Sunday, 15 October 2017

Reindeer Wishes

Welcome back to another Anything Goes Challenge at Whimsy Stamps. This month I am still working away at my Christmas cards. When I saw the reindeer set by Tracy Wray, I knew they were perfect for one of my nephews Christmas cards. 



After printing my stamp to the size I wanted I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol makers. I cut my patterned paper to fit my 5x5 card size and glued it down. The frantage I used on the circle around my stamp went a little crazy - who knew it would stick where there's no versa mark ink?! but I decided to use the image anyway since it looks like he is in a snowfall. I cut and layered some snowflakes from the retired snowflake border die and added them to some leaves from Crissy Armstrong's new Christmas Branches die set. Some sparkly gumdrops, stickles on his hat and a twine bow finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Reindeer 1 - Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Sentiment: Holiday Mini Sentiments - Whimsy Clear Stamps
Christmas Branches Dies Set - Whimsy Stamps

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

Don't forget to pop by the Whimsy Stamps website for the products I used as well as many, many more stamps, dies and digital paper to name a few, to help get you inspired!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Thursday, 12 October 2017

Mistletoe Kisses?

Poor Tink! He is looking all charming and adorable but his only Christmas wish has always been to get a kiss under the mistletoe. I even added some freckles to add to his charm but for some reason no one wants to give him a kiss
Meet Hopeful Tink from High Hopes Rubber Stamps - he is adorable isn't he?! Any skunk lovers out there who will grant Tink's wish? 






After colouring this charming skunk with alcohol markers, I cut him out using a stitched oval die. I added some bling to his hat pom pom using Stickles and some clear Spectrum sparkle pen to the mistletoe berries. The sentiment was masked off, stamped and the question mark was added with a black marker. I added this adorableness to some fun patterned paper, added some ribbon and gumdrops to help this cutie get a kiss. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Hopeful Tink - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Candy Cane and Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: A Very Merry Christmas - Carta Bella
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Icicle Stickles, Black Marker, stitched oval die - YNS, ribbon stash, retro gumdrops - YNS 

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 PP2 AB1 AB2 AB3 AG1 AG3 AG5 CR7 CR11 DR6 IG1
                                             
                                         
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our challenge! Don't have High Hopes Stamps? Click here to get a free digital stamp to play along. 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Reindeer Love

Am I the only one that thought it would be a good idea to have a pet reindeer as a child? I mean really - you could train them to deliver your presents first right?!  

It's all about Reindeer Love and non traditional winter/Christmas colours for this weeks card. 



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and then hand fussy cut it using cuticle scissors. I like to add a bit of bling to my cards so some Stickles on her hat, glitter snow on the trees and clear sparkle pen on the reindeer's nose helped me add just a touch. Next I cut out my side step card base, trees and snow drifts to create my scene. I masked off part of the sentiment and using my Misti, got perfect placement - love my Misti! A silver bell and matching glittery ribbon finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Reindeer Love - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Jingle All The Way - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Wishes- Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Aleene's glitter snow, Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Icicle Stickles, side step die - Local King, double stitched hills die - YNS, Pine Fressh Trio and Fresh Pine Trees dies - Memory Box, Galena ribbon, bell - Christmas Craft Essentials, Best Glue Ever, Aleene's glitter snow. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 HB1 HB2 LV1 CR7 CR11 DR6 TN3 TN5 TN6 TN1 TN2 PL4 PL5 black CT1 CT2 CT4 PP1 CG1 DG2 
Copics: B00 B01 B02
                                             
                                         
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our challenge! Don't have High Hopes Stamps? Click here to get a free digital stamp to play along. 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Hittin' The Slopes

We are hittin' the slopes with "Penguin Skier" from the new digital stamp release at Whimsy Stamps. 

I love Crissy Armstrong's penguins - they are always up to something and this month is no exception as we get ready for winter and snow!




After printing my stamp and colouring it with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white border. Glossy accents on his goggles and liquid applique on his hat give some fun textures. Next I printed my digital papers and laid out my easel card design. I added two different sentiments and added some snow hills cut my the stitched border die trio and trees to create my scene. Some twine and a few gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penguin Skier - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Christmas Time, Snowman Sheet 2 - Whimsy Stamps
- Whimsy Stamps
Die: Stitched Border Die Trio - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT4 GB5 OR1 BG5 BG7 BG10 FS8 IG2 IG3 IG5
Copics: B02 B04 B06 B00 E31 E34 E37

Don't forget to come play along in our challenge - click here for details...after you've done your shopping! 

Thanks for stopping! Have a fantastic crafty day! 



Sunday, 1 October 2017

It's Cold Outside

Have you seen the Season of Celebration new release?! It has a whopping 20 new stamps and they are sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!! 
The design team will be sharing Christmas/Winter Fun projects with you this month and this release is perfect for this theme. It is also the theme for our challenge this month so happy shopping and then come play along! 

My inspiration card introduces you to Winter Owl - how adorable is he in his big argyle hat and scarf!?! 



