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Thursday, 13 February 2020

The Doctor Is In

It's cold and flu season where I live and I can't have enough get well soon cards in my stash at this time of year.  Dr. Allun is here and ready to help cure all that ails you with his favourite cold and flu prescription. 
Thankfully at this point I have missed out on having anything more then a few sniffles here and there but if I do come down with something I will be sure to call Dr. Allun! 



After colouring the adorable Dr. Allun with alcohol markers I cut him out using a stitched tag die along with a matching card stock tag and added the sentiment. The tag is popped up with foam pop dots to add some dimension. I thought some paper with tea cups on it was perfect for my card theme and cut it to fit the 51/2 x 51/2" base. Next I sat down at my computer and put together the "prescription", printed it and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die. A fun tea/coffee cup with some hearts coming out of it, twine and gumdrops finish off my card. 
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Dr. Allun - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Doctor Is In - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hugs and Kisses - YNS
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, white gel pen, cup die - Quickutz, heart die - YNS, stitched rectangle die - YNS, prescription - computer, gumdrops - YNS, twine, 3D Foam pop dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers : E00 FS9 E11 GT1 GT2 GT3 IG1 IG3 IG6 IG2 E37 EB6 CT1 CT2 EB3 EB6 EB5 R20

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
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Thursday, 6 February 2020

Feeling Froggy?

When we were little and had a cold or sore throat we often had the raspy or really low radio announcer voice along with it. My Dad used to love asking us if we "have a frog in our throat?". This stamp reminds me of that saying so I giggle every time I see it.....just like I did every time he asked me that question. 
These frogs are much cuter then the ones I pictured in my throat as a kid! 




I chose to keep the green theme going for my card because often when we aren't feeling well we are "feeling a little green". After colouring this fun pair with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut them and set them aside. 
Next I grabbed some blue ink, a cloud die cut and a dauber and after cutting my piece of white card stock to fit my design, I created my sky background. I cut some reeds, added them to the background and added my stamp. 
I used some matching patterned paper and a get well soon stamp on the inside of my card just for fun. Some ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Froggy Friends - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Feelin' Froggy?, Calling The Doctor - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Spring - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, cattails and reeds die - Cheery Lynn Designs, baby blue ink - Memories, cloud die cut - Quickutz, ribbon - stash, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: YG1 DG2 YG3 CT1 CT4 CG2

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
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Thursday, 30 January 2020

Hugs and Hugs and Hugs

Sometimes we all just need a hug! Whether it is in person or in a card for Valentine's Day, a thinking of you or a miss you card - a hug in person or in a card helps the recipient know how special they are! 
These "Monkey Mates" from High Hopes are happy to share a hug and I love when I have a stamp in my stash that can be used for so many occasions. 



I coloured up this adorable pair with alcohol markers, added some shading with Prismacolor pencils and hand fussy cut them leaving a thin white edge. I chose some patterned paper from Bo Bunny - one is a little darker and bolder then I normally use, gulp - and cut the pieces to fit my card base. The scallop edge was cut with my Cricut using the "book" feature and the Elegant Edges cartridge. I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on matching cardstock and placed it to go off the edge of the card. Some ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card.  
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Monkey Mates - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Hugs & Hugs - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Only You and Stay While Collections - Bo Bunny 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, Elegant Edges cartridge - Cricut (Provo Craft), white gel pen, classic circle die - Spellbinders, ribbon - stash, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: MB2 MB3 R20 DP3 DP4
Prismacolor Premier Pencils: dark brown, beige sienna, peach beige

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Pawsitively Purr-fect

Adults like receiving Valentine's Day cards too right?! So when I have a very special person in my life who loves cats the "Purr-fect Valentine Friends" stamp from High Hopes is purr-fect for her Valentine card. 
She is fighting a hard, tough battle daily and I am hoping that some happy mail with something she loves, filled with love will maker her smile. 



After colouring this sweet pair of friends with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut them leaving a thin white edge. I set them aside and found some paper from Stampin' Up and cut it to fit my A2 size card base. I cut a lacy circle die and cut it to fit - I wanted one edge to be off the card front just for fun. I like to add a little bling to my cards if I can so some Stickles on the heart lace was perfect for this one. I added the stamp using some 3D foam pop dots. Ribbon, flowers and gum drops finish off my card. 
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Purr-fect Valentine Friends - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Pawsitively - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, lacy circle die - Spellbinders, classic circle die - Spellbinders, ribbon - Offray, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, flowers - Poppies and Prairie, gumdrops - YNS, star dust Stickles

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: E31 E34 E37 RB1 RB2 RB3 R20 RV32 RV34 FS7 FS8

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Tons of Love

It's all about love on the High Hopes blog this month. Valentine's day is just around the corner but I challenged myself to use a love themed stamp to create a card for my stash that is more of a just because, thinking of you type card.

Sometimes we have peeps in our lives that are going through "stuff" and just need to know that they are being thought of and sometimes all you can do is send them a ton of love when you can't physically be there for them. 



I decided to colour the hearts in a "rainbow" of colours and added some clear sparkle pen to them for something different and fun. Once I was done colouring I cut out the stamp with a wonky stitched oval die. I put together a yellow paper combo using Lawn Fawn and Doodlebug and added a fun banner with a heart. Some ribbon and my favourite enamel dots finish off my card. 
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Ton Of Love Ellie - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: So Punny - Doodlebug, Spring Perfectly Plaid - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, wonky stitched oval die - Gina Marie Designs, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, ribbon - stash, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: 1G1 1G3 1G6 PP1 PP3 C0 TB5 PL4 CRY OR1 CT2 CT1 LG2 LG3

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Work Of Heart

"Tink" is the adorable skunk in the High Hopes line up and it looks like he has found his soul mate. How stinkin' cute (pardon the pun) are these two?! 
They are perfect for this month's love theme and I love their tails in a heart shape - so fun!




After stamping this cute pair, I coloured them with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut them leaving a thin white edge on the outside of the stamp. I cut along the lines (no white edge) on the inside because I wanted the red heart in the background to show through. I added some foam pop dots to them to add some dimension to my card. 
I combined patterned paper from three different companies for this design. After cutting the polka dot paper to size I took a heart die, centered it and cut it out with my Big Kick. I stamped and matted the sentiment, glued down my layers and voila! 
 A ribbon bow and enamel dots finish off my card. 
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Rubbing Noses - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Dot Our Love  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Blowing Kisses - Echo Park, Christmas Delivery - Carta Bella, Petal Lane - Bo Bunny, stash 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, heart die - Stampin' Up, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, ribbon - Close To My Heart, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: W5 BG7 BG10 CR7 CR11 DR7 C1

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 2 January 2020

For The World To See

Happy New Year High Hopes fans and to my followers! I hope this new year and decade - yikes! brings you lots of love, happiness and crafty time! 

How cute is this beaver couple with their big sparkly teeth!?! Mr. Beaver sure is proud of his carving abilities and is quite the romantic I'd say! 
This stamp and sentiment are perfect for Valentine's Day, Anniversary or Birthday cards to name a few. 



After colouring this cute pair with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut them using my trusty cuticle scissors and in the small spaces an exacto knife. Patterned paper from Lawn Fawn was perfect for these two. 
I used a small heart die from another stamp and die set to cut out the hearts above her head after I glued the paper and card stock together. This gave me the chance to use the solid card stock or the patterned paper in those spaces. The heart above him is cut from matching paper.
Some ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Beavers Romance - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Carving Our Names  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, Gold Wink of Stella, ribbon - stash, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: RB1 RB2 RB3 W5 BG7 BG10 EB3 EB6 EB5 TN1 CT2

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!