Thursday, 26 March 2015

Gentle Panda

Today I'm excited to showcase another super cute stamp from the new release at High Hopes Stamps Rubber Stamps called Gentle Panda



This stamp was so fun to colour - such a cute, happy little Panda. I used a vine die to make the embellishments and added some black crystals for some added bling. 



Spectrum Noir Markers used: 
Panda: BG5 BG7 BG10
Nose/Feet: PP3 PP5 DR3 
Bamboo: DG2 DG4 YG67 (Copic) TN2 TN6

Patterned Paper: K and Company, My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black 
Build A Banner Die: Whimsy Stamps
Fishtail Banner Die: Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: Computer Generated Using Bradley Hand Font
Crystals: Crystazzi 

I hope you have enjoyed my post today. Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. 


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Classy Clydesdale

Whooo Hooo!!! New Release day is finally here! Be sure to head on over to the  High Hopes website see all of the new stamps in this release!

Today I am featuring "Classy Clydesdale" from the new release for my card.

I am a horse lover so I had alot of fun playing with this stamp and I also know a few Clydesdale owners so this is going to be a fun stamp to have in my collection. 

Without further ado let me introduce Classy Clydesdale...........





I coloured the horse in classic Clydesdale colours with my Spectrum Noir Markers (list below)  and fussy cut it. The sentiment is computer generated and the saying is from a frame I have in my home. The patterned papers is from Creative Imaginations and some pieces I had on hand.

Spectrum Noir List

Horse: TN7 TN9 TN8
Bridle: BT9 TB9
Hooves: IG1 1G4 1G7
Mane/Tail: BG7 BG10 BG8
Ribbon: TN1 EB1

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colourblox
Banner with Heart: Build A Banner Die - Whimsy Stamps
Flourish Stamp: Autumn Leaves
Fence: Cricut - Old West
Crystals - Crystazzi 

I hope you have enjoyed my post today. Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.




Sunday, 15 March 2015

Waddles Happy Birthday!

I made this card for someone very special in my life. She loves penguins and is turning "29" again in the very near future. I can't tell you who because she "stalks" me so hopefully she won't see this before her birthday lol! 






Card Recipe

Stamp: Waddles Summer Fun! - Your Next Stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers
Beak/Feet CT1 CT4 GB5
Penguin BG5 BG7 BG10
Flowers CT1 CT2 CT4 CR1 CR7 PP4 PP5 LY2 LY3

Paper Folding - Paper Pizazz Diamond Folds stencil 
Patterned Paper - The Paper Loft - Totally Scrumptious
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Crystazzi Crystals
Sentiment: Computer Generated 

I am entering this into Sketch Challenge #9 at Your Next Stamp. I followed the sketch but turned it sideways.


I hope you had a great weekend! Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. 





Thursday, 12 March 2015

Garden Fence

It is finally feeling like spring in Ontario! There isn't a minus sign in front of our day time highs - whooo hooo! 

For my post today, I am sharing a card I made featuring Garden Fence from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.


I coloured the image with alcohol markers and set it on a base I cut from patterned paper by K and Company using the Elegant Edges cartridge from Cricut. The scalloped border is from My Creative Time Dies. White ribbon, yellow checked paper from my stash, and a sentiment printed from my computer help finish everything off. 

Spectrum Noir Marker List
Fence: GB8, GB10, EB5
Leaves/Stems: CG1, CG2, DG4
Flowers: LY1, LY2, CT4, GB2, OR1, OR3, LV1, LV2, LV3

I hope you have enjoyed today's post. Thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Pot of Gold

It is finally feeling a little more like spring in Ontario and they are predicting temperatures in the plus' for next week - gasp! 

It's minus 4 today without the windchill but given that number is had double digits for the last couple weeks without the windchill - I'll take it! 


For my card I used  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to colour the background on photo paper and then used a hole punch to make my holes - after free drawing the lines for the rainbow (you could use the edge of an oval die cut but I didn't have one big enough).

The paper does stay a little bit sticky feeling even once it's dry so you will want to make sure your work area stays clean. 

The fun part about doing this background was you can scribble like a kid to blend the layers and then do touch ups with the blender. 



