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Thursday, 10 October 2019

Santa's Surprise

Growing up the rule was when the presents were put under the tree we could  look at them but not touch them and definitely not pick them up! I can remember doing "watch for Mom duty" numerous times while my brothers picked up presents and tried to guess what was inside by the weight and shape. 
Thankfully they usually didn't guess correctly and still got surprised by their gifts on Christmas morning. 
"Santa's Surprise" paired with the "Peeking, Poking, Shaking" sentiment  brought back some fun memories and a few chuckles as I created my card. 



After stamping Santa I coloured him with alcohol markers and cut him out using an oval die. I added some sparkly Stickles to his hat and coat trim - I love adding sparkle to my Christmas cards! 
I chose paper from Echo Park for my base and cut the pieces to fit my design. Some fishtail banners - one in matching glitter paper - were perfect to add some detail. Matching sparkly ribbon and my fav - gumdrops - finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Santa's Surprise - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Peeking, Shaking, Poking - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: A Perfect Christmas - Echo Park

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, oval die - Gina Marie Designs and Sizzix, Silver Wink of Stella, Star Dust Stickles, ribbon - Galena, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 PP1 BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 MB1 CG1 DG2 DG4
Prismacolor Pencils: 10% cool grey, 30% cool grey

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Thursday, 3 October 2019

Merry Christpaws

Even puppies have a Christmas wish list for Santa and this new "Puppy Wishes" stamp from the new Christmas release at High Hopes is no different. 
He has put on his favourite Christmas hat and bow and is ready to spread some Christmas cheer! He is hoping Santa will notice and bring him everything on his  list! 




 I coloured this cutie with alcohol markers and added some Stickles to his hat. He is hand fussy cut and I used a black marker around the edge to get any white I may have missed and popped him up with some 3D foam pop dots. I added a smidge of shading using Prismacolor Pencils. 
 The sentiment was stamped and added to some matching cardstock. Patterned paper from Echo Park and Kaisercraft helped my design come together. 
Gold sequins, matching ribbon and a wood heart coloured with gold Wink of Stella finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Puppy Wishes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Merry Christpaws  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Christmas Delivery - Echo Park, Frosted - Kaisercraft

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Sprinkled Sugar Stickles, ribbon - Recollections, gold wink of Stella, sequins - stash, wood heart - stash 

Spectrum Noir Markers: C0 IG1 IG3 IG6 PP1 PP3 PP5 
Prismacolor Pencils: 10% cool grey, 30% cool grey, white

I hope you have enjoyed my post and will visit the High Hopes blog to see the entire new release and the cards created by my super talented teamies.

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Thursday, 26 September 2019

Penguin Christmas Tree

Welcome to the Christmas Release 2019 for High Hopes Rubber Stamps!!
My card features the new Penguin Pyramid. How fun is this stamp!?!
 I have coloured them up in traditional Christmas colours and added the new O Christmas Tree sentiment, but I want to colour them again to include on a birthday or just because type card. I think this stamp has so many possibilities and is sure to make the recipient smile! If you are a penguin lover you will want this one in your collection!





 After colouring up these cuties in some traditional Christmas colours, I hand fussy cut them using a thin white edge. I added some glittery snow and added it to some paper from My Minds Eye. It is very hard to see in the photo but I added some star dust Stickles to the small snow flakes on the paper behind them just for an added touch of festive.  I stamped and cut the sentiment and added it to some matching card stock. Some matching glittery ribbon for a bow and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Penguin Pyramid - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: O Christmas Tree  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Comfort and Joy - MME

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, My Creative Time die, Galena ribbon, enamel dots - Carta Bella, glitter paper - stash, Star Dust Stickles.

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT4 GB5 BG5 BG7 BG10 CR7 CR11 DR6 AG1 AG3 AG5 

I hope you have enjoyed my post and will visit the High Hopes blog to see the entire new release and the cards created by my super talented teamies.

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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Boo-tiful Day

Poor Witchy Poo seems a little surprised by the guest who has dropped in to see her! Spiders aren't necessarily my favourite but my heart would definitely skip a beat if one just dropped down beside me like this! 
At least this cute spider is here to wish Witchy Poo and you a boo-tiful day! 



