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Thursday, 17 September 2020

Ghost Bear

We aren't sure how Halloween will look where I live given the pandemic. There are rumors that it will be cancelled but that hasn't stopped Angel Bear Ghost from High Hopes Rubber Stamps from trying on his costume and practicing his scary "Boo!". I think he is too cute to be scary but don't tell him that!



After stamping and colouring the stamp with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it and added some clear sparkle pen to the wings. He is popped up with 3D foam pop dots too just for fun. 
I didn't have a patterned paper that inspired me so...what is a gal to do?!? Pull out your ink and create your own! I grabbed some water colour paper and Stampin' Up mini inks and did some ink blending. 
Next I found some dies that would help create my spooky not so spooky scene and cut a fence, bats and a tree. The tree is trimmed to fit the edge of the card. 
I added my sentiment to some matching background paper and card stock and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Angel Bear Ghost - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Boo! - High Hopes Rubber Stamps



Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, tree and fence die - Gina Marie Designs, bat die - YNS, enamel dots, Apricot Appeal, Summer Sun, Barely Banana inks - Stampin' Up

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:


Pumpkin - YR04 OR2 OR3

Jeans - B93 B95 B97

Wings - C0 C1 C2

Ghost - C1 C2 blender

                                                               

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Thursday, 10 September 2020

Glorious Day

I am adding to my Christmas card stash with my second Christmas card for 2020 featuring Father Time and Baby New Year and the Glorious Day sentiment. I have to be honest, it is actually my third Christmas card for the year - the second one is a secret so I will have to share it later <wink>. 



After stamping and colouring the stamp with alcohol markers I cut it out using a rectangle die and set it aside. It is hard to see in the photo but I coloured the clock edge with a silver pen for a touch of bling. 
I combined patterned paper from two different Echo Park pads to create my base and layers. The image, sentiment and paper layers are double matted with off white and burgundy cardstock. I added a fun wreath and holly from Gina Marie Designs and added a few dots to the stamped image. My card is finished off with some off white enamel dots.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Father Time and Baby New Year - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Glorious Day - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: My Favourite Winter and Wise Men Still Seek Him - Echo Park


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, wreath and holly die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots, silver gel pen


 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:


Skin - E00 E21 E11 

Robe - R56 R59 V09 

Beard - C0 C1 C2

Sickle - E41 E42 E43 C5 C4 C2 

Clock - C0 C1 C2 silver gel pen

                                                               

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Thursday, 3 September 2020

Welcome Fall

Fall is in the air where I live. We have had a few cool nights and the days are getting shorter. It is my favourite season as I love the cooler temperatures, sweaters, Thanksgiving, changing leaves and I get to wear my favourite pair of horse slippers <smile>.
I have some help welcoming fall from "Thankful Friends" and the "Welcome Fall" sign sentiment from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. How cute are these two buds! They are perfect for your fall and Thanksgiving themed cards.



I coloured this cute pair with alcohol markers, hand fussy cut them and after running a black marker around the edge to get any white I had missed set them aside.
I stepped out of my comfort zone with the flower background paper as I usually like a more plain background but this patterned paper from Simple Stories was just calling to be used for this stamp and sentiment. Love the fall colours in this paper! 
I cut some polaroid dies to put behind them and added some matching yellow paper in the "photo holes". There were a few scraps of patterned paper left when I trimmed my background piece so I fussy cut some of the flowers out of it for embellishments. The sentiment is "hung" on the frame edge with a brad from my stash.
The stamp was added with some 3D foam pop dots to add some dimension to the card. Some matching ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card and all the paper edges are inked with a matching ink.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Thankful Friends - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Welcome Fall - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Pumpkin Spice - Simple Stories 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, polaroid dies - YNS, bark ink - Versa Mark, ribbon - Stampin' Up, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, brad, enamel dots


 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:


Skin - E00 E21 E11 

Coat, Belt and Hat - E30 E42 E43 E44 C1 C2 Y32 Y35 Y38

Pants and Hat Band - G43 G82 G94    

Turkey - E13 E15 E17 E18 Y32 Y35 Y38 DR7 R29 R56

                                                               

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Thursday, 27 August 2020

Just Motorin' By

 I am having some fun with a humorous birthday card I created for my younger brother (shhh don't tell him). He is celebrating a milestone birthday (he's joining the 50 club) and is also the "teaser, joker" in the family so when I saw Walker Walter in the Summer 2020 new release I had to get him for my brother's card. 

I can't lie, I giggled a lot when this card started to come together in my head......and even more so when it started to come together for real. I decided putting Walter on a slider was perfect for this card. 


After colouring Walker Walter with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white border and set him aside. I decided some grey wood patterned paper with a touch of blue was perfect for the base of my masculine themed card. The light grey sponged look paper fit perfectly in to my plan and after cutting it to size, I used a slider die to cut the "track".

