 mm), ribbon - Galena, White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 PP1 PP3 CT4 GB5 EB6 EB3 EB5 DG2 BT2 BT3 BT4 BT5 TN1 EB1 EB2 FS8 CR3 CR5 CR 7 CR11 DR6

There are three ways to participate in this month's challengeClick here to find out how to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Stamps!!

If you like sketches this month's sketch will get your creative juices flowing! 




Grab your High Hopes Stamps and come play along! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!



Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Charlie's Christmas

It is the last day of November and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! 

My card today features Charlie, one of my fav animals from the new Fall/Winter release. This stamp is called "Charlie's Moo-ry Christmas" and I have paired it with the "Moo-rry Christmas" sentiment. 

This stamp of Charlie makes me smile - although I feel like I have interrupted him from something! You know - Oh hello! What are you doing here?! Lol



I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and limped my badly worn out cuticle scissors around the image to fussy cut it. A fence cut out with my Cricut and some snow banks helped my put together my scene. Glitter snow was added to the snow banks to add some texture. A few snowflakes and some gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Charlie's Moo-ry Christmas (TT056) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Moo-rry Christmas (FF018) - High Hopes Stamps
Patterned Paper: Comfort and Joy - My Minds Eye
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt Star Dust Stickles, Cupid Gumdrops - YNS, Marvy Snowflake punch, Fence - Old West- Cricut, Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Glitter Snow - Aleene's

Spectrum Noir Markers used: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 1G1 1G2 FS6 CR3 FS8 GT1 GT2 GT3 DR5 DR1 DR7

We will have a new Challenge starting tomorrow! Be sure to pop by and see what the design team has created!


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


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 


Thursday, 24 November 2016

O Holy Night

              It's Thursday and the last Thursday in November already!!!

             Can you say full out Christmas card making mode anyone!?! 

My mom loves the Nativity scenes. Whether it is ceramic, wooden, a picture - a nativity scene is her favourite thing at Christmas.........well that and snowmen but the nativity scene is her all time fav. 

When I saw the "Let Us Adore Him" stamp from High Hopes Stamps I knew it would be perfect for her Christmas card along with the O Holy Night sentiment.



 I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and since I had my cuticle scissors out from my card yesterday I decided to fussy cut this one too - I was on a roll after all lol. I grabbed my ink blending supplies and created my background. 
Something new for me - I also played with the new Nuvo Crystal Drops. You can use them to fill in areas or to make your own enamel dots. Note - make your enamel dots on something other then your card - if you mess them up putting them directly on the card ......well let's just say, mine aren't perfect but they are okay. I also used these drops to add some stars to the sky - a few are a little larger then I would like but I like the effect. Nuvo drops were also added to the star from the Shepard's Awe stamp also from High Hopes Stamps. 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Let Us Adore Him (S207) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Shepard's Awe (T028) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Oh Holy Night (E070)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Frosted - Kaisercraft 
Dies: Classic Circle - Spellbinders
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt, Faded Jeans Distress ink, Silver Moondust and Midnight Sky - Nuvo Crystal Drops, Bashful Blue ink


Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 1G1 1G2 CT2 CT4 BG11 EB6 EB3 EB5 GB8 GB10 EB5 BGR2 BGR4 PP1 PP3

There are three ways to participate in this month's challengeClick here to find out how to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Stamps!!
There are still a few days left to come play along! 
This month's sketch will get your creative juices flowing! 



Grab your High Hopes Stamps and come play along! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!