 This week I stuck with the traditional Halloween colours of orange and black except for Witchy Poo's fun hair and coloured her up with alcohol markers. 
I mixed patterned paper from Recollections and Authentique to create my card base. 
Next I cut a thin "frame" using a square die and edged it and all of the paper edges with black ink. The spider web and spider are from a fun happy haunting set and I added a twine bow to the web just for fun. The sentiment is  cut out using a fishtail banner die and the card is finished off with my favourite - gumdrops. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Standing Witchy Poo  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Boo-tiful Day  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Authentique, Recollections

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, twine, fishtail banner - YNS, classic square die - Spellbinders, spider and web - YNS, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS9 BG5 BG7 BG10 PP1 CT1 CT4 GB5 OR1 OR2 OE3 PL2 PL4 LV2
Copics: E00 E11


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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Penguin Birthday Wishes

I have a number of people in my life who love penguins and funny how those same people all have a Birthday once a year
I love the Penguin Gardener set because it has three different penguins so I can make up cards for my stash using each different stamps. Unfortunately I too have a birthday once a year and as I get older I have a hard time remembering who got which penguin stamp the year before.........sigh............



After stamping and colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. Next I gathered my patterned papers and cut them to size. I added this adorable stamp to a stitched banner just for fun and inked all the paper edges with antique linen distress ink. Some cotton lace ribbon from my stash and sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Penguin Gardener Clear - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Everyday Moments (retired) - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Print Poetry - Stampin' Up

Hammermill digital cover stock, Tuxedo Black Memento ink, cotton lace ribbon - stash, stitched fishtail banner die - YNS, stitched banner die - YNS, sparkly gumdrops - YNS, antique linen distress ink

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CG4 DG3 JG6 CG1 DG2 OR1 OR3 B03 TB4 CT1 CT4 GB5


I hope you have enjoyed my post! Thanks for stopping by! 



Thursday, 12 September 2019

No Tricks!

Halloween will be here before we know it and the little ones will be picking out the perfect costume for trick or treating. 
My card this week featuring Angel Bear Witch is all about the treats! I chose some non traditional Halloween colours for this one just for fun. 



After colouring up this adorable bear with alcohol markers and a few Prismas for shading, I cut it out using a stitched tag die. It is hard to see in the photo but I used some clear sparkle pen on the wings for just a touch of bling and I added some white polka dots to his gown just for fun.  Paper from Bootiful Nights by American Craft was perfect for my non traditional coloured card. I added the stamped tag with 3D foam pop dots for some dimension and twine and matte gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Angel Bear Witch  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: No Tricks - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Frightful -Bootiful Nights - American Craft

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, twine, white gel pen, clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, twine, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, stitched nesting tag - Tutti Designs, matte gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: OR1 OR2 OR3 CT1 CT4 LV1 PL2 IGI IG2 GT1 GT2 GT3 EB3 EB6 EB5
Copics: E31 E34 E37
Prismacolor Pencils: light green, lavender, deco pink 

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Thursday, 5 September 2019

Witchy Poo's Brew

Happy September High Hopes Fans! For this month the design team will be sharing a mix of fall and Halloween cards - both are just around the corner -yikes! 
My card this week features the adorable Witchy Poo. Today she is brewing up some treats....although they are flourescent so I'm not sure if I trust what she is brewing - gulp! 



I coloured Witchy Poo and her pumpkin friends up with alcohol markers and cut her out in a rectangle shape. I added some grey (although they look blue in the photo). Next I cut my patterned paper from MME and Authentique to fit the design I had in mind. 
Some ribbon, bats - one is popped up just for fun and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Witchy Poo Stirrin Brew - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Brewin Treats - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Frightful - MME, Moonlit - Authentique

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, ribbon - Stampin' Up, bat die - YNS, london fog Memento ink, cloud die - Quickutz, gumdrops - YNS, pop dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS9 GY3 GB3 B03 BG5 BG7 BG10 BG2 BG3 GB1 GB4 GB6 CG1 DG2 YG3 AG1 AG3 AG5 CT1 CT4 GB5 FL3 
Copics: E00 E11 E31 E34 E37


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