Card Recipe

Spectrum Noir Markers: IB1 IB2 IB3 blender
Photo paper, cardstock, Making Memories Hole punch 
Sentiment: computer generated 



I hope you have enjoyed my card. I'm off to take my dog for a much needed run in the sun. Have a great day! 




Saturday, 7 March 2015

Dog Days

I posted a couple of dog cards last weekend that had been ordered by a friend of mine. 
Today I am sharing two more I have done for her. I hope she likes them! 



Card Recipe
Stamps: Whatz Up Dog and In The Doghouse - by Crissy Armstrong (retired digital) 
Patterned Papers: Around the Block, Bo Bunny and hand made
Dies: Build a Banner Die - Whimsy 
Ribbon: American Crafts and (blue) on hand
Sentiments: Skinny Font - Your Next Stamp (Ruff Day) 
Happy Day Sentiments - Your Next Stamp
Flower: on hand

Thanks for stopping by! Your thoughts and comments are appreciated :) 
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Think Spring

Hello my name is Donna and I am honoured and excited to be part of the design team at High Hopes Rubber Stamps. What a talented, fun group of ladies!


For my post today I am sharing  a card featuring Bunny with Tulip and Sign Post


 I fussy cut the bunny, added some pop dots and voila!  The sign post is also fussy cut, both are coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers.  

The sentiment on the sign was hand printed but this stamp comes with six sentiments that can be used for a number of different themes - how cool is that! 

I used an overhead transparency run through my die cutting machine with an icicle border die from Impression Obsession and topped with some snow using Snow Writer by Deco Art. 

A light blue chalk pencil gave me just the right colour for a sky background. The snow banks are cut using a My Creative Time die and the little pieces of grass peeking though the snow are cut using the Spring Grass die from YNS. The twine is from American Crafts.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today, this card was seriously fun to do! Spring is just around the corner right?!


Thanks for stopping by. Thoughts and comments are appreciated.




Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Miss Marissa 2

My mom saw my first Miss Marissa card and asked me to do one for a very dear friend who's birthday is coming up soon.

This card is quite similar to my first card below but there are a few subtle differences. 

The card features Miss Marissa from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. She is fussy cut and put on a homemade background paper I made using a word stamp and an ink pad. The word "happy" is done in the Ombre colouring technique with alcohol markers (list below). 

I hope my mom and her friend both like it. 


Card Recipe 
Stamps: Miss Marissa - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Words - Local King Rubber Stamp Company
Sentiment (birthday) stamped: Skinny Font - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper: handmade (yellow) and Totally Scrumptious - The Paper Loft
Die (happy): Scripty Words - Your Next Stamp
Eyelet Border: Elegant Edges - Cricut 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up 
Embellishments: Gum Drops - Your Next Stamp

Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers: 
Flower: CT1, CT2, CT4, GB4, GB5, GB7, GB8
Hair: TN3, TN6, TN7
Skin: FS2, FS3, TN2, 1G1
Shoes/Buttons: 1G1, 1G2, 1G4, 1G5
Bow/Pants: BT4, BT5, BT7
Dress: CR3, CR4, CR6

"Hello": CR2, CR3, CR4, CR6, DR3

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

One Crazy Stamper - March Challenge Anything Goes

I hope you have enjoyed my post. Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated :)


Miss Marissa

It's a new month and time for a new challenge at High Hopes Rubber Stamps! It is Anything Goes and you have all month to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Rubber! Find the challenge info here

My card today features Miss Marissa - I love her rosey cheeks and her big flower! I coloured this cutie and then fussy cut her.

I also tried the "Ombre" colouring technique on the word "Hello" - still need to practice this but I'm happy with how this one turned out. 



Card Recipe

Stamp: Miss Marissa - High Hope Rubber Stamps
Words - Local King Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hand made 
Doily: Style Steals - Michael's
Hello: Scripty Words Die - YNS
Border: Elegant Edges - Cricut
Sentiment (friend) - Skinny Font - YNS
Gum Drops - YNS
Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up, Spectrum Noir Markers, Studio G


I hope you have enjoyed my post today. I love hearing your thoughts and comments!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Excited to Announce

I am honoured and excited to announce that I have been chosen to join the DT at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!  It is a dream come true!!!!

I am really looking forward to working with this fun, talented group of ladies! 



Just had to share that this morning ;)