Some cloudy blue sky paper in the background helped complete my mini scene and I added some extra clouds just for fun. This piece is popped up using foam pop dots so the slider will move. Next, I cut the balloons and although it is hard to see on the photo, there is some clear sparkle pen on them just to add a smidge of sparkle. 

I put the balloons on an angle so when he is moved across the card the balloons are "flowing" with him. Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 


Card Recipe 

Stamp: Walker Walter - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Just Motorin' By - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Indigo Skies - Kaisercraft


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, slider die - Die-namics, clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, circle die, balloon die - Gina Marie Designs, cloud die - Die'Sires, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time


 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:


Walter - E00 E21 E11 

Jeans - TB8 BT9 TB9 

Short - B00 B02 B04

Shoes - EB3 EB6 EB5 

Walker - C1 C3 C5 C7 C9

Horn - C1 C3 C5 YG01 YG03

Tennis Ball - YG01 YG03


                                                               

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Thursday, 20 August 2020

Friends Are We

 Social bubbles and social distancing are still very much part of our lives which makes it hard to meet up with friends whom we haven't seen for awhile or live far away. 

I am missing my friends and have been making some cards that I can send to them just to let them know that I am thinking about them. The newly released Dreamy Dragon is adorable and perfect for a missing you, thinking of you card that I can easily pop in the mail and hopefully bring a smile to one of my friends.


I coloured this cutie with alcohol markers, cut him out using a stitched tag and popped him up with foam dots. The tag is much longer then I needed so I placed the die on top of the die cut image to the size I needed and it ran it through my Big Kick a second time. 

I found some bright, cheery patterned paper from Photo Play, Lawn Fawn and Echo Park in my stash that keep the feel of this card happy and bright. Some ribbon in the tag hole and enamel dots finish off my card.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Dreamy Dragon - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Friends Are We - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: About A Little Girl - Photo Play, Dots and Stripes - Echo Park, Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, stitched tag die - Tutti Designs, enamel dots, ribbon, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time



 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:


Dragon - G07 DG3 JG6 YGO3 CG1 DG3

Butterfly - E31 CT1 Y35 Y38


                                                               

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Thursday, 13 August 2020

Daffodil Thanks

Sometimes saying thank you isn't enough when someone has done something special or over the top for me so I like to send a card so they know how much what they have done means to me. 

Daffodil Bunny from the new August 2020 release is perfect for so many different types of cards but for this time it is perfect to say a huge thank you! 

After stamping and colouring my image I cut it out using a circle die and my Fiskars circle cutter for the card stock circle behind. I used one of the MFT Blueprints 24 sketches for the design. I added some sequins and glitter enamel dots in kind a flowing pattern and a matching ribbon bow to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Daffodil Bunny - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Lg. Script Thank You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Welcome Home - Carta Bella, Make A Splash - Bo Bunny, Petal Lane - Bo Bunny


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, circle die, Fiskars circle cutter, ribbon - Stampin' Up, sequins, glitter enamel dots 


 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:


Bunny - C0 IGI IG3 RV000 RV11

Bow - RV11 RV32 RV34 

Flowers - CT1 CT4 Y35 YG03 YG63 YG67


                                                               

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Thursday, 6 August 2020

Warm Heart

It's all about the fun of building a snowman with the new release Gnome and Snowman Friend from the August 2020 new release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I have some fond memories of building snowmen when I was a kid although we often had to find something other than a carrot for his nose.
We had some pretty interesting "noses" over the years but we always had fun rolling snow into balls that were  much larger then we were - which left the challenge of getting them on top of each other.  Thankfully my oldest brother was the tallest and could usually manage to get the balls on top of each other. I love the memories that came flooding back as I coloured this fun stamp and I can officially say I have started my winter/Christmas cards!




I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge and set it aside. Next I found some paper from Echo Park that worked perfectly with the colours and cut them to fit my design. I used a stitched edge to cut some snow hills and added some snowflakes using a die from Gina Marie. I added some Stickles to the snow for the little bit of bling I like to add to my cards - especially Christmas cards and enamel dots finish my card. The stamp is popped up with foam dots to add some dimension.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Gnome and Snowman Friend - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Cold Hands Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: My Favorite Winter - Echo Park

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, snowflake die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots - Carta Bella, Recollections card stock, Star Dust Stickles, foam pop dots - Forever In Time

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:

Gnome - E00 E21 E11 B91 B93 B95 G07 DG3 JG6 R56 R59 V06
Hat - W5 BG7 BG10 R56 R59 V09
Snowman - W5 BG7 BG10 R56 R59 V09 YR02 OR2 OR3
Birds - B01 B02 B06 C2 R56 R59 V04

                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!