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and then cutting it out with a circle die. I added some blue Frantage on the edges for a little bit of bling. Some stardust Stickles were perfect to add bling to his hat and scarf, and some glittery snow on the branch he's sitting on finish off my touches of bling....although I did add some clear Spectrum sparkle pen to the ornaments..
The Tim Holtz mini greens die set had the perfect branches to match the stamp so I cut some out and added them. Icicles, ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winter Owl - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Cold Outside - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sleigh Ride - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Aleene's glitter snow, Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Stardust Stickles, ribbon - stash, icicle border - Impression Obsession, enamel dots - Whimsy Stamps, Shabby Blue Frantage - Stampendous, fish tail banner die - YNS, Mini Holiday Greens die - Sizzix

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 GB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 TN2 TN3 TN6 EB6 EB3 EB5 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6 DG2
                                             Copics: B23 B28
                                         
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our challenge! Don't have High Hopes Stamps? Click here to get a free digital stamp to play along. 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Little Drummer Boy

I can't believe it is October 1st already but here we are. This month's challenge at One Crazy Stamper is Christmas/Winter Fun and the new Seasons of Celebration release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps has the perfect stamps to come play along and get your Christmas cards started

My inspiration post features Little Drummer Boy and Friends and the Par Rum Pa Pum Pum sentiment. This is one of my favourite stamps from this release. Not only is the little drummer too cute but so are his animal friends! 




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a stitched square die. I ordered the new Echo Park Christmas paper from OCS and it came just in time for me to use it on this card. I love the off white, gold, burgundy colour combo. 
I masked off part of the sentiment and used my Misti to perfectly place it on the cardstock I had cut out for it. I added a screen print piece of sheet music, some gold trimmed ribbon, music notes and gumdrops to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Little Drummer Boy and Friends - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Wise Men Still Seek Him - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, White Gelly Roll pen,  stitched square die - YNS, ribbon - Celebrate It, Candy Land glittered gumdrops - YNS, Spun Gold Spectrum Sparke Pen, music notes - Joys of the Season - Cricut

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 FS2 FS1 TN2 FS9 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 FS6 CR3 CR1 DR5 DR1 DR7 EB6 EB3 EB5 RB1 RB3 RB4 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG4 DG3 JG6
                                     
 I hope you will join us for our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge!  Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Under The Bonnet

As crafters, we all have that time in our lives when we need a masculine themed Birthday card. 
This digital image called "Under The Bonnet" from Lily Of The Valley is perfect for our adult son's birthday card - shh don't tell him, he will receive it later today. 


                                 

I coloured this super cute stamp with alcohol markers and then cut it out using a classic square die. I added it to patterned paper from Echo Park and snuck a piece of denim in from my stash. A simple sentiment, a metal wrench - appropriate right?! and some gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Under The Bonnet - Lily of the Valley
Sentiment: Everyday Mini Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Patterened Paper - Jack and Jill - Echo Park, stash
Love Earth Gumdrops - YNS, wrench - stash

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS2 FS1 TN2 TB8 BT9 TB9 CR7 CR11 DR6 EB6 IG1 IG2 IG3 IG5 MB1 MB3 MB4 CT1 LY1 VB1 VB2 VB3 CG4 DG3 JG6
Copics: E31 E34 E37 

Have a fantastic, crafty day!



Thursday, 28 September 2017

Celebrate The Joys

I have one more fall, Thanksgiving themed card to share with you this month.
Fall is my favourite time of year and so is Thanksgiving. 

I am thankful for my family and friends, and I am grateful for the things I have accomplished and the challenges I have survived. This week's card is more of a simple layout then I usually do. I love this sentiment and I wanted to find a way to use it to have it be the focal point of my card along with a horn of plenty with lots of fresh produce in it. 




I cut my stitched oval circle and then using my Misti, stamped the sentiment. I cut a scallop oval to put behind it. After colouring my stamps with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut them. I added my stamps to patterned paper from Simple Stories and Carta Bella. Some twine and gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Bountiful Harvest, Oak Corner - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Celebrate The Joys - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hello Fall - Simple Stories, Dots & Stripes - Carta Bella
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti, stitched oval die - YNS, classic scallop oval - Spellbinders, twine - Bakers, Love Me Some Latte Gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: IR1 OR2 OR3 CR8 CR7 CR11 DR6 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG4 DG3 JG6 AG1 AG3 AG5 CT1 CT2 GB11 DP1 DP3 DP4 CG1 DG2 DG4 
Copics: E31 E34 E37

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

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Happy Trick Or Treating

Happy Wednesday OCS fans! This week I have one more not too spooky Halloween card to share with you. 

My card features "Elvira's Kitty In Training", part of the Trick or Treat Greeting sentiment and the cat paw print from the Cat and Dog Paws set all from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I'm not sure what trick or spell Elvira is trying to teach her kitty  - gulp!



I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die. I cut my patterned paper layers out of a 6x6 pad from American Crafts. I had some fun Halloween confetti in my stash so I added some in a somewhat random pattern .. like they are weaving a spell. I masked off the part of the sentiment I wanted and stamped it using my Misti - love my Misti! 
Some ribbon and a paw print embellishment finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Elvira's Kitty In Training, Cat & Dog Paws - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Trick or Treat Greeting - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Boo-tiful Nights - American Crafts
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti, stitched rectangle die - YNS, classic circle die - Spellbinders, ribbon - Stampin' Up, Halloween confetti - stash

Spectrum Markers: GY1 GY2 GY4 OR1 OR2 OR3 CR8 AG1 AG2 AG4 BG5 BG7 BG10 PL4 PL5 black TN6 TN7 TN8
Copic: E31 E34 E37
                                     
 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!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


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

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

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Have a fantastic day!

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!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


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!

Don't forget to pop by the Whimsy Stamps website to see all of the amazing products they have to offer!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



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

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

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!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


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.

Thanks for popping by! Have a fantastic day!!!!




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

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!